Greek Myths and Reality

The Brookings Institute shares: Greek Myths and Reality The crisis Greece has been going through has been one of the most serious challenges any country, anywhere, has faced in peace-time. It has also had a big impact on Europe. A successful Greek recovery is crucial, not only for Greece itself, but for the whole of Europe and the eastern Mediterranean region. Greece has and can continue to have a stabilizing role in the region, and has played this role particularly effectively after George … [Read more...]

Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President

MESSAGE FROM Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President Hey everyone, I don't usually write emails like this, and we don't usually send messages like this to this list. But I just finished reading the draft of a speech the President plans to deliver on Wednesday, and I want to explain why it's one worth checking out. Eight years ago, not long after he was elected to the United States Senate, President Obama went to Knox College in his home state of Illinois where he laid out his … [Read more...]

Be a Part of the Next Four Years

New media allows us to connect and engage in a conversation. According to Pew Internet & American Life’s Health Online 2013 Report, “78% of those who posted a comment, story, or question about their health say that they did so to reach a general audience of friends or other internet users.” For many, it’s this conversation that draws them to online spaces and allows the opportunity to connect with larger networks. White House: Opportunities for a Conversation Yesterday, the White … [Read more...]

Christine Lagarde – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's leading women in social change. This trail blazer has risen to the top through her own due diligence, and has landed as Chairman of our world's International Monetary Fund. It is an honor and pleasure to share with the women of our world through this tribute of one woman's beginnings, the journey of her vision and mission in life of this divorced single mother of two.   This is definitely a woman … [Read more...]

The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Avoided, But at What Cost?

The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Avoided, But at What Cost? Some thoughts on the new fiscal agreement: The economy needs a stimulus, but under the agreement, taxes will go up in 2013 relative to 2012 -- not only on high-income households, as widely discussed, but also on every working man and woman in the country, via the end of the payroll tax cut. For most households, the payroll tax takes a far bigger bite than the income tax does, and the payroll tax cut therefore -- as CBO and others have … [Read more...]

Irene Natividad – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's leading women activists of this generation. It is not often we find a feminist who is not only influential in Corporate America, but who is also of Asian origin. That was before you met Irene Natividad, a recognized women’s leader who has made waves in the United States over the last 30 years, and globally still today.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Irene … [Read more...]

Farah [Diba] Pahlavi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ Celebrates the Life of this woman of strength through this tribute; admiring her courage, dedication and vision. She stated in the film 'The Queen and I' that things in Iran could have been different if their had only been 'dialogue'.   These are the words of a true visionary!       WOMAN of ACTION     Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, Empress of Iran       Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, … [Read more...]

OBAMA (USA) – IMPLEMENTING HEALTH CARE LAW, 2014

Starting in 2014, consumers and small businesses in every state will have access to quality, affordable health insurance ­­– known as qualified health plans – offered through an Exchange – a marketplace where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs. The marketplace will provide consumers and small businesses one stop shopping for health insurance with better information about plan benefits, quality and cost­­ – simplifying the process for buying … [Read more...]

Children’s Literacy: Raising the Bar – October 2 at Princeton U

Good jobs in the nation's 21st century economy require advanced literacy skills such as categorizing, evaluating, and drawing conclusions from written texts. The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by nearly all states, combined with tough literacy assessments that are now under development, will demonstrate that the literacy skills of average students fall below international standards and that the gap in literacy skills between students from advantaged and disadvantaged families is … [Read more...]

Foundation for Afghanistan Holds Its Inaugural Dinner and Award Ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC - September 12, 2012: The Foundation for Afghanistan will hold its Inaugural Dinner and Award Ceremony at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. to further support Afghans to fully materialize their potential and take the responsibility of rebuilding a stable, pluralistic society. Founder and chairman of the Foundation, former Afghan Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad, will host the event. His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, … [Read more...]

International Literacy Day – Program of Events September 7, 2012

    International Literacy Day - Program of Events September 7, 2012 Ronald Reagan Building (RRB), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!   8:30 - 9:15 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Pre-show (RRB Amphitheater) A light breakfast hosted by The Brookings Institution. Come network, register and enjoy some pre-show activities, videos and messages. 9:15 AM Celebrating Literacy Day, including All Children Reading: A Grand … [Read more...]

Afghanistan: PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS Program 2012

    The Embassy of Afghanistan shows support for female Afghan graduates of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS leadership development program   WASHINGTON, DC—Ambassador Hakimi and Mrs. Hakimi welcomed eight Afghan women participating in the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS Program and their program coordinators to the Embassy for a congratulatory dinner on Monday, July 23 and then attended their program presentation and graduation on Tuesday at the International Women’s Economic Summit. … [Read more...]

Tribal HIV/STD training kit and guide – Clinical Information Toolbox

IHS announces tribal HIV/STD training kit and guide To help stop the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Indian Health Service (IHS) supported the development of a Tribal HIV/STD Training Kit and Policy Guide. The training kit gives tribes and tribal organizations information on how to work with tribal council members, school boards, health directors, and other partnering programs on ways to prevent the transmission of HIV and STDs.The training kit contains … [Read more...]

Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Childcare Industry

What Nannies Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides injured workers with wage replacement benefits and covers medical costs incurred as a result of injuries sustained in the workplace. The laws governing workers’ compensation vary widely from state to state, creating a confusing situation for many nannies and their employers. Often, domestic workers and the families that employ them are unaware of the financial risk that failure to carry such … [Read more...]

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