Collin Binkley and Richard Lardner, Associated Press Updated 5:06 am PDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the country’s biggest for-profit colleges, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain vastly larger than the tiny California school he currently owns. less FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, Specialist Neil Gallagher works at the post that handles DeVry Education Group, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. … [Read more...] about For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags
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CULTURE & ARTS 09/12/2018 10:25 am ET According to participants in the docuseries, producers promised compassion but delivered exploitation instead. Caitlin Flynn On Assignment for HuffPost When “Afflicted” viewers first meet Bekah Fly, she and her boyfriend Jesse are living in a secluded van in the middle of the California desert. Her severe mold sensitivity makes it difficult for her to reside in traditional homes or apartments, she explains. She only leaves the desert for doctor’s appointments and otherwise avoids indoor spaces to keep her symptoms, such as asthma, at bay. In the premiere episode, Fly tells the cameras that the prospect of indefinitely living with her mold sensitivity, on top of chronic Lyme disease, sometimes makes her wish to end her life. In the fourth episode of “Afflicted,” cameras pan to Fly’s brother Nick Dinnerstein, who discusses her history of depression and anxiety. Fly’s parents also make a … [Read more...] about How Netflix’s ‘Afflicted’ Failed the Chronic Illness Community
[This story contains spoilers from the season two finale of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.] After a second season that generally proved surprisingly resilient and expansive despite the absence of direct source material courtesy of Margaret Atwood, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale built to a polarizing finale and I'm not talking about some viewers loving the finale and some viewers hating it (though I'm sure that's probably the case as well). I'm speaking purely in terms of my own personal reaction. Was the second season finale of The Handmaid's Tale a solidly harrowing episode, punctuated by a few very bad decisions generated out of ill-earned narrative expediency? Or was the second season finale of The Handmaid's Tale pretty awful, yet still spiked with just enough of what is so glorious about the show to make me a conflicted apologist? It's possible the answer to both questions is "Yes." It's also possible that as often occurs when a great show stumbles a little, the sense of betrayal is … [Read more...] about Critic’s Notebook: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Finale a Case of Brilliant Acting, Frustrating Storytelling
The Detroit News Published 3:55 p.m. UTC Jun 27, 2018 The day James Craig was introduced as Detroit's fifth police chief in five years, he got a stark preview of the challenges he'd be facing. There were 13 shootings on May 15, 2013, including an incident that left five people wounded, and the homicide of a 60-year-old woman who was gunned down after an argument. Craig officially assumed command on July 1, 2013. Five years later, Detroit remains among the nation's most violent cities — but there have also been significant drops in crime during Craig's tenure. Last year, Detroit recorded the lowest number of homicides since 1966, according to police statistics, while the homicide rate of 39.7 per 100,000 residents was the city's lowest since 1979. In 2012, the year before Craig became chief, there were 55 killings per 100,000 Detroit residents. Other crimes, including nonfatal … [Read more...] about 5 years in, Detroit top cop Craig cites progress, admits challenges
I HAD the car looked at by a mechanic the other day, in preparation for the MOT.He put in new brake pads, checked the suspension, and made sure the lights were perfect. The result? A pass with flying colours.In many respects, our finances are like our car - they can well do with being fine-tuned to ensure they are running for optimum performance, and that the investments underlying products such as our personal pension are working as hard as they can.However, while the law demands we regularly maintain and ensure top performance from our car, there's no such requirement for our money - it is left to us to maintain high performance from our finances.A financial MOT can involve checking on what we have in place already, but also considering new ‘parts' we might like to put in place.For instance, many people who have a personal pension regard it as a fixed entity that grows at its own speed, over which they have no control.Far from it! Many of us are unaware that by working with a … [Read more...] about Have you ever thought of having a ‘financial MOT’?