The war further complicated any immigration efforts. A renewed attempt in 1941 to get the family to the U.S. failed because all American consulates in Germany-occupied Europe, including the Netherlands, were closed by the Nazis. A visa application to Cuba that same year also never came through. … [Read more...] about Research reveals Anne Frank’s family tried to escape to US, Cuba
Last week, I wrote about Lambda Legal’s decision to pursue the appeal of an Eleventh Circuit case after that court denied Jameka Evans’ employment discrimination claim on the basis that Title VII may prohibit sex discrimination, but that it’s perfectly cool with discrimination against someone’s sexual orientation. The Trump administration threw its hat into the ring yesterday with a supportive filing urging the Second Circuit to take the same stance in Zarda v. Altitude Express — the case of a New York skydiving instructor fired from his job because he was gay. … [Read more...] about Yesterday is Gonna Go Down In History as the Day LGBT Rights Died
TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the public venture equity market, as well as Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income inter-dealer broker. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver.MX is the Canadian derivatives exchange. MX offers trading in Canadian interest rate, index and equity derivatives. Clearing, settlement and risk management services are provided by an AA rated clearing house, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, a corporation wholly owned by MX. MX's integrated trading and clearing services are supported … [Read more...] about TSX Group Inc. Completes its Combination with Bourse de Montréal Inc.
But some researchers have said this explanation is too simple, suggesting instead that the neutral form is a way to show more familiarity or proximity to the person you’re speaking with. Linguist Damaris Nübling observed last year that women who were unfamiliar to the speaker were still referred to in the feminine form, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. … [Read more...] about Six things you need to know about Saarland
The White House chief of staff translates a president's agenda into reality — and as a result, some consider it the second most powerful job in the White House. In his book, "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chief of Staff Define Every Presidency," Chris Whipple explores the power the position holds, and how the chief of staff can help determine how successful a president is. He says when government fails, it can often be traced to the shortcomings of the chief of staff. It is also a relentless job. Former chief of staff Dick Cheney believes it led to his first heart attack, and Obama's former chief, Bill Daley, says he came down with shingles because of the stress. The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency" by Chris Whipple: … [Read more...] about What it’s like to be a White House chief of staff — what some call the second-most powerful job in the US