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  • A Thousand Horses Smoke

    Examiner.com
    Gina White, AXS Contributor
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
  • Indiana Governor Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends

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    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    readersupportednews.org - By Andy Borowitz - Mar. 31 (Comedy News) - “A lot of everyday people have gay friends, and they’re not afraid to call and/or e-mail you to tell you that,” Pence said. “To be honest, I’m still trying to process it all.” Pence said that from what he has been able to gather thus far, the phenomenon of “ordinary folks” having gay friends “has been going on for years.”NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Buhari wins—but new president of Nigeria faces enormous challenge

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    Catherine Gegout
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After the Nigerian presidential election, the new government must address the social and economic policy vacuum Boko Haram has filled if the threat from the Islamists is to be tackled. Nigerians have chosen General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, over the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, to be their president. Following an election that saw 41 people killed in the north of the country, Jomnathan conceded defeat, and congratulated Buhari on his victory. Buhari’s military regime from 1983 to 1985 was draconian: he systematically repressed freedom of expression through the…
  • HC directs State govt to conduct BBMP polls by May 30th

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Akshatha M
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    BBMP polls will be held before May 30th if the State government goes by the High Court order. The show cause notice against BBMP Council and the reason of dividing BBMP may not help in delaying the elections further.
  • Bikes, Helmets and Public Safety Concerns

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    Dr. Dilshani Sarathchandra
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The official government news portal of Sri Lanka recently reported that a ban on full-face helmets will be re-imposed starting April 02. The report argues that the “face of the motorcyclist should remain open for easy identification.” The ban, which was initially set to be imposed on March 21, is expected to counter the presumed increase in the number of crimes committed by those wearing full-face helmets. On March 29th, Sri Lankan motorists protested in Colombo against the government’s decision to reinstate the full-face helmet ban. On surface, this issue seems to concern public…
 
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  • Indiana Governor Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    readersupportednews.org - By Andy Borowitz - Mar. 31 (Comedy News) - “A lot of everyday people have gay friends, and they’re not afraid to call and/or e-mail you to tell you that,” Pence said. “To be honest, I’m still trying to process it all.” Pence said that from what he has been able to gather thus far, the phenomenon of “ordinary folks” having gay friends “has been going on for years.”NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • New Canadian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Environmental Groups

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    firstlook.org - By Aleen Brown - Mar. 31 (Special Report) - The passage of the terrorism bill would represent a new “open season on First Nations who are speaking out,” she says. Across Canada, police surveillance and intervention have long been a reality for groups working to stop development of fossil fuel extraction, including pipeline construction and fracking.NewsTrust Rating: 3.6 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Top liberals call for Warren candidacy

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Politico - By Gabriel Debenedetti - Mar. 30 (News) - They say that Hillary Clinton needs a Democratic opponent.NewsTrust Rating: 3.7 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Poll: Should The Federal Reserve Be Nationalized? | OpEdNews

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tobacco

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    democraticunderground.com - By John Oliver - Mar. 30 (Comedy News) - Jeff we can!NewsTrust Rating: 4.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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  • Buhari wins—but new president of Nigeria faces enormous challenge

    Catherine Gegout
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    After the Nigerian presidential election, the new government must address the social and economic policy vacuum Boko Haram has filled if the threat from the Islamists is to be tackled. Nigerians have chosen General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, over the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, to be their president. Following an election that saw 41 people killed in the north of the country, Jomnathan conceded defeat, and congratulated Buhari on his victory. Buhari’s military regime from 1983 to 1985 was draconian: he systematically repressed freedom of expression through the…
  • How Russia’s opposition learned to stop worrying and love Crimea

    Daniel Kennedy
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    A recent statement by a prominent Russian opposition figure is testament to an unpalatable truth: Crimea’s annexation is popular with Russia’s ‘liberal elite.’  Even by Russian standards, Ksenia Sobchak is a rather contradictory public figure. Having launched her television career as an announcer on Russia’s remake of ‘Big Brother’ (‘Dom-2’), Sobchak became a political talk show host on TV Rain, one of Russia’s few independent news channels. The daughter of the late Anatoly Sobchak, the former mayor of St Petersburg and a close friend of Vladimir Putin, Ksenia Sobchak…
  • The Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill

    Victoria Hudson
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Under Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Church has become an integral element of the hegemonic narrative that has been created in Putin’s Russia, to inoculate the country from pernicious outside influences. Enthroned as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ in 2009 by the Synod of Bishops, Patriarch Kirill has presided over a period of dynamic change and development in the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Under his leadership, the Russian Church has increasingly carved out a role as an influential and engaged actor in Russian society, asserting the place of tradition and spiritual values as…
  • The privatising cabal at the heart of our NHS

    Tamasin Cave
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:08 am
    This isn't a National Health Service - or even a healthcare market. It's a cabal - and it looks something like this.  Image: Spinwatch - to enlarge, click here. The battle is on for the future of the NHS. Apparently. Ed Miliband came out hard, declaring he will ‘put patients before profits and stop the privatisation’. David Cameron’s camp countered with a commitment to fully fund the next wave of NHS reforms. Like pro-wrestling, it’s a good show, but a phony fight. How can you tell? Just look at the players sitting round the table. Let’s start…
  • Disputes over foreign funding in Israel mask much deeper issues

    Dimi Reider
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    If Israeli human rights groups are labeled fronts for foreign interests due to their funding, what does that make Israel itself? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on funding for human rights. العربية   A few weeks ago, Israelis across the political spectrum found rare unity in fury against a macabre cartoon posted on YouTube. The cartoon ticked all the boxes of viciously anti-Semitic propaganda, featuring a hook-nosed, avaricious Jew hungrily pocketing gold coins from a foreign paymaster and manipulating the media to besmirch his country’s patriots. The…
 
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    Groundviews

  • Bikes, Helmets and Public Safety Concerns

    Dr. Dilshani Sarathchandra
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The official government news portal of Sri Lanka recently reported that a ban on full-face helmets will be re-imposed starting April 02. The report argues that the “face of the motorcyclist should remain open for easy identification.” The ban, which was initially set to be imposed on March 21, is expected to counter the presumed increase in the number of crimes committed by those wearing full-face helmets. On March 29th, Sri Lankan motorists protested in Colombo against the government’s decision to reinstate the full-face helmet ban. On surface, this issue seems to concern public…
  • ‘Naya Qanoon’ and the 19th Amendment

    Reeza Hameed
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Photo courtesy Bloomberg The draft 19th Amendment reminds me of the story ‘Naya Qanoon’ (New Constitution) written by the late Saadat Manto, regarded by many as the finest writer of short stories in Urdu and as the greatest South Asian writer of the 20th century. Set in pre-independence Lahore of the 1930s the main protagonist of the story is a tongawalla called Mangu. One day, Mangu over-hears two of his customers discussing a new constitution that was to be introduced in a few days. Mangu hated the British, and was sick and tired of the humiliation and abuse that he had suffered under…
  • The Bond Issue Controversy: An Analysis

    Sam Samarasinghe
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Image courtesy Ada Derana By Sam Samarasinghe and Dushyantha Mendis The issue of government bonds on February 27 has raised a huge controversy, involving questions as to the competence of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), and also allegations of insider dealing. The government has been slow to respond to the public outrage the controversy has evoked. This article tries to explain the intricacies of the issues involved in this controversy. We believe that a more informed public will be better able to hold accountable those who are responsible for the…
  • Dealing with two Asian superpowers: President Sirisena’s visit to China

    Sam Samarasinghe
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Image courtesy Asia One Sri Lanka stands to benefit enormously by dealing positively with the two Asian super powers, India and China. The two countries are potential rivals. The two Asian whales may not fight but a small fish can get crushed when whales dance. Sri Lanka has to be mindful of that when dealing with the two countries. President Maithripala Sirisena will be in China this week on an official visit to hold bilateral talks with Chinese leaders and attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference. The single major bilateral issue of immediate concern for the President is the…
  • To be or not to be gay – Frangipani and the travails of homosexuals in Sri Lanka

    Channa Wickremesekera
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Photo courtesy Galaxy Mag Years ago, when only heterosexuality was legal in Australia men or women having sex with members of their own gender was a serious offence. Underpinning the law was a gamut of attitudes that cast homosexuals in the guise of abnormal, unnatural and depraved predators who deserved contempt at best and death at worst. Today there is no law against two consenting adults of the same sex doing whatever they like with each other. Increasing commercialisation of sexuality has seen to that. Growing urbanisation has also created fragmented communities which make it easier for…
 
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  • Mit EU-Steuergeldern: Ukraine beginnt mit Mauer-Bau an Grenze zu Russland

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Die Ukraine wird Anfang April mit dem Mauer-Bau an der Grenze zu Russland beginnen. Die Bauarbeiten sollen sich insbesondere auf Charkiw und Lugansk erstrecken. Lugansk befindet sich im Rebellen-Gebiet. Die Bau-Arbeiten könnten zu einer neuen Eskalation in der Ost-Ukraine führen. Die Gelder für den Mauerbau kommen von den europäischen Steuerzahlern.
  • Schuldenkrise: Baader-Bank erwartet Abschaffung des Bargelds in Europa

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Der Chef-Analyst der Baader Bank, Robert Halver, sieht als Folge der Einführung von Negativ-Zinsen die Abschaffung von Bargeld in zahlreichen europäischen Staaten. „Wenn Bargeld abgeschafft wird, kann sich auch niemand mehr gegen Negativ-Zinsen wehren, so Halver. Die Furcht der Regierenden vor einem Bank-Run ist groß.
  • Wegen Negativ-Zinsen: Schweizer Pensions-Kassen flüchten ins Bargeld

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Die schweizerischen Pensionskassen wollen sich wegen der Negativ-Zinsen ihre Renten-Gelder von den Banken bar auszahlen zu lassen. Die Lagerung in Tresoren ist für die Pensionskassen billiger. Auch in Deutschland dürfte es bald Negativzinsen für größere Vermögen geben, die auch die Pensionskassen betreffen werden.
  • USA verlegen Bomber von Deutschland nach Rumänien

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Das US-Militär ist dabei, alle A-10-Bomber, die im rheinland-pfälzischen Spangdahlem stationiert sind, nach Rumänien zu verlegen. Dort sollen sie mit der rumänischen Luftwaffe ein Manöver an der Grenze zur Ukraine, Krim und Moldawien abhalten. Rumänien wird sich mit vier Kampf-Jets und sechs Kriegs-Helikoptern am Manöver „Dacian Thunder 2015“ beteiligen.
  • Griechenland lädt Russland zu Bieter-Verfahren um Erdgas ein

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Der griechische Energieminister Panagiotis Lafazanis hat kurz nach seinem Moskau-Besuch verkündet, das russische Energie-Konzerne an der Ausschreibung für die Öl- und Gasförderung vor der griechischen Küste teilnehmen werden. Zuvor hatte Athen das Bieterverfahren um zwei Monate verlängert, um russischen Energie-Riesen ebenfalls eine Chance zu geben.
 
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  • Line up on the lock

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Waiting for the locks to open at Grate Bridge Chesapeake.
  • The Buckingham Celebrates Rodeo Season with Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Emmy award-winning journalist and producer Bob Phillips has been covering the Texan way of life for over 40 years. He’s most famous for his TV show, Texas Country Reporter, which focuses on everyday heroes who embody the Texan spirit and make the world a better place. The Buckingham recently hosted Phillips for a special appearance to share his many stories of unsung Texan heroes that he has accumulated over decades of traveling the back roads of the Lone Star State. The event was attended by residents and invited guests and included a keynote followed by a special Q&A session. He…
  • Outrage over selfie taken at East Village Explosion.

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    These Village Idiots took a Selfie at the wrong place at the wrong time, recent explosion in NYC. Everything that's wrong with NYC summed up in one photo.
  • Man beat up in Manhattan 7Ave @34 st

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Man beat up and thrown on street after altercation in Manhattan 7Ave @ 34St ... Police was quick on scene . Concern about concussion as he hit sidewalk with neck . 
  • Austin Woman Reflects on Career in Nuclear Engineering

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    According to the latest statistics from the National Science Foundation, women are highly underrepresented in the science, math and engineering fields. The last few decades have seen a big push by the government to even out the disparity between the genders in the workplace by hiring more women and starting programs to get girls interested in science and math at a young age. March is Women’s History Month and the perfect opportunity to recognize the women in these fields who fought stereotypes early on and continued to follow their dreams. Querencia at Barton Creek resident Yvonne Ferris,…
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • Bill O’Reilly’s top ten excuses for his embellishments over the years

    Bob Sullivan
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. “I did nothing wrong, just ask my good friend, Brian Williams.” 9. “I co-wrote Killing Jesus, so I’m sure any sins I may have committed are now forgiven.” 8. “I may have repeatedly claimed I was a war correspondent during the Falklands War, even though the closest I got to the Falkland Islands was Buenos Aires, which is 1,200 miles away, but I did witness some student protests there, and that’s kind of a conflict.” 7. “You know what they say: ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool the American people, make $16 million a year’.” 6. “In my book Killing Kennedy, I…
  • Mr. Sanders, meet Facebook

    Scott Warnock
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    In a favorite early article of mine about digital culture, John Perry Barlow asked “Is There a There in Cyberspace?” He wondered, back in ’95, if we could find community in those bits in the ether. This question arose (yet again) for me in a surprising way recently. First, let me ask you this: Do you think about who made you who you are – who you owe your successes to? For me, this question rattles around a lot in my head, and I even have the answer in a short list. (I believe I have a blockbuster idea for a book about this; I can’t share it, because it’s one of those…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Mo’Ne Davis is the Twitter target of idiot Bloomsburg baseball player

    Alan Spoll
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Mo’ne Davis, a baseball player from Philadelphia, became a national sensation last year when she led her team to the Little League World Series and nearly won it all. As the only girl on her team, and as the team’s primary pitcher, she became a role model for girls everywhere. Naturally, some ignorant guy has now had to try to knock her down a few pegs. He is paying for his mistake. Last week, Disney announced that it would be making a television movie about Davis and her accomplishments. Shortly after, Joey Casselberry, a baseball player at Bloomsburg University, put out this…
  • The Emperor decrees that all official documents will be printed in Comic Sans

    Chris Matarazzo
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:30 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. 332211: Henceforth, all official documents of all governments (that the Emperor, in His infinite magnanimity, allows to continue operating) will be printed and posted using the Comic Sans font. This should, according to the Imperial Psychologist, put an end to bad feelings associated with official communications of every kind, from things as serious as international letters to jury…
  • Top ten worst things to hear on a blind date

    Bob Sullivan
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    10. “Ignore my mom, she comes everywhere with me.” 9. “Would you mind if I put my cellphone on the table? I’m expecting a call from my parole officer.” 8. “Listen, at least you know a stalker is always there for ya.” 7. “You looked so much prettier in your profile pic.” 6. (leaning forward and taking your hand) “Marry me! Please! I’m desperate!” 5. “But, why can’t I use this dollar-off-dinner coupon in combination with my two-for-one coupon?” 4. “Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?” 3. “Yes, I’m that Bill Cosby and, no, there’s nothing in…
 
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  • The School Project: “Testing Season” Watch Live on Tuesday

    Chicagotalks
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The School Project: “Testing Season” Tuesday, March 31st at 5 p.m. on CAN TV27 and online at cantv.org/live or below. NOTE: There is no video until 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The School Project‘s “Testing Season,” is a documentary that explores parents’ and educators’ growing resistance to high-stakes school testing. For updates on upcoming live coverage and video of […]
  • Top 5 outfits with Leggings

    alishakapoor
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    History repeats itself, especially in fashion. The most popular 60s clothing is back with a bang. If you are into fashion you know gorgeous, skin fitted leggings have made a resurgence. Uncomfortable skin tight jeans, which do not offer elasticity and can lead to rashes, are tired out. The  leggings trend is back every women […]
  • Pullman Residents Hope Monument Status will Keep Neighborhood Safe

    Dawn Jeffers
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    An informal March survey shows residents the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s far South Side feel safe and major crime is not one of their concerns. Pullman, which was in the national spotlight last month when it was designated a national monument, drawing a visit from President Barack Obama, experienced only five violent crimes — battery […]
  • Chicago-favorite Mary-Margaret Roberts brings Beloved Children’s Classic to Life.

    April Neill
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Non-profit Provision Theater Company will present a world-premiere adaptation of literary classic Anne of Green Gables featuring Chicago-favorite Mary-Margaret Roberts in the leading role. This sixty minute play runs March 14 — April 19 with performances on Saturdays at 12 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., […]
  • 18th Annual European Union Film Festival

    Alex Udvary
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    There’s more than European cinema than French and Italian! This month marks the beginning of the 18th annual European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center which began its run March 6th and runs through April 2nd. The festival gives movie lovers the opportunity to experience international films from countries they normally wouldn’t […]
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    First Arkansas News (FAN) - reporting from across the Natural State

  • The writing of a Master’s Thesis can be complicated

    Ethan C. Nobles
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Most master students are in stressful careersA large portion of students who have continued with their studies after they have received their respective degrees are mostly fully engaged in a professional career. By this time it takes a tremendous amount of discipline and perseverance to cope with the demands of a Master’s degree while simultaneously staying on track with your career. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements of most educational institutions such a thesis will require extensive research and a lot of notes will have to be compiled which will then eventually be converted…
  • 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 9/26.
  • Benton Panthers win 6A South conference championship

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

  • Getting Ready For Hurricane Season

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Hurricane Expo was held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Barron Library in LaBelle from 10am to 1pm.Several Agencies and Community Partners provided preparedness information and demonstrations. The Kiwanis Key Club (LaBelle High School Students) provided a bounce house and refreshments for the attendees.It’s never too early to start preparing for Hurricane Season, which officially starts June 1st.Photo: Brenda Barnes (right) of the Hendry-Glades Health Department demonstrates water safety and storm flooding health hazards
  • Eight Dead In US 27 Crash - 10 More Injured

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    15 Passenger Church Van Crashes Into Canal - 18 AboardMOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle van crash on State Road 78 and US 27 in Glades County. There were eighteen occupants inside the church van at the time of the crash.The van was a 2000 Dodge Ram Wagon B3500 Maxi with all occupants from Fort Pierce, Fl. and were traveling from Fort Myers back to Fort Pierce. The van was affiliated with Independent Haitian Assembly Of God Inc. out of Fort Pierce. The FHP indicates the van had a standard seat capacity of 15 people, but had 18 people…
  • Florida Shorebird Lecture At Audubon By Charlie Ewell

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify the shorebirds found along lakes, ponds, and the beaches? Charlie Ewell will present a lively program on “Shorebird Identification” on Monday April 13th at 7 p.m. at the Hendry County Cooperative Extension Dallas Townsend Building located at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.He will share stories of birding in Southwest Florida, how to identify birds, migration and other interesting facts during this free program hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon. Charlie Ewell is a longtime educator and Lee County Bird Patrol guide who leads…
  • Obituaries - Marcos Alvarez, Cecilia Braunstein

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Marcos Juvencio Alvarez, age 87, of Clewiston, passed away March 25, 2015 in Clewiston.He was born June 18, 1927 in Yara, Oriente, Cuba to the late Pedro and the late Matilda (Guerero) Alvarez Garcia. Mr. Alvarez married Candida Rosa Milanes. He worked for Okeelanta Sugar for many years.Survivors include his wife: Candida Rosa Alvarez, sons; Marcos, Jr and Pedro Alvarez, two grandchildren and one great grandchild, one brother; Oracio Alvarez.Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:30 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Minister Steve Hildebrand officiating.
  • FTC Gets Tough On Car Dealer Scams

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border crackdown to protect consumers when purchasing or leasing a car, encompassing 252 enforcement actions. The six new FTC cases include more than $2.6 million in monetary judgments.“For most people, buying a car is one of the largest purchases they’ll make,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Car ads must be truthful, loan terms must be clear, and dealer practices must be honest. That’s why our partners…
 
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    Local News for the people of Holt Park

  • Local residents work together as part of a community clean up day

    Luke Beaumont
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Alan Mann Residents and volunteers from Ireland Wood, Tinshill, Cookridge and Holt Park were out in force working on an area between Iveson Rise and Luttrell Crescent as part of a community clean up day Around 30 bags were filled with waste and litter. In addition, around a tonne of flytipping was also removed including beds, wood, plastic slides, metal items etc., A big thank you goes to everyone who took part, and in particular Clare Lyons, who organised both the equipment, and above all for the collection from the brilliant LCC Waste Management Team.
  • Holt Park Medical Practice to remain open

    Luke Beaumont
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    NHS England has made a decision that Holt Park Medical Practice should not be allowed to close. This decision follows a successful online community campaign which was signed by over 100 supporters. The surgery, which serves the Holt Park, Cookridge and Tinshill area, contacted patients at the end of last year about the proposed closure, suggesting they transfer to the GP practice at Moor Grange. The petition also pointed out that current housing development in Bodington Manor, Cookridge Hospital and Centurion Fields with more planned in the area, including older people’s housing next to the…
  • Foodbank opens in Ireland Wood – Leeds LS16

    Luke Beaumont
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Everyday people in our community are going hungry. In Ireland Wood and Adel a team of Church leaders and volunteers have recognised that need and have opened an outlet of Leeds North Foodbank  at St Pauls Church, Ireland Wood The aim is to give three days’ emergency food to people in crisis. Leeds North Foodbank has already fed more than 4,000 people since launching their first outlet in September 2013 in Moortown and the subsequent opening of a further 2 outlets in Horsforth and Woodhouse. Vouchers for food are available through a range of places including health centres, children’s…
  • Headingley LitFest: The Dragon Who Hates Poetry

    Luke Beaumont
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    This coming Saturday will be mainly for children during the daytime. Bring them along to the Meanwood Institute (it’s just down the road from Waitrose) in the morning to be entertained by Dommy B, especially if they are of primary age, and come along yourself in the afternoon for a national figure in the world of children’s books – Nicolette Jones. She’ll be at the New Headingley Club, which is a short walk from North Lane. Children are welcome there as well. You could give them some of your cake. This Thursday Janet Douglas will speak about Lettice Cooper, on Friday…
  • First buses come to Asda Holt Park to discuss their New Bus for West Yorkshire

    Luke Beaumont
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 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…
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  • Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Alia Lane
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    According to the National Center for Children in Povery (NCCP), “One in 10 youth has serious mental health problems that are severe enough to impair how they function at home, school, or in the community.” There are no two children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or any disorder that affects them the same. So, how... Continue Reading » The article Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder written by Alia Lane appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Social Workers Act to Revitalize and Strengthen Resources in South Africa

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    More than 1200 South African social workers packed the auditorium at the Durban International Convention Centre Tuesday, March 24th for South Africa’s first Social Work Indaba. The event, sponsored by the Department of Social Development (DSD) which is somewhat akin to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), brings together DSD ministers and... Continue Reading » The article Social Workers Act to Revitalize and Strengthen Resources in South Africa written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Foster Care Youth Trapped in the School to Prison Pipeline

    Veola Green
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Foster care alumni abandoned by the educational system often become the inmates at youth detention centers and adult prisons across the country. They are the experts on what needs to change in order to create more equitable outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable populations. These orphaned inmates are the ones who could drive the creation of... Continue Reading » The article Foster Care Youth Trapped in the School to Prison Pipeline written by Veola Green appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The Persistent Stigma of Substance Use Disorders

    Margaret Farenger
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    “Stigma is a five dollar word for a two dollar concept. It’s prejudice.” Stigma, a set of negative stereotypes tied to behavioral health conditions, is not a new problem. Results of a recent survey suggest that views may be changing when it comes to mental illness. Advocacy efforts are getting results, and the public is beginning to recognize that... Continue Reading » The article The Persistent Stigma of Substance Use Disorders written by Margaret Farenger appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Barriers to Treating PTSD in Prisons and Immigration Detention

    Shreya Mandal
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    During the past ten years, I traveled to over 100 jails and prisons in the entire east coast of the United States, giving me the to opportunity to observe the dire lack of appropriate medical and mental health care in our prison system. The most immediate and urgent need is to screen routinely for Post... Continue Reading » The article Barriers to Treating PTSD in Prisons and Immigration Detention written by Shreya Mandal appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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  • Just a Little Hibernation

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    I wrap the Snowman blanket snugly About my perennially frozen feet,Its twin ready to soften the armrest That will soon lie beneath my head.Next I select Nature Sounds or Spa Radio From the Pandora list and stretch outIn the corner of this ...
  • A Tiring Rationale Behind the Kraft-Heinz Merger

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Kraft is a rather interesting case in shareholder value. For years management has failed to generate organic growth, so they've chosen the easier growth route of acquisitions, mergers, divestments and more mergers. And through it all, shareholders have been rewarded with lucrative stock gains.The history of ...
  • Strengthening Creativity in Children

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that deserve not even second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think, and in some cases ...
  • Tell Me a Story, Poppy

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    My grandfather -- called "Poppy" by all his grandchildren -- was not allowed to smoke in the house. After dinner he had his evening pipe on the front porch of their summer cottage.I loved being with him and often joined him as he strolled back and forth, ...
  • Not Enough Heart in '3 Hearts'

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The human heart is a tremendously fickle organ -- at least in Benoit Jacquot's "3 Hearts."
 
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