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James Acaster: my top Edinburgh comedy picks - The Guardian

Rob Auton: ­ The Water Show Banshee Labyrinth, to 30 Aug

A show all about water. Finally. I bet he'll do a poem or two and some jokes. He once said "yeah baby" on stage and I still laugh about it now. I can't guarantee you won't get wet.

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The Story Beast Pleasance Courtyard, to 31 Aug

He's really loud and tells stories in a made up language and fills the stage with this big, bold, hugely expressive performance. You will understand it somehow, though.

Twins: ­ Pret A Comedy Pleasance Courtyard, to 30 Aug

Jack Barry and Annie McGrath doing laid-back sketches and telling everyone they're twins. It's on at midnight, so you'll feel crazy all the way through. I hope they wear their cool tops.

Tom Allen: ­ Both Worlds The Stand Comedy Club, to 30 Aug

I could watch Tom Allen every single day of Edinburgh and not get bored once. Just incredibly funny standup. Every gesture makes me laugh, he barely needs to try and I'm gone.

Tom Neenan: writer of a million brilliant jokes.

Tom Neenan: writer of a million brilliant jokes.

Holly Burn: ­ I Am Kirsty K Just The Tonic @ The Mash House, to 30 Aug

One of my favourite acts to watch ever. Surreal character comedy doesn't do it justice, really. I once saw her pretend to run an imaginary shop at a gig and do a stock check for ages.

Tom Neenan: ­ The Andromeda Paradox Pleasance Dome, to 31 Aug

Last year he made everyone jump because his show had two really scary bits in it. It also had a million brilliant jokes in it. Which is a lot. This year he's doing another mysterious spooky story.

Tania Edwards: ­ Electrifying Pleasance Courtyard, to 31 Aug

I have been watching Tania for almost eight years and she never fails to make me laugh out loud. I love the way she uses language and speaks in a funny posh voice. A real gem.

Chris Kent ­ Stop Stalling Assembly George Square, to 31 Aug

I saw Chris Kent for the first time this year and he had me in stitches. He lives in Ireland, that's the only reason I didn't see him sooner. Superbly written deadpan standup.

Ed Aczel: ­ The Random Flapping Of A Butterfly's Wings Heroes @ The Hive, to 30 Aug

Many people call it anti­-comedy. I don't know what that means. I know that once he walked off stage then came back on wearing a hat and I lost my mind laughing. Very low energy.

Chris Kent: lives in Ireland.

Chris Kent: lives in Ireland.

Sean McLoughlin: ­ Whatever It Takes Pleasance Courtyard, to 30 Aug

It normally doesn't work when a young comedian has a really bitter stage persona but with Sean McLoughlin you genuinely believe his life has been as disappointing as he makes out. Excellent.

Evelyn Mok: ­ Idiot Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, to 30 Aug

Everything about Evelyn Mok is funny. She's got a great joke about periods that me and my friends watched on YouTube at home together. Twice. And then quoted for months after.

Grace The Child: ­ Playground Politics Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, 8 & 9 Aug

Grace is 12 years old and does jokes about heroin. I have seen her make Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love references on stage and end a routine with the word "mutilated".

Felicity Ward: ­ What If There Is No Toilet? Pleasance Courtyard, to 31 Aug

One of the fringe's best kept secrets, I do not believe she's ever written a bad show so that makes her a pretty safe bet I'd say. This show is about mental illness and IBS.

Ben Target: a really weird guy.

Ben Target: a really weird guy. Photograph: Tony Virgo

Imagine There's No Ben Target (It's Easy If You Try) Heroes @ The Hive, to 30 Aug

I hear that Ben Target is doing an art installation piece this year but it's also comedy, that means I don't know quite what to expect so I'm excited. He's a really weird guy.

Markus Birdman: ­ Grimm Realities Canons' Gait, to 30 Aug

I saw Markus Birdman before I even became a standup and I'm still a fan now. This show incorporates his comedy skills and his drawing skills. What more could you want?

Rose Matafeo And Guy Montgomery Are Friends Laughing Horse @ Espionage, to 30 Aug

Two comics for the price of no comics because it's a free show! This pair are from New Zealand and have the funny voices to match. They're all over TV over there too - proper cool.

Rhys Nicholson: ­ Forward Underbelly, George Square, 31 Aug

I've been doing some club gigs with Rhys during the build up to Edinburgh and his routines have kiiiiilled me. He has an enviable turn of phrase and incredibly funny bones. Australian.

Chris Stokes: really thin.

Chris Stokes: really thin. Photograph: PR

Chris Stokes: ­ Altruism In Birds Pleasance Courtyard, to 30 Aug

This guy quit standup and then came back to it. I always think people look really cool when they do that. This show talks about that experience and loads more. He's really thin.

Trygve Wackenshaw: ­ Nautilus Pleasance Courtyard, to 30 Aug

Another New Zealand act but you won't hear his funny voice because he doesn't speak, it's all physical comedy instead. I can't promise anything but there's a chance you'll see his penis.

Adrienne Truscott's A One­-Trick Pony Gilded Balloon, to 17 Aug

I am on at the same time as Adrienne Truscott so please go and see the show on my behalf. It sounds bananas. I can't promise anything but there's a chance you'll see her vagina.

James Acaster: Represent is at the Pleasance Courtyard until 30 August
07 Aug 2015
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Woman has big heart for abused dogs - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sunday, Aug.

Q: How would the girl obtain her name?

A: The Particular night I brought the girl in to be able to the club my boss in the time said we should obtain her the name. 9

Where: Tsavo's Canine Rehabilitation Center, 2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

Tickets: $20 ($15 in advance online). I chose to just call her Kira.

. Ticket consists of food, a pair of drinks and a raffle ticket.

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Q: Just what would you love the majority of regarding dogs?

A: to me, dogs are generally angels on Earth. That They display us what we should must work on.

Q: How have you meet Kira?

A: from 2012 for you to 2014, I helped manage a new nightclub in downtown Cabo San Lucas. 9, three neighborhood dog rescue teams will host the particular inaugural "Surf 'N' Paws" event throughout Del Mar, targeted at raising awareness, volunteers and cash with regard to needy canines. 1 of the co-hosts can be Susan Rhodes, whom lately founded KIRA, short pertaining to K-9 International Rescue Association, an organization that rehabilitates dogs who have suffered intense abuse as well as neglect.

Rhodes -- who's 31 as well as lives in Vista with the woman's 3 rescue dogs -- was created as well as raised inside Caracas, Venezuela, exactly where inside grade college she began adopting abandoned dogs and kittens. over your subsequent 4 months, I rehabilitated the girl and she wound up turning out to end up being able to be the most amazing, loving dog I've ever encountered. The Actual vet suggested I place your ex down simply because she'd become as well harmful for rehabilitate, but I couldn't do it. she has been totally emaciated, covered within wounds, ticks and also fleas. Also then, she imagined owning her rescue group, but it might take more than twenty 5 years plus a circuitous path by means of higher education within Virginia, nightclub work in Mexico, a devastating hurricane and a sad-eyed pit bull/mastiff named Kira to discover your ex future.

Q: Any time have you discover your love pertaining to dogs?

A: I remember getting 5 years of age as well as telling my mom I wanted to possess 26 dogs when I grew up. I always wanted to save them.

SURF 'N' PAWSWhat: Food, beer, surfing dogs, silent auction, art display, vendors, an underwater dog photographer along with assistance and adoption details via three local programs: KIRA (abused dogs), Synergy Animal Rescue (special needs dogs) as well as Lionel's Legacy (senior dogs).

When: Noon-3 p.m. These People would end up being the closest we come to knowing the divine adore associated with God. The Girl ended up useful for fighting. He suggested Shakira because the girl hips moved when the girl walked. VISTA — Upon Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1 night, I had been extremely shocked to see this dog strolling down the midst of the road from 2 a.m. in South America, you see a great deal much more actually heart-wrenching cases associated with dogs getting abused about the streets. Dogs may also be a new reflection involving whom we are. That ended up being love in the particular beginning sight. Dogs provide an power to rehabilitate us as humans as well as help to make us far better people. An angry as well as anxious dog can be channeling again our energy. I had an instant connection with her. I might have got rehabilitated her, yet she had been the person who rescued me

07 Aug 2015
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Pinterest Adds Macintosh Design Vet Susan Kare as Product Design Lead - SocialTimes

I'm looking forward to working along with this kind of passionate design team; the particular ability pool in Pinterest is actually impressive, and also I'm excited to have started.

Pinterest co-founder along with chief creative officer Evan Sharp said inside a launch announcing your hire:

Readers: What exactly are your ideas upon Pinterest's newest addition?. more exciting with regard to us, though, are your ex existing as well as future contributions in Pinterest. We're always looking for in which rare intersection of ability along with humility, and so we're feeling blessed that a person such as Susan--someone who merely loves doing excellent work--has determined she wants for you to invest your ex occasion building Pinterest.


Kare added:

From the very first occasion I fulfilled Evan Sharp along with (head regarding item style along with research) Bob Baxley, I felt throughout sync using the Pinterest design philosophy along with organization vision.

Kare may be creating limited-edition fine artwork icon prints since 2011, and he or she designed classics which includes the lasso, grabber as well as paint bucket for that Apple Macintosh, too as the Chicago typeface used within the initial 4 generations of the iPod.

Photo by simply Ann Rhoney.

Design veteran Susan Kare joined the actual imaginative team with Pinterest as getting a product design lead.

After Apple, Kare worked along with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as creative director at NeXt, and then founded agency Susan Kare Design, where your ex tasks included Solitaire regarding Microsoft and also Facebook Gifts.

As one of the small team regarding individuals who helped invent and popularize your graphical user interface, Susan's contributions to always be able to this market are immeasurable

05 Aug 2015
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Jim Gilmore On Education: 6 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know - Forbes

Who's going being your national school board? The Actual Internal Income Service? Who? Who?

Higher education:

Right today you could have experimentation from hawaii and nearby level. A Person just can't. This higher expenditure without any kind of oversight as well as accountability. The Actual increased financial debt can end up being a national crisis. Your boost associated with administrators and not teachers. ...Children's best interests are served by simply training becoming closest towards the people

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore had become the 17th candidate for that Republican presidential nomination along with his on-line announcement final week. not usurp the actual states. Yet I'm likely to tell you, you can't run this out of Washington, D.C. Here are the few associated with his thoughts about education:

I'm against common Core as well as I feel totally strongly regarding it. Anyone could know really well what is very best suited with regard to people. Exactly what is the majority of effective within Chicago might not perform best in Alabama and you can discover out the best kinds of solutions as well as in which experimentation can easily continue along with we can most rise together together with new and innovative ways regarding educating. and the reason why is the really fact that I had the ability along with this. can be choosing pertaining to themselves. the expenses that will are being loaded on students. He produced simply no mention associated with schooling problems during his launch, nevertheless he features turn out against Widespread Core curriculum standards. Training can be absolutely any nearby function.

I think in which at the national level we tend to be able to create a dedication to higher education. We can use that bully pulpit to make it distinct that is actually a crisis and it has to be addressed. An Individual place in Widespread Core and that ceases. I know perfectly what this is actually about. And I Also accept is as true can be addressed coming from Washington somewhat by leadership along with operating with the governors in order to address this issue nationwide.

Common Core:

And the state can offer that will assistance the strategies by which that will I does when I had been governor. From in which point Washington, D.C. That's where the mother along with father and the teachers know very well what the demographics involving their kids are like and can tailor the actual training in the most effective method to his or her kids.

WMUR interview, New Hampshire, June 2015

05 Aug 2015
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August is Valley fever awareness month - Fresno Bee

Most of the cases had been in the southern Central Valley region: Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera along with Merced counties. Kern County, for example, had 890 cases final year. The blood test could determine the actual disease, and doctors ought to be suspicious involving Valley fever in patients which reside inside the Valley or perhaps have traveled by means of the region that possess a cough that doesn't disappear completely following a lot more than several weeks, Vuiga said.

While any person could possibly get Valley Fever, these the majority of at-risk pertaining to severe disease contain folks 60 years or perhaps older, blacks, Filipinos, pregnant ladies and people with diabetes or even conditions that will weaken their particular immune system, health officials said. Fresno County had 153.

People who live, perform or perhaps travel in Valley Fever locations are generally at a higher risk of obtaining infected, particularly if that they function or be involved in activities exactly where soil can be disturbed.

"It's easier to stop rather than have to treat Valley fever," Vugia said.

August can be designated as Valley Fever Awareness Month throughout California, but the disease occurs yr round, said Dr. Individuals acquire infected through sucking in spores contained in dust which gets in to always be able to the air when it's windy or even if the soil is disturbed throughout activities for example digging, gardening along with construction.

In many cases, Valley fever does not create people ill, however, many obtain flu-like signs and also symptoms that can serve a person pertaining to a month or perhaps more. Duc Vugia, chief of the state's infectious diseases branch.

? Stay indoors upon dusty days.

? Minimize soil disturbance.. Final year, there possess been 2,217 cases reported inside California. Nearly All who have flu signs recover fully, however others can easily develop severe disease, such as pneumonia as well as infection in the brain, joints, bone, skin along together with other organs. Anybody whom thinks they might get Valley fever ought to view a doctor. "If a person live, perform or perhaps travel by means of areas exactly where Valley fever can be common, you will find steps you can take to avoid getting infected."

? Roll up windows inside cars and help make use of recirculating ac when driving via dusty areas.

? If outdoors inside dusty areas, consider wearing an N95 mask or even respirator.

? Avoid sucking in dusty air.

California wellness officials tend to be warning folks regarding Valley fever and also which breathing dusty air can easily place them in danger for that potentially fatal disease.

Valley Fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is actually caused by means of a fungal spore which is seen in soils inside the Southwest United States, and in several locations associated with Central as well as South America. the greatest way to decrease the chance of Valley fever is to steer clear of breathing dust, he said

04 Aug 2015
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