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  • Woman Critically Injured In Crash Into Signs

    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- A 2006 Mercury Villager was traveling westbound on SR- 82 west of Jaguar Blvd. and traveled off the road onto the north shoulder Saturday at 3:15 p.m.. The driver Karen A. Luh, 55 of Lehigh Acres attempted to correct her steering and over corrected, entered back onto westbound SR 82 and lost control.The mini-van traveled off the roadway onto the north shoulder. The front struck two warning signs on the shoulder, entered grass and rotated counterclockwise and then overturned several times on the north shoulder.It came to final rest in the area of the trees upright facing…
  • Album review: Maroon 5 continues cashing in on the sound that sells with 'V'

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    Lucas Villa, AXS Contributor
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Pop-rock group Maroon 5 released its suitably-titled fifth studio album V on Tuesday (Sept. 2). Instead of treading new ground, the Adam Levine-led act continues to explore the synth-pop behind 2012's Overexposed, a sound...
  • U.S. carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

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    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • "The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s..."

    CyberJournalist.net
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    “The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s algorithms (a factor of 8x) than the average story about Ferguson.” - Self segregation on social-networks and the implications for the ferguson MO story - Ethan Zuckerman.  (via algopop)
  • Leaky ceilings and racist abuse: asylum housing in Scotland

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    Graham O'Neill
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A Scottish Refugee Council report adds weight to calls for UK-wide review of asylum housing. Asylum housing, Scotland (Jenny Wicks)Sarah had fled persecution in Africa to make a safer life for herself and her son in Glasgow. It can be hard for people who have applied for asylum to build a life while they are still waiting for a decision that will determine their whole future – but Sarah had managed it. Her five-year-old son was settling into the local school, and she was attending college. They had been placed in a flat in a pleasant part of town, and while it was a bit dilapidated, they…
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  • Album review: Maroon 5 continues cashing in on the sound that sells with 'V'

    Lucas Villa, AXS Contributor
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Pop-rock group Maroon 5 released its suitably-titled fifth studio album V on Tuesday (Sept. 2). Instead of treading new ground, the Adam Levine-led act continues to explore the synth-pop behind 2012's Overexposed, a sound...
  • 'The X Factor UK': Simon Cowell gets an Italian surprise and delivers bad news

    Lori Melton, AXS Contributor
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Night two of “The X Factor UK” room auditions aired on Sept. 1 on AXS TV and turned out several promising Groups and Over 25 contenders. Returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole seem to be enjoying an...
  • Sweet 2-month-old kitten family running out of time at high-kill shelter

    Elisa Black-Taylor, Greenville Pets Examiner
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue, this family is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter. More information can be found on this Facebook thread.The shelter in Greenville, South Carolina is full. This sweet family...
  • Mark, Caleb, Dennis & Gary

    Elisa Black-Taylor, Greenville Pets Examiner
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
  • The Best of 2013: 'The Family'

    Greg Van Cott, Las Vegas Film Examiner
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Returning to a familiar subgenre and attributing the lifelong works of director Martin Scorsese, The Family is director Luc Besson's “conclusion” to the gangster films of actor Robert De Niro. At least, this film acts like...
 
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  • U.S. carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Grist - By Ben Adler - Sep. 01 (News Report) - What the company lacks in shame it makes up for in chutzpah. At least it isn't denying climate science!NewsTrust Rating: 3.6 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Tomas van Houtryve: A Sky Full of Cameras | PROOF

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    National Geographic - By Tomas van Houtryve, Janna Dotschkal - Aug. 31 (Investigative Report) - Cameras are increasingly deployed for surveillance, spying, or targeting. I often wonder whether these uses have already eclipsed traditional ones, such as portraiture and fine art. Are we at a point in the evolution of photography where the medium has become weaponized?NewsTrust Rating: 4.4 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warns West will be jihadists’ next target

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    readersupportednews.org - By Glenn Greenwald - Aug. 31 (News Report) - when Warren has spoken on national security, she has invariably spouted warmed-over, banal Democratic hawk tripe of the kind that she just recited about Israel and Gaza. During her Senate campaign, for instance, she issued wildly militaristic – and in some cases clearly false – statements about Iran and its nuclear program that would have been comfortable on the pages of The Weekly Standard.NewsTrust Rating: 4.1 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review…
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  • "The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s..."

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    “The average story about the Ice Bucket Challenge was much more heavily promoted by Facebook’s algorithms (a factor of 8x) than the average story about Ferguson.” - Self segregation on social-networks and the implications for the ferguson MO story - Ethan Zuckerman.  (via algopop)
  • thisistheverge: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual...

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    thisistheverge: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality In the wake of Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR, can this revolutionary technology triumph anew?
  • paleymediacouncil: Quote of the Day: Animal Politico Founder...

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    paleymediacouncil: Quote of the Day: Animal Politico Founder and President Daniel Eilemberg crushes the myth of objectivity in journalism at the Media Council last year. Full video of the Next Big Thing in Hispanic Media can be viewed here. 
  • laughingsquid: Hyperlapse, An App by Instagram for Shooting...

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
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  • fastcompany: As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell...

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    fastcompany: As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke. Read…
 
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  • Leaky ceilings and racist abuse: asylum housing in Scotland

    Graham O'Neill
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A Scottish Refugee Council report adds weight to calls for UK-wide review of asylum housing. Asylum housing, Scotland (Jenny Wicks)Sarah had fled persecution in Africa to make a safer life for herself and her son in Glasgow. It can be hard for people who have applied for asylum to build a life while they are still waiting for a decision that will determine their whole future – but Sarah had managed it. Her five-year-old son was settling into the local school, and she was attending college. They had been placed in a flat in a pleasant part of town, and while it was a bit dilapidated, they…
  • NATO-Russia: time for a change in direction

    Paul Ingram
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    NATO’s summit this week offers the opportunity to turn the tide against the re-emergence of the cold war in the context of the Ukraine crisis. It is an opportunity, however, unlikely to be taken. NATO heads of state meet in Newport, south Wales for their summit at the end of this week. The relationship with Russia will dominate the agenda—the only question being how far member states are openly willing to go to face down Moscow in the conflict over Ukraine. That confrontation appears to vindicate the fears consistently expressed by eastern-European member states. Sensing opinion is moving…
  • Turkish paternalism in Northern Cyprus

    Sezen Yaraş
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Turkey's relationship with Northern Cyprus is akin to a controlling father disciplining its errant son, and this has affected its attitude to a Cyprus settlement as well. A Northern Cyprus entry point. Flickr/Emma Van. Some rights reserved.‘Child land’ - which is the unofficial name of Northern Cyprus in Turkey - is the first place where Erdogan visited abroad as the 12th president of Turkey. This corresponds to a year before Erdogan’s promise of his ‘term of mastership’ about Turkey’s support for economically self-sufficient Northern Cyprus expires. Mastership is…
  • ‘An Honourable Woman’: an argument in two parts on how to judge a political drama

    David Elstein
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Diane Langford is angered by a BBC2 drama that purports to reflect the political realities in the Arab/Israeli conflict, yet in its “even-handedness” inescapably misrepresents the issues. But perhaps we are being told: don’t take all this plot stuff too seriously – I am writing drama, not history or current affairs.  Part one Political thrillers are a staple of the TV drama repertoire. Spies and parliamentary scandals are second only to police procedurals in the frequency of their appearance in the schedules. It is quite rare, though, for a dramatist – however skilled – to…
  • Why are police becoming more like soldiers?

    Alejandro Garcia de la Garza
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Militarisation of the police is a developing phenomenon, spreading into nominally democratic societies as the bonds of popular consent to the status quo weaken. Not your friendly neighbourhood officer--a SWAT team member. Jay Weenig / Flickr. Some rights reserved,In the last decades, militarisation of the state and surveillance of the population have grown exponentially in many western countries. Police forces, civilian institutions and even urban spaces have followed this trend of securitisation. Images of heavily armed police forces clashing against protesters in the US, UK, France and many…
 
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  • FAQ on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka

    Chandra Jayaratne
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Image courtesy Rights Now A UN investigation into allegations of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka is about to commence. As an aid to public discussion, Friday Forum sets out below information to help the general public understand the legal basis, origin, nature and scope of this inquiry. 1. What is the Human Rights Council? The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations that is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. Under the UN Charter (which is like the Constitution of the UN), promoting and…
  • Issues of Truth and Accountability: A Private Sector Perspective

    Chandra Jayaratne
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Photo by Udhara de Silva The “Third Narrative” reviewed at the Colloquium presents an alternative narrative, of the events of the last stages of the war, and has been developed as a response to the UNHRC resolution of 2014. This is in the wake of the purported conflicting and contradictory accounts of the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka. These varying accounts have come from the Defense Authorities/ Army and the Government of Sri Lanka, I-NGO’s, University Teachers for Human Rights, Academics, Documentaries, Film Clips and Publications by Individuals, ex-Soldiers and Combatants,…
  • Colombo Development: A Highway to… a Very Hot Place?

    Abdul Halik Azeez
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Photo by the author The causes of global climate change are myriad, and not all of them are within our control, but driving down the brand spanking new airport highway the other day, I began to wonder if we’re really even trying to begin with. So, are we in the middle of the monsoon or what? Just a couple of weeks ago, and uncharacteristically on time, that seemed the case. But it didn’t last, and now we’re back to a string of classic Colombo scorchers. Last year it was different. I remember most of 2013 was quite cool, except for a month or so of intense heat. Rain poured down…
  • Disappearances and the struggle for truth and justice

    Ruki
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photo courtesy Human Rights Solidarity 30th August is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Tens of thousands have disappeared in Sri Lanka in last few decades[1]. On this day, families of disappearances in Sri Lanka will gather in Vavuniya in the North, to once again publicly appeal to find their loved ones, at least know the truth of what happened to them, and hold those accountable to justice. From the day their loved ones had disappeared, family members have been physically going to various military camps, complaining to the Police, National Human Rights…
  • Colombo International Film Festival: Six Days That Would Change Your World

    Vangeesa Sumanasekara
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It is possible that one may find my title to be exaggerated: this is not the first time that we are hearing the words ‘international film festival’ in a Sri Lankan context. Over the years, we have had many events of this nature where films made by non-Sri Lankans were shown together. True, those words may have been used before for some of those, no doubt important, efforts to bring in those cinephiles and other art enthusiasts together to appreciate the art of cinema. I insist, however, that this is indeed unprecedented, both in quality and in quantity. An international film festival…
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  • RTE Act would become a non starter, unless teachers' strength is increased

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The respect of teacher, in this professionalism, is being squeezed and only because of character of students, the teacher is known as nation builder. The question is, whether the teachers are justifying their own contribution in securing the future of the country.
  • Modi and Abe sign pact to develop Varanasi on the lines of Kyoto: Reactions from Japanese citizens and Indian experts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The people of Varanasi are apparently not regretting their decision to back Narendra Modi from their constituency. The Prime Minister's own constituency gets a major boost in his recent trip to Japan after the two countries sign a pact to give Varanasi a face lift like the Japanese city Kyoto.
  • Team India - Test cricket remains crucial!

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Well, with just one win in the last ODI, the mood of millions of fans in this cricket mad country swung into a celebration mode. It is a well known fact that owing to its very strong batting line stretching up to number seven, Team India has got a distinct advantage of piling up a huge score on almost any kind of turf in the ODI format.
  • PM Modi earns eight out of 10 in India Inc. survey on 100 days

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has earned a ranking of eight out of 10 in an India Inc. survey done by ASSOCHAM just ahead of completion of 100 days in office with top corporate leaders finding a marked difference in style of functioning of the government with a strong focus on accountability, execution with ear-to-ground approach in a business-friendly manner.
  • Gurgaon's traffic situation expected to improve, suggestions proposed

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    With Gurgaon housing a number of MNCs, people from varuious parts of the NCR region flock to the city for work, as a result of which traffic jam becomes a major problem. Apart from this, a number of accidents have also taken place on Gurgaon roads.
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  • Film Society screens 3 Silent Chaplin comedies with live music

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Fri. Aug. 29, 7:30 pm          Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay  $8.00 adults, $4.00 children Time for another Silent Film Festival sponsored by the Coastside Film Society. This year’s program features the comedic genius of the great Charlie Chaplin with live piano accompaniment by Shauna Pickett-Gordon. These are all madcap films that the whole family will love, especially because we screen them with live musical accompaniment. Once again we have asked Montara’s own Shauna Pickett-Gordon to write a score for our…
  • A student show curated by a student, Saturday

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Join us this Saturday for a new show at the Darin Boville Gallery—photographs by three local graduating high school students curated by Nicole Collins, also a Half Moon Bay High School student. Nicole, and the photographers she selected, are on their way to college but before they go we’re holding a show of their work. The informal opening will run 12:00 to 4:00, Saturday, August 9, and we’ll have light refreshments. The student works will be for sale at very reasonable prices—the gallery will donate mat board and matting and framing services and all of the proceeds will go to the…
  • Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay Raises $1,340 at Relay for Life Half Moon Bay

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay sponsored a team at this year’s Relay for Life Half Moon Bay on August 2-3 to support the American Cancer Society’s cancer research efforts. Led by Rotarian Liz Schuck, the team reached well over its $1,000 goal with over $1,340 raised to date.  Members walked the track, participated in the opening and luminaria ceremony, and hosted visitors in the Rotary Club hospitality tent.  Intrepid Liz camped at Hatch Elementary School overnight with other teams for the 24-hour event.  As usual, it was a cool Half Moon Bay August weekend, but what a…
  • Friday is film night in HMB: Demolishing culture in modern China

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Missing Home is a documentary that explores the affects of modernization on the people of China- specifically its effects on the culture & lives of people living in Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient sprawling alleys. Feature: MISSING HOME - the Last Days of Beijing Hutongs Fri, Aug 1st at 7:30 Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders facility 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA Admission: $5 Hutongs, which date to the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1341), have long been regarded as the heart and soul of Beijing. They are chock-a-block with family homes and crammed with countless small shops and…
  • Letter: This weekend’s Relay for Life lights the way for HMB Rotary in August

    Joe@armadillosoft.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Rotary club members are supporting the American Cancer Society in its drive to fund cancer research, raise awareness, and save lives with a team in the Half Moon Bay’s Relay for Life 24-hour event on August 2-3, 2014 at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay. The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay is currently expanding its membership and fundraising efforts to support its local signature cause – RotaCare, the free medical clinic for the uninsured in Half Moon Bay and the surrounding Coastside communities.  The July 31st program is a lunchtime barbecue, Brews & Shoes, in the Outback…
 
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  • Ramesh Shivakumaran Gulftainer Company Limited plans ambitious future with Nexthink

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Port management and logistics specialist Gulftainer has declared it has opted for Nexthink via its partner Anzemato to realise its plan to hit new growth targets by improving its IT infrastructure. Gulftainer’s aim is to reach 35 terminals across five continents and handle around 18 million TEUs by 2020. The ambitious project requires streamlined IT operations, with Nexthink, an end-user IT analytics specialist for security and workplace operations, meeting Gulftainer’s requirements. The partnership means that Gulftainer will have total visibility of its IT environment,…
  • The Features Of A Builder Software That You Should Look Into For Your Construction Business

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Every business has to stand up against stiff competition in today’s turbulent market. To become competitive, a company or organization has to adapt the latest tools that technology has to offer. Indeed, technology has made almost everything easier. As technology evolved and improved everything, it has also allowed businesses to maximize expenses. This is even more important in the construction business. Even if your construction company is just starting or a small-scale one, you will need the latest tool that is in the market. Today, there are innovative tools that construction…
  • Make way for Mcway Falls

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    A very good friend of mine was visiting the Bay Area for the Labor day weekend and I wanted to show him the amazing natural beauty of the Pacific Coast and decided to take him to Big Sur. I had seen a couple of photos of this awesome waterfall that falls directly into the Pacific Ocean. I remembered that the state park was called "Pfeiffer" something. So we started driving along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and came to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and went on a strenuous hike to Pfeiffer Falls. The hike was difficult but we kept telling ourselves that the view is going to be worth it.
  • The worst shelling by Govt. Pakistan

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    In front of Parliament the protesters are demanding justice about 14 martyers and 90 serious injured in state terrorism of 17th June.Thousands of workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek also have been arrested.Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf is Protesting against record election rigging.In Shelling at night thousands of men and women are bitterly effected.Dr. Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan are also in protest.     r
  • Domestic Violence In the Churches

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Domestic Violence and the ChurchBy S’entraiderwww.sentraider.webs.com Ephesians 5:25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.The church teaches that, we as women, need to submit and be obedient to our husbands; but what is hardly ever addressed is Domestic Violence issues. The Bible is often used by an abuser to justify their right to abusive behavior. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition, domestic violence is: "the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also: a repeated or habitual…
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  • Top ten new books by the publishers of the children’s book My Parents Open Carry

    Bob Sullivan
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. The Cat With The Gat 9. Duck Duck Goose…No Duck!! 8. Goodnight Forever, Moon 7. Charlie and the Munitions Factory 6. The Lion, the Witch, and the War Cannon 5. Where the Wild Things Were 4. Cloudy with a Chance of Shrapnel 3. One Fish Two Fish Dead Fish Stew Fish 2. Bazooka Joe 1. The Wizard of Uzi   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
  • Bad sports, good sports: Tampa Bay manager doesn’t really understand instant replay

    Alan Spoll
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Most of the big sports now have some degree of instant replay being used in an effort to get more calls correct. In order to avoid endless games, the big sports have implemented a challenge system, where coaches can officially question calls and ask for a review. I see this as great progress in sports, as I hate to see games turn on incorrect rulings. Some of the rules about how the challenges can be used, though, make me wonder if the goal is really to get things right or if it’s just to appease the fans a little bit. A good example of this happened in the game between the Tampa Bay Rays…
  • The Emperor decrees an end to the phrase “at the end of the day”

    Chris Matarazzo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    I have been declared Emperor of the World. Let us not waste time explaining why or how; let’s all simply accept the fact that we are better off, as a result; hence, my next decree: Emperor’s Decree No. 12PM: National Public Radio is a good news source; it is a fine explorer of American culture, but it has created its own little inbred linguistic world full of phrases and speech patterns that the Emperor can stand no more. We just realized that a large portion of our linguistic decrees have come from NPR, over the span of this column, which is usually written after a car ride into the…
  • Instant gratification and youth sports

    Scott Warnock
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Once us humans reach a certain age, a gene activates that triggers an unwavering belief that our generation is vastly superior to the one currently coming to bloom. With unflinching righteousness, we believe that back in our day, things were more character-forming. All schools were farther away from all homes. There were weird places that were always uphill. Roads were bumpier. Things weighed more. Life was tougher. One thing we adults now like to lord over our video game-playing progeny is that they are, without a doubt, we say, the instant gratification generation. “You have no…
  • Top ten answers to the question “How hot is it?”

    Bob Sullivan
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. “It’s so hot, my tongue got a sunburn telling somebody how hot it was.” 9. “It’s so hot, Optimus Prime decided to transform into an air conditioner.” 8. “It’s so hot, I have a brand on my stomach shaped like a seat belt.” 7. “It’s so hot, Hillary Clinton has been semi-campaigning in her pantsuit…without the pants.” 6. “It’s so hot, Donald Sterling attended an NAACP meeting just for the chilly reception.” 5. “It’s so hot, this morning I saw a bum with a sign that read ‘Will Work For Shade’.” 4. “It’s so hot, I saw a fire hydrant chasing…
 
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  • Fashion Flair: Myths about Wearing a Salwar Kameez

    Khalid Shaikh
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The salwar kameez is perhaps the most widely preferred ethnic wear in India and in several other neighboring countries. You wear them to parties, social gatherings, and religious functions. You can also wear the toned down, simpler versions for business meetings or at your workplace. Most of us have several sets to choose from; and […]
  • Bike Tour of Belmont-Cragin and Hermosa

    Chicagotalks
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The adjacent communities of Hermosa and Belmont-Cragin are on Chicago’s Northwest side. Their boundaries are all rail lines and the railroads, commercial and commuter. The boundaries made these communities what they are today. Hermosa is Chicago Community Area #20 and is located 6 miles northwest of The Loop.  First settled in modern history by Scottish […]
  • The Chicago Department of Public Health Is In The Process of Developing An STD Locator App

    Cara Ball
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Chicagoans may soon be able to locate STD testing centers and free condoms right from their smartphones. The Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with Microsoft, is in the process of developing an app for Apple, Android and Windows users, members of the department’s board learned Wednesday, August 20 at their monthly meeting. The […]
  • The Department of Public Health’s Brave New World

    John Knowles
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    The Chicago Department of Public Health has an array of new tools to fight public health maladies. Using social media sites, online search tools and smart phone applications, the department now has the ability to directly interact with the public as it provides services ranging from food borne illness prevention to free condom distribution. The […]
  • Chicago Student March on CPS Headquarters

    John Knowles
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    With signs emblazoned with slogans like “Our Bodies Will Not Be Enslaved” and “Education Not Incarceration,” approximately 30 high school students, all members of the Chicago Students Union, gathered across from Daley Plaza to voice their dissatisfaction with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Board of Education and the widening funding gap between city high schools. […]
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  • Woman Critically Injured In Crash Into Signs

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- A 2006 Mercury Villager was traveling westbound on SR- 82 west of Jaguar Blvd. and traveled off the road onto the north shoulder Saturday at 3:15 p.m.. The driver Karen A. Luh, 55 of Lehigh Acres attempted to correct her steering and over corrected, entered back onto westbound SR 82 and lost control.The mini-van traveled off the roadway onto the north shoulder. The front struck two warning signs on the shoulder, entered grass and rotated counterclockwise and then overturned several times on the north shoulder.It came to final rest in the area of the trees upright facing…
  • Don't Fall For This 'Jury Duty' Scam

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    An old scam, commonly known as the Jury Duty Scam, has been recirculating around Florida recently and has already defrauded consumers of thousands of dollars. Any caller asking for personal information should automatically be a red flag as potential fraud. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim.How The Scam WorksConsumers receive a phone call from an individual identifying themselves as an officer of the court. The "officer" says that an arrest warrant has been issued for failure to appear for jury duty. They state that in order to resolve the issue, information for "verification…
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell And Sen. Dwight Bullard Fight Monkey Breeders

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Secret Company Plans Giant Monkey Breeding Plant In Rural Hendry CountyLABELLE, FL. --  Despite warnings from environmentalists, State Senator Dwight Bullard and TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell, Hendry County officials seem unable or unwilling to question the safety of a breeding facility for 3,200 Macaque monkeys at a site in Hendry County just blocks east of homes in Lehigh Acres.A mystery company with no publicly listed phone number, address or names of company representatives has gained governmental permissions to build a breeding facility in western Hendry county, just feet from the Lee…
  • Free Classes For Pre-Diabetics

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- Several months ago, celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted that she’d been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Almost immediately, search volume for the word “diabetes” on Google jumped 60 percent. A few weeks later, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin announced that he’d been diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” — meaning he was likely to get the disease unless he changed his eating and exercise habits. It often takes a celebrity to raise the public’s awareness about an issue.While these “endorsements” are welcome, it’s going to take far more than an occasional…
  • Man Dies After Crashing Into School Bus

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    FORT MYERS, FL. -- A 68-year old Fort Myers man died of injuries this afternoon after crashing into a school bus occupied with 32 high school students.Robert H. Frost, in a 2003 Toyota Highlander, hit the rear of the bus while the bus was stopped on US41 near Fork Road at 1:53 p.m. Thursday.Eight students were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The bus driver, Victoria G. Strickland, 54 Cape Coral, Florida had minor injuries.A third car, stopped ahead of the bus was involved but the driver and passenger had no injuries.
 
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  • Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing

    Deona Hooper
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Airing live on CSPAN, Dr. Steve Perry gave a searing speech on the “The Role of Social Workers” at the Clark Atlanta University Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and principal of a Connecticut school which only accepts first generation, low income, and minority students. Dr. Perry received his Masters of Social Work degree... Continue Reading » The article Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Consciousness Raising: It’s Time Has Come Again

    Alice Fisher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Like many women my age, I participated in the feminist consciousness raising movement of the sixties. It was a powerful vehicle for exploring our innermost feelings about being women, mothers, daughters, wives, and our role in society. For many of us it was the first time we confronted the issue of misogyny (or even knew... Continue Reading » The article Consciousness Raising: It’s Time Has Come Again written by Alice Fisher appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Why Starting School Later Is a Social Work Issue

    Stacy Simera
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    On Aug 25th the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a highly publicized position statement recommending middle and high schools start after 8:30am.  Adopting later school start times is an effective way to increase adolescent sleep and thus improve adolescent health and safety – primarily because of a later shift in sleep cycle that occurs during... Continue Reading » The article Why Starting School Later Is a Social Work Issue written by Stacy Simera appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Letter to the Editor: A Social Worker’s Thoughts on the Killing of Michael Brown

    Social Work Helper
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    This is a Letter to the Editor that I received from a member of the social work community. Although I disagree with the opinion and facts of this reader, I believe this Letter to the Editor provides a perfect example of how conservatives and non-minorities conduct their analysis of the events in #Ferguson. I will... Continue Reading » The article Letter to the Editor: A Social Worker’s Thoughts on the Killing of Michael Brown written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation

    Deona Hooper
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper, I recently published an article entitled A Grand Response from Social Work is Needed in Ferguson written by Dr. Charles Lewis who is the President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy. Due to my coverage on the shooting of Mike Brown and the police response in... Continue Reading » The article Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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