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3,500 students will learn software engineering in middle and high school

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The Software Engineering Pilot will prepare students for college and careers in the growing tech industry.
20 more New York City schools will participate in a software engineering pilot
3,500 more New York City students will be participating in cutting-edge computer science and software engineering courses
The skills that students learn here will open up new doors, creating new options in terms of finding jobs, starting companies and creating jobs.

“Listen the rumbling of a free press to the silence of dictatorship graves”

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“Even when there are excesses and they exist in all walks of life, it will always be preferable to listen the rumbling of a free press to the silence of dictatorship graves”, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said.

According to her , “the anticorruption combat is the struggle for more and more democracy”.

ChaCha Names Two New General Managers

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ChaCha Names Two New General Managers

David Slade and Mark Calabrese Appointed to Senior Leadership Team

SAN FRANCISCO & CARMEL, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChaCha, the leading human-powered Q&A site, today announced the addition of David Slade and Mark Calabrese as General Managers to its executive team. Slade will manage expansion of ChaCha’s business in the online Q&A space, which, according to comScore, already represents the #1 mobile Web property as measured by time spent by smartphone users. ChaCha.com also ranks as a Top 50 online site, in terms of monthly unique visitors, according to Quantcast. Calabrese will lead development and implementation of the company’s mobile apps, executing ChaCha’s vision and strategy to lead in the Q&A category on all device platforms, including iOS and Android.

“As we continue a sustained record of high growth, we look forward to their leadership driving high-performance results for our business.”
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“Both David Slade and Mark Calabrese bring unique and seasoned experience scaling digital platforms, and we are pleased to have them as part of our team,” said Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha. “As we continue a sustained record of high growth, we look forward to their leadership driving high-performance results for our business.”

Before joining ChaCha, Slade consulted for content and ecommerce startups. Prior to consulting, as Head of Product for CBS Interactive’s business technology sites, Slade led the relaunch of ZDNet and TechRepublic Web sites, revamping monetization strategies and driving both sites’ mobile Web, app, and social strategies. Slade was also previously the CTO of Online Technologies, at VNU Business Media Europe, the European division of the Dutch-American media conglomerate, formerly named VNU and now known as Nielsen.

With more than two decades of experience as an IT strategist and change agent, Calabrese has created successful operations and service delivery environments for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining ChaCha, Calabrese was the Director of Global Services for Thomas Reuters Elite, an end-to-end enterprise business management solutions company. There, he worked to scale and refine performance of global service delivery, increasing client satisfaction and profitability.

Slade will be based in ChaCha’s recently opened San Francisco office while Calabrese will be based at the company’s national headquarters in Carmel, Indiana. Both will report to CEO Scott Jones.

Government Contracts Group Joins Barnes & Thornburg’s Washington, D.C., Office

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three government contracts attorneys and a senior public policy advisor with federal procurement experience have joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C., office, bolstering the firm’s capabilities in government procurement, defense programs, and homeland security.

Attorneys Dorn “Bo” McGrath, David Hickey, Will Jack, and senior public policy advisor Joseph Corrigan have joined the firm from Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. “We are really excited to welcome Bo, David, Will, and Joe to our Washington, D.C., office,” said Karen McGee, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s D.C. office. “Their arrival is the latest sign of our continued commitment to grow this office by adding seasoned laterals across strategic areas of focus.”

Indiana Business Bancorp Reports Results of Operations for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

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INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indiana Business Bancorp (OTCBB: IBBI), the holding company for Indiana Business Bank, announced results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

“Our staff is pleased that 2012 results improved upon a strong 2011 performance. Although most in our industry are fighting shrinking net interest margins, our ability to maintain yield and decrease our cost of funds, allows us to maintain a margin that was better than most of our peers.”
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The company recorded a profit of $340,724 or $.23 per share and $862,085 or $.57 per share for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Net income includes recognition of a tax benefit in the amount of $100,000 for the quarter and $250,000 for the year from the carryover of net operating losses. Pre-tax profit was $240,724 and $612,085 for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Pre-tax performance for the 2012 periods reflects improvements of 18.5% and 11.5% over the year earlier periods, respectively.

Republic Airways Holdings Reports Quarterly and Full Year 2012 Net Income

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INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) today reported full year 2012 net income of $51.3 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, a $203.1 million improvement from our full year 2011 results of a net loss of $151.8 million, or $3.14 per diluted share. The Company also reported fourth quarter 2012 net income of $12.6 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, a $136.1 million improvement over the fourth quarter 2011 net loss of $123.5 million, or $2.55 per diluted share.

First Internet Bank Designated a Best Place to Work in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Internet Bank of Indiana (www.firstib.com), a premier provider of online retail and business banking services nationwide, today announced it has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by an initiative dedicated to identifying and recognizing Indiana’s best employers.

‘Person of Interest’ Star Says Dogs Belong Indoors With Their Families, Not Chained Outside

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New York — As winter’s cold temperatures continue across the U.S., award-winning actor Taraji P. Henson is heating things up with a steamy new PETA campaign, in which she appears dressed in a short gossamer gown and a pair of synthetic, cruelty-free wings next to the words “Be an Angel for Animals.” The ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Don Flood, goes on to stress that “chained dogs suffer day in and day out. They are cold, hungry, thirsty, vulnerable, and lonely. Keep them inside, where it’s safe and warm.” A high-resolution version is available here

In Final State of City Address, Mayor Bloomberg Outlines the City’s Unfinished Business

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