Archive | June 5th, 2013

Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

June 5, 2013

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Casinos in Mississippi, New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the devices could be used to cheat at card games. “Any cheating device is illegal,” said Allen Godfrey of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. […]

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AmeriCorps honors first Vicksburg-based FEMA Corps

June 5, 2013

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As they reflect on their service to Hurricane Isaac and Sandy survivors and others, the nation’s first FEMA Corps members will be sworn into service in a graduation ceremony at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first 177 members of […]

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Reelection of Smithville mayor signals support for planned growth

June 5, 2013

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SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

June 5, 2013

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In this Ted Talk Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. The author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ Elizabeth Gilbert has […]

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Operations manager gives tour of Asics in Byhalia to DSU president

June 5, 2013

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Delta State alumna, Joyce McCown, recently hosted a tour of the ASICS America Distribution Center for Delta State President Bill LaForge and Executive Director of Alumni-Foundation Keith Fulcher. McCown graduated from Delta State with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is now the operations manager at ASICS. She oversees the daily operations of shipping, […]

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WaPo: At 80, Myrlie Evers-Williams unhaunted by Mississippi ghosts

June 5, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her to speak at commencement exercises, takes her hand to lead her down a flight of stairs. Students, black and white, ask to pose for a photo with her as she makes […]

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Ole Miss co-hosting minority business fair June 18

June 5, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi – Supporting statewide efforts to increase diversity among higher education vendors, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are co-hosting a June 18 vendors’ fair for minority businesses to provide more access to the bidding process. “Minority Business Expo: Making The University Connection” begins at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of […]

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Belhaven offers new intercultural studies degree

June 5, 2013

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Belhaven University continues to reach across the world and into other cultures and now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. This new degree is a window of study into other cultures and how missions can impact the world for the good. As an intercultural studies major, students will learn subjects like anthropology, language […]

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Note to Gov. Bryant: Aunt Bea and Andy can’t fix our schools

June 5, 2013

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It would be easy to pile on the comments Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made about women and education this week in which he told an audience at a Washington Post event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” However, while many folks, including Bryant, may pine for a kinder, […]

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