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Costa's move to Germany roils already troubled sea

Thamm, a German, was summoned to Rome after Costa announced plans to consolidate some Costa operations in the port city of Genoa with its subsidiary AIDA in Hamburg, Germany. Unions protested that the move would involve the transfer of four departments ...

CDC Awards UAMS $3.75M for Arkansas Prevention Research Center

The Arkansas center was one of 26 academic institutions in 25 ...
The center also partnered in building a track and playground in Hamburg and established a program in Dumas to encourage parents and their pre-school age children to be more active.

Regional Playoff Glance

Central Arkansas Chrisitan/Pocahontas winner, 8:30 p.m. TBD, 1:30 p.m. TBD, 7:30 p.m. Arkadelphia vs. Warren, TBD. Hamburg vs. Malvern, TBD. Monticello vs. Ashdown, TBD. Bauxite vs. Dumas, TBD Arkadelphia/Warren winner, vs. Hamburg/Malvern winner ...

Hamburg's burgeoning start-up scene

Berlin may be a hive of entrepreneurial activity in Germany. But other cities such as Hamburg are catching up fast and have ample logistical and financial support in place to help start-ups along. It could happen to you in any major German city - not ...

Obituary: Jack Carpenter

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Gideons International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or First Baptist Church of Hamburg, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of ...

Obituaries Published February 25

Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, P. O. Box 366, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at Fred Ernest Moss Fred Ernest Moss, 95, of Mer Rouge, LA, died on ...

Yesterdays Feb. 22

Fire Chief Kelsey Parker contacted Mayor Alph Hamburg for permission to go and the Conway fireman ...
girls “Hot Shot” contest during halftime of the University of Central Arkansas-Henderson State basketball game. The contest was designed to recognise ...

Angela Merkel's incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world's most powerful woman

who also had a degree in science.Angela Kasner was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. Angela Dorothea Kasner was born to Herlind Kasner, an English and Latin teacher, and Horst Kasner, a theologian and Lutheran minister. A few weeks after she ...

Study finds relatively low emissions of methane from major US gas fields

“We have to remember that this is one study in what is now becoming a large body of scientific literature,” says Steven Hamburg, chief scientist at ...
and Louisiana and the Fayetteville formation in Arkansas — registered as high as 2.1% and 2.8% ...

Patricia Kirkland Hale

Pleasant Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Chris Barfield, Tyler Clarke, Justin Clarke, Johnny Howard, Cody Nolan and Bobby Dove. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley 121 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.

50 Jahre Goldene Kamera: Stars in Hamburg

50 Jahre Goldene Kamera. Die „Goldenen Kamera“ feiert 50. Jubiläum. Seit Wochen wird das Event vorbereitet, rote Teppiche ausgerollt und Lichteffekte getestet, damit am Freitag bei der Ankunft der Sta…

Das schlechteste Schild Deutschlands steht in Hamburg

In einer bundesweiten Gewinnspielaktion hat der Schilderüberwachungs verein e.V. dazu aufgerufen, das schlechteste Schild Deutschlands zu finden. Und das steht in Hamburg! Nicht nur meckern, sondern H…

Let´s get Chic – Hamburg stylt sich

Let´s get Chic klingt komisch, ist aber so: Ein Fashion- und Styleevent für Designer und Modeinteressierte in der Uni Hamburg. Is ja noch Zeit, deshab haben interessierte Designer haben die Möglichkei…

Work in Progress 2015 – Wert von Arbeit

“Wert von Arbeit” ist kein Sprössling eines verarmten Adels. Es ist der Untertitel und das Motto des diesjährigen Work in Progress-Kongress vom 12. bis 14.März 2015 auf Kampnagel. Sogar der berüchtigt…

Sibylle Berg liest in Hamburg aus ‘Der Tag, als meine Frau einen Mann fand’

Endlich ein Lichtblick. Sibylle Berg kommt nach Hamburg. Die Schritstellerin tourt vom 24.02. bis 15.03. 2015 mit ihrem neuen Roman Der Tag, als meine Frau einen Mann fand durch die Theater der Republ…

Fino’s Finest – 2. RMH Soundcheck in der Rindermarkthalle St. Pauli

War ich noch nicht drin, in der Rindermarkthalle St. Pauli am Rande des Heiligenfestfeldes, zwischen Millerntorstadion und U-Bahn Feldstraße. Für mich ist das Neuland. Aber das hier ist eine wunderbar…

Social Media Week vom 23. – 27. Februar 2015 zum vierten Mal in Hamburg

Nachhaltigkeit, Armut, Umweltschutz, Ernährung, Demokratie – all das, was man eigentlich unter dem Begriff “Social” subsomiert, hat hier nichts zu suchen: Die Social Media Week feiert vom 23. – 27. Fe…

Zahl der Unternehmensinsolvenzen in Hamburg steigt an

In Hamburg ist die Zahl der Unternehmensinsolvenzen im vergangenen Jahr 2014 angestiegen. Bundesweit – im allgemeinen Trend – sind die Unternehmensinsolvenzen hingegen (dezent) rückläufig. So berichte…

Jobmesse Hamburg am 28. Februar 2015 in der Fischauktionshalle in Hamburg

Unter dem Motto “Alle Wege zu Deiner neuen Karriere!” bietet auch die kommende Jobmesse am 28. Februar 2015 in der Fischauktionshalle in Hamburg Besuchern umfangreiche Informationen zu dem eigenen Kar…

Stoffmesse in Hamburg vom 21. – 22. Februar 2015 in der MesseHalle Hamburg-Schnelsen

Stoffe in Hamburg. Am 21. und 22. Februar lädt die MesseHalle Hamburg-Schnelsen erneut alle Nähbegeisterten und kreativen Köpfe zur Stoffmesse Hamburg ein. Bereits zur 2. Messe kann ein Ausstellerzuwa…



To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Avoiding job scams in HAMBURG ARKANSAS

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 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:


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

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.


How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.


Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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