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Amrit Yoga/ Yoga Nidra-This class is offered to the community as a practice in applying the teachings of Yoga to improve health and well-being. Come a few minutes early if you wish to borrow a mat and/or talk about your practice. Beginners Welcome!!!!! 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

– South Regional/BC Library Multi-Purpose Room …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon letter for Wilmington Ten revealed

By Carma Henry Exclusive: Dean Smith’s Pardon letter for Wilmington Ten revealed By Cash Michaels From The Carolinian Newspaper This week, as the world mourns the passing of legendary UNC Tar Heel Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith, he is being remembered as a trailblazer not only for his championship winning hardwood strategy, but also for standing strong for social justice, and against racial discrimination. “He pushed forward the Civil Rights movement, recruiting the first Black scholarship athlete to North Carolina and helping to integrate a restaurant and a neighborhood in Chapel Hill,” said President Barack Obama of Smith in tribute. But while many know of how Coach Smith recruited Charlie Scott as the first African American to play Atlantic Coast Conference basketball in the ‘60’s, and how he supported former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee when the Black man tried against all odds to purchase a home in an all-white Chapel Hill neighborhood, it has never been revealed, until now, that Dean Smith also tried to use his considerable influence with then Gov. James B. Hunt in 1977 to secure pardons for 10 wrongly convicted civil rights activists known as “the Wilmington Ten.” In July 2013, while doing research for the documentary, Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten at …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Donald Trump sues Doral over noise ordinance

Just weeks after city officials in Doral deemed Donald Trump worthy of the key to their city, he’s accusing them of having an unconstitutional noise ordinance. Trump told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that Doral needs a noise ordinance with “specific rules and regulations.” Since August, the city’s code compliance department has issued more than 100 violations to Trump’s resort, Trump National Doral. Most violations are for the resort’s lawn maintenance crews making “unreasonably loud noise.” Trump filed a lawsuit Feb. 12, but the city has yet to be served. City Attorney Daniel Espino said Wednesday that by filing a lawsuit, Trump has “escalated the situation unnecessarily.” Trump said his resort has “brand new, very quiet and environmentally friendly equipment.” The resort recently hosted the Miss Universe pageant. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Great Shark Race Receiving Local, State and National Media Coverage

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE, DAVIE – Fla. – It’s a race unlike any other – the Great Shark Race! The collaborative efforts of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) have created this new, fun research project that will involve satellite-tagged mako and oceanic whitetip sharks. One of the world’s leading shark research groups, NSU, GHRI and GHOF are launching the Guy Harvey Great Shark Race (GSR). This race allows businesses and/or individuals to sponsor sharks through the purchase of satellite tracking tags, which enable researchers and the public to follow these animals via the Internet as they travel in near real-time. The knowledge gained about the sharks’ movement patterns helps to better manage and conserve these important, open-ocean species, about one-third of which are threatened with extinction. This new research project has received local, state and national media coverage. Some of those include: The Washington Post United Press International New Times Broward-Palm Beach BYM Marine Environment News You can read the full press release HERE …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Christian

Christian Florist Found Guilty of Discrimination for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’ Could Lose Home, Life Savings

By Heather Clark KENNEWICK, Wash. – A florist from Washington is in jeopardy of losing her business, home and life savings after a judge ruled against her on Wednesday for declining to fulfill an order for a same-sex ceremony, but rather provided a referral for the regular customer. As previously reported, Baronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland was leveled with a lawsuit March 2012 by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who claimed that she violated the law by not fulfilling the order. Stutzman had been approached by one of her faithful customers, Robert Ingersoll, a homosexual, as he wanted her to supply the flowers for his upcoming ceremony with his partner, Curt. She states that she politely explained that she would not be able to help in regard to the event, but referred him to three other florists that may help. “I just took his hands and said, ‘I’m sorry. I cannot do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ,’” Stutzman told reporters. But after Ingersoll decided to post on Facebook about the matter, controversy arose on both sides of the issue—both for and against Stutzman. The florist said that she received a number of threatening and angry comments. “It blew way out …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atlanta Chief Fired Over Christian Book Calling Homosexuality ‘Perversion’ Files Federal Suit

By Heather Clark ATLANTA – The Atlanta fire chief who was fired last month over his Bible study-inspired book that included one page that listed homosexuality with other sexual perversions has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and its mayor for wrongful termination. As previously reported, Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended for one month beginning in late November and was placed under investigation as to whether he violated city policy or engaged in discrimination by publishing the book “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”, which was compiled as a result of a number of lesson plans that he had prepared over time for men’s Bible study groups. The book, available on Amazon, is centered on God’s question to Adam following his disobedience in the Garden of Eden, and parallels the matter with those who are now “clothed in Christ.” While “Who Told You That You Were Naked” was published in 2013, it was reportedly not until last November that Atlanta employees complained to Mayor Kasim Reed about its content. “Uncleanness whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion,” Cochran wrote. “Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist Activists Seek to Stop Bible Distribution in Oklahoma Schools

By Heather Clark A prominent atheist activist organization has sent letters to school districts throughout Oklahoma in an effort to stop Bible distributions in public schools. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent the letter to 26 school districts after it was made aware that Jamison Faught, son of Rep. George Faught (R-Muskogee), had distributed Bibles with Gideon International to schools throughout the state. “It is unconstitutional for public school districts to permit the distribution of Bibles as part of the public school day,” the letter, written by Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel, reads. “Courts have uniformly held that the distribution of bibles to students at public schools is prohibited.” The correspondence also likened Gideon International to child predators in sharing the Scriptures with children. “Parents carefully instruct their children not to accept any gifts from strangers. The Gideon practice of distributing bibles to schoolchildren teaches them to ignore that guidance,” Seidel stated. “This predatory conduct is inappropriate and should raise many red flags.” He asked that the districts prohibit Bible distribution efforts at public schools in the future. The matter came to the attention of FFRF after Faught had posted about the evangelistic effort on his Facebook page. “Spending the morning with fellow Gideons passing out Bibles to …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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BCPS Teachers Awarded FPL Grants For Energy Projects

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) educators who are recipients of grant awards from Florida Power & Light (FPL) Company’s Teacher Grant Program. The awards fund classroom energy and engineering projects, such as solar-powered ovens, water-powered cars and wind generators, as part of a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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Plantation High School Colonels Celebrate 50th Anniversary

A celebration on the Plantation High School campus will mark the school’s 50th anniversary. Students, parents, alumni, staff and community partners have been working on the special observance, which provides fun for the entire family. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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J.P. Taravella High School DECA Program Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to J.P. Taravella High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) for being recognized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) as the first high school in the nation to successfully organize and run a 110 story stair climb to benefit the NFFF. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED School Hosts Teen Dating Violence Awareness Rally

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED School is hosting a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Rally to promote education and support for teens faced with abusive relationships, as well as others who may provide support for victims. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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