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BBC Documentary Shows Harsh Conditions for Workers in iPhone Factories

yesterdayTechnology : Bits

A video documentary about some Chinese factories that assemble Apple products has refueled public attention on labor issues, like excessive work hours.

Public recordings of police officers will be legal in Illinois after all

Rumors can run rampant on social media. One recent prominent rumor borne out of this year's Illinois General Assembly veto session in Springfield would have people believe that a new law would prohibit Illinoisans from recording police officers in public. Show More Summary

Over Easy: Flashmobs

Wikipedia - A flash mob (or flashmob)[1] is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, before quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression [2][3][4] and are organized via telecommunications, social media, or [...]

Galapagos leaving DUMBO, moving to cheaper, more artist-friendly neighborhood (Detroit)

site of the new Detroit Galapagos Art space and venue Galapagos was originally in Williamsburg in the space that became Public Assembly and then Black Bear Bar. It moved to DUMBO in 2007 and now rising rents have caused it...

Australian ATC didn’t know Melbourne flights were at risk for two years

A disturbing dossier of evidence as to the unsatisfactory and abjectly incompetent state of public administration of air safety in Australia is being assembled by the hard core membership of the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport. On Friday afternoon one of its key members, Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent SA) took [...]

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the "relationship...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition

Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence.   We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives.   … Read More

Ohio legislature rushes to shield lethal-drug info from public records law

The Columbus Dispatch | RCFP The Ohio General Assembly is moving quickly to pass a bill that would “shield the identity of manufacturers and sellers of drugs used in lethal injection, as well as physicians and members of the execution...Show More Summary

Would you like some spies with that right to peacefully assemble?

Forty different federal agencies are keeping themselves busy spying on the American public, according to a New York Times study.

The Amazing announces Picture You 2/17/15

last monthMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Partisan Records trot out great albums like Real Housewives trot out insecure publicity whores. Next up on the assembly line is The Amazing, straight out of Sweden. They are comprised of members of Granada and Dungen. Partisan’s PR Guru pitched them as a hybrid of Red House Painters & Tame Impala. Kind of sounds like [...]

Challenges of charter schools in city buildings are being tackled by an expert panel

Encouraging public involvement and making sure special-needs students have enough space are two of the greatly anticipated recommendations from an expert panel assembled to tackle the issue of charter schools in city buildings, the Daily News has learned.

Review: 'Warsaw Uprising,' when Poland fought back

"Warsaw Uprising" is not only a unique, remarkably assembled documentary-narrative hybrid but also a powerful look at the personal and public devastation that can occur during wartime. Movies rarely feel as authentic as this.

Former College Football Player, Invited to Speak at a Public High School, Spends His Time Proselytizing

Two weeks ago, at West Wilkes High School in North Carolina, many students were taken to an assembly featuring Otis Duhart (below), a self-described Evangelist and former football player at Florida State. And how do you think that turned out?

This Russian Official’s Homophobic Comment Is A Reminder Of Why Tim Cook Is The Only Gay Fortune 500 CEO (AAPL)

After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time on Thursday, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Vitaly Milonov, had this to say: “What could he (Cook) bring us? The Ebola virus,Show More Summary

ESA powers to deal with emergencies strengthened

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New laws approved by the ACT Legislative Assembly today will help improve public safety in the territory, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said. “The Emergencies Amendment Bill 2014 was developed to strengthen...Show More Summary

Stormont: When is a deal not a deal?

Given the ramifications for the public of the deadlock at the Northern Ireland Assembly over budgets and welfare reform, the failure to elect a new assembly speaker may seem exclusively of concern to those inside the Belmont "beltway"...Show More Summary

Teacher Publicly Shames Girl by Showing Her Bikini Photo at School Assembly

Post by Jenny Erikson. Of all the crappy things a person can do to a teenage girl, this one ranks up there pretty high. A teacher at an English secondary school took it upon herself to teach her students a lesson in the dangers of social...Show More Summary

Obama's Tenuous Middle East Coalition

President Obama devoted nearly half his 39-minute address at the United Nations General Assembly last week appealing to world leaders and publics to join in turning back the jihadist offensive in Syria and Iraq of a self-styled "Islamic...Show More Summary

‘The Hateful Eight’ Shoots in Colorado in December

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Moreso than anything he’s ever done, the new Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight is being assembled in public. There was the very early script leak, the live-read of that first draft featuring actors such as Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Show More Summary

A NYC High School Helps Restore New York Harbor Through Their 1 Billion Oyster Project

This post is sponsored by Verizon. The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, a marine biology-focused public high school located on Governors Island, has pledged to restore a billion oysters to the harbor by 2030 through its Billion Oyster Project. Show More Summary

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