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Disability Rights & Resources (DRR) is pleased to announce “An Evening With Josh Blue” on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30pm at the Red Mountain Theater. DRR brings Blue’s supporting comedy tour ‘AS NOT SEEN ON TV’ to Birmingham. Please join us and laugh until you cry! Live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available in the lobby at the reception from 17:30 to 19:00 and 17:00. It is also possible to purchase items at the silent auction before the performance. Josh Brushaw’s proceeds will help DRR establish The Next Step Resource Center, the organization’s first fully equipped ADA resource…

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Victory Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD – Get Rating) by 1.9% in the third quarter, according to its latest Form 13F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company owned 2,866,383 company shares after selling his 55,706 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned his 1.53% of Brookdale Senior Living worth $12,240,000 as of the latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. →The next big crisis is here (From Porter & Co.)Several other hedge funds have also increased or decreased their equity stakes recently. Belvedere Trading LLC acquired new…

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The value of Toni Morrison’s novelPinellas school removes award-winning author Toni Morrison’s book | | January 26School officials in Pinellas County have removed “The Bluest Eye” from all classrooms and libraries after one parent objected to the novel’s content. Instead of removing this novel from her one child’s learning environment, school officials took it out of every classroom and every library in every high school in the county. The book that won Toni Morrison the Nobel Prize in Literature. This is one of the best books he has ever read and has made me a lifelong Toni Morrison fan. Isn’t…

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Each year, Project SEARCH offers internships to up to 12 young people to help them land jobs within the university and with partner organizations. Young people with learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum will be invited to an open day at the University of Aberdeen on Thursday, February 2nd, aimed at helping them find paid work. Hosted by the university-based DFN Project SEARCH team, the Open Day will be held from 10am to 4pm at the Butchart Building on University Road. DFN Project SEARCH is an award-winning employability program for young people aged 16-24 with learning disabilities or…

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The Hydrogen-Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (H2eVTOL) Council of the Vertical Flight Society has spun off into a new independent non-profit organization known as the Hysky Society. Established in May 2020, the H2eVTOL Council has worked to promote and advance the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology for electric aircraft, including eVTOL. Since then, the council has grown to include more than 1,000 participants from across the aviation industry, Hysky CEO and co-founder Danielle McLean said on January 25 at the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) 10th Presented at the Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technology Conference and the 10th Autonomous Flight Technology…

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Wondering if you need a rug for your living room? Maybe you’re looking to add the final touches to your new design or just how to make your room feel more cozy. Whatever your situation, we are here to help.There’s no denying that living room rugs are a great addition to any space. A practical and beautiful rug works like a work of art, bringing beautiful colors, patterns and shapes to a room. They also protect floors, zone spaces, and provide a comfortable texture underfoot. However, of course, rugs aren’t for everyone, and you may feel that a rug doesn’t…

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melancholia (melancholia)Written by Romanian Mircea Cartalescu, translated by Inger Johansson and published by Albert Boniers Forag, will be launched in Sweden on 16 February at the Romanian Institute for Cultural Studies (ICR) in Stockholm. The launch event, which includes an interview with writer Mircea Cartalescu and author and journalist Cecilia Hanson, is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. “Mircea Cartalescu, who has published 10 books in Swedish, shares her writing experience. melancholia and answer questions from the audience. Inger Johansson, who has translated nine of the author’s most important books into Swedish, will also be attending the event. The author…

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Photo by Donna Wismann The African American Heritage Association will host its 22nd Annual “Black Tie Affair” on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Embassy Suites in Franklin. Annual fundraiser in support of the AAHS, the McLemore House Museum, and now the organization’s new preservation project, the Merrill-Williams House. Black-Tie Galas typically have sold-out crowds of over 700 guests, and this event is already sold out. The AAHS appreciates the community’s support and, although tickets are sold out, his AAHS commitment to documenting the lives and contributions African Americans have made and preserving and protecting the heritage…

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Artist Cynthia Zmetronak The Wellington Art Society will feature Cynthia Zmetronak as a guest speaker on Wednesday 8th February. Meetings and presentations will be held at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. :30 pm, followed by member spotlight and brief meeting. The event concludes with a presentation by ceramist Cynthia Zumetronak. For more information, please contact Laura Jaffe (presidentofwas@gmail.com). Zmetronak began his artistic journey by making textured mud pies as a small child. She continued to hone her skills with clay in the Girl Scouts and underwent excellent art programs in public schools in New Jersey.She then…

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Illustration by sorbetto/Getty Images The cost-of-living crisis has escalated to a point where many working people in Europe and around the world face a choice between heating and eating. Governments have broadly failed to address this crisis. In Britain our politicians betray a lack of vision. Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, kicked off 2023 with pledges to bring down inflation and reduce the national debt, which suggests curtailing public services. The next day Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said that his party would not be “getting its big government chequebook out” if it wins the next election in 2024, thus making…

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