HOUSTON, Texas — The world-renown MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced a workforce reduction by 1,000, the CEO of the center said on Thursday.The cancer hospital has had $110 million in operating losses from September through November this year, reported the Houston Chronicle.Approximately 800 to 900 will be laid off, and the remainder of the five percent planned for staff reductions will occur through attrition and retirements, Dan Fontaine, MD Anderson’s chief financial officer confirmed to the Chronicle. Doctors at the hospital will not be affected by the cuts. In all, the center has about 20,000 workers.
Source: World-Renowned Texas Cancer Center Reducing Workforce by 1,000
After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program.In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.
Source: Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid | The Texas Tribune
GREENVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.”Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship.McClinton was arrested Wednesday. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.
Source: Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church | WREG.com
US technology giant IBM said Tuesday it would hire 25,000 people in the country over the next four years, a day before President-elect Donald Trump meets with tech industry leaders.About 6,000 of those hirings will occur in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty said in an opinion article published in the newspaper USA Today.IBM, which has undertaken in recent years a restructuring of its activities, will invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.
Source: IBM unveils plan to hire 25,000 in US on eve of Trump meeting | Daily Mail Online
The PISA test is held every three years, and evaluates thousands of 15-year-olds from across the globe, including nearly 6,000 U.S. students. The latest test showed U.S. students with an average score of 470. That compares to a score of 488 in 2009. The global average is 20 points above, at a score of 490.”Its kind of depressing…” said D.C. parent Michael Truscott.”If were going to do better than 40th, and we do want to do better than 40th, both individually and as a nation, then its got to become part of our culture.”
Source: New Report: U.S. students falling behind in math literacy | 11alive.com
Speaking to charity, ADF International, he said: “My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh.“He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.”ISIS then cut his brother-in-law’s stomach open and shot him before leaving him to die on a cross.
Source: ISIS fighters crucify Christian for FIVE HOURS telling him to die like Jesus | World | News | Daily Express
Ive gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.He added: America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our countrys destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. Were going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
Source: Americas new President Donald Trump returns to Trump Tower after his election victory | Daily Mail Online
WASHINGTON — For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank.Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.
Source: Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia – The New York Times