0 Have your say The south of Scotland is the “neglected” part of the country with concerns that the region is blighted by low-paid seasonal work, a lack of roads and transport links, as well as educational opportunities. And the region is now suffering a “brain drain” as the younger generation leaves to seek work elsewhere, according to a public consultation into a proposed South of Scotland Enterprise Agency.The Scottish Government’s rural economy minister Fergus Ewing admitted yesterday there is a “need for a new approach” in the region to address the challenges it faces.The south of Scotland is “distinct” from the rest of the country, respondents told the consultation.“It was felt that the south of Scotland was the neglected area of Scotland, a situation they hoped the agency would rectify,” an analysis of the consultation reponses found.The sense of neglect is worse in the south-west of the … [Read more...] about ‘Brain drain’ fear in south of Scotland amid neglect claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink. With vacancies abounding in the White House and more departures on the horizon, there is growing concern among Trump allies that the brain drain at the center of the administration could hardly come at a more perilous time. Special counsel Robert Mueller's swirling probe of Russian election interference and potential obstruction of justice by Trump has reached ever closer to the Oval Office, and the upcoming midterm elections could grant his political adversaries the power of subpoena or, more worryingly, the votes to attempt impeachment. Nine current and former White House staffers and administration allies expressed concerns Thursday that the West Wing is simply unprepared for … [Read more...] about White House faces brain drain at perilous moment
By Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 11:26 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock stood high in Van Andel Arena on May 3, 2015, watching Grand Rapids play the Toronto Marlies in the AHL playoffs. Diagonally across the ice, sitting low in the stands, Brendan Shanahan considered his options. The Wings’ brain drain had been happening for a while. In 2008, Scotty Bowman, a special consultant after winning the last three of his nine Stanley Cups as head coach, left his team of more than a decade, to become the Blackhawks’ senior advisor for hockey operations. Steve Yzerman made his desire to run an NHL franchise known since retiring as a player in 2006. Yzerman left his job as Red Wings vice-president in 2010 to become general manager of the Lightning. Jim Nill, a 20-year-veteran of the front office, including as a highly valued assistant general manager, left in 2013 to become GM of the Stars. The next year, the … [Read more...] about Red Wings brain drain includes prominent managers, scouts
For four weeks this summer, my rising sixth-grader and a few of her friends will swap swimming for pre-algebra and crafts for creative writing. Along with catching fireflies and scratching mosquito bites, they'll spend some time indoors, dissecting insects. I've been warned that there is homework, too. And tests. It is going to be a long July.This is all part of a more academic camp designed to get departing elementary school kids ready for the rigor of middle school. While none of this was required, a few of us parents thought it would be a good idea to try to squeeze a little more learning out of time spent at camps we have to pay for anyway.After all, we've been repeatedly warned about summer brain drain, and as we prepare for a new chapter in our kids' education, we're a little scared. I'm also more than a little torn.Summer brain drain, like attachment parenting and mindfulness, wasn't really a thing a generation ago. I'm sure our brains did atrophy as we rode our bikes, splashed … [Read more...] about The summer conundrum: Fight brain drain, or give the kids a break?
Conventional wisdom suggests that college graduates in Nebraska want to see the world and live in cool cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and New York.But a University of Nebraska at Omaha researcher contends that there are too few challenging, high-paying jobs in the state to snag and retain highly educated workers.A new report from the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education provides the latest evidence of Nebraska’s brain drain. The group’s 2018 Progress Report says the “out-migration of Nebraskans with at least a bachelor’s degree continues to be a serious issue.” “How do we keep them here?” asked UNO researcher Hank Robinson. The answer lies in providing good jobs that pay well and challenge employees to use the skills they gained in college, said Robinson, director of UNO’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness.“We don’t need any more minimum wage, no-experience-required jobs,” Robinson … [Read more...] about Nebraska’s brain drain problem: Why do young, educated workers leave the state?