New York Times — THE figures are well known: At Apple 20 percent of tech jobs are held by women and at Google, only 17 percent. A report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee estimates that nationwide about 14 percent of engineers in the work force are women.
As a woman with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I look at those numbers with despair.
Why are there so few female engineers? Many reasons have been offered: workplace sexism, a lack of female role models, stereotypes regarding women’s innate technical incompetency, the difficulties of combining tech careers with motherhood. Proposed fixes include mentor programs, student support groups and targeted recruitment efforts. Initiatives have begun at universities and corporations, including Intel’s recent $300 million diversity commitment…
When billionaire investor and co-founder of Apollo Global Management Joshua Harris tells you “everything is overvalued,” it might be time to choose your investments carefully. With equity and debt markets overvalued, Harris says money managers have to get creative. That means looking at company debt that’s not rated by the big rating agencies, or strategically investing in the debt of distressed companies that may rebound, or at least repay more of what it owes than the market expects.
On Monday at the 2015 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, Harris wasn’t the only one speaking on a panel of investors arguing that markets are expensive. Some of the world’s most successful money managers discussed the recent return of volatility to global financial markets and gave their advice regarding where investors can still park their money without getting burned by the threats of whipsawing commodity prices and the uncertain prospects…
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He has looked better in the past. Iraqi militias put him and his companions to death after several hours following his tracks. He was killed in convoy.
His fake-looking red hair and beard were tell-tale signs of a madman. As it turned out, he was pretty stupid too. He was the only man in the Saddam government who could criticize Fearless Leader openly.
He acted as Saddam’s uncle and confidant. In truth, though, he was no Ba’athist because he sold his soul to the stinking rat Erdoghani Turks and guided his “Odessa Organization” toward ISIS. It was he, more than anyone else, who put together the rape of Mosul.
He is now confirmed dead in Hamreen in Salaahuddeen Province.
Fingerprints and DNA confirm the identity. Now the Americans can deal him out of their decks of cards.
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Over the last couple of weeks BBC audiences have been repeatedly informed that the essence of the framework agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran on April 2nd is restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme in return for the gradual lifting of sanctions following verification of Iranian compliance.
For example: [all emphasis added]
“”Under the agreed-upon parameters, sanctions will be suspended in a phased manner upon verification that Iran has met specific commitments,” [US State Department] spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters.” [source]
“According to the framework agreement, sanctions will be gradually phased out as the global nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), confirms Iranian compliance.” [source]
“The deal aims to prevent Tehran making a nuclear weapon in exchange for phased sanction relief.” [source]
“Under the terms reached last Thursday, Iran must slash its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used…
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April 19, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The popular narrative surrounding the conflict between the West and Iran has always been one of a dangerous rogue state bent on obtaining nuclear weapons before triggering a nuclear-fueled Armageddon aimed at Israel. Underneath this elementary propaganda, lies a more complex truth underpinning a proxy conflict between East and West.
Just as had been the case during World War I and II, the strategic position, resources, and population of Iran constitute a necessary prerequisite to first overcome before containing and eventually overrunning the political order in Moscow. This time around, in addition to Moscow, the Western axis also seeks to eventually encircle and overrun Beijing as well.
Unlike during the World Wars, vast wars of attrition and mechanized invasions are not a possibility today. Instead, a concerted campaign of proxy wars, covert political subversion, sanctions, and other non-military instruments of…
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Obama is an insult to the Nobel Peace Prize, a bloody killer of innocent men, women and children, and a blight on America’s reputation.
A KUDO to President Obama. But just one. If he manages to pull off an agreement with Iran on limiting that country’s nuclear fuel enrichment program in the face of determined resistance from Republicans, Neocons, the Israel Lobby and the warmongers in both the GOP and his own Democratic Party, he will have finally earned at least some small portion of the gold in his Nobel Peace medallion.
We could reasonably ask why he thinks it’s cool to negotiate with the “Axis of Evil” nation of Iran over the nuclear issue, but not with Russia over Ukraine.
After all, Iran doesn’t even have a nuclear weapon, and on the…
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Last week, Republican Senator Tom Cotton criticized President Obama’s nuclear deal framework with Iran, saying Obama was refusing to admit that airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only take “several days” and wouldn’t require any longer-term military commitment to be effective. Obama, he said, was offering a “false choice” between the deal and war.
A number of influential foreign policy analysts, particularly at some of the more hawkish conservative institutions in DC, have openly endorsed military action as the best possible way to prevent Iran from getting a bomb. And while Cotton is notably more hawkish than most politicians, few of whom openly support a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities…
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English: Model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant – in the Iranian pavilion of EXPO 2010 Shanghai Deutsch: Modell des Kernkraftwerks Buschehr – im iranischen Pavillon auf der EXPO 2010 Shanghai (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Perhaps we should not be entirely surprised at this article from the WSJ, citing Russia and China benefiting from Obama‘s deal with Iran. What’s significant is that the WSJ is publishing comments to bomb Iran’s nuclear installations now.
As I read this article I pictured the Russian and Chinese leaders laughing hysterically and toasting each other, at Obama’s historic deal.
Let me ask an open question:
Surely, it’s time for ordinary Americans to get wise to Obama’s legacy?