Business & Economy
Jobs & Employment
- In October, U.S. employers added Jobs at the quickest pace this year, while boosting Wages at the fastest rate since 2009
US – Cuba Relations
“The husband must love his wife as his own body; love her as Christ loved the Church”
The Vatican and Italy agree new deal to end banking secrecy – April 2, 2015 #FinancialTransparency #FinanceAndBanking
“Cuban president says he will attend papal masses during Francis’s vist to Cuba in September.
I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I’m not joking,” he said.
It was a startling assertion for the leader of a Communist country. “I am from the Cuban Communist Party, that doesn’t allow [religious] believers, but now we are allowing it, it’s an important step,” Mr. Castro said.
Mr. Castro stepped up his praise on Pope Francis’ push for the two nations (US and Cuba) to put enmity aside and work for reconciliation for the benefit of Americans and Cubans. [US – Cuba Relations]
Mr. Castro told reporters that “we are trying to carry forward improvements of our political, social and cultural system.” [Economic Reform: #FreeMarketEconomyForNations. Political Reform: #DemocracyForNations ]
“Nonprofit group’s ‘hackathon’ invites U.S. programmers to create apps for the isolated island.
Code for Cuba “hackathon,” organized by Miami-based nonprofit group Roots of Hope, aims to attract U.S. engineers, software developers and entrepreneurs to work.
“Our goal is to empower Cuban people as the conversation on technology there is more open now”. The idea is to create programs that can be applied in Cuba immediately.
Cuban law, which forbids satellite connection and restricts private imports of goods like wireless routers.”
We would like to see President Raul Castro taking initiatives to open up Cuba’s Market and Economy. #FreeMarketEconomyForNations
“Can we get to Cuba?”
“Chinese executives are raising their voices on social and political issues … A highly unusual move …”
“Mr. Snyder said the package could allow people accused of domestic abuse to obtain concealed pistol licenses.”
Texas In Realization
“Gov. Rick Perry leaves office here next week not so much as a man but as the face of an era — a 14-year reign in which he became the state’s longest-serving chief executive and was widely regarded as the most powerful governor in the history of modern Texas.”
Education: Platforms & Services
Justice & Law Enforcement
Reformation of US Law Enforcement Agencies
“Holder Urges Better Data on Shootings Involving Police”
International Relations – Foreign Policy – Diplomacy
US – Cuba Relations
“The Cuban government has released 53 dissidents it had promised to free under the accord with Washington to restore diplomatic relations and step up economic exchanges, United States officials said Monday.
The release of the last prisoners on the list was seen as an important indicator of the Cuban government’s commitment to carrying out the agreement, which was announced by President Obama and the Cuban president, Raúl Castro, on Dec. 17.”
US – Eastern European Nations