Musical Masters Young & Old Celebrate The Allman Brothers In Brooklyn [Pro-Shot Video/Audio]

first_imgOn Saturday, September 23rd, an all-star collective of musicians gathered at Brooklyn Bowl to pay homage to fallen musical heroes Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks. “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers” was Brooklyn Comes Alive‘s tribute to those two iconic musicians and the incredible music that they created, and it featured an impressive and diverse array of musicians from across the improvisational music universe.Helmed by the longtime musical director of Gregg Allman Band and local New York favorite, Scott Sharrard, the band was rounded out by Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from moe., Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy, Joey Porter from The Motet, and Sharrard’s Gregg Allman Band bandmate Brett Bass. The band was joined by a number of amazing guitar players along the way, with Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier, Dave Harrington and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer all jumping on stage throughout the two-hour set.Watch Eric Krasno, John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, & More Jam In Brooklyn [Pro-Shot]When the band took the stage, Sharrard announced a surprise, that the band would be performing a re-creation of The Allman Brothers Band’s 40th Anniversary show at the Beacon Theatre from March 26th, 2009. The setlist featured back-to-back renditions of The Allman Brothers Band’s first two albums: The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South. Featuring undeniable classics and cherished b-sides, the setlist was an ambitious choice that this group of players handled with ease. The band came hot out of the gate with fiery renditions of  “Don’t Want You No More” and “It’s Not My Cross To Bear”, with Amico, Purdie and Werth linking up to imitate the Allman Brothers’ unique percussive sound, Porter emulating Allman on the organ, and Sharrard and Schnier nailing the band’s iconic dual-guitar approach.With the audience sufficiently warmed up, Sharrard brought out the first guest of the evening, Connor Kennedy, who helped out on guitar and vocals on several songs throughout the night. Kennedy’s passionate vocals were showcased on “Black Hearted Woman” and “Trouble No More”, which also featured Compa. When Compa joined the band, Schnier moved from electric to acoustic guitar, adding a studio-like-quality to the performance. The night was filled with amazing guest appearances, with improvisational upstart Dave Harrington, who was on hand for a performance with his Merry Pranksters later that evening, harmonizing on with him perfectly on “Every Hungry Woman”, and then turning in one of the standout performances of the evening with an out-there version of “Dreams.”Following Harrington’s appearance, fourteen-year-old Brandon “Taz” Niederauer strutted on stage, and the anticipation in the room was palpable. Taz is a Brooklyn Comes Alive vet, having stunned audiences at last year’s event during the Earth, Wind & Power set orchestrated by The Nth Power. He spent the past four years being mentored by Allman, Trucks, and improvisational guru Col. Bruce Hampton, so needless to say emotions in the room were running high when Taz took the Brooklyn Bowl stage. The iconic bassline of “Whipping Post” began, and Sharrard and Niederauer took the excited audience on a journey of epic proportions. Taz was just incredible, nailing the song’s spacey rhythm guitar while Sharrard took his solo. When it was Taz’s turn to solo, he was patient, slowly building up in speed and intensity until he exploded, unleashing what can only be described as a ferocious attack on his guitar. The pure joy on Niederauer’s face was undeniable, and he truly shared his love for the Allman Brothers music with everyone in the room. Anyone in the room that night that witnessed this version of “Whipping Post” can attest, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer is one of the best guitarists in the live music community.Next up, Kennedy returned, and with him, he brought Eric Krasno and Roosevelt Collier to the stage. The trio helped the band with an uplifting “Revival”, the first song on, Idlewild South. Collier stayed on stage for the classic song “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, before the house band delivered a stirring version of “Midnight Rider”, with Schnier picking up his acoustic again while Kennedy and Sharrard nailed the song’s vocal harmonies.After that, Krasno returned the stage for the rest of the night, starting his portion of the show off with a fantastic rendition of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”. The fourteen-minute version showcased exactly why Krasno is one of the most in-demand guitar players in the live music scene today. He and Sharrard were both on fire throughout, playing off each other and showing a real love and dedication to the music. Their intense solos got crazier and crazier, and the band latched on for some really powerful moments throughout the song.Krasno stayed on stage and took lead vocals on “Hoochie Coochie Man,” before Collier and Niederauer were summoned back on stage for the night’s finale,  a wild four-guitar dual on “Leave My Blues At Home”.One of the great parts of Brooklyn Comes Alive is how rare and unique each set is, and everyone in the room that night knew that they would never see this group of musicians playing this awesome music together again–it made the night all the more special. Sharrard and his rag-tag band of musicians gave it their all and put together a fitting tribute to the Allman Brothers, and it’s something no one in the room that night will ever forget.You can enjoy the full audio below, as recorded by Eric McRoberts.The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 9/23/2017Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Black Hearted Woman*, Trouble No More*@, Every Hungry Woman#, Dreams#, Whipping Post$, Revival, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’%^, Midnight Rider*, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed^, Hoochie Coochie Man^, Leave My Blues At Home$%^*  w/ Connor [email protected] w/ Rob Compa# w/ Dave Harrington$ w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer% w/ Roosevelt Collier^ w/ Eric Krasnolast_img read more

Students furnish feedback on furniture

first_imgWhen Natalie Jacewicz ’13 and her blockmates moved into Winthrop House, there were some unexpected challenges — getting a futon for their common room up four flights of stairs was one.“Aside from the heavy lifting, it required a lot of coordination,” Jacewicz said. “Choosing it, buying it, putting it in storage until we could move it into the suite, … it was quite an adventure.”Thanks to House renewal, future generations will be spared this trial. As each House is renewed, the College will replace the hundreds of futons and secondhand chairs that undergraduates have been purchasing for generations with new furniture.“When the Old Quincy test project, the first section of a House to be renewed, reopens next fall, the building will be fully furnished with beds, desks, tables, couches, and other comfortable furniture,” said Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds.Over the past two weeks, College administrators have been actively gathering student feedback on how the common spaces and student bedrooms will be furnished.During a recent open house at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH), Jacewicz toured furniture displays from four different companies. The candid, in-depth feedback gathered from the students will help administrators both narrow down specifications for ordering furniture for Old Quincy and work toward a standard to draw on for other Houses.“One of our goals was to select furniture that was flexible so that students could set their room up the way they wanted to,” said Merle Bicknell, assistant dean for Faculty of Arts and Sciences physical resources. “Some of the displays have two stackable dressers … others have beds that can be raised so that stackable dressers, or even a desk, can easily slip underneath.”Chris Farley ’16, who also attended the open house, welcomed the University’s effort to reach out to students. “Actively seeking student feedback like this really reflects favorably on Harvard,” Farley said. “Students know what it’s like to live in these spaces day in and day out, so they have insight and feedback that can really help.“The fact that the University recognizes and values our feedback as the people living in these spaces and using these items, that they acknowledge that perspective as valuable, is extraordinary,” Farley added.Harvard furnishes 2.5 million square feet throughout its Houses, so part of the challenge is providing furniture that meets unified standards. Merle Bicknell, assistant dean for Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) physical resources, said that empowering the students to make the space their own is a key part of the project’s success.“One of our goals was to select furniture that was flexible so that students could set their room up the way they wanted to,” Bicknell said. “Some of the displays have two stackable dressers, which can be set up as a stand-alone dresser. Others have beds that can be raised so that stackable dressers, or even a desk, can easily slip underneath. We want to give them the ability to adjust the space as he or she sees fit.”Each of the four furniture displays features two sections: an average-size single bedroom and a common space suite area. Bedroom designs include a bed, desk, wardrobe, and bookshelves, while the common space designs seat up to 12 people and come in an array of armchairs, loveseats, ottomans, and sofas.“I was surprised by all the options,” Farley said. “For example, one of the desks had several outlets for all the various gadgets you have in modern life built right into the desk. I saw that and immediately thought about how much easier my life would be if I had that.”The ability to customize the space is what caught Jacewicz’s attention. “The administrators also encouraged us to say how we would mix and match the different pieces — they were really interested in knowing how to further improve the options on display.”For Carina Myteveli, administrative operations officer with FAS resources, the open house and student tours of the displays offer a chance to think outside the box. “We’re just asking students to look at the furniture and tell us what they think,” Myteveli said. “Do you like the fabric, the arms of a chair, the table? All these pieces can be customized to students’ overall feedback and specifications. We want to give students the most options we can; they live in these spaces for so many years, and it’s their home away from home. We want to give them the opportunity to make that space their own, as much as we can.”“I’m a senior, so there’s not a possibility of my enjoying it,” Jacewicz said wistfully. “But it will be cool to come back 10 or 15 years down the line, and know that I had some hand in the decision. It’s nice to be able to leave a mark on Harvard in this way.”last_img read more

‘Disability is not the whole of who you are’

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the fifth day in a series on disability at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s. Today’s story focuses on the social impact of disabilities at the College and University.For students with disabilities, the University and College provide notetakers, extended test time and accessible dorm rooms, among other resources.But the impact of disabilities extends beyond the classroom and the residence hall, and the Sara Bea Center for Students with Disabilities and the Disability Resource Office cannot solve all the challenges that come with everyday social interactions for those students.  Elizabeth Anthony, a senior with autoimmune conditions including lupus and celiac disease, says the accompanying chronic fatigue has impacted her social relationships.“Just because it feels so stupid to always say you’re tired, but when you have chronic fatigue it’s not really something that you can just explain to other people. Going out for me is just not really an option, because I can’t drink, I cannot stay up past midnight — it just doesn’t work for me,” she said. “And trying to explain that to people, and then trying to still be engaged in social things. My friends have been great, but it’s changed our relationship a lot, just in what I’m able to do.”Anthony said she has felt that a number of times throughout her career at Notre Dame, she has had to choose between friends or school work. “So you know a lot of times, you’ll see things that say, ‘You can have a social life or sleep or good grades — but not all three’? And I think that’s true for every Notre Dame student, but for me sleep is no longer a choice,” she said. Grace Agolia, a junior who is deaf and uses a cochlear implant, says because her disability is an invisible one, she has to constantly remind people of effective communication strategies, such as speaking with an appropriate volume. “In situations with background noise, it’s very hard. I often feel lost, and I have to turn to the person next to me and say, ‘What was that?’ And people can get very tired of doing that, and I understand that’s annoying,” she said. When eating in the dining hall, Agolia said she always attempts to position herself to hear as many people at the table as she can.  “Even just people like diagonally from me, just across can be really hard to hear. Because South Dining Hall can be really loud — North is better in terms of acoustics because it has carpeting. South Dining Hall has no carpeting, and high ceilings, so the acoustics are bad,” she said. “So I try to make my needs known to my friends, like can we sit in a table in a quieter part of the dining hall, like in a corner or something, or can I sit over here, because it will help me hear better. So a lot of times that has to come from me.”Agolia said she is appreciative when friends recognize what she needs without her having to ask for accommodations. “I really, really appreciate it when my friends remember to walk on my right side, and not on my left, it’s super helpful. It just makes my day when people remember,” she said. “And when I feel lost or confused in a conversation, when one of my friends sees my look of confusion and turns to me and speaks closely to my implant, especially in a noisy situation, just telling me what that person said. And having patience when I say ‘what’ fifty times in a row.”Fiona Van Antwerp, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s with dyslexia, said she told her friends about her disability halfway through her first semester of College, and it took them a while to figure it out and understand, but they have been supportive.“They ask me, ‘What can we do for you? How can we help you?’” she said. “My roommate asks if she can play music because she knows I’m an auditory learner.”Ross Kloeber, a first-year law student who is hard of hearing, said he wishes people would push through their discomfort with his disability. “For me, a lot of times people will get uncomfortable when the communication breaks down, so if I’m not hearing you, with stress, I stop lip-reading as well, with things like that,” he said. “All those things happen, and they get frustrated, they feel like they’re doing something wrong or there’s something wrong with me — all those things happen at once. It just creates this breakdown in communication, and people do not see the interaction as worth getting over that breakdown.”Megan Crowley, a freshman at Notre Dame, has Pompe disease, which progressively weakens muscles.  Editor’s note: Crowley spoke to The Observer with the assistance of her nurse, Debbie Larsen, who is quoted below.“One of the things that bothers her the most is she understands some people don’t talk to her, but she prefers that to someone who’s talking to her and acting like they understand her and they really don’t,” Larsen said. “They don’t want to ask you to repeat yourself. She’s okay with repeating herself as many times as she needs to, but people don’t usually ask.”  Jessica Ping is a freshman at Notre Dame who has CHILD syndrome, a limb and skin deficiency, and has only partial limbs on her left side. “One thing I notice a lot is people are almost, I don’t really want to say afraid, but they don’t know how to handle the situation, so they don’t really confront it,” she said. “They’ll be social, but most of the time I have to be the one to initiate the conversation, which is fine, but it would be nice for a reciprocal type thing.”Kloeber said he has found navigating the social aspect of law school to be “what you make of it” with a disability.“Obviously, people with disabilities face unique struggles with socializing, but I want to be careful and not try to homogenize it,” he said. “Everyone has different struggles — whereas my thing might be trying to communicate with people in a loud bar, it would be different from what someone else might be dealing with. It’s not one experience, it’s just different.”Agolia said people have been accepting of the fact that she is more than her disability.“Disability is not the whole of who you are,” she said. “It is a part of my identity, but it doesn’t define me.”News writers Megan Valley and Madison Jaros contributed to this story. Tags: disabilitylast_img read more

Ultimate 100 Challenge #87: Speed Waterfalling

first_imgTwo BRO readers and longtime outdoor enthusiasts from Western North Carolina teamed up to complete  #87 of BRO’s Ultimate 100 Challenge….and they added a surprising and speedy twist.FootRx Asheville co-owner Scott Socha and MotionMap’s founder/waterfall tour guide Lydia Odell inaugurated Speed Waterfalling. The duo reached 23 waterfalls in a single day—all in Transylvania County.  The challenge included stops in Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, Gorges State Park, DuPont State Recreational Forest and a few private properties. From each parking area, Socha and Odell ran/hiked together while navigating trails, tough terrain, streams, rivers and rocks to bag waterfalls one by one.  The two kept record of each waterfall viewed, time viewed and mileage. Total hiking/running mileage for the day was 11.5 miles.Socha and Odell had discussed this idea for at least a year and were ready to set the bar for other outdoor/waterfall enthusiasts who want a new, interesting and different challenge.Overall the day was fantastic. To be able to spend the day enjoying what Transylvania County and surrounding areas have to offer is something everyone should take part in whenever possible.Socha and Odell were prepared with a full tank of gas, cooler of food, plenty of water, first-aid kit, maps, footrx apparel, extra running shoes, wool socks, rain gear and a little cash for a 5:00 pm pint of Dale’s Pale Ale at Oskar’s Blues Brewery in Pisgah Forest.Here is a list of falls they visited:Twin FallsMiddle FallsSlippery WitchConnestee FallsWhitewater FallsTriple FallsJohn’s JumpHigh FallsD.E.W. FallsHooker FallsRainbow FallsLong ShoalsLooking Glass FallsTurtleback FallsShower FallsSlick Rock FallsRaven Rocks FallsDaniel Ridge FallsFrench Broad FallsBird Rock FallsEastatoe FallsBatson FallsUpper Batson FallsWant to find out more? Contact Lydia Odell to learn more about logistics and planning for the Speed Waterfall adventure.last_img read more

3 secrets to employee retention and executive development

first_imgWith the unemployment rate hitting a 50-year low of 3.6%, credit unions across the nation are competing like never before in a highly fluid job market. A 2018 Gallup pollfound that 51% of U.S. workers were looking for or applying for a new job, and with several top-tier banks raising their minimum wages to $15 per hour, wage pressures are growing.Average turnover rates for banks and credit unions peaked at 19.7% in 2018, according to BalancedComp’s annual salary and incentive survey. Average pay increase projections for 2019 reflect “the fastest market rate movement we have seen in eight years and definite proof that the typical 3% labor budget is not going to be adequate to stay competitive.”The community-focused mission of credit unions does a lot to increase loyalty among employees, but these days, employee retention, training and development, and succession planning are front-burner issues for many HR executives. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

PODCAST: Top cybersecurity threats

first_img Cybersecurity continues to be a top priority for credit unions and all businesses. And the coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to change that.Ransomware, email phishing attacks, and other threats remain at all-time high levels as criminal organizations use the internet to profit though illegal activity.Also, the rise of remote work arrangements continues to stress credit union networks and information technology departments.This episode of the CUNA News Podcast, sponsored by Cipher Security LLC, features Scott Croskey, the company’s global chief security officer. He addresses the top cybersecurity issues facing credit unions and how managed security service providers can augment credit union security programs. Scott Croskey continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says forward can get better | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – Sunday 8th November 4:00pm Guardiola added: “My advice, I would say to him, is don’t think about this. It makes no sense. Just enjoy the life, focus and destiny will dictate who he is as a player.“But he is one of the (most) fantastic players I ever had in my career as a manager.“Step by step. It depends on him and his performance.” Guardiola admits he would like to give Sterling a rest but his form has largely prevented that as City prepare for the visit of Liverpool to the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League once again this season, but the Manchester City manager expects a strong challenge from other teams, including Tottenham and Chelsea. Pep Guardiola believes Raheem Sterling’s desire will ensure the forward continues to improve as the Manchester City manager emphasised his importance on the team.Sterling, 25, has developed into one of the world’s top talents under the Spaniard and has started 10 of City’s 11 games in all competitions this season, while he is also likely to be in action for England in the next fortnight.- Advertisement – “I think he is a better player than when he arrived and hopefully in four years he will be a better player than he is right now,” Guardiola said of Sterling, who joined City from Liverpool in 2015.“I think he is an exceptional player.- Advertisement – 1:25 Kick off 4:30pm “He has played all these minutes because of his physicality and (on Sunday) he will be there again.“Of course there will be a moment that he will take a rest but at the moment he is so important a player for us, that’s why we cannot give it.”Sterling has already scored six goals for club and country so far this season and Guardiola wants his player to remain grounded amid suggestions of winning future individual plaudits.- Advertisement – Guardiola is also hopeful his squad of international players come back “fit and safe” from the upcoming international break.City have had a difficult start to the season with injuries and positive coronavirus tests compounding problems of fatigue and a general lack of match fitness after their shortened pre-season preparations.“Honestly, I don’t want to think about it,” said Guardiola, who lost Kevin De Bruyne to injury for two games after the October international break.“I want after the game against Liverpool – for which everyone is completely focused – some days off.“We will pray like, I think, all the managers, when 13 to 14 players go with their international teams, that they will come back fit and safe.“But, at the same time, I don’t want to think about it. What is going to happen is going to happen.”last_img read more

Even as Trump Cut Immigration, Immigrants Transformed U.S.

first_imgThe students are the children of foreign-born workers who flocked to this town of 51,000 in the 1990s and 2000s to toil in the area’s meatpacking plants, where speaking English was less necessary than a willingness to do the grueling work.They came to Nebraska from every corner of the globe: Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans who floated across the Rio Grande on inner tubes, in search of a better life; refugees who fled famine in South Sudan and war in Iraq to find safe haven; Salvadorans and Cambodians who spent years scratching for work in California and heard that jobs in Nebraska were plentiful and the cost of living low. Among them are Shikha Jaiswal, a nephrologist, and her husband, Nihit Gupta, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, who came to the United States from India to complete their residencies and are building their careers in a medically underserved area of West Virginia.Small-town America has come to rely on a pipeline of foreign doctors. “People have been very kind and grateful at the same time, making it a very rewarding experience,” Dr. Jaiswal said. The story of how millions of immigrants since the 1970s have put down lasting rootsacross the country is by now well-known. What is less understood about President Trump’s four-year-long push to shut the borders and put “America First” is that his quest may prove ultimately a futile one. Even with one of the most severe declines in immigration since the 1920s, the country is on an irreversible course to becoming ever more diverse, and more dependent on immigrants and their children.- Advertisement – Mr. Trump put much of the focus on disparaging refugees and immigrants as drains on public coffers and championing a wall on the southwestern border.Yet all the attention on the border ignored the much more significant growth in immigration that was happening elsewhere in the country.The number of immigrants of Asian origin grew by 2.8 million in the nine years ending 2019, more than from any other region. The biggest gains were among Indians and Chinese; the number of Mexicans dropped by 779,000.Many of the recent immigrants have settled in parts of the country where there is a low concentration of foreign-born people, including in states that voted for Mr. Trump in both 2016 and 2020. He has also said he would introduce legislation to offer a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally. Yet immigration remains a flashpoint for Americans, millions of whom have supported Mr. Trump’s clampdown, and pushing any substantial immigration reform through Congress will prove difficult as long as Republicans remain in control of the Senate.And in any case, Mr. Trump’s immigration legacy cannot be unraveled overnight. While some of the executive orders and memorandums that helped close off the border can be rolled back swiftly, hundreds of technical but significant changes made to the immigration system will take much longer to undo.But as Grand Island shows, nothing that Mr. Trump has done was able to halt the inexorable shifts unleashed by the biggest wave of immigration since the 1890s, when Southern and Eastern Europeans arrived in huge numbers pthrough Ellis Island.Even if immigration were to come to a standstill, their offspring would continue to reshape the country. The president since the moment he took office issued a torrent of orders that reduced refugee admissions; narrowed who is eligible for asylum; made it more difficult to qualify for permanent residency or citizenship; tightened scrutiny of applicants for high-skilled worker visas and sought to limit the length of stay for international students. His policies slashed the number of migrants arrested and then released into the country from nearly 500,000 in fiscal 2019 to 15,000 in fiscal 2020.The measures worked: “We are going to end the decade with lower immigration than in any decade since the ’70s,” said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who analyzed newly available census data.The president-elect, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pledged to reverse many of the measures. He has vowed to reinstate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama-era program that allowed young adults mainly brought to the United States illegally as children to remain, and to resume accepting refugees and asylum seekers in larger numbers.- Advertisement – In San Francisco, Vida Ahyong, 37, a U.S.-born daughter of Filipino immigrants, runs the Covid-19 diagnostic lab at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, overseeing a staff that includes younger Latino, African and Asian researchers who are also children of immigrants. One of them is Gloria Castañeda, 24, a Yale graduate, born in California to a janitor and a truck driver, both Mexican immigrants.The family of Aslan Kat, 17, was granted asylum in the United States after escaping the civil war in Syria five years ago. He is the captain of the varsity soccer team at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J., and hopes to play in college, where he plans to study engineering. Among his teammates are immigrants from Armenia, Cuba and Egypt.In 1920, the foreign-born accounted for 13.2 percent of the population. A backlash against Japanese, Southern Europeans and Jews, among others, resulted in national origin quotas adopted in 1924 that put an end to a large influx that had started in the late 1800s.It would take until the 1970s for immigration to climb steadily again, after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 eliminated quotas and created a system based on family relationships and work categories.center_img GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — To grasp the impact of the latest great wave of immigration to the United States, consider the city of Grand Island, Neb.: More than 60 percent of public school students are nonwhite, and their families collectively speak 55 languages. During drop-off at Starr Elementary on a recent morning, parents bid their children goodbye in Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.“You wouldn’t expect to see so many languages spoken in a school district of 10,000,” said Tawana Grover, the school superintendent who arrived from Dallas four years ago. “When you hear Nebraska, you don’t think diversity. We’ve got the world right here in rural America.”- Advertisement – In 1992, only 50 Hispanics were enrolled in Grand Island’s schools. By 2001, there were 1,600 out of about 7,600 students. Now, Latinos account for more than half of the 10,000 students in the district, and there is no forecast that does not show that proportion continuing to accelerate.A surge in arrivals into the U.S. began in the 1970s, gathered strength in the 1980s and crested in the early 2000s. Millions of Latin Americans have come. There also has been spectacular growth in the number of Asians, who outnumbered foreign-born Hispanics between 2010 and 2019. The new immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to have a college degree and are integrated into every level of the economy. This is even more true of their children. The foreign-born population grew by 5.6 million in the ’80s, 8.8 million in the ’90s and 11.3 million in the 2000s.By the time Mr. Trump took office, this contemporary wave of immigration had lifted the foreign-born population to 44.5 million, representing 13.7 percent of the population, the biggest share since 1910. Among them were about 11 million undocumented immigrants. During his first week in office, the president introduced a travel ban to halt the entry of people from many Muslim countries and paused refugee resettlement, citing terrorist threats.As Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty showed up at the border by the busload, his administration introduced policies to deter them, including the separation of migrant children from their parents.He was able to do it by bypassing a Congress that has long been deadlocked on immigration reform, issuing a series of executive orders and proclamations that rapidly shut the door on immigration despite a flurry of legal challenges.“Trump has demonstrably proven that you don’t need a grand deal to tackle immigration and border security,” said James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.Average net migration shrank by 45 percent between 2017 and 2019 from an average of 953,000 during the previous seven years, as fewer immigrants arrived and more left, according to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of census data.There will be an even more precipitous decline recorded by the close of 2020 following visa restrictions imposed by the president amid the coronavirus pandemic.“This year is truly unprecedented in how dramatic and fast this decline in immigration has been,” said David Bier, an immigration analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute. “Outside of wars and the Great Depression, we have never seen a level of immigration like we are seeing right now.” The children of immigrants who are already here will continue to make the United States more diverse: The 2020 census is expected to show that more than half of people under 18 are people of color.“The mainstream now increasingly includes people who are nonwhite, particularly from immigrant backgrounds,” said Richard Alba, a sociology professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.The movement of the baby boom generation out of the labor force amid a plummeting birthrate is accelerating the trend and intensifying the need for new immigrant labor to pay the Social Security and Medicare bills for retiring Americans.“It’s not that native-born kids can’t take the boomers’ jobs; it’s that there are not enough of these kids to take them,” said Dowell Myers, a demographer at the University of Southern California who researches the subject.That diversity is already being reflected in the higher rungs of the work force.For much of the second half of the 20th century, white workers held a virtual monopoly on the best-paying positions. But by 2015, among top-earning workers under 50, about a third were nonwhite, mainly Latinos or Asians of immigrant origin, according to research by Mr. Alba, who predicts that their share will only grow.A study released last month found that nearly 30 percent of all students enrolled in colleges and universities in 2018 hailed from immigrant families, up from 20 percent in 2000. “When you start having cohorts of college graduates that are so diverse, it’s going to change the work force, which means more people from diverse backgrounds moving into positions of authority and high remuneration,” Mr. Alba said. “There’s no going back.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

More than 22 offers were made on this home when it was listed, now it has sold for well above its price guide

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: said interest was very strong for the home with 109 potential buyers through during the first open house.Mr Bullen believed it was the deck and pool area which really appealed to potential buyers.It has sold to a young couple who live a street behind the home.Mr Bullen said many potential buyers, priced out of neighbouring suburbs had started to focus on Carina. 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: home attracted very strong interest even though it technically didn’t have a dining room as the kitchen opened out onto a deck. 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: home been extensively renovated throughout. It has polished hardwood timber floors with the renovations also upgrading electrical, plumbing, painting gutters and downpipes.center_img 17 Royds St, Carina. Picture: than 100 people turned out to inspect this Carina house during its first open and 22 offers were made, it has now sold for well above its price guide.The home at 17 Royds St, Carina was listed for offers of more than $699,000.Marketing agent Craig Bullen of REMAX First Residential – Coorparoo said it now had an unconditional contract on it for $760,500.last_img read more

​Wednesday people roundup

first_imgPPF, Barclays, RPMI Railpen, Aviva Investors, Willis Towers Watson, BlackRock, Prudential, AustralianSuper, PASA, Pensions Dashboard, HQ Capital, Muzinich & Co, Baring Asset Management, Macquarie Investment Management, Columbia Threadneedle, Spence Johnson, Deloitte, PhaseCapital, AllianceBernstein, River and Mercantile Asset ManagementPension Protection Fund (PPF) – The UK lifeboat scheme has created a new role in connection with its move to increase internal investment management, appointing former Barclays banker Ian Scott as head of investment strategy. Scott has worked for more than 20 years on the sell side, most recently at Barclays, as head of the global equity strategy team. Before that, he was at Lehman Brothers and Nomura.RPMI Railpen – Anna Rule has been appointed to the new role of head of property as the scheme looks to increase its in-house investment capabilities. Rule, a senior director and fund manager at Aviva Investors, will take up the position in the new year. Railpen, which manages the £24bn (€27.9bn) Railways Pension Scheme in the UK, has been shifting towards more in-house investments.Willis Towers Watson – Ashwin Belur and Dhiran Dookhi have been appointed to the Insurance Investment Solutions Group. Belur joins from BlackRock and before then held a variety of senior investment and insurance-related positions at Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO and Brit Insurance. Dookhi is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and joins from Prudential, where he was a risk actuary working on enterprise risk management. AustralianSuper – Australia’s largest super fund has formally established a presence in London, opening an office in King’s Cross. Trish Curry leads the team. AustralianSuper’s head of external relations, Stephen McMahon, told IPE Real Estate the fund was basing staff in London because of AustralianSuper’s increasing involvement in direct investments, “particularly global property and infrastructure deals”.Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) – The independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration has announced that its chairman, Margaret Snowdon OBE, has been appointed by HM Treasury to the senior level Steering Group for the Pensions Dashboard prototype project. Snowdon will be one of two independent members of the Steering Group, representing the pensions industry.HQ Capital – Georg Wunderlin has been appointed chief executive at the alternatives asset manager, while Ernest Boles has taken on the role of vice-chairman of executive management. Marcel Giacometti is to become a senior adviser. Wunderlin, who has been working at HQ Capital and its predecessor companies since 2012, succeeds Boles, who will continue to advise HQ Capital on its operations.Muzinich & Co – Tracy Zhao, who previously worked for Aozora Asia Pacific Finance, has joined as a credit analyst on Muzinich’s Asia investment team. She is based in London. Global high-yield specialist Kashif Riaz has joined from Baring Asset Management, where he covered a range of sectors. Prior to Barings, he was lead credit analyst for the European TMT and utilities sectors at BlackRock. He is also based in London.Macquarie Investment Management – Markus Rottler has been appointed as head of distribution for the German professional buyer market. Prior to joining Macquarie, Rottler spent five years at Columbia Threadneedle, focusing on the professional buyer and institutional client segments. Before then, he spent seven years at Pioneer Investments.Spence Johnson – The data analytics and market intelligence consultancy focused on institutional asset management has hired Thomas Marsh to help grow and serve its US business. He joins from Deloitte and has 23 years of experience in asset management, primarily as a director at Cerulli Associates.PhaseCapital – Michael DePalma has been appointed chief executive at the Boston-based asset manager, joining from AllianceBernstein, where he most recently served as senior vice-president and CIO of quantitative investment strategies and director of fixed income absolute return strategies.River and Mercantile Asset Management – Gary Dowsett has been appointed as a global analyst. He has previoujsly worked at Phillips & Drew (UBS Global Asset Management), Willis Towers Watson, Schroders and Taube Hodson Stonex Partners.last_img read more