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Cape Breton Victoria school board cuts 46 jobs due to enrolment decline

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board will cut 46 jobs this fall, including 16 teaching positions. The board made the decision Wednesday night while approving its budget for the upcoming school year. Officials said the cuts are necessary because of an ongoing decline in enrolment, plus the closure of 17 schools over the next five years. Ten of those schools will close this fall. Dramatic drop in enrolment The decline in enrolment has been dramatic in the past two decades. In 1996, when the regional school board was created, it had an enrolment of 24,045 students. The projected number of students for […] Read More →

NRA crashes 38000 websites in futile effort to silence The Yes Men – The Daily Dot

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

A legal notice filed by the National Rifle Association over a parody website has apparently caused roughly 38,000 websites to get knocked offline. As reported by Motherboard, the NRA issued a takedown request in response to a fictitious NRA website promising to deliver “life-saving firearms” into “poor urban centers.” An accompanying video, which bears the NRA’s logo and opens with scenes of police brutality targeting African-Americans, has been attributed to the world-famous Yes Men. The Yes Men is an American activist duo comprised of Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. They are known primarily for films in which they impersonate officials […] Read More →

Hillary Clinton Is Advertising in Deep-Red Nebraska. Here's Why – TIME

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

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