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Lopez: Hungry minds and empty stomachs at East L.A. College

“And the same food bank, which sends a mobile pantry to Pasadena City College, Citrus College and Cerritos College, hopes to add East L.A. College to the list” writes Steve Lopez Is for latimes.com. The window of the food pantry is in an inconspicuous location on the second floor of the student services building at East Los Angeles College, and that’s for the best.The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has outreach workers on campus, enlisting eligible students in the state’s CalFresh food program.Armond Aghakhanian, chief development officer for the East…

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German far-right AfD party elects new leader backed by radical wing…

“BRUNSWICK, Germany (Reuters) – The far-right Alternative for Germany on Saturday elected a decorator from the east backed by a radical wing within the party as one of two co-leaders” writes Joseph Nasr for reuters.com. This will work because the CDU keeps moving to the left.” The AfD won around a fourth of votes in elections in three eastern states this year.The election of Tino Chrupalla, a lawmaker from Saxony, is a tribute to former Communist eastern states where the AfD has made big gains in three elections this year. Source:…

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U.S. holiday travelers warned to be aware of powerful storm

“Before moving east, the storm caused the death of at least one person in South Dakota and closed highways in the western U.S., affecting travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. A powerful storm making its way east from California is expected to bring intensifying snow and ice to the Midwest during the year’s busiest travel weekend. The storm is expected to hit northeastern states on Sunday, bringing freezing rain and snow.The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to drop 6 to 12 inches of…

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Iranian northwestern national parks share incredible biodiversity

“The northeastern part of Kantal National Park is recognized as part of the Kiamaki Wildlife Refuge, which has been promoted to National Park in 2011” reports tehrantimes.com. To preserve the existing biodiversity over the wide geographic expanse of Iran, four types of areas have been designated for preservation and protection, including, national parks, wildlife refuges, protected areas and natural national monuments. Source: tehrantimes.com

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SAExploration’s stock rockets off record low after $130 million in new contract awards

“The stock has lost 63.4% over the past 12 months through Monday, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.05% has gained 16.0%” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Trading volume jumped to 705,000 shares ahead of the open, compared with the full-day average of about 137,000 shares.The stock’s rally comes after it matched its record low close of $1.15 on Monday.The Houston-based company said the largest contract win was about $112 million for onshore data acquisition services to be conducted in Alaska over the next three winter seasons, beginning in the first…

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Hazardous bushfire smoke blankets Sydney, residents warned to stay inside

“SYDNEY (Reuters) – Heavy winds stirred dozens of fires across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country’s most populous city” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. NSW RFS said firefighters were working desperately to strengthen containment lines, with temperatures across the east coast set to soar for much of the week.However, people with conditions like asthma, emphysema and angina are more likely to be sensitive to the health effects of smoke,” said Dr Richard Broom, Director of Environmental Health at…

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