Thursday, March 15, 2012

Election apathy the new normal?

Election apathy: Is this the new normal?
Washington Post (blog)
What if Republicans held a presidential primary and no one paid attention? We may learn the answer to that question tonight as votes in Alabama and Mississippi are drawing nowhere near the level of coverage that past primaries and caucuses have ...

Massively Mobile Progressive Enhancement | Is Your Site Future ...
By Jeffrey Zeldman
Stephanie Rieger of and the W3C presents principles to understand and design for a new normal, in which users are channel agnostic, devices are plentiful, standards are fleeting, mobile use doesn't necessarily mean “hide the ...
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The...

Future Friendly: "Today's onslaught of devices is already pushing them to the breaking point. They can't withstand what's ahead. Proprietary solutions will dominate at first. Innovation necessarily precedes standardization. Technologists will scramble to these solutions before realizing (yet again) that a standardized platform is needed to maintain sanity. The standards process will be painfully slow. We will struggle with (and eventually agree upon) appropriate standards."

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Does your staff understand the 'new normal?'
Wisconsin Law Journal
As the legal profession continues to contend with everything from layoffs to fee pressures, upheaval is the “new normal.” The world many firms previously knew is gone. Adapting to that change in order to stay competitive, to thrive in the “new normal,” ...

Wisconsin Law Journal

Best's Briefing: Catastrophe Frequency Tests Insurers
MarketWatch (press release)
OLDWICK, NJ, Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AM Best Co. has released a briefing that discusses the new "normal" for the frequency of catastrophe weather events. The insurance industry continues to be tested as catastrophic weather events have recently ...

Living in a Volatile IT World
According to The Hackett Group, coping with this “new normal” requires a different outlook and approach. A January study, “2012 IT Key Issues: Coming to Terms with the 'New Normal,'” found that one in five companies expects to experience a sustained ...

US Airways CEO Doug Parker: New Normal Includes Ala Carte Service Fees and ...
Knowledge@W. P. Carey
Consolidation has reduced carriers to the "right" number, and feesare now part of a new normal. He also traced the America West/US Airways story – which he termed “remarkable.” The Economic Club of Phoenix is a forum for the discussion of economic and ...

Fitch Rates Catholic Health Initiatives (CO) 2012A Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch (press release)
Management is implementing its 'New Normal' business strategy to adapt its overall business plan to position the system to the expected incentives and rewards of health care reform. The fundamental elements of its overall strategy focus on improvement ...

Commentary: Family disaster plan belongs on to-do list
The Tennessean
Last Thursday's rain produced some minor flooding (by our new-normal standards). Lower Station Camp Creek Road between Long Hollow Pike and Saundersville Road was closed for a number of hours, and Rogana Road on the north side of Gallatin was reported ...

Raise rates to combat inflation: Sentance
FT Adviser
Mr Sentance, the keynote speaker at the Association of Investment Companies conference for directors in London today (14th March), told delegates there was a new normal for the economy and for investors. He said: “Investors need to brace themselves for ...

FT Adviser

Singapore must achieve more with less
Business Times (subscription)
Political reporters wrote about the 'new normal' of Singapore politics. Being an 'old normal', I wondered what was new. From third world to first: Like any other country in the world, Singapore now competes in a global economy. In such an economy, ...

Why Old People Still Matter
Seeking Alpha
All this supports the idea that lower rates and spreads are here to stay: the New Normal if you will. No one is denying the fact that bond rates are extremely low on nominal terms and negative on real, but if you must play in the space you will be ...

GMP Capital Q4 profit plunges on weak capital markets
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
The company also said its board of directors approved a new normal course issuer bid, for the buyback of up to 4.7 million common shares, or 10 percent of its stock. As of February 29, the company had 70.02 million shares outstanding.

Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Did Pick Axes Save the Collins Company?
What many found was a nomadic life where illness, drownings, fires, harsh weather, starvation, lack of shelter and sanitation, and violence between competing interests, was the new normal. By 1850, the gold nuggets so easily found in the fields or ...

Are Employees Showing Signs of a Personal Financial Recovery?
It is no surprise that retirement confidence levels remain low as long as the current fears of economic uncertainty, market volatility, rising taxes, inflation, and health care expense increases continue to be the so-called “new normal.

Farmington Y Members Share Stories as Fundraising Drive Kicks Off
They played a big part in my family finding a new normal." The Ring of Fame featured several speakers who shared their personal experiences with the Y. Its Strong Kids program provides financial assistance so that families can take advantage of child ...

'County,' 'Friday Night Dinner' and more NBC pilots to keep an eye on for 2012-13 (blog)
"The New Normal": A gay couple try to start a family with a surrogate. Ryan Murphy will executive-produce. Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Ellen Barkin and Bebe Wood will star. "Next Caller Please": Dane Cook is the meathead alpha male ... (blog)

British unemployment up … again
GlobalPost (blog)
A bit over 1 in 5 workers in Britain are now part-timers, many of them working short hours because there is no full-time work to be had. Clearly, part-time is becoming the new normal in the Anglo-American model of capitalism.

Will Tiger Woods be cautious with his schedule?
The scary thing for Woods is that this might be the new normal. One Sunday, he's shooting 62, eliciting memories of past glory while dreaming about future success. The next Sunday, he can't complete a round because his Achilles is killing him.

Commentary: Keep your hands off my Facebook password
Alexandria Town Talk
The Department of Corrections says it was screening for gang affiliations, but it could soon become the new normal for other employers to request your password. For employers, social networks provide valuable information. A study by researchers at ...

Make It or Break It Catch-Up Marathon to Air March 26th on SOAPnet
9:00 AM - "The New Normal" - With the World's tryouts over, there is very little for The Rock girls to celebrate. 10:00 - "Free People" - When the new coach arrives at The Rock, life as they knew it changes - for the better and for worse.

Gahanna's money predicament looking up as savings grow
Delaware News
Stinchcomb said dealing with the economic recession has meant making cuts in city services and projects, which became "the new normal under which we have to operate." "We have let some services lessen and we have seen the maintenance and upkeep of ...

Family's life altered, 12-year-old son shot by friend
Deseret News
It was a positive step for the family and a sense of a “new normal” was beginning to emerge. However, due to a serious infection, the prosthetic skull was removed less than a year after it had been implanted. In the near future, Austin will have at ...

Deseret News

It's all about geography
Ottawa Citizen
... in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. The article above is based on "Striking out: the new normal in Canadian labour relations," forthcoming in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, published by Carswell Publications.

The Fighter Who Stayed Too Long
MMA Fighting
You settle into your new normal. You wait to find out what tomorrow will look like. You don't have much choice. Your life rolls on. Who can say where it will go next? Who can tell you what debts you already owe, or when you incurred them?

LoBiondo talks jobs, government spending and beach replenishment
Shore News Today
One local merchant said she happily worked 70 to 80 hours a week, but “the profits aren't there.” “I'm worried about my kids,” she said. A local Realtor said short-sales were the “new normal,” but government bureaucracy and mortgage insurance brokers ...

Vikings to meet with John Carlson on Wednesday
Most free agents signed thusfar — cough — Redskins — cough, don't meet this definition. Two pass catching TEs is the new normal. We get him cheap off injury and for hometown discount. That's value. PS- Jim Leonard is next. John Carlson.

Talk From The Trenches: Fed Sparks A Modern Bond Rout
MNI News (subscription)
By Isobel Kennedy NEW YORK, March 13 (MNI) - Using the standards of the new normal bond market, which has become addicted to government engineering and immune to good news, Treasuries suffered a virtual rout Tuesday that was blamed on supply, ...

Derby Graded Earnings Rule - Again
Daily Racing Form (blog)
But if this is the new normal, then we should also have a graded earnings rule most of us can be comfortable with, too - an amended, updated, focused graded earnings rule that produces the strongest Kentucky Derby field possible.

Jane Minshall conquered despair to discover joy in writing
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
You never get over the death of somebody that close, you just have to find a new normal in life,” she says. Still suffering fibromyalgia, she has pain in her legs, hands and face that requires ongoing treatment. And she still has Rowena's own story ...

What Marriage Means in Today's “New Normal” « Public Discourse
By David Lapp
Furthermore, the “new normal” is not driven primarily by an increase in single mothers, but in the number of cohabiting couples: in 1988, 39 percent of high-school educated Americans had cohabited; in the late 2000's, 68 percent. According to ...
Public Discourse

Holton reflects on its new normal
Keith Swinney stood on the front porch of his home on the east side of Holton and pointed to a large pile of rubble diagonally across the street.
Indiana | WISH TV

Talent Management is Moneyball | Work, Learn, Play
By Jay Shaw
Statistical modeling is now the new normal. Every team needs to do it just to keep up. Competitive advantage has now become a long, hard slog of finding incremental improvements in the model. Since the book came out, I've been saying that ...
Work, Learn, Play

Goldman's Take On The FOMC Statement | ZeroHedge
By Tyler Durden
The new normal: Inverted flash-crash. So tradeable - if you can front-run! Login or register to post comments. Tue, 03/13/2012 - 15:18 | 2251382 LongSoupLine · LongSoupLine's picture. comes the blow off top.

FLASH: CTFC Sues MBF Clearing Corp for Not Separating ...
Kind of like the new normal and the new new normal respectively? [...] The Equalizer (3 hours ago) So the endgame of the hedge fund industry is sorta like the mutual fund game - survivor bias skews the results to the upside, because all th [...] ...
iBC_FN | iBankCoin Financial News

The North Mobile Post › Rick Santorum Sweeps Southern Primaries
By David Merrell
Given the new rules in the Republican nominating process, this could be the new normal. Join the Forum discussion on this post · Share. This was written by David Merrell. Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 12:17 am . Filed under ...
The North Mobile Post

A Deficit For The Record Books | Bankrupting America
By BA_Admin
Jack Markell of Delaware says, “I think the new normal is that we are every single year going to have to be very much focused on wringing efficiencies out.” The Delaware Gov. just returned his state to a balanced budget after closing a $377 ...
Bankrupting America

Video: James O'Keefe's Project Veritas exposes how easy it is to ...
By Say It Ain't So
... Japan Libs Libya Londonistan Marxifornia Mexico money new normal Newt Nigeria Obamacare Occupiers Pakistan Sarah Palin sharia spiraling debt Springtime for Hitler state-run media Taliban Thailand UN unemployment Union thugs ...
Quite Normal

City building activity reflects 'new normal' |
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Building activity in Glenwood Springs saw a return to normal, or at least the new, post-recession normal, in 2011 (read ...

The Knowledge Effect | U.S. faces "new normal" on jobless rate ...
University of Oregon economics professor and blogger Mark Thoma says U.S. may face a "new normal" on rate of unemployment.

Unmarried With Children. The New Normal? | Community
More women are having children outside of marriage, according to a recent New York Times article, stating “It used to be called illegitimacy, now it's the new ...

All Living with the new normal messages
You do get used to the new normal eventually and I found it actually has some benefits. Just baby steps is all that is needed and as long as you keep moving ...,64942,0.htm?...

Slower Growth in Medicare Spending — Is This the New Normal ...
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Slower Growth in Medicare Spending — Is This the New Normal?

A New Normal - Increasing Direct Mail Response Rates with Cross ...
Increasing direct mail response rates are on the rise. Expectations of 2-3% are being replaced with campaigns garnering responses of 10-20%

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