Swallows Charter Academy graduate says yearbook photo was omitted due to LGBTQ Pride flag

Laney Sorensen, a recent Swallows Charter Academy graduate, knew that by taking her senior photos she wanted to honor who she is – but after the school omitted her photo from the yearbook, Sorensen knew she had to s ‘to express. Sorensen submitted the photo of herself in a crop top and jeans with an […]


Yum Ex-CEO Greg Creed, CMO Ken Muench Pen Marketing Guidebook | Franchise News

Former Yum Brands CEO Greg Creed and current company CMO Ken Muench have released a new book, a how-to guide to their marketing practices behind Taco Bell and other Yum brands. Muench said in short, the book is “lighter on the BS than most marketing books, heavier on the practical side.” The book, “RED Marketing: […]

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Word of the day from the Oxford Dictionary: “bakya” from the Philippines

Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) – June 24, 2021 – 12:00 am MANILA, Philippines – The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) introduced the Tagalog word “bakya” as the word of the day on Tuesday, marking its important contribution to Filipino English. The OED on its official Twitter account posted its definition of bakya as a […]


New Swedish Coins and Banknotes Manual Now Available

By Institute of Money and Currency …… A new book on All Sweden Coins 995-2021 is now available in a compact 512-page, full-color, 8.25 × 5.75-inch format, and priced at just $ 9.95 USD (plus $ 5.75 for shipping and handling). Myntårsboken 995-2021 (or 995-2021 Parts Directory), is a Swedish numismatist and author Roberto Delzanno, […]


A cheerleader with Down’s syndrome has been omitted from her school yearbook.

Growing up in Indonesia, Farwiza Farhan has always loved the ocean. That’s why she decided to study marine biology. But the more she learned, the more she realized that it was not enough to work in the ocean. She needed to protect him. “I see the ocean ecosystem collapsing due to overfishing and climate change,” […]


Qatar ranks 17th in the Global Competitiveness Directory

Doha: Qatar ranked 17th in the 2021 World Competitiveness Yearbook – which is published annually by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD in Switzerland – out of 64 countries, mostly highly developed countries. The ranking was based on national statistics provided to IMD as well as the result of a survey of a sample […]


Mum outraged by messages supporting her son’s alleged murderer in high school yearbook

A Massachusetts mother is outraged after messages supporting her son’s alleged murderer found their way into the local high school directory. Heidi Kimborowicz launched a petition and demonstrated in front of the town hall of Dracut in order to have the directories of the Dracut high school reprinted. Kimborowicz’s son Adrian, 20, was shot dead […]


Cheer team manager who has Down syndrome excluded from directory photo

A Layton family wants to know why their eighth-grade daughter, who has Down syndrome, was left out of the cheerleader squad photo in her school yearbook. “She was sad. She was sad not to be included,” said Jordyn Poll, Morgyn’s older sister. “There were two photos that were taken – one photo was taken with […]


Directory controversy; Rick Steves; Jobs in the hotel industry in Florida; Sweet flowers of the day

Listen Listen… / 52:55 Listen to Thursday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross The recent phone book fiasco in St. Johns County has garnered national attention, even from the federal government. The United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is investigating the St. Johns County School District for potential violation of federal laws for […]


‘Heartbroken’: School comes under scrutiny for yearbook error involving cheerleader with Down’s syndrome

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A Facebook post about a high school directory error goes viral. In the post, a Davis County woman said her sister was left out of the support team photo. Her sister is on the team and also lives with Down syndrome. The school district is now reviewing the situation and […]