Labor’s Fast Food Campaign Is Getting Real

If you stop at McDonald?s this week, you may have to think about more than your cholesterol intake. You may also have to think about the people serving you food?and whether they deserve a raise. On Thursday, fast food workers across the country are planning to walk off the job and, in at least a few places, engage in civil disobedience. It?s part of a two-year-old campaign, backed by the … [Read more...]

Hooters Hires Based on Looks. So Do Many Companies. And There’s No Law Against It.

Beauty may be only skin deep, but the costs of its pursuit go far deeper. We all know that looks matter, but few of us realize how much. Seldom do we recognize the price we pay in time, money, and psychological well-being, or the extend to which our beauty biases compromise meritocratic principles. That is not to discount the positive aspects of beauty, including the pleasure that comes from … [Read more...]

Another EU country promises to limit benefits for EU immigrants

?Freedom of movement is a vital part of European integration, to which we are fully committed,? the German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maizie?re , told reporters after announcing the new measures Another EU country ? Germany ? has announced proposals to fight against cases of social benefits fraud for citizens from other European Union countries, mainly from Eastern Europe. The German … [Read more...]

Scat Chat Anyone? La Paz on Foot Participates in 2014 Sustainable Summits Conference in Golden, Colorado

Conference participants visit a composting toilet in RockyMountain National Park. Photo credit: Brad Rassler. The Andean Diaspora continues! Last month at the Sustainable Summits conference in Golden, Colorado, La Paz on Foot?s Director of Programs, Stephen Taranto, gave a presentation on the company?s sustainable development work with indigenous and originario communities in the Central Andes. … [Read more...]

Did Mitch McConnell Just Admit That Obama Would Beat Him In A Supreme Court Confirmation Fight?

If you?ve paid any attention to Mitch McConnell?s comings and goings as Senate Minority Leader, you?re familiar with his tendency to break the fourth wall and lay all the details of his master plans out to the viewing public. He does this a lot. So much, in fact, that his pitch to a Koch Brothers donor summit in June, which was secretly recorded, contains very little that he hasn?t already said … [Read more...]

Bulgaria?s Ludogorets to play Steaua Bucharest in Champions League play-off

Bulgaria?s three-time champions Ludogorets Razgrad were handed a short trip across the Danube River, drawing Steaua Bucharest as their opponent in the Uefa Champions League play-off round. The first match, on August 19 or 20, will be played in Bucharest, with the return leg a week later to be played in Sofia ? Ludogorets plays its European matches in the national stadium in the Bulgarian capital … [Read more...]

Croatia Cuts Civil Servants’ Pay Supplements

As a part of its drive to rebalance the budget, Croatia's Ministry of Finance is planning to cut some salary supplements in the public sector. The government is seeking new ways to cover its budget deficit, which will probably reach more than 2 billion euro or 4.8 per cent of annual GDP, which is 0.2 per cent more than was envisaged in talks with the European Commission. The supplements increase … [Read more...]

Adriatic-Ionian motorway important for EU

Adriatic?Ionian motorway is a future motorway that will stretch along the entire eastern shore of the Adriatic and Ionian seas The Adriatic-Ionian motorway is important for the EU and the concerned regions, agreed the prime ministers of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania in a meeting on Monday (25.08.2014) in Cavtat. The motorway will be passing through these four countries, … [Read more...]

End of the Road for Hitchhikers in Romania

Hitchhiking is still a widespread practice in Romania, where few rely totally on public transport. It is usually easy to flag down a ride, though drivers often expect a payment. Now the ancient practice of sticking out a hopeful thumb by the roadside is at risk, as the centre-left government on Wednesday approved a law that says that transporting people may only be undertaken by "authorized" … [Read more...]

Tia Stephanie Tours Organizes Unique Cultural Tourism FAM Trip for ATMEX, Adventure Travel Mexico?s Business Development and Marketing Forum

Tia Stephanie Tours? founder, Stephanie Schneiderman, will also speak on the topic of cultural Tourism at the ATMEX conference. © ATTA / Kristen Gill This year, one of the ATMEX pre-marketplace industry FAM trips (August 21-25), will highlight Cultural Tourism, and Tia Stephanie Tours has been selected to arrange and lead this tour.  Tia Stephanie Tours? founder, Stephanie Schneiderman, will … [Read more...]