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Group aims to boost early childhood development

By Todd Cohen RALEIGH, N.C. — By the year 2020, two in three  jobs in North Carolina are expected to require higher education. Yet in 2015, only 38 percent of fourth-graders in the state R…

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Jasper Collins and the ‘Ellisville Patriot’

Renegade South

By Ed Payne

(NOTE:  This brief history of the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the Ellisville Patriot is being posted both to explain the newspaper’s relationship to the theme of the Renegade South and in the hopes that someone may possess some yellowing remnant of this fleeting Piney Woods publication–Ed Payne.)

On April 26, 1895 the citizens of Ellisville, Mississippi were greeted by the appearance of a third weekly newspaper in their small community, the Ellisville Patriot.  While the rival Ellisville News acknowledged the event with a few dry comments, the more partisan New South launched a vicious attack upon the upstart publication, its politics, and most especially its co-founder, Jasper Collins.  The fact that New South editor Frank Parker and Jasper Collins belonged to the same Masonic Lodge did not inhibit Parker, who characterized his journalistic rival as “the old Beelzebub”—which was among his milder invectives.  But the sparks…

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Quick PodCast on Startup Weekend with Teaming for Technology NC

Startup Weekend NC  is focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in the IT and E-Waste sectors.  Together with Teaming For Technology, we are convening the Triangle area’s creative minds to look for solutions which profitably address this global problem.

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Sept. 26-28 in Raleigh, NC

PODCAST WITH T4T

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/mjclark/episodes/2014-07-30T15_22_03-07_00

Problems are opportunities.  This problem is global and it’s growing.   Here’s the million-dollar question: What happens to old electronics and why does it matter?    Listen to the attached mini-podcast with Al Reynolds of T4T walking and talking us through the issues.

Some e-waste products are refurbished, however, only a tiny fraction of used computer parts are recycled. Even when we take old computers, laptops and printers to a recycling center, we have no guarantee that it is actually recycled – not in the way most of us think of recycling. Much ends up as e-scrap, creating toxic waste problems with serious environmental consequences here at home- and particularly in 3rd world countries.

StartUp Weekend is a small experimental competition with the potential for global ramifications and real profit. Sponsored by Teaming for Technology, StepUp Entrepreneurship Program, and NABocker.

  • Space is limited and acceptance is a competitive process
  • Complete entire application (email MJ Clark to request)
  • Deadline for submission – Friday, September 12, 2014
  • $25 application fee submitted to StepUp, 1701 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh NC 27608

Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Clark,  StepUp Entrepreneurship Facilitator at mjclark@stepupministry.org

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