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  • Pitbull releases new video of single and then sees double

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    Joann Bisson, AXS Contributor
    29 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    International star and rapper Pitbull had a very busy 24 hours. First, there was the television premiere of his new music video, "Piensas", featuring Gente de Zona, that was on Telemundo's "Un Nuevo D...
  • Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

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    29 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Huffington Post - By Mike Lux - May. 29 (News Analysis) - So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that would make it more difficult for countries that engage in slavery to be in the TPP, and the Obama administration objected.NewsTrust Rating: 4.1 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Verizon, AOL Deal Has Data at Its Core

    CyberJournalist.net
    15 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Verizon, AOL Deal Has Data at Its Core: Verizon gets an ad-tech platform from AOL, but the wireless firm will help AOL connect the dots to enable the robust cross-platform ad campaigns advertisers desire. Most companies tracking and targeting users across devices can, at best, “stitch together profiles that may or may not be at the user level,” said Steve Latham, CEO of Encore Media Metrics, a campaign measurement firm. “The promise is that because of the position Verizon plays, it has … the ability to get access to a lot of data and persistent tracking on users.” Others can only…
  • Regional elections in Italy: Could Renzi’s honeymoon be over?

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    Carlo Ungaro
    29 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    On Sunday, 31 May, regional elections will be held in seven very sensitive regions in Italy. Though Renzi has been predicting a victory, the rise of eurosceptic parties in Italy and in Europe could have an unpredictable effect. Matteo Renzi should be feeling worried. Demotix/Massimo Valicchia. Some rights reserved.On Sunday, 31 May, regional elections will be held in seven very sensitive regions in Italy. It is thought that the results of these elections will - on the one hand - partly clarify the political situation, at present particularly confused and chaotic even by Italian standards, and…
  • Can of worms opens up after govt composting firm sells garbage as vermicompost

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    News Desk
    28 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Yet another garbage scam hits Bengaluru. Toxic 'vermicompost' produced by burning garbage is sold to farmers who grow food, by Karnataka Compost Development Corporation, a government firm. And this is just a tip of the iceberg!
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  • Pitbull releases new video of single and then sees double

    Joann Bisson, AXS Contributor
    29 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    International star and rapper Pitbull had a very busy 24 hours. First, there was the television premiere of his new music video, "Piensas", featuring Gente de Zona, that was on Telemundo's "Un Nuevo D...
  • Running out of space (and time)

    Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
    29 May 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Originally published on May 30, 2009 and reproduced with minor revisionsSFJAZZ events that are presented in Grace Cathedral are offered under the general title of Sacred Space. While this clearly applies to the ecclesiastical nature of the setting...
  • Roy Hargrove and James Carter

    Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
    29 May 2015 | 4:54 pm
  • Summer Riding

    Lisa Petrocelli, Albany Biker Culture Examiner
    29 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
  • New York biker events, May 29-31, 2015

    Lisa Petrocelli, Albany Biker Culture Examiner
    29 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Somebody bring me some water! It's hot as hell around here! What better way to combat the heat than to take a nice long ride on your motorcycle. Lots of events this weekend, if you can&#39...
 
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  • Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

    29 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Huffington Post - By Mike Lux - May. 29 (News Analysis) - So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that would make it more difficult for countries that engage in slavery to be in the TPP, and the Obama administration objected.NewsTrust Rating: 4.1 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That and More

    29 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    billmoyers.com - May. 29 (Opinion) - NewsTrust Rating: 3.6 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor

    29 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By Rebecca R. Ruiz - May. 29 (News) - The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services.NewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Bernie Sanders to Billionaires: ‘You Can’t Have It All!’

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Is Elon Musk’s new PowerWall a Game Changer? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    thebulletin.org - By Jim Conca - May. 28 (News Analysis) - But fantastic battery storage doesn’t actually lower the cost of renewable energy. It doesn’t decrease the amount of energy that needs to be produced. Nor does it increase renewable’s low capacity factor or its low efficiency.NewsTrust Rating: Not rated yet - See Info » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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  • Verizon, AOL Deal Has Data at Its Core

    15 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Verizon, AOL Deal Has Data at Its Core: Verizon gets an ad-tech platform from AOL, but the wireless firm will help AOL connect the dots to enable the robust cross-platform ad campaigns advertisers desire. Most companies tracking and targeting users across devices can, at best, “stitch together profiles that may or may not be at the user level,” said Steve Latham, CEO of Encore Media Metrics, a campaign measurement firm. “The promise is that because of the position Verizon plays, it has … the ability to get access to a lot of data and persistent tracking on users.” Others can only…
  • Millennials are watching 40 minutes less traditional TV every...

    10 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Millennials are watching 40 minutes less traditional TV every day than they were two years ago.(via Maker Studios Rene Rechtman predicts death of linear TV)
  • "Maker Studios exec: ‘TV will be dead in 10 years’"

    10 May 2015 | 7:07 pm
    “Maker Studios exec: ‘TV will be dead in 10 years’” - Maker Studios Rene Rechtman predicts death of linear TV
  • Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone Andrew Hoyle,...

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone Andrew Hoyle, cnet.com We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone – and the importance of Instagram.Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile photography has largely remained the rea…
  • The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups

    4 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups: “Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. From Airbnb to Yelp, here are the surprising origin stories to eight of today’s hottest companies…”
 
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    openDemocracy

  • Regional elections in Italy: Could Renzi’s honeymoon be over?

    Carlo Ungaro
    29 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    On Sunday, 31 May, regional elections will be held in seven very sensitive regions in Italy. Though Renzi has been predicting a victory, the rise of eurosceptic parties in Italy and in Europe could have an unpredictable effect. Matteo Renzi should be feeling worried. Demotix/Massimo Valicchia. Some rights reserved.On Sunday, 31 May, regional elections will be held in seven very sensitive regions in Italy. It is thought that the results of these elections will - on the one hand - partly clarify the political situation, at present particularly confused and chaotic even by Italian standards, and…
  • Sexual politics in Ireland

    Beatrix Campbell
    29 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    If marriage depended on the exclusion of gay love, then its inclusion fundamentally shakes its core function for patriarchy. Dubliners celebrating Ireland's marriage equality referendum. Demotix/ Robin English. All rights reserved. Since its greedy omnipotence in the 1980s, the catholic church in Ireland has been blown into ignominy. It is probably terminal. The gay referendum to inscribe equality for gay people in the Irish constitution produced an overwhelming historic defeat for Ireland’s patriarchal theocracy, and a triumph for an inclusive, open, relaxed and modern sexual culture. More…
  • "A unique, one-size-fits-all foreign policy will not benefit us in the longer run." Interview with Emma Bonino

    Donato Paolo Mancini and Emma Bonino
    29 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    The former Italian Foreign Minister discusses the migration tragedy in the Mediterranean, open borders in Europe, and the fallout of a potential Brexit. Emma Bonino. Flickr/European University Institute. Some rights reserved. Donato Paolo Mancini: More than 22,000 people have died in their attempt to reach Europe through the Southern Mediterranean since 2000. Does the new EU-wide emergency strategy on migration - saving lives, protecting refugees, prosecuting human traffickers, distributing migrants among members on the basis of hard numbers and quotas - work?  Emma…
  • Rewriting (some of) the rules of the American economy: the Stiglitz Report

    Max Harris
    29 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    In this report as in the work of Piketty or Atkinson, there appears a new sense of confidence. But in adopting a middle class frame, it misses an opportunity. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Flickr/Kevin Case. Some rights reserved.On May 12, Joseph Stiglitz and the Roosevelt Institute (a progressive thinktank of which Stiglitz is the chief economist) released a 100 page-long report, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity.  US Senator Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke at the report’s launch, suggesting that the…
  • A dissident’s tale

    Gleb Pavlovsky and Gleb Morev
    29 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    One of the grey cardinals of modern Russian politics, Gleb Pavlovsky talks dissent, history and politics in the late-Soviet era.  Born in Odessa in 1951, Gleb Pavlovsky is famed for being one of the grey cardinals of modern Russian politics. As an adviser to Vladimir Putin until 2011, Pavlovsky was one of Russia's leading political technologists – second only to Vladislav Surkov. During the 1970s and 1980s, however, Pavlovsky was a dissident journalist, even spending time in internal exile for anti-Soviet activity. Here he talks to Gleb Morev about reading science…
 
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  • Gang rape and murder of a school girl

    Devanesan Nesiah
    29 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    Image courtesy News First The recent gang rape  and murder of a school girl in Jaffna has, within the few days, triggered many public reports in newspapers and elsewhere, raised many issues including the Code of Professional Practice for journalism; national reconciliation; the death penalty; public demonstrations in Jaffna and Colombo; judicial reforms in relation to such atrocities; brought together people of diverse ethnicity and social backgrounds; a visit by the President Sirisena to Jaffna and a meeting of the President together with Justice Wignaswaran, Chief Minister of the North and…
  • Evicted under the World Bank’s Watch

    Iromi Perera
    28 May 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Forcible demolition of 34 Watta homes when court case was ongoing, September 2014. Photograph by Selvaraj Rajasegar. “We were removed from our homes by force. The Army officers told us that they will bulldoze our houses whether we move out or not. They told us that we can either take these apartments or live on the street”.  As part of on-going research at the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) dealing with evicted communities in Colombo, ‘Evicted under the World Bank’s Watch’ is the first in a series of web based output that look at the lives of those evicted since 2008 under…
  • Power mapping

    Sanjana Hattotuwa
    27 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    Image by Maatram, via Groundviews I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic space’. After the guest editor accepted my article without any reservations or edits, he was informed by the Editor in Chief a few weeks ago that references to the Rajapaksa’s were problematic. With some reservations, I agreed to delete these references. A hugely apologetic guest editor informed me this morning that the Institute and Chief Editor had further…
  • A Choice between Stability and Virtue?

    Prof. Priyan Dias
    26 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    Photo by EPA/M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA, via Sky News I start with a quote from Shang Yang (390-338 BC), an insightful statesman in the Chinese state of Qin: “A country where the virtuous govern the wicked will suffer from disorder, so that it will be dismembered; but a country where the wicked govern the virtuous will be orderly, so that it will become strong.” Although this quote on governance is over 2300 years old, the issues are still relevant. The January Presidential election was fought as one between stability and good governance. Such alternatives (i.e. order vs. virtue) are echoed in…
  • The rape and murder of Vidya: Do women really matter in Sri Lanka?

    Ambika Satkunanathan
    25 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Editors note: Original image was taken from Icarus Wept. Rather than the issues noted in the article, or the incident of rape, many initial comments focussed on the use of the photo. Histrionics of the “I am right so you must be wrong camp” aside, over email and calls, more informed and reasoned requests were made and valid reasons given to not use the photo as it was originally published. ‘The War Photo No One Would Publish‘, referenced in the comments below, is an interesting take on the optics and politics of using photography to purposefully shock. On the other…
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  • Doctors advise to eat fruits, but sadly they are becoming unaffordable

    29 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Fruits are increasingly becoming 'unaffordable' as the prices have sky-rocketed by 40-45 per cent particularly in metros and major cities due to unseasonal rain over the last few months, reveals a survey by industry association, Assocham.
  • India and China to produce three films together, while PK does huge business in the Orient

    29 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Interesting things on the creative side is happening between India and China. The two countries have agreed to co-produce three films. This move happened after talks between China's President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apart from this, the film PK is also making big news in China.
  • NTPC's total income in FY 2014-15 increases to Rs. 75,362.37 crore

    29 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    The country's largest power generator - NTPC Ltd. having installed capacity of 44,598 MW declared Q4 and FY 2014-15 results. The total income for the FY has increased from Rs. 74,664.61 crore in the FY 2013-14 to Rs. 75,362.37 crore, despite stringent provisions of CERC Tariff Regulations for the period 2014-2019. Generation increased from 233.284 Billion Units to 241.261 Billion Units.
  • Hindus urge Pope to discipline former Nebraska Bishop for terming yoga "serious sin"

    29 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Hindu community has asked Vatican to take action against recently retired Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln (Nebraska, USA), for calling yoga a "serious sin".
  • The good and the bad about Bajrangi Bhaijaan's teaser!

    29 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Salman Khan released Bajrangi Bhaijaan's teaser yesterday and since then it has been viewed more than 6 lakhs times. This Kabir Bedi film shows a huge promise and with the teaser it has indeed raised the bar. The teaser gives us a glimpse of a sensible story, but how cliched it would be that is another question for another day. For now the teaser has got everyone talking.
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    Citizen Wausau

  • RIP BB King

    Dino Corvino
    14 May 2015 | 11:49 pm
    I got a text a little while ago that BB King has passed.  I am sitting here crying at the loss, and grateful for all that he meant.  I am also writing this without a net, or editor, but I want to take a little bit of a free moment in the middle of the night. A lifetime ago I worked in the blues music world.  I was a loud noise on a regional basis, but in the scope of things I was not anyone.  BB King was BB King, the King.  The unquestioned, hands down, GREATEST.  I was in Memphis one week, and I knew he was there.  This was before social media, but I had enough connections to know…
  • 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…
 
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  • Blatters Rache an den USA: Millionen-Investment für Putin und Russland

    29 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Sepp Blatter rächt sich an den Amerikanern, die ihn in Zürich mit Hilfe der EU-Justiz stürzen wollten: Als wiedergewählter FIFA-Präsident wendet sich Blatter ostentativ seinem alten Freund Wladimir Putin zu und kündigt an, in Russland 185 Millionen US-Dollar investieren zu wollen. Die Amerikaner sind düpiert.
  • Erdoğans Freunde veranstalten Bank-Run: Türkei muss Asya-Bank retten

    29 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Die türkische Finanzaufsicht hat die Kontrolle über die Asya-Bank übernommen. Die Bank gehört zum Imperium des in den USA lebenden Geistlichen Fetullah Gülen. Gülen ist der Erzfeind von Premier Erdoğan . Offenbar haben mit Erdoğan befreundete Unternehmen die Bank in eine Schieflage getrieben.
  • Der deutsche Wirtschafts-Aufschwung ist eine Illusion

    29 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Der deutsche Aufschwung ist eine Illusion, sagen nun erstmals auch die Wirtschafts-Lobbyisten selbst. Der Grund für die guten Zahlen: Wegen der niedrigen Zinsen und den gefallenen Ölpreises haben die Unternehmen mehr Spielraum. Doch das kann sich rasch ändern.
  • Deutsche Kommunen kommen nicht aus der Schulden-Falle

    29 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Die deutschen Kommunen kommen nicht aus der Schulden-Falle: Jede dritte Kommune schreibt seit 10 Jahren Verluste. Besonders unerfreulich: Auch diejenigen, die sich um Schulden-Abbaus bemühen, kommen nicht wieder auf die Beine.
  • Papst stoppt Vatikan-Banker: Zocken in Luxemburg geht nicht

    29 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Papst Franziskus hat die Gründung eines Investment-Fonds durch die Vatikan-Bank aufgrund ethischer Bedenken verhindert. Der Fonds sollte in Luxemburger Konten eingerichtet werden. Dafür hatten sich der Chef der Vatikan-Bank und Ex-Investor, Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, und der Aufsichtsrat eingesetzt.
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  • Amazing view

    29 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    I took this photo aboard Emirates Air as we crossed the International Dateline about 35,000 feet above sea level, from Dubai to Manila last April 27, 2015. I have traveled many times in this direction but it was the only time I was able to capture such an amazing view of the sky. I didn't take note of the time, though excited as I was of what I just saw.
  • Lafora Disease is terminal and Shivani is hoping for a cure

    29 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Shivani Kapadia was born in 1995, and had been a perfectly normal child until 7th grade, when she had her first seizure. After multiple visits to several different hospitals in the south, her family desperately moved up to Baltimore MD to be closer to Johns Hopkins hospital to find answers.  With months spent on research and testing, doctors finally diagnosed Shivani with Lafora's disease, or progressive myoclonus epilepsy of Lafora type, a very rare neurodegenerative, recessive inherited disease (one faulted gene inherited from each parent), which strikes young people in their second decade…
  • Nate Berkus Teams Up With LG Studio For Dwell on Design

    29 May 2015 | 4:41 pm
    The Renowned Interior Designer and LG Studio Artistic Advisor offers up his take on revamping your kitchen just in time for summer at America’s largest design event in Los Angeles.
  • BALTIMORE CBS STAR WAS ALSO DISCOVERED BY HOLLYWOOD AGENT.

    29 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    I am the star discovered by the legendary talent agent GBA HOLLYWOOD. Geoff Blumenauer represented the who's who of rock n roll including Eric burdon and michael Nesmith.He had a roster of all stars. This video is of geoff and myself the day he signed me to his roster of stars.He died in 2011 so in this video he's speaking from the grave. Make my movie http://www.soundclick.com/ecbu
  • Battle Cry For Freedom

    29 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Battle Cry For Freedom
 
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  • Bad sports, good sports: Ruben Amaro Jr. rips Phillies fans

    Alan Spoll
    27 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Oh, Ruben Amaro Jr. Really? Are you genuinely this clueless? I find it hard to believe that a man in his position can be so completely tone deaf. The embattled general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies stuck his foot firmly in his pie hole the other day and then spent Tuesday trying to put out the fire. Amaro was being interviewed by a local television station about the current state of the team and the organization. Things have gone bad for the Phils in the last few years, with the euphoria of the 2008 World Series title well in the rearview mirror at this point. After winning a…
  • Twelve hours and two minutes in one day is a lot of TV watching for any generation

    Scott Warnock
    25 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Adults lament it all the time and I have lamented it here: Kids watch too much TV and generally look at screens too much. Researchers have quantified their screen-viewing in all kinds of worrisome ways: Too much screen time may even inhibit their ability to read emotions. It’s bad, people. But what is perhaps really bad is that the behavior, as with most behaviors of the youth, is so unself-aware, so mindless. Does it have to be that way? No. Why do I say this? Well, for the first time in a public forum, I want to share something with you: My own TV watching log from March 1979 to May…
  • Top ten things you don’t want to hear at today’s Memorial Day barbecue

    Bob Sullivan
    25 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. “These GMO burgers actually glow in the dark!” 9. “Those chicken breasts won’t burn; I coated them in Vaseline.” 8. “What’s Cousin Sid processing those Memorial Day poppies into?” 7. “Before you try the coleslaw, would you mind signing this waiver?” 6. “Why would someone route a Memorial Day Parade right through the middle of our barbeque?” 5. “Who invited Chris Christie? – and where’d all the steaks go?” 4. “On this Memorial Day, let us remember those people Memorial Day was designed to memorialize….It can’t be veterans; that’s Veterans Day!”…
  • Bad sports, good sports is out of town

    Alan Spoll
    20 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    A brief personal trip followed by a work trip has had me away for a while and I am unfortunately short on time to get a column together. We’ll return next week with something brilliant, I’m sure. In the meantime, here are a few stories to check out. 1) Pitcher Time Lincecum falls down. 2) Carlos Gomez gets hit in the head with a pitch. 3) Tiger Woods helps a stutterer. 4) Corey Kluber strikes out 18 and 12 in back-to-back games. 5) Rory McIlroy shoots a 61 at Quail Hollow. 6) Kentucky Derby winner American Pharaoh wins the Preakness.  
  • Top ten prom themes for 2015

    Bob Sullivan
    18 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. My-My-My Bruce Jenner-ation 9. Journey to the Center of My Pants 8. A Midsummer Night’s Bris 7. 21 DryHump Street 6. Raise the Roofie! 5. Give ’Em Enough Grope 4. The Future Is Ours! (One-Percenters only) 3. Abstinence Makes the Fond Grow Harder 2. 100 Seniors Standing Around a Ballroom Texting 1. Fifty Shades of Bunting   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
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  • Midway Madness Teaching the Right Way

    Eric Burgher
    29 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Aspiring sports writers Mackinley Salk and Chris Gasper were in the dugout of Columbia College Chicago’s club baseball team, The Renegades, when they realized that to continue writing about sports after graduating was going to require they take matters into their own hands. “Not wanting to get paid nothing for years while not covering the […]
  • Mayweather-Pacquiao brings Revenue but not Action

    Jeremy Jara
    26 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    With boxing’s popularity waning, both the sport and its fans were waiting for the megafight that would bring interest back to boxing. After five years of back and forth, the fight everyone had been waiting for finally happened. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fought on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las […]
  • Chicago Hosts 2015 NFL Draft

    Chris Shuttlesworth
    18 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    It’s been more than 50 years since Chicago hosted the NFL Draft, but the city had the opportunity to host again in 2015. Fans from all over the world came to the three-day event, which was held from April 30-May 2 in Grant Park. Chicago Bears fans, along with fans from many other teams were […]
  • Eye On the Prize

    michaelsettepani
    18 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    Sports can make you famous. Sports can morph a faceless person into a local celebrity or even an icon. A future is almost guaranteed for athletes who are good enough to separate themselves from the pack. Robert Wash was on that path until it all went away with a single pitch. Before enrolling at Columbia […]
  • New Life After Knee Injury

    ROrozco
    17 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Imagine you are 15-years old with your whole life ahead of you, except you can’t play any contact sports and you are already contemplating the best options for knee-replacement surgery. For Sam Solis, now 22, that is what he was confronted with seven years after suffering a devastating knee injury. Solis grew up in Chicago […]
 
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  • Free backup, easy and inexpensive upgrade

    Ethan C. Nobles
    15 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    Years ago, computers were by and large unreliable. Sure, you could crank out all sorts of data, but storing it to magnetic discs or (worse yet) tape was a nightmare.Hard drives have made things considerably more reliable through the years, but a problem remains — that hard drive isn’t perfect, so what can one do to protect data should that piece of hardware fail?The answer is easy enough — get some good backup software. But, what kind of software should you get? That can be a hard question to answer, but a solid suggestion is to check out the best free backup software…
  • The writing of a Master’s Thesis can be complicated

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

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

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

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

    29 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    FORT MYERS, FL—United States District Judge John A. Steele has sentenced Adam Moffett (32, Ft. Myers) to 10 years in federal prison for distributing and possessing child pornography. The Court also ordered him to serve a life term of supervision as a sexual offender. Moffett pleaded guilty on February 25, 2015.According to court documents, Moffett utilized private Internet chat rooms to communicate with other individuals, distribute, and receive child pornography. After a search warrant was executed at his residence, Moffett was found to be in possession of over 600 child pornography…
  • More Stolen Cars In Clewiston Canals

    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    CLEWISTON, FL. -- Clewiston Police Chief Don Gutshall reports CID located a number of stolen vehicles during the course of an ongoing investigation while two more vehicles were driven into canals during the week. One on Avenida Del Rio and another on Sonora, reports Gutshall. There were no injuries in either of the latest two accidents. Most arrests this week in the city were for suspended drivers license or shoplifting. Gutshall notes Code Enforcement is down in numbers significantly this week. The enforcement department assistance was critical in a major, ongoing criminal investigation…
  • E-Books Coming To Hendry Libraries

    29 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- . In another 4-6 weeks, Hendry county residents and visitors should have access to a collection of e-books.The electronic books can be loaded onto devices such as Kindle and computers thanks to the South West Florida Library Network which is putting up the $10,000.00 needed to get the product for the Hendry County Library System. Training for staff started this week.
  • Hendry-Glades Mental Health Office Closing

    29 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Hendry Glades Mental Health facility located at 601 West Alverdez Avenue in Clewiston has lost their funding and will be closing. Two of the counselors previously employed by Hendry Glades Mental Health have relocated. One is Sweetest Town Counseling who has moved to Sunshine Medical at 115 South Gloria Street and Cardentey Counseling Service has opened an office at 330 West Sugarland Hwy., Suite #3.
  • Florida Seniors Health - The Good And The Bad

    29 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new study from America's Health Ranking indicates Florida seniors did well on some counts but not so well on others.This study of state’s senior health ranks Florida number 27 out of the 50 states for senior health characteristics. Vermont was ranked No. 1, and Louisiana was ranked last. Florida did well on community spending for seniors, as well as a low rate of seniors who have fallen in the past year. But the study says Florida needs improvement in the areas of getting seniors to volunteer and also getting seniors to be vaccinated for the flu. The study also found seniors in…
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    Social Work Helper

  • Why Social Workers Should Address Economic Inequality

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    26 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    I began discussing economic inequality in my classrooms more than a decade ago when President Bush successfully pushed through Congress another round of supply-side tax cuts. Since then, there have been continuous discussions about the consequences of having so much of the nation’s wealth concentrated in the hands of a few super wealthy individuals and... Continue Reading » The article Why Social Workers Should Address Economic Inequality written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Children’s of Alabama Hosts Special Presentation on Child Health with Princeton University and the Brookings Institute

    Social Work Helper
    24 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama will welcome the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institute to Birmingham to present Volume 25 Number 1 Spring 2015 of The Future of Children, Policies to Promote Child Health. This collaboration of two world-class institutions is aimed at translating the best... Continue Reading » The article Children’s of Alabama Hosts Special Presentation on Child Health with Princeton University and the Brookings Institute written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Congresswoman Lee Leads Effort Urging President Obama to Ban the Box

    Social Work Helper
    23 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Washington, D.C.- More than 70 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, sent a letter to President Obama to adopt a federal fair chance hiring policy. This effort was co-led by Congressman Conyers, Congressman Scott, Congressman Davis, and Congresswoman Jackson Lee. The federal government should not be in the business... Continue Reading » The article Congresswoman Lee Leads Effort Urging President Obama to Ban the Box written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • President Obama, A Social Worker Is Your Ideal Poverty Czar

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    21 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Last week, President Barack Obama once again did the unusual by participating in a panel discussion as part of Georgetown University’s Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty. It was a rare setting for a sitting president but proved to be an interesting exchange of ideas with a couple of thought leaders on the subject of... Continue Reading » The article President Obama, A Social Worker Is Your Ideal Poverty Czar written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The Roots of Self-Hatred and Fostering Self-Compassion in the Therapeutic Relationship

    Dennis Tirch
    20 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    Depressed, ugly, unlovable, coward, idiot, defective—the list is endless. When people have a long history of punishing and berating themselves, they can become fused with the concepts these thoughts construct and take on the belief that their true self is faulty. Clients (and if we are honest, most of us) therefore walk around with notions... Continue Reading » The article The Roots of Self-Hatred and Fostering Self-Compassion in the Therapeutic Relationship written by Dennis Tirch appeared first on Social Work Helper.
 
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  • Inspired by Don Quixote

    29 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    The Lady Friend and I were recently in New York to attend a memorial for an old friend and neighbor of mine.Cherie Tredanari was 96. Her husband, Len, died some years earlier. In the past 30 or so years, it seems we have attended ...
  • 7 Powerful Ways to Reignite Your Energy

    29 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    The less energy you have the more negative you become.Energized leaders are better.Low energy leaders: * Feel unappreciated. * Want to quit. * Blow up. * Can't create or try new things. * Believe the world is out to get them.3 energy ...
  • 'An Honest Liar': Fighting Fraud with Fraud

    29 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    A magician is honest, Randi maintains, because he tells you that he's going to fool you -- and then he fools you. And you love it.
  • Living with Meniere's disease - Tips for easier living

    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Q. I have Meniere's disease and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for what I should do during an attack.Meniere's disease is an inner-ear disorder that produces a group of symptoms including vertigo and a spinning sensation that can lead to nausea and ...
  • The One True Myth

    28 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved -- and raised us up with him ...
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