U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park — NBC News Top Stories

Image: The ruins of Una Vida house built by Ancient Puebloan People in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park
The ruins of Una Vida house built by Ancient Puebloan People in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.Mladen Antonov / AFP/Getty Images file

Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead despite the recent government shutdown.

via U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park — NBC News Top Stories

Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.

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 Bald eagles, grizzly bears and alligators have been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

 

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”

Read the full article from The Guardian here

Inhuman Resources

I too have been ignored by HR personnel and interviewers following an interview: no follow up, no response to thank you emails and queries of whether a candidate has been selected.  This article underscores just how much this slight from interviewers and human resource reps can have negative repercussions on their organization-agency-company.

For those who have slighted me following an interview, I rarely use or champion their services, nor do I purchase or promote their material or products – I can’t, in good conscience, knowing how poorly they seem to treat job applicants.  If they can treat a prospective employee badly, I have to conclude that their clients or customers don’t rank too high on their ‘to do’ list either.

If I devote time to prepare presentations and material for an interview – which I always do, I expect at the very least, a confirmation from that prospective employer that they appreciated my time and attention to the interview process and that I will receive, positive or negative, a follow up call or email letting me know the application process ‘end game’.

When a company ignores your resume submission, fails to notify you of your application status or completely neglects you after a series of interviews, you never want to apply for a job there again. Last year, my firm worked with Career Arc to survey job seekers and found that 80% would be discouraged to consider…

via When companies don’t treat their job applicants well, they lose out in more ways than one — Quartz

A true visionary – Steve Jobs & the Revolutionary iPhone

Today, our smartphones function like a high-tech Swiss army knife, serving as everything from a communications device to a digital camera to an alarm clock. That multiple-use functionality is exactly how late Apple CEO Steve Jobs teased the first iPhone when he introduced it on stage ten years ago today, on Jan. 9, 2007. “An…

via Watch Steve Jobs Unveil the First iPhone 10 Years Ago Today — TIME

The Fight to Save the World’s Seas From China’s Bloated Fishing Industry — TIME

The frigid waters off Japan’s eastern coast teem with sardines, mackerel, anchovy and scallop. They are some of Asia’s most fertile fishing grounds, inspiring an exquisite seafood-rich national cuisine, and supporting a domestic fishing industry worth some $9 billion each year. Today, though, this natural bounty is under threat from a stealthy interloper: an armada…

via The Fight to Save the World’s Seas From China’s Bloated Fishing Industry — TIME

Orangutans will be wiped out by 2026, thanks largely to fast food and face wash — Quartz

It can be found in everything from toothpaste to margarine, listed as vegetable oil or a whole host of other more complex names. Palm oil and its byproducts are in high demand these days, as food manufacturers move away from trans fats and biofuels become more popular. India imported over $6 billion worth of palm…

via Orangutans will be wiped out by 2026, thanks largely to fast food and face wash — Quartz