Is Multitasking Multi-Deadly?
If you look at the latest job listings, I guarantee that a large percentage of them will read, "Must be able to multitask and work under pressure in a deadline-driven, fast paced environment..." These descriptions should say, "...where creativity and your health and well-being are not important. True humans need not apply."
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:25:55 AM
Martha Stevens-David Book Review: "Grand Ma Ma and Her Grand Grand Kids"
They are colorful, beautifully illustrated and she also took the time to write in such a way that most of the sentences rhymed, and children of all ages especially love that. I loved the fact that she incorporated multicultural ethnicities in the drawings so that anyone in any place around our vast planet can relate to the story line.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:22:00 AM
Obama said he will stand with the Muslims in troubled times!
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been flat out lying when they told us illegal aliens couldn't fly into the U.S. without proper IDs. Now they admit that illegal aliens were allowed to board planes using Federal Immigration Court documents called a "Notice to Appear". These Notice to Appear forms are so easy to forge, a child could do it.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:20:38 AM
Obama Administration's Irrelevance in the Islamic World
No man/woman should be selected for such a high office based upon an ideology as stupid as Political Correctness. If another leader in another part of the world rises up to lead this world and leads successfully, no one will want a return to the status quo. Obama and his administration can stamp their feet and throw tantrums all they like over not being consulted about this Libyan affair, but when you are an irrelevance, well ....you are irrelevant.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:17:25 AM
BBB warns of phone solicitations targeting children
Marlborough, MA - With children and young adolescents owning cell phones, receiving calls from scammers is definitely a risk. In this day and age, it's very important to be aware of the types of calls or texts children might receive. Better Business Bureau is warning parents and guardians of cell phone solicitations now targeting children.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:15:03 AM
2,300 FedEx Ground staff vindicated in Court of Appeal
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks, FedEx branded uniforms, and FedEx scanners, as well as missed meal and rest period pay, overtime compensation, and penalties. The case, known as Alexander v. FedEx Ground, covers employees in California from 2000 - 2007. The ruling can be found on the Leonard Carder website.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:12:05 AM
The Bath - Part Two
August 2008 arrived once again and so did Peyton. I couldn't believe a year had passed since her last summer's visit and now that she was ten, I expected a lot of changes and I wasn't disappointed either. Since her mother was attending conferences in Arizona for her final preparation for her Doctoral dissertation, we had arranged to drive from Minot, Maine down to Newington, New Hampshire to pick her up for her two week stay.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:10:03 AM
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs": Do You Know Weather?
ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 27, 2014 -- For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting so they may recognize and prepare for storms coming their way, interpret cloud formations and wind shifts, learn when to prepare for lightning and thunderstorms, and more.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:07:25 AM
$800,000 EPA Investment for Brownfield Cleanups in Maine
"I'm pleased that so many communities in Maine will benefit from this important investment that allows for the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites," said Michaud. "Maximizing the potential of these sites strengthens local economies, lays a solid foundation for growth within a community, and ensures the safety and well-being of residents. I'm looking forward to seeing the positive development that will come from this investment."
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:05:28 AM
Today in History
August 29 - Today in History
Today is August 29. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Today in History
August 28 - Today in History
Today is August 28. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 28, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
The Shamrak Report: Western bleeding hearts so easily fooled
In a remarkably candid interview on Lebanese TV, Isra al-Mudallal, the head of foreign relations at Hamas's Information Ministry in Gaza, explained how harassment, interrogations and deportations were used to ensure that journalists reporting from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge stuck to Hamas's official line and did not report "the Israeli narrative".
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:22:08 AM
Paycheck for Terrorism: $5,300 for Suicide Attack
Ms. Attkisson is still at work investigating terrorism today and recently published this important article on payments made from Middle Eastern charities to families of suicide bombers...
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:20:44 AM
Michaud Calls for Displaced Old Town Workers to Receive Trade Adjustment Assistance
We ask that you review this Trade Adjustment Assistance petition as quickly as possible and to help these workers receive the assistance they need to secure work and lessen the negative effects on their financial stability
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:17:53 AM
Izzy: At a Time Like This - Don't Make Trouble!
For both Muslim and Evangelical Christian, the Messiah will come when Armageddon's battle is fought on Israel's soil.
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:15:03 AM
Be Here Now: How to be emotionally present to life's challenges
We can try to get around life. We can try to take a short-cut around the pain. We can try to circumvent the difficulties. But we can't actually avoid the journey. It takes real strength to face life as it comes, step by step, just as it is. It takes real patience to accept that some things in life cannot be hurried along but must unfold over time.
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:13:07 AM
Christian Book Basket Magic City (13)
There are five books in the Christian Book Basket this week four of which have already be requested by reviewers. The five books in the basket are: "Authentic Christianity" by Gordon Haresign; "Read Matthew to Live Your Life, Read John to Save Your Soul" By Douglas Kindred; "What is this thing called Go(o)d?" By Rob Beasley; "Monastery to Matrimony" By Mary Ann Weakley and "I Hear You Smiling" by Jane Pierce.
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:10:18 AM
Celebrating the 50 Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now
WASHINGTON--To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the Civil Rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church.
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:07:29 AM
The Dangers of Free Wi-Fi
Never connect to an unfamiliar ad-hoc network--even if the name sounds genuine. A hacker can change the name of his network to anything he wants, including the name of the legitimate Internet connection offered by the airport. Just because it has the same name as the Wi-Fi advertised in the airport or hotel, don't believe it.
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:05:40 AM
Today in History
August 27 - Today in History
Today is August 27. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 27, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Today in History
August 26 - Today in History
Today is August 26. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Fraud Awareness and Self Defense: Don't Become a Fraud Victim -- Hold Onto Your Emotions
This article is intended to provide you with some "self-defense" tips
for protecting you and your loved ones from becoming victims of fraud.
You need to be strong and in control in order to resist a fraudster.
Knowledge and awareness can be very powerful weapons against
fraud -- remember, knowledge is power.
Aug 25, 2014 - 3:11:46 PM
Today in History
August 25 - Today in History
Today is August 25. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 25, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Down the Road
The old Twombly farm
How things change over the years! "Tom" e-mailed me recently that he had purchased the farm in Belgrade that had once belonged to the Twombly family. He also sent me photos of how the farm looked when he purchased it, run down and not at all like the Twombly farm I remembered from my childhood.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:23:14 AM
Seven Things You Should Know About Vitamin 'A'
I was alarmed and scarred but an earlier knowledge bubbled back to me. Could this be a case of night blindness? I picked up a book and attempted to see and read the words, but, every word was blurred. From a nearby Kroger supermarket, I purchased vitamin A gel-caps and drove back home; where the TV images and the written texts were still blurred. Forty thousand international units of Vitamin A and five minutes was all it took to restore my vision perfectly.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:20:02 AM
Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi alliance
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and its state sponsors Qatar and Turkey, are the key members of this alliance structure. Without their support Hamas would have gone down with the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt last summer. As it stands, all view Hamas's war with Israel as a means of reinstating the Brotherhood to power in that country. To achieve a Hamas victory, Turkey, Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood are using Western support for Hamas against Israel. If the US and the EU are able to coerce Egypt and Israel to open their borders with Gaza, then the Western powers will hand the jihadist axis a strategic victory.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:17:13 AM
OECD: Israel attracts foreign investors
The Gaza War has demonstrated the impressive performance of the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, the Trophy active defense system for tanks and armed personnel carriers, and additional Israeli- developed military systems. This is enhancing respect for Israel's defense and commercial high tech sector, and increasing interest in buying Israeli technology products and acquiring -- and investing in -- Israeli high tech companies.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:15:35 AM
Minot, Maine Woman Writes 4th Book
This book follows her first two books, "Autobiography of a Simple Soul" in 2011, and "Memories, Another Place, Another Time" in 2012. Mrs. David is also co-wrote Dr. Mary T. Dycio's bestselling book "My Life's Journey from Ukraine to Maine" in 2014. All of these books were published by P.R. Gott Books of Norway, Maine.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:12:15 AM
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Life, Dreams and Principles
In this Weeks Basket we feature the links to three articles provided us by book authors as well as one book review provided by Laure McCourt Lopez. Additionally we feature the publicity material for 15 new releases, which are: "Give YourSelf Permission to Live Your Life" by Priya Rana Kapoor; "Speak Your Truth: How You Can Recover From Lupus" by Denise A. Dorfman; "It - How They Do It" by Joyce Ann Tepley; "Poetic Thoughts in the Keys of Happiness" By BAM; "Cost of Truth" by Julie K. Parrott; "The Art of the College Essay" by Gabrielle Glancy; "Force Seven: Talisman" by M.R. Miller; "Dreams" by Estelle Feldman; "Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me" by Eugene Perticone; "Rainbows Over Ruins" by Susan Sherayko; "How To Build An Enduring Marriage" by Karen Budzinski; "And Grant You Peace" by Kate Flora; "Hurting Girls" by Kim Mac Innis; "Standing on Principal" by Frank Vetro and "The Path of a lifetime" by Carol Ann Craig
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:10:20 AM
Archbishop Kurtz Response to Revised HHS Mandate Regulations
"On initial review of the government's summary of the regulations, we note with disappointment that the regulations would not broaden the "religious employer" exemption to encompass all employers with sincerely held religious objections to the mandate.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:07:00 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Hound-Dog Man" by the late Fred Gibson
This was a juvenile story in 1949, but I doubt if many kids could understand the language or follow the tales these days. That could be the result of modern education and publication, where things get kind of watered down for juvenile consumption. I'd kind of like to experience today's juvenile, say a junior or senior high school student, reading Gibson's tale of a black dog that was laced with good outdoor adventure from start to finish.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:05:06 AM
Today in History
August 24 - Today in History
Today is August 24. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 24, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Today in History
August 23 - Today in History
Today is August 23. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Design A Better Life Jacket and Win $10,000
The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition" which kicks off today. "We believe there are some creative folks out there that can help us rethink a 100-year-old design with fresh, out-of-the-box ideas," said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston. A $10,000 cash award goes to the winning designer and inventors have until April 15, 2015 to submit their idea to www.BoatUS.org/design.
Aug 22, 2014 - 3:57:53 AM
Laure McCourt Lopez Review: The Elephant and the Stake by Joanne Belvedere
As an early childhood education teacher I would incorporate this story in an integrated curriculum unit focusing on the culture and environmental landscape of Sri Lanka. This book would also lend itself as a modern take of fable in a comparison/contrast unit of Aesop's Fables and modern literature.
Aug 22, 2014 - 3:55:09 AM
Black Ribbon Day
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation works to pass bipartisan legislation creating a national day of remembrance and educates Congress on horrors of totalitarian ideology
Aug 22, 2014 - 3:53:32 AM
Today in History
August 22 - Today in History
Today is August 22. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Islamic State Lurking in the Background in Ferguson
In fact, the ISIS sign at the Ferguson march is perhaps no surprise given that the Islamic State has made extensive use of social media to conduct outreach to protesters there.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:17:33 AM
Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza by Michael Freund
It would take a week to take Gaza, and up to two years to destroy terrorist infrastructure. There is, of course, the question of whether such an operation would be worth the cost in casualties, or if Israeli society is prepared for such a scenario, but those are subjective moral and political issues, not military ones. The truth is that there is precedent for the defeat of terrorist organizations through the determined use of military power. Take for example the case of Sri Lanka. That country was forced to endure years of suicide bombings and decades of violence carried out by a terrorist outfit known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:15:37 AM
Health and the Subconscious
The body needs exercises: ways of opening up the blocked energy. Practicing these daily exercises encourages the muscles to realign with gravity. When these are practiced daily, you will find yourself more in control of your subconscious.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:12:35 AM
Raising Children to Fail in Future Relationships
I also believe that the more dating one does with different partners, the more one believes there is always someone out there who is better. People are quick to magnify the flaws of another. But yet most people have never been taught to work through relationship difficulties with someone.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:10:09 AM
C&C is sole prescriber of Vivitrol for alcohol, drug abuse in Kennebec County
AUGUSTA -- The number of people looking for opiate abuse treatment in Maine has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Maine Office of Substance Abuse. About 4,800 Mainers sought help for their opiate addictions in 2013, suggesting that many people want to quit using drugs -- but they may not know how. Crisis & Counseling Centers provides treatment in the form of counseling and a safe monthly medication that is changing lives: Vivitrol.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:07:26 AM
Bipartisan Call for VA to Improve Gulf War Vet Policies
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud led a bipartisan letter sent today to Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald, calling on the Secretary to strengthen a committee tasked with researching illnesses many Gulf War veterans experience. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses was created by Congress in 1998, and is tasked with making recommendations to the VA Secretary about health problems associated with service during the Persian Gulf War. VA has dramatically curtailed the independence of the committee, impacting its ability to assess the effectiveness of research that could help Gulf War vets.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:05:31 AM
Today in History
August 21 - Today in History
Today is August 21. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Aug 21, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM
Thinking about a new pet? How about rescue?
If you have ever been to Puerto Rico, The Caribbean islands, or South America, you have seen first hand how Paradise is tarnished with homeless dogs and cats. They live in the sage brush at the head of the beach; they raise their kittens and their puppies in garbage dumps; they hide under cars; they beg for food at every corner. Tropical heat and hurricanes are only the beginning of the conflicts these animals face. Hunger, fleas, mange, other dogs, people -- after a year in the wild like this, who could imagine that they could possibly be good pets?
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:24:30 AM
The "Humanitarian Crisis" and the Coming Crime Wave in U.S. Cities
What many, blinded by their compassion, are not seeing, is the reality of what this modern day version of Castro's infamous Muriel Boat Lift will bring to U.S. cites in coming months and years. That's because only about 20% of those now rushing across the border are actually innocent children. Many more are dangerous felons, members of murderous gangs, and some are even Middle Eastern terrorists avoiding the TSA.
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:20:08 AM
Help Force the Senate to Pass S. 2118 - the Enforce the Law Act!
Mr. Obama is on the verge of abusing his presidential executive powers once again - this time to unilaterally enact a massive amnesty program that will hand the equivalent of citizenship over to millions of illegal aliens already living in the U.S., while opening the door to a new flood of even more illegal aliens....That is, also, why we believe the real purpose is to set up immigration offices throughout Islamic countries such as Libya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Obama, has shown time-after-time that he supports radical Islam.
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:17:46 AM
The Shamrak Report Jews Make Muslims Look Bad
Human Rights Watch reports that more than 100 Palestinians refugees had been expelled from Jordan. The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its bloody conquest of Iraq and Syria and begins invading Lebanon, all in the name of establishing a global Sunni Muslim caliphate system. An official at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center Yasmina Haifi, wrote, "ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to deliberately make Islam look bad."
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:15:33 AM
Jews and Christians Can Go to Hell!
OK so the bleeding hearts hate JEWS! I get it! Dirty Jews! Christ Killers! Filthy Money Lenders! But what about the Christian victims of Muslim violence and terrorism? Do any of the bleeding hearts which cry for the people of Gaza care about the Christian victims of Muslim Violence?
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:12:51 AM
USCCB commitment to the Middle East.
The committee, which is chaired by Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore, listed tensions between Christians in Muslims in different parts of the world as a primary reason for reaffirming the need for dialogue. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection "to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected brothers and sisters in the Middle East."
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:10:31 AM