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  • Why Hotels Check your ID

    Examiner.com
    Robert Siciliano, Boston Information Security Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    I know someone who tried to make a hotel reservation over the phone. She goes by the name “Kelcie,” but her birth name is Frances. She hates her birth name. When making the reservation she used the name...
  • U.S. Army Claims to Be Full of Liars |

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    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    davidswanson.org - By David Swanson - Mar. 04 (Other) - Finally a claim from the Army I'm prepared to take seriously!NewsTrust Rating: 4.8 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Lives are being lost due to the heart-failure of marketised healthcare

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    David Zigmond
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    MPs criticise the NHS for mental health failings this week - but the real problem is a competition-based focus on treatment rather than on care. image: Flickr/Thomas Lieser (https://www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/)People with mental health problems are receiving ‘substandard care’, MPs complained this week in a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health. Two months ago the media briefly frissoned another dark story from our NHS: seven recent suicides and one homicide amongst acutely mentally ill patients who had been told no psychiatric beds were available for them.
  • Citizens to oppose Akrama ; KSPCB's new policies ; The pollution mess in Bengaluru

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    News Desk
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
          Bengaluru this week   -->   Here's what happened in the city last week...
  • How Free is Free Education? The Impact of Tuition on Exam Marks

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    Rachel Cole
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Photo courtesy Rose Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Free Education Scheme aims to provide each child an equal opportunity at educational success, but there is debate over to what extent it succeeds in this endeavor. Notably, some critics are concerned that private spending on education (for private and international schools, universities, and tuition) may be diluting the Free Education Scheme’s ability to provide equal opportunities to all. My doctoral dissertation is composed of three studies exploring these issues. In my first study, summarized here, I found evidence that educational…
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  • Why Hotels Check your ID

    Robert Siciliano, Boston Information Security Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    I know someone who tried to make a hotel reservation over the phone. She goes by the name “Kelcie,” but her birth name is Frances. She hates her birth name. When making the reservation she used the name...
  • Why Hotels Check your ID

    Robert Siciliano, Boston Information Security Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
  • File encryption alert displayed by CryptoWall 3.0

    David Balaban, Computer Security Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
  • CryptoWall 3.0 - the alarming comeback of infamous ransomware

    David Balaban, Computer Security Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Computer infections known as ransomware are designed to hit users below the belt, figuratively speaking. The sucker punch gets inflicted through encrypting the victim’s personal files such as documents, presentations, photos, videos and the...
  • King v. Burwell: How the Supreme Court case could affect your family

    Gillian Burdett, Family Examiner
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday it a case that could strike a death blow to the Health Insurance Marketplace in nearly three dozen states. The petitioners in the case argue that the IRS illegally extends tax...
 
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  • U.S. Army Claims to Be Full of Liars |

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    davidswanson.org - By David Swanson - Mar. 04 (Other) - Finally a claim from the Army I'm prepared to take seriously!NewsTrust Rating: 4.8 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By Adam Liptak - Mar. 04 (Breaking News) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed bitterly divided during heated arguments over the fate of President Obama’s health care law. As expected, the court’s four liberal members voiced strong support for the administration’s position. But the administration must almost certainly capture the vote of either Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. or Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to prevail.NewsTrust Rating: 3.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust…
  • Exclusive: McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Reuters - Mar. 04 (News) - (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous ...NewsTrust Rating: 3.7 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • The Koch Brothers Just Launched a Lobbying Campaign to Eliminate an Obscure Government Agency. Here's Why.

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mother Jones - By Daniel Schulman - Mar. 04 - Koch Industries has officially entered the contentious fight over the fate of the Export-Import Bank, the independent government agency that guarantees loans and provides financing to companies doing business overseas and foreign businesses buying American products—and that has recently become a target for conservatives and libertarians who decry big-government crony capitalism. On Tuesday, the industrial conglomerate run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to oppose the reauthorization of…
  • House committee to subpoena e-mails from Clinton’s personal account

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Washington Post - Mar. 04 (News) - A House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas later Wednesday to gather a deeper look into former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nearly exclusive use of personal e-mails to do her official business as the government’s top diplomat, according to people familiar with the probe.NewsTrust Rating: 3.7 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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  • Lives are being lost due to the heart-failure of marketised healthcare

    David Zigmond
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    MPs criticise the NHS for mental health failings this week - but the real problem is a competition-based focus on treatment rather than on care. image: Flickr/Thomas Lieser (https://www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/)People with mental health problems are receiving ‘substandard care’, MPs complained this week in a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health. Two months ago the media briefly frissoned another dark story from our NHS: seven recent suicides and one homicide amongst acutely mentally ill patients who had been told no psychiatric beds were available for them.
  • Georgian Muslims are strangers in their own country

    Inga Popovaite
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    The Republic of Georgia is an avowedly Christian country, but one out of every ten Georgian citizens is Muslim.   The Republic of Georgia is an avowedly Christian country, but one out of every ten Georgian citizens is Muslim. Eye-catching headlines in recent months have touched on the ethnic Chechen and Kist villages of Pankisi Gorge in the country’s north-west. A small number of residents have left for Iraq and Syria, to fight and die for ISIS. But the story of Islam in Georgia today neither begins nor ends with foreign jihad. Likewise, the Autonomous Republic of Adjara on the…
  • UK immigration detention: the truth is out

    Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    Successive governments have ignored and dismissed complaints of suffering in UK immigration lock-ups. This week, in Parliament and on national television, fresh evidence has been heard. A still image from the Channel 4 News investigation, March 2015On Monday night Channel 4 News broadcast shocking undercover footage of guards talking about the women in their care at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire. “Headbutt the bitch, I’d beat her up,” says one guard at the immigration prison, which is run for the Home Office by the private security company, Serco. “Let them slash…
  • Basic Income - basic respect

    Deborah Padfield
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:02 am
    Basic Income is not a panacea for our woeful economic structure but it could certainly be a big step forward. Flickr/ruSSeLL hiGGs“Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is an amount of money paid on a regular basis to each individual unconditionally and universally, high enough to ensure a material existence and participation in society”. Among the 'ten reasons to support' it are provision of a stronger safety net for everyone, giving more choice of paid and unpaid work and allowing unpaid work to be revalued. So says Basic Income UK. Fundamentally, BI is about respecting people. Is it a good…
  • A mayor for all seasons?

    Colin Talbot
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:02 am
    The case for elected mayors has not been scrutinised sufficiently. The imposition of an elected mayor on Greater Manchester in particular risks undermining a delicate local political balance and is an act of elitism that might well backfire. 'Mayors’ seem to have become the default answer of many in the political elite to the problems of local government and governance in the UK, or more specifically England.Linked to the idea of English devolution as an answer to Scottish ‘home rule’ this has become a heady brew. But maybe it’s time to ask some sober questions about this project of…
 
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  • How Free is Free Education? The Impact of Tuition on Exam Marks

    Rachel Cole
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Photo courtesy Rose Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Free Education Scheme aims to provide each child an equal opportunity at educational success, but there is debate over to what extent it succeeds in this endeavor. Notably, some critics are concerned that private spending on education (for private and international schools, universities, and tuition) may be diluting the Free Education Scheme’s ability to provide equal opportunities to all. My doctoral dissertation is composed of three studies exploring these issues. In my first study, summarized here, I found evidence that educational…
  • TID arrests a Tamil woman and 8 year old French daughter

    WATCHDOG
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Background Ms. JeyaGanesh Pakeerathy was a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sea Tigers unit for around four years (exact years unknown). She was heavily injured and was discontinued in 2000. After receiving intensive treatment at home, she recovered. However, even today she is unable to do heavy work. In 2003, she married a man who was active in collecting funds and was involved in propaganda work for the LTTE in France. Her husband is a French Citizen. It was a customary marriage. They were officially registered in 2004. The marriage took place in Thailand. She left to…
  • A Tale of Two Chief Justices: From Process to Principles – Part II

    Luwie Ganeshathasan
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA, via The Malaysian Insider By Luwie Ganeshathasan and Sanjayan Rajasingham. Read Part I here. A Broader Analysis The legality of Mr. Sirisena’s decision to reinstate Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake through executive order was questionable, though not strictly illegal.[i] This is largely because it stemmed from a unique situation. This involved the initial removal of Dr. Bandaranayake – tainted by doubtful legality and an unfair process – followed by an invalid appointment, and no obvious route to review that appointment.[ii] A simple “legal or not”…
  • Human Rights and 50 days of Sri Lanka’s new Presidency

    Ruki
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Image courtesy Maithripala Sirisena website It’s now 50 days since Sri Lanka’s new President took oaths on 9th January 2015. This is an attempt to reflect on the first 50 days of the new Presidency. It’s not meant to be comprehensive assessment of the 50 days, but a reflection based on my personal experiences, what I’ve seen and heard in my travels around the country interacting with various people and also what I’ve read. There were three striking things for me in terms of the oath taking ceremony itself. First, unlike previous regime’s ceremonies, it was a simple…
  • Whose democracy is it anyway?

    The Social Architects
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:59 pm
    While domestic and international observers have been praising the peaceful transfer of power in early January, Sri Lanka’s civil conflict continues and Tamil rights remain in question. TSA has obtained a series of highly credible reports about people who disappeared during the final days of combat from September 2008 – May 2009. This year, the Government of Sri Lanka failed to publish a progress report on its January 2014 National Plan of Action for the Implementation of the LLRC Recommendations. Shockingly, the new administration has failed to acknowledge the recommendations of the LLRC…
 
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    Citizen Wausau

  • Have We Given Up?

    Dino Corvino
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    For a lot of people, the idea of Good Government affecting their lives is a myth.  Many people just see it as a spectator sport that they do not really play.  Voter turnout is down, voter engagement is down, and the whole thing is cynical as hell these days.  If you wonder how that happens, look no further than that Wausau City Council and its chickenshit leadership of this city and our future. I am running out of steam in regards to writing things like this.  I went back since the beginning of Citizen Wausau and I have written more than a handful of things like this.  Honestly, I hate…
  • My Favorite Thing About 2014: Urban Beekeeping

    Dino Corvino
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    [Disclosure: I am on the board of Bridge Clinic. The bees in this piece sit behind the clinic.] I am finishing 2014 in a funk, a sort of retrograde depression that has been building for a few months now, and is sort of reaching a fever pitch now.  I am blue, really blue.  But, I wanted to match my main man Mentzer, and he did his best of list so I shall focus on one idea. Beekeeping. Yes, I am really quite inspired by bee keeping.  Not for the bees, or the keeping, but rather for the larger idea that the beekeeping brings to light. We shall get to that in just a bit. Beekeeping is legal in…
  • A Little Bit about Citizen Journalism

    Dino Corvino
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    I am writing today in response to some discussions I have been having recently regarding journalism, citizen journalism, and technology.  For the most part I am unsure of the stability of the interest in this topic, or more succinctly, if you care about this or not.  But, I wanted to write about it, and hope to do more in the future. What do I think citizen journalism is? The key to that is the word journalism, and that is important.  Journalism is important to this process.  When we started CW, we beat on the process for quite some time.  Our worst episode happened when we acted outside…
  • My Thoughts on Kari Rasmussen Leaving

    Dino Corvino
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    I found out last week that Kari Rasmussen was leaving Wausau Area Events, a nonprofit of which I have been both a completely unreasonable critic, as well as a massive supporter, and her departure made me think.  I knew Kari socially a lifetime ago, I knew her sister and I used to see her mom every other day at the swimming pool.  I am saddened by the departure, but as an old fan of Kari, I am excited to see what is going to happen. You see Kari is part of my age group, and back in the day she was part of my extended social circle.  Like everyone that age we were struggling to find our…
  • Elections Can Damage Our Souls

    Dino Corvino
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Some of you dear readers know me, some of you just read this stuff.  If you do not know, I am a political person.  I believe in the importance of being politically engaged.  I also have a world view that lines up with a certain party.  More than the politics though, I believe and am enamored by PUBLIC POLICY.  But, like my main man Rob consistently reminds me, you do not get to make public policy without going through politics. Regardless of the results last night, it is my sense that this was a cycle of campaigning that was hard on all of us.  I know some of the Republican crew, and…
 
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  • Ukraine vergrößert Armee und zieht Reservisten ein

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Die ukrainische Regierung zieht angesichts des Konflikts im Osten des Landes 100.000 Reservisten ein. Hinzu sollen 40.000 Wehrpflichtige kommen. Das Militär wird zudem auf 250.000 Mann vergrößert.
  • Nato entsendet Kriegs-Schiffe ins Schwarze Meer

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Die Nato entsendet einen seiner stärksten Schiffs-Verbände in das Schwarze Meer, um ein multinationales Manöver durchzuführen. Russland führt hingegen mit seiner Luftwaffe eine Übung in unmittelbarer Nähe durch.
  • Nuland-Rede: USA verstärken Druck auf EU in der Ukraine

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Eine decouvrierende Rede der US-Sonderbeauftragten: Sie beschuldigt Russland en passant, Flug MH17 abgeschossen zu haben, lobt Nemzow als „Freiheitskämpfer“ und verspricht, der EU weiter Beine und die Ukraine zu einem attraktiven Investment zu machen.
  • Obama warnt China vor Überwachung von US-Unternehmen

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Obama hat China wegen der Überwachung ausländischer IT-Konzerne scharf kritisiert. Nach dem Gesetzentwurf müssten Apple und Co den chinesischen Behörden Zugriff auf ihre Verschlüsselungscodes geben, sowie Hintertüren in ihre Programme einbauen. Allerdings verlangen auch die USA und Großbritannien einen solchen Zugriff.
  • Video: Roboter baut 3D-Modelle aus Spinnenfäden

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    Ein Roboter kann stabile Netze weben, indem er Spinnen imitiert. Chinesische Wissenschaftler setzten dazu einen speziellen 3D-Drucker auf einen Roboterarm. Die Spinnen-Technik soll stabilere dreidimensionale Architektur ermöglichen.
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • Bad sports, good sports: Golfer lies about Tiger Woods suspension

    Alan Spoll
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    I find the fact that things can be reported as news these days with no basis in fact whatsoever to be abhorrent. All that needs to happen is that someone, anyone, says something that seems interesting or controversial and it spreads like wildfire. Many times, there isn’t even any “saying” involved, as Twitter and other social media allow people to speak to an incredibly wide audience with little effort and less personal risk. Anyone with any kind of connection is considered an “insider,” and facts don’t seem to be a necessary component of anything. A recipient of this…
  • Top ten reasons Charlie Manson’s wedding was called off

    Bob Sullivan
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    10. Bride-to-be Afton Elaine “Star” Burton refused to get a matching swastika tattoo on her forehead 9. All the voices in Charlie’s head kept screaming at him to call it off 8. The chapel organist didn’t know how to play “Helter Skelter” 7. Manson finally realized, “This bitch must be insane!” 6. Nobody was offering Star the opportunity to be in her own ‘non-reality show’ 5. Corcoran State Prison officials wouldn’t let Manson invite his family 4. Star decided to postpone the wedding until after the apocalyptic race war leading to Manson’s being chosen Emperor of the…
  • Can NJ’s worst-dressed school board member competently decide on a dress code?

    Scott Warnock
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    I’m a member of two school boards: I was elected to Riverton’s BoE and am an appointed member of Palmyra’s BoE. (Riverton is a sending district for Palmyra High School.) One of my favorite logical fallacies is ad hominem. Could these different bits of information cohere? We’ll see. A hot topic lately at PHS has been the dress code. Since 2008, Palmyra has had a “Uniform Dress Code” policy (the policy was revised in 2013). The core of the four-page guideline is that students should have a kind of neat, “work casual” look; for instance, khaki-type pants and…
  • Bad sports, good sports: ESPN’s Keith Olbermann suspended for tweets about Penn State

    Alan Spoll
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    I normally restrict my stories to things that happened through Sunday night. I guess that is a leftover from when I used to schedule this column to post first thing Monday morning. My laziness has given me the opportunity to extend this window, but thus far I have not done so. I was not going to do it this week either, despite the presence of a story that was right up my alley, but a Facebook post by my cousin made me think twice about it. The story to which I refer involves ESPN personality Keith Olbermann, and his tone-deaf comments about Penn State and THON on Twitter the other day. I have…
  • Upward Devotional: Sharing the Fun

    Jeff McDonald
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    As I noted before, during the first two months of the year, part of my Saturdays are spent in gymnasiums … one in my church, and another in the public high school across the street. The Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season is well underway here, in Midland, Texas. Volunteers are helping the program in a lot of different ways … as coaches, referees, time/scorekeepers, and delivering devotionals to the fans during halftime breaks … I’m one of the volunteers doing the devotionals, and here was my presentation for this past Saturday, inspired by what I observed of the youngsters on…
 
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    ChicagoTalks

  • Runoffs May Help Voter Turnout

    Eninna Solache
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    The after Chicago’s day municipal elections, headlines focused on the runoff between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, but an interesting subplot was how few voters turned out to the polls and even fewer knew anything about the aldermanic candidates. “I don’t know who the Alderman is in Wicker Park, because […]
  • South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

    Gabi Brown
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Voters in the South Loop expressed their displeasure as they headed to the polls on Tuesday for Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic elections. Voters at a polling place in Grace Episcopal Church in the South Loop on Tuesday said they were passionate about bike lanes and other issues. “Our city is being set up for bikes, […]
  • Voters Unenthusiastically Support Emanuel

    Christian Schuneman
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Voter turnout for Tuesday’s mayoral and aldermanic elections neared record lows, which election worker Connie Wade was due to the public’s failure to follow the issues confronting the city. “I don’t think people have full knowledge of how important it is to vote in their ward,” said Wade. “People need to be educated.” At a […]
  • School Nurses Concerned about CPS Outsourcing

    Sarah Schlieder
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The Chicago Teachers Union, along with active and retired school nurses, derided the Chicago Board of Education’s plan to outsource and privatize school nursing services, saying it is critical students have access to certified nurses in their schools and warning the board’s decision could create a health crisis in the schools. Members of the union, […]
  • FCC Live: Net Neutrality Discussion and Vote

    Chicagotalks
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Watch it live Tuesday Feb. 28 Click on the image below to view the ongoing hearings:  
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    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County

  • One Death In I-75 Eight Vehicle Crash

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    PUNTA GORDA, FL. -- A commercial motor vehicle with trailer driven by Robert Long, 48 of Fort Myers was traveling north on Interstate 75 in the outside lane on the Peace River Bridge in Charlotte County about 1:23 p.m. Tuesday as a 2013 Chevy Equinox was stopped in the outside lane for other traffic.The truck failed to observe the stopped traffic and as a result, the front end struck with the rear end of the car. This caused a chain reaction collision with the seven other vehicles. The passenger of the car, Patricia Eisenhower, 72 of Lebanon, In. was transported and later pronounced deceased…
  • Colon Cancer Screening Urged For Over 50s

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or olderThe month of March is recognized as “National Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Awareness Month”. Of the cancers that affect men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. Take action! Screenings can help find pre-cancerous polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon or rectum. These polyps can be removed before they get a chance to turn into cancer. Having regular screenings can also help find colorectal cancer at an earlier stage and treatment…
  • Rusty Barnett Dies At 69

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Russell Rousseau "Rusty" Barnett died February 27th at his home in Felda. He was 69. Born in Lakeland in 1945, Rusty grew up in LaBelle and Pompano Beach. He spent much of his career in Tampa, where he worked at Tampa Volvo for many years. He later returned to LaBelle to join his family's farming business. Rusty was an avid reader and Florida history buff. He loved the woods and water, especially the Florida pine landscape. He built a tin-roof cracker house in Felda, where he blazed beautiful hiking trails through the palmetto scrub. He enjoyed boating, camping, and other outdoor adventures…
  • FHP Still Looking For Car With Racing Stripes

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    FORT MYERS, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is still asking for help by the public in finding a hit and run driver that killed a bicyclist in Fort Myers back in November.The bicyclist was traveling in the southbound lane of Sunshine Boulevard without attached lights as a automobile was traveling south on Sunshine Boulevard when the front end collided with the bicycle.The car then fled the scene. The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries as a result of this crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a red, 1990's model sports vehicle (general Motors Product: possible make example:…
  • Caution: Turtles Nesting! Do Not Disturb!

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    It can be thrilling to watch a sea turtle crawl onto the beach at night and dig a large hole in the sand to lay dozens of eggs. Just remember that “Do not disturb” is the best behavior to follow when observing a nesting sea turtle.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission asks people not to get too close, shine lights on, or take flash photos of nesting sea turtles.Spring is the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in Florida. From now through the end of October, thousands of sea turtles will land on Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches to lay their eggs. With Florida hosting one…
 
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    Local News for the people of Holt Park

  • Headingley LitFest: The Dragon Who Hates Poetry

    Luke Beaumont
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    This coming Saturday will be mainly for children during the daytime. Bring them along to the Meanwood Institute (it’s just down the road from Waitrose) in the morning to be entertained by Dommy B, especially if they are of primary age, and come along yourself in the afternoon for a national figure in the world of children’s books – Nicolette Jones. She’ll be at the New Headingley Club, which is a short walk from North Lane. Children are welcome there as well. You could give them some of your cake. This Thursday Janet Douglas will speak about Lettice Cooper, on Friday…
  • First buses come to Asda Holt Park to discuss their New Bus for West Yorkshire

    Luke Beaumont
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    First buses will be at Asda Holt Park to discuss their New Bus for West Yorkshire today (20th November 2014) between 9am and 12pm,. First West Yorkshire is continuing its consultation on New Bus for West Yorkshire (NBfWY) in Leeds and you are invited to attend. As you know, First is asking people about their views on NBfWY; a proposal designed to achieve a radical improvement to bus services in the city. This includes the introduction of new iconic vehicles (similar in concept to the ‘New Routemaster’ used in London), smart ticketing and infrastructure improvements that would tackle…
  • 6 practical tips to help save money on energy bills

    Luke Beaumont
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, winter is just around the corner. So as you brace yourself for the cold weather, make sure it’s not your energy bills that are giving you the chills. Christians Against Charity have created 6 useful tips to help us save money on our energy bills and avoid getting into debt. The charity is designed to help people of all faiths manage their finances. Check out their top tips for saving money on fuel this winter: 1.Turn it down – Lowering your room temperature by just one degree can cut your bills by up to ten per cent, saving you…
  • October half term – free family play session at Ralph Thoresby High School

    Luke Beaumont
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Ralph Thoresby High School, in partnership with Leeds Play Network, are to host a free family play session this week. The event will take place on Wednesday 29th October in Thoresby Woods, in the grounds of the school. It will give children the chance to take part in some exciting outdoor activities. On the day there will be the opportunity to learn how to build a camp fire, create a den from natural materials, practice survival skills as well as enjoy some arts and crafts. The session is designed to be delivered outdoors but is subject to weather conditions. If the weather is too bad on the…
  • Kidz in Kampz – Offical opening on Raynel Approach

    Luke Beaumont
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    by Alan Mann Early in the month saw the official opening of the second community charity shop run by Kidz in Kampz Charity. Councillor Sue Bentley did the honours of cutting the ribbon. It was great to see our local MP Greg Mulholland, and the other two Ward Councillors, Judith Chapman, and Jonathan Bentley. Special thanks went to Madge Davey, Beryl Gartside, Nita Butcher and all the volunteers who have helped get the shop ready for its official opening. Help us wish this new community charity shop the best for the future by sharing this post using one of the buttons below
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    Social Work Helper

  • The Significance of Discharge Planning in Medical Social Work

    Social Work Helper
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    By Ebenezer Cudjoe and Daniel Gyedu Assisting patients with timely arrangements for their posthospital care continues to be a, if not the, central function of social workers in most hospitals (Cowles, 1999: 163). In 1986, federal legislation in the form of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act mandated that every hospital have a process for planning patient discharges.... Continue Reading » The article The Significance of Discharge Planning in Medical Social Work written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • What Social Workers Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi

    Anneke Krakers
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Social workers can learn from Mahatma Gandhi on how to step into the light. How to raise your voice and still be modest and a servant to humanity. This is what all social workers want. Right? Although Mahatma Gandhi was very modest man and a great leader, he was also someone who wanted to be... Continue Reading » The article What Social Workers Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi written by Anneke Krakers appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • No Child Left Behind and the Role of School Social Work

    Lauren Isaac
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    It’s no secret a high-quality public education can develop a knowledge base and nurture skill sets within children further maximizing their potential while stabilizing communities and strengthening economies. On January 8, 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed in to law by President George W. Bush in an effort to reform public school... Continue Reading » The article No Child Left Behind and the Role of School Social Work written by Lauren Isaac appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Resignations and Employment Relationships — I Quit?

    Philip Patston
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    I’ve been reflecting on the complex dynamics of employment relationships (ER) — let’s call them ERs because of the acronym’s somewhat appropriate onomatopoeia — and what it means when an employee resigns without giving notice. ERs are tricky things, without a doubt. They are usually initially awkward, in that most ERs begin with a stranger needing... Continue Reading » The article Resignations and Employment Relationships — I Quit? written by Philip Patston appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Twitter Chat Tackles Questions about Social Work and Politics

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    How actively involved should social workers be in the political arena? This was one of the themes that set the agenda for Thursday night’s Twitter chat hosted by the Network for Social Work Management using the hashtag #MacroSW. The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy was asked to take the lead in this... Continue Reading » The article Twitter Chat Tackles Questions about Social Work and Politics written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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  • An Inside Job Reaches Foregone Conclusions

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    A long-awaited audit of the use of solitary and other forms of isolated confinement in the federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) recommends minor reforms while affirming the overall legitimacy and efficacy of a system that holds more than 10,000 people in extreme isolation.At 242 ...
  • What Do We Tell The Grandchildren?

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Many of my acquaintances feel a kinship with the little red hen. When she was hit on the head by an acorn she knew that the sky was falling, and gathered her friends and neighbors to spread the bad news. There are people I trust ...
  • Nighthawks

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    At first glance it doesn't holler Edward Hopper.But it whispers "Nighthawks" as I sit here having breakfast.It is a rare snowy morning in central North Carolina.For once it really does make sense to close the schools.The danger comes not from the ...
  • Fight or Flight: A Teenage Response

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived ...
  • Glen Campbell: Pebble Beach Cowboy

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Susan Cantrell shares her 2003 interview with music legend Glen Campbell.
 
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