Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Los Angeles City Council voted last Tuesday 14-1 in favor of the $15 minimum wage increase, after they hear the statements of residents for and against the plan. There are about 700,000 people earning minimum wage in Los Angeles, the city also has the highest housing costs in the country. Los Angeles will be the 2nd largest city to increase the minimum wage to $15 from $9.
The measure will be sent to the city attorney to prepare a wage ordinance. That ordinance will then go to a council committee and if it get pass it will go to the full council for a final vote and then to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
This will require businesses with more than 25 employees to meet the $15 pay level by 2020, while smaller businesses would have an extra year to comply.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Can't wait for your Pizza deliver? You can now track it real time using the new Pizza Hut app, you no longer have to ask "Where's my pizza?" They are calling it "Pizza Navigation System" and it runs like Uber's tracking app. The customer will have the ability to track the location of the delivery guy's vehicle on a map on the way to the customer's location.
Pizza Hut said that the service will "allow customers to plan for meal time while Pizza Hut simultaneously manages its fleet of drivers to ensure an efficient ordering process."
The picture of the delivery guy will also be shown on the app so that the customer will know who to expect at their door. The service was first rolled out in Russia and Israel in 2014. It will debut in the Dallas area soon, and be expanded through out the country later this year.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Careercast, a job search website listed the 10 worst and best jobs for the year 2015 and too bad for the newspaper reporters they top the list of worst job in the U.S. Another 2 media professions are in the list of the worst Broadcaster in number 5, while Photojournalist is in number 6.
Now you can't blame former Houston Chronicle newspaper reporter Sarah Tressler for having a second job as a stripper
The ranked is based on income, stress, outlook and environmental factors, they collected the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The best job in 2015 is Actuary, a profession which calculate financial risk.
The worst of 2015
1. Newspaper reporter
3. Enlisted military personnel
7. Corrections officer
8. Taxi driver
10. Mail carrier
The best of 2015
5. Biomedical engineer
6. Data scientist
7. Dental hygienist
8. Software engineer
9. Occupational therapist
10. Computer systems analyst
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Supporters of Memories Pizza raise $842,387 after backlash over Standing Ground with their Beliefs in regards to Gay Marriage
A local Indiana pizza shop "Memories Pizza" has closed down after coming under fire from Liberals and LGBT communities after an interview Co-owner Crystal O'Connor which she said that she would refuse to cater a gay wedding. The supporters of the local Pizzeria has now raised $842,387 online in just 4 days.
"Donations are now closed. Grand total of $842,387 raised for #MemoriesPizza. You stood in the gap with them. Thank you!"
Lawrence Jones created the fund-raiser, he is a regular contributor for conservative radio program, "The Diana Show," which is publicly backing O'Connor's family.
"All money, save whatever percentage GoFundMe takes, will be transferred directly to whichever bank account the O'Connors wish to use," according to Lawrence.
In a related news, A bitter CBS Affiliate Employee is now being investigated for a bogus fraud report against ‘Memories Pizza’ GoFundMe and she even had the gall to brag about it on Social Media.
Alix Bryan works as a social media person for WTVR-TV (CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia), she filed a fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza and brag about it on Twitter:
I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://t.co/ET0kGL0OWL
— Alix Bryan (@alixbryan) April 1, 2015
Then when someone confronted her asking why she filed a fraud complaint without basis, she replied with a lie “Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did research afterward and contacted person who started fund. @LilacSundayBlog @CBS6”, Lawrence Jones (the guy who started the fund) Tweet back and accused her of lying.
So, is this what she do in WTVR make up fake news report?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Southport Lane Management boast 2 insurance carriers, 2 offshore reinsurers, some buildings and other insurers’ investments however this empire was built on questionable assets and is now being dismantled. This event has raised some questions about state regulators which failed to detect potential problems of the company and the flow of new money into the insurance business.
Alexander Chatfield is a young private-equity investor in his mid-20s, state regulators approved his request to purchase two insurance companies in 2013 even though he had limited industry experience. Then after a few months regulators seized both companies because of concerns about the companies finances, exposing the flaws in how states screen prospective buyers.
Chatfield, 28 founded the private equity firm Southport Lane Management LLC in 2010, and he bought insurance carriers including workers’ compensation writer Dallas National in Texas and personal lines writer Imperial Fire & Casualty in Louisiana. Southport transferred Dallas National to Delaware and renamed Freestone, it is currently in the process of liquidation in Delaware while Imperial was seized and sold by Louisiana regulators.
His company also bought Redwood Reinsurance which is based in Cayman Islands reinsurer. Last April it reported it was selling its reinsurance business, Southport Re, to Lennox Investments.
It is alleged that Burns switched millions in stocks and bonds from the companies into a personal account and replaced those investments with non-publicly traded or valueless assets, worthless, and in some cases non-existent which include a Caravaggio painting of uncertain authenticity.
It was reported that Mr. Burns checked into a mental-health ward at New York’s Bellevue Hospital a year ago he also resigned from Southport Lane.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Citizens who have not yet purchased a health insurance plan can still avoid federal fines, since Washington has offered a second chance. The enrollment period will give a million people who have not yet signed up for Obamacare a one-time chance to enroll.
Most people has negative feedback with President Obama’s healthcare law it has been criticized by a lot of people. The average federal fine is at $170 which will be deducted from tax refund. 2015 will be the first year in which fines are being collected from uninsured people who are able to afford insurance.
The low and middle income individuals and self employed businessmen are among the people fined for not opting for affordable coverage. The government said that about 4 million people will have to pay fines this year if they don't sign up for the coverage during the limited-time window.
The limited time window to enroll for healthcare coverage will be open up to April 30. The penalties for this year will be higher, at $325 for 12 months.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
House Sales in the U.S. significantly slowed down in January, according to The National Association of Realtors in a statement. The sales of homes that are already existing was down 4.9% in January to a seasonally adjusted yearly rate of 4.82 million.
The steady employment growth and low mortgage rate have not yet encourage buyers. Poor sales last year had set up expectations of a strong rebound in 2015, but there are no signs of that happening yet. The government reported an additional 1 million new jobs over the past three months that would have spurred home-buying but it didn't, unless somebody is lying (The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment).
Friday, February 20, 2015
The primary reason for getting a travel health insurance is to have a peace of mind that your medical expenses are covered in an event of an injury or unexpected sickness during your vacation in another country. when you go abroad, you will face uncertainty and your current insurances generally will not cover the risks associated with traveling overseas.
Travel Insurance is a necessity for elderly people, those who have medical conditions, or even healthy people that will be traveling to an underdeveloped region. If you are going to an underdeveloped region there are the risk of diseases, changes in the climate, the natural habitat, or unfamiliar microbe. Even in developed countries you can be exposed to outbreaks like what happened to California Disneyland which suffered a measles outbreak.
However, most travel insurance policies do not cover pandemics (flu outbreaks) but other providers do cover them so it is wise to check if they cover it before you purchase the policy.
If you have allergies or other preexisting conditions it is really important to bring with you your medical file from your personal doctor that describe the condition and the drugs you need. If you have a chronic disease, you will need to bring your prescribed drugs in the amount needed for the days spent in the other country.
Additional benefits of having a travel insurance besides for medical expense coverage, is it will also cover other losses that you may incur during a trip like missing luggage, flight cancellation at the last moment, travel agency or accommodation bankruptcy. It can also provide cancellation insurance by giving you full or partial refunds.
Stay safe and enjoy your vacation!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Lindsay Lohan, 28 who has been jailed for two 2007 DUI arrests, played herself in the commercial sorf of, she sped past a parked yellow school bus and plowed through a "School Zone" sign, that smashed her cars front grills. She then halts to a stop at the curb screeching her wheels in front of two kids who are waiting for their mom.
Walter White is back from the dead and he's tending a pharmacy store in a hazmat suit. It was aired during the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night February 1, 2015.
Bryan Cranston returned as fan favorite Breaking Bad character Walter White in the new commercial for Esurance. He seems to be doing his old stuff blue sky while in the pharmacy pretending to be a guy named Greg. "Say my name"