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Southern Sky Column aka Avatar Hallelujah Mountain

The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Chinese: 湖南张家界国家森林公园; pinyin: Húnán Zhāngjiājiè Guójiā Sēnlín Gōngyuán; literally: “Hunan Zhangjiajie National Forest Park”) is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People’s Republic of China. 257 more words

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PD Opportunities

A couple of PD opportunities just popped up! Even with the short notice, it might be worthwhile to check them out!

  • AVID K-12 Professional Learning Day (September 16 at Kealakehe Intermediate): …
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I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss: Chamber WiB

We’ve all heard a tale or two of women in leadership positions being stereotyped or criticised for the way they use their authority. ‘Bossy’, ‘aggressive’, ‘battle axe’, ‘ice queen’ and ‘Rottweiler’ (and other less PC canine related adjectives) are terms that are used far too often to define female leaders in ways that they simply are not for their male equivalents. 303 more words

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Scottish Independence: Fiscal Devolution and UK City Regions.

The Scottish Independence referendum is just under a month away and without a radical shift in public opinion, Scotland will reject independence on September 18th. However, regardless of the outcome, the Scottish Independence debate has raised some serious constitutional as well as political dilemmas which could have a significant impact on the UK and particularly its city regions. 487 more words

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Modern Gunner Series: Using Competition to Up Your Practice Game, Part 2

From Modern Gunner Executive, Conrad Davenport

Competition Shooting as a Training Aid

Part 2: Rifle

One of the biggest groups in the firearm owning demographic is the hunter.  1,138 more words

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Advocay tool for African Youth: The Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Apart from the African Youth Charter, which other binding African Union’s instrument do you know that fosters Youth empowerment? Have you heard or do you know the… 370 more words

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We need more time to rest and play!

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

By DANIEL J. LEVITIN, NY Times, AUG. 9, 2014

Below are some key excerpts from the article:

“Every day we’re assaulted with facts, pseudofacts, news feeds and jibber-jabber, coming from all directions. 315 more words

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