Software review: comwriter

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Soul Food – health food or death food?

Soul food!  Health food or death food? African-American food is rich in taste, traditional at certain times of the year, yet for some, can be a major health stumbling block. If one has health concerns such as heart disease, stroke in the family, or high blood pressure. Soul food is an issue worth looking into.  See above link to PBS for articles and videos on this important topic.

More heartbreak in Oregon

Another heartbreaking shooting to remind us of our self destructive frame of mind. I just believe that this phenomenon is not a singular activity. Just like the Police shootings or even black on black crime for example , people tend to copy one another when stress overflows in their lives. We must all emulate lifestyle characteristics that will lift up and edify those who are influenced by our behavior.

Obama on mass shooting: ‘This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America.’ – The Washington Post
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3 reasons why you’d livetweet

Not a twitterati, thanks for the lesson

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I love livetweeting things.

Most of the time, I livetweet for fun and recreation. Those of you who follow me on Twitter have been privy to the joys of co-watching Eurovision, or vicariously experiencing B-grade horror flicks (or C-grade, if you’re lucky).

Increasingly, however, I’m also livetweeting in my current work role. It’s part of an overall strategy to make events and researcher connections more visible and accessible, and dovetails with a ramped up social media (including blog) presence overall.

With my research network hat on, I’ve also livetweeted a fair number of events that would interest that membership. Doing so makes member activity more apparent to one another, and to those checking out what the network’s about. The network is unfunded, and depends almost entirely on social platforms for presence and members’ connection.

So, what does livetweeting mean?

Livetweeting is defined as capturing and reporting on an event…

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Writing for scientific publication: 3 common mistakes

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Marc BaldwinMarc D. Baldwin is the founder & CEO of Edit911 Editing Service. He is also Professor of English at Hillsborough Community College and a published author.

You can find more of his writing and editing advice on the Edit911 blog.

One of the most important things you will do as a scientist or researcher is publish your work. It isn’t just a matter of sharing information—an integral part of the scientific process—it’s also about furthering your career.

Publishing your work in a scientific journal is a requirement toward earning a graduate degree at some institutions. Beyond graduation, getting published is necessary for a career in academia and, increasingly, in industry as well.

I have proofread and reviewed hundreds of original manuscripts in my career as a research scientist and lecturer. I’ve noticed over the years that most mistakes can be placed into a few simple categories. In this…

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Darren Wilson to resign from Ferguson Police Department, reports say (+video)
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Officer Darren Wilson has reportedly initiated the process of resignation from the force to take pressure off his fellow officers and the department, according to media reports. Michael Brown’s father, meanwhile, has called for calm.
By Harry Bruinius, Staff writer NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign as grand jury decision nears
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is reportedly in the final stages of a decision to resign from the St. Louis suburb’s force, even as America anxiously awaits the decision of a Missouri grand jury on whether to charge Mr. Wilson in the August killing of black teen Michael Brown.

Wilson has told his colleagues that he would resign from the Ferguson Police Department, sources told CNN, in order to take pressure off his fellow officers and the embattled police force, which endured nationwide criticism after its heavily armed military response to the violent protests following the shooting in August.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson also told The Washington Post on Thursday that Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force with a clean disciplinary record, most likely would not return to the department even if the grand jury decides not to indict.

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“I don’t see it happening,” Chief Jackson told the Post in a brief interview, calling it a “personnel matter.” Wilson remains in seclusion and is on paid leave from the Ferguson department.

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Though Wilson has been negotiating his resignation with the department, he has told associates he’s concerned that leaving before the grand jury decision might appear as an admission of guilt, CNN reported. Even so, sources say, he could announce his decision to resign as early as Friday.

The grand jury could also hold its final hearing on Friday as it continues to gather evidence in the case. It must decide whether to charge Wilson with murder or manslaughter, or to clear him if they find he was acting in self-defense.

Wilson’s fatal shooting of Mr. Brown has roiled black communities across the United States and continues to divide the country on racial lines, according to recent polls. Protesters and some witnesses say Brown had his hands raised in surrender when he was shot. However, Ferguson police maintain that the teen attacked the police officer and rushed toward him during the altercation.

Michael Brown Sr., the slain teen’s father, pleaded for peace Thursday in a video statement, telling the country he doesn’t “want my son’s death to be in vain.”

“My family and I are hurting. Our whole region is hurting,” Mr. Brown said. “I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.”

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard Monday as authorities geared up for the grand jury’s decision. After Wilson shot and killed Brown, protesters, some engaging in violence and looting, clashed with heavily armed police.

If the grand jury reaches a decision on Friday, however, it will give authorities at least 48 hours before issuing a public statement to prepare for the aftermath of the decision, CNN reports.