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  • Animal abuser files 'Order of Protection' against citizens that reported her

    Examiner.com
    Jordan Turner, Milwaukee Animal Advocacy Examiner
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Jessica York, the owner of 50 endangered Caspian horses in Houlton, Maine is firing back at concerned citizens that reported her for cruelty to animals. State troopers served Cindy and Chris Johansen with an "Order of Protection"...
  • Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

    NewsTrust - Most Recent Stories
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mother Jones - By Pema Levy - Jun. 30 (News) - In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority in the 5-4 ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg touted the importance of direct democracy and making sure the power of the people is not hijacked by its elected representatives. "The people of Arizona turned to the initiative to curb the practice of gerrymandering," Ginsburg wrote. "In so acting, Arizona voters sought to restore 'the core principle…
  • Introducing openGlobalRights’ newest debate: public opinion and human rights – what can (and can’t) be learned from surveys?

    openDemocracy
    James Ron
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Today’s human rights networks are sophisticated, dense, and multifaceted. Access to the debates shaping these networks’ activities, however, is still restricted by language, money, ideology, and power. openGlobalRights (oGR) is a multilingual, online forum dedicated to debating human rights work from all perspectives. On it, editors cultivate new and established authors, highlight cutting edge disagreements, and publish work by advocates, practitioners and scholars worldwide. They take special care to highlight perspectives from the global South, and encourage debate across global…
  • BBMP polls reach Supreme Court again; State seeks more time

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Akshatha M
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Though the city is preparing for BBMP elections, there's still a slim chance that polls may be delayed. That is, if the Supreme Court decides so. What's going on?
  • President CBK – A reflection on her politics of Inclusivity and Tolerence

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    Harim Peiris
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Photo via Club Madrid In 1994, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, at the age of forty nine years, was elected as the youngest and first ever female President of Sri Lanka. Twenty one years later, in June 2015, as she celebrates her 70th birthday, it is appropriate to look back at the legacy of this amazing lady, who has so significantly impacted and helped shape the contemporary history of our nation. Epilogue The epilogue to the politics of President CBK, is surely her single handed leadership in crafting the politics and creating the rainbow coalition of the National Democratic Front,…
 
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  • Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mother Jones - By Pema Levy - Jun. 30 (News) - In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority in the 5-4 ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg touted the importance of direct democracy and making sure the power of the people is not hijacked by its elected representatives. "The people of Arizona turned to the initiative to curb the practice of gerrymandering," Ginsburg wrote. "In so acting, Arizona voters sought to restore 'the core principle…
  • Obama rolls out overtime rules, triggering fight with business

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Hill - By Jordan Fabian - Jun. 30 (Breaking News) - The White House is issuing new rules that would make all salaried workers who earn up to $50,000 annually eligible for overtime pay, triggering a massive economic fight with business groups. The new rules could raise pay for nearly 5 million American workers and represents one of President Obama’s most far-reaching moves to reduce income inequality. Obama will tout the proposal during an event Thursday in La Crosse, Wis. “This proposed overtime rule goes to the heart of what it means to be middle class in America,” Labor Secretary…
  • Ted Cruz Wants to Subject Supreme Court Justices to Political Elections

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Mother Jones - By AJ Vicens - Jun. 30 (News) - Last week was a tough one for conservatives. In the course of two days, the US Supreme Court upheld a major part of the Affordable Care Act and  effectively legalized same-sex marriage . Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called it "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history," and he's not going to take it lying down. The presidential candidate and former Supreme Court clerk says he is proposing a constitutional amendment that would force Supreme Court justices to face retention elections. "[S]adly, the Court's hubris and thirst for power have…
  • A response to Lawrence Krauss and the climate encyclical | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    thebulletin.org - By John H. Thomas - Jun. 29 (Opinion) - I’m sure it’s annoying to many outside the religious community, including many scientists, that religious views globally and profoundly shape how people understand and receive scientific work, and how they view public policy proposals. Like it or not, theology–particularly when it comes from the leader of the largest religious body in the world–matters. While the pope’s message on climate change may appear to come very late in the game to people like Dr. Krauss, it actually represents an extremely important sea change in how…
  • UPDATE 3-NBC fires Trump, drops pageants over candidate's insults to Mexicans

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Introducing openGlobalRights’ newest debate: public opinion and human rights – what can (and can’t) be learned from surveys?

    James Ron
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Today’s human rights networks are sophisticated, dense, and multifaceted. Access to the debates shaping these networks’ activities, however, is still restricted by language, money, ideology, and power. openGlobalRights (oGR) is a multilingual, online forum dedicated to debating human rights work from all perspectives. On it, editors cultivate new and established authors, highlight cutting edge disagreements, and publish work by advocates, practitioners and scholars worldwide. They take special care to highlight perspectives from the global South, and encourage debate across global…
  • Crimean Tatar TV back on air

    Andrii Ianitskyi
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    After a two-month hiatus, the world's only Crimean Tatar TV station is back on air. Only now it's in Kyiv, not Simferopol.  On 17 June, just before the beginning of Ramadan, ATR, the only Crimean Tatar television station in the world, resumed broadcasting after two months off air. The station is now based in Kyiv, however, not Simferopol.Prior to the annexation of Crimea, ATR was an increasingly influential source of news and comment on the peninsula. As one blogger from Simferopol, the administrative capital of Crimea, says: 'Over the past few years, many people – not only Crimean…
  • Where are you, Arab intellectuals?

    Nabil Echchaibi
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:12 am
    A plea for the poetic inspiration and vision needed to to counter despair, complaceny, repression and extremism. Shawkan/Demotix. All rights reserved.As ISIS continues its bloody march into Iraq and Syria and the memory of the Arab Spring recedes into painful oblivion, one question haunts me everyday: where are our Arab intellectuals?  You: Arab poet, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, philosopher, doctor, painter, why is it taking you so long to deliver us from the politics of despair, to inspire us, and to jolt us into action? Yes, the foreign incursions in your land infuriate you, the…
  • España: el holograma como protesta

    Andrea Teti and Cristina Flesher Fominaya
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    Millones de españoles han participado en manifestaciones y protestas en los últimos cuatro años. A partir del 1 de julio de este año pueden ser objeto de penas desproporcionadas y hasta de encarcelamiento por ejercer sus derechos democráticos. Entrevista. Holograma como protesta en Madrid (Some rights reserved)No Somos Delito, plataforma que reúne a más de 100 organizaciones, organizó el 10 de abril de 2015 en Madrid la primera manifestación holograma de la historia contra la Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana (conocida como Ley Mordaza). Andrea Teti habla con Flesher Fominaya, portavoz de…
  • Greferendum - once upon a time in Europe democracy broke out

    John Weeks
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:51 am
    The revolt is real against authoritarianism, whatever the outcome of the referendum. German Finance Minister, Schäuble talks to students, 2013. Demotix/Goncalo Silva. All rights reserved.On July 5 Europeans will witness an extraordinary event. A sitting government will ask its people to decide on a major policy issue that lies outside its electoral mandate. It is difficult to exaggerate the radical nature of the coming referendum in Greece. In January 2015 the Syriza Party platform committed to ending austerity and remaining in the euro zone.  Now in July it faces the black and white…
 
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  • President CBK – A reflection on her politics of Inclusivity and Tolerence

    Harim Peiris
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Photo via Club Madrid In 1994, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, at the age of forty nine years, was elected as the youngest and first ever female President of Sri Lanka. Twenty one years later, in June 2015, as she celebrates her 70th birthday, it is appropriate to look back at the legacy of this amazing lady, who has so significantly impacted and helped shape the contemporary history of our nation. Epilogue The epilogue to the politics of President CBK, is surely her single handed leadership in crafting the politics and creating the rainbow coalition of the National Democratic Front,…
  • The 19th Amendment and the future of Sri Lanka

    Prof. Savitri Goonesekere
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Excellencies of the diplomatic community, Mr Abeykoon, Secretary to the President, officials of the Presidential Secretariat, ladies and gentleman, It may sound as if I am repeating what has already been said when I say that I share the sentiments expressed by both Mr. Dhanapala and Prof. Munasinghe. To me, as a citizen, the 19th Amendment brings new beginnings. I say that because, sometimes we suffer in this country from a collective sense of amnesia. We also know that this country has many good laws. But our problem is that even when we have the law in the books and we do not implement it.
  • Tourism mega-development in Sri Lanka results in human rights violations

    Yves Bowie
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:52 am
    Sri Lanka has an increasing number of tourist arrivals which could be very good for the development of the island. Therefore, of course, the local communities should benefit from the tourism above all. This does not seem to be always happening. The Society for Threatened People (STP) Switzerland, together with the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO), published a report called “Dark Clouds over the Sunshine Paradise” in February 2015[1], which shows that tourism development in Sri Lanka results in human rights violations. The report claims that for tourism projects, land has…
  • THE THREAT TO LIFE

    Ranil Senanayake
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Image via 350 dot org It is very gratifying to see Pope Francis declare in his encyclical that, in terms of the Earth,  “We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators, authorized to loot her” he states that “The violence that exists in the human heart, wounded by sin, is also manifest in the symptoms of illness that we see in the Earth, the water, the air and in living things.” The problem is “aggravated,” the Pope said, “by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels.” The Pope’s criticism of the “myth of…
  • 19th Amendment is a key step forward in Sri Lanka’s path towards sustainable human development

    Prof. Mohan Munasinghe
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:31 am
    Excellencies, distinguished colleagues on the podium, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, Ayubowan, Vannakkum, Good Afternoon. I am going to talk to you on the 19th Amendment as a scientist and professional, and I will talk about its relationship to Sri Lanka’s path towards sustainable human development (SHD) – ie., sustainable development with a human face. The first point I want to make is on the well-known sustainable development triangle (Figure 1). It has an economic dimension, because in any country, growth and income are important factors. It also has a social dimension…
 
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  • The Media is not the Problem, You Are

    Dino Corvino
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Today on our Facebook page, City Council member David Oberbeck wrote the following, “If you read the paper… nothing… if you read the committee meeting minutes it is a different story. If nothing is getting done then I am wasting all of my time sitting in meetings…unfortunately only the issues that are controversial get printed. The debate on a 1.4 million operating budget will be next.”  I felt strongly enough about it to respond rather harshly, and I think the strength of my feeling warrants me writing a post. Let me start by again stating a simple thesis: The…
  • The Media is Not the Problem

    Dino Corvino
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    Today on our Facebook page, City Council member David Oberbeck wrote the following, “If you read the paper… nothing… if you read the committee meeting minutes it is a different story. If nothing is getting done then I am wasting all of my time sitting in meetings…unfortunately only the issues that are controversial get printed. The debate on a 1.4 million operating budget will be next.”  I felt strongly enough about it to respond rather harshly, and I think the strength of my feeling warrants me writing a post.   Let me start by again stating a simple thesis: The…
  • 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…
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  • Ende der Netzneutralität: EU schafft Zwei-Klassen-Internet

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Die EU hat offenbar die Weichen für ein Zwei-Klassen-Internet gestellt. Die Bevorzugung der großen Telekom-Konzerne ist zwar auf den ersten Blick nicht zu erkennen. Doch netzpolitische Beobacher haben das Einfallstor bereits identifiziert und protestieren heftig.
  • Spekulation: Griechenland könnte Referendum aussetzen

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Die Euro-Retter erhöhen den Druck auf die griechische Regierung: Diese soll angeblich bereit sein, das Referendum am Sonntag zu verschieben. Im Gegenzug sollen neue Kredite fließen, vermutlich aus dem ESM. Die Syriza ist kann die Renten nicht mehr vollständig bezahlen. Die Nato lehnt Kürzungen im Militär-Etat Griechenlands ab.
  • Griechenland: Rentner erhalten nur die Hälfte ihrer Bezüge

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Etwa 350.000 griechische Rentner werden ab dem 1. Juli lediglich die Hälfte ihrer Bezüge ausgezahlt bekommen. Statt 750 Euro sollen sie 350 Euro erhalten. 120 Euro werden die Rentner in der ersten Juni-Woche abheben können. Der Rest soll in den darauffolgenden Wochen abhebbar sein.
  • Börse: Dax schließt 1,3 Prozent im Minus

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:34 am
    Heute noch einmal Krisendiplomatie wegen Griechenland, aber die Wahrscheinlichkeit für eine Lösung in letzter Minute ist sehr gering: Griechenland möchte einen 2-Jahres-Vertrag mit dem ESM machen, aber Merkel hat dem indirekt eine Absage erteilt, trotz der anberaumten Telefonkonferenz von Dijsselbloem. Damit zeigt sich: die Tsipras-Regierung hat sich verzockt und hat jetzt klar die schlechteren Karten, noch irgend etwas zu erreichen.
  • Euro-Retter und Griechenland beraten über Not-Kredite

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Die Euro-Retter und Griechenland beraten über ein neues Kredit-Programm. Angela Merkel sagt, ein solches sei vor dem Referendum nicht mehr möglich. Grundsätzlich ausschließen will sie es jedoch nicht.
 
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  • EN LA EDICION DE HOY:

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    La historia se repite: Los hijos de papás tiranos del Caribe, como dos gotas de agua--De los archivos de Nuevo Acción: Ramfis Trujillo y Antonio Castro, vidas paralelasRunrunes desde CubaDos periodistas de verdad y dos luchadores por la libertad de Cuba Recetas de la cocina gourmet: Ensalada de langostinos en tempuraEl rincón de la nostalgia--  En la columna de la derecha:   La zona franca del Mariel, el sueño de Raúl Castro, por Juan Juan Almeida   P ARA LEER, PINCHE EL SIGUIENTE LINK:  www.nuevoaccion.com   Si por alguna razón no desea seguir recibiendo estos…
  • Lessons of Holy City

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Two weeks after the Charleston shooting, will lessons learned be kept throughout the South? Or will the hot summer keep burning. Hopefully the birthday of our nation will bring notice to what we have in common.
  • Happy Independence Day 2015 from Frankie MacDonald

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    I like to Wish Everybody in the United States of America a Happy Independence Day and it will be a Great Holiday in the United States and there will be lots of Activities all across the United States and Be Very Careful of the Fireworks Especially During at Night and If you Drink Don't Drink and Drive and Get a Taxi Home and i have been Helping out a lot of People in the United States for the Extreme Weather Such as Blizzards, Ice Storms, Hurricanes, Big Rainstorms, Severe Thunderstorms, Heatwave and Bitter Cold Snap and if you have anybody living in the United States of America i will wish…
  • Omojolowo wooden bridge

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Omojolowo 1.2 km wooden bridge commute more than 2,000 people daily from Igando to Ayobo Ipaja in Lagos which provide a livelihood to the users because ordinarily the journey of about an hour has been reduced to 5 minutes by crossing through the bridge to the other community.
  • Jupiter and Venus over Mammoth

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Jupiter and Venus grow closer together during the month of June. Here there are positioned over Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, CA as viewed from a pond in the Long Valley Caldera below. There also appears to be a satellite in the image.
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • Lisa reads Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson

    Lisa Hura
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    “On a seemingly normal morning in London, a group of people wake to find something important to them missing, something dear but peculiar: the front of their house, their piano keys, their sense of direction, their place of work.” Can you imagine? You get up, shower, dress, have some coffee and head to the office. When you get there, the building is gone. Not demolished, not boarded up with a For Sale sign, just vanished, as if it was never there. What would you do? I would assume that I had gone insane. Who would you ask? You couldn’t very well start stopping people and…
  • Top ten signs you’re at a bad fireworks display

    Bob Sullivan
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. The fireworks are generated by a kid shuffling his feet on shag carpeting 9. At the end, the fireworks form a colorful image of a bespectacled Rick Perry 8. It’s just that guy from the Police Academy movies making fireworks noises with his mouth 7. The guy in charge of the fireworks has five fingers, total 6. Someone just clicks on his TV, then puts on a highlights reel from past fireworks displays 5. At the entrance to the venue, several personal injury attorneys have set up information booths 4. Instead of rousing patriotic music, all they play is Adele and Enya 3. The entire show is…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Diddy attacks UCLA strength coach

    Alan Spoll
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Ah, college football. The bastion of amateurism and sport played for the love of the game. When I think of it, I think of beautiful fall afternoons, green grass, cheerleaders, wide goal posts, and, of course, erstwhile rappers/music moguls assaulting conditioning coaches. Maybe that’s just in Los Angeles. The UCLA football team’s roster includes a defensive back named Justin Combs. His father is Sean Combs, who is better known by an ever-changing nickname (currently: Diddy). On Monday, an altercation occurred between the elder Combs and Sal Alosi, the strength and conditioning…
  • Lisa reads

    Lisa Hura
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This was an odd one. I knew it would be odd as I sat trying to sort out the cover of the novel, a photo of a hallway turned sideways; it’s a great way to set the tone for the rest of the book. A Head Full of Ghostsby Paul Tremblay is the story of the Barrett family – Mom, Dad, and two daughters, Marjorie and Meredith. They were the subject of an early reality TV show, one that ended tragically; now, years later, Meredith is finally telling her story to an author for a memoir. Interspersed with her conversations with her ghostwriter are excerpts from a blog that recounts the TV…
  • Top ten favorite bumper stickers I’ve actually seen (philosophical)

    Bob Sullivan
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. Where Are We Going, And Why Are We In This Handbasket? 9. I Dream Of A World Where Chickens Can Cross The Road Without Having Their Motives Questioned 8. Inside Every Old Person Is A Young Person Wondering What The Hell Happened 7. Quantum Mechanics: The Dreams Stuff Is Made Of 6. What If The Hokey Pokey Really IS What It’s All About? 5. My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma 4. Don’t Believe Everything You Think 3. Love Is Our Soul Purpose 2. The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things 1. Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
 
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  • Green City Market Open on July 4 and August 15 during Air and Water Show

    Cindy Kurman
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Good news for market-goers everywhere: Green City Market (1817 N. Clark; 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.) and Green City Market Fulton (799 W. Fulton Market; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) will be open during two major summer events. The first is this Saturday, the 4th of July. The holiday falls on a Saturday for the […]
  • Iraqi Badminton Champion Shares Passion with West Ridge Elementary School.

    BrittanyBrown
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    In 2000, then 15-year-old Mohammad Chyad a member of Iraq’s National Badminton Team and also worked as a translator. Then, after the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003, everything changed. No longer feeling safe in his home country Chyad applied to come to the United States. It took nine years for Chyad’s hope to come […]
  • A Pretty Smart Girl: Corporate Lawyer Quits Job to Write Romantic Fiction

    Taylor Scheibe
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    Leigh Kraushaar had flipped her lid. On a hot July afternoon, in what she calls her “Scarlette O’Hara moment,” Kraushaar shoved open the doors of her husband’s office, skirts in hand, one fist in the air and shouted, “With God as my witness I want to do something that makes me happy and I’m going […]
  • New Pride Parade Rules to be Tested as Community Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling

    Ariel Parrella-Aureli
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Against the backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision Friday that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade will kick off this weekend in the Lakeview neighborhood and residents can expect an especially raucous and prideful celebration. Justice Anthony Kennedy, typically the court’s swing vote, broke […]
  • Media and Law Enforcement Gather for Panel on Fraud

    Gianna Gaza
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    After undergoing surgery a few years ago, Jennifer Leach received a call claiming she overpaid her hospital bill and was eligible to receive compensation. It ended up being a scam and Leach said she is grateful she was able to recognize it as such. “I almost fell for it,” she said. Now Leach, who is […]
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  • Amanda Flint Dies At 49

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Amanda Gail Flint was born in Ft. Myers, FL on August 19, 1966, she passed away June 25, 2015. Amanda was the daughter of Roger and Gem Flint and the granddaughter of Harry and Bea FlintShe leaves behind her children, J.D. Geisler (Jinger), Garth Geisler, and Joanna Sanders and two grandsons, also her brothers Matt Flint, Jimmy Flint and Jeff Flint. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation will be at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Michelle Jones Speaks At Kiwanis

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Michelle Jones from Altair Training Solutions was a guest speaker at a recent Kiwanis Club of LaBelle Meeting. Michelle gave a presentation on how they have transformed and are still transforming the old correctional facility in Hendry County. They have created at least 35 new jobs and have been using vendors in the county as well. Michelle is the Executive Vice President and co-owner of Altair Training Solutions, with her husband Brian Jones. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and completed her Master’s…
  • Speed Contributes To Death Of Tigran Sarkissian

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    FORT MYERS, Fl. -- Tigran Sarkissian, 29 of Fort Myers was killed after losing control of a 2015 BMW motorcycle early Saturday at 12:56 a.m.A red BMW sport-style motorcycle operated by Sarkissian, was traveling south on State Road 93 on the dedicated single lane exit ramp to Southwest Florida International Airport, in Lee County, Florida.He carried no passengers and was wearing a helmet. The motorcycle passed a yellow, cautionary sign posted at the beginning of the exit ramp that recommended a speed of 40 miles per hour on the level and relatively straight roadway. A short distance later, it…
  • Wesley Hair Dies In Motorcycle Crash In Orange Grove

    27 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    LAKE PLACID, FL. -- Wesley Scott Hair, 31 of Sebring Fl. died in an early Saturday morning crash on a motorcycle.According to the FHP, a 2012 Kawasaki ZX6R motorcycle was traveling south on Highlands County Road 17 south of Glen Ridge Road. For an unknown reason, driver Hair failed to control it as it entered a downhill left hand curve and then traveled off onto the western grass/sand shoulder and entered a orange grove on the west side of the roadway.It collided with an orange tree which caused Hair to become separated from the cycle, which continued to travel in a southerly direction in…
  • Sugar Cane Burning - Target Of Sierra Club

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
    CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Sierra Club has launched a campaign to stop the pre-harvest burning of sugarcane fields in South Florida. The goal of the Stop Sugar Field Burning Campaign is to help residents put an end to the practice and stop the sugar growers from "profiting at the expense of public health."Florida’s sugarcane growers burn their fields before harvesting to dispose of the foliage, but this generates large plumes of smoke and puts communities throughout Palm Beach, Glades and Hendry county at risk, says the Sierra Club.Julia Hathaway, Sierra Club organizing representative, said:…
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    Social Work Helper

  • Opportunities for Social Workers Expand Under Obamacare

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Millions of Americans breathed sighs of relief upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place subsidies in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the insured in states where the federal government created the marketplace exchanges. Six of the nine justices believed it was Congress’s intention to provide a healthcare system that would cover... Continue Reading » The article Opportunities for Social Workers Expand Under Obamacare written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • LGBTI Children Have the Right to Safety and Equality

    Nils Muižnieks
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity. Like all children, LGBTI [i] children are entitled to enjoy human rights and require a safe environment... Continue Reading » The article LGBTI Children Have the Right to Safety and Equality written by Nils Muižnieks appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Another Church Massacre Averted Due to Off Duty Officer in Service

    Social Work Helper
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    Press Statement and photo released by Bishop Orrin K. Pullings On yesterday evening, after teaching and a special prayer meeting for our brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC, a white male approached our church with a weapon we thought was a machete. He began yelling obscenities and racial epithets while threatening to kill all the niggers... Continue Reading » The article Another Church Massacre Averted Due to Off Duty Officer in Service written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • What is Identity Anyway?

    Anthony Heard
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    If you’ve read about Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, or just about any story of social importance lately, you have heard a lot about identity. Caitlyn Jenner identifies and is a transgender woman. Rachel Dolezal identifies as black but as Kimberly McKee, et al, aptly state, one can not simply choose to identify as a different... Continue Reading » The article What is Identity Anyway? written by Anthony Heard appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Domestic Violence Survivor Pushes Against the Dark

    Todd Wetherington
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    Driving home at night, she can identify the make of a car from nothing more than the shape of its headlights in her rearview mirror. Walking up the driveway to her house, she can pick out the distinctive silhouette and shadow of each familiar object in her yard. It’s a skill she’s learned out of... Continue Reading » The article Domestic Violence Survivor Pushes Against the Dark written by Todd Wetherington appeared first on Social Work Helper.
 
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  • Aire on the Bell-Shaped Curve

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    Foster Harmony is first tenet of Distilled Harmony because it is the primary task of our lives. The other tenets, Enable Beauty, Distill Complexity and Oppose Harm can certain serve as guiding principles in their own right, but they all serve the ultimate goal of ...
  • Why? Drilling For the Root Cause

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    We have long been proponents of the "five Whys" methodology to get to the root cause of a problem relatively quickly.This simple, yet effective method of digging beneath the surface was made popular in the 1970s by the Toyota Production System and is used the world over. Once we get to the ...
  • How to Reach the Ultimate Goal of Leadership

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Getting things done is the lesser goal of leadership.The ultimate goal of leadership is nothing less than transformation.The biggest roadblock to transformation, within organizations, is the false belief that information is transformation.4 things transformation isn't: * Information. Information apart from changed behavior ...
  • 'The Connection': Heroin and Heroism

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    ...this movie works hard to humanize both the good guy and the bad guy in a way that, weirdly enough, finds us alternately rooting for both men.
  • A Second Chance From Willie Nelson

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Reactions to meeting celebrities can be very unpredictable -- intense heart palpitations, quickening of breath, over-the-top comments gushing forward, as well as screaming and fainting.I found out I don't react that way at all when I had the opportunity to interview a famous singer. Reporters working ...
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