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South African primate hosts meeting to address future of mining

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Representatives of the South African mining sector, civil society and faith communities have met at Bishopscourt in Cape Town, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, to discuss the future of the mining industry in the country.The “Day of Courageous Conversations” was the first step in South Africa along a journey which began at the Vatican two years ago, when the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace hosted a Day of Reflection in September 2013.The process continued with an Ecumenical Day of Reflection at Lambeth Palace in London, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the president of the British Methodist Conference, and more recently another Day of Reflection at the Vatican.“In this process, mining industry leaders are seeking to re-position the sector as one that can be a partner for long-term sustainable development with host communities and governments,” Makgoba said. “A key outcome of the global-level discussions held so far has been a recognition that the dialogue needs to be replicated at a local level in regions and countries where mining is an integral part of the socio-economic fabric.“To begin the conversations in South Africa, I agreed to host today’s meeting and to invite leaders from the mining industry – including both management and labor – to join representatives from the faith communities, civil society and government for a day of conversations.“About 60 participants were encouraged to share their perspectives and to hear those of others about what is needed to chart a different way forward for how the mining industry contributes to South Africa’s future.“We shared a commitment to seek collaborative solutions to the problems which threaten the sustainability of mining and the communities in which mines operate. I have every hope that the process which today’s discussion initiates will lead to action to develop creative new models of working constructively together.”South Africa is the world’s third largest exporter of coal; but its mining industry also produces large quantities of precious metals and minerals including gold, platinum, chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium.Mining is a significant factor in South Africa’s growing economy, but in recent years there has been growing tensions between miners and mine owners. These culminated in a large scale strike over safety issues in 2007.In 2012, a strike at the Lonmin-owned platinum mine at Marikana resulted in a series of violent confrontations between miners and the South African Police Service, resulting in the deaths of 34 people and 78 injured miners. It was the deadliest confrontation between police and civilians in the country since the Apartheid-era Sharpeville Massacre in 1960.Speech by the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, at the South African Day of Courageous Conversation.Representatives of the faith communities here present, leaders of the mining sector, representing both workers and management, representatives of government, who were invited here, members of civil society, members of the steering committee:Thank you all for being here today. I want to thank particularly those involved in the mining sector for coming, and for allowing yourselves to be vulnerable in taking these conversations forward.Why do I say that, and why are we calling this a day of courageous conversation? As many of you know, this is the South African step along a road which began at the Vatican two years ago, when the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace hosted a Day of Reflection in September 2013. It continued with an Ecumenical Day of Reflection at Lambeth Palace in London, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the President of the British Methodist Conference, and more recently another Day of Reflection at the Vatican, which I was privileged to join.Those global-level meetings recognised that the dialogue they began needs to take place at local level, within countries where mining is part of the economic and social fabric of society. Here in South Africa, we have expanded the conversation to include what I call an inter-faith slant, reflecting the make-up of our particular society.And the fact that this conversation takes place within the context of South African society in 2015 also explains why it takes courage to join it. For, as I said a few days ago, when we marched to Parliament and the Presidency in a rally against corruption, too many of us have been intimidated into silence by our current rulers. Leaders who showed such courage in what I called the old struggle, the struggle against apartheid, now punish those who would speak out against their mismanagement of our country.Why am I, Thabo, involved in this initiative? Let me share with you an anecdote. My father, as a self-supporting church minister, had to find his own ways of taking care of his family. His way of doing it was to go every month to a factory shop in Johannesburg, a shop called Kitty Kit Hawkers’ Factory Supplies, and to buy beautiful clothing on credit.Then, starting around the 15th of every month, he and a friend would drive west of Johannesburg through Carletonville, Fochville, Potchefstroom, Stilfontein, Orkney and Klerksdorp, stopping at each mine, dropping off stock and collecting deposits, ending up at Lichtenburg. Every month, as they arrived at each mine and opened their boot, the miners knew, “Makgoba and Dichabe are here.”Then they would turn around and travel back to Johannesburg after pay day to collect their money. But my father didn’t complete his last trip – he fell ill, he came home to Soweto and he died in his bed. As the elder son, I was given the book in which his customers were recorded, so I set off to collect what he was owed, and I have never forgotten how touched the miners were when they heard of his death, and their absolute honesty in settling up their debts with me.They wanted me to continue the business, which of course I didn’t – but I did go back to the industry later after earning my degree, and worked as a psychologist for TEBA at the Rand Mutual Mine Hospital in Eloff Street Extension, where I was looking after miners who had suffered spinal cord injuries.So I come to this meeting knowing that the church has been to some degree involved in ministry to the mining industry. And we have ecumenical bodies such as the National Religious Association for Social Development, represented here, and the South African Council of Churches, that has done urban and industrial mission. But one of our objectives today is to acknowledge our shortcomings and our failures, and I want to say that the churches have failed the mining industry, both workers and managers.We have failed to take into account how risky mining is economically, one year a market-based success riding high on commodity prices, the next a business in quicksand. We have failed to understand the aspirations of people who want to earn R12,500 a month for working in conditions of extreme heat on stopes lying kilometres down in the earth.We have failed to understand the constraints on managers facing the relentless pressure of meeting shareholders’ expectations for better results every quarter, and who have to deal with resistance to social reforms from engineers and line managers responsible for the safe conduct of highly sophisticated and technically complex mining operations.There are times in our lives when we have to recognise that our past is what it is, and we cannot change it. However, as I have said previously to some of you, we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future. I want the process we enter today to be one of lamentation, in the sense that the Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament of the Christian bible describes it.Generally held to have been written after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, the book expresses what it means to experience suffering, but it goes further than that. In the words of one of my favourite theologians, Denise Ackermann, formerly of the universities of the Western Cape and of Stellenbosch: Lamenting “…is a refusal to settle for the way things are. It is reminding God that the human situation is not as it should be and that God as the partner in the covenant must act.”Lamentation is not navel gazing; it is not only exposing your vulnerability, but exposing it as a tool for leadership, because you can’t say let us move forward together without acknowledging the failures of the past.Today’s process does not involve me prescribing what should be discussed. Each of you must bring your own unique concerns and contributions to this conversation, and what is of overriding importance is that each one of us tries to put ourselves in the shoes of those with whom we are in dialogue.We need to be able to contribute here from the perspective of someone on the other side of an issue. But in the spirit of being just one participant among you, let me bring you my concerns, without suggesting they are any more valid or important than each of yours.Firstly, I come here today suggesting that we might best be placed to think about how we could work together on mine health and safety issues. There may well be other areas that we could partner on, but this might be the one tangible area we need to reflect on.You in the mining houses have mastered this area and you have reduced fatalities, but we in the churches have the injured in our communities, as well as those who contract HIV and Aids or TB while working on the mines. Churches pour a lot of energy, time and money in this area. Your experience in mine health and safety will find fertile hearts in the churches.Secondly, perhaps we should look at our records, as the mining industry and our response as the faith community, on environmental degradation. I have just returned from the Diocese of Matlosane, which encompasses the area around Klerksdorp, and while I was there, the bishop of that diocese took me around, showing me where the environment is being rehabilitated.Looking as those long pipes carrying slush across virgin land, I had to wonder: how safe and secure is that process? What are the risks of spillage, which apart from polluting the earth, could introduce dangerous levels of pollution to the Vaal River catchment area.I know that this is something the mines give a lot of attention to; but we in the church have been remiss in not getting ourselves involved in the process. As a result we are not in a position to make any responsible judgement about whether the mines are truly meeting their responsibilities.Also on the environment, our church has recently decided to consider disinvesting from the fossil fuel industry, so we would urge the industry to explore to its maximum potential the possibility of solar and other renewable energy.Thirdly, let me raise the issue of social cohesion. There has been renewed attention in recent days, notably after Thomas Piketty’s Mandela lecture, to the enormous disparities in wealth not only in our society but across the globe.The difference between our situation in South Africa and that in more economically developed countries is that, like no other issue we face, this one has the potential to blow our country apart. There is an urgent need for all of us – whether different companies in the industry or different groups in the faith community – to stop working in silos in the contexts within which we operate.Within the industry, mining companies need to join as a collective and raise the bar, especially in the areas of housing, health, schools and poverty alleviation. We acknowledge gratefully that millions have already been poured into these areas by yourselves, and there are complexities to deal with, but might it not work to pour resources into a common fund dedicated for your collective action?I have gone over my prescribed time, so let me make two further suggestions very briefly.Addressing labour: Labour, is it not time that we rethink the “class warfare” approach developed in the conditions of 19th century Europe, and look at “co-determination” models of working jointly with management?This does not mean that unions lose their right to bargain, but it can involve, for example, the separate representation of workers on management or supervisory boards of companies, such as is practised in a number of European countries.And addressing management here, is it not time to look at the huge disparity between executive pay and that of workers? I know that the amount of money that limiting executive pay would release for an average worker is negligible, but didn’t Nelson Mandela demonstrate to us the enormous power of symbolic action?And in case you think these are the ramblings of an idealistic archbishop, let me quote a man who spent a decade at the centre of the American financial system: William McDonough, formerly president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a deputy to Fed chairman Alan Greenspan in the 1990s. He has quoted Matthew’s Gospel on loving our neighbour in suggesting, that there ought to be, and I quote him, “economic and moral limitations on the gaps created by the market-driven reward system”.Speaking in 2002 at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York, he said of the disparity between executive pay and that of the average American worker that “it is hard to find somebody more convinced than I of the superiority of the American economic system, but I can find nothing in economic theory that justifies this development.”To end these introductory words, my prayer for today is that each of you here will feel that this is a safe space, one in which you can speak your mind honestly, one in which we will listen to and really hear one another, instead of speaking past each other. Instead of focusing on micro, mine-specific issues, let’s look at macro, global issues, pursuing the common good as opposed to narrow self-interest.I also pray that these conversations won’t just be a talk-shop; that we will take tangible, implementable decisions to act; not only that, but that we will expand such conversations not only in the mining sector but for all wealth creators in our economy. Again as I have said before in similar settings, it’s time for us to turn to each other, not on each other. What is important is not where we start, but where we finish.So welcome to Bishopscourt, home and office to bishops and archbishops of Cape Town since 1848, a home where President Mandela spent his first night after being released from prison, and addressed the nation and the world from the very lawn on which you are seated.As some of you will know, this property was once an estate owned by Jan van Riebeeck, the Dutch settler who came here in the 17th century to establish a refreshment station for passing ships. Scattered on the hill behind us are the remains of a hedge of wild almond trees which the Dutch East India Company planted to keep the likes of me out of their settlement.As late as 1986, when Desmond Tutu came to live here, he had to do so in defiance of the Group Areas Act. So the very place in which we meet is a testimony that transformation can happen after years of oppression. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Anglican Communion Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 South African primate hosts meeting to address future of mining Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By ACNS staffPosted Oct 12, 2015 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

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Executive Council commits to anti-racism with resolutions and $400K in…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Program Budget & Finance, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET George Floyd, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Racial Justice & Reconciliation Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA COVID-19, Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Executive Council commits to anti-racism with resolutions and $400K in grants 2020 budget in ‘good shape’ for now Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Members of Executive Council sing a hymn for Morning Prayer during the final day of council’s virtual meeting on June 11.[Episcopal News Service] At its June 8-11 virtual meeting, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council doubled down on the church’s anti-racism efforts, acknowledging in light of recent events that the church must do more, both to understand its own complicity in white supremacy and to dismantle it.In order for that to happen in a mostly white church, there needs to be a paradigm shift, said House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing. During his meditation for Morning Prayer on the final day of the meeting, Rushing shared his perspective as a black man being acutely aware of racism every day and challenged white members of council to have that mindset.“We can’t be honest about doing this work together until it is as equally important, every day, for you as it is for us, and that each of us know that,” Rushing said.Council passed several resolutions affirming the church’s racial justice work, emphasizing efforts to respond to the recent killings of black Americans by police and white vigilantes and highlighting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in communities of color.One resolution will send $150,000 to the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and $150,000 to the Diocese of Kentucky to “support their continuing work of dismantling the systemic racism we have created in this country and still permeates our church and society.”George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being detained by police. Officers pinned him to the ground for nearly nine minutes while one pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck as he repeated, “I can’t breathe.” That killing prompted protests nationwide and around the world denouncing police brutality. Protesters also have drawn attention to the March 13 killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, home by police who were executing a “no knock” warrant.By providing substantial assistance to the dioceses that are responding to those two high-profile killings, Executive Council shows it is listening to Episcopalians who expect their church to take concrete action in opposing systemic racism, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, said June 10 during a committee discussion.“The church is waiting for us,” she said, adding that this emergency spending is offered to the dioceses with no strings attached. The bishops and diocesan leaders will decide how the money can best support racial justice work on the ground.Rushing also praised the work of the dioceses of Georgia and Atlanta in responding to the Feb. 23 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black jogger who was attacked and fatally shot by a white father and son in Glynn County, Georgia. Rushing and other church leaders chose not to include those two dioceses in the emergency funding, partly because the dioceses’ continued efforts don’t appear to depend on new spending.“They’ve done a tremendous amount of work, and we know where they are,” Rushing told the Joint Standing Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church.Rushing also helped draft two resolutions that reaffirmed The Episcopal Church’s commitment to racial justice work after the killings of Arbery, Taylor, Floyd and other black victims. One of the resolutions singled out Arbery’s killing as a case of “violent racial vigilantism” that brought to mind lynchings and other historic forms of racial terror. Arbery’s attackers, who said they thought he was a suspect in a series of recent break-ins, were not arrested in the killing for more than two months.Executive Council “praises the prompt response of the Episcopal people and churches in the Dioceses of Georgia and Atlanta to publicly call for justice in response to this heinous crime,” the resolution says.A parallel resolution focuses separately on cases of deadly police violence toward African Americans, citing Floyd and Taylor by name and praising the response of Episcopalians in Minnesota and Kentucky. It also calls on all Episcopalians “to organize, advocate, and dismantle systems, policies, and practices that reinforce police violence and brutality.”Executive Council approved another resolution that outlines specific criminal justice reforms that would improve police accountability and help protect people of color from violence. The resolution encourages Episcopalians to advocate for the reforms, including bans on chokeholds, stricter protocols on use of force, creation of community oversight bodies and federal review of killings by police.“Working to enact these policies is not a means to an end but one part in addressing systemic racism and providing long overdue protections to communities of color, ensuring that we live in a society that recognizes, values, and empowers all of God’s children,” the resolution concludes.When it was brought before council, the Rev. Devon Anderson of Minnesota noted that the resolution seemed to preclude any of the various proposals that fall under the umbrella of “defunding the police,” but ultimately offered her support, and the resolution passed easily.Another resolution addresses the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on communities of color, including indigenous communities, often because of barriers to adequate health care caused by poverty. Executive Council urged Episcopalians to “join with their communities in actively removing these barriers and addressing the social determinants of health.”The pandemic and national outrage over police brutality toward people of color also prompted Executive Council to adopt a new program of “rapid response” grants as part of its core racial reconciliation initiative, Becoming Beloved Community. Episcopal and Episcopal-affiliated entities are encouraged to apply this summer for grants of up to $10,000 to back immediate efforts “to address systemic racism and racial violence.” Executive Council approved up to $100,000 for those grants.While anticipating that the coming years will be some of the worst the U.S. economy has seen since the Great Depression, the Rev. Mally Lloyd, chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, assured council that the church is in “solid financial shape.” Short-term reserves are above their targeted amount, with $12 million in unrestricted funds immediately available, and 2020 expenses are below budget so far.However, Lloyd and Treasurer Kurt Barnes warned that, while income in the first quarter was not seriously affected by COVID-19, they do not expect that to continue. Several dioceses have asked to defer their assessment payments, and two have requested emergency hardship assessment waivers. Council passed a resolution granting a full waiver of Colombia’s assessment and a partial waiver of the Dominican Republic’s assessment. That resolution also granted a partial waiver to the Diocese of Dallas as it works toward a full 15% payment in 2021. In addition, the Diocese of Honduras requested financial assistance, as its schools – which are its primary source of income – are now closed, but teachers are still being paid. Council approved a $50,000 grant for two months of payroll and asked the presiding officers to appoint a short-term task force to work with the diocese on financial sustainability.In light of expected income shortfalls from diocesan payments and investments, church staff were asked in April to identify immediate savings that could be implemented without personnel cuts. Staff identified $4.2 million in potential savings, and the finance committee went through the 2020 budget with those recommendations and other circumstances in mind. The committee ultimately put forward a resolution to make about $2 million in immediate budget cuts, much of it “low-hanging fruit” like travel expenses that are now moot. This sets a baseline for deeper cuts to be made as needed, in a “staged reduction” approach depending on how much income might decline.Lloyd praised church staff and the committee for their work on the budget, which she said struck a balance between saving up for an uncertain future and using the church’s resources now to address the immediate crises of racism and COVID-19, with a nod to the Biblical story of Joseph.“Are we in the stage of building and filling the barns against the future famine, or are we in the famine? … We’re in the cusp, I think,” Lloyd said.Council is next scheduled to meet Oct. 9-12, during which further budget discussions – as well as possible changes to the 2020 parochial report – are expected.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] David Paulsen, editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service, contributed to this story. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Albany, NY Executive Council June 2020, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Executive Council, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Jun 11, 2020 Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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Exeter captain suspended after yet another Red Card occurs at the breakdown

first_imgWednesday Mar 3, 2021 Exeter captain suspended after yet another Red Card occurs at the breakdown Exeter captain Jack Yeandle has received a three-week ban after he was sent off in his side’s Gallagher Premiership defeat against Sale.ADVERTISEMENTHe was red-carded by referee Karl Dickson for dangerous play in a ruck or maul. It followed Yeandle’s shoulder making contact with Sale hooker Curtis Langdon’s head.It’s yet another breakdown red card, a bit of a trend of late.WATCH: Quade Cooper laments the direction rugby is heading in as we see another breakdown red cardYeandle, who had never previously received a red or yellow card in more than 200 Chiefs games, had his case heard on papers by an independent disciplinary panel.The Rugby Football Union said that Yeandle accepted the charge.His suspension means that he will miss Exeter’s next three Premiership games against Bath, Harlequins and Leicester.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 15 WEEKS AGO Duffie lucky with just yellow as shoulder… 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All FIVE Maro Itoje penalties against… 15 WEEKS AGO Classic moment Chris Latham throws opposition… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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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Coong’s Garden House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Trieu Chien Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Coong’s Garden House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Viglacera, Adobe, KINGLED, Trimble Navigation, Trungdo, XingfaArchitect In Charge:Nguyen Khac PhuocDesign Team:Tran Duy Han, Diep Xuan Minh, Ha Van TuanClients:Tran Duc CongEngineering:NKPA GroupLandscape:Nguyen Khac Phuoc ArchitectsConsultants:Tram Duy HanCity:VinhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Trieu ChienRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. In the center of Vinh City, where is influenced by the Lao wind (hot and dry westerly wind) and burning sun, we start from one busiest and most crowded streets of Vinh city, It filled with smoke and dust by vehicles, we will turn into a small alley that seem looks like many other streets that is packed with concrete, with high – rise building, with silent iron frame doors, suddenly, we will meet a fresh and green space opened up front of our eyes, the gently, rustic and peaceful picture, apparently a long time ago, in some countryside.Save this picture!© Trieu ChienSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Trieu ChienLocated deeply in a small alley with width only 3m, surrounded by solid high- rise houses, the narrow site with scale 7.1x19m, that has become a difficult challenge but extremely attractive with us. So, Should be use whole the space to serve living activities such as the neighboring tube houses, or make a difference with others?Save this picture!© Trieu ChienThe name “Coong’s Garden” was created with the thinking different concept, normally, with this site we will build one typical tube house, that has narrow life in 4 walls, but, we created a house with alternating green spaces inside it, “garden in house” – “house inside garden”. So there is not only a place to live, but also a peaceful, rustic place where we can be found soul of countryside in the center of the bustling city. The house is designed for one young son who lives with his mother. We have take concept with a very simple U-shaped space structure with three main gardens: front yard, courtyard and roof yard.Save this picture!© Trieu ChienSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Trieu ChienThe green space created by the fresh green garden in the front yard area, though it is not large, but it is enough to the footsteps passing it and slow down a minute to breath the sudden fresh air. It also a place for city children can find the little experience with plants, to innocently play games but not through the phone screen. During the survey of  existing site, we tried to persuade the owner to keep a large green tree inside the site. Because with our opinion, it is the soul of the house – the nature things.  Now, the alone tree will become the highlight of the small garden in the courtyard, with the spiral staircase embracing the tree, It will connect space between the upper yard and the lower yard of the house. Walking under the foliage and feeling the transforming of  every stair’s step, that will be an exciting experience for guests when they visit “Coong’s garden”.Save this picture!© Trieu ChienThe use traditional red tile roof system, which 2-dimensional sloping has created traps wind and the space views become more diverse. The roof coverage creates buffers transition between the inside and outside, the front yard – the courtyard – the roof yard. At the same time, the tiled roof system also increases the sustainability of the building that against the impact of the harsh climate of Central Vietnam. Living space and interior are completely minimalistic to help people feel the nature in the fullest way. We believe that, with the appearance of “Coong’s garden”, the small way has become more warm, more joyful and more children’s laughter.Save this picture!© Trieu ChienProject gallerySee allShow lessSSAB Flagship Store / Bogdan Ciocodeica StudioSelected ProjectsMunkevilla / Janine MullerSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeNguyen Khac Phuoc ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVinhOn FacebookVietnamPublished on October 25, 2020Cite: “Coong’s Garden House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects ” 24 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ArchDaily Architects: Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects Area Area of this architecture project Vietnam CopyHouses•Vinh, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949935/coongs-garden-house-nguyen-khac-phuoc-architects Clipboardcenter_img Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Coong’s Garden House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCoong’s Garden House / Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects 2020 Save this picture!© Trieu Chien+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949935/coongs-garden-house-nguyen-khac-phuoc-architects Clipboard Year: last_img read more

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Purges in state media, community radios on alert

first_imgNews July 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Purges in state media, community radios on alert February 14, 2020 Find out more Angelina Agüero Villalba, communications department in the president’s office; Daniela María Candia Abatte, Televisión Pública; Roque González Benítez, information and communications secretariat for development; Fátima Elizabeth Rodríguez González, also of the information and communications secretariat for development who worked additionally as a producer for TV Pública and Radio Nacional; Carlos Hector Troya Palacios, IPParaguay; Rafael Alejandro Urzua, photographer in the president’s office; Osvaldo Zayas, social welfare secretariat; Tadeo Blanco, environment secretariat. The heads of TV Pública and IPParaguay received similar treatment on 22 June. Persistent “technical” problems The tension that is palpable inside the country can also be felt on the airwaves. The weekly Radio Nacional programme “Ape ha Pepe” (“Here and There”), in which Paraguayans living abroad take part, was taken off the air on 23 June and returned on 30 June. On 7 July, the station was the victim of a strange communications breakdown. Gustavo Zaracho of the Paraguayan community in France told us: “At first I tried phoning the station and got no reply. Then I called the number of a newsroom mobile phone. We realised that the switchboard was jammed and they were unable to transfer any external calls. However, communication was restored 10 minutes before the end of the programme. Meanwhile, I told them by mobile phone about the on-air problem.“A station representative told me in a threatening manner that it was a technical problem. At the time, a police officer who is usually responsible for guarding the building was with him.”Even if these are nothing more than technical hitches, they have recurred frequently since 22 June. Something similar happened to the programmes “Micrófono Abierto” (“Open Mic”) on TV Pública and “Red Pública” on Radio Nacional. The state-run station ZP 12 in the city of Pilar, off the air since 24 June officially because of a power cut, was able to resume broadcasting yesterday after repairs to its equipment. News Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn February 10, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Paraguay Three weeks after President Fernando Lugo was removed from office by parliament on 22 June, Paraguay’s state media are gripped by a climate of tension and intimidation, corroborated to Reporters Without Borders by sources both inside and outside the country.An apparent truce that followed the visit of José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States, on 2-3 July did not last. Freedom of news and information is suffering as a result of the pressure on journalists, and others, known for their opposition to parliament’s move against Lugo on 22 June. “Unfortunately, the information provided to us shows there is a clear desire for renewed political control of state media and communications, with the aim of playing down as much as possible the manner in which Lugo was removed from office and its repercussions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “State media worthy of the name must reflect current public opinion. Efforts to sideline journalists seen as embarrassing, as well as the partial censorship of some programmes, are further indications of the thinking of those who were on the winning side on June 22, to the detriment of the pluralist debate that should have taken place. Constitutional guarantees should be respected.” The new rulers have taken aim at new state media outlets set up under Lugo — TV Pública, Radio Nacional and the news agency IPParaguay – which since June 22 have been at the heart of a campaign by citizens against the takeover.“On 6 July I was asked to go and sign a document ratifying my resignation,” a state media employee told us.Eight journalists and communications workers from the state media or who worked under the former government were officially informed of their dismissal today: News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News Organisation Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay ParaguayAmericas ParaguayAmericas Help by sharing this information Apprehension over new lawThe tug-of-war between Lugo and parliament was partly over the Telecommunications Law. The law has recently been amended in a manner that could adversely affect the future of community radio stations, many of which are poorly funded and not yet in possession of broadcasting licences.New clauses in the law introduced and approved by members of parliament provide, in particular, for a ban on advertising on such stations, restrictions on their transmission range and the possibility of legal action against their representatives if they broadcast without a licence. However, these provisions, which were vetoed by Lugo, could now take effect shortly. The new management at the telecoms watchdog Conatel announced on 8 July that about 200 small radio stations would be decommissioned.Reporters Without Borders notes that the indiscriminate application of such a law based on questionable ideological criteria would infringe the principles of the American Convention on Human Rights, by which Paraguay is bound as a member of the OAS.Community radios, staunch opponents of the 22 June power grab, are often the targets of hostility from local political chiefs. A journalist with an independent radio station in Asuncion said a current example was Radio Canindeyu, which did an important job of informing the public about a clash between protesting peasants and police in the northern city of Curuguaty on 15 June in which 17 people were killed (used by parliament as one of the reasons to remove Lugo 11 days later).He said they were also frowned on by the union of Paraguayan broadcasters, which was one of the first organizations to rally to the new government of President Federico Franco. RSF_en October 20, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

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What’s happening at the old Harrigan’s?

first_img An Odessa restaurateur expects to open a new restaurant in early July at the former Harrigan’s location on JBS Parkway.Sid Clark, who owns Sid and Sam’s Original Steakhouse and Catfish and Co. in Odessa, said he expected to announce details about the restaurant in the next few weeks. But he said it would be called “Scratch Kitchen” and that it would be different from his other restaurants in Odessa, which will remain open at their existing locations.“Our food will have a little bit of Cajun flair, some Asian flair, and there will be some comfort food thrown in there, along with some steaks,” Clark said. “It’s going to be an eclectic menu. I think it’s going to do very well.”Today, construction crews are remodeling the interior and exterior of the building, after receiving building permits from the city in recent months. Clark said they will also add an outdoor patio area, adjacent to the bar. The new restaurant will employ about 70 people, Clark said.Clark was one of the managers at Harrigan’s when the steak house opened in 1979 and worked there for about five years. He said the facelift to the building was needed, but the property was attractive as high-traffic, high-volume location.Owners of the building and the surrounding retail center wanted to lease it to someone local, Clark said.“Harrigan’s was always near and dear to my heart,” Clark said. “It was hard for me to come in here and take it all apart, but it had run a 40-year course and it had been a very successful course.”More Information Pinterest 1 of 3 Construction at the former Harrigan’s Grill and Bar at 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy., last week in Odessa. Local NewsBusiness What’s happening at the old Harrigan’s? Pinterest Construction at the former Harrigan’s Grill and Bar at 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy., last week in Odessa. Home Local News Business What’s happening at the old Harrigan’s? By admin – June 7, 2018 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Facebook Twittercenter_img Construction at the former Harrigan’s Grill and Bar at 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy., last week in Odessa. WhatsApp Sid & Sams Original Steakhouse Facebook Page. Twitter WhatsApp Ashford Hospitality Trust: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Previous articleECHD special meeting on horizonNext articleFive things you need to know today, June 7 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Construction at the former Harrigan’s Grill and Bar at 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy., last week in Odessa. Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Household Debt on the Rise

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: data Household Debt HOUSING Lending Tree mortgage New York Federal Reserve Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Household Debt on the Rise Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 15, 2017 1,474 Views Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago data Household Debt HOUSING Lending Tree mortgage New York Federal Reserve 2017-11-15 Nicole Casperson Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Insurance Fund Results to Impact Future of Housing Next: Five Minutes With: Auction.com EVP of Client Management Ali Haralson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data recently released its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit—reporting that household debt increased while delinquency rates of several debt types continued to rise. According to the report, total household debt increased by $116 billion to $12.96 trillion in Q3 2017.LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze said although household debt is at a high, the financial obligations ratio and household debt service ratios remain favorable because of income growth and lower interest rates.“This favorable picture is dependent on low rates, which may face some upward pressure, but not to an extent we think will put borrowers under significant pressure,” said Kapfidze. “It is also dependent on strength in home prices which we expect to continue given tight housing inventory and a strong labor market.”Overall, the New York Fed’s data found that mortgage debt increased by 0.6 percent, student debt increased by 1 percent, and credit card debt increased by 3.1 percent—while home equity lines of credit (HELOC) balances experienced a decrease by 0.9 percent.Kapfidze added that HELOC balances continuing to fall indicates that homeowners are not accessing their record equity for consumption.Additionally, the share of mortgage balances that were 90 or more days delinquent continued to improve, at 1.4 percent in Q3, which is a decrease from 1.7 percent at the beginning of 2017, and an improvement from the 8.9 percent high reached in 2010.As 69,580 individuals had a new foreclosure notation added to their credit reports in Q3 2017, foreclosures represented a new historical low.The report notes that its information is based on data from the New York Fed’s Consumer Credit Panel, a nationally representative sample of individual and household-level debt and credit records drawn from anonymized Equifax credit data.To view the full report, click here. Home / Daily Dose / Household Debt on the Rise Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

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PARC welcomes confirmation that Hit and Runs will be recorded

first_img Facebook News Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 27, 2013 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Previous articleINOU – ‘Social welfare system needs to change to reflect reality’Next articleDoherty calls for introduction of school book rental scheme News Highland center_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PARC welcomes confirmation that Hit and Runs will be recorded WhatsApp The Donegal Road Safety Group PARC has welcomed written confirmation from the Garda National Traffic Bureau that forms for recording road traffic collisions will now include a field for recording Hit and Runs.The group has lead the campaign arguing that in the absence of such a field the true level of Hit and Runs in country as not being recorded.The spokesperson for PARC is Susan Grey.She is now calling on the Justice Minister to introduce legislation which would allow those found guilty of a Hit and Run to face a tougher sentence….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/susanparchitandrun.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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BREAKING : BJP Leader And Senior Advocate Gaurav Bhatia Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Inquiry Into Bengal Post-Election Violence

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : BJP Leader And Senior Advocate Gaurav Bhatia Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Inquiry Into Bengal Post-Election Violence Radhika Roy4 May 2021 2:37 AMShare This – xBJP leader and Senior Advocate Gaurav Bhatia has moved the Supreme Court seeking for an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the violence that has erupted across West Bengal post the election results on 2nd May. Apart from seeking an inquiry and investigation into the “instances of rampant violence, murders and rapes that have been carried out by workers of TMC across the State of West Bengal”, the Application also seeks directions to the State to “file a detailed status report qua the FIRs registered, arrests made and steps taken by it against the perpetrators of the crimes mentioned in the instant application”. The Application has been filed in a 2018 PIL by Bhatia seeking a CBI probe into the alleged murder of BJP activist Dulal Kumar in the State of West Bengal. It had been reported that Kumar’s body had been found hanging from an electric pole in Purulia district’s Balarampur of West Bengal on June 2, 2018, post the Panchayat elections in the State. Bhatia had also sought for an inquiry into the death of two other BJP workers, Shaktipada Sarkar and Trilochan Mahato. The Supreme Court, being satisfied with the action taken by the State in the deaths of Sarkar and Mahato, had decided to conclude the proceedings in the PIL to the extent of their cases. The instant Application for Directions seeks to bring to notice of the Apex Court to the “brutal murders and commission of serious crimes like rape and molestation, blatant violence and the complete breakdown of the law and order machinery in the State of West Bengal before, during and after the recently concluded assembly elections in the State”. The Application goes on to contend that the present incidents have a direct bearing to the issues raised in the Writ Petition pertaining to the prevalent violence in the State. “As per media reports, this violence is seeking revenge against the citizenry of the State which has exercised its democratic right of voting for a party other than TMC. That the perpetrators of crime should be booked and punished in accordance with law are being protected by the ruling dispensation”, submits the Application. Referring to the alleged murder of Avijit Sarkar, a citizen of Belagatha in Kolkata, the Application highlights that a ‘great dance of democracy is underway in West Bengal, under the protection of TMC”. It has been averred that Sarkar had uploaded a video on Facebook moments before his death, stating that TMC workers had not only ransacked his house and NGO, but had also killed puppies, and thus blamed TMC leaders for his eventual death. Submitting that the incident showcases how TMC has been conducting its affairs without any deterrence, the Application goes on to underline that TMC has been exercising undue influence over the police and other enforcement agencies by not registering any FIRs against their party workers for their alleged acts of crime, thereby violating guidelines stipulated as per Lalita Kumar v. Government of Uttar Pradesh. “The TMC has dehumanized its political opponents, specifically targeting BJP and its members and workers branding them as fascists and bigots”. In light of the above, the Application seeks intervention of the Court “before the law and order situation in West Bengal descends into chaos” and prays for a CBI inquiry into the violence as well as a direction for a report to be submitted by the State with regard to the action taken. TagsWest Bengal Trinamool Congress Senior Advocate Gaurav Bhatia CBI BJP Next Storylast_img read more

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Boxes will help feed elderly

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Helping others is second nature to Sharone Scott, manager of Scotty’s country store in the Meeksville community.She is always alert to those in need. Recently, she fed about 300 children as a way of letting them know that others care about them and are there for them.Now, she is spearheading a project to let the elderly know that they are on the minds and hearts of many.There are a lot of elderly people in the local communities that are struggling to make ends meet, Scott said Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:12 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020 Latest Stories Boxes will help feed elderly Print Article “I want to do something to let them know that others care about them and want to help,” Scott said. “So, with the help of several store owners we are collecting non-perishable food items that will be packaged and distributed to elderly people who can benefit greatly from the assistance.”Several business owners are supporting the food distribution to the elderly project for the elderly and, without their support it would not be possible, Scott said.Scotty’s was the first to come on board with the country store as a drop-off site for the non-perishable foods.Andre Ellis at Little Oak Country Store on the Henderson Highway, Ziad Rollins at Flo’s Kitchen in Troy, Jermaine Johnson at CB’s Farmers Market on North Three Notch Street in Troy, Steve and Jennifer Garrett at both Piggly Wiggly Troy locations are all supporting the food giveaway for the elderly by allowing their businesses to be food drop-off sites. Book Nook to reopen Email the authorcenter_img “We are asking all those who will to donate non-perishable food items at any of the drop-off sites. It will be picked up for delivery to elderly members of our community that would benefit from their generosity,” Scott said. “Those who know of someone that should be among those to receive the food boxes, may call 770-0559 or leave a private message on my Facebook page. All donations will be greatly appreciated.The food boxes are to be delivered on May 4. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Locals leaders ‘not seeing a big surge yet’ As Alabama’s statewide cases of COVID-19 continued to climb on Thursday, Pike County officials continued to make plans for a… read more Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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