Lithuanian operators stop advertising in lockdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Lithuanian Gambling Business Association and National Gambling and Games Business Association have asked their members to stop advertising online gambling during the country’s national lockdown caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Lithuanian Gambling Business Association and National Gambling and Games Business Association have asked their members to stop advertising online gambling during the country’s national lockdown caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The Lithuanian Gambling Authority said the operator associations took action after members did not take steps to limit advertsing as suggested during the lockdown.The regulator explained that it sent a letter to operators on 1 April, including recommendations prepared by the European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA) and aimed at encouraging responsible advertising.“The Gaming Authority points out that advertising is one of the stimulating factors for people with gambling problems,” the Authority said. “Advertising can encourage these people to gamble, especially during quarantine.”However, the regulator said that these recommendations were not taken into account. Instead, it noted that gambling advertisements online took up more space on web pages than before.Among the sites found to have features increased advertising were basketball news sites Basketnews.lt, which includes advertisements for Olympic Entertainment Group’s OlyBet and krepsinis.net, which includes advertisements for Betsson’s Betsafe brand.Although the regulator’s its efforts to contact those stepping up their level of advertisements were ignored, the Lithuanian Gambling Business Association and National Gambling and Games Business Association both opted on 8 April to suspend all remote gambling advertising.Last week, Lithuania’s neighbour Latvia banned all online gambling during its own lockdown, as part of the country’s emergency coronavirus (Covid-19) bill.The bill – signed by the country’s president, Egils Levits, on 22 March – initially left the status of online gambling unclear, but on 6 April, the country’s gambling regulator recieved clarification that all online licences were to be suspended. Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Baltics Lithuania Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lithuanian operators stop advertising in lockdown Email Addresslast_img read more

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Knight begins his crusade for City Commission

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I agree with Gene that some things need more attention. Dream Lake Park is one of those things. I have carried on and on about the cattails across the frontage of the park taking over. I have brought it up many times. When I saw a crew down there I was jumping for joy and posted that I was a happy camper because the cattails were being taken out, and that the park was being fixed up. I guess I spoke too quickly, as only a few cattails were taken out, and what was left is somewhat of a ditch between the bank and the remaining cattails making it even worse. A vehicle crash had taken out the wooden bridge previously and it still is not replaced. I know they sprayed the cattails once before as they turned a little yellow and that didn’t faze them, but the physical removal of the cattails didn’t go far enough to make the shoreline look nice, and you still can’t hardly fish for them. The city had them cleaned out before regularly under Mayor Land until his age progressed and he couldn’t get around as much to take care of things like he used to. It is a pretty park that has so much more potential. The city is focusing on run down parks in the central part of town. Grants have been secured for Alonzo Williams and Lake Avenue. The mayor added a sidewalk on Monroe Street and curbing on Summit Street to make more safe walk available to Sheeler and Dream Lake students respectively. Thank you City Council for listening! Mama Mia 8 COMMENTS Mama Mia A little less talk, and a lot more action, just like Toby Keith says in his songs. Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Reply March 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply TAGSCity Commission Seat #1Gene Knight Previous articleHow the battle against Ebola was wonNext articleApopka Fire Station #5 in final stages of planning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 30, 2017 at 6:14 pm Ms. Belle Gilliam, what a sweet and 100% classy lady! She loves Apopka, and Apopka history with all of her heart! March 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm Mary Mama Mia Knight: “I’m not running for the office, I’m running for the people”Gene Knight is a crusader on a mission, and his mission is a seat on the City Commission.Friends, family, and supporters turned out for Knight’s meet-and-greet event at Porkie’s Original BBQ Wednesday evening. He announced his campaign for City Commission (Seat #1) last week. Knight is the founder of the local social media group Apopka Then and Now.Vice Mayor Billie Dean has held Seat #1 on the City Commission since 1994 but is undecided on a possible run for what would be his sixth term. Pastor Alexander Smith, a retired Orange County Public School educator, has also announced his candidacy for Seat #1.Gene Knight: “I want it to be that everyone matters and everyone’s voice matters. They (the City Council) are listening to us talk, but they’re not hearing us.”“We’re too divided,” said Knight. “We need to concentrate on all of Apopka. A lot of Apopka is going downhill, and eventually, those areas will create crime and diminish Apopka’s appearance. I believe we are concentrating in one area, and not all areas.”He described that one area as Rock Springs, Errol Estate and the northwest part of Apopka in general. Knight sees the big picture, but he also wants to take care of small but important details.“I do want to see Apopka grow,” he said. “But I also want to see sidewalks for children to walk on. There should be more of them.”According to Knight, he has dealt with the City before and would like those dealings to get a little easier than they often do.“I’ve had to fight to get things done like lighting, sidewalks, and trees taken down in certain areas,” he said. “You shouldn’t have to push the issues to get someone to take care of it. I want it to be that everyone matters and everyone’s voice matters. They (the City Council) are listening to us talk, but they’re not hearing us.”Knight has no fundraising goals but did leave open the idea of donating to his campaign if necessary. He also has access to 3,000 followers on Apopka Then and Now. However, Knight prefers a traditional campaign that includes knocking on doors and believes the passion he has for Apopka will make the difference.And he sees an election not as a contest for a seat, but as a people’s crusade.“I’m the kind of person that when I take on something, I take it head on,” he said. “I want to get the word out there myself. Of course, I’ll need some money to get signs and things, but I want to go out and meet the people door-to-door. That’s the way to get people out to vote. I’m not running for the office, I’m running for the people.” Reply Mama Mia Also Mary there was talk of putting in a pocket park along Vick Road. What happened to that? People were getting excited about it, but again, just talk. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The pocket park there went away because the deal fell through for the city to obtain that property. Gene Knight: “I want to give the people a voice. They are listening to us, bit they don’t hear us.” Reply Reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Mama Mia March 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm Now I listened to the audio of the last council meeting and toward the end they spoke of having another workshop about the role of commissioners and how to be an effective commissioner. They are going to bring in an expert lady for a fee, and she is going over everything so they will know exactly what is expected of them, and to gain knowledge. Well, let’s hope it is worth it, let’s hope the lady can drill some good stuff into their heads because they sure don’t want to listen to their constituents. That would seem to me, to be the starting point to being an effective commissioner rather than having their minds already made up before the public even gets to speak before a vote. Please enter your name here March 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm Michael Heaton Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply March 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm Mary, guess what? Dream Lake Park is in the central part of town, and it has been nothing but hot air talk, no action that has resulted in anything positive for Dream Lake Park. Also, the sidewalks that were added down Monroe didn’t come there very easily, it was after Mr. Toby McIntire kept on and on and on, and FINALLY they were installed, so really everyone can thank Mr. McIntire for the sidewalks! March 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm March 30, 2017 at 11:38 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week – Round 2

first_imgWednesday Oct 29, 2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week – Round 2 Round two of the European Rugby Champions Cup produced some outstanding tries and excellent individual performances. George North in particular scored four tries for Northampton Saints, while other great tries were scored by Toulon, Clermont and Harlequins. This is our selection of the best.Which is your favourite try from the round?View more excellent five pointers in our Great Tries sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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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Journalist Yousef Shayeb freed on bail but defamation trial still looms

first_img Follow the news on Palestine May 16, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more News to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Related documents Journalist Yousef Shayeb freed on bail but defamation trial still looms – Arabic VersionPDF – 335.43 KB Organisation Reporters Without Borders was relieved to learn of the release on bail two days ago of Palestinian reporter Yousef Shayeb after the payment of two bonds of 5,000 Jordanian dinars (5,200 euros) each.However, the organization remains concerned that the investigation is still open. “We demand that the charges against the journalists be dropped immediately,” it said. “This harassment must cease.” Shayeb had been in detention since 26 March after libel suits were brought against him by the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, and the head of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in France, Hael Al-Fahoum, his deputy Safwat Ibraghit, and the widow of Brigadier General Jad Tayeh, an officer in the Palestinian Authority’s intelligence service.The suits were prompted by an article Shayeb wrote for the Jordanian daily Al-Ghad in January about irregularities within the diplomatic mission in France. He quoted unidentified sources as implicating Ibraghit in cases of corruption with the complicity of his boss, Al-Fahoum, the head of the Palestinian National Fund, Ramzi Khouri, and foreign minister Al-Malki.It also referred to the fact that Ibraghit was the son-in-law of General Tayeh, who was assassinated by a militant group in 2006. Shayeb’s sources also accused Ibraghit and some of his colleagues of putting pressure on Palestinian students living in France to monitor the activities of Islamist groups there and in other countries on behalf of Palestinian – and maybe foreign – intelligence. The day after the article was published, the journalist was questioned for several hours by Palestinian intelligence officials then released. Two months later, he received a summons from the Ramallah attorney general.Shayeb’s lawyer Daoud Darawi told Reporters without Borders he was originally held in police custody for 48 hours and was questioned at length by the attorney general. Darawi said he and a representative of the Palestinian Journalists Union were present during the interrogation. Shayeb was ordered to reveal the sources for his article and was accused of causing discord and harming the security of the Palestinian Authority. News Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists April 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Yousef Shayeb freed on bail but defamation trial still looms RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Faced with the journalist’s refusal to reveal his sources, although the order had no judicial backing, a Palestinian Authority court decided on 28 March to extend his detention by two weeks.Palestinian law guarantees the right of journalists to maintain the confidentiality of their sources unless a court rules that identifying them is necessary for state security or to prevent the commission of a crime. After his detention was extended, Shayeb began a hunger strike, despite suffering from diabetes and a heart condition. He was then placed in solitary confinement and was refused visits except by the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights and the Red Crescent, seven days after his arrest. He was not questioned during this time and his lawyer was unable to visit him.He was released two days ago and was immediately admitted to hospital because of his deteriorating health. He was able to return home the following evening.The investigation remains open and Shayeb is awaiting a date for the start of his trial. The plaintiffs are seeking damages of 6 million dollars. last_img read more

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Commissioners Monday will discuss issuing $85M debt

first_img Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Local NewsGovernment Commissioners Monday will discuss issuing $85M debt Facebook By admin – April 22, 2018 The Ector County Commissioners Court is expected to consider Monday whether or not to publish a notice of intent to issue $85 million of public debt for a new courthouse.The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom at the administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St. The item is one of the last items commissioners will consider on a lengthy agenda.A new committee comprised of county and city officials recently formed to examine costs of building a new courthouse downtown, as the city works to revitalize the downtown area and county officials look to replace the blighted building. The committee, which was formed Tuesday, has only met once and all they’ve discussed is how the committee will operate, work together and the direction they’re headed with the project, Precinct 1 Commissioner and committee member Eddy Shelton said.“The way I view this is, our $85 million, that’s good faith money that we’re serious about this collaboration with the city. That we’re putting our money where the mouth is and where our heart is and we’re gonna move forward on faith and I think the city has to make its own determination,” County Judge Ron Eckert said.The county agenda item states the $85 million would go toward:Constructing and equipping a new county courthouseParking for the new county courthouseAcquisition of land for the new county courthouseDemolition of the existing courthouseProfessional services rendered in relation to such projects and financing thereofEckert has voiced support for issuing certificates of obligation several times, including during the primary election when another idea was put on the table by Eckert’s replacement. Voters elected businesswoman Debi Hays as the new county judge in March and she is expected to be sworn into the top county seat in January.While campaigning, Hays proposed finding a private company to build a new courthouse and having the county enter into a lease-to-buy arrangement.Shelton said that the county is seeking partnership from anyone they can.“The city is definitely one of those entities that’s gonna partner with us, but we’re looking for partnership with whomever can, whether it be a taxing entity, a private entity . . . Our economy is driven by the oil and gas industry and there’s a lot of large oil and gas companies that are contributing to the burden of our growth. So we’re certainly looking for contributions in any manner that we can get it to partner up with resources,” he said.Shelton said they need partnership with land acquisition, removal of existing facilities on acquired land and parking. In 2016, the city acquired the Odessa American building at 222 E. Fourth St., along with a nearby parking lot for about $1.6 million for the purpose of constructing a new courthouse there. Should the city share the financial burden of the project, the new facility would likely include space for city offices.If the county doesn’t get the help with resources they are hoping for, the $85 million show of “good faith” would result in the county having to scale down the project, Eckert said.“We also have other options that we could pursue that would be in different locations that might affect the price tag. Our first preference, like Eddy (Shelton) has said, is to be a part of the city’s vision of revitalization,” Eckert said.As the Permian Basin gets ready to explode into another oil and gas boom cycle, Eckert said time is of the essence to issue the debt.“We’re in a commodities community and pricing of various products and services runs pretty unpredictable pattern at times, but when you’re at the edge and heading into a boom cycle, that’s a scary time. You have pricing going up for services, for labor, for products and you have possible inflation tied to things like tariffs and other things that may be affecting prices of steel and other things,” he said.The option of a bond election, he said, is out of the question. The county tried to pass a $95 million bond issue for a new courthouse about five years ago, which voters overwhelmingly rejected.There is a law, Eckert said, that would prohibit the county from issuing debt for three years if a bond election were to fail. Tag on another two years for construction and the price tag for a new courthouse would likely be much higher in another five years, he said.“So doing this right now, when we can try and have a good interest rate and where we have more predictable pricing makes fiscal sense. It’s the soundest time, fiscally, to do it and the soundest means of doing it,” he said.The judge has called the need to construct a new courthouse an “emergency,” later calling it an urgent matter.“Is it on fire down there, about to burn up? No. That would be an emergency. But we do have a sense of urgency that could very quickly become an emergency,” Eckert said.Shelton said there’s a fine line between urgency and emergency, pointing out the courthouse’s recent phone system failure.“We had an urgent need for a phone system. We knew that, we didn’t have funding for it. … It crashes. Now it’s inoperable. We’re without a phone system in the courthouse. What happens when this building becomes uninhabitable? We’re without a place for us to do what’s constitutionally required of us to do,” Shelton said.If commissioners approve the notice of intent to issue the certificates of obligation on Monday, the county’s debt would total to about $108 million. Commissioners recently issued about $23 million in certificates of obligation to add on to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.“Right now the only source of revenue the county has to make those debt payments is ad valorem taxes so, depending on the assessed values that come out from the appraisal district, which will come out in July, it could be two-and-half, three, three-and-a-half cents on the tax roll,” County Auditor David Austin said.A three-cent increase would translate into about $60 per year more on taxes on a $200,000 house, he said.If the certificates of obligation are approved, Eckert said there will be two public notices issued, which will state the amount of public debt to be issued.The public can petition the decision, which would require signatures from 5 percent of qualified voters in the county, and would force an election. If a petition is not turned into the county clerk within a certain period of time, Eckert said the final vote can take place June 11.If You Go Previous articleCommissioners to consider jail expansion additionsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Funk versus Trump/Biden would be fun admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Twitter Home Local News Government Commissioners Monday will discuss issuing $85M debt Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp A photo of the south west side of the Ector County Courthouse on Wednesday from the intersection of 3rd Street and Grant Avenue. Summer Spaghetti SaladFruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter Landgraf prepares for state budget debate What: Ector County Commissioners Court meeting to discuss issuing $85 million of public debt for the construction of a new courthouse.When: 10 a.m. Monday.Where: Ector County Administration Building Annex, 1010 E. Eighth St.last_img read more

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Court’s Order Which Cannot Be Complied With Practically, Would Not Amount To Contempt: Punjab & Haryana High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCourt’s Order Which Cannot Be Complied With Practically, Would Not Amount To Contempt: Punjab & Haryana High Court Sparsh Upadhyay8 Jan 2021 9:07 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday (06th January) observed that an implementing party could not be made liable for proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act, for non-compliance of a judicial order, if such an order cannot be complied with, practically. The Bench of Justice Augustine George Masih observed, “(If) there is an automatic provision of the erasing of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday (06th January) observed that an implementing party could not be made liable for proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act, for non-compliance of a judicial order, if such an order cannot be complied with, practically. The Bench of Justice Augustine George Masih observed, “(If) there is an automatic provision of the erasing of the CCTV Footage leading to no-retrieval thereof, the factum of non-compliance of the order passed by this Court would in itself not render the (implementing party) liable for proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act.” The matter before the Court The Court was hearing a review plea concerned with the order of the HC, wherein a direction was issued to the applicant-respondents No. 2 and 3 (implementing parties) to supply the information, as sought by the petitioner i.e., the CCTV Footage of the incident (wherein, allegedly the assault was committed upon the petitioner) dated 20th November 2015, within a period of 30 days. It was contended by the implementing parties that the CCTV Footage is kept intact for a period of 20 days and after completion of the said period, there is an automatic erasing provision from the DVR storage. It was argued that such information was not available with the respondents even at the time when the interim order was passed by this Court on 19th March 2018 and thus, it was submitted that the order passed by the Court would be impossible to comply with. It was on this basis that the review and recall of the order passed by this Court had been sought. In essence, it was their contention that the order, as passed by this Court, in principle was acceptable to the applicant-respondents No. 2 and 3 but because of the non-practicality for complying with the same, the present application had been filed. Court’s Order Taking into account “the limited scope of review”, the prayer of the applicant-respondents No. 2 and 3 for recall of the order was not accepted. However, it was clarified that “in case the said information is not available with the respondents and there is an automatic provision of the erasing of the CCTV Footage leading to no-retrieval thereof, the factum of non-compliance of the order passed by this Court would in itself not render the applicant-respondents No. 2 and 3 liable for proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act as it is a settled proposition of law that an order, which cannot be complied with, practically would not amount to contempt.” Further, it was clarified by the Court that in case the information is available with the Police Department and the petitioner approaches the said department under the RTI Act, the said information, if available, be provided to the petitioner, if permissible, and subject to the provisions of the Right to Information Act. The review application, therefore, stood disposed of with above observations. Case title – Ashish v. State Information Commissioner Haryana And Others [RA-CW-194-2020 CM-9430-CWP-2020 with CM-13140-CWP-2020 CM-9431-CWP-2020 with CM-42-CWP-2021 in CWP-6874-2018] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Taylor shares insight with exchange

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 2:22 pm Friday, January 6, 2012 Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Taylor has not accepted the pay raise and is compensated for his service at the 1991 rate of pay.Taylor said he will sponsor a bill to repeal the pay raise as unconstitutional and excessive. However, he said the pay raise issue is complicated.“I will support base pay with reimbursement for expenses,” he said. “And, that base pay should not exceed the median income for the state. But the devil is in the detail.”Taylor said that jobs growth should top the Legislative agenda and include an aggressive tax incentive. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip You Might Like Purple Heart vets raise money for Wounded Warriors There will be one lucky team, but two lucky fans on Super Bowl Sunday this year. As part of a… read more Taylor said the recent Legislative session was the most productive in decades.He said the Legislature got things done as promised and sealed with the “Republican Handshake.”“Everything on our list of campaign promises, we did, except the pay raise issue,” he said. “It is my belief the pay raise is wrong. It is unconstitutional. You should never be able to vote yourself a pay raise.” “We must reduce the regulatory burden for small businesses,” he said. “We have got to help businesses stay in business.”Taylor highlighted four reasons that Alabama is primed for industry.“Alabama has low energy costs,” he said. “We are a ‘right to work state.’ We have one of the best workforce training programs in the country and, then, there is the Alabama work ethic. We are hardworking people.”Taylor said with all of that working for Alabama and, if the state keeps its economic incentives in place, Alabama will continue to attract industries.Taylor voted for the state’s illegal immigration law, which he said is “tough.”“I support the employment of immigrants who come in through the front door,” he said. “I voted for the bill with the belief that we can come back and tweak the law and get the things out that needed to come out. The Legislature seldom passes new laws. What we do is amend laws and that’s what we must do with the illegal immigration law.”On the Ethics Reform Law, Taylor said that purpose of the law is to make it a crime for lobbyists to lavish gifts on public employees, not to keep school children from giving their teachers Christmas gifts.Taylor said he will support the establishment of charter schools that will offer opportunities for students trapped in failing schools.As far as how Pike County will be affected by redistricting, Taylor said that he doesn’t know what changes are in store for District 30.“I would hope to keep a unified district,” he said. “But if not, I know how important is for Pike County to stay whole and that’s what I will support.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Taylor shares insight with exchange Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder In his first year as an Alabama State Sen. Bryan Taylor. R-Prattville, has found that politics make strange bedfellows.Taylor told members of the Troy Exchange Club Thursday that being a state senator is tougher than he had thought. He has found that not everyone agrees with his views on issues facing the state.“I even have friends that have legitimate differences on views,” he said. “You have to be willing to try to see issues from their perspectives and hope they’ll try to see things from yours. You have to learn to work together and to share ideas if you are going to be productive.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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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Feeding the soul

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author City Councilman Charlie Dunn said the faith of those involved had removed all obstacles in bringing the project to conclusion.“This is a wonderful day,” he said. “It is the day the Lord has made and we rejoice in it.”Retired Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford expressed belief that God has a hand in all things.When the city was attempting to purchase the former Baptist Children’s Home for use as a senior center, grant funds were not awarded.“The city council stepped up and did it anyway,” Lunsford said. “We needed that grant later – for a better project, for the one we have today. This is one of the happiest days I can remember.”Neal Morrison, Alabama Department of Senior Services commissioner, told the gathering that Gov. Robert Bentley cares about the quality of life of all Alabama’s senior adults.“We owe so much to those who came before us,” Morrison said in expressing appreciation to the seniors in attendance for their examples and their contributions. “[The Troy Nutrition Center] is living proof that people who work together make great things happen for great people.”Green said that there was no way she could thank all of those who were involved in the Troy Nutrition Center project.“From the planning through the construction, so many people were dedicated to the project,” she said. “I could never name them all but they know who they are and how much they are appreciated. It’s on the faces of our seniors, every one of them.”Green did recognize her staff, Jessica Cox, Nikki Jones, Kiara Pierson and Eva Jackson, who are instrumental to the program. She also recognized Rosa Boswell, Elizabeth Law and Charlie Terry, who are the senior members of the Troy Nutrition Center.“This new building is a blessing to all of us,” Boswell said. “We’re like family out here and we love each other.”Law said that the nutrition center is home away from home “and what a pretty new home we have.”At age 93, Charlie Terry is the senior among the seniors and he said he couldn’t believe how “richly blessed we are today.”“The Center gives me somewhere to go every day and something to do,” he said. “I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this place.”Terry said the new center is just about the prettiest place he has ever seen.“It’s so nice that I’ll have to wear my Sunday britches every day,” he said, laughing. “I don’t know how to thank everybody but I do say ‘thank you.’ And I thank the Good Lord for his hand in it.” Center Director Hassie Green choked back tears as she expressed appreciation for the state-of-the-art facility for the most wonderful people, “our seniors.”“Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!” Green said. “This is a dream come true.”Green said that, in all the time of waiting, she never doubted that a new facility for the city’s seniors would become a reality. “There were some stumbling blocks along the way,” she said. “But I believed that those rough edges would be smoothed out and, in the end, the results would be what we have today.”Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said the Troy Nutrition Center is the result of the hard work of many who are dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of the community’s senior adults.“It is important to have a place where our seniors can go for fellowship.” Reeves said. “The Troy Nutrition Center not only feeds the body, it feeds the soul.”Reeves thanked everyone who had a part in making the dream a reality. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article The new Troy Nutrition Center opens its doors, welcomes seniorsA dream that began four years ago was realized Thursday morning with the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for the Troy Nutrition Center. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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. 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Rabbi says he won’t meet with Trump as synagogue shooting victims’ funerals begin

first_imgTonight, the State Capitol is lit in tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. All of Pennsylvania stands with the victims and their families. We join the Pittsburgh Jewish community and Jewish Americans across our nation in mourning. pic.twitter.com/0jpqDZpewj— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 29, 2018Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to arrive in Pittsburgh later in the afternoon.“I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “I’m also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt. So — and I really look forward to going — I would have done it even sooner, but I didn’t want to disrupt anymore than they already had disruption.”The president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump will travel with the president and first lady, a senior administration official told ABC News.President Trump on Saturday strongly condemned the shooting in Pittsburgh as “evil.”Early on Saturday, just a few hours after the shooting, the president said, “It’s presumed that this is a case where if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately … Maybe nobody would have been killed except for him. So it’s a very, very difficult situation.”When a reporter asked if all synagogues and churches should have armed guards, Trump said, “I hate to think of it that way … It’s certainly an option.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said he won’t meet with President Donald Trump who is heading to Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.After Myers “first said the president was welcome,” he “received a lot of email… that are not happy with those words,” he told CNN Tuesday.“The thing that saddens me is those emails also contain hate and it just continues in this vicious cycle… that’s just not the solution,” Myers said. “We need to be better than this.”“I have no plans at this time for any involvement” with Trump’s visit, Myers told CNN. “My attention will be with the family. I have a funeral and I must tend to their needs.”The first of the funerals for the slain worshippers will be held Tuesday.Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz and brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal were among the 11 people gunned down by a shooter inside the house of worship Saturday.Rabinowitz’s friends and family are set to gather at his funeral Tuesday morning, while the Rosenthal brothers will be honored at a joint service Tuesday afternoon.Rabinowitz, 66, was killed when he ran toward gunfire in the synagogue to try to help victims, according to his nephew, Avishai Ostrin.“In addition to being the president of the congregation, he was a doctor, a healer … when he heard shots he ran outside to try and see if anyone was hurt and needed a doctor. That was Uncle Jerry, that’s just what he did,” Ostrin wrote on Facebook.“Jerry was above all one of the kindest physicians and human beings in our community,” University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials said in a statement. The hospital network said it “cannot even begin to express the sadness and grief we feel over the loss of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz.” The line outside Jerry Rabinowitz’ service has extended half a block. David Sogg, one of his patients, arrived by bicycle, said his doctor of nearly 20 years would have been glad. pic.twitter.com/v82seja4JC— Max Londberg (@MaxLondberg) October 30, 2018Slain brothers Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, never missed a service and were always at the synagogue because it was a place they felt the most safe, fellow congregant Scott Levin told ABC News.The two brothers were developmentally disabled.“Cecil and David had a love for life and for those around them,” according to a statement from ACHIEVA, a local organization which provides support for people with disabilities.“Cecil’s laugh was infectious. David was so kind and had such a gentle spirit,” Chris Schopf, Vice President of ACHIEVA Residential Supports, said in the statement. “Together, they looked out for one another. They were inseparable. Most of all, they were kind, good people with a strong faith and respect for everyone.”“All of Pennsylvania stands with the victims and their families,” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted Monday as the state capitol building was lit in tribute. “We join the Pittsburgh Jewish community and Jewish Americans across our nation in mourning.”last_img read more

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‘I’m not gonna stop ’til I find this baby’: Why 1 woman refuses to give up search for 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

first_imgAlabama Law Enforcement Agency(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Days into the desperate search for an abducted 3-year-old Alabama girl, the head of a local missing persons group is refusing to stop — because she said she’s been in this family’s shoes.Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party in Birmingham on Saturday night when she vanished, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued but the Birmingham police said earlier this week that there was no information on Kamille’s whereabouts.“I’m not gonna stop ’til I find this baby,” Jasmaine Deloach, the head of Angel Arms Operation Exploited and Missing Persons in Birmingham, told ABC News on Wednesday. “I know how it feels.”Deloach said she started this organization after her 16-year-old daughter was a victim of human trafficking nearly five years ago. She said her daughter was later found states away. No one was arrested in her daughter’s case, which is still under investigation.Now Deloach works to help law enforcement and comfort families of missing persons.Deloach said she learned from her daughter’s case that often when kidnappers see the law enforcement and media presence intensifying, “they panic.”That’s why at a Monday night vigil for Kamille, Deloach said she appealed directly with the unknown people who took the little girl, pleading, “She might not even remember who you are, so if you have any heart, please let her go.”“If they don’t want to deal with the officers, they can call my number,” Deloach told ABC News. “We’re begging.”“I don’t want a bad outcome from all of this,” Deloach said. “I pray no one hurts this baby.” Kamille McKinney, age 3, was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Oct 12, 2019, in the Tom Brown Village Housing Community of Birmingham, AL. She wore a pink t-shirt, leopard print shorts, no shoes, and yellow, white, & blue hair bows. Help the #FBI find her: https://t.co/Z82VoF1hjq pic.twitter.com/wfUddQvzaX— FBI Most Wanted (@FBIMostWanted) October 14, 2019Two persons of interest were brought in during the search for Kamille but all charges against them are unrelated to the disappearance, authorities said Tuesday.Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to immediately call 911 or Birmingham police at 205-254-1757.Rewards totaling $6,000 have been offered for information.Deloach said if the kidnapper does not want to call police, he or she can call the Angel Arms Operation missing persons group at 205-585-8076.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Please keep sharing her picture. 3-year-old Kamille McKinney is still missing. You can stay anonymous and report tips – to 205-254-7777 @abc3340 #liveon3340 pic.twitter.com/sDdsLh19RT— Sarah Snyder (@sarah3340) October 16, 2019Deloach said she’s also talking with those in the community to try to get new information and putting up flyers at local businesses. She said she’s hoping store clerks will rewind their surveillance tapes to review them for anything suspicious.last_img read more

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