Overpopulation Makes a Mockery of Citizenship: Optimum Population Doesn’t Mean Cramming People In Like Industrial Chickens

URGENT: AMERICANS CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS! United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 See: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials NO TO DURBIN’S “RELIEF” FOR IMMIGRANTS ACT; NO TO S386 (aka INDIA FIRST ACT). NO TO ANY BILL WHICH LIFTS PER COUNTRY GREEN CARD CAPS. NO TO ANY BILL WHICH INCREASES GREEN CARDS. Educate yourselves here: https://www.numbersusa.com Optimum population … Read moreOverpopulation Makes a Mockery of Citizenship: Optimum Population Doesn’t Mean Cramming People In Like Industrial Chickens

Cautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Amid the usual hysterics of ‘impending genocide’ and ‘brutal betrayal’, the long-expected Turkish operation in northeast Syria is rolling, and Turkish troops accompanied by their Syrian rebel allies quickly advance into the former US occupation zone east of the Euphrates River, pushing the Kurdish nationalist militias away from the border. The American soldiers withdrew from… … Read moreCautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

EEOC Sues Sikorsky Global Helicopters for Racial Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Stratford, Conn.-based manufacturer of helicopters for commercial and military use, violated federal law when it subjected a class of African American employees to racial harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today. The EEOC also charged Sikorsky with refusing to hire a temporary employee … Read moreEEOC Sues Sikorsky Global Helicopters for Racial Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

F2 Visa Stamping Experience India – F1 holder on OPT, newly married

F2 Visa stamping is one of the trickiest ones as many users have reported their visa stamping did not go well as planned, in fact one user got F2 stamping after 6th attempt. Anyways, one of our readers, Vishnu has taken time to share their successful F2 visa stamping experience in India.  Thanks to Vishnu … Read moreF2 Visa Stamping Experience India – F1 holder on OPT, newly married

Benchmarking Global Optimizers — by Antoine Arnoud, Fatih Guvenen, Tatjana Kleineberg

We benchmark seven global optimization algorithms by comparing their performance on challenging multidimensional test functions as well as a method of simulated moments estimation of a panel data model of earnings dynamics. Five of the algorithms are taken from the popular NLopt open-source library: (i) Controlled Random Search with local mutation (CRS), (ii) Improved Stochastic … Read moreBenchmarking Global Optimizers — by Antoine Arnoud, Fatih Guvenen, Tatjana Kleineberg

No relief for aged-out kids in US: F-1 visa, deportation their only option

The US Senate blocking the S386 bill is not just bad news for Indian green card applicants but also for Indian families whose children have aged out (turned 21) or are in the process of ageing out. In US, once the children of H-1B work visa holders turn 21, they can no longer continue with … Read moreNo relief for aged-out kids in US: F-1 visa, deportation their only option

Aged-out kids in US: Must opt for international student-visa

Recently one of the two bills (S386) which seeks to lift the per-country green card limit, was blocked again in the US Senate, dashing the hopes of many Indian families whose children have aged-out (turned 21) or are in the process of ageing-out. Once the children turn 21, they can no longer continue with their … Read moreAged-out kids in US: Must opt for international student-visa

How’re corporation tax cuts going to be financed? Is this helicopter money?

India is making a second big fiscal gamble. The first – a switch from sales to consumption taxes – has failed to achieve revenue targets. The government, which two months ago was trying in desperation to tax everything that moved, has suddenly changed tack and is slashing levies on company profits. Will this revive animal … Read moreHow’re corporation tax cuts going to be financed? Is this helicopter money?

Letter to BS: Govt may opt for aggressive disinvestment programme

This refers to “Rs 1.45 trn Diwali gift for India Inc” (September 20). By slashing the corporate tax rate to 22 per cent from 30 per cent, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sent a clear message to India Inc that time has come to end the piecemeal approach to economic reforms. With the lowered … Read moreLetter to BS: Govt may opt for aggressive disinvestment programme

Only 2.5 pc colleges run PhD programmes, maximum students opt for science stream: HRD survey

Only 2.5 per cent colleges in the country run PhD programmes and maximum students opt for PhD in science stream, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) by the HRD Ministry. A total of 1,69,170 students are enrolled in PhD programmes that is less than 0.5 per cent of the total student … Read moreOnly 2.5 pc colleges run PhD programmes, maximum students opt for science stream: HRD survey

Only 2.5 colleges run PhD programmes, maximum students opt for science stream: HRD survey

Only 2.5 per cent colleges in the country run PhD programmes and maximum students opt for PhD in science stream, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) by the HRD Ministry. A total of 1,69,170 students are enrolled in PhD programmes that is less than 0.5 per cent of the total student … Read moreOnly 2.5 colleges run PhD programmes, maximum students opt for science stream: HRD survey

Maha Hilal on Anti-Muslim Watchlist, Dana Brown on Public Option for Pharmaceuticals

Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link   This week on CounterSpin: A District Court judge ruled that the Terrorist Screening Database, or Watchlist as it’s usually called, is unconstitutional—people don’t know when they’re on it, they can be added with zero evidence of criminal activity, and the designation follows them everywhere. What the judge … Read moreMaha Hilal on Anti-Muslim Watchlist, Dana Brown on Public Option for Pharmaceuticals

District of Connecticut Enforces Amex Arbitration Clause Where Cardmember Did Not “Opt Out”

Nora Valenza-Frost represents U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in arbitration and litigation involving complex claims, coverage and regulatory issues across all lines of business. Nora provides coverage opinions for claims involving several lines of business, including commercial general liability (CGL), professional liability, directors and officers liability (D&O), contractor’s protective professional indemnity (CPPI), errors and … Read moreDistrict of Connecticut Enforces Amex Arbitration Clause Where Cardmember Did Not “Opt Out”

Characterization, Existence, and Pareto Optimality in Markets with Asymmetric Information and Endogenous and Asymmetric Disclosures: Basic Analytics of Revisiting Rothschild-Stiglitz — by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jungyoll Yun, Andrew Kosenko

We study the Rothschild-Stiglitz model of insurance markets, introducing endogenous information disclosure about insurance sales and purchases by firms and consumers. We show that a competitive equilibrium exists under unusually mild conditions, and characterize the unique equilibrium outcome. With two types of consumers the outcome is particularly simple, consisting of a pooling contract which maximizes … Read moreCharacterization, Existence, and Pareto Optimality in Markets with Asymmetric Information and Endogenous and Asymmetric Disclosures: Basic Analytics of Revisiting Rothschild-Stiglitz — by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jungyoll Yun, Andrew Kosenko

H1B RFE – F1 OPT Maintenance of Status – Approval Experience, Samples

Since Trump Administration took office, they have done many changes to the H1B program to increase oversight and combat fraud. As a result, and we have seen a big spike in the overall RFEs with these changes. One of the most common H1B Visa RFEs that USCIS has been issuing to F1 students on OPT … Read moreH1B RFE – F1 OPT Maintenance of Status – Approval Experience, Samples

US hiring outlook strong for Q4, employers remain optimistic: ManpowerGroup

The US hiring outlook remains strong as employers are optimistic about hiring in the fourth quarter, according to the Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). It found that 22% of employers plan to increase hiring in the fourth quarter while 5% plan a decrease for a net employment outlook of 17%, or … Read moreUS hiring outlook strong for Q4, employers remain optimistic: ManpowerGroup

Optimal Ratings and Market Outcomes — by Hugo Hopenhayn, Maryam Saeedi

This paper considers the design of an optimal rating system, in a market with adverse selection. We address two critical questions about rating design: First, given a number of categories, what are the criteria for setting the boundaries between them? Second, what are the gains from increasing the number of categories? A rating system helps … Read moreOptimal Ratings and Market Outcomes — by Hugo Hopenhayn, Maryam Saeedi

Accounting leaders’ optimism in US economy falls to three-year low

Among certified public accountants who hold leadership roles, 42% are optimistic about the US economy over the next 12 months, according to results from the Economic Outlook Survey released today by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. This is down from 57% — the level it held for the past three quarters — and … Read moreAccounting leaders’ optimism in US economy falls to three-year low

Adoptive father serving life sentence for toddler’s death denied new trial

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, September 5, 2019: Wesley Mathews, the adoptive father of three-year-old Indian girl Sherin who was convicted of her death, was denied a motion for a new trial Thursday morning. Mathews’ lawyers filed a motion for a new trial in August, arguing that “photographs of the remains of the decedent, … Read moreAdoptive father serving life sentence for toddler’s death denied new trial

Alternate-day fasting a safe option to cut calories: Study

Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Researchers have found that alternate-day fasting (ADF) can be a safe option for calorie restriction. The study published in the journal Cell Metabolism looked at the effects of strict alternate-day fasting on healthy people and found several health benefits. “In this study, we aimed to explore a broad range of parameters, from … Read moreAlternate-day fasting a safe option to cut calories: Study

Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Facilitate Adoptions From Uganda Through Bribery and Fraud

A Texas woman who managed aspects of an international program at an Ohio-based adoption agency pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme to corruptly facilitate adoptions of Ugandan children through bribing Ugandan officials and defrauding U.S. adoptive parents and the U.S. Department of State. Please follow and like us:

Want to live longer? Optimism is the key

New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and achieve “exceptional longevity”. “While research has identified many risk factors for diseases and premature death, we know relatively less about positive psychosocial factors that can promote healthy aging,” said Lewina Lee, Assistant Professor at the Boston … Read moreWant to live longer? Optimism is the key

Women’s Equality Day Commemorates Adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, Which Gave Women the Right to Vote

Suffragists on the picket line outside White House in 1917, three years before gaining the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. “Women’s Equality Day: Attained Goals and Unfulfilled Dreams By VOA News August 26, 2019 05:20 AM Women’s Equality Day, observed every August 26, commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment … Read moreWomen’s Equality Day Commemorates Adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, Which Gave Women the Right to Vote

Amazon Rainforest: Few Options Left for Local Communities Opposing Ecuador’s Largest Copper Mine

This article originally appeared on China Dialogue and is republished under a Creative Commons license: “Few options left for local communities opposing Ecuador’s largest copper mine By Ning Hui 08.07.2019 The Mirador copper mine has pitted locals against the government and a Chinese mining company they say failed to consult them and forcibly evicted them, … Read moreAmazon Rainforest: Few Options Left for Local Communities Opposing Ecuador’s Largest Copper Mine

What is the Optimal Immigration Policy? Migration, Jobs and Welfare — by Joao Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo, Pedro Teles

We study the immigration policy that maximizes the welfare of the native population in an economy where the government designs an optimal redistributive welfare system and supplies public goods. We show that when immigrants can be excluded from the welfare system, free immigration is optimal. It is also optimal to use the tax system to … Read moreWhat is the Optimal Immigration Policy? Migration, Jobs and Welfare — by Joao Guerreiro, Sergio Rebelo, Pedro Teles

Adoption of CSR and Sustainability Reporting Standards: Economic Analysis and Review — by Hans B. Christensen, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz

This study provides an economic analysis of the determinants and consequences of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability reporting. To frame our analysis, we consider a widespread mandatory adoption of CSR reporting standards in the United States. The study focuses on the economic effects of standards for disclosure and reporting, not on the effects of … Read moreAdoption of CSR and Sustainability Reporting Standards: Economic Analysis and Review — by Hans B. Christensen, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz

“National Conservatism” Is Being Co-Opted. Either We Reclaim It—or the Future Is Separatism, by James Kirkpatrick

I argued for “National Conservatism” in 2014, referring to a specific European tradition that puts the unity and cultural survival of the nation-state first. Put bluntly—the economy exists to serve the nation, not the nation the economy. Of course, I am appalled that the Main Stream Media has finally acknowledged “National Conservatism” at the very… … Read more“National Conservatism” Is Being Co-Opted. Either We Reclaim It—or the Future Is Separatism, by James Kirkpatrick

New Public Charge Rule Impact for F1 Students, F2, OPT, STEM OPT?

Trump administration recently published the final version of the new ‘public charge rule’ officially called as “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” that is expected to have significant impact on most types of US visa holders and future Green Card Applicants. We have published an article with the summary of Public Charge rule, its Impact for … Read moreNew Public Charge Rule Impact for F1 Students, F2, OPT, STEM OPT?

From impossible to inevitable: 5 hard-core funding options for start-up millennials’ flocking to finance their “coaching business”

It ain’t often easy to translate a creative coaching business idea into a whole and sole functioning enterprise. Funding can be a gruelling theory for a millennial, start-up-stakeholders and cash-strapped entrepreneurs. But! The funding theory… Please follow and like us: