The Refugee Team has become one of the inspiring stories this summer at the Rio Olympics. The International Olympic Committee created the team, made up of migrants from different nations. It has 10 members: five from South Sudan, two from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two from Syria and one from Ethiopia.
The average worker is older, thanks to demographics and increased emphasis on health and safety. That means many skilled workers are nearing retirement as construction rebounds from the 2008 recession, creating outstanding opportunities for young people.
Please help. People hear that the state has cut the budget for mental health by 35 percent since 2009, but they have no idea what it really means. They are thinking that they don’t want to pay any more taxes. Or, that they don’t want their own pet concern (schools, city services, etc.) shortchanged in the budget wars.
There is a widespread assertion in Turkey that American and European media have underestimated the menace that almost demolished the country. Beyond it, many Turks believe that the United States was behind the failed coup attempt.
Visualize a large net suspended between the ground and a person performing or working at a height. The net exists to catch the individual if he or she falls. It offers a sense of security and protection.
The most breathtaking recent discovery about the works of artist Hieronymus Bosch occurred at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. In late 2015, art historians found a photo in a 2003 Nelson-Atkins catalog of a small painting by Bosch called “The Temptation of St. Anthony.” Last February, Dutch experts flew here and announced their miraculous discovery of the artwork.
The Black Lives Matter campaign has been accused of being a movement fueling division. Perhaps it is merely shining a blistering light on a country already divided. We 30-somethings haven’t had to grapple with division as on this level yet.
Each year on June 1 the Missouri attorney general releases the Vehicle Stops Report, a report card on officers’ stopping minority drivers. The 2015 report documents that for the 16th straight year, minority drivers are disproportionately affected by traffic stops.
Earlier this month when hate and fear took the lives of two black men and five public servants, I called one of my wisest friends because I needed help. I needed help finding balance between a hunger for my friends in the African American community to feel safe and a hunger to sleep through the night, while my husband wears a badge increasingly viewed as a bull’s-eye in this country.
More than 260 people died during the coup attempt in Turkey last weekend. There is still a lot of uncertainty about who led the coup and how it ultimately failed. There have been several coups in Turkish history. But the latest one was 36 years ago, and recently most people had come to believe that the era of coups was over in Turkey. Friday night, it seemed that those dark memories were back.