Colchester, VT May July 26, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved for the customers of Lowes Foods supermarkets. MyWebGrocer of Colchester, VT and Lowes Foods of Winston-Salem, North Carolina announced the arrival of www.Lowesfoods.MyBaby.com(link is external) , the first grocery social networking site for parents. A place they can organize, share, discuss, and find things to do with their kids. Lowe’s Food Stores is launching lowesfoods.mybaby.com July 25, 2007.”We’re really excited about LowesFoods.MyBaby.com because, as anyone who’s been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you have an infant,” said Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebLink. “LowesFoods.MyBaby.com gives parents the power and support they’re looking for. Plus, it’s full of awfully cute pictures.”MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by aggregating a full range of information and networking possibilities for parents, such as, advice, blogging, photo and video sharing and organizing, personalized homepages, and event listings.”MyWebGrocer is excited about the continued expansion of our partnership with Lowes Foods and the addition of an advanced social networking tool like MyBaby brings Lowes Foods to the forefront of the Retail Grocery Industry,” said Rich Tarrant CEO of MyWebGrocer.For more information about Lowes Food’s social networking site, please go to www.LowesFoods.MyBaby.com(link is external)Founded in 1999 by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer is a privately held company based in Burlington, Vermont, and is the industry leader in e-commerce and Internet marketing solutions to grocery retailers nationwide. “We Make Online Shopping Work,” by providing web site design and hosting, email, online circular, recipe, personalization and e-commerce services to more than 75 major retail grocery chains nationwide. With close to a decades worth of experience, MyWebGrocer has the tools and resources to make your web site and e-commerce initiatives efficient, effective and profitable. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).
Students at the demonstration told Reuters Grace’s academic performance was not unique as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.“A lot of people were behind on their work this semester, no one had motivation to do anything because the teachers weren’t teaching and we were all online. I know so many people that didn’t do their homework,” said Prudence Canter, 18, a graduating senior at the school.“It didn’t seem like the judge or the caseworker knew how grades and due dates and things were structured during the pandemic shutdown in the spring,” Geoff Wickersham, a social studies teacher at Grove, told Reuters at the protest. “I think this is a huge injustice.”Speakers asked protesters to raise their hands if they had ever failed to turn in an assignment at some point and every person raised their hands. Hundreds of Detroit-area students turned out in protest outside their high school Thursday calling for the release of a classmate who is in juvenile detention after not completing schoolwork during remote learning this past semester.The 15-year-old student, called Grace in the original ProPublica report that highlighted her situation, was on probation for fighting with her mother and stealing. ProPublica reported that Grace, who has attention deficit disorder, was easily distracted when studying at home and fell behind during remote learning. A Michigan circuit court judge sent Grace to juvenile detention in May, citing the schoolwork as a probation violation.On Thursday afternoon, protesters assembled at Groves High School in the suburb of Beverley Hills before they drove to the Oakland County’s Circuit Court and prosecutor’s office holding up signs with calls to “Free Grace.” The prosecutor’s office declined to comment. Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, who handed down the ruling, was not immediately available for comment.Oakland County Executive David Coulter posted a statement online Tuesday night, writing that he had spoken to the judge.“While there are many more details that she is unable to share with me and the public to protect privacy of the minor and their family, I believe a review of this case within her court or during an appellate process is required,” Coulter wrote.Congressional Representative Andy Levin wrote online that children should not be locked up for not doing their homework.“The prosecution’s only witness was unaware of the student’s learning disabilities. Witnesses who could have provided a better understanding of the situation, like the student’s teachers, were unable to testify,” Levin wrote. Topics :
The Canaries host Stoke on Saturday looking for an instant response after last weekend’s 4-1 trashing at Aston Villa, where they had taken an early lead only to be blown away by a blistering 16-minute spell from the home side to end the contest before half-time. Chris Hughton’s men have endured many a frustrating afternoon over the course of what has been an inconsistent season and left them still looking over their shoulders, just four points above the drop zone. Midfielder Jonny Howson would be happy for Norwich to start “winning ugly” to keep themselves in the Barclays Premier League. Howson – who returned from two months out because of a back problem with a late substitute appearance at Villa Park – believes at this stage of the season it has to be all about the end result rather than reflecting on some promising displays which have failed to deliver come the final whistle. “In the last few weeks, when I have been watching on, we have been playing good stuff, looking comfortable, but come the end we have lost the game and you are thinking ‘how has that happened?’, said the former Leeds midfielder, who is pressing for a start. “It is maybe that knowhow of winning ugly – sometimes the top teams do that, they don’t play great, but seem to come away with the win and that is what we maybe need to improve.” Howson, 25, added: “Some of the performances recently have been very good, it is just what matters most, stopping them scoring. “We need to pick up some points where we not play too well, but come away with something. “Recently we have had the opposite, where we have been playing well, but not picking up the points. “You would take playing 10 terrible games, but getting enough points to see you safe. “It is a case of getting the points however it comes. “There will be no point us sat here at the end of the season us saying ‘we played great in those final 10 games’, but came away with no points. “You ask any player what would they choose – three points or a good performance? I know which one the majority would take.” Hughton has seen his position under scrutiny all season, having shelled out some £20million-plus in the summer to bolster his squad. Indeed, chief executive David McNally warned the board would consider their options should Norwich slip into the bottom three, only for Hughton’s men to pull off a much-needed win over Tottenham in their last home fixture. Howson, though, insists the squad are “all behind” the Canaries boss, who guided the Norfolk club to an 11th-place finish last season. “We have never really been in the bottom three, but the manager’s future keeps getting mentioned and I don’t really know what people are expecting, I think he is doing a great job,” said Howson. “We are all behind him, you can see that from the home game against Tottenham, it showed we are all together, that has not changed. “We know what goes on behind closed doors and know that everyone is together, players and staff, and I cannot see that changing.” Norwich hope to have striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel (knee) and winger Robert Snodgrass (wrist) available. Defenders Joseph Yobo (muscle strain) and Martin Olsson (shoulder) are also in the squad despite missing out on international friendlies for Nigeria and Sweden respectively with minor knocks. Stoke manager Mark Hughes believes the video review disciplinary process is “fundamentally flawed” and feels midfielder Charlie Adam was subject to trial by media. The Scotland international was banned for three matches this week after an independent panel adjudged he was guilty of violent conduct for stamping on Olivier Giroud in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal. Potters chief executive Tony Scholes said he was “not surprised because clubs like ours very rarely succeed in appeals to the FA” and Hughes felt Adam had suffered from the incident not being assessed contemporaneously. “I think the process is fundamentally flawed,” said Hughes. “If the game was reviewed by the people who were actually there on the day, immediately after the game, then any decision after that in terms of possible incidents missed in the game you would accept there was maybe something to investigate, because the people involved knew the context of the game rather than allowing trial by media. “By the time the decision (to ban Adam) was made on the Wednesday I think the agenda was set. “We went through the process because we felt so strongly about it but we felt there was so little chance of it being successful because of the process. “It has to be preferable to asking three referees, who are probably doing something else, to come together and review something out of context and make a decision based on what they see. “As soon as the referee says he has not seen the incident – which we have a view on – then it goes to the panel but I just think when the game is taken out of context and it is slowed down to the ‘nth’ degree it can look worse than it is. “The annoying thing is we can never question a referee’s integrity – and we wouldn’t – but when we get the written report back it questioned the integrity of my player. They can’t have it two ways.” Forward Peter Odemwingie could return to the Stoke squad after a calf problem but Marko Arnautovic is a doubt after returning from international duty with Austria with a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, defender Geoff Cameron did not train on Friday after playing 90 minutes for the USA. Press Association
Over at the Business Insider War Room, Aimee Groth recently delved into the pit many hard working Americans have found themselves in at one time or another, being burnt out.“Burnout is a reality — and it doesn’t just affect people who are clocking in 80-hour workweeks. It’s a psychological, emotional and physical battle that many Americans face every day,” Groth writes. (Related: read The Importance of Vacation)She points to a recent study out of the University of Zaragoza, which highlited the top three dimensions of burnout; exhaustion cynicism, and professional inefficacy.Groth goes on to list several of the top identifiers and symptoms of being burnt out at work. For example:You feel out of control and cynical about your circumstances.You’re never satisfied with your accomplishments and you feel guilty all the time.You use food, drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.You don’t feel recognized or appreciated.Your workplace is chaotic — or swings back and forth between calm and chaos.For more about diagnosing burnout before it’s too late, read Groth’s full post with further anecdotal evidence here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis