By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Responding to Texas Freedom of Information requests by the Jefferson Jimplecute, local government entities revealed their payroll information this week. Jimplecute Publisher Mica Wilhite explained the FOI requests were an exercise in open government. “Salaries of public employees are public record, and the public is entitled to know that […]
Words by Eleanor Barnett and Katrina Moseley This term we focused on the theme of bodily appetite suppression, in particular, those practices of food control that we now variously term ‘fasting’, ‘dieting’ and ‘disordered eating’. Whilst academic work on the subject of eating disorders has multiplied in recent decades, scholars from different intellectual fields rarely talk across disciplinary […]
Today left Rosses Campground with Karen Penny walking a few kilometres out and then saying goodbye as she heads North and me South. Great to talk to someone about walking and planning the next few days . The turn off point for us both. Also today the 200kms mark ( approximately), was reached in Sligo […]
The strange thing about Journalism is that they get to report on their own. Not just the Leveson Inquiry. And they seem quite well disposed to fellow journalists. Whether its a Brother from the old Press Lodge in Arthur Square or someone from the wider freemasonry of journalism, Journalists seem to like Journalists. The curious exception […]
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Essendon Bombers coach John Worsfold has been reading up on the Rats of Tobruk ahead of today’s Anzac Day clash with Collingwood. “You can’t fathom going through it,” he said this week. “You just can’t put yourself in that situation … life and death, shells and shrapnel non-stop around you, losing mates, being ill, not eating properly, with vermin around you, and saying, ‘We’re here to do something for our country.’ And not for 22 rounds — for years.” As usual, the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be packed for the game. It’s a quintessentially Australian way of marking one special day, showing respect for Diggers who played Australian football, and those who didn’t, on battlefields around the world, from Turkey to Vietnam.
Su-Ann Oh and Melanie Walker discuss the challenges of return to ceasefire areas faced by post-secondary schools in Karen refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border.
If you want to experience four seasons in one week – visit Ireland in March! I have gone from sun cream in the mini heatwave to hat, scarf and gloves in the snow and now 3 days of torrential rain and Storm Freya! Last month was Storm Eric – I wonder how many different names […]
I recently finished my readthrough of all 16 books on this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist. With the shortlist due to be announced in less than a week, I thought I’d collate some thoughts here, and see how my wish list compares with my actual predictions when it comes to which ones will make […]
The photo above is one I took during Expressing your vision. The task was about finding lines. This little path is off a main road. Either side of it is housing and industrial units. Further on there is railway line, a graffitied subway and eventually you meet a crossroads that takes you to a supermarket […]
From their resident cats to this old book scent, it's about walking up and down the aisles of a stationary bookstore that online retailers could never replicate. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day (April 27, 2019), Mental Floss has selected the best bookstore in each state – and a few others we loved as well. […]
Aint’ No Mo by Jordan E. Cooper directed by Stevie Walker-Webb is the most cutting edge, maverick and sterling production I’ve seen this year at The Public Theater. It is a must-see for its hysterical humor, black satire, superb “over-the-top” performances and jaw-dropping, brilliant writing by the playwright whom I cannot praise enough for his […]
Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, April 21st, 2019. In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the […]