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Morehead State Music Ambassadors Prepare for Carter Fold | Living

HILTONS — The Music Ambassadors of Morehead State are ready to bring bluegrass and early music to The Carter Family Fold.

The group includes faculty members and students from Morehead State University’s Traditional Music Program, as well as Raymond McLain, who has his own Carter Fold story.

McLain is the director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, located in Rowan County, Kentucky. He also sits on the board of the Carter Music Center and is the artistic director of The Carter Family Fold.

He performed at the fold and many Carter family shows over the years, starting with his family, the McLain Family Band. According to a press release from the venue, he first began performing at Carter family shows when Janette Carter began performing concerts at the former AP Carter Grocery in 1974. Saturday night he will also be joined by his sister, Ruth McLain Smith. .

Throughout his 50+ year musical career, Raymond McLain has performed across the United States, in 62 foreign countries and has also toured as the Music Ambassador for the US State Department.

The Carter Family Memorial Music Center is a non-profit organization that offers old-school country and folk music weekly at Hiltons. The venue also pays homage to the legendary Carter family (AP Carter, Sara Carter and Maybelle Carter), whose first recordings in 1927 are credited with giving birth to the commercial country music industry.

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Carter Family Fold shows are on Saturday nights. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $2 for children 6-11 and children 6 and under are free.

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Onward and Upward, the acclaimed military veteran nonprofit, has huge goals for 2022

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Suicides of active duty personnel and veterans are reaching new heights. This is an alarmingly growing statistic that Onward and Upward want to prevent this from increasing further.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — What has a relatively unknown Wisconsin-based nonprofit been up to for the past 90 days? Onward and Upward, an acclaimed military veterans society, sought to understand why the rate of military suicides has risen from 22 to now more than 30 a day in the United States. According to a Washington Post article written by Peter Marks, dated January 1, 2022, suicides of active duty personnel and veterans are reaching new heights. This is an alarmingly growing statistic that Onward and Upward want to keep from increasing further.

Who is this non-profit organization? It is a veteran-owned and operated community-based online job center (“the Center”) designed to facilitate the employment of home-insecure and unemployed individuals seeking employment. an online or on-site job. Inside this facility is a laptop classroom on one side of the building and on the other side of the building is an area of ​​cubicle computer workstations. For people at the Center who want to work online as remote employees, this arrangement is fine. They have a workplace for their part-time or full-time online employer with mentorship, healthy food and drink, and a six-month program after which they graduate and take their computer home with them and continue to work for their online employer.

For people who are employed to work on-site, the Center mentors them and, if necessary, coordinates transportation to get them to their place of work safely and on time. In either online or on-site employment, the Center offers a six-month program that includes housing and soft skills training designed to provide what is needed to obtain, retain and progress in their employment. During the six months, the client works for their employer, saves up to three months in rent, utilities, and groceries, and attends all professional development training sessions covering topics such as interpersonal communication company, reliability/reliability, conflicts and negotiation, time management. , stress management, money/budget management and networking.

What’s really great about having the Center is to see all the people who once lived in tents, on sidewalks, benches and alleys now employed and safely housed, straighten up and staying up. It is also nice to witness the reunion of mothers with their daughters, brothers with brothers and couples who were once separated and can now be together thanks to a job and a safe place to live.

Onward and Upward helped 17 people in the first year of operation in 2017 (7 of whom were military veterans) to be employed and housed to never be homeless again. In 2018 there were 12 people (7 of which were military veterans) and the third year, 2019, there were 38 people (12 of which were military veterans) who once lived in tents and are now housed and employed and currently all living in their homes. them, working for their employers (online and/or onsite) to never be homeless again. “Our organization within the Center also teaches our clients and community members how to get, keep and grow in any job,” says Onward and Upward. “We enjoy witnessing the personal and professional growth of everyone we have the privilege of meeting and assisting with employment and advancement in employment. Our organization truly enjoys being the conduit and catalyst for new beginnings. for people who are homeless and unemployed, especially military veterans.”

That’s why, over the past 90 days, Onward and Upward is so thrilled to have been introduced to five other veteran service organizations who are equally passionate about ensuring people have the services they need to get back on their feet. foot and stay on their feet. sustainably. After meeting, they formed a coalition of veterans.

Onward and Upward continues, “Collectively and individually, we aim to make a difference in people’s lives, especially for our military brothers and sisters. The other five organizations are Project Diehard, Veterans Warriors One-Stop-Shop (VWOSS), Faith Hope Love for Veterans, Hope Advanced, and Veterans Ranch. Transitional Housing for Veterans and to provide a place for other nonprofit veterans to provide their services is with Project Diehard, more than 5,000 resources and sources for managing military transition issues and advocacy for veterans. VWOSS veterans, women’s issues are resolved and small home villages are established with Faith Hope Love for Veterans, credit issues, background issues and tax liens are resolved with Hope Advanced, and Veterans’ Ranch Veterans works with veterans and their families through horses (horse therapy) with a mission to get these great Americans to put down their heavy coats of burden and walk away as new and improved versions of themselves.

Collectively, the Five Veterans Service Organizations and Onward and Upward is a coalition of veterans whose mission is to prevent 22 military suicides from occurring a day. Onward and Upward have hosted a special day on 02/22/2022 titled “2-22 to Save 22” to bring attention to this crisis and announce that by working together, we can stop military suicide.

The event took place onsite at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and via online conferencing platform, Whova. The introduction of a “home front forward operating base” was made on 02/22/2022. With the promise of introducing a possible solution to the military suicide crisis, over 200 LinkedIn sign-ups for the 2-22 to Save 22 hybrid event took place, and over 300 connections were made after the event for continue the conversation and start planning this event. concept to become a reality.

Working interdependently with each of the five Veteran Coalition organizations, Onward and Upward is confident that more and more military veterans will avoid going to a dark place and instead have a life worth living.

“We believe that if our brothers and sisters in arms have a life worth living, they will want to live it! We invite individuals and organizations who want to support us in the mission to stop military suicide to visit our website. in our collective and individual missions, we seek people to help us as volunteers, sponsors and/or donors of time, talent and/or treasure. We know that stopping military suicide ‘takes a village’ and we appreciate anyone who would support us in this fight to stop military suicide,” Onward and Upward conclude.

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Astronautics moves manufacturing operations to new headquarters

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Astronautics Corporation of America, a global designer and manufacturer of avionics and connectivity solutions for the aerospace industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations and repair station from the Federal Aviation Administration in Milwaukee to a newly renovated, 80-room state-of-the-art facility. 000 square foot facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Astronautics’ newly renovated 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Astronautics Photo

The relocation of Astronautics’ manufacturing operations to its new production facility at corporate headquarters will be complete by mid-March 2022. The transition marks the completion of the company’s second phase of renovation on its Oak Creek property and the first time in more than 60 years of history that production, repairs, quality, engineering, programs and support services will be consolidated within the same purpose-built campus to improve collaboration and innovation.

“What was a game-changer with this relocation was that the Oak Creek warehouse we were turning into our new production facility was a blank slate, allowing us to plan and design our ideal manufacturing workflow, from start to finish, before any construction begins,” said Jason Rowell. , Director of Astronautics Operations. “We have implemented purposeful designs intended to streamline our manufacturing and repair processes, improve production efficiency and create a flexible environment that can easily adapt to workflow changes as we build new new products and adding new people and equipment.”

Astronautics’ new 190,000 square foot headquarters is located eight miles south of Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, 27 miles from downtown Milwaukee and 80 miles from Chicago. The company’s campus is adjacent to Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square, the city’s newest commercial, retail, civic and residential development with convenient access to parks, restaurants, shopping, hotel accommodations and Interstate 94.

“We are excited to consolidate most of our Milwaukee area facilities into our Oak Creek campus where natural synergies and improved communication will emerge from bringing our teams together, which will positively impact innovation and product production,” commented Mary Loomis, director of communications for Astronautics. . “Additionally, our new facility provides us with the opportunity to grow our operations with a talented, high-tech workforce motivated to design and build state-of-the-art solutions that make flying safer and more secure.”

The first phase of Astronautics’ design-build project was completed in January 2020 when the company moved its engineering, programs and support departments to its newly renovated Oak Creek headquarters. To learn more about Astronautics products and services, as well as career opportunities, visit the company’s website at www.astronautics.com. Demonstrations of Astronautics’ leading display systems and connectivity solutions will be held at HAI Heli-Expo 2022, Booth 4312, March 8-10 in Dallas, TX

This press release was prepared and distributed by onautics Corporation of America.

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Nuestra Casa de Sunnyside expands its services to people applying for citizenship | Local

Nuestra Casa, an organization serving Sunnyside’s Hispanic community, has increased its ability to help people become US citizens, which staff members say is a much sought-after service.

Executive Director Caty Padilla and Citizenship Program Coordinator Monica Romero-Castro became partially accredited representatives to provide legal naturalization assistance earlier this year, according to a press release.

The organization has been offering citizenship courses for many years. But speaking with community members, Nuestra Casa saw a need for additional assistance.

“We saw that there really was a need for naturalization legal services,” Padilla said. “Waiting times here to see a lawyer can be very long and sometimes that can put off applicants. It’s the last thing we want, so we decided to go there and ask for accreditation.

The Ministry of Justice granted Nuestra Casa accreditation in March 2020, with a representative.

“We quickly found that wasn’t enough,” Padilla said. So she and Romero-Castro began their own accreditation process.

The partial accreditation process took some time, Padilla and Romero-Castro said. They each had to spend 240 hours shadowing a DOJ-approved representative. And the pandemic has made it more difficult to find places where they can do their training.

Padilla said the organization receives at least five calls a day from people seeking naturalization. Cases that exceed the organization’s ability to help, such as those involving criminal histories, are referred to qualified attorneys.

Although the pandemic has slowed them down a bit, Padilla said the organization has helped around 25 people complete the naturalization process and another 15 are ongoing.

A long process

Obtaining citizenship is not a quick process, with high demand and a limited number of legal aid workers available.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Yakima can take more than a year to process a person’s application, according to the release.

Nuestra Casa offers citizenship classes to help people prepare for the process. A semester consists of classes twice a week for 10 weeks, said citizenship program secretary Ariana Vargas. Some people take the course multiple times.

Classes moved online during the pandemic, but staff hope to bring them back in person in the spring. Padilla said class sizes will likely increase when they return and there is already a waiting list.

The naturalization process includes written and oral tests with questions about the applicant’s American civics and background. Nuestra Casa workers hold mock interviews with candidates to help them prepare.

Naturalization can also be an expensive process. The app alone costs $725. Going through a lawyer can increase the final price.

Padilla estimated that most people who complete the process through Nuestra Casa pay between $800 and $900 in total.

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Nuestra Casa was founded to meet the needs of low-income immigrant women in the lower Yakima Valley, according to the organization’s website. Padilla said that over the years her reach has expanded to include more members of the Sunnyside community, including men and families.

In addition to naturalization assistance, Nuestra Casa offers classes in English as a second language, financial literacy, and understanding personal health.

Padilla and Romero-Castro said they were drawn to Nuestra Casa because of their own backgrounds. Both come from immigrant families and can understand the needs of their clients.

Romero-Castro became a citizen in 2019 and went through the application process on her own, she said.

“Sometimes when you don’t have that advice, you’re a little lost,” she said. “I think it’s made a huge difference to our community because now they have these tips.”

She is working on becoming an immigration lawyer to continue helping her community.

Padilla said citizenship is not the end of the job. Once people obtain citizenship, they feel more secure participating in their communities and making their voices heard politically.

“Ultimately, the more citizens, the more people who are civically engaged, the more we can work to improve our community,” she said.

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Ukraine-Russia War: Live Updates – The New York Times

A fire broke out early Friday at a complex in southern Ukraine housing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after Russian troops fired on the area, and the Russian military later took control of the site, Ukrainian officials said.

Security camera footage verified by The New York Times showed a burning building inside the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex near a line of military vehicles. The videos appeared to show people in the vehicles shooting at power plant buildings. Ukraine’s state emergency service later said the fire was extinguished after 6 a.m.

The fire did not affect essential plant equipment, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Twitterciting his communication with the Ukrainian government.

About an hour after dawn, the inspection of Ukrainian nuclear regulations said in a press release that Russian military forces now occupied the complex. He said all power units at the site remained intact and no changes in radiation levels were observed.

The fire started after a Russian attack on a training building outside the factory perimeter, according to a statement from Ukraine’s state emergency service. A spokesman for the nuclear power plant, Andriy Tuz, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying on Ukrainian television that shells set fire to one of the plant’s six reactors which was being renovated and did not work.

Ukraine’s nuclear inspectorate later said in its statement that one unit of the six units was working, another was “out of order”, two were being cooled down and two others had been disconnected from the grid.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had accused the Russian military of deliberately attacking the complex and said an explosion there would have been “the end for everyone, the end of Europe”.

“Only immediate actions from Europe could stop the Russian military,” he added.

President Biden spoke with Mr. Zelensky about the fire and joined him in urging Russia to “cease its military activities in the region and allow firefighters and emergency responders access to the site,” the White House said. Local reports later said emergency teams had gained access.

Mr. Biden’s energy secretary, Jennifer M. Granholm, said on Twitter that the United States had not detected high levels of radiation in the region, echoing an earlier assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency. “The plant’s reactors are protected by robust containment structures and the reactors are shut down safely,” she said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will request an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over the fire at the complex, according to his office.

Before the fire was reported by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a press release that “a large number of Russian tanks and infantry” had entered Enerhodar, a town next to the factory. Chief Executive Rafael Mariano Grossi said troops were “heading straight” to the reactor site.

the Zaporizhia nuclear complex, on the Dnieper about 160 km north of Crimea, is the largest in Europe. According to the International Atomic Energy Agencyits six reactors produce a total of 6,000 megawatts of electricity.

By comparison, the Chernobyl plant in northern Ukraine produced 3,800 megawatts, about a third less. (One megawatt, one million watts, is enough to light 10,000 hundred-watt bulbs.) All four reactors at the Chernobyl complex were shut down after one suffered a catastrophic fire and meltdown in 1986 .

Reactor cores are filled with highly radioactive fuel. But an added hazard at the Zaporizhzhia site is the many acres of open water ponds behind the complex where spent fuel rods have been cooled for years. Experts fear that errant shells or missiles striking such sites could trigger radiological disasters.

For days, social media reports detailed how the residents of Enerhodar erected a giant barrier of tires, vehicles, and metal barricades in an attempt to block a Russian advance into the city and the reactor site. Christoph Koettl, Visual Investigator for The New York Times, noted on twitter that the barricades were so big that they could be seen from outer space by orbiting satellites.

Since last Sunday, three days after the start of the invasion, the Ukrainian nuclear regulator started reporting an unusual rate of disconnections: Six of the country’s 15 reactors were offline. Tuesday, the Installation of Zaporizhzhia was the site with the most offline reactors.

John Youn, Marc Santora and Nathan Willis contributed report.

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The Golfzon Leadbetter Academy settles in Reunion Resort

The world headquarters of the Leadbetter Golf Academy plans to relocate to Interstate 4 south of Orlando, after announcing on Thursday that it was moving from ChampionsGate Golf Club to relocate to Reunion Resort this year.

Leadbetter Golf Academy was acquired in 2018 by Golfzon, a South Korean company best known for its indoor golf simulators. The company is now officially known as Golfzon Leadbetter and operates 38 academies in 15 countries. Leadbetter Academies was founded in 1983 by instructor David Leadbetter, who has worked with many circuit professionals and 26 major championship winners, his most famous student being perhaps Nick Faldo.

Reunion Resort is home to three golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. It is the former home of the ANNIKA Academy, which closed in 2016. Kingwood International Resorts bought La Réunion in 2019.

David Leadbetter on the Reunion Resort shooting range near Orlando (Courtesy of Golfzon Leadbetter)

“I have taught golf all over the world and there are few places more suitable for golfers to learn and play than Reunion Resort and Golf Club,” Leadbetter said in a press release announcing the move. “We share Kingwood International Resorts’ vision of providing the best golf experience in Reunion. Reunion already has three major golf courses; now they will have a golf academy to match. I can’t wait to give the first lesson of the new installation.

Reunion’s new academy will feature plenty of technology, including lesson studios with launch monitors, 3D swing analysis, radar tracking of shots on the range, club equipment, fitness and biomechanics . The facility will also include a Golfzon TwoVision simulation studio to host virtual tournaments, according to the statement. The coaching staff plans to accommodate a wide range of players, from rookies to tour stars.

“Reunion Resort and Golf Club provides us with the perfect location to grow the Golfzon Leadbetter business and provide golfers with a unique facility to work on all aspects of their game, regardless of their level of play,” said Benedict Riches. , CEO of Golfzon Leadbetter. in the release.

“This new partnership is a natural fit, bringing another legend to our resort with the world headquarters of Golfzon Leadbetter,” said Anthony Carll, General Manager of Reunion Resort. “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this experience this fall with such a respected legend in the golf community.”

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ExxonMobil’s spring campus will become the company’s headquarters; International Comfort Food Restaurant Opening in Tomball and Other Houston-area News

According to a Jan. 31 press release, ExxonMobil plans to move its headquarters from Irving to its existing 385-acre campus at City Place, formerly known as Springwoods Village. (Courtesy of ExxonMobil)

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Bill Belichick calls Tom Brady ‘greatest player in NFL history’ in retirement memo

Tom Brady may have barely acknowledged the Patriots organization when he announced his retirement on Tuesday, but team executives weren’t shy about acknowledging the greatest QB of all time, including the notoriously stoic Bill Belichick.

Belichick, who coached Brady throughout his 20-year tenure with the Patriots, released a statement Wednesday praising his former quarterback as the “greatest player in NFL history.”

“I am privileged to have drafted and coached Tom Brady, the ultimate competitor and winner. Tom’s humble beginnings in professional football ultimately resulted in him becoming the greatest player in NFL history. “, We read in the press release posted on the Patriots Twitter account.

“Tom consistently performed at the highest level against competitions which always made him the number one player to stop. His pursuit of excellence was inspirational. Tom was professional on and off the pitch and conducted himself with class, integrity and kindness I thank Tom for his relentless pursuit of excellence and his positive impact on me and the New England Patriots for 20 years.

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In response, Brady captured the statement and posted it to his Instagram Story, adding his own note to the legendary trainer.

“Thank you Coach Belichick, I appreciate being coached by you, the greatest coach in NFL history,” Brady wrote.

In Brady’s retirement message, posted to his Instagram on Tuesday, the 44-year-old thanked just about everyone in the Buccaneers organization – including his teammates, coach Bruce Arians, general manager Jason Licht and the Glazer family, who own the team. However, he oddly omitted any member of the Patriots organization from the memo. Brady played for the Buccaneers for two years, winning a Super Bowl.

Brady eventually posted to his Instagram to thank “Patriots Nation,” but New England fans noticed the snub. Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak called Brady “cold” and “calculated” for his oversight.

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NCAA changes transgender athlete participation policy amid calls for re-evaluation

The NCAA has changed its policy regarding transgender athletes, it announced Wednesday.

The new approach to allowing transgender athletes will follow a sport-by-sport model similarly adopted by US and international Olympic committees, Sports Illustrated reported. the NCAA said if there was no international federation policy, then “previously established IOC policy criteria would be followed”.

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“We are steadfast in our support of transgender student-athletes and in promoting equity in college sports,” Georgetown University president and NCAA board chairman John DeGioia said Wednesday. in a press release announcing the change.

The new policy takes effect immediately.

NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis on March 12, 2020.
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The Board of Governors voted in favor of the new policy because it “preserves opportunities for transgender student-athletes while balancing fairness, inclusion and safety for all who compete,” according to the report.

“It is important that NCAA member schools, conferences and varsity athletes compete in an inclusive, fair, safe and respectful environment and can move forward with a clear understanding of the new policy,” DeGioia added.

The national governing body for each sport will be responsible for determining the participation of transgender athletes. If a sport does not have a national governing body, the policy of the international federation will be enacted, Sports Illustrated reported.

Lia Thomas swims for Penn.

Lia Thomas is swimming for Penn.
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NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement saying the new policy brings collegiate sports closer to Olympic standards.

“About 80% of US Olympians are current or former college athletes,” Emmert said. “This policy alignment provides consistency and further strengthens the relationship between college sports and the US Olympics.”

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NCAA rules moved into the national spotlight due to the emergence of Penn’s Lia Thomas. She began breaking Ivy League records with national records in her sights. She was on the men’s team for her first three years, but started on the Quakers women’s team this season after her transition.

Its success this year has drawn criticism for allowing transgender women to compete with biological women. Women’s sports advocates and Penn parents recently spoke out against the NCAA and its rules on the participation of transgender female student-athletes.

The new NCAA policy means swimming athletes will be governed by the policies of USA Swimming, which follow the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC policy updated its transgender participation policy in November 2021 by refraining from focusing on testosterone levels to determine eligibility, according to The Washington Post. The IOC has urged the governing bodies of each individual sport to create the rules while offering assistance.

“Every athlete has the right to participate in sport without discrimination and in a manner that respects their health, safety and dignity,” the updated rules state. “At the same time, the credibility of competitive sport – and in particular high-level sporting competition – depends on a level playing field where no athlete has an unfair or disproportionate advantage over the others.”

Richard Budgett, the IOC’s medical and scientific director, said at the time that it was important to look at broader terms rather than just testosterone levels.

“It’s important that we expand the evidence base. There’s some interesting research that needs to come to fruition, and that will give us a lot more insight into performance, which is the question that’s really key in determining eligibility,” Budgett said.

According to swim swam, an NCAA spokesperson said the “previously established IOC policy criteria” referred to the November 2021 guidance.

The rules previously stated that trans female athletes had to demonstrate serum testosterone levels “below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months”.

The advice was apparently changed after Laurel Hubbard’s historic appearance at the Olympics.

Thomas finished about two seconds ahead of his opponents with a time of 1:48.73 in the 200 freestyle. She missed setting an NCAA record held by Olympian Missy Franklin, who finished the event in 1:39.10 in 2015. Thomas wasn’t as dominant as she was at the Zippy Invitational in Akron last month.

Lia Thomas of the Pennsylvania Quakers swims in the 500-yard freestyle event during a triple meet against the Yale Bulldogs and the Dartmouth Big Green at Sheerr Pool on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania on January 8, 2022 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.

Lia Thomas of the Pennsylvania Quakers swims in the 500-yard freestyle event during a triple meet against the Yale Bulldogs and the Dartmouth Big Green at Sheerr Pool on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania on January 8, 2022 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.
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She faced a real challenge in the 100 freestyle from Yale’s Iszac Henig, who is making the transition from female to male. Henig clocked 49.57 seconds and Thomas finished behind him with a time of 52.84 seconds.

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Henig, who is from California and has been competing for Yale since 2018, stunned the race’s limited spectators.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Fulfillment of UK Fishing Scales and Bait Orders

CHIPPENHAM, United Kingdom, January 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global union of logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has announced that UK-based sports and leisure retailer Fishing Tackle & Bait has successfully transformed its international fulfillment capabilities with Descartes’ cloud-based e-commerce warehouse management (WMS) solution. With Descartes, the multi-channel merchant increased its order processing capacity by 250% without adding manpower. In addition, he was able to virtually eliminate poorly selected items and oversold inventory, and reduce customer service inquiries by over 70%.

“Our business was originally a classic retail store, but we quickly realized that we needed to broaden our distribution strategy and participate in markets like Amazon and eBay to ensure future growth not only in the UK but also in Ireland, Europe and North America, ”said David Burleigh, Director of Fishing Tackle & Bait. “With COVID, we suddenly experienced an incredible increase in sales of over 250%. With only manual processes in place, we were quickly faced with inaccurate inventory levels and disappointed customers waiting for their deliveries. We were considering hiring additional staff when our provider e-commerce platform, IRP Commerce, recommended the Descartes e-commerce WMS to us. We are now extremely proud of our current logistics operations and our ability to better control the delivery experiences of our customers.

Part of Descartes’ suite of e-commerce solutions, Descartes e-commerce WMS solution helps direct-to-consumer brands and e-commerce retailers evolve rapidly while delivering an enhanced customer experience. The solution helps ensure that retailers can ship on time, ship the right items, reduce the risk of overselling existing inventory and have greater transparency in warehouse operations. Descartes e-commerce WMS solution integrates with leading e-commerce platforms to accelerate implementation and time to value. Order information is automatically available to be fulfilled through mobile multi-order picking and packing strategies and then fed into parcel shipping systems.

“We are delighted that Fishing Tackle & Bait is able to provide a very satisfying online shopping and delivery experience to its customers,” said Dirk Haschke, vice president and general manager of e-commerce at Descartes. “Our scalable e-commerce WMS delivers efficient and intelligent processes that eliminate major warehouse management issues for online retailers. Fishing Tackle & Bait’s e-commerce success demonstrates the importance of automated order fulfillment for growing multi-channel merchants who want to stay ahead of their competition and keep satisfied customers. “

About Fishing Tackle & Bait LTD

About 10 years ago David Burleigh bought the business which is now known as Fishing Tackle & Bait LTD. At first, a physical retail store with only a small handful of employees, David – in an effort to modernize and bring the business to a larger audience – took his digital business with a marketplace strategy on eBay. and Amazon, followed by their first e-commerce site, built on Shopify. Today the company is one of the UK’s largest independent retailers. Learn more at https://www.fishingtackleandbait.co.uk/.

About Descartes

Descartes (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand software as a service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics intensive businesses. Customers use our modular software-as-a-service solutions to route, plan, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; assess, verify and pay transport invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complement many other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our head office is in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more about www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Maple Ridge Sally Ann gets kettle campaign proceeds at critical time – Maple Ridge News

The Salvation Army Department Ridge Meadows has once again surpassed $ 100,000 in fundraising thanks to its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.

This follows a year in which the campaign raised an unprecedented amount of $ 138,000.

The exact number is not yet known, as revenue from the six-week campaign is still being calculated, the local charity said in a press release.

The funds are coming at a critical time. The organization is seeing an increase in demand for programs and services due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This year has been tough for a lot of people,” spokesman Mark Stewart said. “Due to almost two years of living in a pandemic, a lot of people are still struggling. We are seeing an increased need and we are relying on the public to help us meet the demand. “

Programs such as Community and Family Services are seeing more and more families and individuals using their Emergency Bridge Hamper program. And with this recent cold weather purchase, the Community Meal Program is operating 24/7 to keep vulnerable people safe and warm throughout the day and night.

The agency says every dollar raised through the Red Kettle campaign will stay in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, where it’s used to fund essential programs and services, 365 days a year. The Salvation Army strives to provide the necessities of food, clothing, and shelter, while delivering life-changing programs, such as emergency baskets, youth programs, and advocacy.

“The people of Ridge Meadows have been incredibly generous this holiday season,” said Stewart. “Every year we ask them to help their community, and every year they come together to meet the demand and we can’t thank them enough. “

With money still running out, the organization hopes to reach its provincial goal of $ 5 million. Nationally, the organization hopes to meet its goal of $ 21 million.

In addition to individual donors, The Salvation Army thanked corporate partners, including Walmart, Costco, BC Liquor Stores, Canadian Tire, Save-on-Foods, Sobeys and many more, who generously donate and place Christmas kettles in their stores and at ringers.

“A special thank you to our wonderful volunteers and community partners who have supported this campaign with hours of their time over the holiday season. “


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First case of COVID-19 Omicron variant detected in Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The first known case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Texas was detected in Harris County Monday, according to state health officials.

The person who tested positive is a woman in her 40s from Northwest Harris County who had no recent travel history, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted.

The omicron variant, or B.1.1.529, was first identified last month in South Africa and appears to spread more easily between people than most strains of COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

“It is normal for viruses to mutate, and given the speed with which Omicron has spread in southern Africa, we are not surprised that it is showing up here,” said DSHS Commissioner Dr John Hellerstedt, in a press release. “Get vaccinated and continue to use prevention strategies, including wearing a mask when you’re around people you don’t live with, social distancing, hand washing, and testing when you have symptoms , will help slow the spread of the virus and end the pandemic. “

DSHS officials said the vaccination was still supposed to offer protection against hospitalization and death.

Preliminary data on the severity of the omicron variant of COVID-19 is “a little encouraging,” White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday following the first figures from South Africa which suggest that it may not be as bad as it started off. feared.

However, Fauci warned that more data was needed to paint a full picture of omicron’s risk profile. The World Health Organization said the variant was “of concern” on November 26, prompting a wave of international travel bans and new COVID-19 restrictions.



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Devils 3rd Jersey gets mixed reaction from fans, but players love it

The New Jersey Devils officially unveiled their very first third jersey on Tuesday. It met with mixed reviews from fans, as the franchise opted for a simple design that was perhaps unexpected. Fans argued that the overall design lacked creativity and was a missed opportunity by the organization.

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Regardless of the fans’ perspective, the jersey will be worn 13 times this season by the team. The Devils hit the ice in their new jersey on December 8, 2021 when they face the Philadelphia Flyers and last on April 29, 2021, when their regular season ends against the Detroit Red Wings.

Devils fans finally get their black jersey

According to fans on social media, the best part of the Devils new jersey is the color. Fans have been asking for a black jersey for years and the team have kept their promises. Forwards and defenders will wear black gloves for a cohesive overall look, while the black uniform really stands out against the contrasting white goalkeeper pads.

There is a new jersey in New Jersey. Martin Brodeur designed it after hearing fans clamoring for an all-black look for years. How it happened, why it happened and a look at the current landscape of alternative NHL threads https://t.co/fAOgQkPfFz https://t.co/Y6qSZwjaCp

“After seeing the retro and retro jerseys, black was clearly the best and only option for the new jersey,” said longtime Devils fan Matt Kaplan. “You now have a jersey representing the colors of the Devils of the past and the present. “

Brodeur’s creative contribution changes the minds of fans

It’s fun to see how many fans changed their take on the design once it was announced that Martin Brodeur had played a pivotal role in the design. There are several Hall of Fame nods starting with the neck lacing, which looks like the net on goal. He proudly explained the story behind the concept which took three years to create.

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“The organization has been playing the same jersey for almost 40 years, and being part of bringing in a third jersey for our fans to enjoy is going to leave a big mark,” Brodeur said in a statement. “The new jersey is inspired by a history of Garden State hockey that fans may not be familiar with, and is layered with design cues from the Devils’ championship success. It is a swimsuit that our former students envy and that they would have liked to be able to wear in their time. People across the state and country know us as “Jersey”. It’s our place, our home, and this jersey means it. (from “Hall of Fame Goalie Martin Brodeur Designs Devils’ First Alternate Jersey”, athleticism, 23/11/21)

A simple logo and design

In the press release, Brodeur recalled that while playing for the Devils, his friends and family began to refer to the state as Jersey instead of New Jersey. Personally, I don’t know of anyone born in the Garden State who says they live in New Jersey, it’s still Jersey. While it seems like all fans online have a negative take on the new look, not all Devils fans like the alternate jersey.

“I really love the jerseys and the fact that they pay homage to the Newark Bulldogs,” said fan Tom Saja. “The logo is good; that’s who we are – Jersey. It’s clean and simple. We already have flashy jerseys when we wear red and green. If they pay homage to the old jerseys, they will look like Chicago which is an Original Six team.

Related: Devils News & Rumors: Hughes, Third Jerseys & More

Speaking of Chicago, one of the biggest complaints from fans when the jersey came out was the stripes, claiming it looked like one of the Blackhawks Winter Classic jerseys. The press release explains that the stripes represent New Jersey’s 21 counties, in addition to the five stripes on the left shoulder, which are a nod to the five players whose numbers have been removed by the organization. Simple details, including stripes and logo, illustrate New Jersey and Devils hockey history.

Devil’s players react

Contrary to fans’ reaction, it looks like players are excited about the overall design and look of their new jersey. Fans seem to agree that the shirt looked better once they saw it on the players. Devils forward Dougie Hamilton told media he liked the jersey when he saw the full look.

“As soon as I saw it I liked it a lot and once we saw them with the full kit including the gloves, pants and socks I thought it looked really good” Hamilton said. “We are all excited to wear them and I think it will be pretty cool.”

Defenseman PK Subban echoed Hamilton’s thoughts on the new look.

“I think people know I’m an open-minded person. I think it’s awesome, ”Subban said. “Adidas is one of my partners. When I went to Portland last summer they showed me some third shirt options for some of the teams. I am really excited. New Jersey has so much history and so much culture. I think they did a really good job with the jersey.

It’s impossible to please everyone, and the Devils replacement jersey is a perfect example. The jersey pays homage to New Jersey hockey history, including the Newark Bulldogs, River Vale Skeeters and Jersey Larks. While the design is aesthetically simple, it is full of meaning and dedicated to New Jersey hockey history. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on the Devils first-ever third shirt.





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Bay Area Nonprofit seeks 300 volunteers to participate in study on sla


Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to advancing research into an incurable – and deadly – disease of the nervous system is looking for an additional 300 people by the end of this month to participate in the largest research project ever carried out on the disease.

EverythingALS has already recruited nearly 700 people this year in a national speech study that aims to collect quantifiable data on some of the early symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Gehrig was a New York Yankees player who was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease at age 36 and died in 1941 just before his 38th birthday.


An estimated 30,000 Americans are living with ALS, which results in a widespread loss of muscle control as nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are destroyed.

The first symptoms range from twitching, cramps, and weakness to difficulty chewing and slurred speech. Patients usually do not live more than five years after the first signs of the disease appear.

“With 1,000 participants, which is the largest group ever recruited to perform a neurological assessment of people with ALS, we are reinventing the research platform by using a patient-centered citizen science approach to get things done 1 000 times faster. EverythingALS co-founder Indu Navar said in a press release.

A smaller study on speech earlier this year collected data that only recently led to the identification of breathing patterns and mouth movements that differ significantly between healthy individuals and patients with ALS, including including those which are pre-symptomatic.

Now, EverythingALS wants to have at least 1,000 participants on board by Thanksgiving in its so-called “Speech Bucket Challenge†in the hopes that the larger trial will validate the link between ALS and speech abnormalities.

As the muscles of the face lose their flexibility, it becomes more and more difficult to open the mouth wide enough and to use the tongue to form certain sounds. The throat muscles also contract, limiting the amount of air that must pass over the vocal cords for someone to speak.

The study is carried out remotely through web-based computer software that records and analyzes the speed and depth of participants’ breathing as well as the volume of their voice when speaking into a microphone.

Anyone with an Internet connection, webcam, and microphone can participate in the project, which is open to people with or suspected of having SLA as well as healthy people who can serve as witnesses.

Volunteers converse with an avatar – a virtual assistant called Tina – while a webcam and microphone record their speech and facial gestures for the Modality.ai software to analyze.

Supporters of the study note that so far the number of ALS patients involved in the research has been low as they often have difficulty getting to the facilities where the work is being performed.

But most have smartphones and computers, making remote data collection a viable option.

For more information or to join the study, email [email protected] or call (650) 833-9100. To learn more about the organization, visit Everythingals.org.

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International transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss opens new warehouse in Atlanta

Global Freight Forwarder Expects Expansion to Help Customers Control Outbound Costs and Deliver Products Faster to the South East Region

Opening of the Gebrüder Weiss warehouse in Atlanta

Opening of the Gebrüder Weiss warehouse in Atlanta

Opening of the Gebrüder Weiss warehouse in Atlanta

ATLANTA, November 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gebrüder Weiss, an international transportation and logistics company, is strengthening its existing footprint in the Southeast with the opening of a newly constructed 65,900 square foot warehouse near Atlanta, Georgia. This month, the new facility opens at Rockdale Technology Center, Building 100, 2430 Dogwood Drive SE in Conyers, Georgia. Around 20 new full-time employees are expected to join Gebrüder Weiss at this location in the coming months. The warehouse will provide businesses with storage, picking and packaging capabilities, major retailer compliance capabilities, e-commerce solutions, and value-added services such as kitting.

A new warehouse operation in Atlanta is a welcome announcement as the logistics industry continues to suffer from the impact of the pandemic. Gebrüder Weiss, a family business with over 500 years of history, remains committed to its growth strategy in the United States. Operations at new warehouse are already booming and increasing the operational capacities of the organization in the South East. The warehouse is designed with 22 dock doors, early-suppressing, rapid-response (ESFR) sprinklers, shelving, and bulk and small parts distribution areas.

“With transportation and shipping costs reaching unprecedented levels, providing customers with a new warehouse in the Southeast allows them to better control outbound costs and improve product delivery times,” said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA. “Customers can continue to use a single warehouse management system solution while enjoying an additional location in Atlanta. We can work with them to divide inventory and create efficiencies in their supply chain by being closer to customers and reducing lead times, ”he added. .

Gebrüder Weiss has a solid reputation for service excellence and financial strength as an independent, global logistics brand. The company will continue to offer a range of integrated business services, from order management to last mile distribution at its warehouse in Atlanta. With this latest expansion, Gebrüder Weiss goes one step further to provide customers with the confidence they need to stay in business during times of stress.

For more information about Gebrüder Weiss USA, its services, sites or employment opportunities, please visit www.gw-world.com.

About Gebrüder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss, a global freight forwarder primarily engaged in land, air and sea transport and logistics, is the world’s oldest transport company with a history of over 500 years. The family business employs more than 7,400 people worldwide and has 170 company-owned locations. The commercial presence in North America includes a head office in Chicago and offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Growing and evolving with the needs of its customers over its long history, Gebrüder Weiss is also a pioneer in sustainable business practices, having implemented a myriad of ecological, economic and social initiatives. The continued growth of the company illustrates the need for highly experienced global solution providers through an international network of supply chain experts. Custom solutions
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ExpressionMed Celebrates Diabetes Awareness Month with NFT

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – What do dragons, NFTs, and medical gangs have in common? They all work together to improve the lives of people with diabetes.

ExpressionMed, which has been making designed medical tapes for over six years, is launching its largest awareness campaign to date. they launch Diadragon NFT to raise money for life-saving diabetes supplies, create educational content from YouTube to TikTok, and donate 10% of profits from diabetes-themed tapes to the College Diabetes Network.

Diadragons is an NFT collection project started by ExpressionMed CEO Meghan Sharkus that features art, built in collaboration with Emma from Type One Toucan.

The two commercial competitors have come together to create collectible art, which is available for purchase at www.diadragons.com. This art features one-of-a-kind dragons that represent pieces of the diabetes community. The owners of Diadragon not only support an amazing cause, but also have access to a health-focused community and weekly prizes.

The main objective of the project is to raise funds for “Life Drops”, a donation of funds to pay for one year of insulin and CGM supplies. Anyone who owns a Diadragon is eligible to win, and they can donate the funds to themselves (if they are insulin dependent), a friend or family member, or donate them to Insulin For Life USA. , where it will be used to transport insulin to developing countries and disaster relief areas.

It is one of the first NFT projects to disburse funds directly to individuals.

“We aim to change the way charitable giving works in diabetes,” said Meghan Sharkus, CEO of ExpressionMed. “Right now there is a significant flow of funds for advocacy and research. While these are important, they do not address the current insulin affordability crisis. “

“On average, people with diabetes pay a third of their income for the supplies they need to stay alive. We hope that by donating directly to these families, we can inspire other projects to do the same, creating a better balance between solving the issues at hand and donating to longer term initiatives. ”

This unique approach to NFT is focused on supporting the diabetic community in a new form of giving back that is currently inaccessible to government and other nonprofit support programs.

You can join the Diadragon community on Discord or follow @Diadragons on Twitter to participate and learn more about the project.

ExpressionMed will distribute Diadragon stickers to raise awareness among local businesses and through collaborations with College Diabetes Network, NickiChicki, Senita Athletics, The Petite Nurse NP and more. Each sticker features an insulin dependent dragon and a QR code indicating how people can learn, support and take action on behalf of Diabetes Awareness Month. Digital versions of the sticker are also available for distribution at www.diadragons.com/cause.

In addition, ExpressionMed has added three new diabetes awareness templates to its collection of ribbons and stickers. These can be worn by both diabetics and non-diabetics to spark conversation around the disease, and they make great gifts to show support for loved ones with diabetes.

Finally, 10% of November revenue from ExpressionMed’s diabetes-related bands will be donated to the College Diabetes Network (CDN). CDN helps young adults with type 1 diabetes find the peer relationships and resources they need as they transition to college and beyond. Donations will be distributed to the young adults they serve.

ExpressionMed manufactures pre-cut device tapes from the most durable and comfortable materials, allowing users to achieve peak performance with their portable chronic care devices. They currently sell over 200 models for several types of devices, including diabetic supplies available worldwide. The constant addition of dynamic and diverse design offerings allows the devices to represent the people who wear them, not the disease they are living with. Their products are made and packaged in the USA and are waterproof, fray resistant, and easy to apply and wear. You will find additional products and information at www.expressionmed.com.

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Find it early and live Public service and social media campaign during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer nonprofit, launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of its Inspire for life: find it early and live public service campaign. This powerful campaign features the stories of lung cancer survivors diagnosed with stage I cancer, when it is most treatable, dramatically increasing their chances of survival. In fact, these survivors are leading normal lives.

Check out the interactive multi-channel press release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8883051-lungevity-inhale-for-life-find-it-early-and-live-lung-cancer-psa/

Inspire for life: find it early and live is tLUNGevity’s fifth annual campaign Inspire for life educational videos and series focused on social media. This article aims to educate people with a long history of smoking about whether they are eligible for low dose CT screening, which can detect their lung cancer at its earliest stage, when it is most treatable. and even curable. Patients who may have had surgery to remove their lung cancer when it was caught early due to screening share their stories and current active lifestyles.

The videos also explain why it is crucial to support research into new, non-invasive and universal early detection tests that will help discover all lung cancer in both smokers and non-smokers. Survivors shown who have been diagnosed due to unrelated circumstances help to convey that lung cancer should not be discovered by accident.

“Detecting lung cancer at an early stage, when it’s easiest to treat, can save lives,” says Andrea Ferris, President and CEO of the LUNGevity Foundation. “Today, only 18% of lung cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, and many patients are diagnosed when they have symptoms, when the cancer is most likely at a more advanced stage. Our goal with Inspire for life: find it early and live is to screen eligible patients and lobby to support new ways of early detection so that more lung cancer patients have a chance of a cure. “

The Inspire for life: find it early and live videos feature six lung cancer survivors who have been screened for lung cancer or whose cancer was discovered during screening for unrelated medical conditions. Also featured are two renowned medical experts who talk about the importance of early detection of lung cancer: Robert Winn, MD, director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center and member of the board of directors of LUNGevity, and Avrum Spira, MD, MSCI , Global Head of the Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Initiative, Professor of Medicine at Boston University, and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of LUNGevity.

The Inspire for life: find it early and live The campaign is funded in part by grants from AstraZeneca, Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme.

The campaign can be viewed at lungevity.org/inhale-for-life-early-detection.

About the LUNGevity Foundation

The LUNGevity Foundation is the leading national lung cancer organization focused on improving outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, policy initiatives and advocacy. support and engagement of patients, survivors and caregivers. LUNGevity seeks to have an immediate impact on the quality of life and survival of all those affected by the disease, while promoting health equity by addressing disparities across the continuum of care. LUNGevity works tirelessly to advance research into early detection and more effective treatments, provide information and educational tools to empower patients and their caregivers, promote impactful public policy initiatives and amplify patient voices through advocacy. research and engagement. The organization provides an active community for patients and survivors, as well as those who help them live longer and better lives.

Comprehensive resources include a medically-controlled, patient-centric website, a toll-free support hotline, the International Lung Cancer Survival Conference, and an easy-to-use guide. Search for clinical trials, among other tools. All of these programs aim to achieve our vision: a world where no one dies of lung cancer. The LUNGevity Foundation is proud to be a four star Charity Navigator organization.

Please visit lungevity.org to learn more.

About lung cancer in the United States

  • About 1 in 16 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
  • More than 235,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year.
  • About 60-65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are in people who have never smoked or who are former smokers.
  • Lung cancer takes more lives than the following three major cancers (colorectal, breast and prostate) combined.
  • Only 22% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it is caught before it spreads, the chances of survival at 5 years improve dramatically.


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Garmin purchases 193 acres of land in Olathe for expansion

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Garmin purchased 193 acres of land in Olathe near its headquarters in an effort to expand its facilities and workforce.

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Garmin purchased 193 acres of land in Olathe near its head office in an effort to expand its facilities and workforce.

The land is located on the northwest corner of 151st Street, Interstate 35 and Highway 169, said Krista Klaus, spokesperson for Garmin International.

“This land acquisition gives us the opportunity to grow our facilities and workforce in the city of Olathe and the state of Kansas for decades to come,” said Garmin CEO Cliff Pemble. , in a press release.

Garmin, which was founded in 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas, is headquartered at 1200 East 151st Street in Olathe, just east of I-35.

The land acquisition includes a large parcel where the Great Mall of the Great Plains previously stood. The mall opened in 1997 and measured 812,000 square feet. But over the years, many national brands have pulled out and smaller retailers have closed, causing the mall to close in September 2015.

This is the second time in recent years that Garmin has expanded in Olathe. In 2016, the company launched a $ 200 million expansion project at its headquarters. The expansion included a 720 square foot manufacturing and distribution center.

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Here is an overview of the business news from the Mahoning Valley

Also among today’s business updates: Regional chamber says it’s time to be scary and Real Living Ministries is donating to first responders.

YOUNGSTOWN – Mahoning County Commissioners have awarded Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. $ 500,000 in ARP funding to provide emergency home repairs to low-income homeowners.

The Emergency Home Repair Program can provide the following repairs at no cost to owners of a home equal to or less than 50% of the region’s median income who occupy their home:

  • Replacement of leaky roofs on the house;
  • Repair or replacement of furnaces that are not functioning properly;
  • Repair of plumbing leaks or other major plumping issues (i.e. replacement of hot water tank).

Those who qualify should contact YNDC at 330-480-0423 to request an application.

Coleman Health receives grant to help underinsured

YOUNGSTOWN – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has awarded a $ 2,000 grant to Coleman Health Services to help the nonprofit serve clients at the Belmont Avenue site in Youngstown who are not uninsured or underinsured to receive necessary mental health services.

Coleman serves nearly 7,000 people a year in the Mahoning Valley, treating everyone by helping clients not only with counseling and case management, but also by helping remove barriers to recovery by helping get cards social security, employment and affordable housing so that they can live independent lives.

“Coleman is grateful for the support of the Thomases family as the need for these services has increased dramatically due to the pandemic,” said Tammy Weaver, vice president of clinical services for Coleman in a press release.

Martha Thomases said, “My father would be proud to be part of Coleman Health Services’ mission. He would have appreciated anything Coleman does to improve life in the Mahoning Valley. “

Real Living Ministries donates to first responders

LIMA NORD – Real Living Ministries will honor Beaver Township first responders with a $ 1,000 donation to the Beaver Township Police and Fire Fund. The check will be delivered at 1 p.m. today at the Beaver Township Safety Building.

The $ 1,000 donation was recently raised during Real Living Ministries’ opening weekend (September 24-26). Local businesses and devotees have designed themed donation baskets filled with everything from art and other desirable items to canine care.

The September 25 Family Fun Day attendees purchased tickets to win the baskets.

Perry and Joy Chickonoski, co-founders of Real Living Ministries, said in a press release that they plan to make Family Fun Day an annual event and fundraiser for the community.

Further information is available online at www.RLMWOW.com or at https://www.facebook.com/reallivingministries.

Power After Hours Costume Party Set

FOWLER – Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce says it’s time to be scared!

The organization is sponsoring a casual networking event and Halloween costume party on Tuesday at Hartford Hill Winery. Powers After Hours runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and costs $ 15.

Power After Hours, like Chamber Power Lunches, allow attendees to connect with other Chamber members.

Participants can enjoy appetizers and a cash bar with Hartford wine. The winner for the best costume will receive a spooky Halloween prize.

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Youngstown Police take an oath

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown Police Chief Carl Davis will be sworn in to a new officer on Tuesday.

Dylan Bell will be sworn in at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the community room of the Covelli Center.

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Brother International Corporation Collaborates With Disney To Celebrate The Release Of Disney’s Encanto With Embroidery Designs, Sewing, Embroidery And Craft Accessories, And Giveaways For The Movie Premiere

Sewing, embroidery and crafting accessories and embroidery designs include Disney Encanto iBroidery digital embroidery designs, Embroidery Thread Pack and Disney Encanto three-piece faceplates for customizing sewing and sewing machines. embroider brother

Posted: October 19, 2021 at 8:10 am MDT|Update: 1 hour ago

BRIDGEWATER, NJ, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In Honor of Disney’s Early Release Encanto, Brother International announced a range of Disney’s Encanto– themed accessories and designs to inspire artisans, manufacturers and sewers. Sewing, embroidery, quilting, and crafts enthusiasts can get inspiration from Disney’s Encantoemphasis on the importance of family and creating together ahead of the film’s theatrical release on November 24, 2021. As part of Disney Encanto and Brother, Brother is also holding a raffle to give one lucky fan tickets to the film’s premiere in Los Angeles, California.

Brother USA’s Disney Encanto-themed accessories and designs inspire artisans, manufacturers and dressmakers to create together.

“In collaboration with Disney to celebrate Disney’s Encanto film, we are excited to announce sewing, embroidery and craft accessories to encourage consumers to create at home and celebrate the history inspired by Colombia, ”said Shannon Sullivan, Vice President, Home Appliances Division, Brother International Corporation. “The filmmakers and costume designers brought the inspired creations to life through the clothes of the characters, and with this line of sewing, embroidery and craft accessories, we are proud to continue to offer products and designs. inspired by cultural touchstones. The importance of family, creativity and magic are a natural link for this collaboration between Disney and Brother. “

from disney Encanto sewing, embroidery and craft accessories will be available from November at Brother-USA.com and at select retailers nationwide.

Brother Sewing, Embroidery & Crafting Accessories:
Genuine Brother Accessories are the perfect complement to Brother machines, from various weights of fabric stabilizers to multi-piece threading kits. Whether your passion is sewing, embroidery or quilting, Brother has an assortment of accessories and patterns to help unleash your imagination with the magic of Disney. Encanto, for Disney enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. For your next home decorating project, Christmas gifts, or stylish homemade clothing, choose Genuine Brother Accessories.

For the combined sewing and embroidery range:

  • from disney Encanto IBroidery digital embroidery designs: Ten Disney Encanto embroidery files will be available for purchase through Brother’s iBroidery.com with unique designs and characters to bring the movie to life through your latest craft projects.
  • Brother disney Encanto Kit of 12 embroidery threads (ETPENCTO12): Create beautiful embroidered projects with Brother Disney’s Encanto Kit of 12 embroidery threads. When it’s time to make the ordinary extraordinary, the vibrant and beautiful Brother Disney’s Encanto The 12 Piece Embroidery Thread Kit is perfect for adding an eye-catching splash of color to home decor designs or even your next recycling garment project! These premium quality, durable 100% polyester threads work on a variety of different fabrics and have been specially designed and tested for Brother embroidery machines. With over 600 yards per spool, the 12 Piece Embroidery Thread Kit is ideal for starting any fun and colorful embroidery project and features twelve stunning colors including: Seacrest, Wisteria Violet, Peacock Blue, Violet, Noisette, Lime Green , Deep Rose, Harvest Gold, Khaki, Reddish Brown, Pumpkin and Brownstone.
  • Brother 3-pc Disney’s Encanto Facades (SAENCANTOPF): These vivid facades are decorated with bright floral undertones and feature fun and vibrant images of assorted birds and wildlife sneaking in and out of colors. Give your Brother embroidery machine an eye-catching makeover with Disney’s 3-Piece Encanto Facade kit and get ready to meet the Madrigals when Disney’s Encanto spear. The disney Encanto The faceplates are compatible with Disney Innov-ís NS1750D, SE625, SE600, LB5000, LB7000 and LB5000M / S combination sewing and embroidery machines.

Live the magic contest* and Family Magic Contest:
In addition to the release of Brother Disney’s Encanto sewing, embroidery and craft accessories, Brother is throwing a raffle to give one lucky fan and guest tickets to attend Disney’s Encanto World premiere in Los Angeles, CA departure Tuesday, October 19, 2021. In addition to the raffle, follow social media for more contests ** for even more chances of winning Brother Disney and Disney’s licensed products Encanto accessories. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. To learn more and participate, visit Brother’s social media pages via Instagram or Facebook at @BrotherSews and @BrotherCraftsUSA.

Visit Brother-USA.com/home/sewing-embroidery/series/Encanto to learn more.

ABOUT DISNEY ENCANTO
“Walt Disney Animation Studios”Encanto“tells the story of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a bustling city, in a wonderful and charming place called a Encanto. The magic of Encanto blessed every child in the family with a unique gift ranging from super strength to the power to heal — every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Béatriz). But when she discovers that the magic that surrounds the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, may well be the last hope of her exceptional family. Released on November 24, 2021, the movie features all-new songs from the Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winners Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton, “” Moana “) and is produced by Byron howard (“Zootopia”, “Tangled”) and Jared bush (co-director “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise castro smith (writer “The death of Eva sofia valdez“), and produced by Clark spencer and Yvett Merino; Bush and Castro Smith are the film’s writers.

ABOUT BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative products for home sewing and craft enthusiasts. Through a growing network of sewing machine dealers and retail outlets nationwide, Brother offers a full line of home sewing machines, from basic sewing and embroidery machines to high-end machines. Brother also offers a full line of electronic cutting machines and accessories. The company is known for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machinery and accessories, offering ease of use and flexibility at affordable prices. Brother International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd. With global sales approaching $ 6 billion, this global manufacturer was founded over 100 years ago. Brother offers a diverse product line that includes fax machines, multi-function center machines, P-touch labeling systems, and color and monochrome laser printers for the home, office and industry. Bridgewater, New Jersey is Brother’s corporate headquarters in the Americas. It has fully integrated sales, marketing, manufacturing, and research and development capabilities located in the United States. In addition to its head office, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. For more information visit www.Brother.com.

* No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Film premiere competition open at California residents who live within a 50 mile radius of Los Angeles, California. Must be 18 years or older. The contest ends on 10/27/21. Limit of one entry per person. Official rules available on https://www.brother-usa.com/ home / couture-embroidery / series / encanto / sweepstakes.
** No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of United States and Porto Rico. Must be 18 years or older. The contest ends on 11/14/21. Limit of one entry per person. Official rules available on https://www.brother-usa.com/ home / couture-embroidery / series / encanto / sweepstakes.

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Maxcom informs of an update relating to a main lease agreement with MXT

Posted: October 15, 2021 at 10:55 a.m. EDT|Update: 2 hours ago

CITY OF MEXICO, October 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Follow up on relevant event posted on September 24, 2021, by Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, SAB de CV (BMV: MAXCOM A, OTC: MXMTY) (“Maxcom” or “the Issuer”, without distinction) as part of the public tender offer launched by Transtelco Acquisitions III, S. de RL de CV (“Transtelco”) up to the total of the shares representing the share capital of the Issuer (the “Public Offer”), the Issuer informs the public investor of the following:

A. On April 6, 2018, the issuer has entered into a master lease and service agreement with MXT Eagle Towers, SAPI de CV (“MXT”), as supplier, under which Maxcom has contracted with MXT for access and shared use of the passive telecommunications infrastructure, among other services (the “MXT Framework Agreement”).

B. Under the terms of the MXT Master Agreement, if the Tender Offer is successful, Maxcom must notify MXT in writing within three business days of the date on which the Tender is consummated that a change of control has occurred for the Tender. ‘Transmitter.

C. On the basis of such a potential change of control and, in any event, subject to a series of conditions, MXT (as supplier) may terminate the MXT framework agreement early and, if applicable if applicable, a contractual penalty of a substantial amount payable by Maxcom could be triggered.

D. In accordance with the above, Transtelco is currently negotiating with MXT the terms of its commercial agreements in the normal course of business. As of the date hereof, none of these negotiations has a negative impact on the Public Offer process.

Maxcom thanks the continued support of all its stakeholders and confirms its commitment to maintain close communication with the investing public.

About Maxcom

Maxcom launched business operations in May 1999; its seat is at Mexico. The company is an integrated telecommunications service provider that uses a “smart build” strategy to provide last mile connection services, metro and long distance transportation services, shared rentals and other value-added services to businesses. and national and international companies. carrier markets. Maxcom provides its services via a fiber optic network of more than 8,500 kilometers, which allows it to have a footprint in from Mexico Main towns.

The information in this press release is the sole responsibility of Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, SAB de CV, and has not been reviewed by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) or any other authority.

The trading of these securities by an investor will be carried out under the responsibility of this investor.

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Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates Inspirational Athletes, Girls and Sport Leaders at Annual Women in Sport Tribute

Allyson Felix, Jordan Larson, Kim Ng, Naomi Osaka and Larry Scott honored with Foundation Signature Awards

Posted: October 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CDT|Update: 4 hours ago

NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Tonight, the Women’s Sports Foundation celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of athletes and leaders in women’s sport at their annual salute. Recognized as the biggest evening in women’s sport, the event paid tribute to athletes and executives who made history. Allyson Felix, Jordan larson, Kim Ng, Naomi Osaka and Larry scott – in a national broadcast on Yahoo Sports, preceded by an exclusive reception for donors and supporters of the New-York Historical Society. The salute was presented by WSF Athleta partners, espnW, Gatorade, NBC Sports Group and Yahoo Sports.

The biggest evening in women’s sport! WFTU annual tribute to women in sport.

In a year in which the first female coaches won Super Bowl rings, a former WNBA player became part-owner of the franchise and Team United States women in Tokyo By winning 58% and 60% of the team’s Olympic and Paralympic medals, respectively, there is much to celebrate. The power, impact and popularity of women’s sports and athletes continue to grow – with athletes serving as inspiration and role models, motivating the next generation of young girls to #KeepPlaying. WSF research has shown that participation in sport offers many lifelong benefits, including health and wellness, goal setting and mastery, discipline, self-confidence and leadership skills. While the Salute invites everyone to revel in the celebration, it also serves to remind people of the continued need for equitable access, inclusion and opportunities in sport for girls and women, and he mobilizes everyone to take measures to support the Foundation in its mission.

“The Women’s Sports Foundation is an ally, an advocate and a catalyst for girls and women to reach their highest potential in sport and life,” said Billie Jean King, founder of the WSF. “I am inspired by this incredible group of award winners and proud to recognize their record breaking and earth-shattering accomplishments, and encouraged by girls around the world who are boldly breaking new ground.”

The Foundation’s coveted prizes and this year’s winners included:

Sportswoman of the Year Award – presented to an athlete (in individual sport and team sport) who has shown outstanding athletic performance in the past 12 months.

  • Individual sport, Allyson Felix (Athletics) – World record holder, 18-time World Championship medalist, 11-time Olympic medalist and America’s most decorated track and field athlete in history.
  • Team sport, Jordan larson (Volleyball) – Triple Olympic medalist and captain of history United States Women’s volleyball team.

Wilma Rudolph Courage Price – presented to a female athlete or a team that shows extraordinary courage in its sports performance, demonstrates its ability to overcome adversity, makes a significant contribution to sport and serves as a role model.

  • Naomi Osaka – Four-time Grand Slam champion, social justice activist and mental health advocate

Billie Jean King Leadership Award featured with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative – recognizes an individual or group who demonstrates exceptional leadership and contributes significantly to the advancement of women through achievement in sport and the workplace.

  • Kim Ng – General Manager (GM) of the Miami Marlins, the highest ranked woman in Major League Baseball and the first female general manager of all professional male sports teams in the North American major leagues.

Equality Champion Award – recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates an unwavering commitment to gender equality and the advancement of women and girls in sport.

  • Larry scott – Former Commissioner of the Pac 12 conference, former CEO of the WTA Tour

More information on the winners and their awards can be found here.

The evening’s festivities were a hybrid of virtual and in-person celebration. In addition to the award winners, the Salute show featured programs such as the recently launched Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant, with Athleta, which supports mom-athletes; and the community-based girls’ group The Cycle Effect, which empowers girls through mountain biking and mentoring. The WSF also announced its next president-elect, three-time Olympian and director of player development for the New Jersey Devils, Meghan Duggan, who will take charge of January 2022 the current president, member of the World Rugby Hall of Famer and mixed martial arts athlete Phaidra Knight. Champion athletes participating in the New-York Historical Society event included: Grete Eliassen, Aja Evans, Rachel Garcia, Jessica long, Tatiana mcfadden, Maggie Steffens and more.

“I look forward to the Salute every year to applaud and shine the much-deserved spotlight on everyone’s commitment and accomplishments,” said Phaidra Knight, President of the WSF. “At all levels of sport, women continue to excel and make history. The courage, power and determination displayed throughout the year by women in sport is exactly what the next generation of girls need to see to inspire their own limitless possibilities.

A replay of the WSF Annual Salute, produced by Springtime Media, can be found here. More information about the event can be found here.

About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation exists to empower girls and women to reach their potential in sport and in life. We are an ally, an advocate and a catalyst. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, we strengthen and expand opportunities for participation and leadership through research, advocacy, community programs and a wide variety of collaborative partnerships. The Women’s Sports Foundation has positively shaped the lives of millions of young people, student-athletes, elite athletes and coaches. We are building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and enjoy the lifelong benefits of participating in sport. All the girls. All the women. All sportsÒ. To learn more about the Women’s Sports Foundation, please visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org

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Aviation, Power & Marine (AP + M) relocates international headquarters to Lakeland, Florida

Aviation, Power & Marine (AP + M) moves international headquarters to Lakeland, Florida to expand parts and distribution, MRO capabilities and field services

Aviation, Power & Marine (AP + M) relocates international headquarters to Lakeland, Florida to expand parts and distribution, MRO capabilities and field services

The purchase and relocation of the Lakeland facility was intended to support our continued growth initiatives and better serve our customers. “

– Greg Young

LAKELAND, FL, USA, October 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – AP + M and AP4 Energy Group have moved their international headquarters, warehouse and component repair operations in Lakeland, FL. The Company provides OEM parts distribution, component repair services and comprehensive field maintenance services to the power generation, oil and gas, and commercial and naval marine industries.

Formerly based in Boynton Beach, FL, AP + M and the AP4 Energy Group recently expanded their business scope from the distribution of original aircraft parts and component repair to leading engineering departments specializing in GE aero-derivative controls, mapping and mechanical field services, O&M and controls, excitation and LCI systems on large gas and steam turbines GE through its field services division AP4 Energy Services. AP4 Energy Services was created after the acquisition of Aero Controls & DLE Consultants (AC-DLE – USA) and Turbine Controls and Excitation Group (TC&E) in June and December 2020 respectively.

“The purchase and relocation of the Lakeland facility was intended to support our continued growth initiatives and better serve our customers. By doubling the available warehouse and component repair footprint, this 45,000 square foot (4,500 m²) freestanding facility sits on 7 acres and is also expected to be in central Florida along the corridor. Interstate 4, midway between Orlando and Tampa, is getting closer to many customers, offering superior logistics options and an excellent pool of potential employees to support our future growth. this ideal region for our business, ”said Greg Young, President and CEO of AP4 Energy Group.
The company’s new headquarters are located just off I-4 at 7060 Havertys Way, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA.
For more information on AP4 Energy Group, visit the company website @ www.ap4energy.com.

About AP + M Holdings (d / b / a AP4 Energy Group)
Based in Lakeland, Florida, AP4 Energy Group is a trusted resource for the industrial gas turbine industry. In 1993, the company began as an original OEM parts storage distributor, but quickly grew into one of the world’s largest independent storage distributors of heavy and air-derived gas turbine parts, component repairs and comprehensive field maintenance services. Well capitalized and staffed with a team of experts, AP4 Energy Group serves government / municipal, cooperative and private utilities. AP + M / AP4 is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company, adhering to the highest and most rigorous quality and service standards.
The company’s two business units, AP + M and AP4 Energy Services, work with power generation, oil & gas, and marine companies around the world. OEM alliances of the companies with world renowned manufacturers such as Advanced Atomization Technologies, Parker, Ametek, Triumph Engine Controls, Meggit, Honeywell, Turbotect, Young & Franklin, Basler, TMEIC and Emerson position the company as a leading storage distributor of genuine products. OEM, high quality turbine parts and field service. For more information visit www.ap4energy.com.

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Canadian Pacific Holiday train to stay on the sidelines in 2021

Railroad to Continue Food Bank Donations and Online Fundraising Concert

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will not operate in 2021, but its fundraising work will continue (Trains: David Lassen)

CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Pacific Holiday train will be sidelined again by COVID-19 considerations in 2021, but the railroad will continue the measures it took in 2020, making donations to food banks and organizing an online fundraising concert.

“The spirit of the Holiday Train is to give generously and inspire those around us to give too,” said Keith Creel, CEO of Canadian Pacific. a Friday press release. “While we are disappointed that we cannot bring the Holiday Train to communities again, we are honored to run a virtual program and continue to support the communities and food banks in our network as they strive to fight food insecurity in North America. ”

The railroad will donate to food banks that would normally benefit from a stopover during the holidays – including those that receive visits every year – as well as the performance of the concert. The railroad said details of the concert will be announced in the coming weeks.

CP joins with CSX Transportation and Kansas City Southern to opt for other forms of donation in place of traditional vacation train operations. Santa’s CSX train in the Appalachians to be replaced by a drive-thru gift distribution [see “CSX Santa Train won’t run again in 2021,” Trains News Wire, July 15, 2021], while Kansas City Southern will host fundraising efforts to benefit The Salvation Army in lieu of its traditional Holiday Express [see “KCS Holiday Express will not run in 2021 …,” News Wire, Sept. 13, 2021]. Indiana Rail Road announced last week that its Santa train will operate, but with new COVID-19 protocols [see “Indiana Rail Road Santa Train to return,” News Wire, Oct. 6, 2021].


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82nd Airborne Senior NCO, Kabul Evacuation Veterinarian, Found Dead at Home

A senior field artillery non-commissioned officer assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters battalion was found dead Monday morning in his post apartment in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, military officials said. .

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hamilton was 35 and originally from Plano, Texas, according to a division press release. He was part of the unit’s instant deployment to secure Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this year amid a frenzied evacuation of non-combatants.

Emergency responders pronounced the senior non-commissioned officer dead upon his arrival at his residence.

“Michael was a dedicated paratrooper, a passionate leader and a staunch friend,” said Lt. Col. Todd Sunday, who was the Hamilton Battalion commander. “He has dedicated his life to serving his country and has done so with great distinction. His loss will be felt by many in the military and especially within the All American family. “

Hamilton’s awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Medals of Honor, seven Army Medals of Honor, two Navy Medals of Honor, and Service Awards and Badges, according to the statement. which indicate previous combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the global war on terrorism.

He graduated from basic training in 2006, the statement said. Hamilton served in Germany, Texas, Alaska, Korea and Oklahoma during his career, in addition to Fort Bragg.

The incident is still under investigation, the statement said.

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Army vet allegedly plotted assassination to start race war

A former US Army soldier and former Canadian Armed Forces reservist who allegedly plotted the assassination of a Virginia lawmaker and conspired to release racist mass murderer Dylann Roof could face decades in prison. The pair are awaiting jail time after pleading guilty to multiple gun charges, according to the Associated press.

U.S. Army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 35, and former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, 29, face a sentencing hearing on Oct. 28, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. A third co-accused, William Garfield Bilbrough IV, 21, was sentenced to five years in prison in December after helping Mathews illegally enter the United States.

The three men are members of the violent white supremacist group “The Base”, which is trying to recruit military veterans as infantrymen for a planned racial war which it hopes will lead to the collapse of society, Task & Purpose reported. in October 2020. The group is looking for members with military experience in order to have an army of self-defense soldiers ready to take power in the expected chaos, experts said.

The FBI said Lemley, Mathews and Bilbrough were working to set this chaos in motion, the Associated Press reported. The FBI set up a camera and microphone in Mathews and Lemley’s Delaware apartment and overheard them discussing plans to attack a gun rights rally in Richmond, Va., Destroy rail and power lines and assassinate a Virginia lawmaker, according to the Associated Press.

The Base is a white supremacist group that allegedly tried to recruit members with military experience. (Photo courtesy of the Anti-Defamation League.)

Although the lawmaker was not named on the prosecutor’s court file, the politician has been described as the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, the AP reported. A Jewish woman named Eileen Filler-Corn took over the post on January 8, 2020. Prosecutors wrote that Mathews hoped the president’s murder would lead to stricter gun control laws and then a backlash to those. laws, according to the AP.

“It is extremely disturbing and it should disturb all Americans,” Filler-Corn told the AP. “This model of using violence to intimidate the leaders and symbols of our democracy undermines the core values ​​of our democracy itself.”

Lemley’s attorney, Ned Smock, described his client as a veteran of the Iraq War and a former cavalry scout who “got lost during a difficult time in his life”, and that despite his discussions with Mathews , the couple never engaged in actual violence, the AP reported.

Instead, the counts Lemley pleaded guilty to were: “conspiracy to transport certain aliens, to transport certain aliens, to dispose of a firearm and ammunition to an illegal alien, and to transport a firearm and ammunition in interstate commerce with the intent of committing a crime. crime; and Delaware’s accusations of harboring certain strangers, aiding and abetting a stranger in possession of a firearm and obstructing justice ”, according to The version.

The “alien” in question was Mathews, whom Lemley and Bilbrough worked together to help enter the United States illegally in November 2019. Lemley also had an illegal unregistered “machine gun”, according to a Department of Justice press release, although it does not specify the type of firearm involved. Lemley and Mathews were also charged with intent to obstruct justice because they destroyed their cell phones before the FBI could recover them, the department wrote.

The AP reported that Lemley and Mathews were hopeful that Roof’s release from his maximum security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, would also gain notoriety for The Base. White supremacist Roof killed nine African Americans during a Bible study at their church in South Carolina on June 17, 2015 in hopes of start a race war.

“The base would be known as the guys who broke Dylann Roof,” Mathews said, according to the AP.

Prior to bringing Mathews to the United States, Lemley and Bilbrough also attended a training camp hosted by base members in Georgia August 4-4, 2019, which included tactical training and weapons drills at fire, according to the Justice Department. The pair went to another base training camp in a different state later this month. In November 2019, Lemley and Bilbrough reportedly purchased around 1,550 rounds of 5.56 ammunition in Georgia, prosecutors said. In December, Mathews and Lemley also built a rifle from various weapon parts, and in January 2020 Lemley purchased another 1,500 5.56mm and 6.5mm rounds, which match two rifles he and Mathews owned.

“I might go to jail as soon as I find the propaganda in my cell phone,” Lemley told Mathews in January 2020, prosecutors said.

Lemley and Mathews each face a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for their gun charges and 20 years for obstructing justice. Lemley faces an additional 15 years for bringing Mathews into the country illegally and giving him a gun, while Mathews faces an additional 20 years for “being an alien in possession of a gun and ammunition”, prosecutors say . Although the actual sentences for federal crimes are generally less than the maximum sentence, they noted.

Lemley and Mathews are just the last members of The Base to be arrested. Six other members of the group were arrested in 2020 for violent crimes, including a conspiracy to commit murder, and a seventh member was arrested in 2020 for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue. The Base is promoting itself as a group of survivors who defend the “European race” of society, which has been infected with Jewish values, Joanna Mendelson, associate director of the Center on Extremism, told Task & Purpose last year. of the Anti-Defamation League. Mendelson told the AP in June that The Base fainted amid the arrest of its members, but that doesn’t mean its former members are any less dangerous.

“We are talking about adherents who are deeply rooted in an ideology,” Mendelson told the AP. “They often direct their deeply held beliefs to other neo-Nazi organizations.”

The base is one of many extremist groups looking to recruit ex-combatants and servicemen into its ranks. There are also the “Boogaloo Boys”, a group of anti-government far-right extremists who seek to start a second civil war by murdering, among other things, police officers; and the “Oath Keepers”, another far-right anti-government group that claims tens of thousands of police and military, current and former, in its ranks, Southern Poverty Law Center.

Federal prosecutors have stressed their commitment to arrest extremists before they have a chance to harm the rest of society.

“Detecting, disrupting and deterring the threat of domestic terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms is a top priority for this office,” said United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, David C. Weiss in June. . “When extremists like the accused Mathews and Lemley take action to advance their crooked agenda and commit gun-related offenses, obstruct justice and illegally transport aliens, law enforcement will respond swiftly and decisively. . “

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Kforce secures new headquarters in Midtown Tampa

TAMPA, Fla., September 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Kforce Inc., a solutions company specializing in technology and other professional staffing services, today announced that it has signed a lease for its new headquarters in Midtown Tampa. Kforce is proud to have honored their commitment to stay in Tampa. The company will occupy the fifth floor of Midtown West, one of four office buildings slated for the 22-acre, $ 500 million mixed-use development. The 10-year lease comes into effect in October 2022.

Kforce, one of the largest publicly traded companies in Tampa Bay, announced the sale of its Ybor headquarters in April. Its management team immediately began searching for a state-of-the-art space that aligns with its future hybrid work environment. Kforce has been operating remotely since March 2020, but signing the lease does not mean employees will be required to return to the office five days a week or on a regular rotational basis. Instead, Kforce takes a “casual office” approach where employees are encouraged to come to the office for better in-person interactions, such as team building, collaborating with clients, and training. Otherwise, Kforce intends its employees (Kforcers) to continue to work remotely, leveraging the technology and processes deployed by the Firm over the past 18 months, allowing them to build an optimal work-life balance. Kforcers’ workdays will move seamlessly between Midtown Tampa, their home offices, a coffee shop, or wherever their day takes them.

“Our new headquarters, and all that Midtown has to offer, really complements our casual approach to the office and the future of our business,” said Kforce President Joe Liberatore. “We are building a culture of flexibility and choice based on trust and technology. Midtown Tampa, located off Interstate 275 between downtown and Tampa International Airport, offers a host of amenities for Kforce employees. It is home to 11 restaurants, 13 retailers, a hotel, and Tampa Bay’s largest Whole Foods Market.

“We are delighted that Kforce has chosen Midtown West as their new headquarters,” said Dan Woodward, senior vice president and Tampa market leader for Highwoods Properties. “Kforce is a powerful addition to the region that further complements the diverse mix of leading national businesses, upscale retailers and local restaurants, and we look forward to seeing the additional momentum they bring to Midtown. “

Kforce was one of the first large employers in Tampa Bay to engage in a hybrid work environment after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to go remote overnight. “This vision comes directly from our people, who thrive with this new-found freedom,” said Liberatore. “We gave them the flexibility to design their best life, and they responded with a record year.”

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Forkland Festival 2021 – celebrating 50 years of history and entertainment – The Advocate-Messenger

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The 50th anniversary of the Forkland Festival, October 8 and 9, will mark “50 years of memories”. In 1971, when Forkland School was closed, residents of this rural community in southwest Boyle County purchased the school buildings and incorporated the Forkland Community Center as a non-profit organization. lucrative. The following fall, the first Forkland Heritage Festival & Revue was held to help preserve the history of the community and to provide funds for the community center. Since then, every October, the Forkland Festival has taken place, drawing visitors from all over Kentucky and other states. Many aspects of Festival 2021 will incorporate memories from the past 50 years and honor the Forklanders who have made every Festival a success.

Story: At the Festival, we celebrate our rural heritage with many historical exhibitions and activities. You can visit the 1790s log cabin housed by relatives of Abraham Lincoln. The Forkland Museum (inside the brick building) is full of interesting artifacts from the Forkland area, in addition to many historical and genealogical books and documents. Also in the brick building: the gift shop (with Forkland memorabilia and books), wildlife and Native American artifact exhibits, the school and military room, and the family history room . The Old Farm Equipment Museum (behind the main buildings) is full of many items that were once used on local farms: horse-drawn farm equipment, a replica of the tobacco stripping room, old tools and items rural household appliances, as well as a large new library on horse-drawn carriages and carts. You can also see a huge old steam tractor, an ancient high-speed motor grinding cornmeal, and demonstrations of soap making, sorghum, blacksmithing, broom making, quilting, chair caning, etc. The Festival is run by volunteers dressed in old-fashioned clothes to add to the atmosphere.

Arts and crafts: There are many crafts for sale, both outside and inside the gymnasium: many varieties of carpentry, jewelry, soaps, paints, hand-woven and cloth items, brooms, art made of metal, candles, quilling, dried herbs, wreaths, painted pumpkins and much more. . The silent auction (inside the brick building) will feature many unique crafts and other items for you to bid on, including a beautiful hand-sewn queen-size quilt made by Amish.

Kids: There are several stalls and activities that are particularly popular with children: carriage rides, petting zoo, barrel train rides, fish pond, clown stand, handmade toys, playground, body art at the henna, Indian teepee and art room (downstairs inside the brick building) where kids can create their own art while viewing an exhibition of 50 years of Forkland art.

Food: You won’t go hungry at the festival! Start your day at the Coffee Shack with slices of award-winning homemade cake served with delicious coffee or hot chocolate, or grab ham and cookies at the Ham Shack. On Saturday morning, from 8 am, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Many other meals and snacks are also available throughout the day: choose from burgers and hot dogs, pulled pork and chicken, rib eye sandwiches, beans and cornbread, country ham, authentic mexican dishes, barbecue beef, nachos, french fries pies, kettle corn, ice cream, crazy taters, pie and much more. You can also buy food products to take home: sweets, cupcakes, bread, cakes, sorghum, jams and jellies, apples, honey, etc.

Entertainment: Throughout the day, country and gospel musicians will perform on the outdoor stage. Due to COVID-19, we have canceled the Old Country Supper indoor theater and moved the Bean Supper entertainment that would have been in the gym to the outdoor stage at 7 p.m. On Friday night, Phillip Clarkson of Marion County will perform his country tunes. On Saturday evening there will be a short ceremony honoring the hundreds of volunteers who have made the Forkland Festival a success for 50 years; this will be followed by music from Cadillac Tractor playing country and southern rock.

Following: Saturday morning starts at 8 a.m. with the annual Fox & Hound 4K Race through the Buttons of Forkland. For more information and to register, contact John Ellis at 859-319-9974 or [email protected], or Jordan Ellis at 859-576-5777 or [email protected] Saturday also includes a vintage car show. Contact Nathan Stevens at 859-583-6193 for more information. Please register to win a door prize at the information booth, located next to the entrance to the brick building. You can also participate in cake, costume, kiosk and photo contests.

Protection against covid19: Much of the Forkland Festival takes place outdoors with plenty of room to spread out. We ask volunteers and visitors to wear masks inside buildings and also practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Entry and information: The Forkland Festival takes place at the Forkland Community Center, 16479 Forkland Road, Gravel Switch, KY 40328, approximately 30 minutes from Danville or Lebanon. It is open Friday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Festival admission: adults $ 3, children under $ 13, preschoolers free. For more information, visit www.forklandcomctr.org or call 859-332-7146 or 859-332-7839.


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The Panama Development Fund invests significantly in

NEW YORK, Sep 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Notarc Management Group establishes the Panama Development Fund (PDF), a venture capital and opportunity fund focused on Latin America that has already made a significant investment in Fuel Venture Capital Partners, an American Venture Capital Fund company based in Miami, Florida, to strategically align with expanding technology investments throughout Central and South America through its hub in Panama, where it already has a pipeline over $ 7 billion in various investments in infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy.

“The mission of the Panama Development Fund is to align with strategic capital partners and investors to support and develop innovation, technology, infrastructure and sustainable initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean with a target allocation. 20% of its capital to be deployed in global technology and innovative companies selected and organized by Fuel Venture Capital Partners ”, noted Leslie C. Bethel, CEO of Notarc Management Group during recent meetings held in New York with key investors and Panamanian officials.

“LatAm is a market with over 625 million consumers and where many are already using technology in their daily lives and where the demand for innovation and business-driven solutions is growing exponentially and is being catapulted by the COVID pandemic. As such, we are very focused on expanding our investment and business footprint in this region through this new partnership, ”said Jeff Ransdell, Managing Director and Founding Partner of Fuel VC.

This merger has already opened the door for 30 existing holding companies (including Eyrus, Ubicquia and OhmniLabs) that will have the opportunity to leverage the Panama Development Fund as a hub to expand in the Latin America region. “Our smart city technology will provide significant energy savings while improving public safety and connectivity in communities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” adds Ubicquia CEO Ian Aaron.

“Panama is truly the perfect location and hub for multinational companies to thrive around the world. We are happy when international investors realize the potential of this region. Today we want to send a message to the world , and in particular to the technology / innovation sector, that Panama is here to facilitate the connection of the dots as a key global hub and we are open for business and want all entrepreneurs and businesses to consider our location and who wish to benefit from attractive business incentives, ”said President Laurentino Cortizo of Panama.

Under President Cortizo’s leadership, Panama continues to thrive as a global logistics hub and is often referred to as America’s Singapore. He has promoted policies and implemented programs that continue to build investor confidence and have helped support Panama’s GDP, which has grown steadily over the past decade. “A business-friendly environment and a well-established strategic location with convenient access and connectivity to all From Central, South and North America through its airport hub at Tocumen and the Panama Canal, these factors and many more are key elements that businesses and investors find attractive in this key growth region, we are excited to expand our presence in the Americas, “noted Sir Baltron Bethel, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Notarc Group of Companies.

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About the Notarc Management Group

Notarc Management Group includes leading investment and asset management professionals in UK, Europe, Panama, Asia, Bahamas and USA. As an advisory and private equity firm, Notarc Management Group focuses exclusively on investing in asset class opportunities in real estate, hospitality, logistics, technology and infrastructure in the Americas; while maintaining its primary focus on stabilized and key strategic markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Notarc provides expert local knowledge and asset management oversight while aligning with sovereign wealth funds, institutional and private private equity firms and global family offices to invest capital through its various opportunity funds. SPV, including the Panama Development Fund.

For more information on Notarc Management Group, please contact:

Mr. Dion L. Bowe

Managing Partner Latin America

Notarc Management Group

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.notarc.com

About Fuel Venture Capital

Fuel Venture Capital is committed to propelling revolutionary ideas into businesses that change the world and democratizing access to the creative economy to shape the future of society. The company’s ‘founder-driven, investor-driven’ approach is led by a core team with over 60 years of combined experience in the areas of investment banking, wealth management, banking and finance. executive leadership and entrepreneurship. The fund boasts a portfolio of 31 companies based around the world in many industries, bringing a positive impact to virtually every corner of our modern economy. To find out more, visit www.fuelventurecapital.com and follow Fuel VC via Twitter: @FuelVC and Instagram: @FuelVentureCapital.

For more information on Fuel Venture Capital, please contact:

Nicole Martinez, The Tag Experience

Phone. : 561.827.3937

Email: [email protected]

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Canadian troops from Manitoba to serve as Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace

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A group of Canadian soldiers based in Manitoba made the trip across the pond to serve as the Queen’s Guard at a number of royal residences, including Buckingham Palace.

A contingent of the public service contingent of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery has been invited by the Queen to form the Queen’s Guard in the United Kingdom, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the formation of A and B batteries of the Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA).

The group of 90 soldiers will serve at Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London.

The group spent six weeks at CFB Shilo in Manitoba training before heading to the UK where they were officially declared fit for the role by senior officers from the British Army’s Household Division on Monday.

“Our soldiers have worked extremely hard over the past two months to be ready for public service,” said Master Warrant Officer Sgt. Major Jason Power of the CAR, said in a press release.

“When it comes to ceremonial duties, being in the Queen’s Guard is the greatest honor a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces can have, and that comes with a great sense of responsibility and pride.

The troops will serve in the Royal Residences in London and Windsor from October 4-22.


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News in Brief: It’s not too late to join the Solar Tour on Saturday; Wilmette’s birthday party is on; Golf outing on a stroll

Go Green Wilmette is leading a free tour of over a dozen Wilmette homes with solar panels from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

During the visit, GGW President Beth Drucker and other homeowners will provide information on the solar power systems installed in their homes. The tour will pass through Wilmette as shown on this interactive map.

Please note that some facilities will only offer ‘curbside viewing’.

According to a press release from Go Green Wilmette, the organization and another local environmental group, Go Green Northbrook, organized their own village-wide solar tours in conjunction with the Illinois Solar Energy Association’s annual tour on September 25.


Wilmette’s 150th birthday celebrations have begun

Village President Senta Plunkett told guests at Wilmette Beach Bash that that night, September 18, marked the start of a series of events to honor the village’s 150th anniversary.

The village of Wilmette was incorporated in 1872 and, for the next year, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of that time, according to Plunkett.

“To mark this important milestone, the Village is undertaking a series of events to educate us on Wilmette’s history, to promote special aspects of our Village and, above all, to have fun,” she reportedly told the crowd. Beach Bash. “After what we have all endured over the past 18 months, we look forward to the celebration to renew and strengthen the bonds we share as friends and neighbors. I can’t think of a better place to start the celebration than here, at Beach Bash 2021, in partnership with the Ouilmette Foundation.

According to a press release from the Village of Wilmette, the Wilmette Village Council’s 150th Anniversary Planning Committee is organizing a “celebration that will foster community spirit and unity while honoring the history of the village and looking towards it. to come up “.

The events will be punctuated by a community party on September 10, 2022, at the Center du Village.

In addition to the festival, the committee is planning a series of lectures, a winter celebration, art exhibitions and projects to improve the community’s public spaces, the statement said.

For more information, visit www.wilmette150.org, email [email protected] or call (847) 853-7529.


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Ramblers Golf Outing raises funds for tuition assistance

Loyola Academy supporters gathered at the North Shore Country Club on September 20 for the 27th Annual Ramblers Golf Outing.

A day of fun and fundraising included a number of contests and prizes, many of which were donated by Loyola alumni.

According to a press release from Loyola, current parent and board member Kevin Lynch, John Defraytas, Willy Hendricks and Kyler Ferguson took first place in the raw competition. On the Peoria handicap system, Doug Kadison, Chris Friedrich, Michael Zera and Jim Greco took first place.

Courtney O’Connor and Chris Burke had the longest drive on the 12th hole. Kevin Willer and Brian Callahan were closest to the hairpin on the 3rd hole.

“We are grateful to our golf outing hosts Rob Banas and the Rambler members of the North Shore Country Club,” the statement said. “Their generosity and their efforts allowed us to have the best possible experience. ”

The outing’s goal, the statement said, of raising enough funds to provide a year of schooling for a student has been met. Over the past 27 years, the golf outing has raised over $ 250,000 for the tuition program.


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Aery Aviation, LLC invests $ 15.3 million in new facility,

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aery Aviation, a full-service commercial and government services provider to the aerospace industry, inaugurates a new 60,000 square foot hangar with Newport News / Runway Access Williamsburg International Airport to expand maintenance and modification service capabilities for its customers, as well as an engineering technology center.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Aery’s expansion and investment at a groundbreaking ceremony, held at the site of the new hangar on September 14. Aery selected Virginia for the project after reviewing opportunities in Maryland, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Guests of honor and speakers for the event included Jay Joseph, Chairman of the Peninsula Airport Commission, Congressman Bobby Scott, Senator Monty Mason, Delegate Michael P. Mullin and Deputy Newport News Economic / Industrial Development Authority Chairman Howard H. Hoege III.

“The rich history of Hampton Roads in the aerospace and aviation industry provides an ideal backdrop for Aery Aviation to grow and be more successful than ever”, Governor Northam said. “The region is home to world-class higher education and research institutions that have helped advance the aerospace industry. We look forward to supporting Aery Aviation as it enters its next phase of growth here in the Commonwealth.

“Virginia companies like Aery Aviation are at the forefront of advancements in aerospace, aviation and unmanned systems,” said Secretary of Commerce and Commerce Brian Ball. “This expansion will allow the company to further improve its capabilities and technology. The aerospace industry has been a vital part of the economy of the Hampton Roads area for over a century, and we look forward to Aery’s continued contributions to this thriving sector.

“We congratulate Aery on committing to the largest private monetary investment in the history of Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport,” said Jay Joseph, Chairman of the Peninsula Airport Commission. “We are open for business and will continue to help the region grow and prosper.

“Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport is a vital part of our economy in Newport News and Hampton Roads, and this is good news as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Bobby Scott. “This investment will create hundreds of new jobs in the region.

“Aery Aviation is delighted to build its new state-of-the-art engineering, design, certification, modification and manufacturing global headquarters at Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport.” said Scott Beale, vice president of Aery Aviation. “Aery has enjoyed the partnership with the Newport News community and airport staff over the past five years,” continued Beale. “Their collective support and the enabling environment for businesses persuaded Aery to invest more than $ 15 million in the construction, expansion and fit-out of the buildings of this new state-of-the-art facility, which also includes an investment in machinery, tools, furniture, accessories and commercial personal property. Aery is happy to call Newport News his home for decades to come. ”

The new construction will increase Aery’s overall capabilities and efficiency. The footprint and area of ​​the new hangar dramatically increases the size of aircraft that can be worked on in the hangar. Aery’s manufacturing plant will be adjacent to the new facility, increasing overall efficiency. The company’s expansion will also create 211 well-paying jobs with average salaries of $ 85,000. “Aery is looking for engineers, pilots, mechanics,” Beale continued. “We start a lot of our employees in an internship program and hire people who have decades of experience.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Newport News, Aery Aviation provides solutions in design, engineering, systems integration, modifications, certification, maintenance and flight operations. These services meet the essential requirements of aeronautical missions for national and foreign governments, as well as for certain companies and individuals in the private sector. Aery Aviation’s team of experienced professionals provide efficient, economical and flexible services that meet the demands of the aerospace industry. The company’s commitment to safety, compliance and security has earned Aery a reputation as a forward-thinking aviation company. Aery Aviation has developed over 100 additional type certificates and over 500 airworthiness clearances.

For more information, please contact Heather McAfee at [email protected]

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John Lennon honored on United Nations stamps to mark International Day of Peace

Legendary musician John Lennon is the subject of new postage stamps issued the same year his iconic song, “Imagine”, turned 50.

On Tuesday, which falls on the International Day of Peace (September 21), the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is issuing a series of three different stamps in honor of the late and former Beatle. Each depicts a portrait of Lennon from various times in his life illustrated by engraver Martin Mörck.

“We can best honor the International Day of Peace by standing up against acts of hate and spreading compassion, kindness and hope so that the world can ‘live as one’ – just as John Lennon imagined it. . ” UNPA said on its website announcing stamps.

In addition, three souvenir sheets feature a stamp with a black and white photographic portrait of Lennon taken by Bob Gruen, Ian Macmillan and David Nutter. These sheets also contain the words of “Imagine” and the signature of the musician.

As with all UN shipments, clippings for new Lennon stamps reflect the location of UNPA offices in New York (dollars), Geneva (Swiss francs) and Vienna (euros). UN stamps with US denominations can be used as postage if mailed from the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

September 9 marked the 50th anniversary of “Imagine”, the song Lennon co-wrote with his wife Yoko Ono, and taken from the 1971 album of the same name. Considered the rocker’s flagship song, “Imagine” was revived by many artists, including Madonna, Elton John and Lady Gaga, and was recently performed at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

“John would have loved it,” Ono said in a recent press release about the song. ““ Imagine ”embodied what we believed together at the time. We’re still together now and we still believe in it. The sentiment is just as important now as it was when it was written and published 50 years ago.

In a Playboy interview with David Sheff from 1980, Lennon Explain from the song: “The Concept of Positive Prayer … If You Can to imagine a world at peace, without religious denominations – not without religion but without it, my God-is-greater-than-your-God – then this may be true … the world Church called me once and asked me: we use the lyrics for “Imagine” and just change it to “Imagine a religion ‘? “This showed [me] they didn’t understand it at all. It would defeat the whole point of the song, the whole idea.

This is not the first time that Lennon has been commemorated on a postage stamp. The United States Postal Service issued a singer’s stamp in 2018 with another photo taken by Gruen, who is known for his classic image of Lennon in a New York City T-shirt that appears on one of the new UN stamps. In May, Britain’s Royal Mail paid tribute to former Lennon Beatles band member Paul McCartney with a series of stamps. The Beatles themselves have appeared on posts in the US and UK before.

“I think my greatest pleasure is writing a song – lyric and lyrics – that will last for more than a few years,” said Lennon, quoted in the 2020 box set compilation. Give me some truth. “Songs that anyone could sing. Songs that will probably survive me. And that gives me my greatest pleasure. This is where I take my kicks.

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“Roe” Balances as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Abortion Arguments in Mississippi on Dec. 1

The United States Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on December 1, 2021 in the term’s most significant abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi lawsuit is aimed squarely at the heart of the historical precedent Roe v. Wade who has banned the total ban on abortion in the United States since 1973.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch celebrated the announcement in a Press release today, reaffirming the Mississippi case that the precedent Roe “strings together a view of decades-old facts, so that while science, medicine, technology and culture have all advanced rapidly since 1973,” said Fitch, “With Dobbs, the Supreme Court can return decision-making on abortion policy to elected leaders and enable people to empower women and promote life.

The director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Shannon Brewer, explains that access to abortion is about equity. “A woman who is denied an abortion is more likely to live in poverty even years later. Photo by Ashton Pittman

Shannon Brewer, director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only active abortion clinic in Mississippi and the institution in the crosshairs of this case, wrote in an editorial earlier this year that overthrowing Roe would have the exact opposite effect.

“Abortion is absolutely a matter of racial and economic justice. … The laws are inherently racist and classist; they keep blacks and browns down. And the research is clear: A woman who is denied an abortion is more likely to live in poverty even years later, ”Brewer wrote.

“The right to life through fertilization”

Dobbs will be the first abortion case to go to a formal Supreme Court hearing following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal activist and ongoing abortion rights advocate. Ginsburg’s replacement Amy Coney Barrett has a history of anti-abortion sentiment. In 2006, she signed an amendment of the “right to life from fertilization to natural death”.

The tension around Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic only rose this month when the United States Supreme Court allowed the application of a Texas law which has banned the vast majority of abortions in the state. In response to the Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, the court declined to rule on the constitutionality of the law, which implemented a $ 10,000 bounty for individuals to hunt down abortion providers for litigation, as well as those who “help or encourage ” the procedure.

By allowing the law to come into force while the lower courts continue to argue it, the Supreme Court has ushered in a new era of skepticism about abortion rights. The decision to refuse to urgently suspend the law was 5-4, with Barrett joining the majority.

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(Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch uses the gestational age law’s 15-week abortion ban to squarely target Roe v. Wade, attempting to end the nation’s ban on restrictions against pre-viability abortions Photo courtesy of Lynn Finch

In 2020, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana Act of 2014 that would have shut down virtually all abortion clinics in the state, affirming the basic logic under Roe. But the decision was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts agreeing with Ginsburg and the other Liberals on the court. Now even Roberts’ assent would not be enough to stop the conservative wing of the post-Trump court from overturning half a century of precedence.

A federal court initially blocked the Law 2018 in the heart of the Dobbs case, the Gestational Age Act, which prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. While much of the bill’s wording addresses the development of the fetus in the womb into “human form,” the Mississippi state’s petition to the Supreme Court makes it clear that the goal is to demolish the central principle of Roe, which prevents restricting abortion before fetal viability, occurring around 23 weeks.

“Under the Constitution, can a state ban elective abortions before viability? The state of Mississippi asks in its brief. “Yes. Why? Because nothing in the constitutional text, structure, history or tradition supports an abortion right.… Roe and Casey (v. Planned Parenthood) are dead wrong. The conclusion that the abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history or tradition.

In Roe’s absence, Mississippi has trigger laws that will drastically restrict abortion beyond the 15-week ban in the Gestational Age Act. In 2019, Gov. Phil Bryant signed a fetal heart rate law to ban abortion after six weeks gestation, several months before fetal viability. Judge Carlton Reeves blocked this law, and the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld its ruling, but Roe and Casey’s logic underlies those rulings.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that more over 92% of abortions “were performed at ≤13 weeks’ gestation,” meaning that the real impact of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban could be a ban on abortions well into the future. beyond the reach of his language.

Without Roe, Mississippi’s precarious abortion access is likely doomed. “Some states, including California and New York, have laws protecting abortion rights,” Brewer wrote. “(But) Mississippi laws are designed to make abortion difficult to obtain and to make clinics like mine more difficult to operate. There are now five states with only one abortion clinic remaining. “


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Lt. Darryl Ng, Civil Air Patrol Commander of the Maui County Composite Squadron, will be the guest speaker at the Lahaina Sunset Rotary Club Virtual Reunion at 5:30 p.m. on September 21.

For more than 50 years, the 57th Maui County Composite Squadron has served the community, responding to Hurricane Iniki and famous Eddie Aikau research, according to a press release. Ng will share history and information about the squadron as well as its main mission and programs in Maui.

Club members and guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. To receive a meeting link, contact Joanne Laird at [email protected]

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Pizza Charity founder to speak to Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea will welcome Jonathan Yudis as a guest speaker at its virtual meeting on Wednesday at noon.

Yudis is the founder of the “Charity Pizza in Maui” community service project, which provides hot meals to homeless people in Maui.

The Zoom room will open at 11:30 am for communion. The Zoom meeting ID is 829 1334 8817; the access code is 081120.

For more information, contact Allan Weiland at [email protected]

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Shelter to host an adoption event

The Maui Humane Society will be hosting an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 18.

No appointment is necessary and there is no adoption fee. Prospective pet parents can participate in the Maui Humane Society’s 10-day Paws to Adopt trial program.

In addition to the animals that await their homes forever, there will be food trucks and live entertainment at the event. Social distancing and masks are mandatory.

For more information, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.

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Bezos donates to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Maui received a personal donation from Jeff Bezos, Founder and Executive Chairman of Amazon.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of Mr. Bezos”, said Sherri Dodson, executive director of the association. “We are in the process of expanding our home security repair and modification program for low income kupunas and / or homeowners with disabilities, so this donation could not have come at a better time. Sadly, so many of our low income seniors live in unsanitary conditions and just need a helping hand. This donation will help us build our capacities and allow us to continue our mission. Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.

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Children’s advocacy group receives donation

The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui received a personal donation from Amazon Founder and Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos.

“This donation comes at a crucial time for us due to the overwhelming increase in service requests we have received during the COVID pandemic, as well as the broader needs we have seen in the community,” said Paul Tonnessen, executive director of the Friends of the Maui Children’s Justice Center.

The nonprofit organization provides assistance to abused and neglected children, promotes the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and supports the Maui Children’s Justice Center, which is part of the State Judiciary. Hawaii.

For more information about the Friends of the Maui Children’s Justice Center, contact Tonnessen at 986-8634 or visit mauicjc.org.

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Bezos donates to boys and girls clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui is one of many local nonprofits that have received a personal donation from Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chairman of Amazon.

“We want to send a huge mahalo to Mr. Bezos and his team for his support and for recognizing the incredible value that Maui’s nonprofits provide,” said Kelly Maluo-Pearson, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui.

The nonprofit said it would use the donation to continue providing its evidence-based programs that help young people learn, develop social skills, express themselves creatively and participate in events. sports.

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Do salt substitutes improve your heart health?

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Experts say there are other ways to reduce the salt in your diet than using salt substitutes. Getty Images
  • Chinese researchers say that using a salt substitute can help improve heart health.
  • But experts say the study’s results don’t necessarily apply to the United States because of the different diets and higher consumption of processed foods.
  • They suggest including more fruits and vegetables as a way to reduce sodium intake without using salt substitutes.

Switching from table salt to salt substitutes may help reduce the risk of stroke in people over age 60 with a history of high blood pressure or stroke.

That’s according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The research included nearly 21,000 participants and took place in 600 villages in rural areas of five Chinese provinces.

About 72 percent of study participants had a history of stroke and 88 percent had a history of high blood pressure.

Participants were given free salt substitutes (about 75 percent sodium chloride and 25 percent potassium chloride) as a replacement for common salt and were advised to use it for cooking, seasoning and food preservation.

They were also encouraged to use the salt substitute more sparingly than before to maximize their sodium reduction.

Sufficient salt substitute was provided to cover the needs of the entire household (approximately 20 grams per person per day).

Participants from other villages continued with their usual cooking and eating habits.

The project was supported by the National Council for Health and Medical Research.

“This study provides clear evidence of an intervention that could be undertaken very quickly at very low cost… We have now shown that it is effective and that is the benefit for China alone. Salt substitution could be used by billions more with even greater benefits, ”said Dr. Bruce Neal, principal investigator of the study and professor at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia, in a report. Press release.

A big question arising from this research is whether it is applicable in the United States and other countries outside of China.

“While I wish I could say yes, it’s more realistic to probably say no,” said Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, FAAC, a Minneapolis-based cardiologist and founder of Step One Foods.

Klodas noted that since the study looked at high-risk populations, the results may not apply to other populations (for example, people without high blood pressure and without stroke).

“This was also a study of a unique genetic / cultural group with specific eating habits / patterns and may not translate to other populations,” Klodas told Healthline.

The biggest obstacle to reducing sodium intake in the United States is that much of our sodium intake is not under our control.

“In rural China, most meals are cooked from scratch, so sodium intake is under the control of the preparer. Americans eat a lot more prepared and processed foods – and a lot of these products have a lot of sodium before we even get in the salt shaker, ”Klodas explained.

Sodium can also lurk almost anywhere, she said.

A plain bagel, for example, can provide 450 milligrams of sodium, before you even put anything in it. The maximum recommended sodium intake is 2,300 milligrams per day, so one bagel is about 20 percent of a full day’s sodium allowance.

“The salt substitute won’t help you much there,” Klodas said.

“Finally, the intake of base salt was very high (assumed to be up to 20 grams of salt per person per day), so the observed effect might not translate to those consuming less salt to begin with,” she added.

Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, LDN, director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center, explained that in theory, a salt substitute would improve cardiovascular risk because it would definitely improve high blood pressure, and it comes at a price.

“Potassium chloride as a substitute is a problem. As we age, our kidney function naturally slows down. We measure kidney function by glomerular filtration rate, or GFR.

“Our kidneys are our filtering device. So the natural aging process will slow down GFR, and putting potassium directly on food as a seasoning will negatively affect that, ”Gomer told Healthline.

Ultimately, Klodas said, the answer isn’t how to manipulate the sodium content of what we usually eat, but rather how to change what we eat.

“We never recommend these salt substitutes, but rather beautiful herbs, both dried and fresh, to enhance the taste of food,” Gomer said.

She explained that such a change is an adjustment of the palate.

Because we are used to heavily salty foods and using salt and other high salt seasonings, such as soy sauce, teriyaki and all the various black and Himalayan salts which are now popular, this may take weeks or months to make this adjustment.

“A simple way to reduce sodium in our diets is to deliberately add foods that are naturally sodium-free, including all fresh fruits and vegetables,” Klodas said. “It helps to naturally displace items with higher sodium content. “

She explained that eating fruit before lunch or dinner, for example, can be a way to reduce sodium intake while increasing intake of several beneficial nutrients, including potassium.

“Adding fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables while reducing sodium intake has been shown to be as effective as adding medication to lower blood pressure,” Klodas said.

While it takes some time to make the switch and see the benefits, Gomer said the positives are clear.

“Less bloating, decreased water retention, easier weight loss due to lack of salt stimulation and, more importantly, (rapid) reduction in blood pressure in those who are salt sensitive”, she noted.


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G7: Iran, behind the attack on an oil tanker, “threatens international peace” | Expedition News

Tehran denies being behind a drone attack on an oil tanker linked to Israel, but the G7 says “all available evidence clearly points to Iran.”

G7 foreign ministers said that “all available evidence clearly indicates that Iran” was behind a July 29 drone attack on an Israel-linked tanker that killed a former British soldier and a Romanian national.

“It was a deliberate and targeted attack, and a flagrant violation of international law … There is no justification for this attack,” ministers from the world’s seven most developed countries said in a statement on Friday.

The vessel was a Japanese oil tanker, flying the Liberian flag, operated by the Israeli company Zodiac Maritime.

Iran has firmly denied having any connection to the MV Mercer street attack, which came as tensions rise in the region and talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear program deal stalled .

But European countries and the United States renewed their accusations at a closed-door Security Council meeting at UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

“The UK knows Iran is responsible for this attack. We know it was deliberate and targeted, ”said British Ambassador to the UN Barbara Woodward, who added that the evidence was“ clear ”.

“The door to diplomacy and dialogue remains open. But if Iran chooses not to take this path, then we will seek to hold Iran to account and apply a cost to it, ”she told reporters.

The Security Council is due to discuss the incident further at a public meeting on maritime security on Monday.

G7 ministers declared that “ships must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law” and pledged to “do everything possible to protect all navigation, on which the world economy depends”.

“Iran’s behavior, as well as its support for proxy forces and armed non-state actors, threatens international peace and security,” they said, calling on Tehran to end all activities inconsistent with Iranian resolutions. Security Council.

“Iran will not hesitate to defend itself”

The United States and Israel have singled out Iran for being behind the attack on the tanker, which is led by a prominent Israeli businessman in London.

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN, Zahra Ershadi, rejected accusations that Tehran was behind the attack and warned against retaliation: “Iran will not hesitate to stand by. defend and protect its national interests “.

In a separate statement, the US military said explosives experts from the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan – which deployed to aid Mercer Street – concluded the drone was produced in Iran.

He said explosives experts were able to recover several pieces of a drone, including part of the wing and internal components that he said were almost identical to previously collected samples from Iranian attack drones.

The US military also suggested the attack may have been launched from the Iranian coast, saying the distance to the scene of the attacks “was within range of documented one-way Iranian drones.”

“Some of the material was transferred to the headquarters of the US Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain, and then to a US national laboratory for further testing and verification,” said Central Command, which oversees US forces in the area. region, in the press release.

Security analysts said the fatal attack raised the stakes in the “shadow war” against ships linked to Iran and Israel.

Iran was blamed again on Tuesday for the alleged hijacking of an asphalt and bitumen tanker in the Gulf of Oman, which prompted further denials from the Islamic Republic.

The tensions came as former head of the hard-line judiciary Ebrahim Raisi took over as Iranian presidency this week following his victory in the June election, replacing Hassan Rouhani who was seen as a more moderate figure.


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Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – The Westerwood Senior Living Community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues Summer Concert from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday August 13, 2021, featuring the local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade as you listen to soft blues and celebrate Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and savory treats created by Chef Marshall of Westerwood.

“We are delighted to welcome Hurricane Jerry and showcase Chef Marshall’s culinary skills,” said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director. “These events are a great way for us to showcase our great community. Participants will be able to meet residents and team members, and schedule community tours.

RSVP today for The Blueberries and The Blues concert by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/. And be sure to enter to win one of four Fresh Thyme Market gift certificates and a basket full of all things blueberries.

Hurricane Jerry Loos began playing guitar in the late 1960s and worked for decades at local recording studios in Columbus Ohio. A versatile guitarist, Jerry has worked with a wide range of independent artists playing styles such as Gospel, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Jerry enjoys many styles of music but plays blues / rock in his band “Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront”

Listen to Hurricane Jerry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaHC4215onQ.

Westerwood is also hosting a Resident Lifestyle Brunch at 10 a.m. on August 18, 2021. In addition to enjoying a delicious free brunch, residents and the dedicated team will share what makes Westerwood a great place to enjoy. the life. They will also share updates on the exciting new outdoor amenities that are being added to the 23-acre campus! RSVP today by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a quaint 23-acre nonprofit retirement community rooted in northeast Columbus. It is minutes from downtown Westerville and the University of Otterbein. The active resident community enjoys lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercise, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood offers a full continuum of best-in-class care, including a Life Care contract.

This wooded oasis offers restaurant quality cuisine cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an art studio, carpentry and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can satiate their curiosity. . Westerwood is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable community. It is classified as a community of choice by the Holleran group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood is SAGECare Platinum Certified, has received the Columbus CEO Top Workplaces Award six years in a row, and has received the Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at https://liveatwesterwood.org/.

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REE Automotive to Open US Headquarters in Austin, Texas

Zero-emission technology company REE Automotive has named Austin, Texas, the new headquarters for its US headquarters. The Israel-based electric mobility company is now looking to capitalize on a growing market in North America by opening a headquarters in Lone Star State, alongside an integration center for assembly and testing of its proprietary technologies.

REE Automotive is an electric mobility solutions company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, with additional subsidiaries in the US, UK and Germany.

The company specializes in the development and manufacture of modular EV platforms for B2B transactions in addition to its proprietary REEcorners. This year alone, REE announced collaborations with Magna International and Toyota’s Hino Motors.

Last February, REE announced an ongoing SPAC merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. ($ VCVC), raking in $ 500 million in gross revenue to accelerate mass production in 2023.

Yesterday, the business combination has been approved by shareholders and officially closed. This morning, REE debuted on the Nasdaq under the ticker $ REE.

REE Automotive is now launching into the running following its approved merger by announcing a new head office on American soil.

A REE corner module / Source: REE Automotive

REE Automotive’s new headquarters will be in Austin, Texas

In A press release this morning, REE Automotive shared plans for a U.S. headquarters in the booming city of Austin, Texas, promising more than 150 jobs over the next few years.

Additionally, Austin will house REE’s first asset light integration center, where it will assemble and test its REEcorner technology and modular electric vehicle platforms.

The new integration center brings REE’s technology to current and future North American automotive partners. REE co-founder and CEO Daniel Barel shares his thoughts on the city:

Establishing our US headquarters in Austin, Texas best positions us for rapid growth and expansion. Austin is fast becoming a global hotbed for elite tech professionals. REE must continue to grow and prosper, and Austin’s drive and entrepreneurial spirit fits perfectly with REE’s culture and values. Our presence in the United States will allow us to capitalize on the incredible opportunities in the United States market and to connect with our customers and partners based in North America, including Magna International and JB Poindexter, as we work together to develop and deliver modular electric vehicles (MEV).

A representative from REE Automotive said Electrek the company will inaugurate the new headquarters and the new integration center this year.

Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022 and has an annual capacity of 40,000 modular EV platforms.

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AFP urges CHR to deepen Absalon murder – Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Kieth Absalon (Photo courtesy of Facebook via PNA)

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines Center for the Law of Armed Conflict (AFPCLOAC) has asked the Human Rights Commission (CHR) to conduct a side investigation into the Masbate incident that killed college footballer Kieth Absalon and his cousin, Nolven.

Brig. General Jose Alejandro Nacnac, director of AFPCLOAC, sent a letter of request to the president of the CHR, Jose Luis Martin Gascon, to investigate the “heinous, despicable and reprehensible” attack perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) June 6, 2021.

“As a vanguard of human rights and international humanitarian law, we call on your office to pursue justice for the Absalons and all the victims of the latest anti-personnel mine (APM) explosions and the protection of civilians from use of MPAs by the NPA and the CTGs (communist terrorist groups). We also ask for your help and support in the government’s overall effort to end the local communist armed conflict, ”the letter dated June 29 reads.

Nacnac condemned the incident, saying NPA rebels must be held accountable for indiscriminate use of PAM and attacks on innocent civilians.

“The continued use by ANPs of anti-personnel mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that kill and maim civilians and soldiers in flagrant disregard and in willful violation of international humanitarian law is worrying and must be stopped,” said Nacnac in a press release on Friday. .

Nacnac noted that “the distinction between civilians and combatants is a cardinal principle” of international humanitarian law, “intended to minimize damage to civilians by making violence a combatant’s business”.

Quoting Article 14 of Republic Law (RA) No. 9851, or the Philippine Law on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, promulgated on December 11, 2009, Nacnac said that the communist leader who orchestrated the violent attacks must also face criminal charges.

“In addition to the other grounds of criminal responsibility for the crimes defined and sanctioned by RA 9851, section 10 thereof provides that NPA leaders like Joma Sison will be criminally responsible as the principal for these crimes committed by subordinates under his effective command and control, or effective authority and control, as the case may be, due to his inability to properly exercise control over those subordinates, ”added Nacnac.

“The responsibility of the leaders of these CTGs for the damage and prejudice that their subordinates inflicted on non-combatants must not go unpunished,” he continued.

In May, the CHR pledged to investigate the 1,506 atrocities and IHL violations committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) -NPA and the National Democratic Front from 2010 to 2020.

The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. (With reports from Priam Nepomuceno / PNA)


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NATO leaders say China is a global security challenge – The North State Journal

President Joe Biden, center, walks with European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, during the US-EU summit at the Brussels European Council on Tuesday June 15, 2021 (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

BRUSSELS – NATO leaders said last Monday that China is a constant security challenge and said the Chinese are working to undermine world order.

In a summit statement, the leaders said that China’s objectives and “assertive behavior presented systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and areas relevant to the security of the alliance.”

While the 30 heads of state and government have avoided branding China as a rival, they have expressed concern over what they have termed “coercive policies,” the opaque ways in which it is modernizing its armed forces and its nation. use of disinformation.

They called on Beijing to respect its international commitments and act responsibly in the international system.

President Joe Biden, who arrived at the summit after three days of consultations with the Group of Seven allies in England, pushed for the G-7 statement denouncing what he says are forced labor practices and d other human rights violations affecting Uyghur Muslims and ethnic minorities in Western Xinjiang Province. The president said he was satisfied with the statement, although differences remain between the allies on the force to criticize Beijing.

The new press release from Brussels indicates that NATO countries “will engage with China in order to defend the security interests of the alliance”.

But some allies bristled at NATO’s efforts to speak out on China.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said NATO’s decision to designate China as a threat “should not be overstated” because Beijing, like Russia, is also a partner in some areas. China is Germany’s largest trading partner and relies heavily on Russia to meet the country’s energy needs.

Merkel noted that “when you look at the cyber threats, the hybrid threats, when you look at the cooperation between Russia and China, you can’t just ignore China.”

But she added that it was important to “strike the right balance” because China is also a partner on many issues.

“I think it is very important, just as we do in Russia, to always offer political discussions, a political speech, in order to find solutions,” said Merkel. “But where there are threats, and I said they are also in the hybrid realm, then as NATO you have to be prepared.”

French President Emmanuel Macron urged the alliance not to let China distract it from what he saw as more pressing issues facing NATO, including the fight against terrorism and security concerns related to the Russia.

“I think it is very important not to disperse our efforts and not to be prejudiced in our relationship with China,” Macron said.

The Chinese Embassy in the UK issued a statement saying that the G-7 statement “deliberately defamed China and arbitrarily interfered with China’s internal affairs,” and exposed the “sinister intentions of a few countries, such as the United States “.

Biden arrived at his first NATO summit as president as key members said it was a pivotal moment for an alliance. Under the presidency of Donald Trump, who questioned the relevance of the multilateral organization and took steps to ensure that nations bear their share of the costs.

Shortly after arriving at alliance headquarters, Biden spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and underscored the United States’ commitment to Article 5 of the charter of the alliance, which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all and must be fought. a collective response.

“Section 5 which we regard as a sacred obligation,” Biden said. “I want NATO to know America is here.”

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said Biden’s presence “underlines the renewal of the transatlantic partnership”. De Croo said NATO allies were looking to get past four difficult years under the Trump administration and the infighting among member countries.

“I think we are now ready to move on,” said de Croo.

Trump has regularly berated other NATO nations for not spending enough on defense and even threatened to pull the United States out of the world’s largest security organization.

The alliance has also updated Article 5 to provide more clarity on how the alliance should respond to major cyber attacks – a growing concern amid hacks targeting the US government and businesses around the world by hackers based in Russia.

Beyond extending the potential use of Article 5’s mutual defense clause to space, leaders also broadened the definition of what could constitute such an attack in cyberspace, in a warning to any opponent who might use constant low level attacks as a tactic.

The organization said in 2014 that a cyber attack could be countered by a collective response from the 30 member countries, but on Monday they said that “the impact of significant cumulative malicious cyber activity could, under certain circumstances, be considered equivalent to an armed attack. attack. “

The President started his day by meeting with leaders of the Baltic states on NATO’s eastern flank as well as with separate meetings with Polish and Romanian leaders to discuss the threat posed by Russia and the recent air piracy in Belarus, according to the White House.

Biden’s route to Europe was designed to meet first with G-7 leaders and then with NATO allies in Brussels ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. .

Biden met Turkish President Erdogan on the sidelines of the summit on Monday evening.

Biden, during his campaign, angered Turkish officials after he described Erdogan as an “autocrat.” In April, Biden infuriated Ankara by declaring that the Ottoman-era massacres and deportations of Armenians were “genocide” – a term US presidents have avoided using.

In a brief exchange with reporters, Biden described it as a “very good meeting.” He and Erdogan met in private before being joined by other officials.


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