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March 31, 2015

My day started early.  At 7am I met my colleague Doris and a man visiting from the U.S. (a board member of the NGO that is sewing the products for my business, Batiks for Life.  480 more words

Ghana

Episode Two: Kim Lindlof, President and CEO of the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce

Kim Lindlof knows central Maine quite well. She has been a student, business owner, leader and active citizen of the Waterville greater area non-stop and joins us to discuss initiatives at the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce where she is President and CEO, the challenges facing growing business in Maine and attracting new families, and how the region can balance ‘the way life should be’ and a modern work landscape. 53 more words

Podcast

Keep the Poor Always Before You – Reflections on Pope Francis’ Remarks to Catholic Charities

A noisy enthusiastic crowd is gathered in a large auditorium at Catholic Charities USA’s Annual Gathering. Suddenly the lights dim and the crowd hushes. As music rises, a video image of Pope Francis appears, and we watch enthralled in quiet joy as he sends us his personal greetings and words of encouragement for the work of Catholic Charities. 383 more words

Economic Development

Saskatchewan Surpasses Alberta in Non-US Exports

Written by Shanna Empey on Monday, 30 March 2015
Primary agriculture production such as wheat, canola, soybeans and lentils are among our major exports to countries outside of the United States. 261 more words

Economic Development

Mega-cities and Chinese Whispers

The speed of development in China can be staggering. So much so that it might outpace people. The municipality of Chongqing on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river is home to nearly 30 million people. 435 more words

Future

Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States

Data from the OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies’ Survey of Adult Skills found that 36 million Americans have low literacy skills, nearly 24 million of whom are part of the workforce. 71 more words

Workforce