Estados Unidos promete ayudar a Irak a recuperar Ramadi de las manos del ISIS

El autodenominado Estado Islámico (ISIS) habría solidificado su control sobre la ciudad iraquí clave de Ramadi, tras quitársela a las fuerzas iraquíes el domingo pasado. Hubo informes de que los milicianos arrojaron cuerpos al río Éufrates. Por su parte, miles de milicianos chiíes iraníes se estarían alineando al este de Ramadi en un intento de ayudar a recuperar la ciudad, mientras que Estados Unidos lanza ataques aéreos. El portavoz del departamento de Estado, Jeff Rathke, reconoció que la pérdida de Ramadi fue un retroceso, pero prometió que el apoyo de Estados Unidos continuará.

Informe: Boko Haram violó a cientos de mujeres en Nigeria

El grupo extremista Boko Haram presuntamente habría violado a cientos de mujeres y niñas en Nigeria como parte de una estrategia deliberada para afirmar el control sobre las áreas rurales. El periódico The New York Times informa que estas mujeres estarían encerradas en casas de a decenas, siendo violadas por los milicianos, quienes a veces procuran embarazarlas intencionalmente.

Colombia: 62 muertos en avalancha que sepultó población

En el noroeste de Colombia, las fuertes lluvias han provocado una gran avalancha donde murieron al menos 62 personas. Muchos residentes estaban durmiendo cuando la avalancha sepultó el municipio de Salgar, según informes, arrasando casi toda la población de Santa Margarita.

Guatemala: Manifestantes exigen renuncia del presidente por escandalo de corrupción

Manifestantes guatemaltecos exigen la renuncia del presidente Otto Pérez Molina, en medio de un escándalo de corrupción que ha obligado a renunciar a su vicepresidenta y conducido a decenas de miles de personas a las calles. El mes pasado, las autoridades emitieron órdenes de arresto contra 22 personas acusadas de participar en una red delictiva que aceptó sobornos a cambio de bajos impuestos de aduana. Entre los detenidos se encuentran los directores actuales y anteriores de la administración tributaria y el secretario privado de la vicepresidenta, Roxana Baldetti, quien posteriormente renunció. El sábado, unas 60.000 personas salieron a las calles en ciudades de todo el país para exigir la dimisión del presidente Pérez Molina.

Nueva ley ucraniana honra grupos nacionalistas que colaboraron con los nazis

Ucrania afirma que imputará a dos hombres acusados de ser soldados rusos de élite capturados en la conflictiva zona este del país. Rusia declara que los hombres ya no son soldados activos. Por su parte, el presidente ucraniano, Petro Poroshenko, ha firmado una nueva legislación donde se alaba como luchadores por la libertad a grupos nacionalistas ucranianos vinculados al Holocausto nazi. La nueva ley rinde honores a una serie de grupos que colaboraron con los nazis, entre ellos el Ejército Insurgente Ucraniano, que también está acusado de asesinar a 100.000 civiles polacos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El lunes, Estados Unidos firmó una segunda garantía de préstamo de mil millones de dólares para ayudar a Ucrania a luchar contra los rebeldes apoyados por Rusia e impulsar su economía.

Fallo de OMC sobre etiquetado de productos cárnicos demuestra que los acuerdos de libre comercio pueden anteponerse a las normas de seguridad

En un golpe a la defensa del consumidor, la Organización Mundial de Comercio (OMC) eliminó el etiquetado estadounidense en los productos cárnicos que indica dónde fueron criados y matados los animales, afirmando que la medida ponía en desventaja a los productos canadienses y mexicanos. La semana pasada el Senado aprobó un proyecto de ley que da a Obama autoridad de vía rápida para presentar el secreto TPP al Congreso para una votación por sí o por no, sin enmiendas. Sin embargo, Obama se enfrenta a la oposición de los demócratas, entre ellos la senadora de Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, quien emitió un informe el lunes destacando cómo Estados Unidos ha roto sus promesas de hacer cumplir las normas laborales en los acuerdos comerciales anteriores, permitiendo que prosiga el trabajo infantil y la violencia contra los organizadores sindicales en el extranjero.

 

Thiensville Village Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends. This year, Children’s Day will be held on August 11th with activities such as “THE BEST ‘DAM’ JUNIOR CHEF”, The Milwaukee Flyers and much more.

Live music from 11pm – 2pm and 4pm – 7pmfeaturing musicians like Signe Wright, Mathew Haeffel, Seth Hoffman, Grace Gonzalez, Haley Klinkenhammer, Addy Eckert, Chris Head and the Honchos, Steve Nitros and more.

Third annual “THE BEST ‘DAM’ CHEF”starts August 18th – 5 week competition with the Finale on Sept 15th where local chefs and cooks will compete for the title.

This season, variety of wonderful things will be offered at the market! Attractions like Yoga by the river, Storytime in the Park,Paddle Boarding, Blue Cow Creperie andAfro Fusion Cuisine will be available and where better to experience them from than your own farmers’ market.

EBT/SNAP transactions will be accepted at the THIENSVILLE VILLAGE MARKET.  We also provide an ATM machine you can use for purchases. All the proceeds from the ATM go to the Thiensville Business Association to support their local initiatives.

There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting the Thiensville Village Market, you support our local famers as well as businesses and community members.  Also, you support yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family.

The result of a grassroots community effort, with local residents and business owners working together over the past three years, the Market has been augmented with the generous support of founding organizations—Thiensville Business Association, Village of Thiensville and Thiensville Fire Department. Visit our Facebook page,facebook.com/ThiensvilleVillageMarket,  for links to our participating farmers, vendors, sponsors and additional information.

052015-deportes-pix-2Distrito, Federal.- A casi dos meses del deceso del Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Rey Mysterio libra la batalla más difícil que ha encarado en su vida.

Rey afirmó que quiere ganar el Mundial de Lucha Libre, del domingo próximo, para dedicárselo al “Perrito”, pues reconoció que todavía no supera el fallecimiento de su compañero.

“Ha sido muy difícil tratar de seguir mi vida cotidiana, el que de repente te encuentres riéndote y contento, a veces se confunde con lo que de verdad sientes, porque hay altas y bajas durante tu vida, pero cuando te pega algo fuerte como eso, en lo personal ha sido muy muy

Pedro Aguayo Ramírez, “El Hijo del Perro Aguayo”, falleció esta madrugada a los 35 años, tras recibir un golpe y quedar inconsciente durante una función en Tijuana.

difícil tratar de superarlo.

“Lo supero en ratos, en momentos, pero luego llegan días que recuerdo y que me lleno de tristeza por saber de que no está aquí con nosotros. Y por más que intentas e intentas, llegan momentos que sí te sientes con mucha fortaleza, pero luego llegan días o ratos, en los que te vuelven a tumbar”, aseguró Mysterio en un mano a mano con CANCHA.

Aquel 20 de marzo, en Tijuana, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo se golpeó las cervicales al caer del ring y, luego, una patada de Rey lo terminó por noquear. En la madrugada del día siguiente, el heredero de Don Pedro Aguayo perdió la vida.

Fueron momentos difíciles para “El Maestro del 619″, pues se cuestionaba si debía seguir su carrera.

“La familia del Hijo del Perro, cuando los vimos personalmente, me alentaron, me dieron la fortaleza para poder seguir adelante dentro de este deporte, el haber entendido de que había sido un accidente”, recordó.

“Esto tenía que seguir, al Hijo del Perro le hubiera gustado que siguiera con mi carrera, con lo que nos gusta, ser parte de nuestro deporte, teníamos que seguir dándole al público; eso me dio muchísima fortaleza”.

Sólo que Rey no entiende por qué su reencuentro con el “Perrito” fue fugaz.

Madrid.- En próximos días se hará oficial la ampliación de contrato del central portugués Pepe, considerado uno de los hombres importantes de la plantilla del Real Madrid, debido a que finalizaría en junio de 2016.

El club “merengue” ya tomó su primera decisión al renovar a Pepe, cuyo contrato terminaría el 30 de junio del próximo año, por lo que le ofrecerán la renovación por una temporada más.

El equipo presidido por Florentino Pérez hará oficial en los próximos días la renovación del central por una temporada más, por lo que se descarta, de momento, la llegada de uno más a la escuadra.

Varios medios españoles publicaron la renovación de Pepe, quien llegó al Madrid procedente del Oporto en 2007 por 30 millones de euros (más de 33 millones de dólares) y ha acumulado más de 300 encuentros oficiales.

 

WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

The announcement comes after the White House suggested last year that Obama would maintain programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to respond to demonstrators last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, because of their broader contribution to public safety. But an interagency group found “substantial risk of misusing or overusing” items like tracked armored vehicles, high-powered firearms and camouflage could undermine trust in police.

With scrutiny on police only increasing in the ensuing months after a series of highly publicized deaths of black suspects nationwide, Obama also is unveiling the final report of a task force he created to help build confidence between police and minority communities in particular. The announcements come as Obama is visiting Camden, New Jersey, one of the country’s most violent and poorest cities.

Obama plans to visit Camden police headquarters before heading to a community center to meet with youth and law enforcement and give a speech. “I’ll highlight steps all cities can take to maintain trust between the brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line, and the communities they’re sworn to serve and protect,” Obama said in his weekly address out Saturday.

In previewing the president’s trip, the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms. The federal government also is exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed.

In addition, a longer list of equipment the federal government provides will come under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles like Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields. Starting in October, police will have to get approval from their city council, mayor or some other local governing body to obtain it, provide a persuasive explanation of why it is needed and have more training and data collection on the use of the equipment.

The issue of police militarization rose to prominence last year after a white police officer in Ferguson fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking protests. Critics questioned why police in full body armor with armored trucks responded to dispel demonstrators, and Obama seemed to sympathize when ordering a review of the programs that provide the equipment. “There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don’t want those lines blurred,” Obama last in August.

But he did not announce a ban in December with the publication of the review, which showed five federal agencies spent $18 billion on programs that provided equipment including 92,442 small arms, 44,275 night-vision devices, 5,235 Humvees, 617 mine-resistant vehicles and 616 aircraft. At the time, the White House defended the programs as proving to be useful in many cases, such as the response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Instead of repealing the programs, Obama issued an executive order that required federal agencies that run the programs to consult with law enforcement and civil rights and civil liberties organizations to recommend changes that make sure they are accountable and transparent.

That working group said in a report out Monday that it developed the list of newly banned equipment because “the substantial risk of misusing or overusing these items, which are seen as militaristic in nature, could significantly undermine community trust and may encourage tactics and behaviors that are inconsistent with the premise of civilian law enforcement.” The Justice Department did not respond to an inquiry about how many pieces of equipment that are now banned had been previously distributed through federal programs.

The separate report from the 21st Century Policing task force has a long list of recommendations to improve trust in police, including encouraging more transparency about interactions with the public. The White House said 21 police agencies nationwide, including Camden and nearby Philadelphia, have agreed to start putting out never-before released data on citizen interactions like use of force, stops, citations and officer-involved shootings. The administration also is launching an online toolkit to encourage the use of body cameras to record police interactions. And the Justice Department is giving $163 million in grants to incentivize police departments to adopt the report’s recommendations.

Ron Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Department of Justice, told reporters he hoped the report could be a “key transformational document” in rebuilding trust that has been destroyed in recent years between police and minority communities.

“We are without a doubt sitting at a defining moment for American policing,” said Davis, a 30-year police veteran and former chief of the East Palo Alto (California) Police Department. “We have a unique opportunity to redefine policing in our democracy, to ensure that public safety becomes more than the absence of crime, that it must also include the presence of justice.

 

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker’s top aides pressed for a taxpayer-funded $500,000loan to a now-defunct Milwaukee construction company that was collapsing and created no jobs, according to a newspaper investigation.

Walker’s economic development agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, awarded anunsecured loan to Building Committee Inc., owned by William Minahan, according to records the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1KYa7er ) obtained through an open records request.

The 2011loan was for a proposed project to retrofit bank and credit union buildings for energy efficiency. The WEDC sued BCI last year in an attempt to get the money back.

It is among several WEDCloans recently questioned by state auditors in a report that led Walker on Friday to ask lawmakers to scrap the loan program.

Paul Jadin, the former head of WEDC, said Minahan and then-Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch pushed for a $4.3 millionloan, but the agency couldn’t justify more $500,000 — which Jadin said he considered “fairly risky.”

Minahan had given Walker’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign a last-minute $10,000 donation on Election Day — the maximum individual contribution.

Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said the likely 2016 presidential candidate wasn’t aware of the donation. Patrick also said Friday that the governor, who chairs the WEDC board, “has not met with Mr. Minahan, nor was he involved in or aware of any part of theloan process concerning The Building Committee Inc.”

Documents show that in June 2011, lobbyist Eric Petersen, who represented BCI and Minahan, and Keith Gilkes, the governor’s chief of staff at the time, met with Minahan and Huebsch — a member of the WEDC board by virtue of his position — to discuss theloan.

Huebsch, who has since been appointed to a $129,000-a-year job at the Public Service Commission, released a statement through Department of Administration spokesman Cullen Werwie: “As the Secretary of DOA, I often worked to connect small businesses with resources that could lead to job creation.”

The newspaper also found that WEDC awarded theunsecured loan only after Huebsch and other agency officials were unable to find funding from state or federal energy programs or the utility-funded Focus on Energy program, according to a May 2011 memo.

WEDC also was unable to locate the original underwriting documents justifying the $500,000 loan to BCI, according to the newspaper. Huebsch’s agency had offered to conduct a “staff review” of the proposed loan, but state officials said that never happened. On his 2011 WEDCloan application, Minahan checked “no” when asked if BCI or any of its officers had been sued in the previous five years, although electronic court records show three lawsuits.

Minahan listed La Crosse-based Michaels Energy and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as partners in the proposed project. But officials for both organizations said they never received proceeds from the state loan and did little or no work on the project.

 

Picture this: A great job interview is drawing to a close. Hoping to find out more about the candidate on a personal level, the interviewer asks, “So, are you married?” The candidate blurts out, “I’m so excited! My fiancé and I are getting married this June.” The employer starts to think, Okay…but what if she wants to start a family soon after? Maternity leave could mean that we’d have to hire a temp. It might be better to look at other candidates.

Is this scenario politically correct? No. In fact, it is illegal for employers to ask about a candidate’s family plans (marriage, engagement, and child planning), among a host of other issues. But according to Peter K. Studner, many interviewers andcandidates don’t know that.

“Most interviewers haven’t had formal training on what questions border on improper or are illegal, and as a result, interviewees often volunteer ‘wrong’ answers and too much information,” says Studner, author of Super Job Search IV: The Complete Manual for Job Seekers & Career Changers(Jamenair Ltd., 2015, ISBN: 978-0-938667-06-3, $26.95, www.SuperJobSearch.com). “That’s why it’s important for all job seekers to know which questions are illegal and how to politely deflect them without harming their candidacy.

“Oh, and if you’re curious, a good answer to ‘Are you married?’ would be, ‘I have a good social life and am focused 100 percent on moving my career forward,'” he adds.

In Super Job Search IV, Studner, whose outplacement firm has helped over 27,000 people receive offers, guides readers through the complicated process of conducting a targeted and ultimately successful job search campaign. Best of all,Super Job Search IV isn’t “just” a book—it’s a systematic approach to finding a job that includes online resources and an app.

Here, Studner shares six questions employers shouldn’t ask (but often do), along with possible replies:

How old are you? It’s illegal for employers to ask a candidate’s age unless they’re trying to determine whether or not a candidate is a minor. That said, your odds of hearing this question go up if you’re a more mature candidate.

“While an employer may not know your exact age, they’ll still be aware of the general ballpark—so refusing to state that you’re 57 might be of limited usefulness,” Studner comments. “In a situation like this, I recommend getting the interviewer to focus on your experience, not your age. A good response might be, ‘I’m in my 50s. Does age make a difference for this job?’ Then remind the interviewer that you bring 20 to 25 years’ experience to the table and describe several of your most applicable accomplishments.”

When did you graduate college or high school? This is a more sneaky way for employers to fish for your age—and it’s still illegal. Studner says your first tactic should be to sidestep the question: “I did not put that down on my résumé as I was told that it is not pertinent for any job application.” This response should do nicely to get you off the hook.

“If the interviewer presses for a reply, you might give him the date and then ask how that applies to your candidacy,” he advises. “And in the final analysis, would you really want to work for a company where the management discriminates against age? It might be better to move on.”

How’s your health? Employers have the right to determine if you are physically able to perform the functions of the job for which you’re applying. But beyond that, you are not obligated to—nor should you—reveal any health issues you may have. Rather than volunteer that you are a cancer survivor in your third year, for example, a better reply might be, “I had a physical after I left my last job and passed it with flying colors!” And if it is true, add, “…in my last year, I used only four days of sick leave.”

“People have a tendency to volunteer too much information about themselves,” Studner comments. “While you can be proud and certainly grateful that you’re a cancer survivor, it does not belong in your interview discussion. It’s really none of the employer’s business.”

What’s your religion? Do you observe any religious holidays? Any question that asks you to reveal your religion is illegal. If this topic comes up—and assuming that the person who is interviewing you will not be your boss—you might tell him or her politely that is an improper question. Know that this is a risky strategy, though. You may have won the conversation but lost the interview.

“Alternatively, you might simply say, ‘I prefer not to discuss my religion, but I can assure you that it will not interfere with my doing this job,'” Studner says. “You might also try to deliver the same message with some humor: ‘What religion do you have in mind? I would consider practicing it as I really would like to work here!’ There is no sense in getting upset when an interviewer does not pay attention to the rules. And humor can sometimes bring the conversation back within proper bounds.”

Do you have a criminal record? It’s legal for employers to ask if you’ve been convicted of a crime on job applications and in interviews. Many employers ask this as a matter of course and certainly will if a particular type of conviction might relate to the job’s duties. That said, employers can’t ask about your arrest record—but that doesn’t mean they can’t do independent research, either.

“I once had a candidate who had a DUI arrest,” Studner recounts. “She wasn’t obligated to disclose this, but in her state, certain websites could legally post her picture and arrest information. These websites essentially blackmailed individuals with a ‘fee’ to have their arrest posting either removed or placed at the end of the line. With the help of an attorney, it cost her a few thousand dollars to get her notices off the Internet.

“In a manner of speaking, this client was fortunate because she could afford to have the evidence removed, but not all candidates are in the same position,” he continues. “In these kinds of cases where a future employer might uncover prior arrests, it is important to discuss the incident up front and point out that it was a thing of the past, never to be repeated. The more serious the offense, the more convincing you have to be.”

Before you sat down, I noticed that you have a limp. How did that happen? This question represents any query about disability. Here’s what you need to know: An employer cannot legally ask about a person’s disability, but can indicate certain characteristics about a job that might require a more direct reply about the candidate’s abilities. For example, “This job requires lifting packages up to 30 pounds, or standing on your feet for six hours a day, or talking on the phone at least 80 percent of the time. Is this something you can do on a continuous basis?”

“Here you need to be frank,” Studner says. “If you have a disability, there are agencies nationally and locally that can help you find a company with jobs suitable for your limitations. However, if you have a disability that does not interfere with the job’s requirements, you are not obligated to disclose or discuss it.”

“While this is not an exhaustive list of every improper or illegal question, it should prepare you to reply to them and, when possible, sidestep innocent but damaging answers,” Studner concludes. “My advice to all candidates is to never lie in an interview, but also to never volunteer negative

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Years from now, when Lebron James retires, pundits would be mistaken to compare his career to the career of Michael Jordan. Jordan and James are simply different players. James and Magic Johnson, however, are statistical anomalies.

During Magic’s career, he was one of the few players who could dominate a game whenever he chose to, but often chose to highlight his teammates instead. When Johnson was called on to score, he would score, but when the game could be furthered by his teammates instead, he often deferred. Johnson finished his career averaging 19.5 points per game to go with his 11.2 assists and 7.2 rebounds. Consider that Chris Paul, widely considered the best point guard of his generation, has only averaged 11.2 assists or more during a season once. A more apt comparison for Johnson’s passing ability would be John Stockton, who is on the hypothetical “Mount Rushmore” of point guards and averaged 10.5 assists per game for his career. Stockton, though, only averaged 13.1 points per game. Johnson was a triple double machine and that was the case simply because he could do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted, anywhere on the court.

Lebron was manufactured in a similar vain. James has been criticized several times for bypassing tough shots to set up a teammate with a better opportunity. Unlike Johnson, James has his fair share of detractors who detest the fame and attention he got at a young age. James’s stat line is 27.3 points per game, supported by 6.9 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game. Famed sports writer Bill Simmons dedicated a chapter in his book to the “42 Club”, players whose points, assists, and rebounds per game added up to 42 or more were the players who the NBA that season. James has averaged a robust 41.3 total for his career.

Beyond the statistical measurements, James and Johnson were special in the fact that they could play (and more importantly, guard) any position on the floor on any given night. No Kareem Abdul-Jabaar? No problem, insert Magic. We don’t have a point guard we can trust to take the ball up offensively and guard Tony Parker defensively? No problem, insert Lebron.

Any front office executive would love to start a team with Lebron or Magic because those two are simply the most versatile players of all time. Both can play any position, and both can dominate a game when called upon to do so. One overlooked fact is that you can also trust them to make the right decision for the basketball team when the ball is in their hands. They will not resort to “hero ball” where they will take a three-pointer with three opposing players in their face and their shooting guard waving his hands wide open in the corner. That shooting guard is taking the shot, and that is the best basketball decision that could have been made. If, by chance, that three-pointer does leave their hands headed for the basket, you are just as confident that that ball is finding the bottom of the net.

 

Distrito Federal.- Luego de ocho temporadas y más de 200 capítulos, la temporada final de la serie de comedia “How I met your mother” (HIMYM) llegará por primera vez a Latinoamérica el próximo jueves.

A través de Sony, los 24 episodios que componen la novena y última entrega, transcurren durante el fin de semana de la boda entre “Barney” (Neil Patrick Harris) y “Robin” (Cobie Smulders), se informó a través de un comunicado de prensa.

La serie ha sido nominada a 72 premios, entre ellos 28 Emmy, de los cuales ganó 18.

Cabe recordar que esta comedia extendió su alcance fuera de la pantalla chica, como ejemplo de esta tendencia se encuentra “El blog de Barney”, los libros “The Bro Code” y “The Playbook”, que hacen referencia a capítulos o bromas dentro de la serie.

El elenco de HIMYM está conformado por Josh Radnor quien interpreta a “Ted Mosby”; Jason Segel en el papel de “Marshall Eriksen”; Cobie Smulders como “Robin Scherbatsky”; así como Neil Patrick Harris en el papel de “Barney Stinson”.

También participa Alyson Hannigan como “Lily Aldrin” y cuenta con la producción ejecutiva de Carter Bays, Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg y Craig Thomas.