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Romania president seeks to challenge Rutte for top job – POLITICO

Romania president seeks to challenge Rutte for top job – POLITICO

Saying that they don’t mean to stand in the way of Rutte, a senior Eastern European diplomat said: “At least somebody has to ask, ‘OK, Mark, how are you going to deal with Russia?’” They also point at Rutte’s repeated failure in bringing the Dutch defense spending level up to the target of 2 percent of GDP agreed by all allies a decade ago, which they said could be used against him if Trump were to be elected. That’s in addition to the bilateral ill-feeling between the Netherlands and Romania, two NATO members who are part of the European Union, as Rutte’s government for years refused Bucharest’s entry into Schengen, the borderless zone for EU countries, citing the risks of corruption and criminal activities. Source link

Germany, France join US and UK in backing Mark Rutte for top NATO job – POLITICO

Germany, France join US and UK in backing Mark Rutte for top NATO job – POLITICO

Berlin’s endorsement follows an intense 24-hour diplomatic campaign to shore up support for the Dutchman, amid ongoing hesitation from a group of around 10 countries including in Eastern Europe as well as Hungary and Turkey. POLITICO first reported on Wednesday that two-thirds of NATO’s allies now support Rutte. The U.S. declared its backing for the Dutch leader, with an official saying President Joe Biden backed Rutte, as POLITICO reported. This was followed by the U.K., as well as France where a senior official said President Emmanuel Macron had been an early supporter of putting the Dutchman in the role, having sounded him out about the post last year. Rutte would need all 31 NATO allies’ endorsement before he could be nominated to succeed Jens Stoltenberg, who’s expected to step down in October. Source link

Tech Job Interviews Are Out of Control

Tech Job Interviews Are Out of Control

Bock says the shift is partly due to mass layoffs; employers are more able to flex their muscles in a tighter labor market. But there’s also a broader psychological shift. “After years of tech workers being pampered, of ‘bring your whole selves to work’ and ‘work from anywhere,’ executives are now overcompensating in the other direction,” he says. The upshot for job-seeking coders is confusion, culture shock, and hours of work done for free. Buzz Andersen, who has held engineering roles at Apple, Square, and Tumblr, recently hit the job market again. He noted on Threads last month, “Tech industry job interviews have, of late, reached a new level of absurdity.” Coding Olympics Last year an estimated 260,000 workers were let go across 1,189 tech companies, according to a live-update layoff tracker called Layoffs.fyi. And the layoffs have continued into 2024, forcing a glut of talent into an already competitive market. An estimated 41,000 tech workers have been laid off so far this year. Of course, not all of the tech workers losing their jobs …

Speaker clinging on to job as some MPs sign no-confidence motion after Commons Gaza vote descends into row | Politics News

Speaker clinging on to job as some MPs sign no-confidence motion after Commons Gaza vote descends into row | Politics News

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has apologised to MPs after the chamber descended into chaos around a motion calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Wednesday was designated as an opposition day for the SNP, which chose to debate the Israel-Hamas war – and sought to persuade MPs to back its calls for an immediate halt to the fighting. But a controversial decision from Sir Lindsay to allow a Labour amendment to be put to the House led to an uproar from Tory MPs – and eventually saw the government pledging to “play no further part” in proceedings, as well as the SNP not even getting to vote on its original proposal. After Conservative and SNP politicians stormed out of the chamber in protest, Sir Lindsay returned to the Commons to face his critics, apologising for “how it all ended up” and saying he took “responsibility” for his actions. But SNP leader Stephen Flynn said he would “take significant convincing” that the Speaker’s position was “not now intolerable”. And 33 MPs from both his party and …

NASA looking for brave applicants to ‘spend a year living on Mars’ in rare job advert | World | News

NASA looking for brave applicants to ‘spend a year living on Mars’ in rare job advert | World | News

The award for best job advert might go to NASA this year after the intrepid space agency posted it was looking for applicants to spend “a year on Mars”. The US cosmic exploration body is launching a bid to find a crew for its next CHAPEA mission, which stands for Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analogs, testing how humans will cope living in isolated pods on the Red Planet. Previously a four-person crew successfully spent a ‘year on Mars’ from 2022 to 2023, and this will be the second of three “planned ground missions” designed to test how people will react to surviving the inhospitable Martian environment. Four lucky volunteers will be chosen from possibly thousands of applicants, with the crew entering the purpose-built 1,700-square-foot Mars Dune Alpha pod at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in spring next year. NASA said in a statement: “The habitat, called the Mars Dune Alpha, simulates the challenges of a mission on Mars, including resource limitations, equipment failures, communication delays, and other environmental stressors. “Crew tasks include …

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Why Some South Korean Doctors Have Walked Off the Job

Why Some South Korean Doctors Have Walked Off the Job

Hundreds of interns and residents at major South Korean hospitals walked off the job on Tuesday, disrupting an essential service to protest the government’s plan to address a shortage of doctors by admitting more students to medical school. While South Korea takes pride in its affordable health care system, it has among the fewest physicians per capita in the developed world. Its rapidly aging population underscores the acute need for more doctors, according to the government, especially in rural parts of the country and in areas like emergency medicine. The protesters, who are doctors in training and crucial for keeping hospitals running, say the shortage of doctors is not industrywide but confined to particular specialties, like emergency care. They say the government is ignoring the issues that have made working in those areas unappealing: harsh working conditions and low wages for interns and residents. Surveys have found that in a given week, doctors in training regularly work multiple shifts that last longer than 24 hours, and that many are on the job for more than …

Who will replace Katy Perry on American Idol? From Jennifer Lopez to Carrie Underwood, here’s who could take the job

Who will replace Katy Perry on American Idol? From Jennifer Lopez to Carrie Underwood, here’s who could take the job

American Idol is on the verge of a major shake-up next year when it returns for a 23rd season without one of its leading stars. Katy Perry announced last week that after seven seasons as a judge (including season 22), she would be stepping away from the role to pursue other projects and return to releasing new music. While many fans are still reeling from the surprise news, it does beg the question – who could be brought on to step into the “Dark Horse” songstress’ shoes alongside Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie? Katy Perry teases life after American Idol As season 22 is set to premiere tonight, February 18th, on ABC, here are our picks for the five stars who could capably step into the judge’s shoes, from past contestants to previous panelists… Jennifer Lopez If insider sources from the production are to be believed, the “On the Floor” singer is the top candidate to get the call to return to the hot seat, which would mark her sixth outing as a judge. © …

Man Fired From His Job Right Before Getting His Bonus And The Reasons Why Were Made Up

Man Fired From His Job Right Before Getting His Bonus And The Reasons Why Were Made Up

Getting fired or laid off is bad enough, but it often seems like some companies do all they can to twist the knife on your way out. One man on TikTok found himself in this position, and it’s left him feeling powerless. But lawyers say workers like him often have rights they don’t realize. The man was fired right before his bonus was due for completely made-up reasons. Getting fired or laid off is more often than not a total blindside. Sometimes, you can smell it in the air if the company is doing poorly or you have a contentious relationship with management.  In the case of a TikToker named Jason, his firing was completely out of nowhere. RELATED: Employment Lawyer Reveals The 3 Signs Your Company Has Already Hired Your Replacement The reasons for Jason’s firing seemed to be totally fabricated for the express purpose of avoiding paying him the bonus he’d been waiting for. Days before his bonus, Jason was given a series of reprimands that misrepresented performance reviews and discussions with his boss. “I …

Good job, no savings: meet the young professionals with less than a grand in the bank

Good job, no savings: meet the young professionals with less than a grand in the bank

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Once upon a time, there was a young woman with £40,000 in the bank. This princely sum was garnered over a decade of scrimping and saving, with a little bit of help from the government’s lifetime ISA scheme – where they gifted you £1k if you managed to deposit £4k in a year – and topped up by, oh-so-inevitably, the Bank of Mum and Dad (in this case just mum). She felt safe and secure, knowing that if something happened – a sudden job loss or unexpected health condition – she would have a financial buffer to help weather the storm. Then, she did what you’re supposed to do when you finally acquire that level of cash: she bought a house. And, within the year, nearly every last penny of those once-lofty savings had been obliterated. She – or should I say “I” – had …