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Scott Parker hopeful Fulham’s history of sacking managers will actually keep him in his job

Scott Parker is convinced he still has the full support of Shahid and Tony Khan but knows he is employed by a father-and-son partnership with a history of sacking Fulham managers.

Parker’s men travel to Leicester on Monday having won just one of their first nine games after regaining the Premier League status they surrendered so meekly in 2018-19. After that they play Manchester City at the Etihad before hosting champions Liverpool.

It is not difficult, therefore, to imagine a scenario where a club that has missed its last three penalties loses all three fixtures and finds itself at the foot of the table and thereby leaves the Khans – father Shahid has been owner since 2013 and son Tony director of football operations since 2017 – with a decision to make over their manager’s future.

Yet Parker is likely to remain in his role precisely because previous partings with

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  • November 28, 2020
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Robots on the rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic

<span>Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA</span>
Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to Covid-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment.

The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed – disproportionately those in the service industries where women and people of color make up the largest share of the labor force. In October, 11 million people were unemployed in the US, compared with about 6 million people who were without a job during the same time last year.

Related: The rise of the Covid robots – in pictures

And as humans are experiencing record job losses and economic uncertainty, robots have become a hot commodity. Multiple technology manufacturers have reported increased

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  • November 27, 2020
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Job diary: I’m a high-end real estate agent in Park City, Utah

  • Liza Story is a 36-year-old realtor in Park City, Utah — a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City — where the real estate market is hot.
  • During the pandemic, she’s noticed a barrage of buyers fleeing California to escape wildfires and city lockdowns; people who can now do their jobs from anywhere want to live in the mountains. 
  • Park City is an easy sell, given its beautiful location, small-town vibe, and luxury ski resort amenities.
  • She’s sold six homes in the last six weeks, ranging from $450,000 to $1.7 million in price, and says that construction in the area can’t keep up with the demand.
  • This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Amber Gibson.
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I grew up in Park City, Utah, so I consider myself a true local. It’s still a small town, with less than 9,000 residents,

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  • November 14, 2020
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Budget Analyst job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

The Office of Budget & Travel (OBT) is responsible for the development and execution of the Department’s budget across all Treasury Departmental Offices policy and management offices. OBT provides on-going analysis to Treasury management to help make informed decisions on budget requests to OMB and Congress. OBT is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Treasury’s budget formulation, justification, presentation, and execution.

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Responsibilities

As a Budget Analyst, you will:

  • Be responsible for a full range of program budget-related duties.
  • Be responsible for providing technical assistance and advice to bureau decision makers on budget formulation, resource planning and issues, developing, reviewing and/or submitting standard documents and reports, and monitoring obligations and expenditures to ensure compliance with the regulations set forth by the Department, OMB and Congress.
  • Set up initial budgets to support one or more accounts or offices, made up of several activities and internal
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  • November 13, 2020
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Program Analyst job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

This position is for a contract audit and risk program analyst within the Office of Information Technology, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Oversight. The position provides contract oversight, vendor management, contract audit, supply chain management, risk management, and evaluation of contract audit and risk program operation.

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Responsibilities

This is a non-bargaining unit position

This position will support the Federal Government’s response efforts to COVID-19

Please read this public notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application.

Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. Applicant resumes will not be reviewed until there is a request to fill a vacancy. Your resume and any supporting documentation will be retained with other applicants and reviewed as vacancies occur.

You will not receive a notice regarding the status of your application other than

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  • November 11, 2020
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More Bad News For Trump: Sacha Baron Cohen Rescinds Job Offer

As if losing the presidential election wasn’t a big enough blow, Donald Trump was hit with more bad news Saturday: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen withdrew his spoof job offer.

Cohen — who thoroughly embarrassed Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in his latest film, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” — told the president in a tweet that his recent job offer was rescinded because of Trump’s “tragic and sad” job performance “this past week.”

There was no immediate response from the president.

Cohen’s “Borat” recently exposed Giuliani in an apparently compromising position ― fumbling in his crotch in a hotel room. Giuliani later insisted he was tucking in his shirt after removing a microphone following a fake interview with Maria Bakalova,

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  • November 8, 2020
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Jill Biden Could Be the First First Lady to Have a Full-Time Job Outside the White House

Photo credit: Jim Watson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jim Watson – Getty Images

From Marie Claire

The role of First Lady is loosely defined, extremely scrutinized, and severely underpaid—we’re talking a salary of $0 for four to eight years of nonstop public engagements, advocacy work, and event planning and hosting duties. Despite all this, presidential spouses throughout history have made their role incredibly impactful. To name a few: Hillary Clinton was appointed by her husband to head the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform; Laura Bush testified in Congress to support her childhood literacy initiatives and spoke out against the oppression of women in Afghanistan; and Michelle Obama established initiatives to end childhood obesity, improve educational opportunities for women, and support military families.

If Joe Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Dr. Jill Biden will undoubtedly go even further in revolutionizing the job of First Lady, most prominently by

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  • November 7, 2020
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Senator Cory Gardner Needs a New Job, and We’re Here to Help

The people of Colorado have spoken, and they’ve given Cory Gardner his walking papers, replacing the Republican with former governor John Hickenlooper. After six years in the U.S. Senate, Gardner is now back in the job market…like so many other Coloradans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In appreciation of his service to our state over the years, we wanted to give Gardner a hand up as he looks for a new line of work — you know, if the whole oil-company lobbyist thing doesn’t work out, or he doesn’t get a plum position on TrumpTV.

Here are ten potential career options: 

Stay-at-Home Dad Who Likes Beer
According to Gardner’s campaign ads, he deserved another six years in the Senate because, among other things, he was a guy who liked to vacation with his family, and he didn’t make beer but liked to drink it. (He was also a terrible therapist, but

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  • November 4, 2020
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Trump will ‘go quietly’ if he loses to Joe Biden because he ‘hates the f***ing job’, Anthony Scaramucci wildly claims

Donald Trump will “go quietly” if he loses the election to Joe Biden as he actually “hates the f***ing job” of being President,  ex-insider Anthony Scaramucci wildly claims.

“The Mooch” – who spent 18 months working with Trump –   said he does not expect Trump to make good on hints he will try to stay in power if he loses.

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Donald Trump may end up leaving the White House with a whimper

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Donald Trump may end up leaving the White House with a whimperCredit: AP:Associated Press
Joe Biden is the favorite in the election

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Joe Biden is the favorite in the election Credit: AP:Associated Press
Anthony Scaramucci worked for Trump for 18-months

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Anthony Scaramucci worked for Trump for 18-monthsCredit: AP:Associated Press

The President has spent much of the campaign trail talking up the possibility of the election being rigged and refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. 

He has also hinted the election could be decided

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  • November 2, 2020
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A $433 Billion Wall Street Giant Has a Reputation Problem. It’s Josh Harris’s Job to Fix It.

Josh Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management Inc., obsessively weighs the risks and implications of decisions he makes: whom to hire for a role at the private-equity giant, whether to move forward with an investment or which trades to make to fill out the roster of the Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA team he co-owns. Former employees describe him as a micromanager who is known to call people numerous times in a day to discuss a small investment and spend an entire meeting rehashing unresolved questions from his previous one. Even Mr. Harris’s friends joke about sometimes getting multiple calls from him in a single day to discuss the same matter.

This approach has helped to make Apollo an investing giant with $433 billion in assets, second only in the private-equity world to Blackstone Group Inc. In 2017, it raised a record-setting $24.7 billion buyout fund that has only been

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  • November 1, 2020