C-Store Experts Form VIA Group

NEW YORK — Retail branding and marketing experts Gerry Lewis, Roger van den Bergh and Myra Kressner have formed VIA Group to diversify the branding options available to convenience-store retailers and retail trade associations that want to project an integrated image across their diverse chains and group members. “Today’s convenience...
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Joe Biden's White House counsel is doubling down on her denial of Donald Trump's privilege claims aimed at shielding Jan. 6 documents.

The latest letter helps establish a paper trail for what could be a serious executive privilege fight. Biden's stance: President Joe Biden's counsel, Dana Remus, on Friday declined to grant executive privilege to shield an initial batch of Trump-era documents sought by congressional investigators probing the Jan. 6 attack. The former president pushed back, asserting broad privilege, and Remus replied in the negative on Wednesday.
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Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

WASHINGTON — Citing the case of a Baltimore grandmother who was briefly returned to prison for a technical violation, five Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to reverse a Justice Department opinion that could reincarcerate as many as 4,500 people now serving sentences at home once the COVID pandemic eases.
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Empathy and Inclusion in Digital Design: Interview with Yas Inukai, Director of Digital Business at Tokyo Disney Resort

As cast members across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products bring magical experiences to life around the world, we’re pleased to share their stories and perspectives. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Yas Inukai, director of digital business at Tokyo Disney Resort, as he shares his thoughts on digital design and what it means to bring the Inclusion Key to life as one of our core guiding principles.

Ouabache Land Conservancy annual celebration Oct. 28

Ouabache Land Conservancy’s 11th annual celebration is scheduled Oct. 28 in The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm, 5001 E. Poplar St. Guest speaker Brendan Kearns is an OLC Board member, Vigo County Commissioner and Wabash River enthusiast. His presentation, “He Moved the Wabash River,” is a story about a man who moved the Wabash at the southern end of Vigo County in the late 1800s: from wetlands to agriculture to publicly owned conservation land.

Keep Them Home: Travis’ Story

At this moment, thousands of people safely completing their sentences at home are living in fear that they’ll be sent back to federal prison through no fault of their own. A memo from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued in the final days of the Trump administration threatens to send around 4,500 people released under the CARES Act to home confinement back to federal prison after the pandemic ends. If the Biden administration doesn’t act to fix this, families like Travis Rogers’ will be torn apart. Here is his story.

Legal Notice Olathe City

NOTICE is hereby given that the PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OLATHE, KANSAS, will hold a Public Hearing at its regular meeting in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, on the 8th day of November 2021, at 7:00 PM, at which time and place you may be heard in regard to the Special Use Permit of the following described property situated in the City of Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas:

Fall foliage hike Oct. 23 at West Terre Haute preserve

Ouabache Land Conservancy will host a fall foliage hike from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 at the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve in West Terre Haute. The kid-friendly hike is to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the dedication of the state nature preserve. Dr. Robert Jean, senior entomologist at Environmental Solutions...
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Slurp away at these soba noodle restaurants on Okinawa

You may have heard that it’s OK to slurp noodles in Japan. That is very well said and very true, and in Okinawa there are many soba noodle restaurants across the island for you to slurp to your heart’s content. In the northern part of the land, Motobu Town is...

Poole College Celebrates Our Faculty and Staff Accomplishments from September

The monthly accomplishments series celebrates the achievements of our faculty and staff in and outside of the Poole College of Management. Joseph Brazel, professor of accounting, was awarded the Best Paper Award at the 11th annual European Audit Research Network Symposium from Sept. 10-11. Beth Shepherd, director of instructional design,...

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Variants to offer up to 2TB storage: Read on to know more

It hasn’t even been a month since Apple launched iPhone 13 series and the reports about the iPhone 14 series have already started trickling in. Although the launch of the iPhone 14 series is still a year away, the latest leaks reveal that one of the major upgrades in the iPhone 14 will be in the storage capacity department.
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This little-known but surprisingly powerful government office should be more transparent

The CIA torture program during the war on terror; the warrantless surveillance of citizens’ communications; the targeted drone strike regime; the barring of Food and Drug Administration regulation of lethal injections; the blocking of an inspector general from telling Congress about the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that later led to Mr. Trump’s impeachment.

Obituary: Sgt. Ethan H. Mandel

Sergeant Ethan H. Mandel was born in Queens, New York on July 30, 1999. He moved to Burbank in 2011 where he attended John Muir Middle School and Burbank High School. He graduated from Parkridge Private School in Long Beach California in 2017 and was actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.

4 insights on using a systems-based approach to build a world-class online program

High-quality online learning programs require the expertise of many. Finding the bridge between all the expertise embedded within your organization is critical to developing highly effective learning experiences. During the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Quality Scorecard Review journey for our online Master of Engineering Technical Management at Texas A&M University,...

Brigadier General (R) James (Jim) Turman Carper, 78

WILMINGTON — Brigadier General (R) James (Jim) Turman Carper passed peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Bonnie W. Carper early in the morning of Tuesday September 28th, 2021 after a courageous fight with pneumonia. Jim was born on September 10, 1943 to the late William and Mary Alice...

The anthropologist who reduces social distances in Melilla without tearing down a single wall

Melilla is dotted with art. There is the art regulated and known by all, such as the modernism of its historic center, the Renaissance charge of some buildings or one of the best preserved Phoenician fortifications. It coexists with another mysterious art and more hidden by unknown: graffiti with philosophical messages in alleys of Muslim-majority neighborhoods, pictorial scenes in the closings of greengrocers and hairdressers, murals with fantastic motifs that cover buildings. They arouse curiosity and a question: who is behind it?