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Urgent timeline set by federal judge to put roofs over Skid Row’s homeless

A federal judge has set out a whirlwind schedule for the city and county of Los Angeles, issuing an order Tuesday, April 20, demanding that the Skid Row’s homeless be housed or sheltered by October. U.S. District Judge David Carter, who presides over a labyrinthine case in which plaintiffs argue that public officials have not done enough to address Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis, ordered up the urgent timeline, arguing in a 110-page order that “for decades in Los Angeles, the desperation of i...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Carter, Drew Pinsky, Bruce, Barger, LA County


Mental health services to greet LA County students returning to campuses

As students come back to school campuses throughout Los Angeles County, they will be greeted by an assortment of mental health services and other new resources following a taxing year for everyone, based on a motion unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 20. The motion instructs the county’s director of mental health, in collaboration with the superintendent of schools and the L.A. County Office of Education, to address the mental health needs of students as they transi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Department of Mental Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Coronavirus: Infection-control measures are continuing to pay off in LA County

Los Angeles County’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell again on Tuesday, April 20, but still remained too high to allow a move to the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic reopening blueprint. To advance to the yellow tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the county would need a seven-day average new case rate of less than 2 per 100,000 residents. The weekly update released by the state Tuesday showed the county with a rate of 2.7 per 100,000 residents. That was ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, East Coast, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Solis, Hilda Solis


Amazon Is Giving Away 10 Free Kindle eBooks for World Book Day (Until April 24)

FYI: You can download 10 free international ebooks as part of Amazon’s free giveaway for World Book Day. Writes CNET: World Book Day is on April 23 and to celebrate the day, alternatively referred to as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, Amazon is  giving away 10 Kindle ebooks  from around the world. You must have an Amazon account to download them and a Kindle, Amazon Fire tablet or the Kindle app on a smartphone, tablet or PC to read them, but there don’t appear to...
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The Emergence of Mafia-like Business Systems in China

This study sheds light on the political pathology of fraudulent, illegal, and corrupt business practices. Features of the Chinese system—including regulatory gaps, a lack of formal means of property protection, and pervasive uncertainty—seem to facilitate the rise of mafia systems. [Author: by Meg Rithmire and Hao Chen]
Tags: College, China, Hao Chen, Meg Rithmire, by Meg Rithmire and Hao Chen


Cognitive Biases: Mistakes or Missing Stakes?

This study of field and lab data strongly suggests that people do not necessarily make better decisions when the stakes are very high. Results highlight the potential economic consequences of cognitive biases. [Author: by Benjamin Enke, Uri Gneezy, Brian Hall, David Martin, Vadim Nelidov, Theo Offerman, and Jeroen van de Ven]
Tags: College, David Martin, Uri Gneezy, by Benjamin Enke, strong>Brian Hall, Vadim Nelidov, Theo Offerman, and Jeroen van de Ven, Jeroen van de Ven


A Simple Question That Can Guide Companies to Epic Success

Will that big idea create value? In Better, Simpler Strategy, Felix Oberholzer-Gee shows how even the most innovative companies adhere to one basic principle. [Author: by Danielle Kost]
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With coronavirus rates falling, LA County firmly in orange tier, with yellow on the horizon

Los Angeles County remained firmly in the orange tier, on Tuesday, April 20, the state’s designation for “minimal” vulnerability to the coronavirus. The state’s latest metrics were encouraging news for the county, riding the momentum of growing immunity. The county’s adjusted case rate fell to 2.7 daily cases per 100,000, according to the state’s metrics. The region’s positivity rate fell to 1.2%. Related links LA County officials growing more confident COVID could be beaten L.A. County Su...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Supervisors support initial $36.2 billion budget blueprint

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 20, took the first of multiple votes to adopt a $36.2 billion recommended budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which highlights spending to expand safety-net services, support economic recovery and address racial and other inequities. The budget process will continue with public hearings on May 19 and major adjustments will be made before the budget is ultimately finalized in October. For example...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Davenport, Barger, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Solis, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


5 hard skills LinkedIn says can boost your resume in 2021 - and the affordable online courses you can take to build them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn created a list of the 5 most in-demand hard skills in the 2021 job market. The skills include software development, project management, data analysis, and more. Below are online classes from LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, Coursera, edX, and Codecademy to learn them. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky It can be difficult to discern which skills companies are prioritizing, and what...
Tags: Reviews, Python, Codecademy, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Harvard, Online Courses, Michigan, Coursera, Online Learning, edX, E-learning, Online Classes, LinkedIn Learning, Complete Digital Marketing Course


The Productivity Funnel

In light of our recent discussions of “productivity,” both in this newsletter and on my podcast, I thought it might be useful to provide a more formal definition of what exactly I mean when I reference this concept. In the most general sense, productivity is about navigating from a large constellation of possible things you could be doing to the actual execution of a much smaller number of things each day. At one extreme, you could implement this navigation haphazardly: executing, in the moment...
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Tom Brady and Salesforce Ventures pour millions into Class, a Zoom-friendly edtech startup

Class, an edtech startup that integrates exclusively with Zoom to make remote teaching more elegant, has raised $12.25 million in new financing. The round brings Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady onto its capital table. CEO and founder Michael Chasen said that Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, approached the company about investing in Class. Salesforce Ventures launched a $100 million Impact Fund in October 2020, a month after Class launched, to back edtech...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Tom Brady, Salesforce, Edtech, Salesforce Ventures, Marc Benioff, Zoom, Chasen, Michael Chasen, Recent Funding, Salesforce Ventures Sound Ventures, Class Salesforce Ventures, Engageli Top Hat


The Beautiful, Innovative & Sometimes Dark World of Animated Soviet Propaganda (1925-1984)

Growing up, we assembled our worldview from several different sources: parents, siblings, classmates. But for most of us, wherever and whenever we passed our formative years, nothing shaped our early perceptions of life as vividly, and as thoroughly, as cartoons — and this is just as Lenin knew it would be. “With the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922,” writes New York Times film critic Dave Kehr, “Lenin proclaimed the cinema the most important of all the arts, presumably for its ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Film, College, Disney, History, West, Animation, New York Times, Seoul, Voice, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Lenin, V Club, Perestroika


Career experts share their 24 best LinkedIn Premium networking tips, from finding contacts to writing a captivating first message

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn Premium; Alyssa Powell/Insider Networking is an important part of the job-hunting and career development process. Below, you'll find insight on who to network with, how to do it, and which mistakes to avoid. We recommend trying LinkedIn Premium for outreach and messaging through InMail. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Networking is a crucial skill, exponentially expanding our profession...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Facebook, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, Don, Cohen, Proctor, XYZ, Hoey, Lamarche, Lauren Cohen


6 Trendy Outfits to Wear on Repeat This Spring

Keep up with all the trends for this spring in these of-the-moment outfits.
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Watch 4 Music Videos That Bring to Life Songs from Leonard Cohen’s Final Album, Thanks for the Dance

Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker is a bleak masterpiece. Released just 19 days before his death, the album sounds like a warning from beyond, one Cohen seemed to know we’d never heed. His sympathy for human failure reached its denouement in the posthumous Thanks for the Dance, a project “much less apocalyptic” in tone than its predecessor, writes Thomas Hobbs at NME. Unlike many a posthumous album, “this point of difference more than justifies the record’s release,” even if the materia...
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Watch 4 Music Videos for Songs from Leonard Cohen’s Final Album, Thanks for the Dance

Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker is a bleak masterpiece. Released just 19 days before his death, the album sounds like a warning from beyond, one Cohen seemed to know we’d never heed. His sympathy for human failure reached its denouement in the posthumous Thanks for the Dance, a project “much less apocalyptic” in tone than its predecessor, writes Thomas Hobbs at NME. Unlike many a posthumous album, “this point of difference more than justifies the record’s release,” even if the materia...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Npr, Leonard Cohen, Nme, Cohen, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Adam, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Leonard Cohen David Bowie, Thomas Hobbs, Javier Mas, Beck Feist Bryce Dessner


How Pixar’s Movement Animation Became So Realistic: The Technological Breakthroughs Behind the Animation

More than a quarter-century ago, Toy Story made Pixar Animation Studios into a household name. Nobody had ever seen a computer-animated feature of such high quality before — indeed, nobody had ever seen a computer-animated feature at all. Though the movie succeeded on many more levels than as a proof of technological concept, it also showed great ingenuity in finding narrative materials suited to the capabilities of CGI at the time, which could render figures of plastic and cloth (or, as...
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Whicker: New college basketball transfer rules allow the rich to get richer

When you get down to it, the world is a transfer portal. That doesn’t mean our sports have to be. The main complaint you hear, from those with grey temples, is that their favorite teams keep changing. Why can’t it be Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey anymore? Why can’t we go back to the days when freshmen became sophomores, then juniors, then seniors? Next thing you know, they’ll do away with paper programs. College basketball lost its stability long ago, with freshmen surging through the turnstile...
Tags: Florida, College, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Ford, Portland, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, Oklahoma, North Carolina



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