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Hiring events to be held in Denton


Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will hold hiring events this month in Denton County, where employers will have immediate jobs available for interested job seekers.

The first hiring event is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5800 North I-35, Suite 100. Pronto! Staffing, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Georgia Pacific, Tetra Oak, Aramark and several other companies are scheduled to attend with immediate job openings, including production and warehouse jobs, administrative and desk jobs and many more.

At the second hiring event, the University of North Texas will be hiring for more than 30 openings in dining services. That event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the same location.

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Eileen Gu wins gold in big air, her first of three freestyle skiing events.


BEIJING — Eileen Gu needed the best jump of her life to win a gold medal. The 18-year-old from California had come to her mother’s home country hoping to win three events at the Winter Olympics while representing China.

Under the glare of a bright sun and the eyes of the international news media, Gu stood on top of the huge, modern big air jump, set in an industrial park amid concrete cooling towers. She was in third place with one jump to go.

Her mother called. Yan Gu, who grew up in Beijing, was at the bottom of the jump, trying to give her daughter advice.

Do the 1440 again, she told her, referring to a four-rotation trick that Gu had landed nearly perfectly already. Maybe it lifts you to a silver medal. Gu had other ideas.

“Mom, executive call here,” she recalled saying. “Vetoed. I am going to make the 16, and you are going to deal with it.”

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Top GOP lawmaker won’t condemn calling events of Jan. 6 ‘legitimate political discourse’


The Future of Everything covers the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, with monthly issues on transportation, education, well-being and more. This month is Work, online starting Feb. 2 and in print Feb. 10.

When I turned 60 a couple of years ago, friends started asking about my retirement plans. This was shocking, given I’m just as healthy, energetic and curious about the world as I was at age 40. My parents lived until their 90s, so why on earth would I give up the most stimulating part of my life if I hope to live three more decades?

At the same time, my priorities were shifting in this later chapter of life. I wanted less stress and more time to process, create and mentor. I couldn’t see another decade in the pressure-cooker management job I’d had for years. I wanted to focus on what I loved most about the profession: reporting, writing and making an impact.

Like me, more people over 60 plan to continue working in the future—the share of workers 65 and over in the U.S. is expected to increase faster than any other age group between now and 2030—but no clear roadmap exists for how to do it. While I was lucky enough to have bosses who let me create a new reporting job, most companies don’t offer a choice between charging up the career ladder with full-time employment or jumping off the retirement cliff around age 65.

As life spans now extend toward 100, demographers, gerontologists, neuroscientists and employment experts are studying how to overhaul the workplace for the future to encourage people to work into the later stages of life. Companies are devising ways to taper down and deconstruct jobs by task, role or project to offer more options to older workers looking for more meaningful and flexible work. Benefits would be tailored to the needs of older workers—think unpaid sabbaticals and home grocery delivery—rather than just matching 401(k) funds. High-tech tools such as exoskeletons and robots are emerging to assist older workers in physically demanding jobs.

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Olympics viewing guide: All the must-see events from Beijing

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The Beijing Winter Olympics feature 15 disciplines and 109 medal events over 20 days of competition, so there’s no shame in feeling a little overwhelmed if you’re looking to get into the Games.

In the interest of helping you figure out where to start (and finish), ABC News has compiled some of the can’t-miss events of the 24th Winter Olympics, and the names to watch when it comes to each podium.

One of the marquee events of each Winter Olympics comes on the first weekend of competition. Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde has won three downhill races on the world cup circuit this season and is looking to become the second straight Norwegian to win the downhill. Pyeongchang gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal retired after the 2019 world championships, so Kilde will be the nation’s best hope. Beat Feuz, from Switzerland, has won the downhill world cup standings the last four seasons, though, and may be the favorite in Beijing after taking bronze in 2018.
The giant slalom will be American Mikaela Shiffrin’s first chance to win gold in Beijing — the same event where she won her only gold in Pyeongchang. Shiffrin has been positioned as the star of the Games for the U.S., a role that has been dominated in recent Olympics by Lindsey Vonn. Shiffrin (two golds and one silver) has already been more successful in her Olympic career than Vonn, and could challenge Croatian legend Janica Kostelic for the most golds by a female Alpine skier (four) or overall medals by a female Alpine skier (six — a tie between Kostelic and Sweden’s Anja Parson). Shiffrin will compete in all five Alpine events, but the giant slalom is one of her strengths. She has two wins in five world cup races this season. Her top competition, Swede Sara Hector, has three world cup giant slalom wins in six tries.
The men’s individual competition is supposed to be a coronation for American Nathan Chen. The 22-year-old, already a prodigy in 2018, struggled badly in the short program in Pyeongchang and buried himself in 17th ahead of the free skate. He led the scores on the second night, but it was only enough to put him in fifth overall. The past four years have been all about redemption. He’s won the world championship in each of the three years it’s been held since Pyeongchang and looked like a man on a mission. If Chen does shockingly struggle again, Japanese rivals Yuma Kagiyama and Yuzuru Hanyu, the two-time defending gold medalist, will be looking to capitalize.

Learn Today’s Olympic Events Schedule And How to Watch Live

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American snowboarder Jaime Anderson is one to watch as she kicks things off on the slopes for Team USA Friday evening in the slopestyle qualifying round beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET.

Ski jumping fans are in luck. is streaming the men’s and women’s individual normal hill competition Saturday morning.

Here’s how to watch the women’s medal event.

A copy of the resolution obtained by CNN claimed that the two lawmakers were “participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse” from their perches on the House select committee, which has conducted interviews with close to 400 individuals — from members of former President Donald Trump’s inner circle to organizers who helped plan the “Stop the Steal” rally on the morning of January 6.
The RNC, which condemned the “senseless acts of violence” in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, later Friday tried to clarify the inclusion of the term “legitimate political discourse” in the resolution. In a statement to CNN from Chair Ronna McDaniel, the committee drew a distinction between those who did not commit violence on Jan. 6 and the rioters who violently stormed the US Capitol.

American snowboarder Jaime Anderson is one to watch as she kicks things off on the slopes for Team USA Friday evening in the slopestyle qualifying round beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET.

Anna Hoffman will represent Team USA at the women’s individual normal hill final at 4:45 a.m. ET Saturday.

Before she competes, the men’s qualification round will take place from 12:15 to 2:30 a.m.

Political and General News Events


Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz visits the 5th Fleet Headquarters Navy base in Bahrain. ** MAPUTO – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa travels to Mozambique at the invitation of his counterpart Filipe Nyusi. ** PRAGUE – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will meet Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague to discuss cooperation. The meeting comes amid a dispute between the countries over the open-pit Polish coal mine Turow. – 1200 GMT ** BRUSSELS – Dutch Prime Minister Rutte meeting with EU leaders – 1400 GMT ** WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in signing ceremony with Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok and Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav. – 2300 GMT YEREVAN – The Austrian Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg to visit Armenia (Final Day) WASHINGTON DC – Cyprus Foreign minister Ioannis Casoulides working visit Washington, & will meet US counterpart Anthony Blinken (Final Day). LILLE, France – EU Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers (to Feb. 4) MUSCAT/ ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – King Philippe Leopold Louis Marie of Belgium with Queen Mathilde will travel to Oman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (To Feb. 5) BEIJING – Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso to visit China on an official visit (to Feb.6) WASHINGTON DC – Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau will pay a four-day visit to the United States (to Feb. 6) HELSINKI – President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin will meet in Helsinki. BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets the prime minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovacevski in Brussels, holds a news conference. – 0830 GMT KYIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Ukraine for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Argentina’s President Fernandez in Moscow. BEIJING – Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will pay a three-day visit to China to attend the opening ceremony of Winter Olympics Games, Beijing 2022 at the invitation of Chinese leadership (to Feb. 5).

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Hannibal postpones athletic events

The inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20th 2009. Unrecognizable crowds in the Washington DC Mall.

Hannibal High School has postponed a pair of athletic events due to the expected winter storm to hit the region.

Hannibal decided not to travel to the Warrenton quad on Tuesday, with no makeup date announced.

The girls home swim triangular meet with Louisiana and Marshall scheduled for Thursday has been canceled with no makeup date announced.

Monroe City postponed its varsity girls and boys basketball games at South Shelby originally scheduled for Tuesday night. The Panthers will make these games up on Monday, Feb. 14.

swim triangular meet with Louisiana and Marshall scheduled for Thursday has been canceled with no makeup date announced.

22 events to help you get the most out of February

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We made it through January and the first cold snap of the year, so to kick off the new month, here are 22 events to put on your calendar.

Editor’s Note: Some of these events require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Be sure to check the requirements before attending.

Dancing with the Stars is coming to Madison with a live tour featuring dancers from the series. Expect to see classic dances like the cha cha, foxtrot, salsa and tango. Feb. 3, 8 p.m., Overture Center for the Arts

Enjoy events all weekend including a skydiving ice jump with Seven Hills Skydiving, a slap shot inflatable game courtesy of Madison Capitols Hockey Team and Science on Ice with the Saturday Science team. There’s also a 5K run or walk on a frozen lake Mendota. The course starts and ends at The Edgewater. The festival helped raise more than $130,000 for Madison lakes in 2020. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Edgewater

This acting and podcasting trio are taking their show to Madison. The show consists of an interview with a mystery guest. Not only will it be a surprise to the audience, but only one of the three hosts knows who it will be. As soon as it’s revealed, the other two hosts will chat with the guest. Feb. 9, 8-10 p.m., Orpheum Theatre

Bierock is hosting a Puppy Bowl Watch Party with food and drink specials running all day for the fourth year in a row. Start your day by watching the cute puppies and then catch the Super Bowl afterwards. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Dane County Humane Society. Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Bierock

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Lunar New Year 2022 | Where you can celebrate in the Greater Houston area

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Houston is one of the many places around the world that’s ready to celebrate Lunar New Year.

The city’s Asian community is leading the way as the world celebrates the lunar year 4720, the Year of the Tiger.

Classic lion dances are performed to chase off evil spirits and usher in good luck. Folks “feed” the lions red envelopes with money and cabbage, which symbolizes money, for prosperity in the new year.

The holiday is celebrated in several Asian countries, including Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. The Greater Houston area has its own list of traditional and modern events to help ring in the new year.

Encompassing more than two acres, Lucky Land is a beautiful and serene environment dedicated to showcasing Asian culture and history, with century-old artifacts such as the Terracotta Army to more whimsical displays.

Admissions will cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for kids. Everyone will get red envelopes for good luck.

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Ames City Auditorium to collaborate with student organizations for spring events

The inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20th 2009. Unrecognizable crowds in the Washington DC Mall.

The Ames City Auditorium is collaborating with Iowa State students to create unique local events and concerts over the course of the spring semester.

The Ames City Auditorium is located in downtown Ames.

“I think one of our disadvantages we always have is that a lot of students don’t know we’re here,” said Ames City Auditorium manager Craig Kaufman.

For students without vehicles, most CyRide routes have a stop right outside the auditorium.

“Pretty much every bus stops here,” Kaufman said. “So getting here from campus, even if you don’t have a car, you just hop on CyRide, come down and then jump right back on and go back home.”

The auditorium hosts annual events with the ISU Hip Hop Club and The African Student Association. In addition to those events, Ames City Auditorium plans to host several new events that they want to share with the community.

One of the upcoming events is a concert on March 25. This event is co-sponsored with Ames City Auditorium and the Iowa State student organization GENRE.

GENRE (Gathering Everyone Nearby to Raucously Entertain) is “is the ultimate music club at ISU,” according to their website.

The concert will feature a lineup of student bands from the community. This event is still in the planning stages and information will be released as it becomes available.

Another new event coming to the Ames City Auditorium is a hip-hop workshop and concert event during the first week of March.

Hip-hop duo The Reminders will be traveling to Ames from Denver for this event. On March 1, the pair will give an informational ‘TED talk’ style lecture regarding their personal experiences and the overall history behind hip-hop.

Ames City Auditorium is partnering with Iowa State’s lecture series program to host this event. The lecture event is open to the general public free of cost and will be held at the Great Hall in the Memorial Union at 7 p.m.

The Reminders will perform a concert at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Ames City Auditorium. Tickets for the concert will be $15.

There will be six hybrid concerts happening throughout February and March. Five of the concerts will be produced under the “Virtually Anywhere…and Here” concert series.

Tickets for those virtual concerts will be ‘pay what you will’ and can be purchased online. If attending in person, tickets will be $5 paid at the door.

There will be an Iowa State student concert on March 26. This event is called the ISU Takeover Concert. The Ames City Auditorium, in partnership with Nova Lab Records in Ames, will be arranging this event. It will feature three bands, three solo acts and stand-up comedy.

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