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Chan Hol cave remains date Mesoamerican settlement to 13,000 years ago

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

A prehistoric human skeleton in the Chan Hol cave near Tulúm on the Yucatán peninsula, prior to looting by unknown cave divers.

A prehistoric human skeleton in the Chan Hol cave near Tulúm on the Yucatán peninsula, prior to looting by unknown cave divers. Radioactive dating of skeletal remains unearthed in a Mexican cave indicates the area was settled by humans at least 13,000 years ago.

Research conducted by a team led by Wolfgang Stinnesbeck of Heidelberg University in Germany set out to resolve contradictory previous results obtained using carbon-14 dating by testing the location using a different technique, known as uranium-thorium dating.

This method measures the degree to which naturally occurring uranium-234 – with a half-life of 245,000 years – decays into […]

Google’s parent company is creating an entire high-tech neighborhood in Toronto — here’s what it could look like

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Sidewalk Toronto

An aerial view of Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. Sidewalk Toronto

On Tuesday, Sidewalk Labs — the urban innovation unit of Google parent company Alphabet — announced that it will design a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront.

Exact design plans are still unclear, but the company has released preliminary renderings of what it imagines the 12-acre district, called Quayside, could look like.The city of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs call the larger project "Sidewalk Toronto." Technology will be a big part of the masterplan, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff said at a press conference on Tuesday."This will not be a place where we deploy […]

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields will join private-equity group TPG Capital

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Mark Fields

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid Fields will become a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, a private equity firm.

The former Ford CEO will work in TPG’s industrials group.

TPG has over $73 billion under management. Mark Fields, the former CEO of Ford who was ousted earlier this year after 28 years at the automaker, will join TPG Capital as a Senior Advisor, Business Insider has learned.TPG is a private-equity and alternative asset giant with over $73 billion in assets under management and was started as the Texas Pacific Group in 1992 by David Bonderman, […]

Former Microsoft CEO says creating economic mobility for all will take local focus, unified effort and hard work

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Staff Photographer DALLAS — Steve Ballmer has gobs of money. The former Microsoft CEO is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of around $30 billion.

He also wants all children in the United States to have economic mobility.

But he’s not willing to throw his wealth around in hopes of finding a fix-all solution, what he calls “spray and pray.”That’s the wrong approach to look at education philanthropy, said Ballmer, the keynote speaker at the annual Dallas County Education Investors meeting, held Tuesday at the George W. Bush Institute.A comprehensive strategy touching all aspects of […]

Google’s parent company is spending $50 million to build a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Sidewalk Toronto

Sidewalk Toronto Sidewalk Labs — the urban innovation unit of Google parent company Alphabet — will design a high-tech neighborhood on Toronto’s waterfront, the company announced today at a press conference.

Called Quayside, the neighborhood’s plan will prioritize "environmental sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity," according to Sidewalk Labs. The city of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs call the project "Sidewalk Toronto."

"This will not be a place where we deploy technology for its own sake, but rather one where we use emerging digital tools and the latest in urban design to solve big urban challenges in ways that we hope […]

Keynote Address

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Speeches

Presented by Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Northeast Pennsylvania Equitable Transit Summit Scranton, PAThank you. It’s a pleasure to be here today.Some speeches start with jokes. Fed speeches start with a disclaimer: The views I express here today are mine alone and do not necessarily represent those of anyone else in the Federal Reserve System, including my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).With that out of the way, I want to say how great it is to have such a diverse group of stakeholders here. The Fed brings […]

[Marxism] Review of “The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century”

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

From: Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism ( at ) lists ( dot ) csbs ( dot ) utah ( dot ) edu>

Subject: [Marxism] Review of "The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century"

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Exclusive: Ideo’s Plan To Stage An AI Revolution

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Today, the design consultancy Ideo announced that it has acquired Datascope , a Chicago-based data science company. The acquisition is meant to help Ideo, one of the country’s most prominent firms, respond to demand from AI-powered clients and can be read as a harbinger of where the design industry is headed. Tim Brown [Photo: courtesy Ideo] “We have spent the past hundred, or thousand, years designing artifacts,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown says. “The things we designed were relatively dumb and all of the intelligence in the relationship between us and the artifact came from the human being. Algorithms and […]

Migrating to Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers to Labor Mobility in Southeast Asia

October 17, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Intra-regional migration in ASEAN has increased significantly, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand into regional migration hubs with 6.5 million migrants. But migration policies in the region have a way to go to better match countries’ evolving economic needs, and allow workers to more easily pursue better careers and education across ASEAN.

World Bank Group

Barriers to Labor Mobility in ASEAN – A Missed Opportunity Managing migration better can boost workers’ welfare and accelerate economic integration. Intra-regional migration in ASEAN increased significantly between 1995 and 2015, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand into regional migration hubs with 6.5 million migrants […]

Eradicate poverty everywhere

October 16, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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A mother and her son live in a corridor at Carrefour Feuilles in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Andrés Martínez Casares/UNDP As the world commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on ‘ Answering the call to end poverty’ , we are reminded that there is still poverty in multiple dimensions everywhere. Eradicating poverty means expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. This concept of human development championed by UNDP recognizes that income is only a means. All people, everywhere need more choices and opportunities to live […]