Live The Process

17 Jul 19
Freethinker

My Best Friend is an INTJ while I am an INFJ. We’ve known each other since our first grade in School. And yet our friendship has deepened over the past few year’s now. Recently in conversation with some old friends or rather acquaintances, I realized at some level we all feel misunderstood. Earlier I felt […]

17 Jul 19
Word & Spirit

This week’s Word and Spirit Guide is another “vintage” offering from 2016 – the first year of The Word and Spirit.  WORD 1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.”  3So I went down to the potter’s house, and there […]

17 Jul 19
Free Game Currency Generators

– Open page generator by click Online Hack Button – Input your username or E-mail. – Input amount of resources with what you want (MAX: 1.000.000). – Wait for a second, the server is processing your request. (we also showing process detail). – If the generator is working, it will display human verification to avoid […]

17 Jul 19
Current School News

Gateway Scholarship – Bucks New University is offering Gateway scholarship to undergraduate and postgraduates students around the world. The scholarship is to support living expenses when a student first comes to university. Application closing date is 31st July, 2019. The main purpose of this bursary is to support all participants from across the United Kingdom […]

17 Jul 19
Heavy.com

JT Lewis, the 19-year-old brother of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, is now running for Connecticut State Senate, according to his social media.

17 Jul 19
Musings on quilting and other creative endeavors.

My guilty pleasure is YouTube.  Since quitting my nursing job, and trying to start my pattern design business back up, I’ve spent a lot more time alone in my sewing room than usual.  I’m not complaining–my sewing room is indeed my happy place–but sometimes it’s nice to have a little company.  That’s where YouTube has […]

17 Jul 19
Alejandro Armellini

As time passes since the initial programme and module redesign process started back in 2014, it is inevitable (as well as highly desirable) that our knowledge and understanding of Active Blended Learning at the University of Northampton continues to develop and mature. It is also clear that designing for ABL has meant a significant shift […]

17 Jul 19
MyTwinTiers
(NBC) – As Amazon geared up for Prime Day, the annual shopping event during which consumers can snag Black Friday-like bargains on millions of items, some employees braced for a long two days — and then some. In recent weeks, workers in Amazon’s fulfillment centers — the company’s massive warehouses where employees move and process packages — have taken to a private Facebook group with almost 18,000 members to let off steam and express frustration with the retail behemoth’s policies surrounding the consumer holiday. “Prime Day coming up,” one member wrote above the image of a sinking ship. Others pointed to the company’s effort to cut down on shipping times as a harbinger of rough days ahead. “It’s gonna be like two months of hell for us no matter what, especially since they’re doing the damn 1 day shipping and we can all hardly keep up with the regular orders with 1 day shipping,” another member wrote. Another equated Prime Day to “when they try to hype you for a crappy day of high volume, and mandatory overtime.” The sentiments from the group provide a window into the lives of workers at Amazon’s more than 140 fulfillment centers around the United States who make up the bulk of the company’s workforce, which numbers more than half a million people. In recent years, the conditions in which those workers operate has become the subject of growing criticism. Recent reports have found that Amazon employees face extreme pressure to meet company goals, sometimes sacrificing their health and well-being in the job, and for pay that requires some to turn to federal assistance. Those concerns are heightened during Amazon’s Prime Day promotions. During the company’s 2018 Prime Day, consumers ordered more than 100 million products. This year’s Prime Day has expanded to two days: July 15 and 16. NBC News was given access to the group through a current member and separately verified the identities of some of its members. Membership in the group is predicated on successfully answering a question about Amazon fulfillment centers in order to keep out “bots, media, and non Amazon employees,” the page says. Inside the group, members talk shop, post photos of themselves in their work vests, and trade memes in praise and critical of the company. Group members showed a growing awareness among Amazon fulfillment center workers of their shared situations, as well as some efforts from employees to organize. Several members posted stories about a planned Prime Day worker strike at a Minnesota warehouse, voicing concerns including that management is slow to fix mechanical problems leading to slowdowns and accidents, and that some warehouses need air conditioning in the summer months, “so that people aren’t passing out left and right for heat exhaustion,” one poster said. An Amazon spokesperson responded to the Minnesota strike, saying in a statement to NBC News that the company already offered what the strikers were demanding, including competitive pay and benefits. To general concerns from the Facebook group members about working conditions, the Amazon statement noted that the fulfillment centers were “built with climate control” and that the company invested $52 million in 2012 to retrofit the centers with air conditioning. “Safety is our top priority every day of the year, but especially during Prime Week with more people in the buildings,” the statement said. “We have a focus on ensuring area organization and readiness to contribute to our success in being safe. This is leading up to one of Amazon’s biggest days all year – from the fun and energy in our fulfillment centers – and you get to see firsthand how Amazon is delivering smiles.” Meg Brady posted one of the messages to the Facebook group and said she plans to attend the strike Monday. Brady has worked at the Minnesota fulfillment center more than a year and a half, but is on disability from what she says is a work-related accident. “I will be striking on Prime Day,” Brady posted. “Amazon can improve working conditions and they should.” Her post received more than 600 comments, some supportive, others calling her “lazy” and suggesting she look for employment elsewhere. An army veteran and former truck driver, Brady spoke to NBC News and described the work for Prime Day — picking, packing, sorting and loading — as “unbelievable.” “The workflow is intense,” she said. “Some workers are on six, 12-hour days for the week of Prime. You work, go home and sleep for six hours and come back out.” Brady said that Prime Day doesn’t come with any specific bonus or special pay rate outside of regular overtime pay, but did say management gives workers a special Prime Day T-shirt and sometimes a special treat. “During the week of Prime, you’ll get a snack,” she said. “Like a granola bar.” Amazon’s growth in recent years has made it a target of labor activists who have pushed the company to improve conditions for fulfillment center workers. The company’s market value has risen quickly, straddling the $1 trillion mark. In the first quarter of 2019, it reported $3.6 billion in net income, a company record and more than double the prior year. Amazon has responded to calls to improve worker pay, raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour in October. “We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, said in a news release at the time. But labor activists have noted that Amazon continues to push forward with expedited shipping as other retail competitors try to match the ecommerce giant’s reach. Amazon has expanded its offerings this year, turning Prime Day into a two-day event, and unveiling a new one-day shipping policy. “Amazon has a well-documented history of mistreating and dehumanizing its workers in the U.S. and around the world,” Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, said in a statement. “The stress can be particularly hard on any day, and especially during Prime Day events. But, this year, the toll on Amazon’s workers will be considerably worse.” A screenshot from a Facebook group in which Amazon warehouse workers discussed Prime Day. “Amazon needs to understand that human beings are not robots,” Appelbaum said. Amazon fulfillment center employees are not organized into unions. Instead, they took to their Facebook group to joke about what some see as a lack of company perks. This year’s event kicked off with a Prime Day concert headlined by Taylor Swift and SZA. Several members expressed a desire to be able to attend. “Why can’t amazon give all the associates concert tickets since we are the ones that make prime day happen,” one member wrote. “Do we get holiday pay for prime day?” another member asked. Most replies were just crying laughing emojis. One member responded: “Ur drunk.”
17 Jul 19
authorsinterviews

Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie. Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age? I’m Alex Martin and I’m fully ripe. Fiona: Where are you from? I was born virtually on the river Thames in Greater London, but I’ve lived […]

17 Jul 19
The Wallflower's Daydream

A rush of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin in our body facilitates a biochemical process, responsible for the most craved for emotion called “Happiness” . Sounds boring and absolutely distasteful. After all , we associate happiness to every thing positive that we see around us- success, love, birth, sex, surprises, gifts, romance, you name it. But, […]

17 Jul 19
PhotoWorkout

Travel photography is a unique experience – those who enjoy this hobby can explore our vast and beautiful world and capture special moments and landscapes with their cameras. We provide a host of useful travel photography tips for your benefit. We look at photography in the context of travel, and how you can take some outstanding photos whilst still enjoying yourself and your adventures.

17 Jul 19
Writer's play

Parents Risk Losing Children to CPS in NY if They Fail to Comply with Mandatory Vaccines by    Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News see complete story with pictures and supplementary letters here As we reported last week, on June 13, 2019, the New York legislature quickly pushed a bill (A2371) to repeal the religious exemption […]

17 Jul 19
Paul Bothner Music | Musical instrument stores

The Mapex Drum Company has taken the next step in the evolution of professional drum sets, Saturn V. The award winning SONIClear™ bearing edge and the new SONIClear™ tom holder are standard features on every Saturn V set.

Saturn V are available in awesome finishes and include great features such as SONIClear™ tom suspension, SONIClear™ floor tom legs, low-contact bass drum claws, Memory Mark™ bass drum spurs and a free-floating bass drum mount (optional). The Saturn V features Mapex 6-Ply snares and toms, and 8-ply bass drums constructed of North American maple and walnut hybrid shells with chrome hardware.

The full array of standard depth toms in this 2 up and 2 down configuration provides the player with a wide range of sounds and pitches ideal for melodic grooves and tom fills.

The Maple and Walnut hybrid shell produces a strong attack and a rich tone that projects well in live settings and tracks perfectly in the studio. It’s the classic Saturn sound.

The SONIClear™ bearing edge simplifies the tuning process and enhances tone and tuning range.

*Note that this is a shell pack, hardware & Snare sold separately*

17 Jul 19
Reckless Lover Ministries

The good news about Jesus Christ is absolutely simple and yet it contains the infinite mysteries of the one, true, and living God in it. Listen to it’s simplicity: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life. For God did not […]

17 Jul 19
Replicate Ministries

In 2018, I had the privilege of coaching a young discipleship pastor in the southeast. We connected by email and then by phone. He was alarmed by the fact that his D-Groups were not multiplying. After asking several questions to discern his situation and church context, I said, “Perhaps your groups are not reproducing because […]