Holly, Ivy and friends

 18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Holly, Ivy and friends Earlier this year a group of Women’s Institute members gained much newspaper coverage for selling a charity calendar which featured them all naked. Earlier this year a group of Women’s Institute members gained much newspaper coverage for selling a charity calendar which featured them all naked. They have now launched a Christmas card which they hope will raise even more for Leukemia Research. Not surprisingly, this card features the members of the Rylstone and District WI in North Yorkshire wearing nothing more than Santa hats, pearl necklaces, and smiles.So far 33,000 copies of the calendar have been sold in four months, raising £400,000 for the charity. Advertisement Read UK Fundraising’s report on the Real Yorkshire Millennium Man Calendar and CBS’ follow-up report on 25 January 2000. Howard Lake | 9 July 1999 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Support for Venezuela as Latin American unity pushes back OAS

first_imgA campaign against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by Secretary General Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States was pushed back on June 1. A special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council declared its “respect for the nonintervention principle in the domestic affairs of the States; and that every State has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic, and social system and to organize itself in the best way suited to it,” and “support for all efforts of understanding, dialogue and the constitutional procedures.”This last point supports the initiative for dialogue facilitated by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), although it does not mention the organization by name. More importantly, it recognizes the legitimacy of the Bolivarian Constitution, a target of the anti-Chavista right wing.The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations in a June 2 statement supported Venezuela’s “difficult but victorious diplomatic battle against the interventionist plans of imperialism and oligarchies.”The statement added: “All appearances indicated that a triumphal parade was at hand, but the Secretary General, OAS bureaucrats and their ghastly mentors forgot that we do not live in 1962 when with shameful complicity the organization tried and convicted socialist Cuba. …“The Ministry of Foreign Relations considers what has now occurred in Washington as new evidence that Our America has changed, although the OAS continues to be an unreformable instrument of U.S. domination over the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, a reminder of what President Raul Castro Ruz said … when paraphrasing Jose Marti, he asserted, “Before Cuba returns to the OAS, the northern seas will unite with the southern seas, and a snake will be born from the egg of an eagle.” (minrex.gob.cu)The OAS has formally rescinded the suspension of revolutionary Cuba. Yet Cuba was finally invited to attend the OAS-sponsored April 2015 Summit of the Americas in Panama only after the countries of Latin America refused to have a summit without Cuba.In 2011, 33 of the 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere united in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, omitting imperialist U.S. and Canada. This development followed the defeat of the U.S.-inspired Free Trade Area of the Americas and the birth of the solidarity trading bloc, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples’ Trade Treaty, as well as other continental self-governing bodies like UNASUR and PetroCaribe.Conspiracy vs. Venezuela made in USAThe draft declaration attacking Bolivarian Venezuela had been submitted by the delegation of Argentina, with co-sponsorship of the U.S., Honduras, Peru, Mexico and Bahamas. But Washington started the attack with its Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act, which went into effect on Dec. 18, 2014 — the day after the U.S. released the last three members of the Cuban 5 and presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama committed to normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.On March 8, 2015, President Barack Obama declared Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”The OAS secretary general, allied with the Venezuelan oligarchy, sought to line up another weapon against Bolivarian Venezuela to justify imperialist intervention — including military intervention.Journalist Berta Joubert-Ceci described the warm-up for the special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council: “To fulfill his role serving U.S. interests, Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro announced on May 13 from Miami that the OAS should apply its Democratic Charter against Venezuela. For the OAS to arrive at a decision, Almagro requested that the National Assembly of Venezuela report on the political situation. Almagro made the announcement at the two-day conference called the ‘Concordia Summit,’ at which 200 rightist representatives of public and private sectors gathered to analyze the situation on the continent.“It’s enough to see the names of the participants to guess its agenda: Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, and former presidents and prime ministers, including Luis Alberto Lacalle of Uruguay, Sebastián Piñera of Chile, Jorge Quiroga of Bolivia, Alvaro Uribe of Colombia and José María Aznar of Spain.“Incidentally, it was at this summit where Uribe called for foreign military intervention to help the Venezuelan opposition.” (workers.org, May 24)On Feb. 15, Venezuela objected to Almagro posting on the OAS website a Washington Post opinion piece by editorial writer Jackson Diehl, “A revitalized voice for the Americas.” Diehl lauds Almagro for intervening in the Venezuelan parliamentary elections with an open letter attacking the Venezuelan government. “He’s also intervened in Haiti’s election crisis, a corruption scandal in Guatemala and a border dispute between Colombia and Venezuela,” Diehl writes.Venezuela says of Diehl’s right-wing history: “On various occasions he has expressed frustration that the U.S. government has not dealt more aggressively with the Venezuelan government (despite the fact that the Bush administration endorsed the 2002 coup). In August 2004, Diehl stated that ‘It is virtually unprecedented for Washington to do so little about such a considerable Latin America menace; Venezuela, after all, is of greater economic and strategic importance to the United States than were El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 80s’ [where the U.S. government supported death squads and CIA-trained insurgents].” (alba-tcp.org)At its close on June 4, the Seventh Association of Caribbean States Summit held in Havana presented a special communiqué in support of the Bolivarian government of Venezuela.Letter defends VenezuelaA May 31 protest letter to Almagro signed by at least 81 concerned organizations and individuals from the U.S. and Canada was hand-delivered to the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., the site of the special meeting.The signers said they were “deeply concerned by your intervention in Venezuela on behalf of the opposition United Democratic Roundtable (MUD) and its allies in Washington as well as your relentless attacks on the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.“Far from helping Venezuela move toward a peaceful and cooperative resolution of these challenges, your intercessions over the past year have served to exacerbate the conflict. We urge you to avoid further partisanship and play a more constructive and impartial role in promoting peace and dialogue. For an example of a such an approach one only need look to the mediation efforts of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which has the backing of UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon.“We are particularly concerned about your strong support for the MUD’s efforts to pressure the OAS into invoking the Inter-American Democratic Charter against the Maduro government; your attempts to cast doubt on the democratic legitimacy of last December’s legislative elections during the weeks preceding the vote; your intense lobbying in favor of the highly controversial amnesty bill; the selective nature of your expressions of indignation over violations of human rights; and your failure to denounce Washington’s increasingly belligerent posture towards Caracas.”Read the full letter at infoamericas.info.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF decries closure of two radio stations in Libya

first_img RSF_en Organisation LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression December 17, 2019 Find out more February 23, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary closure of two radio stations in the past few days in Libya – Al Wassat in the eastern part of the country and the local radio station in the western city of Gharyan. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Follow the news on Libya to go further Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest News March 1, 2017 RSF decries closure of two radio stations in Libya On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Receive email alerts June 24, 2020 Find out more In a post on social media on 27 February, Al Wassat media group chairman Mahmud Shammam reported that the radio station’s transmitter in Tobruk had just been seized by security forces attached to the army that controls eastern Libya. The same day, Al Wassat’s headquarters in Benghazi was suddenly raided and closed and material was confiscated. The only reason given for its closure was the claim that its signal was interfering with the local government’s broadcasts. It was the militia in charge of protecting Gharyan’s local radio station that demanded its closure on 23 February without giving any plausible reason. It has not broadcast since then. Attempts to resolve tension between the militia and Gharyan’s local authorities, so that the station can resume broadcasting, have so far been unsuccessful. “The situation in Libya is extremely worrying and we request the immediate reopening of these radio stations,” RSF editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “Regardless of the criticisms that can be levelled against them, their closure was sudden, disproportionate and arbitrary, and will only help to block the problematic transition that Libya has been experiencing since 2011.” Several cases of journalists being the targets of abduction or violence have also been reported to RSF in the western city of Tripoli but the victims are terrified of the many militias operating in the city and have asked not to be identified. The conflict between the rival governments in the east and west of the country since the start of 2016 has resulted in a climate of complete impunity for crimes of violence and abuses against journalists and media outlets, which makes it very dangerous for them to operate.Libya is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Newslast_img read more

Nosh on Red Vines with a Side of Nostalgia at Twohey’s

first_imgHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Nosh on Red Vines with a Side of Nostalgia at Twohey’s Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Friday, April 21, 2017 | 2:59 pm Business News Some things go together like peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher, chips and salsa, Red Vines and Strawberry Shortcake. The last combination may seem a bit novel but don’t scoff until you’ve sampled the glorious combination of Red Vine licorice and Twohey’s signature desserts.Twohey’s Restaurant has been serving the Pasadena area since 1943 and they’re teaming up with the iconic candy, Red Vines, to celebrate their 75th anniversary in a bold, sweet way. Twohey’s is known for their nostalgic hamburger stand fare including, burgers, onion rings and hand-dipped fountain specialties like ice cream sundaes.“It’s the loyalty of our guests that keeps us alive,” said Charlie Christos, manager at Twohey’s. The Christos family acquired Twohey’s in 1997 and is responsible for a series of remodels and an updated menu. They plan to open a second location on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena this coming fall. “What makes Twohey’s great is that families have been coming here for generations – it’s lively [but] with a nod to the past.”This year also marks the debut of the American Licorice Company’s Red Vines® California Collection®, the first package of seven different licorice pieces in both red and black. The Made in California Red Vines tour started in San Francisco and will end at the Stagecoach Music festival. Be on the lookout for the iconic VW Bus, a 1964 11-door model, owned and driven by Andrew Carmona and two Red Vine ambassadors.Twohey’s Restaurant Executive Chef Lalo Talamantes, created two limited edition Red Vine desserts with the California Collection to showcase the versatility of this classic candy. Choose from a StrawVine-berry Short Cake or Red Vines® Licorice Cherry Pie Vine Shake.“I wanted to make something traditional with a twist,” said Executive Chef Lalo Talamantes. He adds that it wasn’t difficult to incorporate the unique taste of Red Vines into desserts. Sip on the Red Vines® Licorice Cherry Pie Vine Shake which combines homemade cherry pie, vanilla ice cream and Red Vines® infused sauce plus a garnish of whipped cream. Or try the StrawVine-berry Short Cake. This fluffy sponge cake is layered with fresh strawberries and Red Vines infused sauce, topped with whipped cream.These updated desserts are only available through May 21, 2017.Twohey’s Restaurant Alhambra is located at 1224 North Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra, CA, 91801. Call (626) 284-7387 or visit www.twoheys.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentlast_img read more

Hospital bosses welcome nursing strategy

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Facebook Linkedin University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group NewsHospital bosses welcome nursing strategyBy Bernie English – February 5, 2016 700 Twitter Print WhatsApp THE UL Hospitals Group has welcomed this week’s launch of the interim report of the taskforce on staffing and skill mix for nursing.  The purpose is to improve patient safety and patient experience by ensuring medical and surgical wards in hospitals have the right number of nurses and midwives with the right mix of skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the context of an ongoing shortage of nurses and midwives, this new approach should also help Irish hospitals recruit and retain more of these highly skilled professionals.  UL Hospitals Group director of nursing and midwifery Margaret Gleeson was one of 17 members of the Steering Group which produced the interim report and which continues to work on a national framework for nursing staffing and skill mix on general and specialist medical and surgical wards.“The aim is to move away from the historic approach of staffing our wards based on size. The new approach will ensure that the number of nurses and midwives on duty reflects the activity on the ward and the acuity and dependency levels of patients being cared for.“This will result in better outcomes for patients and will also improve the working environment for our staff,” Ms Gleeson said.“It is hoped that nurses and midwives themselves will have a more stable working environment and that they will be encouraged to stay in our hospitals at a time when they are very much in demand all around the world. It is further hoped that this new approach will reduce our reliance on agency staffing.“Most importantly, patients will benefit if we can retain more of our highly skilled and experienced nurses and midwives”, she explained. center_img 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleUCH to screen Bowie’s Labyrinth in aid of Cancer FoundationNext articleMary’s story of 5B “hell” prompts change Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL TAGSnursingnursing strategyuniversity hospital limerick Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Emaillast_img read more

Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres

first_img Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 18, 2012 Pinterest Previous articleStimulus package slammed as forgetting about Donegal once againNext articleCalls for mobile roaming charges to be scrapped on the island of Ireland News Highland center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal South West Deputy Dinny McGinley is welcoming plans to develop two primary care centres in Donegal.Two primary care centres have been ‘earmarked’ for Dungloe and Donegal Town but no specific funding for those projects has been announced.Deputy McGinley says the projects will provide vital employment in these areas..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dinny.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Twitter Deputy McGinley welcomes plans to develop two primary care centres RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Court/Tribunal Can Condone Delay Under Section 5 Limitation Act Even In The Absence Of A Formal Application: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesCourt/Tribunal Can Condone Delay Under Section 5 Limitation Act Even In The Absence Of A Formal Application: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 8:53 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court held that there is no bar to exercise by the Court/Tribunal of its discretion to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, in the absence of a formal application.However, the Court can always insist that an application or an affidavit showing cause for the delay be filed, the bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant Gupta observed.The court was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court held that there is no bar to exercise by the Court/Tribunal of its discretion to condone delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, in the absence of a formal application.However, the Court can always insist that an application or an affidavit showing cause for the delay be filed, the bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant Gupta observed.The court was considering an appeal against a judgment of NCLAT judgment in which one of the issue raised was whether delay beyond three years in filing an application under Section 7 of IBC can be condoned, in the absence of an application for condonation of delay made by the applicant under Section 5 of the Limitation Act? In this case, the Financial Creditor had not filed any application before the NCLT under Section 5 of the Limitation Act. Therefore, Corporate Debtor contention was that the delay in filing the application under Section 7 of the IBC, could not have been condoned. The court noted that Section 5 does not speak of any application and it enables the Court to admit an application or appeal if the applicant or the appellant, as the case may be, satisfies the Court that he had sufficient cause for not making the application and/or preferring the appeal, within the time prescribed. The court said.”Although, it is the general practice to make a formal application under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963, in order to enable the Court or Tribunal to weigh the sufficiency of the cause for the inability of the appellant/applicant to approach the Court/Tribunal within the time prescribed by limitation, there is no bar to exercise by the Court/Tribunal of its discretion to condone delay, in the absence of a formal application… A plain reading of Section 5 of the Limitation Act makes it amply clear that, it is not mandatory to file an application in writing before relief can be granted under the said section. Had such an application been mandatory, Section 5 of the Limitation Act would have expressly provided so. Section 5 would then have read that the Court might condone delay beyond the time prescribed by limitation for filing an application or appeal, if on consideration of the application of the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, for condonation of delay, the Court is satisfied that the appellant/applicant had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal or making the application within such period. Alternatively, a proviso or an Explanation would have been added to Section 5, requiring the appellant or the applicant, as the case may be, to make an application for condonation of delay. The bench however clarified that a Court can always insist that an application or an affidavit showing cause for the delay be filed and no applicant or appellant can claim condonation of delay under Section 5 of the Limitation Act as of right, without making an application.Case: Sesh Nath Singh Vs. Baidyabati Sheoraphuli Co-operative Bank Ltd [CA 9198 OF 2019]Coram: Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant GuptaCounsel: Sr. Adv Siddhartha Dave, Adv Sai DeepakCitation: LL 2021 SC 177Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Deans dubbed parade marshals

first_img You Might Like Officials: Keep safety first Barbecues and fireworks are a big part of the July 4 holiday, but both can pose serious hazards. That’s why… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Published 10:54 pm Thursday, July 2, 2009center_img “It really is hard to believe,” said Rita Dean, who with her husband, Jimmy, will serve as the grand marshals of the 10th Annual China Grove Parade. “In fact, it’s even hard for us to believe.”The Deans accepted the honor as grand marshals a bit reluctantly.“We’ve been asked several times but I’ve always said that if we make it to 10 years, maybe then,” Rita said. “This is our tenth year so we agreed.” By The Penny Hoarder “It depends on who’s telling and who’s listening as to which story is told,” Rita Dean said, laughing. “But we love living in China Grove. We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else and it’s an honor to be the grand marshals of our 10th annual parade.”While Rita is an organizer and promoter along with her friend and neighbor, Diane LaFountaine, Jimmy Dean and his sons are the free spirits in the family.Each year, the Dean boys run the most popular place in town – the free watermelon wagon. All that one needs to get one or two slices of the ice cold Southern delicacy is smile and say ‘thank you.”“People ask, ‘Don’t we have to pay?’ and my answer is ‘If we had to charge we wouldn’t do it,’” Dean said. “We really appreciate our friends at CMB Food in Montgomery for their generosity with the watermelons. We’re just proud to be a part of this wonderful Fourth of July celebration that seems to bring so much pleasure to so many.”The Deans are often asked what brings people out of the woodwork and from under the ceiling fans to a hot and often sultry summertime parade.“We’ve asked ourselves that question,” Jimmy said. “What draws all of these people to a little community like China Grove on the Fourth of the July?”The Deans said the answer is probably as simple as the question is complex.Jimmy said it’s like stepping back in time when people came together to celebrate an occasion and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors.“We don’t have corporate sponsors or vendors pushing you to buy things,” he said. It’s not that kind of event. It’s a people event. Everyone feels like it’s their parade. They take ownership in it because they are such a big part of it and its success.”Rita agreed that the China Grove Parade is the people’s parade. You can parade or you can stand and watch. And, if you’re watching and take a notion to parade you just step right in and march along.“The parade and everything around it is such a relaxed atmosphere, noting pretentious,” Rita said. “There’s nothing structured about it. It’s just people having a good time getting together. You can come and stay a few minutes or all day. It’s like visiting with your grandparents or a favorite aunt. It’s just like coming home.” The Deans have been at the spearhead of the China Grove Parade since that Fourth of July 10 years ago when children decorated their bikes and rode through downtown China Grove to the appreciative applause of their mamas and daddies.But the Deans are quick to give credit to all the other who have worked so tirelessly to keep the parade going. It does take a village and what a village it is.China Grove is such a special place for those who call it home, those who have ties to the community and those who wish they did.The Deans moved to China Grove 10 years ago and into the home that has been in Jimmy Dean’s family since the Civil War. There are two different stories about the origin of the house. Sponsored Content Deans dubbed parade marshals Book Nook to reopen Email the author When the idea of a neighborhood Fourth of July parade for the handful of China Grove residents crossed Rita Dean’s mind, she never thought that it would be more than that.Now, thousands of people make their way from north, south, east and west to China Grove for the annual China Grove Fourth of July Parade.Those who have been tell those who haven’t “You won’t believe it!” And nobody does until they’ve seen the usually sleepy little community that is home to about 50 “city limit” residents swell to rival Brundidge as the second largest town in Pike County.last_img read more

Relativistic electron loss timescales in the slot region

first_imgRecent observations show that the decay rate of relativistic electrons measured at low altitudes in the slot region at L = 2 is an order of magnitude shorter than theoretical estimates based on CRRES wave data. Here we compare the decay rates of 2–6 MeV electrons measured at low altitudes by the SAMPEX spacecraft with those derived from CRRES wave observations. We show that pitch angle scattering by plasmaspheric hiss (0.1 < f < 2 kHz) is the dominant process responsible for electron loss in the outer slot region (2.4 < L < 3.0), but hiss alone cannot account for the observed loss timescales at lower L. Although SAMPEX samples small equatorial pitch angles (α eq ≈ 18°), this is not the dominant reason for the different timescales. We find that the decay of 2–6 MeV electrons measured by SAMPEX in the inner slot region (2.0 < L < 2.4) is most likely due to the combined effects of hiss and guided whistlers propagating with small wave normal angles. Unguided whistlers have little or no effect on the loss timescales. Magnetosonic waves may be as important as guided whistlers for electron loss under active conditions. Guided whistlers and fast magnetosonic waves increase the diffusion rates in a “bottleneck region” near α eq = 75°, enabling electrons with larger pitch angles to diffuse into the loss cone more effectively and hence the entire distribution function decays more rapidly. Even though the power of guided whistlers and magnetosonic waves may be two orders of magnitude less than hiss, they play a very important role in electron loss in the inner slot region.last_img read more

Alaska boy picked as NFL Kid Correspondent for Super Bowl 53

first_imgJanuary 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Alaska boy picked as NFL Kid Correspondent for Super Bowl 53 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — The NFL teams aren’t quite set, but one person is already Super Bowl bound after finding out Tuesday morning that he will be this year’s NFL Kid Correspondent. Camdyn Clancy, 8, came to ABC News’ Good Morning America all the way from Alaska to get the surprise of his life: that he has been selected as this year’s big winner for the NFL Play 60 contest. Clancy was visibly stunned and excited upon hearing the wonderful news and said, “It means a lot to me.” He will head to Atlanta the week of the Super Bowl and get behind-the-scenes access to players, coaches and fans throughout the week and, of course, on Sunday, Feb. 3, he will stand on the sidelines to cover the biggest football game of the year. The excited youth football quarterback told former NFL star and GMA co-anchor Michael Strahan that he led his team in Alaska to a championship after battling back from an injury — just like his favorite player, Tyler Lockett. “He broke his leg and came back through the injury that could have actually stopped him from playing, but he actually chose to play,” Clancy said. “I broke my arm when I was 4 years old, and four years later, I was quarterbacking and led my team to the championship.” Clancy said he admires the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver because he’s a good sport who is “humble; he wins with class and he loses with class.” Then, Lockett delivered a personal message to the young fan via video message on GMA and told him he hopes to see him in Atlanta. “Thanks for cheering us on from Alaska,” Lockett said. “I sent you a jersey to represent the 12s. Have a great time, and I hope to see you in Atlanta. Go Hawks!” The Seahawks mascot, Blitz, presented Clancy with a brand new jersey, and Clancy celebrated with his best touchdown dance.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more