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Char-Koosta News
Help end summer hunger and learning lossHELENA — Thousands of Montana children are at risk of experiencing summer learn
Help end summer hunger and learning loss
Char-Koosta News / Posted 26 minutes ago
HELENA — Thousands of Montana children are at risk of experiencing summer learning loss and hunger without access to healthy meals, social engagement, learning, and supervision in a safe environment. You can be a part of the solution. The Montana... Read more
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ABC News
Latest: Flint Mayor Asks Obama to Visit Her CityThe latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all time
Latest: Flint Mayor Asks Obama to Visit Her City
ABC News / Posted an hour ago
The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): The mayor of Flint, Michigan is asking President Barack Obama to visit her city, where lead has contaminated the water supply, caused health problems and put... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Democrats: White House signals support for Flint aidLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of F
Democrats: White House signals support for Flint aid
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 6 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic lawmakers say the White House has signaled support for an emergency bill that would spend $765 million to help... Read more
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News 10 WILX
FLINT WATER UPDATE - Expert rejects explanation on corrosion controlLANSING, Mich. (AP) -- 11:50 a.m. A Virginia Tech expert who first raised publ
FLINT WATER UPDATE - Expert rejects explanation on corrosion control
News 10 WILX / Posted 6 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- 11:50 a.m. A Virginia Tech expert who first raised public concerns about lead in Flint's water is dismissing a city official's email suggesting that anti-corrosive phosphates weren't added to the Flint River because of worries... Read more
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Salon.com
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisisLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of F
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisis
Salon.com / Posted 7 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint’s water (all times local): 11 a.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to spend $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisisLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of F
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisis
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 7 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): 11 a.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to spend $195 million more to address Flint's water crisis and another $165 million updating... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisisLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of F
Snyder proposes $195M toward Flint water crisis
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 8 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): 11 a.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to spend $195 million more to address Flint's water crisis and another $165 million updating... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water informationOfficials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all nee
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water information
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 8 hours ago
Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons contacted its nearly 40... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water informationFLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint ha
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water information
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 10 hours ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Visually Impaired Student Pursues Law DegreeA visually impaired law student at the University of Namibia (Unam), who was bo
Visually Impaired Student Pursues Law Degree
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
A visually impaired law student at the University of Namibia (Unam), who was born sighted but lost his vision, is determined to complete his studies against all odds. Shortly after losing his sight to a condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Officials work to inform blind about Flint water crisisFLINT, Mich. — Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have ac
Officials work to inform blind about Flint water crisis
Detroit Free Press / Posted 11 hours ago
FLINT, Mich. — Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons contacted... Read more
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Calcutta News
BlueStone comes up with four new jewellery collections Bangalore, Feb.10 (ANI-BusinessWire): BlueStone, one of India's leading onlin
BlueStone comes up with four new jewellery collections
Calcutta News / Posted 11 hours ago
Bangalore, Feb.10 (ANI-BusinessWire): BlueStone, one of India's leading online jewellery destination has come up with four new stunning precious jewellery collections. This one of a kind... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water informationFLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint ha
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water information
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 12 hours ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water informationFLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint ha
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water information
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 12 hours ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water informationFLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint ha
Officials work to ensure blind get Flint water information
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 13 hours ago
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials are working to ensure blind residents of Flint have access to all needed information and resources related to the city's crisis with lead-tainted water. Staff with the state's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Work scheduled to begin next month on Angel Park in Perry HallAfter years of planning, a groundbreaking for Angel Park in Perry Hall is sched
Work scheduled to begin next month on Angel Park in Perry Hall
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
After years of planning, a groundbreaking for Angel Park in Perry Hall is scheduled for March. First, the project needs the approval of the Baltimore County Council, which it is likely to get. When Councilman David Marks presented a resolution... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
The beauty of sufferingWE NEED to expand our understanding and appreciation of beauty. If by beauty we
The beauty of suffering
The Daily Guardian / Posted yesterday
WE NEED to expand our understanding and appreciation of beauty. If by beauty we mean only the physical beauty of a scenic landscape, the romantic hue of a sunset, or a Miss Universe, then we are missing not only a lot of things but also the one thing... Read more
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Daily Pennsylvanian
Penn Vet Professor wins Louis Braille AwardProfessor Gustavo Aguirre There's nothing more heartbreaking than a dog that c
Penn Vet Professor wins Louis Braille Award
Daily Pennsylvanian / Posted yesterday
Professor Gustavo Aguirre There's nothing more heartbreaking than a dog that can't see his owner, but Gustavo Aguirre, professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine, dedicates his time to giving them sight. On Jan. 29 Aguirre received the... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
COLUMN: Support a worthy animal causeSince the Carolina Panthers are playing in the Super Bowl, I want to chime in a
COLUMN: Support a worthy animal cause
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Since the Carolina Panthers are playing in the Super Bowl, I want to chime in and wish them a great, winning game. It would be nice to have a North Carolina team as the NFL champions.A random annoyance: Recently I had to install a new operating... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Northern Panhandle Conservation District Meetings Are PlannedThe Northern Panhandle Conservation District covers Brooke, Hancock, Marshal an
Northern Panhandle Conservation District Meetings Are Planned
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 4 days ago
The Northern Panhandle Conservation District covers Brooke, Hancock, Marshal and Ohio counties. Katie Fitzsimmons, NRCS District Conservationist and her staff in the McMechen NRCS field office cover all counties in the Northern Panhandle Conservation... Read more
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The Victoria Advocate
Students compete through technologies that enhance visionKale Curtis used his cane to help him maneuver down the halls of the Region III
Students compete through technologies that enhance vision
The Victoria Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Kale Curtis used his cane to help him maneuver down the halls of the Region III Education Service Center. Kale, a 7-year-old student from Shiner Elementary School, was at the center with 19 other students as part of the center's third annual... Read more
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New Kerala
Dubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabledDubai, Feb 6 : Government bodies in Dubai are stepping up efforts into making t
Dubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabled
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Dubai, Feb 6 : Government bodies in Dubai are stepping up efforts into making the city the world's friendliest place for the disabled by increasing their services aimed at catering to the needs of their customers with disabilities. According to... Read more
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Zawya
Dubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabledHealthcareDubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabled In This Article Dubai,
Dubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabledHealthcare
Zawya / Posted 4 days ago
Dubai to be world's friendliest place for the disabled In This Article Dubai, 5th February, 2016 (WAM) - Government bodies in Dubai are stepping into a new era of making Dubai the world's friendliest place for the disabled by increasing their... Read more
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La Prensa San Diego
The Gurmilan Foundation Raises Awareness of Disability Rights Across the BorderBy Geneva Gámez-Vallejo In life, we either accept change and new challenges or
The Gurmilan Foundation Raises Awareness of Disability Rights Across the Border
La Prensa San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
By Geneva Gámez-Vallejo In life, we either accept change and new challenges or fall to our limitations. There are moments and circumstances that leave their mark in our lives, for better or for worse. As harsh as it may often seem to many, it is up... Read more
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examiner.com
Her Highness Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi One of Primary Sponsors Bringing About a NeFrom apps to specialists, technology and workshops, there are a myriad of ways
Her Highness Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi One of Primary Sponsors Bringing About a Ne
examiner.com / Posted 5 days ago
From apps to specialists, technology and workshops, there are a myriad of ways visually impaired people are partaking in photography these days. If you thought that photography as an art was cut off for people without sight, or that you need to see... Read more
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NJ.com
Turning the beat around to see beyond their blindnessThe fashion show runway wasn't a problem for Krystle Allen. This self-proclaime
Turning the beat around to see beyond their blindness
NJ.com / Posted 5 days ago
The fashion show runway wasn't a problem for Krystle Allen. This self-proclaimed blind diva, sporting stylish white glasses, a purple-and-white tutu skirt and six-inch silver heels, stepped along confidently. Patricia Ebel is pretty skillful, too,... Read more
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New Kerala
Chip powers wearable device to guide visually-impairedNew York, Feb 5 : Researchers, including two Indians, at the Massachusetts Inst
Chip powers wearable device to guide visually-impaired
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
New York, Feb 5 : Researchers, including two Indians, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a low-power chip that could help visually-impaired people navigate their environments. The chip processes 3-D camera data... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Airtel Is Going Beyond Business to Touch LivesMillions of viewers were glued to their television sets last Sunday as 47-year
How Airtel Is Going Beyond Business to Touch Lives
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Millions of viewers were glued to their television sets last Sunday as 47-year old Gbenga Adesida who was born blind, had his life changed forever. On the same programme just the week before, a lifeline was given to another man who battled an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Airtel Reaffirms Commitment to Physically Challenged PersonsAirtel Nigeria's corporate social responsibility (CSR) television programme, Ai
Airtel Reaffirms Commitment to Physically Challenged Persons
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Airtel Nigeria's corporate social responsibility (CSR) television programme, Airtel Touching Lives Season 2, enters episode 3 this week, as the telecoms company reaffirms its commitment to empower the physically challenged members of the... Read more
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The Hindu
Making parks fun for the disabled in BengaluruTrust coming out with manual that aims to push civic bodies to make play spaces
Making parks fun for the disabled in Bengaluru
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Trust coming out with manual that aims to push civic bodies to make play spaces more inclusive The city has close to 1,000 parks, but only three are disabled-friendly. Ten years after throwing its gates open to what was hailed as India’s first... Read more
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The Hindu
Making parks fun for the disabledTrust coming out with manual that aims to push civic bodies to make play spaces
Making parks fun for the disabled
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Trust coming out with manual that aims to push civic bodies to make play spaces more inclusive The city has close to 1,000 parks, but only three are disabled-friendly. Ten years after throwing its gates open to what was hailed as India’s first... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Inside Rihanna's Weirdly Emo Album CoverWhen did you become interested in exploring blindness and perception in your wo
Inside Rihanna's Weirdly Emo Album Cover
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
When did you become interested in exploring blindness and perception in your work? My work experiments with human perception and sight. I am a visual person, and as an artist, my life revolves around what I see, and using sight to create. I guess... Read more
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Science Daily
Chip enables navigation aids for the visually impaired: Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impairedUsing their chip, the researchers also built a prototype of a complete navigati
Chip enables navigation aids for the visually impaired: Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired
Science Daily / Posted 6 days ago
Using their chip, the researchers also built a prototype of a complete navigation system for the visually impaired. About the size of a binoculars case and similarly worn around the neck, the system uses an experimental 3-D camera from Texas... Read more
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iol.co.za
School opens doors to blindCape Town - Ronderbosch East Primary School’s accommodation of a visually impai
School opens doors to blind
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
Cape Town - Ronderbosch East Primary School’s accommodation of a visually impaired pupil has immensely boosted the League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob)’s campaign to have blind and visually impaired people fully integrated into all spheres of... Read more
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Spencer Daily Reporter
Bridging the Gap, Part 1 of 3Bethany Ekstrand signs during reading time at the end of the day in Brenda Grif
Bridging the Gap, Part 1 of 3
Spencer Daily Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
Bethany Ekstrand signs during reading time at the end of the day in Brenda Griffin's first-grade class. Ekstrand is one of the sign language interpreters within the Spencer School District, and serves as a line of communication between deaf students... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Koch to give program at Temple SholomTemple Sholom in New Milford will present a program, “Igniting a Fire for Inclu
Koch to give program at Temple Sholom
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 7 days ago
Temple Sholom in New Milford will present a program, “Igniting a Fire for Inclusion,” with attorney Matan A. Koch, son of the Temple’s late rabbi emeritus, Norman Koch, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The program at the Temple, 122 Kent Road (Route 7 North),... Read more
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Sports Business Daily
Love And Memories: Sports Execs Reflect On Their Most Memorable Super Bowl MomentsSBD/February 3, 2016/Events and Attractions WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THI
Love And Memories: Sports Execs Reflect On Their Most Memorable Super Bowl Moments
Sports Business Daily / Posted 7 days ago
SBD/February 3, 2016/Events and Attractions WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS? SportsBusiness Journal asked dozens of execs throughout sports to share memorable... Read more
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The New Statesman
Is it a hit? Is she a serious artist? Why Rihanna’s ANTI asks more questions than it answersWhere do you go when there’s nowhere left to conquer? It’s a conundrum that not
Is it a hit? Is she a serious artist? Why Rihanna’s ANTI asks more questions than it answers
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
Where do you go when there’s nowhere left to conquer? It’s a conundrum that not many face, but Rihanna, who had released chart-dominating albums like clockwork each November for nearly a decade, seemingly did. Her eighth album was repeatedly... Read more
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PhysOrg
Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impairedA new device lets visually impaired users carry a mechanical Braille interface
Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
A new device lets visually impaired users carry a mechanical Braille interface developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, which conveys information about the distance to the nearest obstacle in the direction the user... Read more
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Slate
How Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical WorldThe citizen’s guide to the future. Simply navigating her campus used to be exh
How Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical World
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
The citizen’s guide to the future. Simply navigating her campus used to be exhausting for this visually impaired professor. She’s trying to change that. A lot goes through Chieko... Read more
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Daily Princetonian
Office of Disability Services works to support, foster awareness on students with disabilitiesThe number of students who are permanently registered with the University’s Off
Office of Disability Services works to support, foster awareness on students with disabilities
Daily Princetonian / Posted 8 days ago
The number of students who are permanently registered with the University’s Office of Disability Services has increased by 80 percent between 2011 and 2015, a growth that mirrors a national trend, according to Associate Director of the Office of... Read more
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Shropshire Star
The world in turmoil or monsters invading – get into a good book « Shropshire StarTHIRTY-TWO YEARS LATER Finn's father had told him to go to room S3 in the hous
The world in turmoil or monsters invading – get into a good book « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 9 days ago
THIRTY-TWO YEARS LATER Finn's father had told him to go to room S3 in the house. Then he'd pushed Finn out of the Infested Side, back through the buckling gateway to their own world and safety. Finn's dad had gone to the Infested Side to rescue... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Library uses 3-D models of restrooms to help visually impaired patronsFriday, January 29, 10:31 AM EST A quick glance locates the fixtures and where
Library uses 3-D models of restrooms to help visually impaired patrons
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
Friday, January 29, 10:31 AM EST A quick glance locates the fixtures and where to wash and dry their hands. For those who are blind or visually impaired, it�s not that easy. More than 50 students from Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties who... Read more
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The Irish Times
Google wants a blind man to get into his car and tell it to bring him to the shopsGoogle envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it
Google wants a blind man to get into his car and tell it to bring him to the shops
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
Google envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it to take him to the grocery store. California regulators say self-driving cars aren’t smart enough yet to zip around town without a driver ready to take the wheel. The US... Read more
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Columbia Star
A Natural Wonder: S.C. schools explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s Columbia College story | January 29, 2016Story and photos by Kelley Lannigan Julia Rayfield, a ninth grader at Dreher H
A Natural Wonder: S.C. schools explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s Columbia College story | January 29, 2016
Columbia Star / Posted 13 days ago
Story and photos by Kelley Lannigan Julia Rayfield, a ninth grader at Dreher High School, decided at an early age to commit herself to art. Georgia O’Keeffe made that same decision for herself at age ten. Rayfield’s art piece is an eye-catching... Read more
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BC Local News
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce celebrates best in businessThe Chilliwack Chamber's Business Excellence Awards turned 21 this weekend, and
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce celebrates best in business
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
The Chilliwack Chamber's Business Excellence Awards turned 21 this weekend, and celebrated in style. The theme was Rat Pack in the Wack, and the evening was filled with great music, food and laughter. "It was just an amazing night," says Fieny van... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
‘Seeing’ the sights like few othersJulie Woods has visited the seven wonders of the world, smelt whisky distilling
‘Seeing’ the sights like few others
Otago Daily Times / Posted 14 days ago
Julie Woods has visited the seven wonders of the world, smelt whisky distilling in the highlands of Scotland, heard Big Ben chime 12 noon while standing on London Bridge, eaten Margherita pizza in Italy and touched the Great Pyramids of Egypt. But... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce celebrates best in businessThe Chilliwack Chamber's Business Excellence Awards turned 21 this weekend, and
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce celebrates best in business
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 14 days ago
The Chilliwack Chamber's Business Excellence Awards turned 21 this weekend, and celebrated in style. The theme was Rat Pack in the Wack, and the evening was filled with great music, food and laughter. "It was just an amazing night," says Fieny van... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hosanna Community gets housing assistanceSometimes, Hosanna Community Executive Director Susan DiStefano sleeps at her j
Hosanna Community gets housing assistance
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
Sometimes, Hosanna Community Executive Director Susan DiStefano sleeps at her job to provide 24-hour care to residents with brain injuries. She doesn't have the budget to pay anyone else to do it. For years, the nonprofit organization has been at... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovationWhen not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective cl
Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 16 days ago
When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with engineers or knocking on the doors of venture capitalists. Such is the life of a Silicon Valley... Read more
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