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  • “It’s Finally Friday” in Downtown St. Joseph - May 28, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    It’s Finally Friday where many of St. Joseph’s downtown shops and stores offer later hours, refreshments, open houses and more! This year’s theme is a Cupcake Concert! Participating locations will have mini cupcakes, hot sales, host an open house, offer giveaways, and more! Participating locations include: FuzzyButz Pet Bakery with Mini Margarita Cupcakes and Mini Doggie Cupcakes (for your furry friend!) and St. Joseph Today where you can enter to Read more…

  • DEQ grant includes Ox Creek watershed - May 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced grants totaling more than $3 million to improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams. Reports indicate the grants will help restore impaired waters and protect high-quality waters by reducing nonpoint sources of sediment, nutrients and other contaminants. Organizations and projects selected to receive funding include: Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, $600,000 to protect priority wetland parcels in the Berrien and Van Buren County Read more…

  • Indiana Health Care provider’s new cancer institute to prospect Michiganders - May 28, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Parkview Health will create a new 125,000 square foot cancer institute on the grounds of its Parkview Regional Medical Center campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana Parkview officials announced. The Cancer Institute should be completed by November 2017. Parkview officials envision broad reach for the new cancer institute. Based on a map of its prospective market, the facility would draw from as far north as Hillsdale and Coldwater in Michigan, and Read more…

  • Lakeland Health chooses new clinical content management system - May 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    According to a press release, Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced that Lakeland Health has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, as its clinical content management system. The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 healthcare organization and 2014 HIMSS Davies Award winner will leverage ProVation Order Sets to advance CPOE utilization and facilitate a more rigorous approach to maintaining evidence-based order Read more…

  • SW Michigan jet charter partner announces new service - May 28, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Chicagoland Aviation (CLA), a Romeoville, Illinois-based private aviation company, announced their new air charter service, Chicagoland Jet Charter. According to a press release, Chicagoland Aviation’s new charter service helps fulfill their mission to enhance client lifestyles with the convenience, exhilaration and freedom of private aviation. Chicagoland Jet Charter is operated through a partnership between CLA and RAI Jets of southwest Michigan. http://www.flyrai.com/


News From Around The World

  • Green Lasers Target Flights over New York

    Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. According to the FAA, the flights — American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634 — were flying at an altitude of 8,000 feet approximately four miles northwest of Farmingdale on Long Island when the pilots reported that lasers were illuminating their Read more…

  • ‘Best’ Jobs for Women in 2015 Include Six Figures, Growth Prospects

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can lack gender diversity, an online career site names a handful of jobs in those categories for having the best prospects for women. CareerCast on Thursday released its Best Jobs for Women in 2015 report, listing 11 jobs, unranked, in which the percentage of women working in that field is rising or steady. The barriers of entry Read more…

  • WHO: Yemen Turmoil Has Put ‘Lives of Millions of People…At Risk’

    Jon Gorr/iStock/Thinkstock(SANA’A, Yemen) — The situation in Yemen, where Houthi rebels have taken control of swaths of land, is growing worse, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in a statement Thursday. Just over two months into the conflict, the WHO is reporting nearly 2,000 people killed and 8,000 injured. Those figures, Chan notes, include hundreds of women and children. With almost 8.6 million people “in urgent need of Read more…

  • Governor Christie Pulls New Jersey Schools Out Of Common Core

    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(PEMBERTON, New Jersey) — Governor Chris Christie says Common Core education standards are “not working” for New Jersey, and he wants the state to try a new, more Jersey-focused system.  “It’s now been five years since Common Core was adopted,” Christie said. “And the truth is that it’s simply not working.”  The presumed Presidential hopeful joins ranks of Republican governors who are critical of the education Read more…

  • How Did Jake Gyllenhaal Physically Prepare for "Southpaw"?

    Anthony Behar/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Jake Gyllenhaal trained extremely hard to play boxer Billy “The Great” Hope in Southpaw. Not only did he hit the gym twice a day, but he immersed himself in the boxing world for the movie that is already getting Oscar buzz. “I knew very little about the science, the techniques of boxing before we started,” the Oscar-nominated actor told reporters at the amfAR gala in France, according to People magazine. “My thought was, if I trained Read more…