United States And Japan Today Sign Organic Equivalence Arrangement
1, just 36 percent approved while a resounding 59 percent opposed military action in the form of air strikes against the Assad regime. Keep in mind this is after the fact that definitive evidence of the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, a supposed red line that Assad was prohibited from crossing. Oh, what a difference a decade and two unsuccessful wars makes. In the post-9/11 hysteria we fully committed to an invasion of Iraq on the assumption we would find the chemical weapons stockpile of Saddam Hussein, yet hindsight tells us that was not the case. Yet when it comes to a situation that has proven atrocities and massacring of over 100,000 Syrians we suddenly become hesitant. As the international community saw the acts of ethnic cleansing that Slobodan Milosevic committed in Yugoslavia, strategic bombing by NATO forces was able to remove Yugoslavian forces from Kosovo and stop the genocide. Under the Obama administration, naval bombing of Libyan government strongholds led to the removal of Muammar al-Gaddafi. These types of actions could be just as effective if taken against the government forces of Assad. The concept of the American world police structure is not something that should be sought after, and, of course, there are atrocities that happen every day in the world that the United States simply has no business acting on. However, we are no longer dealing with just a civil war, we are dealing with a human rights issue. Imagine waking up every day surrounded by the ruthless killing of your comrades, your family, innocent women and children, and knowing all the while that there are powerful nations out there that can help stop the bloodshed, yet they essentially do nothing to stop the violence. The call of religious extremism would start to ring truer in your ear with every passing day. Your enemy would not only be Assad but the country that scorned you on the world stage.
United States of Dysfunction: Is it too late to restore confidence in D.C?
Suver Named Senior Vice President — Human Resources And Administration At United States Steel Corporation Text PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Susan M. Suver has advanced to senior vice president — human resources and administration effective Oct. 1, and will continue to report directly to Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/NE88630 ) Suver, 54, who has served as the company’s vice president — human resources since 2007, will retain responsibilities for worldwide human resources and medical and health services and will assume executive leadership of labor relations, corporate security and fire protection, public affairs, community affairs and the United States Steel Foundation. Commenting on Suver’s appointment, Longhi said, “Sue is an integral member of our executive team, and her deep expertise in change management, leadership, human resources strategy and communications will serve us well as U. S. Steel executes our business transformation strategy.” Prior to joining U. S. Steel, she served as corporate vice president, Global Human Resources for Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of industrial and commercial electronic components and computer products; and as vice president, Organization Effectiveness and Communications for Phelps Dodge Corporation. Suver holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Arizona State University and completed the University of Michigan’s Advanced Executive Human Resources Program and the Global Executive Management Program at the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. Suver is a member of the board of directors of the HR Policy Association, and chairs its Workforce Development-Public Policy Committee. She serves on the board of trustees for Robert Morris University and is a member of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Vibrant Pittsburgh, a regional economic development organization with a focus on increasing diversity in greater Pittsburgh.
Susan M. Suver Named Senior Vice President — Human Resources And Administration At United States Steel Corporation
Simply put, if we fail to set the right course on these questions now, our fiscal future will only grow more bleak and Americans confidence in their government will only grow weaker. Recent polls have explored Americans feelings about a government shutdown. Taken together, the results suggest theres strong disapproval of a government shutdown, and that both parties would share responsibility if they fail to reach an agreement. A closer look at polls reveals a more revealing trend: Americans are losing confidence in our nations leadership. Last week, the Gallup organization reported that a strong majority (60 percent) believe the federal government has too much power; a few days before, a separate Gallup poll found that less than half of Americans trust the government to handle problems. And why shouldnt they turn away? Consider what Americans see when they survey what Washington, D.C., has delivered over the last five years: A jobless economic recovery that, more than four years after the end of the recession, is barely worthy of the name. Unprecedented stimulus efforts at the Federal Reserve have done little, except add $7 trillion to our national debt . Endless deficits and ever-growing debt, driven by uncontrolled mandatory spending through Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, on a trajectory that even the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) calls unsustainable. The slow-motion train wreck of Obamacare, which every day delivers fresh news of implementation failures, unintended consequences and broken promises. Ham-fisted spending cuts under sequestration that are slowly eroding our defense posture without reforming the real waste in Pentagon spending or addressing Americas long-term spending trend lines. A foreign policy that appears feckless and adrift, as the most powerful nation on earth courts disaster by retreating from a dangerous world and grasping for deals with conniving adversaries. Call it the United States of Dysfunction.
Trade Representative for the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/DC87347 ) U.S. officials noted the organic equivalence arrangement will reopen the important Japanese consumer market for U.S. organic producers of all sizes, and will create jobs and opportunity for the U.S. organic food and farming sector. “This monumental agreement will further create jobs in the already growing U.S. organic sector, spark additional market growth, and be mutually beneficial to producers both in the United States and Japan and to consumers who choose organic products,” said Laura Batcha, Executive Vice President of the U.S.-based Organic Trade Association (OTA). Assessments conducted in Japan and the United States leading up to the signing found organic management, accreditation, certification and enforcement programs are in place in both countries, and conform to each other’s respective programs. The first two-way trade agreement in Asia also marks the first organic equivalency arrangement without organic standards exceptions. As a result, certified organic products as of Jan. 1, 2014 can move freely between the United States and Japan. Under the agreement, MAFF will recognize USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) as equivalent to the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) and the MAFF Organic Program, and will allow products produced and certified as meeting USDA’s NOP standards to be marketed as organic in Japan. Likewise, the United States will allow Japanese products produced and certified under the JAS Organic Program to be marketed as organic in the United States. Both countries will require that the accredited certifier must be identified on the product label. “On behalf of the U.S.
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