West Chester University joins with universities around the globe in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18th through 22nd. The Cottrell Center, an Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, will host workshops, guest speakers, and other activities. Many are free of charge and open to the public. See the complete list of activities by clicking here or visit www.cottrellcenter.org.
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Margera is back in the news once again, this time for posting Twitter pictures of himself taking aim with a play pistol at the heads of two of his pets, to say the least animal lovers are not happy. Bam says it’s all a joke, but has 820,000 Twitter followers, and many of them are young, impressionable teens.”Depictions of anything negative with animals, any violence with animals is really not funny,” said Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton who also hosts a radio show called Passionate About Pets.
Bam sat down with Myfoxphilly.com at his West Chester home to talk about the incident:
“I’m on ‘Jackass, ‘so I like humor like that, and I I like shock value purposes,” Margera said. He showed us Trouble the cat, lounging around on a couch, living the life, then he apologized while showering Penny with kisses.”Sorry if I offended anybody. But I’m an animal lover and I’d never hurt this dog in a million years, and the gun is a fake gun.”
Despite Margera’s apologies, his gun-toting image is tough to take because of recent cases of dog abuse in Chester County. A Yorkie-mix was one of two dogs set on fire and found dead over the summer. “I wasn’t aware of that going on,” Bam said sitting with his girlfriend Nikki Boyd. “But, yeah, I didn’t want to offend anybody. I just wanted to make people laugh.” But the SPCA’s Britton said, “We know Bam in this area as a great celebrity with a huge following. People love him, and we understand he’s a big animal lover. So we really urge him to take these negative images to turn them into something positive to really help animals.”
The video above discusses the Senate version of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In the Senate the bill is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA has gotten more attention than PIPA because it was moving faster in the legislative process. But PIPA is just as dangerous, and now it is moving faster. PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like.
The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments and donations.This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services likeTwitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form here to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation and support a filibuster?
Faced with a holiday cooking conundrum? There’s undoubtedly an app for that. But if you’re a little more old school, there still are numerous hot lines you can call when a kitchen crisis hits. Most companies now offer tons of tips, advice and how-to videos on their websites and via Facebook and Twitter. Below are some numbers and websites to consider in case you are in need of some help this holiday season!
• Crisco Pie Hotline: 877-367-7438
• Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 800-BUTTERBALL, www.butterball.com or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Empire Kosher poultry customer hot line: 717-436-7055 or www.empirekosher.com/
• Fleischmann’s Yeast Baker’s Help Line: 800-777-4959 or /www.breadworld.com/default.aspx
• Foster Farms Turkey Helpline: 800-255-7227 or www.fosterfarms.com/cooking/index.asp
• King Arthur Flour Co.’s Bakers Hotline: 802-649-3717 or e-mail questions to email@example.com
• Nestle Toll House Baking Information: www.verybestbaking.com/Resources.aspx
The void left by the passing of Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn is still being felt by cast members and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Ryan. Johny Knoxville, one of the show’s break-out stars wrote a blogpost expressing grievance for his late friend.
Johnny said: “You’ll have to excuse me, I’m just very sad because I lost my brother andmy world got about 134 per cent less funny. I don’t know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.”
“He had such a hair trigger laugh reflex. He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him. He would cackle really loud, too, and it wasn’t uncommon that he would fall over from it. “Sometimes I would fall with him because his spirit was very contagious. He was always there if you were sad about something. That’s why all this is even harder because right now I really need to talk to him but I can’t.” After Knoxville went on to reveal how hard it was to tell his daughter that Dunn had died, he closed by saying, “I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much.” Our condolences go out to all of Ryan’s family and friends.
Yesterday, West Chester’s own local celebrity Bam Margera had some car troubles… According to TMZ.com “Bam Margera‘s quarter-million-dollar Lamborghini just took a $45,000 beating — and according to Bam, it’s all because his friend dumped the wrong fuel in the gas tank. Bam fired off in a Twitter tirade against his pal Cleveland earlier today claiming Cleve filled up the Lambo with diesel and it completely DESTROYED the car.” Who knew Lambo’s didn’t take diesel?!