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Amazon To Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers To Meet Holiday Demand

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Will California?s $10-per-hour Minimum Wage Push Other States To Act?

Today, more than 30 industrialized nations grow industrial hemp and export it to the United States. Hemp is the only crop that is illegal to grow at the federal level, yet is legal for Americans to import. Among the numerous California-based companies who have supported the bill are Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, makers of North America's top-selling natural soap, and Nutiva, a rising star among innovative health food companies. Both of these businesses currently must import hemp from other countries.
Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/governor-brown-signs-california-industrial-hemp-farming-act-legalizing-hemp-farming-under-state-law-2013-09-28

Hemp, which is already found in hundreds of consumer products manufactured in our read this state, is a perfect crop for California. It has great potential to revitalize family farms, create new jobs and stimulate the economy. Strong support for the bill has come from The California Sheriffs Association, individual county sheriffs, family celebrity tape and organic farmers, environmental organizations, labor unions, and businesses statewide. 2 Vote Hemp and HIA believe that hemp farming registrations could be accepted as soon as 2014 based on the recent memo from Deputy Attorney General James Cole of the Department of Justice. Before farmers can begin planting hemp under SB 566, the state will need to seek clarification from federal officials that state regulations for hemp farming meet the requirements outlined in the recent memo issued by Deputy Attorney General James Cole, notes Vote Hemp Director Patrick Goggin. Today, more than 30 industrialized nations grow industrial hemp and export it to the United States. Hemp is the only crop that is illegal to grow at the federal level, yet is legal for Americans to import.
Read more: http://www.livetradingnews.com/california-farmers-grow-industrial-hemp-11299.htm

Calpers, had been sidelined in Stockton's bankruptcy proceedings but was ready to help defend its pension payments. A spokeswoman for the $269 billion pension fund released a statement hinting at a truce with Stockton's capital market creditors. "We are hopeful this proposed plan of adjustment will allow Stockton to regain its footing and continue to provide the essential services to its citizens," the statement said. Stockton's draft plan said the city would keep paying into Calpers, noting it would "reform and reduce the costs of its pension program along with other post-employment benefits, but retain the basic Calpers pension which is crucial to the City's ability to recruit and retain a quality workforce." Dale Ginter, a lawyer for Vallejo, California's, retired employees in that city's bankruptcy, said he sensed exhaustion on the part of Stockton's bond insurers: "People are probably tired. They've spent a lot of money on attorneys fees".
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/28/us-stockton-bankruptcy-idUSBRE98R00K20130928?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563

The California Chamber of Commerce calls it a job killer, and the California Restaurant Association said it was a "blow to small businesses at a time when the states unemployment rate (8.9 percent) is well above the national rate (7.3 percent), making it one of the highest in the country. RECOMMENDED: Five high-paying jobs for high school graduates "Small-business owners will now be forced to make tough choices including reducing employee hours, cutting positions entirely, and for many, closing their doors altogether," said John Kabateck, head of the California branch of the National Federation of Independent Business. But with a Democrat as governor and union-friendly Democrats controlling the state Legislature, it likely was inevitable that the increase to $10 an hour would become law, if only (as the restaurant lobbying group suggested) to avoid a ballot measure on the issue next year. Calling it a "matter of justice," Governor Brown cited the growing disparity between rich and poor as a prime reason for raising the minimum wage. Want your top political issues explained? Get customized DC Decoder updates. "Our society over the last 30 years has experienced a growing gap between those who do work at the bottom and those who occupy the commanding heights of the economy," he said during the bill-signing ceremony in Los Angeles.
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2013/0926/Will-California-s-10-per-hour-minimum-wage-push-other-states-to-act


California to pay backlogged unemployment claims

The pressure grew as desperate claimants had been jamming the agency's phone celebrity tape lines and filling its Facebook page with hundreds of complaints. Related: The safety net failed me Carol Malichky, 49, of Glendale, Calif. said she hasn't received five weeks of checks, totaling more than $1,000, and is at the point where she may not be able to pay rent next week. Christina Katcher, http://free.yudu.com/item/details/1257986/Farrah-Abraham-Asks-Fans-To-Buy-Her-Items-Worth-Ne 46 of San Marcos, said she called EDD more than 400 times one day, just to get through to a real person. Then late Tuesday, the head of California's state labor agency, Marty Morgenstern issued a letter directing the state's unemployment agency to pay out all backlogged claims as soon as possible, without even investigating their individual merit. "Even with these actions and others, it is unlikely that the claims backlog will be reduced quickly enough to respond to the very real financial hardship now being experienced by too many of our residents relying on timely payment of their UI benefits," Morgenstern said in the letter.
Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/25/news/economy/california-unemployment-benefits/index.html

Kim Kardashian Lands 'american Dad' Role Voicing An Alien

On Tuesday, the 32-year-old was spotted heading into Stanley's Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Calif., to grab lunch with her sister Kourtney and her boyfriend Scott Disick, as well as friend Blac Chyna, whom you may remember as the stripper on whom Amanda Bynes was reportedly hell-bent on modeling her style. Kardashian recently tweeted a back-to-work photo , and she was again filming scenes for "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" on this particular lunch date. The new mom looked radiant in an army green jumpsuit that revealed her signature curves and a hint of cleavage. And when she was asked by TMZ's cameramen if it feels good to be out of hiding , she replied: "I wasn't exactly Kim Kardashian sex tape in hiding." Also on HuffPost:
More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/kim-kardashian-jumpsuit_n_3987898.html

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 Kim Kardashian A Single Mother After Kanye West Dumps Her? Related RumorFix.com Its trouble in paradise for KimYe, so says In Touch magazine. Things seem to be going great for KimYe and their baby girl North. But according toIn Touchmagazine, things arent as blissful as they seem On Wednesday, In Touch came out with a salacious headline regarding Kim Kardashian The title reads, How did I end up a single mother?
More: http://www.ajc.com/feed/entertainment/kim-kardashian-a-single-mother-after-kanye-west/fWFSf/

She falls hard for her fellow extraterrestrial, and the two wind up in an intense relationship that challenges the narcissistic Roger. Kardashians installment will likely air late in the season. Other celebrities contributing voices to the animated comedy in future episodes include Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Wilde, Alison Brie, and Stanley Tucci. The season premiere airs Sept.
More: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/24/american-dad-kim-kardashian/

Pictured Melissa Fumero. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" From Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of "Parks and Recreation" and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is a new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective (Samberg) gets a new Captain (Braugher) with a lot to prove. The new single-camera workplace comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" premieres this fall on Fox. Pictured Stephanie Beatriz.
More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/kim-kardashian-american-dad_n_3991175.html

Belgium Investigates Suspected Cyber Spying By Foreign State

Federal prosecutors said in a statement that the former state telecoms monopoly Belgacom had filed a complaint in July about the hacking of several servers and computers. "The inquiry has shown that the hacking was only possible by an intruder with significant financial and logistic means," they said. "This fact, combined with the technical complexity of the hacking and click the scale on which it occurred, points towards international state-sponsored cyber espionage." The prosecutors declined to say which foreign state they suspected. Documents leaked by the former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have revealed a vast National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance program that has tracked enormous quantities of both Americans' and foreigners' email and telephone data.
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/16/us-usa-security-belgium-idUSBRE98F0A320130916

Belgium Lifts Travel Advisory Against Egypt

This comes a few days after tour operator, Thomas Cook (Germany), last week said it will resume its tours to the strife-torn Egypt by the end of this month. In July download and last month, numerous tour operators like Thomas Cook stopped selling Egypt as a tourist destination following political fighting that started in that country. They were followed by many countries, including the US, Japan, Germany, France Russia and Belgium who released travel advisories against Egypt. This move harmed one of the countrys most important revenue generators for the economy. Thomas Cook Germany this week claimed that the situation in Egypt had become much better in the past couple of weeks. It said the Red Sea resorts, which were liked by divers and beach lovers, had stayed calm during the period. It is believed that tourism in Egypt contributes about 11 percent to the countrys gross domestic product (GDP).
More: http://www.ventures-africa.com/2013/09/belgium-lifts-travel-advisory-egypt/

Belgium submits The Broken Circle Breakdown to Oscars

A potential sale of Belgium's stake - worth around 6.3 billion-euros ($8.41 billion) - in France's biggest bank, has been mooted as likely by investment bankers for months. It would mark another milestone in state exits from holdings in European banks resulting from bailouts in the 2008 financial crisis. Belgium took its stake in BNP Paribas following a bailout of Belgian financial group Fortis, which was taken over by the French bank as part of a state-backed rescue. A sale by Belgium would follow on from the UK government's sale of a 6 percent stake in Lloyds (LLOY.L), which has raised expectations the UK might sell its entire stake by mid-2015. Belgium faces a potential loss on the BNP Paribas stake, according to bankers and investors. The bank is still trading below the purchase price of 68 euros per share despite a rebound in European bank stocks, in which BNP Paribas's shares have risen almost threefold from 2011 lows. "At current market levels the loss for the Belgian state would be acceptable...
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/18/us-bnp-belgium-idUSBRE98H05420130918

Will Belgium win the World Cup?

Neither total football nor 'Ollandse School' has been the driving force in the Dutch squad, unless it means having a major in hard tackling that cause total loss accidents. The Brazilians have had the most success in World Cup history and are known for joga bonito. Yet every cup that the Brazilians have taken home with them, has been mainly the merit of their world class defenders. Still we only remember the "samba moments" because those are the ones featured on highlights and selected by our memories. September 21, 2013 at 3:46 am | rodrihoo no, also means that belgium could be at the podium of the worldcup, September 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Reply Jan They will not win it in 2014 I looked at all their matches and I fear Belgium my company lacks a real "killer" in front (however, best attacking midfield I have seen in years...)- but if this (still very) young generation progresses as it has done the last few years, Russia 2018 might be a very interesting place for the Belgians... Winning in Croatia is not required, but might be important for their FIFA -ranking.
More: http://worldsport.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/10/will-belgium-win-the-world-cup/

Belgium considers sale of BNP Paribas shares -paper

Felix van Groeningens The Broken Circle Breakdown has been chosen as the official entry of Belgium to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Award. The decision was made unanimously by a national jury. REVIEW: The Broken Circle Breakdown The film centres on a love affair between tattoo artist Elise (Veerle Baetens) and bluegrass musician Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). After bonding over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, they enter into a sweeping romance but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is put to the test. Baetens won the award for best actress at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film also won best screenplay, which was co-written by Groeningen and Carl Joos. It also won the Label Europa visit here Cinemas prize and Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in February; nine Ensor Awards (including Best Film, Director, Actress, and Music) in Belgium; and is nominated for the Peoples Choice Prize at the European Film Awards, which will be presented in December.
More: http://www.screendaily.com/news/belgium-submits-broken-circle-to-oscars/5060721.article

Belgium?s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hacked, Foreign Policy Data Leaked

Sonia Fuentes would not retrace her family's footsteps to Antwerp until 2011, intrigued by the museum's interest in her story. After sharing with researchers vintage family photos and a copy of Hermann's diary, both she and Belgium would discover, amid the murky lines of ethics and morality forged by war, some crucial missing pieces.

The fact that Sonia gave us this diary led us to the idea of looking into the archives of the Aliens Police, states an online summary from the Red Star Line Museum, which will permanently preserve her family's files. In the Public Records Office in Brussels we found a comprehensive dossier on the Pressman family that the Belgian Security Service had put together: the visa applications, the intercession of the mayor of Antwerp and the eventual deportation by the Department of Belgian National Security.

Fuentes would meet historian Frank Caestecker, an authority on immigration policy at Ghent University. Caestecker traced her family's futile attempts at relocation to one Robert de Foy, head of the Belgian State Security online Service.

De Foy not only denied the Pressmans' permission to remain in Belgium, he recommended their deportation to Poland. When Antwerp mayor Camille Huysmans refused to comply, de Foy ordered federal police to arrest the family.

By then, the Pressmans were on their way to the U.S.

Piece it together

The incident might have languished amid a multitude of obscure European footnotes on anti-Semitism, except that the always-outspoken Fuentes discovered de Foy is listed as a Righteous Gentile by Israel's Holocaust research center, Yad Vashem.

In 1975, Yad Vashem posthumously honored de Foy for the surreptitious assistance he gave Jews in Belgium during the Nazi occupation.

I wrote to Yad Vashem and told them de Foy's name should be taken out and Camille Huysmans should be put in there, says Fuentes, who saw paperwork documenting de Foy's arrest and deportation of hundreds of Jewish refugees.

Yad Vashem's Commission for the Designation of the Righteous completed its review this year and declined to take action.

They said there was not enough information to remove de Foy's name and not enough information about Huysmans, says Fuentes.

Either way, Belgium pauses this week to celebrate a moment in time where passenger ships were the world's dominant mode of mass transit, from the huddled masses to the idle rich.
More: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130923/ARTICLE/130929860/-1/living

NEW: Feminist returns to Belgium, site of Holocaust escape

So who is the main suspect in this attack? The United States National Security Agency (NSA), of course. Since Edward Snowden leaked some details on the agencys inner workings, the NSA has been named the prime suspect in numerous cyber espionage operations. The Federal Prosecutor has been called in to investigate the breach. A spokesperson of the Federal Prosecutor, cited by De Tijd , said that a piece of data-stealing malware was placed on the ministrys systems in early 2012. Authorities have refrained from blaming the NSA for the hack.
More: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Belgium-s-Ministry-of-Foreign-Affairs-Hacked-Foreign-Policy-Data-Leaked-384413.shtml

Kim Kardashian?s Post-pregnancy Style

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