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  • Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

    The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is on February 19, 2015 in China’s time zone. This day is a new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 07:48 a.m. on 19-Feb-2015 in China’s time zone. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” will celebrate Chinese New Year this February with an impressive collection of symbolic decor, traditional Chinese cuisine […]

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  • Dubai makes history with 2015 New Year’s Eve celebraton

    Dubai makes history with 2015 New Year’s Eve celebraton

    The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays, has once again positioned Dubai on the global map with the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve event. Organized by global property developer Emaar Properties, the gala event also clinched the Guinness World Records title for the ‘World’s Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar, said: “The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve […]

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  • Research from MIT Sloan and Brown University show a pattern of government bias in the employment authorization of immigrants

    Research from MIT Sloan and Brown University show a pattern of government bias in the employment authorization of immigrants

    Asians more likely to receive labor approval; Latin Americans more likely to be denied At a time when U.S. immigration policy is a touchstone for political debate, a new study by researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Brown University shows that the process by which the government authorizes immigrant labor certification requests—one key stage for the granting of most employment-based green cards—is biased. “Every year, tens of thousands of foreign immigrants seek jobs in this country and […]

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  • Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community – Lessons from Ferguson

    Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community – Lessons from Ferguson

    By Effenus Henderson President and CEO – HenderWorks, Inc As American communities become increasingly diverse and multi-racial, local governmental officials and leaders must develop progressive strategies to insure a respectful and inclusive community where all residents and citizens feel valued. Such strategies can help alleviate tensions and mitigate the types of risks we are now seeing in Ferguson. I would like to offer some thoughts and ideas as a diversity and inclusion professional about creating more inclusive and resilient communities: […]

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  • Back to school Book Pick: The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

    Back to school Book Pick: The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

    Scholastic proudly presents The Zero Degree Zombie Zone , a new action-packed fantasy adventure novel written acclaimed journalist Patrik Henry Bass and illustrated by award-winning and syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft. This fun and magical tale about friendship features Bakari Katari Johnson, an unforgettable underdog character sure to warm the hearts of middle grade readers everywhere. Meet new kid on the block Bakari Katari Johnson. Bakari is having a bad day. Tariq Thomas, the most popular kid in their class, is […]

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  • The U.S. Record on Racial Discrimination is on the Whole World’s Agenda

    The U.S. Record on Racial Discrimination is on the Whole World’s Agenda

    As the United Nations this week debated America’s record on race, one name was on everyone’s minds: Michael Brown. Not only Americans have been riveted this week by the tragic killing of the unarmed teenager, the subsequent protests, and the militarized response of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo.This week, in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.N. committee that oversees compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination placed the U.S. record under the spotlight. For the […]

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  • MRIGlobal Scientist Supports National Academy Of Science Program On Advancing Diversity

    MRIGlobal Scientist Supports National Academy Of Science Program On Advancing Diversity

    Publication Cites Need for Game-Changing Environment to Add Women, Underrepresented Minorities to STEM Workforce. The National Academy of Sciences has released a new report, “Advancing Diversity in the US Industrial Science and Engineering Workforce,” and MRIGlobal is proud to note the contributions of Robert P. Casillas, Ph.D., to the publication. Casillas, Vice President of Global Health Security for MRIGlobal and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, served on the National Academy’s Committee on Capitalizing on the Diversity of […]

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  • Actress Sofia Vergara Partners with Kay Jewelers to Launch a Jewelry Collection

    Actress Sofia Vergara Partners with Kay Jewelers to Launch a Jewelry Collection

    Actress Sofia Vergara Partners with Kay Jewelers to Launch a Jewelry Collection Recognized as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful and beloved stars and admired for her sense of style both on and off the red carpet, Sofia Vergara has partnered with Kay Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America, to launch her jewelry collection, SOFIA VERGARA so Sofia™. Aptly named, the fashionable yet elegant collection embodies Sofia’s playful, vibrant and sexy style with bold statement necklaces and earrings as […]

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  • Oprah, Spielberg — “The Hundred Foot Journey”

    Oprah, Spielberg — “The Hundred Foot Journey”

    In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a […]

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