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  • Halloween marked the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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    Marcia Hornok, Taylorsville Biblical Truths Examiner
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    Friday marked a significant anniversary in Christian history. On October 31, 1517, on the eve of All Saints Day, the Protestant movement was born. Martin Luther, who at the time was an obscure Catholic monk, nailed his 95 Theses to...
  • SEC Withholds Hedge-Fund Data Its Own Economist Used In Paper

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    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Forbes - By Daniel Fisher - Oct. 31 - A Columbia Law School professor's requNewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • 10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared…

    CyberJournalist.net
    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.
  • The joined-up policies of the Green Party

    openDemocracy
    Ian Sinclair
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Is it any wonder that much of the mainstream media and political elite are attempting to exclude the Green Party from the television election debates? With two recent national polls on voting intentions showing the Green Party ahead of the Liberal Democrats, it can only be a matter of time before the latter disappear into the oblivion of the “Other parties” category. These results can only strengthen the Greens’s call to be included in the 2015 televised general election debates, which, if successful, will give the Greens the opportunity to reach millions of voters. And presuming party…
  • Private schools should follow school safety guidelines and protect kids: Govt

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    Shree D N
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    Yet another rape in an upscale school. Some more protests. Do the statements made by the CM and the Home Minister point to the root problem? Read on.
 
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  • SEC Withholds Hedge-Fund Data Its Own Economist Used In Paper

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Forbes - By Daniel Fisher - Oct. 31 - A Columbia Law School professor's requNewsTrust Rating: 3.9 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Snail mail snooping safeguards not followed - Josh Gerstein

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Politico - Oct. 31 (News) - NewsTrust Rating: 3.6 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By Eric Lipton - Oct. 30 (Special Report) - Attorneys general are now the object of aggressive pursuit by lobbyists and lawyers who use campaign contributions, personal appeals at lavish corporate-sponsored conferences and other means to push them to drop investigations, change policiesNewsTrust Rating: 4.4 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Scott Walker Runs Ad Supporting Equal Pay After Repealing Wisconsin's Equal Pay Law

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Huffington Post - By Laura Bassett - Oct. 30 (News Report) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women -- just two years after the governor signed a bill repealing the state's equal pay law.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
  • Op-Ed: Bill Foege on how to make Ebola worse

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    humanosphere.org - By Bill Foege - Oct. 30 (Opinion) - I am concerned that the straight-forward, science-based approach taken by public health officials to limit Ebola’s potential spread in this country has spawned such harsh criticism that the critics themselves may be a bigger risk to public safety than this virus.NewsTrust Rating: 4.1 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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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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    openDemocracy

  • The joined-up policies of the Green Party

    Ian Sinclair
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Is it any wonder that much of the mainstream media and political elite are attempting to exclude the Green Party from the television election debates? With two recent national polls on voting intentions showing the Green Party ahead of the Liberal Democrats, it can only be a matter of time before the latter disappear into the oblivion of the “Other parties” category. These results can only strengthen the Greens’s call to be included in the 2015 televised general election debates, which, if successful, will give the Greens the opportunity to reach millions of voters. And presuming party…
  • From Occupy Democracy to One Nation Labour: real democracy now?

    Jeremy Gilbert
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    The left's demands may be becoming somewhat repetitive and yet look no closer to being realised. Surely the real question is, under what social and constitutional conditions could those demands be met? Flickr/LondonPictureCapitalRussells Revolution?  It’s hard to remember a moment quite like this in recent years. Demands or proposals for major reform, or total reinvention, of our political institutions have rarely been louder or more widespread. The impact of the Scottish independence referendum has not yet begun to be felt across the UK, and won’t be until it becomes clear how many…
  • Video: power in Britain - Adam Ramsay speaks at Occupy Democracy

    Adam Ramsay
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    OurKingdom's co-editor Adam Ramsay talks to Occupy Democracy last week about power in Britain and how to challenge it. I was asked to speak at the Occupy Democracy protest in Parliament Square in London last week. I started off by talking about how the square had been lined, all week, by the flags of the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Protectorates. Your browser does not support iframes.
  • 'It's ok to live in poverty, it's ok to be hungry'

    Theo Hessing
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Shocking new statistics reveal the penury and despair the UK government is forcing upon asylum seekers.  This week's news that the UK government is presiding over a backlog of 29,000 asylum cases would be bad enough–but this statistic does not begin to describe the true extent of the human suffering that the UK asylum system is creating. Section 95 film from theo hessing on Vimeo.According to Still Human Still Here, a coalition of over 60 organisations including Oxfam, Amnesty International and the Red Cross, the government is actively forcing more than 25,000 asylum seekers in…
  • New inquiry - are "community rights" actually working?

    Laird Ryan
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    The right to very little at all: House of Commons select committee launches an inquiry into the new ‘community rights’. The Localism Act 2011 offers communities a set of new ‘rights’.  They may now challenge councils in England to run public services, bid for ‘assets of community value’, build local facilities and make statutory neighbourhood plans.  As an added sweetener, the government has earmarked £52m to help communities fund these ventures.  But are community rights all they’re made out to be?  Not on the basis of evidence that shows them to be fraught…
 
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    Groundviews

  • Securely communicate with Groundviews

    Groundviews
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The Editor of Groundviews can now be reached over Telegram, a secure messaging app for mobiles and desktop chat clients. Given the Snowden revelations in general and the pervasive surveillance architectures governing information flows in Sri Lanka, secure communications for whistleblowers, informants, human rights defenders and civil society activists is of paramount importance. As noted on the web, “Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based and heavily encrypted. As a result, you can access your messages from several…
  • Thoughts on hate speech online

    Dr. Harini Amarasuriya
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Comments delivered at the launch of Liking violence: A study of hate speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies on 29th October 2014. Firstly, thank you to the Centre for Policy Alternatives for inviting me to speak today.  I have to admit that I tend to do an ostrich with head in sand impersonation when it comes to hate speech on Facebook or any other media – it is not only that I find the content extremely disturbing, but it paints such an awful picture of humankind – that it is really quite depressing. …
  • Pusswedilla is a Trojan Horse

    Gehan Gunatilleke
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    We have grown to either love or hate the Pusswedilla franchise. Most relish it as high (even low) entertainment with the added thrill of political parody. Some dismiss it as poor satire. I propose to do no such thing—simply because Pusswedilla only masquerades as satire. It is the Trojan horse of Sri Lankan theatre. Why the political establishment has supported this franchise has puzzled me for some time. There are some obvious theories. We might say Sri Lankans, including Sri Lankan politicians, ‘enjoy a good laugh’, even at their own expense. We might think that the government wants…
  • The JHU critiques the Rajapakse Presidency

    Harim Peiris
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Image courtesy News First The barbs and criticisms of a political ally can in politics often do greater damage than even the more forthright criticism of an opponent. The reason for this has all to do with political constituency. When the opposition criticizes the Rajapakse presidency, it resonates mainly with those that are already politically in disagreement with the president anyway and is only effective to the extent that it actually is deemed valid by more middle of the road or undecided voters, the members of the public who form the so called floating vote, which is often the decider at…
  • DO WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO THE THIRD TERM QUESTION BEYOND TEXT AND INTENTION?

    Asanga Welikala
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Photo by AFP courtesy Asia One Amidst strong indications following the Uva provincial election result that a panicked regime is planning an early presidential election, there has been a vigorous debate in the media about the consequences of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished the presidential two-term limit and removed other procedural restraints on presidential power. There was of course no comparable opposition or even public interest in the issue when that amendment was enacted in 2010. In the triumphalist afterglow of war victory, this blatant attempt at…
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  • Shri Ram Sena to Govt.: Slash transport fares across Jammu and Kashmir

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    The state president of Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan has asked the state as well as central government to decrease the fares of transport across Jammu and Kashmir after an unprecedented fall in the price of diesel by more than Rs. 6 per litre till date by Modi-led Central Government.
  • Halloween becomes a part of Jaipur metro culture

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Jaipur is turning fast into a metro-culture city by celebrating many western observances like Halloween Day with theme parties and sales of items related to celebrations in various malls. Halloween is a yearly celebration observed 31 October with eerie, horror and dreadful themes to create humour and ridicule the fearfulness.
  • Asymptomatic ebola virus infected patients need no quarantine

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    President Barack Obama has defended his administration's controversial recommendation to monitor but not quarantine clinicians returning from Ebola care assignments in West Africa.
  • 'I realised if we wore a Sindhi cap, we would be killed'

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    It was the summer of 1987. I was in Kalhora colony, Hyderabad at my uncles' place during school vacations. One morning when I got up and went to buy milk from the dairy of Chacha Deenu Soomro Shikarpuri, I found blood on the wooden gate of my uncle's house. There was a printed note on the door fixed with glue – Jeay Muhajir.
  • Change in Raahgiri timings will come about after permission from the Police: Latika Thukral

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    With the winter season approaching, the organizers of Raahgiri planned to change the timing of the street social initiative, which takes place every Sunday. One of the key organizers, Latika Thukral told Merinews that from the very next month Raahgiri may begin from 7 am instead of 6 am. They would talk to Commissioner of Police soon to bring about this change.The MCG's approval has been taken.
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    Citizen Wausau

  • 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…
  • An Open Letter to Mayor Tipple

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

  • Russland: Zoll entdeckt 600 Tonnen Schmuggel-Fleisch aus EU-Staaten

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Russische Zollfahnder haben Hunderte Tonnen an Schmuggel-Fleisch aus der EU sichergestellt. Das Fleisch soll aus Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Polen und Belgien stammen. Im August hatte Russland ein Einfuhrverbot für europäische Agrar-Erzeugnisse verhängt.
  • China: Faule Kredite werden für europäische Banken zum Problem

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Die Zahl der faulen Kredite in China steigt. Viele Unternehmen können ihre Kredite nicht mehr bedienen. Das birgt nicht nur Gefahren für die chinesischen Banken, sondern auch für deutsche Finanzinstitute. Sie haben allein gegenüber den Banken in China offene Forderungen in Milliardenhöhe.
  • Korruptions-Vorwürfe gegen EU-Beamte im Kosovo

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Einige Beamte der Rechtsstaatlichkeits-Mission der EU sollen im Kosovo Bestechungsgelder von strafverdächtigen Kosovaren erhalten haben. Im Gegenzug sollen die EU-Beamten laufende Strafverfahren gegen die Verdächtigen fallen gelassen haben.
  • Babylonische Bankenaufsicht: EZB muss tausende Dokumente übersetzen

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Etwa 25 Prozent der 130 Großbanken in Europa, die die EZB ab November beaufsichtigen soll, wählt ihre jeweils nationalen Sprachen anstatt der englischen Geschäftssprache. Von den 18 Staaten in der Eurozone benutzen gar nur die Banken auf Malta und Zypern die englische Sprache. Ein Team der EZB quält sich nun damit ab, offizielle Dokumente aus dem Englischen in insgesamt 23 Sprachen übersetzen
  • Junckers Team: Schamanen, Lobbyisten, Ex-Politiker und ein Filmstar-Double

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Am 1. November nimmt die neue EU-Kommission unter Führung von Jean-Claude Juncker ihre Arbeit auf. Die Kommissare präsentierten sich in den Anhörungen vor den Parlamentsausschüssen oft ahnungslos, schlecht vorbereitet oder esoterisch. Die obersten Technokraten von Brüssel sind ein Spiegelbild der politischen Zustände in ihren Ländern.
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  • Frein Arrest

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Eric Frein was finally caught. There is supposedly lots of evidence in the case where he is accused of killing a Police Officer and wounding another. As with any case Frein should be considered innocent until proven guilty.As we have seen with cases like Michael Brown in Ferguson, because of the trial by media many have him already convicted. My guess is Frein is guilty, but until a trial we do not know for sure.The problem I have is what happened to him during his arrest. It is fairly obvious that he was beat up during the arrest. The first news casts said the Police stated his injuries…
  • Yesterday versus today

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    John Sheehan Sent from my iPhone
  • Mess Thy Name is Mesopotamia & Role of India

    1 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    It is the events during and post WW I that are responsible for most of the chaos and turmoil in West Asia today. It took time for the self seeking colonists' action to bear fruit, but the fruit is bitter But the different Arab states created out of the Ottoman Empire with artificial boundaries have by now acquired well-established identities and their peoples have developed a sense of nationhood and nationalism strong enough for them to be ready to defend their countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. Nor is it necessary to go back to 1947-48, when Israel was created in the Arab…
  • Waxing Crescent Moon

    1 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    "Grand go the Years - in the Crescent - above them" - Emily Dickinson
  • algiers's top

    1 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Algiers's monument
 
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    When Falls the Coliseum

  • Lisa reads Lost Girls: an Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

    Lisa Hura
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    First off, let me say that Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker was not exactly the book I was expecting. I enjoy true crime novels and I have always been fascinated by the procedural part of the story – how the authorities track down their killer. In this case, the killer was never caught and it looks like the police threw the procedures out the window. This book is truly about the victims and while it is not what I normally look for in a true crime story, it was all the more fascinating for putting the crime on the back burner. “Over the course of three…
  • Bad sports, good sports: Massive academic fraud at the University of North Carolina

    Alan Spoll
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of smoke coming out of Chapel Hill that seemed to point to some major wrongdoing within the University of North Carolina and its sports program involving fake classes and the like. The NCAA supposedly investigated and decided to accept the school’s own sanctions against itself, which were pretty minor, and took no further action. This week, a new report came out indicating that the problems were far more widespread than had been previously indicated. It seems that lots of UNC athletes, as well as some regular students, were regularly…
  • The Matter with Kansas

    Jeff Scheuer
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    American politics is an endlessly fascinating procession of national and local selfies: little snapshots that tell us a little bit from moment to moment about who we are as a country. And often those snapshots are split-screen, presenting conflicting images of a nation that is not just deeply divided ideologically but also riven by conflicts, paradoxes, and contradictions. Here’s a case in point. An ultra-conservative Republican governor, Sam Brownback, is running scared for re-election in a deeply conservative state, Kansas. Brownback is unpopular despite his rightwing governance. Or just…
  • Top ten little known facts about werewolves

    Bob Sullivan
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    10. They prefer the name “lycanthropes” 9. During a half moon, they become slightly hairy 8. They actually get along great with vampires 7. Favorite singer: Warren Zevon 6. Wolfsbane doesn’t work, but silver bullets do 5. Most of them vote Republican 4. Thought Jack Nicholson was a lot cooler than Lon Chaney, Jr. or Taylor Lautner 3. Wolfman Jack was a fraud 2. It’s very dangerous to moon them 1. Prefer the Schick Quattro to the Gillette Mach 3, but what they really need is a five-blade razor   Bob Sullivan’s Top Ten Everything appears every Monday.
  • Lisa reads The Wicked by Douglas Nicholas

    Lisa Hura
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am not normally a big fantasy reader, but I enjoy a little something fanciful now and then. I enjoyed Douglas Nicholas’ previous novel, Something Red, and I was not disappointed in The Wicked. Thirteenth-century England is the perfect setting for this sort of adventure, with elements of historical fiction, mystery and magic. Once again, exiled Irish queen Molly is traveling the countryside with her granddaughter, Nemain, her young apprentice, Hob, and her lover, Jack Brown. They have come to the castle of Sir Jehan, who they saved in Something Red, to discuss a creeping danger…
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    ChicagoTalks

  • New Military Academy for Logan Square

    Biancamartinez20
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Despite the complaints of Logan Square residents, teachers and students, Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the unpopular decision to turn Ames Middle School into a military academy due to “gang-related activity” last December. Since the military academy has a selective admission process, many students are forced to attend Kelvyn Park High […]
  • Aldermanic Races Heating Up in Two Lakefront Wards

    Hannah Rajnicek
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Two lakefront wards, one north and one south, demonstrate the political shifts that are looming over Chicago with election season heating up. The elections in the 2nd and 46th wards are only two of the races that could shake up City Hall next year. Serving since 2007, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) now leaves his ward, completely re-mapped, […]
  • Jesus “Chuy” Garcia at University of Illinois-Chicago

    Beyza Ozer
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    During one of his first appearances since he announced plans to run for mayor, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Chicago) shared his concerns for the city including conditions of struggling neighborhoods, injustices for low-income people of color and the challenges young people face in the education system. Garcia, former 22nd Ward alderman, raised many topics that likely will […]
  • Preckwinkle – Juvenile Justice

    John Knowles
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle blamed racism for the disproportionate number of African-American juveniles being detained and transferred to adult court in Chicago and said the Cook County State’s Attorney is putting children in jeopardy. Speaking at a symposium on restorative justice held by the Woods Fund Chicago on Oct. 22, Preckwinkle alternately pounded […]
  • One Young Man’s Solution for Restorative Justice

    Cara Ball
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Growing up as a young black male on Chicago’s West Side, Ethan Viets-VanLear has lost track of the number of times police have stopped and frisked him. He said he remembers being stopped when he was as young as 11 or 12; he said his friends have had the same experience. These encounters and others […]
 
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    First Arkansas News (FAN) - reporting from across the Natural State

  • State Supreme Court upholds $150k judgment against Arkansas Realtors Association

    Ethan 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…
  • A new way to combat gambling addiction

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

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

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

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

  • Girls Injured Walking Wrong Way In Darkness

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. . -- Two teens were injured, one seriously as a car hit them early Friday morning in darkness on their way to school.Peder Nielsen, 17 of Port Charlotte, Fl. was traveling westbound on Ackerman Ave., about 6:17 a.m. Friday approaching two female pedestrians.Taylor Crowl, 17  and Kimberly Crowl, 15 were walking westbound on Ackerman Ave., with traffic, walking on the westbound white line on the right hand edge of the roadway.Kimberly was just slightly ahead of Taylor said FHP investigator Jeffery Hause.. Driver Neilsen failed to see the two girls. It was dark and there…
  • Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground Opening

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- The Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground Grand Opening is scheduled for November 8th in LaBelle. The Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board has been on a mission to create a playground that fits the needs of the children of LaBelle. The Board currently has playgrounds in LaBelle, but they hold no more than 20 kids at a time and are targeted for one specific age group. This new playground is a playground that is modified to fit the needs of all age groups, and for more than forty kids. The playground has a play area for children ages 2-5, an area for kids 5-12, and fitness…
  • Staff Assistant Wanted - Hendry County

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    LABELLE, FL. -- A job opening for a staff assistant at the USDA Service Center in LaBelle has opened.VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTJOB TITLE: STAFF ASSISTANT IIPOSTING DATES: October 31 through November 14, 2014WORK LOCATION: USDA Service Center, Pratt Blvd. LaBelle, FLPURPOSE OF JOB: This position provides administrative and clerical support to the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office in LaBelle and to the Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District (HSWCD).For more information, please call 863-675-5352 or visit our website at www.hendryfla.net
  • Joe Trachtenbert On Marijuana Amendment

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    We've all heard the story - my dad has a painful disease - why not give him some relief, by allowing him access to medical marijuana. And if it was limited to your dad, and folks like him, why would anyone object?We would like to think, requiring doctors' prescriptions would limit availability to only those folks who truly need this relief. You can trust doctors to honorably administer this program, right? Well, mostly. But remember when our area laid claim to being among the nation's most prolific "pain clinics". How long do you think it will take, for a handful of "pot docs" to rent…
  • Darrell Harris For Hendry Commissioner (Adv.)

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
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    Social Work Helper

  • Response to Nicky Morgan’s Speech at the National Children and Adult Services Conference

    Social Work Helper
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    The College of Social Work’s Chair Jo Cleary said: “The College of Social Work is extremely heartened by the Secretary of State’s, Nicky Morgan, clear and explicit support for a strong and confident profession.  The proposals about a new assessment and accreditation system for social workers, supervisors and managers who hold statutory child care roles... Continue Reading » The article Response to Nicky Morgan’s Speech at the National Children and Adult Services Conference written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Voter Suppression? We’ve Got An App For That

    Sarah Moncelle
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    These days it seems like there’s an app for everything. If I can map my daily jog, surely I should be able to use this new technology for a greater good. With this in mind, we set about designing an app that would use mobile technology to help prevent and document incidents of voter suppression.... Continue Reading » The article Voter Suppression? We’ve Got An App For That written by Sarah Moncelle appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • HUD Awarded $7.5 Million to Assist Disabled & Elderly Americans Live Independently

    Vilissa Thompson
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In late September, HUD’s Secretary Julián Castro made the announcement that nearly $8 million in grant funding will be used to assist thousands of people with disabilities and senior citizens receive healthcare, meals, and other daily living activities and services in the comforts of their own homes, arranged by service coordinators.  Living independently as a disabled... Continue Reading » The article HUD Awarded $7.5 Million to Assist Disabled & Elderly Americans Live Independently written by Vilissa Thompson appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Should Republicans Gain Control of the US Senate

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Should Republicans take control of the United States Senate there will be many political pundits faulting Democrats for their inability to get black voters to go the polls. Why won’t black voters go to the polls in large numbers? Well, it’s a non-presidential election which typically leads to low voter turnout by the party in... Continue Reading » The article Should Republicans Gain Control of the US Senate written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Intro to Social Work: Understanding Macro, Mezzo, and Micro Levels of Analysis

    Sean Erreger
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    The debate about micro versus macro concentrations within the social work profession continues to rage on. For me, it was not that much of a debate until I began engaging with social workers around the world via social media. Since then, it has changed my lens of how I view the world into a more... Continue Reading » The article Intro to Social Work: Understanding Macro, Mezzo, and Micro Levels of Analysis written by Sean Erreger appeared first on Social Work Helper.
 
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