Global Smart Education & Learning Market, Forecast & Opportunities Report 2021-2026

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10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Their Payouts

There are two types of dividend stocks: those that increase their annual dividend payments year after year, often referred to as Dividend Aristocrats, and those that grow their annual dividends by double-digit percentages every year. In early January, Rob Carrick, one of Canada’s best personal finance columnists, wrote an article about dividend stocks that doubled their payouts over the past 10 years. With an assist from Tom Connolly of DividendGrowth.ca, they’ve put together a list of stocks that have delivered 10-year annualized dividend growth of 7.2%. InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Why 7.2%? That’s the amount of growth you’d need based on the Rule of 72 — 72 divided by 7.2% equals 10– the number of years growth required to double a company’s dividend payout. Now the names on the list, while excellent businesses, are mostly traded exclusively

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President Biden’s climate policy short on math, logic, common sense

President Biden may claim his climate policy is based on science, but it is short on math and logic. As an engineer who has spent his career in the energy industry, I agree that mankind is affecting the climate, and I’m glad the President is taking action to reduce the emissions that come from the consumption of fossil fuels. 

Unfortunately, under pressure from his progressive advisors, President Biden is attacking the production and transportation of petroleum rather than the consumption. That is dangerously backwards. Until other energy alternatives are built and available, America still needs oil and gas.  

Under his plan, the Department of Interior would ban fracking and eliminate oil and gas development on Federal lands, from which they claim come “more than 25% of US greenhouse gas emissions.”

That is grossly inaccurate and illustrates the backwards logic of the Biden climate plan. While 25% of our energy supply

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Octavia Butler’s Visionary Fiction And Afrofuturism : Throughline : NPR

Joelle Avelino
Joelle Avelino

It was middle school, eighth grade, when a sheltered 13-year-old boy suddenly found himself immersed in an unfamiliar world, guided by a girl who wasn’t much older, a girl on the verge of leading a religious movement.

At first glance, it might appear as if all they had in common was age, but there was more. They were both growing up in religious households — she a Baptist in a walled community outside of Los Angeles, he a Muslim in suburban Maryland. And they shared a burning desire to understand the constantly evolving, confusing world they occupied.

The boy was me. The girl, Lauren Oya Olamina, is, of course, the main character in Octavia Butler’s classic science fiction novel Parable of the Sower. We were introduced by an adventurous middle school English teacher who assigned the book to my class.

In Butler’s dystopian world, a strongman has risen to power

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DCMA transforms training with proven program > Air Education and Training Command > Article Display

FORT LEE, Va. —

The Defense Contract Management Agency will make a significant improvement in how it identifies, schedules, monitors and tracks employee training and certification on Feb. 26. When it debuts, the Learning Management System will streamline agency training, much as it’s done for the Defense Logistics Agency where it began.

Michael Beaupre, executive director of Total Force, DCMA’s human resources directorate, said there are several reasons LMS is the agency’s future.

“First, it reduces the administrative burden on the workforce. It will be easier for both individuals and supervisors to see upcoming training deadlines, and to schedule accordingly,” he said. “It will also be a single point of entry for all training — both competency assessment and policy compliance — which again reduces the burden on the user. Finally, it gives very robust reports on the status of our total workforce in regards to training and competency. This

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