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Mira Sorvino thanks ‘loving’ “Goodfellas” dad Paul after he threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein for damaging her career

first_imgPhoto by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — It’s probably not wise to get on the bad side of one of cinema’s most powerful onscreen mobsters, but that’s where Harvey Weinstein now finds himself. Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino has vowed some street justice for the disgraced movie mogul’s damaging the career of Sorvino’s Oscar-winning daughter, Mira.In the wake of the numerous sexual harassment and other allegations made against Weinstein, it was revealed the disgraced movie mogul effectively punished both Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd for rejecting his alleged advances, by badmouthing them to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, who was considering them both for roles in the films.Paul Sorvino tells TMZ that if the law doesn’t catch up to “that pig” Weinstein, “he will have to meet me and I will kill that motherf***er.” Sorvino explained that the former movie titan would have been “in a wheelchair” if the “furious” actor knew what the executive allegedly tried to pull with his “wonderful, creative” daughter. On Twitter, Mira responded, “My love for my father has only continued to grow since this moment. All the love in my heart! He is the most loving father, the most brilliant actor…the wisest and most human advice giver, & best Grandpa ever!!”Jackson recently revealed to the New Zealand website Stuff that he was told to avoid Sorvino and Judd because they were difficult to work with. “At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us — but in hindsight…this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing,” said Jackson.  “I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women — and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”Through his rep, Weinstein has denied any accusations of retaliation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Brazen jewelry store smash-and-grab caught on surveillance video

first_imgABC News(CARY, North Carolina) — An audacious smash and grab at a North Carolina jewelry store has been captured on surveillance video.Thieves robbed Artisan Jewelers in Cary, North Carolina, of an estimated $500,000 worth of high-end merchandise in just five minutes, owner Malik Saeed told ABC-owned station WTVD-TV.The masked thieves smashed the glass on the door of a non-operating spa to gain entry to the mall where Artisan Jewelers is located, heading straight to the jewelry store.The surveillance video showed two men using what appeared to be a rock or concrete block to smash the glass front door and enter the store. The men then used a hammer to smash open cases of valuable merchandise, such as jewelry and Rolex watches.The thieves have not yet been found, but they left behind a few clues. One of the men in the surveillance video walked with an unusual gait. Additionally, a few drops of blood were found at the scene.Saeed hypothesizes one of the thieves may have cut himself despite wearing gloves, and said police collected samples of the blood, which could provide DNA evidence for any future arrests made by police.“It’s not only me. I have five employees over here,” Saeed told WTVD-TV in regards to the impact of the robbery on his business. “How are we going to get back on track and make sure we take care of everybody the way we normally do? It’s a massive loss.”Cary police and Saeed are offering a reward for any information leading to arrests.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Final Schedule

first_imgThe NHL has released the schedule for the Eastern Conference Final between the Washington Capitals vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.Game One will be played Friday, May 11 at 8:00pm in Tampa on NBCSN.Game Two- Sunday, May 13, 8:00PM in Tampa on NBCSN.Game Three- Tuesday, May 17, 8:00PM at the Capital One Arena.Game Four- Thursday, May 19, 8:00PM at the Capital One Arena.Game Five- Saturday, May 19, 7:15 in Tampa.Game Six- Monday, May 21, 8:00PM back in Capital One Arena.Game Seven- Wednesday, May 23, 8:00PM in Tamp Bay.We look forward for another exciting series and let’s all hope our boys show up to play and beat Tampa.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Sponsored ad: Jason Boyd announces his candidacy for Sumner County Sheriff in 2020

first_imgExperience/Knowledge Prevails in Boyd CandidacyKansas Police OfficerSumner County FarmerSon of Former Sheriff Kenny Boyd I, Jason Boyd, am pleased to announce my candidacy for the office of Sumner County Sheriff in 2020.I would like the people to know that I have prayed a lot about this decision.  I am blessed to have a peaceful family farm in Sumner County with a loving wife and three sons.Click to enlargeA combination of the current state of the department and my Father’s lifetime of service as both a Deputy and Sheriff to the citizens of this county gave me leverage to follow the path that I have been destined to be on, long before now.In my 37 years of life, I have observed the County and specifically this department with open eyes and from a unique perspective.I have been through a lot professionally, but I still have the desire and a lot more to give, which brings me to this point. I will humble myself before the Lord every step of this journey.Sumner County Sheriff Candidate 2020Jason Boydwww.boydforsheriff.com Website.www.facebook.com/boydforsheriff/ Facebook.jasonboyd4sheriff@gmail.com Email.“Paid for by the Boyd for Sheriff Committee. Kori Boyd treasurer.”last_img read more

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Youngsters make a splash at junior swimming games

first_imgIn total some 42 regional school and club teams took part in the event which featured over 400 young swimmers, with the races being spit into various age and gender categories.Young swimmers leap off the blocks at the start of a race. The Pattaya City Youth Swimming Games were held at Pattaya School No. 11 over the weekend of February 11-12. One of the best races of the opening day came in the 12yr male youth category where Kingpai Anglim from the Preechanusat School, Chonburi just edged ahead of Pitchyam Khlaikhum (Dhammasiri School) and Kongkiet Srihaakhum (Maryvit School) to take the gold medal for his team.Awards and medals were handed out to the winners by Pattaya Mayor Itthipol Kunplume, however the event was more about taking part than gaining the gold and all the swimmers seemed to enjoy a great time.Pattaya Mayor Itthipol Kunplume awards medals to the champions in the 12yr male category.last_img read more

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Suspect cars in unsolved shooting

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis POLICE have released pictures of three cars with suspected involvement in the unsolved shooting at a Pakenham…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Dawson Creek’s Ross Revelli reappointed to FCC board

first_imgThe announcement was made Monday by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Since joining the Board in 2010, Mr. Ravelli has shown a strong dedication to seeing FCC’s customers, communities, and the agriculture industry succeed,” he says. “I’m certain he will continue to be an asset to the Board’s work moving forward.” Ravelli owns Ravelli Farms Ltd., which is a third generation, 2,500 acre grain and oilseed farm just outside of Dawson Creek city limits. He has previously acted as president of the Canadian Canola Growers Association as well as president of the Grain Growers of Canada.- Advertisement – Farm Credit Canada is an agricultural lender, providing financial services to farmers.last_img read more

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Valencia slap £70m price tag on Liverpool target

first_img1 Paco Alcacer in action for Valencia Liverpool have been warned off Valencia striker Paco Alcacer after the Spanish side slapped a whopping £70m price tag on him.The striker played just the final six minutes of the 3-1 La Liga match against Sevilla on Sunday, as a late substitute, after losing his place in the starting XI.The two-footed 21-year-old has started 15 league matches in Spain this season but has been subbed off in six of those.Alcacrer’s stock is still sky-high across Europe, however, which is why Valencia are set to tie him to a new deal running until 2020 with the gargantuan buy-out fee.The Reds have been linked with a move for the forward in the January transfer window.But the club’s sporting director Francisco Rufete said: “We still have to nail down a few small things after months of negotiations, but everything seems to indicate that Paco Alcacer will soon become a Valencia player for the next five years, until 2020.”last_img read more

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Why I was totally wrong about Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Opinion

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Ian Cruise explains why Manchester United’s super Swede is proving his worth, and proving his doubters completely wrong.Diego Costa is the Premier League’s top scorer and Alexis Sanchez continues to prove why Arsenal simply have to break the bank to keep him. (Or why Arsenal have to convince Arsene Wenger he has to break the bank to keep him. Anyway, you know what I mean…).Elsewhere, Sadio Mane’s sparkling form at Liverpool marks him out as one of last summer’s best bits of transfer business, while the remarkable statistic that surfaced last week showing N’Golo Kante has amassed more points since his arrival in England, with Leicester and Chelsea, than any other TEAM bears out both his contribution and importance.But still, for me, the player of the first half of the Premier League season is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And, again for me, that has come as a surprise.I can’t have been the only one (although maybe I was?) who thought that, at the age of 35, after three years as the self-proclaimed ‘King of Paris’ bossing the less than competitive French Ligue Un, he would find the English top-flight a much tougher nut to crack and quite possibly a bridge too far.How wrong I was.Not only has he scored 13 Premier League goals so far, his all-round contribution to Manchester United has been little short of sensational.His work-rate is second to none, and the example he sets his younger team-mates surely can’t help but rub off on them. Already, despite his pre-eminence during his breakthrough season last year, you can see an improvement in Marcus Rashford, albeit in a predominantly cameo role, while Anthony Martial also seems to be rediscovering his mojo. I don’t think that’s a happy accident.Jose Mourinho clearly knew what he was getting when he signed the veteran Swede – the pair worked together at Inter Milan, of course – and his judgement in bringing him into the hurly-burly world of English football has been proven overwhelmingly correct. I don’t think any individual has been more influential on his side.His impact has been likened to that of Eric Cantona, and there’s no doubt he’s well on the way to achieving similar cult status as that attained by the mercurial but volatile Frenchman. (And if he can continue in that vein and usurp that frankly dreadful ’12 Days of Cantona’ festive terrace anthem, he will be doing us all a favour!)It’s not going to be enough for him to continue his remarkable record of winning the League title in his first season with every club he has played for, but it might just be enough to earn United a Champions League spot next season, a feat that looked highly unlikely not that many weeks ago.Mourinho has already stated publicly he intends to take up the option of keeping Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford for another year, and there’s every chance a genuine title tilt will follow next term.I certainly won’t be making the same mistake of writing him – or them – off. 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic last_img read more

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Antonio Conte issues interesting response to Chelsea quit claims

first_img Antonio Conte 1 Antonio Conte says it is up to Chelsea whether he stays at the club or not.The Italian won the Premier League title last term, in his first season as head coach with the Blues, who play Leicester on Saturday.Conte signed an improved contract last summer, but it was not an extension to his deal which still expires in June 2019, and there has been continual speculation over his position.Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte ‘to leave at the end of the season and Allegri and Enrique on club’s radar’The former Juventus and Italy boss says that goes with the territory of working at Chelsea and does not happen at other clubs.He said: “I have another year of (my) contract with this club. But as you know very well everything is possible. In one moment you stay here, in another moment another person replaces you in your job.”Asked if he would extend his contract with Chelsea, Conte added: “In this case, I think the club has to decide to send me away.”Conte’s position has been the subject of speculation regarding a rumoured frustration over transfers.He added: “For the manager of this club it’s normal to have this type of situation, also if you won last season the league and you reached the final in the FA Cup. This is the history of this club for the manager.“I have a lot of experience to deal with this type of situation. (But) there is something strange if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach. I think in other clubs this doesn’t happen.”Conte insisted he is happy at Chelsea, will continue to work as a professional and will “never give up”.last_img read more

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Chelsea youngster completes 18-month loan to Scottish champions Celtic

first_img The Belgian first signed for Chelsea in June 2012, aged 15 1 Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda has completed his move to Celtic on an 18-month loan deal. Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers had been keen to sign Musonda last summer, but Chelsea decided against the move going ahead. A delighted Rodgers labelled Musonda a “big talent” and suggested the Belgian could even feature in Celtic’s next game against Hearts on Tuesday evening. In an interview with Celtic TV, the 21-year-old revealed how he nearly joined the Glasgow club in the summer but was now happy the deal went over the line this time around.Musonda said: “I feel really good. Massive club, really looking forward to it. I’m very lucky to be here and I’m very happy to be here.”“It’s going to be unreal to play at Celtic Park. Hopefully I can do well for the team.”Musonda joined Chelsea in 2012 from Anderlecht along with older brothers Tika and Lamisha, and signed a contract extension in March 2015.After a previous loan spell with Real Betis in Spain’s La Liga, the Belgium Under-21 international broke into the Chelsea first team this season, scoring once in seven appearances.The former Liverpool and Swansea boss claimed 24 other clubs were interested in Musonda’s signature. Rodgers added: “I’ve known him for a few years,” the Celtic manager said. “A big thank you must go to Chelsea. He’s a shining light in their academy.“It’s a great opportunity for him to show his talents. He has wonderful ability and is very dynamic. He’ll bring creativity to our side.”last_img read more

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Opening of new cancer centre given warm welcome

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has warmly welcomed news that the North West Cancer Centre has now opened its services to cancer patients from Donegal and the rest of the region.Senator Mac Lochlainn commended the cancer campaign groups in Donegal and Derry who fought for this centre over many years.He said “The opening of the new North West Cancer Centre in Altnagelvin is one of the best news stories that the people of Donegal have had in a long time. “For far too long, cancer patients and their families from our county have had to endure the long journey to Galway or Dublin for radiotherapy treatment with all the additional stress and cost that this entails.“It is estimated that 90% of cancer patients from Donegal and the North West region can be treated at the new centre.“I commend the cancer campaign groups in Donegal and Derry who fought for this centre in our region. The success of their campaign demonstrates that by working together in this North West cross border region, we can turn around the years of neglect.“Our people in Donegal, Derry and Tyrone deserve equality of access to public services. The opening of the North West Cancer Centre is a major victory and hopefully the first of many”. Opening of new cancer centre given warm welcome was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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South Africa’s banks ‘in strong position’

first_img15 March 2012 South Africa’s banks remain well positioned despite global economic uncertainty, are trading profitably, and boast some of the highest capital levels in the world, well in excess of the minimum Basel 3 rules, according to a survey by professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s latest annual survey of South Africa’s major banks was released on Wednesday. According to the survey, the financial results of South Africa’s four major banks – Absa, First Rand, Nedbank and Standard Bank – for the six months ended 31 December are a positive reflection of the financial health of the local industry, show that the banks have weathered the recent global economic uncertainty well. “Although the banks may have experienced tough operating conditions at the start of the global financial crisis, when South Africa dipped into the recession, they have since strengthened their positions through a combination of increasing capital levels, changing funding strategies, reducing risk appetite and holding significantly more liquid assets,” PwC’s Tom Winterboer said in a statement.Good returns on equity, additional capital buffers Absa, First Rand, Nedbank and Standard Bank reported aggregate return on equity of 16% for the year ended 31 December, up 10.3% on the previous year and up 13.2% for the six months ended 31 December 2010. Headline earnings grew to R39.9-billion, an increase of 17.7% from the previous financial year. “These return on equity levels remain lower than levels prior to the financial crisis for the major banks, but are commendable given that they are holding additional capital buffers as they await final implementation guidance for Basel 3 in South Africa,” said PwC’s Johannes Grosskopf.Containment of costs Grosskopf said the four banks’ main driver of earnings growth had been the containment of costs, up only 2.6% from the previous year and 1.6% up on the six months ended 31 December 2010, and more particularly the reduction in impairment charges of 14.8% for the year. It was possible that the reduction in non-performing loans – down 15.2% from the previous year – meant that impairment levels had now bottomed out and that the boost to earnings provided by the decline in impairment charges had come to an end, Grosskopf noted. “This could see an increase in pressure on earnings growth targets for the 2012 financial year and beyond.”Deposit growth According to the survey, the four banks’ deposit growth had benefited from the frugal conduct of both businesses and consumers. Deposits were up 11.2% from the previous year and 6.8% for the six months ended 31 December 2010. This had helped maintain margin levels, as these kinds of deposits continue to provide the cheapest form of funding for credit growth and negate the effect of increases in wholesale funding costs. Grosskopf said this would be pleasing to the banks as they continued to debate the structural funding challenges of the South African market, with a view to implementing the net stable funding ratio proposed in Basel 3.Widening the retail net In respect of retail customers, the South African market remained focused on widening the net and banking the unbanked, PwC found. “In doing so, the banks are finding innovative ways to reach their clients,” Grosskopf said, noting that all four banks reported customer gains, increases in access points such as ATMs, non-traditional branches and a continued focus on electronic and mobile channels. Grosskopf said that containing or reducing costs would remain a priority for South Africa’s banks. “At the same time, this will be affected by regulatory reform and continuing core banking IT enhancements. The focus therefore will be on operational effectiveness, simplifying processes and the rationalising of businesses to achieve more focused strategic objectives.” Winterboer pointed out that there was also competition in the South African market from new digital players. “The banks are embracing new electronic channels, such as mobile banking and the internet.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Metro of the Month: Detroit

first_imgTo learn more about Detroit and other metro economies, please go to:Metro Economic Outlooks As Detroit continues its recovery from a high-profile bankruptcy, the city’s leaders have taken note of a number of positive trends, including steady job growth and increased real estate values.One of the busiest companies in the Detroit metro region – a six-county area that includes the Motor City – has been online lender Quicken Loans, which relocated its headquarters from Detroit’s suburbs to the downtown region in 2010. That move brought 1,800 jobs to the city, and several of Quicken Loans’ sister companies have moved into Detroit since then. All told, Quicken Loans and its sister companies employ about 8,000 people in downtown Detroit.The automotive industry’s rebound has generated much of the recent economic success in the region, and part of Detroit’s rebirth includes beautification efforts. A leader in that realm has been the nonprofit Greening of Detroit. As of early 2016, the organization has provided job training for 350 residents, and it hopes to ultimately certify more than 5,000 workers in urban agriculture, landscape construction and other occupations.Also of note is a workforce development initiative backed by financial interest JPMorgan Chase. The company’s philanthropic division will spend $100 million over a five-year period in Detroit as part of its “New Skills at Work” initiative. The work will include development of a master plan to train local residents in high-demand, middle-skill occupations and place them in jobs.last_img read more

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Sachin’s Rajya Sabha nomination is Congress’s dirtiest play: Bal Thackeray

first_imgCommenting on the nomination of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Sunday said it was the “dirtiest play” of Congress.”It is Congress’s dirtiest play…the real Dirty Picture is this”, Thackeray said talking to reporters after he was conferred with a lifetime achievement award by Raipur-based magazine ‘Cartoon Watch’ at a function in Mumbai.Asked how would he draw Sachin’s cartoon, Thackeray, who ran a cartoon magazine before founding Shiv Sena, said that in some cases “a mere photograph is enough” and there is no need to draw a cartoon.Saturday, in the editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Thackeray had said that Congress must have an ulterior motive in nominating Sachin to the upper house of the Parliament.”Crores of Sachin’s fans would have liked to call him ‘Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar’. Alas, he would now only be Sachin Tendulkar, MP”, the editorial said. The Sena chief, however, added that he was proud of Tendulkar.”I feel proud of Sachin. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, (too), went to the Rajya Sabha. But before going there, one should know whether he has a scope there”, he said.On his stand on the upcoming Presidential election, Thackeray said: “I have not thought about it. Don’t you find one suitable person for the post of President? After every five years this whole thing starts.”Asked if he endorsed Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s recent statement that the next President must be a person without political leanings, Thackeray only reacted, “Don’t tell me about Pawar…he is an unreliable man.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Glassdoor Helps Job Candidates Ready for Interviews at Specific Companies

first_imgMarketing Glassdoor Report: Interview Launch HighlightsCompanies w/ most content (more than 10 reviews each) Associate Amazon.com Microsoft You may have noticed that we’ve just updated our site with a new tab – “Interviews” – that includes a new section for:  Job Interview Questions and Reviews to help those job hunting get a leg-up in today’s hyper-competitive market. (see official press release).  We know our community members already use Glassdoor to help research companies and compensation and adding a specific section on job interviews is the logical next move – and especially timely given the market. To get here, we spent a considerable amount of time talking to employees, employers and current job seekers, and built Glassdoor Interviews to address the needs of today’s candidates in today’s competitive market. Over the last few weeks thousands of Glassdoor.com community members have chimed in with their own interview experiences during the invite-only beta period.  To date, we have collected about 2,000 job interview reviews for 1,000 companies in 40 countries. And, as of today, anyone can contribute a review of their own, searching job interviews by job title, company and even location – all for free. Glassdoor.com’s existing “give-to-get” model and community guidelines apply to the new interview section.  If you do not currently have a user account, you’ll need to complete either a Job Interview Review or a Company Review to see all job interview results beyond our sneak peek companies, (If you already completed a company review, you will have immediate access to job interview reviews. To see salaries beyond sneak peeks, you must complete a salary survey.) Once a relevant contribution is made, anyone visiting Glassdoor can find out information, such as:The average interview duration for a Senior Product Manager with Amazon The most difficult or unexpected question for a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey & CompanyThe ratings of ease/difficulty and positive/negative impressions for any company, such as Microsoft.How previous job candidates secured an interview at Booz Allen HamiltonWhy someone who received a job offer for a Sales Manager at Google decided to decline itOr check some of the more unusual interview questions, such as: ‘What would you do if it was 4:30 PM on a Friday before your vacation and I came in with a job that I needed to have done by Monday morning?” – DISH Network Administrative Assistant Using the components of a pen, if you could make another item what would you make? – TycoElectronics Engineering Rotational Program“12V source in series with 3 caps of so and so capacitance, the last of which is hooked to gnd. If node between the first and 2nd cap is initially open, then closed, what are the node voltages.” – NVIDIA SRAM Design Engineer While we’re just getting started on this new section, we think it’s interesting to look at some of the data compilations thus far so we can monitor over time.  Of the reviews submitted to date:The average interview length was 25 daysMore than half of job interviews reported were secured through online job postings (38%) and employee referrals (17%) and occurred within the past 18 months60% of candidates received a job offer and accepted; 9% of candidates declined a job offer; 31% received no offer or declined to stateBelow is a snapshot of companies and job titles for which we have the most content as of now…but we expect that to change quickly.   Proctor & Gamble Top 10 Job Categories Google Software Engineer Consultant Project Manager Engineering Senior Software Engineer Analyst Accenture Apple Yahoo! Product Manager Business Analyst Deloitte BoozAllenHamilton Stay tuned for more updates over the next few days as we get the ball rolling here. And, remember that Glassdoor.com reviews each piece of content before it is posted, so there may be some delay between when you submit an Interview Review (or Company Review or Salary Survey) and when it goes live on the site. But don’t worry, once you contribute a review of your own, you’ll have immediate access to other reviews. We look forward to your thoughts and feedback. You can post a comment here or send feedback to info [at glassdoor [dot]com. Bank of America Top 10 Companieslast_img read more