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Further Reflections on Amanita Muscaria as an Edible Species (2012)

by Debbie Viess Over twenty five years ago, a tiny perfect grisette seduced me into the world of mushrooms. Barely three inches tall, it glowed pearly gray and grew from the middle of my favorite Bay Area hiking trail. The sight of it drew me to my knees. It was too beautiful to disturb, so…

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Red Moon, Blue Sun: Episodes 11-12

Red Moon, Blue Sun: Episodes 11-12

Red Moon, Blue Sun: Episodes 11-12 by odilettante Persistence pays off, since we finally start to find evidence that proves our tenacious detective’s theories about murder aren’t just theories, but based on fact. Even though the mysterious vigilante serial killer’s identity is still unknown, at least our heroes are able to see who the true…

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Eating Right and Exercise Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Brain’s Age

Eating Right and Exercise Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Brain’s Age

According to a survey by AARP,1 93 percent of Americans believe maintaining brain health is very or extremely important. Contrary to popular belief, forgetfulness and senior moments are not an inevitable part of aging. Although becoming forgetful is often regarded as normal as you get older, it is possible to maintain your quick wit and…

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She’s Training the Next Generation of Basketball Refs

She’s Training the Next Generation of Basketball Refs

Nadine Crowley had just finished refereeing the Women’s World Championship in Brazil. In front of a packed arena, she had officiated WNBA superstars Sheryl Swoopes, Sue Bird and Candace Parker. She was at the top of her game. But the next weekend in the fall of 2006, as Crowley laced up her running shoes to…

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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Christopher Blake Rodgers ~ 28 January 2019

Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Blake Rodgers May 4, 1990 – September 1, 2010 Lance Corporal Christopher Blake Rodgers, 20, United States Marine Corps, beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend, was killed in action on September 1, 2010 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was 20 years old. Christopher, or Blake as he…

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This man makes sure the public has access to Utah’s Olympic facilities

This man makes sure the public has access to Utah’s Olympic facilities

The ride clocks in at 71.5 miles per hour, with an effect that’s three times the force of gravity. It takes more than a dozen curves in 61 seconds, and it’s over before you know it.The ride is taking place on the same course that hosted the bobsled, skeleton, and luge competitions at the Salt…

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Luxurious Magazine Interview With Peter Holroyd, Kingsbarns Distillery Manager

Luxurious Magazine Interview With Peter Holroyd, Kingsbarns Distillery Manager

Peter [R], William & Isabella Wemyss [C] and the team at Kingsbarns Distillery.Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd, has been at the helm of Kingsbarns Distillery in Fife since its official launch in 2014. Whilst there, he has shared his passion for whisky by helping to turn the Kingsbarns dream of distilling a fine single malt whisky…

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What’s On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast

What’s On: Art, music and events in Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast

Want to see your event in this list? Visit nbly.nz/kap and fill out the online form with your event details. Make sure you do this at least one week before your event. Inclusion is at the editor’s discretion. MUSIC & THEATRE A Comedy Show With Good Comedians In It: ‘Good Comedians’ is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy…

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Best of NZ: New Year Honours pay tribute to 196 exceptional Kiwis

Best of NZ: New Year Honours pay tribute to 196 exceptional Kiwis

By Vaimoana Tapaleao and Jacqui Stanford Celebrations are in order for nearly 200 New Zealanders recognised for their outstanding work in this year’s New Year Honours. They come from all walks of life and sectors of the community – from the sporting world to the arts, local government, education, health and sciences and the social…

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Understanding youth unemployment and its impact on Asean

Understanding youth unemployment and its impact on Asean

By A. Azim Idris | 4th February 2019| @AzimIdrisHybrid Southeast Asia has seen a surge in demand for a skilled workforce able to fill looming gaps in industries dependent on new and emerging technologies. Source: Cat with tail/Shutterstock IN recent years, Southeast Asia has seen a surge in demand for a skilled workforce able to…

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What I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Freelance

What I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Freelance

1 of 7“I wish I’d known: Not to put all my energy into one thing.Sarah Blesener”Sarah Blesener, 27, Freelance Photographer (Documentary & Photojournalism):How long have you been freelancing for?”Around seven years now.”What kind of work do you do?”Now, I freelance primarily for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, doing documentary stories and…

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How to Ask Your Boss for an Unpaid Leave to Travel, Study, or Spend Time with Family

How to Ask Your Boss for an Unpaid Leave to Travel, Study, or Spend Time with Family

Emilija Manevska/Getty Images You’d like to take time off work — maybe to take on a fellowship, go on a long trip, or spend time with family — but you don’t have the vacation days to cover the time away. How do you ask your boss — and HR — for an unpaid leave? How can you…

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South Dakota family bonds over basketball

South Dakota family bonds over basketball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jay and Dawn Plitzuweit met at a senior high school basketball all-star game in Wisconsin when they were both getting ready to go off to college. Given how things have gone for their family since then, this part of the story seems too good to be true. Dawn, the women’s…

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Everything You Need To Know About THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Everything You Need To Know About THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

After years of development, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are reuniting to bring The Devil in the White City to the masses. Although previously set as a potential directing vehicle for Scorsese, with DiCaprio likely to star, the project has transformed into a limited series for Hulu. For those unfamiliar with Erik Larson’s historical page-turner, the book…

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Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality

Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality

(Natural News) I’ve been putting off writing about events to come in 2019 – 2020 for the simple reason that I don’t think anyone is mentally prepared to accept the level of chaos that’s coming. Perhaps 95% of the population doesn’t give a crap about anything other than their social media posts, celebrity news and…

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Suspected ADHD cases put pressure on mental health services

Suspected ADHD cases put pressure on mental health services

Pharmacies are dispensing more Ritalin and other ADHD medication every year and more suspected cases are being referred for a diagnosis. Is the condition actually on the rise? OLIVER LEWIS reports. The problems became obvious at school. About two years ago Jane* noticed her then 6-year-old son was struggling. He wasn’t hyperactive, but he was forgetting things…

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End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Department of Health and Human Services Part 1. Overview Information Participating Organization(s) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Components of Participating Organizations National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) National Cancer Institute (NCI) Funding Opportunity Title End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Activity Code R21 Exploratory/Developmental…

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The Best (and Worst) Smartphone Ads Of 2018

The Best (and Worst) Smartphone Ads Of 2018

Whether you buy this smartphone or that one doesn’t always come down to the actual smartphone. At least, not completely as the companies who manage to hit the right notes with marketing can attract new customers in spite of the product being not quite as good it should be. At the very least, strong marketing…

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The Best Movies That Lost Best Picture at the Oscars

The Best Movies That Lost Best Picture at the Oscars

Photo: Vulture and Shutterstock Whatever your opinion of the Academy Awards, if you care about film, you can’t just dismiss them. If nothing else, the Academy’s winners double as a history of film. An imperfect history, sure, but a history nonetheless. Running through the list of Best Picture winners, you’ll see trends wax and wane…

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Breaking down Super Bowl, NFL with Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason

Breaking down Super Bowl, NFL with Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason

Former Bengals and Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason and Giants Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms, both of whom are analysts for CBS’ Super Bowl LIII pregame show, huddled with Steve Serby for some Q&A. Q: Who will be the X factor? Boomer: Do I have to be consistent with what I’ve been saying on all…

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Why do Australia rate the player with potential over the one in hand?

Why do Australia rate the player with potential over the one in hand?

Jan 31, 2019Jarrod KimberWriter for ESPNcricinfo Will Pucovski has had more concussions than first-class hundreds, and now he’s in an Australian cricket squad. Anyone who has seen him will understand why: square of the wicket, he’s top-class; he builds innings and he bats time. Is he good enough for Test cricket? No one knows.But he…

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Improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of working memory training

Improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of working memory training

Improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of working memory training Johanna Calderon1,2, David C Bellinger2, Catherine Hartigan3, Alison Lord3, Christian Stopp3, David Wypij3,4, Jane W Newburger3,5 1Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 3Department of…

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For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Chicago. The Chicago Bears come into the playoffs with an NFC North title after four straight last-place finishes, nine wins in 10 games…

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At Least Real Madrid’s Lost Season Has Given Us The Rise Of Vinícius

At Least Real Madrid’s Lost Season Has Given Us The Rise Of Vinícius

Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno (Getty)At just 18 years old, in his first season in Europe, Brazilian forward Vinícius Júnior has already carved out a significant role for himself in Real Madrid’s squad. His emergence as a valuable and now arguably a critical component of one of the best teams in the world happened way faster…

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Excited for Into the Spider-Verse? Read These Comics!

Excited for Into the Spider-Verse? Read These Comics!

Sorry, but there are no issues of Imagine That… on this list.GIF: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has thwipped itself into theaters as one of the best films of the year. Its earnest, almost brazen adoration of the simple joy of comic books oozes from every stylish frame—and if you found yourself enchanted…

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Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Photo courtesy of Netflix The controversy over Netflix’s Sex Education continues Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these pages help you to read, understand and improve your English. NEW: you can now download a…

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Raising State Income Tax Rates at the Top a Sensible Way to Fund Key Investments

Raising State Income Tax Rates at the Top a Sensible Way to Fund Key Investments

Policymakers in several states are reviewing options to strengthen support for public investments crucial to state economies and residents’ well-being, such as quality early education, affordable college, and modern infrastructure. One way to raise the necessary funds is to raise personal income tax rates on the highest incomes, a policy choice sometimes referred to as…

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News story: Education Secretary sets out vision for character and resilience

News story: Education Secretary sets out vision for character and resilience

Character and resilience are as crucial to young people’s future success as academic qualifications, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said today. Addressing the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference today (7 February), Mr Hinds laid out the 5 Foundations for Building Character and pledged to work with schools and external organisations, including membership bodies…

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Classical and Opera in 2019: George Hamilton’s highlights

Classical and Opera in 2019: George Hamilton’s highlights

The Learner by Jack B YeatsOrfeo ed Euridice Civic Theatre, TallaghtPlundered planet: Part of Mark Dion’s collectionKim GordonTechnical expertise: Marc-André Hamelin. Photo: Sim Cannety-Clarke Our expert looks forward to the classical and opera highlights of 2019. RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – New Year Celebration January 1, 3.30pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin The NSO kicks off…

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The Making Of Juan Guaidó: How The US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader

The Making Of Juan Guaidó: How The US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader

Authored by Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal via GrayZoneProject.com, Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization. Before the fateful day of January 22, fewer than one in…

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Best Car Culture, Creative And Art Collaborations Of 2018

Best Car Culture, Creative And Art Collaborations Of 2018

MINI Living “Urban Cabin Beijing” explores ideas to maximize quality of living in minimum spacesMINI There was a time when it was enough for a vehicle maker to simply sell cars. No longer is this the case. Sales are just one element of a complex web for what are now lifestyle brands. The makers of premium…

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Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South Sudan

Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South Sudan

Photo: Jason Patinkin Civilians fleeing Kajo Keji county, toward the southern border with Uganda By David Loa EperitJuba — In her home village in South Sudan’s Yei River state, Poni Beida, 32, farmed while caring for her husband and five young children. Then, in July 2016, everything changed: armed men stormed the village, gunned down…

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Brazilian Beach-Goers Are Pranked By Big Mouth Jerk-Ass via Hvper.com

Brazilian Beach-Goers Are Pranked By Big Mouth Jerk-Ass via Hvper.com

Ultra mode displays 3 times the news on this page. This view is reserved for Pro members. Click here to join → DDG – “Run It Up” ft. YBN Nahmir, Blac Youngsta, G Herbo **TRAILER** Gardner Minshew NFL Draft Projection: Latest on Washington State QBs Stock gigiandtheassassins ‘We held a memorial service’: the death of…

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Colorado’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019 Selected By National Program

Colorado’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019 Selected By National Program

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hannah Mitchell, 18, of Colorado Springs and Amaya Garcia-White Buffalo, 13, of Antonito today were named Colorado’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Hannah and Amaya each will receive $1,000,…

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What I’m Reading: An Interview with Jennifer Frost

12/15/2018 Historians/History tags: interview, Jennifer Frost by Tiffany April Griffin Tiffany April Griffin is an HNN intern. Jennifer Frost is an associate professor of history at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. She specializes in women’s history in the United States. Her books include An Interracial Movement of the Poor: Community Organizing and the New Left…

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19 things to look forward to in 2019

19 things to look forward to in 2019

(CNN)You did it! You survived the passage of time and made it to another year, which means it’s time to bask in the fleeting enthusiasm that comes with new resolutions and fresh planners and a slate wiped (kind of) clean of all of 2018’s garbage. Savor that feeling, because before you know it, 2019 will…

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Zimbabwe: What the Commission of Inquiry into Post-Poll Violence Found

Zimbabwe: What the Commission of Inquiry into Post-Poll Violence Found

Photo: Mujahid Safodien/GroundUp MDC supporters protested in Harare after the electoral commission announced that Zimbabwe’s ruling party had won a majority of seats in Parliament and the country braced itself for the first official results of the presidential election (file photo). press release On the 14th of September 2018, I established a Commission of Inquiry…

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Global Leader TOMY Ready to Play in Entirely New Categories for 2019

Global Leader TOMY Ready to Play in Entirely New Categories for 2019

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TOMY, a leading global designer, producer and marketer of innovative, high quality toys, infant and toddler products, is making bold moves in 2019, unveiling a host of all-new, innovative proprietary and licensed toy brands to complement its existing portfolio at Toy Fair New York (booth #3003). TOMY brings…

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DATA STORY | Inability to rapidly test technology is the greatest barrier to PM Modi#39;s vision of Digital India

DATA STORY | Inability to rapidly test technology is the greatest barrier to PM Modi#39;s vision of Digital India

An inability to carry out the speedy testing of products was the greatest barrier faced by companies that were striving for the digital transformation of India in 2018 .Nearly 53 percent of the respondents to a survey in an Infosys Digital Radar 2019 report, said they worry that their companies lack the capacity for the rapid…

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How can the NHL sell hockey in the South?

How can the NHL sell hockey in the South?

Jan 9, 2019Greg WyshynskiESPN Earlier this week, we presented a look at hockey in Alabama through the filter of three teams: The Southern Professional Hockey League’s Huntsville Havoc, founded in 2004, and the Birmingham Bulls, who returned for a third time in 2017; and the NHL’s Nashville Predators, who draw a good portion of their…

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Stand Together Announces $3.55 Million In Funding To Break Barriers To Work For Chronically Jobless Americans

Stand Together Announces $3.55 Million In Funding To Break Barriers To Work For Chronically Jobless Americans

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Stand Together announced today $3.55 million in commitments to continue its series of community-based investments during National Poverty Awareness Month. The grants will grow the impact of eight of Stand Together’s partner organizations helping individuals to find and maintain meaningful work and better job opportunities. “A meaningful job is the most…

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NFL mock draft: First-round projection after Super Bowl

NFL mock draft: First-round projection after Super Bowl

CLOSE What I’m Hearing: Dan Wolken was on hand at a Monday morning news conference following Super Bowl LIII and here’s what he heard in regards to last night’s MVP Julian Edelman. USA TODAYNow that Super Bowl LIII is wrapped up, the full order for the first round of the NFL draft officially has been set.…

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Uganda: Aliguma’s Soft Touch Transforms Slum Dwellers in Acholi Quarters

Uganda: Aliguma’s Soft Touch Transforms Slum Dwellers in Acholi Quarters

By Moses MugaluRita Aliguma is a go-getter. My acquaintance with her dates back more than a decade through sports journalism. Over the years, I have known her as a person with a trait of being resolute. She scaled heights to become Uganda Sports Press Association (Uspa) vice president for four years before fate reunited us…

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Meet Real Life Gully Boys ‘Divine & Naezy’ Who Went From Raps To Riches & Inspired Ranveer’s Film

Meet Real Life Gully Boys ‘Divine & Naezy’ Who Went From Raps To Riches & Inspired Ranveer’s Film

“Tu nanga hi toh aaya hai, kya ghanta lekar jaega?” – That’s the rap everyone has been singing these days. It’s playing on loop in our heads too. The vibe is so energetic and crazy – just like the man himself, Ranveer Singh! Gully Boy, the movie has been making quite a look of buzz…

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Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez media quotes for Saturday

Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez media quotes for Saturday

KEITH THURMAN vs. JOSESITO LOPEZ INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT Tom Brown Thanks everybody for joining us today for this call to kick off the 2019 season of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes live on primetime on Saturday, January 26 at the Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. After a string…

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Zane Trace working to break the mental health stigma

Zane Trace working to break the mental health stigma

KINNIKINNICK – The Zane Trace School District is leading the way for mental health intervention in Ross County schools.The Signs of Suicide initiative, developed by Nationwide Children’s, was implemented over two days and reached nearly 250 eighth and 12th-grade students recently. Buy PhotoZane Trace seniors Megan Watson, left, and Maddie Massie go over an informational sheet…

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Cover Trend Alert: Purple Fever in YA Fiction

Cover Trend Alert: Purple Fever in YA Fiction

More than once this year, I’ve come across a YA fantasy I was sure I’d seen before, only to realize I was confusing it with a different YA fantasy, whose uber-purple cover, at least in thumbnail form, was nearly indistinguishable from the next purple thumbnail. The young-adult market’s purple fever has only grown from 2017 to 2018,…

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38 Stylish Flyer Templates (PSD Flyer Templates)

38 Stylish Flyer Templates (PSD Flyer Templates)

Need help boosting sales? Then promote yourself with a stylish flyer and PSD flyer templates. Check out this collection of premium flyer templates curated from Envato Elements.38 Stylish Flyer TemplatesOut with the old, in with the new. Shake up your old marketing campaigns with exciting flyer designs sure to impress!In this selection of premium design…

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For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Chicago. The Chicago Bears come into the playoffs with an NFC North title after four straight last-place finishes, nine wins in 10 games…

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Three lives devoted to improving the lives of children

Three lives devoted to improving the lives of children

For decades, retiring local leaders Mimi Siegel, Bobbe Bridge and Ruth Kagi have worked to help children in Washington state. They reflect on the state’s progress — and what remains to be done. As 2018 comes to a close, three of the Puget Sound’s most tireless advocates for children, youth and families are retiring. Though they…

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Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money

Why the Littlest Learners Deserve the Most Attention—and Money

Can a pacifier accurately monitor children’s neurodevelopment, based on their sucking patterns? Can vacant parking lots be redeveloped into libraries for children in “reading deserts?” And how can an AI-enhanced robot help toddlers improve language skills?These were among the projects pitched at Early Futures, a conference hosted by the Omidyar Network, Promise Venture Studio, and…

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The March for Life is a different kind of field trip for schools like Covington Catholic

The March for Life is a different kind of field trip for schools like Covington Catholic

The itinerary for most school field trips to Washington, D.C., is usually as busy as it is predictable: See some monuments on the National Mall, check out the Smithsonian museums and don’t miss the bus to the next stop.But trips to the annual March for Life are different.They’re not typically as different as Covington Catholic’s…

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The artist’s challenge amidst THE NEWS

The artist’s challenge amidst THE NEWS

Feb 8, 2019, 12:12 PM Please note that the posts on The Blogs are contributed by third parties. The opinions, facts and any media content in them are presented solely by the authors, and neither The Times of Israel nor its partners assume any responsibility for them. Please contact us in case of abuse. In…

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Daily News 05 / 02 / 2019

European Commission – Daily News Brussels, 5 February 2019 Security Union: Commission recommends negotiating international rules for obtaining electronic evidence [updated with correct links 05/02/2019 at 12:31] Today, the European Commission recommends engaging in two international negotiations on cross-border rules to obtain electronic evidence. With the majority of criminal investigations requiring access to evidence based online…

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How Deaf Children Are Being Locked Out of Language

How Deaf Children Are Being Locked Out of Language

When he was in elementary school, one of the most isolating parts of Chris Soukup’s school day was when announcements crackled over the school intercom. Soukup couldn’t hear them. He also couldn’t hear the rustling of papers or the shrieking of students before lunchtime. It was lonely being the only deaf student at Christ the…

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Visions 2019: making the future

Visions 2019: making the future

About Contact Advertise TechPro magazine ComputerScope Irish Computer Log in Visions 2019: making the future (Image: Stockfresh) Contributors, experts and industry lay out their hopes and expectations for ICT in 2019 Print Print Pro Read More: 2019 enterprise Ireland longform Visions 9 January 2019 | Predictions are hard, especially about the future, goes the axiom.…

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Charities helping disadvantaged groups left in limbo after government breaks pledge to consult on EU-funded services

Charities helping disadvantaged groups left in limbo after government breaks pledge to consult on EU-funded services

Charities supporting disadvantaged groups across the UK have been left in limbo after the government broke its pledge to consult on replacing EU-funded services they rely on. Disabled people, young offenders and the long-term unemployed risk losing out on “critical” support due to the loss of the European Social Fund (ESF), which provides £500m per…

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Nevada’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019 Selected By National Program

Nevada’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019 Selected By National Program

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Peyton Barsel, 16 and Jackson Bentham, 11, both of Las Vegas, today were named Nevada’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Peyton and Jackson each will receive $1,000, an…

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Shining the Spotlight on 3 Female Mountain Bikers in ‘Unconventional’

Shining the Spotlight on 3 Female Mountain Bikers in ‘Unconventional’

Words by Sarah PineoIf you were to go to a party and see these three women, chances are you would never guess they’re all professional mountain bikers. Once you get talking to them however, you find out that they’re the real deal – not only when it comes to mountain biking, but in their impressive…

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This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

NEW YORK—Hawk Newsome says he often makes it a point to meet people where he grew up. So on a cold day not long ago, I made my way to Papa Juan’s Cigar Room in the South Bronx to see the man who led Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. “I appreciate you having…

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What I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Freelance

1 of 7“I wish I’d known: Not to put all my energy into one thing.Sarah Blesener”Sarah Blesener, 27, Freelance Photographer (Documentary & Photojournalism):How long have you been freelancing for?”Around seven years now.”What kind of work do you do?”Now, I freelance primarily for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, doing documentary stories and…

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Frankie Boyle’s review of 2018: ‘Let’s forget Brexit and enjoy our last Christmas with running water’

Frankie Boyle’s review of 2018: ‘Let’s forget Brexit and enjoy our last Christmas with running water’

Consider the plight of the satirist. I know you’ve got your own plight, and there are only so many plights that you can consider at any one time, and that the plight of the satirist might even seem to you to be one of the easier plights. A satirist, you imagine, is having a pretty…

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What’s Next for Public Education in 2019

What’s Next for Public Education in 2019

Day after day this week, the streets of Los Angeles hosted an increasingly familiar sight: a wave of striking teachers and their supporters clad in red, marching to strengthen public education by demanding smaller classes, reductions in high-stakes testing, better pay and more support staff. Defying the rain for multiple days of their strike, they…

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CNBC Interview with the Prime Minister of Jordan, Omar Razzaz, from the World Economic Forum 2019

CNBC Interview with the Prime Minister of Jordan, Omar Razzaz, from the World Economic Forum 2019

HG: I am thrilled to be able to welcome his excellency, the Prime Minister of Jordan, on behalf of the World Economic Forum and CNBC News, and I just want to mention that we are going to be broadcasting this, both live, and in a longer form feature programme, so if there’s anyone you’re sitting…

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Here’s how the ‘Ginebra Ako’ Awards recognizes the efforts of our everyday heroes

Here’s how the ‘Ginebra Ako’ Awards recognizes the efforts of our everyday heroes

For years, we’ve all been familiarized with a plethora of award ceremonies dedicated to the film and music industry. From the Awit Awards to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards Night, these ceremonies all give recognition to actors, filmmakers, and artists who’ve contributed to the improvement and growth of the entertainment industry. This year,…

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For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — One more victory to finish the regular season was in the books and that meant the party was on at “Club Dub.” The Chicago Bears were swaying and jumping and pumping their fists as the strobe lights flashed and “Swag Surfing” by Fast Life Yungstaz blasted through the visitors’ locker room…

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India’s railway network receives 19m applications for 63,000 jobs as porters, cleaners and track maintainers

India’s railway network receives 19m applications for 63,000 jobs as porters, cleaners and track maintainers

India’s railway network attracted 19 million applications for just 63,000 vacancies as part of a national drive to recruit helpers, porters, cleaners, gatemen, track maintainers and assistant switchmen. Anil Gujjar, the son of a farmer and the first person in his family to attend university, was one of those who applied for a position.  He arrived…

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Becoming an adult: Why more adolescents now say ‘Don’t rush me’

Becoming an adult: Why more adolescents now say ‘Don’t rush me’

Amy Zhang, age 21, knows her parents would like her to get her driver’s license. They’ve been on her about it for some years now. And while the college senior from Vienna, Va., readily admits that she could get it, she just hasn’t gotten around to it yet, what with coursework and extracurriculars and internships…

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Hope Hicks, West Wing Alum, Begins Her Second Act on the West Coast

Hope Hicks, West Wing Alum, Begins Her Second Act on the West Coast

In early October, shortly after the newly spun-off Fox media company announced her appointment as chief communications officer, Hope Hicks flew to Los Angeles and set up shop at the Century City InterContinental to meet with her new counterparts, the Hollywood trade press. During her years flacking for Donald Trump, Hicks had developed a reputation…

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How a U.S. prodigy’s career was almost ruined at Barcelona

How a U.S. prodigy’s career was almost ruined at Barcelona

11:41 AM ETJeff CarlisleU.S. soccer correspondent CloseJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.Ben Lederman’s trying to crack into the Gent first team but is still learning the physicality of the Belgian league compared to his time in Spain. Courtesy of KVV Gent, supplied by Tammy LedermanGENT, Belgium — It’s a sleepy,…

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Don’t You Dare Call Me a Beatnik

Don’t You Dare Call Me a Beatnik

Compared with the shack in Beverly Glen, our residence in San Francisco, at 707 Scott Street, appeared to be a mansion. We had the bottom floor and various interesting people rented the upstairs. My parents became the managers of the residence and were responsible for collecting the rent and taking care of the premises. I have no real recollection being…

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Josh Sargent is unlike any player in USMNT history

Josh Sargent is unlike any player in USMNT history

You’ve probably heard less about Josh Sargent than several other young United States men’s national team players since the squad started undergoing its post-Trinidad & Tobago overhaul. Sargent has six caps and a pair of USMNT goals, but unlike Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie, he hasn’t been installed as a first-choice starter for club or…

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Innovations Must Reach World’s Most Vulnerable, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Summit, Urging Governments to Embrace New Technologies with Common Good in View

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the World Government Summit, in Dubai today: I am honoured to be with you at this annual gathering dedicated to shaping the future of Governments worldwide.  I thank our host — the World Government Summit Organization of the United Arab Emirates.  I…

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Global Livingston Institute and Bridge of Life Partner to Support HIV Prevention and Free Health Services to More Than 3,000 Ugandans

Global Livingston Institute and Bridge of Life Partner to Support HIV Prevention and Free Health Services to More Than 3,000 Ugandans

DENVER, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Livingston Institute has partnered with Bridge of Life, an independent nonprofit organization founded by DaVita Inc., and Reach a Hand Uganda to provide free health services throughout the iKnow Concert Series in Uganda. The concert series will take place in Kampala on March 8; Masaka on March 9;…

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Perilous journeys

Perilous journeys

In August 2016, Esther Anthony boarded a 16-seater bus from Benin City, the capital of Edo state, to begin a journey to Italy. She paid an initial deposit of $966 to her smuggler, who assured her of an easy passage into Europe, despite the rumors she had heard to the contrary.  The irregular migratory route…

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The Best Children’s Books Of 2018, According To Librarians

The Best Children’s Books Of 2018, According To Librarians

Several wonderful children’s books were released this year, but which titles really deserve a spot on your kid’s bookshelf?There’s no better expert to turn to for book advice than a librarian, which is why we reached out to several across the country to get their takes on the best children’s books of the year.Of course,…

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Teen Inspires, Changes Lives Through Poetry

Teen Inspires, Changes Lives Through Poetry

By Aletta ShikololoLydia Festus, socially known as Lydia October, is not just your regular teenage girl having at the age of 19 years already made herself a brand and knows what it takes to be successful. She is a poet, MC and the founder of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), October Foundation. To her, poetry is…

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The NFL Is A Sleeping Giant In China

The NFL Is A Sleeping Giant In China

China is a “priority market” for the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP The Super Bowl will kick off on Monday morning in Asia and is expected to attract millions of viewers in a country that barely paid attention to football a decade ago: China. Just this week, NFL…

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Expansion Idea: Chronal Convergence [*Possible Spoilers*]

Chronal Convergence In the hope of breaking up some of the edge lord negativity on these forums, I made my idea for a “time travel” expansion that attempts to tie-up a lot of loose plot threads in Warcraft’s lifespan into a cohesive story that takes place after the main events of Battle for Azeroth, and…

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Africa 2050: Demographic Truth and Consequences

Africa 2050: Demographic Truth and Consequences

No general statement about African demography is true. The variation in the continent is too great. Africa today includes giant countries with populations near or exceeding 100 million (Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria) and tiny countries with populations under 1 million (Comoros, Djibouti, Cabo Verde, Reunion, Mayotte, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles). It includes countries where fertility…

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President Cyril Ramaphosa – Response to Debate On State of the Nation Address 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa – Response to Debate On State of the Nation Address 2019

Photo: Presidency of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to comments and speeches after the State of the Nation address. press release Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy President David Mabuza in absentia, Honourable Members, Allow me to begin by wishing my…

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Faked reality

Faked reality

Digital Cultures analyst, Mark Pesce, believes we’ve reached a tipping point: The systems we’ve developed to enhance our lives are now impairing our ability to distinguish between reality and falsity.Others see echoes of the problem in our obsession with authenticity and a nostalgia for past times that seemed more real.But are such fears overstated? And…

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Attention, Teachers: Need Cash This Summer? Try One of These 26 Side Gigs

Attention, Teachers: Need Cash This Summer? Try One of These 26 Side Gigs

While many of us dream of having the summer months off, some teachers prefer to use their vacations to earn extra cash. According to a Penny Hoarder analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the median salary for teachers (elementary, middle and secondary) is $51,000, and the starting salary comes in at $35,800. So it’s no…

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Adolescent Health

The Partners Forum 2018 was hosted by the Government of India from 12th to 13th December 2018 at VigyanBhawan in New Delhi. The theme of the Partners Forum 2018 was “Power of Partnership” to bring different constituencies together for cross-sectoral action for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. The steps taken to achieve the objectives of…

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National Portrait – Liz Sneyd, music teacher of the year

National Portrait – Liz Sneyd, music teacher of the year

Liz Sneyd has given up apologising for the mess in her suburban Wellington living room. It’s organised chaos – there’s only room for 16 violins on the wall, so the other five are just lying around. The corner is a jumble of violin cases. There are music stools, music stands and a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf of music…

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6 Unhealthy Norms Plaguing Us All

6 Unhealthy Norms Plaguing Us All

What is normal is not normal. The human biology expects sunlight, constant movement, physical novelty, whole, natural foods, close relationships built upon shared purposeful efforts for survival, and a generally slow life pace. Today it is normal to eat exclusively processed, convenience foods, to remain indoors all day except for trips in our temperature controlled…

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AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a ‘Second Chance’

AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a ‘Second Chance’

We review products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. There are times when artificial intelligence can be a more effective therapist than a human one. Virtual beings don’t get tired and frustrated, and they’re especially good in training scenarios where repetition is required. This is…

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Your financial mindset is a baseline for financial success

Your financial mindset is a baseline for financial success

It’s easy to judge when you don’t experience the same difficulties that others do. The classic scenario in medicine is an internist, who runs marathons and bikes to work, tells his morbidly obese patient to lose weight.  How would the scenario work if the doctor were mildly overweight, or has a body mass index of…

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Imagine MKE – Chief Executive Officer

Imagine MKE – Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished professional and exemplary leader, the CEO of Imagine MKE will build the organization, advance the strategic agenda, recruit a talented staff, and facilitate the engagement of grasstops and grassroots leaders in Milwaukee. OrganizationImagine MKE is a start-up nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite diverse artists and arts and culture groups to strengthen…

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5 Incredible ways college students earn money online

5 Incredible ways college students earn money online

We, as students, know how important it is to get that money in our pocket which gives us freedom to spend and live our life according to our own style. College students do not like it when something stops them from pursuing a path or make their choices. Ideally, money should be the last thing…

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Equatorial Guinea’s Secretary Of State Cesar Mbah Abogo On The Country’s ‘Horizon 2020’ Initiative

Equatorial Guinea’s Secretary Of State Cesar Mbah Abogo On The Country’s ‘Horizon 2020’ Initiative

Cesar Mbah AbogoCesar Mbah Abogo It’s been argued that Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad’s challenge to the people of his country in 1991, to work together to further industrialize and self-sustain the nation by seeking improvements in all aspects of citizenry life, such as economic prosperity, social well-being, achieving a high scholastic level and…

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When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

The risk of sexual violence one assumes just by living while female is high. According to the CDC, one in three women In the United States have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact at some point in their lives. Considering that sexual violence against women is by all accounts under-reported, the actual number may be…

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Tech scene throughout South Florida is building momentum – Miami Herald

Tech scene throughout South Florida is building momentum – Miami Herald

CEOs were asked: Miami has been attempting to upgrade its economy and put more resources into high-end professional services and tech. How do you see this transformation progressing? We have not noticed any change at all. Attempting is one thing, successful implementation is another. We believe the middle markets need focus and attention. They demonstrate…

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Namibia: Making 2019 the ‘Year of Accountability’

Namibia: Making 2019 the ‘Year of Accountability’

document By Hage GeingobFellow Namibians, it is my pleasure to send this message of goodwill and fraternal greetings to you, at this special time of the year. As we come together, united by the joy of celebration, we look forward to the dawn of a New Year, full of hope and promise. We therefore, prepare…

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21 of the Best Fantasy Books With Modern Elements

21 of the Best Fantasy Books With Modern Elements

The books on this list include stories that, regardless of the technology used in the story or the year in alternative histories, create a world based on fantastical logic, and that came out in the twentieth century. They take place in the time period in which it was written, and the magical mixes with the…

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FORBES AFRICA Under 30 2019 Nominations Open – Forbes Africa

FORBES AFRICA Under 30 2019 Nominations Open – Forbes Africa

Rivo Mhlari, 23, South AfricaFounder: RikatecMhlari is a master of perseverance. When he first created an information management system using big data and artificial intelligence to solve problems for vehicles such as predicting and detecting vehicle breakdowns, he was rejected 11 times by the manufacturers and insurance companies he approached. The rejections were his greatest…

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Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing

Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing

Aid groups and authorities in Bangladesh are preparing to ask for more than $900 million in donor funding to help Rohingya refugees in the sprawling refugee settlements of southern Bangladesh. But nearly 18 months after 700,000 Rohingya fled a violent military crackdown in Myanmar in August 2017, the aid sector finds itself shifting from emergency…

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Trevor Bauer Is More Concerned With Being Right Than Being Liked

Trevor Bauer Is More Concerned With Being Right Than Being Liked

This story appears in the Feb. 25, 2019, issue of Sports Illustrated. For more great storytelling and in-depth analysis, subscribe to the magazine—and get up to 94% off the cover price. Click here for more. Trevor Bauer sits on a folding chair in a drafty warehouse, sipping applesauce from a plastic cup and electrocuting his brain. Well,…

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Dynamite Launches Six Million Dollar Man, and Obey Me Comics in March 2019 Solicitations

Dynamite Launches Six Million Dollar Man, and Obey Me Comics in March 2019 Solicitations

DE – March 2019 Solicits THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN #1 Price: $3.99 Rating: Teen + Cover A: Michael Walsh Cover B: Yasmine Putri Cover C: Francesco Francavilla Cover D: Denis Medri Writer: Christopher Hastings Art: David Hahn Genre: TV Tie-In Page Count: 32 Pages ON SALE DATE: 3/6/2019 CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret…

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2018 Was the Year LeBron James Conquered Hollywood

2018 Was the Year LeBron James Conquered Hollywood

LeBron James, the hero of Ohio and three-time NBA champion, is no stranger to Hollywood, having launched SpringHill Entertainment with his childhood friend Maverick Carter in 2008. From the company’s first project, the documentary More Than a Game, which followed James’ rise to stardom as a high school basketball star, to James’ role as an…

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