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Paper Clovers

first_imgTractor Supply Company and Georgia 4-H have partnered to send kids to Georgia 4-H summer camps, and other 4-H competitions, through the annual Spring Paper Clover Campaign.Through the Paper Clover Campaign, customers donate $1 or more at checkout to support the endeavors of 4-H’ers across Georgia and the nation. Donations can be made in stores, online at www.tractorsupply.com and over the phone by calling Tractor Supply Company’s customer service number, 877-718-6750.Each spring and fall, Georgia 4-H and Tractor Supply Company hold in-store fundraisers at Tractor Supply Company locations statewide. This year’s campaign runs from Wednesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 22.Tractor Supply Company helps Georgia 4-H raise over $40,000 annually for programs that benefit 4-H’ers and communities around the state. This year’s donations will help send 4-H’ers to Georgia 4-H camps and provide them with opportunities to take part in other character- and leadership-building experiences.During the campaign, Georgia 4-H clubs will be at Tractor Supply Company locations around the state to greet customers as they arrive at the store.For more information about the campaign, visit www.tractorsupply.com/landing-pages_4-h_4h-tsc.last_img read more

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Uribe Calls the FARC Killers and Liars for Statement Claiming Responsibility for Crime

first_imgBy Dialogo January 07, 2010 Bogotá, 6 January (EFE).- Colombian president Álvaro Uribe said today that the FARC is a “killing and lying” group that is trying to justify the recent murder of the governor of El Caquetá, Luis Francisco Cuéllar, in statements written in Europe. The president indicated in an interview with the broadcast station Radio Viva, in the city of Pasto (in the southwest of the country), that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are cynics because they shed blood and then write “expert statements” in which they seek to justify Cuéllar’s murder. “It doesn’t surprise us, it’s that they’ve always lied. This is a killing and lying group,” the head of state added. The guerrilla group accepted responsibility Tuesday for the death of Governor Cuéllar, whom they kidnapped on 22 December in order to subject him to an “impeachment trial” for accusations of corruption. That is how it was expressed by the FARC’s so-called “Southern Block” in a statement dated 24 December and published Tuesday on the webpage of the New Colombia News Agency (Anncol), which is close to the rebels and is headquartered in Stockholm. Uribe affirmed that the guerrilla group has people who have gone to live in Europe, where “they pass themselves off as learned experts (…) and what they have done is to act as accomplices to these criminals; then they write statements in favor of these criminals.” “These people are simply white-collar criminals; they are individuals who write these FARC statements over there in some European countries and who write these FARC webpages,” the Colombian president added. According to the guerrillas’ statement, Cuéllar, whose throat was slit, was kidnapped in order to subject him to “an impeachment trial” for alleged offenses committed during his administration. “The objective of holding him was not to execute him, nor to make economic demands of him, but to make him the subject of an impeachment trial for corruption, for having turned fraud and prevarication into the cornerstone of his administration,” the written text specified. For the FARC, what happened to Governor Cuéllar “is the direct consequence of the order issued by Álvaro Uribe to the armed forces to rescue him by force.”last_img read more

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Olympics: Chilean athletes to watch in London

first_imgBy Dialogo July 23, 2012 Francisca Crovetto, Santiago, skeet: At 22, she is ranked fifth in the World Championship Skeet and the first Chilean woman to qualify for the Olympic Games this year. She won the silver medal in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. This will be her first Olympics. Kristel Köbrich, Santiago, swimming: Köbrich, 26, became the first Chilean to win the 800-meter race at the Pan American Games, which she did in 2011 in Guadalajara. She also won the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, which is not her specialty. She did not medal at the past two Olympics. SANTIAGO, Chile – Keep an eye on these Chilean athletes at the London Games: center_img Denisse van Lamoen, Arica, archery: At 32, van Lamoen is the oldest member of Chile’s 29-athlete delegation and will carry her country’s flag at the Opening Ceremony on July 27. She won the World Archery Championship in July, 2011 in Turin, Italy, and is ranked eighth by the International Archery Federation. In 2000, she participated in the Sydney Games, finishing 52nd. Bárbara Riveros, Santiago, triathlon: Riveros, 24, won the gold medal at the Lausanne World Sprint Championship last year and took silver at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara and at the World Championship Series in Sydney. “She will be among the first five and could get to compete for a medal in London,” journalist Eugenio Figueroa said.last_img read more

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Dunkin’ to help front line workers

first_imgThey also are giving away a $200,000 grant to support healthcare workers experiencing trauma, and continuing various initiatives to give back to healthcare workers across the country. (WBNG)- All Dunkin’ locations are honoring all healthcare workers on National Nurses Day, Wednesday May 6. In a press release sent from Dunkin’ they say all locations will be offering a free medium hot or iced coffee and a free donut to all healthcare workers while supplies last. In a statement from the Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager, Eric Stensland, he said, “As a brand with a long heritage of serving those who serve, we appreciate and honor the heroic work and unwavering commitment nurses and healthcare professionals show every day. Their selfless sacrifices inspire all of us to come together to do everything we can to support our communities. We want people on the front lines to know that we have their backs and they can count on Dunkin’ to help keep them running.”last_img read more

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Belgium says transparency explains high virus toll

first_img“In Europe, no country counts like the others. We have the most detailed method,” Health Minister Maggie De Block told the television news channel LN24.She said the ministry might in future adopt a way of counting that would let Belgium compare its results with other countries, but provided no details. ‘Social, ethical human tragedy’ Some doctors have complained that deaths caused by hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies and other causes have been lumped into the COVID-19 category, but Emmanuel Andre, a spokesman for national health authorities, insisted the broad Belgian method of counting “is necessary.”The virus specialist explained that “the accepted practice is to take suspected cases into account” when tracking the spread of an epidemic.COVID-19 deaths that were confirmed by a positive test have represented only around five percent of those reported by retirement homes up to now, but Andre said that increased testing in those facilities would push the rate much higher in coming days.It would also allow authorities to better measure the extent of COVID-19’s spread, he added. Sociologist Geoffrey Pleyers said “a social and ethical human tragedy” had played out “unseen, behind the walls” of retirement homes as Belgian officials focused on whether hospitals had intensive care capacity to deal with the pandemic.”What proportion of deaths could have been avoided if people had received hospital care” for other pathologies, Pleyers asked in commentary published by the newspaper Le Soir.The government plans to multiply by 10 the number of coronavirus tests provided to retirement homes.But the target of 210,000 kits “is not enough to test everyone,” said Vincent Fredericq, general secretary of Femarbel, the leading federation for the sector in French-speaking Belgium.He said it cared for 160,000 residents across the country and employed 110,000 staff who were also potential vectors of the virus.”In the Brussels region, 95 percent of the personnel use public transport, either the metro, trams or buses, which are unfortunately good places to become contaminated,” Fredericq noted. Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes had to explain why that was the case on Wednesday, and said the government “made the choice of full transparency when communicating deaths linked to COVID-19,” even if it resulted in “numbers that are sometimes overestimated.”Most official tallies probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections, because many countries are testing only the most serious cases.Unlike some countries, Belgium takes fully into account the dramatic situation in retirement homes.In the country’s more than 1,500 such facilities, the numbers include deaths that are considered linked to the coronavirus even if it has not been proven by tests, a choice not taken by many others. Belgium now has the highest death rate from COVID-19 in the European Union but officials insist it is because they have been totally transparent with the data.With more than 11.5 million inhabitants, Belgium has more than 4,800 deaths and an average of around 419 per one million inhabitants, now ahead of Spain at 409 per one million, the second highest in the EU.Belgium’s neighbors Britain and France have averages of 202 and 274 per one million respectively, with total reported deaths on the order of 14,000 and 18,000 for populations that are six times bigger. Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Calls for LGBTQ Protections

first_imgGovernor Wolf Calls for LGBTQ Protections Equality,  National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on if the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 cover sexual orientation and gender identity:“For too long to our collective detriment, we kept some of our best, most talented individuals out of the workforce because of nationality, religion, race or gender. When we began protecting the rights of these individuals to work, we all benefitted. Now it’s time to ensure our hardworking, talented LGBTQ colleagues have the same rights to be evaluated based on their abilities to perform their jobs.“Since taking office, I have fought for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. I will continue this fight until every Pennsylvanian has the same basic civil rights to live and work.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img October 08, 2019last_img read more

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50 people quarantined after new Ebola death in S Leone

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) – Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus, medical officials said Tuesday, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status.“We are conducting an epidemiological investigation to trace the extent of the transmission” as the woman who died was sick for 5-10 days without the authorities being alerted, Ibrahim Sesay of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) told a local radio station.Given the 50 people identified as at high-risk “we should not be surprised if we see new cases coming out,” from the new caseidentified in the village of Sella Kafta in the northern district of Kambia, he said.“Ebola is like the main actor in an horror film. Defeat the actor and he is likely to get up again,” Sesay added.There had been celebratory scenes last week when the country’s last known Ebola patient was released from hospital in the central city of Makeni after being cured of the virus, raising hopes the west African nation may finally have beaten the devastating epidemic.The latest victim had not travelled to either Liberia or Guinea, two other countries also blindsided by the worst outbreak of Ebola in history, which has killed some 11,300 people since first emerging in December 2013 in Guinea.News of the new Ebola death came as a new school year got underway Monday, with measures in place to try prevent the spread of the virus.Children’s temperatures were being checked at many schools, and students were directed towards buckets of chlorine to wash their hands.Schools were closed for more than eight months at the height of the Ebola outbreak.Reports from Kambia said community leaders and residents remained “in a state of shock” over the news.An elder and long time resident in Sella Kafta, Sampha Mansaray told AFP by phone that “the community is in mourning over the death.”“We have been thorough in observing all restrictions to keep Ebola out of our community but we have now failed the rest of the country by being the place that has halted the countdown” towards Ebola-free status, the 60-year-old farmer lamented. 84 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint 50 people quarantined after new Ebola death in S Leone by: Associated Free Press – September 1, 2015last_img read more

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Holcomb announces significant interest in Next Level Trails grant program

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says the first round of the Next Level Trails grant program has received 82 applications requesting a total of nearly $144 million in funding.The applicants are from 42 of the state’s 92 counties and their requests total more than 240 potential miles of hiking, biking and riding trails.“The number of applications in the first round far surpassed our expectations and shows Indiana’s enthusiasm for trails,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This sends a big message that Hoosiers are invested in improving quality of life across the state.”The Next Level Trails grant program is the largest infusion of trail funding in state history, dedicating $90 million to connect communities. The grant program is part of Next Level Connections, Gov. Holcomb’s $1 billion statewide infrastructure program. Up to $20 million in regional projects and up to $5 million in local projects will be granted in this opening round. Next Level Trail funds will be awarded in rounds until all funds have been allocated.The grant program is divided into two components: a $70 million fund for regional projects and a $20 million fund for local projects. Each fund will require a 20 percent project match, which can include monetary contributions, land value, and in-kind donations of materials and labor. Projects funded through this program must be open to the public. Eligible applicants include units of government or 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will review the applications to ensure they met requirements and then a multi-agency committee will evaluate the proposals. The first awards are expected to be announced in early spring.More information regarding Next Level Trails is online here.last_img read more

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Dhanraj joins as spin bowling consultant

first_imgTHE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that Rajindra Dhanraj has joined the West Indies men’s team coaching staff as Spin Bowling Consultant.Dhanraj, 48, was one of the leading bowlers in regional cricket in the late 1980s and 1990s. He took 295 wickets in 78 first-class matches and also played four Tests and six ODIs for the West Indies between 1994 and 1996.The former West Indies leg-break and googly bowler will work with the team in the build-up to the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup ODI series against Pakistan in Guyana. He will return ahead of the start of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Test Series in Jamaica later this month.Jimmy Adams, the WICB Director of Cricket said: “We welcome Rajindra to the West Indies team group. We’re delighted he has agreed to come and work with our players. He has a wealth of knowledge on the game and we know he will make a great contribution.”Adams added: “He will be spending time with our slow bowlers prior to both the One-Day Series in Guyana and start of the Test series in Jamaica as we look to improve and enhance their skills.”last_img read more

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FIFA Clears Bordeaux Star for Algeria

first_img* Top star, Abeid, laments uncertainty in UyoOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaAlgeria was yesterday boosted in its bid to outshine Nigeria on November 12 in a Russia 2018 qualifying fixture in Uyo, after FIFA cleared Bordeaux player Adam Ounas to switch nationality to Algeria.The 19-year old attacking midfielder had already represented France at U-20 level and was keen to bolster the ranks of the Fennec Foxes by switching his allegiance to his parents’ country of origin.Bordeaux announced the switch Tuesday via its official Twitter account. The development would inspire Algeria from the prevailing gloom as Ounas became the third player to join them in nationality switch after Yassine Benzia (Lille, France) and Smain Benaceur (Arsenal, England).The North- Africans are presently blowing cold after the abrupt resignation of coach Milovan Rajevac following the shock triggered by the 0-0 draw at home against Cameroun, which has put added pressure on the team after Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1 in Ndola to top Group B.Milovan, who was employed six months ago, resigned after only two games in charge, prompting Algerian FA President, Mohamed Roauraoua, to install caretaker coaches and intensify the search for a foreign gaffer.It is this growing uncertainty that has also made another Algerian player, Mehdi Abeid, to voice concern by acknowledging the effect changing the coaching staff could have on the team.The Dijon midfielder told French FF News TV that it was difficult to adjust to tactics under a new coach, especially in the middle of a World Cup qualifying testThe former Newcastle player, who has already been invited for the trip to Nigeria, however, noted that he would have to adjust by proving to the new coaches that he is up to the task. “It is difficult to constantly change coaches, but we have to readjust, to prove to the other coach that you have a place in the team. It is particularly difficult for the team to have changes like that, especially during qualification for the World Cup. This is not something that is easy, It will be tough,’’ Abeid echoed.However, he said that Algeria would remain focused by taking one game after the other as they know that Russia is still within a touching distance.‘’We have a good team with great players. For us to do the job, we will have to fight to the end. “Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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