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Grand Blanc girls robotics team 'Major Trouble' qualifies for world championship


GRAND BLANC, MI - Whoever said kids don't like science, technology, engineering and math have probably never visited Grand Blanc East Middle School after classes are dismissed. And anyone who thinks only boys are interested in STEM programs have yet to ...

Congratulations to the #MIKidsCanDance Finalists!


Earlier this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called on Michigan youth dance teams ...
Mich. L&L Dance Studio – Grand Blanc, Mich. The Squad, Dance Feats Dance Center – Farmington Hills, Mich. We Are S.T.A.R.Z. – Oak Park, Mich.

Customers flock to reopening of Canton Chinese Restaurant


GRAND BLANC -- Customers packed a Mid-Michigan restaurant that reopened today after being destroyed by a fire. The Canton Chinese Restaurant is now back up and running after a fire in January of 2014. Shawna Dershweh, customer said, "Once I saw the opening ...

Insider: GOP lawmakers bash road funding proposal


Joseph Graves of Linden and Sen. David Robertson of Grand Blanc were invited to say a few words about what the Legislature has been doing. Graves used his time to decry the Michigan Department of Transportation as “less than transparent” and make it ...

Alliance can’t weather Mid Michigan Storm


L.P. Pre-regional at Perani Arena Swartz Creek, 6-14 overall, 3-2 Flint Metro as of this writing, begins the post-season on March 3 taking on Grand Blanc, 6-13-1 overall, 2-1-1 Kensington Lakes Activities Association, at 5 p.m. at Perani Arena. Kearsley ...

Greene trying to lead Davison to bowling four-peat


The field is expected to include Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Farmington Hills-North Farmington, Grand Blanc, Highland-Milford ...
of the school’s bowling team and a former Mr. Bowling in Michigan. Brooklyn also will bowl at Robert Morris.

Bill could remove limits on Michigan absentee voting


Currently, first-time voters in Michigan are required to vote in person unless disabled ...
Republic committee members David Robertson (R–Grand Blanc), Patrick Colbeck (R–Canton), Judy Emmons (R–Sheridan) and Mike Shirkey (R–Clarklake) could ...

Five From Hope Named To 2015 All-MIAA Men's Swimming & Diving Team


Michigan (East Grand Rapids HS), freshman swimmer Charlie Emmert of Grand Blanc, Michigan (Flint Powers Catholic HS), and freshman diver Kevin Franz of Mundelein, Illinois (Mundelein HS). Miralda finished runner-up at the MIAA Championships in 1- and 3 ...

Chung - Miller Engagement


Chung - Miller MR. N.R. MILLER III AND MISS M.J. CHUNG The engagement is announced between Norman, son of Linda and Norman Miller of Westbrook, Maine, and Maria, daughter of Elisa and Dr. Yong Chung of Grand Blanc, Michigan. Enter a last name, full name or ...

Grand Blanc star Grant Fisher shares spotlight on signing day with 14 student athletes


GRAND BLANC, MI -- Sharing the spotlight is something that Grand Blanc runner Grant Fisher rarely does. Not that he has a problem with it, but throughout his stellar high school career he’s frequently spotlighted for his individual accomplishments as a ...

The Last in Line: Bugatti Veyron “La Finale” Unveiled, Marks End of Production


At this point, it almost seems as if the Bugatti Veyron has existed forever, a de facto exemplar of mind-warping enginee ring that just simply is and always has been, rather than an engineering moonsho…

Wine in France: Alice Paillard of Champagne Bruno Paillard on the delicate effervescence, remarkable purity, true freshness, and silky texture of Champagne style


Alice Paillard, manager at Champagne Bruno Paillard: It is probably the experiences abroad, combined with a fascination for the great wine that Champagne can be, that brought Alice Paillard back to wh…

Première – 2008 Philipponnat ‘ Blanc de Noirs’


We have the pleasure of serving the latest newcomer in the Philipponnat portfolio by the glass @ The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin.  2008 PHILIPPONNAT ‘BLANC de NOIRS’’   | 100 PN | Swedish impor ter…

Grand Blanc 45, White Lake Lakeland 36; Tre’von Avery leads Grand Blanc with 21 points


Grand Blanc defeated White Lake Lakeland 45-36 Friday night. Tre’von Avery led all scorers with 21 points for Grand Blanc. The Bobcats struggled to find any offensive consistency in the first half sco…

New Wyndham Grand adds chic to Jupiter


The tranquil town of Jupiter, Fla., has major new buzz. The stunning new Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place brings avant-garde design and Florida-inspired gastronomy to this folksy northern ti…

WWII Letters from The Pacific Recall the Grand Blanc, MI Buick Tank Plant


During WWII my father-in-law Herman Bekofske worked in the Grand Blanc, MI Buick "tank plant". Legally blind in one eye and supporting a wife and two boys, he was not called for service. But many of h…

Moules grand-mère (comme en Charente)


Sans le savoir j'avais réalisée une recette qui se consomme beaucoup en Charente. Je pensais que j'avais révolutionné ;e les moules, mais en fait non. Cela existait déjà depuis bien longtemps. lol Ce n'…

Comedians to Battle it Out in ‘Neil’s Unnamed Comedy Show’


Need a laugh this weekend? Head to the Jewel of Grand Blanc. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, “Neil’s Unnamed Comedy Show” will feature three comedians competing for the spotlight – Jon Houser, Jimmy Bay…

Craigslist buyers urged to use police lobbies in Grand Blanc, Flint Township for meetups in wake of robberies


Two men are using Craigslist ads to rob potential buyers, according to Flint Township police. from Michigan News http://ift.tt/1CrPEca

Howell faces off Grand Blanc


Every school has its rivalries that have been around for generations. Howell’s rival for some time has generally been considered the Brighton Bulldogs. However, Howell has recently developed a rivalry…




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Avoiding job scams in GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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In GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Avoiding cyberbullyng in GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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