In the Can't-Believe-They-Just-Said-That Department, Congressman John Shimkus of downstate Collinsville may have established a new record for well-
Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.
How ACT & SAT are scored and what it means
In the last article, we discussed the history of the ACT and SAT standardized tests and discussed North Dakota’s involvement with these assessments. One of the most confusing aspects of these assessments is figuring out how they are scored and, for parents with students who have high GPAs, understanding why their child may have a mid- to low-range ACT score. Our objective today is to understand how the scoring works and to shed some light on why student’s score as they do The SAT total possible points range from 400 to 1600. The SAT chunks all of the data into three categories: Math, Reading, and Writing and Language. For each section, a student is assigned a score based upon the number of questions they correctly answered. For example, if a student were to…
Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter
Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters...
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National Fund Will Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A national effort is launching to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts The Bail Project grew out of a successful 10-year campaign in the Bronx to pay bail for needy cases, led by attorney Robin Steinberg of the Bronx Defenders, a legal assistance nonprofit. She said the decade of data from that effort showed that 95 percent of the people who were bailed out using donated money returned to court for every appearance, and that when people could get out of jail, the majority were ultimately not convicted of a crime. The project will continue in the Bronx, and will launch in January in Tulsa and St. Louis. It will grow to include 40 cities using…
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
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The 10 fastest-growing independent broker-dealers
In advance of the upcoming InvestmentNews Special Report on independent broker-dealers, here's a sneak peek of the latest IBD data. We've ranked the 10 fastest-growing indie B-Ds based on the percentage the revenues jumped in 2013 compared to 2012. These firms are all from our list of the 25 largest IBDs based on overall end-of-year revenue in 2013. Click through to see which large IBDs saw the biggest one-year revenue jumps and be sure to check back next week for our full report on the latest IBD data and trends. Source: InvestmentNews Data