Archive for September, 2014

Johnson: Forgotten man Sven Baertschi making a bid for roster spot

He’s no longer anybody’s idea of the bright young thing. A hot topic. Exhibit A for a breathtakingly blue horizon.

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MAS employees need paradigm shift in work culture: Tee Keat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) — The 14,000 employees of the 'new' Malaysia Airlines (MAS), to emerge following its restructuring, need a paradigm shift in work culture to respond to the prevailing competitive standards of today's aviation industry, former Transport Minister Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat said today.

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Masco Corporation lays off more than 100 employees

Masco officials say they're cutting about 40 percent of the workforce to reduce corporate expenses.

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Meeting on future of Beaufort County School District funding to be held Thursday

With County Council giving final approval to a lower-than-requested tax rate for the Beaufort County School District, school officials worry they'll face a scenario similar to last fiscal year: Having to borrow from the fund balance to meet their budget.Council voted 9-1 on Sept. 22, with Bill McBride opposed and Laura Von Harten absent, to set the district's millage rate at 103.5 mills to …

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Tony Hsieh issues statement on layoffs, outlines five-year plan for Downtown Project

“[J]ust like any startup,” Hsieh wrote, “[DTP] has gone through the same range of ups and downs that we went through at Zappos—just twice as quickly, so therefore the highs and lows can oftentimes appear to be twice as intense.”

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Pittsfield switching to Blue Cross/Blue Shield; 'significant savings' seen

PITTSFIELD — The city has decided to switch its employee and retiree health insurance carrier when a three-year contract expires next June.

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