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58th World Press Photo Contest

At Allan Lambert Gallery, Brookfield Place,
winning photos from the 58th World Press Photo Contest

Winning images chosen from 97,912 photographs taken by 5,692 photographers from 131 countries. 230 more words


Stampede in the Holy City

Barely two weeks after a crane collapsed killing over 100 pilgrims at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the city witnessed another international disaster when over 700 people were trampled to their deaths in a stampede that occurred last Thursday. 585 more words

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Jim Godsil: Rainbow Street Party of "100 Names"

With the assistance of wonderful weather, over 400 nurturing relatives and friends arriving during the course of the day, Milwaukee’s Jim Godsil celebrated his 70th birthday on August 22. 1,134 more words


The Passion of Kelly Gissendaner

This week my class is reading The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, so we are talking about what martyrdom means.  It doesn’t simply mean that one was killed for faith, but that they were a witness.  473 more words

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Socratic Seminar & The Big Ideas: On Mars, Wonder, Colonization & Imperialism

What are the implications of hunting/searching for life on Mars?

With the discovery of flowing water on Mars, many ethical issues are likely to arise as we consider, “What are the implications of hunting/searching for life on Mars?”  As educators, I think we are responsible for helping students understand, analyze, and evaluate what’s at stake with discoveries like this to ensure they become responsible and curious citizens.

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Whilst a number of employers provide employees with a rest or lunch break, be it paid or unpaid, the necessity or not of such a   break and the time to be so accorded, remains a disputed point. 432 more words

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Laser Dentistry – The Gap that Needs to be Filled

Have you ever dreaded going to the dentist? Well, the fact is that you’re not alone. There are many misconceptions and myths about dentistry that give rise to fear in the minds of the common man. 484 more words