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Indiana public health emergency due to HIV epidemic

Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:08
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American Royal is still giving

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Over the course of the last century, the American Royal has been one of the top giving organizations in the Midwest.

In 2014, the American Royal issued more than $1 million to its mission of supporting youth, education and agriculture.

AmericanRoyal“By any measure, we are one of the top giving organizations in the city,” said John Mitchell Jr., chairman of the Royal.

Its charity is going to increase starting in 2015.

The examples are plenty, from increasing the scholarships for various programs to providing more opportunities for youth to learn more about agriculture’s place in today’s society. The purpose of the American Royal continues to hold tight those beliefs that helped establish Kansas City so many years ago.

For instance, the Royal will increase by $10,000 the amount of scholarship funds awarded to the University of Missouri and Kansas State University through the Veterinary Scholars Program. Through the end of 2014, the organization provided $7,500 to each vet school; that increases to $12,500 this year.

“Our education committee will also develop additional opportunities for the vet scholars to interact with other American Royal programs,” Mitchell said. “We believe the American Royal is a great teaching opportunity for vet scholars, and we want to develop other ways to improve those relationships and build our future leaders.”

The association also will increase the number of scholarships for the Royal Scholars Program from six to 10 while also increasing the scholarship by twice the amount to $5,000. The Royal also expects to increase the number of Calf Scramble invitees while continuing its commitment to funding the program.

“Every step we take is to provide greater opportunities and hopefully build on the agrarian values we deem so important,” Mitchell said.

The association also is partnering with the Agriculture Future of America organization, which, like the Royal, supports education, scholarship and leadership development for students interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. The American Royal will team with the AFA with a $10,000 scholarship.

“We believe in the Agriculture Future of America’s mission, and we want to show our support for another organization that has the same values with the American Royal,” Mitchell said. “This partnership will enable us to keep building for future agriculture leaders.”

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Job interview? Beat the millennial stereotype

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:05
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U.S. astronaut launching on history-making mission

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:42
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and stay there nearly a year, twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station.
Categories: National News

First U.S. penny sold for $1.2 million

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:34
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Janet Yellen: U.S. economy not good enough yet

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:12
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For BlackBerry, a surprise profit

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:05
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Capital turns into ghost town

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:34
Sanaa, the bustling capital of Yemen, has turned into a ghost town. Hundreds of shops are closed, and the once-crowded pavements are empty.
Categories: International News

Humming bass sound puts out fires

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:27
Boom out da fi-ya! Bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia catches on.
Categories: National News

Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply disappointed' in Indiana's anti-gay law

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:18
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Friday that he's "deeply disappointed" in Indiana's new anti-gay law.

More undocumented workers moving into management

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:15
A growing number of undocumented immigrants are landing managerial positions. At the same time, fewer are doing jobs that require manual labor.

Anti-email startup Slack got hacked

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:15
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Germanwings co-pilot had medical leave note

Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:00
Categories: Health

Ripped doctor's letter found in co-pilot's trash

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:00
Notes found in the home of the co-pilot suspected in this week's crash suggest he "kept his illness secret" and a doctor had declared him "unfit to work," a prosecutor said. FULL STORY
Categories: International News

Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:29
A coalition of Middle Eastern forces pounded positions in Yemen from the air overnight in the second day of a campaign to bring a rebel group to its knees.
Categories: International News

Famous photos recreated with tiny models

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:20
From Tiananmen Square to the moon landing, a pair of artists have recreated the world's most famous images in brilliantly detailed miniature models.
Categories: International News

Family portraits, for families with nothing

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:19
Photographer Alexia Webster was tired of always taking pictures. Instead, she decided to give some back.
Categories: International News

Virgin Mary clutching a Chinese man?

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:19
On March 27, Shanghai will welcome 300 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors for its leading design fair. Here's what's in store.
Categories: International News

19 stocks to buy now

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:53
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