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  • Humanitarian pauses in Yemen?

    Helen Lackner
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    To re-emphasise, it is now estimated that 80% of the country’s population, over 21 million people, are in need of assistance, 1.3 million officially displaced. On 25 July, the ‘legitimate’ Yemeni Government [currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia] announced the third humanitarian pause in the war due to start the next day. Earlier a 7 day pause had been announced by the United Nations to start on 10 July. The previous one, for 5 days, started on 12 May. This will be seen as an interesting new form of fiction by the people in Yemen who have seen no reduction of either coalition air…
  • Green Tribunal's expert committee on Bellandur SEZ to submit interim report soon

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Akshatha M
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Though only eight days are left for the deadline of the National Green Tribunal, the eight-member expert committee is yet to study the approvals provided by BWSSB and KIADB to the massive SEZ coming up on Bellandur lake catchment area.
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot become Prime Minister

    Reeza Hameed
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Photo courtesy WSJ The question whether ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa is eligible to be appointed to the Prime Minister’s post if he has the support of a majority of members in Parliament following the August 17 poll is the subject of current debate. President Sirisena has made public his intention not to appoint Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and has hinted that ‘there are enough seniors in the party to be the Prime Minister’. There are some within the UPFA who want Rajapaksa as their Prime Minister in the event of a UPFA majority in Parliament. A.H.M. Fowzie, for instance, has…
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  • Humanitarian pauses in Yemen?

    Helen Lackner
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    To re-emphasise, it is now estimated that 80% of the country’s population, over 21 million people, are in need of assistance, 1.3 million officially displaced. On 25 July, the ‘legitimate’ Yemeni Government [currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia] announced the third humanitarian pause in the war due to start the next day. Earlier a 7 day pause had been announced by the United Nations to start on 10 July. The previous one, for 5 days, started on 12 May. This will be seen as an interesting new form of fiction by the people in Yemen who have seen no reduction of either coalition air…
  • BBC Green Paper: red alert on funding

    Toby Syfret and Gill Hind
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:21 am
    The government has promised a nit-picking examination of all the BBC does, focusing on how to redefine its mission as well as reform and improve its services in the internet age. This report was produced by Enders Analysis and is published here in full with thanks:The government has just landed the second of two massive blows on the BBC in the last five years. By 2020/21, the BBC will have taken over completely the government subsidy of the over-75s and seen, according to our estimates, a fall in total PSB funding of at least 20% since 2010/2011, the year of the first government…
  • 13 things about the Labour leadership election

    Adam Ramsay
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:11 pm
    What does the Labour leadership election tell us about the state of British politics? 1) Corbyn is currently aheadThe opinion polls, bookies, the turnout at public meetings, the anecdotal evidence from phone canvassers and the analysis of the New Statesman’s Stephen Bush after his lengthy conversations with key activists across the country could individually be dismissed. But the fact that they all point in the same direction implies something powerful. It seems reasonably safe now to say that Jeremy Corbyn is currently ahead in the race for Labour leader.2) It’s not just the radical left…
  • Salvaging the luminosity of a lost city

    Alice Driver
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    While the murder of hundreds of women in Juárez, Mexico, eventually attracted international attention – and with it, sensationalist headlines – photographer Itzel Aguilera’s work engages with the complex realities of her city. "My idea was to begin to embrace the city," said photographer Itzel Aguilera, describing her attitude when she moved to Juárez in 2008, the first year it achieved notoriety as the most violent city in the world. In all my trips to Juárez, I had never heard anyone say those exact words. Aguilera arrived in the city with her husband and young daughters,…
  • The previous sole superpower

    Eduardo Galeano and Tom Engelhardt
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    A little history of Great Britain excerpted from Galeano's late-in-life masterpiece, Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. Eduardo Galeano. Flickr/DONOSTIA KULTURA. Some rights reserved.Recently, Susan Bergholz, the devoted literary agent of the late Uruguayan writer and planetary great Eduardo Galeano, sent me this brief email: “A friend of Eduardo's and mine called yesterday to tell me, ‘Now we know where Eduardo went: he became pope!’” Somehow, that thought raised my spirits immeasurably. I was about to turn 71 and feeling my age as the dog days of summer approached. After…
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  • Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot become Prime Minister

    Reeza Hameed
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Photo courtesy WSJ The question whether ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa is eligible to be appointed to the Prime Minister’s post if he has the support of a majority of members in Parliament following the August 17 poll is the subject of current debate. President Sirisena has made public his intention not to appoint Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and has hinted that ‘there are enough seniors in the party to be the Prime Minister’. There are some within the UPFA who want Rajapaksa as their Prime Minister in the event of a UPFA majority in Parliament. A.H.M. Fowzie, for instance, has…
  • Ruminations after Colombo Pride: Why Queer Interest Litigation is Public Interest Litigation

    Michael Mendis
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Photo courtesy SALGBT Network Part I Exactly a month ago from today, the US Supreme Court’s holding, in Obergefell v. Hodges seemed to give cause for celebration to many individuals, most of whom expressed solidarity through their profile picture on Facebook. Newsfeeds were abuzz with reports of how “gay marriage” had been legalised in America. However, the actual holding, in fact, amounted to an affirmation of two, far less controversial propositions of law regarding liberty and equality. Despite their simplicity, both those propositions are of incredible significance to ideals of…
  • Peace and Reconciliation: A Way Forward

    Devanesan Nesiah
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Photo via Daily Maverick Presented by Dr. Devanesan Nesiah, to the Association for Social Development at the OPA, 25 July 2015 I have enjoyed and appreciated the documents you have sent me and am happy to speak to you on Peace and Reconciliation – Way Forward. Up till the time of Independence in February 1984 our country was widely regarded, with much justification, as a model colony, eminently equipped to be a peaceful, democratic, stable, socially cohesive and economically upward mobile nation-state. There was much promise of our land and our people living up to the legend of the Isle…
  • Targeting Lanka: Playing Ball with Tamil Extremism 2008-14

    Michael Roberts
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    This essay was presented at the 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars held in Adelaide from 5-9th July 2015 and was therefore designed as a 15-minute presentation. Hyperlinks, maps, citations and bibliographical references have been inserted in this version, while pictorial illustrations are a supplementary appendix. Footnotes have been kept to a minimum. The emergence and sharpening of Tamil nationalism from the 1940s to the 1980s is a complex tale which cannot be easily summarized in a few strokes. It is a tale of Sinhala extremism at one pole and Tamil extremism at the other pole…
  • The Freak Show Returns

    Tisaranee Gunasekara
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    Image courtesy The New Yorker The UPFA’s election campaign is based on Four Ignoble Lies: Sri Lanka and all true-born Lankans are suffering; the reason for this suffering is the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa on January 8th; national salvation depends on bringing Mahinda Rajapaksa back to power; the way to do it is to make Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime minister on August 17th. At their inaugural rally in Anuradhapura, the leading lights of the UPFA stood in orderly rows on the main stage, held up their hands and swore a solemn oath, not to protect the country or to improve the lives of the…
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  • Dengue can cause heartache

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    With the increasing incidence of dengue in the ongoing monsoon season, doctors have raised an alarm about its effects on a patient's heart. India is believed to be the Dengue capital of the world with the most recorded cases of the disease.
  • Yet another brutal gay bashing in Israel

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    The news of six people being stabbed by an Orthodox Jew during the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on July has reignited the debate on gay bashing once again. The attacker has been arrested while two the stabbed persons are said be in serious conditions.
  • How far are PPTs good for classroom teaching?

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    Education is becoming more and more full of fads and gimmicks these days with reckless introduction of technology which is replacing interactive classroom instruction into mere 'presentations'.
  • Mid-autumn sales promotion for A Taste of Vietnam Culture Tour 11 days by Insight Asia Travel

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    Mid-autumn full moon festival is one of two biggest festivals of lantern in Vietnam, especially Hoi An. Insight Asia Travel is doing special tour promotion for A Taste of Vietnam Culture Tour 11 days 10 nights.
  • Delhi needs specialised shopping zones for different products: Industry minister Satyender Jain

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    Delhi's Industry, Health and Power minister, Satyender Jain while inaugurating the CII Delhi Retail Summit, said there was a need for Delhi to have specialised shopping zones for different products to enhance the overall shopping experience in the city. He further stated that the retail in Delhi has a lot of potential, which needs attention in terms of customer satisfaction.
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    Coastsider News & Letters

  • Testing LED lights on the Midcoast
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    At 10:25 on Tuesday, July 21, I took a look at the amber LED light at 6th and Main in Montara.  Dave Olson of the MCC went out independently and we compared notes.  Our observations were strikingly similar, although I don’t think Dave agrees with my conclusions.  One caveat: I’m not sure we have a common definition of glare. I think it can either mean “unpleasant brightness” in the case of the LED’s or it can mean “too much scattered light” in the case of the existing lights with diffusers. My observations: 1. The LED lights are much…
  • Sharks of San Francisco Bay
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    There are more sharks than you might think in San Francisco Bay. When most people look out on the muddy waters of the San Francisco Bay they don’t think of what lies underneath. They notice the large ferries, yachts, and cargo ships that crisscross its waters every single day, but nothing else. Those brown, turbid waters hold many secrets and many amazing animals. Among these amazing animals are sharks. No, not the giant, toothy menaces that everyone conjures up when the word “shark” is mentioned. I am talking about the more common, uncharismatic species that inhabit the San Francisco…
  • Jesus Christ Superstar at Coastal Rep – July 24 to August 16
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The final days of Jesus Christ leading up to his crucifixion are seen through the eyes of his betrayor, Judas, in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s dazzling masterpiece. This revolutionary and timely rock opera addresses contemporary themes of how fame and popularity can deceive and corrupt.  Produced by the Coastal Rep team that brought you Rent, Hair, and Sweeney Todd, this beloved rock opera is guaranteed to deliver an amazing and unforgettable experience! Buy tickets from the Coastal Rep.
  • Film Society screens 3 Silent Chaplin comedies with live music
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Fri. Aug. 29, 7:30 pm          Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay  $8.00 adults, $4.00 children Time for another Silent Film Festival sponsored by the Coastside Film Society. This year’s program features the comedic genius of the great Charlie Chaplin with live piano accompaniment by Shauna Pickett-Gordon. These are all madcap films that the whole family will love, especially because we screen them with live musical accompaniment. Once again we have asked Montara’s own Shauna Pickett-Gordon to write a score for…
  • A student show curated by a student, Saturday
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Join us this Saturday for a new show at the Darin Boville Gallery—photographs by three local graduating high school students curated by Nicole Collins, also a Half Moon Bay High School student. Nicole, and the photographers she selected, are on their way to college but before they go we’re holding a show of their work. The informal opening will run 12:00 to 4:00, Saturday, August 9, and we’ll have light refreshments. The student works will be for sale at very reasonable prices—the gallery will donate mat board and matting and framing services and all of the proceeds will go to the…
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  • Euro-Krise: Deutschlands Pochen auf Regeln ist pro-europäisch

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Der Wirtschaftshistoriker Harold James sieht im Beharren Deutschlands auf Regeln keinen neuen Nationalismus, sondern das Gegenteil: Ein Staatenbund wie die Euro-Zone könne nur mit Regeln funktionieren. Deutschland habe in seiner Geschichte mehrfach die Erfahrung gemacht, wohin das fiskalpolitische Chaos führt.
  • Grotesk: US-Rüstungsindustrie finanziert Clooneys Anti-Kriegs-Kampagne

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Eine von George Clooney gegründete Initiative will Kriegsprofiteure in afrikanischen Krisengebieten aufzudecken. Der Organisation geht es um fünf Länder, in denen auch Washington starke geostrategische Interessen hat. Mitfinanziert wird die Initiative ausgerechnet von den beiden größten US-Waffenproduzenten – Lockhheed-Martin und Boeing.
  • Ukraine: Rechtsextremisten stellen sich offen gegen die Regierung in Kiew

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Der Rechte Sektor will die anstehenden ukrainischen Kommunalwahlen im Oktober boykottieren. Die Rechtsextremisten fordern ein Referendum über die Legitimation der Regierung in Kiew. Das Volk soll zudem darüber entscheiden, ob das Kriegsrecht ausgerufen und die Ostukraine einer Totalblockade unterworfen wird oder nicht.
  • Daten-Sammlung von Windows 10 kann unterbunden werden

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Das neue Betriebssystem Windows 10 gilt als das neugierigste Microsoft-Betriebssystem aller Zeiten. Es greift auf alle nahezu alle Daten – inklusive die Aussprache einer Person und das Tippverhalten – zurück. Doch die Nutzer haben auch die Möglichkeit, die Datensammlungs-Funktionen auszuschalten.
  • Rohstoff-Schock: Die nächste Krise der Weltwirtschaft am Horizont

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Der Verfall der Rohstoff-Preise trifft die Produzenten hart und wird mit voller Wucht auf ihre Wirtschaft durchschlagen. Anders als in früheren Krisen können die Zentralbanken nicht mit niedrigen Zinsen gegensteuern. Export-Nationen wie Deutschland müssen sich auf massive Einbrüche vorbereiten.
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  • Different Modes of Transportation

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:38 am
    Picture depicts the history of transportation over the years from Elephants, tuk tuks to motorized vehicles. All are in use of today in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  
  • Shadow behind the moon ?

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    Is this a shadow behind the full moon early Friday morning ?

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:23 am
    ONE YEAR + 110 DAYS - CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION... 1 YEAR + 110 DAYS Since 276 Chibok School Girls Were Abducted From Their School Hostel By Boko Haram Terrorists. 57 Escaped, NONE has so far been rescued and 219 Girls are still being held In Captivity. It is also exactly 65 Days today since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in as Nigerian President​, which happens to be 475 Days the Chibok Schoolgirls have spent in Boko Haram's captivity. We hope and trust that President Muhammadu Buhari​ would live up to his promise of rescuing the Chibok Girls alive and dealing with Boko Haram…
  • Pakistan releases 183 Indian fishermen

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:13 am
    CNN-Umair Haider-Pakistan-KARACHI – Government of Pakistan has released 183 Indian fishermen on Sunday from Landhi Jail.Pakistan’s government took this decision to show the goodwill spirit for India. The fishermen handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah Border.Government of Pakistan again showed a good gesture to Indian government by releasing 183 Indian fisher man.Earlierin the month of June, The Prime Minister (PM) has issued notice to the authorities concerned to send back at least 113 Indian fishermen.Pakistan’s government released as many as 113 Indian fishermen as a gesture of…
  • Blue Moon July 2015

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    Here's my shot of the Blue Moon.  I used my Canon T3 Rebel DSLR with my old Tasco 76mm reflector telescope and its 12.5 mm viewfinder.  Because I don't actually have a Camera adapter for my telescope, it was a challenge getting a clear image of the entire moon.
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • The college admissions essay I’d write if I could

    Scott Warnock
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Part 11 (of 874) in an occasional series about how standardized tests are destroying education. If I were a college student now, I know exactly what I’d write to the admissions committee: I would like to write to you about my SAT score. As you know, my score is MMM. MMM is a good score. I don’t apologize for it. But I believe, in this high-stakes moment of my life, that you need to know something: I never took any preparatory SAT courses. This is important information for you. Why did I forgo SAT prep courses? I’ll start with the foundational reason: I believe the piles of…
  • BSGS News Brief – Sheldon Richardson hits the Bad Sports wire in a big way

    Alan Spoll
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    These athletes just make it all so easy sometimes. Digging for stories is fun, but it’s simpler to just let one of these overpaid, spoiled children write the story for you. Sheldon Richardson, star defensive end for the New York Jets, has done just that this week. A few weeks ago, Richardson was suspended for the first four games of the upcoming NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Marijuana was reportedly the substance in question. The 24-year-old said all the right things in the wake of his suspension, although it was clearly just lip-service, as it…
  • Day’s first light …

    Jeff McDonald
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    … breaks over the horizon and shines on the Midland College campus, in western Texas, just as I am arriving for work. “For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.” Edwin Way Teale  
  • Top ten excuses of Larry Henry, who faces a preliminary hearing on August 4 after being caught on a neighbor’s farm, in the nude, drinking beer among the neighbor’s pigs

    Bob Sullivan
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. “If you saw my ex wife, you’d understand.” 9. “All that beer just got me in the mood for makin’ bacon.” 8. “I think I misunderstood the term ‘animal husbandry’.” 7. “I was only fondling the female pigs – I mean, I ain’t gay or nothin’!” 6. “I just went hog wild!” 5. “Man, it’s true what they say about beer goggles” 4. “I never thought any of them would squeal on me.” 3. “Didn’t you ever have an uncontrollable urge to boink an oink?” 2. “I’d just seen Deliverance on the TV, and I swear that one pig looked exactly like Ned Beatty.” 1.
  • BSGS News Brief – Alex Morgan makes the cover of FIFA 16

    Alan Spoll
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    From time to time, the bad sports and good sports are so intertwined that it is hard to figure out which one wins out. This may be one of those occasions, although I’d give the edge to the good side. This past week, EA Sports, a video game company, revealed the cover of the next edition of its popular soccer game, titled “FIFA 16.” For the first time ever, a female player appears in the picture. Alex Morgan, a star on the U.S. women’s national soccer team, is shown next to male star Lionel Messi. There is  no doubt that it is a significant thing to see a woman on…
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  • Marina and the Diamonds to Play First Lollapalooza

    Lauren Rash
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The natural assumption when people hear of the band Marina and the Diamonds is to think “the Diamonds” refers to the band playing behind singer/songwriter Marina Diamandis. What they soon learn is the diamonds are actually her fans. Diamandis will have plenty of diamonds in the crowd when she takes the stage at Lollapalooza 2015 […]
  • Renaldi Exhibit on Display at Loyola University Museum of Art

    Kevin Crawson
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Black and white. Male and female. Rich and poor. Old-fashioned and modern. These are just some of the social barriers Chicago-born photographer Richard Renaldi succeeds in tearing down in his newest photo project Touching Strangers. Started in 2007 after being inspired by scenes he captured in his cross-country expedition See America by Bus, Renaldi launched this project in […]
  • Garage to Grant Park; Twin Peaks to Play Lollapalooza 2015

    Hannah McDonald
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The Chicago-based band Twin Peaks will be recording at, as lead-vocalist Cadien Lake James puts it, a “slightly-remote location” in preparation for the band’s highly anticipated debut at Lollapalooza 2015 this weekend. Twin Peaks will be performing at music festival being held in Grant Park this coming Sunday at 1:30 P.M. The band, which shares […]
  • The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn Sits Down With Columbia Student Matthew Carlton

    Matthew Carlton
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Eric Zorn is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and creator of the Tribune’s first blog, Change of Subject. A University of Michigan graduate, Zorn has been a writer since 1980 and co-wrote the book Murder of Innocence about Laurie Dann, the woman who took a Winnetka elementary school hostage and murdered one boy. We […]
  • PETA Protests Outside Chicago Hermès Store

    Ariel Parrella-Aureli
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Protestors took to the streets last Tuesday afternoon in front Chicago’s Hermès fashion store, located in the downtown shopping district, to protest the brand’s use of reptile skin in their new line of bags and wristwatches. According to a press release by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, the group was […]
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    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County

  • Jonathan Stevenson Dead In Crash

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    LEHIGH ACRES, FL. --  Jonathan J. Stevenson, 30 of Fort Myers died in a crash Saturday afternoon at 12:35 p.m. in Lee County.A 2000 Buick LeSabre was westbound on Leonard Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, just west of 15th Street SW. as a 2015 semi truck driven by Thomas Bobby Lee Butler, 31 of Fort Myers was eastbound on Leonard Boulevard, approaching 15th Street SW.The Buick crossed the center line and the front left  struck the front left of the truck. The Buick was redirected to the northeast, where it struck the guardrail.The truck ran off the roadway to the left and struck a utility…
  • Tim Wilder Files Suit After Firing For Sexual Harassment

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Former Dothan, Al. School Superintendent Sues After Sexual Harassment AllegationsMOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Timothy Wilder is suing former employer, the city of Dothan, Alabama school district after he was fired as school superintendent after a complaint by another school employee for alleged sexual harassment.Timothy Wilder is on Glades County Schools Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School page as the school principal,Wilder was terminated November 14 in a unanimous vote by the school board after the Dothan school board's attorney presented what was described as inappropriate text messages from…
  • Dale Thompson Dies After Crash

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Dale K. Thompson, 51 of LaBelle, Fl. died as a result of a crash Thursday at 5:43 a.m. in Port LaBelle on Eucalyptus Blvd.A 2007 Toyota Cruiser was traveling southbound on SE Eucalyptus Boulevard as Thompson failed to negotiate a right curve. The vehicle then crossed the centerline of the roadway and entered the northbound lane of SE Eucalyptus Boulevard, then departed the roadway. The front of the vehicle then began to yaw to the right, then struck the guardrail on the south grassy shoulder. As a result, Thompson lost control as the vehicle continued southwest across a…
  • Seniors Get Help In Rural Counties

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    LABELLE, FL. -- More than 200 Hendry and Glades seniors are receiving boxes of nutritious food each month after enrolling in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program coordinated by Hope Connections, the state-appointed Lead Agency for Aging Services in Hendry and Glades Counties, and their community partners, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.Through the program, seniors will receive a box of canned fruits and vegetables, juice, dry beans, rice, peanut butter, cereal and other food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture…
  • Planned Parenthood Investigated For Baby Body Part Selling Allegations?

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Governor Rick Scott announced today that he has asked the Agency for Health Care Administration to immediately begin investigating the 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortion procedures to ensure they are in full compliance with the law.Governor Rick Scott said, “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts. I asked AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek to begin immediately dispatching staff from their licensure office to evaluate the 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that…
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    Local News for the people of Holt Park

  • Horsforth Food and Drink Festival at Hall Park

    Luke Beaumont
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    If you are feeling hungry this weekend or just looking for some entertainment Horsforth Food and Drink Festival takes place at Hall Park on Saturday the Saturday 25th July and Sunday 26th July. Horsforth Food and Drink Festival will first be hosted in July 2015, located in Hall Park Horsforth, the festival will bring together local produce & traders from around the area. With over 50 producers and an array of hot street food traders, the two day festival will be buzzing with live music throughout the day and into the early evening. There will be children’s cookery classes &…
  • Summer Sports Camp at Ralph Thoresby

    Luke Beaumont
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    ACES are running a fun Multi Sports Camp for children ages 6-14 on 24th-28th August at Ralph Thoresby School. After local success running sport camps out of Prince Henrys Grammar for the past 4 years ACES are expanding into the Holt Park area. Days will run 10am-3pm each day. Camper will just need to bring a healthy packed lunch, refillable drinks bottle and appropriate clothing for sport and the weather conditions on that week. ACES are a Yorkshire based sport education company have gained funding from the Youth Activity Fund to run a fun Multi Sports Camp for children ages 6-14. The funding…
  • Adel Pre-School Gets A New Outdoor Area

    Luke Beaumont
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Adel Pre-school new play ground during the constructionAdel Pre-School has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery. Adel Pre-school was awarded £20,000 by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding received has been used to re-vamp their outdoor class room to help enhance children’s learning. The outdoor transformation has enabled Adel Pre-School to create a fantastic area for children to learn through play. It has also enabled them to create a ‘Secret Garden’ for children to spend…
  • Cookridge scarecrow festival

    Luke Beaumont
    1 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    The Old Modernians Association are organising a Cookridge Scarecrow Festival during the May Bank Holiday weekend of 3rd and 4th May 2015 from 12 noon to 5.00 p.m. each day. Over 40 residents have agreed to participate by making and displaying scarecrows in gardens around Cookridge. In addition Holy Trinity School, Kids Academy, and other local businesses including Animal Planet and Jessicas Hair & Beauty will also be taking part. Teas, ice creams and refreshments will be available at the Old Modernians Clubhouse from 12 noon each day, as well as a Scarecrow quiz and other attractions…
  • OPAL – Bedford Arms Update

    Luke Beaumont
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Image of Bedford Arms – viewed from Bedford Drive courtesy of Betty Longbottom and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL) are planning an open day on June 24 to invite local people in to the Bedford Arms building, to look round, look at their plans and talk to them. Thanks go out to those people who have already made a donation towards buying new premises via the buy a brick campaign as well as Councillors from the Inner North West Area Committee, Sir George Martin Trust and The Bramhope Trust who also made donations…
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    Social Work Helper

  • Leading Change – What Are the Alternatives?

    Philip Patston
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    When it comes to leading change and creating social movements, particularly when it involves people on the margins of society, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming success means “widening” the mainstream to accept a new group of previously excluded citizens. Reverence may be paid to new rituals and customs. Changes may be... Continue Reading » The article Leading Change – What Are the Alternatives? written by Philip Patston appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • 7 Things Every Clinician Should Know About Introverts

    Arnie Kozak
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    It’s not unusual for introverts to run across prejudice, even in the clinical setting. They are encouraged by spouses, bosses, and some therapists to be more “outgoing,” “on,” “cheerful,” and “energetic.” They are told that if they put more effort into what amounts to an extroverted way of being, that they will be happier, enjoy... Continue Reading » The article 7 Things Every Clinician Should Know About Introverts written by Arnie Kozak appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • We Don’t Listen to Children When It Comes to Abuse in Sports

    Jameel Hadi
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster has said she revealed details about sexual abuse by her coach when she was young in order to “break the taboo about abuse as a whole.” There are certainly issues within sport where too often, poor practice and abuse is tolerated. Who can forget the unravelling of the systematic abuse... Continue Reading » The article We Don’t Listen to Children When It Comes to Abuse in Sports written by Jameel Hadi appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Getting Social Workers Involved in Social Justice: Who Will Take the Lead

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    If you’re not sitting at the table, you’re on the menu. This pithy bit of wisdom was offered as a reminder by University of Illinois Springfield social work professor David Stoesz in a discussion thread on a social work policy listserv about the profession’s paltry participation in policy and politics. Social workers on that listserv... Continue Reading » The article Getting Social Workers Involved in Social Justice: Who Will Take the Lead written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Independence Day: An Ongoing Fight for Freedom

    Deona Hooper
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Independence Day is a day we celebrate being free from tyranny, oppression, and persecution. It’s a day we celebrate a democratic society with the rights to freedom of speech, religion, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am especially thankful to the men and women serving in our military who have made many sacrifices... Continue Reading » The article Independence Day: An Ongoing Fight for Freedom written by Deona Hooper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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  • 'Infinitely Polar Bear': Uncomfortably Numb

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    When it comes to depicting the ups and downs of a person with bipolar disorder, this movie is right on target.
  • Missionaires Do What?

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Here is a book that may never get on the best-seller list, but which has riveted my attention. "Escape From Portugal--the Church in Action" tells a true story involving international intrigue, illegal clandestine operations, smuggling across two international borders, and the fostering of freedom in ...
  • The Predictable Donald Trump

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    If the New York Times is to be believed -- and it very often is -- Donald Trump's campaign for president is built entirely around instincts and grievances of an unpredictable candidate. Trump does not depend on people who ponder events. He shoots his mouth off.Last ...
  • The Toxic Leaders Score

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your Toxic Leader Score* (TLS) is the level of unnecessary irritation you cause others. If you occasionally irritate colleagues by arriving late, you're a 3 on a range from 1 to 10.If you frequently irritate colleagues, but don't realize it, your TLS is 9. The worst leaders don't ...
  • No More Scars

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Q. I have a nasty-looking scar that shows only when I wear a bathing suit. I'd like to get rid of it, if possible. What's available?There is no procedure yet that will make a scar disappear completely. However, there are treatments to make a ...
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