Thursday, March 1, 2012

Are school shootings the new normal?

Adventures in Parenting: Are school shootings the new normal?
By Jennie Narraway The Ohio shooting in Chardon Monday was the worst at a US high school in 11 months, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. When your child leaves for school in the morning, you probably aren't worried their life is in ...

Fink Says Savers Need to Be Investors in Disruptive 'New World'
Unlike Bill Gross's Pacific Investment Management Co., where investment decisions have been guided by the firm's “new normal” philosophy coined three years ago to describe a world of below average economic growth, each of BlackRock's units has the...


'New World' for BlackRock with first retail ad campaign
By Jason Kephart The “new normal” is so yesterday. BlackRock Inc. launched its first retail branding campaign today and it's focused on a “New World” where investors need to get cash out of bank deposits and into investments.

Justin Bartha Joins 'The New Normal'
Bartha has joined Ryan Murphy's new CBS sitcom The New Normal. The show co-stars Andrew Rannells and Bartha as a couple living with a surrogate and trying to raise a family. Ellen Barkin is playing a grandmother as well. The show is still in the pilot ...

Justin Bartha Marries Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells In Ryan Murphy's The ...
TV Somniac
Glee creator, Ryan Murphy has hired Hangover actor Justin Bartha to play Rannells' better half in TheNew Normal. The show is a single-camera sitcom pilot about a blended family made up of a gay couple and the surrogate helping them have a baby of ...

Handbrake 0.9.6 gives some, takes some encoding features
Handbrake 0.9.6 includes new and updated codecs, improved filters and demuxers, a new “Normal” preset promising faster transcoding times and improvements detecting DVD discs. There are also a number of platform-specific changes, including various user ...


Jewel Boxes
Flathead Beacon
However, designing and building homes for the “New Normal” and the diverse demographics of the home-buying market presents a variety of challenges. This is a good thing for the green building movement – if homebuyers intend to stay in their homes for ...

Flathead Beacon

Commodity EDGE: Last Day for Earlybird Pricing
Spend Matters
Putting together Commodity EDGE: Sourcing Intelligence for the New Normal has been a non-stop effort on our part, but our investment is your gain -- all you have to do is show up to reap the benefits! Today marks the last day to sign up and get ...

Carnahan vs.Clay expected to be divisive for Democrats
"Chaos seems to be the new normal in our state politics today," Carnahan said. It's hard to predict how Clay and Carnahan will pitch their differences to voters. On paper and in pedigree, both men are strikingly similar. Carnahan, 53, left his post in ...

Avoiding death by to-do list:
Business Excellence Magazine
For too many of us, feeling anxious and overwhelmed has become the new normal. Workplace performance expert Jason Womack explains how to get a handle on your to-do list and bursting-at-the-(cyber)seams inbox. “Most of your dread doesn't come from the ...

Preparing students for the future
Foster's Daily Democrat
It's ironic that the editorial noted, "The new normal for schools is going to demand original thinking and out-of-the-box solutions. Simply what was done last year with few tweaks in coming years won't suit the purpose." Specific solutions for getting ...

Reps. Carnahan, Clay to face off in Mo. primary
"Chaos seems to be the new normal in politics in Missouri," Carnahan said. "But we'll get through this." Clay said he was disappointed that Carnahan is challenging him. "I'm sure most Democrats are," Clay said, "because it doesn't help us as far as ...

Capilouto talks state budget with WKU Public Radio
UK The Kentucky Kernel
Capilouto said educators across Kentucky are entering a period of a “new normal,” with a flat budget for years to come. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Following graduation from UK, students move all throughout ...

UK The Kentucky Kernel

Why smart CIOs channel Steve Jobs
On time, on budget and on value is the new normal, and user engagement is one of the doors we must unlock to get there. The most effective way to enable and improve engagement is through elegant, thoughtful product design.

A Victory for School Reform
New York Observer
Teacher ratings in Los Angeles were published in the Los Angeles Times last year—against the local union's wishes. It is not too much to demand that a vast, publicly funded institution be accountable to the public at large. This is the new normal in ...

A Question Of WWJBD*
In fact, explanations of rule-making and methodologies, as well as a detailed look under the hood at selection processes, stock screens and trading dynamics, are now the “new normal.” Perhaps even more relevant is to remember that Mr. Bogle's message ...

100 Community and Public Health staff return to central city
New Zealand Doctor Online
"All over Christchurch people have been adjusting to the new normal and using their initiative to get things done in new ways. This is certainly true for the staff at Community and Public Health," Evon says. "Despite staff being scattered across what ...

Is the halibut taco Alaska's state dish?
Alaska Dispatch
It's the new normal. Holland draws attention to the fact that most people don't think of cultural fusion when they think of Alaska, but she says a long visit will make clear that "there's more to the place than the Discovery Channel lets on."

Four Guidelines to Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease
You will have the tools and knowledge you need to recognize what will be the new normal for the patient: the agitation, the paranoia, the phobias, and the memory loss. Knowing what is normal at different stages and what to expect as the disease ...

'Mad Men,' 'Fringe,' 'Justified' And 'Game Of Thrones' Questions Answered: Ask ...
Huffington Post
So far, cable TV has shown a lot more flexibility in this regard (as I wrote in this piece, the new normal in cable TV seasons is often 10 or 12 episodes, or so it would seem). And ABC commissioned the eight-episode series "The River," and comedies ...

A view from inside the 3D manufacturing movement
Washington Post (blog)
As the teaser copy for the course read, “We're on the edge of a new normal, where everyday products are custom made for and by every one of us.” Some of the items that have been printed out using 3D printers are truly extraordinary.

County takes aim at upcoming budget season
Belgrade News
“In reality, this is probably our new 'normal' and we must all recognize the change.” Another significant event that is affecting the county budget this year is the lack of non-tax revenues like fees and fines, Blackman said. Those revenues have been ...

The Twitter Death Epidemic
American Journalism Review
That's not scary or threatening; it's just the new normal. Rather than marginalizing the news media, Twitter and other social networks may be reinforcing their value. A generation of social media users is learning―through debunked reports and hoaxes ...

Innovation Group Garners Recognition in Novarica ACE Rankings for Innovation ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
... to help them achieve sustainable business value is our top priority. The ACE Rankings provide another avenue of customer input as we continue to innovate and deliver enhanced and new solutions to help our customers compete in today's new normal."

Hockey and other diversions
Globe and Mail
Concussions are the new normal. Advances in equipment design are no match for Newton's laws of motion, which stipulate that grey matter accelerates inside a shaken skull. Hit the head often enough, and the brain gets bruised. It's not rocket science.

Globe and Mail

'Glee's' Ryan Murphy adds musical comedy film to his plate
Tulsa World (blog)
Ryan Murphy already helms "Glee," "American Horror Story," and "The Glee Project" and he is writing and producing "The New Normal," a pilot for NBC about a gay couple that decides to adopt a child.

Change in Cincinnati Police Dept., like business, can be hard (blog)
Even the newspaper businesses might have to change if this whole Internet thing takes off. (That's a joke. Change is the new normal in my industry these days.) What are the major changes that your business faces? Do you feel prepared to enact them?

The world is passing me by
Explorer News
Is this to be the new normal? Without doubt this world is passing me by. When my heroes die they will probably not be feted or deified in the national news. They will be mourned by their families and friends, but their deaths will not make the news.

The 'dire' Straits of Hormuz for lower gas prices
Today's THV
Some in the market describe this high price as the new normal. Analysts point to the rise of China and India and their higher demand counterbalancing slower growth in the US and Europe. Sean Evers, Managing Partner, Gulf Intelligence says, "Under these ...

Stephenson family: 'We live in fear'
Victor says her family's "new normal" is the pain of loss and worrying the killer or killers might want to harm another member of the family. "We live in fear every day, you know that they're watching us, windows, blinds stayed pulled in all of our ...

Canterbury CHB regains pre-quake health targets
"One year on from the devastating February 2011, earthquake many people have adapted to the ?new normal? however, the Canterbury Health System is still under considerable stress and with winter just around the corner, we are looking at a range of ...

Carnahan And Clay Come Out Swinging As Congressional Race Starts
CBS Local
“I think activating people energizes our party for November,” Carnahan said, “Chaos is the new normal in state politics these days.” Meanwhile, St. Louis Mayor Slay wasted no time picking sides. He released a statement endorsing Clay.

CBS Local

Healthy ways to cope with caregiver stress
Mother Nature Network
Caregiving may be the “new normal” for your life at this point, but find the balance, too. Look after yourself by taking occasional breaks from your caregiving role. Seek out agencies and organizations that provide respite care.

Mother Nature Network

Mission Health to offer Cancer Transitions program for survivors
Mountain Xpress
Cancer survivors often find that transitioning out of treatment raises a variety of questions about what to do now, how to stay healthy, how to cope with possible long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment and how to define a new “normal” for ...

Storied Political Families Square Off in Missouri
Roll Call (subscription)
“In Missouri, chaos is the new normal,” he explained. Carnahan said he still hopes the state's Supreme Court will hold the new map unconstitutional and that the situation will be averted. But he said his choice to challenge Clay was spurred by Clay's ...

Roll Call (subscription)

Climate Change? Allergy Season Starts Early | Asthma Allergies ...
By admin
Allergy Season Starts Early. February 28, 2012. February in Brooklyn. Is this the new normal? By Dr. Paul Ehrlich. Six new patients came to see me on Monday, February 27. They made their appointments well in advance. What does it mean?
Asthma Allergies Children parent's...

Housing Redux | Witold Rybczynski
By Witold
... intended the Grow Home as a lower rung for young families beginning their climb up the housing ladder. Today, that ladder appears considerably less tall, and what was designed as an “affordable home” looks like it may be the new normal.
Witold Rybczynski

Strong Corporate Earnings Could Sustain Market Rally - Covestor
By Joe Agresti
This simple sign suggests that the era of depressed values that we have seen since the economic recession is over. We are entering a new normal where multiples will revert back to their historical mean. I am long the market and will look to ...

Farmers Trump Speculators |
By Eric OKeefe
Once used to grow alfalfa and cotton, Liberty Farm was sold to real estate speculators for $40.8 million in 2005. The family recently bought it out of foreclosure for $8 million. “These prices are becoming new normal,” Nick Vanderwey told the ...

maryland juice: The New Normal // 15% of Marriages Now Interracial ...
Maryland Juice loves using demographic trendlines to project policy changes and predict political shifts. Here are a few new hints of the new normal -- most ...

Jim Fulcher's Blog: What does “New Normal” mean to you?
I wasn't surprised to see that according to the group's The “New Normal” Has Become the “Now Normal” Research Insight, 2012 Key Issues Agenda, CEOs ...

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