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08 Aug 2015 
Pinterest offers made a public promise in order to strive towards a new objective involving hiring much more females and ethnically diverse employees from the end regarding 2016. by college, females constitute under 12% regarding graduating CS majors."

Looking in the real figures regarding Pinterest, Tracy states (at the duration of the revealed article) Pinterest has, "11 women from 89 engineers, putting us at 12% female within engineering -- the same percentage as appearing out of undergraduate CS programs. for all roles outside involving engineering, we're committing to growing hiring prices to become able to 12% ethnically and/or racially diverse through the end involving 2016. Pinterest isn't the just real organization addressing this issue. We're even now mastering and growing, as well as we can get better regarding measuring along with understanding our funnels as well. For Each an announcement coming from their particular spokesperson:

"We're publicly committing to increasing hiring prices with regard to full-time engineering roles to 30% female along with 8% ethnically and/or racially diverse through the finish regarding 2016. Your post surfaced the actual disparities of women inside tech careers.

"Not enough girls are getting math as well as science lessons in basic school. The idea may not merely always be tech companies not really hiring women, it could function as absence of ladies applying.

We'll follow this. Precisely what do you think - is actually Pinterest's initiative an enormous step to equality inside the workplace, or can we even now possess a long way to go?

Calling out tech companies for not, "having honest conversations in regards in order to the issue," Tracy challenged the particular numbers of different tech companies: What will end up being the real variety of ladies employed with these companies? The Lady even dove deeper in to the issue, identifying the area exactly where the real difficulty may lie. It's not, really. Jewelbots, a new STEM-education centered wearable, in addition aims in order to encourage small girls to adopt any liking to tech-focused studies.. Actually fewer are usually enrolled in pc science lessons within substantial school. We're furthermore committing to implementing the Rooney Rule-like requirement for you to ensure a minimal of 1 minority and something female candidate to become considered with the task interview stage for every open up leadership position."

They plan to accomplish this through expanding their recruiting efforts with a steered give interest to ladies and various ethnicities. Yet we're eager to open the conversation."

Pinterest continues in order to be really open concerning this initiative as well as commits to become able to holding themselves accountable to results. Our inaugural intern class had 8 women from 28 engineering interns, which is 29%."

Further elaborating to become along with her discovery, Tracy stated, "Many individuals inquire me if it's easier since we're Pinterest. Exactly what sparked this initiative was obviously a blog publish through female Pinterest engineer, Tracy Chou. We get to become thoughtful about sourcing candidates along with creating the best culture, and we purchase deliberate efforts to end up being able to connect to ladies within the community

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05 Aug 2015 
Reporters With Out Borders, a global NGO that defends freedom regarding information, would like to draw the interest to the disturbing state associated with media freedom within Egypt just before the visit to Cairo on six August.

Dear President Hollande,

The retrial regarding 3 Al-Jazeera journalists that began in February had been postponed for that tenth period a few days ago. Even though the Court of Cassation quashed their own convictions within January 2015, the particular three journalists spent a lot much more than 400 days within prison, to the discontent in the international community, and are nevertheless waiting in order to realize their fate.. at least 15 journalists are detained just for covering news developments and attempting to encourage the public debate.

At the end of their first trial, in June 2014, these were offered sentences including seven to always be able to ten years within prison together with 6 additional Al-Jazeera journalists who were attempted throughout absentia. He offers hepatitis and it is inside a critical condition because he could be not getting medical remedy in the prison where he's being held.

Suppressing freedom of knowledge and silencing critical journalists do certainly not help Egypt's transition in order to democracy. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy as well as Baher Mohamed, who possess been released provisionally in February, as well as their Australian colleague Peter Greste, who was simply deported to become able to his country involving origin, are generally accused involving supporting a new terrorist organization along with broadcasting "false news."

Reporters without Borders provides sent your subsequent open letter to French President François Hollande asking him for you to raise the "delicate" issue of freedom of knowledge and in addition the jailing involving journalists when he meets his Egyptian counterpart in your program of an official stop through at Cairo tomorrow.

President François Hollande

At a period when Paris as well as Cairo are generally reinforcing their friendship in addition for you to their economic ties, we hope you will just take benefit of your own visit to enhance the crucial issue involving media freedom, including the particular circumstance associated with the countless imprisoned journalists, with the Egyptian president.

At the joint press conference using US secretary involving state John Kerry on two August, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry claimed that Egypt had not been holding virtually any journalists simply for carrying out his or her job along with that most of the detained journalists have been involved with terrorist activities.

Paris, 4 August 2015

We thanks in advance for that attention you give for you to our request.



Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a new freelance photojournalist identified from the pseudonym of "Shawkan," has invested greater than 700 times inside pretrial detention - among the particular longest durations within the country's history - with out virtually any cost being brought against him. Since quickly as Area Marshall Sisi took power, the government used its offensive against terrorism and furthermore the Muslim Brotherhood as grounds regarding embarking on the ruthless war against journalists that do not toe the official line.

Ranked 158th from 180 countries within the 2015 Reporters without Borders press freedom index, Egypt has become the particular world's fourth biggest prison for journalists, following China, Eritrea and Iran.

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We currently shared our concerns with you final November so we regret that human legal rights and, within particular, freedom of knowledge weren't pointed out in the joint statement in which you and also Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi issued in the Elysée Palace.

75008 Paris

Subject: Freedom of data throughout Egypt

Many are languishing within prison awaiting trials where they will could be sentenced in order to long jail terms or even lifestyle imprisonment. France, the nation regarding human rights, cannot neglect the reason for press freedom, the fundamental freedom in any nation that respects the actual rule of law.

Elysée Palace

Christophe Deloire

The trumped-up charge of "belonging in order to or supporting any terrorist organization" will be usually accustomed to gag dissent inside Egypt. Arrested in August 2013 while filming a protest, he wasn't brought prior to any judge until may 2015

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05 Aug 2015 
He as well as the dancers review his images in his laptop and also attempt out new suggestions on the spot.

Calmes stated he titled the particular present "Dance Magic" in honor involving "those moments in which a dancer summons any lifetime of education and also applies it to an amazing feat of beauty, athleticism along with art in front of my camera. CONTRIBUTED BY RICHARD CALMES " width="640" height="640"/>Richard Calmes' photograph "Yellow Butterfly" captures Anne Souder, then together with Appalachian Ballet Company. Information: 770-237-0046. CONTRIBUTED BY RICHARD CALMES

He brings the little bit of his architect's eye towards the sessions, drawing stick figures typically in action poses. My challenge is usually to capture that magic pertaining to just about all to see and appreciate."

Metro Atlanta performers are well-represented inside the exhibit, including Alessandra Ball, Nancy Casciano, Abigrace Diprima (who graces your cover) and Maggie Ellington, almost all involving whom honed his or her art with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, as well as Amanda Farris regarding Georgia Ballet.

He started using pictures regarding dancers, each inside the studio along with outdoors (against the Atlanta skyline, from an automobile junkyard, in fountains, etc.), throughout 2005 at the request of his wife, Holley Calmes, who works inside freelance dance marketing. 1800 Macleod Drive, Lawrenceville. Saturday.

Suggested donation for the Saturday reception: $10 at the door. View galleries regarding Calmes' images from

Calmes left architecture any decade following returning home, however continued shooting pictures throughout a varied company career.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre dancers figured prominently throughout "Dance Magic," Richard Calmes' photography exhibit in which concluded a year's run in April in the National Museum regarding Dance inside Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Knowing which dance companies have got tight budgets, he frequently provides his solutions pertaining to free, frequently even paying his models.. "I approach my work like a collaboration in between myself as well as the dancers, so there's usually much more into a photograph when compared with merely a pose."

The display consists of several images coming from Calmes' third collection associated with dance photography, "Lines and Leaps," that he self-published last year.

The Hiawassee photographer's dance images get appeared throughout The Actual Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a assortment of Gwinnett County publications and national dance magazines, amongst a great many other media outlets. (Burrell has become an unbiased choreographer.)

"Every photo features a story powering it, " Calmes stated in the National Museum associated with Dance opening reception. public reception, your 20-work display will come towards the dance company's Lawrenceville studios for an open-ended run.

Dance photography will be Calmes' retirement hobby, however one that he approaches along with great passion. Prints regarding Calmes' most popular images will be regarding sale ($25), along with section of the proceeds benefitting Gwinnett Ballet Theatre.

Richard Calmes' photography “Yellow Butterfly” captures Anne Souder, then with Appalachian Ballet. Your Woman now dances with all the Martha Graham Company. starting Saturday using a 6:30 p.m. Saturday.Akua Noni Parker as well as Anthony Burrell involving Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appear in "Angel Descending" through Richard Calmes. The Girl now dances with the Martha Graham Dance Company. (Burrell is currently a completely independent choreographer.) The Actual image is actually among 20 dance photographs through Calmes in which will be in view with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre starting with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. The Particular image can be one of 20 dance photos by Calmes in which will be in view at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre starting having a public reception from 6:30 p.m. Trained being an architect, he became intrigued by simply photography although serving within Vietnam in the late 1960s and also bought his very first of several Canon cameras in the PX.

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05 Aug 2015 
"Most in the accounts talk of Joseph's utilisation involving the Urim along with Thummim (either the interpreters or the seer stone)."

In a new latest essay, the LDS Church explained how Smith, based on some accounts, utilized the seer stone. Much More than 70 percent of this original document suffered drinking water damage. the Community involving Christ long ago accepted the actual notion that will "revelation includes a human component," mentioned Lachlan Mackay, coordinator in the denomination's historic sites.

Your "printer's copy," however, remained using Smith's followers which stayed inside the Midwest instead of trekking to Utah, and, in 1903, it absolutely was bought by the Reorganized Church involving Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, now the actual Neighborhood involving Christ.

The Independence, Mo.-based faith revealed posts in regards for you to the seer stone as early because the 1960s, he said, but "it may well be news in order to a quantity of people."

"Some accounts indicate that will Joseph studied the characters about the plates," the actual essay added. "Both faiths are generally attempting to move forward in sharing their particular collections."

"I'm extremely excited," Mackay mentioned Tuesday. The Particular LDS Church History Library inside Salt Lake city has nearly most of what's left.

Through the years, tensions simmered among individuals a pair of wings regarding Mormonism. He peered into a hat, to close out exterior light, and also "read aloud the particular English phrases which appeared about the instrument."

"As any son through the 1820s, Joseph Smith, like other people throughout his day, utilized any seer stone to appear with regard to lost objects as well as buried treasure," the particular essay said. Cowdery then painstakingly copied the actual original manuscript for your printer to emerge type. "These efforts possess served for you to unite us."

Begun by simply Mormon scholar Royal Skousen throughout 1988, your woman said, "it's been a long, long journey towards the finish line."

Community regarding Christ minister and also Seventy Robin Linkhart, who was simply from what is the news conference, praised the girl Utah colleagues pertaining to their particular part within the joint project.

Both he along with Richard E. "As Joseph grew to know his prophetic calling, he learned that he can use this stone for that higher purpose associated with translating scripture."

Smith additionally employed 2 bound stones -- known since the Urim and Thummim -- as "interpreters."

The two-volume work, Linkhart said, "truly is surely an exceptional contribution for the study of LDS background and culture, representing decades involving research."

He dictated the actual narrative to various scribes, including schoolteacher Oliver Cowdery, who took down the LDS leader's words in longhand. But, in the particular course of days gone by handful of decades, historians have got built scholarly bridges between your Neighborhood involving Christ and the much-larger, Utah-based Church associated with Jesus Christ associated with Latter-day Saints.

community regarding Christ officials are already "careful stewards in the manuscript," Snow mentioned Tuesday. Turley, Jr, assistant LDS historian, said physical objects "help us connect towards the past, ensure it is much more realistic, more tangible."

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03 Aug 2015 
Reilly Opelka might be the biggest thing in United States men's tennis these days, both because he just won the boys' title at Wimbledon, and at age 17, he is a smidge over 6 feet 10 inches.

Obviously, this is a young man whose road to success must have included such dietary staples as spinach and Cheerios (heavy on the milk and wheat germ, of course).

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"Uh, no, not really,'' said the good-natured Opelka, a prized product of the USTA's training program in Boca Raton, Fla. "I think it was maybe more like cheeseburgers, Lucky Charms, and a lot of Chipotle.''

Be it through unconventional dietary habits or otherwise, the hard-hitting Opelka (top serve at Wimbledon: 134 miles per hour) is on the move, and he is not alone on a burgeoning list of promising young Yanks. US men's tennis, in a severe drought on the international stage for most of this new millennium, suddenly has a bumper crop of talented young racket slingers possibly capable of inserting their names in the game's everyday discussion, reminiscent of such famed Americans as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, along with Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and Andy Roddick.

The hard-belting Roddick, recently retired after perennially finishing ranked among the game's top 10, was the last US male to be ranked No. 1 in the world, dating to Nov. 1, 2003. He also is the last American male to win one of the four Grand Slam events, capturing the US Open in '03 for his lone Slams gold star. Roddick also fell to the legendary Roger Federer three times ('04, '05, '09) in the Wimbledon championship match.

Now there is a new bunch of red-white-and-blue belters, including the towering Opelka, as well as Tommy Paul, a fellow USTA trainee who this summer dumped another Yank, Taylor Fritz, to capture the French Open junior title. It's the first time since 1977, when McEnroe won the French and Van Winitsky took Wimbledon and the US Open, that two American males have won junior Slams titles in the same year.

And there's more. Just last year, Noah Rubin, proud son of Rockville Center, Long Island, also captured the Wimbledon boys' title. Fritz, a 6-4 Californian, was recently ranked No. 1 in the world among all juniors. Another pair of 17-year-old US-born males, Frances Tiafoe and Stefan Kozlov, also have been ripping up the court. All six budding stars are expected to play as juniors in the upcoming US Open (Aug. 31-Sept. 13), with perhaps one or two nosing their way into the main draw.

Could the US men finally be on the verge of a new golden era?

"I think we are going to have players,'' said Diego Moyano, coach of both Opelka and Paul at the USTA training facility. "I do think we are going to have a good bunch of players in three years, a good generation in 3-4 years. I don't know if they are going to be as good as McEnroe or Connors, Agassi or Sampras, but they are going to be good players, yes.''

Martin Blackman, newly appointed GM of USTA Player Development, believes what he calls "healthy peer pressure'' within the pack will help drive the newbies to success.

"I think it is a very important ingredient,'' said Blackman, 45, who took over the GM's role from Patrick McEnroe. "I think what we saw in the late '80s with [Jim] Courier, Sampras, Agassi, [Michael] Chang, and a lot of other guys that were very good -- some not quite that good -- was the result of those guys really beating up on each other, making each other better.''

Part of that successful formula, added Blackman, is what he termed the "demonstration effect.''

"So when you have one player in a peer group that has a really good result,'' added Blackman, "then all of a sudden the other guys in the group think, 'Well, hey, I can beat that guy. I've been playing him for three years. I can do that.' And then somebody else pops up. And I think that is what we are going to get with this group of boys if we keep them on track.''

In a game where turning pro at a young age -- as Opelka did just weeks ago -- is considered the norm, accomplished players typically don't hit their stride until their mid- or late-20s. The half-dozen US hopefuls now in their later teens, if they ultimately vie for Centre Court at Wimbledon, wouldn't be expected to arrive there for perhaps five to eight years.

"It's definitely going to take time,'' said Opelka, reached recently in Binghamton, N.Y., where he played in a USTA qualifier. "All of us have a long way to go. Especially now, there's not as many guys who break through at 18 like they used to. I think in a few years, I really hope this group, this generation, is known as some of the best players from the US.''

One or two among the current crop, agreed Opelka, could begin to emerge in a year or two, noting that the talented Tiafoe or Kozlov could be that guy. But overall he figures it will be at least a 3-5-year climb into the thick of the tour ranks.

"You look at the top 100 now on the men's side,'' Opelka said, "and I think the average age there is, like, 28. So, yeah, I played the Wimbledon juniors . . . but I have an extremely long way to go.''

Born in Michigan, Opelka moved with his family to Palm Coast, Fla., near Daytona, at age 4, and soon took up tennis only on a recreational basis. He also loved basketball and was anything but a tennis court version of a rink rat. In fact, he said, he didn't go full-immersion into tennis until nearly age 13, when he, his mother, and sister moved to an apartment in Boca Raton when he enrolled in the USTA training program.

"My family's really sacrificed for me, which I appreciate,'' said Opelka, who finally moved into USTA dorms at age 15. "My mom didn't want to give me up at 12½, I guess.''

Actually, had it not been for a chance encounter on a golf course near Daytona years earlier, Opelka might not ever have pursued tennis. George Opelka, his young son just beginning to swing a racket, went out solo for a round of golf, only to be invited to pair up with another solo golfer that day by the name of Tom Gullikson. A regular Tour name in the '70s and '80s, Gullikson had a long career that included scores of Slams events, both singles and doubles.

Gullikson quickly struck up a friendship with the Opelka family, one that now has Reilly saying, "Tom Gullikson taught me everything.''

"Amazing . . . they meet on a golf course in Gulf Coast Florida and Tom says to my dad, 'Hey, you want to play?' '' recalled Opelka. "My dad knew nothing about tennis and he ends up golfing with the Davis Cup captain and the US Olympic coach. Tom's been just unbelievable to my whole family. He's always stayed interested in me, my game. He works with the USTA and I hit with him whenever he's in Boca. I could not be more thankful for everything he's done.''

Blackman said he sees Opelka developing into "a classic big man,'' one who can build his game around a booming serve and sure forehand, yet still move with enough agility not to be erased on long rallies. On the whole, he fits well into a group Blackman believes will bring the US men's game to a new, fruitful era.

"I wouldn't want to put that kind of pressure on their shoulders,'' said Blackman, when asked if this could be the next crop of US stars. "But I really believe that this is the beginning of our way back to the top of the game. When I see these guys all in the same peer group and I see the boys coming up behind them, I do believe this is the beginning of us getting back to where we belong.''

Kevin Paul Dupont can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKPD.
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