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Norwegian Vikings grew hemp

Norwegian Vikings grew hemp | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Cannabis was cultivated 1,300 years ago at a farm in Southern Norway.
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Volunteers being recruited for Chinese Lantern Festival

Volunteers being recruited for Chinese Lantern Festival | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Chipping in a little of your time and effort this fall could score you free access to one of the most unique attractions to come to Gaston County this year.

On Wednesday to Sunday evenings from Sept. 7 through Oct. 29, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will break new ground by featuring its Chinese Lantern Festival. It will be an awe-inspiring display of color and shapes, serving as the garden’s largest exhibition to date, as hundreds of lanterns will fill more than 12 acres at the property in southeast Gaston County.

Putting on such a gigantic production requires manpower, and since the botanical garden is a nonprofit, it often relies on the help of volunteers to host many of its events. So in exchange for area residents giving a helping hand, the garden will be offering two complimentary tickets per volunteer to experience the lantern festival for free.

Volunteer positions will include indoor and outdoor hosts, translators, activity assistants, advance ticket support and entrance directors. All volunteers will also receive a free Chinese Lantern Festival T-shirt.

To register, volunteers must fill out an application by logging on to dsbg.org/event, then scrolling to the green “Become a Volunteer” button. You must commit to attend one training session in August. Volunteer training sessions will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21; noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.

 What: Chinese Lantern Festival

Where: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont

When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday evenings, Sept. 7 to Oct. 29

How much: Tickets range from $14.95 to $21.95 for adults and children ages 2-12

How to go for free: Sign up as a volunteer for the event by calling 704-829-1257

Those who complete three separate shifts as a volunteer during the festival will receive two complimentary tickets to attend it for free.

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Feds: Delray rehab owner arrested, billed $58 million for urine tests

Feds: Delray rehab owner arrested, billed $58 million for urine tests | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Eric Snyder, owner and operator of a Delray Beach drug treatment center and sober homes has been charged with insurance fraud.
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Florida beachgoers form an 80-person human chain to save family

Florida beachgoers form an 80-person human chain to save family | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Florida beachgoers banded together Saturday to save a family from drowning.
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How to Repurpose Videos Into Many Forms of Valuable Content : Social Media Examiner

How to Repurpose Videos Into Many Forms of Valuable Content : Social Media Examiner | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Want to create a wide range of content without a lot of effort? Is it easier for you to create videos than the written word?


In this article, you’ll discover how to use video to produce up to eight different types of content for your business.


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Want to create a wide range of content without a lot of effort? Discover how to use video to produce up to 8 different types of content for your business.

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One Medical opens new tech-driven, membership-based primary care center in Seattle

One Medical opens new tech-driven, membership-based primary care center in Seattle | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Alternatives to the traditional healthcare system are becoming more popular than ever, and one of those alternatives is expanding to the Seattle region.
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Asian Student Holding A Pen Fatally Shot By Cops Night Before Graduation

Asian Student Holding A Pen Fatally Shot By Cops Night Before Graduation | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A student shot and killed by deputies in Washington state this month, who was originally reported to have been wielding a knife or “sharp object,” was in reality holding only a pen.The night of June 13, Tommy Le was just hours away from his high school graduation, according to a Seattle Times report published Wednesday. The 20-year-old Vietnamese-American had been attending classes at Career Link, an alternative high school program at South Seattle College.
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HK under ‘one country, two systems’ key part of Chinese dream, says Xi

HK under ‘one country, two systems’ key part of Chinese dream, says Xi | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Chinese President Xi Jinping tied Hong Kong’s future under “one country, two systems” to his vision of a rejuvenated China in a speech on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to Beijing. 

On the last morning of his three-day visit – his first as president – Xi told Hongkongers that the city had “joined the remarkable journey towards the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” since its return to China.

Xi opened his speech by making historical reference to the fall of Hong Kong to British rule after the first opium war in the mid 19th century – seen as the symbolic beginning of China’s 100 years of decline and humiliation.

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Maps of Heavily Sprayed Areas and Dioxin Hot Spots - The Aspen Institute

Maps of Heavily Sprayed Areas and Dioxin Hot Spots - The Aspen Institute | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The most effective approach to sharply reducing the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam is to focus assistance to health and disabilities services in the provinces which were heavily sprayed with dioxin and on clean-up of dioxin hotspots at former U.S. military bases. To highlight these areas, we employ the great amount of historical data …
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This company works with immigrant chefs to deliver home-cooked meals

This company works with immigrant chefs to deliver home-cooked meals | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Noobtsaa Philip Vang was a hungry graduate student at Georgetown University when he came up with the idea for “Foodhini,” a food delivery service that works with immigrant chefs.

As the son of two Hmong refugees, Vang had grown up eating a variety of warm and fulfilling home cooking. His mother, in particular, is an amazing cook, Vang told NBC News, and within his first month at business school, he found himself hungry for something homemade.

“I just wanted to find like a grandma or an auntie in the neighborhood that made some type of Southeast Asian cooking,” Vang said. “I came from Minnesota to Georgetown for grad school, and I was just really missing some of my mom's home cooking.”

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Click here to support Ulia medical bills organized by Mai Thao

Click here to support Ulia medical bills organized by Mai Thao | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Mai Thao needs your help today! Ulia medical bills - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HrvT-8lP1cI ‌ So as many of you have heard, my niece has become a victim of gun violence on 6/18/2017. She has suffered a gun shot to the head and is currently being treated and remains in critical condition fighting for her life in the ICU. My niece is a beautiful, cheerful and full of energy little girl. 

I've created a gofundme to help my sister and brother in law with the medical bills. So please, if you are able to help out it would be greatly appreciated. By donating, you are unloading the burden for my sister and brother in law by helping them pay any hospital bills. Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through this very hard time. Thank you

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Woman goes on racist tirade demanding a "white doctor" for her son

Woman goes on racist tirade demanding a "white doctor" for her son | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
“He was not speaking English. His teeth were brown. I do not need his help,” the woman said in a Mississauga, Ontario, clinic.
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Living Forever Has Never Been More Popular

Living Forever Has Never Been More Popular | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
While the US government still hasn’t shown much interest in supporting longevity research for its citizens, the life extension movement is dramatically expanding around the world.
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f.lashes - Fun, Interactive, LED Lashes!

Tien Pham & Davey Taylor - Tavey Designs is raising funds for f.lashes - Fun, Interactive, LED Lashes! on Kickstarter!

Fine, Fresh, Fierce - f.lashes are the next level up in wearable electronic and interactive cosmetics
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Break Your Fear of Public Speaking!

Break Your Fear of Public Speaking! | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

FB Live event 7/18 at 7 pm "Break Your Fear of Public Speaking!" Banish the fear. Become a more confident speaker and win over groups of any size. Hosted on my page Express Yourself Communications.

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Why Women Quit Working After 50

Why Women Quit Working After 50 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Women quit working and retire in their 50s and early 60s often do so because they feel forced into this due to caregiving obligations and work issues.
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The Ultimate List of Photo Editor and Graphic Design Apps

The Ultimate List of Photo Editor and Graphic Design Apps | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
To help you choose which one best suits you current needs, I've decided to create a complete list of visual tools for all purposes (image editing, colors, fonts
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'Hawaii Five-0' stars quit series over pay inequality

'Hawaii Five-0' stars quit series over pay inequality | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Two of the biggest actors on "Hawaii Five-0" are leaving the series because they are paid less than their co-stars.
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Case moves forward against man who shot Pokemon Go-playing grandfather

Case moves forward against man who shot Pokemon Go-playing grandfather | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Johnathan Cromwell is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder in the Jan. 26 shooting of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen

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There’s A New Café In Switzerland Where You Can Get Oral Sex With Your Coffee

There’s A New Café In Switzerland Where You Can Get Oral Sex With Your Coffee | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Step aside, Starbucks. 

You’ve heard of happy endings at seedy underground massage parlors—now get ready for blowjobs at coffee shops. Yeah, it's a real thing.

At the end of this year, a new coffee shop, Fellatio Café, will open up in Geneva, Switzerland, where you can get a hot cup of joe, with a side of blowjob. Seriously. 

The firm behind the Swiss café, Facegirl, says customers will be able to order coffee, then select a sex worker of their choice from an iPad to give them a blowjob. You sure as hell can’t do that at Starbucks.

And just how much will this sexual service set you back? 60 Swiss francs, or about $50. Plus five francs for the coffee, of course. This is a business after all. But still, not bad for a caffeinated afternoon (or morning) delight.

Facegirl's Bradley Chavet told Swiss newspaperLe Matin, that the idea for the café, which is based on similar establishments in Thailand, has been in the works for several months, and that coffee buffs can get their "orders filled" faster than they can say “large iced coffee, please."

"In five or ten minutes, it's all over,” he said, implying the ‘service’ at Fellatio Café is impeccable.

As always, critics blasted the proposal, claiming only developers would benefit from the business, but alas, prostitution is legal in Switzerland as long as the sex workers have permits, so why wouldn’t they open a café where you can get a cup of coffee with an almond croissant and an orgasm?

While there’s no exact date for the opening of the café, Chavet says it will be open for business by the end of this year. So it's something to look forward to.

Geneva sounds like a good place to warm up with a cup of coffee this winter, so you might as well start booking your tickets now. 

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KING: Seattle-area officers killed man wielding pen for no reason

KING: Seattle-area officers killed man wielding pen for no reason | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Tommy Le was less than a day away from his high school graduation in Seattle when he was shot and killed there by a local deputy on the night of June 13.

If you Google his name — and read the stories about his death — you will see that the next day the local news stories spoke of a dangerous, “knife-wielding man” who police seemingly had no choice but to shoot and kill after they claimed he refused to put down his weapon.

Except Tommy Le wasn’t wielding a knife. It was an ink pen. That didn’t stop a King Country Sheriff’s Deputy from firing three shots straight into the chestand abdomen of Tommy Le.

No knife was found on his body or anywhere on the scene. He had no criminal record and no history of violence. I’d like to see that ink pen. Where I come from, ink pens and knives don’t look a whole lot alike.

Wash. state man fatally shot by deputy hours before graduation

The spokesperson for the department has said that they won’t be releasing any photos of the pen the officers claimed looked like a knife. They also won’t be releasing any body camera or dash camera footage — not because they have it and are holding it — but because their department doesn’t even have those cameras installed.

And so here we are — stuck in a position where Tommy Le can’t speak for himself and the only story we’re left with is the police narrative, which predictably perpetuates the “I feared for my life” trope.

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Vietnam: My Orange Pain. Devastating consequences of the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War

Vietnam: My Orange Pain. Devastating consequences of the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

During the Vietnam War, the U.S Air Force used a defoliant known as “Agent Orange” to destroy forests where Vietcong guerrilla fighters were taking cover. Use of this toxic chemical not only severely harmed the health of those immediately exposed to it, but also led to birth defects in subsequent generations. Its impact is still being felt in Vietnam, where it is estimated that around 5 million people are suffering from its damaging effects. They call it their “orange pain”.
The RTD team interviews local people who are still living with the consequences of the Vietnam War long after it ended, and an American veteran who has dedicated his life to clearing the country of mines and shells

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Miami Beach Admits It's Failed to Create Affordable Housing, Debates Lower Goals

Miami Beach Admits It's Failed to Create Affordable Housing, Debates Lower Goals | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Miami Beach is in the midst of an affordability crisis.
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Two Year Old Shot in Head Hangs onto Life

Two Year Old Shot in Head Hangs onto Life | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

A two-year-old girl shot in the head earlier this week in St. Paul, Minnesota remains in critical condition today, reports Voice of Alexandria .

She has been identified as Chastity Yulia Vang. Her father Shawn Vang, 23, and Lee Lor, 27, were also shot with less serious wounds.

KARE11 reports that a suspect has yet to be arrested.

Authorities believe there may be a connection between one of the victims and the suspect, but no further information has been released.

“It’s insidious, it rips at the fabric that holds St. Paul together, and it doesn’t just affect the people who are struck,” said police spokesman Steve Linders. “A bullet goes through the air and hits a person, and a family’s life is devastated, children no longer feel safe in their neighborhoods, entire parts of town feel fear. And our officers are put in incredible danger when they respond to these types of calls.”

$5,000 has been raised for Chastity’s medical care through a Go Fund Me page.

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Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The company’s co-founder had been under increasing pressure, and several major investors demanded that he resign from the company immediately.
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Introducing Optibot, the First Marketing Optimization Bot | Optimove

Introducing Optibot, the First Marketing Optimization Bot | Optimove | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Optibot bridges the gap between data science and the art of marketing by serving marketers with one-click actionable insights for the continuous optimization of marketing activities.
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