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Company Overview of Merchants and Farmers Bank (Dumas, AR)


Merchants and Farmers Bank offers personal and commercial banking services. The bank was founded in 1909 and is based in Dumas, Arkansas. Merchants and Farmers Bank operates as a subsidiary of M & F Financial Corp. (Dumas, AR).

Arkansas State Police Investigating Dumas Homicide


Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. DUMAS, AR --Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. "It's very surprising to know that something like this goes on ...

Update: Two Shot in Dumas, One Dead, ASP Make Arrest


A teen is dead, and another hurt in a shooting late Saturday night in Dumas, 20-year-old Todd Thompson is in custody. DUMAS, AR -- 20-year-old Todd Thompson has been arrested in the shooting of two teens in Dumas. Arkansas State Police made the arrest on ...

Developing: Arkansas State Police Investigating Dumas Homicide


17-year-old Jeffery Morgan of Dumas is dead, 18-year-old Kace Nelson is in serious condition. Update: DUMAS, AR --Residents in Dumas say they are in shock after Saturday night's shooting on Peach Street. "It's very surprising to know that something like ...

Who’s Who in the Razorback Recruiting Class


Will Gragg – Tight End – Dumas, Arkansas This four-star recruit was the top tight end prospect in the nation. With 32 scholarship offers, he reeled in more offers than any other in-state player in history, and he chose his home state Razorbacks.

Dumas Teen Makes Boone & Crockett Book for Fourth Time


Dumas, AR -(Ammoland.com)- On a deer hunt in the Dumas vicinity, someone may remark, “Aw, Eleanor is here. No use in going after that big buck.” Eleanor Henry is 17 and a junior at Dumas High School. Already a veteran deer hunter, she has four Boone ...

Gragg Chooses Hogs, Adds To Program’s In-State Success


In May when Gragg was still at Pine Bluff High School, Bielema visited Dumas to speak to the Southeast Arkansas Delta Razorback Club. On that night, the second-year head coach mentioned the importance of “shutting the borders” to the state’s top ...

UA Football: Gragg Commits To Arkansas


In May when Gragg was still at Pine Bluff High School, Bielema visited Dumas to speak to the Southeast Arkansas Delta Razorback Club. On that night, the second-year head coach mentioned the importance of “shutting the borders” to the state’s top ...

Tight end Gragg: Will 'roll with' Hogs


DUMAS — Arkansas landed another top instate prospect Tuesday when Dumas tight end Will Gragg orally committed to the Razorbacks. Gragg, 6 foot 4, 247 pounds, who runs 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash, is considered among the top tight end prospects in the ...

Dumas, Arkansas vs. FEMA


The town of Dumas, Arkansas, first withstood a tornado. Now the town has to withstand being overlooked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In late February, two tornadoes hit Desha County and the 5,500-person city of Dumas, located roughly ...

See This: Sonia Delaunay and Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern


Womenfolk, drop everything and rush, yes RUSH, to Tate Modern to see these two wonderful exhibitions by artists Sonia Delaunany and Marlene Dumas, which currently sit grandly on opposite sides of the …

What’s in an image? – Marlene Dumas at the Tate


Marlene Dumas, ‘Naomi’, 1995, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm The title Naomi doesn’t determine the identity of the face in the painting, but it does invite a certain intimacy with the viewer. Naomi. Is th…

Day in History 3 May – Dalida – Suzy Parker


On this day in 1987, singer and actress Dalida, committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates, in Paris.  She left behind a note which read, “La vie m’est insupportable… Pardonnez-moi.” (“Life has b…

Tancrède Dumas, Snake charmers in Tangier (Late 19th century),...


Tancrède Dumas, Snake charmers in Tangier (Late 19th century), Morocco.

Foot Fungus Is Better in Germany


This is a response to this opinion piece titled Foot Fungus Is Better in America in the New York Times on April 17th, 2015 by Firoozeh Dumas.Let me start off by saying that I think the author here mis…

OCA Study Visit: Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden, Tate Modern


18/04/15 Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden, Tate Modern A day of firsts: my first study visit, first experience of Marlene Dumas, first exhibition in Tate Modern, first group critique/discussion. …

#Random Confusion – While You Were Awake by Tamara Dumas


The blurb reads, She can barely remember his name even though they have met a few times. His number is saved in her phone, not by his name but under the name of the place where they met. This seems to…

Lorraine Nolan re-imagines Lucretia and creates a modern day domestic rape tragedy where the only downfall is that of the victim in her film Lowly Lucretia


Lorraine Nolan re-imagines Lucretia and creates a modern day domestic rape tragedy where the only downfall is that of the victim in her film Lowly Lucretia   Lorraine Nolan   Lorraine Nolan, aged 33…

Gary man fatally shot, dog wounded in drive-by shooting


GARY, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana authorities say a 48-year-old Gary man out walking his dog was shot to death in a drive-by shooting that also left his dog wounded. The Lake County coroner’s office…

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Menaye Donkor, Joselyn Dumas, Deborah Vanessa, Yvonne Okoro, Lydia Forson & Others


Menaye Donkor Pregnant wife of Sulley Muntari-Menaye Donkor shared a half-size photo—and she is looking good. Pregnancy makes some people more beautiful. ‘I do everything’ Deborah Vanessa has also s…




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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in DUMAS ARKANSAS ?

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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DUMAS ARKANSAS: 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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Victms of discrimination in DUMAS ARKANSAS

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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