Monday, August 10, 2015

THE BEST PAYING JOBS IN AMÉRICA

The best-paying 13 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500, including computer-networking company Juniper Networks (JNPR), Netflix (NFLX) and Yahoo (YHOO), shell out median annual salaries to workers of $115,000, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Glassdoor.com. Glassdoor compiles self-reported pay statistics from anonymous employees.

Salaries paid to rank-and-file workers are coming into focus due to new rules passed last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These so-called pay-gap rules will require companies to disclose how many times more CEOs are paid than employees. The rule is intended to give workers, companies and investors a better gauge to put CEO pay into perspective. But the rule will also give employees and investors a way to size up employee pay across industries and companies.

Getting paid $115,000 a year is certainly not the norm. The median pay — or the amount where half the workers earn more and half earn less — in the S&P 500 on average is $68,000 a year among the 459 companies in the S&P 500 for which Glassdoor has valid pay statistics.
But several pay much more. And it looks like investors are getting what they pay for from the companies pushing the envelope on pay. An equal-weighted index of the 13 companies with the highest median pay is up 24.3% over the past year. That easily outperforms the S&P 500's 8.8% gain during the same time.

Longer term, shares of companies paying the most to employees have paid off for investors, too. The 12 companies with the highest median salaries and at least five years of trading history are up an average 163.1% during that time — beating the S&P 500's 85.2% gain during the same period. That's a telling statistic since the average tenure of wage and salary workers with a current employer is roughly five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the overwhelmingly dominant industry for outsized salaries is technology. All but two of the top paying companies hail from the information-technology sector, says S&P Capital IQ. But even the two top paying companies that aren't technically in the information technology sector, Netflix and computer infrastructure operator Equinix (EQIX), are technology based. Netflix is in the consumer discretionary sector and Equinix is in finance.
There are some large paychecks in tech. Employees looking for the big score should get their resumes into Juniper Networks. The company, which designs and makes high-performance networking equipment, pays employees a median $134,721 a year, according to Glassdoor. That makes it the highest-paying company in the analysis.

Here's an interesting twist: Juniper Networks is also the biggest money loser of all the top-paying companies. It posted a net loss of $427.8 million during the past 12 months — a big contrast to the average $2.2 billion net profit posted by the group of best-paying companies. The CEO Rami Rahim has only been the company's top executive since November 2014, so his relative pay from last year isn't comparable to employees' yet.

That monthly fee you've been paying to Netflix is finding its way into some of the pockets of employees, too. The workers there are pulling down a median $132,220 salary, says Glassdoor.com. That's not all that surprising given the company's tremendous performance. The company's profit has expanded to $192.7 million over the past 12 months, but more impressively, the stock is up 630% over the past five years. That's the best stock performance of any of the top-paying stock
What's interesting, too, about Netflix is that its CEO Reed Hastings was paid $11 million last fiscal year. While that's a handsome sum, too, it's only 84 times greater than the median paid to employees — which is less than the average 216 times gap between CEO pay and median employee pay in the S&P 500.

Yahoo is no stranger to big compensation packages — and that includes employees and the CEO. Employees pull down a median pay of $121,202, ranking the media company No. 6 relative to other companies in the S&P 500. But as well as employees get paid, it's still relatively tiny next to the CEO's haul. CEO Marissa Mayer pulled down more than any other female CEO in the S&P 500 last year to the tune of $42 million. That's means Mayer made 347 times more than the median employee — which is meaningful when you're talking about a top-paying company.

So if you're looking for a big salary, and looking for a place to send your resumes, now you know where to look.





Friday, July 17, 2015

JOAN SEBASTIAN FAMOUS MEXICAN SINGER DIES

Joan Sebastian, the popular Mexican award winning singer and songwriter, died Monday night, according to several news reports. He was 64.                                                                                        
Sebastian had battled bone cancer in recent months and had been hospitalized while undergoing treatment. He died at his ranch in Juliantla, Guerrero, according to the Latin Times.                        
The popular, multi-Grammy award winning singer made many visits to the United States throughout his career.
Sebastian wrote hundreds of songs, typically a mix of Mexican pop, ranchera and grupera music since his career began in 1977.
He won seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards.             
Click in the following picture to listen to 3 hour spanish program that includes his most popular songs, interviews and more about his career in the entertainment world. 

 JOAN SEBASTIAN SPECIAL PROGRAM

Thursday, June 25, 2015

THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT FOR HEALTH REFORM

As director of EL NOTICOTO MAGAZINE I want to share this letter from the White House with all of those who supported the Health Reform that has provided health services to all americans, not just those who can afford it.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!


President Barack Obama
from:The White House 
to:tonyfranco@elnoticoto.com
date:25 de junio de 2015, 11:21
subject:What the Supreme Court decided today:


The White House, Washington



On March 23, 2010, I sat down at a table in the East Room of the White House and signed my name on a law that said, once and for all, that health care would no longer be a privilege for a few. It would be a right for everyone.
Five years later, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law and multiple challenges before the Supreme Court, here is what we know today:
This law worked. It's still working. It has changed and saved American lives. It has set this country on a smarter, stronger course.

And it's here to stay.


This morning, the Supreme Court upheld one of the most critical parts of health reform -- the part that has made it easier for Americans to afford health insurance, no matter where you live.
If the challenges to this law had succeeded, millions would have had thousands of dollars in tax credits taken away. Insurance would have once again become unaffordable for many Americans. Many would have even become uninsured again. Ultimately, everyone's premiums could have gone up.
Because of this law, and because of today's decision, millions of Americans will continue to receive the tax credits that have given about 8 in 10 people who buy insurance on the new Health Insurance Marketplaces the choice of a health care plan that costs less than $100 a month.
If you're a parent, you can keep your kids on your plan until they turn 26 -- something that has covered millions of young people so far. That's because of this law. If you're a senior, or have a disability, this law gives you discounts on your prescriptions -- something that has saved 9 million Americans an average of $1,600 so far. If you're a woman, you can't be charged more than anybody else -- even if you've had cancer, or your husband had heart disease, or just because you're a woman. Your insurer has to offer free preventive services like mammograms. They can't place annual or lifetime caps on your care.
And when it comes to preexisting conditions -- someday, our grandkids will ask us if there was really a time when America discriminated against people who got sick. Because that's something this law has ended for good.
Five years in and more than 16 million insured Americans later, this is no longer just about a law. This isn't just about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.


Today is a victory for every American whose life will continue to become more secure because of this law. And 20, 30, 50 years from now, most Americans may not know what "Obamacare" is. And that's okay. That's the point.
Because today, this reform remains what it always has been -- a set of fairer rules and tougher protections that have made health care in America more affordable, more attainable, and more about you.
That's who we are as Americans. We look out for one another. We take care of each other. We root for one another's success. We strive to do better, to be better, than the generation before us, and we try to build something better for the generation that comes behind us.
And today, with this behind us, let's come together and keep building something better. That starts right now.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BIKINI BEAUTY PAGEANT IN CITY OF INDUSTRY


Sceptre's 2015 "GDTV Miss Bikini" Pageant is a competition program 
showcasing beautiful and healthy women with youthful,sporty, and energetic personalities.  

One of these women will represent North America in the Championship Finals. And with tens of thousands of contestants, only one hundred worldwide will qualify for the final competition in Guangzhou, China.


This prestigious competition is one of the largest beauty competitions in China and the winner of the North America Division program will receive a $5,000 Gift Credit for Sceptre Products. They will also be provided a round-trip airfare and accommodation from Los Angeles to Guangzhou to participate in the Championship Finals.

The North America division competition will held this Saturday, June 27th at 6:00 pm at R&C Studios located in City of Industry, California. This production will bring in elements of reality and entertainment for a three-dimensional program. This competition invites women of all nationalities and those who are over the age of 18 years old to participate.


The Argentinian TV Host, model and actress Leila Ciancaglini, was invited to be one of the judges in Miss Bikini 2015 by GDTV for her extensive career in the world of the catwalk and entrepreneur in the entertainment business.

For more information visit  www.rc-studios.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNIVERSAL MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND IN PALOS VERDES



Film has the power to bring history to life, open windows into other cultures and engage in a way that no other medium can duplicate. Universe multicultural film festival provides an equal stage for every culture to show and shine.
For film lovers, it is a place for the unique movies that can open their mind and fresh their eyes. For film makers, it is a fantastic place to meet with the others to create cross cultural film project; For distributers, it is a market that have most diversify films to choice for; For locals, it is a wonderful festival that full of fun and cultural education.

2015 UMFF Chairwoman Tracy Reiner




April 17-19 of 2015 as the Universe Multicultural Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival feature a stellar line-up of films from all over the world, cultural events, filmmaker tributes, industry seminars, special events and gala receptions.



2015 UMFF Film Screening Schedule:
Venue 1Venue 2Venue 3
Peninsula Center Library 
Community Room (1st Floor)
RHCC Community Center 
2A: Auditorium (1st Floor)
2B: Media Room (2nd Floor)
Promenade on the Peninsula
Room 163
701 Silver Spur Rd
Rolling Hills Estates
CA90274
735 Silver Spur Rd
Rolling Hills Estates
CA90274
550 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates
CA 90274
Friday, April 17, 2015
Start  Venue Film Country Minutes 
 11:00AM 1The Other NightChina 90 
12:40PM  1
Letterbox
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Look No More
Every Day is A Small Life
 
UK
USA
USA
France
 
23
30
12
27
 
 2:20PM
The Emotional Dimensions of the James River
The Violinist
Beautiful
Can't Give Up on You
To the Sea
Masheenee Alcketiara
Armé
Rise
5562
Garden's Road
Start A Revolution
Visibility
 
USA
USA
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Kuwait
Sweden
UAE
USA
Spain
New Zealand
Russia
4
9
4
3
9
5
4
15
2
5
4
4
 
 3:45PM 1The Guide Ukraine 123 
10:30AM3
Between the Lines
-196
Germany
Russia
 
42
49
 
5:45PMFrontera Camino Al Infierno ( Cross Border )Mexico 90 
7:15PM3Silent Siege
D. Asian
USA
USA
20
10
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Start  Venue Film Country Minutes 
 10:00AMThe Lead Singer and Dancer and His Woman China 95 
 11:50AMMeeting In Pyong Yang  North Korea &China90
1:30PM My Grandmoth is An Angle China 90 
3:15PM 1Kyra Kyralina Romania 95 
11:00AM2ANumber 7China90
12:40PM2A
Milk Teeth
Head-to-Head
Rice Wine
Me Buddy, Muhammad
Carme's Angels
I Know You
D. Asian
Austria
France
China
Ireland
Spain
UK
USA
10
14
20
13
14
9
10
2:20PM  2A The Last HeadwomanChina 86 
4:00PM  2A Hmong KidChina 83 
5:30PM  2AOpen Your Heart China 85 
11:00AM  2B
3 Russian Words
Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Busking in Thessaloniki
The Urban World
Russia
Switzerland
USA
Greece
USA
 
4
29
15
15
41
 
12:55PM2B
Pearl Harbor: December 7
Arctic Odyssey
King's Seal
 
USA
France
Australia
 
2
52
54
 
2:55PM  2B
Praanam
The Man from Jalisco
Chachi's Funeral
Ali's Letter
India
USA
India
India
 
22
24
18
23
 
4:30PM 2B Where is Elle-Kari and What Happened to Noriko-San Israel 50 
5:30PM 2B Yi Girl Camellia  China90 
Sunday, April 19, 2015;
Start  Venue Film Country Minutes 
12:45PM3PrayMongolian, China110
2:00PM 2A 
Doron Coron
Blue Eyes in Harbor Tale
Harbor Tale 
 Yokohama Tale
 Run Crab Run!
 The Beggar
Plastic Glory 
 The 40 Martyr of Famagusta
Tell Me 
 Rock is Not an Attitude
Re÷belief 
Something Important 
 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
USA 
Iran 
USA 
Singapore 
Slovenia 
USA
USA 
 USA
 
3
18 
6
7
8
 
 3:45PM2A 
A Piece of Green 
Daily Lives at Daisy Lodge 
Do As the Fish Tells You 
 Everyday Sins
Growth Factor 
My Frame 
My Milk Cup Cow 
Playground 
Way Back to the Sea 
 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
Japan 
 
6
12 
10
 
2:00PM 2B Feeling the Love Flute   China83 
3:40PM 2B Wazi? FM Kenya 60 


2015  UMFF Event Schedule:             

 TITLETIME LOCATION ADMISSION 
 Press Conference1PM, April 17 Venue 3, Room 163 FREE 
 "Pitch & Catch" Panel1:30-5:30PM, April 17 Venue 3, Room 163Panel Ticket with reservation 
Opening Gala and film Screening 6:30--9:00PM, April 17 Venue 3, Room 163 Gala Ticket 
" Multicultural Screenplay" Panel12:00-1:30PM, April 18Venue 3, Room 163Panel Ticket
"Screenplay Show Case" Play 2:00-4:00 PM; April 18 Vemue 3, Com.Area FREE 
" Produce Global Film" Panel4:30-6:00PM; Apirl 18Venue 3, Room 163Panel Ticket
"CROSS CULTURAL for Film Makers " Reception6:30-9:00PM. April 18Venue 3, Room 163 Gala Ticket  
" Co-Production with China" Panel11:00-12:30PM, April 19 Venue 3, Room 163 Panel Ticket
Culture Block---Qipao Show
2:30-3:30PM, April  19Venue 3, Com. AreaFREE
" Distribution A to Z" Panel4:00-5:30PM; Apirl 19Venue 3, Room 163 Panel Ticket
Award Ceremony GALA6:00-9:30PM; Apirl 19Vennue 2 Award Gala Ticket