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Miami Beach to roll out panic buttons to protect hotel housekeepers

“This time next year, Miami Beach hotel housekeepers will have panic buttons handy when they do their rounds” writes Johnny Diaz for sun-sentinel.com. The Miami Beach City Commission recently unanimously voted that city hotels supply housekeepers with a so-called “safety button” that they can activate in the case of an assault or attack while at work.Miami Beach follows Seattle and Chicago which have already implemented such devices at city hotels. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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German sources deny deal offer amid panic in Remain campaign

“Reports that Germany is willing to offer Theresa May a vague Brexit deal so as to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal have set alarm bells ringing in the Remain campaign in the UK and prompted denials from German sources” writes Peter Walker for theguardian.com. But in a sign of alarm in the Remain campaign, Chris Leslie MP said: “A blind Brexit would take the UK to the same place as a no-deal Brexit, but without the clarity.It said that with public pressure growing, and…

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The initiative aims to provide hotel workers with a means of quickly reporting sexual assault.

“The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce confirmed on Tuesday that hotel workers with the union Unite Here Local 11 had collected the required minimum of 27,462 valid signatures to qualify the measure for the Nov. 6 ballot” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. An initiative that would require hotels with over 50 rooms to provide a “panic button” to workers so they can report sexual assault has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in Long Beach, California.The panic buttons are small electronic devices that workers can trigger to alert authorities,…

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How NASA was born 60 years ago from panic over a ‘second moon’

“That very brief period in the 1950s and the birth of an iconic space agency involves an explosive and embarrassing failure, a “second moon,” a canine astronaut and a woman you’ve never heard of” reports cnet.com. We had to set up a civilian agency.”. ARPA would go on to lay the foundation for the internet and become what is today’s DARPA. But the need for a civilian space agency had become clear to many in Washington, eventually including Eisenhower. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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How the right concocted a crisis

“Nobody is benefiting more from the free speech panic, both reputationally and financially, than these free speech warriors” writes William Davies for theguardian.com. For a figure such as Rupert Murdoch, treating “free speech” and “free market” as synonymous has very clear benefits.The language of “free speech” and “censorship” is old, but the fervour of this panic is new. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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The oil market seems to be in panic mode — and one unlikely factor is behind it

“The Asian contracts are merely adding stability to the oil markets in front of the threats of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran” writes Oilprice Com for businessinsider.com. But until that happens, it’s difficult to continue to recommend oil or other commodity stocks.Many analysts are pointing to the reopening of Libyan oil ports to explain the quick drop in oil prices.According to the COT reports, long positions have actually held fairly steadily through this latest 7 dollar downdraft in oil.Heck, it’s tough if you’re an investor in anything, as the economic…

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There could be a major bond move in 2019 but don’t panic, UBS analyst says 

“The yield curve indicator has caught the attention of investors over the last few weeks given that the line has become flatter” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. “I expect that the U.S. yield curve will continue to flatten and will invert in late 2019.”We do not expect a massive sell off from yield curve inversion. Morgan Stanley also argued in a note earlier this month that it forecasts the yield curve will invert by the middle of 2019.According to Browne, because rates are low, an inversion of the curve won’t…

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