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'Ask SeaWorld' marketing campaign backfires

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 19:38
SeaWorld, it appears, has more outspoken enemies than friends on Twitter.

Bulldogs Finish First Round In Top 5

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:59
Baton Rouge, La. – After a two-week hiatus, the Mississippi State women's golf team returned to action on Friday at the LSU Tiger Classic and finds itself in fifth place after firing a 306.

Lena Dunham slammed for 'Dog or Jewish boyfriend?' quiz

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:52
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Google strikes back at Wall Street Journal - with a laughing baby

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:34
Google is tearing into a recent Wall Street Journal report that claimed Google had gotten away with abusing its monopoly power.

Howland Announces Hiring Of Brooks, McCray and Zeigler

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:33
STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the rebuilding process at Mississippi State to be successful, Ben Howland said his first priority was to assemble what he described as a "top-notch" coaching staff.

Soccer Heads To SMU Saturday

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:31
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State returns to spring soccer action Saturday as it ventures to Dallas for a friendly against SMU.

The futuristic bed that locks the door, brews coffee

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:15
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Indiana public health emergency due to HIV epidemic

Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:08
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American Royal is still giving

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Over the course of the last century, the American Royal has been one of the top giving organizations in the Midwest.

In 2014, the American Royal issued more than $1 million to its mission of supporting youth, education and agriculture.

AmericanRoyal“By any measure, we are one of the top giving organizations in the city,” said John Mitchell Jr., chairman of the Royal.

Its charity is going to increase starting in 2015.

The examples are plenty, from increasing the scholarships for various programs to providing more opportunities for youth to learn more about agriculture’s place in today’s society. The purpose of the American Royal continues to hold tight those beliefs that helped establish Kansas City so many years ago.

For instance, the Royal will increase by $10,000 the amount of scholarship funds awarded to the University of Missouri and Kansas State University through the Veterinary Scholars Program. Through the end of 2014, the organization provided $7,500 to each vet school; that increases to $12,500 this year.

“Our education committee will also develop additional opportunities for the vet scholars to interact with other American Royal programs,” Mitchell said. “We believe the American Royal is a great teaching opportunity for vet scholars, and we want to develop other ways to improve those relationships and build our future leaders.”

The association also will increase the number of scholarships for the Royal Scholars Program from six to 10 while also increasing the scholarship by twice the amount to $5,000. The Royal also expects to increase the number of Calf Scramble invitees while continuing its commitment to funding the program.

“Every step we take is to provide greater opportunities and hopefully build on the agrarian values we deem so important,” Mitchell said.

The association also is partnering with the Agriculture Future of America organization, which, like the Royal, supports education, scholarship and leadership development for students interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. The American Royal will team with the AFA with a $10,000 scholarship.

“We believe in the Agriculture Future of America’s mission, and we want to show our support for another organization that has the same values with the American Royal,” Mitchell said. “This partnership will enable us to keep building for future agriculture leaders.”

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Obama battles 'superbugs' with national plan

Health - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:06
Two million illnesses. 23,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that's the human toll from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" each year in the United States.
Categories: Health

Job interview? Beat the millennial stereotype

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:05
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U.S. astronaut launching on history-making mission

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:42
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and stay there nearly a year, twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station.
Categories: National News

First U.S. penny sold for $1.2 million

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:34
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Janet Yellen: U.S. economy not good enough yet

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:12
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For BlackBerry, a surprise profit

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:05
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Capital turns into ghost town

CNN World - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:34
Sanaa, the bustling capital of Yemen, has turned into a ghost town. Hundreds of shops are closed, and the once-crowded pavements are empty.
Categories: International News

Humming bass sound puts out fires

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:27
Boom out da fi-ya! Bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia catches on.
Categories: National News

Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply disappointed' in Indiana's anti-gay law

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:18
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Friday that he's "deeply disappointed" in Indiana's new anti-gay law.

More undocumented workers moving into management

Business News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:15
A growing number of undocumented immigrants are landing managerial positions. At the same time, fewer are doing jobs that require manual labor.
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