President Obama turns anti-tax message on Republicans - latimes.com Reporting from Washington — President Obama visited New Hampshire to highlight the next big fight in Washington, as he urged Congress to not "be a Grinch" by allowing tax cuts to expire after the holidays, costing the average middle-class family $1,000 in 2012. In a less-than-jolly assessment of Republican motives, Obama said Tuesday that the GOP's votes against his jobs plan this fall were essentially votes to raise taxes, because one provision of the plan would have preserved the tax breaks. "The question they'll have to answer when they get back from Thanksgiving is this," Obama said. The critique represented the start of a new campaign, begun a day after a bipartisan congressional "super committee" announced it could not agree on a 10-year plan to reduce federal deficits and called it quits a few days before its Thanksgiving deadline. Obama's comments were briefly interrupted by a group of protesters who began chanting as he started to speak, beginning with the words "Mic check!"
Taking a Hotel Reservation in English | English for Work Here are some typical phrases and expressions to use when when a guest makes a booking to stay at your hotel. Review these expressions and read the sample conversation. Then check your understanding with the quick quiz. Front Desk Receptionist Enterprise Hotels, Lise speaking. Guest I'd like to make a reservation for next week.Is it necessary to book ahead? Receptionist: Thanks for calling Quality Inn. Caller: Hello. Receptionist: I'm afraid we're totally booked for that weekend. Caller: Oh, I didn't realize. Receptionist: So... Caller: Yes. Receptionist: It looks like we have a few vacancies left. Caller: Okay. Receptionist: Yes, all of our rooms have two double beds. Caller: That's reasonable. Receptionist: We do, but we also charge an extra ten dollars per person for any family with over four people. Caller: Okay, but I'm not positive if she is coming. Receptionist: Yes, but we do require a fifty dollar credit card deposit to hold the room. Caller: Great, I'll call you right back.
A Lesson in Social Media from Snoop Dogg | Blog | Daily Dose In the age of social media, pop stars aren't just burning up the song charts. Using social media, personalities the likes of Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Puff Daddy and Kanye West have evolved beyond the music industry into some of the biggest brands online. Through a combination of social platforms including Twitter and Facebook, they've been able to create a conversation around their music and grow their fan base. They've also been able to promote their entrepreneurial ventures from fashion and films to sites and apps. So how does the one and only rap icon Snoop Dogg handle the online game? While Snoop has millions of followers on Twitter and Facebook, he doesn't consider them just 'fans.' Snoop's social-media team at the Los Angeles-based marketing firm Cashmere Agency also offered some insight on how they work to keep his online presence consistent and growing. Here, Chung answered more of my questions about Snoop's social media successes and how other entrepreneurs might follow suit:
La leçon de The Roots sur l’esclavage Aux Etats-Unis, le 19 juin est le jour de l’Emancipation. Un jour férié pour célébrer l’annonce de l’abolition de l'esclavage survenue au Texas en juin 1865, deux mois après la fin de la guerre de Sécession. C’est cet événement historique méconnu en Europe qu’ont choisi de célébrer les créateurs de l’excellente série Black-ish dans leur nouvelle saison, en invitant The Roots par le biais d’un clip animé en forme de cartoon pédagogique. Durant près de deux minutes, Black Thought et Questlove se retrouvent ainsi plongés dans le sud Confédéré, au milieu des plantations de coton et des marchés aux esclaves. Alors que The Roots travaillent toujours activement à la réalisation de son nouvel album End Game, l’orchestre hip hop avait dévoilé au creux de l’été It Ain’t Fair, un hommage soul et rageur composé avec Bilal pour les victimes des émeutes survenues en 1967 à Detroit et figurant sur la bande-originale du film du même nom.
Hell Yes, Mayor Bloomberg. I’m With You. New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls for major immigration reform: The Mayor proposed green cards for graduates with advanced degrees in essential fields; a new visa for entrepreneurs with investors ready to invest capital in their job-creating idea; more temporary and permanent visas for highly skilled workers…The Mayor also announced the results of a study conducted by the Partnership for a New American Economy – a bipartisan group of business leaders and mayors from across the country – that found more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants and those companies employ more than 10 million people worldwide and have combined revenues of $4.2 trillion. and In the last presidential election I interviewed most of the candidates on a variety of tech issues, including immigration. Most of the candidates punted because the issue is so politically charged. The fact is that those immigrants create companies, create jobs, create wealth.
Ireland timeline A chronology of key events: 1914 - Outbreak of World War I delays implementation of new home rule legislation which would have restored the Dublin parliament following centuries of unrest over British dominion in Ireland. 1916 - Nationalists stage Easter Rising, seizing the General Post Office in Dublin and proclaiming an independent Irish republic. The rising is crushed by the British who execute its leaders, including all seven signatories of the declaration of the republic. Irish public opinion is outraged. 1919 - Led by Eamonn De Valera, the nationalist movement Sinn Fein ('We Ourselves') sets up a Dublin assembly, the Dail Eireann, which again proclaims Irish independence. 1920 - The British parliament passes the Government of Ireland Act establishing one parliament for the six counties of Northern Ireland, and another for the rest of Ireland. The Irish Free State 1922 - The Dublin parliament ratifies the treaty despite the opposition of De Valera and others. 1937 - New elections.
The 2011 Social Media All Stars [INFOGRAPHIC] Onderstaande Infographic (na de lees meer ..) geeft een overzicht van de meest populaire Social Media sites van 2011. Wie de top 10 vergelijkt met deze van vorig jaar (zie eerste afbeelding) ziet een paar opmerkelijke veranderingen. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare en LinkedIn zijn gebleven, Google Buzz, Digg, Gowalla en MySpace zijn inmiddels verdwenen en Tumblr, Spotify, Instagram en de spectaculiare opkomst van Google+ zijn de nieuwkomers in 2011. Uiteraard vraag je je dan af hoe volgend jaar deze wederom fraaie infographic van Lemon.ly (+1 voor de bedenkers) er dan uit gaat zien. Vraag is houden sites als Flickr en Foursquare het nog steeds vol en wie zijn dan de nieuwkomers en natuurlijk last but not least, zet de opkomst van Google+ nog verder door?
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Bernie Surges +12%, Clinton Falls -11% in Reuters LV Tracking Poll; Sanders Gains +13% With Af-Ams Last week, slinkerwink posted this diary highlighting the Reuters tracking poll. Reuters had shown Bernie Sanders pulling even with Clinton nationally following the Iowa caucuses, much like the Quinnipiac poll that showed Clinton only up 44-42. What was the response to this from DKos commenters? It was that Clinton still led handily among likely voters. At that time, she still led 63-34 in Reuters’ "likely democratic primary voter” screen. And to be sure, Reuters is not the best pollster by any measure. For that reason, the “likely democratic primary voter” screen tends to underestimate Sanders’ support — because he does well with Independents. That was then This is now Over the past week, Sanders has gained steadily even among Reuters’ restrictive "likely Democratic Primary Voter screen.” And just for the record, registered voters have remained basically tied over the past week: But what about among Hillary's so-called "firewall” of African American support: Ruh-roh.
Telephone Conversations Role Play Telephoning is an important part of doing business in English. Telephone conversations, especially business telephone conversations, follow certain patterns: Someone answers the phone and asks if they can help.The caller makes a request—either to be connected to someone or for information.The caller is connected, given information or told that they are not in the office at the moment.If the person who is requested is not in the office, the caller is asked to leave a message.The caller leaves a message or asks other questions.The phone call finishes. Of course, all business telephone conversations do not follow this rigid scheme. Example Business Telephone Conversation: Role-Play Ms. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Mr. Ms. Short Summary of the Telephone Conversation Review your knowledge by filling in the gaps with the words and phrases below to complete the summary of the conversation. Ms. Next, they _____ a meeting between Ms. Key Phrases and Vocabulary
How the 10 Most Popular Facebook Brands Rank by Engagement [Chart] Last week, Facebook unveiled a new public metric to gauge the success of a Facebook Page beyond its Like count. The feature, called "People Talking About," calculates user-initiated activities on a Page, including posts, comments, Likes, mentions, shares, poll votes, photo tags and checkins. Not surprisingly, those brands with the greatest number of Likes don't necessarily rank as highly against the new metric, according to data from Famecount. Here are the top ten consumer brand pages by Likes: 1. And here are the top ten consumer brand pages re-ranked by Talking About: 1. Although not featured in this list, perhaps the biggest success in this case is McDonalds, which is ranked 18th by number of Likes, and second in engagement ("Talking About"). [via Big Spaceship]
This Make America Great Again Song is the Funniest Thing You Will Watch This Week | I Agree To See Progressive group MoveOn.Org tried to inject some humor into this negative presidential cycle by hosting “Laughter Trumps Hate,” a friendly competition “to find the funniest and smartest comedians to take on Donald Trump and the GOP’s politics of hate.” This musical number was a crowd favorite – and we can certainly see why. When Trump says “Make America great again,” when exactly does he mean? Most people picture the post WWII 50s – you know the era of white picket fences, root beer floats and sock hops. Except, as this Make America Great Again song points out, that era wasn’t so great for a lot of people – like women, people of color or anyone in the LGBT community. The humor in this video gets pretty dark – so you may not want to watch this one in front of your boss.