An app that helps doctors keep in touch with patients in Uganda, another that helps teachers keep up with technology in Zambia, and a website that tells the stories of Rwandan genocide survivors. These are just some of the businesses that have been developed by a group of young African entrepreneurs, sought out by President Obama. The entrepreneurs are part of the president’s Young African Leaders Initiative – in which 500 hundred sub-Saharan Africans between the ages of 25 and 35 have been brought to study at US universities this summer.
A former embattled Fairfield County anti-poverty agency will face creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday morning. The defunct agency owes upwards of $3.500,000 but only has assets of less than $500,000. Among the largest debts are nearly $950,000 to Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company and more than $600,000 to the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Penn Station at rush hour is a din of train roars and the constant barking of a metallic PA system. A wall of commuters watch the boards to see what track their train comes in on. Once the train is called there is a mad rush down the stairs to find a seat.
In past strikes all 300,000 of these commuters would crowd the highways and bridges into Manhattan. Either that or risk losing their jobs. But there is a big difference between the last strike in 1994 and this week.
“Today we have laptops. So I'm working from home for the whole strike.”
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is defending his administration’s use of the state’s special transportation fund. Malloy responded on Tuesday to a White House report on transportation investment that prompted criticism from Republicans.