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Labor Day 2014 facts, figures, fun and taxes

Happy Labor Day, my fellow workers. Labor Day's first observance is generally thought to be Sept. 5, 1882. On that day, around 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. Since everyone loves a parade, the Big Apple celebration inspired similar events across the country. Show More Summary

Iranian FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

zarif Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month’s UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks come amid...Show More Summary

Iran nuclear talks to continue on fringes of UN assembly: Ashton

The six global powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday. Talks aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for ending sanctions began in February. Show More Summary

The NC GOP's extremist legislation leads to a litany of lawsuits

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And it may be the people's only defense against an overreaching government: Since Republicans took control of the General Assembly in 2011, the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, redrawn legislative and congressional...Show More Summary

Nigeria FA chief released after arrest - aide

The head of Nigeria's embattled football association was released from custody on Wednesday after being arrested before a general assembly meeting to elect new executive committee members. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidentShow More Summary

Inaugural visit to the International Academy of Ceramics to Ireland for major international conference

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Leading ceramicists from around the world will travel to Ireland this September to attend the 46th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC2014), which takes place at Dublin Castle. This is the first time that this...Show More Summary

Chicago Students Want a Democratic School System

In 1995, Richard M. Daley convinced the Illinois General Assembly to do away with elected school councils and place the Chicago Public Schools directly under the mayor's control. Since then, CPS has operated under a model in which the...

General Assembly 2014 Decisions

Decisions General Assembly 2014 11-14 August 2014 Tromso, NorwayGA-2014/1. To discharge the Treasurer. The new Treasurer is Dr. Adrian Siegel. GA-2014/2. To re-appoint Ernst & Young as FIDE External Auditors. GA-2014/3. To elect theShow More Summary

Veto of ride-sharing bill protects innovation

When the General Assembly passed two bills imposing statewide regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as their drivers, Gov. Pat Quinn was presented with a tough choice between the desire to protect consumers and the desire to promote innovation. Show More Summary

Illinois is losing jobs because of fracking delays

When the General Assembly started drafting a bill two years ago to allow for fracking, international firm Kimmeridge Energy hired 65 people to work on land acquisition here. When the General Assembly started drafting a bill two years ago to allow for fracking, international firm Kimmeridge Energy hired 65 people to work on land acquisition here.

Thailand's coup is complete with 'election' of General to PM

Three months after Thailand's latest coup took place, it is finally complete. Yesterday General Prayuth Chan-ocha (pictured) was elected as prime minister by the country's National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body he stuffed full of...Show More Summary

Thai army chief named prime minister

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly on Thursday chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power. His appointment must be approved by King Bhumibol Adulyadej although royal endorsement is seen as a formality. Show More Summary

Thai army chief named prime minister

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly on Thursday chose coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power. His appointment must be approved by King Bhumibol Adulyadej although royal endorsement is seen as a formality. Show More Summary

So much for McCrory orchestrating deliberations at the NC General Assembly

Hat-tip to Chris Fitzsimon for finding this: .@AstellasUS Pres. Jim Robinson moderating #WWFH14 panel consisting of @GovernorCorbett @GovPenceIN & @PatMcCroryNC pic.twitter.com/t893vNoa9X — Astellas Pharma US (@AstellasUS) August 19, 2014 read more

The NC economic development wasteland

Bringing chaos and dysfunction to everything they touch. Republicans took control of the General Assembly in 2011 promising to create a more attractive climate for business, but they have dismantled more than they’ve put in place for recruiting companies, and their conservative stands on social issues have dimmed the state’s appeal. Show More Summary

The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player on Every NBA Team

There are several paths to greatness in the NBA, but it all starts with shrewd salary cap management. While the assembly of elite talent remains imperative, general managers and ownership groups are endlessly crunching numbers in order...Show More Summary

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Seeing one Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people because so few exist, and those that do generally trade hands for tens of millions of dollars. At this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,...Show More Summary

Daily dose

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

LISTEN IN Gerry Cohen, recently retired after more than 30 years as a bill drafter for the N.C. General Assembly, will be live on WUNC 91.5 Monday noon-1 pm (rebroadcast at 8 pm) as Frank Stasio's guest on "The State of Things." http://wunc.org/programs/state-things CAMPAIGN...Show More Summary

Full results of FIDE elections

RESULTS OF FIDE ELECTIONS In addition to the Presidential ticket elections at the FIDE General Assembly in Tromso, Norway, there were a number of other officials elected and nominated.Elected Presidential ticket: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov -...Show More Summary

Wholesale Prices Moderate as Gas Costs Tumbles

LM Otero/APSUVs rolling off the assembly line at a General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. producer prices rose marginally in July as a decline in the cost of energy goods offset higher food...Show More Summary

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