When Melanie and Dennis Billman moved into their large 1903 Marshfield home on Valentine’s Day 2004, they did it to put a roof over a lot of heads. Now married 37 years, the couple raised four children and fostered many, many more. And they provided a home for Melanie’s parents. Flash-forward to this year, several years after they achieved Melanie’s dream of transforming the house into the Florence Inn Bed and Breakfast, and the home is now overflowing with Christmas cheer and the destination for many repeat guests. Melanie says the greatest transformation of the past year is the Victorian paint job Dennis completed on the front porch. The porch is now painted with cheery details in green, burgundy, purple, blue and gold. Dennis says it took a long, long time to put that painstaking project behind him. “After we were finished with all that, I said, ‘No energy,’” he says with a smile. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Home of the … [Read more...] about Marshfield B&B undergoes Christmas transformation
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Washington (CNN)Though she certainly wouldn't have called herself one at the time, Bettina Hager suspects she was a feminist by age 6 or 7. She knew she was "supposed to like" pink and instead announced to anyone who'd listen that her favorite color was navy blue. She loved math and was hell-bent on running faster than boys. Is now the time? When CNN's Jessica Ravitz last thought about the Equal Rights Amendment, she was a kid tagging along with her mom to marches some 35 years ago. What happened to the crusade to enshrine women's rights in the Constitution? Join Ravitz as she meets the women and men behind a renewed push to pass the ERA. Female, 30 and on a mission: The ERA's new warriors The politics of feminism: An unlikely partnership Women in the world: Where the U.S. falters Hager, 30, grew up to run marathons. She reads Ms. Magazine while working out. A few years back, while working for the National Women's Political Caucus, she once deployed a crew of interns … [Read more...] about The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights
CHICAGO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - When Beijing announced it was exempting 16 U.S. goods from retaliatory tariffs, Chinese firms hurried to call Proliant Dairy Ingredients in the heart of American farm country. Among the products included in China’s first batch of exemptions last month was whey permeate for animal feed, a dairy byproduct sold by Iowa-based Proliant. While seen as a goodwill gesture ahead of talks to end the U.S.-China trade war, the exemption from a 25% retaliatory tariff imposed last year is also a means for China to get supplies it needs. Whey permeate provides nutrients that can help baby pigs grow up faster and healthier as the world’s largest pork consumer fights African swine fever, a fatal hog disease. China also exempted U.S. fish meal from a 25% tariff, another ingredient in piglet diets. The exemptions have increased demand for American products, but sales and prices remain depressed because African swine fever has decimated China’s hog herds. … [Read more...] about Yes whey! U.S. touts dairy product to Chinese hog farmers fighting swine fever
NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Nevro Corporation (“Nevro” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NVRO). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980. The investigation concerns whether Nevro and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices. [Click here to join a class action] On April 27, 2018, it was reported that Boston Scientific Corp. (“Boston Scientific”) had filed an action against Nevro, asserting claims of patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference with contract, alleging that as early as 2009, Nevro had been recruiting and hiring dozens of former Boston Scientific employees and was using trade secrets contained in more than 34,000 documents stolen from Boston Scientific by those former … [Read more...] about SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Nevro Corporation
The Trump administration is sending aggressive messages about the United States' willingness to hack its adversaries — alarming lawmakers and experts who fear he’s provoking a global cyber-conflict that the U.S. may not be prepared to face. A U.S. cyberattack last month on Iranian military and intelligence targets was one of the most prominent signs of the new approach, which followed a reported effort to implant hostile computer code in Russia's electric grid and a temporary takedown of a notorious Kremlin-backed troll operation last fall. Story Continued Below To supporters, the tactics are a sign that the U.S. may finally be getting out of its defensive crouch in cyberspace — as advocated by hawks like National Security Adviser John Bolton. But the moves also lay the potential groundwork for a tit-for-tat wave of cyberattacks that could inflict significant damage on bystanders. Targets such as banks, hospitals, oil companies and electric utilities in the U.S. and … [Read more...] about Trump is rattling sabers in cyberspace — but is the U.S. ready?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by California Today ByJennifer Medina and Matt Stevens May 10, 2018 Good morning. (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up .) One day, it was at an intersection not far from the Veteran Affairs hospital in Westwood. “What does that man’s sign say?” she asked from her car seat. A couple of weeks later, she asked about the woman I handed a $1 bill to outside my car. Not long after that, as we got off the freeway near Venice, she spotted them before I did: “Mommy, why are there are those tents there?” she said, pointing to a grassy clearing near the off-ramp. I do not try to shield my two young children from seeing the homeless people we pass as we go about our lives in Los Angeles. And I always try to answer the many questions that come from my kids, ages 3 and 5. Still, … [Read more...] about California Today: When Children Ask About Homelessness