Like you, we are here at Petsmart/Petco/literally any pet store that is visited by pet parents ever, because we need to buy supplies. Toys, treats, food, you name it. We have dogs. We’re here to buy dog supplies, and possibly supplies for our other pets.
But it doesn’t mean that our service dogs are “Off-duty” just because they are in a store that allows all pets.
They’ve still got their vests or gear on. Maybe they don’t. It’s not law that our dogs are marked. But they’re still on duty.
But ESPECIALLY if it’s readily apparent that the dog is a service dog…
DO NOT, LET YOUR PETS, COME UP TO OUR DOGS.
They’ll ignore them, but it’s very distracting when there’s someone breathing down your neck.
Don’t stand there and say “no, come on bella, you can’t say hi to that dog”, while still letting your dog come up and sniff and get in our dogs faces.
Pull them away. Walk away. Don’t allow your dogs to get in our dog’s faces. Our dogs will ignore them, but again, it’d be pretty weird if you were trying to ignore your co-worker while they’re standing an inch from you, breathing down your neck and staring at you.
And it’s frustrating.
Lead your dogs away. If you can see that a dog is a service dog, don’t let your dog get in that dog’s face. Especially if your dog is the rude, pushy type.
ESPECIALLY if you see a patch that says SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING. Because you could possibly be setting that dog’s training back.
Please, control your dogs. And don’t let them get in my dog’s face while she’s working. It’s frustrating and I WILL give you the evil eye.
I don’t care if your dog is friendly. Please, give my dog space to work. You don’t have to give us a huge wide pass in an aisle, just don’t let your dog interfere with mine.
He appeared to wrongly claim that he was responsible for a vast reduction in the price of the F-35 jet, as well as falsely characterising a report into the problems of immigration.
The President’s speech made contested claims about the value of immigration, his success in office, his plans for tax reform, and healthcare coverage.
While much of the speech was focused on the same rhetoric that Mr Trump led his campaign with – including a commitment to bring jobs back to the US and boost the military – he also made a number of factual claims about his work as president.
Here are some of those false claims in full, as fact checked by the Associated Press.
TRUMP: “According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.”
THE FACTS: That’s not exactly what that report says. It says immigrants “contribute to government finances by paying taxes and add expenditures by consuming public services.”
The report found that while first-generation immigrants are more expensive to governments than their native-born counterparts, primarily at the state and local level, immigrants’ children “are among the strongest economic and fiscal contributors in the population.”
The report found that the “long-run fiscal impact” of immigrants and their children would probably be seen as more positive “if their role in sustaining labour force growth and contributing to innovation and entrepreneurial activity were taken into account.”
TRUMP: “We’ve saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price” of the F-35 jet fighter.
THE FACTS: The cost savings he persists in bragging about were secured in full or large part before he became president.
The head of the Air Force program announced significant price reductions in the contract for the Lockheed F-35 fighter jet Dec. 19 — after Trump had tweeted about the cost but weeks before he met the company’s CEO about it.
Pentagon managers took action even before the election to save money on the contract. Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the aerospace consulting firm Teal Group, said there is no evidence of any additional cost savings as a result of Trump’s actions.
TRUMP: “We will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.”
THE FACTS: Trump has provided little detail on how this would happen. Independent analyses of his campaign’s tax proposals found that most of the benefits would flow to the wealthiest families. The richest 1 percent would see an average tax cut of nearly $215,000 a year, while the middle one-fifth of the population would get a cut of just $1,010, according to the Tax Policy Center, a joint project by the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute.
TRUMP: “Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labour force.”
THE FACTS: That’s true, but for the vast majority of them, it’s because they choose to be.
That 94 million figure includes everyone aged 16 and older who doesn’t have a job and isn’t looking for one. So it includes retirees, parents who are staying home to raise children, and high school and college students who are studying rather than working.
They are unlikely to work regardless of the state of the economy. With the huge baby-boomer generation reaching retirement age and many of them retiring, the population of those out of the labor force is increasing and will continue to do so, most economists forecast.
It’s true that some of those out of the workforce are of working age and have given up looking for work. But that number is probably a small fraction of the 94 million Trump cited.
TRUMP: “Obamacare is collapsing … imploding Obamacare disaster.”
THE FACTS: There are problems with the 2010 health care law, but whether it’s collapsing is hotly disputed.
One of the two major components of the Affordable Care Act has seen a spike in premiums and a drop in participation from insurers. But the other component, equally important, seems to be working fairly well, even if its costs are a concern.
Trump and congressional Republicans want to repeal the whole thing, which risks leaving millions of people uninsured if the replacement plan has shortcomings. Some critics say GOP rhetoric itself is making things worse by creating uncertainty about the future.
The health law offers subsidised private health insurance along with a state option to expand Medicaid for low-income people. Together, the two arms of the program cover more than 20 million people.
Republican governors whose states have expanded Medicaid are trying to find a way to persuade Congress and the administration to keep the expansion, and maybe even build on it, while imposing limits on the long-term costs of Medicaid.
While the Medicaid expansion seems to be working, the markets for subsidised private health insurance are stressed in many states. Also affected are millions of people who buy individual policies outside the government markets, and face the same high premiums with no financial help from the health law.
Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says “implosion” is too strong a term. An AP count found that 12.2 million people signed up for this year, despite the Trump administration’s threats to repeal the law.
But a health care blogger and industry consultant, Robert Laszewski, agrees with Trump, saying too few young, healthy people have signed up to guarantee the stability of the insurance markets.
TRUMP: His budget plan will offer “one of the largest increases in national defence spending in American history”.
THE FACTS: Three times in recent years, Congress raised defence budgets by larger percentages than the 54 billion dollars, or 10%, increase Mr Trump proposes. The base defence budget grew by 41 billion dollars, or 14.3%, in 2002; by 37 billion dollars, or 11.3%, in 2003, and by 47 billion dollars, or 10.9%, in 2008, according to Defence Department figures.
TRUMP: “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offences since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home - from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and yes, even the World Trade Centre.”
THE FACTS: It is unclear what Justice Department data he’s citing, but the most recent government information does not back up his claim. Just over half the people Mr Trump talks about were born in the US, according to Homeland Security Department research revealed last week. That report said of 82 people the government determined were inspired by a foreign terrorist group to attempt or carry out an attack in the US, just over half were native-born.
Even the attacks Mr Trump singled out were not entirely the work of foreigners. (name withheld out of respect for the victims), who along with his Pakistani wife killed 14 people in the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, was born in Chicago.
It is true that in the immediate aftermath of September 11, the FBI’s primary concern was with terrorists from overseas feared to be plotting attacks in the US, but that is no longer the case.
The FBI and the Justice Department have been preoccupied with violent extremists from inside the US who are inspired by the calls to violence and mayhem of the Islamic State group. The Justice Department has prosecuted scores of IS-related cases since 2014, and many of the defendants are US citizens.
You ever find yourself using your customer service speech while in public? Went to Mal-Wart the other day and asked the cashier if she found everything okay..i'll be using the self checkout there for a while >->
Can you bring service dogs in training anywhere? How do you go about doing that if so?
No, service dogs in training (SDiTs) can not and should not go just anywhere with you.
The wording on this question concerns me for a few reasons, so let me preface by saying this is not a how-to on bringing your pet with you everywhere you go. If you are puppy raising or fostering for a service dog organization, consult them directly.
I am only knowledgeable on US law, I can direct you elsewhere if you live in a different country, just let me know. I inserted a breakpoint to save people miles of scrolling If they don’t want to read.
If I had my way, and I was dealing with Louis’s career, here’s what I would do:
Get rid of all the stunts
Get rid of SJPR
Make sure anyone BUT The S*n gets exclusives, as long as they’re reputable
In fact, I’d just sue The S*n and blacklist them or whatever I had to do because it’s a long time coming, let’s be honest
Hire Matt Colon
Take advantage of Harry and Louis both making career moves and have them hype each other up/talk casually about each other in the press + fan service
I’d saddle him with an image that highlights everything he is. 30+ writing credits is nothing to sneeze at, so I’d place a huge emphasis on that. Louis is a Creator; Louis who is Humble and Relatable, but who also knows his place in the celebrity world, while still being a Cool Dude.
More fan service
Public interactions with celebrity friends with minimal scandals attached to their names
Interactions with his bandmates as solo artists (because I understand needing to distance from 1D right now, but the band acknowledging each other’s existence and hanging out would go a long way as it relates to keeping people who are invested in 1D invested in them as a band AND as solo artists)
His fan interaction is SO SOLID and I feel like it’s mostly organic so I wouldn’t need to much with that. If anything, I’d probably give him a public snapchat and have him post tour/show videos while he’s on the road. Nothing too long; just a few seconds documenting his excitement. But I mean, for the most part I would’t do anything. Because like, Louis reached out to us as fans on such a personal level because that’s who he is and some circumstances dictated it. He cultivated this relationship, so I would just let him have the majority control of his accounts for fan interaction, promo, etc. and then handle promo/tweeting/etc when he’s busy.
Mostly though, if Louis was my client? I’d just make sure he was satisfied. From what I’ve seen on What Not To Do via 1DHQ, I feel like mutual respect between client and manager goes a long way, so satisfied client = ultimate success for both parties. Anyway, yeah, IDK just something I was thinking about this morning.
I'm so looking forward to more Scorch my Soul!!!! Any idea when we'll have another update?
First off, thanks so much for the lovely words! I was out of town for the weekend hence the late reply…Secondly, let me use your question as a general writing announcement…
Updates of stories will be sporadic and slow for a little while.
At least until, most likely, the end of July and possibly until the end of August. July is going to be a month-from-hell at work (as if the past 2 haven’t been already) and August has the possibility to become that as well. Aside from that, it’s summer. I’m out a lot, meeting with friends, traveling and having a social life (that sometimes wears me out) and combine that with lots of hours in the office and I don’t get so much writing done.
I’m putting it here ‘cause I thought it would be good for everyone to know what’s up as I’m also terribly behind with my reading. I have a lot of fics and drabbles I still need to read and my “too read” list is longer than I like so apologies for that everyone! I will catch up… eventually.
On another note, I have a lot of WIP’s at the moment, a lot of new things as well that are currently ideas in my head I want to write (and I am so excited about those ideas!). So it’ll all come, but it might just take a little bit of time.
On the original question, Nonnie, I did start writing chapter 3 of Scorch! I might work on it a bit this weekend, so let’s see how that goes and I do intend to have the 3rd installment up as soon as possible…
(also I fleshed out Could Roses Bloom and it’ll probably be 15 parts in total when I’m finished, how is everyone feeling about that? XD)
Love you honey and thanks so much for asking! Really, your interest is encouragement and motivation <3
As an end to the post, have a gif of me at the office:
What are the true legal standards for a SDs behavior in public? I'm very particular about how my dog acts and I automatically don't trust any other dog for safety reasons but second guess myself when thinking of suggesting a business remove the team.
Hi Anon! Here’s what the ADA has to say about service dog standards behavior while in public:
- Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
- If a business such as a hotel normally charges guests for damage that they cause, a customer with a disability may also be charged for damage caused by himself or his service animal.
- [In response to the question, “Are stores required to allow service animals to be placed in a shopping cart?”] Generally, the dog must stay on the floor, or the person must carry the dog. For example, if a person with diabetes has a glucose alert dog, he may carry the dog in a chest pack so it can be close to his face to allow the dog to smell his breath to alert him of a change in glucose levels.
- [In response to the question, “Are restaurants, bars, and other places that serve food or drink required to allow service animals to be seated on chairs or allow the animal to be fed at the table?”] No. Seating, food, and drink are provided for customer use only. The ADA gives a person with a disability the right to be accompanied by his or her service animal, but covered entities are not required to allow an animal to sit or be fed at the table.
- A service animal should not be allowed to bark repeatedly in a lecture hall, theater, library, or other quiet place.
- A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (1) the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (2) the dog is not housebroken. When there is a legitimate reason to ask that a service animal be removed, staff must offer the person with the disability the opportunity to obtain goods or services without the animal’s presence.
As you can see, it’s pretty loosely written and up to interpretation (i.e. what exactly “out of control” means). Most handlers hold their dogs to much higher standards than the minimum ADA requirements when out in public though. There’s a post about that here :)
Venezuela's indigenous people leave jungles homes to try survive on the city streets of Brazil
Hundreds of indigenous Warao people from the Orinoco Delta have left Venezuela and are now trying their luck on the gritty streets of Manaus – Brazil’s Amazonian metropolis – where they live in derelict buildings and tent camps and are forced to make a living by begging from passing motorists.
Many have made the long bus journey from northeastern Venezuela to Manaus, a city of two million people where local authorities are scrambling to help them find shelter, food and medicine. “Everything is gone in Venezuela,” said Abel Calderon, a 32-year-old Warao who is acting as spokesman for the impromptu community now living under tarps, tents and other makeshift lodgings around the city, some of them under a highway overpass.
Local authorities have declared a social emergency and called for support from the federal and state governments for what they have called a “humanitarian crisis”. Many Venezuelans have been deported after having crossed the border due to concerns about vagrancy and begging, local media reported, while local hospitals and public services have been put under strain.
Calderon says the Warao chose Manaus because it was the closest city in Brazil where they could look for work or assistance from local authorities. So far, city officials have helped with food and medicine while also asking Brazil’s federal police force to accelerate documentation that can help the Warao find jobs or formally register with social welfare programmes.
The Warao faced hunger and hardship in their villages along Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. They have traditionally used their fishing skills to survive – for nourishment, for barter or by selling the fish for cash. But Venezuela’s economic and political instability mean people can’t afford to buy their fish, and there is nothing in the shops to barter them against.
Calderon said he wants to stay in Brazil, saddened by the hardship and increasingly stark reality in Venezuela, where the economic woes and mounting unrest in recent weeks has led to dozens of deaths in political protests. “It’s sad in Venezuela,” he says. “There everything is finished. Here we could work and stay.”
James Bond stand aside; French spy service seeks computer geeks, linguists
July 7, 2017
James Bond stand aside; French spy service seeks computer geeks, linguists
July 7, 2017
France’s foreign intelligence service is bolstering recruitment to counter Islamist militants and cyber criminals, but it is looking for computer wizards and linguists not would-be James Bonds.
Top of the vacancy list at France’s DGSE, the equivalent of America’s CIA or Britain’s MI6, are posts for young information technology gurus and linguists who master the finer points of Russian, Chinese or Farsi, widely used in Iran and Afghanistan.
While publicity is not usually a priority of the foreign spy service (the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, or DGSE), its head of administration said recruitment pressures are changing things.
“All kinds of telecoms and IT profiles interest us, from crypto-mathematicians to super geeks,” Charles Moreau, head of DGSE administration, told Reuters during an interview at the agency’s northeastern Paris headquarters - nicknamed “La Piscine” (The Pool).
The DGSE hiring target is 500-600 recruits a year to bring its numbers up to 7,100 by 2019, but the skills required are not those of amphibious frogmen or secret agents of the kind incarnated by the fictional British character James Bond.
Today the foreign spy service is recruiting in an increasingly open and competitive marketplace where it has to vie with big industrial groups, start-ups and other top-end recruiters to attract high-fliers, says Moreau, whose remit covers oversight of hiring.
Ironically, the focus on young communications and technology wizards, the super geeks Moreau spoke of, is not totally new.
When militants flew planes into the New York World Trade Centre in 2001, prompting the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in pursuit of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, U.S. intelligence services stood accused of having expanded internet surveillance at the expense of old-fashioned feet-on-the-ground spies.
Recent cyber attacks that disrupted business operations and hospital services in many countries across the world have, however, increased fears that assailants motivated by money or ideology could cripple even more strategic targets such as power and water networks.
Finding new-era intelligence services personnel is not the behind-the-scenes affair it used to be but one where recruiters scout for talent just like the rest, said Moreau.
“We can no longer sit on our hands and wait for them to come to us, it’s an intensely competitive marketplace,” he said.
One difficulty was finding language experts, notably with mastery of Russian and Chinese, the languages of two countries whose increasingly central role has shaken up an old world order dominated by U.S. military might.
Beyond that, France’s military intervention abroad, against the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East and also in northern Mali, requires niche language skills.
“It wasn’t easy with Arabic and Farsi but it’s another ball game with dialects like Tamachek (spoken by the Tuareg tribe in Mali and other parts of Africa),” said Moreau.
tax fraud is such a disgusting crime like people don’t pay taxes just for the sake of paying taxes, like that money actually goes to the government and the government isn’t some sort of independent institution, the government=the people and when people don’t pay their taxes they’re stealing from the people, they’re stealing from public services, education, health care, they’re stealing while that single mother of two earns “enough” money to have to pay taxes, while some parents can’t afford certain things for their kids but they still have to pay taxes. committing tax fraud is not only stealing from someone, it’s stealing from an entire population that has needs that are supposed to be covered by the taxes you didn’t pay
I was wondering if you have advice on making a resume with no experience? Like, I know I'm gonna need a job in the very near future but I have no clue where to start on the resume when I've never had a job before. Could you please help?
Okay! So- building a resume with no experience! It can sounds like an impossible task- but I assure you it’s not. When I worked in HR, the only reason I really looked at people’s “past employment” section was to determine how long they’d stayed at past jobs (anything less than 6 months always got my attention). The great thing about being a high school student looking for a first job, is that you are essentially a clean slate. There are many employers who value that in a fresh face.
First, make sure your resume has a good introduction/summary. This is a beginning section that consists of 2-3 sentences about you that the employer can look at and get a good idea of what you’re all about. An example: ”Highly motivated high school student seeking to utilize and enhance my skills while serving the public in the customer service industry. I am keen to pursue a position that will compliment my studies and provide me with a career opportunity ”. Make it sound like you want to be in this for the long haul- that you are eager to do the job, and that you want to use and develop the skills you already have.
Instead of focusing on your job experience, you are going to have to focus on skills and education. We’ll talk about skills first! There are essentially three types of skills that go on resumes: Job-related, transferable, and adaptive. Job-related is pretty self-explanatory- it’s skills you have developed that relate to the specific job for which you are applying. Transferable skills are ones that you have learned in work or education fields that are applicable to others. And finally, adaptive skills are those that are behavioral - personality traits and characteristics that determine your work style. Adaptive skills are the hardest to substantiate, and you should try to avoid showcasing them too heavily on your resume. Here’s some examples of each type: Job-Related (say you’re applying to work in accounting): -Have worked with (program used at company) -Experience with financial planning and budgeting -Extensive work with Microsoft Excel Transferable: -Personnel management -Equipment Operation -Forklift certification Adaptive: -Personable -Honest -Team player
If you have taken any computer classes (and even if you haven’t- you’re a student, your life is built around computers!), focus on your proficiency in typing and data entry. Mention your affinity for technology and your ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Now, onto education! Since you’re still in school, this section is basically going to consist of one entry- your current high school. The best part about the education section of your resume is that it doesn’t end with just naming the school- you should also include: clubs, extra curricular activities, awards, honors, and your GPA if it’s decent. If you school has given you any “work” experience (volunteering, fund raising) you can include that either right there under the school, or in a separate “volunteer work” section.
Senior doctors accuse Government of deliberately underfunding NHS to accelerate privatisation plans
The government is deliberately underfunding the NHS in an attempt to speed up its plans to privatise the health service, senior doctors have said.
Members of the British Medical Association (BMA) accused Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, of “consciously” creating a crisis in NHS hospitals while scapegoating doctors “to distract the public from an underfunded service under severe and intense strain”.
This is “in order to accelerate its transformation plans for private sector takeover of healthcare in England”, said the motion passed by representatives at the union’s annual representative meeting in Bournemouth.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the incoming BMA chair, said the Government’s policy is “deliberate and it does need to be challenged”.
“The Government speaks of new investment but in the same breath asks us to make £3 of efficiency savings for every £1 spent,” he said, adding: “In the name of safety and quality, austerity and savage cuts have to stop.”
The Department of Health rejected the claims, saying Government funding for the NHS was at record levels and the motion approved by the BMA “sadly has no relationship with reality”.
Doctors voted in favour of the motion as it was revealed the Government is pushing forward with plans to sell off an NHS staffing agency that employs more than 90,000 people, saving the health service £70m a year.
The agency, NHS Professionals, supplies staff more cheaply than private firms. It is a private limited company owned by the Department of Health.
Last winter was the worst on record for the health service, with reports of patients waiting for hours on trolleys in overstretched A&E departments around the country.
Dr Nagpaul, currently chair of the organisation’s GP committee, said the general election was a “wake-up call” and called Ms May’s failure to enlarge her majority a public rejection of austerity.
“We are a rich nation, we are a civilised society, the public deserve a safe, civilised health service. We cannot and must not accept anything less,” he said.
“Those that provide care are scapegoated, such as the Prime Minister’s shameless attempt this year to blame GPs for hospital winter pressures.”
However some other doctors, including current BMA council chair Dr Mark Porter, disagreed with the motion, saying the difficulties faced by the health service are a result of bad organisation rather than a deliberate attempt to pave the way for further privatisation.
Dr Grant Ingrams, a GP, told the meeting the current state of the NHS is not due to “political conspiracy, but is due to political cock-ups”, with Dr Porter suggesting government “incompetence” was behind recent failings.
Opening the meeting, Dr Porter warned patients are being “belittled and bewildered” as access to NHS care is worsening.
A survey conducted by the BMA ahead of the conference found that 82 per cent of people are worried about the future of the NHS, and three in five said they expect the NHS to get worse in the coming years.
Three quarters of those surveyed said they thought the number of services on offer will be reduced and 83 per cent said they believed that waiting times would increase.
A Department of Health spokesperson said: “While of course there are pressures on the front line, the Government has invested record funding in the NHS. Thanks to the hard work of staff, public satisfaction is now the highest it has been in all but three of the last 20 years.”
AYE , loves ! i’m CAMILLA and i have been eyeing this roleplay for days now , but finally had a lightbulb appear above my head and created ileana . i hail from the gmt+2 (now that it’s summer time ) and am a journalism and corporate communications student at university full-time while working part time at an public service television station and as a teacher’s assistant . some of my favorite things are pomegranates , lush , brightly colored accent furniture , indie rock music and sunrises . but i am sure, you are here to hear about ILEANA instead of the rambly mess that is me . so , without further ado , click below to find out more . also my theme is completely made by one of my dearest friends and i’m so in love with it ? isn’t it gorgeous ?