This week a year ago, I was in the Philippines, flying with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team in a C-130 to Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
Volvo has launched a pair of special-edition models into the Australian market this week, celebrating its first year in the local V8 Supercars championship. Based on the S60 T4 Kinetic midsized sedan and the V40 T4 Kinetic small hatch,...Show More Summary
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In this weeks Marketing Nerds, we had the chance to sit down with local SEO expert Bernadette Coleman with Advice Interactive Group. In this episode of Marketing Nerds, we cover: We go into onsite and offsite rankings and how to rank better online. Show More Summary
The KKK in Ferguson, Missouri, and the hacker group Anonymous continued to wage a war of words this week, but the verbal and online confrontation risked escalating into real violence when a local Ku Klux Klan leader threatened that anyone...Show More Summary
With this week’s Jets-Bills game moving from Sunday in Buffalo to Monday in Detroit, one question has not been answered: How can Jets and Bills fans outside New York City and Buffalo watch the game? The NFL has announced that the local CBS affiliates in New York and Buffalo will televise the game, but the…
[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A collection of citizens in the small resort town of Whitefish, Mont., banded together earlier this week to demand that their local town council take action to deal with the effects of the presence of a nationally...Show More Summary
Tensions gripping Israel after this week’s attack on a Jerusalem synagogue took on distinct racial overtones Thursday when a mayor in southern Israel said he was banning Arab workers from construction projects at local day-care cent...
Queen Edith’s on Cambridge (Lab Defence) Result: Liberal Democrats 933 (36% +1%), Labour 790 (31% -9%), Conservatives 614 (24% +5%), Green 222 (9% +3%) Liberal Democrat GAIN from Labour with a majority of 143 (5%) on a swing of 5% from Labour to Liberal Democrat Brent (Con Defence) and Littlebrook (Lab Defence) on Dartford Brent […]
The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II is now on-sale and available from a starting price of $100,000 lower than its predecessor courtesy of a reduction in standard specification. Launched this week locally, the mid-life update of Rolls-Royce’s entry model that premiered in its original guise in 2009 is priced at $545,000 drive-away, where it was previously [...]
According to a Law Times article this week entitled Are law libraries still relevant?, the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as LibraryCo., a non-profit entity that runs many of Ontario's law libraries locate in local courthouses,Show More Summary
The panhandling mother whose bizarre story went viral this week after she was seen begging for money outside a shopping center in California before speeding away in a Mercedes Benz was confronted Tuesday by a local reporter about her curious situation.
A local club, Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsman Center aka PMSC, hosted their 6th annual Zombie Dark Shoot this past week. I have participated in the past three years and staffed it for the first time this year. My first year was when I discovered the Poorman’s Night Vision. Show More Summary
DCist's music staff shines light on the best in local live music this week. [ more › ]
It's hot chicken wings vs. a Cuban sandwich in this week's food face-off, based on tasty recipes local to Buffalo and Miami.
This week’s Courier Herald column: First and foremost in this month of Thanksgiving, let us be thankful that this is not a column about a runoff for either the Governor’s race in December or the U.S. Senate race in January. Our holidays...Show More Summary
This week the New York Times, breezing right by Jefftown, printed another article about Ridgewood, Queens: The Next New Bushwickburg, in the Quooklyn District, just before the Cemetery Belt. [ more › ]
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was recently participating in a neighborhood charity event aimed at boosting voter participation, when she stopped to pose in a photo with a volunteer named Navell Gordon. In said photo, Hodges and Navell...Show More Summary
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Show More Summary
Identical twins were elected sheriffs in neighboring Washington State counties this week, an unlikely chapter to a history of the two brothers rising up in local law enforcement together.