“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
SCHOA offers tips for Sun City winter visitors
By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Sun City residents are winter visitors, leaving the community during the hot summer months for the…
Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls
Developers are now turning many of the mall's parking spaces into a light rail station, which will connect the neighborhood to downtown Seattle. Other parts of the lot have been turned into LEED-certified apartments, senior housing, a medical center, more retail space, Malls of the future have an opportunity to fulfill other community needs besides commerce, June Williamson, a City College of New York architecture professor and the author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," tells Business Insider. Nearly every major department store (including Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, and Sears) has shuttered stores in recent years to reduce losses from unprofitable locations and the rise of online shopping. Fitness centers, churches, medical clinics, and data centers Closed department stores will…
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
SMI Culture & Travel Group says SMI Holdings and the Purchaser entered into agreement
11:10am EDT July 24 (Reuters) – SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Ltd ::Smi Holdings and Smi Culture Investment Holdings Limited entered into agreement.Smi Holdings has agreed to sell sale share and sale loan for a total consideration of RMB150 million. Click here to read the full article. Click here to submit story ideas.
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...
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…
How to Make Your Own Fidget Spinner
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Foster Grandparent Program mentors children, enriches seniors lives
The Southeast Missouri Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers 55 and over and organizations/schools to serve as volunteer sites in Scott, Mississippi and Butler Counties.
Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club
GREENVILLE — Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville Country Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed …