Minority Growth from Brookings Institute Read Objectively

Minority Brookings

April 24, 2015

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As the waves from the nation’s “Diversity Explosion” ripple out, young generations of new minorities—Hispanics, Asians, and multiracial American—are interacting with older minorities and white Americans in their pursuit of opportunities in a country that is in dire need of more youth. As the management textbooks might say, the growth of young, new minority populations from recent immigration and somewhat higher fertility is providing the country with a “just in time” demographic infusion as the largely white U.S. population continues to age.

The nation is benefiting from the healthy growth that these minorities are creating in the nation’s workforce—growth that many U.S. peer nations could use. In contrast to the population of labor-force age in Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom—countries with generally older populations, lower fertility, and lower immigration—the U.S. labor-force-age population is projected to grow more than 5 percent between 2010 and 2030. Yet were it not for new minorities, the country’s labor force would decline by 8 percent.  Moreover, within the labor force, new minorities add needed youthfulness that brings with it innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Projections of the labor force show that in 2030, 54 percent of new minorities will be under age 40, compared to well under half of the rest of the labor force population.

Repost. Material adapted from Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America by William H. Frey, 2014.

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Education Technology ISTE 2015

April 24, 2015

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ISTE 2015 — At a glance

Learn differently. Think creatively.

Big things happen at the ISTE Conference & Expo in Philadelphia. Groundbreaking ideas are shared, new learning technologies are unveiled and seeds are planted that will impact education for years to come. Take your place among the trailblazers who are revolutionizing learning at ISTE 2015.  Register.

About the ISTE Conference & Expo

For more than three decades the ISTE Conference & Expo has been the premier forum in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology. The event attracts upwards of 18,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy makers. Attendees enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats and a massive expo hall.

Future conferences

ISTE 2016
Denver, Co., June 26-29, 2016

ISTE 2017
San Antonio, Texas, June 26-29, 2017

ISTE Live Can’t travel? Join us for expanded content and participation opportunities with ISTE Live, our virtual event.

Important dates

May 1, 2015
Early bird pricing ends

May 27, 2015
Online housing reservations closes

June 15, 2015
Deadline for cancellations

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Welcoming the White House Correspondence Dinner

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' ASSOCIATION℠ OFFICERS AND BOARD

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION℠ OFFICERS AND BOARD

April 24, 2015

By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

 

Tomorrow is the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner of fun, wit and acknowledging the journalist producing exceptional content. The White House Correspondents’ Association is proud to announce the winners of its annual journalism awards. The awards will be presented at the WHCA’s annual dinner on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The host is Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong as the entertainer for the evening. She has WHCA connectivity through her father Bill Strong who served as Associated Press bureau chief in the Illinois Statehouse. Strong is the fourth woman to serve in this role.

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The WHCA has established honorary awards to be given such as the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, which recognizes repeated excellence in White House coverage, the winner is Peter Baker of The New York Times. Baker won the Merriman Smith Memorial Award in 2014.

The Merriman Smith Memorial Award, which recognizes deadline work in both print and broadcast, goes to Josh Lederman of the Associated Press and Jim Avila of ABC News.

The Edgar A. Poe Award, which recognizes coverage of news of national or regional significance, is shared by Carol A. Leonnig of The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal team of Gary Fields, John R. Emshwiller, Rob Barry and Coulter Jones.

The WHCA event will be aired live tomorrow, Saturday, Apr 25 6:00 pm EDT on C-SPAN.

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Senate Finally Confirms Loretta Lynch New U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch

April 23, 2015

By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

 

Over a hundred days have passed holding up the confirmation of  Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. She has been touted as one of the best candidates for the office and yet the Senate delayed the confirmation. Today Lynch was confirmed to the position by the U.S. Senate.

Lynch was to be confirmed upon the return of the Senate in January -hold and more hold!

If you know anything about the District of Columbia when transition periods are in play there is halting of decisions awaiting new leadership.

The country has lost a step because of this delay. The game of politics continues to affect decision-making.

We await great things from our new Attorney General the first Black Woman Attorney General as the out going Attorney General Eric Holder moves to his next role.

Background:

Loretta Lynch. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch is the current Attorney General of the United States. On November 8, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.

Born: May 21, 1959 (age 55), Greensboro, NC

Nationality: American

Spouse: Stephen Hargrove (m. 2007)

Office: United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York since 2010

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President Obama Accepts Responsibility and Desires Transparency on 2 Citizens Killed By Air Stikes

April 23, 2015

 

President Obama  live today during his press conferences said without question that he accepts responsibility and calls for transparency on the two drown air strikes that killed two innocents in January of this year. He said as a “father and president we mourn the loss of these two individuals..”

” He said the U.S. is  democracy and we must have openness in good times and bad.”

Two Americans were killed and one Italian. The loss of lives cannot be forgotten as the strikes were to target al Qaeda.

From ABC news, Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by the terror group since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al Qaeda hostage since 2012, were “accidentally” killed in a U.S. operation in January, the president acknowledged.

“I want to express our grief and condolences for the families of two hostages,” Obama said from the White House briefing room, noting that at the time, the U.S. believed no civilians were present at the operation site.

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Micheal Brown Family is Set to Sue Ferguson for Death of Son

April 23, 2015

By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

 

As we look at the sustainability of cities the cost of lawsuits due to police cases may have large impact on heavily challenged budgets. The cost of these continuing and emerging cases go beyond budgets but effect civilian and law enforcement engagement in the short-and-long-term.

“The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed man whom a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed last August, are filing a civil lawsuit against the city. It’s not yet known whether the lawsuit will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18,” reported by NPR News in “Michael Brown’s Family Will Sue Ferguson Over Police Shooting Death.”

“The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse this morning, the family says. We’ll follow the accompanying news conference for any updates. From St. Louis Public Radio.”

The long-term effect of the violent cases against citizens without consideration for civil good will impact the health and safety of cities as they struggle to become sustainable. The division between people and state has a cost that is not understood in the short-term but paid in the future.

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Human Embryo Research is Ground Breaking

Embryo-Science

April 23, 2015

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New scientific research released on human embryo development. “In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The results are published1  in the online journal Protein & Cell and confirm widespread rumours that such experiments had been conducted — rumours that sparked a high-profile debate last month2, 3 about the ethical implications of such work,” reported in “Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos.”

In the paper, researchers led by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, tried to head off such concerns by using ‘non-viable’ embryos, which cannot result in a live birth, that were obtained from local fertility clinics. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. The researchers say that their results reveal serious obstacles to using the method in medical applications.

“I believe this is the first report of CRISPR/Cas9 applied to human pre-implantation embryos and as such the study is a landmark, as well as a cautionary tale,” says George Daley, a stem-cell biologist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Repost from Nature.

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Administrative Professional Day in the U.S.

Adminstrative  Professional Day

April 22, 2015

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Administrative Professionals Day®  in the United States “highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide.

Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills.

History of the day

During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

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Celebrating Happy Earth Day 2015

Earth Day

April 22, 2015 Earth Day!

By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

 

The Earth Day organization role in green, climate change, plant a tree and more is celebrating as we all – Earth Day 2015. This is the day to celebrate the Earth!

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. The year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions.”

We at LAND sds Sustainable Voice wish everyone on this planet Happy Earth Day! We only have one planet in which we live it is necessary to protect.

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Ashley’s War Amazing Book of Military Women in Battle

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April 22, 2015

By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News

 

The story of amazing women in the military is revealing the tenacity and leadership of the courageous women fighting today. The women’s unit has proven to be equitable and benchmarking the capacity of women in battle. The book that is revealing this other side of battle is being featured “Inside the military program that put women in combat” to share their stories.

“In her new book, “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield,” Gayle Tzemach Lemmon chronicles the accomplishments of this groundbreaking team and the history of shadow women warriors in the US military.”

“During the final contest, White marched in the middle of her team, all carrying 30 pounds on their backs. They passed their larger and better-funded rival, Ohio State.

“Oh, f- -k,” a competing cadet yelled. “Holy s- -t, they got a ­female. And they are f- -king passing us. Pick it up!”

“I’m trying, dude. I can’t go any faster,” another cadet said. “Man, I’m hurting all over.”

“What the f- -k? Are you kidding me?” the first said. “That girl’s not complaining! Step it up now!”

“From the beginning, Ashley White set herself apart. When she enrolled in the ROTC program at Kent State University in 2011, she was 18 years old and determined to train with the Ranger Challenge team — which, until that point, had been all male. “That girl” would go on to become part of the first all-female military team to serve with special ops in Afghanistan — all during a time when women were officially banned from ground combat.

They called her “Little White” — she barely reached 5-foot-3. The team began training by hiking with 20 pounds of gear in their rucksacks, then 30. Her fellow cadets — including her team leader and boyfriend, Jason Stumpf — were shocked she was able to keep pace, never once falling out of formation.”

The ability to peer into the lives of these women on combat may change the way women are treated and viewed beyond the field.

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