2012年9月8日 星期六

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Michael Feroli, an economist at J.P. Morgan, offers a slightly different take. Large firms, he says, tend to do most of their hiring in the fourth quarter, whereas smaller ones mostly hire in the second quarter. Since the recession ended in 2009, large firms have been healthier than small firms, which could explain why employment consistently strengthens in the fourth quarter and weakens in the second.
Editorial

Elephant Slaughter

China's lust for illegal ivory has turned Africa into a poachers' playground.



But the role is rife with potential conflicts. Wall Street firms risk provoking the ire of a client if they poach hedge fund talent or compete for the same potential employees. It also raises a question of loyalty; hedge fund executives may be swayed to direct business to the Wall Street firm that hired them rather than the bank that makes the best sense for investors.

A Taiwan duo fight to preserve the black bear

Habitat loss and illegal poaching have reduced the number of black bears on Taiwan to just a few hundred.

A bear-hunter turned gamekeeper and a woman called the 'bear mother' are fighting to reverse the plight of Taiwan's black bears.
Report: Elise Potaka, Taiwan


Google Risks China Brain Drain
Tech companies in China have begun aggressively trying to poach talent from Google in the wake of its pledge to stop complying with Chinese government censorship rules.



EMC Nabs Intel Talent; Race on for CEO
EMC is poaching a top Intel executive, setting up a possible battle over who will succeed the current CEO at the computer-storage giant.


Report: Google, Apple Had Deal Not to Poach Employees
Digital Media Wire
Google (NASD: GOOG) and Apple (NASD: AAPL) had an unofficial agreement not to poach employees from one another, TechCrunch reported, citing unnamed former ...

From One Chicken Breast, Many Meals

By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
Chicken that's been poached and shredded can be used in a variety of healthy dishes.
Such family dynasties are common across Japan, the product of more than a half-century of Liberal Democratic Party control that allowed lawmakers to build powerful local political machines and then hand them down to children and grandchildren.
Now, as the party faces its biggest challenge since its founding in 1955, such de facto hereditary control of parliamentary seats is coming under unprecedented criticism here. But it is also showing stubborn resilience.


Nokia takes on Huawei in connecting laptops



McDonald's Takes On Starbucks[Go to story.] McDonald's plans to install coffee bars at its nearly 14,000 U.S. locations starting this year, its biggest menu addition in three decades. The effort to poach Starbucks customers aims to add $1 billion to the fast-food chain's annual sales. 12:11 a.m.






take on


1. Undertake or begin to deal with, as in I took on new responsibilities, or She took on too much when she accepted both assignments. [Early 1300s]
2. Hire, engage, as in We take on extra workers during the busy season. [Early 1600s]
3. Oppose in competition, as in This young wrestler was willing to take on all comers. [Late 1800s]
4. Display strong emotion, as in Don't take on so. [Colloquial; early 1400s]
5. Acquire as, or as if, one's own, as in He took on the look of a prosperous banker. [Late 1700s]

take

noun

  • 1a scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time:he completed a particularly difficult scene in two takes
  • a particular version of or approach to something:his own whimsical take on life
  • 2an amount of something gained or acquired from one source or in one session:the take from commodity taxation
  • chiefly US the money received at a cinema or theatre for seats.
3 Printing an amount of copy set up at one time or by one compositor.


poach (TAKE) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
1 to catch and kill animals without permission on someone else's land:
The farmer claimed that he shot the men because they were poaching on his land.

2 to take and use for yourself unfairly or dishonestly something, usually an idea, that belongs to someone else:
Jeff always poaches my ideas, and then pretends that they're his own.

3 DISAPPROVING to persuade someone who works for someone else to come and work for you:
They were furious when one of their best managers was poached by another company.

poacher Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who catches and kills animals illegally


Google, Salesforce take aim at Microsoft
Seattle Times - United States By Benjamin J. Romano Internet search giant Google and software-as-a-service leader Salesforce.com are combining two products to take on Microsoft.

The companies planned to release a joint offering called Salesforce for Google Apps today, combining online customer relationship management software with productivity applications....



offering Show phonetics
noun [C]
something that you give or offer to someone:
a peace offering
a sacrificial offering

de facto
adjective [before noun], adverb FORMAL
existing in fact, although not necessarily intended, legal or accepted:
The city is rapidly becoming the de facto centre of the financial world.
He's her de facto husband though they're not actually married.
English is de facto the common language of much of the world today.
If it is on British soil then it is de facto British.
Compare de jure.

de facto 
noun [C] AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH
a person with whom someone lives as a wife or a husband, although they are not married:
They've invited Joanne and her de facto for lunch on Sunday.


de jure 
adjective [before noun], adverb FORMAL
having a right or existence as stated by law:
The country has de facto independence now, and it will soon be recognized de jure by the world's governments.
The President aims to create a de jure one-party state.
Compare de facto.

de jure (di JOOR-ee, day JOOR-ay, day YOO-ray, day JYOO-ray)

adverb: By right; by law.
adjective: Rightful.

Etymology
From Latin de jure (from the law). Ultimately from the Indo-European root yewes- (law) that is also the source of jury, judge, just, injury, perjury, and conjure. The complement of de jure is de facto meaning "in practice".

Usage
"Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to fighting for civil rights and justice for America's black victims of de jure and de facto discrimination." — Bill Maxwell; To Honor King, Live Up to Him; St. Petersburg Times (Florida); Jan 17, 2010.

poach
(TAKE) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
1 to catch and kill animals without permission on someone else's land:
The farmer claimed that he shot the men because they were poaching on his land.

2 to take and use for yourself unfairly or dishonestly something, usually an idea, that belongs to someone else:
Jeff always poaches my ideas, and then pretends that they're his own.

3 DISAPPROVING to persuade someone who works for someone else to come and work for you:
They were furious when one of their best managers was poached by another company.

poacher Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who catches and kills animals illegally
tr.v., poached, poach·ing, poach·es.
To cook in a boiling or simmering liquid: Poach the fish in wine.
[Back-formation from Middle English poched, poached, from poche, dish of poached eggs, from Old French, from past participle of pochier, to poach eggs, from poche, pocket, bag (from their appearance), of Germanic origin.]
poachable poach'a·ble adj.

IBM Hit with Poaching Lawsuit

By
Deborah Perelman


A new lawsuit accuses IBM of pitting its former and current staffing firms against each other in Tulsa.


IBM is being sued for encouraging one staffing partner to entice employees from a former staffing partner.

The lawsuit, filed Oct. 25 by AcctKnowledge, highlights the issues facing companies that are seeing their workers get lured away by competitors, and the dangers to those companies doing the alleged employee poaching.
In markets with low unemployment rates, or where a plethora of similar companies are clustered in a relatively small geographic area or where there is a recognized talent shortage, poaching isn't just an ugly reality but a survival tactic for organizations. Despite this, workplace experts warn against it.
"As a de facto recruiting strategy, this is ineffective as it doesn't do anything to expand the pool. It leads to salary inflation and a very overfished pond," Forrester Research analyst Samuel Bright told eWEEK.
PointerCIOs need to expand recruiting methods in a tight labor market. Read more here.
Of course, it is a different story for the company watching their employees get picked off one by one. Not only financially devastating—employee turnover is estimated by some to cost more than 50 percent of a worker's salary—but workplace morale takes a hit. Targeted organizations may protect themselves against so-called corporate "raiders" with non-compete clauses or other regulations, but when these fail, some get the law involved.
In the AcctKnowledge case, IBM is accused of encouraging Manpower, its current temporary staffing firm in Tulsa, Okla., to poach employees from its former one, AcctKnowledge. A temporary staffing firm that had been providing finance workers to IBM for three years, AcctKnowledge filed a lawsuit Oct. 25 against the technology giant, accusing IBM of breaking its contract and trying to take the involved employees with it.




━━ v. (密猟・密漁の目的で他人の土地に)侵入する ((on, upon)); 侵す, 踏みにじる; 密猟[密漁]する; 盗用[横どり]する; (人材を)こっそり引き抜く.
poach・er ━━ n. 密猟[侵入]者.
poach・ing ━━ n. 【コンピュータ】(ファイルの)ポーチング.




 

Cookware ,Poacher, Steamer Set , Cooker Set

Stainless Steel Cookware Recalled by Cost Plus World Market Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Picture of Recalled  4-piece multi cooker set
4-Piece Multi Cooker Set

Picture of Recalled  3-piece steamer set
3-Piece Steamer Set

Picture of Recalled  1.5 Qt. egg poacher
1.5 Qt. Egg Poacher

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