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Two community radio reporters could be tried for “disobeying the authorities”

first_imgNews RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America A judge will decide on 11 January whether community radio reporters Elia Xiomara Hernández and Elba Yolibeth Rubio are to be tried on charges of disobeying the authorities and “taking part in demonstrations that obstruct public services.” That was the outcome of judicial proceedings in the southern town of Amapala in which their rights were not respected.Hernández and Rubio, who work for radio La Voz de Zacate Grande, were arrested on 15 December while covering a protest by a family being evicted from land it had occupied in the locality of Coyolito on the southern island of Zacate Grande.At the moment of their arrest, they produced documents showing that they are journalists. They were nonetheless held illegally for 36 hours without being told the charges and without being allowed to make any phone calls. They were hit and they were denied medical treatment. Their equipment was also confiscated. And they are currently prohibited from leaving the districts where they live.“We deplore the decision to prosecute two journalists who were just doing their job and committed no crime, and we urge the authorities to drop all the charges,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Covering a protest is not the same as participating in it. We also demand that they be compensated for the suffering resulting from this arbitrary arrest. And those responsible for the violence against them must be called to account.”All the legal procedures have been violated in this case. They were not taken before the judge, Eris Armando Hernández, until 24 hours had gone by since their arrest. This normally results in all charges being dropped. Also, the local judicial authorities cannot initiate prosecutions. That is the prosecutor-general’s prerogative.In a separate development, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a ruling on 22 December requiring the Honduran government to protect journalist José Luis Galdámez, who has escaped several murder attempts and has received many death threats designed to make him abandon his work. Galdámez is the producer of “Tras la Verdad,” a programme on Radio Globo that has criticised President José Manuel Zelaya’s removal in a June 2009 coup. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”center_img Receive email alerts Reports Help by sharing this information to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation December 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two community radio reporters could be tried for “disobeying the authorities” News December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalism weakened by democracy’s erosion

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation In sickening statements, draconian laws, conflicts of interest, and even the use of physical violence, democratic governments are trampling on a freedom that should, in principle, be one of their leading performance indicators. The decline is not new. It was already noticeable in previous Indexes. But what is striking in this year’s Index is the scale and the nature of the violations seen.Read more April 26, 2017 Journalism weakened by democracy’s erosion Help by sharing this information The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms last_img read more

OMTA celebrates annual piano competition

first_img By admin – January 27, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest OMTA celebrates annual piano competition Pinterest Local News Carolina Herrera and her brother Johany Herrera rehearse their dance routine at the Love to Dance Studio Tuesday evening. The Crisis Center of West Texas is staging the fifth annual Dancing with West Texas Stars on Feb. 9 at the MCM Grandé Hotel FunDome. Ten local celebrities have paired with their talented partners to dance the night away and raise funds to end sexual assault and domestic violence in West Texas. center_img Odessa Music Teachers AssociationThe Odessa Music Teachers Association has scheduled the annual Jack Hendrix Piano Competition today.The winner’s recital will be presented at 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at Jack Rogers Fine Arts Auditorium.The recital is open to the public.For more information, call 432-366-1994. Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleBOYS BASKETBALL: Permian overcomes challenges to take down Midland HighNext articleExhibit features poems from Texas and New Mexico adminlast_img read more

Protect your heart with a quick scanORMC, MCH offer heart health checkups

first_img Previous articleFormer heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67Next articleAP PHOTOS: Sistine Chapel key-keeper opens up after lockdown Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 PeopleHealthLocal News Twitter February is National Heart Month and to help get people’s attention about the risks of heart disease, both Odessa Regional Medical Center and the Medical Center Hospital are encouraging people to get a heart view scan. ORMC will be offering a heart view scan for a flat rate of $75 throughout this month while Medical Center Hospital usually offers the same rate year-round. A heart view scan is a non-invasive way to detect health problems before symptoms occur. The scan usually takes about 10 minutes and is performed on a 64-slice CT scanner. “Usually each year, this is easier for us to put this at the top of minds for people since it is National Heart Month,” Madison Tate, ORMC director of marketing and community relations, said. “People can get a quick look at their heart and make sure that everything is working well and find out if there’s any need for a follow up.” The tests do not require a physician’s order and no insurance will be filed. “The February promotion allows us to give people who don’t have insurance or typically not have this covered, a flat rate of $75. It’s not very common that you can get a flat rate for any kind of medical service so this is something that we like to push to encourage people and to take advantage of it.” Tate says ORMC usually holds this promotion each year and is hopeful that more people can become aware of it and take advantage of it. “Because it’s a little more cost effective, we’re hoping more people will jump on that and do something that they may not have done throughout the year,” Tate said. According to ORMC Chief Medical Officer Rohith Saravanan, the most important thing is to help people realize how important heart health is. “One of the things we try to help people recognize is the importance of taking care of their heart and give them a little encouragement to take care of their heart,” Saravanan said. “Nothing special about February other than the fact we can use it to bring heart to the top of minds so people can think about checking on their heart.” Saravanan said the process is basically a quick CT-scan. “We have a scanner that means it takes multiple slices through the tissue and help you see it really well. We put them through a cat scan of their heart and it takes 10 minutes to do.” This specific test looks for calcium deposits within the walls of the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. “And when you see the calcium deposits, you’re talking about a hardened plaque,” Saravanan said. “A hardened plaque is one that can crack and that’s what usually causes an acute heart attack, one that requires immediate attention or otherwise it can cause severe damage to the heart or even death.” With the help of the multi-slice technology, Saravanan says they can get a pretty clear image of the beating heart and reconstruct it with a three-dimensional picture and look at all the other blood vessels that supply the heart and see which part has a high calcium score. “If you have a high calcium score, you have to follow it up with another appointment,” Saravanan said. “There are more tests that would come but the early detection can prevent you from getting worse and finding out you have a heart disease when you have a heart attack. That’s the worse time to find out. To prevent that is why we do these heart view scans.” Dr. Fernando Boccalandro of MCH also talked about the importance of getting a heart scan done as soon as possible. “As you know, heart disease still affects everyone and is the first cause of death in the U.S. and around the world,” Boccalandro said. “A heart scan can allow to detect a coronary disease early and classify a patient as a high-risk or a low-risk and we can estimate what measures we need to take to prevent or mitigate this problem if you have it.” One of the ways people can also do to keep their hearts healthy is by obtaining a healthy diet and exercising. “Heart health is in our hands,” Boccalandro said. “We can significantly modify the risks over time if we lead a heart-healthy diet. If we exercise and keep our weight under control then it can significantly decrease your risk over time. a lot of things that people need to remember is that they have the health in their hands. If they do the right measures, the risk is low.” For more information or to schedule an appointment at ORMC, call 432-582-8500. To book an appointment at MCH, call 432-640-2255. Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Protect your heart with a quick scanORMC, MCH offer heart health checkups Facebook Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 center_img Facebook Twitter MUNICH, ALLEMAGNE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 7, 2021– The Mary Kay Foundation SM, qui a ouvert la voie depuis des décennies à la mission d’éliminer les cancers chez les femmes, est fière d’annoncer un premier bénéficiaire de la nouvelle bourse postdoctorale internationale de recherche sur le cancer en Allemagne. En coopération avec le Harold C.Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center de l’ UT (Université du Texas) Southwestern Medical Center de Dallas au Texas, la bourse postdoctorale d’un an est décernée au radiobiologiste et immunologiste, le Dr Sebastian Diegeler, PhD, d’Allemagne. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : Dr. Sebastian Diegeler, PhD, ein Strahlenbiologe und Immunologe aus Deutschland, der erste Empfänger des neuen International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research Fellowship am UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Mary Kay Inc.) Le Dr Diegeler se joint à une équipe de collaboration interdisciplinaire avec d’autres chercheurs et s’intéresse personnellement à l’immunoradiologie et à la biologie du cancer. Son mentor est le Dr Todd Aguilera, professeur de radio-oncologie à l’UT Southwestern de Dallas. Le Dr Diegeler possède une vaste expérience professionnelle dans les domaines du rayonnement spatial, des interactions entre cellules induites par rayonnement, de la signalisation NF-κB, de l’irradiation aux ions lourds et aux photons, de la réparation de l’ADN, de la biologie moléculaire, de la biologie cellulaire, de la cytométrie en flux et de la microscopie à fluorescence. La bourse postdoctorale mondiale offre au Dr Diegeler l’opportunité de poursuivre une recherche pionnière sur le cancer tant au UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center qu’en Allemagne dans le cadre d’une bourse de retour. « Ma recherche sera centrée sur la compréhension de l’interaction de la tumeur avec les cellules immunitaires dans le micro-environnement, afin de rendre possibles des options de traitement complémentaires à la radiothérapie », a expliqué le Dr Diegeler. « Grâce au soutien de la Fondation Mary Kay SM, je pourrai approfondir mes recherches, acquérir de nouvelles compétences techniques et contribuer à élargir les connaissances académiques dans ce domaine. J’ai hâte de travailler avec les professeurs et les chercheurs du laboratoire de renommée mondiale sur le cancer de l’UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center et, en retour, d’apporter mes connaissances et mes compétences à leur travail ». Diegeler rejoindra les autres premiers bénéficiaires à Dallas au début de l’année 2021. Les autres bénéficiaires sont le Dr. Ana Martin Vega, PhD, Espagne; le Dr. Natália Bernardes, PhD, Brésil ; le Dr. Shengyan Gao, PhD, Chine ; et le Dr. Lilian Texeira, Portugal. La subvention de 500 000 $ soutiendra la recherche en cours dans le cadre du programme de bourses de l’UT Southwestern Medical Center, centre médical universitaire de premier plan. Le corps professoral de l’institution comprend de nombreux membres éminents, dont six ont reçu des prix Nobel depuis 1985. « Nous sommes bien entendu heureux d’apprendre que notre compatriote a été sélectionné pour rejoindre une équipe extrêmement distinguée de chercheurs exceptionnels du monde entier et mener un programme de recherche d’un an dans le cadre de cette prestigieuse bourse postdoctorale à l’UT Southwestern de Dallas », a déclaré Elke Kopp, directeur général de Mary Kay pour l’Allemagne, les Pays-Bas et la Suisse. « En réunissant des esprits les plus brillants du monde, nous nous approchons de l’éradication des cancers qui affectent spécifiquement les femmes ». Depuis plus de deux décennies, The Mary Kay Foundation SM et le Centre Médical UT Southwestern se sont engagés à trouver des remèdes pour les cancers spécifiques aux femmes. Avec le nouveau programme, les subventions de recherche sur le cancer de la fondation seront attribuées pour la première fois au plan mondial. « Notre partenariat élargi permettra de partager les progrès de la recherche sur le cancer à l’échelle mondiale et d’avoir un impact positif encore plus grand sur les femmes », a expliqué le Dr Lucy Gildea, directrice scientifique de Mary Kay Inc. « En collaboration avec le Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, nous sommes fiers de perpétuer la mission ancienne de notre société qui vise à offrir un monde meilleur aux femmes et à leurs familles. Depuis sa création en 1996, The Mary Kay Foundation SM a octroyé près de 23 millions de dollars pour soutenir le travail de plus de 235 chercheurs de premier plan sur le cancer. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez visiter le site À propos de The Mary Kay Foundation SM Conformément au rêve de Mary Kay Ash d’améliorer la vie des femmes dans le monde, The Mary Kay Foundation SM collecte et distribue des fonds pour investir dans la recherche d’avant-garde sur le cancer, afin de trouver des remèdes contre le cancer chez la femme et de mettre fin à la violence domestique envers les femmes. Depuis 1996, The Mary Kay Foundation SM a fait don de plus de 78 millions de dollars à des organisations qui se sont jointes à sa double mission. De plus, la fondation soutient des initiatives de sensibilisation, des programmes d’engagement communautaire et plaide pour une législation garantissant la santé et la sécurité des femmes. Ensemble, nous pouvons rendre le monde meilleur pour les femmes. Pour en savoir plus sur l’éducation, le soutien, le bénévolat, le don et la participation à un travail vital pour soutenir et autonomiser les femmes, rendez-vous sur le site, retrouvez-nous sur Facebook et Instagram, ou suivez-nous sur Twitter. Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence. Consultez la version source sur : CONTACT: Mary Kay Inc. Communications d’entreprise +1 972 687 [email protected]  KEYWORD: TEXAS SWITZERLAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA EUROPE GERMANY NETHERLANDS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONCOLOGY COSMETICS PHILANTHROPY RETAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION SOURCE: The Mary Kay Foundation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/07/2021 07:39 PM/DISC: 02/07/2021 07:39 PM THE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM ANNONCE UN PREMIER BÉNÉFICIAIRE ALLEMAND DE LA BOURSE POSTDOCTORALE MONDIALE POUR LA RECHERCHE SUR LE TRAITEMENT DES CANCERS CHEZ LA FEMME Pinterest Previous articleoat020821 Margulies_C20210201.jpgNext articleTHE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM KONDIGT DE EERSTE DUITSE ONTVANGER VAN DE WERELDWIJDE POSTDOCTORALE BEURS AAN VOOR ONDERZOEK NAAR DE GENEZING VAN KANKER BIJ VROUWEN Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Update on Executive Hires and Partnerships

first_img About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 21, 2019 1,141 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Red Bell Real Estate, LLC, a Radian subsidiary, was named among a select group of automated valuation model (AVM) providers by credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, to supply AVMs in support of Fitch’s rating of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transactions.“Red Bell is proud to offer an exceptional quality AVM that meets the high standards of Fitch Ratings,” said Eric Ray, senior EVP, Technology and Transaction Services, Radian. “It is exciting that Fitch has recognized Red Bell’s AVM offering, among its peers and we are thrilled that they are leading the way toward increased acceptance of AVMs in the marketplace. This recognition is also a testament to Red Bell, a subsidiary of Radian, as a unique company that uses proprietary technology, data and analytics to disrupt the real estate value chain.”In recent years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have both initiated programs that leverage AVMs in determining waivers for full appraisals. In addition, last month, federal banking regulators including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Bank, approved a change to banking regulation to allow AVMs to be used in mortgage lending on loans up to $400,000, an increase from the prior $250,000 de minimis limit. These actions by informed market oversight entities provide additional confirmation that the reduction of bias and improvement in accuracy of AVMs over manual products creates opportunity to help consumers achieve their dream of homeownership more quickly and more cost effectively. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Pulse Update on Executive Hires and Partnerships Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Pulse 2019-11-21 Seth Welborn Related Articles Oklahoma-based Gateway First Bank has announced the appointment of Deirdre Cherry as its CCO.As CCO, Cherry will be responsible for the review of Gateway’s loan portfolio on a continuing basis to guide risk-appropriate growth, assist in the detection of deterioration in loan quality and review the portfolio to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.“We are committed at Gateway to bringing in the best talent in the industry, and Deirdre is no exception with her depth and breadth of experience in the banking industry,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “Her knowledge on credit training, pricing models, collateral evaluation and risk rating will help us as we continue to grow as a company.”Cherry has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years, primarily with JPMorgan (and its predecessor institutions) and Bank of America. Her experience has focused on providing credit solutions to clients ranging from large corporations through the ultra-high net worth private client segment. In addition to single-lender transactions, she has designed or participated in agented syndicated facilities, club deals and derivative solutions. Cherry has significant experience managing teams and presenting the credit proposition to internal and external audiences. She earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Santa Clara University._____Potestivo & Associates, P.C. is has announced the promotion of Megan M. Johnson, effective October 25, 2019. Johnson has been promoted to the role of VP, and in her new capacity she will oversee firm management and operations.Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of VP.  She joined the firm in February 2004 as a Junior Foreclosure Coordinator, and quickly moved up the ranks. During her time at the firm, she has served in various positions that have provided her with well-rounded experience and given her a firm understanding of the ins and outs of the real estate finance and credit industry.  Among those positions are Director of Foreclosure Operations, Quality Control/Client Relations Manager, and Director of Business Development.Brian Potestivo, President-Managing Attorney, stated, “With Megan’s unique combination of knowledge, commitment, and hard work she has proven time and again that she has the skills and attitude necessary to help guide the firm forward by utilizing our key strengths in the production of high quality work, effective practices and procedures, and proven solutions for our clients.  Megan has been an asset to the firm for many years, and we look forward to her continued knowledge and service.”_____ Home / Daily Dose / Update on Executive Hires and Partnerships Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fitch Selects Red Bell Real Estate Model for RMBS Ratings Next: Blackstone Group Leaves Single-Family Rental Business Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

This Weekend: Paddle for cancer awareness

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Dragon Boat Club and the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes are hosting a Paddle for Cancer Awareness event this Sunday, June 23 to call attention to cancer and to encourage fun through exercise. Cancer survivors will be able to participate in a Flower Ceremony of memories, life and hope.The event will go from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Cass Park. No equipment or experience is necessary to take part.The Ithaca Dragon Boat Club is working to establish a team, called the Ithaca Gorges ACE (All Cancer Experts), solely made of cancer survivors. Sunday’s event is a chance to have fun, get outside and try something new.  Tagged: cancer awareness, Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes; Cornell University; Ithaca, Dragon Boat Club Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Multiple studies show that participating in team sports is valuable for mental health. Repetitive upper body exercises, and dragon boating in particular, have been cited as helpful forms of exercise to breast cancer survivors. Paula Loskamp, a member of the Ithaca Dragon Boat Club and cancer survivor, said dragon boating has helped with physical and mental health, as the team provides friendships, camaraderie and support.“Cancer takes a toll on the body,” she said. “Dragon boating provides a total body workout which improves both your physical and mental health. I’ve been on the team for two years and feel better than I have in years.”Those interested in participating in the event can sign up as individuals or in groups of 10. No experience is needed and all equipment will be provided. The event costs $20  per person, with free registration for the first 10 cancer survivors to sign up. Learn more about the Ithaca Dragon Boat Club and RSVP to the event on Facebook. For more information contact [email protected] image courtesy of Ithaca Dragon Boat Club.Editor’s note: Managing Editor Kelsey O’Connor is a member of the Ithaca Dragon Boat Club. Becky Mehorter Becky Mehorter is an intern at the Ithaca Voice. She is a rising senior at Ithaca College with majors in journalism and Spanish. More by Becky Mehorterlast_img read more

Pioneer Museum celebrates bicentennial

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Skip Published 3:00 am Friday, January 11, 2019 Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Pioneer Museum celebrates bicentennial The New Year 2019 is a special year for people with Alabama ties. It is the year of Alabama’s 200th birthday and celebrations will be held all across the state.And, right here in Pike County, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host a variety of events that celebrate the state’s pioneer history.Museum Director Barbara Tatom said those who have an interest in Alabama’s history will want to be a part of the year-long bicentennial celebration. And Tatom said the best way is through museum membership that provides free admission to all museum events.center_img By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host its biennial Quilt Show in March.Julia Scruggs, board member, said the quilt show is one of the museum most highly anticipated events.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama Quilt Show features handmade quilts that date back as far as 200 years and with scores of different patterns and styles. The quilt show is an opportunity to learn about the history of quilts and the role they played in the lives of Alabama pioneers.In May, the museum hosts Spring Planting for schools and the general public.The event features demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities.Pioneer Days is a two-day event that brings to life the way Alabama pioneers lived and worked. The event features demonstrations, re-enactments, hands-on learning, music, old-time crafts and festival foods. Friday is school day and Saturday is open to the general public.“This year we have a special bicentennial event planned for November,” Tatom said. “The museum will host the Wade Hall Post Card Exhibit that includes post cards from Troy and Pike County. It promises to be an outstanding event for our state’s bicentennial.”The museum hosts Ole Time Christmas in December. Those who attend step back in time to experience the way Christmas used to be. The museum is beautifully decorated with offerings from Mother Nature; carols are sung in the log church; marshmallows are roasted over an open fire and Jolly Ol’ St. Nick is around to listen to Christmas wishes.All of the events are free to museum members and now is the time to join. For more information, visit the Pioneer Museum of Alabama or call Tatom at 334-566-3597. Sponsored Content TAX SEASON: IRS says refunds will be given out as usual despite shutdown What effect will the government shutdown have on the upcoming tax refund season? That’s a difficult question to answer right… read more Individual memberships are $25 and family memberships are $60 and are available at the museum.“We invite and encourage area residents to become members,” Tatom said. “We have activities planned throughout the year that will be of interest to people of all ages. We invite the community to take each and every opportunity to learn more about Alabama’s history through participation in these events.”The first event is on February 23 when the museum will host the annual Sacred Harp Singing with singers coming from around the state and beyond. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Tatom said the Sacred Harp Singing is an opportunity to learn more about the old-time way of singing and enjoy the singing of the tunes and their 18th and 19th century lyrics.Anybody is welcome to walk in, find a seat and try singing or just sit back and listen, Tatom said.Religious affiliation does not matter at a singing. Sacred Harp singing has been interdenominational since it began.“What better way to experience Alabama history than through its music,” Tatom said.last_img read more

Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide; 2-year-old unharmed at the scene: Police

first_imgBrian Sevald/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A man and woman were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night while a 2-year-old girl was safe at the scene, authorities said.The man and woman, who were not identified, were both discovered dead from gunshot wounds Monday night in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sun Valley, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.The woman had been shot multiple times, police said, while the man was shot once.A 2-year-old girl, who also was not identified, was discovered unharmed in a bedroom, according to the LAPD.“She was in a safe playpen with toys,” LAPD Lt. Mike Kodak told ABC Los Angeles station KABC. “She didn’t seem to know what was going on, obviously at that age.”Police did not release additional details.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Canada postpones CSC design bid deadline

first_img November 13, 2017 Authorities View post tag: CSC Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada postpones Canadian Surface Combatant design bid deadline again View post tag: Royal Canadian Navycenter_img Share this article The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding announced they are extending the submission deadline by which interested shipbuilders are to submit their design bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet.This is the third time the request for proposal deadline is being postponed; this time to November 30, 2017.The original deadline was set for April 27, 2017.The decision to once again postpone the deadline was made in order to simplify the submission requirements and to allow bidders “to demonstrate the full potential of their proposed solution to satisfy Canada’s requirements. These amendments have maintained the requirements of the Royal Canadian Navy.”Despite delays in RFP deadlines, the Canadian government says the the procurement process is scheduled to conclude by 2018 while the ships are expected to start construction in early 2020s.Irving Shipbuilding, the prime contractor for the project, will be building up to 15 ships based on the winning design.The Canadian Surface Combatant project will replace Canada’s aging Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates. Canada postpones Canadian Surface Combatant design bid deadline againlast_img read more