Midland Reporter-Telegram

Desk & Derrick holds industry appreciation event

The 2021 industry appreciation event for the Desk and Derrick Club of Midland was held in September at the Petroleum Club of Midland and had approximately 100 attendees for its dinner gala. Marnee Lane, the 2021 president for the Midland Club, opened the event with information about the origins of...
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Philadelphia Mural Arts Unveils New Work, Teams Up With The Colored Conventions Project

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mural Arts is unveiling a new project. On Monday morning, they announced that they teamed up with The Colored Conventions Project at Penn State. The initiative brings nineteenth-century Black organizing to life. The new mural will be accompanied by educational resources dedicated to The Colored Conventions Movement. “The Colored Conventions movement was the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights,” Jane Golden, Executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia,  said. “Well before the founding of the NAACP and other 20th century pillars of the Civil Rights Movement, tens of thousands of Black leaders organized state and national conventions across North America.” The mural installation at Washington Avenue is scheduled for spring of next year.
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FRANKE: Is stupidity a dominant gene?

Several weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed column entitled “You Are Living in the Golden Age of Stupidity.”. That got my attention, even without my wife’s not-so-subtle hinting I should read it. The author, Lance Morrow, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote a humorous yet...
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Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

State of Retail: Which in-person trade shows and dealer events will you attend this year?

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — For our October magazine edition, we asked our State of Retail panel members: Which in-person trade shows and dealer events will you attend this year, and how relevant are these events to you in the post-COVID, post-Interbike world?. KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Christina Baanders-Decker, owner Midwest Cyclery.

Gayla Thunstrom elected president of Union of Northern Workers

Gayla Thunstrom is the new president of the Union of Northern Workers, taking over from outgoing leader Todd Parsons following the weekend’s union convention. Parsons, who led the UNW for six terms spanning almost 20 years, steps down from the role after choosing not to seek re-election. Thunstrom represents continuity...
Publishers Weekly

Former DC Executive Launches Fletch Forward Event Solutions

Fletcher Chu-Fong, former DC Comics executive director of events, is launching Fletch Forward Event Solutions, a startup company that will partner with publishers and other entertainment firms to organize participation in pop culture events. The new company will specialize in providing events strategy and in organizing appearances at comic book...

Ruling coalition mulls holding three-tire elections simultaneously

KATHMANDU: Leaders of the ruling coalition have been divided over which election is to be held first – local or federal. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is not in favor of holding local elections at first while CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal does not want to go for federal elections before local elections.

Mike McMahan Takes Us Inside Lower Decks Season Two

Red Alert: don’t read any further unless you’ve seen the season two finale of Lower Decks!. Star Trek: Lower Decks wrapped a stellar second season last week. The finale, “First First Contact,” saw the crew working together to avert disaster and had a twist ending that leaves us counting down the days until season three. sat down with series creator and executive producer Mike McMahan to talk about the writing process for season two, his favorite Easter eggs, and Mariner’s relationship with Jennifer the Andorian.
WBAL Radio

Conventions, conferences returning to the Baltimore Convention Center

Over the last few months, conventions, conferences and expos have returned to the Baltimore Convention Center. This week, the largest convention since the pandemic is taking place. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine is holding its 2021 Scientific Conference and Expo at the convention center through Thursday. Dr. Hugh Taylor,...

Medical convention brings buzz back to Baltimore Convention Center

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has doctors in Baltimore from all over the world, bringing a new buzz at the Baltimore Convention Center since March 2020. The halls and lecture rooms at the Baltimore Convention Center are filled once again as the American Society for Reproductive medicine is in town for its annual scientific congress and expo.

Port: NDGOP may move its state convention to after the June primary

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota's two major political parties, the Democratic-NPL and the Republican Party, hold their state conventions in the spring of election years. Usually, they occur about a week or so apart from each other around the end of March or the beginning of April, and several weeks ahead of the June primary balloting.

Get the Truth: Why a Convention of States IS NOT a "Constitutional Convention"

A sure sign that an Article V commentator is uninformed, malicious, or both is if they refer to an Article V Convention of States as a "constitutional convention." Anti-Article V lobbying groups make this "mistake" for a few reasons, but their primary goal is to sow fear and confusion. The 1787 constitutional convention "ran away," they claim, and so too will an Article V "constitutional convention."

Girl With 5 Hour Daily Screen Time Simply Does Not Have Time To Read Class Material

This is a really busy time in the semester. Midterms, homework, the stressful transition from your summer to fall wardrobe - it all piles up quickly. This makes it difficult to effectively manage your time between academics, extracurricular activities, your social life, and your screen addiction. Hanna (C ‘24) has been struggling with this exact problem.

The Annual Convention Is a Time of Renewal: Building Connection, Finding Community, and Engaging in Critical Reflection

This post was written by NCTE member Wintre Foxworth Johnson. Connection. Community. Critical Reflection. My NCTE membership and attendance at Annual Conventions have afforded me the opportunity to embrace all three. Each year, I look forward to the convening of classroom teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and authors who are doing impactful work in education and seek to positively impact students in ELA classrooms across the US.

O'Brien County supervisor Bootsma resigns

PRIMGHAR—If the Iowa Code allowed Sherri Bootsma to keep serving on the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors while living outside the county, she said she’d “absolutely do it.”. However, Bootsma submitted her resignation from the governing body during its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, as she and her family are relocating...