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From Friends of the Earth
Help Schools Go Solar
It's time to start making the most of the clean energy all around us. And what better place to begin than by helping our schools put up solar panels.
With solar panels the typical school could save up to £8,000 per year on its energy bills. This means more money to spend on the things that make a difference to children - books, supplies and activities. But Government rules stop schools accessing some of the best solar schemes. The man in charge of English schools, Education Secretary Michael Gove, can change all that.
Here is the letter;
Dear Michael Gove,
Making it easy for schools to put up solar panels should be a no brainer.
With solar panels the typical school could save up to £8,000 per year on its energy bills - meaning more money to spend on books, supplies and activities.
Many schools also have large roofs that could provide plenty of solar power, making the most of the clean energy all around us.
But current Government rules stop schools accessing many of the best solar schemes. As a result, for large numbers of schools solar panels remain unaffordable.
Click here to sign the petition
"At Twitter, Del Harvey works to ensure user safety and security, balancing Twitter's wide-open spaces against spammers, harassers and worse, to create a workable policy that lets the tweets flow. Prior to joining the booming social media site, she spent five years as the law enforcement liaison for a group fighting child exploitation, where she worked with agencies ranging from local police departments to the FBI, US Marshals and the Secret Service.
As Twitter grows, its ever inventive users (who famously came up with many of its key features by themselves) are finding ever new ways to overshare, offend and pick on others. Harvey and team's challenge is to weed out the worst while keeping the site feeling like a safe place to have this new kind of conversation we're all having there now." (TED)
View the entire presentation below;
This article originally appeared in the NYtimes.com
The Wolf Hunters of Wall StreetAn Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys:
A Wall Street Revolt’
by Michael Lewis
"Before the collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, Brad Katsuyama could tell himself that he bore no responsibility for that system. He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, for a start. RBC might have been the fifth-biggest bank in North America, by some measures, but it was on nobody’s mental map of Wall Street. It was stable and relatively virtuous and soon to be known for having resisted the temptation to make bad subprime loans to Americans or peddle them to ignorant investors. But its management didn’t understand just what an afterthought the bank was — on the rare occasions American financiers thought about it at all.
Katsuyama’s bosses sent him to New York from Toronto in 2002, when he was 23, as part of a “big push” for the bank to become a player on Wall Street. The sad truth was that hardly anyone noticed it. “The people in Canada are always saying, ‘We’re paying too much for people in the United States,’ ” Katsuyama says. “What they don’t realize is that the reason you have to pay them too much is that no one wants to work for RBC. RBC is a nobody.”"
Read the entire article here.
George W. Bush Institute, in partnership with ExxonMobil - African First Ladies Summit, Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa
The African First Ladies summit goal is to empower women in African nations, and throughout the world. This summit took place last July.
Building on the leadership and commitment of President and Mrs. Bush in Africa, the George W. Bush Institute, in partnership with ExxonMobil, is convening an African First Ladies Summit, Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa. The Summit emphasizes effective investments in women that lead to greater stability and prosperity in countries. Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa highlights the critical role First Ladies play as advocates for women and girls, spotlights success stories and best practices, and discusses public-private partnerships that lead to sustainable results. (Bushcenter.org)
- You may have to fast forward to about the 30 minute spot for the beginning
Building on the leadership and commitment of President and Mrs. Bush in Africa, the George W. Bush Institute, in partnership with ExxonMobil, is convening an African First Ladies Summit,Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa. The Summit emphasizes effective investments in women that lead to greater stability and prosperity in countries. Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa highlights the critical role First Ladies play as advocates for women and girls, spotlights success stories and best practices, and discusses public-private partnerships that lead to sustainable results.
We also would like to thank Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon foundation. Learn more about how this company impacts women throughout the world - click here to visit their website.
It's no secret that McDonald's may offer the most convenient fast-food breakfast, and now Taco Bell is drawing the line in the sand. Their new ad features real people with the name Ronald McDonald, who love the new Taco Bell breakfast menu - that's tough!
Watch their latest ad for their new breakfast menu below;
Not to be out done, McDonalds recently posted this on their facebook page;
Let the games begin!
by Imanuel Larcher
Bloggers, website builders, internet marketers, and marketing professionals, are probably very familiar with Alexa.com. If you have ever launched your own website, then inquired about your site traffic, you most likely were redirected to Alexa.com.
Alexa's new look is modern, neat, and offers users a treat when analyzing. I recommend it!
More About Alexa.com -
Information. Insight. Advantage.Information is power - if you have the right tools. Alexa's suite of intuitive analytics products transforms data into meaningful insights that lead to competitive advantage for your company.
At Alexa, we focus exclusively on delivering the richest and most meaningful analytics tools for our customers. Our obsession is to empower customers through compelling and actionable insights that drive measurable results for their business. At Alexa, we believe strongly in substance over style, which means you can count on getting the exact insights you need without having to navigate through extraneous content to get the information you need right now.
Founded in 1996, Alexa is a global pioneer in the world of analytical insight. Our vast experience means we've dealt with all of the pitfalls and tripped over all of the landmines, and over time, developed the most robust and accurate web analytics service of any provider. (Alexa)
Larry Page and Sergey Brin met in grad school at Stanford in the mid-'90s, and in 1996 started working on a search technology based on a new idea: that relevant results come from context. Their technology analyzed the number of times a given website was linked to by other sites — assuming that the more links, the more relevant the site — and ranked sites accordingly. In 1998, they opened Google in a garage-office in Menlo Park. In 1999 their software left beta and started its steady rise to web domination.
Beyond the company's ubiquitous search, including AdSense/AdWords, Google Maps, Google Earth and the mighty Gmail. In 2011, Page stepped back into his original role of chief executive officer. He now leads Google with high aims and big thinking, and finds time to devote to his projects like Google X, the idea lab for the out-there experiments that keep Google pushing the limits. (TED)
Watch the entire video below;
This article originally appeared on www.readunwritten.com, we just had to share it!
by Briagenn Adams
I’m sorry, but when the fuck did “dating” disappear?
I have a friend who just got back on the market. She’s super classy, and she’s kind of with this new guy. They’ve had a few (non-sexual) sleepovers, but she wants him to take her on an actual date before she gives it all up. Not unreasonable, right? But we were talking the other day and I actually heard myself say to her, “You can’t expect too much from a guy in college. Sex comes first, a date comes way later, and only if he really likes you.” LIKE REALLY? Wtf.
Girls – and boys – we seriously need to get our shit together.
Is it really too ball-busting to ask a guy to drop $6.75 on you at Chipotle after an hour (or five minutes, let’s be honest) of a semi-drunk hookup? Or wrong to expect the boy who so consistently texts you each Saturday at 2:39 a.m. to allocate one precious evening for a dinner date? HELL. NO.
I just don’t understand today’s collegiate standards. Dating has completely disappeared, and girls jokingly refer to a “walk of shame” as a “stride of pride.” Umm, I’m calling bullshit. Please show me one girl who looks proud on that lonely walk home, with obviously smeared mascara, messy bedroom hair, and eyes focused on the concrete ground.
And while we’re on the subject, when did girls become sluts, or teases, or skanks for going out to dinner with one boy on Friday night, and then to a movie with another on Saturday? How is that worse than sleeping with two different guys in one weekend, something that is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon on college campuses nationwide?
When romance wasn’t more confusing than a cumulative exam, A.K.A. when people were actually normal, you didn’t have to completely commit to one guy until he asked you to “go steady.” Until then, all else was fair game. Nowadays, that’s unheard of. Modern romantic tactics are much more sneaky and difficult to understand.
Did the boy you hooked up with two weeks ago just send you a casual, “What’s up” text? Does that mean you’re like, talking now? How long should you wait to text him back? Is it okay to double-text if he doesn’t answer within 10 minutes? Does “Heyy” or “Heyyy” sound better? Is an emoji too much? What about two emojis?
Unless that “What’s up” text is followed by a sincere, “What are you doing tonight? Let’s grab dinner together” text, he’s absolutely no concern of yours. What’s the point of pining over a douche bag? Gather up your precious self-respect and MOVE. ON. We girls can do so much better, and your 30-year-old self will thank you for it.
When you like a boy and that boy likes you, it shouldn’t be complicated. If (and hopefully when) you find that special person, the relationship should flow naturally. Fuck the mind games, fuck the booty calls, fuck him! (Just not literally.) But hey, if you’re all about the casual sex then I’m not here to stop you – I’m just telling you to get a clue.
source (http://www.readunwritten.com/2014/03/26/what-the-fuck-happened-to-dating-in-college/) 
M.I.A. announced the dates for her Matangi world tour today, and will be joined by A$AP Ferg on a few dates! M.I.A. and A$AP Ferg both had amazing albums last year. Her tour will kick off at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival this Friday (March 28)!
Mar 28 Ultra Music Festival @ Bayfront Park Miami, FL
Apr 25 Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
Apr 26 Moogfest Asheville, NC
Apr 27 Echostage Washington, DC*
Apr 28 AE Stage Pittsburgh, PA*
Apr 30 Detroit Masonic Temple Detroit, MI*
May 01 Riviera Theater Chicago, IL*
May 03 Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto, Canada
May 04 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
May 05 House of Blues Boston, MA*
May 06 State Theater Portland, ME*
May 08 Knockdown Center Queens, NY*
May 09 Knockdown Center Queens, NY*
May 24 Sasquatch Festival Quincy, WA
Jun 28 Provinssi Rock Seinajoki, Finland
Jun 30 Hovefestivalen Arendal, Norway
Jul 05 Eurockeenes Festival Belfort, France
Jul 11 Splash Festival Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Jul 12 Les Ardentes Festival Liege, Bel
Jul 19 Lovebox London, United Kingdom
Jul 20 Benicassim Intl Festival Valencia, Spain
* - w/ A$AP Ferg
The MAD Music Tour kicks off
March 29 in Orlando with one of the World’s Hottest Female DJ's DJ Rhiannon.
British-Canadian Entertainer, DJ Rhiannon
Rhiannon is Vancouver, Canada's #1 female DJ (CBC Electronic Charts, The DJ List Charts, Reverb Nation Charts). She has over a decade of experience rocking the decks and it shows. Official Global DJ Rankings credits her as being "a trustworthy DJ delivering an impeccable performance at every event." DJ Mag featured Rhiannon alongside Hardwell and Max Graham and gave her a 4-page spread in their January 2014 issue. Clubkillers.com invited her to be the first female to have a recorded-live DJ mix featured on their infamous Clubkillers Radio podcast. Rhiannon has multiple global DJ residencies at places such as V2 Tokyo in Japan, Allure on George in St. John's, Canada, and Le Vú, the #1 nightclub in Dallas, Texas, USA. She also frequents many internationally-renown venues such as Marquee, TAO, and LAVO in Las Vegas, Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Florida, Ampersand in New Orleans, Louisiana, and hundreds of others worldwide. Rhiannon has opened for the best DJs and Artists in the world: Tiesto, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Krewella, R3hab, Chris Lake, Benny Benassi, Sharam, Max Graham, Morgan Page, EC Twins, Marco V, Nero, Stonebridge, Andy Caldwell, Klaas, Pauly D, Havana Brown, LMFAO, and Pitbull amongst many others.
Make a Difference Music Tour mission, is to help independent artists to reach their industry goals, by providing Venues to showcase their talents on a major platform. Their goal is to help independent talent to reach a higher scale of performing arts.
They help independent artists to showcase their talents locally and nationally to help them build a reputable fan base. Their entertainment coalition reaches out to kids and via communities to help restore value in poverty-stricken areas. Their purpose is to equip kids with educational tools to help them towards a brighter future. Make a Difference music provide learning skills and techniques for kids so they can apply becoming productive in our society. They interact with the youth and communities to help restore housing properties to help rebuild neighborhoods. Make a Difference mission is to touch and change the lives for a greater cause.
We are looking to seeing more from the MAD Music Tour!