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  • 2014 Grand Illumination TV Spot
    Linda McCloud, AXS Contributor
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
  • Federal government sues to block airline merger

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    17 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
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  • The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups: "Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. From Airbnb to Yelp, here are the surprising origin stories to eight of today’s hottest companies…"
  • Daddy, is it going to flood again?

    Jamie Clarke
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    When people have gone through something like flooding, sometimes they can find it hard to talk about what's causing the climate to change... A few days’ worth of non-stop rain is pretty normal at this time of year, but as I decked my six year-old out head to toe in wet weather gear for the fourth consecutive morning recently, she looked up to me and asked, “is it going to flood again?” After two winters of extended flooding in a row, when this year’s rains began my daughter wasn’t the only one asking this question in our community. The spectre of more school and road closures, and…
  • Rajvir vs Bangalore Club: Is there a lesson from such incidents?

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Ganga Madappa
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    By now, Bangaloreans are familiar with top police officer Rajvir Sharma’s run-in with the private and elite Bangalore Club over a month ago. Can such incidents be avoided in our culture? Some insight.
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  • Federal government sues to block airline merger

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
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  • AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
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  • Obama unveils historic plan to normalize relations with Cuba - NY Daily News

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    New York Daily News - By Dan Friedman - Dec. 17 (News Report) - The United States will normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana and easing trade and travel restrictions in a move that ends more than a half-century of bitter estrangement between the U.S. and the Communist island. President Obama announced the breakthrough in a noon speech while Cuban President Raul Castro, the brother of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, spoke in Cuba.NewsTrust Rating: 3.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review…
  • How the world feels about the prospect of extending the Bush dynasty in the White House - Quartz

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  • Interview: Paul Bracken on American nuclear forces in the 21st century | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am - By Dan Drollette Jr. - Dec. 16 (Interview) - It’s bureaucratic inertia, but also a real absence of thought leadership in these areas. There’s no intellectual capital to reach out and draw on—or reject. In the Cold War, there were a number of think tanks that pursued some very creative—some would say wild—thinking about what our nuclear posture should be called upon to do, and what form it should take. But there are very few think tanks that study these issues any more, other than from a very partisan point of view; they know the answer before they start.NewsTrust…
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  • The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups

    4 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups: "Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. From Airbnb to Yelp, here are the surprising origin stories to eight of today’s hottest companies…"
  • Content is King, But Viewing Habits Vary by...

    3 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Content is King, But Viewing Habits Vary by From smartphones to tablets and even the latest generation gaming consoles, today’s technology is changing rapidly. According to Nielsen’s third-quarter Total Audience Report—formerly the Cross-Platfo … “Content is still king, but consumers are shaping their own content-discovery experience, and the evolving media landscape has not lessened consumer demand for quality, professionally-produced content. What has changed is the number and reliability of new media available to viewers,” said Dounia Turrill, senior vice…
  • How GE embraces new digital platforms

    2 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    How GE embraces new digital platforms : "The scale of GE’s effort has attracted attention from corporate peers and advertising agencies. GE won’t reveal marketing budget figures, but some 40% of the company’s spending is now on such-digital media forms, as opposed to other channels like TV or print display advertising, a spokesman said, and the company expects that share to grow. "GE spends about $162 million a year on traditional media, according to data compiled by Kantar Media. "Other companies, too, have been shifting more of their marketing dollars from traditional media into…
  • Bezos on 'the thing we're changing' at The Washington Post

    2 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Bezos on 'the thing we're changing' at The Washington Post: Amazon chairman and C.E.O. Jeff Bezos is optimistic about the future of The Washington Post, which he bought last year, because the Beltway news institution is growing its digital audience while repositioning itself as a national and global brand.
  • Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create 'innovators' fund

    2 Dec 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Vice, Knight Foundation and CUNY create 'innovators' fund: Vice Media, Knight Foundation and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism announced plans Monday evening for a $500,000 journalism innovation fund, to be awarded to organizations and individuals around the world.
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  • Daddy, is it going to flood again?

    Jamie Clarke
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    When people have gone through something like flooding, sometimes they can find it hard to talk about what's causing the climate to change... A few days’ worth of non-stop rain is pretty normal at this time of year, but as I decked my six year-old out head to toe in wet weather gear for the fourth consecutive morning recently, she looked up to me and asked, “is it going to flood again?” After two winters of extended flooding in a row, when this year’s rains began my daughter wasn’t the only one asking this question in our community. The spectre of more school and road closures, and…
  • The racist texts. What the Mubenga trial jury was not told

    Clare Sambrook
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    Jimmy Mubenga died under restraint by three G4S guards. Extreme racist texts found on two of the guards’ phones were withheld from the jury who yesterday cleared all three men of manslaughter. (Warning: this piece contains highly offensive language) Jimmy Mubenga with his youngest childHere’s a joke:“What’s the difference between a cricket bat and a teatowel? Fuck all. They both wrap round a Muslim’s head nicely. Happy St George’s Day.”That was one of 65 extremely racist texts found on the mobile phone of Terrence Hughes, one of three G4S guards acquitted yesterday of the…
  • Eastern Ukraine: the humanity behind the headlines

    Nils Muižnieks
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    The government in Kyiv, aid organisations and the international community must work together to address the humanitarian crisis created by the fighting in the east. Commissioner for human rights hears plight of IDPs in Ukraine from open Security on Vimeo.News reports from the conflict in eastern Ukraine are full of grim increases in the statistics of the dead, injured, and displaced, of ceasefires which quickly break down and movements of heavy weaponry. The headlines make one aware that Ukraine is at war but they do not always show the effects on ordinary people. I recently visited the…
  • Help us save the NHS - Christmas Appeal

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    For anyone who loves the NHS, it is time to act. We don’t have much time to reverse the destructive reforms already underway. We urgently need your support. We're sure you’re as worried about what’s happening to the NHS as we are. Wheels are already in motion that will affect all of our futures. But if we work together, we can save the NHS we know and love. Support our campaign and we will fight to get it back. Pre-election promises to protect NHS funding have been broken.A&Es, wards and nurses are being cut across the country. NHS hospitals are in the red, and…
  • The rouble crisis in Siberia

    Anna Fofanova
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    As the rouble collapses, residents of Tomsk have long memories — from Black Tuesday 1994 to Black Tuesday 2014.  Tomsk is a provincial city in the best sense of the word. Indeed, as the largest centre for education and science on the other side of the Urals, it is often called the most European city in Siberia. As for living standards and income, Tomsk is usually found mid-table in the list of Russian cities with populations over 500,000. If you want to take Russia’s ‘temperature,' Tomsk is a good place to do it. So how do Siberians see the current economic crisis, its causes, and…
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  • The TNA follows JVP strategy

    Harim Peiris
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Image via Al Jazeera No less a person than the JHU’s General Secretary, Patali Champika Ranawaka, went on record over the past weekend, stating that every attempt at campaigning by the joint opposition is being violently and illegally suppressed by the Rajapakse regime. He stated that if democratic dissent and a genuine electoral process did not occur, the country would slip back to the era of extra parliamentary and violent opposition to the regime. A free and fair election, at least by Sri Lanka’s own flawed standards is a must for us to continue our claims to be a democracy. That claim…
  • The Contest

    Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Photo via wx135 The announcement that Maithripala Sirisena, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister of Health in the Rajapaksa regime is to be The Common Candidate of the Opposition to Mahinda Rajapaksa has turned the Presidential Election of 15th January 2015 into a contest. Moreover the electoral arithmetic, most popularly quoted, appears to favour the challenger on the premise that the vast majority of minority votes will go to him leaving the incumbent the challenge of securing some 60-65% of the majority Sinhala Buddhist vote to win. This begs the question as…
  • Twitter archive of @groundviews: December 2014

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    Every single one of the nearly 36,600+ tweets published to date by Groundviews as @groundviews can be downloaded as a ZIP file from here. The archive, generated by Twitter, is fully searchable. All the tweets can be downloaded as a CSV file from here (10.3Mb). The archive is also accessible online here. The archive is a wealth of information spanning over five years, with conversations and content holding Sri Lanka’s mainstream media accountable for serious lapses in journalism, in addition to updates around every single major socio-political development in Sri Lanka.
  • 2014: Year in Review

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Groundviews published over 300 articles in 2014. Since its launch in 2006, the most amount of traffic to the website was generated over May this year, around the compelling content featured in the End of War: 5 Years On Special Edition. Selecting the most engaging content from this vast selection is impossible – all of the articles deal with issues often not covered at all by mainstream media in Sri Lanka, or only dealt with in passing. The following articles represent a cross-section of the topics covered on Groundviews, this year and since its inception. Use them to go through…
  • An appeal from a Sri Lankan Catholic to Pope Francis: Please don’t come

    30 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Photograph courtesy Api Sri Lankan On 20th Nov. 2014, the President of Sri Lanka officially proclaimed his intention to hold presidential elections and seek a third term. This was when there was two more years to hold presidential elections. It was widely believed that the reasons for premature elections was the fading popularity of the President and his strong belief in astrological predictions that his best chance of winning elections is in early January 2015. The premature elections was not at all based on public interest or to further democratic culture in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, on 22nd…
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  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: Celebrations of 1000 successful weeks

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Last week on Friday (December 12, 2014) the movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" completed 1000 weeks of successful running at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir theatre. The single screen that came into the limelight after it ran 'Mughal-e-Azam' for eight years and today it has broken its own record by running "Dilwale" for nineteen years continuously. A story that redefined love.
  • Peshawar Bleeds: An overcast evening for mothers

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    "Mom give my school bag; check my books in it; Mom please don't forget to check my pen and Red ink; put my Lunch Box." He said her 'goodbye mother'. Mother left a meek kiss on his cheek 'goodbye son'.
  • Book Review - Stripping the Gurus: Sex, Violence, Abuse and Enlightenment

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    With the recent controversies surrounding self-proclaimed godmen it becomes relevant to be enlightened about them. One thing that is quite clear about them is that they are just sooth-talkers as well as the peddlers of spiritually and their actions are contrary to what they preach or teach.
  • PSPCL seeks 13.4 per cent tariff hike against possible reduction

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Punjab Government's intention is to reduce power tariff in next two years to have a positive impact on voters in the next elections but profit making Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has chosen opposite direction by seeking a tariff hike of 13.4 per cent against possible tariff reduction.
  • A memorable trip to Delhi in 1955

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    In 1955 I was in my late teens and it looked like as if I had been somehow put on travel mode. I had just been to Bombay where I had spent most of my two-month long summer vacation. And now it was October and there was a chance of visiting Delhi. An uncle of mine was the touring officer of the C&E Morton, the confectioners, and he was going to be in Delhi for a week. He wanted my sister and me to visit him.
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  • My Thoughts on Kari Rasmussen Leaving

    Dino Corvino
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    I found out last week that Kari Rasmussen was leaving Wausau Area Events, a nonprofit of which I have been both a completely unreasonable critic, as well as a massive supporter, and her departure made me think.  I knew Kari socially a lifetime ago, I knew her sister and I used to see her mom every other day at the swimming pool.  I am saddened by the departure, but as an old fan of Kari, I am excited to see what is going to happen. You see Kari is part of my age group, and back in the day she was part of my extended social circle.  Like everyone that age we were struggling to find our…
  • 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…
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  • Ende der Eiszeit: Kuba und USA wollen Beziehungen normalisieren

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Kuba und die USA haben überraschend angekündigt, die Beziehungen der Länder zu normalisieren. Bei den Republikanern sorgt die Entscheidung Obamas für Protest. Um die Reisebeschränkungen aufzuheben, braucht der Präsident die Zustimmung des Kongresses.
  • Griechische Präsidentenwahl im ersten Anlauf gescheitert

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Die Präsidentenwahl in Griechenland ist im ersten Anlauf gescheitert. Der Kandidat der konservativ geführten Regierung, Stavros Dimas, konnte die erforderliche parlamentarische Zweidrittel-Mehrheit nicht für sich verbuchen. Im dritten Wahlgang genügt eine Mehrheit von 180 Stimmen - doch auch von der ist Premier Samaras weit entfernt: Beim ersten Wahlgang blieb Samaras mit 160 Stimmen deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück.
  • Börse: Dax schließt im Minus

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Die Fed entscheidet heute über das Schicksal vieler Länder: Wenn sie auf ihrem Kurs bleibt, Zinsanhebungen ankündigt und so den Dollar weiter stärkt, werden insbesondere die hoch in US-Dollar verschuldeten Schwellenländer in heftige Turbulenzen geraten.
  • Tarifkonflikt : Erste Einigung zwischen Bahn und Lokführern

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Die Deutsche Bahn und die Lokführergewerkschaft GDL haben bei ihren Tarifverhandlungen eine Teileinigung erzielt. Für die zweite Jahreshälfte 2014 wurde für alle GDL-Mitarbeiter eine Einmalzahlung von 510 Euro vereinbart.
  • Sanktionen und Rubel-Crash: Russland-Krise erreicht Deutschland

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Die deutschen Exporte nach Russland werden im kommenden Jahr um 20 Prozent einbrechen. Dies dürfte Auswirkungen auf die Arbeitsplätze insbesondere in der Automobil-Industrie haben. Die Konjunktur-Forscher nutzen die Gelegenheit des Rubel-Absturzes, um schon jetzt ihre Prognosen für 2015 zu kassieren.
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  • The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review SIM-swap petos: uusi tapa varastaa rahaa

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Mobile phones tulossa kätevä työkalu pankki huijarit ovat alkaneet käyttää SIM-swap. Toimintatapa: Huijari saa pankkitilitiedot ja rekisteröi matkapuhelinnumerosi kautta tietojenkalastelu- tai haittaohjelmasivusto. Hän lähestyy sinun eloisa asepalvelus ehkäistä fake identiteetti todisteet ja väittäen luurin tai SIM vahinkoa, pyritään kopioi SIM-kortti. Tarkastelun alkuperäisen SIM poistetaan käytöstä ja uusi myönnetään huijari. Hän käynnistää liiketoimia sinun pankkitililtäsi tiedot josta hän oli aiemmin varastettu, ja saa vahvistuksen maksupyynnöt…

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I am particularly  interested  in spreading  information  about poor road signs in Europe. 
  • Brooklyn Peace Group Announces First Ever Product Endorsement - “Peacelovebeanies”

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The “I Declare World Peace” project endorses Arizona knitwear maker Peacelovebeanie. The “I Declare World Peace” project, commonly known by its hashtag #IDWP, has officially endorsed the knitwear products of Peacelovebeanie, an Arizona based family operation run by Julia Geha and her daughter Pascale, selling their products at This is a first ever product endorsement by #IDWP and it is making the endorsement without remuneration. New York photographer and president of #IDWP Rita Gelber smilingly noted that “Peacelovebeanie’s focus on raising peace…
  • School Without Walls Students

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    SWW students en route to staged Die-In in front of the White House.
  • My deceased beautiful 22 year old daughter

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    My daughter's life ended at 1:00 am on January 23, 2014, in a head-on collision in the middle of Winter, pitch black (moonless) night with  poor visibility, hours from her home in Edmonton, Alberta. She collided with an SUV and was killed instantly by blunt force trauma to the head. I am not proud of the fact that my daughter was an exotic dancer at the time of her death, but it was not in her future aspirations. She loved animals and was a member of PETA. She wanted to become a vet.  My daughter Lexi (Alexis) Whiteside was quite a shy girl and needed a couple of drinks to get…
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  • Bad sports, good sports: Networks change schedules for Johnny Manziel

    Alan Spoll
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Unlike a friend of mine, I am not one of those people that has ten televisions and the ability to watch all of the NFL games at once. That’s not to say I don’t wish that I were, but it is not my reality. On Sundays, if the Eagles are not playing at 1:00, I look at FOX and CBS to see which games they are carrying and I pick one to check out. Most often, I end up watching FOX, as they are usually carrying NFC games, and I am partial to that conference. This past Sunday, I was totally confused when I put on FOX and saw a game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, two AFC…
  • Top ten least popular mall stores

    Bob Sullivan
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    10. Big, Tall & Gay 9. Banana Dictatorship 8. Holly of Fredericksburg 7. Organ Donation Shack 6. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Kale 5. Turban Outfitters 4. Abercrombie & Bitch 3. Bed, Bath & Beyoncé 2. Chick-fil-A-Hole 1. Old Merchant Marines   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
  • Bad sports, good sports: The death of a college football program

    Alan Spoll
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Students and fans of the University of Alabama-Birmingham were dealt a tremendous blow this week when the school decided to shut down its football program. No one is more directly affected than the players and coaches, who will see the work they have done to build this program flushed away with barely a thank you. Although there was not a lot of history in this program, as it only started in 1991, the team just finished its most successful season in a decade and things were looking up. A lot of crummy stuff had happened to this team over the last few years. Back in 2007, they nearly hired…
  • Top ten answers to the question, “How cold is it?”

    Bob Sullivan
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    10. It’s so cold, this morning, the early bird catching the worm had gloves on. 9. It’s so cold, the optician was giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of eyeglasses. 8. It’s so cold, hitchhikers are holding up pictures of thumbs. 7. It’s so cold, cab drivers are flipping people off with their mittens. 6. It’s so cold, people were contracting Ebola just for the fever. 5. It’s so cold, I chipped a tooth on some broth. 4. It’s so cold, if I had a stick up my butt, it’d be a popsicle. 3. It’s so cold, my aunt slipped on some ice and accidently keyed someone’s…
  • 7 unanswerable questions Bill Cosby made me contemplate

    Sean Cunningham
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    How much does Cosby biographer Mark Whitaker suck? I can understand not wanting to dwell on the allegations of abuse so much it became the focus of Cosby: His Life and Times…but wasn’t there some room for them in its 500-plus pages? (It includes a 19-page chapter called “The Art of Jell-O.”) Why do I feel like if Whitaker wrote a book about Ted Bundy it would focus on Ted’s academic performance at law school? How many accusations does it take before we agree to waive the usual innocent-until-proven-guilty policy? In general, I believe the media taking every allegation against a…
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  • Vacant Buildings in 17th Ward are Impacting Residents’ Quality of Life

    Devon Marti
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Doors boarded up with plywood, stamped with graffiti and gang signs. Porches clinging to the front of houses by duct tape and metal chains. Bent window frames and broken glass from intruders coming in and out. This is the scene of 154 vacant, boarded up residential properties throughout the 17th ward, with the majority being […]
  • Uptown Parish reaches out and feeds many

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    On a chilly Friday evening, around 100 people lined up in front of St. Thomas of Canterbury’s Parish to get a home cooked meal. Volunteers from all over Chicago, scattered all over the school cafeteria for an evening’s food service. St. Thomas of Canterbury’s soup kitchen opens its doors twice a week for the homeless, […]
  • Diluted Talk About Dispensary

    Michael Matthew Esparza
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Residents of the 33rd Ward and candidates seeking to oust Ald. Deb Mell are criticizing the approval process for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Albany Park. Critics said Mell held only one private meeting and one public meeting about the dispensary and they were denied the opportunity to voice their opinions about the business. […]
  • Horses of Honor in Chicago

    Thomas Kremer
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Horses of Honor public art exhibit in Chicago is dedicated to the memory of the over 500 fallen officers since 1853. The exhibit began putting horses out along Chicago streets in September and will run through December, after which there will be an auction for the horses. Benefits raised from the auction will go to […]
  • Parent Participation A Success At Ella Flagg Young

    Rana Tuggle
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    Exploring ways for parents to get more involved in their children’s education was the main topic of discussion at a recent Ella Flagg Young Elementary School local school council meeting. Principal Crystal Bell, who has been working at Young for 27 years – the last 13 as the principal, headed the LSC meeting along with Earlean Green, 68, the […]
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    First Arkansas News (FAN) - reporting from across the Natural State

  • Benton ‘mercy rules’ Parkview, gears up for El Dorado

    Ethan C. Nobles
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The Benton Panthers got one step closer to the Class 6A high school football championship game on Friday night by beating Parkview 49-28. Since Benton was undefeated this season and won the 6A South, the Panthers drew a bye during the first round of the playoffs last week. The team easily handled Parkview tonight, having pulled ahead by 35 points in the third quarter. When a team is ahead by 35 points in the second half, the sportsmanship rule (a.k.a. the mercy rule) kicks in meaning that the clock runs without stopping until the end of the game. Parkview scored a couple of touchdowns to pull…
  • ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ – more proof that the 1970s were weird

    Ethan C. Nobles
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    The 1970s was an odd decade, indeed. Sure, you had some cultural landmarks set during those 10 years — the first Star Wars film, Smoky and the Bandit and the incredible gain in popularity of the National Football League, to name a few. But for every cultural landmark in the 1970s, it seems there were two or three things that make one wonder what the heck was wrong with people in the 1970s. Think of the total oddness of the Jimmy Carter presidency, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park or disco, for instance. Add to that list The Star Wars Holiday Special — a two-hour slice of misery…
  • Benton to face Parkview on Nov. 21

    Ethan C. Nobles
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Benton Panthers will square off against Parkview on Friday, Nov. 21 in the second round of the Class 6A playoff game. Benton, which won the 6A South Conference with a 9-0-1 record, won a bye in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 14. The Panthers’ goal, of course, is to advance to the state championship game to be played at War Memorial Stadium on Dec. 5. To get to that game, however, the Panthers will have to take care of Parkview at home on Friday and then defeat another opponent on Nov. 28. For those keeping score at home, Benton defeated Parkview 28-19 in an away game on…
  • Benton Panthers win 6A South conference championship

    Ethan C. Nobles
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Benton Panthers tonight defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 39-36 to win the 6A South and post an unbeaten season with a record of 9-0-1. According to the folks at, 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

  • Keeping Safe During Flu Season

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Flu Season Has Arrived! What You Need To KnowThe 2014-2015 flu season is off to an early start, so please strongly consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and others against the flu. Activity levels are highest in children but overall influenza activity is widely spread across the state.The flu vaccine is safe and continues to be the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. The flu vaccine is offered in many locations including pharmacies, clinics, health centers, and even by some employers and schools. Contact your healthcare provider, county health…
  • Pvt. Josue Gonzalez Completes Army Training

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    LABELLE, FL. -- Army Pvt. Josue Gonzalez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.Gonzalez is the son of Jose and…
  • 25 Free Tai Chi Classes Start Jan. 13

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    World's Most Popular Exercise At L.J. Nobles CenterLABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle's Senior Center on Cowboy Way will once again host a 25-session class in Tai Ji Quan, popularly known as Tai Chi.The 12-week, twice weekly class will start January 13 and be held on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle. Registration is required and class size is limited. Only those who are aged 50 and above and who can attend all class sessions will be registered. Call the toll free elder helpline at (866) 413-5337.About Tai Ji QuanTai Ji Quan, "Moving For Better Balance"…
  • Toys For Tots And Santa Claus Target Kids Today

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    LABELLE, FL. -- Volunteers met today with Santa Claus and lovely Mrs. Claus in LaBelle for the annual Marine Corps Toys For Tots Drive.(photo courtesy Mary Bartoshuk)
  • Rev. Jill Dugal New Pastor Of First Church

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- Rev. Jill A. Dugal is new pastor of the First Church of God, LaBelle, Florida. Pastor Jill, is originally from Canada, and is a ordained as a minister with the Church of God (Anderson). She was ordained in 2007 and has served as pastor at LaBelle. Prior to accepting the call to pastor at LaBelle, she has a long history of service in the life of the church, including ministry as a counselor, personal evangelism, pulpit supply minister, and interim pastor at First Church of God in Cape Coral, FL.She studied for ministry through Anderson School of Theology Center for…
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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

  • Restraining Young People in Custody for the Purposes of “Discipline” is Dangerous and illegal

    Rebecca Joy Novell
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Earlier this year the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling unveiled plans for an £85 million secure young offender unit in Leicestershire which will open in 2017. The unit will hold 320 boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 and its intention is to put “education at the heart of custody” and reduce re-offending.... Continue Reading » The article Restraining Young People in Custody for the Purposes of “Discipline” is Dangerous and illegal written by Rebecca Joy Novell appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The Care Act 2014 and What it Means for Prisoners in the UK

    Vickie Harrison
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The British prison service is struggling to deal with an ageing and growing population. As it stands, the number of prisoners in the United Kingdom has increased by 20% in the last 12 years, and is now fast approaching 85,000. Higher crime rates combined with longer sentences mean that many inmates are reaching old age... Continue Reading » The article The Care Act 2014 and What it Means for Prisoners in the UK written by Vickie Harrison appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Democrats Are In a Policy Funk

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    After losing the House in 2010 and now the Senate four years later, Democrats seem bereft of ideas about how to reconnect with the electorate. Democrats seem to have a grip on the White House and Hillary Clinton appears to be the odds on favorite going into 2016. Yet, with Republican policies blatantly favoring the... Continue Reading » The article Democrats Are In a Policy Funk written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Grandparenting in a Changing Society

    Alice Fisher
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    I have been a grandmother for over 17 years. It is a role that I covet, yet circumstances in our constantly changing society present challenges that I could have never anticipated. As the mother of three sons, this is probably as good as any place to begin…being the grandmother-in-law. Not long after our first granddaughter was... Continue Reading » The article Grandparenting in a Changing Society written by Alice Fisher appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The Purpose of Education in a Democratic Society

    Dan Scratch
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    The purpose of education in a democratic society is to instill the values of cooperation, fairness and justice into the hearts of our students. I would argue that these values are essential to maintaining and improving a functioning democracy in any country. In Canada, our democracy is in serious need of a shake up. We... Continue Reading » The article The Purpose of Education in a Democratic Society written by Dan Scratch appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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