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Y2K? Y go 2 waste?

Y2K? Y go 2 waste? Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Two enterprising US charities are asking all those who stored food and supplies in anticipation of social breakdown due to the Y2K “bug” to donate them to charity. Second Harvest is running the Y Go 2 Waste campaign, which runs from 15th January to 15th February, and Americares is seeking donated goods too.Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of Millennium-related fundraising and the Y2K bug. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 January 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

From Bush Sr. to Trump, Pentagon uses, abuses Somalia

first_imgIn a report released March 20, Amnesty International (amnesty.org) made the following three points about U.S. military intervention in Somalia, in the part of northeast Africa known as the Horn: Forensic investigation yields credible evidence that 14 civilians were killed in just five strikes. There have been more than 100 strikes by U.S. drones and piloted aircraft since early 2017. Strikes in Somalia tripled under Donald Trump, outpacing strikes in Yemen and Libya combined.“In the incidents presented in this report, civilians were killed and injured in attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law and could, in some cases, constitute war crimes,” the report said. The attacks take place under the U.S. Africa Command, or Africom, which stations more than 7,000 U.S. troops at bases throughout Africa.While U.S. strikes have escalated, U.S. intervention in the Horn of Africa is nothing new. It has taken place for decades under both Democratic and Republican administrations under different pretexts. The pretexts are a cover for U.S. imperialism’s geostrategic and economic interests in the region.Ogaden War of 1977-78In 1977, under President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. aimed to counter a revolutionary, pro-socialist government that had seized power in Ethiopia and begun to align with the Soviet Union and other members of what was then the socialist camp. Somalia, which borders Ethiopia, claimed land in the Ogaden region, which had some ethnic Somali population. Carter armed Somalia to provoke a war against Ethiopia, claiming this was to defend self-determination. After the failure of attempts by Cuba’s Fidel Castro to bring the leaders of Somalia and Ethiopia together to avert war, Somalia invaded. The USSR, Cuba and the German Democratic Republic aided Ethiopia, which defeated the Somali Army. The government of Somalia fled the country later in 1991, leaving no central state power in charge. In the same period, concurrent with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the revolutionary Ethiopian government was overthrown by a pro-U.S. grouping.‘Black Hawk Down’ — 1993Under the George H.W. Bush administration, the U.S. military intervened in Somalia in 1992, this time claiming it was a humanitarian mission — to feed starving Somalis. The occupation continued under Bill Clinton, still with the “humanitarian” pretext, until a helicopter was shot down in Mogadishu, the capital, and U.S. troops were killed. The U.S. left in 1994.Most people will know this only from a chauvinist movie, “Black Hawk Down,” whose only virtue is that it keeps the knowledge of this criminal U.S. intervention alive, if distorted. The truth was that U.S. air strikes killed 50 Somali elders who were holding a meeting. The murders made the population furious against the U.S. and led to the deaths of many U.S. troops. Ethiopian troops, led by a pro-Western government, invaded unstable Somalia in 2006. Ethiopian, Kenyan and other African troops have operated in the country with U.S. air support to back up a weak Somali regime in Mogadishu.The current pretext for U.S. intervention is allegedly to confront “terrorism.” The main organization fighting the Mogadishu government is called “Al Shabab” (The Youth), although the U.S. claims the Islamic State group (IS) forces also operate there. Thus, over the course of the last 42 years, Washington has used three different pretexts to try to justify the war crimes committed by U.S. military forces against the Somali people. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico

first_img SHARE USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25 to explore trade opportunities between the two countries.The mission participants include representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council who will attend meetings with government officials, legislators and the Mexican private industry.As USDA explained, mission members will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development of renewable fuels policies, with the goal of demonstrating how Mexico can implement its own renewable fuels program.State-owned oil company PEMEX has plans to begin selling E6 (5.8 percent) ethanol-blended gasoline in selected cities in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz. Implementation of a nationwide E6 fuel option in Mexico would create a potential market for 790 million gallons of ethanol.“Mexico, with the right policies in place, has the potential to achieve similar benefits producing ethanol from sugarcane,” Scuse said in a statement. “We view this as a partnership that can provide benefits for both Mexico and the United States.”“The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of ethanol and for several years now has been the low cost supplier as well, allowing us to dramatically increase our exports. With domestic use artificially capped by EPA at 14.8 billion gallons, we will continue to seek export opportunities,” said Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard, who is on the trade mission. “The world is short on octane and looking for low carbon alternative fuels to meet the climate change goals set in Paris last December. This is the right time to explore new trade opportunities. Mexico, in particular, should be looking for replacements to the highly toxic MTBE. Ethanol can help.”“This trade mission is an excellent example of the importance of ethanol to the success of nations looking to reduce their imports of harmful fossil fuels in favor of a cleaner burning and a more economical fuel,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “It is also equally important to our goal of expanding the marketplace for U.S. ethanol, which is why we’re proud to be participating in this mission.”“With the current reform to energy regulations in Mexico, the U.S. Grains Council believes that now’s the time to introduce ethanol into the Mexican fuel market in hopes of it one day becoming the principle oxygenate used in the country,” said Ryan LeGrand, USGC director in Mexico. “We see significant potential for exports of U.S. ethanol to Mexico — and therefore, U.S. grain demand — if the right policies are in place.” Previous articleFritz Joins AgriNovusNext articleIndiana Farmers Move Fast on Planting Catch-up Gary Truitt SHARE Home Energy USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission to Mexico Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 23, 2016 last_img read more

Focus must not detract from delivering year to remember through Limerick…

first_imgWhatsApp Print NewsBreaking newsFocus must not detract from delivering year to remember through Limerick City of CultureBy admin – November 27, 2013 692 Linkedin Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement Limerick Chamber CEO has stated that the focus of Limerick National City of Culture cannot be deflected by unhelpful criticisms around the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maria Kelly said “There seems to have been some questions raised, for whatever reason, at a national level over recent days and now, indeed, locally across a number of areas.“While some of these questions have been answered satisfactorily, other matters raised seem to be done so with an effort to undermine the project or, at the very least, gain headlines. This is not warranted and not in Limerick’s interest and you have to question the motivation for this.Ms Kelly added that “There has been a magnificent start to The National City of Culture initiative and specifically to Limerick City of Culture 2014, we had a fabulous launch, gaining all the right national attention and here we are only a few weeks later with people seemingly trying to undo that.“If people want to criticise and make assessments, at least let them be fair and happen in due course. Give some time for the National City of Culture project to develop and then we can have a true assessment then. Limerick City of Culture 2014 must be about results and from what we can see so far from the programme and events that have been secured from New Year’s Eve, a really excellent job is being done.The Chamber CEO said she understood why questions were raised regarding the process for the appointment of the CEO, but Limerick Chamber is fully satisfied that the action taken was necessary in the tight timelines and exceptional circumstances that prevailed as explained by Conn Murray.“Ultimately, the issues raised must not be allowed to cloud focus right now, which must be on delivering what will no doubt be a year-long programme that will live long in the memory for Limerick, Ireland and beyond. Patricia Ryan is an excellent appointment and we have every confidence she will deliver a great year for Limerick and leave a legacy of benefit to future National Cities of Culture.” Twitter Previous articleGardai to arrest dangerous driver who terrified pedestrians and childrenNext articleTesco Facebook row rumbles on adminlast_img read more

Zane Burke Joins Bardavon Health Innovations’ Board of Directors

first_img Pinterest Zane Burke Joins Bardavon Health Innovations’ Board of Directors By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Bardavon Health Innovations announces Zane Burke, an internationally recognized healthcare executive, has joined its board of directors. Burke brings extensive experience scaling healthcare technology enterprises with highly innovative and disruptive business models. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ Zane Burke joins the board of Bardavon Health Innovations, a proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. (Photo: Business Wire) Mr. Burke most recently served as the CEO of Livongo Health, Inc. As CEO, he successfully led the company to the largest consumer digital health initial public offering in July 2019 and its eventual $18.5 billion merger in Teladoc Health, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), to form the world’s largest virtual care company. This merger is recognized as one of the largest M&A transactions in 2020. “I am eager to join Bardavon’s board of directors, and to help in their mission to redefine the industry’s current digital health approach to Workers’ Compensation,” said Burke. “Matt Condon is a great leader; I have a lot of respect for what he’s built. Bardavon’s single-minded focus on functional outcomes for injured Workers’ Compensation patients is similar to Livongo’s whole-person strategy. This approach, based on clinical therapy data, provides the innovation this market has been lacking. Matt and his team are bringing a highly differentiated experience to Workers’ Compensation.” Prior to Livongo, Burke spent more than two decades at Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), most recently serving as its President. Burke was a key contributor to Cerner’s growth over his 22-year tenure, where he held several executive roles in sales, strategy, finance, and operations. At the time of his departure from Cerner, the Company was generating over $5 billion in annual revenue with more than 29,000 associates and 27,500 provider facilities in 35 countries. “Zane’s addition to our Board will be catalytic for Bardavon,” said Bardavon Founder and CEO, Matthew Condon. “He intuitively understands the challenges facing employers and providers in today’s digital health marketplace. Zane has a deep knowledge of healthcare and how to build and scale new models for innovation. He knows how healthcare platforms can transform an industry for all stakeholders. His leadership will support Bardavon in achieving its goals.” Bardavon’s national network of therapy providers use bNOTES ®, a proprietary Workers’ Compensation treatment guidance platform, to gather clinical treatment data. This data enables all stakeholders to achieve better health outcomes for America’s injured workers. “Our business, even during COVID-19, is expanding rapidly,” Condon continued. “Zane will provide us unparalleled leadership as we grow and scale our business. Our overall mission is to fix the Workers’ Compensation experience for our partners by linking everyone with digital tools. This creates a new model for Workers’ Compensation care that delivers better functional outcomes.” About Bardavon Health Innovations Bardavon is a privately held proactive Workers’ Compensation digital health partner that connects all stakeholders to better manage claims. We offer injury prevention, treatment, and work readiness solutions through our national network of therapy providers. Bardavon shares a holistic analysis of the claim so America’s Workers’ Compensation patients can achieve optimized functional outcomes and return to full-duty. We treat people right. Bardavon.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/en/ CONTACT: Amy Curtis Media Relations Bardavon Health Innovations [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA KANSAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE OTHER HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Bardavon Health Innovations Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 12:25 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005765/encenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleNew Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Utility-Scale Solar in OhioNext articleUnited States Psoriatic Arthritis Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021: Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Market Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Northwest MEP slams HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme

first_imgNews Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has slammed the HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme.Mr Higgins says some of his constituents have had their cards unjustifiably withdrawn.The North West MEP describes the HSE s handling of the medical card scheme is an  absolute shambles:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/higg1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Previous article€115,000 worth of drugs seized in BundoranNext article18 Primary Care Centres and Health Centres in Donegal to become smoke free zones News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Northwest MEP slams HSE for its handling of the medical cards scheme Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – November 21, 2013 Twitterlast_img read more

Termon filling station ransacked in overnight robbery

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Termon filling station ransacked in overnight robbery By News Highland – March 20, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleSex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon running for Governor of New YorkNext articleECHR again refuses to classify treatment of “Hooded Men” as torture News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows An investigation has been launched after Sweeney’s filling station in Termon was broken into overnight.Gardai have confirmed that thieves gained access to the property through the roof, with a quantity of goods stolen and considerable damage caused to the premises.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 0749153060.Donegal Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Paul Wallace says it’s not yet known if this latest break in is linked to other similar robberies across the county in recent months:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/paulwallace.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

PREMIERE: Hydock performs story of Audrey Sheppard Williams

first_img Published 10:00 pm Monday, February 18, 2019 “If you are going to tell my mother’s story, please make her a human being.”Story performer Dolores Hydock responded to a daughter’s plea with the telling of both sides of a mother’s story, a mother, who after all, was a human being. Hydock’s “Taking Sides: A different look at the life of Audrey Sheppard Williams” opened this weekend at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge as an Alabama Bicentennial event. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Dolores Hydock (above) transported guests to the We Piddle Around Theater Friday and Saturday night back to the life and times of Audrey Sheppard Williams, the Banks native that became the wife of legendary country musician Hank Williams. Hydock’s shared a human story of Williams’ life using three perspectives of Williams herself as well as her daughter and sister. Hydock performed the story for the first time anywhere at the theater. By Jaine Treadwell PREMIERE: Hydock performs story of Audrey Sheppard Williams You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Articlecenter_img Email the author Linda Wambles,  Audrey’s niece, said the family members in attendance were more than pleased with the Hydock’s portrayal of Audrey Sheppard.“Dolores had talked with family members but, I didn’t have any idea that she was going to sit and speak as if she were Lucretia and Aunt Lynette,” Wambles said. “What she said was what I know to be truthful and accurate.”A lot of negative things have been said and written about Audrey Sheppard Williams.“But we loved her,” Wambles said. “She was good to all of us, to my grandparents. She was Aunt Audrey. We knew all that was good about her. I’m proud for others to know that she was really a good, caring person who was loved very much.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Audrey Sheppard grew up in rural Pike County, met Hank Williams at a medicine show in Banks, married him and, by most all accounts, pushed him into stardom, into legendary status in the world of country music.But how would a performer from Reading, Pennsylvania tell a story about Audrey Sheppard Williams? The answer probably was not what the audiences expected. “Actually, we didn’t know what to expect,” said Dinah Kelsey of Troy, who is familiar with stories of Audrey Williams.  “Dolores Hydock told Audrey’s story in her own voice and in the voices of Lucretia, Audrey’s daughter, and Lynette, her sister. She told Audrey’s story with honesty and sensitivity. The story was put together beautifully. The story was not what I expected, but it was much more than I could have imagined.” Play Ball: Charles Henderson splits with Marbury in season opening double header Charles Henderson High got solid pitching from their starters in both games Monday afternoon to open the 2019 season at… read more Arnold Sheppard’s grandad and Audrey’s granddad were brothers.“I was proud to hear something positive about Audrey,” he said. “It was about time. She didn’t deserve all the bad things said about her.”His wife, Pat, agreed.“That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” she said. “Like folks were saying after it was over, Audrey’s true story has finally been told. She deserved for the truth to be told.”Peggy Faulk said the performance was an indication of how personality can affect the outcome of one’s life.“Audrey did not want to live in a small town. She wanted to get out into the bright lights,” Faulk said. “She was driven. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it doesn’t.”Gail and Rob Thomas of Pensacola are patrons of the We Piddle Around Theater and are familiar with Hydock. “Six of us came to the Audrey Williams story,” Gail Thomas said. “We all loved it. What a wonderful performance. I thought it would all be in first person but to hear the story from the voices of Audrey’s daughter and her sister made for a very believable story.”Thomas said Audrey came across as a strong woman and it was possible that her strength worked against her.“Audrey Williams was used to taking care of business, to doing for herself,” she said. “So, she turned to drinking and isolation instead of reaching out to those who loved her. If they had known, maybe things could have turned out differently. But either way, she was portrayed as a human being. We were proud of that.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Boil water advisory lifted in Houston as Texas recovers from winter storms

first_imgBill Oxford/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Houston has lifted its boil water advisory as much of Texas’ utility services recover from back-to-back winter storms.The boil water advisory in Houston had been in place since Wednesday but has been lifted after water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed that tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe to drink, according to a press release from the city.“The historic freezing temperatures in Houston last week caused water pressure to drop throughout the city,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. “I appreciate everyone’s patience as Houston Water crews worked nonstop to restore the pressure and gain the TCEQ’s approval to lift the boil water notice.”Nearly three million bottles of water have been distributed in Houston since Wednesday, Turner said.The freezing temperatures and snow from the storm knocked out power grids, ruptured water mains and rendered water treatment plants unworkable.On Friday, more than 14.4 million people in Texas, about half of the state’s population, were affected by weather-related disruptions to water service. More than 1,100 public water supply systems reported disruptions in service on Friday morning, according to a spokesperson for the TCEQ.More than five million people have come off boil water advisories in the last 48 hours, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a press conference Sunday afternoon. It is unclear how many Texas residents are still under a boil-water advisory. Busted pipes remain an issue, and the state is bringing in more plumbers to speed up the recovery, Abbott said.“We want to make sure that the state is stepping up to do everything that we can to help people in their homes who are trying to repair busted pipes,” he said.About 30,000 Texas residents are still without power, but all power should be restored by Monday, Abbott said.President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas to allow federal aid to flow into the state.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Woman gives birth on flight to Hawaii with help of doctor, NICU nurses

first_imgHawai’i Pacific Health(HONOLULU) — On Wednesday, somewhere over the Pacific, a woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a baby boy.Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was flying from Salt Lake City to Honolulu on April 28 for a vacation when she gave birth to her son, Raymond.He arrived early at just 29 weeks gestation.Luckily, a doctor from Hawaii and three neonatal intensive care unit nurses from North Kansas City Hospital were also on board the almost seven-hour Delta flight to help Mounga deliver her baby.“We were about halfway through the flight, and we heard someone call out for medical help,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Lani Bamfield said in a release. “I went to see what was going on and see her there holding a baby in her hands, and it’s little.”Bamfield and the other neonatal nurses cared for Mounga and Raymond for three hours until the flight landed in Honolulu. They were then transported to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.“I don’t know how a patient gets so lucky as to have three neonatal intensive care nurses onboard the same flight when she is in emergency labor, but that was the situation we were in,” Hawaii Pacific Health family medicine physician Dr. Dale Glenn, who was on board the flight, said in a statement. “The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together, and everyone helped out.”He described how challenging it was to care for both patients in such a small confined space like an airplane. They also had to improvise on tools, using shoelaces to tie and cut the umbilical cord and an Apple Watch to monitor the baby’s heart rate.Glenn and the team of nurses visited with Mounga and Raymond at the hospital two days after the surprise birth.“We all just teared up,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Mimi Ho said in the hospital release. “She called us family and said we’re all his aunties, and it was so great to see them.”Mounga has since been discharged, but Raymond will remain in the NICU until he’s ready to go home, according to Hawaii Pacific Health.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more