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North Texas spring arts planner


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May 23-24: Paul Mejia Ballet International presents Spring Repertoire, featuring works by Paul Mejia. University of Texas at Arlington’s Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive, Arlington. www.mejiaballet.com.

Nebraska Cheer Center schedules Team Placements April 11


Texas. The Prep teams, new to the NCC Competitive Cheer Program last season, brought home multiple top awards and NCC’s first-ever National Championship in the Prep category in Council Bluffs, Iowa in February. “Overall, Nebraska Cheer Center had a ...

iHeartRadio Country Music Festival at The Frank Erwin Center In Austin Texas On Sale Now To The General Public at TicketProcess.com


The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Music Festival will take place in early May of this year, a slight departure from its March scheduling in 2014. The exponentially growing popularity of the festival has lured a huge lineup of country music stars, and tickets ...

Texas Women Return To Spotlight, But UConn Casts Big Shadow


And UConn (34-1) has delivered again. On Saturday, the Huskies play in their 22nd consecutive regional semifinal, this time against Texas (24-10) at the Times Union Center. For the Longhorns, a national powerhouse in the 1980s, it is their first Sweet 16 ...

Asia Society Texas Center Explores Chinese/Mexican Immigration in New Exhibition, Opening Today


HOUSTON, TX(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - Asia Society Texas Center is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Featuring six contemporary artists, the exhibition explores recurring issues of ...

Religious leaders visit family detention center


DILLEY, Texas - A delegation of religious leaders spoke out Friday after visiting the U.S. government's largest family detention center housing Central American women and children. "If there is a theme to what I saw today it is tears, tears, tears," said ...

North Texas bird rehab center may curtail operations


After interrupting lunch to chase a wounded pigeon around Commerce Street for several hours, Marcy Lambert took the captured creature to the largest and oldest refuge for ailing birds in North Texas — Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Hutchins.

Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the ...

Ahead of Asia Society Texas Center Exhibition, a Brief History of Chinese American Immigration


Chinese immigrant and new American citizen Yi Shu holds back tears after taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images) This weekend marks the opening of The Other Side: Chinese and ...

Texas Prospects Take Center Stage At Pro Day


With several NFL Draft hopefuls from the school in attendance, The University of Texas' pro day received the brunt of attention this week from NFL team personnel. From projected first-round pick Malcom Brown to wide reciever Jaxon Shipley, Texas prospects ...

Numerous Construction Projects Congest Weekend Traffic In Center City


By Pat Loeb PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’re driving in Center City Philadelphia today, watch out for crane lifts. They’ll be closing a number of streets. Construction projects will also close a major …

LA LGBT Center lauches national campaign to regulate residential programs claiming to help ‘troubled’ youth


Thousands of youth have been abused and hundreds have died while in residential programs that claim to help ‘troubled’ youth, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The Los Ang…

Help immigration integration in White Center by taking this survey


From Mina Amin, Program Director at the Greenbridge Learning Center comes this request: Please help immigrant integration in White Center by taking this survey on behalf of White Center Promise and m…

Björk: March 25, 2015 City Center – Flac/MP3/Streaming


[photos from Kings Theatre by Dean Keim] When we last checked in with Björk during 2012’s Biophilia tour, her preoccupation was with that album’s unique mix of technology and nature expressed through…

What young women in tech are saying about the Ellen Pao case


For weeks, Ellen Pao's gender discrimination lawsuit against venerable venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been a top subject in Silicon Valley. Was Pao too opinionated, with "to…

Hon. Kenneth Starr to Lecture at Touro on “The First Freedom: Religious Liberty in America”


The Hon. Kenneth Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University, will deliver a public lecture titled “The First Freedom: Religious Liberty in America” at Touro Law on Thursday, March 26, 2015 a…

Harvey Weinstein Encourages Jewish Action Against Antisemites: ‘Kick These Guys in the Ass’


Harvey Weinstein at the Algemeiner's 'JEWISH 100' Gala in 2013. Photo: Sarah Rogers. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday night urged Jews to stand together and act against antisemites, according…

Mozilla Makes Yandex the Default Search Engine for Firefox in Turkey


Yandex.Turkey and Mozilla Corporation today announced that Yandex will be the default search engine for Turkish language versions of Firefox on mobile and desktop, starting with Firefox’s next update,…

A Striking Visitor Center Makes An Appearance In The Forest


Architects France Ducharme and Martin Dufour have designed a reception center for visitors to the Aditus development in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. Architect: Duf…

Focus: Women’s Crisis Center and Children Drop-In Center


One of the future projects in Bohol is the rehabilitation, extension and uplifting of the existing Women’s Crisis Center and Children Drop-In Center in Tubigon, Bohol. We want to help these women and …




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Victms of discrimination in CENTER TEXAS

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.

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Fighting against human trafficking in CENTER TEXAS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in CENTER TEXAS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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