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No Blithe Assurances – Eyes Open Only

Summary: A telling example of why public relations shouldn’t ever be practiced on a skin-deep-only basis comes from Williamson, West Virginia. There, the local paper has a story quoting Norfolk Southern’s PR director, Robin...Show More Summary

Why execute a middle aged nurse, a Christian woman of healing? Edith Cavell.

Edith Cavell (1865-1915) was the daughter of a parson in Norfolk. After inheriting some money in 1895, she spent several weeks touring Austria and Bavaria and accidentally discovered a free hospital run by Dr Wolfenberg in Bavaria. Cavell was very impressed.Edith returned to her childhood home in 1895 to nurse her sick father. Show More Summary

Conversions: 18th-Century Brick Barn Revived as a Playful Holiday Home

Photos via Dezeen From most angles, this 18th-century barn in Norfolk, England doesn't look very modern, but a no-frills intervention from London's Lynch Architects turned it into a simple holiday home now available for short-term stays and outright purchase. Designers...

'Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House' concludes U.S. tour at Frist Center

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, a remarkable assemblage of paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, costumes and other decorative arts from the 18th-century Norfolk estate of England?s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Show More Summary

PETA Hires Lobbyist to Squash Bill That Would Restrain Their Pet Killing

The Virginia Senate voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would restrict PETA's mass killing of dogs and cats at its Norfolk headquarters; but PETA has hired a crack lobbyist in an effort to push for the vote to fail tomorrow in the Virginia...Show More Summary

Simon Norfolk writes with fire in latest photographs

Simon Norfolk's latest photographs, at Luisotti, earn their designation in the strictest sense: The images are quite literally written in light.

WR Systems Awarded NAVSUP Contract

 WR Systems, Ltd. (WR) of Norfolk, Virginia has been awarded an order for the establishment of a Mini Stock Point for wireless communication and navigation

Would A Rewards Program Encourage You To Recycle More?

Rewards programs can increase recycling rates; Norfolk, VA, has made participation in its program even easier with the release of a smartphone app The post Would A Rewards Program Encourage You To Recycle More? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Bill to Prevent PETA From Killing Dogs and Cats Passes in the Virginia Senate, 33-5

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing PETA from killing dogs and cats at their headquarters in Norfolk. PETA nominally operates a "shelter" in Virginia, which has killed well over 30,000 animals. As I reported yesterday, in 2014, PETA slaughtered over 88% of the dogs and cats taken in. Show More Summary

Pel-Air damages claims finally reach NSW Supreme Court

The damages claims of two people injured in the Pel-Air ditching near Norfolk Island in 2009 have finally reached the New South Wales Supreme Court. The reports from day one are not pretty. For those who have followed this epic case of incompetency and cover ups in the administration of air safety in Australia by [...]

5 Things Norfolk Southern's Management Expects in 2015

Norfolk Southern's results weren't quite as strong as they've been in the past, but management remains confident. Find out what they see ahead for the railroad.

The Birds of Norfolk

After a year living in the heat and humidity of Indonesia, Matt Williams is glad to be back home on the coast of Norfolk. The post The Birds of Norfolk appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Police Dogs Maul Woman’s Leg While Restrained By Cops, Chief Admits ‘Unreasonable Force’

Another case of alleged excessive police force has occurred in Norfolk, Virginia, but Raw Story reports the police chief has apologized and stated his officers used “excessive force” when they pinned a woman to the ground and allowed police dogs to maul her leg. Show More Summary

An Obituary for a National Treasure

3 weeks agoHumor : Neatorama

The Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies on Norfolk Island http://t.co/DufWhpPaQl — The Australian (@australian) January 29, 2015 Australian novelist Colleen McCullough, who wrote The Thorn Birds, died on Thursday at age 77. Her...Show More Summary

American Hockey League restructuring

For the Charlotte Checkers fans out there: “AHL’s Pacific Division announced; more details.” The basic idea is that the existing AHL teams in Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Manchester, NH, Glens Falls, NY, and Worcester, MA are all moving to California. Previously the AHL had no teams west of the Central Time Zone. The impact on next […]

As Black Transgender Women Continue to Die, It’s Time for a Call to Action 

Already in 2015, three transgender black women have been killed. On Jan. 9 a 20-year-old black transgender woman was found shot to death in Louisville, Ky. Lamia Beard, 30, of Norfolk, Va., died of a gunshot wound on Jan. 17. And in Texas, 24-year-old Ty Underwood was fatally shot on Monday.

VIRGINA: Ted Olson's Law Firm Wins Settlement In Same-Sex Marriage Case

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Associated Press: Virginia will pay $520,000 to the lawyers for two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million. Show More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough, author of the The Thorn Birds, the bestselling book that helped cement the miniseries genre, has died at her home on Norfolk Island in Australia. Deadline reports that the 77-year-old novelist had been in ill health in recent years. Show More Summary

Chief sorry cops unleashed police dogs to maul woman’s leg while officers held her down

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A police chief in Virginia said on Thursday that his officers had used “unreasonable” force when they allowed police dogs to attack an Army reservist who attends Norfolk State University. Whitney Dunn told Potomac Local that her cousin, 21-year-old Private London Colvin, was attending...

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