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(Family Features) Many aspiring entrepreneurs hesitate to pursue their professional dreams due to the seemingly daunting risks of failure associated with starting a business from the ground up. Opening a franchise is an avenue that allows you to reap the benefits of owning your own small business without all of the costly trade-offs.
University of Arizona Police Officer Andrew Lincowski joined planetary scientists at NASA this summer to search for exoplanets that might have the potential to harbor life.
Contemporary movements, such as those initiated after the recent shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, can be born seemingly overnight in the digital age. UA researchers point to several factors.
(BPT) - How often do you use the front door? Not often, right? When Americans come home from work or school, the front door now takes a back seat to the garage door.
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing a program to train veterinarians in Arizona and help improve animal and public health. Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be the home of the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train doctors of veterinary medicine.
(Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible.
(BPT) - As students young and old head back to school, attention turns to getting good grades. Smart parents know that positive study habits boost success in the classroom, but finding ways to encourage kids academically can be difficult. A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
Professional organizations can greatly benefit individuals. Whether the subject is career development or how to better serve constituents, there’s much to learn during informative conferences hosted by well-regarded associations.
1. Ukraine rebels hand over evidence from downed jetliner
ARRIAGA, Chiapas, Mexico – As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.”
(NAPSI)—The story of Army Specialist Travis Fugate may be eye-opening for many Americans.
(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
Three memory care facilities of varying sizes are either in progress or planned in Oro Valley, and scheduled to be completed by year’s end or early in 2015.
(NewsUSA) - Training employees, first responders and the general public how to perform CPR and first aid techniques has a long record of success. Understanding how to respond during a mental health crisis, however, is not commonly taught, even to police officers or EMTs.
(BPT) - Each day, 4,000 American children take up smoking, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Most are probably aware of the health risks, but the internal pressure they place on themselves to fit in with peers can drive their decision to try that first cigarette. Self-esteem – and the conviction that they deserve the better health that comes from smoke-free living – can go a long way toward ensuring kids never begin smoking.
Starting this fall, the University of Arizona will be the first university in the country to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Law.
1. House holds former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
1. NBA takes next step toward forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers
Karina Kelly is an outstanding senior at Mountain View High School. She has run cross country for the past four years and placed fifth at the state meet her sophomore year. She also has played varsity basketball since her sophomore year. Last year she was awarded the Marisa Ann Gallego memorial scholarship. This award is given every year to one girl on the basketball team who shows leadership, character, spirit and a love for the game. Karina says it was an honor to be selected. In the spring Karina runs track. “It is a lot of work but the results are worth it”. Her sophomore year she placed fourth in the high jump at state and sixth as a freshman.
As one of Tucson's signature events, the award-winning Tucson International Mariachi Conference includes three public performances and a series of workshops for youth, conducted during a conference that is legendary as a model for other cities. The conference is hosted at Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa & Conference Center, in the Conference Center and at AVA Amphitheater outdoor concert venue. During the public performances, renowned entertainers perform to sold-out audiences of mariachi aficionados. This year, performers will include Mariachi Internacional Guadalajara and Mariachi Divas. The conference was created three decades ago to pass on traditions of mariachi music, thus keeping Tucson's rich Mexican-American cultural heritage alive. Every year, hundreds students from all over the world visit Tucson to learn mariachi music and folklorico dance from experienced masters of both genres at the conference. These youth gain valuable experience in teamwork, individual responsibility and the importance of tradition. For more information visit www.tucsonmariachi.org.
A recent report from the U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best high schools in the country and Arizona has three schools in the top ten, a feat accomplished by no other state.
1. The U.S. might cut its Afghanistan force to 5,000
Mountain Vista Fire District has hired two new Administrative battalion chiefs.
(BPT) - Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing.