It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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Former US Secretary of Commerce vows to contribute to Vietnam-US ties Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh meets Carlos Gutierrez, former United States Secretary of Commerce and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted Carlos Gutierrez, former United States Secretary of Commerce and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, in Hanoi on January 14. At the meeting, Minh affirmed Vietnam attaches importance to its comprehensive partnership with the US, particularly in trade and investment. Two-way trade hit 60 billion USD in 2018, bringing about practical benefits to both sides, he stated. He emphasised that Vietnam has a policy of developing an independent, open and self-reliant economy and creating favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the US. The policy has helped the country gain great achievements over the past years, he said, adding that Vietnam has signed and will ink a … [Read more...] about Government News 15/1
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, FontanaHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
Nancy Pelosi strode confidently into a Capitol meeting room Thursday, papers in hand and a get-to-work look of determination on her face. She had just finished decisive negotiations to ensure she had the votes in her Democratic caucus to return as House speaker when the 116th Congress begins in January. It was harder this time than when the California representative became speaker in 2007, as the veteran lawmaker this month faced opposition from some younger members who wanted a fresh face or new image for the party. But Pelosi had done it – agreeing to stay in the job four years, unless there was overwhelming support for her to remain further – and this time, the prize was even bigger than when she made history by becoming the first female speaker a decade ago.Pelosi, as leader of the opposition party, arguably will become the most powerful person in the country.Not only will Pelosi head the House chamber that is expected to investigate President Trump and … [Read more...] about Is House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi the most powerful person in America?