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Ashland University Student Sets Record With 12th Graduate Degree | Norwalk Reflector

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When he moved to Massachusetts, he began studies at Harvard University. Presently, I am pursuing my interests in urban planning and real estate, while incorporating social policy perspectives that have been cultivated and refined in graduate study, he said. While in the Boston area, he has taught at Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, Suffolk University, Emerson College, Lesley College, Quincy College and Bunker Hill Community College. Additionally, he has served as a tutor and an award winning teaching fellow at Harvard. http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/4798961?trending=

Dr. Benjamin Bolger (right) talks with nationally known poet David St. John at Ashland University’s on-campus MFA residency. St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with many of the most significant prizes for poets, including both the Prix de Rome Fellowship and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Life

It was centered 88 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of Sinabang, a town on the east coast of Simeulue Island, which lies off the west coast of Sumatra island. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The leaders of China and South Korea expressed concern Friday about Japan’s recent reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution and its re-examination of a past apology for wartime atrocities, a South Korean official said. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula and occupied parts of China, often brutally, before and during World War II. Many people in China and South Korea still harbor a strong resentment against Japan, and there are concerns in both countries about growing nationalism in Tokyo. http://news.yahoo.com/top-asian-news-5-00-m-gmt-050245131.html

Forget Samsung, Xiaomi Is China’s New Smartphone King – Aug. 4, 2014

The performance is the latest indication that Xiaomi has evolved from niche player in China to a major force in its home market. The company, founded just four years ago by Lei Jun, captured 14% of the Chinese market in the second quarter, according to research firm Canalys. That translates to 15 million smartphones, a 240% improvement over the same period last year. “This is a phenomenal achievement for Xiaomi,” said Canalys analyst Jingwen Wang, who praised Xiaomi’s marketing and product lineup. Related: China’s red hot phone market is cooling In a nod to the competitiveness of the smartphone business in China, Xiaomi has only a narrow lead over its rivals. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/technology/xiaomi-china/index.html?section=money_latest

Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

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Many would-be buyers, particularly younger ones, were priced out of the market as a result. Sales of existing homes fell in the second half of last year and have only modestly recovered since then. They rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in June, the third straight increase. http://globegazette.com/news/national/year-over-year-us-home-prices-show-a-slowing-gain/article_7e514f1d-af7a-5b37-b0a3-eaf1df4d5304.html

Ap Exclusive: Sikh Victim’s Lessons Sustain Family – Yahoo News

Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to top of box office

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His mother and Jaspreet remained in Milwaukee ever since they arrived from India, days after the shooting. With the aid of federal officials Jaspreet has been able to keep getting his six-month visitor visas renewed. However, he can’t legally work. http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-sikh-victims-lessons-sustain-family-143809325.html

9 Steps for Green Back-to-School Preparation About this blog By Anu Jameson Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. Look here for cheap and time-efficient … X Home Improvement Home improvement tips from Networx.com, a website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety. http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140802/BLOGS/308029997/-1/NEWS

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We specialize in photo shoots that are ALL ABOUT YOU! We love to have fun while pro Recent Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to top of box office Saved 2014-08-03T13:44:12Z 2014-08-03T16:04:53Z Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to top of box officeThe Associated Press The Associated Press 2 hours ago By DERRIK J. LANG LOS ANGELES (AP) “Guardians of the Galaxy” blasted past expectations at the weekend box office. Marvel Studios’ cosmic romp starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista as members of an intergalactic band of rebels earned $94 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. http://globegazette.com/entertainment/movies/marvel-s-guardians-rockets-to-top-of-box-office/article_1c38cff5-753f-5c3b-bb39-b3346f9a7719.html

Home Prices In Region Rise, But Slower Than National Pace – Business – Northjersey.com

Housing has been turning in mixed economic numbers in the last few months. Prices and sales of existing homes have shown improvement, while construction and sales of new homes continue to lag. Both nationally and in the New York metropolitan area, which includes North Jersey, the housing bust wiped out a decades worth of gains; single-family home values are now at the same level they were in summer 2004. Values in the region are about 20 percent below their peaks in mid-2006, while values nationally are about 18 percent below that peak. In Bergen County, single-family home prices ticked down 0.3 percent in May from a year earlier, to a median $450,000. In Passaic, prices dropped 2.6 percent, to a median $285,000. http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/home-prices-in-region-rise-but-slower-than-national-pace-1.1058756

07302014 Home Depot Names Decker Executive Vp Of Merchandising | Article | News Archives | Rug News

A 14-year veteran of The Home Depot, Decker recently served as the senior vice president of retail finance, pricing analytics and assortment planning for the company where he played an integral role in the company’s merchandising transformation, leading the implementation of new pricing and analytics processes, as well as new merchandise planning and assortment tools. “Decker’s business acumen and retail experience have enabled him to serve as a broad contributor to our success in the marketplace over the past several years,” said Menear. “His leadership and strategic expertise make him a perfect fit to lead our merchandising team going forward.” Prior to joining The Home Depot in 2000, Decker held various positions in strategic planning, business development, finance and treasury at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Scott Paper Co. http://www.rugnews.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=0DAB59D70A93452A92E82D8312BEFBAA&nm=News+Archives&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=B057D339E04A4FFF99DB9FEEB9BDA02F&tier=4&id=C6C40D814FED41FEBE6DD1F6C80E49CD

Home prices in region rise, but slower than national pace – Business – NorthJersey.com

Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Housing has been turning in mixed economic numbers in the last few months. Prices and sales of existing homes have shown improvement, while construction and sales of new homes continue to lag. Both nationally and in the New York metropolitan area, which includes North Jersey, the housing bust wiped out a decades worth of gains; single-family home values are now at the same level they were in summer 2004. http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/home-prices-in-region-rise-but-slower-than-national-pace-1.1058756

Power Home Remodeling Group Raises $123,000 In Support Of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation During Most Successful Power Month Ever – Yahoo Finance

“From our employees who took the time to coordinate inter-office lemonade stands across the country, to the top producers in our Chester, Pa office who spent their free time hosting stands during weekends in June our employees truly rallied together to raise awareness of Alex’s story in an effort to help families facing similar hardships.” A complement to ALSF’s National Lemonade Days initiative in June, Power Month for Alex’s features several events and fundraisers in local communities throughout each of our markets, from inter-office lemonade stands and volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to hosting families affected by cancer at Power Night at PPL Park andoffering donations via a company-wide payroll deduction. Power employees were also instrumental in manning the phones at the eighth annual Alex Scott: Stand for Hope Phone Bank, a day-long telethon that aired live on June 5 from the CBS 3 studio in Philadelphia, where Power presented a donation to ALSF on air. For more information on Power Month for Alex’s and other ALSF events, please visit PowerHRG.com or AlexsLemonade.org . About Power Home Remodeling Group Family-owned since 1992, Power Home Remodeling Group is the nation’s third largest exterior home remodeler with more than 1,350 employees and $245 million in sales in 2013. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/power-home-remodeling-group-raises-180400016.html