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10 декабря, 15:18

50 лучших фотографий 2016 года от National Geographic

Журнал National Geographic показал лучшие фотографии, снятые по всему миру в 2016 году. Эти красочные и эмоциональные кадры переносят нас в небывалые места и раскрывают перед нами целые истории.ающейся в реке Йомибато в национальном парке Ману, Перу. Автор фото: Charlie Hamilton James Тамарин на голове девочки из племени Мачигуенга, купающейся в реке Йомибато в национальном парке Ману, Перу. Автор фото: Ami Vitale Йе Йе – 16-летняя гигантская панда в природном заповеднике Волун, Китай. Автор фото: Stephen Wilkes Чтобы создать это композитное изображение «день-ночь», фотограф Стивен Уилкс снял 1036 кадров в течение более 26 часов на склоне горы в национальном парке Йосемити. Автор фото: David Doubilet и Jennifer Hayes Атериновые рыбки объединяются в большие стаи, чтобы запутывать хищников. Автор фото: Joel Sartore Детёныш белобрюхого панголина на спине своей матери в некоммерческой организации Pangolin Conservation в Сент-Огастин, штат Флорида. Автор фото: David Liittschwager Нервная система у обыкновенного осьминога гораздо сложнее, чем у большинства беспозвоночных. Может ли он думать? Обладает ли сознанием? Исследователи пока не знают ответов на эти вопросы. Автор фото: Thomas Peschak Черепахи всеми силами прячутся от палящего солнца. Они просто изжарятся в своих панцирях, если долго будут без укрытия. Автор фото: Charlie Hamilton James Гриф Рюппеля с капающей с клюва кровью. Автор фото: Aaron Huey Медведица гризли со своими медвежатами стала причиной затора на дороге, открытой для частного автотранспорта всего пять дней каждое лето, Денали, Аляска. Автор фото: Hamilton James В национальном парке Гранд-Титон медведь отгоняет хищных птиц от туши бизона. Автор фото: Wayne Lawrence В городе Флинт, штат Мичиган, сёстры Джулия и Индия с братом Антонио получили в пожарной станции суточную норму бутилированной воды. Автор фото: Michael Nichols Термофилы ярко окрасили Большой призматический источник в Йеллоустонском национальном парке. Эти микроорганизмы приспособились к существованию в горячей воде. Автор фото: Nick Cobbing Чтобы отследить изменения в морском льду, норвежское научно-исследовательское судно Лэнс дрейфовало с льдинами в течение пяти месяцев в 2015 году. Автор фото: Ronan Donovan Туша бизона, утонувшего в реке Йеллоустоун, стала ужином для семейства волков. Автор фото: Charlie Hamilton James Коренные жители охотятся в лесах Ману в Перу исключительно для поддержания собственного существования. Паукообразные обезьяны – их любимые домашние животные. Автор фото: Vincent J. Храм Афины Пронайи в сумерках, город Дельфы, Греция. Автор фото: Max Aguilera-Hellweg Кирк Одом был признан виновным в изнасиловании в результате экспертизы волоса, найденного на рубашке жертвы. Он провёл 22 года в тюрьме, прежде чем анализ ДНК доказал его невиновность. Автор фото: Phillip Toledano Инженер Пабло де Леон проверяет прототип скафандра в Космическом центре НАСА имени Кеннеди, где поддерживаются такие же условия, как на Марсе. Автор фото: Charlie Hamilton James Стервятники поедают зебру в Серенгети. Автор фото: Robin Hammond Исра Али Саалад переехала из Сомали в Швецию с матерью и двумя братьями. Автор фото: Yuri Kozyrev Три курдские женщины фотографируются с закрытыми лицами. Автор фото: Brian Skerry Дайвер и тигровая акула на Багамах. Сцена не так опасна, как может показаться. Эта хищница при охоте полагается на фактор неожиданности, поэтому вряд ли нападёт на аквалангиста, который на неё смотрит. Автор фото: Moises Saman Семья беженцев в разрушенном здании в иракском городе Рамади. Автор фото: Michael Nichols Фотографии и картины с изображением таких достопримечательностей, как Большой каньон, вдохновили Конгресс на создание Йеллоустонского парка в 1872 году. Автор фото: Brent Stirton Браконьеры убили этого чёрного носорога в парке Хлухлуве-Умфолози в Южной Африке. Количество этих животных на сегодняшний день не более 5000 особей. Автор фото: Brent Stirton 67-летний Герд Гаманаб обратился за медицинской помощью слишком поздно. Солнце и пыль Намибии за многие трудовые годы разрушили роговицы его глаз. Автор фото: Evgenia Arbugaeva Игорь Воронкин на шахте в Баренцбурге, архипелаг Шпицберген, Норвегия. Автор фото: Brent Stirton Рейнджеры парка Вирунга в Демократической Республике Конго проходят военную подготовку из-за постоянной угрозы нападения со стороны вооружённых группировок. Автор фото: Corey Arnold Стивен Донован, приехавший в Национальный парк Глейшер, чтобы отточить свои навыки в фотографии. Автор фото: Matthieu Paley В поезде, приближающемся к станции Кашгар, ребёнок рисует сердце на столике, покрытом песком, занесённым из пустыни. Автор фото: Dina Litovsky Яркая жизнь в Тайбэе после заката солнца. Автор фото: Erika Larsen Бекки Вид с мужем разводят овец недалеко от Национального парка Йеллоустоун. Автор фото: Brent Stirton Этим носорогам на ранчо в Южной Африке недавно отпилили рога. В отличие от бивней слонов, рога у носорогов отрастают, если их правильно отрезать. Автор фото: Lucas Foglia Продавец из суетливого Сеула отдыхает после похода в Национальном парке Пукхансан. Автор фото: Ami Vitale Смотритель панд в Китае использует чучело леопарда, чтобы обучить молодых панд бояться своего злейшего врага в дикой природе. Автор фото: David Doubilet и Jennifer Hayes Американский крокодил. Автор фото: Joe Riis Трёхнедельные лосята с мамой совершают свою первую миграцию в Йеллоустоне. Автор фото: Brent Stirton Обследование зрения у жителей региона Сундарбан в Индии. В этой стране проблемы со зрением у более восьми миллионов людей. Автор фото: Gerd Ludwig Руфер Вселенский Кирилл позирует в Москве, а Дима Балашов его фотографирует. Автор фото: Evgenia Arbugaeva Бованенковское нефтегазоконденсатное месторождение на полуострове Ямал, Россия. Автор фото: John Stanmeyer Ночной пикник под абрикосовыми деревьями в Багаране, Армения. Автор фото: Adam Dean Работник молотком выбивает замороженного тунца на борту китайского грузового судна, пришвартовавшегося в Филиппинах. Автор фото: David Guttenfelder Американский круизный корабль в бухте Гаваны. Автор фото: Erika Larsen Лео Титон стоит рядом со столбом, увешенным черепами бизонов, что символизирует духовную связь между племенем шошоны и зубрами в Форт-Холл, Айдахо. Автор фото: Simon Roberts Любители позагорать в одежде и без неё на зелёных берегах ручья Швабингер-бах в Английском парке Мюнхена. Автор фото: Andrew Mcconnell Дети плавают в реке, где рухнул мост, Порт-Салют, Гаити. Урагана Мэтью нанёс городу серьёзный ущерб, разрушив многие дома. Автор фото: David Guttenfelder Часть туши и панты лося транспортируются по старинке – на муле. Автор фото: Brent Stirton Следопыт с ищейкой пытается отследить браконьеров, которые убили слона и отсекли ему голову, чтобы быстро уйти с бивнями. Автор фото: Tim Laman Орангутанг взбирается на 30-метровую высоту, соблазнившись плодом фикуса-душителя. Автор фото: Randy Olson Молния освещает небо неподалёку от Вуд Ривер, штат Небраска, и примерно 413 000 канадских журавлей, прилетающих на насест на отмель реки Платт. Автор фото: Thomas P. Peschak Черноперые акулы ждут прилив в лагуне атолла Альдабра, Сейшелы. Читайте также: Нудизм и соединение с природой - как проходят собрания современных хиппи (18+) Шокирующие фото Иванки Трамп до всех пластических операций Западный фотограф провел шокирующие два месяца в гостях у казахской шаманки На Украине перевернулся грузовик с фекалиями, забрызгав сервисный центр полиции Эти люди просто пришли за покупками в американский супермаркет Walmart

10 декабря, 08:21

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10 декабря, 02:59

MENSAJE SEMANAL: Es la Hora de Obtener Cobertura Médica en el Mercado de Seguros Médicos

Comentarios del Presidente Barack Obama Mensaje semanal La Casa Blanca 10 de diciembre de 2016   Hola a todos. Es la época más maravillosa del año – y no solo porque es la temporada de las fiestas – sino porque también es el período de la inscripción abierta en CuidadoDeSalud.gov. Lo sé, es un ‘chiste de padre.’ Sin embargo, espero que este fin de semana se tomen unos minutos para hacer algo realmente importante para ustedes y su familia: asegúrense de que tengan seguro médico para el 2017. Si todavía no tienen cobertura médica, ahora es el momento para inscribirse. Vayan a CuidadoDeSalud.gov y busquen un plan que sea adecuado para ustedes. Al igual que la mayoría de los estadounidenses que obtienen su cobertura médica a través de CuidadoDeSalud.gov, hay una buena probabilidad de que encuentren un plan que cueste menos de $75 al mes. Y mientras que el período de inscripción dura hasta fines de enero, siempre y cuando se inscriban antes del jueves, el 15 de diciembre, tendrán cobertura médica a partir del 1 de enero. Ahora, esto no se aplica a los aproximadamente 250 millones de estadounidenses que ya tienen seguro médico  a través de su empleo o gracias a Medicare o Medicaid. Pero lo que aparece a continuación sí se aplica. Cada estadounidense con seguro médico está cubierto por las medidas de protección para los consumidores más rigurosos de la historia – una verdadera Declaración de Derechos de los Pacientes. Ahora tienen cuidado preventivo gratuito, como las mamografías y los anticonceptivos. Ya no hay límites anuales o de por vida en el cuidado esencial que reciben. No se les puede cobrar más a las mujeres por el simple hecho de ser mujeres. Los jóvenes pueden permanecer en el plan de sus padres hasta que cumplan 26 años y las personas de la tercera edad obtienen descuentos en sus recetas médicas. Ningún estadounidense debe tener miedo de que una enfermedad o un accidente vayan a descarrillar sus sueños – ya que ahora es ilegal discriminar por enfermedades preexistentes. Además, desde el 2010 hemos visto que los precios de cuidado de salud han aumentado al ritmo más lento en 50 años. Ya sea que obtengan un seguro médico a través de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio o no, este es el sistema de cuidado de salud  que tenemos ahora. Porque nuestro objetivo no era de solo asegurarnos de que más personas tuvieran cobertura médica – era de asegurarnos de que más personas tuvieran una mejor cobertura médica. Es por ello que queremos seguir avanzando en el progreso que ya hemos hecho – y he propuesto una serie de ideas dirigidas a mejorar la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio. Ahora los republicanos del Congreso quieren derogar todo esto y empezar desde cero – pero al intentar anular una parte es posible que acaben anulándolo todo. Todas esas protecciones para el consumidor – ya sea que obtengan su seguro médico a través de Obamacare, o Medicare, o Medicaid, o en su empleo – podrían ir directamente por la ventana. Así que todo discurso partidista que proponga reemplazar o derogar el sistema actual debería ser analizado mirando si mantiene o no todas las mejoras que les benefician a ustedes y a su familia en este momento. Un nuevo estudio muestra que si el Congreso deroga a Obamacare como lo han propuesto, casi 30 millones de estadounidenses perderían su cobertura médica. Cuatro de cada cinco de ellos serían de familias de la clase trabajadora. Más de nueve millones de estadounidenses que deberían recibir créditos tributarios para mantener su seguro médico asequible ya no recibirían esa ayuda. Eso es inaceptable. Podemos trabajar juntos para mejorar el sistema – y una de las mejores maneras de hacerlo es asegurando de que sean parte del sistema. Así que recuerden: inscríbanse en CuidadoDeSalud.gov antes del próximo jueves y tendrán seguro médico al despertarse el 1 de enero. Gracias a todos y que tengan un buen fin de semana.

10 декабря, 00:53

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Wants A Meeting With Donald Trump

Water protectors protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota won a significant victory this week, when the Department of the Army announced that it would not grant the project’s final easement. But tribal leadership understands this win is only temporary. The victory seems especially fragile given that President-elect Donald Trump — who owns stock in the companies building the pipeline — supports the stalled project. His incoming administration is expected to offer fewer obstacles to the project’s completion, once Trump takes office next month. Yet Standing Rock Sioux chairman Dave Archambault II, whose tribe has been fighting the controversial pipeline for months now, says he’s still hoping to build a relationship with the Trump administration. Specifically, he would like to meet with Trump to discuss the topic in person. “We would welcome a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump so that I can share with him and build his awareness about the real issues here,” Archambault told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “I think we can help the president-elect and his legacy if he’s willing to sit down and be open with us.” Archambault noted that the tribe has not yet had any interaction with Trump or his presidential transition team. A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Meanwhile, Archambault acknowledged that blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures have taken a toll on the Oceti Sakowin camp in recent days ― which is partly why the chairman has called on the camp’s water protectors to go home. Many protesters appear prepared to stay put nonetheless. “The fight is not here right now,” Archambault said. “I’m not going to say this fight is over. We still have work to do, but I think it’s a matter of helping people understand what happened and why it happened.” The future of the pipeline will remain unclear until the Army Corps clarifies what specific steps it plans to take regarding the easement. In a statement provided to HuffPost, an Army Corps spokeswoman noted that its announcement earlier this week was a “policy decision” made because “the totality of circumstances call for additional analysis, a more robust consideration of alternatives, and additional public information.” The Army is now beginning an environmental review to determine such information. That decision, says Sierra Club attorney Doug Hayes, did not actually indicate that the Army Corps has denied the easement, contrary to widespread media reports. “The easement decision is still pending,” Hayes told HuffPost. “The decision not to grant the easement and instead to prepare an environmental impact statement is not the same thing as denying it.” The process of preparing an environmental impact statement is expected to delay the pipeline’s construction by at least another several months. Its operators, Energy Transfer Partners, had previously planned to have the project up and running by year’s end, per the terms of its contracts with shippers relying on the pipeline to transport crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken field to a refinery in central Illinois. Energy Transfer Partners said this week that the Army Corps’ decision is “just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.” The company, which is pursuing a court order to force the construction to continue, said it does not foresee “any additional rerouting” of the pipeline and expects to complete the project as it is currently planned. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5844882be4b0c68e04817323,5841d8f9e4b09e21702e8f58,57d9daeae4b08cb14093c741 Delays in the construction of the 1,200-mile pipeline have already cost the company a reported $450 million. The site of the pipeline’s planned crossing of Lake Oahe at the Missouri River, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, has attracted thousands of visitors in support of the tribe in recent months. Many of them have taken up residence for weeks or months at a time in a protest camp filled with tents and other impromptu lodgings. The water protectors say they are concerned the pipeline will disturb burial grounds and sacred lands protected under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, as well as threatening the safety of their water supply. Energy Transfer Partners has called such concerns “unfounded.” ― Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food and water. In addition, Erbentraut explores the evolving ways Americans are identifying and defining themselves. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email [email protected] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

10 декабря, 00:53

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Wants A Meeting With Donald Trump

Water protectors protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota won a significant victory this week, when the Department of the Army announced that it would not grant the project’s final easement. But tribal leadership understands this win is only temporary. The victory seems especially fragile given that President-elect Donald Trump — who owns stock in the companies building the pipeline — supports the stalled project. His incoming administration is expected to offer fewer obstacles to the project’s completion, once Trump takes office next month. Yet Standing Rock Sioux chairman Dave Archambault II, whose tribe has been fighting the controversial pipeline for months now, says he’s still hoping to build a relationship with the Trump administration. Specifically, he would like to meet with Trump to discuss the topic in person. “We would welcome a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump so that I can share with him and build his awareness about the real issues here,” Archambault told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “I think we can help the president-elect and his legacy if he’s willing to sit down and be open with us.” Archambault noted that the tribe has not yet had any interaction with Trump or his presidential transition team. A Trump spokesperson did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Meanwhile, Archambault acknowledged that blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures have taken a toll on the Oceti Sakowin camp in recent days ― which is partly why the chairman has called on the camp’s water protectors to go home. Many protesters appear prepared to stay put nonetheless. “The fight is not here right now,” Archambault said. “I’m not going to say this fight is over. We still have work to do, but I think it’s a matter of helping people understand what happened and why it happened.” The future of the pipeline will remain unclear until the Army Corps clarifies what specific steps it plans to take regarding the easement. In a statement provided to HuffPost, an Army Corps spokeswoman noted that its announcement earlier this week was a “policy decision” made because “the totality of circumstances call for additional analysis, a more robust consideration of alternatives, and additional public information.” The Army is now beginning an environmental review to determine such information. That decision, says Sierra Club attorney Doug Hayes, did not actually indicate that the Army Corps has denied the easement, contrary to widespread media reports. “The easement decision is still pending,” Hayes told HuffPost. “The decision not to grant the easement and instead to prepare an environmental impact statement is not the same thing as denying it.” The process of preparing an environmental impact statement is expected to delay the pipeline’s construction by at least another several months. Its operators, Energy Transfer Partners, had previously planned to have the project up and running by year’s end, per the terms of its contracts with shippers relying on the pipeline to transport crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken field to a refinery in central Illinois. Energy Transfer Partners said this week that the Army Corps’ decision is “just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.” The company, which is pursuing a court order to force the construction to continue, said it does not foresee “any additional rerouting” of the pipeline and expects to complete the project as it is currently planned. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5844882be4b0c68e04817323,5841d8f9e4b09e21702e8f58,57d9daeae4b08cb14093c741 Delays in the construction of the 1,200-mile pipeline have already cost the company a reported $450 million. The site of the pipeline’s planned crossing of Lake Oahe at the Missouri River, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, has attracted thousands of visitors in support of the tribe in recent months. Many of them have taken up residence for weeks or months at a time in a protest camp filled with tents and other impromptu lodgings. The water protectors say they are concerned the pipeline will disturb burial grounds and sacred lands protected under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, as well as threatening the safety of their water supply. Energy Transfer Partners has called such concerns “unfounded.” ― Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food and water. In addition, Erbentraut explores the evolving ways Americans are identifying and defining themselves. Follow Erbentraut on Twitter at @robojojo. Tips? Email [email protected] -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

09 декабря, 21:49

This Is The Moment A Fox News Anchor Realized The U.S. Election Was A Big Joke

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It was a fateful night in Detroit. Fox News anchor Bret Baier will never forget the moment he realized how farcical the 2016 election was, he revealed on Thursday in an interview with NBC’s Seth Myers. He helped lead the network’s coverage of the third presidential debate on Oct. 19 ― the “bad hombres” night ― alongside Fox anchors Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly, when Donald Trump faced off against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in Detroit. “I asked a question about civility,” Baier said. “We were talking about Marco Rubio and what he was saying on the trail about Donald Trump. Donald Trump said ‘Little Marco has been making fun of my hands and look at this, my hands are big and that’s not only what’s big.’ And I turned to Chris Wallace and I said, ‘OK, moving on.’” At that moment, he said, he knew the race had escalated to new heights. “We had gone from talking about politics to genitalia,” Baier said. “Something had changed.” Baier and his colleagues even turned the election into a betting game, he said. His show, “Special Report,” created a segment early on in the race called “Candidate Casino” to have panelists bet on who would win the nomination for each party, he said. “So I gave them $100 in chips and they all had to bet every show, every Friday,” he explained. Trump repeatedly asked him about the chips in between interviews, he said. “Before we started the interview [Trump] said, ‘Can you please tell me why [political commentator] Charles Krauthammer is only giving me $25 dollars in chips?’ And later he said, ‘[journalist] Steve Hayes is a loser because he’s only given me $10 dollars in chips,’” Baier said. When Trump did win the nomination, he told Baier, “I got all the black chips.” Baier also commented on Trump’s frequent and incendiary Twitter habits. “He does effectively take the media on a ride sometimes to say ‘Look at the shiny thing over here’ in 140 characters or less,” he said. Now that Trump is the president-elect, he added, everything he says is news, making journalists’ jobs more challenging. He said he will make it a point to also focus on covering policy. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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09 декабря, 17:33

Массаж, фреши и пивные вечеринки: Как найти хороших айтишников и заинтересовать их

Светлана Жукова, консультант практики IT и Telecoms рекрутинговой компании Hays, рассказывает, как устроен рынок рекрутинга в IT.

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09 декабря, 17:33

Массаж, фреши и пивные вечеринки: Как найти хороших айтишников и заинтересовать их

Светлана Жукова, консультант практики IT и Telecoms рекрутинговой компании Hays, рассказывает, как устроен рынок рекрутинга в IT.

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09 декабря, 17:33

Массаж, фреши и пивные вечеринки: Как найти хороших айтишников и заинтересовать их

Светлана Жукова, консультант практики IT и Telecoms рекрутинговой компании Hays, рассказывает, как устроен рынок рекрутинга в IT.

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09 декабря, 17:00

Мировые зарплаты растут не спеша // Российская инфляция съест прибавку доходов работников

Темпы роста зарплат замедляются во всем мире, говорится в исследовании консалтинговой компании Korn Ferry Hay Group. В 2017 году фактические зарплаты (за вычетом инфляции) в мире вырастут в среднем на 2,3%. Самыми высокими показатели роста будут в Азии. В России, по ожиданиям экспертов, из-за высокой инфляции фактические зарплаты будут «заморожены» — минус 0,1% в 2017 году в сравнении с 2016-м.

09 декабря, 05:09

The Army Halted The Dakota Access Pipeline, But No One Is Sure What That Means

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); FORT YATES, N.D. — Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux rejoiced when the Army announced it would not allow construction of the final piece of the Dakota Access pipeline. That perhaps sounded like a definitive answer after months of protests, but insiders from the tribe and their allies knew that the fight over the pipeline remains far from over. Opponents of the pipeline aren’t even necessarily in agreement about exactly what the Army decided. The most optimistic interpretation comes from the attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux. Jan Hasselman can envision the Army allowing the pipeline to proceed only if it were rerouted away from the tribe’s reservation.  “It would be surprising to say the least” if the disputed section gets built beneath Lake Oahe, Hasselman said. The tribe’s members fear a leaky pipeline could contaminate their water source, and they contend it violates an 1851 federal treaty. Indeed, Sunday’s statement from the Army sounds clear. The Department of the Army said it “will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota,” Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy said Sunday.  But there are a few reason for pause. A key tangible in the fate of the pipeline will be the change in administration. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team indicated this week that he supports completing Energy Transfer Partners’ pipeline and will review it once in office next month. Sierra Club lawyer Doug Hayes doesn’t believe the Army’s statement completely ruled out using this route favored by the developer. Other options will be considered while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive study, called an environmental impact statement, or EIS. Hayes said it’s conceivable officials could still pick Lake Oahe as the best course.  “Everything remains unclear as far as scope, process and timing,” Hayes said of the environmental impact statement. “To me, that indicates that that crossing is still an option.”  Environmentalists who oppose the entire 1,172-mile project will favor an EIS that examines more than just the Lake Oahe section. The wider scope may look at other federal waterway crossings and grasslands and may uncover more potential risks that could cripple the developers’ plans. Energy Transfer Partners is likely to seek an EIS that just examines the small area around Lake Oahe, according to Hayes.  The Army Corps normally accepts public comments before setting the scope of an environmental impact study. The corps didn’t respond to The Huffington Post’s inquiries for clarity on the issue.  Thousands of pipeline opponents have flocked to the area, often camping in tents, tipis and other simple lodgings for weeks or months. More than 500 activists, calling themselves water protectors, have been arrested in Morton County during repeated confrontations with law enforcement. Some of the water protectors vow to keep up their resistance on federal land through the bitter cold, because they don’t believe the Army’s ruling will hold off Energy Transfer Partners.  “That’s just a ploy. It’s not going to do anything to stop the corporation,” said protester Billy McMaster, 49, of Boise. “They’re just going to go ahead and do it, and then as soon as Trump comes in, it’s just going to be a wash because he’s just going to come in and pull his muscle and his might and push us out.” Before the EIS gets sorted out — a process that takes roughly six months to one year — the pipeline designed to carry up to 570,000 barrels of oil per day could be affected by court challenges.  First up is a conference in a Washington federal court on Friday involving the developer and the Sioux tribe. After vowing to complete the pipeline despite the Army’s decision, Energy Transfer Partners on Monday filed court documents asking a judge for permission to build under the pivotal Lake Oahe reservoir.  The company said in court documents filed Monday that the Army wrongly withheld the easement because it succumbed to “political pressure” and violence orchestrated by protesters, according to Reuters. “We don’t think much of that [argument], and we don’t think the government will think much of it either,” said Hasselman, an attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux.  A decision is unlikely Friday, but Energy Transfer Partners expects to prevail. “For more than three years now, Dakota Access Pipeline has done nothing but play by the rules,” the company and Sunoco Logistics Partner said in a joint statement Sunday. “As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done… changes that in any way.” The delays are eating into the company’s coffers and have cost $450 million, according to documents cited by The Wall Street Journal. The dispute over the pipeline in North Dakota has attracted the bulk of the media’s attention, but landowners in Iowa and the Sierra Club will be in an appeals court Dec. 15 contending that the Iowa Public Utilities Board misused eminent domain by condemning farmland. They will argue that creating a path for a private company to transport oil falls short of the public benefit that justifies seizing private property. “It goes against a lot of thrifty Iowans’ idea of what’s a good use of money,” said Carolyn Raffensperger, executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. “Why would you privilege one property owner over another?” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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08 декабря, 12:13

Labour's failure to grasp need for migration controls is putting people at risk, says Burnham - Politics live

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen 12.17pm GMT And here’s Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, commenting on Boris Johnson’s Saudi intervention. She is accusing him of “shabby hypocrisy”.For months, Labour has been arguing that what last year began as a UN-backed attempt to restore the government of Yemen has now descended into a brutal and indiscriminate proxy war, and a desperate humanitarian crisis, with the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.That argument has consistently been rejected by Boris Johnson in the House of Commons, but now these remarks in Italy have shown us what he really thinks. 12.12pm GMT Here is the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on Boris Johnson and Number 10.No 10 says Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are 'not the government's position' - ouchGovt taking an unusual view of collective repsonsibility these days when views of senior ministers are not No 10's views v soon after...EU Diplomat asked me recently, 'what should we tell our govt when they ask if we should listen to Boris?' ...a fair question Continue reading...

08 декабря, 02:26

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Jason Glass – Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences Susanna Loeb – Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences Lesley Israel – Member, Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Sheila Lirio Marcelo – Member, Library of Congress Trust Fund Board John W. Miller – Member, Library of Congress Trust Fund Board Rickey D. James – Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission Rear Admiral Shepard Smith – Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission   President Obama said, “I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people.  I look forward to working with them.” President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Dr. Jason Glass, Appointee for Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences Dr. Jason Glass is Superintendent of the Eagle County School District in Colorado, a position he has held since 2013. Previously, Dr. Glass served as Chief School Officer for the State of Iowa, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his work in Iowa, Mr. Glass was the Senior Director of Human Capital Strategy with Battelle for Kids in 2010. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Glass served as the Director of Human Resources and Director of Research and Assessment with Eagle County Schools. He has also served as Vice President of Quality Ratings with Qualistar Early Learning, held several posts with the Colorado Department of Education, and worked as a university instructor and high school teacher in Kentucky. Dr. Glass received a B.A and two M.A.s from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D from Seton Hall University. Dr. Susanna Loeb, Appointee for Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences Dr. Susanna Loeb was previously appointed to the Board of Directors of National Board for Education Sciences in 2012.  Dr. Loeb is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University.  She also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice, and Co-Director of Policy Analysis for California Education.  In addition to her work at Stanford, Dr. Loeb is currently a policy council member with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, co-editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and a Faculty Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research.  From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Loeb served as President of the Association for Education Finance and Policy.  She previously served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Test-Based Accountability and the Council Committee on Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Dr. Loeb received a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University, and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Lesley Israel, Appointee for Member, Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Lesley Israel has served on the Board of Directors for the International Foundation on Electoral Systems since 1995, and served as its Treasurer since 2005.  Ms. Israel was President of the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry from 2006 to 2008, President and Chief Executive Officer of Politics Inc. from 1978 to 1995, and Senior Vice President of the Kamber Group from 1981 to 1995.  She serves as Director and Treasurer of Bosnian Handicrafts Inc. and as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League.  Ms. Israel previously served as Chair of the Washington Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and President of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.  Ms. Israel received a B.A. from Smith College. Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Appointee for Member, Library of Congress Trust Fund Board Sheila Lirio Marcelo is Founder, Chairwoman, and Chief Executive Officer of Care.com, positions she has held since 2006.  Ms. Marcelo was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Matrix Partners in 2006, Vice President and General Manager of TheLadders.com from 2005 to 2006, and Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Upromise from 2000 to 2005.  She was a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business School from 1998 to 1999, a Consultant at the Monitor Group from 1996 to 1998, and a Consultant at Pyramid Research from 1995 to 1996.  Ms. Marcelo was also an Analyst at Putnam Hayes & Bartlett from 1993 to 1994.  She is on the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Development Foundation.  Ms. Marcelo received a B.A. from Mt. Holyoke College and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University. John W. Miller, Appointee for Member, Library of Congress Trust Fund Board John W. Miller is Founder and Principal of Arenberg Holdings, positions he has held since 2015.  Mr. Miller was President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller-St. Nazianz Inc. from 2008 to 2014, where he also served as Vice President and General Counsel from 2006 to 2008.  He was Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Jerry Kleczka from 1997 to 2003 and Campaign Manager for Kleczka for Congress in 1998 and 2002.  Mr. Miller serves on the Board of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Law School.  Mr. Miller received a B.A. from Marquette University, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Rickey D. James, Appointee for Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission Rickey D. James is Managing Member of A.C. Riley Company, LLC, a position he has held since 2001.  Mr. James worked at A.C. Riley Company as Manager from 1975 to 2001 and as Operations Manager from 1971 to 1975.  He worked with the Kentucky Department of Water Resources Engineering Office from 1970 to 1971.  Mr. James served on the Boards of Directors and Executive Committees of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, the Cotton Producers of Missouri, the U.S. Bank of Sikeston, Missouri, and the New Madrid County Board of Education.  He was appointed to the Mississippi River Commission in 1981 and was reappointed in 1991 and 2003.  Mr. James received the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce 2007 Agri-Business Award and was the New Madrid County Outstanding Conservation Farmer of 1987.  Mr. James received a B.S. from the University of Kentucky. Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Appointee for Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission Rear Admiral Shepard Smith is Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey, a position he has held since 2016.  Rear Admiral Smith has held numerous roles at NOAA since he was first commissioned as an ensign in 1993, including Commanding Officer of the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, Chief of the Marine Chart Division, and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Environmental Observation and Prediction.  Rear Admiral Smith received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the University of New Hampshire.

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08 декабря, 00:36

Кто получит прибавку к жалованью в 2017 году

Заработные платы в России в 2017 г. вырастут на 7%, хотя из-за инфляции реальные доходы работников сократятся на 0,1%, по данным исследования Korn Ferry Hay Group. Это вполне позитивный прогноз по сравнению с фактами 2016 г. В уходящем году российские работодатели в среднем подняли вознаграждения персоналу на 7%, но реальные доходы сотрудников с учетом инфляции упали на 7,5%. Прогноз компания Korn Ferry Hay Group составила на основании данных из базы Hay Group PayNet, которая содержит информацию более чем по 20 млн сотрудников из 25 000 организаций в 110 странах .

07 декабря, 22:33

Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow: Champions League – as it happened

Spurs eased past a poor CSKA side to book their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. 9.37pm GMT Wembley jinx? What Wembley jinx? Spurs ran out easy winners tonight: it should have been a few more. They’ll play Europa League football in the New Year. And they won’t be coming back here next season with a complex. A fine evening’s work! 9.34pm GMT 90 min: Another rendition of When The Spurs Go Marching In. Dixieland-on-Thames. Spurs are two added minutes from a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. Continue reading...

07 декабря, 19:09

Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs, by Scott Sumner

I am becoming increasingly frustrated by all the articles I'm reading about how trade is supposedly decimating jobs in US manufacturing. I went to the FRED data set, and they have manufacturing output (real) going back to the first quarter of 1987. So let's start there. Their series shows total manufacturing output rising from 69.789 in 1987 to 129.129 in the most recent quarter. That's an 85% gain. At the same time, manufacturing employment has fallen, from 17.499 million to 12.275 million. This represents a decline from 17.3% of total employment to only 8.5% of total employment. That's the figure that has people so upset. But the cause is not trade; it's automation. What people forget is that an increase in imports tend to cause an increase in exports. It's true that imports may currently exceed exports, but that gap is not caused by trade, it reflects saving/investment imbalances. But let's say I'm wrong. Let's say trade does cause the current account deficit. In that case, how many jobs have been lost to trade since 1987? Zero. Not because the CA deficit is zero; it's 2.26% of GDP in the most recent quarter. However in the first quarter of 1987 it was 3.19% of GDP. So the trade deficit has shrunk over that period. If you really believed that trade deficits caused unemployment (I don't) you'd be forced to conclude that, in net terms, trade has added jobs to US manufacturing since 1987. After all, the deficit has gotten smaller. When people say they are upset about trade, I think that what really bothers them is that automation is allowing us to produce 85% more manufactured goods with far fewer workers. That transition has been painful for many workers, but it's not about trade---except in one respect. Trade allows the US to concentrate in industries where we have a comparative advantage (aircraft, chemicals, agricultural products, high tech goods, movies, pharmaceuticals, coal, etc.) We then import cars, toys, sneakers, TVs, clothing, furniture and lots of other goods. It's likely that our productivity is higher in the industries where we export as compared to the industries where we import. So in that sense, trade may be speeding up the pace by which automation costs jobs. But probably only slightly; in previous posts I've shown that even within a given industry, such as steel, the job loss is overwhelmingly about automation, not trade. Why do so may people blame trade? Cognitive illusions. It seems like imports would reduce aggregate demand, and that this would reduce employment. Those effects are highly visible. It's human nature to demonize foreigners. But even Paul Krugman rejects that argument, at least when we are not at the zero bound. The Fed would simply offset any reduction to AD due to trade. Even if you thought it was depressing output during the recent recession, the effect would have gone away once we exited the zero bound. But the jobs are still not there in manufacturing. The bottom line is that to the extent trade is a problem, it has nothing to do with aggregate demand. The real problem is frictional unemployment, the difficulty of transitioning from dying industries to growing industries. Business Insider has an excellent article discussing a recent interview with Carrier (United Technologies) CEO Greg Hayes, by Jim Cramer: The result of keeping the plant in Indiana open is a $16 million investment to drive down the cost of production, so as to reduce the cost gap with operating in Mexico. What does that mean? Automation. What does that mean? Fewer jobs, Hayes acknowledged. From the transcript (emphasis added): GREG HAYES: Right. Well, and again, if you think about what we talked about last week, we're going to make a $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive. Now is it as cheap as moving to Mexico with lower cost of labor? No. But we will make that plant competitive just because we'll make the capital investments there. JIM CRAMER: Right. GREG HAYES: But what that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs. The general theme here is something we've been writing about a lot at Business Insider. Yes, low-skilled jobs are being lost to other countries, but they're also being lost to technology. Everyone from liberal, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman to Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has noted that technological developments are a bigger threat to American workers than trade. Viktor Shvets, a strategist at Macquarie, has called it the "third industrial revolution." One by one we are repeating all the mistakes of the Great Depression. We are falling prey to fallacies that were adopted in the 1930s, but rejected by the 1990s. Now they are all coming back: 1. The belief that financial crisis caused the Great Depression (rather than vice versa). 2. The view that the Fed was out of ammo. 3. The view that interest rates measure the stance of monetary policy. 4. The view that exchange rate depreciation is a beggar-thy-neighbor policy. 5. The view that fiscal stimulus is needed in recessions. 6. The view that a higher minimum wage could boost the economy. 7. The view that mercantilist policies are justified. I spent much of my life studying the intellectual climate during the 1930s, including reading all of the New York Times from 1929-38. I can't tell you how depressing it is to see today's intellectual climate reverting back to the vulgar Keynesianism of the 1930s. To see us making all of the same mistakes. But opposition to free trade might be the worst of all, as it's based on pure innumeracy. That's why even Keynesians like Krugman don't buy the argument. Unfortunately, the innumerates are probably in the majority. PS. About the title of the post. The US did not even have 20 million manufacturing jobs in 1987. So how could we lose that many? I derived this figure by first assuming that our current manufacturing output was produced with the same level of productivity as in 1987---in which case employment would have risen by 85%. That would have required an extra 15 million workers. Then I noted that actual manufacturing employment has fallen by 5 million. The gap is 20 million. Is that a ridiculous comparison? Of course it is. But so are all the estimates of jobs lost from trade. So what's all this really about? Perhaps the "feminization" of America. When farm work was wiped out by automation, uneducated farmers generally found factory jobs in the city. Now factory workers are being asked to transition to service sector jobs that have been traditionally seen as "women's work". Even worse, the culture is pushing back against a lot of traditionally masculine character traits (especially on campuses). The alt-right is overtly anti-feminist, and Trump ran a consciously macho themed campaign. This all may seem to be about trade, but it's actually about automation and low-skilled men who feel emasculated. (25 COMMENTS)

07 декабря, 00:00

Echoes of Weimar Germany Should Not Be Ignored

Richard Cohen, Washington PostLast week on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," a guest mentioned the new unmentionable: Weimar. The guest was Bob Garfield, a liberal media critic, and he was discussing Donald Trump. Hayes was mildly disapproving of the reference. "I tend to stay away from Weimar comparisons for a variety of reasons," he said. That would make sense if only Trump himself did not constantly bring it to mind.

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06 декабря, 21:49

MORE STUFF FOR DEMOCRATS TO WORRY ABOUT: Among black men, a spark of support for Donald Trump. “Th…

MORE STUFF FOR DEMOCRATS TO WORRY ABOUT: Among black men, a spark of support for Donald Trump. “The 30-something long-haul truck driver from Covington, Ga., says he watches America roll by his truck window every day and feels that much of its potential remains untapped. He also looks around at his own community and sees […]

06 декабря, 06:09

Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

Former Vice President Al Gore touted Ivanka Trump's commitment to a climate policy "that makes sense" Monday night after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter. “It's no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world and that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her," Gore told Chris Hayes on MSNBC's "All In." "I appreciate the fact that she is very concerned about this." Gore stressed that he preferred to "not give too many details" about the meeting but called it a "very intelligent exchange." Ivanka Trump has singled out environmental regulation as her primary policy focus as an incoming first daughter, despite her father's past claims that climate change is a hoax propagated by China. Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, in recent days said Trump's "default position" on the topic was that “most of it is a bunch of bunk.” Gore described both meetings earlier Monday as "very productive" and "extremely interesting," according to pool reports. "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect,” Gore told reporters. “It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that.” Despite Gore's endorsement of Ivanka Trump, the president-elect continues to consider Cabinet candidates that have views that run counter to the former vice president's. Among Trump's top contenders to head the Department of Energy is Oklahoma oilman and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, who was a leading voice on energy policy in the Trump camp during the presidential campaign. Venture capitalist Robert Grady is seen as another potential energy secretary pick. Trump has reportedly considered Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state.

06 декабря, 05:00

Black America's Worst Enemy Is Itself in the Struggle for Success (2000)

John Hamilton McWhorter V (born October 6, 1965) is an American academic and linguist who is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, English, American studies, comparative literature, philosophy, and music history. He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations. His research specializes on how creole languages form, and how language grammars change as the result of sociohistorical phenomena. McWhorter is a popular writer and has written for Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Politico, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, City Journal, The New Yorker, among others. McWhorter was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Friends Select School in Philadelphia, and after tenth grade was accepted to Simon's Rock College, where he earned an A.A. degree. Later, he attended Rutgers University and received a B.A. in French in 1985. He received a master's degree in American Studies from New York University and a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1993 from Stanford University. Since 2008, he has taught linguistics, American Studies, and in the Core Curriculum program at Columbia University and is currently an Associate Professor in the English and Comparative Literature department there. After graduation McWhorter was an associate professor of linguistics at Cornell University from 1993 to 1995 before taking up a position as associate professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1995 until 2003. He left that position to become a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank. He was Contributing Editor at The New Republic from 2001 to 2014. From 2006 to 2008 he was a columnist for the New York Sun and he has written columns regularly for The Root, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast and Time Ideas. McWhorter has published a number of books on linguistics and on race relations, of which the better known are Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English, Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why You Should, Like, Care, and Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. He makes regular public radio and television appearances on related subjects. He is interviewed frequently on National Public Radio and is a frequent contributor on Bloggingheads.tv. He has appeared twice on Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, once in the profanity episode in his capacity as a linguistics professor, and again in the slavery reparations episode for his political views and knowledge of race relations. He has spoken at TED (2013), has appeared on The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher, and appeared regularly on MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McWhorter