David M. Scheider to lead SSW’s Center for Christian Ministry,…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People, Press Release Service [Seminary of the Southwest] Dean and President Douglas Travis has announced the appointment of Chaplain (LTC) David M.  Scheider to lead the Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation (CCMV) beginning January 1, 2013 at Seminary of the Southwest.“We’re delighted that Dave has accepted the call to be the next Director of the Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation”, says Dean Travis.  ”He has a proven track record as an accomplished administrator and he’s experienced in absolutely each and every area for which the CCMV trains people. In addition, Dave is already a popular adjunct professor (he’s currently teaching a course on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). We’re delighted to welcome him as a member of our administration and faculty.”CCMV students are enrolled in the seminary’s three master’s degrees which aim to prepare and form students for work in the helping professions and an informed life of faith: counseling, chaplaincy and pastoral care, and spiritual formation.Scheider, an Episcopal priest, has 25 years experience as a chaplain in the United States army. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Diplomate for the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Scheider currently directs the Family Life Chaplain Training Center on Fort Hood, Texas where he developed a program to train military chaplains as counselors.In 2009, Scheider completed a DMin in Christian Nurture from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before entering the Army, Scheider was a hospital chaplain and a parish pastor. He is also a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program where he completed a certificate in special studies in spiritual formation.Seminary of the Southwest is an accredited Episcopal seminary in Austin, Texas offering master’s degrees for ordained ministry and for people seeking education and formation for counseling certification, chaplaincy and pastoral care, spiritual formation, and religion. Alumni serve in all 50 states, 23 countries and six continents around the globe. The full time tenured faculty teaches the core theological courses and professional chaplains, licensed counselors, and scholars teach as adjunct faculty. Seminary of the Southwest has 124 students from across the USA enrolled in its degrees. Sixty-one percent of students receive financial aid for tuition through the seminary’s scholarship aid and work programs. 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Scheider to lead SSW’s Center for Christian Ministry, Vocation Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

The Box House / TRAANSPACE

first_imgArchDaily The Box House / TRAANSPACESave this projectSaveThe Box House / TRAANSPACE Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dulux, Kohler, Akash Italian, Hybec, Jai Jalaram Bricks, Trimble NavigationArchitect In Charge:Urvi ShahDesign Team:Kunjal, Helly, SanjanaClients:Hardik PatelSite Engineering:Bhadresh PatelCity:VadodaraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedSITE AND CLIENT BRIEF – The House is on plot area of 4500 sq.ft. which is located in gated community surrounded by bungalows on adjoining sides and access way only on the south. The client wanted the house to be outlined for a family of four. Having lived in a very utilitarian house until now, they desired a shift to a house closer to nature. Expecting the design to be very functional they at the same time believed in maximalism. To develop a concept which responds to the context and the client brief has been a journey for us.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographySave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographySPATIAL ORGANIZATION – The internal zonal articulation is kept simple, with a distinct delineation of common, semi-private and private zones. The common areas comprising of living, dining, kitchen and a guest bedroom are housed on the lower level, main bedrooms on the first and the semi-private spaces lie on the level above it. The heart of the design is the central courtyard strategically created to establish visual linkages and connectivity in all the three dimensions. The spaces on the ground floor are arranged in a C around this court. Together with the outdoor landscape, this quad frame beautiful views for the living and the dining. The staircase placed in this courtyard takes one to the above floor. Bedrooms on this floor are riveted by a common reading area. The staircase further takes one to the second level encompassing the entertainment room and a landscaped terrace.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyCONCEPT DEVELOPMENT – The main concept was to open out each space and have green pockets in sync with nature. The heart of the design is the central courtyard strategically created to establish visual linkages. After leaving the regulation margins, an additional setback was planned on the front road facing side of the plot. A garden was conceptualized in this expanse. Living, dining and staircase forming the active core of the house, were designed with limited or no wall separation between them. Aligned to the client’s brief, landscaped pockets were planned in and around these spaces to keep them open, connected and in sync with nature. Spaces overlooking these green scopes were designed on the above floors.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyThe facade is flanked by balconies and terraces at different levels to cut the direct entry of sunlight thus acting as buffer for the main functional spaces. The elevation thus strikes a balance between solidity and transparency. Boxes are used as elements to add character to the climate responsive balcony of the master bedroom. A shift in material from brick to exposed grey plaster distinguishes this volume. This concept of boxes is then taken further while developing the overall design language. The interior colour scheme is conceptualized to be neutral and the material palette minimal. All the furniture is either customized as per design or handcrafted on site as per details. Wood and metal became the key elements while developing the furniture. Used differently at different spaces against the subtle backdrops of white and grey, these materials are then overlaid with pastel furnishings and accessories.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyThe Courtyard – The central courtyard was strategically designed to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. It further helps in establishing visual linkages and connections in all three dimensions. Along with the garden, it frames beautiful views for the living area. In line with the deck, it dispenses an experience of being set in the greens for the dining. In the vertical axis, it connects all the floors exuding different experiences at each level. The black terrazzo flooring done on site by local craftsmen and the umbrella tree becomes the highlight on the ground floor, the play of natural light through the slit window on the first and the sciography cast by the skylight on the second. Lastly, this courtyard houses the staircase. With its sleek design in wood and metal in line with the house’s furniture concept, the staircase is crafted elsewhere and then assembled on site. Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographySave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyThe Window Seating – Designed to add character to the façade, the window seating was designed in sync with the box concept. A shift in material from brick to exposed grey plaster distinguishes this volume on the exterior. Connecting the garden with the interior this seating in the living room is a cozy nook to sip a cup of coffee while enjoying the view.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyThe Terrace – On the second floor, overlooking the garden on the ground floor is the terrace. Designed to satisfy dual purpose, one as a spillover space for small parties or gatherings and two to act as a warm alcove for some family time. Most of the space was planned to be kept free or with loose furniture to cater to the first function while a metal gazebo with swing element was conceptualized for the second. Greenery was then added to complete the space.Save this picture!© Tejas Shah PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessClub InterContinental of InterContinental Shenzhen Dameisha Resort / CCDSelected ProjectsRuxton Residence / studiofourSelected Projects Share India 2019 Houses Save this picture!© Tejas Shah Photography+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: TRAANSPACE Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Vadodara, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949939/the-box-house-traanspace Clipboardcenter_img CopyAbout this officeTRAANSPACEOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVadodaraOn FacebookIndiaPublished on October 21, 2020Cite: “The Box House / TRAANSPACE” 20 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Tejas Shah Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Box House / TRAANSPACE Area:  4800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949939/the-box-house-traanspace Clipboard Photographslast_img read more

VVAW celebrates 50th anniversary

first_imgNew York — Over 75 anti-war military veterans and their supporters met in midtown Manhattan on Sept. 16 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. VVAW was formally formed on June 1, 1967, by six U.S. Army veterans. It soon spread to all branches of the U.S. military and had a peak membership of 30,000, including former officers and enlisted veterans.The program included speakers from other U.S. wars and occupations — Korea, Somalia, Guantanamo, Iraq, Afghanistan — and representatives from About Face (formerly Iraq Veterans Against the War) and Veterans For Peace.Operation Dewey Canyon I took place in January/February 1969 when the Third Marine Division invaded Laos. Operation Dewey Canyon II occurred in February 1971 when South Vietnamese puppet troops also invaded Laos. Organized by VVAW in April 1971, Operation Dewey Canyon III saw thousands of Vietnam veterans — many in wheelchairs and on crutches — descend on Washington., D.C., for a week of demonstrations to protest the war in Southeast Asia. It included veterans throwing away their medals and ribbons on the steps of the Capitol building.VVAW continues to focus on issues of peace, social justice, veterans’ health and the continuing impact of Agent Orange on the people of Vietnam.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court upholds damages award against Asia Plus

first_img————————————————————————————————-08.04.2014 – Appeal court urged to overturn damages orderReporters Without Borders calls on Tajikistan’s justice system to overturn a ruling against the weekly Asia Plus and its editor, Olga Tutubalina, in a case brought against them by three intellectuals over an article quoting Lenin’s criticism of the intelligentsia. A court is about to hear Tutubalina’s appeal against a 25 February decision ordering her to pay the three plaintiffs 30,000 somoni (4,500 euros) for supposedly insulting the country’s intellectuals in the article, published in May 2013.“This absurd ruling is a grave threat to independent journalism in Tajikistan,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The freedom of expression that is guaranteed by the Tajik constitution will be meaningless if a newspaper can be held responsible for the statements it quotes and if plaintiffs can be awarded damages without being explicitly attacked. “Not only Asia Plus but all other critical media are being threatened anew by this political decision. We urge the appeal court to consider this case with complete impartiality and, respecting the law, to quash the damages award.”In the offending article, published on 29 May 2013, Tutubalina was reacting to poet and former government opponent Bozor Sobir’s repeat expressions of support for the regime after returning to Tajikistan at the president’s invitation. She began her article with a quote. “‘Intellectuals are not the nation’s brains, they are its shit.’ So said the world proletariat’s guide, Vladimir Lenin, and I feel like saying the same after reading the news about the poet Bozor Sobir’s return to the country…” Three Tajik intellectuals whose names appear nowhere in the article brought a lawsuit against Tutubalina with the support of five state-funded bodies – the unions of writers, artists, composers and architects, and the Academy of Sciences – accusing her of attacking “the honour, dignity and reputation of a large social group” and causing them “physical and mental suffering.” In its 25 February decision, a court in the Firdausi district of the capital, Dushanbe, ordered Tutubalina to publish a retraction and pay 30,000 somoni in damages. Her lawyers filed an appeal on 18 March claiming that that the ruling was “baseless, illegal and prejudicial to rights” and pointing out that the article did not name the three plaintiffs and that Tutubalina could not be held legally responsible for what Lenin said.The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative on media freedom, Dunja Mijatovic, said it was not legitimate for the plaintiffs to act in the name of a “social group” and nonsensical to claim defamation of a group that was not clearly defined. Tajik organizations that defend media freedom have voiced concern that the ruling could have an intimidatory effect and encourage self-censorship. The National Association of Independent Media of Tajikistan (NANSMIT) described the ruling as a “blow to freedom of the media.” Asia Plus is one of Tajikistan’s leading independent news outlets. As well as the weekly, the Asia Plus group has a news agency, a radio station, a TV studio and a news website that has often been blocked in Tajikistan in recent years.Tajikistan is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. November 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns today’s appeal court decision upholding a lower court’s ruling against the opposition newspaper Asia Plus and its editor, Olga Tutubalina, in a case brought against them by three intellectuals.The appeal court confirmed the decision ordering Tutubalina to pay the three plaintiffs 30,000 somoni (4,500 euros) for supposedly insulting the country’s intellectuals.RWB unreservedly supports the appeal that Tutubalina’s lawyers plan to file before the supreme court as soon as they receive an official copy of today’s decision. TajikistanEurope – Central Asia May 14, 2021 Find out more News News News Organisation #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic RSF_en to go further News Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media Receive email alerts April 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court upholds damages award against Asia Plus Help by sharing this information TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Tajikistan August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Raif Badawi spared 950 lashes after Saudi decision to abolish flogging

first_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned News to go further Saudi Arabia announced its decision to abolish flogging on 26 April in an attempt to bring itself more into line with international human rights standards. RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say “Knowing that all remaining flogging sessions have been cancelled and not just postponed will be an enormous relief but Raif Badawi continues to be subjected to a living hell and still has two more years to serve in prison,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “As he approaches the end of his eighth year in detention on 18 June, releasing him as well as all the other journalists arbitrarily detained would allow Saudi Arabia to move forward with these reforms.” Even more disturbingly, his contacts with the outside world are infrequent and often interrupted. His wife, Ensaf Haidar, says that he told her during a phone call two weeks ago that he would henceforth be allowed to contact her twice a week. But she has not heard from him since then. Their most recent previous phone call was in February. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Information about his conditions in detention are vague and contradictory. According to leaks, he was placed in isolation last December and was taken to hospital in March because he was on a hunger strike. But the Saudi authorities and prison officials have never confirmed or denied these reports. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by Saudi Arabia’s abolition of flogging, one of the punishments to which Raif Badawi, a blogger jailed in 2012, was sentenced. Badawi nonetheless continues to be detained and has already served eight of the ten years in prison to which he was also sentenced. April 28, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2020 Raif Badawi spared 950 lashes after Saudi decision to abolish floggingcenter_img June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts News Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Follow the news on Saudi Arabia The decision directly affects Badawi, who will now be spared the remaining 950 of the 1,000 lashes to which he was sentenced on a charge of insulting Islam. He received the first 50 lashes in April 2015 and was due to receive the next 50 lashes in June of the same year. But the second and subsequent sessions were postponed under international pressure. March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Makes A “Big Bang” in the UK

first_img 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. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Hundreds of thousands of people travel to Pasadena, each year from all corners of the globe for the Tournament of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl football game, world-famous architecture and museums, and countless other things to see and do.And to visit the home city portrayed in the multiple Emmy Award-winning sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”In conjunction with the release of the series’ seventh season on DVD, more than 250 Papa John’s pizza restaurants throughout the United Kingdom are giving residents the opportunity to win a week’s stay for two at the Courtyard by Marriot in Pasadena. The special promotion was developed in partnership with the Pasadena Visitors and Convention Bureau, which promotes and markets the city around the world.“This is fantastic international exposure for Pasadena as a world-wide destination,” said Michael Ross, chief executive officer of the Pasadena Center Operating Company, which includes the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The United Kingdom is one of Pasadena’s top markets for international visitors behind only Canada and China, and we’re excited to have another opportunity to showcase our city to other nations.”Presented in partnership with Play 7 and Warner Bros., the promotion runs through September at United Kingdom Papa John’s stores and online through Facebook. For more information, visit moviecomps.com/bigbang.Set in Pasadena with geeky characters who are Caltech physicists, astrophysicist, microbiologists, neuroscientists, engineers, and other science-focused disciplines, “The Big Bang Theory” teamed with Papa John’s to promote the seventh season DVD set as “the perfect combination for your geek night in.”For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or visit www.VisitPasadena.com Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Makes A “Big Bang” in the UK From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 11:11 amlast_img read more

Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7%

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7% Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Housing Market Jobs Report Unemployment Rate US Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market Jobs Report Unemployment Rate US Economy 2020-05-08 Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 8, 2020 1,433 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Mortgage Leaders Donate for COVID-19 Assistance Next: Mortgage Industry Shifting Its Credit Standards The U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment skyrocketed to 14.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate rose from the prior month’s 4.4%, with CNN reporting this being the most-sudden decline on monthly job losses since data started being tracked in 1939. CNN adds the last time jobless was this severe was more than 80 years ago during the Great Depression, when the unemployment rate peaked at 24.9% in 1933, according to historical data by the BLS. Unemployment rates in April rose among all working demographics. The rate for adult men was 13%; 15.5% for adult women; 31.9% for teenagers; 14.2% for whites; 16.7% for African-Americans; 14.5% for Asians; and 18.9% for Hispanics. The rates for all groups, with the exception of African-Americans, are all record highs.The number of people reporting to being temporarily laid off rose to 18.1 million in April. Unemployment fell among all categories, including construction, which lost 975,000. Most of the losses recorded were for specialty trade contractors (-691,000). Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Homebuilders, employment for homebuilding and remodeling fell to 2.54 million in April—the lowest level since November 2015. First American Financial Corporation’s Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi called the April jobs report “unprecedented,” noting losses have erased the decade of job gains since the Great Recession. Kushi added that while most of the losses were concentrated in leisure and hospitality, the housing industry reported an 11% annual decline in residential construction workers.   “The loss in residential construction jobs negatively impacts the pace of home building because building a home does not readily lend itself to outsourcing and automation,” she said. “The housing market needs new supply at every point of the income spectrum, and it’s very hard to build more homes without increasing residential construction employment and productivity.”The one silver living, Kushi said, is that 78.3% of those who lost their jobs classified it as a temporary layoff, while 11.1% said it was permanent. “While this trend may change in future reports, for now, it offers some optimism that employment relationships can be maintained for some time,” she said.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7% Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Senior health and wellness expo attracts large numbers

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012 Senior health and wellness expo attracts large numbers Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “There’s a lot of interest in the ‘Keep Alabama Working’ amendment so the workshop was full,” Motes said. “People want to know about the amendment and what it will mean to them personally before they go to the polls and vote on Tuesday. Steve Flowers did a good job of explaining the amendment in layman’s terms. I think those who attended the workshop left knowing how they want to vote and why.”Motes expressed appreciation to the vendors for their participation and to those who attended in an effort to stay healthy and well. Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell The Colley Senior Complex’s annual Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Thursday was once again a great success.The numbers were down slightly from last year but Janet Motes, complex director, said that was understandable.Jo Harris had a blood pressure check and made an A+ on her “report” card.“Medicare is requiring all recipients to be recertified so many of our seniors have recently had their health screenings done by their personal physicians,” Motes said. “We had 225 seniors to register and we didn’t catch them all. We were pleased that so many seniors took advantage of this opportunity.” Sponsored Content “It only takes a few minutes to get these checks and it’s a cost savings,” he said. “I appreciate the Colley Senior Complex providing this opportunity and I’m sure all of the others do, too.”The health screenings included flu shots, glucose screenings, bone density tests, hearing tests, cholesterol screenings, blood sugar tests, blood pressure checks and other simple screenings or checks such as weight and body mass index.“Flu season is just around the corner so most of those who participated took the flu shot,” Motes said.An added feature of the Health and Wellness Expo was a workshop on the September 18 referendum led by Steve Flowers, Alabama political columnist. Jo Harris said that she had recently had her annual health screenings done but attended the Expo to have her blood pressure checked.“I had several other screenings down while I was here,” Harris said. “It’s always a good idea to keep a check on things. I got an A+ on my ‘report’ card so I guess that I’m as healthy as a horse.”Gerald Threadgill said, too, that he was there to take advantage of the free screenings. You Might Like PCEDC, OSHA hold safety course for new recruits The PCEDC sponsored an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety course that will help future construction employees get a leg… read more Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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

Old Barn Restaurant wins Best Steak

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Old Barn Restaurant wins Best Steak Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Email the author Print Articlecenter_img Published 2:00 am Saturday, October 24, 2015 MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLThe Alabama State Cattlemen Association was in Goshen Friday afternoon to present the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Best Steak award to the Old Barn Restaurant owners, Scott and Amy Chandler. The Old Barn in Goshen was the winner of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association statewide competition that began in July and was narrowed down to 16 steak restaurants, then four regional winners and then the statewide winner. Amy Chandler said it been rather stress waiting and she actually cried when she was notified the Old Barn was the winner of the prestigious award. Pictured at the award presentation were, from left, Larry Reeves, Association regional vice president; Dr. William Powell, Association executive director; Tom Brady, Pike County past president; Scott Chandler, Amy Chandler, Richard Meadows, Pike Couny Cattlemen’s Association vice president; B.B Palmer, Pike County Cattlemen’s Association president; and Bill Hixon, Pike County Cattlemen’s Association past-president. In front, Jaycie, Clara and Lexi Chandler. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Elm Street Road now open for traffic Elm Street Road reopened for traffic about 2 p.m. Friday. “It’s officially open,” said Mike Davis, assistant general manager for… read more 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Skiplast_img read more

Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify before grand jury

first_imgJahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Chelsea Manning, an anti-secrecy activist and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, has been released from jail after a grand jury she refused to testify before expired, her attorneys said Thursday.“Today marked the expiration of the term of the grand jury, and so, after 62 days of confinement, Chelsea was released from the Alexandria Detention Center earlier today,” Manning’s legal team wrote in a statement.Upon release, however, Manning was subpoenaed to appear before a different grand jury, her legal team said.“It is therefore conceivable that she will once again be held in contempt of court, and be returned to the custody of the Alexandria Detention Center, possibly as soon as next Thursday, May 16,” her lawyers wrote.In late January, Manning was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in a sealed case out of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia — the same district in which the government recently filed charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.When Manning refused to answer questions before the secret grand jury in March, U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton found her in contempt of court and she was taken into custody.The judge said she would be held until she decided to testify or until the grand jury concluded its work. An attorney for Manning has called her incarceration “an act of tremendous cruelty.”Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for the unauthorized disclosure of classified materials made public by WikiLeaks in 2010, but her sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in 2017.But in April, federal prosecutors in the United States unsealed a computer hacking indictment against Assange for his role Manning’s disclosure of classified documents, which the government called “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.”“During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange,” prosecutors said in a press release.Assange is fighting extradition to the United States to face the charge.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more