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A coffin with a defaced picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying are displayed in the occupied areas outside government headquarters as a pro-democracy protester plants a flower in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials could be a way to end their standoff with the local government. [Kim Cheung/Associated Press]
The college student-led Hong Kong protest has captured the attention of many in the Valley, especially Hong Kong students who are attending college here. Some people hope that the protesters will achieve their goals, while some hope that local students living in a comfortable environment will learn from it. There are others too who aren’t overly supportive of the protests.
The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Mike Specht as a newly elected board member in September.
Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block efforts by a Canadian mining firm from looking for copper in the Patagonia Mountains.
Boy Scout Troop 16 held a Court of Honor on Sept. 28 at the Club West clubhouse in Ahwatukee. Scoutmaster Joe Debbins and Senior Patrol Leader Mason Flowers presided over the evening’s ceremony. Over 100 combined Merit Badges, Ranks and special awards were presented to the Scouts. It was a special time of celebration. Some of the troop’s Scouts attended Camp Geronimo, earning the Big G Silver Award as well as many Merit Badges. The troop also had a group of Boy Scouts who went to Philmont Scout Ranch, backpacking over 80 miles in 12 days in the rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base.
At 5 years old, Fred Marciano knew that he’d be a neurosurgeon.
Two Ahwatukee Foothills authors are sharing their message of self empowerment through two new classes at Unity of Chandler.
The word watermark doesn’t tend to come up in casual conversation. Yet consciously or unconsciously, watermarks are a big part of daily life and faith. Here are a few examples. High quality stationery has long been associated with watermarks. I can still remember my mom’s special bond quality writing paper, with the curious watermark on every page. We all handle money regularly, but if you work in retail, banking, or any profession that deals with money frequently, then you’ll be more than familiar with the watermarks used in paper currency to help stop counterfeiting. The same is also true of those who work in airport security checking passports for the safety of all travelers. If you’re in any kind of construction work, home or building repair specialist, then watermarks have a whole different meaning, especially if you’re called in to deal with the aftermath of a flood or some other type of water damage. Then there’s digital watermarking used in audio or image data for copyright purposes. Other types of digital watermarks protect data integrity and computer security. Last, but not least, from a spiritual perspective, the word watermark reminds us of our baptism.
DiCiccio enjoys high pay, health insurance, a car, sick time, vacation time, 40-hour work week, an office with staff, and a pension.
The D-1 badminton team semi-finals between Xavier Prep and Desert Vista at Xavier on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.