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Senior Resource Alliance announces assistance for seniors facing heightened mental health…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCOVID-19DepressionElderlyMental HealthResourcesSenior Resource Alliance Previous articleFL-DOH encourages “start gathering supplies now”: Hurricane Emergency Supply Kit 101Next articleLearn How to Properly Reload Your Ammo denisebadger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Resources include telephone reassurance calls and the newly instituted PEARLS program, which connects seniors with certified trainers to help them identify and manage symptoms of minor and major depressionFrom the Senior Resource AllianceWhile Central Florida seniors have been protecting themselves from the coronavirus, they have been inadvertently exposed to another health threat: depression.After spending months in isolation for their own health and safety, some members of this most vulnerable population are suffering from increased levels of anxiety, fear and loneliness.Senior Resource Alliance (SRA), the Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida covering Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties, has resources available to help seniors in need who are struggling with newfound feelings of depression or other mental health issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include telephone reassurance calls and the newly instituted PEARLS program, which connects seniors with certified trainers to help them identify and manage symptoms of minor and major depression on their own.The SRA helps seniors in other areas as well, including information on Medicare and Medicaid, healthcare, food, transportation, caregiving, housing, utilities and more.If you or a loved one need assistance, you can visit https://www.seniorresourcealliance.org/information/mental-emotional-health/ for more information on resources available or call the ELDER Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (3-5337).center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Jeremy Wong on Unsplashlast_img read more

Dealing for Donation Day attracts more blue chip supporters

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eurex and Stoxx have joined the list of international companies committed to help raise money for Children in Crisis on Dealing for Donation Day on 18 September 2003.Mako Group (“Mako”), the options and derivatives company is spearheading next month’s ‘Dealing for Donation Day’ (DfDD) and has announced the latest blue chip supporters to take part in the fundraising day. Eurex, the futures and options exchange, and Stoxx, providers of Europe’s regional equity indexes, have both confirmed their financial support for the day when, international institutions, banks, brokers, clearers and exchanges will come together to donate a percentage of the day’s profit or a lump sum to Children in Crisis. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 24 August 2003 | News Other leading names already committed include Fimat, FOW, Fortis Clearing International, J.P. Morgan, KBC Clearing and Link.center_img  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dealing for Donation Day attracts more blue chip supporters 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.last_img read more

Direct debit donations up by volume and value, say Rapidata

first_img Howard Lake | 20 April 2010 | News Direct debit donations up by volume and value, say Rapidata Tagged with: direct debit Individual giving recession Research / statistics  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img CommentScott Gray, Managing Director of Rapidata Services Plc, said: “Cancellations of donations will inevitably rise in a global recession, but donors have shown that they are also willing to increase their support and commitment, understanding that this is as much a difficult time for charities and, ultimately, their beneficiaries, as it is for themselves.”Indeed, Rapidata point out that the research shows that “the majority of charities have managed to increase the volume and overall value of direct debit income during this period, underlining the message that direct debit giving can not only help sustain charities through tough times, but can even be increased during a recession”.Professor Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising of Bristol Business School and Professor of Fundraising of Indiana University added that this report was “some of the very first evidence to suggest that the worst of the donation losses due to the recession may finally have come to an end”.He welcomed this annual analysis, saying: “What is genuinely exciting about this work is that with every passing year we will understand even more about donor behaviour. It will be possible to track the impact of various events and economic circumstances on giving by direct debit in the UK and provide fundraisers with a tool they can use to make realistic predictions about how the fundraising environment will impact on their work, while affording them valuable benchmarking data to assess their own performance.”For example, Rapidata’s analysis has shown that direct debit cancellations were decreasing in the lead up to the recession, that this trend rapidly reversed once the economic downturn took hold, but also that this has been followed by an equally quick recovery and a significant increase in the volume and value of direct debit giving.Although the statistics are very encouraging, Rapidata urged charities to be “proactively manage any cancellations or failed payments”.A free downloadable copy of Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2010: The Full Picture is available from Rapidata from from midday on 20 April 2010. The company will publish a mid-year update in the Summer.www.rapidataservices.com 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. The number of direct debit donations to charity started growing again during 2008-2009, as did the total income, according to research by direct debit processing bureau Rapidata.The company’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2010 indicates that regular giving is returning to pre-recession levels. The report is the first to offer benchmarked analysis for the period of the recession.With data from 117 charities, the report reveals that the total amount generated through direct debit donations rose significantly in 2009 to just over £26 million, up by 18% from £22 million in 2008. There was also a substantial rise of 14% in the number of donations over the past year.Average donationsFor the first time, the Tracking Report contains details of the average amount that charities receive per direct debit donation. In 2008, the average monthly direct debit was £12.26. Last year, this fell slightly to £11.95, a drop of 31p (2.6%). Nevertheless, during 2009 54% of charities saw an increase in their own average gift level.Grouping the participating charities, Rapidata found that charities working with children, young people and families now top the chart in terms of the highest average gift by cause at £13.11, while international causes attract the lowest level (£10.65). However, this could be changing: 68% of international charities succeeded in increasing their average gift amount over the past year and this segment reported the highest annual rise in average gift, yielding a 38% rise in the overall value of donations. While general social welfare and community charities achieved substantial growth in the volume of donations, they reported a decrease in average gift from 2008 figures.Cancellation ratesDuring 2009 direct debit cancellation rates fall substantially throughout the year, returning to pre-recession levels, according to Rapidata, for the first time since June 2007. Cancellation rates began at 5.63% in January 2009 and dropped steadily for the first half of the year, falling at a faster pace in the second half before dropping steeply to 2.63% in December (compared to 3.89% in December 2008).December 2009 was also the first month rates dropped below 3% since June 2007. This trend has continued into 2010, with cancellation rates in January to March considerably lower than in the same months last year and in 2008.The 2010 report also provides details about how donors cancel their direct debit donations and what charities can do when armed with this information. For example, Radidata found that fewer than 10% of donors cancel directly with the charity. Instead, the majority (68% of cancellations in 2009), were from donors cancelling directly with their bank. Twenty per cent of cancellations last year came from direct debits being returned unpaid, and just 4% were a result of incorrect bank details meaning that payments could not be collected. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fuerzas de clase detrás del genocidio estadounidense en Hiroshima y Nagasaki

first_imgEn el 70º aniversario de los asesinatos en masa de la población civil de Hiroshima y Nagasaki en Japón, el 6 y 9 de agosto respectivamente, un debate en los medios corporativos de EUA se ha centrado en la siguiente pregunta: ¿Es verdad que las bombas forzaron una rendición japonesa y evitaron víctimas estadounidenses?Estudios históricos han demostrado que esto es el pretexto en lugar de la razón de EUA para utilizar las bombas. Las fotografías muestran el horror. Aquí queremos centrarnos en las siguientes preguntas: ¿Cuál era el carácter de clase de los dos regímenes principales que luchaban en esta guerra en el Pacífico? ¿Cuáles eran sus objetivos? ¿Por qué su confrontación condujo a Washington al uso de tan nefastas armas contra una población civil?Tanto EUA como Japón eran países imperialistas. Ambos tenían economías capitalistas, con la riqueza concentrada en un pequeño número de familias de la clase dominante en la industria y la banca. Estas clases dirigentes explotaron a la clase trabajadora en sus respectivos países. Japón gobernó Corea y partes de China, donde su clase dirigente invirtió capital para explotar a los trabajadores locales y saquear las materias primas. EUA gobernó las Filipinas, Puerto Rico y Hawái, donde hizo lo mismo.La competencia entre las dos potencias imperialistas por el control de las islas del Pacífico y Asia Oriental condujo a la 2da Guerra Mundial en el Pacífico. El objetivo de cada clase dominante era el control de las islas del Pacífico y Asia Oriental. Ni en Japón ni en EUA las/os trabajadores y agricultoras/es tuvieron nada que ganar con una victoria de “sus” gobernantes.Para el imperialismo estadounidense, el objetivo era destruir el estado japonés para que estuviera subordinado totalmente a Washington.  Hoy en día el imperialismo estadounidense todavía quiere tener hegemonía en esa región, pero esta vez con una clase dirigente japonesa rearmada como un socio menor en una alianza contra la República Popular China.El pueblo chino y el coreano todavía están tratando de que los gobernantes japoneses admitan los delitos militares cometidos mientras iba camino a la conquista.  Un tal crimen fue el trabajo forzado de los coreanos en Hiroshima. Unos 20.000 coreanos han muerto allí el 6 de agosto 1945. El presente Primer Ministro de Japón Shinzo Abe, un derechista, rehúsa pedir disculpas y lo que quiere es un ejército japonés rearmado y agresivo.Crímenes del imperialismo estadounidenseSiendo comunistas en EUA, nos enfocamos en los crímenes del imperialismo estadounidense.  La clase dominante utilizó la propaganda chauvinista y racista más vil contra el pueblo japonés, presentándoles como subhumanos, para movilizar a la población para ir a la guerra y matar al pueblo japonés.  Estas medidas incluyeron internar a personas de origen japonés en campos de concentración estadounidenses y el uso de bombas incendiarias y atómicas contra civiles japoneses.El ejército de EUA aprendió cómo bombas incendiarias pueden destruir ciudades, del ataque estadounidense-británico a Hamburgo en julio de 1943 en el cual murieron 43.000 civiles alemanes, y del ataque a Dresden en febrero de 1945 que quemó o asfixió entre 30.000 y 90.000 personas, en su mayoría refugiadas/os.Después de que EUA había capturado islas cercanas a las principales islas japonesas, la Fuerza Aérea inició una campaña de bombardeo incendiario que afectó a 68 ciudades japonesas, matando a cientos de miles de personas.El más grande y devastador de estos ataques tuvo lugar el 7 y 8 de marzo de 1945 cuando cientos de bombarderos B-29 hicieron caer 2.000 toneladas de bombas incendiarias en un suburbio residencial de clase trabajadora densamente poblado de Tokio, quemando vivas 130.000 personas.  Washington tenía planes de continuar esta masacre de civiles japoneses durante una invasión que iba a comenzar el 1º de noviembre de 1945.La primera bomba atómica del imperialismo estadounidense fue detonada en una prueba el 16 de julio 1945.  La clase dominante de EUA no vacilaría un segundo para utilizar esta arma contra civiles japoneses si creía que era efectiva en la promoción de sus intereses de propiedad y de ganancias.  La Primera y Segunda Guerra Mundial mostraron cómo las clases dominantes estaban listas para sacrificar no sólo a sus propios trabajadores y agricultores, sino mucho más a los del “enemigo”.Hiroshima y Nagasaki fueron dos de las pocas ciudades japonesas que se salvaron en los previos bombardeos.  No tenían ningún valor militar.  La guerra iba a terminar pronto en el Pacífico – ya había terminado el 8 de mayo en Europa – así que Washington tenía una pequeña ventana para probar los dos tipos diferentes de armas de fusión nuclear, uno hecho con uranio enriquecido y el otro con plutonio.  En estas dos ciudades no bombardeadas, EUA podría observar lo que harían las armas mientras mataban a 200.000 personas rápidamente y a 150.000 lentamente.El ejército estadounidense podía mostrar al mundo de lo que era capaz.  Luego, abiertamente amenazó con bombas nucleares durante las guerras contra Corea y Vietnam.URSS declaró la guerraLos gobernantes japoneses sabiendo que ya estaban derrotados, enfrentaron lo que veían como una amenaza aún mayor que las bombas atómicas.  La Unión Soviética, un estado obrero, había declarado la guerra.  Dondequiera que ocupara la Unión Soviética amenazaba no solo a la soberanía japonesa sino los derechos de propiedad de la clase dominante japonesa.A pesar de que odiaba entregarse, los gobernantes japoneses prefirieron someterse a Estados Unidos capitalista, que a la Unión Soviética de orientación socialista.  Bajo la ocupación estadounidense de Japón, que duró hasta 1950, el General Douglas MacArthur reprimió al Partido Comunista Japonés y a los sindicatos.Donde el Ejército Rojo Soviético entró y ayudó a expulsar a los militares japoneses — en Manchuria, que es parte de China, y en el norte de Corea – los pueblos se liberaron de la dominación imperialista japonesa y se apoderaron de la propiedad de los terratenientes y capitalistas.  Eso es lo que los gobernantes japoneses temían más que el bombardeo atómico de su población.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The working class and mass struggle

first_imgSharon BlackThis talk was given on Nov. 18 at the 2017 Workers World Party national conference in Newark, N.J.It might be helpful to look at the question of working-class and mass organizing through the lens of the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution and the anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara.In the case of the Bolshevik Revolution, there is hardly a way of discussing it without referring to Lenin’s leadership.I think a large number of the comrades and friends are familiar with Lenin’s theoretical contributions on imperialism and the national question even if they haven’t had a chance to study them in detail.What has to be understood is that the theoretical works produced by Lenin were written in the heat of battle, even in exile. There was nothing professorial about them.  Lenin wrote as a means to intervene in the struggle, regardless of its stage or development.  He was without a doubt a giant theoretician.On the other hand, there is less discussion of Lenin’s role as the organizer of the Bolshevik party. Everyone knows he was its proponent and architect — but he was also its organizer — rolling up his sleeves, working in the trenches, encouraging and building cadre and, when needed, even arguing with his own party.Lenin, Che and the working classBut the aspect of Lenin which characterizes the Bolshevik Party as a whole that is important for this report is this:Lenin paid immense attention to, and developed an unparalleled understanding of, the working class and peasants of Czarist Russia.This could not have happened if the Bolsheviks were not deeply engaged in the struggles of the masses and had not recruited workers into the ranks of their party.Krupskaya, his companion, who was a revolutionary and leader in her own right, wrote about how feverishly Lenin, even in exile, followed every detail of what was happening in the working-class struggle. It literally made him sick if he was unable to get the needed news and feedback from those who were on the front lines inside of Russia.All of this preparation preceded and prepared the ground for the great October Revolution. Without this work, without the building of the Party, a great revolutionary development might have been missed or delayed.What were the rallying call and demands of the Bolshevik Revolution?“Bread, land and peace!”The Russian bourgeoisie of 1905 had neither the will nor the ability as defenders of private property to fulfill these rather straightforward demands.Poor people and the working class were hungry and starving, the peasants despised the landlords, and the soldiers who came from both the working class and the peasants, who were used as cannon fodder in the imperialist war, were weary, exhausted and ready to turn their guns around.The workers in the cities wanted power!Revolutions, uprisings and insurrections are perhaps the most democratic expression of the will of the mass of people. As Marxists, we recognize this.Perhaps most are familiar with Che Guevara’s poignant story of how he and his troops were forced to kill their beloved puppy to keep the enemy from detecting them.But there is another story that we should familiarize ourselves with. This is how Comandante Che insisted not only on teaching political theory to the peasants and workers in the mountains of Cuba, but also on requiring literacy as a prerequisite for participating in the guerilla army. He had the confidence in the poorest of the poor in Cuba.This story shines light on the Che quote referenced many times, his statement that revolutionaries are guided by great feelings of love.I’m positive that the love Che refers to is not the ridiculous Hallmark-card version of love, but rather the deeper sentiment of concern, service and care for the people which involves action and sacrifice — the kind of action that Che took in teaching peasants to read and write.I’m convinced that this work was not without huge frustrations. Many of those who deeply hated the Batista regime came into the struggle with backward ideas, including anti-communism. There were a lot of rumors that “Che was a rotten evil communist.”They came with the prejudices that are the stamp of the old society.Love is not always about not being angry or not struggling; it is about persevering, hanging in there and not giving up! In this case, love means not giving up on the broad working class, regardless of all of its characteristics. More importantly, love means not giving up on each other.Our party takes a page from the BolsheviksOur party has an amazing history guided by our founding leaders: Sam Marcy, Vince Copeland, Dorothy Ballan and others.  Sam continuously insisted that the party turn its face to the workers and that it had to particularly recruit and defend the oppressed communities.The All Peoples Congress, which was convened in Detroit on October 18, 1981, in response to the crisis of Reaganism, was the conception of Marcy and was characteristic of many of Sam’s tactics and strategies.The APC was different from other mass organizations, which may in a sense remain static, whether doing good work or not.  The All Peoples Congress was different in that it was developed to enable the working class and the poor to intervene in the particular crisis that existed during that period.The APC was, in essence, conceived to become an instrument of power for the workers who were beginning to suffer an avalanche of attacks following the Reagan election. The 2,000 plus delegates who convened this congress called for “Days of Resistance” and called for assemblies everywhere. In a very modest way it borrowed its conception from the early Soviets.I want to end with two urgent appeals: One is immediate, a continuation of the political discussion at our recent plenum on the crisis of the Trump regime and the Democratic Party and the dangers for the working class.It’s a given that if an imperialist war breaks out against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or anywhere else in the world — that all of our attention would have to be immediately refocused.But here’s the danger: If the bourgeois state takes Trump out and the mass of people both young and old are left out of the equation — it will benefit the far right and the fascists.We cannot allow the fight against Trump to be co-opted by the Democratic Party. Instead of the sickening, mind-numbing attacks on Russia which have done nothing but sideline the masses, the fight instead must be against white supremacy; against the wave of anti-immigrant attacks; about health care; about women, LGBTQ and trans rights; and about the general misery and state of affairs for the working class. The fight should be to turn the lights back on in Puerto Rico!The second appeal: There is a capitalist economic crisis that is brewing that will most undoubtedly be deeper than the crisis in 2007.  We need to prepare ourselves!The worst thing I believe we could do is look at the current state of the broad working-class movement and not step back to see how temporary the present situation is. We must understand how quickly and deeply things could turn in a direction that is favorable for revolutionary socialists.We need to redouble our efforts to recruit workers and the oppressed, and at the same time participate in each and every struggle that we are capable of so that we can learn, prepare and look for every avenue possible to intervene — whether we succeed or make mistakes — to direct the working class against capitalism and towards the fight for revolutionary socialism. We must take a page from the Bolsheviks on this!In turning ourselves toward these tasks, toward building our Party and toward the working class, which is now global in character, we have to exhibit the same ethical practice and optimistic confidence that both Comandante Che and Fidel had for the people.Build Workers World Party! Fight for Socialism!Workers and oppressed of the world unite!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena’s Harvest Rock Church Loses Bid for Indoor Worship Services, Again

first_imgHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 115 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Harvest Rock Church’s bid for an emergency injunction that would have allowed the church to meet legally pending an appeal of its case.In the 2-1 decision to deny the church’s request, the judges wrote that “In order to demonstrate that an injunction pending appeal is warranted, Harvest Rock must show that it is likely to succeed on the merits, that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, that the balance of equities tips in its favor, and that an injunction is in the public interest.”The church has been holding indoor services despite an order by Gov. Gavin Newsom barring indoor gatherings as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Newsom’s order allows for outdoor church services.Officials with the church have argued that their First Amendment right to freedom of religion was violated.A previous judge ruled that the speech was not an issue, but that the issue lied with the speech taking place indoors in large groups.“The Orders apply the same restrictions to worship services as they do to other indoor congregate events, such as lectures and movie theaters. Some congregate activities are completely prohibited in every county, such as attending concerts and spectating sporting events,” the majority wrote.Harvest Rock also contended that Newsom failed to provide a rationale for what the church perceived as “more lenient treatment of certain secular activities,” such as shopping in a large store.The governor offered the declaration of an expert, Dr. James Watt, in support of the claim that the risk of the virus is elevated in indoor congregate activities, including in-person worship services. Harvest Rock did not offer a competing expert or any other evidence to rebut Watt’s opinion that congregate events like worship services are particularly risky, according to the ruling.The church has also contended that Newsom bent the rules for demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. However, Newsom’s order does allow outdoor gatherings, but indoor protests are not allowed.City officials have ordered the church to close its doors, but so far church leaders have remained defiant. The city has not fined church leaders or issued citations to members of the congregation.It was not known if the city would take further action. The church’s pastor has promised to pay the citations.“We also conclude that Harvest Rock failed to demonstrate that an injunction pending appeal is in the public interest,” the majority stated. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Religion News Pasadena’s Harvest Rock Church Loses Bid for Indoor Worship Services, Again Ninth Circuit rules 2-1 against emergency injunction that would have allowed indoor services to legally continue By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 4:01 pmcenter_img Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business Newslast_img read more

McGinley to host Legends Tour event at Rosapenna

first_imgHomepage BannerNewsSport DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Twitter McGinley to host Legends Tour event at Rosapenna FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Could Donegal supporters be in Armagh on Saturday By News Highland – September 1, 2020 Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp The Irish Senior Open is to return to Ireland next year with the Legends Tour to be held at the Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort.Former Ryder Cup winning Captain, Paul McGinley, whose parents both hail from Donegal is to host the event.The 53 year old has expressed his delight in having the opportunity to showcase the north west, stating the course at Rosapenna has got a great history to it.McGinley successfully hosted last years Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch in Co Clare and is hopeful that Covid-19 depending, he can bring that winning formula to Donegal in 2021. Previous articleHopes restrictions on family gatherings at Christmas can be avoidedNext article49 new cases, no further deaths in North News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Big game means big sales for chicken wings

first_img Published 11:06 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Millions of people have been waiting a whole year for Super Bowl Sunday, but not the chickens. They’re heading for the hills.Super Bowl Sunday rivals Thanksgiving as the biggest eating day of the year but it’s chicken wings, not turkey, that the gridiron grubbers devour.According to the National Chicken Council’s 2012 Wing Report, more than 1.25 billion chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl weekend. That’s more than 100 million pounds of wings and, if the wings were laid end-to-end, they would circle the circumference of Old Mother Earth more than twice. Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories You Might Like Video: Tripp Freeman appears in court for pre-sentence hearing Tripp Freeman, 21, appeared before Judge Shannon Clark at the Pike County Courthouse Monday morning where he and the parents… read more Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Big game means big sales for chicken wings Steve Garrett, owner of the Piggly Wiggly on U.S. 231 said chicken wings are as hot on Super Bowl Sunday as the championship game.“Wings are popular all during football season, especially on big game days but nothing like on Super Bowl weekend,” Garrett said. “It’s definitely a chicken wing weekend. We’ll sell four times as many wings as on other big game days.“At Christmas, it’s ham. On Thanksgiving, it’s turkeys. On Super Bowl Weekend, it’s wings.”Garrett said it’s amazing how the consumer demand for chicken has flip-flopped. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential 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 Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content While that’s disturbing news for chickens all across the United States, those numbers put dollar marks in the eyes of poultry growers and marketers. And Alabama poultry farmers just can’t help but grin.Poultry is Alabama’s largest industry and America’s third largest poultry producing state, with an estimated economic impact of $9.4 billion.The National Chicken Council reported that about half of the chicken wings purchased on Super Bowl weekend will be from restaurants and half from retail grocery stores. “We’ve changed the way we look at chicken,” he said. “Wings now cost more than breasts. And, a lot of it has to do with the way wings are marketed for the sports fan and as a party food. They are served with chips and dips and beer and the Super Bowl is a party weekend.”Local fast-food restaurants are gearing up for the rush on wings with specials.Robert Jones at Crowe’s in Troy said he has doubled up on his order for wings in anticipation of the Super Bowl blitz.“It’s been that way in past years and I’m counting on a selling a lot of wings on Saturday and Sunday for the Super Bowl parties,” Jones said.Just as chicken wings are a boom for supermarkets and restaurants so are they for poultry farmers.The chicken wing craze is definitely a positive for poultry farmer, said Frank Talbot, a Pike County poultry farmer. “But we don’t waste any part of the chicken. Pickled chicken feet are delicacies in Japan and China. Every part of the chicken, from the wings to the tip of its toes, can be turned to cash money.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Hurricane Sally updates: Storm makes landfall as Category 2, brings life-threatening rain to Gulf Coast

first_imgABC NewsBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, just before 6 a.m. ET Wednesday as a dangerous Category 2 storm, and is now slamming the Gulf Coast with torrential rain and life-threatening flooding.The latestSally, now weakened to a Category 1, is crawling north-northeast at 5 mph, and is about 15 miles from Pensacola, Florida. Even though Sally is weakening in terms of wind speed, the torrential rainfall is extremely dangerous.The torrential rain is falling at 4 inches per hour in parts of Alabama and Florida.Parts of western Florida and the southeastern Alabama coast are under flash flood emergencies through the evening.“If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are,” Baldwin County, Alabama, emergency management officials said.In Florida’s Santa Rosa County, officials reported downed trees and power lines and said emergency crews were “only responding to high water calls due to the high wind and the excessive rain.”In Pensacola, Florida, where wind gusts reached 92 mph, water levels are still rising.Downtown Pensacola is submerged under at least 3 to 4 feet of water while storm surge in the area climbed to 5.6 feet.“Flooded roadways and intersections, along with hazardous debris in roadways (locations), have become too numerous to list,” the Pensacola Police Department said. “Please stay off the roadways now.”The slow-moving storm forced some Alabama first responders to stay indoors — the Orange Beach Police Department said it could no longer respond to calls.“Present conditions are preventing us from answering calls at this time. Please take all measures to be as safe as possible,” the department tweeted. “If you have the option to move to higher ground do so now.”Power outages have impacted more than 281,000 customers in Alabama, 234,000 customers in Florida and 7,000 customers in Mississippi.The forecastHurricane Sally’s latest path shows the storm tracking northeast. After Wednesday, remnants of Sally will continue to inch inland toward Atlanta, where up to ` foot of rain is possible.Heavy rain will even spread into South Carolina, North Carolina and southern Virginia, where some areas could see up to 6 inches of rain. Flash flooding is expected there Friday.This storm has also resulted in several tornado warnings, though no tornadoes have been confirmed yet. A tornado watch was issued for parts of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama until 7 p.m. ET.Sally is the eighth continental U.S. named storm to make landfall in 2020. The other named storms to make landfall in 2020 so far have been: Bertha, Cristobal, Fay, Hanna, Isaias, Laura and Marco.Sally’s landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama, comes 16 years to the day after Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Gulf Shores as a Category 3 storm.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

Unfair dismissal claims could reach from the grave

first_img Comments are closed. Arecent tribunal ruling giving over-65s the right to protection from unfairdismissal could open the floodgates to claims from those dismissed in the past– and even from relatives of dead employees.InRutherford vs Towncircle Ltd (trading as Harvest), a male worker in his 70ssuccessfully argued the statutory age bar to unfair dismissal protection wasindirectly discriminatory as the vast majority of those working past 65 are men(see Case Round up, page 8).Thedecision is set to be appealed by the Secretary of State for trade and industryPatricia Hewitt and is likely to take many months to resolve but claims relyingon it could be brought now.Thosedismissed in the past could get round tribunal time limits by arguing it wasnot reasonably practicable to claim before this ruling, said Caroline Noblet, employmentpartner at Hammond Suddards Edge.”Perhapsworse still, in theory, personal representatives of former staff who have nowdied will be able to start unfair dismissal claims under s.206 of theEmployment Rights Act 1996,” she said.Tribunalsare likely to stay these claims until the appeal outcome is known. “Giventhis may be many months or even years away, it may be sensible to make detailedcontemporaneous notes of the reasoning behind the dismissal of staff over65,” advised Noblet.Inthe interim, employers are being advised to proceed on the basis that staffover 65 have full employment rights. Those wishing to remove employees atretiring age should have a fair reason for doing so, backed up by objectiveevidence, and use a fair procedure. “Thefinancial consequences of getting this wrong could be considerable,”warned Noblet. “A tribunal will accept that someone unfairly dismissed at65 or above is most unlikely to get another job and that the loss arising fromthe dismissal is likely to be significant.” Unfair dismissal claims could reach from the graveOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more