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  • Avril Lavigne "Fly" video

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    Lucas Villa, AXS Contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
  • Environmental Terrorism Cripples Palestinian Farmers

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    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    truth-out.org - By Mel Frykberg - Apr. 17 (Special Report) - Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Mezad, in the southern West Bank near the city of Hebron, cut down approximately 1,200 Palestinian olive trees in an act of environmental terrorism, a vindictive act aimed at intimidating their Palestinian neighbours and economically crippling many Palestinian farmers who rely on harvesting olives to make a living.NewsTrust Rating: 4.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up |…
  • Debating the long and the short-term view of sexual violence in war

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    Aisling Swaine
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Sexualized violence is an issue of security.  It is also an issue of women’s equality and rights. It's imperative that we use the traction generated by UN Security Council resolutions to move forward. “I make myself stiff as stone, shut my eyes, concentrate on my body’s veto, my inner No.” The words of a 34-year old woman who tries to find ways to cope with “the unbridled raping sprees” that she and thousands of women experienced during the Russian occupation of Berlin, in 1945.  Documented in her anonymously authored diary, A Woman in Berlin, these words could be those…
  • Final ward reservation list stumps most corporators

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Akshatha M
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Most BBMP councillors will not be able to stand for election in their current ward under the new reservation rules. Here is the list of old, draft and new reservation categories.
  • A Port City or a Garden City for Colombo?

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    Ranil Senanayake
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The call for full transparency regarding the negotiations that led to the Port City must be provided to the public, however the deliberations and resolution at a political level will take a ponderously slow pace. The information that is now before us, suggest that the entire ‘Port City’ project, was done on the whims and personal interests of certain individuals in a process that allowed commencing the project without the proper approval procedure being adhered to.  While the resolution of this conundrum will take its time, it will be useful to consider the alternatives to what has been…
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    Examiner.com

  • Avril Lavigne "Fly" video

    Lucas Villa, AXS Contributor
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
  • Philharmonia Baroque presents a program of forethoughts and afterthoughts

    Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    Last night at the SFJAZZ Center, Music Director Nicholas McGegan led his Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in the final program of its 34th season. The selections were structured around the eight visiting artists, seven of whom are currently Adler...
  • 2015 Stroke Update

    Maureen Sullivan, Tampa Bay Health Examiner
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    According to the National Stroke Association , stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and remains the leading cause of disability. Currently, there are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.; fortunately, lowering...
  • Public Urged to Act FAST If They Notice Stroke Symptoms

    Maureen Sullivan, Tampa Bay Health Examiner
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
 
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  • Environmental Terrorism Cripples Palestinian Farmers

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    truth-out.org - By Mel Frykberg - Apr. 17 (Special Report) - Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Mezad, in the southern West Bank near the city of Hebron, cut down approximately 1,200 Palestinian olive trees in an act of environmental terrorism, a vindictive act aimed at intimidating their Palestinian neighbours and economically crippling many Palestinian farmers who rely on harvesting olives to make a living.NewsTrust Rating: 4.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up |…
  • EPA: House bill could delay review of toxic chemicals 'indefinitely'

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Hill - By Lydia Wheeler - Apr. 17 (News Report) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned that a House proposal to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws could “delay evaluations for some of the most dangerous chemicals indefinitely,” a top official said TuesdayNewsTrust Rating: 3.8 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said Leaning Against Comcast Deal - Bloomberg Business

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • APPROPRIATIONS: House unveils bill attacking Obama energy, water priorities

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    eenews.net - By Daniel Bush, Annie Snider, Manuel Quinones - Apr. 17 (News Report) - House Republicans today released a spending bill for energy and water programs that would block the Obama administration's controversial water rule for a year while boosting funding for fossil energy programs and a long-stalled effort to reopen the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository site.NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average - 3 Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • The fall of coal

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Debating the long and the short-term view of sexual violence in war

    Aisling Swaine
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Sexualized violence is an issue of security.  It is also an issue of women’s equality and rights. It's imperative that we use the traction generated by UN Security Council resolutions to move forward. “I make myself stiff as stone, shut my eyes, concentrate on my body’s veto, my inner No.” The words of a 34-year old woman who tries to find ways to cope with “the unbridled raping sprees” that she and thousands of women experienced during the Russian occupation of Berlin, in 1945.  Documented in her anonymously authored diary, A Woman in Berlin, these words could be those…
  • Tory plans to deny patients the right to refuse treatment are an assault on human rights

    Peter Kinderman
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Conservative manifesto has announced that people on benefits who refuse treatment may have their benefits cut - but will professional ethics stop such a repellent policy? The Conservative Party’s 2015 election manifesto contains an extraordinarily retrograde assault on the rights of people with mental and physical health problems in receipt of benefits. On page 28 of the manifesto, under the euphemistic heading; "We will help you back into work if you have a long-term yet treatable condition”, they propose that; "People who might benefit from treatment should get the medical help they…
  • Hope as a survival strategy for Defensoras in Honduras

    Daysi Flores
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    We're living in an undeclared war, staring into the eyes of death daily. People who don’t know the kind of insecurity women human rights defenders confront every day can’t imagine how hope helps us to survive. Oh, how difficult it isto love you as I do! It’s your love that makes the air,my heartand my headache. García Lorca In Honduras, leaving your house without knowing if you will return is a daily reality.  Even ordinary daily routines - like taking kids to school or going to the market - force us to stare into the eyes of death. Even though this is a new “normal”, our…
  • Hidden women human rights defenders in the UK

    Jennifer Allsopp
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:27 am
    Without recognising the work of women who seek to protect human rights domestically, the UK government risks seeing the activist’s role as a stage of international development rather than as a core function of democracy.  Focus E15 march, London 2014. Photo: Philip RobinsTwenty years after presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s globally resonant speech which declared that ‘women’s rights are human rights’,the term Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) has become a zeitgeist of the international development and protection framework. It’s a welcome response to the acute violence…
  • Russian dissidents seek asylum in Kyiv

    Anna Yalovkina
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    As oppression heats up in Russia, post-revolutionary Ukraine is attracting political émigrés from the Russian opposition.  From the moment the Maidan started in Ukraine, Russian authorities rushed to pass judgement on the emergent revolution, supporting President Viktor Yanukovych in any way they could. Russia’s leadership feared that the revolution could spread to Russia. Accordingly, Russian state media responded with a massive information campaign against the Maidan, convincing citizens that Ukraine had suffered an illegitimate coup and that all members of the opposition are…
 
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  • A Port City or a Garden City for Colombo?

    Ranil Senanayake
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The call for full transparency regarding the negotiations that led to the Port City must be provided to the public, however the deliberations and resolution at a political level will take a ponderously slow pace. The information that is now before us, suggest that the entire ‘Port City’ project, was done on the whims and personal interests of certain individuals in a process that allowed commencing the project without the proper approval procedure being adhered to.  While the resolution of this conundrum will take its time, it will be useful to consider the alternatives to what has been…
  • Frangipani : Opening Ourselves to Dialogue

    Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    Frangipani; 90 min. Sinhala feature film with English subtitles Frangipani is a Sinhala film made in Sri Lanka in 2014 written, directed and produced by Visakesa Chandrasekaram, a Sydney-based lawyer and creative writer.  While it is an important and welcome addition to the genre of queer film in South Asia, it would be doing it a disservice to label it just as a gay flick.  Rather it is an exploration of complex sexual identities, desire, fate and the role that socio-cultural and economic factors and realities play in the lives of those who do not fit neatly into either traditional…
  • Are Sri Lankan Tamils prone to collective political suicide?

    Devanesan Nesiah
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Photo by AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena via SBS We have entered the ninth decade since the Donoughmore Reforms leading to the first State Council elections of 1931. Through the early part of these eight and a half decades, Sri Lankan Tamils had occupied a dominant position in this country, politically, economically and socially. The leading political institution of this community in the 1920s was the Jaffna Youth Congress (JYC) which was very highly regarded by the leaders of every political party of Sri Lanka as well as by the leaders of the Indian National Congress. Virtually every one who…
  • Rape and domestic violence in Sri Lanka: Triggered by a mind-set?

    Ingeborg Vinding
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Image courtesy Beyond Borders Water runs through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. The same could be said about changing a nation’s mind-set.  “A culture that propagates violence against women and children is not a culture, it is a nightmare we still need to wake up from,” said Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Executive Director at the LGBT-NGO Equal Ground, when I met her in her office. According to Rose Wijeyesekera, a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, this “nightmare” became part of the Sinhalese culture during the colonial period:…
  • Thoughts count

    Grace Wickremasinghe
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    Photo from Wired At almost two years of age I attempted to write my own story, when I ran out of words I tried to draw. It wasn’t a worthless effort however because as I was always told “It’s the thought that counts.” At the age of four on Mothers’ Day I tried to make waffles with my older brother for my mom. It was half undone and probably tasted like shit. But she ate it anyway with happiness beaming in her eyes. Probably telling herself that “it’s the thought that counts”. At the age of six, my Grand dad passed away. I was the last person to be alone…
 
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  • Putin schickt versöhnliche Signale in Richtung Obama

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin will das Verhältnis mit den USA entspannen. Trotz bestehender Unterschiede - etwa in der Ukraine-Frage - seien die Länder zur Zusammenarbeit gezwungen. Der Kreml dementierte zeitgleich Spekulationen, Russland wolle Griechenland mit einem Milliarden-Kredit retten.
  • Militär-Experte: Obama könnte wegen Drohnen-Angriffen als Kriegsverbrecher angeklagt werden

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Amerikanische Drohnen werden offenbar komplett über die Militär-Basis in Ramstein gesteuert. Der Militär-Experte Armin Krishnan ist der Auffassung, dass es sich beim Drohnen-Einsatz um Kriegsverbrechen handelt, weil Zivilisten nicht geschützt würden. US-Präsident Barack Obama könnte deshalb in Den Haag angeklagt werden. Ob auch deutsche Politiker als Mitwisser agieren, ist unklar.
  • Deutschland: Drakonische Strafen für Attacken gegen die Polizei

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    Die deutsche Politik fürchtet offenbar eine Welle der Gewalt gegen staatliche Organe: Hessen hat eine Bundesratsinitiative zur Einführung eines „Schutzparagraphs 112“ eingebracht. Wer Polizisten körperlich attackiert, soll bis zu zehn Jahre in Haft bekommen können.
  • Atlantische Gemeinschaft: Schäuble verspottet Putin in den USA

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Bundesfinanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble hat sich bei einer transatlantischen Veranstaltung über Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin lustig gemacht. In der Sache klang Schäubles Spott eher wie das Pfeifen im Walde: Deutschland will den Konflikt mit Russland beenden. Doch zu einer eigenständigen Haltung fehlte Schäuble in den USA eindeutig der Mut.
  • Ukraine: Rechtsextreme bekennen sich zu Mord an Regierungs-Kritikern

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Ukrainische Nationalisten der Gruppe „Ukrainischen Aufständischen Armee“ haben sich in einem Schreiben für die Morde an dem Journalisten Oles Busina un dem Politiker Oleg Kalaschnikow bekannt. Eigentlich wurde die Organisation 1956 aufgelöst. Doch der Rechte Sektor und die rechtsradikale Asow-Miliz sehen sich als Nachfolger der nationalistischen Gruppe.
 
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  • My Journey for Girls Education and Empowerment in Pakistan

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    I was a very naught girl. I was a leader in the school, I wanted to be a lawyer, I wrote my first article on women’s rights at the age 13 in a very famous news paper called daily Jung of Pakistan, I was a dreamer and wanted to fly real high. My life style was a different one; I always wanted to explore what was different. My mother, like every mother in my country, used to tell me that one day I would get married. I always kept thinking, that no - God has not sent me in this world only to get married. My heart always told me that it wasn’t so. I was very sensitive; one incident changed my…
  • Meditate 1 Minute for Peace...

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Some questions: Will meditating for 2 minutes bring peace twice as fast? Will meditating for 1 minute bring peace twice as fast as meditating for 30 seconds? What is meditation anyway? Should one meditate in public? Should one meditate with eyes open or shut? What should one wear when meditating? Is peace possible? ..etc,..etc.. one minute,..can't hurt,..or, can it? pics today with a very expensive camera. Was it worth it?..So many questions!
  • AHIAZU PRESS RELEASE: OBOWO POLICE CHARGED ON TEAM SPIRIT Men and officers of Obowo Police Divisio

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    OBOWO POLICE CHARGED ON TEAM SPIRIT Men and officers of Obowo Police Division have been charged to make discipline and team spirit their watchword. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Superintendent of Police (SP) William Osuji gave the charge in a lecture with them and members of the division's Police Community Public Relation (PCRC) at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Otoko. He warned against sharp practices and enjoined them to shun acts that could endanger their career or put the command in disrepute. The community police friendly DPO emphasized on decency, ethics and professional…
  • My hands are Full

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    I am a mom of two children under two. My husband and I didn't quite realize just how hard it was going to be, but we wouldn't change any of it. That being said, many people see me out with my two children and often say "Wow, you've got your hands full." At first I wasn't offended by this statement that happened all of the time, but after awhile I realized that the tone was of doubt and that of pity. The last thing I want as a mom with two beautiful children is that of pity. As a family of four, we had made it through almost 6 months of colic with my son, an international move back home and a…
  • SAUDI'S AIMING TO TANK OIL TO 20 DOLLARS A BARREL ?!?

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11308952/Opec-Oil-plummets-after-Saudis-says-20-crude-is-possible.html
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  • Bad sports, good sports: Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods light up the Masters

    Alan Spoll
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    This past weekend was one of the few times out of the year that I actually put golf on the television. There were a number of reasons for this. First, it was the Masters, which is always a fascinating event. Second, Tiger Woods was returning from a break of a couple of months during which he tried to piece his suffering game back together. Finally, young Jordan Spieth taught everyone else how it should be done. Golf on television is an acquired taste. My dad loved to watch any and all golf, and if they televised a tournament between elderly camels on the links, I am sure he would have had it…
  • Top ten signs you’ve hired a bad tax accountant

    Bob Sullivan
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. He does his math calculations in the nude, so he can count to 21 9. It takes him half an hour to figure out his tip at the Hair Cuttery 8. He’s wearing a T-shirt that says, “Audit, Schmaudit! 7. He tells all his clients from Colorado that they can deduct weed as an entertainment expense 6. Every time you question his methods, he grabs himself and says, “Hey, why don’t you deduct this?!” 5. He asks you to name him as a dependent 4. Before every number on your tax form, he puts one of those ‘more or less’ squiggly lines 3. When you point out a math error, he says, “Ahhh,…
  • C’mon, Sports Illustrated

    Scott Warnock
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Look, man, I’m no prude (I can hear, from those privy to my debauched past, the knowing snickers rising). I don’t have a Grandpa Simpsonesque view of smut on TV (particularly in episode 7G05). I enjoy the sight of a pretty woman and don’t feel bad about saying that. But I went to Barnes & Noble the other day with my daughter and there was Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue. On the cover is a pretty woman pulling her pants down. Yep, she’s good-looking, but my reaction to the cover, my response unfiltered, which surprised me a little because of its keenness, was…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Baseball is here!

    Alan Spoll
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    It snowed a couple of weeks ago. The day that this column will post will have a high temperature that is about thirty degrees colder than the day before here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Yes, it’s spring! With spring comes one of my favorite things. Rain. Wait, no, not rain. The woodpeckers waking me up in the morning don’t top the list either. Wait, I remember…baseball! Every year, I get excited for the start of baseball season. For many of my 46 years, that excitement manifested despite the fact that the Philadelphia Phillies, the baseball team that is so near and dear…
  • Top ten signs your home is due for a spring cleaning

    Bob Sullivan
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. You have more burger wrappers than McDonald’s 9. When you move your Christmas tree, you find that missing Halloween pumpkin 8. You wipe your feet on the mat before stepping outside 7. When somebody asks, “What died in here?” you give them a list 6. The Health Department has declared your living room eligible for FEMA funds 5. The odor has that certain ‘flatulent-skunk-in-an-outhouse-getting-a-perm’ mystique 4. Your bathroom has hot and cold running goo 3. Even Jehovah’s Witnesses won’t come inside 2. One of the dust bunnies under your bed just bit you on the ankle 1.
 
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  • Determined Dancer Aims to Dance On

    Tarrah Gibbons
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Northern California native Umiko Nakamura, better known, as “Umi,” a freshman dance student at Columbia College Chicago, is adjusting to Chicago’s dance scene. Born in Mountain View, California, Nakamura developed her passion for dance in Los Angeles, where she started out in hip-hop dance classes. In middle school she added tap, jazz and ballet to […]
  • Thomas Kelly High School Seeks to Improve Marketability

    Vianca Fuster
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Members of Thomas Kelly High School‘s Local School Council (LSC) at an April meeting discussed ways to improve its visibility and reputation in its Brighton Park neighborhood. Kelly, which is part of the Chicago Public Schools system, is located at 4136 S. California Avenue on the southwest side. It serves nearly 3,200 students, more than […]
  • Improv Festival Celebrates Diversity

    Abby Lee Hood
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The 18th Annual Chicago Improv Festival, being held this month, will bring a dose of diversity to the art form, which is traditionally better known for its famous male performers. The festival has focused on bringing more diversity into improv since its third year, when founder Jonathan Pitts coordinated with troupes from other countries to […]
  • Chicago Protestors Rally Against Police Violence

    Dawn Jeffers
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    POLICE Chicago residents gathered Tuesday in the South Loop to protest killings of civilians by police officers. The protest was part of the #ShutDownA14 movement called for last week by Princeton professor Cornel West and other black leaders of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. They called for people to take to the streets to draw […]
  • Blogger Shows Chicago her Fashion

    Eninna Solache
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Every day the game begins with a few simple questions: what color do I want to wear today? Does this represent how I feel today? How can I use this silhouette to represent what I want to say? Casey Shteamer, 29, a property rental manager from Kansas, who lives in Wicker Park, struts her haphazard, […]
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  • The writing of a Master’s Thesis can be complicated

    Ethan C. Nobles
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Most master students are in stressful careersA large portion of students who have continued with their studies after they have received their respective degrees are mostly fully engaged in a professional career. By this time it takes a tremendous amount of discipline and perseverance to cope with the demands of a Master’s degree while simultaneously staying on track with your career. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements of most educational institutions such a thesis will require extensive research and a lot of notes will have to be compiled which will then eventually be converted…
  • Benton ‘mercy rules’ Parkview, gears up for El Dorado

    Ethan C. Nobles
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The Benton Panthers got one step closer to the Class 6A high school football championship game on Friday night by beating Parkview 49-28.Since Benton was undefeated this season and won the 6A South, the Panthers drew a bye during the first round of the playoffs last week. The team easily handled Parkview tonight, having pulled ahead by 35 points in the third quarter. When a team is ahead by 35 points in the second half, the sportsmanship rule (a.k.a. the mercy rule) kicks in meaning that the clock runs without stopping until the end of the game.Parkview scored a couple of touchdowns to pull…
  • ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ – more proof that the 1970s were weird

    Ethan C. Nobles
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    The 1970s was an odd decade, indeed.Sure, you had some cultural landmarks set during those 10 years — the first Star Wars film, Smoky and the Bandit and the incredible gain in popularity of the National Football League, to name a few.But for every cultural landmark in the 1970s, it seems there were two or three things that make one wonder what the heck was wrong with people in the 1970s. Think of the total oddness of the Jimmy Carter presidency, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park or disco, for instance. Add to that list The Star Wars Holiday Special — a two-hour slice of misery…
  • Benton to face Parkview on Nov. 21

    Ethan C. Nobles
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Benton Panthers will square off against Parkview on Friday, Nov. 21 in the second round of the Class 6A playoff game.Benton, which won the 6A South Conference with a 9-0-1 record, won a bye in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 14. The Panthers’ goal, of course, is to advance to the state championship game to be played at War Memorial Stadium on Dec. 5.To get to that game, however, the Panthers will have to take care of Parkview at home on Friday and then defeat another opponent on Nov. 28.For those keeping score at home, Benton defeated Parkview 28-19 in an away game on 9/26.
  • Benton Panthers win 6A South conference championship

    Ethan C. Nobles
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Benton Panthers tonight defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 39-36 to win the 6A South and post an unbeaten season with a record of 9-0-1.According to the folks at Saline247.com, this is the first undefeated season in the team’s history. The tie game came at the first of the season against the Bryant Hornets at the Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.At any rate, tonight’s game took place at Pine Bluff and was decided in the final seconds by a field goal. Pine Bluff was undefeated in conference play and only lost two games this year to out-of-conference opponents.
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    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County

  • Windell Phillips Dies At 71

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Windell O. Phillips, age 71, of Lehigh Acres, passed away April 15, 2015 in LaBelle. He was born June 28, 1943 in Dothan, AL, to the late Otto and the late Carrie (Gainey) Phillips.He is survived by four children: Trent Phillips (Penny Walker) of Lehigh Acres, FL, Cora Phillips-Ward (Charles) of Sebring, FL, Chad Phillips of Lehigh Acres, FL, Shone Phillips (Jessica) of LaBelle, FL, brother: Bennie Phillips of Lake Wales, FL, grandchildren: Blake Ward, Jared Phillips, Justin Phillips, Hayden Phillips. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Phillips and his sister Glenda…
  • Bear Hunting May Come To Florida Soon

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, Florida Wildlife Commissioners approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action in June. The draft rules address a wide variety of tools to manage bear populations and help reduce human-bear conflicts including authorizing bear hunts in certain areas of the state.Commissioners approved draft language to the bear conservation rule which includes the depredation permit that can be used in appropriate situations. Depredation permits would authorize a landowner to remove bears if they are causing property damage, if…
  • Green Grows The Grass With Ample Rain This Week

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- Rains and sunshine are making lawns and Hendry county communities appear at their very best this week. The LaBelle area has had over five inches of rain in the last week bringing out the loveliness of many communities including pictured above, Jim Green Realty's Caloosa Shores development. The gated community is two miles west of LaBelle on County Road 78, along the north side of the Caloosahatchee River.(Aerial Photo: Don Browne)
  • Nineteen Arrested In Huge Drug Bust

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Five More Individuals Sought For Arrest In 'Roundup' OperationLABELLE, FL. -- On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of uniformed road patrol deputies, arrested nineteen men and women on charges of Sale and Possession of Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine and prescription medication.A ten month investigation into the illegal activities led Sheriff’s Office personnel to arrest nineteen of twenty-four wanted individuals. More arrests are pending said the Sheriff's Office. Most of the arrested were from the LaBelle area and have…
  • Paul Sutton Dies By Gunshot - Investigation Continuing

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    CLEWISTON, FL. -- On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Tropical Mobile Home Park after receiving reports of a shooting.When deputies arrived on scene they found 48 year old Angela Sutton lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to her face and arm area. They also found 70 year old Paul Sutton nearby with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Personnel on scene.Angela Sutton was transported for medical treatment for her wounds. At this time Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are…
 
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  • Abbey Runners proud to use Holt Park Active as their new base

    Luke Beaumont
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:43 am
    Abbey Runners established 30 years ago by a group of like minded runners in North Leeds, and now numbering over 150 members of all ages and abilities (including a thriving Juniors section) recently moved to Holt Park Active. “We are extremely excited about moving to Holt Park Active, not least being the first facilities at such a great location said Martin Browne Club President. “We believe that our new home offers tremendous opportunities for both Abbey Runners and Holt Park Active. We’ve even refreshed our Club logo to mark both the move and our 20th year…
  • Ralph Thoresby High School rated ‘Good’ in Ofsted inspection

    Luke Beaumont
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Staff and students at Ralph Thoresby School are celebrating the outcome of a recent Ofsted inspection which found the school to be ‘Good’ in all aspects, recognising the significant improvements made in recent years. Inspectors were impressed with the ‘calm and purposeful’ atmosphere around the school which has seen GCSE and A Level results improve significantly in the last 2 years and currently sits in 5th place in the city’s exam league tables for ‘value added’ performance at GCSE. ‘Students are pleasant, polite and courteous. They are proud of their school’, the report…
  • Holt Park Bowls Club recruiting new members

    Luke Beaumont
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Crown green bowling is a super sport for all the family. It is very competitive but is also gentle exercise. You may decide to just be a social bowler or you may decide you want to play in the bowling leagues against other Clubs in the district. League teams are a mixture of males and females and Holt Park also has a ladies only team who play on Thursday evenings. At some Clubs you may find whole families playing in a team. Should you become good enough you could play for the County or even Great Britain, however for most of us it is enough to aspire to play in the local leagues. On a summer…
  • Local residents work together as part of a community clean up day

    Luke Beaumont
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Alan Mann Residents and volunteers from Ireland Wood, Tinshill, Cookridge and Holt Park were out in force working on an area between Iveson Rise and Luttrell Crescent as part of a community clean up day Around 30 bags were filled with waste and litter. In addition, around a tonne of flytipping was also removed including beds, wood, plastic slides, metal items etc., A big thank you goes to everyone who took part, and in particular Clare Lyons, who organised both the equipment, and above all for the collection from the brilliant LCC Waste Management Team.
  • Holt Park Medical Practice to remain open

    Luke Beaumont
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    NHS England has made a decision that Holt Park Medical Practice should not be allowed to close. This decision follows a successful online community campaign which was signed by over 100 supporters. The surgery, which serves the Holt Park, Cookridge and Tinshill area, contacted patients at the end of last year about the proposed closure, suggesting they transfer to the GP practice at Moor Grange. The petition also pointed out that current housing development in Bodington Manor, Cookridge Hospital and Centurion Fields with more planned in the area, including older people’s housing next to the…
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  • Howard University Debates: the Evolution of Ferguson A Movement or Moment

    Deona Hooper
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    The events in Ferguson, Missouri set off by the death of Mike Brown created a domino effect in raising awareness on the systematic and institutional racial barriers embedded within public systems across all levels of our government. On April 20th at 1:00 PM EST using the hashtag #FergusonHU, Howard University School of Social Work Community... Continue Reading » The article Howard University Debates: the Evolution of Ferguson A Movement or Moment written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Protecting Children’s Rights in the Digital World: An Ever-Growing Challenge

    Nils Muižnieks
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Most teenagers spend a substantial share of their time on Internet, often using social media, which have become a major means of socialising. Growing access to the Internet has brought about almost unlimited possibilities for children to access content and exercise their rights, including the right to receive and impart information. However, these benefits go... Continue Reading » The article Protecting Children’s Rights in the Digital World: An Ever-Growing Challenge written by Nils Muižnieks appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • North Carolina Women United Fighting to Improve Outcomes for Women

    Deona Hooper
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Failing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, erasing the State’s earned income tax credits for low wage working, eliminating tax deductions for contributing to your child’s college’s funds, and cuts to public education are just a few examples of  how women and children are being impacted by the 2014 election. While many middle... Continue Reading » The article North Carolina Women United Fighting to Improve Outcomes for Women written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • As Arkansas Outlaws Re-homing, Other States Might Follow Suit

    Stefano Montanari
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Re-homing, a practice which consists in transferring a child’s custody to non-family members without the oversight of child welfare or judicial authorities, became a nationwide issue after Reuters published an investigation in September 2013. The 18-month investigation revealed that parents used Internet discussion groups to give away their adopted children and sparked heightened debate across the country. In May... Continue Reading » The article As Arkansas Outlaws Re-homing, Other States Might Follow Suit written by Stefano Montanari appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Duffy Books in Homes Working Towards Literacy for Kids

    Philip Patston
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Recently, I spent an hour at Rosebank Primary School in Avondale, Auckland, speaking as a Duffy Books in Homes Role Model. It’s something I’ve done a couple of times each year since connecting with Linda Vagana, Duffy’s GM, when we both did the Leadership New Zealand programme in 2012. Duffy Books in Homes is a nonprofit created for... Continue Reading » The article Duffy Books in Homes Working Towards Literacy for Kids written by Philip Patston appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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  • Meet Music's Monk in 'Seymour: An Introduction'

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    ...he addresses his devotions not to the Almighty but to the muses of music.
  • Could the Next U.S. President Be Hispanic?

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    An op-ed writer at The New York Times earlier this month dredged up the old news that Jeb Bush mistakenly listed himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration application. Bush called it a slip-up.Democrats in Florida wondered whether Bush, a former governor and ...
  • What Incompetent Leaders Say

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    You can try and fail one or two times. But, persistent failure - in the same area - signals incompetence. Everyone who gets ahead establishes a track record of reliability. You can't be trusted if you keep falling short. Lose trust - lose leadership.10 phrases incompetent leaders keep ...
  • A Sweet Glimpse of Hoboken's Past

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Only five words into the NYT article about it, I decided not to address Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The article begins, "Ending two years of speculation ..." If The Times editors really think that Hillary's presidential ambitions were speculative, they probably don't know what speculation is. So here's some real speculation.I have never ...
  • Erectile Dysfunction, Taste Disorder and Parkinson's Disease — Your Questions Answered

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Q. What percentage of older men have erectile dysfunction?The incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases with age. Between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience this problem. In older men, ED usually has a physical cause, such as a drug side effect, disease ...
 
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