Alan Gomez USA TODAY Published 5:53 AM EDT Mar 29, 2019 When U.S. Border Patrol agents called on the patrol's air unit to provide overhead coverage for operations, about four out of five requests were rejected over three recent years. The reason? A lack of pilots. And the staffing crisis at Border Patrol doesn't end with pilots. As President Donald Trump's attention is focused on building a border wall to keep out unwanted migrants, the Border Patrol's "human wall" is in a serious state of disrepair, according to a USA TODAY review of government documents, congressional testimony and interviews with agents. The Border Patrol, a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, faces a crisis in hiring, training and retaining agents as well as keeping track of what exactly its 19,555 agents are doing at any given time, according to internal watchdog reports. Trump: 'I know a lot about wind,' president says. A government FAQ proves he doesn't Trump rally: 'AOC … [Read more...] about Homeland’s Border Patrol hire of 5,000 agents for Trump a tough task
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By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 24, 2019 at 6:43 am The national college admissions scandal has renewed focus on an uncomfortable truth: If mom and dad have the means, there are plenty of legal ways to boost an otherwise average student’s chances to get into a coveted university. The scandal involved what authorities this month described as an illegal “side door” scheme of parents paying a California consultant who either bribed college coaches to flag their unathletic children as freshman recruits or paid proxies to cheat and inflate entrance exam scores. Many of those parents — including a dozen from Silicon Valley — are due in federal court in Boston on Friday to face conspiracy and fraud charges. But for years, monied families have been taking advantage of legacy connections; coaches for applications, essays and tests; club sports and large donations as … [Read more...] about Your kid’s an average student: What’s it cost to boost his college application?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A task force assigned to craft a strategy for addressing the wage gap between male and female government employees in Providence has put forward a slew of recommendations designed to help the city recruit and retain workers.In a 15-page report issued to the City Council last month, the Providence Equal Pay Task Force said the city should improve data collection and reporting on job applicants, introduce policies that support a work-life balance, broaden recruitment efforts and transition all employees to step and grade compensation system.“This year’s report details recommendations to improve employee data collection and validation practices, invest in recruitment and professional development, standardize performance appraisals and employee compensation, and build structures for continuous improvement,” Celeste Terry-Lo and Sol Taubin, the report’s authors, wrote in a letter to the mayor and City Council.The seven-member task … [Read more...] about Report calls for changes to how Providence recruits, retains workers
The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Emmy Verdin) OKLAHOMA CITY – Harold Hamm said he wants to find a cure for diabetes and is backing the doctors and researchers who could accomplish this ambitious goal. The oil baron’s philanthropic venture, the Harold Hamm Foundation, has pledged $34 million to the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. OU Medicine was expected to announce the largest-ever gift on Saturday during the Bedlam football game. Hamm said it’s critical to understand the genetic basis behind diabetes so the chronic disease can be cured. Addressing the symptoms and complications that go along with it isn’t enough, Hamm said. The foundation’s donation will be paid over 10 years and is designed to recruit new scientists, upgrade laboratory equipment and provide bridge funding when federal and nonprofit funding falls short. “This gift makes sure, for the next 10 years, we can have the best research in the nation for Type 1 and … [Read more...] about Hamm wants a cure for diabetes, pledges $34 million
Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg 2:00 pm PDT, Monday, August 20, 2018 Tourism is booming and, for the last few years, Japanese cities have been ranked routinely among the world’s most livable. Tourism is booming and, for the last few years, Japanese cities have been ranked routinely among the world’s most livable. Photo: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996 as defined by Pew Research earlier this year, are soon to be the largest generation in America, so where they live matters. WalletHub looked at factors like earning potential, housing cost and several other factors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to come up with the best and worst places for millennials to live. We gathered the top 10 and bottom 10 (plus one so Washington could be represented). Keep clicking to see how they rank. less Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and … [Read more...] about Some Techies Are Shunning Silicon Valley for the Japanese Dream