Sex Abuse Lawsuit Charges USOC, USA Taekwondo, and SafeSport with Gross Negligence and Racketeering

Amended lawsuit filed on behalf of Olympian and champion taekwondo athletes alleges the USOC and US Center for SafeSport failed to protect athletes.

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — An amended lawsuit was filed Friday in Federal Court (USDC Colorado, Case 1:18-cv-00981-CMA-MEH) alleging that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and SafeSport, along with USA Taekwondo, secretly engaged in racketeering under RICO by obstructing a sexual abuse investigation into taekwondo coach Jean Lopez and his brother, Steven Lopez. Olympian Kay Poe also added her name to the sexual abuse lawsuit brought forth in April of 2018 by four champion taekwondo athletes.

In the filing, the lawsuit charges the USOC with the corruption of an official proceeding (lying to Congress), obstruction of enforcement of the sex trafficking laws, forced labor and services, sex trafficking, gross negligence, and negligence. The USOC, SafeSport, USA Taekwondo, Jean Lopez, and Steven Lopez are all named as defendants.

The lawsuit also alleges that during the 2015-2018 period, the USOC, SafeSport, and USA Taekwondo (USAT) formed an enterprise to obstruct and interfere with efforts to prosecute or remove the Lopez brothers from taekwondo. The USOC and USAT, it is claimed, worked together in secret to make sure that the investigation against the Lopez brothers was obstructed so that the Lopez brothers could compete and coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In furtherance of this enterprise, the lawsuit claims the two organizations made false and corrupting statements to Congress during official hearings in 2018 that were held specifically to ferret out the USOC's bad acts regarding sex crimes toward Team USA's athletes.

In naming the newly created US Center for SafeSport as a defendant in the lawsuit, it is alleged the entity has falsely held itself out to be an independent body which places the interests of athlete safety above those belonging to the USOC and its National Governing Bodies. Plaintiffs allege that SafeSport cannot effectively protect athletes from predators primarily because it is conflicted on account of the fact that the USOC entirely funds the entity.

"This case will conclusively demonstrate that SafeSport is a sham," stated attorney Robert Allard, a member of the nationally prominent legal team representing the plaintiffs. "We have seen case after case highlighted by the recent decision to reinstate alleged serial predator Jean Lopez where SafeSport bends over backward to protect pedophile coaches and, as a consequence, the financial interests of the USOC and its NGB's."

Joining the sexual abuse, forced labor, and sex trafficking lawsuit is 2000 Olympian Kay Poe. In 1996, at the age of 14, Poe became the youngest-ever member of the United States National Taekwondo team. She claims that one year before the Olympics, Jean Lopez began sexually exploiting her and engaging in full sexual intercourse with her, a fact known to many in the USOC and USAT community.

The original lawsuit charging the USOC with forced labor and sex trafficking was filed in April 2018 by champion taekwondo athletes Mandy Meloon, Heidi Gilbert, Amber Means, and Gabriella Joslin.

The attorneys representing the TKD athletes include Rex A. Sharp, Ryan C. Hudson, and Larkin E. Walsh of Rex A. Sharp, P.A., Robert Allard and Mark Boskovich of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, Steve Estey of Estey Bomberger, Jonathan Little of Saeed and Little, LLP, and Daniel A. Lipman of Parker Lipman, LLP.

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Popular shopping and retail outlets in Dupont offer all of your in-town needs, Andrew Cratsenberg points out to locals

Andrew Cratsenberg

1575 Wilmington Dr

Andrew Cratsenberg

DuPont Pierce County Library

Andrew Cratsenberg of Elite Property Investments, LLC discusses the Property Value and surrounding Businesses that operate in the shopping outlets

DUPONT, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Through his company, Elite Property Investments, LLC, Andrew Cratsenberg acquired the commercial retail building located at DuPont Station, 1540 Wilmington Drive, DuPont for a purchase price of $1,100,000. Elite Property Investments, LLC is a Washington state corporation and paid cash for the Wilmington Drive site. The DuPont Pierce County Library currently leases the property.

The library, part of the wider Pierce County Library System, is a long-term tenant, having been based at the site since 2004. The Pierce County Library System also has libraries situated in Anderson Island, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Eatonville, Fife, Gig Harbor, Graham, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, and Parkland. A further five Pierce County Library System locations can be found in South Hill, Steilacoom, Summit, Sumner, and Tillicum.

A stand-alone building, 1540 Wilmington Drive, DuPont covers over 3,600 square feet and offers prime commercial retail space. "The building is at the corner of Wilmington and McDonald Avenue, north of Center Drive," explains Cratsenberg.

Andrew Cratsenberg Jr. further goes on to point out that this puts the property in the very heart of downtown DuPont. "It's a highly desirable spot," he suggests. Nearby buildings to 1540 Wilmington Drive are occupied by brands such as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks, as well as McNamara's Pub and Eatery, Farrelli's Pizza, Super Buffet, and DuPont General Store.

"It's one of a number of properties which I've acquired in the immediate vicinity," reveals Cratsenberg.

One other such property is a neighboring commercial retail building located at 1575 Wilmington Drive, DuPont which Elite Property Investments, LLC acquired for $920,000. The site is currently occupied and is being leased by four separate tenants. These are Nail Spa, Fortune Cookie Restaurant, Pure Elegance Hair Salon, and H&R Block.

The city of DuPont is located just 10 miles from the Washington state capital of Olympia. A fast-growing, Weyerhaeuser-planned community, DuPont has seen rapid growth in recent years. "Since 2005, the population of DuPont has almost doubled," Cratsenberg explains. As a result, both commercial and residential properties in the area have seen huge increases in value.

"DuPont is also located within close proximity to Joint Base Lewis–McChord," points out Elite Property Investments, LLC's Andrew Cratsenberg, in closing, "which is one of the biggest military installations in the United States."

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Rums of Puerto Rico Program & The Rum Lab are making a trip to the USA in a national effort to promote Puerto Rican Rums

Rums of Puerto Rico – Taste of Rum US Pop Up Tour 2018

Also, inviting all to attend Puerto Rico’s national rum festival, the 10th edition of the Taste of Rum, in March 2019

As champagne is to France, Rum is to Puerto Rico. Which means that rum-making in the island is serious business, governed by strict quality control guidelines and regulations.”

— Alexandra Salgado, Rums of Puerto Rico, Director

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS , USA, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Starting in September until December 2018, Rums of Puerto Rico is bringing to seven (7) cities in the US a glimpse of the Puerto Rico national rum festival “Taste of Rum”. The event will celebrate its 10th edition and there's no better way to share some of the experience, culture, music and rums though out the United States with this Pop-Up US Rum Tour.

The tour offers rum-lovers and newcomers a chance to taste a wide variety of Puerto Rican rums such as Bacardi, Don Q, Caliche, Ron del Barrilito and more. One can try all rums either neat, on the rocks or feature rum cocktails elaborated by each venue’s mixologists. For attendees looking to geek out, Rums of Puerto Rico Brand Ambassador, Ramon Diaz will be offering Aged Rums Tasting Seminar in each city. Certainly, great music will be provided by Puerto Rico’s own DJ DNGR GRDN.

The Pop-Up US Rum Tour events; will take place on the following dates, venues and cities:
Sept 7th – Pagan Idol – San Francisco, CA
Sept 28th – Maman & Mimi – New York City, NY
Oct 11th – Ronero – Chicago, IL
Nov 9th – Cafe Citron – Washington, DC
Nov 16th – Trader Vic’s – Atlanta, GA
Dec 6th – The Townsend – Austin, TX
Dec 8th – The Ruins – Dallas, TX

The goal of the Pop-Up US Rum Tour is to promote; the amazing rum brands produced in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s official rum festival “Taste of Rum” that will take place in March 2019 and the island as a destination. Rum production and tourism are fundamental revenues for the island.

“As champagne is to France, Rum is to Puerto Rico. Which means that rum-making in the island is serious business, governed by strict quality control guidelines and regulations, when it comes to rum, Puerto Rico is the land that sets the bar, we are THE RUM STANDARD. “- Mentions, Alexandra Salgado, Rums of Puerto Rico, Director.

In Puerto Rico all rums must adhere to strict standards by law: they must be aged at least 1 year, gold rums must be aged at least 2 years, and premium rums no less than 6 years. Additional quality standards include the requirement of using only the best molasses; aging in white oak barrels; and the production of rum by a continuous distillation process only (not a still). All these requirements add to the flavor and quality of the final product.

“Hurricane Maria was a challenge, but our Island is recovering and open for business. We want you to join our Pop-Up US Rum Tour so you can try our great rums and then, in March 2019 visit Puerto Rico for our famous rum festival “Taste of Rum”. – Said, Federico Hernandez – Partner at The Rum Lab.

For more information about the tour, visit www.tasteofrum.com or www.therumlab.com

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About Rums of Puerto Rico
Rums of Puerto Rico, a division of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), was created in 1948 to promote the sugar cane industry and portrait the excellence in craftsmanship and dedication of all the rums manufactured in Puerto Rico. The Rums of Puerto Rico Program provides marketing incentives, which are used by the brands to advertise and promote events as part of co-branding campaigns. Learn more at www.rumcapital.com.

About The Rum Lab
The Rum Lab is a creative and production agency focused on the rum industry. The company produces the Puerto Rico’s national rum fest – Taste of Rum – in addition to the California Rum Festival, Chicago Rum Festival, New York Rum Festival, and new this year, the debut of the Miami Rum Congress. Events produced by The Rum Lab attract thousands of guests including beverage trade professionals, rum aficionados, tourists and local consumers. Learn more at www.therumlab.com.

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LGBTQ Community and 5 Business Etiquette mistakes to avoid in the work place

Maryanne Parker and Caitlyn Jenner at Harvard Club of Boston

Maryanne Parker and Caitlyn Jenner at Harvard Club of Boston

Business Etiquette Expert Maryanne Parker meets with Caitlyn Jenner at Harvard Club of Boston discussing diversity in the work place

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “When did you figure out if you were a boy or a girl?”

I was sitting in my very comfortable chair at the Harvard Club of Boston during a prominent entrepreneurial conference, surrounded by successful overachievers from all over the world. We were there together building bridges and trying to embrace ways to be able to achieve our full potential, which, ultimately, would allow us to pay it forward and help people who might need our assistance, knowledge, or simply our friendship. And let me tell you, I felt on top of the world! I had just come back from a luxurious Caribbean vacation, and while I was extremely relaxed, I was also very excited because I was thinking about the great connections I’d already made at the conference, and I could see future success written in the contracts I’d already signed! Then I heard … “When did you figure out if you were a boy or a girl?”
I was listening to one of the most famous, truly successful, and highly controversial people in the world: Caitlyn Jenner. When she officially revealed her transition in 2015 on the cover of Vanity Fair—“I am not doing this to be interesting. I am doing this to live”—she practically broke the Internet. At our event, she talked about her kids (all of them), and we all had the time of our lives. We spoke about business, success, families, goals, and so much more (but not politics).

I was absolutely mesmerized by her wisdom, vision, politeness, authenticity, intelligence, and how down-to-earth she was. I asked Caitlyn and her partner, Sophia Hutchins, so many questions that day, not out of misplaced curiosity but because I really wanted to learn more about how I can support them and their mission to educate people regarding the transgender community. As for my answer to her initial question: honestly, I had never asked myself that, and most of you probably never have, either. But we all have different questions to ask ourselves, and mine was “How can I help to educate people further?” Approaching people with respect and dignity is always the best way to act, whether it’s in private or in the workplace. When it comes to interacting with LGBTQ people in any context, there are a few basic human etiquette mistakes we all should avoid:

1. Not addressing individuals from the LGBTQ community properly

Everything is changing. It’s a new era, and we need to act accordingly. Even the acronym LGBTQ itself has resulted from change: from LGB to LGBT to LGBTQ.

Always use the transgender person’s chosen name, even if she or he has a different legal name. This is the way you will need to address them in person, in work correspondence, and in emails. Do not be shy about asking regular questions that can help you identify basic things, such as which name they prefer to use. Ask questions from a place of genuine interest and mutual respect, not out of idle curiosity. Some transgender people cannot afford to change their names legally; if the person identifies with a certain gender, address them accordingly. Also, some people are in the process of transition, and the change might not be very obvious.

In a recent blog post, The Protocol School of Washington (by which I’m certified) recommended the following when it comes to the proper use of terms with regard to LGBTQ people: use “gay man,” “lesbian,” or “gay people”—never “homosexual”; use “same-sex couple” or “partners,” not “homosexual family,” etc.; use “sexual orientation,” not “sexual preference,” because the word “preference” implies a choice.

2. Not using proper body language

Rolling your eyes, hostile gestures, intimidating signals, not maintaining eye contact, refusing a handshake—all of these are considered passive-aggressive behavior and very poor business etiquette, and they need to be corrected. The fact you do not express certain things verbally doesn’t mean people cannot read your demeanor.

3. Entertaining gossip

Gossip is toxic! Complaints should be taken seriously—it’s not a game! The key role in this situation is how fluent management is in the particular topic and how ready they are to support the community. We need to remember the old saying: “a fish rots from the head,” which means if we do have poorly trained, inadequate, and ignorant management, people will continue to leave the company, and the company will keep losing money and dignity.

4. Not educating your staff

You should educate your staff by creating seminars, lectures, and bonding experiences. These should be done in a friendly, nice, and appropriate manner without specifically calling attention to the individuals who are part of the LGBTQ community.

5. Supporting them only during Pride Month

Celebrate and support them all year around by respecting them and creating opportunities for them to thrive and reach their full potential. When you expect the best, you will receive the best.

Maryanne Parker is the founder of Manor of Manners, company for business, social and youth etiquette. She is certified by The Protocol school of Washington. She speaks frequently on the topic of etiquette and she just spoke at Harvard club of Boston and NASDAQ. She has been featured in Forbes, Martha Stewart Weddings, USA Today, The Epoch Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, E!Entertainment and many more.

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CCHR Florida Celebrates 29 Years of Protecting Citizens From Psychiatric Abuse

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children in Florida!

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children in Florida!

CCHR Florida

CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts since 2015.

Mental Health Watchdog has grown from a small group of human rights activists into a statewide movement dedicated to protecting the vulnerable.

Having grown to more than 3,000 members, CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts and is currently engaged in a campaign to ban the use of ECT.

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) recently celebrated its 29th year as a mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children and families from abuses in the mental health industry. Starting out as a simple volunteer activity in 1977, CCHR Florida became a formal chapter in 1989, growing from a small group of human rights activists into a statewide movement that regularly garners newspaper and television coverage on mental health abuses.[1]

In 29 years, CCHR Florida has created a track record of being the only non-profit resource that both educates and actively protects citizens against ongoing psychiatric abuses. As an example, the campaign to protect children from illegal Baker Acting— a statewide crisis that has resulted in 32,763 involuntary examinations initiated on children during 2016-2017— has reached over 184,000 Florida families.[2]

CCHR started the crusade to restore rights and dignity to the field of mental health in 1977 by taking the issue of consent to Tallahassee to promote a bill that would eventually result in a watershed victory for patient rights in Florida: helping to pass legislation that required informed consent before ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) could be administered to mental health patients. Prior to CCHR’s work to protect patients, those labeled as mentally ill would receive ECT treatments without their consent. ECT is the practice of sending 460 volts of electricity to a patient’s brain by use of electrodes— like what cattle receive in slaughterhouses— and has been documented to cause brain damage, long term memory loss, and death.[3] Thousands of survivors of ECT have complained of its traumatic effects on their lives, and in Texas— the only state that actually reports deaths 14 days post-ECT treatment— reported a death rate in recent years that represents an estimated 300 deaths nationally each year from ECT.[4]

In the early formative years, CCHR also instigated a statewide campaign to educate Florida’s citizens on the dangers of the drug Ritalin which has been documented to contribute to suicide, drug addiction and even early death.[5] This free public information campaign offered several alternatives to the use of Ritalin—especially useful since Ritalin began being prescribed 20 years prior to the age of the internet and there were little to no public resources on Ritalin available.[6]

Also notable was CCHR’s investigation and exposure of patient abuse at Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital, an inpatient mental health facility mainly for teenage boys that was located in Tarpon Springs—20 miles north of Clearwater. Anclote Manor had earned a national reputation due to judges from all over the U.S. giving troubled teenage boys two choices: face prosecution for their crime resulting in a permanent record for having committed a felony or be committed to Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital to receive treatment.

During the investigation CCHR exposed the abusive use of insulin shock, the wrapping of patients in freezing sheets and much more. Using public demonstrations depicting the abuses that were leaked out of Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital by patients and staff alike, CCHR was able to garner public attention to the truth of the hospital’s barbaric practices ultimately leading to the closure of Anclote Manor.

Protecting children is just one facet of CCHR’s push for human rights in Florida. In 1981, the widespread practice of using the mental health law to have the elderly declared "incompetent" was exposed by CCHR. At that time, and based upon a single petition from a relative, the court would order two psychiatrists to complete a surprise 5-minute interview on an unsuspecting senior at their home. In approximately 98% of the cases, the elderly person would be found incompetent by the psychiatrists, and would be stripped of any legal rights.

CCHR Florida spearheaded what became a massive investigation into this issue by helping to restore the legal competency of two senior citizens, one from Clearwater (who had been imprisoned in a locked psychiatric ward in a nursing home) and the other from Riverview. The Clearwater Sun decided to look into the abuses and the result was a 6-part series entitled “Guardianship— Protection or Prison,” which was highly critical of the entire mental health system. Once again CCHR didn’t just settled for exposing the abuse but embarked upon a public information campaign to educate seniors on their rights including the legal consequences of being declared incompetent, how to be restored to competency, uses and abuses of guardianship, and alternatives to guardianship.

Unfortunately, similar elder abuses still happen today. According to the Annual Report on the Baker Act, released in March of 2017, there were 194,354 involuntary examinations conducted under the guise of treatment in 2016— more than doubling from 2001— with 1 in 10 initiated on persons 65 years of age or older. That means that 13,800 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2016.

More recently, and having grown to more than 3,000 members, CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts since 2015 and is currently engaged in campaigns to stop the illegal involuntary psychiatric examination of children, to expose the deadly connection between violence, suicides and psychiatric drugs and to ban the use of electroshock therapy in Florida.

Anyone wishing to report psychiatric abuse is encouraged to contact CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820 or visit the center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-7-year-old-miami-boy-handcuffs-after-he-n842211
[2] http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%201617%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[3] http://emord.com/blawg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1-ECT-Citizen-Petition.pdf
[4] https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.52.8.1095
[5] https://www.cchrflorida.org/children-on-ritalin-long-term-effects/
[6] https://www.thefix.com/content/research-shows-ritalin-causes-long-term-brain-injury

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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Why do Women Hold Just 24% of STEM Jobs in the U.S.A.?

Women in STEM

Women in STEM

Occupations in STEM

Occupations in STEM

U.S. Census

U.S. Census

Women STEM census

Women STEM census

Women earn 3 out of 10 undergraduate STEM degrees and hold fewer than 1 in 4 jobs in STEM professions.Read why gender inequality exists in STEM-related careers.

Efforts that encourage women to pursue careers in STEM fields haven’t been able to erase some of the long-standing stereotypes and biases facing women who choose to pursue work in high-tech careers.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Are American women achieving their full potential as educated participants in the job market? By some measures, the answer is increasingly “yes.” For example, the number of male and female undergraduate degree holders is now roughly equal, and the number of college-educated women in the job market has just recently surpassed the number of college-educated male workers. However, when it comes to degrees and jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (collectively known as STEM), the numbers for women in STEM tell a different story. As of 2015, women in STEM statistics from the Federal government indicate that women earn just 3 out of every 10 undergraduate STEM degrees, and in the job market, women hold fewer than 1 in 4 jobs in STEM professions. We’ll take a look at some of the underlying reasons for this inequality and why it’s important to encourage more women in STEM.

NEW INTERACTIVE CHARTS FROM THE U.S. CENSUS MAKE IT EASY TO VISUALIZE WOMEN IN STEM STATISTICS

Thanks to some very elegant charts created by the U.S. Census Bureau, it’s easier than ever to understand the relationships between undergraduate degrees obtained by men and women and the type of occupations they pursue in their careers. This quick video gives you a clear idea of how these interactive charts work:

Where Do College Graduates Work

Now let’s take a closer look at these interactive charts. (You can find them here on the U.S. Census Website.)

Female STEM Major Graduates and their Corresponding Careers

In the static screenshot above, we selected Women graduates with STEM degrees; their top college majors are Social Sciences, followed by Psychology, and then by a group consisting of majors in the fields of Biological, Environmental, and Agricultural Sciences.

(Tip: to see the numerical data in Excel format, visit the live chart on the U.S. Census web page and use the link found below the live chart.)

Now let’s change our criteria by selecting Men with STEM Majors.

Male STEM Major Graduates and their Corresponding Careers

Once you set the criteria to men holding a STEM degree, what jumps out at you is the large upside-down yellow arc that connects engineering majors on the left to engineering careers on the right. This arc represents the large pipeline of male engineering graduates who take engineering jobs.

While around half of these male graduates end up working in non-STEM careers (as indicated by the grayed-out lines), men still far outnumber women in obtaining both engineering degrees and engineering jobs. (Indeed, women hold only 14% of engineering positions, according to the Census Bureau.)

WHY AREN’T THERE MORE WOMEN WORKING IN STEM OCCUPATIONS?

When it comes to understanding why the number of women in STEM occupations falls short, particularly in the fields of engineering and computer science, the charts above give us one important clue: the pipeline for STEM undergraduates is skewed toward men.

That means to achieve greater equality in the workplace, it will be necessary to recruit more women to pursue STEM degrees — as well as ensuring these women graduates actually make it all the way to being hired in a STEM career. (As you can see from the charts above, quite a few women with STEM degrees are electing to pursue careers in non-STEM fields, such as healthcare.)

More and more programs are now encouraging and mentoring young girls to learn about the possibility of pursuing successful and rewarding STEM careers — ranging from the Girl Scouts (who recently introduced a STEM Merit Badge) to numerous summer camp programs designed to teach young girls how to code.

Tip: STEMConnector is a useful website for finding news about STEM initiatives and resources in your area of the country.

OVERCOMING BIASES AGAINST WOMEN IN STEM

Efforts that encourage women to pursue careers in STEM fields haven’t been able to erase some of the long-standing stereotypes and biases facing women who choose to pursue work in high-tech careers.

For example, a recent study at the University of Colorado at Boulder identified a pattern of bias against women who have longer hair or finer facial features — just by looking at photos, a large number of study participants tended to incorrectly assume that those women in the photographs were primary school teachers rather than scientists.

Other biases that women working in STEM can encounter include what’s now commonly known as “Mansplaining” and its related condition, “He-Peating.”

Video of a Virtual Reality Training Session which Illustrates a Real World Example of Mansplaining in an Office Meeting

If you are not up to speed on the current terminology, mansplaining is the unfortunate but very real tendency of certain men to provide unnecessarily condescending explanations to female colleagues. He-peating refers to situations where a man repeats an idea or suggestion made by a woman, such as during a meeting. While the woman’s original suggestion was ignored or dismissed, the group embraces the idea when it’s repeated by a man, who gladly takes credit for the idea.

Women who are (or plan to be) parents also face discrimination in the job hiring and promotions process that their male colleagues do not. In order to better understand how and why this happens, Stanford University Sociology Professor Shelley J. Correll conducted a study where two identically qualified candidates were presented to test subjects taking on the role of “hiring managers.” After the hiring managers selected two equally qualified candidates from a pool of applicants, researchers alerted them that one of the candidates was, in fact, a parent. In the study, the hiring managers didn’t change their opinion about the candidate if he was a male parent. However, if the job candidate was female, the hiring managers preferred to select the other, non-parent candidate — and they were only willing to consider hiring the female parent candidate when the starting salary was reduced by an average of $11,000.

Despite the biases against working mothers, many women continue to pursue a professional career. However, quite a few also decide to voluntarily exit the career track as they reach their late 30s and 40s (an age which would be considered ‘mid-career’ amongst men). Researcher Pamela Stone has investigated this “mommy track” phenomenon and has dispelled many of the myths commonly associated with professional women electing to “opt out” of the workforce well before retirement age. From Stone’s analysis, it’s clear that much work needs to be done to achieve a greater life/work balance in the workplace, including making part-time work and job sharing a more socially acceptable practice, so that so that women can pursue fulfilling, life-long professional careers.

Finally, we must address the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. During the past year, the growing “#MeToo” movement has shone a light on shocking, high-profile cases of men in politics and media who have used their positions of power and influence to sexually harass and abuse women. As more and more women have come forward to tell their stories, one can only hope that we, as a society, can work together to build a more honorable and respectful environment for women in the workplace.

WHY WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN STEM OCCUPATIONS

Take a look at the chart below which illustrates the changing nature of the STEM job market since 1970. (Source: U.S. Census)

As you can see, the top two STEM careers (as ranked by the number of positions in the job market) are engineering and computing. Both of these careers are prestigious, well paid (the median annual income of engineering jobs is $92,900), and offer lots of opportunities for growth and advancement. The number of computing jobs is growing the fastest; it became the largest STEM job category just before the year 2000.

Yet, despite the high salaries and prestige associated with these careers, these are the very STEM fields where participation by women is particularly low. For women to enjoy the same economic opportunities and prestige status as men, it’s important that they are given an equal shot at these STEM career opportunities.

But what if you don’t believe in the need for equal opportunity as a stand-alone goal? Are there other reasons you might want more women to work in STEM occupations?

One important reason we need more women in STEM fields is to tackle the overall shortage of talented, high-tech workers, an issue that is projected to become direr as an ever-increasing number of Baby Boomer workers retire. Excluding half of the potential candidates just doesn’t make any sense.

Many businesses believe that a diverse workplace also leads to better decisions, and ultimately, higher profits. According to survey results published in a Peterson Institute for International Economics working paper, companies with 30% or more women in C-Suite leadership roles are more profitable, earning up to 15% higher net income on average.

Ethics might provide another important reason. Researchers Kennedy and Kray studied the behavior of both men and women in two different scenarios; one using workers recruited by Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Service, and another using male and female college students. In both cases, women were more likely to flag ethically questionable decisions. For those companies who have been found guilty of putting profit ahead of principles, such as the Volkswagen Group (whose engineers sought to defeat smog testing devices with illegal software), having more women engineers and computer scientists on staff might have helped them avoid the damage to their employers’ reputation, as well as massive fines and now jail sentences being meted out to their male colleagues.

We’re curious to hear your point of view.

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New cookbook helps college students learn to cook simple, tasty and affordable meals from their dormrooms.

Don’t be like this guy…let The College Chef Guide You!

The College Chef Cookbook

Food is essential to life; therefore, make it great!”

— T.G. Cummings

NORTH DIGHTON, MA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — From author, cook and food conisour extraordinare, T.G. Cummings releases his newest book, The College Chef: Easy Recipes for Cooking in Your Dorm. (Published by Freebird Publishers)

College life is busy! Finding the time, space and affordable ingredients to make a delicious meal can be challenging, but definitely rewarding. The College Chef Cookbook is filled with hundreds of fantastic recipes, which can be simply made with everyday, common, low-cost foods. Every recipe has been tried and perfected…and best of all, loved by everyone!

The College Chef Cookbook’s recipes have been organized with a list of all ingredients needed and easy-to-follow directions to make a delicious dorm delicacy.

Food is essential to life; therefore, make it great!

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Jordan Gendelman explores the return of the 1970s in interior design

Jordan Gendelman

Jordan Gendelman 1970s interior design

Jordan Gendelman

Jordan Gendelman

According to a recent report by a popular furniture retailer website, the 1970s are making an interior design comeback.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a report by Clippings, the interiors and product discovery website, bold 1970s design trends are set to make a big comeback in the next 12 months. Exploring the report in more detail, Jordan Gendelman, a professional interior designer from Colorado, suggests that disco-inspired glamour, intense colors, and bold patterns are all long overdue a revival.

“The Clippings report focuses on everything from the surreal details of 1970s interior design to a revival of parquet flooring which has now been largely out of fashion for over 30 years,” says Gendelman. “Their Interior Design Trend Report 2018 looks at projects, installations, and product launches from high profile design events in New York, Milan, Paris, Copenhagen, London, and Stockholm – all of which have taken place this year.”

Clippings calls itself the “go-to destination for product discovery” and is regularly used by tens of thousands of interior designers and retail customers alike, all looking for the perfect piece of furniture, lighting, or accessories.

“This year’s Interior Design Trend Report identifies five dominant aesthetic themes, of which ’70s-inspired glamour came out on top,” Gendelman explains. The report predicts that upcoming interior design trends will be heavily influenced by disco and the daring 1970s art scene which was prevalent at the time.

“I believe it’s a welcome return,” suggests Gendelman. “Much of what’s been on show at interior design events around the world this year has embraced the exuberance of the 1970s with intense colors, bold patterns, and surreal detailing.”

Gendelman recently incorporated hints of 1970s-inspired flair into a client project. “Jordan injected color and life reminiscent of the ’70s into my office, and I’m truly thrilled with the results,” reveals Bruce Fields, Gendelman’s client and a physical therapist from Snowmass Village.

“Personally, much like Bruce, I love it,” Gendelman adds.

The report highlights a return of tactile rugs, wall-hangings, and Eastern-inspired decor items, all with a distinct 1970s feel, suggesting that when an individual walks into a room, they should feel arrested by the display on show. “There’s a lot to be said about the psychology of color and the psychology of interior design – the way they make you feel,” suggests Gendelman.

Each of the individual trends outlined in the 30-page document is presented alongside a selection of stand-out projects detailing the particular look. This year, those projects have included a disco-inspired collection from design brand Gufram, as well as a surreal, 1970s-themed “secret members club” by Studiopepe. “The website’s team also pressed well-respected journalists, interior designers, and curators for their take on each of the trends,” Gendelman adds.

“Our editors travel to every major design fair,” says Clippings editor-in-chief, Rose Etherington, “and we often see common threads of interest emerging among those working at the forefront of interior design around the world.”

According to Etherington, 1970s design has been one of the main common threads of interest over the past 6-12 months.

“I’m really excited to see where this trend goes over the course of the next year,” Gendelman adds in conclusion.

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Global Insulin Pump Sensor Market Research and Forecast 2018-2023

Insulin Pump Sensor Market Research By OMR

Orion market Research P. Ltd

Insulin pump sensor market, size, share, market intelligence, company profiles, market trends, strategy, research report, analysis, forecast 2018-2023

Rising incidence of diabetes and technological advancement in glucose sensors is expected to boost the global insulin pump sensor market”

— OMR Analyst

INDORE, INDIA, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to OMR analysis, the global insulin pump sensor market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period (2018-2023). The market is segmented on the basis of type, transducer classes, end-user and regional outlook. The report provides detailed & insightful chapters which include market overview, key findings, strategic recommendations, market estimations, market determinants, key company analysis, company profiling, market segmentation, geographical analysis, analyst insights and predictive analysis of the market.

Full report of global insulin pump sensor market is available at: https://www.omrglobal.com/industry-reports/insulin-pump-sensor-market/

Rising incidences of diabetes is primarily driving the global insulin pump sensor market. According to WHO, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths in 2015. In addition, according to National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million or 9.4% of the US population had diabetes in 2015. This total figure comprised of 30.2 million adults with the age 18 years or more, representing 12.2% of overall US adults in the US. Out of 30.2 million adults, 7.2 million were not aware or did not report with diabetes. It shows the low awareness for diabetes within the US region. Hence, the US government has taken initiative to create awareness among people for diabetes. They celebrate November as a National Diabetes Awareness Month. This is celebrated to increase awareness about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This enables to explore the different ways to get people involved by educating peers, inspiring others, understanding the history and giving back. This is achieved by posting a photo on social media that is currently the best medium to make aware people. Such initiatives to raise awareness about diabetes leads the demand for insulin pump sensors as it is used to optimize for glucose levels and provides advanced diabetes control. If people are aware about their condition, they will adopt the technology to improve and manage their condition. This, in turn leads to boost the growth of global insulin pump sensor market.

Furthermore, the major companies are performing innovations in glucose sensors that enable to increase its effectiveness for diabetic patients. For instance, in June 2018, Medtronic PLC introduced the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system. It is the first and only available system that enables to personalize and automate the delivery of basal insulin 24 hours a day. It is approved for the treatment of patients with Type 1 diabetes, with 7 years of age and older. The system advances the company’s ability to automatically resume and suspend insulin delivery to the next level. This has been achieved by automating self-adjusting basal insulin delivery at each 5 minutes on the basis of sensor glucose values and offers the most advanced algorithm that allows delivering major clinical outcomes. It is an integration of the company’s highly advanced SmartGuard technology and extremely accurate continuous glucose monitor (CGM), such as the Guardian(TM) Sensor 3. These technologies work together to automatically adjust basal insulin delivery to provide protection against both highs and lows and supporting to improve Time in Range. Likewise, Abbott Laboratories are also working in the direction of glucose insulin pump sensors, which in turn increase the efficiency and further drive the market demand.

The report covers:
Comprehensive research methodology of global insulin pump sensor market
In-depth analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the global insulin pump sensor market
Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the global insulin pump sensor market
Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues
Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players

For related reports please visit: https://www.omrglobal.com/reports-category/medical-devices/

About orion market research
Orion Market Research (OMR) is an Indian research company known for its crisp and concise reports. The company is equipped with an experienced team and young brigade of analysts. The company provides quality syndicated research reports, customized research reports, Company profiling, consulting and other research-based services. OMR provide global and regional market reports of various domains such as healthcare, energy, IT, chemicals, and automobiles. OMR provide a 360-degree view of the market with parametric analysis, key market insights, key findings, statistical forecasts, competitive landscape, extensive segmentation, key trends, strategic recommendations and detailed company profiles.

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Global Coronary Stent Market Research and Forecast 2018-2023

Global Coronary Stent Market Research By OMR

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Global Coronary Stent market, Size, Share, Market Intelligence, Company Profiles, Market Trends, Strategy, Analysis, Forecast 2018-2023

Growing menace of heart diseases and technological advancement are augmenting the growth of coronary stent market”

— OMR Analyst

INDORE, INDIA, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to OMR analysis, the global coronary stent market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period (2018-2023). The global coronary stent market has witnessed a significant growth due to contribution from market players, technological advancement and growing heart diseases across the globe. The global coronary stent market is segmented on the basis of mode of delivery, type, material, end users and geography. The report provides detailed and insightful chapters on market overview, key findings, strategic recommendations, market estimations, market determinants, key company analysis, market insights, company profiling, market segmentation, geographical analysis and analyst insights.

Full report of global coronary stent market is available at: https://www.omrglobal.com/industry-reports/coronary-stent-market/

“The coronary stent market is driven by increasing prevalence of heart diseases such as such as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Stroke and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) globally. It is the leading cause of fatalities in men and women globally, giving rise to the adoption of coronary stents. According to American Heart Association, CAD is the most common type of heart disease, globally, and is estimated to remain on top for the next 20 years. Every year around 3.4 million women and 3.8 million men lose their life due to CAD. Such high incidences of CHDs are driving the global coronary stent market and it is projected to positively influence the demand for coronary heart surgeries, devices and demand during the forecast period.”

The market on the basis of geography is divided among four major regions – North America, APAC, Europe, and Rest of the world. North America is the leading market. North American market is driven by high healthcare spending, technological advancement including development of latest technology-based stents and adoption of hybrid operating rooms and minimally invasive surgeries. Asia Pacific market is expected to have the highest CAGR amongst all regions during the forecast period of 2018-2023. APAC market is driven by the rising healthcare spending, improving infrastructure& economy, and rising standards of living.”

The report covers:
Comprehensive research methodology of Global Coronary Stent market.
This report also includes detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
Exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the Global Coronary Stent market.
Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the Global Coronary Stent market.
Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues.
Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.

For related reports please visit: https://www.omrglobal.com/reports-category/medical-devices/

About orion market research
Orion Market Research (OMR) is an Indian research company known for its crisp and concise reports. The company is equipped with an experienced team and young brigade of analysts. The company provides quality syndicated research reports, customized research reports, Company profiling, consulting and other research-based services. OMR provide global and regional market reports of various domains such as healthcare, energy, IT, chemicals, and automobiles. OMR provide a 360-degree view of the market with parametric analysis, key market insights, key findings, statistical forecasts, competitive landscape, extensive segmentation, key trends, strategic recommendations and detailed company profiles.

Anurag Tiwari
Orion Market Research Pvt. Ltd.
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Global Coronary Stent Market Research By OMR


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