WEST SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — An alligator that had been spotted in the wild in western Massachusetts is headed to a new home. West Springfield Animal Control on Tuesday offered an update on “the gator that has been periodically seen in the Westfield River over the past few months.” “He was captured today by a Good Samaritan and was taken into the custody of the Massachusetts Environmental Police,” the agency said. A Facebook photo showed the small alligator in a plastic bin with its snout taped shut. Animal Control said the gator looks to be in good condition, and will be taken to a reptile rescue. … [Read more...] about LOOK: Alligator Seen In Western Massachusetts River Captured
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Pankaj Mishra and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss how a book like Harold Bloom’s “Western Canon,” published 20 years ago, would be received today. By Pankaj Mishra Bloom’s complaints about the “Balkanization of literary studies” by the “academic rabble” make a book like his seem very quaint. In a 1915 sketch, the critic Randolph Bourne satirized the Ivy League professor who lives in his wood-paneled study the “literary life, grave, respected and serene,” and regards “modern ideas a futile Babel.” Bourne’s target was John Erskine, later the founder of the “Great Books” curriculum at Columbia, whom he described as a “mournful relic of irrevocable days.” Recoiling from oppressively Anglophile pedagogues, Bourne envisaged a “transnational America” that acknowledged its distinctive ethnic and cultural pluralism. Three years later, Bourne was dead, and the United States emerged from the … [Read more...] about How Would a Book Like Harold Bloom’s ‘Western Canon’ Be Received Today?
While President Biden Joe Biden Manchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE continues trying to persuade Congress and the American people that his multitrillion-dollar economic proposals actually cost “nothing” because they are “paid for” by tax increases, he has joined other Western leaders in making even more dubious financial assertions about the economic viability of the commitments publicly announced at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. What the celebratory and self-congratulatory mood on display at the summit concealed was a collective descent into unreality and self-deception on the part of the world’s democracies that has been gathering momentum throughout the previous 25 COP summits, beginning in 1992. The implications for the future are at once enormous and ominous. Walter Russell Mead, in a column for the Wall St. … [Read more...] about Climate policies propel a growing dysfunction of Western democracies
French President Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Jean-Michel Macron Justice for Josephine Baker means restoring her US nationality Far-right commentator joins presidential race in France Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon MORE on Saturday became the first major Western leader to go to Saudi Arabia since U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in 2018. Macron met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom U.S. intel has implicated in Khashoggi's murder, in the city of Jeddah, Reuters reported . "We talked about absolutely everything, without any taboos and we were obviously able to bring up the question of human rights," Macron said after the meeting. ADVERTISEMENT "It was a direct exchange, I hope, effective. I still have the same approach of trying to preserve that channel with leaders to get tangible results," he added. Macron sees Saudi Arabia, to which France is a major arms supplier, as a key ally in securing … [Read more...] about Macron becomes first major Western leader to go to Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi killing
0 Schools College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Multicultural Nursing Assistant program is honored to be a Bank of America grant recipient for 2021. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the College of Western Idaho: 2021-12-03 College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Multicultural Nursing Assistant program is honored to be a Bank of America grant recipient for 2021. Bank of America has worked with nonprofit partners and other leaders across public and private sectors in the Treasure Valley for years to help drive economic mobility for vulnerable populations. This work has included donating funds to assist CWI in the creation of a Multicultural Nursing Assistant program. The program, started in 2011, is designed to facilitate viable career pathways in healthcare professions leading to employment for students whose primary language is not English. Over the past decade, the program has helped provide … [Read more...] about College Of Western Idaho: Bank Of America Helps Break Barriers For Multicultural Nursing Students