Friday, September 16, 2011

World Bank chief: the New Normal will be "no normal"

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World Bank chief stresses "responsible stakeholder" role in new landscapes
Xinhua
"The new 'normal' will be 'no normal'" he noted, adding that the "new normal" will be dynamic, not fixed with more countries rising and shaping the multilateral system. The rising economies will be joining new networks in diverse combinations and ...
Sharon Bryson, Service to America award finalist: The bearer of bad news ...
Washington Post
(Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST) - “Our role is to mitigate [families'] trauma so they can figure out what their new normal will be,” says Sharon Bryson of the National Transportation Safety Board. By Ashley Halsey III, She calls them the words ...
Extremely Hot Summers Will Soon Be the Norm, Scientists Say
Climate Central (blog)
Due in large part to manmade global warming, summers like this one will happen so often, in fact, that they will be the new normal. “If the planet hits the two degree [Celsius] warming threshold, 70-80 percent of the global land surface will be regions ...
Fugate, Honoré to Keynote International Code Council Annual Conference Events
FireEngineering.com
He will discuss "The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” “We are very excited to have these two distinguished leaders serve as guest speakers at our Annual Conference,” said International Code Council Chief Executive Officer ...
America's 'New Normal' is Anything But
truthout
Since 9/11, everything cryptic and corrupt, deceptive and invasive, immoral and illegal is simply called "the new normal" as if we are all supposed to just accept it as such. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Jon Letman is a freelance ...
Why Volatility Is The New Norm
Seeking Alpha
Is this yet another “new normal?” What is really going here? Fundamentally, the high volatility means investors are discounting extreme future scenarios and baking that analysis into their daily trading activity and their view of security prices. ...
Central Banks' Liquidity Bailout For Euro Banks
Forbes
Market intervention appears to have become “the new normal” in a volatile world where equities exhibit double digit moves several times a week. With central banks in the emerging world intervening to avoid currency appreciation, along with the Bank of ...
PayPal Jump Starts The Future of Shopping with Broader Mobile Commerce Platform
Mobile Marketing Watch
Writing on the official PayPal blog, the eBay-owned company's president Scott Thompson says there's a “new normal” in retail. “Shopping is 24×7,” Thompson writes, “and it happens everywhere – not just in a store or website. ...
San Francisco, the Naked City
San Francisco Chronicle
attempt to address the Special City's new normal, Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed a measure to require that nudists not sit or eat in public without "clothing or other separate material as a barrier between his or her genitals, buttocks, ...
Edgy women like 'Whitney' lead the fall TV lineup
Los Angeles Times
... shows are waiting in the pipeline: NBC has scheduled "Best Friends Forever" for midseason and just announced "My Best Friend is a Lesbo," while ABC is developing a comedy about a '90s girl band. So could girl-centric series become the new normal?...
Healthy Life: Chronic Disease Management Workshop
KCRG
So for several years, she lived her new normal. McDowell was fighting exhaustion, pain, and troubles breathing. Then, she found out about a program, designed especially for those with chronic conditions. It's the Chronic Disease Management Workshop, ...
Philly Fed Survey Less Bad in September 2011
Global Economic Intersection
Surveys are NOT hard data. They are a quantification of opinion. Econintersect analysis indicates economic growth is continuing to slow. However, based on last year, this negative result might be aNew Normal seasonal factor.
James Carville to Obama: It's Time to Panic
Death and Taxes
There was the nagging sense that this is the “new normal.” Panic started to set in. Panic set in for everyone except the president, it seemed. Obama's signature cool-headed style in times of economic crisis seems to simply fall short of the sense of ...
Goodbye Bay Street. Hello Humboldt.
Macleans.ca
“We think there's a new normal in Canada,” says Dan Malamet, national director of programming and events for ZSA, a legal recruitment firm. Adds Salima Alibhai, a senior consultant there, “We've noticed a big decline in the number of articling ...
State expects $1.4 billion less in tax revenue
The Seattle Times
If there is a new normal for the state budget, it seems to be bad news. Every revenue forecast for the past three years — except one — has been down, often by several hundred million dollars. And there were no promises of better times ahead in Raha's ...
Incentive/Recognition Industry Starts to Stabilize
openPR (press release)
“What we are seeing is the new 'normal,'” said IRF President Melissa Van Dyke. “The general buying outlook for merchandise and travel program planners has moved from negative or flat, to slightly positive. There's an underlying current of normalization ...
Seeking Reality on Climate
New York Times (blog)
As Gore put it in a promotional video: Across the globe, cataclysmic weather events are occurring with such regularity that it is being called a 'new normal.' But there is nothing normal about it. Just last year, climate scientists met in Paris to ...
GE leader says companies need to invest now
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Q: Do you think this is the new normal? A: Yes. Interest rates are at zero, the advent of China, India, the global economy, the world at war, the toxic mood that the country's in. This is a different day. And I think people who don't feel like this is ...
Multnomah County Approves State Cuts, Uses $8 million in one-time only funds
The Lund Report
During a budget work session last week, Fuller said that the state cuts may become the “new normal” for funding mental health services. Kotek hesitated to agree with Fuller, but did say that Multnomah County needs to work with surrounding metro ...
World Bank concerned over Kenya's macro stability
Reuters Africa
"We are in a situation where the new normal is that there is no normal. There are too many variables changing at the same time that are having impact at the same time that are putting pressure on the government," Zutt said. Continued...
Six Receive Spirit Awards
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)
“Our country does a great job of bringing them home, but we need to help them live a new normal,” said Krueger, inspiring the audience for the cause. “As they say in the field,” said Tallouzi, “we cannot … leave anyone behind.” â– Los Alamos Fire ...
Social media is marketing and PR gold
nebusiness.co.uk
Two-way communication directly with the consumer is the “new normal”. Social media has also changed the dynamics of the PR/journalist relationship. As well as traditional channels, journalists also now seek information online via social media, ...
Drought, Heat, Fires ... Repeat: The plague of wildfires reflect conditions ...
Austin Chronicle
If this is the new normal, then Texas better get used to being a wildfire state. When the next fires come, Carman said, "The question is: Is the drought the cause, or is the drought caused by climate change?" Once the fires die down, the question may ...
Documentary Review: Different is the New Normal: Living a Life with ...
By Kirsten
Different is the New Normal: Living a Life with Tourette's is a 60-minute documentary premiering September 15 at 8 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN, about the story of 17-year-old Ariel Small, who was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome as a child. ...
Wait...WHAT?
24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 12 | Watts Up With ...
By Anthony Watts
Redefining the new normal. Wait, I thought actual climate scientists defined climatic normals, not ex-politicians. NOAA's new normals – a step change of plus 0.5 degrees F. Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F ...
Watts Up With That?
Hot Hot Heat and the Summer that Broiled - adventure journal
By steve casimiro
“Welcome to the new normal,” said a friend who lives there. “See you in the fall,” we said, putting the shimmering heat waves in the rear view mirror. Summer 2011 was the second-hottest on record across the U.S., NOAA just announced, but ...
adventure journal
Beyond Aid – Speech by World Bank Group President Robert B ...
By emma
The New Normal will be dynamic, not fixed – with more countries rising and shaping the multilateral system. Some states may falter, too. The rising economies will be joining new networks – of countries, international institutions, civil society ...
Ghana Business News
10 Thursday PM Reads | The Big Picture
By Anna W
Richard Russell: 12 Tips For The New Normal (Pragmatic Capitalism) • The Beginning of the End for Suburban America? (The Atlantic) • How Hollywood Accounting Can Made Return of the Jedi ($450M box office) 'Unprofitable' (The Atlantic) ...
The Big Picture
Finextra: PayPal goes after the high street
In a blog, president Scott Thompson says: "There's a "new normal" in retail. Shopping is 24×7 and it happens everywhere - not just in a store or website. The intersection of smartphones, social media, online and offline shopping has put the ...
Finextra Research Payments channel
TrackBack (0) - Jim Byers' Travel Blog
By Jim Byers
Like them, it hadn't dawned on me traveling on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 that the day should be anything other than the new normal. A decade and a day before September 11, 2001, none of us had ever thought twice about bringing in ...
Jim Byers' Travel Blog
James Carville's Sage Advise for Obama: PANIC! by:John Lillipop ...
By John Lillipop
There was the nagging sense that this is the “new normal.” Panic started to set in. Panic set in for everyone except the president, it seemed. Obama's signature cool-headed style in times of economic crisis seems to simply fall short of the sense ...
American Conservative Daily (c)...

The new normal: Fighting state laws that defy common sense
Tampabay.com
By Sue Carlton, Times columnist Is anyone else starting to hate the phrase "the new normal" — as in, "Get used to this miserable state of affairs, because it's the new normal?" The new normal is gas near four bucks a gallon. ...
Does the New Normal Include Private Unemployment Insurance?
New York Times (blog)
By ANN CARRNS With unemployment hovering around 9 percent, many Americans are relying on government unemployment benefits to make ends meet. Now, a new, private option is available that can help replace, at least temporarily, more of the income ...
Documentary Review: Different is the New Normal: Living a Life with Tourette's
Blogcritics.org (blog)
Different is the New Normal: Living a Life with Tourette's is a 60-minute documentary premiering September 15 at 8 pm EST on THIRTEEN, about the story of 17-year-old Ariel Small, who was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome as a child. ...

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