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Al Jazeera

From an announcement by the acting director general of Al Jazeera:
“We have embarked on a workforce optimization initiative that will allow us to evolve our business operation in order to. . . . ”
C.G.,  a New York City reader, wants to know:
When did layoffs become workforce optimization initiatives, and when can we have layoffs back?
And. . . .


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QT Midwest New Madrid Fault, where the most recent earthquakes two centuries ago changed the course of the Mississippi River and toppled chimneys as far away as Maine, although geologists say there is only a 10 percent chance of a major quake in the next 50 years, which includes any moment now, update

New Madrid
News Item: “. . . The increase in the natural quakes in the New Madrid area remains a mystery, Petersen said, but ‘it’s higher than it’s been in several years’. . . .”
Typical of the sensationalism we might expect from the chief of the U.S. Geological Survey National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project.

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