Archive: July, 2012

Syrian rebels seize rural territory while Assad forces focus on major cities

Syrian rebels seize rural territory while Assad forces focus on major citiesNews from Washington Post: AL-BAB, Syria — War came late to this little farming town set amid rolling hills in the Syrian countryside east of Aleppo, where the absence of upheaval was long construed as an implicit signal of support for the government led [...]

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Citizens’ Committee hosts July COA birthday party

Citizens’ Committee hosts July COA birthday partyNews from TecheToday.com: Birthday girls at the July Birthday party included (in no particular order) Maudrey Auguillard, Sadia Lasseigne, Claudell Noel, Anna Lou Scrantz, Helen Thibo, Maude Champagne and Lucy Segura. (Submitted) slideshow Breaux Bridge – The Council on Aging’s Citizens’ Committee volunteers threw a birthday party for the [...]

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Shellfire hits Aleppo after army says retook rebel area

Shellfire hits Aleppo after army says retook rebel areaNews from Reuters: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:36am EDT * Shelling and mortar fire heard in Aleppo * Government declares victory in battle for Damascus * Battle for Aleppo seen as potential turning point By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, July 30 (Reuters) – Artillery and mortar fire [...]

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iParty Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results – PYMNTS.com

iParty Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results – PYMNTS.comNews from iParty Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results – PYMNTS.com: iParty Corp. (NYSE Amex: IPT – news), a leading party goods retailer, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30, 2012. Second Quarter 2012 Highlights [...]

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Rough days for both Obama, Romney

Rough days for both Obama, RomneyNews from CBS News: (CBS News) WASHINGTON — President Obama and his presumptive GOP rival, Mitt Romney, would both probably like to forget the last couple of days. The president’s campaign got not-so-good news when it was announced the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.5 percent from April [...]

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Tips for the dollar store

Tips for the dollar storeNews from Washington Post: Dollar stores once had a reputation for selling low-quality products on the cheap. Sure, you could buy paper towels there, but would you buy something edible? Isn’t everything expired? “People have the perception that you’re buying weird, off-brand or expired goods, but dollar stores have reinvented themselves,” [...]

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Four of a kind

Four of a kindNews from Boston.com: The quads and their parents on the 1st (top), 5th, and 10th birthdays, and at at 15th birthday party at Beverly Hospital (left to right): Cullen, Killian, Emma, and Riley. (Jonathan Wiggs/globe staff) By Wendy Killeen Globe Correspondent / July 26, 2012 The most low-key attendees at the celebration [...]

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Boris Johnson chides Mitt Romney over London Olympics

Boris Johnson chides Mitt Romney over London OlympicsNews from BBC News: 26 July 2012 Last updated at 20:09 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. London Mayor Boris Johnson invoked Romney’s earlier comments as he revved-up crowds in Hyde Park on Thursday Continue reading the main story Who will be Romney’s VP? [...]

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Anger over non-local denied relief goods

Anger over non-local denied relief goodsNews from Global Times: People have questioned the Beijing municipal government’s disaster relief policy for non-locals, after media reports revealed that a migrant worker may have suffered discriminatory treatment in receiving relief materials. The family of Zhao Lupo, a 40-year-old farmer from Central China’s Anhui Province who now lives in [...]

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Mitt Romney, David Cameron united on Games success

Mitt Romney, David Cameron united on Games successNews from USA TODAY: LONDON – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took his campaign to the English capital Thursday where he was met with questions about his concerns for Britain’s Olympic security preparations and a controversial comment attributed to unnamed aide. Charles Dharapak,, AP Republican presidential candidate, former [...]

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