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Oregon sportsbook set for first year loss

first_img Regions: US Oregon Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Oregon’s state-run sportsbook, Scoreboard, is set to lose more than $5m for the first nine months of the state’s fiscal year. Topics: Finance Sports bettingcenter_img The Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered sportsbook, Scoreboard, is set to lose more than $5m (£3.9m/€4.5m) for the first nine months of the state’s fiscal year.The Oregon State Lottery, which launched the sports betting app in October 2019, released financial projections developed following a board meeting in January.The group expects Scoreboard’s gross receipts to total $178.3m for the year to 30 June 2020, with gross gaming revenue of $10.8m to be left after customer winnings of $167.5m. Figures released in June last year suggested that the year one revenue would come in at $26.6m.Direct expenses, including $6.2m on game vendor charges, are expected to come to $10.0m, leaving a gross profit of $775,000.Indirect expenses totaling $6.1m, including $3.9m on services and supplies and $1.6m on salaries and other employee costs, mean that the lottery will post a $5.3m loss from Scoreboard for the year. It had been expected to post a $6.3m net profit for the period.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 2nd March 2020 | By contenteditor Oregon sportsbook set for first year losslast_img read more

Masimba Holdings Limited ( 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Obispa Presidente pide oraciones para El Sur de Sudán y…

first_img Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted May 9, 2014 [9 de mayo de 2014] Con los informes recientes del aumento de la violencia y las muertes, la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori ha pedidooraciones para Sudán del Sur y Sudán.Ella se une a los líderes de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, y la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Canadá en presentar Un Mensaje de Solidaridad con la Iglesia en el Sur de SudánA continuación el mensaje:Un Mensaje de Solidaridad Con la Iglesia en el Sur de SudánDe los Líderes deIglesia Anglicana de CanadáIglesia EpiscopalIglesia Evangélica Luterana en AmericáIglesia Evangélica Luterana en CanadáViernes 9 de mayo de 2014La situación en Sudán del Sur sigue siendo extremadamente difícil, y la noticia de esteen los medios de comunicación de América del Norte es mínima. La violencia ha sidofomentada y estimulada por los líderes políticos que buscan sus propios intereses.Aunque los medios de comunicación presentan el conflicto como étnico, sus raíces, como en cualquier conflicto, son variados y complicados. De cualquier modo, nunca puede haber una lógica para el sufrimiento que se ha forjado.Nuestros socios en la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y Sudán han sufrido muchas pérdidas masivas. Su pueblo ha sido asesinado, violado, torturado y quemado fuera de sus hogares. Las iglesias y pueblos enteros han sido destruidos. A pesar del amplio desplazamiento, los Anglicanos/Episcopales y Luteranos continúan estando activos en los esfuerzos de ayuda y de paz mediante nuestros socios de la Iglesia Episcopal del Sur de Sudán y Sudán y la Federación Luterana Mundial.Nosotros les instamos a que se unan en oración por el pueblo de Sudán del Sur ySudán, por obtener la paz duradera y significativa, y para la ayuda inmediata y responder a las necesidades de los miles de desplazados.Al celebrar la fiesta de la Resurrección, le instamos a ayudar en hacer que el cuerpo resucitado de Cristo sea evidente para aquellos que trabajan en el valle de sombra de muerte.Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia EpiscopalObispa Elizabeth EatonObispa PresidenteIglesia Evangélica Luterana en AmericáReverendísimo Fred HiltzPrimadoIglesia Anglicana de CanadáObispa Susan JohnsonObispa NacionalIglesia Evangélica Luterana en Canadá_____________________________________________________________________RecursosInformación de la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudan y videos de Episcopal News ServiceInserciones al Boletín de la Iglesiaón y Recursos EducacionalesPolítica Pública Episcopal de Política Pública: de Desarrollo & Ayuda Episcopal Rector Knoxville, TN Sudan & South Sudan Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Obispa Presidente pide oraciones para El Sur de Sudán y Sudán   Líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América,  IglesiaAnglicana de Canadá, y la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Canadá presentan Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Bang Saray House / Architectkidd

first_img Bang Saray House / Architectkidd photographs:  Luke YeungPhotographs:  Luke YeungInterior Consultant:Aey JongsiriwanichProject Consultant:Peter HedrichGeneral Contractor:Chatree RuentoStructure Engineer:Chaiyot PinitjitrsamutDesign Team:Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Tammarat Rodpul, Beatrice PacharapanCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luke YeungText description provided by the architects. Located near the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, this house is formed by the tropical conditions of South East Asia as well as the values of its owners, a Swiss family living in the region.Save this picture!© Luke YeungThe house follows a simple arrangement of spaces, with five bedrooms laid out lengthwise on the upper floor. The lower floor consists of the kitchen, dining and a large living area facing the outdoor pool and garden.Save this picture!© Luke YeungThe house is constructed using post-tensioned concrete slabs, which are more commonly found in larger-scale commercial buildings in Thailand. The use of post-tensioning for this house allows for uninterrupted spaces, particularly on the lower level, where large glass panels can be opened to connect the interior spaces with the outdoor areas.Save this picture!© Luke YeungSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe house continues Architectkidd’s interest in using raw and minimally processed materials. The thin horizontal slabs contrast with the cast concrete shear walls and steel columns. All the wooden elements of the house were designed using reclaimed hard wood timber, including the facade which provides shading and natural airflow for the spaces on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Luke YeungSave this picture!Second Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessINES – French National Solar Energy Institute / Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédé…Selected ProjectsMoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin BeslerUnbuilt Project Share CopyAbout this officeArchitectkiddOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesThailandPublished on March 09, 2015Cite: “Bang Saray House / Architectkidd” 08 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Photographs “COPY” Bang Saray House / ArchitectkiddSave this projectSaveBang Saray House / Architectkiddcenter_img CopyHouses•Thailand Architects: Architectkidd Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Luke Yeung+ 21 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Thailand “COPY”last_img read more

Charity fundraising teams help local councils with Covid testing

first_imgCharity fundraising teams from Personal Fundraising Services (PFS) have been helping local councils in London and Birmingham, offering residents home-based testing for Covid-19 in high-risk areas. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: COVID-19 face-to-face Dominic Will, Managing Director of PFS, said: Following a successful trial in partnership with London’s Redbridge Council in December 2020, PFS fundraisers are supporting residents by delivering home testing kits and helping them understand how they can protect themselves and limit the risk of transmission. The teams are also supporting surge-testing programmes in areas of London and Birmingham. Melanie May | 6 April 2021 | News Plans are now underway to support NHS Test and Trace in reaching out to vulnerable and isolated members of the community, and to support other health outreach programmes devised by the NHS and senior public health professionals. “It’s been fantastic to be able to keep many of our face-to-face fundraisers working during lockdown by helping to facilitate home testing. Residents have really welcomed the opportunity to carry out tests in the safety of their own homes. And, particularly in the case of older and vulnerable residents, it’s clear that many people are still feeling extremely anxious about leaving their homes, even for essential medical purposes. “Being able to offer home test kits at our residents’ doorsteps has given people who may not have taken a test the ability to do so, easily. It’s helped them to stay home, given peace of mind, and helped us to control the spread of the virus. This additional testing offer has been crucial as we have suffered some of the highest rates of Coronavirus in London, and has demonstrated that we are doing everything we can to keep Redbridge safe.” Charity fundraising teams help local councils with Covid testing Councillor Mark Santos, Redbridge Council’s Lead Member for Health, added: To date, PFS fundraisers have visited more than 40,000 households to offer free Covid testing and information, facilitating over 24,000 tests. All campaigns are being run in partnership with local authorities and other key stakeholders, including the military. Advertisement Other alternative uses of face to face fundraisers “It’s been a great opportunity to continue to engage with the public at such a key time. We look forward to continuing this vital work and now we can also look ahead with renewed confidence to the resumption of F2F fundraising.”  893 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Face to face fundraisers have been deployed in other different roles before, including the RNLI team.last_img read more

Safe Jobs Save Lives’: N.C. union rallies to free prisoners, support city workers

first_imgUnion workers and community members organized a car caravan protest in front of Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro, N.C., on May 12 to demand the freedom of all prisoners. This was in response to the fifth COVID-19 related death of a prisoner in state prisons the week prior. At Neuse itself, nearly 500 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have died, making it one of the hardest hit prisons in the nation.Goldsboro city workers, wearing “Safe Jobs Save Lives”stickers, delivered petitions to city management May 12. Credit: UE Local 150, NC Public Service Workers UnionIn a press release the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, United Electrical Workers Local 150, stated: “The blatant denial of basic human rights by prison officials and their lack of response leaves inmates paying the ultimate price. Many were sentenced for nonviolent crimes, not a death penalty. Prisons and detention centers are not the answer to the challenges facing our society and pose a significant health risk to both incarcerated individuals and workers during this pandemic.”Along with the union, this action was supported by the statewide N.C. United for Survival & Beyond Coalition and Pitt County Coalition Against Racism.Directly after leaving the prison, the rally continued as over 30 employees of the city of Goldsboro Public Works Department, public sector union members, their community allies and three City Council members protested at City Hall for proper personal protective equipment, hazard pay, staggered shifts and other safety measures to protect city workers from COVID-19.City workers have been raising their concerns with management and the city administration since late March. After not hearing sufficient response, workers took their concerns directly to City Manager Tim Salmon. After demonstrators crowded into the lobby of the city administration building and waited about 15 minutes, and after Salmon was prodded by Council Members Taj Pollack, Antonio Williams and Brandi Matthews, the city manager finally came downstairs to greet the crowd.Looking disturbed, Salmon hastily took the letter, signed by employees and their allies. Bryce Carter, a city of Greensboro Streets Department worker and president of UE Local 150, and union Vice President Sekia Royall, a food service assistant at O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, attended the rally with other UE 150 members to back the city workers’ campaign for “Safe Jobs Save Lives” and support their right to unionize.After receiving the letter, Salmon dismissed the crowd, telling them there was no appointment and attempted to dodge questions from the media. It was clear he had no substantial concern for city employees’ safety.Action continues of ‘Safe Jobs Save Lives’ campaignSixteen workers in the Goldsboro PWD wore stickers reading, “Safe Jobs Save Lives” to work on April 7 and signed a letter, along with 30 community supporters, addressed to City Manager Salmon. To this date, there has been no official response — other than management attempting to intimidate city workers for exercising their constitutional rights.Workers delivered a followup letter on April 21 to Public Works Director Rick Fletcher, outlining their concerns for safety and violations of their constitutional rights to freedom of association, including joining a union.“Other essential businesses have provided PPE and hazardous pay. I would like the city of Goldsboro to take the lead on this matter,” stated Anya Dawson, Operator 4 in the PWD in front of the May 4 City Council meeting. “We come in contact with blood-born pathogens and leachate on a daily basis, along with animal and human feces. We inhale fumes and come in contact with things that could expose us to COVID-19. We deserve these basic protections.”Essential city workers in many municipalities across the state have demanded and minimally received PPE and hazard pay. Municipal chapters of UE Local 150 in Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro have received that in addition to extra cleaning supplies, staggered shifts and smaller crew sizes to help with social distancing.“As a state worker I understand the burden and privilege to be called an essential worker in this time,”stated Vice President Royall. “We are fully behind the city workers’ demands for more PPE and hazard pay.”City of Goldsboro workers are continuing to build their organizing committee so they can fight and win the much deserved safety, rights, raises — and even save lives.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hip Hop superstar to help Limerick kids

first_imgNewsHip Hop superstar to help Limerick kidsBy Guest Writer – July 18, 2013 1054 Email Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Print Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition WhatsApp Twitter A seventh Snow White and her seven dwarfs Previous articleDaisy wilts in warm weatherNext articleHurling is Limerick’s new religion Guest Writer TAGSBarry BurkeDr Elizabeth O’MahonyEnable IrelandHip Hop starTommy ‘Guns’ Ly That day hip-hop saved my life RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Barry BurkeAN INTERNATIONAL Hip Hop star who lost his leg to cancer will be in Limerick next week to host a workshop for kids with physical and mental limitations.The event, which will take place at UL Sport Arena on Monday July 22 , will see American  Tommy ‘Guns’ Ly address up to 200 children and young people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dancer, who spent his youth in foster care, rose to prominence as a dancer before his right leg was amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18. He went on to find an international group called ILL-Abilities that is made up of dancers with mixed physical limitations.The Limerick workshop is organised by Paediatric Neurology Consultant Dr Elizabeth O’Mahony in conjunction with Enable Ireland and Limerick Hip Hop teacher Barry Burke.Dr O’Mahony said that she has witnessed unbelievable transformation in young students through dance.“The physical and mental benefits  are endless including core strength, co-ordination, tone, and motor planning. The mental health benefits like confidence, elevating mood, relieving stress and social inclusion are so important particularly in working children who often have significant challenges.“I hope to set classes up with Barry Burke in Limerick for children specifically with mixed abilities,” said the Canadian-born doctor whose family hail from Abbeyfeale.The worskshop, which is free of charge, is part of the annual Make a Move Festival which runs from July 22 to 28. For more information see Enable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly message Scenic route for County Limerick charity runlast_img read more

Sinn Fein Press Officer receives death threat

first_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleSod turned on new Dungloe childcare centreNext articleThe Earagail Arts Festival wins “Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy” News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ A Sinn Féin Press Officer in Derry has received a death threat.Dale Moore was visited by the PSNI last night and told that they had intelligence information indicating that the Real IRA intended to shoot him.He says he has no intention of letting a rag-tag group of pseudo-republicans deflect him from  from his political activism. Sinn Fein Press Officer receives death threatcenter_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp News WhatsApp By News Highland – March 12, 2010 Facebook Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

2011 newborns honored with ‘Books for Babies’

first_img Jack Fischer was born to Kyle and Kayla Bryan on Feb. 15, 2011. He likes playing with trucks and balls and reading books.The book that Colvin chose to honor him was “Where’s My Truck?Bradunn is the son of Brannon and Emilee Golden. He was born on May 16, 2011. His favorite things to do are playing with his dog, reading books and listening to music. He also likes his binkie, Gus, very much.Bradunn’s book of honor at the library is “Quiet Bunny and Noisy Puppy.” Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The club donates the funds for the Books for Babies project and Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian, selects the books.“The titles are selected based on the library’s collection development policy,” Colvin said. “We only order books that have been professionally reviewed. Each of the books purchased through Books for Babies has a book plate for the honored child.”Colvin expressed appreciation to the Troy Junior Women’s League for the books that honor Jack Fischer Bryan, Bradunn Glen Golden, Jack Christopher Harbin, Easton Campbell Knight, Elizabeth Ann Murphy and Charley Kate Smith. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Reservations available for Bible reading marathon God’s Word will be honored with the public reading of the Holy Bible during the Sixth Annual Bible Reading Marathon… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Thursday, April 19, 2012 The Troy Junior Women’s League donated books to the Troy Public Library Wednesday afternoon in honor of the babies born to member during the year 2011.“We are proud to donate Books for Babies in honor of six babies that were born to members of the Troy Junior Women’s League in 2011,” said Dana Sanders, project chair. “This is a long standing project of our club and, over the years, the club has donated more than 75 books to the library.”The TJWL raises funds for its community projects with different fundraisers including Breakfast with Santa and a cake sale and most recently with the Brittany Shepard Memorial 5K Run. 2011 newborns honored with ‘Books for Babies’ Book Nook to reopen Skip Email the author Latest Stories Jack Christopher was born on Nov. 22, 2011 to Stephen and Katie Harbin.Jack likes sucking on his hand, talking and taking baths.Colvin chose “King Jack and the Dragon” as the book that will be donated to the library in his honor.Easton is the son of Jeffrey and Erikka Knight. He was born on Dec. 2, 2011. He enjoys eating, napping and playing with his big sister, Julianna.The book that honors Easton is “Baby, Come Away.”Walter and Brooke Murphy are the proud parents of Elizabeth Ann, who was born Sept. 27, 2011. Elizabeth Ann likes playing with dolls, swinging and rocking with her “GG.”Because she likes swinging so much, Colvin selected the book, “Higher! Higher!” in her honor.Charley Kate is the daughter of Tom and Sunny Smith. She was born on Dec. 21, 2011. She likes her Praise Baby, riding in the car, visiting family members and play dates with friends.“Time for a Hug” is the book that was chosen to honor Charley Kate.“We want to encourage reading in young children and we enjoy seeing the children come to the library as toddlers and having ‘their’ books read to them,” Colvin said. “When they become readers, they look for their special book and take great pride in being able to read it. We thank the Troy Junior Women’s League for its support of our children’s program.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

West Coast grapples with world’s worst air quality as Oregon, California wildfires rage

first_imgDaveAlan/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL AND KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — An estimated 500,000 Oregon residents have fled because of the wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.The nearly 70 active wildfires raging along the West Coast have produced the worst air quality on the planet. Portland, San Francisco and Seattle were top three worst, according to IQ Air, as of Friday afternoon. Los Angeles ranked fifth after Vancouver.At least 25 people have been killed this year in the fires, including 17 just this week.Amid the devastating blazes, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order to combat price gouging. This is in response, she said, to reports that some essential consumer goods and services, especially lodging, saw outsized price increases.“During a statewide emergency, it is absolutely unacceptable to price-gouge Oregonians who have already been hard hit and are facing devastating loss,” Brown said in a statement Thursday.As of Friday morning, there were 38 active fires burning more than 805,000 acres. The largest, the Beachie Creek Fire, has burned at least 185,000 acres and was 0% contained. The fire has killed at least two people and injured at least four others.The Holiday Farm Fire has burned more than 144,000 acres and was 0% contained. The Lionshead Fire, which has burned more than 125,000 acres and injured at least four people, was 5% contained.The Riverside Fire, at 130,000 acres and 0% containment, and the Archie Creek Fire, at more than 107,000 acres and 1% containment, were still raging, authorities said.“Thousands of evacuated Oregonians are sleeping in motels, on cots in shelters, or with friends/family,” Brown tweeted. “Please know that we are doing everything in our power to fight these fires.”As state and local emergency responders continue their heroic work, they’ll now be getting some additional federal help.A day after a delegation of Oregon lawmakers sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for disaster assistance, he approved the state’s emergency declaration.“The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures … to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe,” a statement from the White House said.In California, at least 14,000 firefighters were one the front lines Friday battling 28 active wildfires that have scorched a combined 3.1 million acres — an area larger than Connecticut. Many firefighters there have braved the grueling conditions for almost a month straight.The North Complex Fire, formerly known as the Bear Fire, has burned more than 252,500 acres, was 23% contained and has resulted in at least 10 deaths. It also destroyed at least 2,000 structures.California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Thursday for Siskiyou County, where the Slater Fire was at 127,000 acres and 0% contained.Six of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred this year.The August Complex Fire had covered at least 746,607 acres and was 25% contained, while the El Dorado Fire near San Bernardino reached 13,000 acres and was 31% contained.In Washington, the Cold Springs Fire in Okanogan County reached 187,000 acres and was 25% contained.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more