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Free Microsoft Office Certifications Available For Northeast Students

Free Microsoft Office Certifications Available For Northeast Students

Jackson Miller, Assistant Editor-in-chief

January 23, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Employers look for a variety of things from students when applying for jobs, especially an assurance of a skill. Brad Vogt, Information Technology instructor is helping Northeast Community College students by offering free certifications for the basic Microsoft Office programs. Vogt says, " Employers...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015


Filed under Business

By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google ha...

2,000 Magazines In One App For $9.99 A Month Through New Magzter Plan

2,000 Magazines In One App For $9.99 A Month Through New Magzter Plan

January 20, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) The latest all-you-can-consume bundle for content comes from Magzter. The app to read magazines online announced Monday that subscribers who pay $9.99 a month can read more than 2,000 magazines, including old issues. The titles include ESPN The Magazine, Maxim...

A&E’s ‘Nightwatch’ A Real-life Look At New Orleans Emergency Workers

A&E’s ‘Nightwatch’ A Real-life Look At New Orleans Emergency Workers

January 20, 2015


Filed under Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW “Nightwatch” WHEN | WHERE Thursday at 10 p.m. on A&E WHAT IT’S ABOUT Darkness shrouds many deeds, or, in the words of New Orleans emergency medical service worker Holly: “If you’re gonna shoot somebody, you’re gonna do it at night; stab someone, do it at nig...

Scottish Director Dives Deep Into Genre For His Latest Film, ‘Black Sea’

Scottish Director Dives Deep Into Genre For His Latest Film, ‘Black Sea’

January 20, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Roger Moore Tribune News Service (TNS) Kevin Macdonald has done his Roman Legion thriller (“The Eagle”), his sci-fi apocalypse (“How I Live Now”) and his political journalism thriller (“State of Play”). But what the Oscar-winning documentarian (“One Day in September”) really had a h...

‘Musketeers’ Back For New Adventures

‘Musketeers’ Back For New Adventures

January 15, 2015


Filed under Television

By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) On Saturday, “The Musketeers” return to BBC America. Based on the Alexandre Dumas classic novel, The Three Musketeers, the show has undergone some radical changes in season two. Creator Adrian Hodges, is mixing it up a bit. Then again, it was ha...

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart team up for ‘The Wedding Ringer’

Josh Gad and Kevin Hart team up for ‘The Wedding Ringer’

January 15, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Madeleine Marr Miami Herald (TNS) MIAMI — Interesting factoid: The guy who voiced Olaf, the snowman who pines for summer in “Frozen,” grew up in the Sunshine State. Josh Gad was born and raised in Hollywood, Fla., and wouldn’t mind a few shout-outs when he’s in town. The 33-year-old acto...

Oscar Underdog Redmayne May Have Done The Most Impressive Acting Job Last Year

Oscar Underdog Redmayne May Have Done The Most Impressive Acting Job Last Year

January 15, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Roger Moore Tribune News Service (TNS) Golden Globe winner Eddie Redmayne had to come up with a few more surprised and “incredibly honored” remarks when his Oscar nomination for “The Theory of Everything” was announced Thursday. He’s trying to keep his head about him, even as the accl...

Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Suffers From Predictability

Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Suffers From Predictability

January 13, 2015


Filed under Television

By Kevin C. Johnson St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS) “Whitney” is everything you’d expect from an unauthorized Lifetime biopic about Whitney Houston. That’s not good news for Houston fans. Aside from strong lead performances from Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta, “Whitney” is mostly a me...

Eric Church, AC/DC, Ariana Grande and others to perform at the Grammy

Eric Church, AC/DC, Ariana Grande and others to perform at the Grammy

January 13, 2015


Filed under Music

By August Brown Los Angeles Times (TNS) Another day, another high-profile AC/DC show booked. The Aussie rockers will join country star Eric Church, pop-R&B siren Ariana Grande, folk singer Ed Sheeran and pop vet Madonna in the first round of live performers at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Among ...

Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

January 13, 2015


Filed under Music

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music...

‘Fifty Shades’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Finds R-rated Sweet Spot

‘Fifty Shades’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Finds R-rated Sweet Spot

January 12, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (TNS) Sam Taylor-Johnson had been working in secrecy for months when she finally got an opportunity to play footage of her new film for a fresh-eyed viewer — Beyonce. The London-born director is making one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, an adaptation o...

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