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Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse - New York Times Sat, 30 May 2015 01:27:03 GMT Post-BulletinHastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual AbuseNew York TimesIn Mr. Hastert's 2004 memoir, “Speaker: Lessons From Forty Years in Coaching and Politics,” Mr. Hastert acknowledged the wrestling squad of 1976, a championship t ... Read more ... Obama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance Law - New York Times Sat, 30 May 2015 01:14:06 GMT New York TimesObama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance LawNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama suggested ominously on Friday that allowing domestic surveillance programs to expire at a Sunday deadline could lead to a terrorist attack on the ... Read more ... Poroshenko to personally introduce Saakashvili as Odesa region governor on ... - Ukraine Today Sat, 30 May 2015 08:07:21 GMT Ukraine TodayPoroshenko to personally introduce Saakashvili as…

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NY socialite Gigi Jordan gets 15 years for killing autistic 8-year-old son - CBS News Thu, 28 May 2015 20:40:50 GMT CBS NewsNY socialite Gigi Jordan gets 15 years for killing autistic 8-year-old sonCBS NewsNEW YORK -- Gigi Jordan, a former pharmaceuticals executive and socialite convicted in the death of her autistic 8-year-old son, was sentenced Thursday to 18 ye ... Read more ... Assembly passes universal health care bill - Capital New York Thu, 28 May 2015 10:21:53 GMT Capital New YorkAssembly passes universal health care billCapital New YorkAssemblyman Richard Gottfried, chair of the health committee, gave an impassioned speech on the floor in support of the New York Health Act, arguing that it was long past time ... Read more ... Banker jumps to his death from luxury apartment - New York Post Thu, 28 May 2015 23:44:20 GMT New York PostBanker jumps to his death from luxury apartmentNew York PostHe owned an apartment in the posh, 36-story Ocean complex, which overlooks Battery Par…

Building Secure Futures, One Family at a Time

MISSION, Kan., April 6, 2015 / (Family Features) According to a study done by LIMRA, a non-profit life insurance industry research organization, as many as 40 percent of U.S. households would have immediate trouble meeting household expenses if a primary wage earner were to pass away today. The study also showed that a majority of Gen X and Y consumers believe they need more life insurance than they currently have. Yet according to LIMRA, 30 percent of Americans have no life insurance at all and more than half of those who do are inadequately covered.
At every stage of life, life insurance is an important consideration for protecting your family and your assets. As much as you may not want to think about it, you cannot afford to avoid making these important preparations. Life insurance can be vital to helping your loved ones maintain their standard of living after your death. If you have dependents — a spouse, domestic partner, children and/or an aging parent — you should ensur…

Harlem Globetrotters Legend Marques Haynes Passes Away At 89

PHOENIX, May 22, 2015  -- Legendary Harlem GlobetrotterMarques Haynes – considered by many to be the greatest basketball dribbler of all-time – ied of natural causes at 4:35 this morning in Plano, Texas, at the age of 89. He passed away peacefully with family and friends in his presence. Services are pending. In a four-decade career, Haynes played in more than 12,000 games, traveled more than four million miles and entertained fans in nearly 100 countries during two stints with the Globetrotters (1947-53, 1972-79). His dribbling style would confuse and confound opponents and became one of the Globetrotters' most potent offensive weapons. "The game of basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures," said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. "Marques was a pioneer, helping pave the way for people of all races to have opportunities to play basketball and for the sport to explode on a global scale. His unique and groundbreaking sty…

New Data on Several Oncology Compounds at ASCO 2015

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 14, 2015 -- Eisai Inc. announced today the presentation of seven abstracts at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) highlighting the breadth of the company's oncology portfolio. The meeting will be held May 29-June 2 in Chicago. "We are excited by our data at this year's ASCO Annual Meeting, which exemplify the strength and diversity of Eisai's oncology portfolio and our ongoing dedication to providing potential treatment options to underserved patient populations," said Kenichi Nomoto, Ph.D., President, Oncology Product Creation Unit at Eisai Inc. "In support of our human health care (hhc) mission, we remain committed to the development of compounds that have the potential to positively affect the lives of patients with cancer and thereby their loved ones." Of note, the results of a Phase 3 study of eribulin mesylate for investigational use in advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS…

"Happiness Is A Goal Of Life"

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 14, 2015 /Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), told graduates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) during her commencement address on May 9 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. -- Artists are responsible for protecting freedom of expression,
"As the world becomes smaller and more globally connected, you as artists have a responsibility to protect freedom of expression and ensure that no one's voice is silenced by threats, violence or prejudice, and that different opinions can be shared without fear of personal or professional attack," she said. Boone Isaacs is serving her second term as president of the 7,000-member Academy, presenter of the Oscars. "Every year at the Oscars we honor the courage of filmmakers who cross borders and test boundaries, who give voice to challenging ideas and alternative points of view, and who encourage us to se…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' Latest Creation

NEW YORK, May 8, 2015New York City. The global debut of this stunning new motor car will be the highlight of an exclusive event, Pratt Presents Women of Influence in the Business of Style, organized by Pratt Institute, the world-renowned art and design school located in the heart of New York City.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chose New York for this global debut because the "City that Never Sleeps" and the world's leading luxury brand share an innovative fashion spirit and sense of cool, modern luxury.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will share the event globally for media, owners and brand aficionados worldwide with a live stream of the activities on PERISCOPE©. TWITTER© users following of @RollsRoyceCars can download the app to not only view the festivities, but also to share real-time commentary and pose questions. Participants will include Michelle Lusby, a rising star of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team who has led innovation in the treatment of textiles and mater…

Fulfilling His Father's Dream: Martin Sheen Awarded University of Dayton Degree

DAYTON, Ohio, May 5, 2015 - It's a story Martin Sheen tells frequently.After he graduated from high school, his father wanted him to go to the University of Dayton. But determined to start his acting career, he intentionally failed the school's entrance exam to convince his father otherwise.Nearly 60 years later, the celebrated actor became a graduate of the University of Dayton May 3, "deeply moved" by the ceremony honoring him for a lifetime of humanitarian action that turned out to be the path to his father's dream.The University awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his commitment to peace, social justice and human rights, exemplifying the Catholic, Marianist university's mission. He accepted it as Ramon Estevez, the name he kept close as Martin Sheen's star rose, saying the ceremony, in combination with a family reunion a day earlier, resurfaced his father Francisco in a deeply personal way, and reminded him of the connection betwee…