Help Others and Recycle at the Same Time

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHere are some ways you can recycle worn out items instead of sending them to the landfill — items like shoes, glasses, greeting cards, and computers.Participate in the Give the Gift of Sight Program, sponsered by Lions Club International, the program makes it easy for you to donate your old eyeglasses and sunglasses to needy people in developing countries. After you drop glasses off, they are cleaned, repaired, and classified by prescription, then distributed.Donate Your Used Working Computer Equipment to Computers for Kids of America, a nonprofit charity dedicated to improving the computer skills of America’s youth. Their donation program collects and refurbishes computer equipment, and redistributes the equipment to schools and children’s organizations in need. With local chapters around the country, find one near you by searching online for “Computers for Kids of America” or call: 973.567.8341 Recycle Holiday and Greeting Cards. Contribute to the counseling of troubled kids by sending either entire greeting cards or just the fronts of cards, to St. Jude’s Card Recycling, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. The youth refurbish the cards by adding new backs, and sell them to help support the program. For more information contact: Phone 1-877-977-SJRCRecycle Sneakers and Athletic Shoes – Since 1990, NIKE, Inc. has sponsered the Reuse-A-Shoe program which takes in used sneakers (all brands), grinds up selected parts, then remanufactures them into athletic equipment, such as playground padding, gymnastic mats, and running tracks and donates them to worthy causes. More than 1.5 million pairs of worn-out shoes are collected for recycling each year. Call 1-800-344-6453 for drop-off locations or get the mailing address at Reuse-A-Shoe.Never Throw Away Books or Magazines Books and magazines and inspirational pamphlets are a great aid to rehabilitation for those who’ve been sent to prison or juvenile detention centers. Please search out a correctional facility in your area to donate published materials of any kind- don’t forget the “early reader” books.Updated in 2014, originally written with information from the Better Homes and GardensAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

SCSU Men’s Basketball; Davis Gets Honor, Moten Hired

first_img St. Cloud State men’s basketball finished 24-9 in 2017-2018.  The Huskies open the season November 9 in Mankato against Missouri Southern State.  Hear SCSU men’s basketball games on AM 1390-Granite City Sports in 2018-2019. 720p HD 1080p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 360pcenter_img About Connatix V56892 St. Cloud State senior forward Gage Davis has been named 2nd team All American by Smith and Street.  Davis has averaged 21.2 points and 8.5 rebounds a game in 2 seasons at SCSU.St. Cloud State has added Jayme Moten to the men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.  Moten comes to SCSU from Elmhurst College, a Division III progam in Illinois.  Matt Reimer is the head coach at SCSU with Chad Welk as his top assistant. 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more

Colts at Bat coming to Louisville June 2

first_imgWSLM will be giving away tickets to the Louisville Bats game on Friday, June 2 where you can meet your favorite Indianapolis Colts players.Wide Receiver Phillip Dorsett and Safety T.J. Green are scheduled to appear, along with Colts cheerleaders and Blue, the mascot. Phillip DorsettT.J. GreenThe Colts will partner with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Indianapolis Indians and Louisville Bats for three “Colts at Bat” events this summer. During these events, the Colts will provide several elements for fans attending the baseball games, including player autographs and photos prior to the first pitch, cheerleader autographs and performances, Colts Mascot Blue, free Colts giveaways and Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum.Fans may also sign up for one of the Colts Official Fan Clubs and register to win Colts tickets.Attendees must purchase a ticket to the baseball game in order to participate in the “Colts at Bat” activities. A list of dates for this year’s “Colts at Bat” events is provided below.The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early at summer events. The line for player and cheerleader autographs and photos may be cut off at any time to ensure the tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Summer Tour events will take place rain or shine. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person; however, fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts event times are local.  Player names for each event will be announced in May, but are subject to change.Friday, June 2, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.Colts at Bat with the Louisville BatsLouisville Slugger Field401 East Main StreetLouisville, KY 40202PLAYERS: WR Phillip Dorsett and S T.J. Green**Player autographs from 5:30-6:45pm and Cheerleader autographs from 7:30pm-5th inninglast_img read more

Open house for new animal shelter on Saturday

first_imgPet and Wildlife Rescue is holding an open house Saturday at its new home on Park Avenue East in Chatham.It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and look at the new facility that was planned and designed by the Friends of the New Animal Shelter group that also raised funds.The animal rescue – responsible for animal by-law enforcement in all wards in Chatham-Kent – began moving to its new location May 27, re-opening for business May 29.Operations have returned to normal, with normal hours resuming for animal surrenders, adoptions, and dog tag purchases.Saturday afternoon’s open house from noon to 4 p.m will feature face painting, photos, balloon animals, a barbecue, popcorn and cotton candy. The new facility is directly behind the former shelter at 405 Park Ave. E. in Chatham.last_img read more

“Ask, Reflect, Commit” – 3 Ways to Pay Tribute this Memorial Day

first_imgHave you ever said “Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!”, and then thought to yourself is that appropriate given the somber nature of the holiday? Have you ever wondered how to address the day’s importance with those who may have served alongside those who’ve lost their lives in the service of their country?    If you have you are certainly not alone as Memorial Day seems to bring a paradox of emotions to many of us- regardless of our background.  Having experienced these complex emotions personally I believe that one way to honor those who’ve lost their lives and connect with those who’ve served beside them is to “Ask, Reflect, and Commit.”“Ask”- Who do you think about on Memorial Day? Just about everyone is- in some way- connected to a veteran.  And, given the events of these last few decades- and the conflicts of the previous generations- it’s very likely that the veteran you know has lost a fellow veteran in combat.  While some of these memories may still be raw and painful to process, I believe that for so many veterans, myself included, it’s powerfully healing to share these memories.  When asked I share the exuberance of 1LT Tim Price, or the compassion of CPT Brian Freeman.  Sharing the memories helps me honor their service- and personally heal.  So, if you have a chance to spend time with a veteran this weekend simply ask them to share a memory of one of their heroes.  “Reflect”- Take a moment of reflection- but also live your life!  Memorial Day is a balance- it’s a time to honor those who’ve sacrificed and the families that have been left behind.  But, it’s also a time to spend with family and friends- celebrating what’s most important in our lives.  While it’s been a divisive year in many ways I believe that it’s more important than ever that we cherish what’s important to each of us as a way of paying tribute to those we’ve lost.   “Commit”- To a cause you are passionate about.   Memorial Day is only one day of the year.  Yet, the true measurement of our collective commitment to the memory of those who’ve lost their lives goes beyond that day.  And, it comes in many different forms.  I’m honored to be a part of SHRM’s and the SHRM Foundation’s commitment to veteran’s transition as helping veterans find purpose-filled careers helps heal the wounds of war.  So, commit to a cause, something you believe passionately in, and follow through for the rest of the year.  And yes, that cause can absolutely be a commitment to peace while still honoring those who serve and have served. I truly believe we should wish everyone a “great Memorial Day weekend.” And, by taking a moment to ask, reflect, and commit we can find that balance between time with family and friends- enjoying the beginning of summer- while paying tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.last_img read more

Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Hitting Cop with Car

first_imgA suspected shoplifter who police say hit an officer with his car while fleeing from a Coconut Creek, Florida, Walmart last month has been arrested. Avonta Lamar Bailey, 30, was arrested Saturday in Dania Beach on charges including aggravated battery on an officer, grand theft, eluding a police officer, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage and resisting arrest with violence in the June 29 incident, Coconut Creek Police officials said Monday.Officials said the officer was working an extra duty detail at the Walmart in the 5500 block of West Hillsboro Road when loss prevention associates alerted the officer that a suspected shoplifter left the store with two stolen computers. The officer tried to speak with the suspect, who was putting the items in his car, when the man put his car in reverse and hit the officer with his open driver’s side door, officials said.The impact knocked the officer to the ground and the officer had to roll out of the way to avoid being hit by the car as the suspect fled. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital and later released, and was not seriously injured. Bailey remained behind bars on $47,000 bond Monday, jail records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available.   [Source: NBC6 Miami]- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Illinois ~ Sales and Use Tax: Personal Property Lease Tax Does Not Apply Outside Chicago

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Illinois Supreme Court held that Chicago’s taxation of car rentals outside city limits under its personal property lease transaction tax ordinance violated the city’s home rule powers under the home rule article of the Illinois constitution. Home rule units may not extend their taxing power beyond the home rule unit’s borders absent express legislative authority. Chicago announced it would assume that short-term vehicle lease transactions occurring within three miles of the city’s borders were taxable under its ordinance if the lessee intended to use the vehicle in Chicago more than 50% of the time or was a Chicago resident. To help determine whether a transaction was taxable, the ordinance provided language for rental agreements through which the lessee would notify the lessor that she intended to use the leased vehicle either inside or outside of Chicago more than 50% of the time. The ordinance was challenged by car rental companies. Chicago argued that the tax was imposed on the use of vehicles inside Chicago. The Court found that the tax was not imposed on a lessee’s use but on either a lessee’s stated intent as to where the lessee would use the vehicle, or a conclusive presumption that a Chicago resident would use the vehicle in Chicago.The Hertz Corp. v. The City of Chicago, Illinois Supreme Court, No. 119945, 119960, January 20, 2017, ¶403-195last_img read more

Measuring the mobs

first_imgHow many marchers made up the Million Man March? We will never know for sure. Controversy swirled in the wake of the 1995 event, with estimates based on photos and video of the crowd ranging from 400,000 to 2 million people. Getting accurate head counts for massive events, be they peaceful protests or destructive riots, isn’t much easier today. The number of people protesting during the Arab Spring in 2011 on the streets in Yemen (above), for example, is impossible to know. It doesn’t matter how powerful the cameras are in satellites or drones overhead if it is dark or smoky or if the crowds are moving in and out of cover. Rather than visually counting heads, it might be possible to count the streams of digital data flowing from the mobile phones in everyone’s pocket: phone calls, tweets, and Web browsing, all of which can be geolocated. The problem is that no one knows how reliable those streams are for estimating the head count. When you have a million people in one place, what proportion can be expected to use their phones in various ways over a given time period? Now, researchers have made a stab at that calibration. Using crowds of known sizes—at an airport and a stadium in Milan, Italy—a study published in Royal Society Open Science reports that mobile phone data predicted the actual number of people on the ground with an average error rate of just 13%. It wouldn’t have worked on the Million Man March, when the Internet was a novelty and smart phones just a dream, but we’ll be ready for the next one.last_img read more

Debate erupts over plan to create another online destination for biology preprints

first_imgPublishing their papers in journals, such as these lining a library’s shelves, is still the goal of most biologists, but more and more are depositing early versions, or preprints, in online repositories. A plan to create a new repository for biomedical and biology preprints has earned the endorsement of nearly a dozen major science funders, including government agencies, major foundations, and research charities. But it also has sparked a debate about whether an existing preprint repository, bioRxiv.org, should be the natural home for such material.Although it has no confirmed funding for the effort, the nonprofit group ASAPbio today announced a request for applications to build what it calls a “Central Service” for preprints (papers that have not yet been accepted by a journal or undergone peer review).  Together with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the European Research Council, the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Wellcome Trust research charities, and other science funders, ASAPbio released a consensus set of principles and requirements for the proposed repository. For example, the repository must have a scientist-led independent governing board, the groups say, and be free for those submitting and reading preprints. Jessica Polka, director of ASAPbio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says that last suggestion could ultimately be the decision if bioRxiv’s founders respond to the call for applications. “bioRxiv is providing a great service to the scientific community,” she wrote in an email to ScienceInsider. “bioRxiv could either respond individually or as part of a consortium to potentially become the central service.”One goal of the new repository is to have preprints in a more easily read, and searchable, format than the typical PDF submitted to bioRxiv.org and its competitors. Polka envisions creating a software program that would convert standard word-processing program files into more computer-friendly online content. That’s a laudable plan, if a recent twitter survey is any indication. Two-thirds of the 266 respondents said they wanted bioRxiv.org preprints in a non-PDF format more easily readable on a phone. No need for this: we have bioRxiv. Discovery is easy. It’s on bioRxiv. https://t.co/70e2OJMMZD— Nick Loman (@pathogenomenick) February 13, 2017 Sergei25/shutterstock The Central Service is meant to be an aggregator from the different preprint sites that have arisen over the past few years. For example, some biology preprints get submitted to arXiv.org, the long-established site that caters more to the physical sciences, whereas others go to sites such as PeerJ. And ASAPbio notes that many prominent publishers are considering their own preprint sites. “Preprint entities in biology are more likely to expand rather than collapse into one source,” it concludes in a blog post about the potential benefits of an aggregator such as the Central Service.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Yet bioRxiv.org, launched in 2013 with backing from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has grown considerably in popularity and many of its fans took to Twitter to question the purpose of the proposed Central Service. Do you want BioRxiv articles to be available in formats beside PDF (eg HTML) to make them readable on a phone?— Torsten Seemann (@torstenseemann) February 12, 2017center_img Totally agree. Not sure why we’re discussing the creation of a central preprint repository when we already have one. https://t.co/o9GLdrKIfb— Daniel MacArthur (@dgmacarthur) February 13, 2017 There is no need to reinvent wheel. BioRxiv exists…and *fully* and *completely* meets needs of field. @pathogenomenick @NatureNews— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) February 13, 2017 Debate erupts over plan to create another online destination for biology preprints we should just put our resources behind @biorxivpreprint and hit the ground running https://t.co/RIWVfivzNo— Alexander Arguello (@NeuroMinded) February 13, 2017 By John TravisFeb. 13, 2017 , 4:45 PMlast_img read more

Juve go for Eriksen in January?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus could make an approach for Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen in January, with new boss Jose Mourinho not standing in his way. Eriksen’s contract is expiring next June, and Corriere dello Sport suggests Juve – who were thought to be interested in signing the midfielder over the summer – could make formal contact with the Dane this winter over a transfer. It is thought Mourinho has already taken the stance that he won’t stand in his way over a move away from North London. The Italian champions could attempt to sign the 28-year-old outright in January or wait until next summer and sign him on a free transfer. However, the newspaper warns both Real Madrid and Manchester United are also interested in Eriksen, who has been with Spurs since 2013.last_img read more