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July Kicks off @Bayer4CropsUS Showcase Days

Starting next week, growers around the country will have the opportunity to visit a local Bayer Showcase Days event to learn about the most recent advances in managing weed resistance; sudden death syndrome in soybeans; nematode pressure; and other agronomic challenges. Show More Summary

HRC Brings Equality Summit Series to Vietnam

Last week, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, HRC hosted a global equality summit in Vietnam. The summit brought together corporate allies, civil society leaders and local diplomatic community members to advance local efforts on LGBTQ workplace inclusion and business engagement. U.S. Show More Summary

These Pro-Life People Were Just Denied Free Speech Outside the Local Abortion Clinic

In another devastating blow to the pro-life community this week, pro-lifers in one Canadian province are being denied their freedom to speak outside a local abortion facility. CBC Radio-Canada reports the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador issued a decision Tuesday blocking pro-lifers from protesting within 40 meters (about 131 feet) of the Athena Health […]

After the most dramatic post-war week in British politics the first electoral tests: Tonight’s local by-elections

St. Michael’s (Con defence) on Bexley Result of council at last election (2014): Conservatives 45, Labour 15, United Kingdom Independence Party 3 (Conservative majority of 27) Result of ward at last election (2014) : Emboldened denotes elected Conservatives 1,352, 1,314, 1,140 (35%) United Kingdom Independence Party 1,280 (33%) Labour 857, 769, 720 (22%) British National […]

These Apps Let You Get The Pill And Skip The Pelvic Exam

By Annie Lowrey A few weeks ago, I went to pick up my birth-control prescription from my local pharmacy and was told my doctor needed renew it. I called my doctor's office, and they told me I needed to come in. I came in, and they insisted...Show More Summary

These Apps Let You Get The Pill And Skip The Pelvic Exam

By Annie Lowrey A few weeks ago, I went to pick up my birth-control prescription from my local pharmacy and was told my doctor needed renew it. I called my doctor's office, and they told me I needed to come in. I came in, and they insisted...Show More Summary

A Small Local Boulevard Through Forest Park Grew To Become A Major Interstate

Last week I posted about Forest Park’s 140th anniversary.  Earlier this month my husband and I visited the Science Center, looking out from the walkway over Interstate 64 I was reminded that land was originally part of the park. In 1958 Kingshighway hadn’t been straightened, but a small road cut through...

Volunteer searchers find bodies believed to be couple missing in Border fire

Two bodies thought to be those of a couple who lived on a Potrero property destroyed in the Border fire last week were found Wednesday by local residents who searched the grounds out of concern for the missing pair, residents said. The two are believed to be Jim Keefe, known locally as "Barefoot...

Night-time light pollution causes spring to come early

Human use of artificial light is causing spring to come at least a week early in the UK, researchers have found. The findings provide important information for those in charge of lighting levels, such as local councils, and point toShow More Summary

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by the Chief Minister on the proposals by the CSIRO to develop their Ginninderra Field Station site in northwest Belconnen. These statements were made in the context of there being a [...]

Tawlet Souk el Tayeb, Lebanese food in Paris

One of the great regrets I had in life was when I went to Beirut and didn’t go to the Tawlet Souk el Tayeb, a culinary project supporting local farmers, cooks, and producers. There’s also a weekly farmers’ market, classes and meals. Because my schedule was so packed on my trip, as much as I tried, I didn’t make it. A few years later – as...

Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily

89% of school children consuming sports drinks with 68% drinking them regularly (1-7 times per week) Sports drinks purchased by children in local shops at value prices A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey. read more

This Trailer for The Haunted House on Kirby Road Needs More Body Bags

4 days agoGenres / Horror : 28DLA

The trailer for The Haunted House on Kirby Road was released late last week. This indie, haunted house horror feature involves a real life ghost, which lingers in this locale. Sensationalized by Kirby Road Productions and Breakthrough...Show More Summary


This year's tomatoes, a couple of weeks ago. They're bigger now. Photo: me For the first time in more than ten years, I've got tomato plants going.I know, I know, between our weekly CSA box, local stores, and the farmers' markets, do...Show More Summary

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, we were horrified by the story of Ashely Cervantes, an 18-year-old who customs agents subjected to vaginal and rectal probes by a local doctor in a search of nonexistent drugs. TexasAndroid won most insightful comment of the...Show More Summary

First Slice 6/24/16: Sandy Springs hates Cobb's "nightmare" Braves traffic plan

Cobb County announced a plan this week to direct Braves traffic off I-285 and onto local streets in Sandy Springs. The idea is to use "dynamic" signs that urge drivers to reduce highway congestion by exiting earlier and taking Northside Drive and Powers Ferry to get to the game.…

2017 Subaru Levorg - Prices, Features and Specifications

seven years after the departure of the liberty gt wagon, subaru australia finally has another turbocharged all-paw performance load-lugger in showrooms - the levorg. launching locally this week, the levorg melds the wrx’s 197kw/350nm...Show More Summary

We Need To Talk About The Invisible Cost Of Abortion Clinic Violence

A few weeks ago, I went to my friendly local Planned Parenthood to have my IUD removed and a new one put in. It was an appointment I’d been dreading, because while I love low-cost long-term birth control, my experience of having that...Show More Summary

Mysterious ‘Men In Black’ Sighted All Over Iowa County In Recent Weeks

Mysterious “men in black” have been spotted all over Muscatine County, Iowa in recent weeks. While it might sound funny or perhaps like something out of a horror movies, the repeated sightings of the men in black have local motorists spooked and law enforcement concerned. Show More Summary

L.A. County declares local emergency in Maywood warehouse fire

Los Angeles County supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday over last week’s massive fire at a Maywood industrial park, which prompted evacuation of hundreds of people. The fire erupted at 2:31 a.m. on June 14 at a plastics facility, then spread into a metal recycling yard, triggering explosions...

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