Helping adults with disabilities

With the increasing focus on diversity & inclusion (D&I) within our work communities, there is a growing acceptance that having a set of people who look, think, talk, act and simply are different from one another creates the most impactful and meaningful outcomes for organizations and for us as human beings. The lens of D&I …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/08/18/dorie-fain-helping-adults-with-disabilities/

Reflections on an all-female mediation session

I had the best experience during a mediation recently – an all-female, eight-hour phone mediation. Now, you would think that the eight-hour phone part sounds daunting, but it was actually the getting up at 4 a.m. only to miss my flight because BWI security was a nightmare part that was horrible. Because I then had …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/08/17/reflections-on-an-all-female-mediation-session/

Hogan draws line in Ocean City sand over Kirwan, taxes

OCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan drew a line in the sand Saturday, declaring he would not allow tax increases to be used to pay for a statewide education proposal whose costs would approach $4 billion annually. Speaking at an annual gathering of county leaders and legislators from around the state, Hogan said he was …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/08/17/hogan-draws-line-in-ocean-city-sand-over-kirwan-taxes/

Best Week, Worst Week: Md. economy gets a South Korean boost; Harford firm loses out on $45M settlement

Maryland’s economy got a boost this week from two deals concerning South Korean-focused business interests, while a Harford County company is down in the dumps after losing a $45 million jury award over wanting to use its property as a rubble landfill. Three Maryland biotech companies spun out from Johns Hopkins University’s startup incubator will …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/08/17/best-week-worst-week-md-economy-gets-a-south-korean-boost-harford-firm-loses-out-on-45m-settlement/

Court: US can reject asylum requests at some parts of border

HOUSTON — A federal appeals court’s ruling Friday will allow the Trump administration to begin rejecting asylum at some parts of the U.S.-Mexico border for migrants who arrived after transiting through a third country. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals limited a lower court’s order against President Donald Trump’s policy to …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/08/16/court-us-can-reject-asylum-requests-at-some-parts-of-border/

Pimlico negotiating team says ‘substantial progress’ made in talks

“Substantial progress” has been made in the effort to keep the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore, according to a letter received by the Maryland Racing Commission from the team negotiating a possible deal.

The Aug. 13 letter provided no further details beyond saying the team hopes to make recommendations “as to the ways and means to preserve the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and year-round sustainable racing at Laurel Park.” Despite its vagueness, the letter represents…

from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/08/16/pimlico-negotiating-team-says-substantial-progress.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
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Eddie’s of Roland Park will pay you to use your own bag

Eddie’s of Roland Park, the venerable grocer known for its attentive service, is offering an alternative to banning or charging for plastic shopping bags.

The 75-year-old family-owned supermarket will start offering shoppers a 5-cent credit for each reusable bag they provide for their groceries as of Aug. 25. To celebrate the test rollout of the initiative, the store will also offer a buy-one, get-one-free special on its Eddie’s-branded reusable shopping bags from Aug. 25 to Sept.7. The bags retail…

from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/08/16/eddies-of-roland-park-will-pay-you-to-use-your-own.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search
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