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The Week Ahead In FX - US Growth Focus And Oil Price Trends

Last week saw dramatic dispersion among the major FX pairs as global and local influences caused significant moves in most of the key crosses. Goldman takes a look back at the key drivers of that volatility and then focuses on the week...Show More Summary

Why It’s Nice to Live in a Small Town

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Because when Mike passed away this last week people in town knew and cared. My daughter’s powerlifting coach showed up at the door with a condolence card for Athena signed by every member of the team. The local library sent a lovely flower arrangement for Mike’s visitation and sent someone to attend the memorial. When [...]

Chinese Vice President Xi’s U.S. Visit Offers Opportunities for State-to-State Engagement

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a five-day trip to the United States last week with a stop in Los Angeles that included meetings with state and local officials and private sector leaders. I traveled to Los Angeles to support the opportunity to further U.S.-China subnational engagement. Show More Summary

Queer Activists Respond to Transphobic Opinion Piece in NZ Newspaper

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

New Zealand-based activist group The Queer Avengers staged a protest outside the offices of local paper The Dominion Post to take them to task for publishing an opinion piece earlier this week which denigrated trans...

Free-For-All Friday 2/24/12

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not discussed here over the past week. Comments close on Friday. —————————————————————– This week’s FFAF is sponsored by Kick in the Fit… Are you ready to adopt a more active lifestyle, get in shape, and achieve your fitness goals? Well, [...]

The Next Generation of Archaeologists at Wessex Archaeology

Children from a local primary school were given an introduction to archaeology at the offices of Wessex Archaeology in Rochester last week. The budding young archaeologists were shown some of the work that goes on at the office including washing pottery and drawing some of the finds we get from site. Show More Summary

Fired editor in Culver City burns bridges and names names

I've been meaning for a few days to post this. The fired editor of the Culver City News tells all and reveals how the local free weekly works. Scott Bridges...

Books: This Week In Local: Reasons to love David Lee Roth, Young The Giant, and The Promise Ring performs

The A.V. Club has a smattering of local sites, and every day, writers in these locales are posting about music, films, and other events and news happening in their cities. Whether you live in one of these cities or elsewhere, there’s plenty of great local stuff that’s worth a look. Show More Summary

Clubs - YokoO & Claire Morgan

Sat 03 Mar It's a Sydned DJ double at Spice Cellar this week, with other locals Kimba, Amy Fairweather and Tom Brereton in support.

At the Libraries: Finding a Home for 30,000 Books

3 years agoOdd : mental_floss

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Happy belated Presidents’ Day! If you weren’t able to celebrate properly on Monday, try visiting DC’s new Center for Education and Leadership, where you can [...]

Attwood's quota plan caps busy week

I spent Thursday morning in Templepatrick at the Local Government Association's annual conference. Alex Attwood has already had a busy week with his Giant's Causeway golf course announcement, but that didn't stop him coming up with several...Show More Summary

What's Different About Virginia's Ultrasound Bill?

Across the country, local legislators regularly cast votes to restrict abortions in their states. Most Americans never hear about it. But this week, Virginia's latest attempt to prevent women from securing abortions crashed and burned...Show More Summary

Babeu Could Face Trouble Over Ex-Lover's Uncertain Legal Status

In an unusual letter to two of his fellow local law enforcers this week, conservative Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu laid out a list of crimes alleged to have been committed by him or his former lover in the wake of their romance that soured last year.

Children’s Hospital Boston’s Innovation Day Showcases Local MedTech

Last week, the researchers and clinicians in residence at Children’s Hospital Boston gathered under the auspices of the Innovation Acceleration Program at CHB for an afternoon of “TED-like” talks and demos. Since we mentioned it here, it was only appropriate that we go to check it out. Show More Summary

3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week

The Portsmouth Beer Week is a celebration of beer, culminating in the release of Kate the Great at the Portsmouth Brewery on Monday, March 5. With the help of local establishments and partnerships with breweries, our goal is the increase Portsmouth’s footprint on the national craft beer map. To get updated information on Twitter, check [...]

Archer Preview: Season 3, Episode 6 - Bloody Ferlin

As a spoof of the spy genre, FX's animated comedy Archer often sees its spies venturing to far off and exotic locales in order to perform acts of international espionage. This week's episode, "Bloody Ferlin," is no different as it finds them traveling to the lovely and distant, uh, West Virginia. Show More Summary

2013 Lexus ES Surfaces In China

The latest of nine new Lexus models has surfaced online this week in the form of the all-new ES sedan, captured in China by local enthusiast website XCar. As with the all-new GS sedan, due here in the coming months, the new ES gets the...Show More Summary

Conservative Talk Show Host Lashes Out at KPRC Over Gay Bar Hit-and-Run Story

Referring to KPRC as “the fourth-place TV station in Houston,” local conservative talk radio host Michael Berry lashed out at the NBC-affiliate during his show on Tuesday for a series of reports the station aired last week about hisShow More Summary

CLT Blog and Packard Place to catalog Charlotte’s startups in new video series

There’s no denying that Charlotte’s startup scene is alive and growing. Some recent notable success stories have proven that our local community is ripe with fresh ideas and talented leadership. Take a look at next week’s “Startups at Packard” meetup, a simple social gathering for local entrepreneurs in conjunction with Hackers & Founders: already 65 [...]

Weekly Music Agenda

The post-Presidents Day week in concerts around the area, including a popular musical variety show, local dance-party starters and a cornrowed legend with his latest crew of cronies. [ more › ]

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