Workplace cleanup underway for offensive material

Workplace cleanup underway for offensive material
Each leader or supervisor who conducts an inspection must submit a report on their findings; those reports will be compiled by the various commands and submitted to the Army deputy chief of staff for personnel (G-1), Rolan said. The Army's report will …

Who's the Better NBA Franchise Centerpiece, Blake Griffin or Dwight Howard?
Both Howard and Griffin are miserable from the free-throw line, but Griffin was better at being awful this past season at 66 percent; Howard shot 49 percent. Howard is actually getting worse. Neither Howard nor Griffin has a mid-range game, but Griffin …
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Doctors say public purse and public health at risk because of government cuts
The federal government overhauled the health care coverage it provides to refugees and refugee claimants one year ago as part of a cost-cutting measure it also said was designed to make Canada less vulnerable to fake asylum claims by curbing access to …
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Boudica rides out

Boudica rides out
Yoko Ono, who is curating this year's Meltdown Festival, invites you to submit images which respond to the idea of activism. Strawberry marscarpone tart by Noemie Lemasson-Ardolino · Recipe attempts: share your pictures. Has your finished dish turned …
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Duxbury Free Library, schools team up for teens all summer long
With Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly by Gail Levine as their guide, teens will write and then share their original writing, with the opportunity to submit their writing to various blogs and publications like Teen Ink. A new, one-time program …
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Thomas Penfield Jackson, Outspoken Judge, Dies at 76
Mindful that the government's antitrust offensive against I.B.M. lasted 13 years and its action against AT& T involved a million documents, he limited each side to 12 witnesses and forced lawyers to submit testimony in writing. The main court …
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Annuity123 Allows The Financial Professional Community To Effectively Broadcast Their Virtual Voices Throughout The Expanding On-Line Community

Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

As the retirement community becomes more proficient and comfortable with using the internet to research their needs, it is becoming extremely important for financial professionals to have an effective on-line presence. The Annuity123 platform allows for advisors to not only have a physical presence within the on-line community from its advisor locator function, but it now also gives advisors a unique opportunity of allowing their virtual voices to be heard throughout this ever-growing community.

Annuity123’s core focus is to provide hope to individuals across America who worry about outliving their assets. In addition to educating these individuals about annuities, this website provides unique methods for these consumers to find a compatible financial professional to contact for further advice. They can sign up for Annuity Harmony which will result in an appropriate match to an advisor depending on answers that they both provide to a set of questions. Or, a consumer can simply enter their city and state in the advisor locator tool to see the locations and specialties of their local advisors. Now, the consumers who reference this website can become even more familiar with an advisor’s core beliefs and values by tracking their blog and article submissions in Annuity123’s blog section.

For advisors, this new service can result in receiving direct leads from prospective clients who are researching a similar topic on-line, plus it also is a fantastic way connect with potential clients on a more personal level prior to the first consultation.

Membership to Annuity123 is absolutely free of charge, and this posting service is complementary for its members. Any financial professional can become a member by simply complete a brief registration form on the Annuity123 website. Once registered, advisors can be found on advisor locator searches and they are free to submit their blog or article posts to the Annuity123 team. Upon review, an Annuity123 associate will then post each submission on the Annuity123 blog portal with customized SEO tags aimed at allowing the post to be seen by potential customers who are researching a related topic on-line.

About Annuity123

Annuity123 was designed to educate consumers across the country about the variety of and means to contractually guarantee lifetime income. The fear of outliving money doesnt have to be a burden. The purpose of this platform is not only to educate consumers about the importance of lifetime income and creating their own pension annuity, but also to provide easy access to the best retirement income and annuity specialists in the country. By first educating consumers and then matching them up with experts in their area for further advice, Annuity123 hopes to make a big impact in the retirement field. Annuity123 is owned by Annuity Think Tank, LLC.

Cure Sugar Cravings with the Sugar Addiction Solution

Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) November 08, 2012

People who crave sugar now can cure their sugar addictions. The Sugar Addiction Solution is a fourteen-day program that comes with a money back guarantee. The Sugar Addiction Solution is also available for a free trail to members of the media. Press agents, journalists, and broadcasters simply need to submit a story request to Samantha Taylor (founder) and they will be provided immediate access to tips on curing sugar cravings. Members of the public can receive a ten-dollar discount on the sugar addiction program by signing up with the keyword today at

The Huffington Post, CNN, and even Oprah have covered sugar addiction. Sugar cravings are a real thing that people can become dependent on. The Sugar Addiction Solution is guaranteed to work within a fourteen-day time period, said Samantha Taylor. My stop sugar cravings solution was developed after I kicked a thirty year battle with sugar. I know firsthand how to help people stop craving sugary drinks and sugar-filled foods. I can help anyone reclaim their health!

The Sugar Addiction Solution offers easy-to-follow steps and immediate access to stopping sugar cravings. Mood swings, depression, lack of sleep or too much sleep are all signs of sugar addition. Plus, the Sugar Addition Solution program comes with a sugar-free diploma. The program sells for $ 37 dollars (or $ 27 dollars with the today discount) and is accessible at The program comes with 3 Sugar Addiction Solution Videos, the Sugar Addiction Solution Manuscript, a Morning Meditation Audio, a 14 Day Tracking your Success Calendar, a 14 Day Delicious Menu Plan with a Shopping List and Recipes ,and a 14 Day Journal, a Rescue Video

Samantha helped me realize that it was my sugar addiction that was taking from my concentration and my ability to just do the most basic responsibilities. I feel great on your program and this has been much easier than I thought it would be! I even walked right past a bag of chocolate chip cookies with m&ms in the lunchroom yesterday and they didnt even talk to me! It was a wonderful feeling. Samantha, thank you for being willing to share your vulnerabilities with us. It makes us realize that it is truly an addiction. Viki C.

Samantha Taylor became a Sugar Addiction Specialist after conquering her thirty-year battle with sugar cravings. She specializes in helping others break their addiction cycle in a matter of fourteen days.More information can be obtained by clicking here:

Styker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Lawsuits Filed in New Jersey by PritzkerOlsen Attorneys, with Offices in Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN and Providence, RI

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Attorneys with the law firm PritzkerOlsen, P.A., have filed several lawsuits against Stryker Orthopaedics (Stryker) on behalf of clients injured by hip implant products the company recalled in July of 2012: ABGII Modular Stems, ABGII Modular Necks, Rejuvenate Modular Neck and Stem components (collectively referred to as Rejuvenate). The lawsuits were filed in New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County (008497 12, 008483 12, 008492 12, 008502 12, and more).

Attorneys David Szerlag, Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty are part of the firms Stryker litigation team. They anticipate that the lawsuits will be consolidated in Bergen County and assigned to one judge. According to Szerlag, the firms lead attorney for these cases, this would be the best way to ensure that their clients cases are litigated in an efficient manner.

The benefit of consolidation is that pre-trial procedures will not have to be duplicated, yet each lawsuit maintains its own identity, said Szerlag.

According to the complaints, filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, the Stryker Rejuvenate products failed at the junction between the neck and stem due to corrosion and fretting. An image showing this corrosion can be found on the firms website:

Szerlag, Pritzker and Flaherty allege that their clients suffered severe pain as the Stryker system failed and required revision surgery. During the surgery, evidence of severe metal poisoning and one or more of the following was found: the presence of milky, turbid fluid in the area of the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants; large pseudotumor formation; soft tissue necrosis (death); muscle loss and/or bony necrosis of the femur, where the Rejuvenate stem was implanted. According to Szerlag, revision surgery, removing and replacing defective Stryker hip implants, is extremely invasive because the stem needs to be removed from the femur.

Our clients have suffered irreparable harm from these defective hip replacement parts, said Szerlag. The products implanted to prevent pain have caused more pain. Tissue and bones that were healthy are now dead or severely damaged, making it impossible for the revision hip replacement to fully restore function and prevent pain.

Attorneys David Szerlag, Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty represent injured clients nationwide and have won millions for their clients, including over $ 40 million for clients injured by another medical product. They are providing free consultations to Stryker hip replacement patients, who can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or submit the firms online consultation form found here: Szerlag, of counsel attorney for PritzkerOlsen, has offices in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Providence, Rhode Island and Minneapolis, Minnesota. PritzkerOlsen offices are located at 45 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

National Conference on College & Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards Call for Speakers

Oakbrook, IL (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

The Center for College & Career Readiness is now accepting speaker proposals for the 2013 National Conference on College & Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards. The Center is seeking dynamic, energetic presenters able to engage an audience ranging from 30-200 people for 90 minute sessions. Join the growing list of industry experts and share practical tips, strategies, and resources for increasing rigor and implementing best practices in classrooms, schools, and districts.

Educators and students, at all levels, national and international are invited to submit proposals for the 2013 event. The Center is also welcoming corporate-sponsored proposals that focus on and demonstrate appropriate uses of education technology to support and improve learning and teaching in K-12 education. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 9, 2012.

Below is a list of general session topics the Center for College & Career Readiness would like address as part of the Conference Agenda. Additional topics for consideration are available online. Submit a proposal to speak to one of the sessions listed. Some session titles include:

Present information on the five major shifts in ELA and/or Mathematics and how these shifts fundamentally alter instructional practice.

The goal of the Common Core is to slow down and go deeper. Discuss how this can be accomplished by setting instructional priorities, using the PARCC and SBAC resources

–Discuss how the Content Frameworks from PARCC and the Content Specifications can best be used to transition teachers to the CCSS.

–Deconstruct the CCSS in ELA and/or Mathematics to build understanding in what the Standards are really requiring students to know and be able to do.

–Describe how to integrate specific higher order thinking skills into the questions students are asked during daily instruction and on assessments. Provide specific examples – for various grades and subject areas – aligned to various standards.

–Demonstrate how to audit current teaching materials and instructional methods to ensure alignment to the Common Core Standards. Provide strategies for using, supplementing and/or replacing existing instructional resources with free online resources.

Have an idea for a session that’s not listed? Feel free to submit on a topic that would fall within conference goals. Submit a session idea under the session ID OTHER. Multiple proposals per person are OK. If there is more than 1 speaker submitting per session, include the other Speakers information in the Bio section of the application form.

Chosen Speakers will receive:

A stipend towards travel expenses

Conference fee waiver for up to 2 speakers

Invitation to exclusive Speaker meet and greet event at conference

A National platform to connect with teachers and educational leaders around the country

Applicants selected for a round of interviews will be contacted the week of December 10. Final decisions will be made by mid-January.

Click here to access the online application to submit proposal(s)

Details for the National Conference on College and Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards

Date: June 27 June 29, 2013

Location: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort and Spa Orlando, FL

Register at:

Contact: Lauren Zake at 800.318.4555

About The Center for College & Career Readiness

Part of the Curriculum Improvement Institute, the Center for College & Career Readiness is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 research and training organization dedicated to the improvement of curriculum, instruction and assessment to increase college and career readiness skills across the globe. Partnering with publishers and private companies as well as government agencies, provincial and state education departments, and local districts and schools, the Center for College & Career Readiness is a global leader in the ceaseless efforts to move humanity forward by investing in human capital.

Finding the Best New York Salons and Spas Just Got Easier at the New

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

Living in New York City, residents have hundreds of options for almost everything. That is why New Yorkers are constantly seeking out “the best” in their city — whether it be food, clubs, bars, or more. And now everyone has a very unique way to find top New York salons, spas, and stylists with the recently launched website,

Walk down any New York street and you will find countless salons and spas. How could anyone separate the good from the bad? offers a novel way for visitors to browse hundreds of hair salons, nail salons, spas, and stylists in New York by simply clicking on their neighborhood or the treatment they’re looking for. From there, visitors can sort New York salons by rating and price-point or narrow down by features like Open Late, Celebrity Stylist, Just for Kids, or Men-Only. There are even listings for pets.

Some of the top New York salons and spas are already listed like Dramatics Salon, Roy Teeluck, Sally Hershberger, John Frieda Salon, Rita Hazan Salon, Allure Day Spa, Ted Gibson Salon, Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, Dashing Diva, Aveda, Cutting Edge Salon, and much more.

Need an early-morning manicure in SoHo? Looking to get hair extensions on-a-budget in Midtown? Or maybe a bridal party looking to get “dolled-up” with cocktails, massages, facials, and more on the Upper East Side……it can all be found on

In addition, offers a unique way for personal stylists who offer services such as hair, makeup, bridal, and more to increase their exposure and find new clients by creating a listing on This is sure to help bride-zilla’s looking for a stylist in their mission to create the perfect wedding or those just too lazy to go to a salon themselves. is now offering 25% off for personal stylists looking to join by entering the coupon code “MSP25OFF” here. wouldn’t be the “#1 Source for New York Salons” without a beauty shop to buy must-have beauty items, a coupon newsletter for hot salon and spa deals, and an all-encompassing beauty & fashion blog with fashion tips and stories on the likes of Kristin Stewart, Ryan Gosling, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and more.

Now there are no more excuses for bad hair days. New York: Stop searching and start finding with

Salon owners can get their New York salons listed free by submitting their information here.