20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X ) announced a series of management changes in the company’s raw materials and procurement organizations. General Manager Raw Materials Marc Stoken has announced his retirement after 37 years with United States Steel. He will be succeeded by Scott Conley, effective Oct.1, 2013. Management changes within the procurement organization include the naming of Eric Schomer as general manager global materials management and procurement support, succeeding Miroslav Kiralvarga, who will return to U. S. Steel Kosice effective Oct.1. John Foody, a seasoned metals industry procurement professional, joins U. S. Steel as general manager procurement effective Sept.23. Conley, Schomer and Foody will report to Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer Christine Breves. Stoken began his U. S. Steel career in 1976. He advanced through increasingly responsible positions in operations at U.
Atamira Dance Company breaks into United States market
The state had the second highest unemployment rate in the United States at 9.2 percent, which was unchanged from the previous month, according to Labor Department data released on Friday. “Adding jobs without lowering the unemployment rate underscores the uneven nature of this economy and could continue depending how national and global events shape business plans and consumer confidence,” Jay Rowell, director of the Illinois employment department, said in a statement. In August, the federal government, excluding the postal service, lost 300 jobs, and state governments shed a total of 3,000 jobs from July. Local government gained 21,000 education jobs, the second month in a row that schools boosted hiring, but cities and counties eliminated 500 jobs in other areas, the Labor Department reported earlier this month. Over the year, the entire government sector loss 94,000 jobs. “In general, governments have been slashing jobs and the private sector has been picking up the slack,” said Brent Campbell, who follows U.S. regional trends as an associate economist for Moody’s Analytics. In Wisconsin, where the jobless rate ticked down to 6.7 percent in August from 6.8 percent in July, the private sector added 7,300 jobs, mostly in construction. Local government, meanwhile, lost 1,200 positions, according to the state’s employment department. Maryland, where the federal government is a large employer and contractor, is also seeing strength in the private sector. The state gained 9,700 jobs in August from July, and its unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent from 7.1 percent. “Today’s jobs report also reaffirms the strength of Maryland’s dynamic private sector. Over the past 12 months, our businesses have created 37,800 jobs – nearly nine out of every 10 new jobs created in our state,” Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said in a statement on Friday. In neighboring Virginia, the unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.8 percent from 5.7 percent in July.
An e-mail to the United States from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gives a news conference in 2009. (Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images) SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR URGENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL Dear United States, Hello I am Pres MR BASHAR ASSAD of Syrian Arab Republic. This is email with excitement opportunity for international communities. I am hold large stockpile deadly chemical for interest of one MR BAN KI MOON of United Nation and MR BARACK OBAMA of U.S. States. These chemicals for rebels/AlQaeda,not for civilians OK? Syrian Arab Republic is seek disposal chemical weapons, contain amount one (1) thousand tonnes (KG). We are require funds in amount U.S.$1BILLION for cost. Please I will advice that you contact me through my direct telefax number with all bank infos for dispose sarins. Sirs, Syrian Arab Republic is nation in difficult time, we have many expense with regards resistance to Western imperialism and for destruction of terrorism and also making instagrams . This transaction should be kept confidential. For your assistance as the account owner we shall deposit chemicals to United Nation, care of Pres MR VLADIMIR PUTIN of Moscow Russia, only on full receipt of funds plus 300 (four hundred) days or until MR BARACK OBAMA lose election. Your reply will be appreciated, YOUR SINCERELY, PRES BASHAR ASSAD. DAMASCUS SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Max Fisher is the Post’s foreign affairs blogger. He has a master’s degree in security studies from Johns Hopkins University.
U.S. states see public sector job losses in August
The three-week tour came about as a result of showcasing their work to overseas presenters as part of Creative New Zealands international programme. During July and August the company showcased their popular short works programme KAHA throughout Maui and Honolulu in Hawaii, San Francisco, and Massachusetts, with eight performances to more than 2,500 people and more than 20 teaching workshops. Atamira is the first Maori contemporary dance company invited to perform at the prestigious Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Western Massachusetts. Other tour highlights include performing at the Louis Vuitton stage at the America’s Cup Village in San Francisco including a send-off Haka for Team New Zealand; at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival (Honolulu); and the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Creative New Zealand helped fund Atamiras United States debut through its International Presentation Fund, which supports touring of high quality New Zealand work. “We are proud to support New Zealand touring companies like Atamira,” says Cath Cardiff, Creative New Zealands Senior Manager Arts Policy, Capability and International. “Our international initiatives are about promoting the talent and unique contribution of our countrys artists to the rest of the world. We hope this opportunity has been a platform for Atamira to build relationships and audiences in the United States in the future.” For Atamira, the experience was as much an opportunity for cultural exchange and sharing as it was a tour of the company’s work. “It was an amazing time for us as a team to come together strongly and present our unique choreographic work in the United States,” says Atamiras Artistic Director Moss Patterson. “Being cultural ambassadors for our country was a great honour, and we hope the positive connections we established with presenters and new audiences will serve us well for future tours of the USA.” Atamira plans to tour the United States again with a full-length work in 2014/2015. Hot off the heels of their United States debut, Atamira will next perform at the Nelson Arts Festival on 17th October, and will return to Auckland for a Tempo season at Q Theatre 18-19th October.