It is 2016 but in some company, advancement for women in senior positions have not gotten past 1986. These companies have a plan to change.
Women represent close to 40 percent of new hires at the companies, mostly at the entry level. And they are much harder to find at the top. Men comprise 73 percent of senior management, on average, at these companies, a list that includes AccorHotels, Barclays, Koc Holding, McKinsey & Company, PwC, Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever and Vodafone.
The firms, which collectively employ more than 1 million people in 190 countries, break out the percentages of women overall, in the boardroom and at the new hire, entry and senior levels.
All are publicly sharing this data for the first time, with the exception of Twitter. Their leaders -- all men -- are publicly committing to do better and are sharing goals for increasing Read more
What is on the top of your legislative agenda?
UPDATE 12 million viewers tuned in at any given minute for the Foxnews Debate. Ratings were down but successful topping the last debate.
Senator Marco Rubio dominated the debate according the instant Google polling and the Luntz focus group as well as my own eyes and ears. He showed why he easily dominates general election polling and is surging in Iowa. Will he surge enough to catch Cruz who also held his own?
In the undercard debate, Businesswoman Carly Fiorina was the Woman on Fire. Governor Mike Huckabee shined and Senator Rick Santorum had a solid performance. Even Governor Gilmore had his best night, but compared to the others he will be mostly forgotten.
As a veteran, I appreciate Businessman Donald Trump's championing veterans. He raised nearly 6 million dollars at his event for veterans' causes. It is too bad that he did not do it the day after the debate. Mr. Trump Read more
Yesterday, Dover Delaware, Ocean City and Berlin Maryland Police Departments experienced bomb threats. The probing continues.
Statement from Dover PD
The Dover Police Department was forced to evacuate their police station at 5:17PM when a bomb threat was received through our 911 center. Our 911 center immediately transferred calls to the Kent County Department of Public Safety to avoid loss of services to the City of Dover residents upon receiving the call. The police station has since been cleared of any threats with assistance from the Delaware State Police and Delaware Capitol Police K9 Units. At this time, the department is beginning to resume normal operations in the department. If you have any information on this incident, or other threats in our area, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111
Virginia rejoins the community of common sense and true gun safety with Governor Terry McAuliffe deciding to make a deal with Republicans in the state legislature to restore concealed carry reciprocity with 25 other states and overturn radical Attorney General Mark Herring's decision last month.
Concealed carry permit holders are screened and among the most law abiding citizens in the country, at least 5 times less likely to be involved in violent crime then the general public. This fact made AG Herring's decision untenable.
The deal itself may make Virginia families safer. In exchange for restoring reciprocity, McAuliffe gets a change in Virginia law that mirrors most other states and forbids people who are under a permanent PFA from possessing firearms during its duration -- up to two years. Instead of celebrating a victory the Coalition Against Gun Violence fumed in a statement Read more
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Trump is not a conservative and does not have the temperament to be President say most conservative leaders. The National Review edition pulling together 2 dozen leaders who agreed with their long held contention. National Right to Life Leaders have also taken a stand today. Conservative hero, Glen Beck is for the first time touring and endorsing a Presidential candidate in a primary. Those efforts eclipsed by the iconic Sarah Palin. Her endorsement took Trump from 3rd to first with Evangelicals and moved him from 5th to a tie with Cruz with very conservative voters. He is now edging out a lead with tea party voters and moved to a 30 point lead in the latest poll nationally. Palin helped make Rubio and Cruz and now has abandoned them for no particular reason.
Personally, I find this turn of events depressing because he is the person I would least like to see except for Jeb Bush who Read more
Abuse of Texas Justice System Using Partisan Politics.
In an unbelievable move, a Texas grand jury indicted two people from the Center for Medical Progress, Founder, David Daleidon and center employee Sandra Merritt. The two were charged with tampering with a government record, a felony. Daleidon was also charged with a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs.
It is paramount to acknowledge the Houston Grand Jury investigating Planned Parenthood stemming from a series of undercover videos on Monday, instead indicted the two anti-abortionists who shot the footage "We were called upon to investigate alleations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast," Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said. "As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation Read more
The Office of Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell has announced that effective 12 am Midnight Sunday Januray 24 , the statewide State of Emergency, as well as the statewide Level 1 Driving Warning, have been terminated.
State offices will open at 10:00 Monday morning. Cleanup efforts are continuing on minor roadways.
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Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell has issued a REVISED winter storm State of Emergency Declaration effective Friday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m., and announces a Level 1 Driving Warning to begin at 12:00 a.m. Midnight on Saturday, January 23 as follows:
At the Governor’s request, Delaware National Guard and DelDOT began pre-positioning their resources yesterday in anticipation of this weekend’s storm. The State of Emergency declaration allows the Governor to deploy the Delaware National Guard, DelDOT, first responders, and other agencies to open or close roadways and take other actions to protect public safety and property during the storm event.
According to state law, a “Level 1 Driving Warning” means that any person operating a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways must exercise extra caution. All nonessential employees, public and private, are encouraged not to operate a motor Read more
Here is the link to Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell’s 2016 State of the State Address:
Relevant comments are welcome. Kindly stay on topic.
Co-authored by Don Ayotte and Wolf von Baumgart
What are the laws that dictate forced eviction and seizure of property for non-payment of land rent in Delaware and their emergent issues?
Recently, Debbie Reed and her husband Paul, who owned a manufactured home on land leased in the development of Pot-Nets Dockside on Long Neck RD in Sussex County were evicted, after a twenty-four hour notice, pursuant to an order of Justice of the Peace Court, No. 17. It is interesting to note that the Eviction Notice did not, per se, specifically and clearly cite the applicable statutory authority by relevant sections and the Reeds were not notified that the clock was ticking on eviction and possible dispossession other than by posting on the unoccupied home.
However, the story is not quite that simple concerning the eviction of these two elderly and disabled ex-citizens of Pot-Nets. Their dockside Read more
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Terrorism is a problem, but not that big of a deal. Our standing in the world is the highest it has been. Closing the Gitmo prison will make us safe. The economy is great except for a little problem. Partisan campaign finance reform and changes to reapportionment will solve our problems with government. The Global Climate Change Conference actually mattered. Income inequality has nothing to do with his policies. More trade globalization is what we need. We need more criminals on the streets and more terrorists released from our custody. Open borders are not driving down wages, the real problem are the "bigots" who don't like it. Undermining the definition of marriage and family is a positive. If you believe this alternative reality, you must be an Obama loyalist. The State of Delusion speech was an example of the delusional leading the deluded.
The administration lives in the Read more
Who has challenged us and seized the national debate? Who has been the news-maker on all of our minds whether we agree or disagree with that person? Nationally it seems obvious, Businessman Donald Trump turned Presidential candidate and Republican front runner. For that reason He is our unanimous choice for National Person of the Year.
The Trump bubble is about to burst so we were told all year. Trump is too outrageous. Trump is a clown. Trump is ___ yada yada. Trump is leading and is a serious player. Trump is speaking to the concerns of everyday Americans who know that our national security is in jeopardy, Radical Islamic terrorism really is the new World War 3 despite the White House delusion, our economic security is gone, and the middle class is under seize while poverty is ensnaring millions more. Our border situation is no longer a disgrace, it is a clear and present Read more
Schools all over Delmarva, in all three Delaware Counties, in Virginia, and in Maryland had bomb threats near the same time through automated calls yesterday. There are reports of another round to different schools today. There are other security threat reports that we are receiving outside of schools that as of now are unconfirmed.
We know their are active terror cells on Delmarva. They hacked WBOC and, there was an attack on this site following an article on radical Islam.
Is this the beginning of probing to gauge our responses? We need to take this threat seriously. Even if it is a prankster, we need to stop them ASAP to avoid disrupting the lives of our people. We need to support our local police by giving them all the information that we have. What is out of the ordinary that you have seen? If you don't want to be to involved, at least call crime stoppers. The life you Read more
New Years Address to the Nation
By: Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
" Citizens of Russia, friends,
In a few moments, we will see in the New Year of 2016. The sensation of this wonderful moment between the past and the future is familiar since childhood. We look forward to it with joy, hope and excitement, believing in the best.
Traditionally, we celebrate it with our families, with all our near and dear ones. Of course, not all manage to see the New Year in with their families.
People have to work at hospitals and production facilities, perform their service and combat duty, defend our borders, and be on regular duty ensuring our security on land, at sea and in the sky.
We are grateful to all those who are always on their post, day and night, weekdays and holidays. Today, I would like to extend special greetings to those of our service members who are Read more