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Facebook looking at North Fort Worth for huge data center


A project worth nearly $1 billion that’s in the works for North Fort Worth hopes to lure social media giant Facebook to Texas. Fort Worth has already approved financial incentives for the 110-acre data center project planned near Interstate 35W in the ...

'Soul-destroying': one migrant mother's story of life at Dilley detention center


Related: Child immigrant detainees: 'There's an overwhelming sadness among them' US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, calls the Dilley detention center in south Texas a family residential facility; the migrant mothers who are held there regard it ...

Polling Center: Texas Voters, Congress and Immigration


The optimism accompanying U.S. Senate passage of a comprehensive immigration reform package — including a so-called path to citizenship — has given way to the realities of a Republican-controlled House of Representatives where the mantra of the ...

Texas Lawmakers OK Making Private College Police Records Public


According to the Student Press Law Center, Texas would become the fourth state to require that private campus police disclose the facts and circumstances of crimes reported to them, should Abbott sign the bill into law.

No. 10 Texas A&M Falls to Defending Champion UCLA, 4-1


Texas A&M’s season came to an end in the NCAA Championship round of 16 as the 10th-ranked Aggies fell to the defending national champions and sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins, 4-1, in a match that began outdoors at the Hurd Tennis Center and finished at the ...

Our View: More medical residencies should increase number of Texas doctors


Tedd Mitchell, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, makes the point Texas needs more doctors now because about 20 percent of the state’s physicians are at retirement age. The state is on borrowed time with them, he said.

Sex Abuse Alleged at Immigrant Family Detention Center in Texas


Guards and staff have allegedly been sexually abusing mothers at a controversial immigration detention center for families in Texas that opened just two months ago, according to a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security filed by several advocacy ...

Texas to build new immigration detention center


A new immigrant detention center is opening in Dilley, Texas, in November, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Monday. The South Texas Family Residential Center will be the fourth built in Texas in recent months in response to the ...

Family Fertility Center at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women opens new IVF lab, first in Houston to offer new monitoring technology


HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier hospitals for women's, fetal and newborn health, announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab ...

MicroSeismic, Inc. Announces New Facility in Center, Texas


HOUSTON, TX and CENTER, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - MicroSeismic, Inc. announced today that it will open a new facility in Center, Texas, late this summer. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will follow the facility's completion and mark the ...

Clinical SAS Programming Training Epoch Research Institute "SASAuthorized Training Center"


Clinical SAS Programming Training Epoch Research Institute “SAS Authorized Training Center” We Announce Seminar on Making Succesful Career as Clinical SAS Programmer; Contact us: info@epoch.co.in w…

Pursuing Better Microfinance Governance in South Sudan


> Posted by Alison Slack, Associate, CFI #108095698 / gettyimages.com As CEO of the South Sudan Microfinance Development Facility, Elijah Chol is tasked with helping develop the financial inclusion …

Center of a Kitchen


The center of every household is the kitchen {at least in my opinion!}. Think about it, anytime anyone comes over to your house where do they always tend to gravitate? During parties, Christmas, girls…

Here's The View From The New Tallest Building In The Western Hemisphere


The observatory atop the 1,776-foot World Trade Center finally opens next week. But the view from the tallest building in the US (for now ) is not the only stunning vista that will greet visitors. Rea…

How to Use Flirc to Add Any Remote to Any Media Center


Media center software and hardware has advanced exponentially in the last ten years but it can still be quite a pain to get a remote up and running with your unit. Today we’re looking at the Flirc IR …

Bologna in Lettere 2015 – Proseguendo un finale – Focus su Elio Pagliarani


Venerdì 22 Maggio Cassero Lgbt Center Via Don Minzoni 18 Proseguendo un finale Focus su Elio Pagliarani Cura e Conduzione Francesca Del Moro In dialogo con Maria Concetta Petrollo   Inte…

Two dead and several injured in Center Point house fire


CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT)- Center Point Fire Department  ;crews are still on the scene of a house fire where two people died Sunday morning. Chief Donnie West says a total of seven people were inside t…

Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs and Ramps in Puff Pastry #SundaySupper


The perfect lazy morning needs the perfect breakfast in bed, cook up Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs and Ramps in Puff Pastry, grab the paper and enjoy the morning.  Happy mother’s day to all the moms o…

Female Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Duck Boat In Center City


http://media.philadelphia .cbslocal.com/CBSPHL_2015 0508234543653AA.mp4 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a female pedestrian died after she was struck by a Duck Boat that was filled with passen…

Marchers Hit The Streets In Center City


http://media.philadelphia .cbslocal.com/CBSPHL_2015 0501234103947AA.mp4 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Demonstrators took to the streets of Center City Philadelphia, for the second night in a row. In s…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR CENTER

CENTER TEXAS: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.


2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).

 


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.

 


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.

 


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.

 


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.

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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]




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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