EU ministers to thrash out bailout plans

first_imgThursday 9 December 2010 8:37 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org EU leaders will hold a crunch meeting next week to discuss a coordinated plan to tackle the Eurozone debt crisis.Despite signs that volatility in European bond markets is abating, European commissioner for monetary affairs, Olli Rehn, said it was time for Europe to show proper coordination, and throw its weight firmly behind its shared currency.He said: “We have to take well-coordinated action to safeguard stability in the euro area. We will not stop until we have accomplished our mission.”Eurozone finance ministers took no extra action to tackle the crisis this week, saying a €750bn (£628bn) fund was sufficient to deal with Ireland’s bailout and any potential problems spreading to Portugal or Spain.However, EU finance officials have repeatedly warned there is no room for complacency, pointing to a period when markets calmed down over the summer and the subsequent turmoil. The summit, to be held on 16 and 17 December, is supposed to agree on the shape of a permanent mechanism for handling a future crisis.But the discussion will also focus on how to handle the immediate situation. There is growing divergence between Germany and other member states on what measures to take, including over whether euro area bonds make sense, and whether the European Central Bank might buy more distressed debt.France added its voice to Germany’s staunch opposition to the idea of euro bonds yesterday, saying it saw little need for such an instrument, which would effectively mean all 16 Eurozone member states sharing debt issuance and credit risk.Instead, what analysts say could emerge at the summit is a commitment to enlarge, or at least consider enlarging, the €750bn European financial stability facility. EU ministers to thrash out bailout plans KCS-content center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndo Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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888Sport top for World Cup betting

first_img Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com follows up last month’s customer service deep dive with a data-led analysis of the top bookies for World Cup betting Topics: Sports betting Strategy 888Sport top for World Cup betting Sports betting 31st May 2018 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Online Gambling In additional to popular outright markets, 888Sport offers a range of exacta markets for both group play and tournament betting as well as for player performance including top goalscorer, goals scored by top goalscorer, top player for assists, top player for cards received, as well as player markets for individual teams, such as the team player to score most goals and who delivers the most assists. 888sport are also offering 44 individual player goal total over/unders as well as team vs. team match bets for tournament progression.888Sport also ranked highly when it comes to odds for the most popular World Cup betting markets, particularly for odds on group winner betting as well as tournament winner betting.In second place we have Unibet. Much like 888Sport, Unibet ranked well for outrights, specials and player markets. In particular Unibet are offering 12 team v.s team tournament progression match bets as well as 33 player goal totals over/unders. Unibet are also offering seven squad selection markets as well as a range of Messi vs. Ronaldo tournament match bets, as well as a strong range of traditional tournament bets and popular match markets.In third place we have bet365. While bet365’s offering for tournament outrights is limited to mostly traditional markets, the menu of markets available for World Cup match betting is still far superior to the majority of its rival bookmakers, offering twice the number of bet types than most competing bookmakers. Bet365 is also offering arguably the best range of match betting markets for the 2018 World Cup and in terms of odds, decent margins on most popular World Cup betting markets.Best for range of markets Based just on the range of markets available, we determined Titanbet to be the best bookmaker for World Cup betting. Titanbet ranked highly across scoring betting, handicaps, traditional match markets as well as team performance markets, half betting and timing of goal markets. Titanbet also offers a number of England team specials as well as a reasonable number of outrights and player specials.In second place comes bet365, which consistently ranked among the top bookmakers in each category, particularly outrights, player performance markets, scoring markets, handicaps, timing of goals, traditional match markets as well as team performance markets. Ultimately there wasn’t much separating bet365 from Titanbet when it came to their range of betting markets for the World Cup.In third place we ranked Winner Sports, which scored well on half betting, scoring markets and traditional match markets. It also offers a decent range of handicaps, timing of goal and team performance markets.Best for tournament outrights Our number one ranked bookmaker for tournament outrights is Sky Bet, which is offering traditional outright markets such as tournament winner, group winners, knockout stage qualification and stage of elimination, but go further with a range of exacta markets for tournament and group betting as well as on total points won at group stage and tournament winner double chance betting.In second place for outrights we ranked 888sport with BetVictor in third.Best for tournament player performance For player performance betting, we again ranked 888Sport as number one.The bookmaker came out well ahead of the competition when it comes to tournament player performance betting, with 44 individual player goal scoring over/under markets available as well as five top goalscorer player vs player tournament match bets and top assist deliverer player vs. player tournament match bets.In second place for player performance betting, we ranked Unibet with Betsafe in third.Best for team match performance For betting on team performance in any given World Cup match, William Hill offers bets on virtually any aspect of team performance in a given match including traditional bets such as whether a team will scored in a half of a match, keep a clean sheet, will win a match after trailing, will score first or last, as well as team total goals over/unders, time of first goal etc.In second place for team performance betting, we ranked Titanbet with Winner Sports in third.Best for England specials For England specials, we ranked BetVictor as number one across our 20 bookmakers. BetVictor are currently offering 13 England team specials including markets on whether an England player will be sent off during the tournament, England player to score a hat trick, Harry Kane to score over 3.5 goals through the group stage, Jamie Vardy to score during the tournament, England to score an own goal, England to win the World Cup on penalties and Jamie Vardy to score the winning goal in the World Cup final just to name a few.For general specials, we ranked 888sport as number one with Skybet in second place and Unibet in third.Best for time-of-goal betting Bet365 are currently offering the strongest range of markets for time-of-goal betting including markets on goals scored within the 1st half, 2nd half, goal scored over/under minutes played in the match, the match result 1X2 at 10-minute intervals and a market for betting on the accumulated minutes of each goal scored.In second place we ranked William Hill with Titanbet, Winner Sports and Coral tied for third.Best for traditional markets For traditional markets such as 1X2 match result, both teams to score, goal totals over/unders and handicaps,  Titanbet and ComeOn came out on top for this World Cup, delivering a deep menu across each match.Tied for third place for traditional markets we ranked bet365, Winner Sports, Coral and Ladbrokes.About bettingexpert.com Providing expert tips and in depth betting theory, bettingexpert.com is the world’s biggest social network of sports betting tipsters. Its global community of experts compete for prizes by sharing their strongest tips on upcoming matches across 25 different sports to help millions of sports bettors place knowledge-supported bets, with the best odds available from a variety of bookmakers. Betting Expert is owned by Better Collective, the leading developer of educational platforms within the igaming industry. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com follows up last month’s customer service deep dive with a data-led analysis of the top bookies for World Cup betting Few international sporting events attract the level of interest as the FIFA World Cup, intensified by the fact it comes around just once every four years. There are also few events that come close to the World Cup in terms of money wagered.While events such as the NFL Super Bowl and Cheltenham racing festival draw millions of professional and casual punters each year, the World Cup is a month-long betting bonanza, with bookmakers offering deep menus of odds on tournament outright markets as well as individual match markets.But which bookmakers are offering the broadest range of markets and best odds across the tournament’s most popular markets for this year’s World Cup? In this article we will consider the markets on offer from 20 of the world’s biggest bookmakers:888Sport Bet365 Betfair Sportsbook Betfred Betsafe BetVictor Betway Boylesports ComeOn Coral Ladbrokes Marathonbet Matchbook Paddy Power Sky Bet Sportingbet Titanbet Unibet William Hill Winner SportsIn this analysis, we evaluated and ranked each bookmaker across the following categories:Range of World Cup betting markets• Tournament outrights • Player performance markets • Specials • 1st half & 2nd half markets • Scoring markets • Match handicaps • Time of goal markets • Traditional match markets • Team performance markets • England specialsOdds for traditional outrights & match markets• 1X2 match result • Double chance • Over/under goal totals • Both teams to score • Draw no bet • Handicaps • To win World Cup • To win Group • To qualify for knockout stageTo assess each bookmaker on the first group of categories based on their their range of betting markets, we determined the number of unique bet types available. So for example, while some bookmakers may list the following as five discrete markets…Over/under 0.5 goals Over/under 1.5 goals Over/under 2.5 goals Over/under 3.5 goals Over/under 4.5 goals..we chose to list them as one bet type ‘Alternative Over/Under goal totals markets’ and so on.For the second group of betting odds categories, we calculated the margins across the most popular match markets as well as the most popular tournament outright markets, including tournament winner, group winner and knockout stage qualification.All data was collected between 19 April and 4 May, 2018. Of course, by the time this article is published, a number of bookmakers may have both increased the range of markets available as well as cut their margins on popular World Cup betting markets as the battle for punters’ attention and money intensifies in the build-up to kick-off on 14 June.Best bookmakers for World Cup bettingSo who did we crown the best bookmaker for World Cup betting? After collecting and sorting our data, we found 888sport to be the number one bookmaker in 2018. 888sport ranked highly for outright, player and special markets on offer, including their range of specials for the England team. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter…

first_img SHARE Previous articleBaldwin, Thune Lead Bipartisan Push to Make More Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for PPP LoansNext articleISDA’s Kettler in Op-Ed: Support FFA Members During FFA Week and Year-Round USDA Communications The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are prepared with a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers and impacted communities.“USDA is committed to getting help to producers and rural Americans impacted by the severe weather in many parts of the country. As severe weather and natural disasters continue to threaten the livelihoods of thousands of our farming families, we want you and your communities to know that USDA stands with you,” said Kevin Shea, acting Secretary of Agriculture. “Visit farmers.gov or your local USDA Service Center to inquire about assistance.”Risk management and disaster assistance for agricultural operations:USDA offers several risk management and disaster assistance options to help producers recover after they are impacted by severe weather, including those impacted by winter storms and extreme cold.Even before disasters strike, USDA provides tools for producers to manage their risk through the Federal Crop Insurance Program, a public-private partnership between USDA’s Risk Management Agency and private companies and agents. For crops that do not have crop insurance available, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) is available through the local Farm Service Agency. This risk protection includes crop production loss and tree loss for certain crop insurance products. It is recommended that producers reach out to their crop insurance agent or local FSA office for more information.Producers that signed up for Federal Crop Insurance or NAP who suffer losses are asked to report crop damage to their crop insurance agent or local FSA office, respectively, within 72 hours of damage discovery and follow up in writing within 15 days.Livestock and perennial crop producers often have more limited risk management options available, so there are several disaster programs for them. Key programs include:The Livestock Indemnity Program and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-raised Fish Program reimburses producers for a portion of the value of livestock, poultry and other animals that were killed or severely injured by a natural disaster or loss of feed.The Tree Assistance Program provides cost share assistance to rehabilitate or replant and clean-up damage to orchards and vineyards that kill or damage the tree, vines or shrubs. NAP or Federal Crop Insurance often only covers the crop and not the plant.USDA reminds producers that it’s critical to keep accurate records to document the losses and illnesses following this devastating cold weather event. Livestock producers are advised to document beginning livestock numbers by taking photos or videos of any losses.Other common documentation options include:Purchase recordsProduction recordsVaccination recordsBank or other loan documentsThird-party certificationAdditionally, USDA can provide financial resources through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help with immediate needs and long-term support to help recover from natural disasters and conserve water resources. Assistance may also be available for emergency animal mortality disposal from natural disasters and other causes.The Farm Service Agency (FSA) also has a variety of loans available including emergency loans that are triggered by disaster declarations and operating loans that can assist producers with credit needs.Ensure food safety:USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is helping ensure affected households and communities are taking the proper steps to reduce the risk of foodborne illness during severe weather and power outages. Food safety tips for before, during and after a weather emergency are available on the FSIS website.During a power outage, a refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened, and a full freezer will hold a safe temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full and the door remains closed). During a snowstorm, do not place perishable food out in the snow. Outside temperatures can vary and food can be exposed to unsanitary conditions and animals.Care for livestock and pets:USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is helping to meet the emergency needs of pets and their owners, as inspectors coordinate closely with zoos, breeders and other licensed facilities to ensure animals in their care remain safe.On the livestock front, APHIS veterinarians are ready to work alongside partners to conduct on-site assessments to document the needs of affected producers. More information about protecting livestock is available on APHIS’ Protecting Livestock During a Disaster page. Information about protecting household pets and service animals can be found on APHIS’ Animal Care Emergency Programs webpage.APHIS has additional staff on stand-by to provide support should the situation escalate in severity or the number of affected livestock operations increase. Should it be necessary, APHIS has the expertise to assist with carcass removal and disposal as well.APHIS’ Animal Care (AC) program is also prepared to respond. The Animal Care Program oversees the welfare of certain animals that are exhibited to the public, bred for commercial sale and used in medical research. In addition to providing technical assistance to regulated facilities, AC inspectors may be checking affected facilities to assess damage and ensure the welfare of their animals.For more information about APHIS’ response efforts and how to protect pets and service animals in disasters, follow APHIS on Twitter at @USDA_APHIS.Helping individuals recover:USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state, local and nongovernmental organizations to provide emergency nutrition assistance, including food packages and infant formula, to households, shelters and mass feeding sites serving people in need. FNS also provides emergency flexibilities in administering nutrition assistance programs at the request of states and works with local authorities to provide benefits. Emergency nutrition assistance and flexibilities requested by states and approved by FNS are posted to the FNS Disaster Assistance website.Visit USDA’s disaster resources website to learn more about USDA disaster preparedness and response. For more information on USDA disaster assistance programs, contact your local USDA Service Center. USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Feb 17, 2021 last_img read more

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Catalina Alonso of Polytechnic School

first_img Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name: Catalina AlonsoSchool: Polytechnic SchoolGrade: SophomoreSport: SoftballPosition: ShortstopAccomplishments: Alonso played a big role in the Panthers’ two victories this week, and Poly is still in the hunt for a Prep League title. Alonso went 3 for 3 with a single, double and home run in a 10-0 victory over Rio Hondo Prep. She scored three runs and had five RBIs. In the 20-3 win over Firebaugh, Alonso went 2 for 4, scored three runs, and drove in another. The Panthers are one-half game behind Chadwick with a week to go, but they host the Dolphins on Monday, and handed Chadwick their only Prep League loss this season. Make a comment Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Featured News Girls Athlete of the Week: Catalina Alonso of Polytechnic School Published on Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:26 pm Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Chu Condemns Trump’s Executive Order Suspending Immigration

first_imgGovernment Chu Condemns Trump’s Executive Order Suspending Immigration Published on Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:04 pm On Wednesday, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday after Trump issued an executive order restricting immigration to the United States for 60 days.This executive order is Donald Trump’s latest attempt to deflect blame for his poor handling of the coronavirus crisis and use this global pandemic to further his anti-immigrant agenda,” Chu said. “Millions of immigrants are currently risking their lives in front line jobs during this crisis to keep our country safe.”In California, immigrants make up 27.9 percent of doctors and surgeons in the U.S. and 23.8 percent of the nurses and home aides.“Additionally, in my home state of California, immigrants are one third of the workforce deemed essential for getting though this crisis. And with so many exceptions in his order for health care”Chu chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.Last week, Chu and 28 Senators and 76 Members of the House of Representatives wrote to Congressional leadership to call for an inclusive coronavirus relief package that ensures that urgently-needed coronavirus testing and medical care and relief benefits are accessible by all communities, regardless of limited English proficiency or immigration status.Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have increased since the outbreak. Trump has referred to the virus as the “Chinese Coronavirus” and other members have used similar language, including Kellyanne Conway.In order to get through this crisis and rebuild our economy, we are going to need immigrants, just as we always have throughout our history,” Chu said.“The President knows this, but is instead using a pandemic to stoke xenophobia and encourage more anger, all to change the conversation away from his failed coronavirus response. Banning immigration does not produce more masks or protective equipment. It does not improve testing. And it does not help our supply lines, where immigrants are disproportionality essential. The President should stop playing politics and instead focus on the policies our country needs to weather this crisis.” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Johnson teaches children to play combs

first_img Johnson teaches children to play combs Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson So, having never played before and not being able to “carry a tune in a bucket,” Johnson was a bit hesitant.“But once I got the hang of playing the comb it was a lot of fun,” she said. “And, I was pretty good at it. It was a real treat to play in one of Kathryn Windham’s comb concerts.”The opportunity was one that Johnson said she will always remember and treasure.She realized, too, that most young people have never had the fun of playing combs. You Might Like County road budget in black The Pike County Commission’s road department budget is operating in the black for the first time in several years, reported… read more Print Article Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Kathryn Tucker Windham wasn’t sure exactly how a comb concert would go over at the Christmas storytelling concert at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge earlier this month.“People don’t know much about playing combs but I want us to have a comb concert and play Christmas carols,” Windham said.Near the end of the storytelling concert, Windham instructed that plastic combs and wax paper be passed out to the audience. Then, she showed the audience how to place the wax paper against the comb and make music by gently humming (blowing) the tune onto the instrument.center_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits They had never been introduced to the folksy music.So, Johnson decided to provide a musical experience for Linda Smith’s first grade class at Troy Elementary School where she is a volunteer.“These children had never heard of playing the combs and they all had a lot of fun,” Johnson said. “It’s a simple instrument that even a child can make with a comb and a piece of paper. Hopefully, they will all go home and show their parents and other members of their families that they will enjoy playing the combs, too.” Following Windham’s lead, a lot of combs will be played in and around Pike County during the holidays. Several teachers will play combs in their classrooms this week. A couple of ladies’ clubs will enjoy making music with combs and some people have said they will introduce their children and grandchildren to the art of making music with combs.A Christmas comb concert that began at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge is now being heard in the hallowed halls of schools all around the county and in many places that we’ll know not where, Johnson said.“We’ve got Kathryn Windham to thank for this special gift at Christmastime.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Next UpThe comb concerts were a great success. The humming tickled the lips – and the funny bones – of the musicians and brought back memories for many and created new ones for others.And, on the front row, humming and huffing, was Agnes Johnson, a great admirer of Alabama’s supreme storyteller.“It may be hard to believe but I had never played the comb before,” Johnson said, laughing. “I grew up in Castleberry and if you blinked you missed it. I guess playing the combs was too uptown for us.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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SUU Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Nick Fleming

first_imgMay 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Nick Fleming Tags: Nick Fleming/SUU Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, Southern Utah men’s basketball announced the signing of Highland CC (Ill.) guard Nick Fleming.Fleming, a  native of Atlanta, scored 11.4 points per game and shot 41 percent behind the 3-point line for the Cougars last season.During his time at Highland, Fleming also posted 107 rebounds, netted 132 assists and posted 41 steals.Prior to attending Highland, Fleming starred at Marshalltown CC (Iowa), netting 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Tigers.Fleming will immediately be eligible and, entering his junior season, has two years of eligibility for the Thunderbirds.last_img read more

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US appeals court suspends two key permits of Mountain Valley Pipeline

first_img Mountain Valley Pipeline gets an unfavourable decision in US federal appeals court. (Credit: Mike Benna on Unsplash.) A US federal appeals court has issued a stay of two important water crossing permits pertaining to the 487.6km long Mountain Valley Pipeline in southern West Virginia and Virginia.The stay order from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia is for the stream and wetland crossing permits that the natural gas pipeline has in the regions. The permits were reissued to it by the Army Corps of Engineers in September 2020.Appalachian Mountain Advocates, which is representing eight groups, filed a challenge in the appeals court opposing the reissuance of the two Nationwide Permit 12 approvals.The appeals court stated: “Upon consideration of submissions and argument on petitioners’ motions for stay pending review, the court grants the motions for stay.“An opinion as to the court’s reasoning will follow at a later date.”As per Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the two permits would let Mountain Valley Pipeline, the holding company of the pipeline, to dig through nearly 1,000 streams, rivers, wetlands, and other water bodies in the two regions.In 2018, the same federal appeals court had rejected the Corps’ first round of permit approvals.The eight groups that contested the reissuance of the permits include Appalachian Voices, Center for Biological Diversity, Indian Creek Watershed Association, and Sierra Club among others.Center for Biological Diversity senior attorney Jared Margolis said: “This decision will help ensure the pipeline doesn’t keep posing catastrophic threats to waterways that people and imperiled species depend on to survive.“Despite the project’s clear failure to comply with the law, Mountain Valley keeps pushing this climate-killing menace. We’ll continue working to ensure this destructive pipeline doesn’t poison waters and threaten communities along its route.”Mountain Valley Pipeline scheduled to come online in early 2021The Mountain Valley Pipeline is an underground natural gas pipeline system, which is being laid between northwestern West Virginia and southern Virginia with an investment of around $5.7bn.To be operated by EQM Midstream Partners, the pipeline will transport more than two billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day of natural gas sourced from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.EQM’s partners in the natural gas pipeline project are NextEra Capital, Con Edison Transmission, WGL Midstream, and RGC Midstream.The Mountain Valley Pipeline is due to begin operations in early 2021, as per Equitrans Midstream, the parent company of EQM Midstream Partners. The $5.7bn underground pipeline is being laid in Virginia to transport natural gas from Marcellus and Utica shale regionslast_img read more

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Naval Group launches Egyptian subsidiary Alexandria Naval

first_imgFrench shipbuilder Naval Group officially opened Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry, its Egyptian subsidiary which will be responsible for the maintenance of Egyptian Navy vessels built and delivered by Naval Group.“The strategic alliance between Naval Group and Egypt contributes actively to the international rise of the Egyptian Navy while contributing to its modernization process. The subsidiary will reinforce this effort by establishing a continuous local footprint,” the company said in an announcement.Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry (ANMI) will guarantee the optimal use of the vessels as well as carrying out the upcoming upgrades on the four Gowind corvettes, the two LHD, the FREMM frigates and other potential vessels.The maintenance activity will complete the successful industrial cooperation program supporting the construction process of the three locally built Gowind corvettes. This operational subsidiary will be the privileged platform to support the ongoing dialogue with Egyptian actors within the frame of the multiannual naval contracts. The new entity is expected to generate direct and indirect jobs in the related industrial sectors in Egypt.“Naval Group is strongly committed to maintain the performance of the Egyptian Navy’s vessels over the long run. The multiannual maintenance contract constitutes a major milestone and will grant an additional industrial capacity for ANMI.’ declared Nathalie Smirnov, Naval Group’s Executive Vice President in charge of Services.The creation of the subsidiary constitutes an additional constructive step in Naval Group’s long-term partnership with Egypt. In July 2014, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt signed a construction of four Gowind corvettes. The first of class was built in Lorient and delivered to Egypt on September 2017. The second of the series is currently built through technology transfer in Alexandria Shipyard and was launched in September 2018. Naval Group delivered the Fremm multi mission frigate Tahya Misr in August 2015. In June 2016, Naval Group delivered two Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock vessels to the Egyptian Navy. View post tag: Egyptian Navy Share this article View post tag: Naval Groupcenter_img Photo: Photo: Naval Group View post tag: Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industrylast_img read more

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Student Journalists Pushing For Press Freedom Bill

first_imgBy Makenna MaysTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS – When Southport High School senior Andrew Tapp was approached by his advisor to lobby for a student press freedoms bill last year, he did so without hesitation.“I’m very fortunate at Southport not to face censorship from our administration, but I know plenty of students all across the state of Indiana who do face censorship,” Tapp said.The bill developed with the student-powered New Voices Initiative, a nationwide campaign that works with advocates in law, education, journalism and civics to write legislation that protects student press freedoms.There have been incidents across the state where school administrations have censored student publications and disciplined media advisers such as a current case at Plainfield High School. A media adviser is currently under fire for allowing her students to publish a dating guide that administrators deemed inappropriate.“There’s nothing truly in Indiana code that protects First Amendment rights of student journalists and their advisers,” said Ryan Gunterman, executive director for the Indiana High School Press Association, which is housed at Franklin College, which also owns TheStatehouseFile.com.This epidemic of censorship stems from a 1998 Supreme Court case, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, which ruled student’s First Amendment rights are not violated when school officials edit or prevent publication of material in school newspapers.The first version of Indiana’s press freedom bill debuted in the 2017 legislative session. However, after passing the House education committee with only four opposing votes, it died on the Senate floor after last minute opposition from the Indiana Department of Education. A new version of the bill has been drafted for this legislative session, and contains more concise language, as well as defining what school activities are and listing what policies must include.The Indiana Department of Education declined comment because officials have yet to see the latest version of the bill.If the updated bill is passed, it would provide protections for student journalists to research and report about news in their schools, as decided by their advisors, but without interference from administration. It would also provide a safeguard for advisors protecting them from any retaliation from the administration for supporting the students’ right to report freely.The Indiana School Principal Association is one of the organizations that took issue with the bill because they believed that the bill didn’t give principals any ability to edit, make any changes or offer any suggestions regarding school publications.“We are not opposed to student journalism at all,” said Tim McRoberts, associate executive director of the Indiana Association of School Principals. “We just want to make sure that administrators have a voice in that process because the administrators are the ones held accountable.”However, for those supporting the bill, its importance extends beyond student journalism.“This bill is trying to change what is normal in this state, where the First Amendment is normal, and censorship is not,” said Gunterman.Tapp worked with legislators and other student journalists to draft the first version of the bill for the 2016 legislative session. He spent countless hours at the Statehouse lobbying for the bill and testifying before both the House and Senate education committees.“It’s not necessarily fighting a battle for myself, but for those who can’t, the ones who are in schools that don’t have journalism programs because they were censored out of existence,” Tapp said.Rep. Ed Clere, R-Albany, authored the bill and was adamant that student journalists should take a leading role in every part of the process. Last session, student journalists from all over Indiana participated in the process from bill drafting, introducing legislation and testimonies.“This legislation has been and will continue to be student led,” Clere said.Clere has a personal interest in this bill as he has a journalism background. He was a student journalist in high school when the Hazelwood case was decided.In 1987, the principal at Hazelwood East High School in Missouri prohibited student journalists from publishing articles about teenage pregnancy and divorce on the grounds the that the subject was inappropriate.The case was fought to the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that the First Amendment rights of student journalists are not violated when school officials prevent the publication of certain articles in the school newspaper.“When I joined the staff of my school newspaper, the shadow of Hazelwood had just fallen over student journalism, and nearly 30 years later, Hazelwood is still casting a shadow,” Clere said.McRoberts, who was a high school principal for 10 years, said that not once in his time as a principal did he have to edit or censor any material published by students.“We just felt that the Supreme Court decision is a good guideline landmark for administrators, and it does give the principal and administrator that ability to head something off if they think that it’s going to be an issue,” McRoberts said.Clere said that this legislation would also be a teaching opportunity for journalism students.“This legislation is more than just about student journalism, it’s about journalism education, civics education, fostering and promoting free speech and allowing and encouraging important discussions to go on in school communities,” Clere said.He said that they tried from the beginning to reach out to school administrations, principals, superintendents and school boards to address their concerns about the bill and come up with acceptable language for the bill.“Ultimately and belatedly, we realized they were unwilling to accept a meaningful bill,” Clere said.During this process, McRoberts said that some changes were made to the bill by the Senate that would give the principal some authority if community standards were violated. However, when the bill went back to the House, it was changed back its original language.Clere said that a lot of the opposition came from the schools’ wish to maintain total control, which he believes is not good for education or democracy. He insists that there are numerous checks and balances in place that would in no way give students free reign.“I hope most administrators don’t think as poorly of their students as their lobbyists indicated,” Clere said.McRoberts said that saying administrators want absolute power sells principals short.“To say that I just want to maintain absolute power is an overstatement,” McRoberts said, saying administrators develop policies about student behavior whether it’s about cell phone use or dress code, and this is just a continuation of those policies.Clere said that it is important to remember that schools are government entities.“With any governmental entity, the government officials would love to decide what gets published or broadcast,” Clere said.However, Clere said that these decisions should not be up to government officials, and student journalists in consultation with advisors and the administration will make responsible decisions.As the new version of the bill moves forward, Gunterman said they will continue to contact legislators, bring awareness to the bill and speak with opponents to address their concerns but make sure that they are not sacrificing anything within the legislation.“If we sacrifice any of that, and even like a little bit in terms of leaving it up to a certain administrator to decide whether or not to censor something they just don’t like, then there’s really no purpose of the bill,” Gunterman said.McRoberts said that student journalism is important to them, but they just can’t relinquish the power of the principal to be involved in the publication process.“We think that journalism is an important part of the school experience and we think it’s valuable,” McRoberts said. “We want to do whatever we can do to promote that.”Meanwhile, Tapp is hoping for a better outcome this time around.“For me, it would be a victory for the guys who are at these schools who are censored to high heavens and more than anyone should be,” Tapp said. “But it would be a victory for them and I just played a small part in getting a bill passed that would make their lives better.”FOOTNOTE: Makenna Mays is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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