Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations
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Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations

Related media - News 24 hours When Chelsia Potts took her 10-year-old daughter to a psychologist for an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder, she decided, almost as an afterthought, to get tested herself. The results were surprising: Like her daughter, Ms. Potts was diagnosed with autism. At 35, Ms. Potts thought she was dealing with anxiety or something else. A first-generation college graduate, she had earned a Ph.D. in education and become a high-level administrator at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After seeing a psychologist, she had to figure out how this diagnosis would affect her work life. “I was confused at first and kept it a secret,” Ms. Potts said. “I had an image of what an autistic person looked like, and it didn’t look like me.” She reflected on the ways she had...
From Outsider to Defender: Howell Explores the NFLPA
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From Outsider to Defender: Howell Explores the NFLPA

Related media - Breaking news Lloyd Howell, the new executive director of the NFL Players Association, isn’t your typical employee hire. He has a background in defense consulting and contracting, not pro football. Despite initial struggles finding his feet, Howell quickly embraced his role. His year on the job has been a whirlwind of fact-finding missions and building relationships with players, owners, agents and coaches. Why trust a stranger? Howell’s outsider status is exactly what some players find attractive. He has no baggage from past negotiations and brings a fresh perspective to the table. His analytical mind and business acumen impressed the selection committee, which was particularly impressed by his willingness to question traditional practices. Building bridges ...
The Santa Fe Handbike Tour
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The Santa Fe Handbike Tour

Related media - News 24 hours The nervous energy was palpable as hundreds of cyclists, dressed in colorful Lycra suits, awaited the start of the 50-mile ride known as Medio Siglo from the Santa Fe Railyard, a hub of art galleries, restaurants, and a farmers market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Finally, we began pedaling through town with eight motorcycle cops clearing the road and guarding intersections. We passed the Roundhouse, where the New Mexico Legislature meets. We passed Museum Hill, home to four museums exploring the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and more. After about twelve miles, Santa Fe was behind us and we were on our own, rolling through rolling ranchland. It was the second day of a two-day cycling event that each spring draws more than 1,500 partici...
France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable
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France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable

Related media - Breaking news Instead of waking up on Monday in a country governed by the far right, France found itself in a situation similar to Italy's, where only patient parliamentary negotiation could lead to the formation of a viable coalition government. France rejected Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration Rassemblement National in its legislative elections, once again demonstrating its deep-seated resistance to nationalist initiatives. The country voted for a resurgent left that, while it has not achieved absolute power, has shifted the political heart of the nation from an all-powerful presidency to Parliament. With the Paris Olympics less than three weeks away and the August exodus to the beaches or mountains a sacred feature of French life, talks to form a government could dr...
Ferrari Ventures Into Electric Age Amid Industry Challenges
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Ferrari Ventures Into Electric Age Amid Industry Challenges

Related media - Latest news In a new factory in northern Italy, Ferrari chassis slide onto robot trucks as engineers in cherry-red uniforms add components like the engine block, dashboard, and steering wheel, turning these bodies into hybrids. Soon: fully electric. There’s a lot at stake in Ferrari’s €200 million “e-building,” which opened last month. Almost twice the size of Rome’s Colosseum, the factory aims to propel the 77-year-old sports car maker, famous for the roar of its combustion engines, into the age of electrification. However, this effort comes at a delicate time for the auto industry. The transition to electric vehicles, which should have quickly ushered in an era of climate-friendly transportation, has been slowed by costly investments and slowing global demand. Other...
Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys
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Middle East Crisis: Cigarette Smuggling in Gaza and Its Impact on Aid Convoys

Related media - News 24 hours A significant problem is now affecting humanitarian aid convoys trying to deliver essential goods to the starving population of Gaza: attacks by organized groups looking not for flour or medicine, but for cigarettes hidden in the cargo. In the tightly controlled Gaza Strip, where Israel meticulously inspects every incoming truck, cigarettes have become extremely rare, often selling for $25 to $30 apiece. Smugglers in Egypt have hidden them in sacks of flour, diapers and even watermelons donated by the United Nations, according to aid agencies and Israeli officials who shared information with The New York Times. Aid trucks headed to Gaza have been attacked by groups of Palestinians, some armed, searching for hidden cigarettes, UN and Israeli officials sai...