New Program Brings Teaching Opportunities to Vets

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHoping to lower the unemployment rate for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, which stands near 10.8 percent, a new initiative is aims to place veterans in the classroom.Tenth-grade history teacher Brian Thompson brings a little something extra to the classroom, especially when the subject matter turns to war. Thompson, who teaches at Washington D.C.’s Cardoza High, is the role model for a new push by the non-profit Teach for America to get more veterans into the teaching profession.(READ the story from CBS News)Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Doctor Doctor Mister MD

first_imgI’m not big on going to the doctor. The way I figure it, doctors don’t make any money on healthy people. Put another way, there must be a little something wrong with everyone. My working philosophy is: If it don’t hurt, don’t worry about it.Most everyone I know who has died was seeing a doctor at the time. At these prices, I say just go straight from good health to death and cut out the middlemen.I watch “Jeopardy” every night on TV. There must be a lot of senior citizens who watch, because every commercial is pushing some kind of drug. Oftentimes, the potential side effects of the drug are much worse than whatever it is the pill is supposed to help.We all know the usual warnings. It used to be, “Do not operate heavy equipment.” I get that.“Mom, I’m going to take Judy out in the crane tonight.”“Not if you take that Viagra, mister!”Consider this minor little side effect: “rare cases of severe hepatic reactions, including jaundice and fatal hepatitis, liver necrosis and hepatic failure, some of them with fatal outcomes have been reported.”This is for Torodal, an anti-inflammatory pill that people with ulcers take. So, let’s break it down. One minute you have a stomach ache because you ate some pepperoni. Next minute? You’re dead. . . and yellow.Have a headache? Ibuprofen works, right? You can buy it anywhere, even 7-Eleven. But “if your tongue swells up and you have difficulty breathing, consult a physician.”Imagine THAT phone call:Me: Hawoo Derkter Tong Thwell (choking) . . .Doctor: “Do you have health insurance? We’ll need you to read the information on the back of your card to us.”Ambien poses an interesting risk: Some people who have taken it have performed certain activities while they were not fully awake. These have included sleep driving, making and eating food, and having sex.Who knew?We’ve all seen this one: “If you experience a prolonged, painful erection, stop using this medicine and seek immediate medical attention or permanent problems could occur.”So, you go to the doctor and he says, “I don’t see any evidence of this occurring.” Now, that hurts.It’s not just medicines that have bizarre warnings. For example, “Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice” is written on a box of rat poison, I kid you not. Hey, we’re not animals — we don’t want to give them tumors; we just want to kill them.“Warning: do not use if you have urination problems” — this is a tough one, because I personally urinate each and every day. Is this a problem?It’s written on a box of Midol PMS relief pills. (Alert readers will note women suffer from PMS 23 days each month, have their periods for six days and are completely normal for two days — except in September, April, June, and November. It should be noted women should be avoided at all costs on Feb. 29 unless you are carrying a crucifix.)Not to belittle doctors, but all parents know that when our little ones were growing up, we took them to the doctor way too often, some of us every time they had a sniffle or a sneeze. This is the meat-and-potatoes of the industry — every time we walked into the office, the cash register sounded, and since our health care provider got the bills, we never knew how costly each little check-up could be. Then, after a battery of tests, which 99 percent of the time were unnecessary, we’d get prescriptions to fill, not realizing the pills were probably worse for your kid than whatever ailed him or her.I don’t take pills. I never did. Even when I was a kid and the doctor gave me something and the directions said, “take three a day with meals” I would carefully throw one out with breakfast, one right before lunch, and one after dinner. Guess what? I didn’t die.I told my mom I intended to live my life like a Native American warrior. She’d counter with the fact that the average life expectancy of a Native American Indian Brave was 31. Maybe so, but the cool ones like Crazy Horse rode around with loincloths on and nothing else. Except maybe a peace pipe. Sharelast_img read more

Lead Institute reschedules new school year commencement

first_img Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsTertiary Lead Institute reschedules new school year commencement by: Dominica Vibes News – September 3, 2015 382 Views   no discussions The board of education, management and staff of Lead Institute, in light of damages caused by Tropical Storm Erika, has rescheduled its orientation and new school year commencement.The Board of Directors, staff and students of Lead Institute expressed condolences to all those who have suffered loss of life and or property during the passage of storm Erika, especially with the families and individuals in the declared disaster areas most affected by the storm. The Institute said several of its students and a few staff resides in these communities and have suffered tremendous loss, vehicular access remains restricted in many communities, while water and electricity has not yet been fully restored to certain communities.“This forgone situation, have taken the decision to push back the commencement of the new school year by one week. Consequently, orientation and the commencement of the new school year have been rescheduled to September 11th and 14th respectively.The Institute said in arriving at this decision, “we have been most concerned for the safety of our students. Thus the rescheduling of classes is just one small gesture in helping those who have been most severely affected by the storm adjust and cope with the new realities”.“We also wish to assure the nation of our prayers and commitment to the rebuilding of our lives, families, communities and beloved nation. And in the words of the Psalmist David may “24The LORD bless [Dominica], and keep [us]; 25The LORD make His face shine on [us], And be gracious to [us]; 26The LORD lift up His countenance on [us], And give [us] peace,” the Institute said.center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Bayern raged in a head show

first_imgThe German champion Bayern (Munich) kept its lead of four points at the top of the Budnesliga.The Bavarians beat Eintracht (Frankfurt) 5-2 in the second round after the renewal of the Bundesliga and a total of 27 since the beginning of the season.Thus, Bayern took another step in the pursuit of the country’s record eighth consecutive title. And perhaps one of the decisive matches for this goal will take place on Tuesday, when the Bavarians visit their direct rival Borussia (Dortmund).Today, in front of the empty and gloomy stands of “Allianz Arena”, which was heard only by the shouts of the players, the two teams played a great match.Naturally, he completely passed under the dominance of the hosts, and this dominance was most noticeable in the first part. In it, Bayern did not stop attacking the door of the guests from Frankfurt and scored two goals, and the goals could have been more.Leon Gorecka opened after a pass from Thomas Mueller in the 17th minute, and at the end of the half Mueller was in the right place to intercept a pass from Alfonso Davis.In the first seconds of the second half came the moment of the usual suspect – Robert Lewandowski. With a good plunge, the Pole scored his goal №41 during the season, and with a score of 3-0 everything seemed to be resolved.last_img read more