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Mysterious Geologic Structure Seen from Space

http://www.cheapjordans5store.com/A huge, copper-toned formation in West Africa dominates a mesmerizing photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers snapped this hypnotic image of the so-called Richat structure in Mauritania, as the space station flew over the Sahara Desert on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa. Erosion of the various rock layers created the ring-like features that make up the sprawling structure, but the origin of the Richat structure remains somewhat mysterious, geologists have said. The photo shows Kuipers' unique vantage point from the orbiting complex, which flies approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers) above the surface of the Earth. The image was taken on March 7 using a Nikon D2Xs camera, officials at the European Space Agency said in a statement.Cheap Jordans For Sale During their months-long stints aboard the International Space Station, astronauts often perform Earth observations for science and public outreach. Throughout their mission, many spaceflyers maintain active social media presences, such as on Twitter or Google+, to share stunning views from space with members of the public. Space agencies also use photos taken by astronauts to engage students and space enthusiasts in geography, planetary science and human spaceflight.Cheap Jordan Backpacks There are currently six people living and working on the space station: Kuipers, Americans Dan Burbank and Don Pettit, and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Oleg Kononenko. Burbank is commander of the station's Expedition 30 mission. Kuipers launched to the space station in December 2011. He is almost midway through his six-month stay at the orbiting outpost. Kuipers, Kononenko and Pettit are slated to return to Earth on July 1. Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect that the Richat structure in Mauritania is not a lava crater. 2012 Jordans

By onlineshoes - March 26th, 2012, 15:22, Category: General
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Several executives leave Komen after controversy

http://www.cheapjordans11store.comAt least five high-ranking executives with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity have resigned in the aftermath of the organization's decision to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood. The departures include three officials from Komen's Dallas headquarters, as well as CEOs of affiliate groups in Oregon and New York City. The chairman of the foundation also stepped down from his post, though he will remain on the board. Although some cited personal reasons, the resignations suggest that Komen is still in turmoil, even after reversing course and restoring the money to Planned Parenthood. Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said she could not speak to individuals' reasons for leaving but acknowledged the effects of the controversy among supporters. "Obviously, we know some folks are upset. We've certainly seen that," Aun said. "We know people have been upset by recent events, but most really do recognize the importance of our work." The resignations began about a month ago. Chris McDonald, executive director and chief executive of the organization's Oregon and southwest Washington affiliate, announced that she'll leave at the end of April. She said her decision wasn't "predicated by any one event," but that actions by national headquarters affected her thinking. "Despite our deep frustration about the distraction that our organization headquarters' actions caused, I was proud that our affiliate took a strong stand against the politicization of the fight to improve women's health," McDonald said in a Feb. 25 statement posted on the organization's website. One board member for McDonald's affiliate, Portland attorney Jennifer Williamson, rejoined the board after stepping down last month to put pressure on the national organization. She couldn't walk away from the local Komen work to expand access to women's health care, she said. "As a local affiliate we could push back on them but we couldn't do anything about it," said Williamson, who is also on the Planned Parenthood board and is a Democratic candidate for the state Legislature. "I did what I had the ability to do, which was resign from the board. But to support the mission ... I rejoined the board." News emerged in late January that Komen had decided to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood for breast-screening services because Planned Parenthood was the focus of a congressional investigation launched at the urging of anti-abortion activists. After a three-day firestorm of criticism, Komen decided to restore the money. Some Komen affiliates, including McDonald's, were among those that publicly opposed the policy change that cut off grants for Planned Parenthood.Kids Cheap Jordans In the days after the reversal, Komen policy chief Karen Handel resigned. She had opposed abortion as a Republican candidate for Georgia governor and had become a target of those angry about the decision to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. In Dallas, the three resignations were Katrina McGhee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer; Nancy Macgregor, vice president of global networks; and Joanna Newcomb, director of affiliate strategy and planning. McGhee announced in February that she would be leaving May 4 "for personal reasons" and because it was "time to make a change." McGregor will leave in June, and Newcomb departed at the end of February. The Associated Press left messages Thursday for McGhee and Macgregor. Newcomb declined to comment. Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. also will step down from his post as chairman of the foundation's board of directors as of March 31, but he will remain on the board, Aun said. His decision, which was finalized at a Thursday board meeting, comes as he is "stepping back a bit" from the board due to his responsibilities is his role as provost at Howard University, she said. Leffall did not immediately return messages from the AP. Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of Komen's New York City affiliate, said Tuesday that she will leave April 27. Her affiliate was also critical of the Planned Parenthood decision, but she did not cite that in a letter posted on the website, saying only that she wanted to pursue "new career opportunities" and that leaving "was not an easy decision." Vern Calhoun, a spokesman for the New York affiliate, said Richardson-Heron was not speaking to reporters. Supporters of the affiliate called, emailed, tweeted and posted updates on Facebook about their concerns during those first days of February. But, Calhoun said, "things have quieted down considerably" since the decision was reversed. Nevertheless, the office decided to postpone two spring fundraising events because organizers were not certain of their ability to get donations in the "near term." In their place, the New York operation planned to hold a free breakfast event for grant recipients, supporters, volunteers and sponsors, Calhoun said. Other Komen groups expect to carry on with business as usual. The Los Angeles County affiliate will hold its annual race this weekend. Executive Director Mark Pilon said participation numbers are steady. "We're tracking right what we did last year and our corporate sponsorship is up," said Pilon, who took the job only a month ago.Cheap Jordan Shoes Pilon replaced Deb Anthony, who resigned last fall. She told Los Angeles television station KNBC in February that she submitted her resignation notice in December "for a variety of reasons." She said it was a coincidence that it came around the time Komen was in the spotlight. "There are several decisions that Komen has made in the past year that have led me to decide that my skills and talents no longer fit their model," she said in an email to KCBS television. The AP left a message Thursday seeking comment from Anthony. Komen did not publicly announce its decision to halt the grants but conveyed the news to its 100-plus U.S. affiliates. The head of Planned Parenthood has said she was informed of the decision in December. Sandra Miniutti, vice president for Charity Navigator, said that the controversy is likely to affect Komen's ability to raise money. Although Komen is in good financial shape, the charity may have to spend considerably more money to achieve the same amount as in the past. Her organization allows people to review charities on its website. Before the controversy erupted, there were fewer than 100 reviews of Komen. But afterward, that number grew to about 700, many of them negative, she said. Because of the way the organization "flip-flopped" on its decision, it angered people on both sides of the controversy, she said. Aun said the charity's "donations and our support remain strong."Kids Cheap Jordans

By onlineshoes - March 22nd, 2012, 20:07, Category: General
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Several executives leave Komen after controversy

http://www.cheapjordans11store.comAt least five high-ranking executives with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity have resigned in the aftermath of the organization's decision to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood. The departures include three officials from Komen's Dallas headquarters, as well as CEOs of affiliate groups in Oregon and New York City. The chairman of the foundation also stepped down from his post, though he will remain on the board. Although some cited personal reasons, the resignations suggest that Komen is still in turmoil, even after reversing course and restoring the money to Planned Parenthood. Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said she could not speak to individuals' reasons for leaving but acknowledged the effects of the controversy among supporters. "Obviously, we know some folks are upset. We've certainly seen that," Aun said. "We know people have been upset by recent events, but most really do recognize the importance of our work." The resignations began about a month ago. Chris McDonald, executive director and chief executive of the organization's Oregon and southwest Washington affiliate, announced that she'll leave at the end of April. She said her decision wasn't "predicated by any one event," but that actions by national headquarters affected her thinking. "Despite our deep frustration about the distraction that our organization headquarters' actions caused, I was proud that our affiliate took a strong stand against the politicization of the fight to improve women's health," McDonald said in a Feb. 25 statement posted on the organization's website. One board member for McDonald's affiliate, Portland attorney Jennifer Williamson, rejoined the board after stepping down last month to put pressure on the national organization. She couldn't walk away from the local Komen work to expand access to women's health care, she said. "As a local affiliate we could push back on them but we couldn't do anything about it," said Williamson, who is also on the Planned Parenthood board and is a Democratic candidate for the state Legislature. "I did what I had the ability to do, which was resign from the board. But to support the mission ... I rejoined the board." News emerged in late January that Komen had decided to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood for breast-screening services because Planned Parenthood was the focus of a congressional investigation launched at the urging of anti-abortion activists. After a three-day firestorm of criticism, Komen decided to restore the money. Some Komen affiliates, including McDonald's, were among those that publicly opposed the policy change that cut off grants for Planned Parenthood. In the days after the reversal, Komen policy chief Karen Handel resigned. She had opposed abortion as a Republican candidate for Georgia governor and had become a target of those angry about the decision to halt funding to Planned Parenthood. In Dallas, the three resignations were Katrina McGhee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer; Nancy Macgregor, vice president of global networks; and Joanna Newcomb, director of affiliate strategy and planning. McGhee announced in February that she would be leaving May 4 "for personal reasons" and because it was "time to make a change." McGregor will leave in June, and Newcomb departed at the end of February. The Associated Press left messages Thursday for McGhee and Macgregor. Newcomb declined to comment. Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. also will step down from his post as chairman of the foundation's board of directors as of March 31, but he will remain on the board, Aun said. His decision, which was finalized at a Thursday board meeting, comes as he is "stepping back a bit" from the board due to his responsibilities is his role as provost at Howard University, she said. Leffall did not immediately return messages from the AP. Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of Komen's New York City affiliate, said Tuesday that she will leave April 27. Her affiliate was also critical of the Planned Parenthood decision, but she did not cite that in a letter posted on the website, saying only that she wanted to pursue "new career opportunities" and that leaving "was not an easy decision." Vern Calhoun, a spokesman for the New York affiliate, said Richardson-Heron was not speaking to reporters. Supporters of the affiliate called, emailed, tweeted and posted updates on Facebook about their concerns during those first days of February. But, Calhoun said, "things have quieted down considerably" since the decision was reversed. Nevertheless, the office decided to postpone two spring fundraising events because organizers were not certain of their ability to get donations in the "near term." In their place, the New York operation planned to hold a free breakfast event for grant recipients, supporters, volunteers and sponsors, Calhoun said. Other Komen groups expect to carry on with business as usual. The Los Angeles County affiliate will hold its annual race this weekend. Executive Director Mark Pilon said participation numbers are steady. "We're tracking right what we did last year and our corporate sponsorship is up," said Pilon, who took the job only a month ago. Pilon replaced Deb Anthony, who resigned last fall. She told Los Angeles television station KNBC in February that she submitted her resignation notice in December "for a variety of reasons." She said it was a coincidence that it came around the time Komen was in the spotlight. "There are several decisions that Komen has made in the past year that have led me to decide that my skills and talents no longer fit their model," she said in an email to KCBS television. The AP left a message Thursday seeking comment from Anthony. Komen did not publicly announce its decision to halt the grants but conveyed the news to its 100-plus U.S. affiliates. The head of Planned Parenthood has said she was informed of the decision in December. Sandra Miniutti, vice president for Charity Navigator, said that the controversy is likely to affect Komen's ability to raise money. Although Komen is in good financial shape, the charity may have to spend considerably more money to achieve the same amount as in the past. Her organization allows people to review charities on its website. Before the controversy erupted, there were fewer than 100 reviews of Komen. But afterward, that number grew to about 700, many of them negative, she said. 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By onlineshoes - March 22nd, 2012, 20:07, Category: General
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Prosecution could rest in Rutgers spying trial

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By onlineshoes - March 7th, 2012, 20:12, Category: General
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Asian factories see pick up in new orders

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BEIJING/BANGALORE (Reuters) - New factory orders for Asia's manufacturing powerhouses perked up in February, easing some concerns about the global economic slowdown, purchasing managers indexes showed on Thursday.

China's factories grew more than expected in February as new export orders for big firms bounced back, according to a government purchasing managers index (PMI). The official PMI rose to 51.0, above expectations of 50.7 and higher than 50.5 in January.Air Jordan Classic

Private sector PMIs on Thursday pointed to some improvements in factory activity in China, India and Taiwan, although in China it also showed smaller companies lagging a rebound at larger companies.

HSBC's China PMI stood at 49.6, a shade higher than January's reading of 48.8, but still under the 50-point threshold demarcating expansion from contraction.

The manufacturing surveys, the first leads on factory activity in the region, offered tentative signs of a recovery from the slump in the final months of 2011 caused by faltering external demand and fragile business and consumer sentiment. However, the economic picture was far from complete.

"We're in that familiar period where business conditions indicators are improving while the hard data is yet to reflect that," said Robert Prior-Wandesforde, economist at Credit Suisse in Singapore.Air Jordan 13 For Sale

Coming barely hours after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony offered a tempered view of the U.S. economy, the PMIs provided markets with some respite. The Australian dollar rallied, aided by robust domestic economic data, as did stock markets in Asia.

Data due later on Thursday is expected to show the euro zone's factory activity contracted in February for a seventh straight month. A similar report on U.S. factory activity is expected to show manufacturing picked up in February.

Other PMIs released showed Spanish factories contracting for the tenth straight month, Poland on the dividing mark of 50, and growth in Russia moderating.

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The HSBC PMI for Taiwan, one of Asia's most open economies which sits at the centre of many global technology chains, was starkly optimistic. The index rose to 52.7, marking the first expansion in factory output since May 2011, led by export orders.Jordan 2011

India's manufacturing sector expansion eased back from its strongest pace in eight months for a PMI of 56.6 in February compared with 57.5 in January. However, new orders touched a 10-month high.

Like in many countries though, official Indian data doesn't paint such a rosy picture. Growth in gross domestic product dropped to its slowest pace in nearly 3 years in the final quarter of 2011, with manufacturing and mining at the fore of the slowdown, figures showed on Wednesday.

South Korean data on Thursday showed exports for January and February combined grew just 6.8 percent, weak enough to underscore grim prospects for demand from debt-ridden Europe and the anemic nature of U.S. orders.

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Corporate earnings and forecasts have been a mixed bag.

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"In 2012 we're going to have another year of record sales and profit," Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman said, adding he sees revenue rising between 10 and 20 percent this year.

That said, some of Asia's big exporters have seen a slow start to 2012. Taiwan's UMC <2303.TW>, the world's No.2 contract chipmaker, saw January sales fall 15.5 percent from a year earlier. Acer Inc <2353.TW>, the world's No.4 PC vendor by sales, reported an 18.5 percent drop in January sales from a year earlier.

"Our base case is that while growth is unlikely to charge ahead in the coming months, we have hit a bottom in the business cycle," analysts at RBS said in a note.Kids Air Jordan 4

The dual PMI surveys for China also revealed a divergence in export orders, with the government's new export orders sub-index rising to 51.1 in February, the first expansion in four months and the highest reading since May 2011.

But the HSBC PMI export sub-index slid to an eight-month trough of 47.5, suggesting orders were shrinking.

It is not uncommon for the two to diverge. They use differing survey samples and the government survey is only partially seasonally adjusted -- a vital distinction given the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday disruption to production cycles at the start of this year.Jordan 2 Fusion

"In the past six years, the month after Chinese New Year always saw a rise of PMI readings. Therefore, PMI data in January and February should be taken with a grain of salt," Ting Lu, China economist with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong wrote in a note to clients.

China's economy posted its weakest growth in 2-1/2 years in the December quarter. Growth for 2012 is widely expected to the weakest in a decade.Jordan 3 Fusion

The twin data sets suggest the vast Chinese factory sector is slowly edging out of a trough and a hard economic landing can be avoided. However, that has yet to be secured, signaling to analysts that it is too early to think the government will ease back from providing the economy with modest support.

"Deteriorating external demand is adding more downside risks to growth in the absence of a strong comeback in domestic demand," said Qu Hongbin, HSBC's China economist.Jordan 13 Air Max Women

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By onlineshoes - March 1st, 2012, 1:04, Category: General
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Recovery bypasses Silicon Valley non-tech workers

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Daniel Macias is the face of Silicon Valley seldom seen by those who don't live there.http://www.cheapjordanssite.com When he was 19, he wasn't starting what would become one of the world's most successful tech companies, like Mark Zuckerberg did at that age when he founded Facebook. Macias spent his 19th birthday behind bars, where he'd been sentenced for assault. Now 20, Macias spent a recent day learning to build houses as part of a construction job training program near Facebook's headquarters. He hopes to join the carpenters union when he finishes the program.women in jordan "If I wasn't going to school, I would have been in the streets," Macias said. Money and jobs abound in Silicon Valley for people with the right high-tech or business skills. For those who don't, the Great Recession has meant the same challenge as anywhere else in the country. Facebook moved into its new offices on the former campus of Sun Microsystems along San Francisco Bay not long before announcing plans for an initial public offering. Inside, employees wrestle with the enviable problem of what to do with their money once the IPO makes them overnight millionaires. A short drive down the road, East Palo Alto saw the number of murders double from four to eight, a significant spike for a city of just 28,000 people. Average income hovers just under $18,000 annually, compared to more than $66,000 for Silicon Valley as a whole. The unemployment rate in December was 17 percent, compared to 8.3 percent region-wide.cheap jordans shoes Those disparities stem in part from the complicated histories of the small cities that span the Highway 101 corridor threading through the heart of Silicon Valley, and in part from national economic trends that have spared few struggling communities. They also reflect some changes unique to the most recent tech boom, fueled by social media, cloud computing and mobile apps.air jordan 7 retro cardinal As per capita income rises in the region, the median income has fallen, suggesting that as some people are getting richer, more are making less. The percentage of students in Silicon Valley public schools receiving free or reduced-price lunches has increased steadily over the past several years, an indication of hard times for more families.air jordan 11 Data on these economic trends are collected every year in the Silicon Valley Index, compiled by local nonprofit analysts. This year's report highlighted the recovery of the region's high-tech economy as wildly successful companies like Facebook go on hiring sprees.cheap kids shoes But that recovery has not had the same ripple effect on the region as a whole compared to previous tech booms, said Russell Hancock, head of Joint Venture, one of the groups behind the index. In the past, companies like Hewlett-Packard Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. brought mid-level jobs to Silicon Valley along with the expected science, engineering and management positions, Hancock said. But globalization has sent the manufacturing jobs overseas. Meanwhile, information technology has made once-plentiful clerical and office positions obsolete.all jordan shoes "The technologies that we invented here have actually eliminated entire classes of jobs," Hancock said. Without those jobs, the prospects for workers without high-end tech skills have become even more challenging:cheap wholesale shoes "If you took away tech, our region would look like any other region, maybe even worse," he said. The contrast between the haves at Facebook and the have-nots in East Palo Alto nearby has stirred some tension. City Councilman Carlos Romero is pushing for the company to do more to address traffic and the resulting air quality issues created by the influx of new workers. He also worries that especially after Facebook's IPO, newly flush employees will start buying up the city's relatively affordable real estate close to their offices and send housing prices spiraling higher than low-income residents can afford.air jordan 6 origanal "This is not about making sure that Facebook doesn't come into the community," Romero said. "This is about making sure East Palo Alto is not left out." Nearly half of Facebook's employees take some form of alternative transportation, and the company is placing a hard cap on the number of vehicles allowed on and off campus to keep traffic down, said Facebook spokesman Tucker Bounds. Facebook has also been working with local developers on efforts to build housing for employees on vacant land near the campus to lessen the impact on the existing housing market, Bounds said.nike jordan 5 Facebook has initiated some outreach into the surrounding community, including support for the program where Macias is learning to be a carpenter, known as JobTrain. Kail Lubarsky, director of marketing at JobTrain, said no graduates have gotten jobs with Facebook yet, but she said she's working with the company in hopes of establishing an internship program. JobTrain has culinary arts training that could lead to jobs for students in Facebook's cafeterias. But the real goal is to place students in entry-level jobs that could let them advance to join the ranks of the in-demand coders, designers and executives who thrive most in Silicon Valley. At JobTrain, some students said they were gunning for Facebook jobs. But many said they were simply grateful for the chance to start over, to get a foothold in an economy that has challenged many of them, even in a place where on paper the recovery is in full swing. Macias said he sees parallels between his effort to get ahead and the Facebook employees up the road, whom he sees as average people who worked hard and succeeded. "They took advantage of opportunities," he said.buy cheap shoes ___

By onlineshoes - February 29th, 2012, 14:29, Category: General
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1 dead, 4 wounded in Ohio high school shooting

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said.

A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the one who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the cafeteria table.Air Jordan 13 For Sale

A lawyer for the suspect's family has identified him to a Cleveland television station as T.J. Lane and said Lane's family is mourning "this terrible loss for their community."

FBI officials would not comment on a motive. And Police Chief Tim McKenna said authorities "have a lot of homework to do yet" in their investigation of the shooting, which sent students screaming through the halls at the start of the school day at 1,100-student Chardon High.Jordan 2011

An education official said the suspected shooter is a Lake Academy student, not a student at Chardon High. Brian Bontempo declined to answer any questions about the student. Bontempo is the superintendent of the Lake County Educational Service Center, which operates the academy.

The alternative school in Willoughby serves 7th through 12th grades. Students may have been referred to the school because of academic or behavioral problems.

The FBI said the suspect was arrested near his car a half-mile from Chardon. He was not immediately charged.Womens Nike Air Shoes

Teachers locked down their classrooms as they had been trained to do during drills, and students took cover as they waited for the all-clear in this town of 5,100 people, 30 miles from Cleveland. One teacher was said to have dragged a wounded student into his classroom to protect him. Another chased the gunman out of the building, police said.

Fifteen-year-old Danny Komertz, who witnessed the shooting, said Lane was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied. But others disputed that.

"Even though he was quiet, he still had friends," said Tyler Lillash, 16. "He was not bullied."Jordan 11 Fusion

Robert Farinacci, a lawyer who is representing Lane and his family, told WKYC-TV that Lane "pretty much sticks to himself but does have some friends and has never been in trouble over anything that we know about."

Long before official word came of the attack, parents learned of the bloodshed from students via text message and cellphone and thronged the streets around the school, anxiously awaiting word on their children.Air Max Jordan 2 Fusion

Two of the wounded were listed in critical condition, and another was in serious condition.

"I looked up and this kid was pointing a gun about 10 feet away from me to a group of four kids sitting at a table," Komertz said. He said the gunman fired two shots quickly, and students scrambled for safety. One of them was "trying to get underneath the table, trying to hide, protecting his face."Jordan 3 Fusion

The slain student, Daniel Parmertor, was an aspiring computer repairman who was waiting in the cafeteria for the bus for his daily 15-minute ride to a vocational school. His teacher at the Auburn Career School had no idea why Parmertor, "a very good young man, very quiet," had been targeted, said Auburn superintendent Maggie Lynch.

Officers investigating the shooting blocked off a road in a heavily wooded area several miles from the school. Federal agents patrolled the muddy driveway leading to several spacious homes and ponds, while other officers walked a snowy hillside. A police dog was brought in. It wasn't clear what they were looking for.Kids Air Jordan 4

Teacher Joe Ricci had just begun class when he heard shots and slammed the door to his classroom, yelling, "Lockdown!" to students, according to Karli Sensibello, a student whose sister was in Ricci's classroom.

A few minutes later, Ricci heard a student moaning outside, opened the door and pulled in student Nick Walczak who had been shot several times, Sensibello said in an email. Ricci comforted Walczak and let him use his cellphone to call his girlfriend and parents, Sensibello said. She said her sister was too upset to talk.

Heather Ziska, 17, said she was in the cafeteria when she saw a boy she recognized as a fellow student come into the cafeteria and start shooting. She said she and several others immediately ran outside, while other friends ran into a middle school and others locked themselves in a teachers' lounge.

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Farinacci said Lane's family was "devastated" by the shootings and that they offered "their most heartfelt and sincere condolences" to Parmertor's family and the families of the wounded students.

"This is something that could never have been predicted," Farinacci told WKYC-TV.

Rebecca Moser, 17, had just settled into her chemistry class when the school went into lockdown. The class of about 25 students ducked behind the lab tables at the back of the classroom, uncertain whether it was a drill.

Text messages started flying inside and outside the school, spreading information about what was happening and what friends and family were hearing outside the building.

"We all have cellphones, so people were constantly giving people updates about what was going on, who the victims were, how they were doing," Moser said.

The school had no metal detectors, but current and past students said it had frequent security drills in case of a shooting.

Anxious parents of high school students were told to go to an elementary school to pick up their children.

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Three killed in Canadian train derailment

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By onlineshoes - February 27th, 2012, 14:43, Category: General
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Ohio man given choice of Facebook apology or jail

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By onlineshoes - February 24th, 2012, 19:58, Category: General
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SourceCorp/Rust Consulting Expands R&D Tax Credit Team

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SourceCorp/Rust Consulting announces four new additions to its R&D team. All come from Black Line Group, PwC, or BDO USA.

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 22, 2012

SourceCorp/Rust Consulting is pleased to announce several recent additions to its research and development team. Air Jordan 12 Fusion Sale

Most recent to join the firm is Amanda Foley. Foley joins SourceCorp March 1 as an R&D Project Manager. Prior to joining SourceCorp, she was a senior tax analyst with PwC and a senior business analyst with Steelcase, Inc. Foley earned both her bachelor"s and master"s degrees from Grand Valley State University. Air Jordan 10

Joining SourceCorp/Rust in 2011 were Liz Deimel, Jaclyn Fazio, and Chris Vetvick. Deimel joined SourceCorp as a Director of R&D Tax Credit Consulting. She has more than 10 years" experience in R&D, including former roles as a Director at Black Line Group and as a Manager on PwC"s national R&D team. Deimel holds a BS in Accounting from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from Aquinas College. Nike Air Jordan 2

Fazio joined SourceCorp/Rust as a R&D Project Manager. She was formerly an R&D Senior Associate at Black Line Group and a Tax Associate at BDO USA. Fazio holds a BBA from Grand Valley State University and is currently pursuing her MBA.Kids Air Jordan 13

Vetvick also joined SourceCorp/Rust as an R&D Project Manager. He is an experienced tax attorney and holds a master"s degree in accounting. In addition to practicing law, Vetvick was formerly in the tax consulting department at BDO USA. Chris holds a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an MSA from Grand Valley State University.Kids Air Jordan 16.5

The team is led by Deborah Crumley who joined SourceCorp/Rust as the Managing Director of R&D tax credits in 2009. Formerly with PwC and Black Line Group, Crumley has overseen more than 500 R&D tax credit studies in the 17 years that she has focused solely on R&D tax credits. Crumley holds a BBA and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Michigan School of Business. She is a founding member of the National R&E Roundtable.Womens Nike Air Shoes

"R&D tax credits continue to help companies that invent or improve products or processes. The cash generated from these credits allows them to reinvest in their businesses and spurs job growth. The SourceCorp/Rust team continues to grow in pace with our business. We currently have 13 full-time technical R&D team members and 10 R&D business development directors located throughout the U.S.," says Crumley.Air Max Jordan Griffey

For more information on SourceCorp"s R&D tax credit practice, contact Deb Crumley at deb(dot)crumley(at)sourcecorptax(dot)com. To view the entire R&D technical team click the link below.Jordan 2 Air max Fusion

SourceCorp is part of Rust Consulting, a division of SourceHOV. The firm specializes in R&D tax credits, cost segregation, EPAct 179D tax deductions, LIFO inventory solutions and logistics and expense management.Air Max Jordan 4 Fusion

By onlineshoes - February 21st, 2012, 20:38, Category: General
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