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    Scott Paulson, Chicago Conservative Examiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
  • 7 Leading Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year

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    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    AlterNet - By Paul Buchheit - Nov. 24 (Special Report) - Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and development, but they've successfully lobbied Congress to keep Medicare from bargaining for lower drug prices.NewsTrust Rating: 4.4 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • 10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared…

    CyberJournalist.net
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared… : At 10:03pm on the night of Tuesday October 26, 2004, somewhere in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rebecca MacKinnon, CNN journalist-turned-fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, crossed the last few t’s, dotted the final i’s, and hit the “publish” button on the back end of the WordPress blog her Berkman colleague Ethan Zuckerman had set up a few days before. And so the first Global Voices blog post was born.
  • Songs of ignorance

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    Robert J. Pijpers
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Public discourse surrounding the Ebola outbreak is infected by older narratives that seek to stereotype Africa and Africans. The Band Aid initiatives are typical of this: Africa as a country, a place where there is no space for Christmas joy, and a place that needs the west. Bob Geldof. Demotix/David Ferenczy. All rights reserved.The recent Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has spurred a range of responses from all over the world. Some of these responses exemplify the ongoing stereotyping of Africa and Africans. Public discourse, unfortunately, still has the tendency of…
  • Under privileged children shine at painting competition

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    News Desk
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Over 160 school children took part in a drawing competition organised by the Manjari Ladies Association.
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  • Barack Obama

    Scott Paulson, Chicago Conservative Examiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
  • President Obama visits Chicago to promote his executive action on immigration

    Scott Paulson, Chicago Conservative Examiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    President Barack Obama will return to his hometown of Chicago on Tuesday. He will be promoting his executive ordered-action on immigration. Less than a week after Obama ignited political unrest across the nation by announcing his immigration...
  • Why is it so hard to make new friends?

    debbie mandel, Self Help Examiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    While alone time can be special and introspective, many of us don’t like being alone – maybe because we don’t want to introspect or contemplate our life choices. Based on observation, adult men and women...
  • On Sales from AEG Live Rocky Mountain - Week of November 24, 2014

    Bluebird Theater Examiner, Denver Ogden Theatre Examiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    ON SALE NOWSunday, December 21, 2014: Mlima @ The Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO @ 8:00 PM, Ages 16+, $10 - $12 http://www.axs.com/events/256331/mlima-tickets?skin=bluebirdON SALE NOWMonday, January 5, 2015: From The Bay To The...
  • The 10 best Foo Fighters songs

    Shawn S. Lealos, AXS Contributor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    It is rare that, when a legendary band splits up due to the death of one their biggest member, that one of the auxiliary members becomes almost bigger than the band he left. That is exactly what happened when Kurt...
 
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  • 7 Leading Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    AlterNet - By Paul Buchheit - Nov. 24 (Special Report) - Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and development, but they've successfully lobbied Congress to keep Medicare from bargaining for lower drug prices.NewsTrust Rating: 4.4 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Wall Street is Taking Over America's Pension Plans

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    firstlook.org - By Murtaza Hussain - Nov. 24 (Investigative Report) - Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has been a plan to move more and more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments — a shift that may well constitute the biggest financial story of our generation that you’ve never heard of.NewsTrust Rating: 4.7 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up…
  • Deluded New Majority in Congress Insists We're Living in an Ayn Rand Novel

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    AlterNet - By Janet Allon, Paul Krugman - Nov. 24 (Opinion) - Paul Krugman is not exactly optimistic about the new Congress that will be sworn in in January. That's because both houses of legislature will be dominated by the party that has essentially failed to grasp the fundamental economic realities of our day, which is that when the economy is at rock bottom where ours has been for the past six years, everything changes.NewsTrust Rating: 3.8 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up |…
  • 5 Things Powerful People in Washington Believe That Have No Basis in Reality

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    AlterNet - By Andrew Bacevich - Nov. 24 (News Analysis) - subjected to even casual scrutiny, none of the five will stand up. To take them at face value is the equivalent of believing in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy -- or that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell really, really hope that the Obama administration and the upcoming Republican-controlled Congress can find grounds to cooperate.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Leaked Documents: TransCanada Desperate To Overcome Organized Resistance

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    popularresistance.org - By Zahra Hirji - Nov. 23 (News Report) - Edelman advised TransCanada to build its own grassroots network of pro-pipeline advocates and to set up a team to react rapidly—within 60 minutes—to negative reports, in a war-like response effort. Efforts would involve more than 60 people. TransCanada confirmed working with Edelman and implementing some of its suggestions, including its recently launched project advocacy website.NewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit…
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    CyberJournalist.net

  • 10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared…

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared… : At 10:03pm on the night of Tuesday October 26, 2004, somewhere in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rebecca MacKinnon, CNN journalist-turned-fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, crossed the last few t’s, dotted the final i’s, and hit the “publish” button on the back end of the WordPress blog her Berkman colleague Ethan Zuckerman had set up a few days before. And so the first Global Voices blog post was born.
  • 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…
 
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    openDemocracy

  • Songs of ignorance

    Robert J. Pijpers
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Public discourse surrounding the Ebola outbreak is infected by older narratives that seek to stereotype Africa and Africans. The Band Aid initiatives are typical of this: Africa as a country, a place where there is no space for Christmas joy, and a place that needs the west. Bob Geldof. Demotix/David Ferenczy. All rights reserved.The recent Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has spurred a range of responses from all over the world. Some of these responses exemplify the ongoing stereotyping of Africa and Africans. Public discourse, unfortunately, still has the tendency of…
  • The battle for Mohamed Mahmoud: developing a counter narrative

    Maged Mandour
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Even though the regime has the upper hand in material repression, it is far from invincible. Its Achilles heel is its ideological weakness, and the creation of a revolutionary mythology may be a first step in the long journey of dismantling its ideological base.  Mohamed Mahmoud St. mural dedicated to ultras martyrs, 2012. Flickr/ Gigi Ibrahim. Some rights reserved.Three years have passed since the Mohamed Mahmoud Battle. The street battle that took place between protestors and security forces in downtown Cairo, just off Tahrir Square, which left more than 50 protesters dead and dozens…
  • For history’s sake, the Arab peoples have revolted

    Ibrahim Halawi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Not only did the Arab peoples revolt, but the power of their revolts was so significant and threatening to the regional geopolitical order that the regional powers had to diffuse the collective consciousness at any cost. The United States and its allies are pushing for stability in the Middle East. A nuclear deal with Iran is a cornerstone in that grand ambition. This rush for stability is a timely pre-requisite for the neo-liberal development projects imposed by the World Bank and the IMF. A weary Arab middle class, in despair, is predominantly asking for stability as well. The demand is…
  • Tabit and sexual violence in Darfur

    Yosra Akasha
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Darfur has practically been closed off to journalists, politicians and independent civil society organizations, and sexual violence and rape have now become a reality in women's day-to-day lives. In nine months, our neighborhood will be full of new born Arab infants... They came to drink Maresa and ended up using us all. They had guns; we could not say anything to stop them. Bitterly but sarcastically, Mariam told a women’s rights activist about what had happened to her while they were chatting over tea in Nyala. That was two years ago. Sexual violence and rape have now become a reality of…
  • Let's win back Barcelona!

    Kate Shea Baird
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Guanyem Barcelona is a citizen platform that has embarked on a mission to solve the current Spanish political crises with their own hands. This increasingly popular political movement aims to remove power from elites and bring democracy to the people.  Guanyem Presentation Barcelona 2014. Flickr/Pedro Mata. Some rights reserved.When the indignados occupied the public squares of Spain on May 15, 2011, demanding ‘real democracy’, they changed the terms of public debate. They called for an end of elected officials excessive privileges, measures to tackle corruption in public life, the…
 
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  • Maithripala, a good governance challenge from within to Mahinda Rajapakse

    Harim Peiris
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Photo by AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S.KODIKARA via The Japan Times This analyst has always maintained that the formulae for the defeat of the Rajapakse regime, was a divided government and a unified opposition. Given the absolute fragmented disarray in which the main opposition United National Party was in, only a very short while ago, it was nearly impossible to imagine a situation in which the opposition could coalesce around a single candidate and a common program. However, due to the astute political coalition building of a few key national political leaders, including opposition leader Ranil…
  • The Tamil Elephant in the Green (Blue?) Room

    Niran Anketell
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Photo courtesy Sri Lanka Brief Kalana Senaratne’s characteristically perceptive article on the implications of Maithripala Sirisena’s common candidacy for the upcoming Presidential election flags the Tamil question: what role do Tamils and issues of concern to them play in the politics of the election? Kalana deems the Tamils the ‘forgotten other’ of the upcoming campaign, noting that the contest is one between two versions of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism. Kalana is partially right. While the two main candidates will most certainly not attempt to provide reasonable solutions to the…
  • Critically Supporting the Anti-Regime Campaign

    Kalana Senaratne
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Photograph via VOA News It had to happen that way, and the break was only possible with a serious split within the regime. The moment had come for members of the SLFP to take the plunge. And when finally Vasantha Senanayake, MP, crossed over (the first member of the brave ‘suicide squad’) and mentioned that he knew who the common candidate was, the matter was settled. It had to be Maithripala Sirisena. And yet it was somewhat remarkable, in this day and age of unprecedented surveillance, how the opposition forces kept the regime guessing, until a couple of hours before Minister Sirisena…
  • Social Responsibility in Universities in Unstable Times

    Prof Sasanka Perera
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Photograph courtesy Vikalpa Guest lecture delivered at the international conference, ‘Revisiting Social Responsibility in Contexts of Crisis: Challenges and Possibilities in Sri Lanka’ at Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 17 November 2014 Vice Chancellor, the dean and colleagues, let me wish all of you a very good morning. When the Dean, Faculty of Arts wrote to me some time ago and asked if I am willing to speak at this conference under the theme, ‘Revisiting Social Responsibility in Contexts of Crisis,’ I postponed responding to him. That is because I was quite anxious that…
  • THE SIRISENA SURGE: WHY MAHINDA IS STILL WAY AHEAD

    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Photo by AFP, via AsiaOne Two cheers then for Maithripala Sirisena whose act of resistance and rebellion is truly heroic. Why cheer at all? And why two cheers instead of three? Hearty cheers are entirely warranted because Maithripala Sirisena has produced a Black Swan event; a real game changer. Having argued in the print and electronic media for years that Ranil Wickremesinghe should not be the Opposition’s presidential candidate, that a viable Opposition candidate must be one whose profile would cut into the incumbent’s monopoly of populist-patriotism, and as someone who has commended…
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  • End violence against women and empower them for gender equality: UN

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVW), the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a message said that though many countries had introduced laws to prohibit, criminalize, and prevent violence against women, yet implementation and enforcement of these laws were inadequate.
  • Education minister Smriti Irani visits astrologer: Asks media not to target her for TRP

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Soon after she took oath as an Union Cabinet minister and held the charge of Human Resource and Development ministry, Smriti Zubin Irani became favorite news headline topic. Amid all this media limelight the only bad thing for Irani is that on most of the occasions she is being highlighted for controversial reasons.
  • Clean India Mission: Stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava volunteers

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    After celebs from Bollywood industry volunteered for 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan', stand-up comedian who had been nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Raju Srivastava, took broom in his hand with his friends and cleaned the street of Kanpur. PM nominated him for 'Clean India' campaign after it launched on 2nd of October.
  • Indira Gandhi: A citizen journalist recounts the days and style of her governance

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    When I joined Service in January, 1969, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was in power. She was the most powerful Prime Minister that India had seen and could take quick decisions. She dared to challenge USA and broke Pakistan into two countries by winning the 1971 war. The Eastern part of Pakistan became free Bangladesh and thus in a way Indira Gandhi was the creator of a new country and made a mark in the history.
  • ISL: NorthEast United can climb to fourth spot by defeating Delhi Dynamos tonight

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    With just five games left to play for both NorthEast United FC and Delhi Dynamos in the league phase of the Indian Super League, it is a must win game for both when they play against one another later tonight. NorthEast United lie on the seventh place, while Delhi Dynamos are struggling at the eigth position.
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  • Elections Can Damage Our Souls

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Der russische Präsident Putin hat ein weitreichendes Abkommen mit der Region Abchasien geschlossen. Georgien, dessen EU-Beitritt von Brüssel betrieben wird, beansprucht die Region ebenfalls. Die Region könnte zum nächsten Konfliktherd zwischen Russland und der Nato werden.
  • Innovation aus China: Zug bleibt an keinem Bahnhof mehr stehen

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Ein chinesischer Designer hat an einen Zug entwickelt, der nicht mehr zwischen Start und Ziel halten muss. Das spart Zeit und Nerven. Kleine Shuttles bringen die Passagiere an Bord und dienen später dem Ausstieg.
  • Madrid wankt: Protest-Partei Podemos weiter auf dem Vormarsch

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Die spanische Protestpartei Podemos hat ihren Vorsprung vor den etablierten Parteien weiter ausgebaut. Aktuelle Umfragen ergeben, dass die Bewegung mit rund 28,3 Prozent der Stimmen zwei Prozentpunkte vor der Regierungspartei von Präsident Rajoy liegt. Spanische Medien sprechen von einem „Wirbelsturm“, der über die Parteienlandschaft fege.
  • Auf verlorenem Posten: Weidmann mit Protest-Note gegen Draghi

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Der EZB-Rat entscheidet am 4. Dezember, wann er mit dem umstrittenen Ankauf von Staatsanleihen beginnen wird. Bundesbank-Präsident Jens Weidmann liefert dazu eine Protest-Note ab. Verhindern kann er die Aktion nicht. Die Bundesbank wird immer wieder in der EZB überstimmt.
  • Kampf-Jets in Bereitschaft: Nato rüstet Europas Osten auf

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Seit Beginn der Ukraine-Krise rüstet die Nato den Osten Europas auf. Die Zahl der Einsatz-bereiten Kampfjets stieg von vier auf 18 Maschinen. Der Grund: Die Nato meldet, dass sich die Anzahl der Luftraumverletzungen durch Russland verdreifacht habe.
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  • Oliver North Visits Veterans at The Buckingham

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Buckingham senior living community, as part of its Red Carpet Speaker Series, was thrilled to welcome Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North to present “America in the New Millennium.” Col. North is known for being a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, and he also is a small business founder, an inventor with three U.S. patents and a syndicated columnist as well as a number-one best-selling author and the host of “War Stories” on the Fox News Channel. The Buckingham was grateful to have him come to the campus and discuss the United States’ military, economic and political roles in the world.
  • Volcano Eruption In The Island Of Fogo, Cape Verde

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
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    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
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  • Balkan mountain range (Stara planina)

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Camping on the banks of the Balkan Mountain range (Stara Planina) in this very summer were the best days in my life. Giant waterfalls , pristine beauty of blue Zavoj Lake, peace, deep forests, wild mushrooms, white waters, furious rivers red like a blood because of the soil, lonely villages with red houses and cold nights.... Head to Serbia, Stara Planina, if you are up for an adventure!
  • Who is the Light in Your LIfe? Nominate the Menorah Lighter for the Coral Gables Festival of Light

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    This year we are asking people to nominate the person they would like to see light the City of Coral Gables Menorah at the 2014 Festival of Light. The Menorah is a symbol of hope and unity. The event is hosted by Rabbi Avrom Stolik of the Chabad of Coral Gables and Aronfeld Trial Lawyers. Has there been a person in 2014 that has provided light to your life or to your community? Allow us to honor them by lighting the City of Coral Gables Menorah on December 21, 2014 at Ponce Circle Park. To nominate your candidate email Spencer Aronfeld at: aronfeld@aronfeld.com or to sponsor the event contact…
 
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  • Top ten things the Pilgrims would say if they were alive today

    Bob Sullivan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    10. “This turkey tastes really odd. What breed of turkey, exactly, is a ‘Tofu’?” 9. “And if I wanted to spend the day with my Indian brethren, why would I want to visit a gaming emporium?” 8. “Well, I think thine clothing looketh equally as bizarre!” 7. “And you can get advice on cooking your bird from yonder handheld talking machine?!” 6. “Big deal! So your ancestors came over on the Mayflower!” 5. “Let me get this straight: You commemorated the colony of Plymouth by naming a horseless carriage after it?” 4. “Jebediah, look! Their leader appears to be a Native…
  • How much do you write a day?

    Scott Warnock
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    You probably are out there writing like a maniac every day of your life. A good friend of mine, on the Website 11trees, recently posted a smart blog entry describing how much he wrote in one day, what he viewed as just an average day for a “knowledge worker.” In this one-day writing diary, he calculates that he comes in at 2,500 words, a number he uses to make this point: “We write more words every day than many college or high school students write in an entire term.“ He describes all kinds of different writing that he does during his “writing day.” He…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Jerk fan steals ball from woman

    Alan Spoll
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    How did the world become so filled with idiots? Why is rudeness and an oversized sense of entitlement so pervasive today? These are things that occupy my mind on a regular basis, as I encounter them every day. I am sure there are sociologists with solid theories about it, so if you know or are one, feel free to share. I have been thinking about this subject in the last few days because of a silly little incident that occurred at the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown and tossed the ball up to a…
  • The Emperor decrees that ye shall bring thy pets in out of the cold

    Chris Matarazzo
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:30 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. K-9: It has come to the Emperor’s attention that some of his more worthless subjects are leaving their pets out in the cold during the most bitter of winter nights. Previously, the Emperor thought this only happened at the homes of crack addicts and of those who were helpless and who were abandoned, themselves. But he has been informed that this happens on a larger scale than he thought;…
  • Top ten excuses of 26-year-old Doug Adams, who was accused of masturbating on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles

    Bob Sullivan
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    10. He was flying on Virgin Airlines, and he was one 9. The in-flight chicken was finger-lickin’ good, and one thing led to another 8. He was flying first class, and everybody knows they’re a bunch of wankers 7. His entertainment system wasn’t working, so he had to provide his own 6. His date for the Mile High Club missed the plane 5. Different strokes for different folks 4. None of the flight attendants was providing service, so he decided to take matters into his own hands 3. He couldn’t get the song California Here I Come out of his head 2. He was afraid of flying, and just wanted…
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    ChicagoTalks

  • Chicago: “The Rattiest City In The US”

    Emma Klug
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Chicago was recently named the “rattiest city in the US,” by Orkin, a pest control company who tallied up the number of rat-related jobs they had throughout 2014 in individual cities. With bright yellow signs littering street corners, warning residents of rats, there’s no denying the truth in this finding. “The rats are really gross,” […]
  • Get Out of Town for Dinner via Metra and Restaurant Shuttle Service

    KurmanNews
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Yearning for travel, but stuck in town? Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine in Mundelein offers a shuttle from the Metra station to the restaurant. You must confirm your arrival time before departure with the restaurant and notify them whether you will be getting off in Mundelein or Vernon Hills. The shuttle will be there to transport you […]
  • Imperfect Englewood

    lealeah livingston
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Many neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side are experiencing gentrification, the renovation of run-down urban neighborhoods that displaces low-income families and small businesses.  Englewood, a South Side community, is experiencing major change. The area is slowly but surely becoming gentrified, causing people who can’t afford to live in the renovated areas to move to other parts […]
  • Columbia College Fashion Student

    Joann Mikhail
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Bella Khoshaba is from an Assyrian family. Her parents were not enthusiastic about a degree in fashion at first, but nonetheless have supported her throughout her career. Her father, who moved to the United States from Iraq, was especially opposed to her pursuing a career in fashion, which is not valued in his home country. […]
  • Mental Health Patients Demand a Doctor

    John Knowles
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Mental health activists and patients descended upon the Chicago Department of Public Health and the mayor’s office to demand the North River Mental Health Center hire a psychiatrist. The center, which is on the far Northwest side of Chicago, has not had a full-time psychiatrist on staff since July 31st, when the previous psychiatrist retired. […]
 
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    First Arkansas News (FAN) - reporting from across the Natural State

  • 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…
  • Benton Panthers win 6A South conference championship

    Ethan C. Nobles
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Benton Panthers tonight defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 39-36 to win the 6A South and post an unbeaten season with a record of 9-0-1. According to the folks at Saline247.com, this is the first undefeated season in the team’s history. The tie game came at the first of the season against the Bryant Hornets at the Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. At any rate, tonight’s game took place at Pine Bluff and was decided in the final seconds by a field goal. Pine Bluff was undefeated in conference play and only lost two games this year to out-of-conference opponents.
  • State Supreme Court upholds $150k judgment against Arkansas Realtors Association

    Ethan C. 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…
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    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County

  • Melba Miners Dies At 85

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Melba Jean Miners, age 85, of Alva, passed away November 22, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born Sep. 14, 1929 in Detroit, MI, to the late Barclay and the late Mellie (Pollard) Brickley. Melba was the oldest of four girls. She was also a perfectionist and never left the house without every hair in place. Melba also loved shoes. She is survived by one son: Roy Douglas Miners, two daughters: Deborah J. Tillman (Kenny), Pamela L. Ham (Greg), three sisters: Marilyn Spivey, Bobbie Alder, Joyce McRae, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A celebration of life was held 11:00 am,…
  • Motorcyclist Dies In Crash - Car Driver Charged

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    NAPLES, FL. -- Lisa Ann Montemarano, 52 of Naples died after a car crashed into her motorcycle about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A 2014 Cadillac ATS driven by John William Savacool, 77 of Naples was traveling South on US 41, in the inside left turning lane, approaching Wiggins Pass Rd.The motorcycle was traveling South on US 41, in the center lane, approaching Wiggins Pass Rd. Savacool, from the left turn lane made a right turn towards the West, crossing several lanes of US 41.Montemarano was unable to stop in time and with it's front struck the Cadillac's right side. The impact caused her to…
  • How To Help Overweight Kids - Lots More Fruits And Vegetables

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- The prevalence of overweight among children in the United States has tripled since 1980, and it continues to increase, resulting in increasing pediatric problems of childhood diabetes and hypertension.Making healthy food and activity choices allows children to grow and develop at a rate that is normal for them. Staying at a healthy weight is just one way to help kids be their best. Here's how to help prevent overweight kids (and adults too).5 or More Fruits & Vegetables - Fruits and vegetables are an important part of healthy eating and most kids don’t get enough of…
  • Firehouse Theatre Presents Mark Twain's Adam And Eve

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- On Friday, December 5, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the Firehouse Community Theatre proudly presents The Diary of Adam and Eve written by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Mark Bucci. This production is directed by Maureen “Moe” Doucette and is not part of the regular Firehouse season. Tickets are $5.00, available at the door on the night of the performance.The cast originally presented this one-act play on November 8th as part of the Community Theatre Competition at the Florida Theatre Conference Festival in Gainesville. This was an exciting opportunity for our…
  • Motorcycle Crashes Into Deer - Rider Seriously Injured

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    VENICE, FL. -- A motorcyclist suffered injuries Sunday night about 7:15 p.m. after hitting a deer in the road.A motorcycle driven by Kameron Gibson, 52 of Arcadia, Florida, was westbound on Border Rd. in Venice.  A deer ran into the roadway directly into the path of the 1995 Harley Davidson Ultra which collided with the deer causing the bike to overturn and travel in a westerly direction along the roadway.Gibson suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Blake Medical Center. He was not wearing a helmet, according to the FHP report.
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    Local News for the people of Holt Park

  • First buses come to Asda Holt Park to discuss their New Bus for West Yorkshire

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

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

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

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

    Luke Beaumont
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Flamingo Land 101 by Jeremy Thompson used under a Creative Commons The school holidays are here and fortunately so too is the glorious sunshine. To help you make the most of this wonderful weather Holt Park Today are bringing you a deal for nearby theme park, Flamingo Land. Thanks to Hot UK Deals you can enjoy 2 for 1 entry to the park and zoo. Simply click on the link to redeem the promotional code and fill in the form. Your 2 for 1 voucher will then be emailed to you. – Get your two for one Flamingo Land voucher Flamingo Land is situated in North Yorkshire just over an hour’s…
 
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    Social Work Helper

  • Older People Living Alone With Dementia

    Alice Fisher
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    We are having a conversation, social worker to social worker, about the older constituents and clients who we each try to help. She works in a small senior center, and I work in the district office of a New York State Senator. I believe it is those of us on the front line of senior... Continue Reading » The article Older People Living Alone With Dementia written by Alice Fisher appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Peace And Love Movement Brings Awareness to Foster Care Normalcy Law

    Travis Lloyd
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    In 2013, Florida lawmakers chose to implement the Normalcy Act; a law that requires their state government to allow foster parents to have the right to make decisions about allowing foster children to do simple things such as attend school outings and participate in sports. In this article, the Florida Department of Children and Families... Continue Reading » The article Peace And Love Movement Brings Awareness to Foster Care Normalcy Law written by Travis Lloyd appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Growing Number of Homeless Children is Shameful

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    A troubling new report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research documents the growing distress among the nation’s children. More children are sliding further into poverty and experiencing homelessness. Using data from the Department of Education and the Census Department—researchers led by Ellen Bassuk found that one... Continue Reading » The article Growing Number of Homeless Children is Shameful written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Innovation Tool: Modified Power Wheels Cars for Toddlers with Disabilities

    Vilissa Thompson
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
      For our youngest disabled children, assistive devices that would allow them to gain independence by moving freely in their homes is a considerable and serious gap that exists for them.  University of Delaware and Fisher-Price aim to change that by offering affordable, adapted Power Wheels Cars for our kids who cannot afford to be... Continue Reading » The article Innovation Tool: Modified Power Wheels Cars for Toddlers with Disabilities written by Vilissa Thompson appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Site Launches to Help Millions of Abuse Victims Find Help Faster

    Social Work Helper
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Online you’ll find plenty of information about domestic violence. That’s not a problem. What is a challenge is trying to find the right help quickly and easily. Search results often reveal disparate shelter sites, help blogs, opportunistic ad-driven sites with outdated data, and paid placements by attorneys. The new website domesticshelters.org is changing this reality by providing... Continue Reading » The article Site Launches to Help Millions of Abuse Victims Find Help Faster written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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