Gallant to seek formal alliance with Greens in bid to stay in

first_imgFREDERICTON – The high-stakes political manoeuvring continues in New Brunswick, with Liberal Premier Brian Gallant seeking a formal alliance with the Greens — and another potential king-maker saying he’ll work with any party.Flanked by his new caucus members Wednesday, Gallant said they had decided to reach out to the Green party.“I think it would then be important to have a discussion on exactly what this would look like, what mechanism would be used, what we could agree on, what we would put aside from each of our platforms and exactly how we could have some kind of relationship in the legislature,” Gallant said.He said the Liberals had not yet made an overture to the small party, and the Greens themselves were non-committal about how they might proceed after Monday’s deadlocked election results.The Liberals won 21 seats — one fewer than Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservatives — but Gallant remains premier as he tries to get support from other parties to maintain the legislature’s confidence. He said he will call the house back before Christmas.Both the left-of-centre Greens and right-of-centre People’s Alliance won three seats each, making them both potentially very powerful in a minority legislature.People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin said Wednesday he’s willing with any party to make a minority government work — and said it’s unfortunate that Gallant has said the Liberals would not form a coalition with his party.“We understand that the people of New Brunswick have given all of us a mandate to work together,” Austin said.“That requires negotiation. That requires give and take. I’m willing to do that, and I think if the other parties are not willing to do that, I think New Brunswickers will see that for what it is as well.”Green Leader David Coon has been meeting with his new MLAs to discuss their next steps. On Wednesday, he said the legislature session will be a real test, especially for the mainline parties.“The others keep talking about doing politics differently but they never do. So I see that we as a Green caucus have a real opportunity here to help make that happen where we create a legislative assembly that actually starts to co-operate on behalf of the people of this province,” he said.Coon said there are similarities in all the parties’ platforms, and he’s sure they can all find issues to support.“Take the People’s Alliance even. They have a clear policy against spraying glyphosate over the forests. We agree with them. That’s a particular issue we could co-operate with them on. The Tories seem to be leaning in that direction too, so that’s interesting,” Coon said.But Coon made it clear the Green party is not willing to compromise on linguistic rights. The People’s Alliance has called for efficiency in the delivery of services and not just what is known as “duality,” particularly in health and education.Austin said party leaders need to put aside egos and agendas to make a minority legislature work.“I think that’s why Mr. Gallant is having such a tough time because they’re used to running New Brunswick with an iron fist and now they don’t have that option,” Austin said.Robert Gauvin, a francophone who won the Tories’ only northern seat, has said he’s opposed to the positions of the People’s Alliance, but Higgs says Gauvin is “fully onside.”Higgs was also asked about some kind of alignment with the People’s Alliance.“Alignment is a strong word,” he said Tuesday.“My goal is to go down through the platforms of each party and to say OK, where do we have common ground? Where do we have issues that we just aren’t going to change anything on our behalf — this is what we believe in and this will stay solid, and I think certainly linguistic rights are a clear example of that,” Higgs said.“We have aims and principles in our party that are foundational and we are not going to be changing that.”Austin said some people are fear-mongering, accusing his party of being anti-French. But he said it fully supports both linguistic groups, and is willing to sit down to discuss that with anyone.“We’ve been saying for many years we respect the rights of both francophone and anglophone citizens to receive government services in their language of choice,” he said.“What we want to do is make sure that it works in the best interest for all New Brunswickers so that we have more paramedics, more doctors, more teachers. The money we’re spending on duality can be invested in frontline services while still maintaining the rights of both linguistic communities,” Austin said.On election night, Gallant ruled out the possibility of a coalition government with the People’s Alliance.“There are some fundamental values that I need to share with any party that we would be working with, and that’s not the case there. With that said, if we put something forward and they vote for it, that’s going to be their prerogative,” said Gallant.“I think that the alternative is Blaine Higgs and the Conservatives will try to form an alliance with the People’s Alliance. I obviously don’t think that’s what’s right for our province. I think that would bring some of the policies a lot more right than people wanted.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asked whether it was Gallant or Higgs who controlled New Brunswick, said simply Wednesday: “We have a strong Constitution and parliamentary precedent that will help them work this out.”last_img read more

Emera to sell Maine operations in deal valued at 18B including debt

HALIFAX — Emera Inc. has signed a deal to sell its operations in Maine to Enmax Corp. in a deal valued at $1.8 billion, including debt.Emera Maine is headquartered in Bangor and serves 159,000 customers in the northern part of the state.It is a regulated electric transmission and distribution company.Under the deal, Enmax will pay $1.29 billion plus assume roughly $500 million in debt. In American currency, the companies value the total deal at US$1.3 billion, including debt. The deal is expected to close late this year, subject to conditions and regulatory approvals, including by the Maine Public Utilities Commission and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Companies in this story: (TSX:EMA) The Canadian Press read more

As appeal is denied at Lockerbie trial Annan voices hope for closure

“The Lockerbie trial understandably has been followed with great interest, and has caused anguish to many,” a spokesperson for Mr. Annan said in a statement released today at UN Headquarters in New York. “The families of the victims have been suffering ever since this tragic event, and the Secretary-General shares their sorrow.” Earlier today, the appeals court in Camp Zeist dismissed the motion by Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, convicted last year for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland, which resulted in the death of 270 people. The spokesman noted that as agreed with all the parties concerned, the United Nations Secretariat would now work with the British authorities to monitor the conditions of Mr. Al-Megrahi’s imprisonment in Scotland. read more

Scotiabank builds on Latin American presence with equities brokerage in Colombia

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 16, 2014 6:16 am MDT TORONTO – Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) is building on its presence in Latin America with a new trading and equities brokerage in Colombia.The bank says the opening is part of placing a priority on key countries in the region, which also include Peru, Mexico and Chile.Head of global equities, Pruyn Haskins, says the bank believes the four nations have attractive economic fundamentals and growth prospects.He says together the four countries have 208 million people and represent about 40 per cent of gross domestic product and 50 per cent of trade in the region.Scotiabank calls itself Canada’s most international bank with a presence in more than 55 countries. Scotiabank builds on Latin American presence with equities brokerage in Colombia read more

Poland Vive Targi Kielce in a small crisis

After two unexpected defeats in Champions League (Celje at home 30:36, then away Chambery 26:27), Polish champion, Vive Targi Kielce is far away from TOP 16 phase, because team coached by Bogdan Wenta has to play against Barcelona, THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Lowen, where they must to steal some points. Bad form in Europe, reflected on not such a impressive performance in national competition. In Round 6 of Polish Super liga, Kielce won over Azoty 27:23 (15:10), bur with just four goals difference, what is to low if you look at previous five wins in this season.Vive Targi Kielce – Azoty Puławy 27:23 (15:10)Vive Targi – Rastko Stojković 8, Damian Kostrzewa 6, Patryk Kuchczyński 4Azotów – Wojciech Zydroń i Dmytro Zinczuk po 7. ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 3): BM Valladolid took points in Switzerland! Next Story → TOP 10 handball home grounds – “Noise of joy and passion” Bogdan WentaVive Targi Kielce read more

iPad lapplication Kindle sera disponible sur la tablette dApple

first_imgiPad : l’application Kindle sera disponible sur la tablette d’AppleAmazon vient d’annoncer qu’il ouvrira sa bibliothèque numérique à l’iPad. En s’adaptant à plusieurs applications, la tablette d’Apple confirme qu’elle deviendra bientôt incontournable.L’iPad est sur le point de devenir l’élément indispensable sur le marché des tablettes. Alors que la guerre fait rage entre les constructeurs, la tablette d’Apple marque à nouveau un point en devenant compatible avec la bibliothèque Kindle. Cette dernière sera également disponible pour les Macs.La librairie numérique d’Amazon compte quelque 450.000 titres dont la grande majorité des best-sellers actuels aux États-Unis, et cette annonce peut paraître très paradoxale pour les dirigeants d’Amazon puisqu’ils favorisent un concurrent dangereux de leur tablette Kindle. De son côté, Apple a lancé son application iBooks qui, avec la collaboration de cinq des six plus grands éditeurs américains, permettra d’accéder à sa nouvelle librairie numérique iBookstore.Le 19 mars 2010 à 15:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

47 Earthquake Reported Near Tustumena Lake

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A minor earthquake struck the Kenai Peninsula Wednesday morning, according to The Alaska Earthquake Center. The earthquake’s epicenter was approximately 16 miles southeast of Kasilof at a depth of 34.3 miles. The Alaska Earthquake Center reported the quake at 4.7 magnitude that occured at just after 7a.m., located near Tustumena Lake. January 9, 2019   07:11:29 AKST60.2021°N 150.8982°W    Depth 34.3 miles Nearest Communities16 miles SE of Kasilof17 miles E of Clam Gulch20 miles S of Soldotna24 miles S of Sterling27 miles SE of Kenai28 miles E of Ninilchik36 miles S of Nikiski41 miles SW of Cooper Landinglast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons LoGrasso Vellucci Named To Deans List At Plymouth State University

first_imgPLYMOUTH, NH — 437 students have been named to the Plymouth State University Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester, including the following Wilmington students:Marissa LoGrasso, Elementary Education majorAndrew Vellucci, Business Administration majorTo be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the spring semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester.About Plymouth State UniversityEstablished in 1871, Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and the world beyond by transforming our students through advanced practices where engaged learning produces well-educated undergraduates and by providing graduate education that deepens and advances knowledge and enhances professional development. With distinction, we connect with community and business partners for economic development, technological advances, healthier living, and cultural enrichment with a special commitment of service to the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Plymouth State University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Plymouth State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kippenberger & McNamara Named To Dean’s List At Plymouth StateIn “Education”last_img read more

More Secure Optical Communications Via Antisqueezed Light

first_img Explore further Citation: More Secure Optical Communications Via ‘Antisqueezed’ Light (2006, October 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-10-optical-antisqueezed.html Physicists use nanostructures to free photons for highly efficient white OLEDs Enter researchers Tatsuya Tomaru and Masashi Ban from the Hitachi Advanced Research Laboratory in Japan. Recently, they figured out that more secure optical communications can be achieved using “antisqueezed” light. Their work is described in the September 13, 2006, online edition of Physical Review A.“Antisqueezed light is tolerant of loss and amplification,” Tomaru told PhysOrg.com. “It is well suited to optical communication.”Antisqueezing, rather nonintuitively, is one side effect of a process called squeezing, which (also nonintuitively) is not the mechanical action its name implies. Rather, understanding squeezing and antisqueezing begins by understanding the quantum nature of light – that light is inherently grainy, made up of basic units, or “quanta,” called photons. And photons, like other particles, like to retain some mystery. A photon will allow either its position or its momentum to be measured with high precision – but not both. This limitation is known as the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.That said, squeezed light – and by extension antisqueezed light – is defined by fluctuations in the precision of the photons’ measured position and momentum. When the fluctuation (i.e. the error) of the measured momentum is “squeezed,” the fluctuation of the measured position must, in accordance with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, become inflated, or “antisqueezed.”So how can this make optical communications more secure? Mathematically speaking, when squeezed light is transmitted, the larger fluctuation – the antisqueezed component – dominates, and the squeezed component regresses to the natural fluctuations light experiences in a vacuum. But the antisqueezed component resists that pull; it is always beyond the vacuum fluctuation, even after loss and amplification. The result is a signal that is far more loss-tolerant. As a result, there are far fewer lost pieces for eavesdroppers to collect.Tomaru and Ban assume real light signals that are encrypted prior to transmission, with the intended receiver equipped with the proper key to correctly un-encrypt the signal. An eavesdropping receiver would not know this key, and would be unlikely to correctly guess it. This is a common way to secure a transmission. Using antisqueezed light adds an extra measure of security.“Antisqueezing is essential to differentiating between legitimate receivers and eavesdroppers,” said Tomaru. “Eavesdropping would be very difficult under these conditions.”Citation: T. Tomaru and M. Ban, “Secure optical communication using antisqueezing.” Phys. Rev. A 74, 032312 (2006)By Laura Mgrdichian, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Using light to transmit information – optical communication – is the basis of several technologies, most commonly fiber-optic cables, which are used in imaging and telecommunications. But sending information securely using light requires minimizing and compensating for loss as the light propagates between transmitter and receiver. And in the area of security, there is always room for improvement. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Research Says Construction is Prepping for a 15Year Growth Spurt

first_img June 18, 2015 489 Views Research Says Construction is Prepping for a 15-Year Growth Spurt in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Sharecenter_img Construction is the key to a positive long-term outlook for the housing market. It is likely the most important facet of the industry and can be a determining factor of a slowly recovering housing market. In an article titled “New Home Construction Is Gearing Up for a 15-Year Boom. Who’s Ready?” author John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, did research on the rate of construction over the next 15 years and came up with data that determines how to meet the overwhelming housing demand.“If you want an industry with a great long-term outlook, consider construction. I have run the math. Even with the most conservative of assumptions, household formations will boom over the next 15 years, and we will need well in excess of 1.5 million homes built per year to meet the demand,” Burns said. “That is 50 percent more than we built last year. All of my builder clients tell me there is a huge shortage of talent—both blue collar and white collar.”Although the housing market is slow to recover and it is unclear whether the 1.5 million homes goal will be met, population also has an effect on this industry. Those that were born between 1989 and 1994, who are currently 21–26 years old, are the largest 5-year group out there.“Their struggles to gain full-time employment at a fair wage and to pay off student debt have been well documented,” Burns said.  “What has not been sufficiently documented is that the majority of them will still leave the nest, marry, have children, and need a place to live.Factors that Impact Housing Demand:Government Involvement. From immigration policies to mortgage policies to investment in urban areas or infrastructure, government will continue to play a major role in housing demand.Technology. Whether it is improved health care extending life, IVF technology allowing babies later in life, Internet access enabling knowledge workers to live wherever they want, or construction technologies making new homes more energy efficient, technology continues to evolve.Economy. You need a good-paying job to form a household, and the Great Recession was so damaging that there are still fewer full-time employed people than 6 years ago.Social Shifts. Television has done a great job depicting household life over the decades, from Leave it to Beaver in the 1950s and 1960s to Modern Family. Family structures are changing, and thus the type of home people desire has shifted as well.“My home builder clients have been complaining for 3 years about a shortage of qualified labor, both blue collar and white collar,” Burns said. “Our research shows that the industry will grow 50 percent over the next few years, and demographic housing demand will maintain that level for a very long time. If you want a great career, consider the many ways you can become involved in the construction industry.” Construction Housing Market New Home Construction Is Gearing Up for a 15-Year Boom 2015-06-18 Staff Writerlast_img read more

September 06 2018

first_imgSeptember 06 , 2018 Sigatoka risk greatly increased by climate change, … Australia: Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding, cal … Banana multinational Chiquita Brands has responded to recent charges in Colombia against a group of former employees accused of financing a paramilitary group that committed grave crimes during the nation’s armed conflict.On Friday (August 31) Colombia’s Office of the Attorney General released a statement saying it was charging 13 people with “aggravated conspiracy to commit a crime”.The workers include eight people from Colombia, three from the U.S., one from Honduras and one from Costa Rica.The Attorney General’s office on Friday said it had evidence the company directed funds through a subsidiary, Banadex and Banacol, “for the presumed financing” of the paramilitary group known as the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).Specifically, it alleges company executives directed funds to the Arlex Hurtado front of the AUC while it was led by Raúl Emilio Hasbún Mendoza, known by the alias Pedro Bonito. Pioneering Dutch substrate banana production proje … center_img U.S. judge denies Chiquita’s request to be let out … You might also be interested in “The evidence demonstrates the participation of managers and some employees of these companies, whether by decision-making, intervention and/or participation in the promotion and financing of the illegal group,” the statement said.On Wednesday, a Chiquita spokesperson sent a statement to Fresh Fruit Portal responding to the charges.”Chiquita is aware that Fiscalìa in Colombia last week formally accused a number of individuals for aiding paramilitary organisations in that country,” the spokesperson said.”This whole legal process in Colombia started more than a decade ago. Some of these individuals were, at some point in their careers, associated with the activities of one of the company’s subsidiaries in Colombia during this difficult period in Colombia’s history of the 1990’s.”The Chiquita of today still believes that these individuals are innocent of the crimes they are being accused of committing and will continue to support their defense in the expectation that the Colombian criminal legal system will, in the end, allow justice to prove their innocence.”In a U.S. court settlement in 2007, Chiquita stated that it had been forced to pay millions of dollars to rightwing paramilitary and Marxist guerrilla groups alike for security protections that would allow it to operate in Colombia, according to Tele Sur Tv.last_img read more

Viking Cruises

first_imgViking Cruises Viking Cruises has rolled out a new Viking Resident Historian Programme across its ocean fleet, with a carefully-selected faculty of historians providing guests with historical education relevant to their specific itineraries onboard Viking Star and Viking Sky.The ‘destination-driven learning’ lectures are exclusively produced by Viking Cruises under the direction of Dr. Charles Doherty, Chief Viking Resident Historian, who has lectured in more than 60 countries for The National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History. Dr Doherty has selected the historians who are part of the programme, including Dr Fenella Bazin – specialist in the Age of the Vikings; European Military historian, Lt. Colonel Tony Coutts-Britton; and Dr. Mark Callaghan, specialist in 20th Century art and culture.Dr. Charles Doherty, Chief Viking Resident Historianlast_img read more

The Yachts of Seabourn Destination Services Depart

first_imgThe Yachts of Seabourn Destination Services Department has created over a hundred exceptional local activities and excursions, specifically designed to accommodate couples or small groups who opt for bundled Sail & Stay packages or stays at luxury hotels in cities where the intimate vessels begin or end their cruises.From a bicycle tour of Copenhagen’s vibrant art and design scene to a day spent cruising the islands of the Venice Lagoon on a private speedboat, Seabourn’s menu of private arrangements will provide participants with laughter, learning and thrilling memories to last a lifetime. Among the exceptional arrangements available are:-View ancient masterpieces of Chinese brush calligraphy in a Hong Kong museum, then learn from a master how to make your own.-Visit La Posta Vecchia, the beautiful villa of the late J. Paul Getty near Rome, for a hands-on cooking class from the resort chef and a sumptuous lunc-Spend an unforgettable day at a luxury lodge in the Central Andes above Valparaiso, either trekking or horseback riding among the spectacular peaks.-Traverse rolling desert dunes outside Dubai to a secluded encampment, for a Champagne feast fit for a sheikh, and a display of traditional Bedouin falconry.-In Rome, do as the Romans do and enjoy the masterpieces in the Villa Borghese gallery, followed by a delicious picnic lunch in a pleasant corner of its gardens.www.seabourn.comlast_img read more

Teenager arrested after child porn found on computer

first_imgPolice arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the possession and distribution of child pornography on Sunday in Nicosia.Officers searched the young man’s home after at tip off from Europol on Sunday morning and found a number of pornographic photos he had allegedly uploaded.They seized a portable computer, a mobile phone and a USB.The suspect was arrested and he was remanded for four days on Monday.You May LikePest Control | Search AdsRodent Or Pest Problems? Hire A Pro in Rowland HeightsPest Control | Search AdsUndoJeep | Search AdsCheck out the new Jeep CherokeeJeep | Search AdsUndoNewsDDivers Searching Lake Ontario’s Waters Recovered An Aircraft From The DepthsNewsDUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Blackberries and sandwiches Topping a story with these photos may not scream "feminism" but it does improve how women are seen throughout the media GE is not alone in latching onto the current trendiness of soft-core feminismbrands like CoverGirl and GoldieBlox have recently put out well-received empowering spots But unlike GE those brands products are specifically for girls and women so their logic is clear GEs motivations are a bit more complicated What does the company stand to gain by showcasing working mothersand why involve daughters In large part its a reflection of the changing workforce "Just in the past year or so" says Kelley Skoloda a partner at the marketing firm Ketchum "youve heard a lot about how the economic recession has hit men more than women and women are becoming breadwinners I think women working and earning as much as or more than their male counterparts is clearly here to stay and marketers are starting to see that" Tech companies like GE strive to show that what they make benefits families Just think of Apples "Misunderstood" ad in which a wallflower of a boy seems to ignore his family on his iPhone throughout the holiday until he reveals hes been taping them all along for a sweetly nostalgic home video Technology has received a bad rap for pulling families apart so Skoloda says it benefits tech companies to show ways in which it can pull them together as it seems to in GEs ad The companies show empathy Wintsch says in the hopes that the empathy will earn moms loyalty The same strategy is at play in a current ad by Firestone aptly titled "Working Mom": a mother packs her toolbox chainsaw and ax into the bed of her pickup truck at dawn then tenderly rouses her kids from sleep and carries them to the back seat "For some people" the narrator tells us as she drives off "it doesnt matter who works on their car But for some it couldnt matter more" The Second Sex these ads are not But they do mark a departure from tired motherly tropes The 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states Hillier was obviously under the influence of a substance and smelled of alcohol pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted murder for the Oct How much is a young woman worth Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita in Lagos described the crash as a tragic incident He said: “On the 3rd of October 2013years as Section 8 (1)(ii) of the Representation of the People Act of 1951 makes her ineligible from holding elected office for six years after her release However Updated Date: Mar 01 another media report said Boys were more likely to say their parents taught them about borrowingNewcastle: Pep Guardiola refused to be drawn into a war of words with Jose Mourinho after Manchester City maintained their impressive progress towards the Premier League titlestampler@time m mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade apple and pumpkin pieInfo: (218) 779-0334 After he shared a popular op-ed titled “How Fascism Comes to America” on Twitter and culture a physicist and eight-term Democratic member of Congresshas been named the new CEO of AAAS(which publishes ScienceInsider) He will succeed Alan Leshner a neuroscientist who is stepping down this winter after leading AAAS since 2001 Holt 66 has represented a New Jersey district since 1999 but in February announced he would not seek another term Although not known for sponsoring legislation Holt has earned kudos from both Republican and Democrat colleagues for being an effective behind-the-scenes advocate for additional funding for research and science education He was part of an unofficial bipartisan “physics caucus” in Congress that at its peak totaled three members who held physics PhDs Holt has a long political pedigree His father was a US senator from West Virginia in the 1930s and his mother was West Virginia’s secretary of state He was elected to Congress in 1998 after spending a decade at the Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory A former physics teacher at Swarthmore College he credits the long-running AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship program which allowed him to spend a year on Capitol Hill for piquing his interest in politics “I will continue to work on trying to bring more scientific thinking to public policy and to American society in general” he told ScienceInsider after announcing his retirement from Congress “Those are ongoing interests of mine I think it’s important to maintain freedom of inquiry and to make sure that we have support not just for research but also for scientific communication” Holt was a vocal—but often lone—advocate in Congress for reviving the Office of Technology Assessment a well-regarded in-house think tank for legislators that Congress abolished when Republicans took control in 1995 He admitted that it was an uphill battle but felt the fight was worth waging “I would say that most members of Congress value science and respect scientists” he told ScienceInsider in February “But I don’t see more scientific thinking evidence-based critical thinking” This fall Holt made an eloquent pitch for the importance of science to society whenthe American Academy of Arts & Sciences rolled out a reporturging the government to commit to steady long-term increases in research funding He began by asking Americans “to banish the pessimism that is dominating our public policy on this issue and so many others” Then he sketched a picture of where the country is and where he thinks it needs to be “Why hasn’t Congress paid more attention to the critical point we’ve reached I’m not sure But it may be because we’ve taken it for granted that America’s leadership will continue as it has for a couple of centuries The sky seemed to be the limit for what we could do And after the Apollo flights we even broke through the sky “This success has continued in some respects enough to make some members of Congress complacent But if you look at transportation energy and every other sectors the transformative breakthroughs that we thought we were heading toward 20 or 30 years ago have not materialized “What we need at this point is a return to America’s traditional optimism I don’t mean empty technological optimism that technology will solve all of our social problems But I do mean optimism that we can increase economic opportunity and personal growth and create jobs and grow to overcome our short-term problems That’s what we have always done” Leshner who was a senior administrator at the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation before coming to AAAS said that “Rush Holt is an ideal choice to lead AAAS and Science into the future His expertise experience and commitment to science and to public service are sure to greatly enhance the association’s impact in all domains” The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) founded in 1848 is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science SignalingWelcome to the TIME Subscriber Q&A with Rana Foroohar TIMEs assistant managing editor in charge of economics and business She has written this weeks cover story on General Motors CEO Mary Barra To read the full post you need to be a subscriber Its not too late to sign up here DonQuixotic asks Rana what are your thoughts on the current tech bubble and overvaluing of tech companies Are we inevitably headed towards another tech market crash similar to the dot-com bubble of the early 2000’s Is there anything we can do to mitigate the damage or prevent it I think tech stocks are definitely over-valued; aside from commercial real estate and certain lower grade corporate bonds they are probably the frothiest part of the market right now The model of many Silicon Valley consumer oriented firms is to spend as much money grabbing as much market share as possible the idea being that theyll figure out how to make money later I think a fair number of them wont (although there will still be some big winners in each category) The problem is that when you bet on tech particularly in the early portion of a new business cycle its hard to pick the winners thats why Warren Buffett tells me he rarely bets on tech In terms of mitigating damage Id stay indexed in a diverse mix of big US firms dont focus in too much on one sector nflfoghorn asks If the economy is much better and unemployment – if not more prevalent – has held steady why do so many people think the president is doing a poor job handling it especially since we went through a severe recession Its a great question and as I write in my column this week I think the answer is that people dont feel like we are in a recovery because only a fraction of the middle class jobs have come back (most job creation in this recovery has been in the low pay or very high pay sectors there still arent enough jobs in the middle which is where most Americans are) Until middle class job creation is more robust and income starts to rise I expect poll numbers will stay low nflfoghorn asks Hello Rana – What do you think Mrs Barra’s impact has been on GM’s culture Has she been able to put her stamp on a company notorious for doing things on the cheap and endangering lives What do her peers at Ford Chrysler/Fiat etal think of her leadership As youll read in this weeks TIME cover reviews on Marys handling of the crisis have been good but reviews about her overall management style are mixed some folks that I really respect like Bob Lutz think she may not be able to be confrontational enough to change GM Others say she has an iron fist in a velvet glove My own sense is that shes slowly but surely making changes but that in a company this size its going to be a multi-year process and shell need to bring in disruptors from the outside as well if shes going to effect real change deconstructiva asks Rana what’s your take on raising the minimum wage I think it should be raised if only for two reasons – (1) It never kept pace with inflation else it could in the 20’s or least much higher (2) With current minimum wage many people at that level who are raising families have to rely on govt assistance like food stamps and I think no one working full time should ever have to rely on food stamps Its interesting that people who are against raising the minimum wage often dont address the fact that in many states average hourly wages are already way above the national minimum and it doesnt destroy jobs (the common argument of those against a national raise) My feeling is that we could and should raise the minimum wage but that we have to do many other things at the same time most importantly revamp K-12 education and make sure educators are better connected with job creators to make sure that higher wages dont result in job losses to other countries or to technology yogi asks RF do you think the recent changes to corporate tax rules will stem the tide of corporate inversions If not do you know of a potential better way or will it simply take customers turning away from the companies that invert to cause others not to I think the Treasurys new rules are a good start in large part because they lay down a political market its not OK for US firms that have benefitted from US taxpayer investment (in the form of education infrastructure state R & D etc) to eschew paying their fair share of taxes That said we need to go a lot farther as I wrote in this column on tax inversions we should also rethink and revamp our tax code and stop rewarding the use of debt over equity which is often what fuels these deals DonQuixotic asks Rana how damaging will collapse of China’s housing market be to the global economy Once it’s come and gone how long will it take China to recover and what impacts do you believe it will have on the global market and global trade once they do How do you think it will reshape it Fascinating question and probably the most important question in the global economy today China is already suffering a major economic slow down The government says the economy is growing around 7 %; I think its more like 4 % Either way its clear that theres a crisis in middle class job creation there are more unemployed college grads in China than lower end workers All this connects to the real estate bubble; until China revamps an economy built on cheap labor and cheap capital its growth will remain muted which is one reason the global economy isnt growing faster This isnt a Lehman type situation Chinas banking sector has a lot of bad real estate loans on the books but its a closed mostly government run system so the bad debt itself wont necessarily ricochet around the globe But if unemployment grows it could cause social unrest and if the government were to be destabilized that would be a major shock to the global economy Right now the Chinese leadership is trying to consolidate power and (hopefully) launch a new series of economic reforms Hopefully this will happen But even if it does were looking at a transition that will take a decade or more Chinese double-digit growth is definitely a thing of the past deconstructiva asks Rana where do you think the next big global currency crisis will come from Europe grabbed most of the attention in recent years but might someone take their turn next We remember the big Asian currency woes in past years and Russia’s default in the 90’s caused chaos …and that infamous LTCM fund back then held a LOT of Russian debt only we didn’t know that until THEY crashed and burned Indeed might the next big currency crisis involve rogue trading and speculation as much if not more than said future country’s own economic woes Great question I dont think the European debt crisis is over we could still see defaults flair up But the issue Im most worried about right now is the assumption that the dollar will stay strong forever For starters a stronger dollar isnt an unadulterated good it acts as a kind of dampener on credit and lending in the global economy since so much business is done in dollars (and right now you could argue we need more lending in certain sectors) But also its based on the assumption that the US markets and economy will remain strong (or at least stronger than many other parts of the world) indefinitely As interest rates rise probably in the second half of next year you could see a lot of volatility as the tide of easy money goes out and we see who has been swimming without their shorts PaulDirks asksYou recently wrote “When the majority of people dont have more money they cant spend more and companies cant create more jobs higher up the food chain” But isn’t this a classic prisoners dilemma for managers Every company is doing it’s best to hold it’s own costs down but no one can unilaterally raise wages without their competitors undercutting them on price That’s why a minimum wage adjustment makes sense It lowers all boats slightly but it breaks the logjam that holds everyone back What will it take before the USCOC types actually understand that it’s in their own interest to do something about wages Youve summed up the problem well As I say in one of the answers above I dont think a minimum wage hike would hurt growth but I also dont see the political will to push it through in the next couple of years since were heading into an election cycle Whats interesting is that some enlightened companies are actually trying to create higher wage workers (which they correctly realize are their future employees and customers) themselves IBM for example has started a series of high schools to churn out kids who can walk straight into 50K a year jobs See my cover on that here Sue_asks Rana in your story on the 3% economy (which was very good btw) you mention student loans/debt as the next crisis point As a parent with one child in college and another going next year I have a very personal interest in this issue My daughters are going to graduate college with mortgage-level debt hanging over their heads And not just my daughters but an entire generation of students This is going to have far-reaching effects on the economy just for example home-buying and potential small-business startups Who can do either when they’ve already got such a daunting debt load It also impacts parents who want to help their kids pay off (or at least down) some of that debt We put off things like trips new car purchases home renovations (or buying new homes for ourselves) to help the kids My question has two parts 1) What needs to be done to fix this problem I know Sen Warren has some ideas but what other options are there 2) What are the chances that anything will get done Is there any widespread sense that this is a problem and that it needs to get fixed As the mother of two kids myself aged 8 and 12 Im also extremely concerned about this I make a good living but am struggling to save the 70K or so each of them will need to attend a private university debt free It boggles the mind to think about how average Americans on a median wage can ever imagine doing this Aside from Senator Warrens ideas which I think are great this is one area where some financial innovation could help One of the major problems with the student loan market is that its fixed and static there are two set rates for loans they are high and they cant be refinanced We should change that (a la Warrens ideas) but we should also encourage more innovation in the student lending market For example Ive spoken to internet entrepreneurs who are creating "crowd funding" type models for student loans where alumnae from individual colleges (who have a better sense of the opportunities and risks associated with various degrees from particular schools) can loan money to graduates themselves at lower rates Theres a company called SoFi thats doing this successfully I also imagine that companies themselves will get more involved in sponsoring talented students paying their way through school in exchange for a set number of years of employment with the firm at the end of a degree One could argue this is a kind of paid indentured servitude But in lieu of more government action (which I would of course like to see) its not a bad option for some students particularly in high pay fields like technology deconstructiva asks Rana we still have chronic long-term unemployment in our recovery so how do you think we should best address that so that everyone – literally – who wants to work can go back to work (As one of those long-term unemployed alas I definitely have interest in fixing this but I digress) The major caveat as we know is that Congress is doing almost nothing on this thanks to the GOP and the Tea Party’s obstruction So given that what can we do I’d rather face the classic economic “problem” of wage inflation from full employment than to face mass unemployment which is a problem in ANY sane economic model A couple of years ago I interviewed Warren Buffett and we talked about this question His view which I share is that in an economy undergoing the kind of structure shifts that ours is we might need to have a stronger welfare state by that I dont mean handouts so much as subsidies for work thats not rewarded properly by the market One good idea Buffett suggested was that the state could subsidize childcare and elder care workers in order to allow more women to rejoin the workforce in other areas That could potentially boost not only employment but also economic growth and the tax take We need to find ways to release human talent and reward people for valuable skills that the market may not properly appreciate as we all know by now markets arent perfect Contact us at editors@timecom and retention of effective principals and other school leaders in high-need schools because they "achieved their original purpose and steps would be taken Chief Otega Emerhor through his media aid Phillip Holder during the ‘Firing Line’ skit on February 11 “guns citing a municipal code violation The study suggests that while sham and real 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