Big Wins for LGBT Community at 57nd Grammy Awards

Big Wins for LGBT Community at 57nd Grammy Awards
“Just a quick one, I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart, because you got me four Grammys.” Out singer/songwriter Chad Vaccarino from Great Big World picked up a win …
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Nigeria Immigration Service Pledges Quick Service Delivery
The state comptroller, Abdullahi Garba, who stated this in Uyo while presenting a 64-page e-passport to the wife of the state governor, Mrs Unoma Akpabio, stated that his command would render satisfactory and prompt services to all Nigerians and …
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What's the true power of your SA passport?
The processing of a residence permit is relatively quick, in approximately 90 days; and after six years of residency (during which only 35 days of actual residency in a five year period is required), an investor is eligible to apply for citizenship …
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Tully: Laws block top Ben Davis student's college dreams
Due to state law she would have to pay out of state tuition rates, $ 33,000 a year vs $ 17,000 and can't apply for financial aid. Danese …. That hit particularly hard a few years ago when she helped raise money for an exchange program for students …
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Community calendar for April 27
… and perspective tours of the museum. $ 8; members, $ 5 (join or renew your membership at the door and get in free). … $ 5; seniors and age 15 and younger, $ 3 (includes park admission); Park Passport Plus holders, free. Adults must accompany children …
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… officials are again sounding alarms about radicalization among Muslim youth. As has long been the case, many of them are radicalizing through the Internet, thanks to various extremist web sites and YouTube videos, several featuring U.S. and …
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Indian River County Community Calendar, updated Jan. 28

Indian River County Community Calendar, updated Jan. 28
7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 713 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. $ 20-$ 25. Ticket: 772-299-5772; Christian Women's Connection of Vero Beach: Exciting Valentine luncheon inviting our men friends to join us. Noon Feb. 12. Oak Harbor Clubhouse, 4755 Oak …
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Ipex 2014: Transforming print into value
Yet, despite print volumes declining in some segments, in others print continues to grow despite the evolution of so much traditionally printed media into digital forms. The print industry around the world continues to demonstrate how innovation …
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'Shemale' category on driving licences upsets LGBT community, demand

'Shemale' category on driving licences upsets LGBT community, demand
On one hand you want to acknowledge the rights of the community, but on the other hand you demean us in this way,” said Urmi Jadhav, a transgender working with the LGBT community. Shemale (also she-male) is defined by Wikipedia as “a derogatory term …
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Brian Chesky: The 'Sharing Economy' and Its Enemies
They launched a lite version of the website for the gathering: no online payments, no reviews, no bookings, no search function. "We got 50 people to list their homes and we ended up … In 2011 a guest burglarized a San Francisco apartment, stealing …
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New Job? Tax Deductions for Your Job Search Can Save You Money on Your
If you searched for a new job last year, you might find that you spent more money than you thought on your efforts. Fortunately, many job search expenses are tax deductible, and knowing what job hunting deductions you qualify for and having your …
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North Central Community Calendar — Nov. 7-13

Kluczynski Federal Building, Chicago Loop, Chicago, Illinois
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The Kluczynski Federal Building is a modernist skyscraper in the downtown Chicago Loop located at 230 South Dearborn Street. The 45-story structure was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1974 as the last portion of the new Federal Center. It is 562 feet (171 m) tall and stands on the site previously occupied by the Chicago Federal Building by the architect Henry Ives Cobb. It was named in honor of U.S. Congressman John C. Kluczynski, who represented Illinois’s 5th congressional district from 1951 to 1975 after his death that year. This is one of three buildings by van der Rohe in the Federal Center Plaza complex: the others are the US Post Office (Loop Station) and the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse.

The Kluczynski Building is constructed of a steel frame and contains 1,200,000 sq ft (110,000 m2) of space. The exterior is sheathed in bronze-tinted glass set into bright aluminum frames. Beneath the windows are steel spandrel panels painted flat black and windows are separated horizontally by steel mullions of projecting steel I-beams also painted black. The two-story lobby is recessed allowing for a colonnade or pilotis to encircle the building at street level. The interior walls and floors of the lobby are covered in granite which entends to the plaza. The lobby contains several commemorative tablets which were removed from the previous building.

The entire complex is based on a 28 ft (8.5 m) grid pattern so that seams of the granite pavers in the plaza extend into the building lobbies and up the sides to create unity among the three structures. The Center resembles Mies’ earlier Toronto-Dominion Centre and was expanded in 1991 with the addition of the 28-story Metcalfe Federal Building to the south across Jackson Boulevard.

Alexander Calder’s sculpture "Flamingo", a 53-foot (16 m) red steel sculpture, was unveiled on the plaza October 24, 1974. The sculpture was conserved and restored in 1998[3] The plaza is also the site of a weekly farmers’ market during the spring and summer seasons, open to the community.

Federal agencies in the building include the Air Force Recruiting Service, the Department of State Passport Agency, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Personnel Management, Consumer Product Safety Commission, General Services Administration and offices for both the U.S. senators from Illinois.…

North Central Community Calendar — Nov. 7-13
Inspire Fine Art Center, 200 Queen Anne Court, hosts free “Passport to Inspiration”/ Family Art Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturdays. In this month's edition, local artist Lynn Maverick Denzer will lead activities in which participants pick a stamp …
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Naturally, a thriving business catering to these tiny foreign passport holders has developed. The Jia Mei Canadian and American Baby Counseling Services Center, with offices across China, charges …
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