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    http://www.worights.cf/2017/11/onlin...t-first-e.html



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    http://www.ktvu.com/news/moment-of-z...s-life-lessons

    Elementary teacher creates 'Gentleman's Club' to teach at-risk students life lessons


    An elementary teacher in South Carolina is trying to help his young students learn how to act like gentlemen, according to WSMV.

    Nearly 60 students at Memminger Elementary in Charleston get together on Wednesdays and meet for the Gentleman's Club -- dressed for success.

    Raymond Nelson, who came up with the idea, is the student support specialist at the school and works with at-risk children, the station reports.

    "I was thinking maybe if I have the boys dress for success," Nelson told WSMV-TV. "When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo?"

    The club’s motto is "Look good, feel good, do good."

    Nelson even provides some jackets, ties and vests for the fifth graders who don't have their own.

    During Gentleman's Club, Nelson tells the station they discuss topics like how to shake hands, make eye contact, open doors and address their elders.

    While some of the younger boys aren't interested in girls yet, Nelson says he bases his lessons off how they would treat sisters, mothers and their teachers, the station reports.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2...h-cuts-cancer/

    Healthier fry-ups on table as scientific breakthrough cuts cancer risk from bacon

    Britain’s fry-ups are to become healthier following a scientific breakthrough which has cut the cancer risk of bacon.

    For the first time food scientists have managed to produced bacon that does not include nitrites from vegetables or curing agents.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently warns that bacon cured with nitrites is as dangerous as asbestos and smoking, because the chemicals produce carcinogenic nitrosamines when ingested.

    They have estimated that around 34,000 bowel and colon cancer deaths each year are directly attributable to diets which are high in processed meat.

    The WHO has also calculated that eating two rashers of nitrite-cured bacon per day increases the risk of contracting bowel cancer by 18 per cent.

    But now British meat manufacturers Finnebrogue have worked with Spanish chemists to produce the first nitrate-free bacon, called Naked Bacon, which will be available in supermarkets from January.
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    The bacon is the first to be completely free from nitrites, preservatives, E numbers and all allergens.

    Neil Parish MP, the chairman of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee, said: "Making bacon without nitrites - and reducing the risk in the famous full English breakfast - is a remarkable feat of food technology and a brilliant British success story.

    "This is further evidence that the British food industry is going from strength to strength.”

    The purpose of adding nitrites is to give cured meat its characteristic pink colour, texture, some flavour and also to help as a preservative.

    The new natural flavouring being used is produced from natural Mediterranean fruit and spice extracts, following ten years of research and development. And crucially, in independent blind taste tests, consumers said it was as good or better than traditionally cured meat.
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    Thought the amount of fantasy football players donating winnings to the Shriners Hospitals for Children was pretty cool. Apparently Todd Gurley has close ties the org, and after scoring a million points the past two weeks during the fantasy football playoffs, his fantasy owners have been making donations.

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    Jerica Phillips‏ @Jerica_Phillips

    BEST STORY OF THE DAY: South Dallas middle school started a “Breakfast with Dads”

    program but many dads couldn’t make it and several students didn't have father figures.

    The school posted a Facebook request for 50 volunteer fathers

    ... 600 fathers from all backgrounds showed up...



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    To be honest I wouldn't leave any of those kids alone with those "fathers". This sounds like an invitation to gay pedophiles.
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    how many kids do you have ?
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    I am not bringing a child into this world. I would go postal if my kid got expelled for having plastic army men on his birthday cake at school, gets locked up for a victimless crime, or gets railroaded by a college by a girl who retroactively withdrew her consent 2 weeks after they had sex. Every girl I date already has kids anyways.



    Are you suggesting men with kids won't or don't molest kids? I am a strong advocate for men's rights but I don't be surprised if a few of those "fathers" showed up with the intent to groom a kid for molestation.
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    you're being silly


    I spent many years volunteering with younger kids. There are guidelines and procedures. There is a mountain of background checks,forms and checks and balances. The bacground checks have over the last few years went from initial to bi annually to annually to semi annually. My understanding is the Foster Parent programs have been updated the same way.
    As well as Big Brother and Big Sisters. Before you find an obscure case yes, there are cases that fall between the cracks. I would guess in the 1 in the thousands instances.
    Reason I asked about you having kids is, practical experience with throwing out bath water because one must be careful to not include the baby

    This is a good story of people willing to help
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    Background checks only help if they have been caught before. Time will tell. I think the odds are atleast 1 of those 600 men volunteered for nefarious ressons.
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    then don't allow your kids around volunteers
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    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/...-a-clean-slate


    Up to a million people getting to discard their scarlet letter that made them second class citizens in California.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.7fb716d6605a




    A man who had been married for 38 years who now has Alzheimer's forgot he was married and proposed again. So they got married again.
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    Great find Cajun. That's an awesome story.
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    https://www.zmescience.com/science/n...decoded-04342/

    AI may have deciphered the Voynich Manuscript — the most mysterious coded book in the world
    This 600-year-old book is one of the strangest and most mysterious tomes in the world. During its long history, many great minds have attempted to decipher its contents written in an unknown script along with botanical, astronomical, biological, and pharmaceutical illustrations. Now, Canadian researchers say they have found a new lead that might one day decipher the famous Voynich manuscript for good.
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    First, the AI was trained with the 380 versions of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, each written in a different language. When the trained AI then interpreted the Voynich manuscript, the result suggested that the text is written in Hebrew, much to everyone’s surprise who had bet their money on Arabic.

    “That was surprising,” said Kondrak in a statement. “And just saying ‘this is Hebrew’ is the first step. The next step is how do we decipher it.”

    After learning the text is probably coded Hebrew, the researchers run the algorithm again with the assumption that the real words were replaced with alphabetically ordered anagrams (AOGs). An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once. For example, the word anagram can be rearranged into “naga ram”. Likewise, “silent” becomes “listen.” In AOGs, the letters in the anagram have to be arranged alphabetically, so “ZME” turns into “EMZ”.

    Interestingly, they were able to find a deciphered version (though possibly wrong) of the manuscript’s opening paragraph after running the AI’s output through Google Translate. “It came up with a sentence that is grammatical, and you can interpret it,” Kondrak explained.

    The sentence was translated to: “She made recommendations to the priest, man of the house and me and people.”



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    “Reject the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss, and that my gain must come at the cost of another person.”

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    I can't imagine how that father felt when he thought he would be taken from his child and maybe never see him alive again. I'm so glad someone in ICE found some compassion.
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    https://www.nydailynews.com/life-sty...icle-1.3793288

    A cancer 'vaccine' is completely eliminating tumors in mice
    A new cancer treatment experiment at Stanford University that used immune-stimulators to target tumors in mice had remarkably encouraging results.

    After injecting a combination of two immune boosters directly into solid mouse tumors, the research team said the vaccination eliminated all traces of the specifically targeted cancer from the animal's entire body — including metastases that were previously untreated.

    "When we use these two agents together, we see the elimination of tumors all over the body," senior author of the study, Dr. Ronald Levy told the Stanford Medicine News Center. "This approach bypasses the need to identify tumor-specific immune targets and doesn't require wholesale activation of the immune system or customization of a patient's immune cells."

    Out of the two immune "agents" used in the study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, one has already been approved for use in humans and the second is currently involved in a lymphoma treatment trial.
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    http://wtvr.com/2018/02/13/a-single-...ers-found-out/

    A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day – until his co-workers found out
    Trenton Lewis’ legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months.

    He didn’t tell anyone. He’s never been one for excuses — especially when it comes to providing for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen.

    “My pride is strong,” he said. “Whatever she needs, I’m the person who is supposed to provide it for her.”

    But his co-workers at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, found out. And last week, they decided to make things right.

    They asked Lewis to come to a brief union meeting.

    When he showed up, his stoic face gave way to disbelief and then a grateful smile as his coworkers handed him keys to a new car.
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    https://qz.com/1217879/a-ghana-teach...ral-sensation/



    Teacher in Ghana teaching students how to use a computer because they have to pass a test on it to graduate to high school....... without computers......
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