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  • Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

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  • Free Speech Documentary in Logan Square

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Deanna Isaacs, staff writer for the Chicago Reader, wrote about artist-activist Chris Drew and the documentary by Nancy Bechtol, which details Drew’s struggle for free speech. Drew’s longtime cause had been what he believed was the constitutional right of artists to sell their work in public, wherever they wish, as long as they’re not blocking the right-of-way. His vision […]
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    Judy Duncan, Scranton Pet Products Examiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
  • The very small Islamic State WMD threat | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am - By Dina Esfandiary, Matthew Cottee - Oct. 24 (News Analysis) - Late last month British Home Secretary Theresa May, who is responsible for immigration and policing under Prime Minister David Cameron, alarmed many citizens when she warned that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could “acquire chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons to attack us.” Joseph Cirincione, president of the global-security-focused Ploughshares Fund, warned that “the risk of a terrorist attack using nuclear or chemical weapons has just gone up.”NewsTrust Rating: 4.5 average (not…
  • explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also...
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also Carl Sagan’s favorite poet) on what the future of robots reveals about the human condition – such a gorgeous read. 
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  • The very small Islamic State WMD threat | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am - By Dina Esfandiary, Matthew Cottee - Oct. 24 (News Analysis) - Late last month British Home Secretary Theresa May, who is responsible for immigration and policing under Prime Minister David Cameron, alarmed many citizens when she warned that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could “acquire chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons to attack us.” Joseph Cirincione, president of the global-security-focused Ploughshares Fund, warned that “the risk of a terrorist attack using nuclear or chemical weapons has just gone up.”NewsTrust Rating: 4.5 average (not…
  • Tests Find Monsanto’s Soy, Genetically Engineered for Heavy Pesticide Spraying, in Portland-Bought Infant Formula

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Common Dreams - By Dr. Ray Seidler - Oct. 24 (News Report) - Just as Oregonians are voting on whether to label genetically engineered foods, Center for Food Safety (CFS) announced today that genetic testing has confirmed the presence of soy that has been genetically engineered by Monsanto for heavy pesticide exposure in infant formula that is being sold in Portland, Oregon. The testing was coordinated between CFS and Dr. Ray Seidler, the first EPA scientist to study genetically engineered crops (now retired) and former professor at Oregon State University. With recent published studies…
  • Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

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  • Islamic State militants allegedly used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Washington Post - By Loveday Morris - Oct. 24 (News) - BALAD, Iraq — Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine gas. The perpetrators, according to the officers: Islamic State extremists.NewsTrust Rating: 4.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • ISIS making millions daily off crime, terror

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also...

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also Carl Sagan’s favorite poet) on what the future of robots reveals about the human condition – such a gorgeous read. 
  • Do you why there was a starbucks cup in tumblr’s logo?...

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Do you why there was a starbucks cup in tumblr’s logo? Here’s why.
  • This Vertical Life: The Media Models I Admire

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    This Vertical Life: The Media Models I Admire: rafat: Verticals have a particular attraction for me, which may have something to do with my general obsessiveness. Picking a topic you’re willing to spend a good number of years in, going deep into it with everything you have, and build the largest and most influential voice in it, that is what I… Great sites to monitor
  • Highlights of Online News Association Conference #ONA14

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Here’s a collections of the best summaries, slides and notes from the 2014 ONA conference. Keynote: Deep Dive into The New York Times Innovation Report Video technology wows online news conference Going Mobile presentation summary Metrics that matter: A Presentation by Chartbeat’s Tony Haile All Eyes on Ferguson discussion Big Impact with Small Teams: Designing a Kick-Ass Process for the Small and Scrappy News App Team Words of advice for news startups Visual journalism for tiny news desks Check back as more links will be added. Please end link submissions to @cyberjournalist on Twitter…
  • Navigating the Twitter tempest #ONA14

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    ianhillmedia: A recap of an ONA14 panel on Twitter.
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  • Gaza reconstruction package: should taxpayers be concerned?

    Joanna E.Springer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Israel could be charged with bearing some part of the $7.8 billion price tag for rebuilding what was destroyed in July and August. However, the international community has rushed to shoulder the burden for the third time in six years. A Palestinian boy sits looking at the ruins in Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood,, August 2014. Haitham Nuraldeen/Demotix. All rights reserved. British taxpayers are forking out over 20 million pounds and European taxpayers more than 450 million euros to rebuild Gaza. Together the international community has pledged 5.4 billion US dollars, half of which is solely…
  • Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

    Malcolm Dando and Michael Crowley
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chemical weapons are banned, aren't they? Well, maybe not quite all of them are ... Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback. Andreas Gradin via Shutterstock.On 26 October 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen paramilitaries, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central nervous system. Although most of the 900 people being held hostage were freed, well over 100 of them were killed by the agent; many more continue to suffer long-term health problems. To this day, the Russian…
  • Moscow’s young Muslims might be tomorrow’s militants

    Grigory Tumanov
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    A recent clash with the police is a sign of the alienation felt by some young men from Moscow’s Muslim community.   The incident at Moscow’s Historical Mosque on 26 September, when angry parishioners forced the release of one of their number who had been detained by OMON riot police, has made the capital’s Islamic community and commentators think again about both the radicalisation of young Muslims and the lack of places for them to worship. The authorities may claim that Moscow has quite enough mosques, but young men forced to pray on the street, where they are subjected to…
  • 30 years on: Ethiopia and the business of hunger

    Nick Dearden
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    30 years after images of Ethiopian famine haunted British TV screens, they still shape how we see Africa - and ensure we fail to understand. It’s 30 years since Michael Buerke’s harrowing report of a ‘biblical famine’ reached BBC TV screens. Following a year of cynical government inaction and silence, Bob Geldof launched a frenzied celebrity campaign to get aid to the famine-hit regions. Money from the public, if not the government, poured into the country. But in the process, the politics of what was happening in Ethiopia was completely erased, and our ideas of ‘charity’,…
  • Oxford Real Farming Conference: power, lies, and the need for agrarian resistance

    Colin Tudge
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    As thousands rely on food banks to make it through the winter and another dairy crisis threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers, the co-founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference examines the growing need for an agrarian renaissance to tackle neoliberalism's failings. sad state of Britain’s dairying has the same root cause as the billion worldwide who are undernourished, the billion who are overweight and/or diabetic or in danger of heart disease, global warming, the mass extinction of our fellow creatures: global agriculture, and indeed a global…
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  • The JHU critiques the Rajapakse Presidency

    Harim Peiris
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Image courtesy News First The barbs and criticisms of a political ally can in politics often do greater damage than even the more forthright criticism of an opponent. The reason for this has all to do with political constituency. When the opposition criticizes the Rajapakse presidency, it resonates mainly with those that are already politically in disagreement with the president anyway and is only effective to the extent that it actually is deemed valid by more middle of the road or undecided voters, the members of the public who form the so called floating vote, which is often the decider at…

    Asanga Welikala
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Photo by AFP courtesy Asia One Amidst strong indications following the Uva provincial election result that a panicked regime is planning an early presidential election, there has been a vigorous debate in the media about the consequences of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished the presidential two-term limit and removed other procedural restraints on presidential power. There was of course no comparable opposition or even public interest in the issue when that amendment was enacted in 2010. In the triumphalist afterglow of war victory, this blatant attempt at…
  • Kerosene, Koothu and Paper: Questions and answers

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    On Sunday, 19 October 2014 the Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design screened, for the first time in Jaffna, three short films by Kannan Arunasalam. Kerosene, Koothu and Paper were produced for Groundviews in 2011 as part of the Moving Images project. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design is a flagship project of Raking Leaves, a non-profit organisation that commissions and publishes contemporary art projects. Kannan Arunasalam was born in Jaffna and grew up in London. He returned to Sri Lanka in 2005 and moved to Cambodia in 2013.
  • That Third Term

    Dr Reeza Hameed
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Photo courtesy The Daily Beast President Rajapakse’s eligibility to seek a third term as President has become a contentious issue ever since former Chief Justice Sarath Silva declared several weeks ago that President Rajapakse is legally barred from contesting a third time. Some commentators have challenged Sarath Silva’s views and Chinthaka Mendis was one of them (see Chinthaka Mendis, ‘Why Sarath Silva is wrong’, September 14, 2014, The Island). In my view, Sarath Silva is right in his assertion that President Rajapakse is disqualified from bidding for a third term and that the…
  • Imbalance of power between the Executive and the Legislature, Constitutional Dilemmas and the Need for a Community-Oriented Model

    Dr. Siri Gamage
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Photo courtesy Wikipedia For a society to function smoothly, there has to be a commonly agreed framework of governance. This framework defines and specifies the way those who are elected to govern are to be elected, the powers they ought to have, in which circumstances and for what purposes, ability to delegate, responsibilities of various sections such as the executive and legislative branches, and more importantly the limitations. Usually the constitution of a country provides the principal blueprint of such a framework supplemented by various legislation approved by the legislature. When…
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  • Serena Shim, a war journalist - Another martyr in the Syrian theatre

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Time and again, I have described the complex barbaric situation developing in middle east where Kurds are murdered, terrorized and forced to flee from their homelands by Arab ISIS, double speak and double deed Turks, and this is happening with the connivance of West.
  • IMG-Reliance Along with BFI Launches School and College Basketball Leagues

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    After the successful start of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), the joint venture between the International Management Group (IMG) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has started exploring another sport. The promoters of ISL have started promoting grassroots level basketball by launching two leagues along with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).
  • To realize 'Plan 44+' campaign, BJP must end Kashmiri rulers' hypocrisy: Shri Ram Sena

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Shri Ram Sena Jammu and Kashmir while expressing its happiness over the overwhelming victory of Bhartiya Janta Party in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team for ousting the previous inefficient and corrupt governments from those states.
  • Recommendations to ensure rapid growth of MSMEs

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi cherishes a commendable vision to take India to new heights on the socio-economic front. For this to happen, first our country has to catch up with the developed world in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Unfortunately, even after more than two decades of economic liberalization, India has barely managed to scratch its existing potential.
  • 'Respect the Road' campaign in Gurgaon this Diwali to promote responsible drinking

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It is Diwali time in Gurgaon and the city, which houses a number of corporate offices would indulge in parties with liquor and food playing an important role. But, the problem arises when an office employee has to drive his/her car back home. As a result of which , a number of restaurants in Cyber Hub, Gurgaon has joined hands with SABMiller India's 'Respect the Road' campaign this festive season.
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  • Why We Do Not Endorse Candidates

    Dino Corvino
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    [If we can, let us just move quickly past the idea that I have not written anything of note on CW for a long, long time.  I am sure I will write something acknowledging that, but just not today.  But, I know, I know.] It is election season, and for a moment this website was all about impact.  Sure, that slowly fell away when life got in the way, and as a result we have not had much to say about anything, much less candidates.  I thought though, in light of the comments on the Wausau Daily Herald “Why We Endorse” column, I would put fingers to keys. Let us do this in a list, because,…
  • City Hall Failure

    Dino Corvino
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Well, here you go.  MaryAnn Groat suspended for ten days, but sort of not really.  I mean she gets to pick the ten days, and they can come over the rest of the calendar year, but they are at her choosing.  I imagine that is like a child deferring a spanking, or a grounding until it is convenient.  Sort of takes the sting right out of it. I will write more, but we wanted to upload the documents we have so far.   Maryanne Groat discipline docs (1) Investigation Report Anne Jacobson v Maryanne Groat Ann Werth supports Groat City attorney complaints Groat apologizes but defends actions…
  • Good on You, Todd Rasmussen

    Dino Corvino
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    So, a guy I know passed away about a week ago as of my sitting down to write this. His name was Todd Rasmussen, and he was simply cooler than you. He was cooler than me, and cooler than just about everyone. I only knew him a little, but he was an iconic cat in my opinion, so I thought I would write something. I thought I would write a bit about Todd. It is my belief that, for a long time, the Scott Street Pub was a cultural heart beat of Wausau. Before the internet, before drunk driving laws, before all of it, the Pub existed. And in my opinion, the soul of the Pub is put solely in two…
  • Thank you Lane Ware

    Dino Corvino
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:10 am
    In trying to find some broader idea in which to place this post, I came up with tempering.  I am told often to temper my emotions, to hold them back, and to let them find their own quiet power.  I think I have learned the value of that in most ways, in most positive ways.  One of the places I refuse to let that lesson be learned is in the sensation of GRATITUDE.  I let gratitude cover me like a wave, and knock me back. So, today when a young person took the time to call me at work and tell me that Lane Ware had passed away as soon as the sadness and shock wore off, I was left crying at my…
  • An Open Letter to Mayor Tipple

    Dino Corvino
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Dear Mayor Tipple, You are failing.  A week does not go by where there is not a story of your ineptitude.  I say you, knowing full well that others are in the stories, but you are the boss of City Hall.  So, when this or that happens, you are the one that has failed.  Because you are not paying attention, or you are corrupt, or you just do not care what people think of you and the administration. That being said, I want to offer you a suggestion.  It is not a suggestion you have not heard, and if you have not heard it, you need to get better advisors.  Because this is in no way a unique…
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  • Gesine Lötzsch: „Über deutsche Steuergelder wird in Luxemburg entschieden“

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Mit einer Gesetzesänderung zum ESM sollen künftig marode Banken direkt mit Steuergeldern rekapitalisiert werden. So soll die Verschuldung der öffentlichen Haushalte nicht mit Krisenbanken noch weiter erhöht werden. Das führe zu einer Auslagerung der Verantwortung aus dem Parlament, warnt die Vorsitzende im Haushaltsausschuss des Bundestags, Gesine Lötzsch.
  • Merkel wird nervös: Ukraine-Streit bedroht Deutschland in der Heiz-Saison

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Angela Merkel räumt erstmals ein, dass die Energieversorgung im Winter in der EU gefährdet sein könnte. Wenn die Ukraine nicht bald eine Lösung mit Russland im Gasstreit findet, will Merkel keine Rücksicht mehr auf Kiew nehmen. Es dürfte ihr nämlich schwerfallen, den Deutschen zu erklären, warum sie im Winter in kalten Wohnungen sitzen müssen. Der Streit wird nun immer teurer - für die Steuerzahler in Europa.
  • Fliegendes Auto soll Straßen und Flughäfen entlasten

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Eine slowakische Firma hat ein fliegendes Auto vorgestellt. Das Aeromobil ist eine Mischung aus Sportwagen und Leichtflugzeug. Der straßentaugliche Prototyp kann zwei Tragflächen mit acht Metern Spannweite ausfahren.
  • Börse: Dax schließt 0,7 Prozent im Minus

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Die Märkte laufen seitwärts und stehen im Bann des EZB-Stresstests. Heute kam die Meldung, dass 25 Banken durchfallen könnten. Aber welche Strategie verfolgt die EZB mit diesem Test?
  • EZB-Stresstest: Angeblich 25 von 130 Banken durchgefallen

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Beim Stresstest der EZB sollen angeblich 25 Banken nicht in der Lage gewesen sein, die Eigenkapitalanforderungen der EZB zu erfüllen. Das ist erstaunlich: Denn der Stresstest ist eher harmlos angelegt gewesen und hat bestimmte Risiken nicht in Betracht gezogen.
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    24 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
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  • Hay crisis de seguridad en México por desaparecidos en Ayotzinapa

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    El diputado coordinador de Nueva alianza en el congreso local Ismael Valdez dijo que todos queremos que aparezcan con vida los estudiantes desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa,Guerrero,dice que por ese motivo en México hay una crisis en materia de seguridad pública,donde autoridades debe ahondar las pesquisas para dar con responsables. 
  • شرح وحدت ٢ محمود سراجی م.س شاهد تکرار متن صدر قسمت اول

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
  • King in the sky

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    As driving down sh 97 in fowlerton tx my friend was shooting pictures of the sky. We later noticed these images. One looks like a king in the sky, the other looks like two people standing across from each other. Amazing photos. One of which could possibly be a photo of god. You be the. Judge.
  • Solar Eclipse

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    As seen on Oct 23rd from San Ramon, CA
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  • Lisa reads The Wicked by Douglas Nicholas

    Lisa Hura
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am not normally a big fantasy reader, but I enjoy a little something fanciful now and then. I enjoyed Douglas Nicholas’ previous novel, Something Red, and I was not disappointed in The Wicked. Thirteenth-century England is the perfect setting for this sort of adventure, with elements of historical fiction, mystery and magic. Once again, exiled Irish queen Molly is traveling the countryside with her granddaughter, Nemain, her young apprentice, Hob, and her lover, Jack Brown. They have come to the castle of Sir Jehan, who they saved in Something Red, to discuss a creeping danger…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Joseph Randle shoplifts, gets caught, and benefits from it

    Alan Spoll
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Perhaps it’s just me, but I preferred the version of the world where people who did something bad did not immediately profit from it. In that world, Kim Kardashian would still be famous, but only in a negative way, and she would not have made untold sums of money and become a household name by appearing in a sex tape while displaying no other notable skill other than self-promotion. Paris Hilton would have been seen as a family embarrassment rather than a worldwide celebrity. We have had a good number of athletes become famous for bad things too, and the pace at which the bad turns to…
  • The Emperor decrees that the phrase “you guys” is banned

    Chris Matarazzo
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 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. YG100: Hey, you guys! Listen, guys… You guys have to stop opening your guys’s sentences with “you guys” and saying “you guys” every other word. You guys are, like driving the Emperor crazy, you guys. Don’t make the Emperor slap you guys in chains. Okay guys? I mean, like, some of you guys aren’t even guys, so “you guys” just doesn’t make sense, guys. The Punishment:…
  • A year (and counting) without cable

    Scott Warnock
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    So we got rid of cable about a year ago. The kids are not alright. Of course, they’re bitter about it, and maybe rightfully so, because I’m not convinced any of us are better off. You know, you get rid of cable to live a more intellectual life, to get more in touch with yourself, with your family. But is any of that happening? Yeah, we probably do watch less TV, but TV watching is still going on. I know that studies galore show how bad TV is as a lifestyle habit, but in line with Steven Johnson‘s Everything Bad is Good for You, TV shows have also become increasingly smart.
  • Top ten one-liners

    Bob Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. I’m not a big fan of shopping centers because, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen the mall. 9. I thought I’d found a mass grave for snowmen, but it turned out it was just a field of carrots. 8. I was so drunk last night that, when I walked across the dance floor to get to the bar, I won the dance contest. 7. Prison walls are never built to scale. 6. My memory is so good, I can’t remember the last time I forgot something. 5. My physics teacher told me I had a lot of potential, just before he pushed me off the roof. 4. After several karate lessons, I can now break a five-inch board…
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  • Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General “Running a Positive Campaign”

    Dan Zar
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    There is a lot more to 34-year-old Ben Koyl of Downers Grove than you may think: an independent lawyer by day, a bass guitarist by night and a Libertarian candidate on the November ballot for Illinois attorney general. “Ben is an ethical man and is heavily involved,” said Mansoor Ansari, a 34-year-old Streeterville resident, Chicago […]
  • Cycle Bike Shop Responds to Chicago’s Recent Bicycle Craze

    Megan Bennett
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Carmichael Pusateri, the owner of Cycle Bike Shop, has been around to see all of the recent trends in Chicago cycling, including its recent spike in popularity. Pusateri, a former bike messenger turned business owner, opened the bicycle store in 1992 on the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue. Being in the area for over […]
  • Free Speech Documentary in Logan Square

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Deanna Isaacs, staff writer for the Chicago Reader, wrote about artist-activist Chris Drew and the documentary by Nancy Bechtol, which details Drew’s struggle for free speech. Drew’s longtime cause had been what he believed was the constitutional right of artists to sell their work in public, wherever they wish, as long as they’re not blocking the right-of-way. His vision […]
  • SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

    Literacy Voluneers Illinois
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    People are getting ready to shake their tile bags, rack their brains and roll at the 11th Annual “It’s Your Word Against Theirs,” SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge on Sunday, November 2. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) and supported by local chapters of the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), the event will be held […]
  • Catching Up with Oliver Stone at the Chicago Film Festival

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    The 3-time Oscar-winning Hollywood legendary director Oliver Stone visited Chicago on October 12. He was promoting new director’s cuts of  “Alexander the Great” and “Natural Born Killers” at the Chicago International Film Festival. Columbia College Chicago student Meiling Jin asked Stone about the director’s cuts and why these two films are so special for him, as well as additional questions about […]
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  • State Supreme Court upholds $150k judgment against Arkansas Realtors Association

    Ethan Nobles
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    On September 25, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a May 2012 judgment from the Washington County Circuit court ordering the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) to pay $150,000 for breaching a contract with Real Forms Arkansas. The contract at issue was entered into in 2010 by Springdale-based Real Forms and the ARA. Real Forms was under a five-year contract to provide real estate contracts software to the ARA which would be sold to Realtors throughout the Natural State. The contract would have generated at least $600,000 in revenue for Real Forms. The contract was terminated by the ARA in…
  • A new way to combat gambling addiction

    Ethan Nobles
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Gambling Commission figures show that gambling industry in UK rakes huge profits and while some gambling forms are legal, the government is worried that gambling is now turning into a new addiction problem. While there are several help available in combating gambling addiction, this time, a new way to combat this form of addiction has been presented by the University of Cambridge Engineering department and its spin-out corporate Futurespace. They’re using technology. How is it done? Futurespace has developed a machine that uses behavioral data in analyzing if a person is showing signs…
  • The Nobles Law Firm is now open

    Ethan Nobles
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    As of July 1, the Nobles Law Firm opened its doors in scenic downtown Benton and is now accepting clients. The firm’s sole lawyer is Ethan C. Nobles (me!), managing editor of First Arkansas News. Those who know me are aware that I used to practice law at a firm called Nobles, Poore & Jones (later called just Nobles & Poore after Jones went off to Tunica to deal cards) for four years in Fayetteville. Those who know me really well are aware that I totally hated every minute of that dreadful career. So, what has changed? Simply put, I’ve come up with a way to practice law…
  • Captivating Heart retreat focuses on a woman’s identity in Christ

    Jamie Smith
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Women of Northwest Arkansas and beyond are invited for a weekend of rest, rescue and redemption at the third annual Captivating Heart Retreat. Captivating Heart is Oct. 17-19 at New Life Ranch in Colcord, Okla. (about 10 minutes west of Siloam Springs, Ark.). Sponsored by Strings Attached Ministries, the retreat is inspired by the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. The retreat is designed for women (age 16+) of all backgrounds and faiths although the Christian Bible will be used as a reference point. Cari Kaufman of Strings Attached Ministries and Marilyn Hodgin, retired teacher,…
  • New nonprofit The Solgave Project launches first initiative: safe interaction between humans, dogs

    Jamie Smith
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A new nonprofit organization in Northwest Arkansas focuses on how animals and nature facilitate healing in the human spirit. The Solgave Project is based in Fayetteville and will feature four initiatives per year with the first being The Yellow Dog Project. The initiatives will be a vehicle to provide objective-based, action-oriented phases that demonstrates the overall Solgave mission. The Yellow Dog Project is a global program that teaches about “dogs that need space.” The purpose is two-fold in that it teaches dog owners who own a dog that needs a little extra space in public to…
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  • Learn About The Birds And Wildlife

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Learn about the birds and wildlife found in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Stormwater Treatment Areas. SFWMD biologist Brian Garrett will present an information program "Avian Protection within the STAs: Nesting and Recreational" on Monday November 10 at 7 p. m. at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Avenue Clewiston, Florida (across the street from The Clewiston Inn). Brian Garrett has been a biologist with the South Florida Water Management District for 17 years; five years as the Operations and Maintenance Wildlife Coordinator. He assists with activities and…
  • Fun In The Park For The Kids

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    LaBelle Kiwanis Kid’s Day---Another Fantastic Day! It was another gorgeous day for the annual Kiwanis Kid’s Day event! Kids (of all ages) filled up the Barron Park on Saturday, October 18th. The kids enjoyed free games, free popcorn, free snow cones, free books, and free stuffed animals and even face painting! This year, kids were excited to find TWO water slides!The Showtime Cloggers wowed the crowd with some fancy foot-work and Sheriff Whidden and his Posse Band provided some great entertainment!The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has sponsored the Annual Kiwanis Kid’s Day event for…
  • Changes Coming To Gas Stations - Strong Arm Suspect Caught

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    What's Happening In Clewiston This WeekCLEWISTON, FL. --  Changes may be coming to two gas stations in Clewiston, Community Development Director Reese says he has  received calls regarding changes to two local gas stations. The Valero station, located at 101 North Berner Road has discussed changing to Mobil and the Hess station, located at 433 East Sugarland Hwy. may be changing to Speedway. Director Reese says the department is waiting for their site plans and sign application paperwork to arrive.Four of the Clewiston Planning & Zoning members have been…
  • Obituaries - Pfluge, Crews, Carter

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Eric Jon Pfluge, age 47, of LaBelle, Florida, passed away October 23, 2014 in Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born Nov. 24, 1966 in Canton, OH to Richard Tracy Pfluge, Jr. and Martha Jane (Mercier) Pfluge. Eric graduated from Jackson Memorial High School in Massillon, OH in 1985 and attended Akron University for 2 1/ 2 years before moving to Florida. Eric had his own maintenance business along with being a Real Estate Agent. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Ruth and Andrew Mercier of North Canton, OH and paternal grandparents: Richard and Dorothy…
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    23 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
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  • Helping the Homeless on Skid Row: SRO Housing Celebrates 30 Years of Service

    Amanda Stemen
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    As Single Room Occupancy Housing (SRO) celebrates its 30 years of service, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Ervin R. Munro, M.S., the Director of Social Services, for the organization. Mr. Munro immediately exuded the warmth, intelligence, and passion that have allowed him to have a long and inspirational career serving others. This... Continue Reading » The article Helping the Homeless on Skid Row: SRO Housing Celebrates 30 Years of Service written by Amanda Stemen appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The Struggle For American Indian Voting Rights in South Dakota

    Drew Gibson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Last month, the Oglala Sioux Nation filed a voting rights lawsuit with the federal government for failing to put a pre-election satellite voting and registration site on the portion of Pine Ridge Reservation which sits in Jackson County, South Dakota. Despite having money apportioned by the Help America Vote Act to address just this sort of issue,... Continue Reading » The article The Struggle For American Indian Voting Rights in South Dakota written by Drew Gibson appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Home Health and Patient Centered Medical Homes

    Sean Erreger
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    With the Affordable Care Act and the changes in the DSM-V, social workers have a lot to keep up with, and the landscape of health care is changing by the minute.  These changes have implications no matter what setting you work in. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services definition of medical homes ” is not simply as a place but... Continue Reading » The article Home Health and Patient Centered Medical Homes written by Sean Erreger appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Optimizing Microsoft Word for Academic Writing

    Landon Schnabel
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Microsoft Office Word is one of the most commonly used software editing programs of all the time, but we rarely think about how to make it work better to fit our needs. You might not realize it, but there are several easy ways to optimize Word to make it more efficient and effective when using in... Continue Reading » The article Optimizing Microsoft Word for Academic Writing written by Landon Schnabel appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Is Saying Victim Failed to Protect Children Another Form of Victim Blaming

    Peter Choate
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    A mother finds herself in a domestically violent relationship and she has children. Child Protective Services (CPS) becomes involved and discover that the children are either being abused directly or are witnessing the abuse. CPS turns to the mother and tells her that she has a responsibility to protect the children from the abuse despite... Continue Reading » The article Is Saying Victim Failed to Protect Children Another Form of Victim Blaming written by Peter Choate appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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