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Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 4.19.15 PM“Madres de poder en Cristo Jesús” somos un grupo de madres que nos unimos en una cadena de millones de madres del mundo en ayunos y oración por nuestros hijos. Únase con nosotros Todos los segundos viernes de cada mes en oración por nuestros hijos de 10:00am-12:00pm.; Con un pequeño refrigerio después de la oración. Disfrutara un momento de descanso en la presencia de DIOS y recuerde no está sola únase a nosotras, porque en Cristo Jesús es que esta el poder. Por tal razón somos madres de poder en Cristo Jesús.
También brindamos cuidado de niños.
¡! Les esperamos!

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 4.16.52 PMFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aside, for many men, the days of wearing hoodies and flip-flops to work are over.
After a decade of increasingly casual office dress requirements (inspired by Zuckerberg’s 1990s Silicon Valley predecessors), CEOs began demanding a more polished look beginning with the 2001 recession. By 2002, more formal dress codes had been reinstated by 19 percent of companies with more than $500 million in revenues, according to a Men’s Apparel Alliance survey. … Continue Reading

takingsidesImagínese despertar una mañana y encontrar que el gobierno del condado Milwaukee, como usted lo conocía, se había ido. Después de años de corrupción y mala administración como lo informó la prensa local, el condado de cuello azul en el sureste de Wisconsin despidió a casi todos sus empleados, desmanteló el departamento del sheriff y contrató con una corporación gigante para administrar las tareas del condado.
Vamos a imaginar además que después de más de un referéndum, las autoridades anunciaron que el Condado de Milwaukee se convertirá en el primer condado del estado en ser totalmente subcontratado de manera externa.
La medida no tiene precedentes.
Estimulado por el déficit y frente a múltiples demandas, los líderes del condado vieron en el outsourcing (subcontratación externa) como una luz al final del túnel del colapso fiscal. … Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 4.11.36 PMExercise and nutrition go hand in hand when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and weight loss. While daily exercise is good for you and can certainly help with losing weight, you first need to start with a healthy diet. Making wise food choices can help you feel good every day, maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes.
Eat Your Vegetables. You’re mom was right. Eating vegetables is important to your overall health as they provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and are low in carbohydrate. Here’s some healthy ways to eat your veggies;
1-Eat raw and cooked vegetables with little or no fat, sauces, or
dressings.
2-Try low-fat or fat-free salad dressing on raw vegetables or salads.
3-Steam vegetables using water or low-fat broth.
4-Mix in some chopped onion or garlic.
5-Use a little vinegar or some lemon or lime juice. … Continue Reading

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Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.53.45 PMDallas— El adolescente que mató a sus padres y a tres de sus hermanos con un rifle de asalto y otras armas, contemplaba asesinar a más gente en un supermercado, informaron ayer las autoridades.

El Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Bernalillo indicó que Nehemiah Griego, de 15 años, primero disparó y mató a su madre, a su hermano menor y a dos jóvenes hermanas, el sábado, y luego esperó cinco horas más para emboscar a su padre cuando llegó a casa. … Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 2.19.35 PMAaron Swartz sólo quería cambiar el mundo. Y era eso lo que hacía, hasta que se quitó la vida a los 26 años de edad este 11 de enero. Aaron era un activista por la justicia social, dotado de una profunda comprensión del funcionamiento de las computadoras e Internet y de cómo estos elementos podían dar poder a personas de todo el mundo mediante la libertad para conectarse. Humilde e insaciablemente curioso, Aaron logró mucho en su corta vida. Fue uno de los líderes de la lucha para derrotar a la Ley de Cese a la Piratería en Internet, más conocida como “SOPA”, una ley federal que habría cambiado para siempre el uso de Internet, ya que otorgaba amplios poderes de censura on line a las compañías. Aaron se convirtió en blanco de encarnizados fiscales federales que lo acusaron de graves delitos electrónicos, lo cual, según su padre, su abogado y otras personas, contribuyó a su suicidio. … Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.49.31 PMDamasco— Las Defensa Nacional Siria finalizó ayer un entrenamiento a 500 mujeres en la ciudad de Homs. El objetivo del Gobierno es que las militares inspeccionen a féminas … Continue Reading

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Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.45.42 PMLa portavoz de la Delegación del Partido Nuevo Progresista en la Cámara de Representantes, Jenniffer A. González Colón, denunció el miércoles que la supuesta desorganización e improvisación por parte de la actual administración raya en errores como la nominación de David E. Bernier Rivera como Secretario de Estado.
Según González, la nominación del Secretario de Estado no se ha perfeccionado conforme los requerimientos constitucionales y
“Nombramiento de Bernier no ha seguido los trámites”reglamentarios. … Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.42.02 PMDistrito Federal— La Universidad de Harvard se negó a conceder una cita para recibir las cartas firmadas en contra de la contratación del ex presidente Felipe Calderón para dictar cátedra en la Escuela John F. Kennedy, por lo que los convocantes de esa acción, Eduardo Cortés Rivadeneyra y el ex agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza John Randolph, acudirán personalmente a esa institución estadounidense para entregar las más de 33 mil 300 misivas que apoyan su demanda, el próximo 29 de enero a las 11 de la mañana.
Lo anterior lo informó Cortés Rivadeneyra en entrevista, en la que agregó que “sería una vergüenza” que después de que la propia dirigencia del PAN reconoció la corrupción que prevaleció en el gobierno de Felipe Calderón y de que el ex embajador de México en Noruega, Dinamarca e Islandia, Héctor Vasconcelos, enviara una carta a la Universidad de Harvard –de la cual se graduó en 1968– para manifestar su rechazo absoluto a la estancia académica del ex presidente, Harvard mantuviera su contratación.

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Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.32.18 PMJahkeel Robinson I do not want the safety of my family to be reliant on forces I cannot control. Carrying a weapon allows me to protect my family or the people around me if police enforcements cannot get to me in time. It is better to have a gun and not need it, then to need a gun and not have it.

 

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.32.25 PMSharon Guerrero Yes, I’d feel safe in a way you just have to be careful if kids are around.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.32.36 PMJeff Moravec Yes, I would love to carry my weapon and especially when I am with my family. I have been in the military and learn how to protect what is mine. It seems that every person has its’ own.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.32.44 PMDaniel Saldaña I feel I would be safer carrying a weapon because, now days a lot of people threaten people for money and other things and they might pull out a weapon and if that happened you could pull out your own
weapon for self defense.

Madison- Opposing camps clashed on Wednesday at the Capitol over Republican-backed mining legislation that could open the door to a massive iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. Backers of the legislation touted the economics of a mine and said that environmental safeguards have been built in to a bill unveiled a week ago. But opponents said it would weaken protections, especially for wetlands, groundwater and some surface water.

Mining has been hotly debated for more than a year after Gogebic Taconite proposed constructing a massive iron ore mine over 4 miles in Ashland and Iron counties.

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Milwaukee – On
Tuesday, January 22, Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.11.25 PM2013, during a City of Milwaukee Licenses Committee meeting, chaired by Alderman Anthony Zielinski, members of the Licenses Committee immediately denied a liquor license for the business owned by Mr. Inderjeet Dhillon, owner of a gas station on the corner of 6th and Beacher on Milwaukee’s near southside.

Dhillon was represented by an attorney and flanked with support from community gadfly Juan Carlos Ruiz and former Mayor Marvin Pratt. The committee initially heard Dhillon’s lawyer make his case for issuing a liquor license to the business and then shortly after the statement chairman of the committee, Alderman Zielinski asked for public comment. That’s when things got real interesting. Speaking in opposition to Dhillon receiving a liquor license was former Alderman James N. Witkowiak. When Witkowiak was recognized to speak on the matter, the committee room went dead silent after he divulged the fact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated an attempted bribery by Mr. Dhillon.
The Spanish Journalobtained a copy of the statement Witkowiak read to the licenses committee, in which the former Alderman states that he was bribed by Dhillon with $2,500.00 in cash to grant Dhillon a liquor licenses for his business. Witkowiak’s written statement says that Dhillon requested that they meet for lunch at the Royal India Restaurant on south 27th street in January 2011.
After some small talk Witkowiak finished his lunch and began to leave when Dhillon rose to help him with his overcoat. Witkowiak states that Dhillon then pulled out a sealed envelop and handed it to Witkowiak. Witkowiak’s states that when he retrieved the envelop, it felt thick and he asked Dhillon, “what is this”. The response from Dhillon was, “Just take it, it is for you”. Witkowiak said that after several attempts refusing Dhillon’s envelop, Witkowiak left the restaurant and immediately contacted the FBI. “…I went to my car door, drove two blocks away from the restaurant, pulled over and called the FBI to report the incident,” Witkowiak states.
Witkowiak ended his remarks to the committee by saying that the FBI was aware that he was offering testimony on Dhillon’s liquor license application. Local residents who attended the committee meeting, and spoke in opposition against Dhillion’s business, say there are 43 alcohol beverage outlets within a half-mile radius of Dhillon’s store, and that adding another store selling liquor in the neighborhood was not in the best interest of the neighborhood. After Witkowiak gave his testimony to the committee, the lawyer for Dhillon withdrew as Dhillon’s representative and in addition, former Mayor Marvin Pratt and community gadfly Juan Carlos, withdrew their support for Dhillon. The committee voted to deny Dhillon his liquor liscense unanimously.

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 2.57.32 PMMadison – Tim Carpenter
(D-Milwaukee)
announced that he will be re-introducing a bill to reduce by one third the number of senators and representatives in the Wisconsin legislature. The proposal has the potential to reduce the costs of government going forward by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Senator Carpenter’s bill will reduce the number of senators from 33 to 25. The bill will also reduce the number of assembly representatives from 99 to 75. “As we look across state government for ways to reduce costs and make government more efficient we shouldn’t overlook our legislature and see if the same work can be done for less. Folks all over Wisconsin are being asked to do more with less, and the legislature can do the same. Let’s improve the efficiency of the legislature and do our work with fewer members,” said Carpenter. … Continue Reading

Milwaukee Police charged a 19-year-old man in the killing of two south side men during a robbery. Dajuan Shaquille Collins faces two counts of felony murder in the deaths of J. Parker and Arthur L. Robinson at Parker’s house Jan. 15. According to the criminal complaint: Collins and two others decided to rob Parker, whom they knew as “OG,” because Collins heard he had drugs and money. They went to Parker’s door in the 1100 block of S. 24th St. with the plan for Collins to “put him to sleep” with a punch. Parker welcomed the men into his home, where Robinson was asleep on a couch. Parker and another suspect, Maltese Williams, went into the kitchen to complete the purchase of some marijuana. According to Collins, Williams wound up shooting Parker, and then got in a scuffle with Robinson before shooting him as well. Williams told police Collins fired the shots that struck both men. Collins fell through the living room window as he fled, losing a hat and cellphone that police later recovered at the scene. Collins’ girlfriend told police that Collins admitted to her he had shot the men.

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1877542090_1908431207001_7C1EF2BA4BF54C02A427428ACDD8E025By Robert Miranda
Imagine waking up one morning to find Milwaukee County government as you knew it gone. After years of reported corruption and mismanagement by the local media the blue-collar county of southeastern Wisconsin fired almost all of its employees, dismantled the sheriff’s department and contracted with a giant corporation to manage county tasks.
Let’s further imagine that after a referendum, officials announced that Milwaukee County will become the state’s first county to be fully outsourced.
The move is unprecedented.
Spurred by deficits and facing multiple lawsuits, county leaders saw outsourcing as a light at the end of a collapsing fiscal tunnel.
Now, let’s imagine that after a few years of privatization officials are finding that the corporation they hired to run its services erupted with a pay and pension scandal, forcing several top corporate officials to resign. In fact, the scandal has grown so big, the corporation scrapped its contract with Milwaukee County, leaving the county to fend for itself and find new contractors for its outsourcing.
Is this far-fetched?  Could such a scenario occur?
The search for financial salvation is sweeping the country. The economic recession has strangled budgets, forcing layoffs and the disbanding of departments. Feeling pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, local governments are trying to find effective ways to make do with less.
For County Executive Chris Abele, outsourcing and privatization of government services is seen as the route to go. In theory, the idea of contracting public services to private companies to cut costs makes sense.
If someone is willing to fix streets for less money, that should be a plus for a government’s bottom line. Many state and local governments have identified hundreds of millions of dollars in savings by hiring outside contractors — or a neighboring city’s services — to handle government tasks like grass cutting, safety in the court house, etc.
But outsourcing is by no means a perfect solution. Some agencies don’t have the metrics in place to prove in advance that outsourcing a service will save money. Problems from poorly conceived contracts can create cost increases that surpass the costs of in-house services, and if there’s shoddy contract oversight, a government is vulnerable to corruption and profiteering.
The privatization of public services can erode accountability and transparency, and drive governments deeper into debt.
Any government at all levels is just desperate to balance its budgets, grasping at privatization as a panacea. But there are hidden costs and consequences when you turn over public service to a for-profit company.
Privatizing to Save Money and Time
The trend to privatize stems from the common belief that private companies can help governments save or make money by doing jobs faster and cheaper, or managing a public asset more efficiently. But this is wrong.
Let’s look at, for example, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie created the state Privatization Task Force to review privatization opportunities within state government and identify barriers. In its research, the task force not only identified estimated annual savings from privatization totaling more than $210 million, but also found several examples of successful efforts in other states. As former mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell saved $275 million by privatizing 49 city services. Chicago has privatized more than 40 city services. Since 2005, it has generated more than $3 billion in upfront payments from private-sector leases of city assets.
“Sterile philosophical debates about ‘public versus private’ are often detached from the day-to-day world of public management,” the New Jersey Privatization Task Force reported. “Over the last several decades, in governments at all levels throughout the world, the public sector’s role has increasingly evolved from direct service provider to that of an indirect provider or broker of services; governments are relying far more on networks of public, private and nonprofit organizations to deliver services.”
The report took careful note of another key factor: The states most successful in privatization created a permanent, centralized entity to manage and oversee the operation, from project analysis and vendor selection to contracting and procurement. For governments that forgo due diligence, choose ill-equipped contractors and fail to monitor progress, however, outsourcing deals can turn into costly disasters.
The Effects of Inefficient Outsourcing
No industry has gone through greater outsourcing catastrophes in the past year than government. Last year, Texas cut short its seven-year contract with IBM, an $863 million deal that called for IBM to provide data center and disaster recovery services for 27 state agencies. When an audit criticized the state’s Department of Information Resources for lax oversight, inadequate staffing and sloppy service, the partnership fell apart. In Virginia, the state’s 10-year, $2.3 billion IT contract with Northrop Grumman to run the state’s computers, servers, e-mail systems and help desk services also has been plagued by inadequate planning, and cost overruns.
“The problem is that outsourcing deals are really about risk,” says Adam Strichman, co-founder of Sanda Partners, an outsourcing consultancy. “You’re taking the risk of the unknown and dumping that on your supplier,” he says.  “You’re outsourcing a problem to a company that has limited control over the root cause of the problem.”
The only way for a public-private partnership to work, Strichman suggests, is to drive transformation from within the agency. And that’s the hard part. Red tape usually prevents governments from making significant modifications, and private companies lack the authority to enforce real changes.
Before governments hire outside contractors, it’s important to examine the cost-effectiveness. More times than not, it’s less expensive to use state workers instead of outside contractors.
Private companies may want to provide a service efficiently and well, but ultimately, a company’s motivation is not the common good; it’s profit. If they can cut corners in any way, they often will.
 That is why the provider that offers the lowest bid will not be the best option for outsourcing.
 Indeed, when price reductions for outsourcing contracts appear unrealistic, there’s no magic. They are unrealistic.

Los Angeles—Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan y Jessica Alba audicionaron para ser novias de Tom Cruise, aunque ellas no lo sabían.
De acuerdo con un nuevo libro de revelaciones sobre el actor, ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison Belief’ de Lawrence Wright, antes de Katie
Holmes otras famosas estuvieron en la mira de la iglesia como posibles esposas del actor.

En 2004, después de su ruptura con Penélope Cruz (ya que ella no pudo adaptarse a la Cienciología), Cruise permitió a los altos mandos de la iglesia que eligieran a actrices para leer partes que no existían de la saga de ‘Misión: Imposible’.

Al parecer, las audiciones iniciaron poco después de que el actor se quejara con su hermana de que nadie había sido capaz de encontrarle una nueva novia. La misma queja fue para David Miscavige, amigo de Cruise y líder de la iglesia, quien de inmediato empezó con la búsqueda de la mujer adecuada para el actor.
Además de Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan y Jessica Alba, también Kate Bosworth fue considerada para el papel de pareja de Cruise y se le pidió que acudiera a un casting para un papel falso en ‘Misión: Imposible’.

Las actrices, consideradas en ese entonces en el grupo de jóvenes promesas, fueron invitadas para las audiciones en el centro que la iglesia tiene en Los Angeles.
Sin embargo, ninguna de las candidatas resultó elegida y el año siguiente Cruise conoció a Katie Holmes, con quien se casó tiempo después, aunque ella solicitó el divorcio el año pasado.

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 12.24.11 PMPeggy Coakley Announces Sale of Datastore and launch of two new businesses. Coakley Brothers Company is proud to announce the sale of its Datastore Division to Iron Mountain. The record retention business at Coakley Brothers was started by Peggy Coakley’s father, Neil Coakley, back in 1972 as a by-product of commercial office moving. Twelve years ago, Peggy Coakley invested in facilities, software and staff to make Datastore become Southeastern Wisconsin’s number one provider of record retention. Peggy Coakley believes she has achieved that goal and now hands off this proud well established company to Iron Mountain Peggy Coakley, Chief Executive Officer of Coakley Brothers Company, said the sale was timely given changes within this industry space. “It is with great pleasure that I can say Datastore’s customers will receive the same responsive, professional service that they have come to expect and rely upon from Datastore. My decision to go with Iron Mountain was based on a number of compelling factors. As the industry leader, Iron Mountain has the depth and breadth of resources and service offerings to support our clients’ needs for the long term. Iron Mountain has the ability to consolidate services and provide digital solutions beyond Datastore’s current structure.” Peggy Coakley is currently expanding Coakley Brothers and starting two new business entities: Brothers Business Interiors which was launched in July, 2012 and Stadium Self Storage which is scheduled to open in spring of 2013. “The sale of Datastore will allow for greater focus on these two new companies as we look to the future.

It is very exciting to see an opportunity, research a new industry, write a business plan, and build your teams of people to work to see it grow. Our staff looks forward to the new focus and challenges ahead.”

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Milwaukee – Con el mensaje de esperanza: “Que Dios nos ampare este 2013 y que todos busquemos su presencia para actuar con más humildad hacia nuestros semejantes”, lanzó el pasado fin de semana el pastor de la Iglesia del Dios Vivo La Luz del Mundo, Jair Salomón Lugo.

Durante una entrevista concedida al Spanish Jounal, Salomón Lugo enfatizó que “deseamos mucha paz para todo el mundo y que en el hogar de cada familia reine el amor de Dios, y sólo el amor de Dios nos puede dar la fortaleza que necesitamos para poder vivir en estos tiempos difíciles; necesitamos convivir en armonía con los demás y eso sólo es posible con el amor de un Ser superior al hombre”. … Continue Reading