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  • Police: 2 men robbed Dix Hills gas station

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    Mike Balsamo, Port Jefferson Crime Examiner
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Two Long Island men were arrested early Thursday after they allegedly robbed a gas station in Dix Hills and detectives are now “looking into” whether the men are tied to the murder of a gas station attendant in...
  • President Obama to call for reversal of sequester cuts in budget plan

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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Hill - By Justin Sink - Jan. 29 (Special Report) - President Obama will tell House Democrats on Thursday that his proposed budget will “fully reverse” sequester cuts to the domestic budget and offer a similar increase in Pentagon spending. He will also look to ratchet up pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a “clean” bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year when he visits the House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia.NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review…
  • Will Essebsi reconstruct himself?

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    Anouar Jamaoui
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    Essebsi should take this crucial moment in Tunisian history as an opportunity to reinvent himself, to rise to the many challenges he faces—greatest of which is to unite Tunisians and support the democratic transition. Beji Kaid Essebsi, winner of Tunisian presidential election 2014. Demotix/Chedly Ben Ibrahim. All rights reserved.The 89 year-old Beji Kaid Essebsi is the dean of Tunisian politicians. He was born during the reign of the Beys of Tunis, witnessed the various stages of the national struggle against French colonialism, and saw the rise of the post-independence state. While Habib…
  • Koramangala elevated road faces uncertainty; When developers don’t give up CA sites; BBMP wants term extended

    Citizen Matters, Bangalore
    News Desk
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    In this edition of the newsletter: Uncertainly about elevated road project from Ejipura to Kendriya Sadan; When layout developers don't give up Civic Amenities sites; BBMP asks for extension of tenure; Neralu Tree Festival and lots more. 
  • A Whistleblower Protection Act needs to Accompany the proposed Freedom of Information Act

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    Tissa Jayatilaka
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
    Image courtesy Transparency International By S W R de A Samarasinghe & Tissa Jayatilaka The presidential election results of 8 January suggest that a significant segment of our electorate concurred with the assertion of the then common Opposition that bribery and corruption that tainted the administration of the incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa which, in turn, tainted him, was a sufficiently serious flaw to deny him a third term.  Candidate Sirisena promised the Sri Lankan electorate that, if elected, he would wipe out corruption and establish good governance. This is, of course,…
 
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  • President Obama to call for reversal of sequester cuts in budget plan

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Hill - By Justin Sink - Jan. 29 (Special Report) - President Obama will tell House Democrats on Thursday that his proposed budget will “fully reverse” sequester cuts to the domestic budget and offer a similar increase in Pentagon spending. He will also look to ratchet up pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a “clean” bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year when he visits the House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia.NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review…
  • Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Houston Chronicle - By Karin Laub, Elaine Kurtenbach - Jan. 29 (Special Report) - Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan. The militants' deadline passed without word on the fate of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and a fellow hostage, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.NewsTrust Rating: 4.2 average (not enough reviews) - See Review » - Review…
  • ISIS To Obama: 'We Will Cut Off Your Head In The White House'

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • As 18 Die on Anniversary of Revolution, Egypt Intensifies Crackdown on Activists, Journalists

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Jan. 28 (News Report) - At least 18 protesters have been killed as they marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Egypt that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, in the bloodiest demonstrations since General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power. A viral video also shows Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, a leading member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, being shot dead Saturday at a protest near Tahrir Square. "Like all social change, the fight for democracy in Egypt and across the region is going to continue," says Karim Amer, producer of "The Square," which…
  • Op-Ed Columnist: Ending Greece’s Nightmare

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    New York Times - By Paul Krugman - Jan. 28 (Opinion) - Now that Alexis Tsipras has won, and won big, European officials would be well advised to stop lecturing him on fiscal responsibility.NewsTrust Rating: 4.3 average (not enough reviews) - See Reviews » - Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer
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  • Will Essebsi reconstruct himself?

    Anouar Jamaoui
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    Essebsi should take this crucial moment in Tunisian history as an opportunity to reinvent himself, to rise to the many challenges he faces—greatest of which is to unite Tunisians and support the democratic transition. Beji Kaid Essebsi, winner of Tunisian presidential election 2014. Demotix/Chedly Ben Ibrahim. All rights reserved.The 89 year-old Beji Kaid Essebsi is the dean of Tunisian politicians. He was born during the reign of the Beys of Tunis, witnessed the various stages of the national struggle against French colonialism, and saw the rise of the post-independence state. While Habib…
  • A world apart – why political and businesses elites need to remember working women

    Kasia Staszewska
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Recent experience suggests that women - and men - are reaching the end of their tether. It’s now high time to address the structural causes behind inequality in women’s work. ActionAid-trained women garment workers in Savar, marching to demand their rights under Bangladesh labour laws.It’s that time of the year again: the World Economic Forum (WEF) has come to the end and the global elite, mostly men, are heading back after countless discussions about the state of the world and global economy today. But while this year’s Davos event, and media around it, took up the issue of economic…
  • Police cooperation: another angle on the surveillance debate

    Alex Tinsley
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Meet Bahar Kimyongür, a political activist arrested, detained, and released in three European countries on an unsubstantiated charge. His case shows citizens are disarmed when they are reduced to a name in a database.  Wikimedia Commons/Etengabe. Some rights reserved.28 January was Data Protection Day, another occasion to think further about surveillance by intelligence agencies and transnational data-sharing. As a criminal justice organisation focused on improving fair trial rights protection, some of our work relates to the impact of surveillance and intelligence…
  • Infographic: understanding sectarianism

    Craig Browne
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    A very accessible introduction to how we should grasp and portray sect and sectarianism in Syria and the Middle East. Sideboxes Related stories:  What is sectarianism in the Middle East? Assad's secular sectarianism The right to neighbourhood: way out of a sectarian quagmire Country or region:  Syria
  • From Athens to Kobane, winds fill Kurdish sails

    Karabekir Akkoyunlu
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    Could Greece, through democratic elections, become for Turkey what Tunisia became for Egypt in 2011 through mass protests? HDP co-leader, Selahattin Demirtaş, January, 2015. Avni Kantan/Demotix. All rights reserved.The victory of SYRIZA in the Greek parliamentary election last Sunday is sending tremors not just across the European Union, but also the Aegean Sea. As the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu issued a congratulatory message to his freshly appointed counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, pro-government newspapers scrambled to compare the rise of SYRIZA out of the ashes of old…
 
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  • A Whistleblower Protection Act needs to Accompany the proposed Freedom of Information Act

    Tissa Jayatilaka
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
    Image courtesy Transparency International By S W R de A Samarasinghe & Tissa Jayatilaka The presidential election results of 8 January suggest that a significant segment of our electorate concurred with the assertion of the then common Opposition that bribery and corruption that tainted the administration of the incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa which, in turn, tainted him, was a sufficiently serious flaw to deny him a third term.  Candidate Sirisena promised the Sri Lankan electorate that, if elected, he would wipe out corruption and establish good governance. This is, of course,…
  • Revisiting Sampur: How Long Will it Take to Return Home?

    Bhavani Fonseka
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    By Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem The election of a new President has unleashed high expectations of change for the better. Although for some the expectations relate to macro issues of constitutional reform and good governance, for others their hopes are more basic: that of survival, of returning to their own homes and rebuilding their lives. A key stumbling block to these expectations being met was the claim by the previous government that Sri Lanka no longer had any internally displaced persons (IDPs). Ground realities though are starkly different with thousands in the North and East of…
  • Memories of Prageeth Ekneligoda

    Dayapala Thiranagama
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Photo courtesy Vikalpa And even the miserable lives we lead are not allowed to reach their natural span. For myself I do not grumble, for I am one of the lucky ones…. Is it not crystal clear, comrades that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of the human beings?  George Orwell, Animal Farm, (p.5). Prageeth Ekneligoda, one of the best political cartoonists this country has ever produced was known for his great talent and political vision. He is now remembered for his disappearance on the night of 24 January, just two days before the 2010 Presidential elections. It was…
  • The deprivation of liberty under national security laws: What can be done to provide immediate relief?

    Ambika Satkunanathan
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Image courtesy Sri Lanka Brief During the past fortnight there have been many calls for the immediate repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Given the fluid and complex political context, and the upcoming parliamentary elections, it appears unlikely this will happen in the short term. However, there are a number of immediate measures the government could implement to illustrate its bona fides, and begin the process of re-building a relationship of trust with citizens, particularly Tamil speaking persons who constituted the majority of those arrested under national security laws. In…
  • IMPLEMENTING THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT: THE FIRST STEP OF A LONG JOURNEY

    Asanga Welikala
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    Photo courtesy Sri Lanka Guardian “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu In his first trip abroad to India, the new Foreign Minister has stated that the new government is committed to implementing the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Similarly, in his first address to Parliament after the formation of the government, the Prime Minister stressed the need to develop a solution to the ‘national problem’, adding that any such solution ‘would not be detrimental to the unitary status of the country.’ Like Phaedrus, the people of the North and East…
 
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  • Protest gegen Henry Kissinger: Tumult im US-Senat

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Mehrere Demonstranten haben bei einer Senats-Anhörung in Washington Henry Kissinger als Kriegsverbrecher bezeichnet. John McCain bezeichnete die Demonstranten als „Abschaum“. Die Protestierenden wurden vom Wachpersonal aus dem Saal gedrängt.
  • Börse: Dax schließt 0,3 Prozent im Plus

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Die Fed glaubt nach wie vor, dass sie die Zinsen anheben kann - ein fataler Irrtum. Unterdessen fällt der Ölpreis weiter und würgt so die amerikanische Shale-Industrie kontinuierlich ab, Shell meldet bereits bittere Zahlen. Der Dax bleibt vorerst stark, die Banken meiden US-Werte und kaufen europäische Aktien.
  • EU verhängt keine neuen Sanktionen gegen Russland

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Die EU hat in der Frage der Russland-Sanktionen einen Kompromiss gefunden, der nicht der Linie der Hardliner folgt: Griechenland, Österreich, Italien, die Slowakei und vermutlich auch Deutschland haben im Hinblick auf die gravierenden Folgen für die eigene Wirtschaft eine Ausweitung der Sanktionen verhindert. Auch die Verlängerung der bestehenden Sanktionen um sechs Monate ist weniger, als etwa Polen und die baltischen Staaten gefordert hatten.
  • Dänemark: Zentralbank erhöht erneut Negativ-Zinsen

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Die dänische Zentralbank hat ihren Strafzins für Einlagen erneut angehoben. Mit dem Schritt will die Notenbank eine Aufwertung der Landeswährung Krone verhindern. Auf Geld-Einlagen werden jetzt Negativ-Zinsen von 0,5 Prozent statt wie zuletzt von 0,35 Prozent fällig.
  • Staatsanleihen: Ausverkauf bei Weißrussland-Bonds

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Anleger in Weißrussland haben am Donnerstag Panik-Verkäufe vorgenommen. Sie fürchten Zahlungsausfälle. Zuvor hatte Präsident Alexander Lukaschenko angekündigt, dass 2015 auslaufende Devisen-Anleihen umgeschuldet werden. Doch das Finanzministerium dementierte später die Aussage des Präsidenten.
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  • Policía acribilló a su esposa: cuarta muerte violenta en plena calle en 40 días

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Frío, sin importarle los testigos ni las consecuencias, el policía cargó otra vez el arma y efectuó otros cinco disparos. Las cámaras de video del comercio "Super Usa" registraron cómo el policía giraba alrededor del cuerpo de su esposa mientras tiraba sin compasión. Luego caminó unos metros y se detuvo, sin saber qué hacer. Eran las 12:55 horas de ayer y el drama se había desencadenado en la esquina de Treinta y Tres y Callejón de Luca, una de las esquinas tradicionales de la capital de Lavalleja, frente a la confitería Irisarri. Un minuto más tarde, a las 12:56 horas, la…
  • Gunman arrested at Dutch news broadcaster NOS

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    A gunman has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news, reportedly demanding airtime. Staff were evacuated from the building in the Media Park in the central city of Hilversum. The man, smartly dressed and carrying a long pistol, paced around a studio that appeared to be empty. When armed police confronted him, he dropped the gun and was overpowered. During the disruption to the NOS news programme, the channel broadcast a message reading: "In connection with circumstances, no broadcast is available at this…
  • Armed man in Dutch TV studio

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Tonight there is an armed man taken down by the police in the studio of the Dutch TV NOS. The requirement of the man was to read a statement on TV.
  • Fear in the Nederland

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Men enter the room news (NOS)with gun .
  • Generals war on global warming

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The Generals have experienced it first hand. They've seen it. All that oil we're burning fueling terrorists' ability to recruit youth from impoverished countries feeling the worst effects of global warming. With just 4 percent of the world's population, the U.S. exhausts 25 percent of the world's climate-warming CO2 emissions. More than China, India and Japan, combined. Intensified by global warming, third world poor are living an over-heated, life-crushing existence with dire water shortages and food shortages. Global warming has opened the gates for terrorist organizations to invade these…
 
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  • Bad sports, good sports: Can we please talk about the Super Bowl instead of football inflation?

    Alan Spoll
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    We are in the midst of Super Bowl week. The two weeks that separate the conference championship games and the Super Bowl are usually a time filled with discussion of the game and everything that goes along with it, like proposition bets, commercials, wardrobe malfunctions, and the like. Mostly the game, though. This year, it has been nearly impossible to find any actual game talk. Instead, the news has been dominated by the fascinating subject of the air inflation levels of some footballs. By “fascinating,” of course, I mean “mind-numbingly dull and pointless.” As…
  • Lisa reads The Deep by Nick Cutter

    Lisa Hura
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nick Cutter’s The Deep starts out with a very promising premise: a strange plague is afflicting humanity on a global scale. Scientists have stumbled upon a possible cure — at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. In a desperate race to save the human race, governments have come together to build a research station at the bottom of the ocean, eight miles underwater. The Trieste may be man’s last hope, but there is something lurking there, and the cure they are researching might not be benign. I loved the beginning of the novel. The plague itself is horrifying: those…
  • Why you want Peter Jackson as your Dungeon Master

    Scott Warnock
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    I was warned that this title would discourage almost all readers. So be it. The fact remains, that if you are ever lucky enough to play a character, say a dwarf fighter or a halfing rogue, in a good ol’ Dungeons & Dragons game, you definitely want Peter Jackson to be your DM. “What on earth is a Dungeon Master?” you whine, those few of you who have not clicked on Facebook at this point. Allow me to explain. In D&D, the Dungeon Master is like an author-referee-god. He (I’ll stick with the gendered “he,” throughout; draw your own conclusions) creates and referees an…
  • Top ten things overheard at the wedding of Grace Gelder, the first woman in England to marry herself

    Bob Sullivan
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    10. “When she proposed to herself, I heard at first she played hard to get.” 9. “I’m glad they now allow same-sex marriages here; otherwise, this’d be really difficult to pull off.” 8. “Was there a pre-nup?” 7. “The ring exchange is going to be bloody awkward.” 6. “I know I’m old-fashioned, but does anybody know if the couple saved themself for marriage?” 5. “Did anyone clue in the minister? He looks mighty confused!” 4. “My God! She’s also one of her own bridesmaids!” 3. “And now she’s giving herself away!” 2. “Yay! She even caught the bouquet!”…
  • Upward Devotional: Looking Inside, Underneath

    Jeff McDonald
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    As I noted before, it’s the start of a new year, and that means part of my Saturdays are spent in gymnasiums … one in my church, and another in the public high school across the street. The Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season is well underway here, in Midland, Texas. Volunteers are helping the program in a lot of different ways … as coaches, referees, time/scorekeepers, and delivering devotionals to the fans during halftime breaks … I’m one of the volunteers doing the devotionals, and here was my presentation for today, inspired by the story of a an alumnus of the college…
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  • Are You Game for Making a Game? Global Game Jam Comes to Blue1647

    Josh@ blue1647
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    BLUE1647 is a site for the 2015 Global Game Jam and you’re invited! No age restrictions, its free, and in a safe place. The Global Game Jam is a 48-hour worldwide event where you go to a local site, find a team, and make a game based around a secret theme. What’s the secret theme? I can’t […]
  • South Loop Pushes for Neighborhood High School

    Jaclyn Selesky
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Many families living in the South Loop struggle with the issue of not having a suitable neighborhood high school for their children. Litigation attorney and community leader John Jacoby faces the same problem with his youngest daughter who next year will be a freshman in high school. Having lived in Chicago for more than 20 […]
  • Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

    Lauren Kostiuk
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A fire at a South Loop firehouse-turned-restaurant in early December has prompted Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit preservation organization, to beef up its efforts to prevent future fires caused by construction-related accidents in historic buildings. The extra-alarm fire on 1401 S. Michigan Ave. was contained but caused heavy damage. Evanston resident Duane Yost, who was at the scene of the fire, […]
  • Free Film And Discussion “Chicago’s School Closings”

    Chicagotalks
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Discussion – open to the public, free. Hosted by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research and The School Project: David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall University of Chicago Thursday, January 22nd 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 p.m. The second installment in The School Project […]
  • Illinois New Eavesdropping Law Still Trouble for Citizens?

    Chicagotalks
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    ChicagoTalks followed the story of artist and free speech activist Chris Drew from his arrest for recording his own arrest, to his untimely death, and the subsequent overturning of the Illinois Eavesdropping law by the state Supreme Court. Here is an update on the new version of that law from the Reader’s Deanna Issacs: What’s safe […]
 
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  • Lost Job? Come To Florida Says Rick Scott

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Florida Governor Rick Scott today invited oil and gas industry employees laid off around the country as part of the global fallout from declining oil prices to consider living and working in Florida.Scott said, “We welcome workers in the energy sector who may be affected by layoffs in other states to move to Florida and build a great career here. Not only does Florida offer a great quality of life with exceptional weather year-round, but we have no state income tax and a world-class education system. Our private sector is booming - we have added over 728,000 jobs in four years and we have…
  • Trail Closing At Lake Okeechobee

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    CLEWISTON, FL. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close a section of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) near Clewiston as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. The Corps will close about six miles of trail from Clewiston west to Liberty Point. The closure is necessary for public safety while work on the replacement of a nearby water control structure (Culvert 2) takes place. The trail is expected to be closed in this location from early February through most of the spring while a bypass is built.“The safety of people…
  • Betty Newman Dies At 82

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Betty Jean Newman, age 82, of Clewiston passed away January 22, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. She was born January 16, 1933 in Weirsdale, FL to the late John Riley Barton and the late Alice Chastain Barton. She was a lifelong resident of Clewiston and retired from the Hendry County School System. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clewiston and was in involved in the Gideons International auxiliary. Survivors include her son Greg Newman (Michi) of Atlanta, GA; brother John Barton (Elizabeth), Maryville, TN; grandchildren Yale, Anders and Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband…
  • Barbara Oehlbeck Dies At 90

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Barbara Harding Oehlbeck, age 90, of LaBelle, passed away January 24, 2015 in Lehigh Acres. Born in Hickory, NC on Aug. 23, 1924, her parents were the late Nancy Lou Halsey and Glenn Wallick Harding. Barbara graduated from Martinsville High School and attended Averett University in Danville, VA where she studied voice, creative writing and technical radio. She was the first female announcer at WMVA radio station in Martinville, VA, where she was her own engineer on her Saturday morning show, "By Request". She was also secretary, treasurer and program director for the station. In 1961 she…
  • Billy Jack Wilkerson Dies At 82

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Billy Jack Wilkerson, age 82, of Moore Haven, passed away January 24, 2015 in Moore Haven, Florida. He was born May 15, 1932 in Kite, GA, to the late James Alexander and the late Lizzie Elminie (Beasley) Wilkerson. He was a supervisor for District Island Water Management for twenty-seven years. He enjoyed being out in the woods hunting for deer and wild hogs. He recently started to attend the Moore Haven Church of God. He married Margaret Hogan; she preceded him in death on Mary 8, 2008. Survivors include two sons: Leroy (Sue) White of Moore Haven, FL, Lavanda (Brenda) White of Lake…
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  • Getting Comfortable with Discomfort When Helping Clients

    Christopher Vollmer
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a social worker is that, in order to excel, you must absolutely get comfortable being present in situations that make your skin crawl. You will encounter people, places, things, and circumstances that will test the limits of your ability to maintain a modicum of objectivity, but... Continue Reading » The article Getting Comfortable with Discomfort When Helping Clients written by Christopher Vollmer appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • The ABLE Act Explained: Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)

    Melissa theSeed
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) was signed into law by the President on December 19, 2014. Tax-free savings accounts can now be built for a population that has historically been forced to live in poverty. Up until now, in order to be eligible for SSI and Medicaid, a person could not have... Continue Reading » The article The ABLE Act Explained: Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) written by Melissa theSeed appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Poverty Becomes Child Protection Concerns – That’s Avoidable!

    Peter Choate
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Recent reports out of the United States raise important concerns about the soaring rates of children living in poverty which is too often accompanied with homelessness. The National Centre on Family Homelessness states there were 2.5 million children who were homeless for at least part of the year in 2013. Neglect, one of the most... Continue Reading » The article Poverty Becomes Child Protection Concerns – That’s Avoidable! written by Peter Choate appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Solidarity for Racial Justice and Non-violence

    Social Work Helper
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    As a group of students, staff, and faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work, we join our voices with those of other schools, agencies, and communities against recent acts of racism and violence in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Phoenix, Saratoga Springs (UT) and elsewhere. We recognize our varying experiences with and participation... Continue Reading » The article Solidarity for Racial Justice and Non-violence written by Social Work Helper appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Incorporating Homophobia into the Definition of Elder Abuse

    Megan Ferguson
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Although many older adults receive necessary support from family, friends, and external agencies, some older adults experience exploitation and abuse. Since there is no universal definition for abuse against older individuals, a broader definition refers to elder abuse and neglect as, “any action or inaction by any person, which causes harm to the older or... Continue Reading » The article Incorporating Homophobia into the Definition of Elder Abuse written by Megan Ferguson appeared first on Social Work Helper.
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  • Tabloid Headlines

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    A couple of times a month when I have evening events in New York City, I choose to cadge a bed at my daughter's apartment rather than trying to return home late at night. If I catch a seriously early train out of Penn Station, ...
  • Why Complexity Sucks

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Complexity is in the eye of the beholder. To me, astrophysics is a complex discipline; to Stephen Hawking it is not. People engaged in complex situations fall into two categories: those who accept complexity as a fact of life and work with it, and those ...
  • There's No I in Team, or Is There?

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    "You know, there's no I in team," we hear managers say with conviction. And since there isn't a single spelling-bee winner among us, we won't argue about that. We will argue that no matter how we spell it, no matter what we call it, a high performing team needs a ...
  • 'Cake': No Time to Celebrate

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    ...Jennifer Aniston in the sort of soul-ripping performance we've never seen from her
  • What Do You Care About Most?

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fill in the blank: "All I care about is _______."If you can't complete it, you're just going through the motions. A person going in many directions ends up going nowhere.Choose your nut - the thing you care most about - then do what ...
 
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