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Auspicious ascent

East's march up the sport's ladder has been steady -- moving from Little Rock-based central Arkansas Velo team, Slipstream Craddock Junior Development and Hincapie Junior Development -- eventually gaining the attention of governing body USA Cycling.

Arkansas AG announces program for military, rural residents

Arkansas' attorney general says her office is launching a ...
of her staff to county seats to provide services that might otherwise require a trip to Little Rock. She said she wants her office to be accessible to everyone.

Arkansas sets example in responding to earthquake threats from fracking

Bengal, director of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission, also pointed to what his state had already done, after a surge in earthquakes north of Little Rock in 2010 that made the state second only to Oklahoma in induced quakes. The commission imposed a ...

Fired North Little Rock High School football coach suing

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former North Little Rock High School ...
procedures involving more than $230,000 and alleged recruiting violations. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that Bolding wants his job back and ...

Analysis: Arkansas anti-discrimination limit's future uncertain after Little Rock ordinance

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A Little Rock ordinance prohibiting the city and its vendors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't just open the door to a legal challenge over an Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Man Injured After Little Rock Shooting on Congressional Circle

According to police, the shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Friday night. LITTLE ROCK, AR - A shooting on the 200th block of Congressional Circle leaves on man injured. According to police, the shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Friday night. The victim ...

Effort to repeal Arkansas law limiting local LGBT protections advances

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year’s ballot Thursday after the state’s attorney ...

Arkansas-based PK Grill named "Top 10 Best Value Charcoal Grill" by

Grill enthusiasts can now purchase the PK Grill at Sam's Clubs throughout Arkansas and ACE Hardware locations including: -Cantrell ACE Hardware located at 2516 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock -Country Discount Store located at 2212 Highway 278 West, Camden ...

ISU baseball beats Arkansas-Little Rock on walk-off homer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State baseball team won the opening game with the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans in dramatic fashion at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium Friday night. ISU earned a 6-4 victory on a walk-off home run by Manny Estevez in ...

Arkansas Seniors Go Hungry

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Alarming statistics find more than a quarter of Arkansas seniors struggle with hunger. LITTLE ROCK, AR - Alarming statistics find more than a quarter of Arkansas seniors struggle with hunger. The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger ...

Celebrate Earth Day at the Little Rock Zoo with Enrichment Day

At the Little Rock Zoo, Earth Day will be celebrated Saturday April 25th in conjunction with Enrichment Day! Enrichment at the Little Rock Zoo is defined as the process of providing animals with choic…

4/24/2015 Man’s Game, Rondo Song, John In Little Rock

Hour 1 Man’s Game From Warriors | Ryan Getzlaf (NHL) Interview | Rose Is Back play pause Hour 1 Apr 24th 2015 …

A MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is in town this weekend

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony winning musical, has been brought to Central Arkansas by Celebrity Attractions this weekend. It is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording sessi…

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a ne…

Little Rock, Arkansas Approves LGBT Protections

Little Rock, Arkansas is pushing back against the recent bad publicity the state earned over its anti-gay 'relgious liberty' bill, the AP reports: The ordinance approved by the city's board on a 7-…

Little Rock Look Back: SOUTH PACIFIC wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Pulitzer Prizes will be announced today.  In 1950, one of the recipients in the “Letters, Drama and Music” categories featured a character from Little Rock. The 1950 Pulitzer for Drama went to a m…

Little Rock Look Back: LR Mayor Charles Moyer

On April 18, 1880, future Little Rock Mayor Charles E. Moyer was born in Glenwood, Minnesota. A man of contradictions, he was both a candidate backed by (and probably personally involved in) the Ku Kl…

Army Privates Shot at Little Rock Army Recruiting Center in June 2009 Receive Purple Hearts

NER, by Jerry Gordon, April 16, 2015: News came  today  that the Pentagon has relented and awarded Purple Hearts  to two  Army Privates shot at a Little Rock Mall Army Recruiting Center on June 1, 200…

Vintage Advertising Print, From Mattingly Furniture in Little Rock, AR, Scenic Cottage

Great vintage find by MendozamVintage (2.99 USD)

Hanaroo Sushi Bar=My Favorite Sushi in Little Rock

I was first introduced to Hanaroo Sushi Bar a little over a year ago when being invited to eat for my step-dad’s birthday. I’ve been obsessed ever since. Their sushi tastes like magic. I say it’s far …


In LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


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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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