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  • Launch of 2nd Pinkathon Delhi 2014 announced

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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Pinkathon is the biggest multi-city women's running event to encourage and promote fitness & health among women and create awareness for Breast Cancer. Maximus Events and United Sisters Foundation- led by super model and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and Former Miss India Gul Panag announced the launch of the 2nd Edition of Pinkathon Delhi, 2014.
  • Various pictures from the Ancient america exhitbit at The Field museum

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    Tracy Herrell, Lansing Travel Examiner
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
  • Gazan Human Rights Lawyer Pleads to U.S.: We Deserve to be Protected, Not Bombed with Your Weapons

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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Aug. 01 (Interview) - As new violence breaks out in Gaza following the collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire, the Palestinian death toll has now reached at least 1,460, mostly civilians, surpassing the number of Palestinians killed during Operation Cast Lead nearly six years ago. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers have been killed, in addition to three civilians inside Israel. We are joined from Gaza City by Raji Sourani, one of the top advocates for Palestinian human rights in the Occupied Territories. The director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza,…
  • "Blogging is, for me, part of the process of getting to the truth."

    CyberJournalist.net
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    “Blogging is, for me, part of the process of getting to the truth.” - inessential: How to Be Wrong on the Internet (via fred-wilson)
  • Slow and steady: Hungary’s media clampdown

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    Diane Shnier
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, sent a frisson across the EU with his boast last weekend that he is building a “non-liberal” state, like in China, Russia or Turkey, free of “western European dogma”—but then his steady destruction of liberty in Hungary has gone largely unchallenged. Soft censorship", including actions such as quiet dismissals, punitive tax laws, denied radio frequencies and abuse of privacy legislation, is arguably the most worrisome type. It creeps and grows in small increments and therefore often goes unnoticed until it has become institutionalised, at…
 
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  • Gazan Human Rights Lawyer Pleads to U.S.: We Deserve to be Protected, Not Bombed with Your Weapons

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Aug. 01 (Interview) - As new violence breaks out in Gaza following the collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire, the Palestinian death toll has now reached at least 1,460, mostly civilians, surpassing the number of Palestinians killed during Operation Cast Lead nearly six years ago. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers have been killed, in addition to three civilians inside Israel. We are joined from Gaza City by Raji Sourani, one of the top advocates for Palestinian human rights in the Occupied Territories. The director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza,…
  • Changing sea chemistry will hit Alaska communities hard

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    seattletimes.com - By Sandi Doughton - Aug. 01 (Special Report) - Seattle scientists say rising carbon dioxide will alter ocean pH and reduce seafood, affecting areas where people rely on the sea for their food and livelihood.NewsTrust Rating: 4.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • "Enough Blood Has Been Spilled": Israel Condemned for Striking U.N. Shelter as Death Toll Tops 1300 | Democracy Now!

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Aug. 01 (News Report) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned what he called the "outrageous" and "unjustifiable" Israeli shelling of a U.N. shelter in Gaza that killed 20 Palestinian civilians on Wednesday. Many of the dead were children who were sleepingNewsTrust Rating: Not rated yet - See Info » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • The CIA Hacked Senate Computers, Lied About It, and No One Is Getting Fired

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Terms of engagement: the linguistics of climate change

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    thebulletin.org - By Peter Friederici - Jul. 31 (Special Report) - In 2002 the Republican pollster Frank Luntz had some advice for conservative candidates seeking to address what was quickly becoming a hot-button topic. “It’s time for us to start talking about ‘climate change’ instead of global warming,” he wrote in a memo. “‘Climate change’ is less frightening.”NewsTrust Rating: Not rated yet - See Info » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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    CyberJournalist.net

  • "Blogging is, for me, part of the process of getting to the truth."

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    “Blogging is, for me, part of the process of getting to the truth.” - inessential: How to Be Wrong on the Internet (via fred-wilson)
  • Check out how social media activity is migrating from desktop to...

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Check out how social media activity is migrating from desktop to mobile (via WSJ)
  • bobbycaputo: Arab-American Journalist’s Kiss Photo with Israeli...

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    bobbycaputo: Arab-American Journalist’s Kiss Photo with Israeli Boyfriend Becomes Viral Symbol of Peace As clashes between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces escalate and the death toll climbs with heartbreaking consistency, a photograph of an Arab-American journalist and her Israeli-American boyfriend kissing has gone viral, sparked a Twitter movement, and become a symbol of peace. In the age of social media, it no longer has to be a photojournalist’s camera that captures the photo that will come to define a particular conflict. In 1967, the photo that became a symbol of peace and…
  • Associated Press Stylebook Donations

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Associated Press Stylebook Donations: girlwithalessonplan: If you have an un/underfunded journalism class or camp and need AP stylebooks, you can apply to AP for donations!  How cool! I put in a request for a class set since we no longer have textbooks.  VERY EXCITED.  
  • BuzzFeed Video is trying to change the definition of branded...

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    BuzzFeed Video is trying to change the definition of branded content by getting consumers to follow marketer content just like editorial.  "These are viewers who have actively decided that this is a piece of content that speaks to them—and it happens that it is conjunction with a brand. I think that’s what the next level of branded video is about: really tapping into things like emotion and identity. When you can create that piece of content that speaks to somebody about they’re going through, it’s going to resonate better," said Jonathan Perelman, gm of video at BuzzFeed.
 
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    openDemocracy

  • Slow and steady: Hungary’s media clampdown

    Diane Shnier
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, sent a frisson across the EU with his boast last weekend that he is building a “non-liberal” state, like in China, Russia or Turkey, free of “western European dogma”—but then his steady destruction of liberty in Hungary has gone largely unchallenged. Soft censorship", including actions such as quiet dismissals, punitive tax laws, denied radio frequencies and abuse of privacy legislation, is arguably the most worrisome type. It creeps and grows in small increments and therefore often goes unnoticed until it has become institutionalised, at…
  • Turkey’s political system under an Erdogan presidency

    Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Erdogan is likely to win the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey, but he faces many challenges that will leave a mark on Turkish politics. On 1 July, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party finally nominated its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. The nomination of head of the party and head of government Recep Tyyip Erdogan was no surprise to either Turkish society or foreign observers. If Erdogan is elected, what does the future hold for Turkey, what kind of transformations might its political system undergo, and what implications will it have for Turkey’s…
  • "Two peoples, one future"

    Haneul Na'avi and Glyn Secker
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    An interview with Glyn Secker of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, on the history of JfJfP, his views on the ravaging conflict in Gaza and the international community's response, and the distinction between Zionism and Judaism.  Haneul:  Can you tell me about your excursion by boat to Tel Aviv and other places in Israel in 2010? Glyn: We are implacably opposed to the siege of Gaza and the blockade, so we decided that it would be good if a Jewish organisation sent a boat to challenge it. I have to say, we didn’t expect to defeat the Israeli Navy, but we wanted to make a point. So,…
  • The abuse of emergency legislation: here we go again

    Brian Eno
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    "One of the ways in which civil liberties become curtailed is that governments introduce legislation.. and then they suddenly start using it for all sorts of different things, so that a law that is meant to really deal with an extreme and dangerous situation is suddenly used to mop up any inconvenient activity at all."  DRIP, the British Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, was rushed through parliament as an ‘emergency’ measure last month, just before the Commons disbanded for the summer. A constitutional outrage against what remains of the UK’s democracy, the method is…
  • No Glory – a campaign

    Jan Woolf
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    The particular way in which we commemorate the First World War has an umbilical link to the present. I’m writing on behalf of the No Glory campaign; important not just because we’re commemorating something from the near past, the First World War, in a particular political and cultural way, but because the particular way in which we are doing this has an umbilical link to the present.  For the dynamics that create war nowadays, are, in many cases similar to those that sparked the First World War - expanding markets and the building of empire - with the blood of the Middle East…
 
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    Groundviews

  • Review of ‘Walking Path’by Stages Theatre Group

    Rohan Roamer
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Photo courtesy Stages Theatre Group It is a ‘must see’ play which is a bold and insightful critique on the rapidly changing landscape of Colombo. It describes the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful that is taking place as a consequence. The play creates a youthful atmosphere with plenty of comedy and entertaining rhythmic aerobics performed to lively music. However, it also carries a more somber message about Colombo’s beautification drive subtly entwined in the fun and games encountered in the new recreational spaces of Colombo. The simple youth display initial amazement and…
  • Invisible architectures: Thoughts on Walking Path

    Sanjana Hattotuwa
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    You go to the city to see the law. Upon arrival outside the building, there is a guard who says “You may not pass without permission”, you notice that the door is open, but it closed enough for you to not see anything (the law). You point out that you can easily go into the building, and the guard agrees. Rather than be disagreeable, however, you decide to wait until you have permission. You wait for many years, and when you’re an old, shrivelled wreck, you get yourself to ask: “During all the years I’ve waited here, no-one else has tried to pass in to see the law, why is this?”,…
  • SITA MAMI

    Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Photo by La Shawn Pagan via NYC Views and News (A semi fictional account written in 1991 and edited) They had to postpone the funeral by a couple of days. The children wanted to pay their last respects. Flights had to come in from Canada, England, Dubai and Australia. Transport had to be organised. Announcements had to be made. Everyone prayed that there would no curfew. Sita Mami had always told us what to do. Now, everyone seemed confused. Which way does the body face ? Where should the lamps go ? Who will make the wicks ? Who will call the Priest ? Who will negotiate with the retainers ?
  • “Walking Path” – A play without words

    Dr Harshana Rambukwella
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:16 am
    A play without words is a risky proposition. Why would a theatrical production abandon one of the most powerful tools at its disposal? In a performative audio-visual medium like theatre words can and do carry much weight. Much of theatre is carried by words – sometimes at the expense of the theatrical. The no-words choice in “Walking Path” appears to relate to the play’s thematic concerns at a number of levels. At one level it seems to be about silence: the shrinking space in contemporary Sri Lanka for expressing dissent and our complicity in maintaining and propagating this silence.
  • OPPOSITION TRENDS IN THE ELECTION SEASON

    Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Image courtesy JVP Media Unit If the Rajapaksa administration wanted to mislead and confuse the mainstream opposition and lead it to an electoral dead-end, it could hardly do better than the opposition has itself done, and done unto itself. The main Opposition candidate remains Ranil Wickremesinghe who has no rural resonance. As Mervyn de Silva wrote, “the road to Temple Trees runs through the paddy fields”. Meanwhile there is the project of a common opposition candidate on the single issue platform of abolishing the executive presidency. A common opposition candidate is a good idea, but…
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  • Dissidence politics and Assam's halting development

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The clock struck past 11:30 am, we entered the premises of a venerated Assam government office which was wearing a deserted look. Other than the watchman and a few Grade IV staff, there was barely the presence of any top notch official in that office or anywhere near its vicinity.
  • Delhi High Court bans e-rickshaws: Horrific death of a toddler triggers the move

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Can't imagine the horror or what would have gone in the mind of the unfortunate mother when her little kid fell from her bosom into a cauldron of boiling syrup. I'm not a painter of agonies. But it sends chill through my spine when I try to resurrect the scene on the spot.
  • Seven things that connects life and the FIFA World Cup

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The FIFA 2014 World Cup is now behind us. This time more people watched the matches around the world than ever before. Millions remained awake in the wee hours, while most watched just for recreation and fun.
  • Water mafias the latest villain in Gurgaon!

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Water problems has always been a part of the Gurgaon city. The residents of Millennium City are dealing with problems which see no end. One of the biggest problems they have been facing is the shortage of water. As if this was not enough for the residents to suffer, another water problem has been raising its ugly head in Saraswati Kunj- water mafias.
  • Launch of 2nd Pinkathon Delhi 2014 announced

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Pinkathon is the biggest multi-city women's running event to encourage and promote fitness & health among women and create awareness for Breast Cancer. Maximus Events and United Sisters Foundation- led by super model and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and Former Miss India Gul Panag announced the launch of the 2nd Edition of Pinkathon Delhi, 2014.
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    Citizen Wausau

  • City Hall Failure

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

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

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

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

    Dino Corvino
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:58 am
    Thank you.  It seems like winter is coming to an end, and I wanted to send a internet note to you saying thank you.  You and your comrades on the street crews deserve a ton of thanks, and so, thank you. We here in Central Wisconsin have the ability to complain about anything.  We complain and bitch about everything.  In this tougher than normal winter, a lot of people complained a lot about roads, and plows and the whole bit. I was one of them.  I live in a spot in Weston that is a dumping ground for the Village of Weston plow trucks.  I live in a perfect spot on a corner and they just…
 
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    Coastsider News & Letters

  • Friday is film night in HMB: Demolishing culture in modern China

    bp@coastsider.com
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Missing Home is a documentary that explores the affects of modernization on the people of China- specifically its effects on the culture & lives of people living in Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient sprawling alleys. Feature: MISSING HOME - the Last Days of Beijing Hutongs Fri, Aug 1st at 7:30 Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders facility 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA Admission: $5 Hutongs, which date to the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1341), have long been regarded as the heart and soul of Beijing. They are chock-a-block with family homes and crammed with countless small shops and…
  • Letter: This weekend’s Relay for Life lights the way for HMB Rotary in August

    bp@coastsider.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Rotary club members are supporting the American Cancer Society in its drive to fund cancer research, raise awareness, and save lives with a team in the Half Moon Bay’s Relay for Life 24-hour event on August 2-3, 2014 at Hatch Elementary School in Half Moon Bay. The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay is currently expanding its membership and fundraising efforts to support its local signature cause – RotaCare, the free medical clinic for the uninsured in Half Moon Bay and the surrounding Coastside communities.  The July 31st program is a lunchtime barbecue, Brews & Shoes, in the Outback…
  • Letter: Sam Trans route changes

    bp@coastsider.com
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    An email i sent to the CITY OF HALF MOON BAY… today.. Mon, Jul 14, 2014 5:08 pm SAM TRANS ROUTE CHANGES NEED TO BE FIXED…. From P.A. lchimienti@aol.comhide details To msharma msharma@hmbcity.com, lchimienti lchimienti@aol.com,  dhall@hmbcity.com, chamilton chamilton@hmbcity.com Mr. Mo Sharma, C. hamilton, D Hall. My daughter Ashley Chimienti is handicapped. She cannot drive in the state of California. She has to take the bus over the hill for CLASSES at CSM and to meet with her ARC group a few times during the week. THE bus stops in HMB used to be convenient. 1. MAIN and KELLY 2. HWY…
  • A Passionate Journey of the CA Dulcimer with the Film Society

    bp@coastsider.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang of Pacifica, CA met at a dulcimer festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 2006. Brought together by the quiet but haunting sound of the dulcimer, they married in 2008. At this month’s Film Night, Patricia, Wayne and some friends will play us some of their favorite songs and then screen us their new documentary about the influence the California Dulcimer has had on popular music.  Friday, June 27, 7:30 pm Coastside Senior Housing/Senior Coastsiders 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Concert/Film admission price: $10.00 Opening Act: The Dulcimer…
  • Letter: Coastside Dems elect progressive activist board

    bp@coastsider.com
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The Coastside Democratic Club has elected a new slate of Board members committed to supporting progressive local and global causes. The new president Harvey Rarback said “the Club welcomes all Coastside Democrats and like-minded progressives who wish to work for citizen involvement in electoral and community life”. The Board is planning more frequent membership meetings with guest speakers who can stimulate the membership to take action to achieve its goals.  Rarback listed some ideas the Club might pursue: Working to promote national and local infrastructure jobs and promoting…
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    1 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Isreal should give gaza freedom but only under one condition;that their military defence is weak.don't ask me how.cook up something to do that and remember never give islam power.let isreal be on top. Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN
  • Currituck Lighthouse

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    A couple of shots from vacation last week. The Currituck Lighthouse at the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Built in 1873 and still operational today - 220 stairs & 158 feet to the top. Over one million bricks used in the construction!
  • Welcome to America: A life away from fear

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Since the age of six I was forced to move around, living in fear for my life; hoping, praying and wishing the fighting would stop. I spent my early childhood years hiding in the dark places of my basement, listening to bombs dropping right over my house and waiting for the gunshots to stop so I could fall back asleep. It all started during the early 90’s. Bosnia and Herzegovina was a beautiful, peaceful country composed of a medley of different religions and ethnicities, similar to the USA. However, the political parties had a different set of priorities: territorial power and control over…
  • Fwd: Your order for Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate will bill on 08-03-2014

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Forwarded message - From:  SWReg   < support@swreg.org > Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM Subject: Your order for Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate will bill on 08-03-2014 To: Ronald Satish Emrit < einsteinrockstar@gmail.com >   Dear Ronald Satish Emrit,  This message is to remind you that the subscription for Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate listed below is set to automatically renew in 3 days. If you would like to cancel the subscription, please follow the instructions below. Best wishes, SWREG Team SWREG ORDER NUMBER:…
  • Owls Head Lighthouse

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Another gem of a lighthouse in Maine.
 
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  • Flappy Bird is back! But only on Amazon Fire TV

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Just when you thought it was safe to visit the app store... the highly addictive cult craze Flappy Bird is back! Accept no imitations, this is the real Flappy Bird just as you remember it from six months ago -...
  • 19-minute Facebook outage cost them roughly $426,000

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Sorry, something went wrong to the tune of $426,607 when Facebook experienced a 19-minute outage early Friday. Facebook was unavailable from roughly 12:08 p.m. until 12:27 p.m. ET Friday, or earlier Friday morning depending on your respective time zone. It...
  • The very best GoPro videos from Hawaii

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Nothing captures breathtaking, gorgeous and adventuresome videos of Hawaii quite like a GoPro video camera. You may have seen GoPro cameras before, they're the little video cameras often mounted on long sticks, on hats or helmets, or even on long...
  • Pinterest buys up Spanish start-up Icebergs, takes on founders

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This week saw a new acquisition by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest. They bought up Icebergs, a Spanish start-up which specializes in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content to the cloud. Not only...
  • Does Major League Baseball really need a salary cap?

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Major League Baseball needs a salary cap. It's an opinion that gets voiced by some baseball fans whenever the league trade deadline comes around, and during each offseason when general managers and team presidents come together for winter meetings. Those...
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • Lisa reads Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) by Ken Sharp

    Lisa Hura
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was a Kiss fan as a teenager, so I was really looking forward to reading Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975). Author Ken Sharpe has pulled together an amazing series of interviews with former band members, roadies, industry and media people. In addition, there are a host of more recognizable names: Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Iggy Pop, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult), Neal Schon (Journey), Bob Seger, and Dee Dee, Joey, Johnny, Marky and Tommy Ramone. There are a lot of great quotes and interviews in the book – perhaps too many. There are a number…
  • Bad sports, good sports: I guess the NFL is okay with domestic violence

    Alan Spoll
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    NFL training camps are just getting underway. Football, certainly the most popular sport in this country, is about to become the center of our sports world yet again. The NFL, you would imagine, should be trying to make sure that it sets the tone for the coming season appropriately. No one wants to start a new season off with a huge misstep, right? Despite that, the 2014 season has stepped in a pothole almost before it has started, and rather than setting the table for a great new year of football, we are all talking about Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith, domestic abuse and inadequate punishments.
  • Now that Warren G. Harding’s love letters to his mistress have revealed that he used to refer to his penis as ‘Jerry’, top ten other nicknames for Presidential penises

    Bob Sullivan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. President Lincoln: The Rail Splitter 9. President George W. Bush: My Weapon of Mass Destruction 8. President George H. W. Bush: The Idiot Producer 7. President Jimmy Carter: Peanut 6. President Bill Clinton: The Troublemaker 5. President Harry S. Truman: The Fuck Stops Here 4. President Ronald Reagan: The Big Gipper 3. President Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Rider 2. President Lyndon Johnson: Johnson’s Johnson 1. President Richard M. Nixon: Tricky Dick   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
  • Lisa reads Live By Night by Dennis Lehane

    Lisa Hura
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    There’s a bit of a story behind my reading of Live by Night: I picked up the audiobook from the library months ago – probably closer to a year ago. I sped through the first 9 cds and then…lost it. I brought it in from the car, set it aside, and it disappeared. I was furious! Ransacked the house, went through all my suitcases, the car, called the hotel I’d stayed at. No luck. Cut to this past week: I spent my vacation doing a thorough cleaning and decluttering of my spare bedroom, and guess what I found? Yep. I was finally able to finish! Live by Night tells the story…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Ernie Els hits fan in the face with a golf ball

    Alan Spoll
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    I don’t know the actual percentage of little kids that dream of being professional athletes, but I expect that it’s a pretty large number. Most of the time, the dream is built around having the athletic ability to be able to compete at the highest level. There is a lot more to it than just physical skill, however. It is the ability to focus that separates the great from the good. Even the great ones can be perfectly ordinary or worse when that focus is thrown off, and that was very much on display in the opening round of the Open Championship on Thursday if you were watching Ernie Els.
 
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    ChicagoTalks

  • Ordinary Illinois Taxpayers Overtaxed by Deals Between Lawyers and Politicos

    Scott Reeder
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Politicians don’t seek out Ian Cull to lower his property tax bill. The 40-year-old Chicago man has never received a call from his mayor asking if he can introduce him to House Speaker Mike Madigan. And the powerful Speaker has never sat across a dinner table wooing the father of three for an opportunity to […]
  • Who is Joe Berrios?

    Scott Reeder
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Just who is Joe Berrios? He’s the head of the Cook County Democratic Party. He’s a Springfield lobbyist, a friend and political ally of House Speaker Mike Madigan. He’s a proud family patriarch with a history of putting family members on the county payroll. And he’s the person who has the most say on whether […]
  • Residents mourn loss of town’s only ‘real’ grocery store

    Victoria Street
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    All she wanted was a green bell pepper. After scanning the mostly empty and rotted fruits and vegetables that remained in the produce aisle at the only grocery story left in the Richton Park community south of Chicago, Carolyn Henderson realized that she would have to drive 12 minutes for this one item. Richton Park’s Super […]
  • Word Weekend Features Writers, Hip-Hop, Spoken-Word and More

    Chicagotalks
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    MCA Chicago presents Word Weekend, an event that showcases Chicago’s active and diverse communities of authors, hip-hop artists, spoken-word poets, songwriters, and visual artists who explore the complexities and pleasures of words, text, and language. The weekend includes activities for every age, whether you’re 9 or 90. Find out what’s happening with contemporary underground publishing […]
  • The Golden Glow of Christmas brings holiday cheer to Lombard this summer

    Molly Hess
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Christmas comes only once a year – unless you’re one of the 1,000-plus worldwide members of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. With enthusiasm for every facet of the holidays, from antique glass ornaments to lighting and sleigh bells, Golden Glow’s aim since starting in 1981 has been to connect and educate those with a […]
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    First Arkansas News (FAN) - reporting from across the Natural State

  • A new way to combat gambling addiction

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

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

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

    Jamie Smith
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A new nonprofit organization in Northwest Arkansas focuses on how animals and nature facilitate healing in the human spirit. The Solgave Project is based in Fayetteville and will feature four initiatives per year with the first being The Yellow Dog Project. The initiatives will be a vehicle to provide objective-based, action-oriented phases that demonstrates the overall Solgave mission. The Yellow Dog Project is a global program that teaches about “dogs that need space.” The purpose is two-fold in that it teaches dog owners who own a dog that needs a little extra space in public to…
  • Retron 5 set for June 6 release

    Ethan Nobles
    22 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Back on May 25, 2013, First Arkansas News published an article about the Hyperkin Retron 5. Go ahead and click the aforementioned link for more details, but here’s a summary — the Retron 5 is designed to play games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Japanese and European versions of those consoles and some Nintendo Game Boy games. Oh, and the console is designed to upscale all of those games to 720p so they will look great on HDTV sets. Anyone who has hooked up a classic console to an HDTV set knows the problem with doing that —…
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    Southwest Florida Online - Hendry and Glades County

  • Local News Blog Reaches 1,500,000 Views This Week

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    LABELLE, FL. - The Southwest Florida Online news blog this week passed the 1,500,000 page view mark,with now over 4,250 stories posted online, all of which can be searched on the news page by keywords or subject.Editor, Don Browne thanks all his contributors and sponsors over the years who have kept an alternate news source available online for Southwest Florida, Hendry and Glades County.Sponsors and Contributors:Gary Peters Computer Services, email and website, phone (863) 675-7925Alden A. Rumfelt, Attorney At Law, email, phone (863) 673-0251Clewiston Pawn, Inc., phone (863) 983-7330Kiwanis…
  • Langford Ford Dealership To Be Sold To Competitor

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    "Y'all Spoken Here" Tagline As Famous As The Langford KidsLABELLE, FL. -- Many decades of Langford Ford customers will be greeted with a new owner after the end of August at the Ford dealership at 851 South Main Street in LaBelle.Doug Plattner, of Plattner's LaBelle Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram will soon officially take over LaBelle's landmark Ford dealership.Plattner will now own both new car dealerships in western Hendry county and sell both Ford products and Chrysler. He also owns many new car dealerships around Florida including Southwest Florida dealership in Belle Glade and one in…
  • Free Hunting Course Next Week

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Hendry County.Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC class on Aug. 9, a Saturday. The form does not have to be notarized.Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.The class…
  • Obituaries - Strait, Wooten, Oney

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Roberta D Strait, age 80, of LaBelle, passed away July 30, 2014 in LaBelle. She was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Ottis and the late Pauline (Godsey) Johns. She worked for many years at Berry's Grove. Survivors include one son: Donnie Sprouse of LaBelle, FL and one daughter: Debora Devisme and husband Thomas of LaBelle, Florida, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carvel L. Strait, Sons; David Wayne Strait and Ricky Joe Strait. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be…
  • One Dead - Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Driver Hits Two Pedestrians - One Dies Of InjuriesPORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- A pedestrian was killed and another critically injured as a man charged with driving under the influence is alleged to be at fault.Christopher Allen Best, 25 of Port Charlotte was northbound in a 1999 Oldsmobile on US-41 in the inside lane approaching the intersection of Melbourne Street. Alexander Velez, 34 of Punta Gorda was stopped in the inside lane ahead of Best, performing road maintenance work. Velez's vehicle was equipped with an amber arrow board and amber flashing overhead led lighting. But…
 
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    Local News for the people of Holt Park

  • 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…
  • Holt Park library opening hours consultation

    Luke Beaumont
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    The library service needs to look at how things could be done differently to provide an even more efficient service to our customers. A library by library analysis has enabled the service to identify for each when its quietest hours are. We believe that not opening during the quietest times will provide significant savings whilst minimising the impact on customers – approximately 97.7% of book borrowers and computer users have used their own library or another library at times which would not be affected by this review. However, we appreciate that not every use of the library is…
  • What’s on in Leeds Summer 2014 guide

    Luke Beaumont
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Want to know what’s taking place in Leeds this summer 2014? We have collected all the latest and best information so it’s all at your finger tips. Please share this info so that others can find it too. Starting Thursday 8th May at Holt Park Active and delivered by the YMCA ….Young Peoples Night!! FOR YEAR 6… http://t.co/eZtRvBGvLZ — Holt Park Active (@HoltParkActive) May 7, 2014 Summer Activities across Leeds 2014 Holt Park Active http://www.leeds.gov.uk/sports/Pages/Holt-Park-leisure-centre.aspx Leeds YMCA http://www.leedsymca.org/Holiday+Activities Thackray Medical…
  • Kirkstall Festival 2014 to be held on Saturday 12th July, 11:00 – 17:00

    Luke Beaumont
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    The 2014 Kirkstall Festival will be on Saturday 12th July, 11:00 – 17:00, and the theme for 2014 is ‘Le Grand Festival De Kirkstall’, taking inspiration from the Tour De France. There will be some cycling themed events; like Dr Bike who will be on site to fix your bicycle woes such as flat tires and rusty chains. Plus some French themed events, including a newly constructed Pètanque court! New for 2014: Kirkstall Festival has teamed up with Sneaky Experience to hold a special Friday night event on the Festival. Sneaky Experience will be showing a unique screening of Monty Python…
  • Free tennis coaching at Holt Park Tennis Courts

    Luke Beaumont
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Are you interested in learning the basics of tennis or improving your skills on the court? On the 29th June 2014 the British Lawn Tennis Association and Leeds City Council are offering free coaching including, Adult Coaching Try the adult coaching taster session. Ideal for people new to the sport or who haven’t picked up a racket in a long time. You can borrow our rackets if you don’t have your own, just come prepared to hit a few balls and have some fun. Cardio Tennis Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and…
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    Social Work Helper

  • Wal-Mart Responds to Article about Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC

    Vilissa Thompson
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, I published an article titled, Wal-Mart Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC in Chicago, here on Social Work Helper.  My article summarized the press release the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted about it taking legal action against the gigantic corporation Wal-Mart for allegedly rescinding work accommodations... Continue Reading » The article Wal-Mart Responds to Article about Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC written by Vilissa Thompson appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • New Age of Robotic Technology Designed to Help Disabled People Walk Again

    Pano Savvidis
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
      The fictional marvel of robotic technology, exoskeletons and robot suits are all just a vision into a faraway future. We’ve all seen the countless sci-fi movies about robotic limbs and mind-operated machinery but today, this type of technology could be possible helping paraplegics and disabled people walk again. In November 2013, Forbes reported that... Continue Reading » The article New Age of Robotic Technology Designed to Help Disabled People Walk Again written by Pano Savvidis appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • 2014 NC Legislative Short Session Nears End But No Deal on Budget

    Kay Castillo
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Last week, the General Assembly saw more action from the Senate than the House, and Senators have been meeting in Rules Committee the past couple of weeks to pass a few pressing bills. On Thursday, while discussing Medicaid Reform on the Senate floor, Senator Bryant sought an amendment to expand Medicaid. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly,... Continue Reading » The article 2014 NC Legislative Short Session Nears End But No Deal on Budget written by Kay Castillo appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The College of Social Work Hosts First Joint Conference for Principal Social Workers

    Social Work Helper
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Social work leaders from across the United Kingdom are gathering together today for a major conference hosted by The College of Social Work in London. Around 150 Principal Social Workers (PSWs), working in both adults and children and families services, will be attending the conference, which will focus on sharing best practice and evaluating how... Continue Reading » The article The College of Social Work Hosts First Joint Conference for Principal Social Workers written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Back on Capitol Hill, Different Day, Not Much Has Changed

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m back on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Rep. Fudge represents Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and currently serves as chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rep. Fudge sits on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Both are areas of great interest to social workers.... Continue Reading » The article Back on Capitol Hill, Different Day, Not Much Has Changed written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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