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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Candidates offer food for thought

A ban on garburators, allowances for urban poultry and a radical expansion of community gardens were proposed by Winnipeg's mayoral hopefuls at the first all-candidates' forum about food-security issues ever held in the city. Six of seven mayoral hopefuls attended Politics on the Plate, a Tuesday evening forum organized by the non-profit organization Food Matters Manitoba, held at the University of Winnipeg's Eckhardt Grammat Hall.


Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Winnipeg, Canada Travel, Agriculture, Science

3 hrs ago |

Element Care is New Name for Elder Service Plan of the North Shore

Element Care, formerly the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, has unveiled a new name, logo, tagline, website and promotional materials to support its evolution and geographic growth. The new brand identity reflects the simple mission of Element Care, a non-profit that serves Hamilton and Wenham and says it is committed to helping people live safely and comfortably in their homes and communities for as long as they are able and keeping the length of their stays in hospitals and nursing facilities to a minimum.


Related Topix: Hamilton, MA, Wenham, MA, Medicine, Nursing

7 hrs ago |

Detroit excursion boat heads for repairs, NY home

A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is starting a journey to its new home in New York. The Detroit Free Press reports tug boats Tuesday moved the SS Columbia from the Detroit suburb of Ecorse.


Related Topix: Toledo, OH

9 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Arts nonprofit will assume responsibility for Butte County's public broadcasting

CHICO >> An arts-based nonprofit has a chance to remake the airwaves of local public broadcasting after the City Council voted Tuesday to approve a five-year agreement with the Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation. Councilors voted 6-1 with Mark Sorensen dissenting to approve a five-year agreement that will launch Butte Community Access Center TV.


Related Topix: Chico, CA, Butte County, CA

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched by the illegal practice, according to a report to be published Wednesday. The report is the result of a two-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and undertaken by VeritA©, a nonprofit organization focused on labor issues.


San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Long Beach launches last-ditch effort to save USS Ranger

LONG BEACH >> As far as the Navy is concerned, the USS Ranger has run out of chances to be saved from the breaker's yard. Still, the city of Long Beach is launching a last-ditch effort to preserve the supercarrier featured in the movie “Top Gun.” The City Council voted 9-0 Tuesday to direct City Manager Pat West to investigate the feasibility of bringing the ship to the waterfront as a floating museum.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

YMCA, Estes Park Nonprofit center to host philanthropy day

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and YMCA of the Rockies will host the 5th annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Estes Park on Nov. 13. This year's event Enriching Estes With a Giving Heart - Celebrating the mark volunteers and donors make on our community will bring together the area's nonprofit organizations, volunteers, ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Charity , Estes Park, CO

The Bee

Celebrating 30 years of public access television - Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:02

"We nurture democracy," said Rob Brading, chief executive officer for MetroEast Community Media. "We do that by providing unmediated government access so people can see their local planning commissions, city councils and school boards in action without somebody interpreting everything for them."


Related Topix: Cameras

Windsor Beacon

Watch service dog calm war vet's PTSD reaction

Erick Scott knows first-hand how it feels to suffer from PTSD. A veteran who served in Iraq, this husband and father came home from the fighting only to be confronted by his own demons.


Related Topix: Nocatee, FL

Bangor Daily News

Trekkers' "Bid Big, Laugh Loud" Auction on November 8 to...

Trekkers' annual "Bid Big, Laugh Loud" Auction Event will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This year's auction will include some unique items, such as 6-day African safari packages for two, including lodging, all meals and two daily game viewing activities with Zulu Nyala Lodge in South Africa; a ride for two in a 1933 Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum; artwork from local artists; and gift certificates for golf, getaway packages, business services, seafood; along with many other items to help get your holiday shopping off to a great start.


Related Topix: Owls Head, ME, Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

The Star Press

Goldfish lifesaving surgery goes swimmingly

One goldfish named George underwent surgery on Sept. 11 to remove a tumor from his head, according to Lort Smith, a non-profit organization in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Set for This Weekend

The 58th Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival on September 20 and 21 will showcase over 140 fine artists from all across the country and offer live music and children's entertainment. The juried works include prints, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, photography and sculpture.


Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Photography, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Kentfield couple bikes 4,000 miles for service dog nonprofit

Bill and Barbara Bochner celebrate the end of their cross country from Washington state to Maine. The couple rode in support of Canine Companions for Independence, which trains service dogs for people with disabilities.


Related Topix: Kentfield, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dave Stark seeks councillor's seat in Langley Township

He has a varied background, working with municipal government, running his own businesses, working with non-profits and with community schools. "The foundation of my belief system and platform is based upon people, relationships, and community.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


yahoo sign

What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.


Related Topix: Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Jack Markell, US Governors

Star Phoenix

'Last Saskatchewan Pirate' video shoot offers fun and education

More than 20 members of the Radius Community Centre's summer glee club and local notables including Mayor Don Atchison and CTV personality Jeff Rogstad donned pirate gear and sailed the high seas of the South Saskatchewan River to shoot a music video for Radius' version of the Arrogant Worms song The Last Saskatchewan Pirate. "I love it.


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Convicted Killer Jodi Arias Selling Glasses She Wore During Trial

Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman who was convicted of stabbing, shooting and slitting the throat of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, is auctioning the glasses she wore during her 2013 trial. "Get ready to own a one-of-a-kind piece of history," Arias' website says.


Detroit News

Detroit joins list of immigrant-friendly cities

It joins New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the program that also looks to maximize opportunities for economic growth through immigration. Task force members include immigrant community leaders, nonprofit service providers and immigration experts.


Cape Cod Times

Barnstable students make an impact on children in Liberia

The tiny one-room schoolhouse in a West African village is a world away from Barnstable Intermediate School on Route 28. The connection between the two schools, however, is imprinted with the initials "BIS" on the wall of the cinder block building in Ben Town, Grand Bassa County, Liberia.


Sun Sep 14, 2014


Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects -study

Injecting Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine's unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials - including three unpublished ones - concluded that health policies favouring the much more expensive eye drug Lucentis over Avastin were not supported by current evidence.



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