Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin What would it mean for U.S. immigration policy if, on January 20, 2025, Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States? Many people expect a crackdown on illegal immigration. However, recent clues and past actions indicate the more significant impact of a second Trump presidency would be on legal immigration, including the admission of refugees, family immigrants and high-skilled professionals. Personnel Is Policy: “Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his ‘ America First ’ ideology . . . The heart of the plan is derived from an executive order known as “Schedule F,” according to Axios . The publication also reported American Moment, a pro-Trump group, wants to replace current federal workers with “applicants who want to cut … [Read more...] about New Clues On What Immigration Will Look Like In A Second Trump Term
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jurassic World is out and reviews are quite divided – some people consider it one of the better sequels, nothing new but entertaining. Other people, especially dinosaur-lovers, got almost mad about the various scientific inaccuraties and the outdated dinosaur-reconstructions . [ Though Forbes' own paleontologist loved it . - Ed.] There's little doubt that the first movie – Jurassic Park – played an important role in how we re-imagined dinosaurs at the time. After Jurassic Park almost no children's book could dare to show dinosaurs as small-brained and cold-blooded animals anymore. Reconstructing what extinct animals looked like, though, has never been an easy task. It's often been criticized, and depictions of prehistoric beasts often tell us more about human nature than natural history. Gallery: Ten Dinosaurs You Never Read About Growing Up 10 images View gallery The … [Read more...] about How Do We Know What Extinct Species Looked Like?
The Superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) in Virginia apologized Wednesday after the district distributed a logo that resembled a Nazi Swastika. The school district unveiled a logo that it said was meant to be “four hands and arms grasping together.” Many criticized the insignia for its resemblance to the Nazi Swastika. “We are deeply sorry for this mistake and for the emotions that the logo has evoked by its semblance to a swastika and, by extension, to the atrocities that were committed under its banner,” school district Superintendent Michael Gill said in a statement . “Unquestionably, we condemn anything associated with the Nazi regime in the strongest manner possible.” (RELATED: Man Arrested In Connection To Swastikas Found On Walls Of Union Station Was Deported Twice: REPORT) “The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is deeply concerned about an image used in a Hanover County Public Schools program,” the group originally wrote on social media … [Read more...] about School District Apologizes For Logo That Looks Like Swastika
This story is part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2022 . Explore the full list of innovators who broke through this year—and had an impact on the world around us. advertisement advertisement “In everything that we do, one of the first questions I ask is, ‘What’s the intention of this?'” says Kingsley Gbadegesin of his queer-focused fashion brand K.ngsley . The Brooklyn-based, Nigerian-American designer worked in sales and marketing for Versace, Celine, and Loewe before spinning out his own company in 2020 with a line of cut-out tank tops inspired by a DIY club look he once made with a pair of scissors and a white tank top. His tops are now carried by Nordstrom, Ssense, The Culture Edit, and Moda Operandi, and have been worn by celebrities that include Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, and Zaya Wade. Last year, Gbadegesin expanded K.ngsley into a full-fledged fashion brand with the launch of a ready-to-wear collection of genderless … [Read more...] about This is what fashion looks like when queerness is at the center
Offices are notoriously loud and distracting places, and the noise of others has long been a chief complaint among employees. The key to a quieter office may be hiding inside a can of potato chips. BuzziSpace , a Belgian furniture, acoustics, and lighting company, has just unveiled its latest line of acoustic panels and lights for offices, and according to founder and CEO Steve Symons, the design was “inspired by the playful curved shape of the classic Pringles chip.” advertisement more effective sound-absorption panels on the market. And technically, the shape doesn’t exactly follow the stackably precise geometry of the Pringles chip, a saddle-like shape known as a hyperbolic paraboloid . advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about These look like novelty Pringles-theme lights, but they’ll actually keep your office quiet
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. Bergen's new paperback is "The Rise and fall of Osama bin Laden." from which this article is, in part, adapted. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) In 1961, after a CIA-backed invasion of Cuba failed spectacularly, President John F. Kennedy said of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, "Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan." Peter Bergen Last week, President Joe Biden took a victory lap when he announced that the US had tracked down and killed its most wanted terrorist, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was living in a house in Kabul, Afghanistan. Don't expect a similar celebration on August 30, the first anniversary of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, which ended the longest war in American history. Any realistic assessment of that action shows that it … [Read more...] about Opinion: Biden’s Afghanistan exit decision looks even worse a year later
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Over 30 Country Music acts gather on one stage in Nashville to raise money for music education The fashion coming out of tonight’s Country Music Association (CMA) Fest’s ABC special is stellar, with stage performances and hosts having a touch a Country in their looks. The Fest returns tonight at 8/7c on ABC and on Hulu tomorrow- from having premiered live at the 49 th CMA Fest in June, in Music City. Tonight, there are 30 performances happening over 3 hours. Opening the special was Academy of Country Music Award Winner Kane Brown, who sang his hit ‘I Love You Like I like Country Music.’ Looking more like a Hip-Hop artist, Brown donned black fitted jeans and a white t-shirt and a black baseball hat with the words “family.” Dierks Bentley, who is hosting the Fest with Elle King partakes in a memorable collaboration with the 1992 ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ singer Billy Ray Cyrus. “Onstage she’s just a riot and also super … [Read more...] about The Looks Coming Out Of The CMA Fest ABC Special
Shark Tank star Aaron Krause -- the energetic inventor and founder of the bestselling sponge Scrub Daddy -- has been releasing new products at a relentless clip this year. First, there was Eraser Daddy , Scrub Daddy's take on the famous eraser material popularized by Mr. Clean. Heat-compressed and dual-sided, Eraser Daddy is designed to last longer. Two months ago, he launched Scour Daddy , which improves upon the typical scouring pad that has remained unchanged for decades. It was quickly picked up by every Walmart in the country. Next up came Screen Daddy , a circular microfiber pad for cleaning your electronic devices that you can conveniently store directly on them. It's currently available in Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Kroger stores. Last month, when Krause debuted Daddy Caddy and Sponge Caddy -- plastic containers for storing Scrub Daddy products -- they completely sold out at Bed Bath & Beyond stores. That's not it. On October … [Read more...] about Want to Invent Best-Selling Products? Innovate Like the Founder of Scrub Daddy
Minneapolis (CNN Business) When the latest jobs report comes out on Friday, it very well could show the smallest number of positions added in the past 18 months. The US economy is expected to have gained around 250,000 jobs last month, according to Refinitiv. While that's far from the 456,000 average monthly gains so far this year, it's not a sign that the sky is falling, economists say. In fact, it's exactly what the Federal Reserve wants to see. A more sustainable pace of employment growth is part of the Fed's game plan as the central bank looks to extinguish high inflation without completely upending the labor market or triggering a recession. Last month, payroll gains came in hot, surpassing expectations with 372,000 jobs added during June -- giving the Fed a green light to act aggressively with little fear of damaging the labor market. "If we got a number that was anything like the June number, the Fed would be rightfully worried, and I … [Read more...] about Friday’s job report will likely show slower growth. That’s what the Fed wants
Branded is a weekly column devoted to the intersection of marketing, business, design, and culture. advertisement advertisement bullied its business into resistant markets and its treatment of drivers to a discriminatory and bro-ish corporate culture under founding CEO Travis Kalanick—was off-putting. In 2017, #DeleteUber was trending on social media, and some half a million users requested to have their accounts canceled. That year, the cumulative brand damage eventually led to Kalanick’s ouster. His replacement, Dara Khosrowshahi, summed up the challenging road ahead when he commented early in his tenure : “There’s a high cost to a bad reputation.” That core point—that a lousy brand rep eventually catches up with, and can doom, a business—has become a truism. Observers of, say, the drumbeat of criticism of Meta and its flagship Facebook product, from its privacy practices to its role in spreading misinformation, … [Read more...] about When brands like Uber get a bad rep, what makes customers forgive?