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Guest Editorial: Obama's HHS pick is qualified
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is eminently qualified to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Watch Shelby County School District's new video featuring Bentley, 2005 Miss America
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County School District has released a new roughly two-minute promotional video that touts the benefits of the system's education.
The Afro American Newspaper
D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College
Donald Hense is founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates six campuses serving K-12 students in Southeast and Northeast D.C. Photo/www.friendshipschools.org Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy.
Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds
The president and vice president are making a rare joint appearance on Wednesday to tout new federal funds for community colleges and apprenticeship programs.
Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Reports Big Position in Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V.
KOF). According to a newly amended filing with the SEC, Cascade Investment holds a total of some 25.79 million series L shares of the company, equal to 5.3% of the outstanding stock.
NASA reports redesigned Soybean Plants can yield higher production with less Water
A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.
Viral Hepatitis Kills More Europeans Than HIV by Tenfold
European Union citizens die as a result of viral hepatitis at a rate about 10 times greater than deaths related to HIV, according to The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 .
Tue Apr 15, 2014
UK gov't encouraging the new 'scramble for Africa'
A new report turns the heat up on international initiatives such as the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa as well as multinational companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Yara, Syngenta, Diago, Coca Cola and Unilever along with the British Government that are stakeholders in those ... (more)
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Obama seeks to leverage American innovation
Washington: US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.
Make Change Locally To Make Change Globally
Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time.
10 years Knowledge for Growth : Biotech for Society 2024
More than 1000 life science professionals, both national as international, will attend.
Nigeria: About University for a Night & the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards
University for a Night 2104 brought together more than 300 leaders from around the world to share ideas and inspiration about how we can work together to overcome poverty and create a more sustainable, prosperous world.
Health Data Management
Obama: HHS Secretary Nominee to Replace Sebelius is 'Proven Manager'
Sensitive to charges that the rollout of Healthcare.gov was grossly mismanaged, President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services is an attempt to bolster the department's image with solid management credentials.
How The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's interactive 2014 letter doubled its reach
Last week I attended Sitecore Digital Trendspot 2014 and listened to the UK CEO of POSSIBLE, Justin Cooke, speak on how his agency helped transform the annual missive from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and more than doubled its expected reach.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Departing Gates CEO’s next task: making philanthropy effective
After steering the world's richest foundation for the past five years, Jeff Raikes is now taking on an even bigger job: improving the effectiveness of philanthropy as a whole.
Strange bedfellows - two words that may come to mind when considering the growing opposition movement to the Common Core State Standards that is taking place not only in North Carolina, but also across the nation.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
HHS secretary nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell oversaw Gates...
The woman who will oversee the Obama administration's implementation of the HHS mandate, requiring employers to give 'free' contraception to all American women, spent a decade leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's population control efforts in the Third World.
Protesters Slam Gates Foundation for Private Prison Profits
Immigrant rights activists protested the Gates Foundation for their support of notorious private prison company GEO Group.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run President Barack Obama's much maligned health care overhaul, would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.
The Washington Post
Editorial: Progress on the World Bank's plan to end poverty
"BY ALMOST any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Bill Gates wrote in his 2014 annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.