Friday, February 23, 2018

Poland's Economic Experiment, Starring Thomas Piketty

Ukrainian intelligence reports arrival of 200 Russian soldiers in Donbas

Privacy is Becoming an Alternative Career Path for Thousands

Court of Justice of the European Union: Pregnant workers may be dismissed on grounds of a collective redundancy (PDF)

Donbas reintegration law published by Ukrainian media

The Law on Specifics of State Policy to Ensure the State Sovereignty of Ukraine in the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions was published by the parliamentary newspaper Holos Ukrayiny on Friday.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the reintegration bill into law on February 20.
The Verkhovna Rada passed the document on January 18, 2018. The law states that "Russia's temporary occupation of the Ukrainian territories is illegal irrespective of its duration and does not create any territorial rights of Russia."

The contract for $ 1 billion: "Ukrzaliznytsya" agreed with General Electric on the joint production of locomotives

The state company Ukrzaliznytsia signed an agreement with US companies General Electric on the joint production of new locomotives worth $ 1 billion.

Kyiv fulfills only 41% of tasks under Ukraine-EU deal in 2017

Opinion analysis: Whistling while you work is whistling in the wind – Dodd-Frank whistleblowers do need to inform the SEC

Trukhanov’s lawyer should put down his shovel

Anniversary of Marbury v. Madison: why SCOTUS can kill executive orders and more

Read the NLRB Memo Defending Google's Firing of James Damore

Five types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved

White House indicates it could find funds to train and arm 1 million teachers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Contract Management Trends for 2018

Ukraine four years after the Maidan

#DisinfoReview: Smear campaign against civilian rescuers in Syria continues

The pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign prepared its usual answer: a week later, Russia Today and Sputnik claimed that the Syrian civilian rescue group White Helmets together with Al-Nusra Front terrorists were “preparing to stage a provocation involving chemical weapons’ use, in Syria’s Idlib province in order to blame Damascus.” 

"Is the noise in my head bothering you?"

The monologue that runs in our brain is loud. It's heavy-metal loud compared to the quiet signals we get from the rest of the world.
All day, every day, that noise keeps going. It's the only voice that has seen everything we've seen, believes everything we believe. It's the noise that not only criticizes every action of every other person who disagrees with us, but it criticizes their motives as well. And, if we question it, it criticizes us as well.
Is it any wonder that projection is more powerful than empathy?

The Central Electoral Commission conundrum

Border guards decide to ban Saakashvili from entering Ukraine until 2021

Hyperloop test platform will be built in Dnipro, Ukraine

Ukraine next year may begin construction of a testing platform in the city of Dnipro for the introduction of Hyperloop for private investors. 

The expert assessment of the project by the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine should be completed this year.

Minister of Infrastructure Vladimir Omelyan stated at a press conference. "We create the center of transport innovation" HYPE-UA". Within this framework, we want to give a scientific basis, to develop the technology that will be applied in Ukraine, and to create a testing ground in the city of Dnipro for the development of this new mode of transport in our country" - the minister said.

Kyiv's Moscow bridge renamed

Ukrainian President met with the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States

Dutch MPs vote on ending 'Ukraine-type' referendums

Russia ‘is a bigger threat to our security than terrorists’

Tax Law Leaves Business Owners With Big Decision: To C or Not to C?

U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

US-Indonesia Relations: From Aspiration to Achievement

What if your ex ignores the marriage settlement agreement?

Russian Policy Across the Middle East: Motivations and Methods

The yearly Corruption Perceptions Index just came out. Who got the gold medal?

5 Steps to Recognizing and Stopping Workplace Bullying

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

When you find yourself agreeing with specific populist electioneering outcomes

A wave of strikes in opposition to devastating cuts to the USS pension scheme

Tomorrow over 40,000 lecturers, researchers, administrators and librarians in UCU are set to begin a wave of strikes in opposition to devastating cuts to their USS pension scheme. 14 days of strike action have been called at 64 universities across the UK (the "pre-1992" older institutions as opposed to the former polytechnics who are on a different pension scheme) to prevent university employers from scrapping the existing 'defined benefit' schemes in favour of 'defined contribution' schemes where individual pension payouts are tied to the fluctuations of the market. This is likely to lead to cuts of some £10,000 per year for new entrants and some £208,000 across retirement as a whole.

Мистецтво вільного польоту або стислий нарис справжньої історії аеронавтики (III)

                                                                  Тарас Макондо, Яна Мотовило

Звісно, скромний митник М. був далекий від слави свого колеги, автора Мобі Діка, проте у шуянскому масштабі сприймався фігурою досить відомою, хоча і трохи чудернацькою. 
Наприклад, ватажок чорних митників капітан Ахавенко називав М. не інакше як «той виродок». Це трохи нагадувало вираз Шерлока Холмса стосовно Ірен Адлер, але зі знаком мінус. 
Ватажок білих митників, місцевий інтелектуал на прізвисько Василь-половина,  кожен раз, коли бачив М. задумливо промовляв (чи то до себе чи то колеги): «От неясно мені, що тут за perdit monocle! Або велика хитрість, або велика підлота?!».  

Правове регулювання трудових відносин в сфері підприємництва

Русская мозаика. Лилия Шевцова – о жизни на "Титанике"

EU TRADE: Ukraine becomes fourth largest food exporter to the European Union in 2017 amid 34% annual increase

Ukraine is now the fourth largest food exporter to the European Union, following an impressive year-on-year increase in export volumes in 2017. The European Commission confirmed this growth in annual figures released on 19 February. Ukrainian agri-food imports into the EU rose 34% last year to reach EUR 5.5, making the country the biggest annual gainer, 6% ahead of fellow growth leader Indonesia.

Giorgio Agamben: Oath

Today, the oath seems to us obscure and obsolete. As an enigmatic relic of earlier times, it invokes the authority of sacred and supernatural powers that go beyond the scope of human capabilities, and by doing so it realizes its aim—namely, truth-telling. Since these powers are no longer as effective as they used to be, at least in public and political life, the oath as an act of speech appears to be in danger of extinction, losing its force day by day. The prominent Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, however, thinks otherwise.

Poroshenko says personally saw "little green men" on Crimea visit in 2014, there was "threat to life"

EU court overturns sanctions against Ukraine's Klyuyev