Friday, August 28, 2015

2 Political Junkies should think about doing a Kickstarter and getting a couple of these publications

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review seems to be downsizing some of its remote publications with sales looming, as reported in its own pages.

Perhaps Dave, a blogger at 2 Political Junkies, should do a crowd source campaign and buy one or two of these papers. Dave just loves to read the various opinions found in the pages of the Trib, especially by editorial pundits, and lampoon them for less than truthful statements and conclusions.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fwd: NCAA Eligibility Center Coaches Newsletter

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We would like to remind you about upcoming academic rule changes impacting the class of 2016 and beyond. These standards determine whether your college-bound student-athletes are eligible to practice, compete and receive financial aid in their first year at an NCAA Division I school. Read More


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Who Should Register?  Any current high school sophomore, junior or senior who wishes to participate in collegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II college or university should register.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Fwd: Huge Hiring Events Amazon, Aldi, GCA Service Group, Harbor Freight,Trade Unions

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Date: Aug 24, 2015 1:56 PM
Subject: Huge Hiring Events Amazon, Aldi, GCA Service Group, Harbor Freight,Trade Unions
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Huge Hiring Events

Amazon, Aldi, GCA Service Group,

Harbor Freight, Trade Unions

__________________Info Below______________________

The Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center is hosting an application and on-site interviewing event for part-time jobs at Amazon's Fairywood Distribution Center. Pay rate $11.75/hour, 20-29 hours per week.

When: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

4:30 – 7PM

Where: 5126 Penn Ave, Pgh, PA 15224

Call 412-465-0425 to REGISTER

Please bring photo ID and proof of education

(HS Diploma, DD-214, GED, or equivalent)

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Sept. 3rd 2015

113 N.Pacific Ave



Local Jobs!

The hiring process for the New Aldi Store opening on 5200 Penn Ave has begun!

Come out and talk with representatives from the new store about company culture, employment opportunities, and learn how to make sure your application catches the eyes of Aldi's Hiring Managers!

Call 412-465-0425 to RSVP


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GCA Services Group is Hiring Full Time Janitorial Cleaners.

Paid on the job training with availability to start immediately. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, stand/work on feet for a long period of time.


Will be accepting applications and interviewing for positions in all three of their local locations!!

Plus: apply for trade unions!

When: Wednesday, September 9th

2:00 – 6:00 PM

Where: 113 N Pacific Ave, Pgh, PA 15224


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Fwd: [DW] [Poplus] US-based Civic Tech research post for mySociety

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Date: Aug 24, 2015 8:47 AM
Subject: [DW] [Poplus] US-based Civic Tech research post for mySociety
To: "newswire" <>, "brigade" <>, <>, "Open Government and Civic Technology- The global #opengov group" <>
Cc: "Dave Whiteland" <>

From: Dave Whiteland <>
Date: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 6:12 AM
Subject: [Poplus] US-based Civic Tech research post for mySociety
To: poplus <>

Hello Poplus people (specifically: those of you in the USA)

We've just posted details of a role we're looking to fill for a fairly
large research contract. This is a funded position on a specific
research project -- if you are the right person for it, then please
submit you application via the Resumator link below. Or, if you know
the right person, please encourage them to do so :-)

Note that, although mySociety is indeed based in the UK, this position
is US-based.

If you have specific questions about the role, please send them to

Actually, people on this list not realise that mySociety has a busy
research team. Poplus is, of course, focused on the re-use of civic
tech, so the broader issue of how much of an impact this sort of work
has is of interest to all of us. Whether or not you're not a candidate
for this research post, you might be interested to read a little more
about our research team's work here:



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Fwd: [Webmaker] New Mozilla Learning community calls

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Date: Aug 24, 2015 10:37 AM
Subject: [Webmaker] New Mozilla Learning community calls
To: "webmaker" <>

Hi, everyone.

As you've probably heard, the Mozilla Foundation has been working on a
3-year Mozilla Learning plan, summarized here:

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*To support that work, we're kicking off new Mozilla Learning community
calls*. They will start tomorrow, and continue every other Tuesday. All are
welcome to participate, as much or as little as they like. All details are

The goal is to work in the open on our plan to promote universal web
literacy, combining our various educational offerings  (Webmaker, Mozilla
Clubs, Hives, fellowship programs, etc.) into a single vision. There's a
summary of the work we've done so far here:

If you have questions, ideas or would like to become more involved in one
of our working groups, please feel free to join us tomorrow, or get in
touch any time!


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Fwd: Ketogenic diets & Endurance athletes

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Date: Aug 21, 2015 2:16 PM
Subject: Ketogenic diets & Endurance athletes
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Ketogenic diets & Endurance athletes


Are you one of the early adopters* who have "fat adapted" to improve your endurance performance? Or maybe you're interested to know more about it before you jump in?

Either way, you should enjoy our latest blog on the topic. You can read that here.

Do share it around - we know ANY athlete can benefit from a real food fueling plan so this message needs to get OUT.

Hope you have a great weekend out on the trails/roads or wherever you do your thing!

Donal & The Cereal Killers

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Knight Foundation Prototype Grant

Project title: Creating Literate Olympians Here

What is your project (200 word limit):

The project is to further develop, refine and release open-source, scalable, tools and an on-going process for building conation especially for teens, communities and media partners.

Tools include:
  • Digital Badges
  • Mobile Apps
  • Admin Software
  • Wiki Pages
  • Ebooks
  • Kits for coaches, teams, camps, leagues, communities, schools, public safety officers, and newsrooms to guide the deployment of the digital badges on Goals from
  • Campaign assets for marketing such as email outreach bots, posters, demographic target lists, maps, info-graphics, YouTube channel, etc.
Process includes:
  • Mindful discussions about volition, conation, striving and the brain's executive functions.
  • Goal setting approaches, lessons and examples for consumers.
  • Expert interactions of many different sports.
  • Amplifying purposeful media coverage of striving Olympians and their support teams.
  • Partnerships and re-branding strategies for media executives.
  • Researching outcomes.

What assumptions will you test? (200 word limit): tests social media growth in 2016, with the Rio Olympics. can amplify mindful striving on a world stage. Individuals, support systems and the process of goal setting gets celebrated. Social media hooks to goal-setting spins forward as athletes prepare to compete. Athlete research happens on wiki pages we fortify and host.

The mindfulness trend and buzz gets tested among athletes, sports and inter-city youngsters facing deprived opportunities. Digital badges cost next to nothing to deliver yet have great intrinsic value. Mindful pursuits and building conation can fix the American Dream.

Conation refers to the act of striving, of focusing our attention and acting with a purpose. Conation means striving in a way that results in our energy's being managed and focused on a goal.

Three capabilities / faculties of human behavior are: Cognitions, which is knowing; Affection, which is the ability to value things or people or ideas; and Conation, which means striving in a way that results in our energy's being managed and focused on a goal. Conation is an inclination (as an instinct, a drive, a wish, or a craving) to act purposefully.

Who is the audience / user of this project? How will they be impacted? (200 word limit)

Teens are the prime audience as well as parents, guardians, coaches, teachers, mentors, athletic administrators, guidance councilors, league officials and public safety personelle. Everyone can embrace open-source digital badges as they are free and can help with goal-setting, a universal act that more can do.

All get a better appreciation for the goal-setting process, a life-changing endeavor that can help in sports, school and career.

It is easier to reach engaged teens who are active in school and club sports teams. Celebrity athletes can draw a lot of attention. Post-Olympics, many can share their story of striving to goals and present a goal-setting foundation for others with the digital badges.

Superstars can speak about digital badges to help lead the future generations on their quests.

News directors, reporters and sports media professionals are an target audience as hopes to spin coveage to better illustrate the cognition cycle. Media coverage of goals, (similar to Sports Illustrated's Face In The Crowd) are expected. Media partnerships and education and branding opportunities with digital badges can occur with those in media conference rooms.

Media outlets have enriched and additional, localized coverage for their reuse.

Who is on your team? (200 word limit):

Mark Rauterkus, executive head coach of the Swim & Water Polo Camp, sponsored by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corp, and conducted with Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy since 2010. Rauterkus has coached since 1976 and was recently women's water polo coach at Carnegie Mellon University. His aquatics programs have more than 30 on the staff. and in his career he has coached more than 10,000 and published more than 100 books.

Kay Atman, Ph.D., has the formal rank in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education as Associate Professor Emerita. Since 1972, her sideline company, Curriculum Innovators & Implementors, Inc. has provided educational materials and support to adults interested in improving their own record of goal accomplishment as well as teachers of pre-school and post-secondary students and parents who want to learn how to coach the maturational development process at work in their students/children. Her career has be devoted to goal-setting research and a new, peer-reviewed article is due next month concerns approaches with conation and cancer survivors.

Richard Swartz, CEO of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, a 501(c)(3), community development organization in Pittsburgh.

What progress, if any, have you made on this project?

In 2015, programs received $5,000 in foundation funding from The Sprout Fund and Pittsburgh City of Learning. More than two dozen digital badges were designed and introduced this summer. A pilot program for Summer Dreamers in 2015 was operated called, Mindful Eating, Yoga and Multimedia.

Cooperation with many partner agencies, locally and nationally, continues to develop including Pitsburgh Public Schools, Citiparks, Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, American Water Polo Assocation, SKWIM USA, The Pittsburgh Marathon, and GNC.

More than 50 7-inch Android tablets were obtained for campers in 2015 and are on-hand for future use and events. A crowd-source campaign was planned but not implemented.

A suite of web sites and a wikia with more than 5,000 pages at exists. Prior experience with app creation, publishing coaching books, and software insure these outcomes can be a reality with the prototype assistance.

Visual Media. (Up to 3 files)

Organization: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Location: 5149 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fwd: Turn that data into insights!

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Date: Aug 16, 2015 6:53 PM
Subject: Turn that data into insights!
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