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Elvis Presley Biography Musician and actor Elvis Presley endured rapid fame in the mid-1950s—on the radio, TV and the silver screen—and continues to be one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. Synopsis Born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley came from very humble beginnings and grew up to become one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. pittsburghlive The river-based education … The river-based education program RiverQuest is so low on cash that it could go out of business unless it can find a partner. See more Third baseman Pedro … Third baseman Pedro Alvarez was 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and stranded eight runners in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers at PNC Park. See more An environmental group … An environmental group is giving Pittsburgh six surveillance cameras to spot people illegally dumping garbage. See more Choosing a prom … Choosing a prom dress isn’t easy. Most girls visit several stores, try on more than several dresses and often agonize over the decision.

ALJAZEERA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - The songs of the Yawanawa tribe have an honesty that seems to penetrate the soul. Adorned in impressive head dresses, the tribal leaders who arrived from Acre, in the Amazon rainforest, home to the world's richest ecosystems, ushered in the spirits to commence the tribe's annual festival. It is a rare occurrence to witness Yawanawa rituals in the modern metropolis of Rio, thousands of miles away from the home of the tribe - a parallel universe to the burgeoning metropolis. But over the final days of June, a few members of the remote community led the celebration in the outskirts of Rio on a piece of open land with rich foliage, which came close to resembling their ancestral home. Choosing to commemorate this unique gathering in an urban setting was thought to be one way of reviving cultural pride among the tribe's younger generations, in a bid to restore faith in a way of life that has faced repeated threats of extinction over the past 200 years.

Ushering in the digital classroom MOORESVILLE As superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, Terry Grier runs the largest public school system in Texas and sixth-largest in America. So why, people ask, do he and his teachers learn each year from a school district with only 5,000 students? Grier’s district has 211,000. The Mooresville Graded School District has sent teams of instructors to Houston in recent years to train teachers, principals and district administrators. Grier and 30 others from his district made another summer pilgrimage to Mooresville this week.

Quandary version 2 example mazes Example mazes Here you can take a look at a range of different example exercises created with Quandary version 2, to get some ideas about the range of different types of activity you can create with the program. The Evil Landlady (an interactive adventure)Choosing the correct article (a diagnostic maze)First aid for an accident (a procedural example)How computer-literate are you? (an example of a survey/questionnaire)Castaway (a more sophisticated interactive adventure)Investments (modelling financial transactions)Complex transaction examples (demonstrating all the varieties of transaction in Quandary 2) You should also look at the Quandary Tutorial, which is also made using Quandary. Independent Media Center West Papua: Neglected genocide - 29 Nov 2013 Indonesian police use Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests on West Papuan independence rallies Indonesian police have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Jayapura, with at least four gunshot wounds and one death.

10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing #reinventingwriting As hall of fame baseball player, Babe Ruth said, “Yesterday’s home runs won’t win tomorrow’s games.” To level up writing, we need to take advantage of the out-of-the park features and capabilities that social media inspired concepts give writing instruction. I write this for @InnovativeEdu Read this Full Post Now Most of us know how it feels to write an exciting Facebook status update or a powerful tweet. Without delay, we know the impact of our words as they are retweeted, commented on, and liked (or ignored.) To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way : Shots - Health News hide captionNeed a hand with those dishes? iStockphoto Motivating children to stop playing and help out with chores isn't exactly an easy sell, as most parents and teachers will attest. But how you ask can make all the difference, psychologists say. If you say something like, "Please help me," the kids are more likely to keep playing with their Legos. But ask them, "Please be a helper," and they'll be more responsive, researchers report Wednesday in the journal Child Development.