Friday, December 18, 2015

short story slam week 35, love is relevant

my heart leaps up where i behold
a rainbow in the sky
so was it when my life began,
So is it now I am a man,
So be it when i shall grow old,
or let me die!
the child is father of the Man,
and I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

love betrayal
when extra ingredients add
to remove the feel
of original source

although many know the rules
yet few dance music to a cure
when the show is over
the stage shiver in cold stance.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

天门市竟陵高级中学 Tianmen Shi Jingling Gaoji Zhongcue

天门市竟陵高级中学

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竟陵高级中学 
初中
Address: China, 湖北省天门市鸿渐路152号
hubei sheng, tianmen shi, hongjian lu, #152
 
 
 
编辑
天门市竟陵高级中学创建于1956年,是天门市市级示范高中。坐落在竟陵城北茶圣陆羽故里、明朝嘉靖年间的儒学旧址上,南际文学泉之甘醴,北枕陆羽广场之苍翠。
中文名
天门市竟陵高级中学
简    称
竟陵高中
创办时间
1956年
所属地区
中国湖北
主要奖项
天门市市级示范高中
天门市艺术教育“先进学校”
高考优胜学校
全国作文教学先进单位

学校校史 编辑

天门市竟陵高级中学,创建于1956年,原来校址在天门城内樊关口,校名天门县第四中学。
学校的校徽 学校的校徽
首届招收初中一年级新生六个班,共279人,其中住读生146人。开办校长胡先诗,教导主任程白苍,总务主任罗支元,专职教师12人。为了加强学校思想政治工作,1957年成立中国共产党天门县第四中学支部委员会,杨克顺任党支部书记。
1959年3月,改校名为天门县城东中学,同年秋,天门县第二十八中学撤销,两个班的学生并入该校。一、二年级各六个班,三年级两个班,全校共十四个班,学生734人,教职工34人。
1960年秋,天门县在城关地区试办“九年一贯制”的“一条龙学校”,将本校与城西中学南关小学机关幼儿园合并,校名天门县西关学校,校长黄绍元,党支部书记叶茂圣。本校为初中部,由副校长杨仁修主持工作。此时,西关学校全体师生在风波湖开垦荒地200余亩,作为“教育与生产劳动相结合”的基地。
1961年,贯彻“调整、巩固、充实、提高”的八字方针,学校奉命精简“超令生”,除初三毕业班外,初一、初二共精简“超令生”300余人。
1962年,“一条龙学校”试验停止,本校与城西中学分离,学校由樊关口迁至儒学故址(现学校所在地),校名为天门县城关中学。校长杨仁修,为天门县重点初中,面向全县择优招生
学校的2011年春季开学典礼 学校的2011年春季开学典礼
1963年,彭博安继任校长,李培成调来任党支部书记。1963年3月至1966年4月,学校正确贯彻党的教育方针,突出思想政治工作,狠抓教学管理,校风校纪严明,学生德、智、体全面发展,成绩斐然,师生中学习雷锋做好事蔚然成风,三好学生层出不穷。1965年毕业生180人,升入高中和中专91人,飞行滑翔学员2人,报送军事学校的女生2人。
1971年,体制下放,学校改属城关镇领导。恢复党支部领导下的校长负责制。校长李培成,党支部书记由工宣队队长兼任。同年,创办高中,招收学生268人,编为5个班,全校共有初、高中学生1183人。学校成为全日制完全中学。
1981年,学校改名为天门县竟陵中学,苏中道任党支部书记,直至1991年。
1982年,副校长毛汉生主持工作,提出“苦战一年,振兴竟中”的口号。通过一年的奋斗,金秋硕果累累。1983年高考揭晓,大专上线105人,尤其是文科班升学率以绝对优势位居全县榜首,理科协调发展声名远播。一批考生,叩开北大、清华等名
学校的运动会开幕式 学校的运动会开幕式
牌大学的校门,学校因此荣获市政府授予的“高考优胜红旗”。
1983年,高中入学新生改为三年制。
1984年,学校收归县管。毛汉生任校长,1984—1988年高考连续过百关,多次在天门县(市)和原荆州地区高中教育工作会上作典型经验介绍。特别是1984年,学校高考再创辉煌,全校大专上线154人,总数、升学率名列全市第二,跻身原荆州地区八强行列,真可谓雄视荆楚,领尽风骚。
1986年,由于城镇建设需要,鸿渐大道通过我校,校大礼堂拆去,将我校一分为东西两部分。是年周运斌任副校长,主持学校工作,1987年学校更名为天门市竟陵高级中学,1988年周运斌任副校长。
1993年沈英矩任校长,1995年秋,沈英矩任校长兼书记。三年来,学校面目日新。高考年年过百关,招飞工作连续三年受到广州军区和湖北省招办二等奖、一等奖、特等奖的奖励。
1993年天门市高中教育工作会议在竟陵高中召开。1993年至1995
学校的秋季运动会 学校的秋季运动会
年连续三年被市教委评为先进学校,被市政府授予“高中教育先进单位”红旗。1994年,被原荆州地区授予“高中教育质量优胜奖”红旗,被广大人民群众誉为“英才摇篮”。
2003年——2006年傅祖德任校长,学校硬件、软件全面更新,学校发展上了一个新台阶,2006年被市政府督导室评为“市级示范高中”。
2006——2010年,马良平任 校长,砥砺廿载再铸辉煌,学校日新月异,取得了全社会瞩目的成就。2008年学校被市政府评为“高考先进单位”,2009年高考,再创新高,文理最高分 613分,600分以上3人,580分以上10人;文理过一本线31人,全校一类本科线80人,理科实验班一本上线22人,体美本科上线率达90%,文理 上线1096人,上线率93.6%。
2010年11月,朱良才
天门市竟陵高级中学
任校长,党总支书记,任职期间,革故鼎新,以智慧和勤勉开创学校新局面,首次建立了家长服务中心,积极推行导师制和伙伴制,始终坚持以日常教学管理为核心,建立科学合理的管理机制,带领学校走上了快速发展的新阶段。(据天门市竟陵高级中学网站资料,时间截至2009年8月5日)。[5]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

short story slam week 33, and wednesday on U


Bluebell Books Twitter Club!


when the purple tree house runs
cross the milky way via magpie bridge
the universe burns red

november turkey dinner roasts
a blue light to warm up north pole walrus,
what universal glow

thankful reindeer fly
a house rise to outer space via Jumanji
and a rocket ship sky high
 



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

short story slam week 32, three word wednesday 451, and sunday whirl


Bluebell Books Twitter Club!



3WW Week No. 451




Wordle 222



when Lindsay enrolls at Softwear Colgate high school,
she did not expect Amelia to sit next to her,
often feeling uneasy about her womanly period,
and often she falls silent about Linsday's favor from a few boys

the end is sad
when Linsday transfers to Westmore High,
so that Amelia obtains some focused fame,
eventually, both women attend UW college at Washington state.

the ability to open one's mind and shift gears
when it is needed is essential,
thus, when autumn is in the air,
we expect the leaves to fall, and pumpkins to sell

seconds, minutes, hours, days, nights, weeks, months,
years, decades, century, and dynasty,
trees grow year prints called nian lun,
demons wear constomes when it comes to Halloween

the world seem placid, plain, and pirate to small kids,
a quirky mindset won't win prize for being sneaky,
don't call me blogging buddy
unless you enjoy your freedom touching the board of writing whirling, daily.



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Monday, September 28, 2015

sweet sentences from ok cowboys and cowgirls

Chinese friendship association,
moon cake and singers contest;
sports reports,
Cody Stevennagen, Nathan Ruiz,
health service, soil and plants,
Stetson Payne, Matt Villareal,
music, events updates,
Nancy Black, Dale Barns,
general article, opinions,
Cathy Perry, Kurt Steiss

Sunday, September 6, 2015

WELCOME TO WISE!


 


General | History | Geography | Community Values | Local Government | Boards & Commissions
Our Sister City | Awards & Recognition | Fast Facts | Business Directory | Maps | Documents Archive

On behalf of the Wise Town Council and employees of the Town government, welcome to the Town of Wise website.
                                                                     

The Town of Wise Council: 

 
Jeffery Dotson - Council Member                                                           
Billy Bartlett, Jr. - Council Member
Caynor Smith, Jr. - Mayor
Teresa Adkins - Vice Mayor
Cindi Smoot - Council Member

 
 

Wise, Virginia: The Place to Be!


Located high on the Appalachian Plateau in the far corner of southwestern Virginia, at 2,684 feet above sea level, Wise is situated in a lovely, lush, mountainous area blessed by an abundance of natural, scenic, and historic resources.  Unlike the tilted upthrusts of the land to the East, the Plateau sandstone is layered horizontally, as is evident in the road cuts and occasional highwalls which remain from the early days of strip mining.  It was in this sandstone that seams of coal were discovered in the 1800’s, and that high-quality coal changed forever the course of history for the Town of Wise and the surrounding areas.  Many of the fine houses built during the economic boom that followed, still line the Main Street.
As the county seat for Wise County, the Town of Wise has also become a commercial and legal center.  However, it still maintains its small town charm and friendliness and offers the visitor a unique dining and shopping experience including a gourmet coffee shop, a restaurant with banquet facilities and civil war decor, several lounges, a ladies boutique, spa services, and a showcase featuring the works of over 50 local artisans and craftsmen.  Mountain Rose Vineyard, only six miles from downtown, has converted land mined for coal into a lush vineyard featuring wine tasting, sales, and tours.  In addition, Pro-Art, Appalachian Children’s Theatre and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise regularly bring outstanding concerts, plays, performances, and lecturers to the area.  The regional library system is headquartered in Wise and houses an impressive art gallery.  The Wise County Historical Society archives many documents which facilitate genealogical and historical; research. 
Formerly known as Clinch Valley College, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise grew out of the commitment of individuals who sought to bring the benefits of higher education to the coalfields of southwestern Virginia.  Now over fifty years old, the College is home to more than 1900 students and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten liberal arts colleges in the entire United States.  The influence of these culturally diverse students and faculty from all over the world on the community is profound. The work of a well known researcher, author from UVA Wise, Dr. Brent Kennedy, to examine and establish the ethnic background of a group of people settled in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and labeled “Melungeons” led to many cultural exchanges with various locales in Turkey and to the development of a sister city relationship between the Town of Wise and Cesme Turkey. 
Camp Bethel is located on 160 acres of woodland one mile from Wise and offers guest lodging in rustic log cabins, tent camping, or RV spaces at Whsipering Pines.  Activities include camping, hiking, canoeing, volleyball, indoor basketball, softball, and paintball.  Organized programs for retreats and wilderness adventure camps are also available.   Canoeing, hiking, and fishing can also be found at Bear Creek Reservoir, a beautiful lake which is also the Town’s water supply.
The second full weekend each October, thousands flock to downtown Wise for the Wise County Famous Fall Fling.  This arts and crafts festival provides a venue for regional artisans and features authentic mountain food and music.
Only one hour west of Abingdon, and just off Route 58 and US 23, Wise is indeed … the place to be. 
 

GEOGRAPHY
Located high on the Appalachian Plateau, in the far corner of southwestern Virginia, at 2,684’ elevation and surrounded by a lush and rugged landscape, the Town of Wise is in a unique setting.  Unlike the tilted upthrusts of the land found in Russell County,  the Appalachian Plateau sandstone is layered horizontally through alternating beds of shale, coal, and stone, as is evident in the roadcuts and occasional high  walls left over from  strip-mining.  It was in this sandstone that seams of coal were discovered in the 1800s, and that high-quality coal changed forever the course of history for Wise and the surrounding areas. Many of the fine homes built during the economic boom that followed still line the Main Street. 


OUR COMMUNITY VALUES
Our Rural Lifestyle
We enjoy a more relaxed pace of life, with a sense of community, a feeling of personal safety, and a neighborly compassion for one another.
Our Unique Heritage
We are proud of our mountain culture and its traditions and history.  We will continue to work to preserve it through our art, music, and celebrations.
Our Family Values
We are committed to our children and we recognize that therein lies our best future.  We treasure our elderly and recognize their importance as a link to our past.  We recognize that families are the backbone of our community.
Our Work Ethic
We believe that a strong work ethic is important, as is law and order, and community values that are moralistic.
Our Commitment to Education
One of the strongest elements of the Wise community is its education system.  A quality public school system works in tandem with a solid vocational training program to provide skills required for local employers.  The community college and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise prepare students for productive work.  We must remain committed to excellence in our education systems. 
Our Stewardship of the Environment
The preservation and appreciation of our natural resources is one of our primary concerns.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVERVIEW
The Town of Wise operates as a council-manager form of municipal government.  Under this system, an elected Town Council (five members) is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall supervisory authority in the town government.  They appoint a professionally-trained manager to supervise the implementation of their policies.  Wise citizens regularly choose the members of Town Council through popular elections held every two years.  The council members are elected to staggered four year terms of office.  From among their group, the council members choose by simple majority vote, a chairman or Mayor to preside over the meetings and perform ceremonial duties.  The Mayor serves a two-year term.  


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Boards and Commissions are created by the Mayor and Town Council to provide the Town government with a source of informed opinion and public participation in the shaping of its policies and programs. 
All general and commission meetings are open to the public and citizen participation is encouraged.

Board of Zoning Appeals

This board is composed of five members who are charged with the task of hearing and deciding all appeals of decisions rendered by the Zoning Administrator and applications for variances and special exceptions as provided in the Zoning ordinance.  Members elect their own chairperson and serve overlapping five year terms.  The Board meets on a “called” basis.
Planning Commission
The Commission is a five-member body charged with responsibility for formulating a comprehensive plan for the Town’s growth and development and updating it every five years.  The commission also reviews and makes recommendations to Town Council on all applications for Zoning Map and Zoning text amendments, annexations, and street closings.  The Commission also reviews and approves all subdivision plans and all site plans for special development and conducts such other planning studies and functions as are necessary in the overall planning operations of the Town.  Terms of membership are overlapping and run for four years.  The body selects its own chairperson.  The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm.
Blue Ribbon Beautification Committee
Town Council tries to make decisions through a collaborative, participative process using a multi-disciplinary team of department heads that bring together various skills and mindsets.  Sometimes our teams include partnerships with local businesses, key community leaders, various civic groups, and citizens at large to form focus groups for specific issues.  Established in 2002 by the Wise Town Council, the Blue Ribbon Beautification Committee exists for the purpose of acting as an inspiration to unify, revitalize, and beautify the aesthetic qualities of the Town by enhancing the unity and character identity of the town.  The committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Town Manager and consists of ten citizens.


Çesme, Turkey - Our Sister City
The town of Wise is a member of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and International communities through reciprocal educational and professional exchanges to foster friendships and learning. 
In 1994, Wise native Brent Kennedy authored a book titled, “The Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People” which chronicled the history of the people of central Appalachia classified as Melungeons. His research has identified probable genetic ties between some of our mountain people and 15th century Turks. Local interest in this possible Turkish ancestry for some Melungeon families in our area led the Town of Wise to forge links with the port city of Cesme, Turkey, from which Dr. Kennedy believes some of the Turks departed for America more than 400 years ago.  In recognition of the historical, ethnic, and cultural ties between the Melungeon people of Wise and the people of Western Anatolia in Turkey, in 1995, the Town established a sister city relationship with Çesme, Anatolia, Turkey. 
Since that time several visitations between officials of the two localities have taken place.  In addition, educational exchanges through the University of Virginia’s College at Wise continue to build upon that dialogue by means of  sister institution programs with the University of Marmara and the University of Istanbul.
Today Çesme is a small but very popular resort community on the Aegean coast of western Turkey. Noted both as a fishing and tourist village, its is remarkably striking and is regarded as one of Turkey’s most beautiful stretches of beach.  Çesme meaning “fountain” in Turkish derives from the many springs found throughout the area.  By day, people flock to the curative springs and thermal baths or to the beaches for a variety of water sports.  By night, the village is infused with energy and excitement in the various restaurants, cafes, bars, and discos.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sheryl Kara Sandberg

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sheryl Sandberg
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Sandberg at Facebook London, April 2013
Born Sheryl Kara Sandberg
August 28, 1969 (age 45)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Residence Menlo Park, California[1]
Alma mater Harvard University (AB, MBA)
Occupation COO of Facebook
Years active 1991–present
Net worth Increase US $1.1 billion[2] (June 2015)
Board member of The Walt Disney Company
Women for Women International
Center for Global Development
V-Day
SurveyMonkey
Spouse(s) Brian Kraff (m. 1993; div. 1994)
Dave Goldberg (m. 2004; wid. 2015)
Children 2 (with Goldberg)
Sheryl Kara Sandberg (/ˈsændbərɡ/; born August 28, 1969)[3] is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members,[4] becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board. Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and was involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
In 2012 she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine.[5] As of June 2015, Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.[6]

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    Early life and education

    Sandberg was born in 1969 in Washington, D.C. to a Jewish family,[7] the daughter of Adele (née Einhorn) and Joel Sandberg, and the oldest of three children.[3][8] Her father is an ophthalmologist and her mother was a college teacher of the French language.[7] Adele taught English as a second language and founded Ear Peace-Save Your Hearing, a nonprofit that teaches teens how to prevent hearing loss.[9] She dropped out of a Ph.D. program when she was pregnant with Sheryl and concentrated on raising her children.[10][11] Sheryl's maternal grandmother, Rosalind Einhorn, grew up in a poor family in a crowded apartment in New York City, finished high school in spite of being pulled out during The Great Depression, went on to community college, graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and later saved her family business from financial ruin.[12][13][14] Sandberg's family was active in helping Soviet Jews make aliyah to Israel during refusenik era and attended rallies during the weekends.[9][15][16] Her parents were detained and interrogated in Kishinev and later expelled from the USSR.[17]
    Her family moved to North Miami Beach, Florida, when she was two years old.[7] She attended North Miami Beach High School, where she was "always at the top of her class", and graduated ninth in her class with a 4.646 grade point average.[7][9] She was sophomore class president, became a member of the National Honor Society, and was on the senior class executive board.[9] Sandberg taught aerobics in the 1980s while in high school.[18]
    In 1987 Sandberg enrolled at Harvard College. She graduated in 1991 summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics.[19] While at Harvard, she co-founded an organization called Women in Economics and Government.[9] She met then-professor Larry Summers, who became her mentor and thesis adviser.[20] Summers recruited her to be his research assistant at the World Bank,[7] where she worked for approximately one year on health projects in India dealing with leprosy, AIDS, and blindness.[21]
    In 1993 she enrolled at Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her M.B.A. with highest distinction.[19] In her first year of business school, she won a fellowship.[22]

    Career

    Early career

    After graduating from business school in the spring of 1995, Sandberg worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company for approximately one year (1995-1996). From 1996 to 2001 she again worked for Larry Summers, who was then serving as Chief of Staff at the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. Sandberg assisted in the Treasury's work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis.[21] She joined Google Inc. in 2001, serving as its Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations from November 2001 to March 2008. She was responsible for online sales of Google's advertising and publishing products as well as for sales operations of Google's consumer products and Google Book Search.[23]

    Facebook

    In late 2007, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, met Sandberg at a Christmas party held by Dan Rosensweig; at the time, she was considering becoming a senior executive for The Washington Post Company.[7] Zuckerberg had no formal search for a COO, but thought of Sandberg as "a perfect fit" for this role.[7] They spent more time together in January 2008 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In March 2008, Facebook announced hiring Sheryl Sandberg away from Google for the role of COO.[24]
    After joining the company, Sandberg quickly began trying to figure out how to make Facebook profitable. Before she joined, the company was "primarily interested in building a really cool site; profits, they assumed, would follow."[7] By late spring, Facebook's leadership had agreed to rely on advertising, "with the ads discreetly presented"; by 2010, Facebook became profitable.[7] According to Facebook, she oversees the firm's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications.[25]
    Sandberg's executive compensation for FY 2011 was $300,000 base salary plus $30,491,613 in FB shares.[26] According to her Form 3, she also owns 38,122,000 stock options and restricted stock units (worth approx. $1.45 billion as of mid-May 2012) that will be completely vested by May 2022, subject to her continued employment through the vesting date.[27]
    In 2012 she became the eighth member (and the first female member) of Facebook's board of directors.[28]
    In October 2012, Business Insider reported that stock units (appx. 34 million) vested in Sandberg's name accounted for nearly US$790,000,000. Facebook withheld roughly 15 million of those stocks for tax reasons, leaving her with nearly US$417,000,000.[citation needed] The media reported on August 12, 2013 that she sold 2.4 million shares in the company worth about US $91 million — 5 percent of her total stake in the company.[29]
    In April 2014, it was reported that Sandberg had sold over half of her shares in Facebook since the company went public. At the time of Facebook's IPO she held approximately 41 million shares in the company; after several rounds of sales she is left with around 17.2 million shares, a 0.5% stake in the company, worth about one billion dollars.[30]

    Boards

    In 2009 Sandberg was named to the board of The Walt Disney Company.[31] She also serves on the boards of Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.[25] She was previously a board member of Starbucks with a $280,000 annual salary,[32] Brookings Institution and Ad Council.

    Other work and ventures

    In 2008 Sandberg wrote an article for The Huffington Post in support of her mentor, Larry Summers, who was under fire for his comments about women.[33] She was a keynote speaker at the Jewish Community Federation's Business Leadership Council in 2010.[34] In December 2010, she gave a TED speech titled "Why we have too few women leaders."[35] In May 2011 she gave the Commencement Address at the Barnard College graduation ceremony.[36] She spoke as the keynote speaker at the Class Day ceremony at the Harvard Business School in May 2012.[37] In April 2013, she was the keynote speaker for Colgate University's second annual Entrepreneur Weekend.[38] In 2015 she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.[39]

    Lean In

    Sandberg released her first book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, co-authored by Nell Scovell and published by Knopf on March 11, 2013. It is about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism.[40][41][42][43][44][45] As of the fall of 2013, the book sold more than one million copies and was on top of the bestseller lists since its launch.[46]
    Lean In is a book for professional women to help them achieve their career goals and for men who want to contribute to a more equitable society. The book looks at the barriers preventing women from taking leadership roles in the workplace, barriers such as discrimination, blatant and subtle sexism, and sexual harassment.[47] She also examines societal barriers such as the fact that women still work the double day and the devaluing of work inside the home as opposed to work outside the home. Along with the latter there are the barriers that women create for themselves through internalizing systematic discrimination and societal gender roles. Sandberg argues that in order for change to happen women need to break down these societal and personal barriers by striving for and achieving leadership roles. The ultimate goal is to encourage women to lean in to positions of leadership because she asserts that by having more female voices in positions of power there will be more equitable opportunities created for everyone.

    Ban Bossy

    Main article: Ban Bossy
    In March 2014, Sandberg and Lean In sponsored the Ban Bossy campaign, a television and social media censorship advocacy campaign designed to ban the word bossy from general use due to its perceived harmful effect on young girls. Several video spots with notable spokespersons including Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, and Condoleezza Rice among others were produced along with a web site providing school training material, leadership tips, and an online pledge form to which visitors can promise not to use the word.[49][50][51]

    Criticism

    One critic claimed that Sandberg is "too elitist" and another that she is "tone-deaf" to the struggles faced by the average woman in the workplace.[52][53]
    Sandberg addresses both of these issues in the introduction of her book, stating that she is "acutely aware that the vast majority of women are struggling to make ends meet and take care of their families"[54] and that her intention was to "offer advice that would have been useful long before I had heard of Google or Facebook."[55]

    Personal life

    Sandberg first married at age 24 and divorced a year later. In 2004, she married Dave Goldberg, then an executive with Yahoo! and later CEO of SurveyMonkey.[3][46][56] The couple has a son and a daughter.[57] Sandberg and Goldberg frequently discussed being in a Shared Earning/Shared Parenting Marriage.[58] On May 1, 2015, Goldberg died while the couple was vacationing in Mexico.[59][60] On June 3, 2015, she posted a 1700 word message about dealing with her grief.[61] Within one day, the post had more received than 600,000 positive responses on Facebook and Twitter.[62]
    Sandberg currently lives in Menlo Park, California.[1][63]

    Honors

    External video
    Sheryl Sandberg.jpg
    Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders, TED[64]
    Barnard College Commencement Speech, Barnard College[65]
    • Sheryl Sandberg has been ranked one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine:
      • In 2007 she was ranked #29 and was the youngest woman on the list.[66]
      • In 2008 she was ranked #34.[67]
      • In 2009 she was ranked #22.[68]
      • In 2010 she was ranked #16.[69]
      • In 2014 she was ranked #10.[70]
    • On the list of 50 "Women to Watch" by The Wall Street Journal.
      • She was ranked #19 on that list in 2007.[71]
      • She was ranked #21 on that list in 2008.[72]
    • Sandberg was named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Business Week in 2009.[73]
    • She has been listed as one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes.[74] In 2014, Sandberg was listed as ninth, just behind Michelle Obama.[75]
    • In 2012, Newsweek and The Daily Beast released their first "Digital Power Index", a list of the 100 most significant people in the digital world that year (plus 10 additional "Lifetime Achievement" winners), and she was ranked #3 in the "Evangelists" category.[76]
    • In 2012, she was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by Time.[5]
    • Lean In was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (2013).[77]
    • In 2013, she was ranked #8 on the "The World's 50 Most Influential Jews" conducted by The Jerusalem Post.[78]

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Bemidji, Minnesota

     

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    Bemidji, Minnesota
    City
    Statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
    Statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
    Flag of Bemidji, Minnesota
    Flag
    Nickname(s): Brrrmidji
    Motto: "First City On The Mississippi"
    Location of the city of Bemidjiwithin Beltrami Countyin the state of Minnesota
    Location of the city of Bemidji
    within Beltrami County
    in the state of Minnesota
    Bemidji, Minnesota is located in USA
    Bemidji, Minnesota
    Bemidji, Minnesota
    Location in the United States
    Coordinates: 47°28′25″N 94°52′49″W
    Country United States
    State Minnesota
    County Beltrami
    Incorporated 1896
    Government
     • Mayor Rita Albrecht
    Area[1]
     • City 14.14 sq mi (36.62 km2)
     • Land 12.92 sq mi (33.46 km2)
     • Water 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)  8.63%
    Elevation 1,365 ft (416 m)
    Population (2010)[2]
     • City 13,431
     • Estimate (2013[3]) 14,435
     • Density 1,039.6/sq mi (401.4/km2)
     • Urban 16,000 (roughly)
    Time zone Central (UTC-6)
     • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
    ZIP code 56601
    Area code(s) 218
    FIPS code 27-05068
    GNIS feature ID 0655325[4]
    Website www.ci.bemidji.mn.us
    Bemidji (/bəˈmɪ/ bə-MIJ-ee) is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat[5]), in North West Minnesota, United States. With a population of 13,431 at the 2010 census,[6] it is the largest commercial center between Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Duluth, Minnesota. Bemidji houses many Native American services, which including the Indian Health Service. The city is the central hub of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, White Earth Indian Reservation and the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Bemidji lies on the southwest shore of Lake Bemidji, the northernmost lake feeding the Mississippi River and, as such, is deemed "the first city on the Mississippi." Bemidji is also called the "curling capital" of the U.S.

    Name

    Its name derives from the Ojibwe Buh-mid-ji-ga-maug (Double-Vowel orthography: bemijigamaag),[7] meaning "a lake with crossing waters". On occasion, in Ojibwe, the city of Bemidji is called Wabigamaang ("at the lake channel/narrows"), because part of the city is situated on the Lakes Bemidji/Irving narrows, located on the south end of Lake Bemidji, and extends to the eastern shore of Lake Irving. Some sources also credit the name to Chief Bemidji, an Ojibwe chief.[8]

    History

    Bemidji Township was surveyed in 1874, and organized in 1896, twenty-four days after the village of Bemidji was chartered, and is the oldest township in the county. In 1897, the county attorney declared the original Bemidji township organization illegal (no reason given), and the township reorganized June 26, 1897.[9]

    Parks and recreation

    Bemidji is near Chippewa National Forest, Itasca State Park, Lake Bemidji State Park, Big Bog State Recreation Area, and state forest areas. Bemidji has 400 lakes within 25 miles (40 km), 500 mi (800 km) of snowmobile trails and 99 mi (160 km) of cross country ski trails. Bemidji is home to many recreational events throughout the year. The Paul Bunyan Triathlon is the 3rd Saturday in August. The Dragon Boat Festival is a racing competition held at the waterfront during the first week of August. The Bemidji Polar Days is a week-long event held during the winter months. The Minnesota Finlandia Ski Marathon is also held in Bemidji.[10]

    Geography

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.14 square miles (36.62 km2), of which 12.92 square miles (33.46 km2) is land and 1.22 square miles (3.16 km2) is water.[1]
    Four-lane U.S. Route 2, U.S. Route 71, and Minnesota State Highway 197 are three of the main routes in the city. Minnesota State Highways 89 and 371 are nearby.
    The largest earthquake on record for the Bemidji area was recorded on September 3, 1917. It is claimed that it shook houses down in Bemidji and across northern Minnesota.[11] The epicenter was about 95 miles (153 km) away in Staples, Minnesota and affected an area of 48,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) with a magnitude 4.4 with a maximum intensity of VI to VII. The closest and most recent quake occurred in Walker, Minnesota on September 27, 1982 with a magnitude of 2.0.[12]

    Climate

    Bemidji has a hemiboreal climate, Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification - short, warm summers; long, severe winters. The average mean annual temperature in Bemidji is 37.3 degrees. The coldest month is January with an average daily high of 16 degrees and an average daily low of -4 degrees. The warmest month is July with an average daily high of 79 degrees and an average daily low of 57 degrees. The average annual humidity is 47%. The average annual snowfall is 41.1 inches and the average annual rainfall is 23.8 inches. The average day Lake Bemidji freezes over is November 26 and the average day the ice goes off the lake is April 26.[citation needed]
    [hide]Climate data for Bemidji, Minnesota
    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
    Record high °F (°C) 52
    (11)
    60
    (16)
    72
    (22)
    95
    (35)
    94
    (34)
    96
    (36)
    101
    (38)
    103
    (39)
    98
    (37)
    95
    (35)
    73
    (23)
    56
    (13)
    103
    (39)
    Average high °F (°C) 16.4
    (−8.7)
    24.0
    (−4.4)
    36.0
    (2.2)
    52.6
    (11.4)
    67.5
    (19.7)
    74.6
    (23.7)
    78.7
    (25.9)
    76.6
    (24.8)
    65.9
    (18.8)
    53.5
    (11.9)
    33.9
    (1.1)
    20.7
    (−6.3)
    50.03
    (10.01)
    Daily mean °F (°C) 5.9
    (−14.5)
    13.3
    (−10.4)
    26.0
    (−3.3)
    41.1
    (5.1)
    55.1
    (12.8)
    63.3
    (17.4)
    68.0
    (20)
    65.6
    (18.7)
    55.6
    (13.1)
    44.3
    (6.8)
    26.5
    (−3.1)
    12.0
    (−11.1)
    39.73
    (4.29)
    Average low °F (°C) −4.3
    (−20.2)
    2.6
    (−16.3)
    16.0
    (−8.9)
    29.5
    (−1.4)
    42.6
    (5.9)
    51.9
    (11.1)
    57.0
    (13.9)
    54.6
    (12.6)
    45.3
    (7.4)
    35.0
    (1.7)
    19.0
    (−7.2)
    3.3
    (−15.9)
    29.38
    (−1.44)
    Record low °F (°C) −50
    (−46)
    −47
    (−44)
    −44
    (−42)
    −13
    (−25)
    11
    (−12)
    24
    (−4)
    37
    (3)
    30
    (−1)
    22
    (−6)
    2
    (−17)
    −30
    (−34)
    −45
    (−43)
    −50
    (−46)
    Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.2
    (20.8)
    5.5
    (14)
    5.6
    (14.2)
    2.1
    (5.3)
    0.1
    (0.3)
    0
    (0)
    0
    (0)
    0
    (0)
    0
    (0)
    0.5
    (1.3)
    6.1
    (15.5)
    6.7
    (17)
    34.1
    (86.6)
    Source: Climatography of the United States[13]

    Demographics

    Historical population
    Census Pop.
    1900 2,183
    1910 5,099
    133.6%
    1920 7,086
    39.0%
    1930 7,202
    1.6%
    1940 9,427
    30.9%
    1950 10,001
    6.1%
    1960 9,958
    −0.4%
    1970 11,490
    15.4%
    1980 10,949
    −4.7%
    1990 11,245
    2.7%
    2000 11,917
    6.0%
    2010 13,431
    12.7%
    Est. 2013 14,435
    7.5%
    U.S. Decennial Census[14]
    2013 Estimate[3]

    2010 census

    As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 13,431 people, 5,339 households, and 2,557 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,039.6 inhabitants per square mile (401.4/km2). There were 5,748 housing units at an average density of 444.9 per square mile (171.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.3% White, 1.2% African American, 11.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 4.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
    There were 5,339 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.1% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.83.
    The median age in the city was 27.1 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 26.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 17.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

    2000 census

    As of the census of 2000, there were 11,917 people, 4,669 households, and 2,427 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,011.8 people per square mile (390.6/km²). There were 4,948 housing units at an average density of 420.1 per square mile (162.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.31% White American, 0.76% African American, 11.52% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.
    There were 4,669 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.
    In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 24.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
    The median income for a household in the city was $28,072, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $28,312 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,264. About 13.2% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

    Culture

    1894 photo of Carson's Trading Post, Bemidji's first white business. Brothers George Earl and Merian Ellsworth Carson moved to the area in 1888, and Merian eventually married into a Leach Lake Band family.[15]
    Bemidji is a college city with strong arts influences. The city's streets are lined with small shops and adorned with sculptures and other forms of public art.
    The Concordia Language Villages are located near Bemidji and have been influential in the existence of several language conversational groups (including French, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and German) that meet weekly in local coffee houses.
    In 2011, Red Lake Ojibwe Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. complimented the city for its Ojibwe language signage in places of business.[16]
    During the summer, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse operates a non-Equity, summer stock theater. Bemidji Community Theatre also provides live theatre for the Bemidji area when Paul Bunyan Playhouse is not in operation.
    The city is well known to fans of the sport of curling. Both men's and women's rinks from the Bemidji Curling Club won the right to represent the United States in the 2005 World Curling Championship and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Pete Fenson, the skip of the U.S. curling team that took the bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, is a native of Bemidji, as is Natalie Nicholson, who was the lead for the United States women's team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
    A city referendum for a Bemidji Regional Events Center passed by a slim majority of 43 votes out of 4,583 votes cast in November 2006.[citation needed] Opening in 2010, the center was renamed the Sanford Center and serves as home to the Bemidji State University hockey team. The men's and women's hockey teams are both members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Beginning in the spring of 2014, the Sanford Center will be home to the city's first-ever professional sports team, the Bemidji Axemen of the Indoor Football League.

    Education

    Bemidji is home to Northwest Technical College, Oak Hills Christian College, and Bemidji State University. Public Education is served by Bemidji Area Schools, TrekNorth Charter High School, Voyagers Charter High School and Schoolcraft Charter School. Bemidji is also home to three private schools: St. Philips Catholic School, St. Mark's Lutheran School and Heartland Christian Academy.

    Regional center

    The City of Bemidji acts as a regional center for shopping, arts, entertainment, education, health services, worship, and government services. The Bemidji Area includes parts or all of Beltrami (Pop. 44,442), Hubbard (Pop. 20,428), Cass (Pop. 28,567), Itasca (Pop. 45,058), Koochiching (Pop. 13,311), Lake Of The Woods (Pop. 4,045), Marshall (Pop. 9,439), Pennington (Pop. 13,930), Red Lake (Pop. 4,089), Clearwater (Pop. 8,695), and Mahnomen (Pop. 5,413) counties. The Bemidji area also includes the White Earth (Pop. 9,192) and Leech Lake (Pop. 10,660) Reservations and the Sovereign Nation of Red Lake (Pop. 5,162). This places the Bemidji Area population at 131,553.[17]