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  • Olivia chooses Stevie Wonder over Fitz, Jake
    Shamontiel Vaughn, Scandal Examiner
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
  • Startling revelations on Three Mile Island & nuclear power

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  • 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.
  • Minister Boschi, South Tyrol is autonomous and rightly so

    Alessio Colonnelli
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Italian minister publicly claimed she would personally get rid of the country’s self-governing regions – an ill-informed, controversy-stirring populist claim. Elena Boschi (second from right). Flickr/Palazzo Chigi. Some rights reserved.Maria Elena Boschi has recently caused a stir: the Italian minister for constitutional reforms publicly claimed that Italy should get rid of its autonomous regions (4) and provinces (2) with a special statute. South Tyrol is one of them. The others are Trentino, Aosta Valley, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily and Sardinia. As we all know Italy is facing…
  • If you want to install rooftop solar power station, this is for you!

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    This workshop will help you identify right system suited to your use. Queries will be answered by the experts. This is a must-go workshop if you want to make best use of solar energy!
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  • Startling revelations on Three Mile Island & nuclear power

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Russia: A wounded economy

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • DOJ Tells Apple Kids Will Die Because of Their Encryption Stand

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  • How does religion really influence Iranian nuclear policy? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am - By Ariane Tabatabai - Nov. 19 (Special Report) - The notions of martyrdom and “Mahdism” have led many to extrapolate that the Iranian leadership’s actions are governed by an inherent suicidal tendency and a willingness to cause chaos, even if it’s self-destructive, in order to facilitate the Mahdi’s return. But if one goes beyond the revolutionary rhetoric and examines the Islamic Republic’s actions, one realizes that more often than not, Tehran is driven by national or regime interests, rather than pure ideology and belief. In fact, Iran’s rulers often use…
  • Business culture in banking industry favors dishonest behavior

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • 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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  • Minister Boschi, South Tyrol is autonomous and rightly so

    Alessio Colonnelli
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Italian minister publicly claimed she would personally get rid of the country’s self-governing regions – an ill-informed, controversy-stirring populist claim. Elena Boschi (second from right). Flickr/Palazzo Chigi. Some rights reserved.Maria Elena Boschi has recently caused a stir: the Italian minister for constitutional reforms publicly claimed that Italy should get rid of its autonomous regions (4) and provinces (2) with a special statute. South Tyrol is one of them. The others are Trentino, Aosta Valley, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily and Sardinia. As we all know Italy is facing…
  • Endgame: the United States and Iran

    Mohammed Ayoob
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    What stands in the way of Iran and the US cooperating openly to meet twin threats of Sunni extremism and state failure is any failure to resolve the nuclear deadlock.  As the deadline of November 24 for the completion of the talks between Iran and the P5+1 looms before us much more is at stake than just the future of Iran’s nuclear program. The outcome of these negotiations is likely to determine, above all, the trajectory of US-Iran relations over the next several decades. This is why US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, both of whom have invested…
  • The geostrategic consequences of the Arab Spring

    Zaki Samy Elakawi
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    The Arab awakening is creating a new socio-political and economic reality in the region, transforming the balance of power, not because states have become stronger, but rather because states have become weak and fragile. Tahrir Square during February 2011. Mona/wikicommons. Some rights reserved.A region in transformation  After three years since the beginning of the Arab uprisings, the emerging political order in the Middle East is marked by considerable changes within each state at national level in a vital region in the global geostrategic configuration. The exceptionality of the Arab…
  • Qatar: diplomats return but differences remain

    Alexander Sehmer
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have ambassadors returning to Qatar after a nearly year-long absence, a boost for a Gulf state that could do with positive media coverage. West Bay Skyline in Doha, Qatar. Heidi Donat/wikimedia. Some rights reserved Between shopping malls and the financing of terrorism The narrative about Qatar has gone from being one of huge gas reserves, glittering shopping malls and a staggering GDP per capita figure (according to the World Bank currently at $93,352), to being one of corruption, labour concerns and accusations of funding terrorism. One…
  • WTF Tony Blair?

    Amit Singh
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The former British Prime Minister is parading around the world acting as a spin doctor for murderous regimes and a salesman of Saudi oil. Tony Blair/WikimediaIt has recently been revealed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair earnt £41,000 per month from a Saudi oil company, as well as 2% commission on any deal he helped them secure. Blair has also been making extra cash through providing PR tips to dictators who have recently killed off protestors in return for around £7 million. His exploitation of questionable political regimes doesn’t stop here though. He’s also working with…
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  • 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…

    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…
  • Synthetic development, commodification of the body and the vote under neo-liberal economic policies: Where to now?

    Dr. Siri Gamage
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    Photo credit Marvellous Sri Lanka In modern day governance, there are certain principles that peace-loving people expect the rulers to implement. One of them is accountability. Accountability for the actions, expenditure, decisions, and appointments that governments make. In advanced democratic societies, there are mechanisms to ensure accountability with vested powers to seek and collect information, summon officials before parliamentary committees, investigate, and make recommendations. Effectiveness of these mechanisms depends on the availability of a degree of autonomy and independence…
  • The new Yarl Devi to Jaffna: What do people in Jaffna think?

    Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photograph courtesy Colombo Gazette. A version of this article appears on the author’s blog. The Yarl Devi was a train. A hulking pile of metal on wheels, just like any other train. It began its run around 1956; neither the first train to make the trip to the North of Sri Lanka, nor the only train to operate along the Northern Line, but definitely the most iconic. Like most named trains, the “Yarl Devi” came to symbolize more than just this one train, but the line itself. It’s fair to say that the war took a scalpel to it pretty fast.   The trains stopped running past Vavuniya…
  • Do we enjoy universal adult Franchise?

    Devanesan Nesiah
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    Image courtesy SBS We did enjoy full adult voting rights in our island for 18 years after the far reaching Donoughmore reforms of 1931 (reaching further than many of our leaders, Sinhalese Tamil and Muslim asked for or even wanted). But two Acts of 1949, among the earliest post-independence legislation, took away citizenship and voting rights of about a tenth of the population classified as Indian Tamil. It was mostly the left parties and a minor faction of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress that opposed these laws. S.J.V. Chelvanayakam was in that minority faction that broke off from the Tamil…
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  • Time for another big change in the IPR law; suggest the govt now: Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Government of India, has said that the government has constituted a think tank on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), which is currently meeting to discuss new issues in the IPR domain including functional design and utility models.
  • Higher Education summit by industry body CII emphasizes on the need to attract more high caliber students in research

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Despite various incentives offered by the government to the private sector to increase investment in Research & Development (R&D), there continues to be a dearth of high quality students in research. One of the key factors leading to the trend is the isolated approach taken by industry and academic institutions towards research, said Prof. R. K. Shevgaonkar, Director, IIT Delhi at a panel discussion on research partnerships between industry and institutes on the occasion of the 4th AICTE-CII University-Industry Congress at Knowledgexpo, according to a statement.
  • Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children - UNICEF report

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation, UNICEF said in a new report launched on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Connectivity and collaboration can fuel new global networks to leverage innovation to reach every child, according to the children's agency.
  • Movie Review: Interstellar - Beautiful and "Believable, even when its not"

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    "We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments… these moments when we dared to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the 'unknown' known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that… or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still 'pioneers'. And we've barely begun… And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our 'destiny' lies above us."
  • The road ahead, till 2016, maybe a little difficult for Raj Kundra: Ganesha observes

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    In India, Raj Kundra's, the London-based super successful entrepreneur and 198th richest businessman, major claim to fame is that he is husband to the ex-Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
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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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  • Lawrow: Der Westen will mit den Sanktionen Putin stürzen

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Der russische Außenminister Lawrow sieht hinter den Sanktionen der USA und der EU das Bestreben des Westens, einen „Regimewechsel“ in Moskau herbeizuführen. Lawrow sieht Parallelen zum Vorgehen gegen den Iran und Nordkorea. Russland fürchtet eine von den westlichen Geheimdiensten gesteuerte Destabilisierung des Landes.
  • Mit Steuergeldern erkauft: Die Illusion des Aufschwungs in Osteuropa

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Die EU hat 864 Milliarden Euro zur Förderung der Wirtschaft umverteilt. Ein signifikanter Teil ging in die neuen EU-Länder in Osteuropa. Doch die kaum kontrollierten Fördermittel haben nicht dazu geführt, dass die nationalen Volkswirtschaften nachhaltig gestärkt wurden. Das Konzept der Umverteilung in der EU ist gescheitert.
  • Frankreich: Sarkozy schwenkt auf Le Pen-Kurs ein und wettert gegen die EU

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    In Frankreich zeichnet sich ein deutlicher Politik-Wechsel ab: Um Kandidat der Konservativen zu werden, hat sich der aussichtsreichste Kandidat, Nicholas Sarkozy, deutlich wie noch nie gegen die EU und für eine Rückverlagerung der Kompetenzen in die Nationalstaaten ausgesprochen. Er will dem Front National mit diesem Schwenk das Wasser abgraben.
  • US-Ökonom: Die privaten Haushalte in Europa sind zu hoch verschuldet

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Der US-Ökonom Srinivas Thiruvadanthai hält eine weitere Austeritäts-Politik in der Euro-Zone für kontraproduktiv. Denn die private Wirtschaft werde damit nicht angekurbelt. Er sieht die EZB am Ende ihrer Möglichkeiten. Die Euro-Zone dürfte im Zuge der Krisen in den Schwellenländern deutlichen Schaden nehmen.
  • Unternehmen zahlen mehr für Manager-Gehälter als für Steuern

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Eine US-Studie belegt, dass große US-Unternehmen ihren Managern mehr zahlen als dem Finanzamt. Demnach zahlten einige Firmen gar keine Steuern, sondern bekamen sogar Geld vom Finanzamt zurück. Die Macher der Studie kritisieren gravierende Mängel im Steuersystem.
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    22 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
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  • Home to the Neutral Hills for winter

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Gord Conley, Russell Jones and Cindy take the cows home to the Neutral Hills for winter. Somehow it seems like yesterday. Only it was Camelot, and long ago and far away. Why do good things have to end? Still haven't found the answer to that yet.
  • Fortress of Bac

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    A medieval fortress in Bac is also known as one of the biggest fortresses of that time in Pannonia.It was built near the settlement of the same name on its west side and on a small island that was made by the river Mostonga.The fortress in Bac belongs to the so called “water towns “ because it was completely surrounded by water and the only way to get to it was across a drawbridge. The fortress has a pentagonl base with towers at each angle.Inside the walls of the fortress there is the tallest central tower (donjon or defender tower). This tower was an important part of a defence system…
  • Thousands Show Support at Sikh Parade

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    An estimated 80,000 people from around the world came to Yuba City, California to celebrate the 35th Annual Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade. All races and religions were welcomed at this event, which honored the installment of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism's holy book. Approximately 400,000 free meals were distributed during the three-day event. Founded in India in 1469 by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikhism is 5th largest organized religion in the world today. It promotes peace, tolerance, inclusion, and simplicity of living. Despite their nonviolent message, Sikhs have been the victims of…
  • Belgrade's cafe

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    In our coffee shops, you can expect to find the remarkable coffees in all its forms: selection of single origin whole bean coffees, house blend for traditional preparation, various approaches to brewed, and carefully prepared as espresso blends. Furthermore, in our wide offer of espresso based drinks, it is hard not to find something to suit everyone’s taste. Our goal is simple, to provoke the curiosity about the coffee, to learn and progress constantly, we want great coffee to be revered and accessible, to taste it in all sorts of ways and to illuminate all the things possible with coffee,…
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  • 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…
  • Bad sports, good sports: NASCAR has really messed up this Chase

    Alan Spoll
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I think most sports fans will agree that playoff time is the best part of any sport’s season. The tension and excitement are both amped up when it’s “win or go home” time. NASCAR has taken note of this in recent years, changing its late season format to what it calls the “Chase for the Sprint Cup,” a ten race segment to end the season during which points are reset and only the top drivers from the first 26 races have a chance at the championship. That has been a pretty succesful change, but the modifications made before the 2014 season have made a mess of…
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  • Get Out of Town for Dinner via Metra and Restaurant Shuttle Service

    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

    Leah H
    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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • After the Awards, Editor Works with ChicagoTalks

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:27 pm
    ChicagoTalks’ editors are graduate students in the journalism program at Columbia College Chicago. Our current editor, Danielle Dwyer has talents beyond being an editor, and she won a “crystal pillar,” which is a student Emmy on November 3rd. Here Danielle talks about her award-winning video with Mike Beier. Watch the video with host Mike Beier and our […]
  • Green City Market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Thanksgiving Finds Order Your Big Birds Now

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vendors are making it possible for you to enjoy a local, sustainable Thanksgiving at Green City Market at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Pre-orders are being accepted at various vendors for pickup prior to Thanksgiving. Whether you are craving sustainable turkey, delicious side dishes, breads or desserts, local farmers and businesses have something […]
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  • 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, 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

  • Karin Gostowski Dies In Traffic Crash

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    NAPLES, FL. -- Karin Johnson Gostowski, 91 of Naples, Florida died as a result of a crash with a dump truck Thursday.Her 2000 Chevy Impala was eastbound on CR-862 on the left turn lane for northbound Islandwalk Boulevard as a dump truck driven the Agustin Valdes Marrero, 50 of Naples  was westbound on CR-862 in the outside lane. She attempted a left turn in front of the truck as it entered the intersection. The front of the truck collided with the right side of of the Impala. The truck pushed it onto the northwest shoulder, to an uncontrolled final rest. Gostowski was…
  • Driver Crashes Into Canal Then Flees

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    MOORE HAVEN, FL. --  A driver fled after crashing his car into a Moore Haven canal early Thursday morning. The FHP is asking for help to find the driver.A 1997 Mazda B2300 was traveling southwest on Gulf Street about 6:15 a.m. Thursday as the driver came to a stop sign at the intersection of Gulf Street and West Avenue. The driver then attempted to make a left turn (north) onto West Avenue as the car continued traveling in a northwesterly direction across the north and southbound lanes of West Avenue.The Mazda then departed the roadway and entered a canal (west of the roadway) and came…
  • Support Our Local Business Services

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Alden A. Rumfelt, Attorney At Law135 Riverbend DriveLaBelle, Fl 33935Phone (863) 673-0251 emailClewiston Pawn, Inc.202 E. Ventura AvenueClewiston, Fl. 33440(863) 983-7330Lawn & Lot Service - Clewiston, Moore Haven and LaBelleLicensed And Insured - "Have Dixie Chopper...Will Travel!"Young Pearson, Jr. Phone (561) 257-9782Kiwanis Club Of LaBelle The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is proud to sponsor three Service Leadership ProgramsKEY Club                 LaBelle High School- Sponsor, Tracy…
  • Big Cypress Preserve On Audubon Program

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Big Cypress National Preserve Program and Boardwalk TourLABELLE, FL. -- Learn about and visit the “Big Cypress National Preserve” which encompasses approximately 729,000 acres of a freshwater swamp ecosystem, offering refuge to a wide variety of plants and animals.On Monday December 8th a ranger from the “Big Cypress National Preserve” will be present a program at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension building located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, Florida. On Friday December 12 everyone is invited to participate in a Ranger Talk and Boardwalk Tour at the…
  • Catholics Sell Out to Protestant Radio Giant

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Ave Maria Catholic Radio Station Sold At $2.7 Million LossAVE MARIA, FL. -- Southwest Florida's Catholic radio station WDEO 98.5 operated by Ave Maria University has been sold to the Educational Media Foundation.. EMF owns hundreds of radio stations broadcasting contemporary Christian music.New Christian music programming started today in Southwest Florida replacing Catholic religious programs. Operating out of California studios EMF is also the sixth most online streamed station in the world. They encompass over 600 listener-supported stations and translators in 46 states with…
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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 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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