Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gay Marine kiss portrays a new normal in US

Leonard Pitts Jr: Gay Marine kiss portrays a new normal in US
Detroit Free Press
By Leonard Pitts Jr. A few days ago, a US Marine returned to the US after six months in Afghanistan. Spotting his new honey among the people waiting, he rushed forward and planted an enthusiastic kiss -- their first kiss, as it turns out.

13 WTHR IndianapolisHenryville residents face 'new normal'
This community is searching for a new normal. "It is not even springtime and the Lord only knows what's in front of all of us here," Cavanaugh told the crowd. "You can say a prayer," said Henryville resident William Packwood when asked what he needed.

After last year's agony, the City has started to return to a new normal
Evening Standard
There are still trillions of dollars of debt which must be renegotiated, paid down or forgiven but big business can't hang about waiting for the world to get back to normal. Maybe this is the new normal which separates those firms which can capitalise ...

Evening Standard

Contractor alleges fraud in Normal apartment project
(Photo by Ryan Denham/WJBC) NORMAL – A Champaign contractor is firing back against the developer of a new Normal apartment complex, alleging it committed fraud when it hired the contractor because it knew it wouldn't be able to pay up on time.

Hackett: Jobless Recovery in Corporate Finance to Continue in 2012 As CFOs ...
The Hackett Group's new key issues Research Insight "2012 Finance Agenda: The Lean Years Continue" finds that CFOs are acknowledging that for 2012, the "New Normal" has been largely accepted as the status quo, or the "Now Normal.

Welcome to the 1 percent recovery
Is extreme inequality America's new normal? By Mike Konczal, New Deal 2.0 There was a brief debate focused on the following question: Would the gains of the economy continue to accrue to the top 1 percent once the recovery started, or would they have a ...

Envestnet Announces 2012 Advisor Summit: Changing The Rules
MarketWatch (press release)
Volatility has become the new normal, and investors are looking for new strategies that will help them weather the markets' ebbs and flows," said Judson Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Envestnet. "Our Advisor Summit will bring together ...

Pay Still a Basic Issue in Temp Marketplace
IT Business Edge (blog)
That fully illustrates the fear of workers everywhere when they read that temporary jobs might be thenew "normal." My colleague Ann All posed that possibility for IT nearly a year and a half ago, and analyst David Foote has noted this continuing trend ...

Beebe, Honoré to Address Arkansas Tourism Conference
Arkansas Business Online
Honoré will speak on "The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century." He famously coordinated military relief efforts for in 2005 in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The 38th annual event draws hundreds ...

Sources of inflation
GROWTH prospects are being negatively impacted by persistent double-digit inflation, which has become a new 'normal'. The unrelenting increase in prices of both food (which fall in winter and pick up in summer) and non-food items has been aggravated by ...

Voiceover vet Howard Hoffman launches Vitaphone; Tom Leykis is first client
Hoffman's first client is Tom Leykis' “New Normal Networks,” launching April 2, for which Vitaphone will create online imaging and production elements. The company will also supply creative work for Leykis' “Pure Pop Hits” channel.

Howard Hoffman Launches Vitaphone Studios
All Access Music Group
VITAPHONE will be providing the imaging and production elements for the new TOM LEYKIS SHOW debuting APRIL 2nd, along with NEW NORMAL's 24/7 music stream, PURE POP HITS. Said HOFFMAN, "TOM and I have wanted to work together since our careers began.

'Living United' is United Way mindset, says Matt Ryerson
Cleveland Daily Banner
The community, Ryerson said, was trying to find its “New Normal.” “But things will never be normal like they were before,” he said. Several reverent, respectful programs and events are planned for the one-year remembrance of the tragic storms and ...

AAF-CC hosts Dan Black at their March Lunch & Learn series
Instant connection is the new normal; and this has changed the way people think, behave, and buy. As VP Strategic Alliances at Charlotte-based WeSkill, Dan's fast-paced, interactive presentation offers valuable skills and methodologies that will give ...

Rebooting financial institutions
Financial Post
For financial institutions to prosper in this “new normal,” they will need to refocus most of their efforts to the right side of their balance sheet. This is the part of the business that contains customer liabilities (ie deposits), debt and capital ...

Financial Post

David versus Goliath
AG Week
He said excessive precipitation in the past 10 years “does not provide a new normal” and that insurance periods 2005 to 2009 all were excessively wet. On Oct. 20, 2011, Beck issued a memorandum — a decision, finding in favor of Mathews.

Diamond Prices Could Fall In 2012 As Supply, Demand In Balance -- Tacy Ltd
The reason is the post credit crisis “new normal,” he said, as US households start to have to pay off debts and sell off valuables such as jewelry, including diamonds. The figure could be as much as $1 billion for 2012, he said.

January 2012 Manufacturing New Orders Now Growing Slower
Global Economic Intersection
Further, Econintersect believes there has been a fundamental shift in seasonality in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007 – the New Normal. Econintersect determines the month-over-month change by subtracting the current month's year-over-year ...

Global Economic Intersection

Maersk ramps up Eurasian voyage
World Finance
CEO of Maersk, Eivind Kolding, previously outlined his vision of the “new normal” at the shipping giant, stating, “reliability is the new rate war”, and also stated that by increasing the reliability of shipping, supply chain costs would ultimately ...

Album: Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball (Columbia)
The larger subject is the recession, of course, but Springsteen also seems to be suggesting that the very pact we've made with greater society has created a new normal. He's getting used to the idea just like we are. "Another day older and closer to ...

Ten commandments for being a smart consumer
Constant change is the new normal. Banks revise their fee structures. Wireless and cable companies modify their packages and pricing tiers. You change how you use these services. Try to look at these business relationships once a year.

MORTGAGE CHOICE LIMITED : Borrowers have room to move regardless of RBA rate hold
"In this changing home loan environment, the 'new normal' could be that lenders shift their home loan interest rates at any time, in any direction, and by any amount. "Buyers and borrowers should prepare for future rate movements or unexpected changes ...

Romney: Economy is best issue for me
CBS News
Romney downplayed the reports of recent economic growth and recovery, saying that an 8 percent jobless rate "is not the new normal. I mean, this president has a long way to go to be able to deliver on the promises that the American people expect.

Accenture research finds few professionals plan to leave employers despite job ...
“We're looking at a new normal in the workplace,” said Nicky Moses, HR Director at Accenture SA. “Employees are defining success in a variety of ways, customising their own approaches and balancing personal demands with their desire to succeed.

First the Cloud, then the Services
IT Business Edge (blog)
It may seem like a strange new world at first, but given the cost and flexibility benefits available when cloud computing is done right, it probably won't be long before it becomes the new normal.

Why China Is Suddenly Content With 7.5 Percent Growth
Slower growth and higher wages are two elements of the Chinese economy's new normal. The Chinese will also need to learn to live with higher inflation, says Barclays economist Chang, who expects inflation to average about 5 percent over the next decade ...

Arizona's Leading Solar Company, American Solar, Publishes Next Resource Guide ...
openPR (press release)
“In fact, many in the home building industry expect a solar home will become the new normal in the not so distant future. We're well aware that choosing the right solar contractor can make all the difference in your satisfaction with your new home ...

Mayor Rob Ford down to his last strike in TTC debacle: James
Toronto Star
The questions several councillors are now asking is, “Is this the new normal? Must we rescue every issue from the administration's incompetence?” Email Print Republish Add to Favourites Report an error Rss Top Stories: DiManno: Horrific details of ...

Toronto Star

Putin Needs a Little Respect
Huffington Post (blog)
Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal. Similarly, the western press should stop taking an 'anything but Putin' approach to reporting events in Russia. Not only is it tiresome, it is largely inaccurate.

And let me tell you, 8 percent is not the new normal. I mean, this president has a long way to go to be able to deliver on the promises that the American people expect. Incomes have not risen. Gasoline prices are high. The idea that everything's fine ...

International Aid Workers and Diplomats Press Syria on Crisis
Voice of America
"I don't think there was any adjustment to this being the new normal. There was certainly a resignation that no one was coming to their one coming to their aid." Crockett says access to food and other basics was very desperate.

Iraq war veteran loses limbs, not courage to pursue dreams
Tucson Citizen
It becomes a new normal.” Reach the reporter at or 602-444-8478. This entry was posted on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 11:08 pm and is filed under Arizona Republic News. You can follow any responses to this entry through ...

State demographer retiring on Tuesday
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
As half of the “Two Toms” speaking duo, Gillaspy teamed up with state economist Tom Stinson in recent years to help Minnesotans understand the “new normal” that is dawning in the wake of the Great Recession. (Stinson said last week that their act has ...

Richard Russell: A New Golden Age or The New Normal ...
By Stefan B
Richard Russell: A New Golden Age or The New Normal? from King World News: With gold holding near the $1700 level, today the Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, had this to say about what is happening in the markets and ...
SGTreport - The Corporate Propaganda...

New Plant Hardiness Zones: Plants Are Retreating North « The Dirt
By asladirt
... the USDA is being “too cautious in laying off the climate change connection,” said: “at a time when the 'normal' climate has become a moving target, this revision of the hardiness zone map gives us a clear picture of the 'new normal,'” Wolfe ...
The Dirt

Death by a thousand cuts | For What It's Worth
By Chris Fountain
Great location, cheap entre to the Belle Haven club, house doesnt look to bad either if new stuff in Riverside is selling for $4.9MM. The New Normal. March 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm. you forgot manhattan. hey there aren't many people that fit the bill ...
For What It's Worth

Energy - Why you should start preparing for $5, $6, and even $8 ...
Remember: It was $4 a gallon gas back in '08 that triggered the economic free-fall we're still trying to pull out of today. And while many of us have acclimated ourselves to the New Normal of $3-and-something gas, an uptick to $4 or more is ...
The Daily Crux

Texting, tweeting during meals the new normal for Generation Y ...
By Lee Mathews
Which goes on the left, the salad fork or your iPhone?
Sync™ Blog

Right on the Left Coast: Views From a Conservative Teacher: Just ...
By Darren
Because the “new normal” among too many publishers is a severe lack of oversight in the quality of curriculum being produced, and a frightening prevalence of apathy to do anything about it. The root of problem begins with this key fact: There ...
Right on the Left Coast: Views...

Using SSH as a reverse tunnel |
By Ric_
So lets first connect to the jump box from the local desktop and open a new normal SSH tunnel: On your local desktop outside the network: ssh -L 8080:<USER>@<YOUR_JUMP_BOX>. Don't worry if you get erros like the ...

The New Normal | HDIConnect
The New Normal. Written by kengon Feb 29, 2012. 0 comments. As you'll recall from earlier blog posts, I wanted to start off this blog by getting us into the same ...

The New Normal, A Discussion Worth Joining
The New Normal, a great discussion about the significant changes going on in the delivery of legal services.

Redshirting: The New Normal |
Erica discussed redshirting the new normal. Holding your child back a year from kindergarten to give them an advantage over their peers.

The new normal: defaulting homeowners get to stay put | Seattle ...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Forced by the harsh realities of the real-estate market, lenders are increasingly likely to allow defaulting owners to remain in their homes — a ...

towards the New Normal:-) -
Chason has now began a new chapter in his before aneurysm NEW normal journey:-) He is getting ready to go back to school!!! Praise the Lord<3 I am thril…

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