Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Wondering whether your Congressperson is actually doing a good job? Is there some type of metric besides number of times the Congressperson tweeted expressions of outrage and used ALL CAPS? Well, it could help to see what’s really happening with the health of people in your Congressional District. After all, improving the lives of people in the district is kind of what a House of Representatives person is supposed to do, right? Say, for example, more people in your District are binge drinking than any other District. You may, in turn, be inclined to tell your Congressperson, “Maybe it’s time to bottle up the rhetoric and figure out what’s going on here” That’s why the new Congressional District Health Dashboard (CDHD) , just launched by a team from the New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, can be a useful tool to help separate out the Congresspersons … [Read more...] about New Dashboard Shows Key Health Measures In Each Of 435 Congressional Districts
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Exposure of big lenders such as LIC and State Bank of India (SBI) to the crisis-ridden Adani group is well within the permissible limits as stated by these lenders, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in an interview with Network18 Group Editor Rahul Joshi on February 3. “They are not overexposed. Their exposure is very well within permitted limits,” said Sitharaman in the interview two days after announcing the Budget 2023 . This was the first time the FM responded to the Adani crisis and about the Indian lenders' exposure levels to the group. After the Adani group plunged into a crisis following the accusation raised by the Hindenburg research report, there have been concerns about banks' exposure to the group. ALSO READ: Nirmala Sitharaman Exclusive Interview: Here are the top highlights Earlier, LIC managing director and chief executive officer Siddhartha Mohanty had said that the insurance company is positive … [Read more...] about FM Sitharaman on Adani: LIC, SBI exposure to group within permissible limits
Republican New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis sparred with CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Friday over removing Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The House of Representatives voted to remove Omar from the committee Thursday at the behest of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who also removed Democratic California Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee. Omar faced scrutiny in 2019 for suggesting that American Jews advocate for “allegiance to a foreign country” and that Israel purchased American support. Malliotakis, who also served on the Foreign Affair committee, said Omar held “very dangerous views” surrounding Israel, for blaming the U.S. for the catastrophe in Venezuela and for allegedly having “diminished” 9/11 and thus should not serve on that committee. “Congresswoman, to the first point you made in your objections of her, she did respond saying that ‘I was in no way equating terrorist organizations … [Read more...] about Rep. Malliotakis, CNN Anchor Spar Over Removing Ilhan Omar From Key Committee
Two Republican members of Congress introduced a bill Wednesday that would prohibit nonresident aliens, companies and other entities associated with the Chinese government from buying agricultural land in the U.S. Washington Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse’s Prohibition of Agricultural Land for the People’s Republic of China Act would also ban those interests’ participation in U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) programs beyond food safety inspections, according to her press release . Chinese foreign investors held more than 191,000 acres of U.S. agricultural and non-agricultural land in 2019, the USDA indicated . Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mayor Brandon Bochenski announced an effort Tuesday to stop China’s Fufeng Group from building a corn mill on 370 acres purchased in his city not far from Grand Forks Air Force Base , according to The Wall Street Journal . Bochenski and other local leaders had celebrated the project when the Fufeng Group’s decision to … [Read more...] about GOP Reps Push Bill To Ban China From Buying US Farmland
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When the Pentagon revised its defense strategy to focus on China in 2018, no military service moved faster than the Marine Corps to begin making changes. Incoming Commandant General David Berger declared in his initial guidance the following year that Marines needed to be trained and equipped “to operate inside actively contested maritime spaces” in support of other naval forces. This wasn’t a new mission for the Corps, but because the spaces Berger had in mind were first and foremost in the Chinese littoral, the potential danger was unprecedented. China has been fielding increasingly capable antiship and antiaircraft missiles along its coast for some time, along with the overhead surveillance systems needed to find and track hostile forces. Other nations are doing the same, but not on the scale of China’s efforts; combined with Beijing’s huge naval shipbuilding program, the new missiles and sensors present a … [Read more...] about The Marine Corps’ Light Amphibious Warship Seems To Be Faltering. Here Is A Novel Solution.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Mateus Hernandes Rodrigues—Director of International Operations at DB1 Global Software . Under development by the Federal Reserve, FedNow is a U.S. instant payment service designed to provide a fast, safe and efficient way for individuals and businesses to conduct real-time financial transactions. Inspired by the Brazilian PIX, in my previous article, Five Lessons From Brazil For Implementing FedNow , I mentioned some preparations that technology companies may have. I will now provide more detailed information on key resources, stakeholders and technical information about the service. Unlike other instant payment methods, such as PayPal, FedNow is being developed and operated by the Federal Reserve rather than a private company. This means that it will be supervised directly by the institution and will be subject to the same regulations and supervision as other payment systems that are operated by it. The … [Read more...] about On The FedNow Service: What To Expect From The First Version
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Active listening is a skill that needs to be cultivated to be an effective leader, and often, employees can be your best source of inspiration for this. They know the day-to-day concerns of the company and can offer unique, valuable insights and perspectives. However, leaders tend to be pulled in many different directions each day. They often feel they need to make quick, executive decisions without consulting others, sometimes to the detriment of the business. Here, a panel of Forbes Business Council members share their best tips for managers who want to improve their active listening skills to create a more comfortable, successful business environment. 1. Follow Up On Feedback Aside from common active listening practices such as paying attention to nonverbal cues and uninterrupted communication, it all comes down to action. An employee is only ever truly heard when their thoughts are put to practical use and … [Read more...] about 15 Key Tips For Developing Active Listening Skills As A Leader
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Tech entrepreneurs and companies with digital offerings may choose to expand their offerings to include physical products. An essential first step, of course, is developing an offering that truly addresses a market need. However, a great product alone won't guarantee success, and tech companies must be prepared for the unique challenges that come along with a physical launch. To help, the members of Forbes Technology Council offer 15 expert tips for moving into the physical product space. 1. Gauge Customer Response Although it’s important to get internal buy-in within your organization before moving into the product space, the real key to a successful marketing and sales approach is validating your value proposition within your customer base. Gauging customers’ perceptions and needs can help you tailor your strategy and ensure you’re creating products that deliver real value. - Kevin MacDonald , Bluesight 2. … [Read more...] about 15 Tips For Tech Companies Launching Physical Products
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CTO at Gantri, Public Speaker , and World Traveler. Previously, I spoke about what it takes to be a leader worth following and mentioned how it is an act of service through vision, trust and execution. I also wrote about vision and the importance of clearly showing where you’re leading others. Here, I want to speak about the journey toward the destination, specifically my favorite part to brainstorm—the strategy of your vision, the big question of "how do I get there?" Breaking The Mountain Down Your vision gave you the big picture. Now, you have to prioritize the goals associated with getting there. Strategy comes down to looking at the landscape from different viewpoints until you see a path forward. Strategy is a process of achieving a goal by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. It’s about defining and prioritizing the steps needed to get from where you are now to where you … [Read more...] about Strategy: How Do You Get There?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Dallas Mavericks have yet to sign forward/center Christian Wood to a contract extension, which is a bit eyebrow raising considering his play over the course of the season, as well as his contractual status. Wood will be an unrestricted free agent by the conclusion of the season, allowing him to sign anywhere without any level of compensation coming back to Dallas. This would be an eerily similar situation as the one Dallas found themselves in last offseason where Jalen Brunson left the team to sign with the New York Knicks. The Brunson situation was entirely avoidable, had Dallas signed him to a three-year contract in 2018 as opposed to four years. By signing him four, per CBA regulations, Brunson qualified for unrestricted free agency status given that he was a second-round selection. Had his contract expired after three seasons, he would have been a restricted free agent, and thus Dallas would have had more control … [Read more...] about How Much Patience Does Luka Dončić Have Left For The Mavericks?