New DISD Superintendent Mike Miles joins local leaders to discuss Commit! education plan New Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles joined Mayor Mike Rawlings and other area leaders on Friday to promote a plan to bring together various entities to improve education in the Dallas area. The Commit! plan was first rolled out last year by Rawlings ... 05/4/2012 - 1:08 pm | View Link
New DISD Superintendent Mike Miles joins local leaders to discuss Commit! education plan New Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles joined Mayor Mike Rawlings and other area leaders on Friday to promote a plan to bring together various entities to improve education in the Dallas area. The Commit! plan was first rolled out last year by Rawlings ... 05/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Education Blog | Dallas Morning News Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles has hired a new special assistant. Garrett Landry started Tuesday in the new role as one of Miles’ top advisors, who travels ... 07/20/2014 - 11:48 am | View Website
Providence Journal | Rhode Island news, sports, weather & more News, sports, features, obituaries, advertising, and special online features from the city's daily newspaper. 07/20/2014 - 9:03 am | View Website
Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News. 07/20/2014 - 6:18 am | View Website
News & Events AUSTIN – On Tuesday, April 16 th, several Dallas area teachers will appear before the House Public Education Committee at the State Capitol in Austin to discuss ... 07/20/2014 - 1:25 am | View Website
Today in News A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties. 07/20/2014 - 12:56 am | View Website
I figure we'd better set the record straight right away, or else the Fox Effect will kick in (it already has, I'm sure) and we'll see Google echoing Ted Cruz' lies throughout the Internet.
Lie #1: "The FAA singled out Israel but didn’t ban travel to Pakistan, Yemen or Ukraine, where a commercial airline was just shot down."
From the State Department's Travel Warning page, which any fool can find with a few keystrokes and The Google:
Pakistan: Alert February 5, 2014
Yemen: Warning July 21, 2014 updates warning from January, 2014
Ukraine: Warning June 5, 2014
There's a whole passel of warnings and alerts on that page.
Turning to the FAA, now.
As I mentioned yesterday, Israel's public image is taking a real hit from Twitter and Facebook reports on Gaza. Here's their solution:
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.
The government’s hand is to be invisible to the foreign audiences.
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty — one of few women chief executives in tech — gives a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. CREDIT: IBM Lyndsay Kirkham was just trying to have lunch with her son and his father on Monday when she overheard a group of IBM executives at the next table say, “We’re not hiring any young women because they just get pregnant again and again.” Shocked and appalled, she started live-tweeting the encounter.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R). CREDIT: AP Photo / Mark Humphrey Iowa recently missed out on a $1 million federal grant to beef up its use of solar power — and State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, took Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to task over the loss on Monday.
On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions of residents.