first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Wednesday 9 March 2011 8:04 pm RETAILERS yesterday slammed the government’s move to ban tobacco displays as expensive and ineffective. From April next year, large retailers will be forced to hide cigarettes, rolling tobacco and other tobacco products under shop counters, with the same ban enforced for small retailers from April 2015. The counter ban, which follows a ban on vending machine tobacco sales from October, is aimed at reducing the number of people who smoke. Health secretary Andrew Lansley, who published the plans to coincide with national No Smoking Day, said he wanted to reduce smoking rates faster over the next five years than the previous five. But retailers said there was “no evidence” axing displays would reduce smoking. James Lowman, chief executive of The Association of Convenience Stores, estimated the new regulations would impose £40m of costs on retailers.The government is also consulting on introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, in a bid to reduce the promotional impact of logos. Share Retailers slam ban on smoking displays whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgSunday Jul 31, 2011 The All Blacks give South Africa a hiding in Wellington South Africa suffered their second heavy Tri Nations defeat in as many weeks as they went down 40-7 to a far stronger and more clinical All Blacks side in Wellington on Saturday. The All Blacks sported their new retro looking jersey, bringing back the famous white collar that’s been missing for over ten years. It’s a throwback to the 1987 Rugby World Cup success, the last time they won the tournament. With the 2011 version starting in a few months time, they’re looking in good shape to replicate that success. They were far more clinical than against Fiji, with Dan Carter commanding the ship. He missed a few kicks uncharacteristically, but looked back to his best, reinforcing the common perception that he’s the best rugby player on the planet currently. South Africa on the other hand picked up their game slightly, but still looked out of sorts with the new caps and inexperience showing. The 21 or so first line players sitting at home are sorely missed, and will no doubt make a big difference to the side when they rejoin. Coach Peter De Villiers has said that the main focus is the World Cup, shifting the weight of expectation and the favourites tag onto the home side. “Pretty much the Tri-Nations has gone for us. We’ll move our focus to preparing for the World Cup. The All Blacks are more ready now for the World Cup and they deserve the tag of favourites to win it,” he said. They will head home and prepare for their meeting with the Wallabies in Durban in two weeks time, while the All Blacks will face them next weekend. The form of some of their players will give them great confidence, with wingers Zac Guildford and Cory Jane in particular scoring great tries. “When I got through I backed myself that I was going to get into that corner and was happy to get there. I guess I went back to the old CJ of using the ball and I ran with it,” he said. “There’s a lot of guys trying to go into that wing spot so it is important that every time I get an opportunity on my wing that we do nail it,” he said.Time: 04:03 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Tri Nations 2011 Related Articles 511 WEEKS AGO The Wallabies take the Tri Nations in thriller… 512 WEEKS AGO Springboks get morale boosting win over the… 512 WEEKS AGO Courageous Wallabies beat the Springboks… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

first_img 2016 Photographs House in Mikage / SIDES CORE Architects: SIDES CORE Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSIDES COREOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHigashinada WardJapanPublished on August 19, 2016Cite: “House in Mikage / SIDES CORE” 18 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?在日本神户的住宅 / SIDES CORE是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” House in Mikage / SIDES CORESave this projectSaveHouse in Mikage / SIDES CORE Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, e15, HIDASave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Simple containers made of quality materials are the easiest to use. You don’t grow tired of them, and they bring out the best in whatever is inside. We think of living spaces as containers that bring out the best in your family and your life.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe project began with a request from a couple that owns a beauty salon we designed 15 years ago. The salon still feels modern today, and shows how well the owners have taken care of it.Save this picture!Plan 1When we visited their house, there was nothing unnecessary or out of place. DIY metal hardware made it possible to change the way they use the space to match their changing lifestyle. A single wild flower their child had picked stood in a simple vase. We felt they wanted a house to enhance the free and pleasant nature of their lives.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe property is located in a quiet residential area of Mikage, a nice contrast to their salon in downtown Rokko. It sits two meters above the street that forms its southern border, protecting the family’s privacy from the eyes of passersby below. A forested area on a cliff, spared from development, is visible to the south. The view from the house takes full advantage of the borrowed scenery.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaNature is present in the house. South-facing windows lead to outdoor spaces, like deep tunnels that create a serene space by obscuring neighboring houses while framing the borrowed scenery. Exposed structural elements in equal pitch showcase the wood’s natural character, while straddling and connecting inside and outside.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe custom-ordered trestle table on the first floor can be diassasembled and stored. The legs are interchangeable, so it can be a chabudai (Japanese-style low table), or taken up to the enclosed terrace and surrounded with furniture for lounging. The space is flexible. The owners will likely continue to change their DIY furniture as their life changes. We hope this space will be a container that accomodates the family’s unfettered and free lifestyle for many years to come.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow less52 Cubic Wood / JOSEP + Atelier HaumerSelected ProjectsAdagio Valley for Department of Music at University of Seoul / Wooridongin ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 18 Share ArchDaily Japan Area:  101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Higashinada Ward, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:   Takumi Ota Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: last_img read more

first_imgInformation hero Dina Meza to go further Presenter of the radio programme “Voces contra el Olvido” (Voices against Forgetting) and editor of the Defensores en Linea website, Dina Meza has been spied on, followed and threatened with violence and death almost without interruption for the past eight years, and had to flee abroad for several months in 2013. Her country is a living hell for journalists. Fourteen have been killed with complete impunity in the past ten years, 13 of them since the June 2009 coup d’état. Subjects such as human rights violations, mining or the “purge” of the police seem to result in automatic reprisals. Meza also covers the equally sensitive subject of agrarian conflicts. “Am I afraid?” she says. “My biggest problem is that I am afraid of doing nothing and my children need a different country.” HondurasAmericas See more Follow the news on Honduras Gotson Pierre Haïti Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Verónica Basurto Mexico Find out more HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information Claudia Duque Colombia Find out more Mireya Manquepillán Huanquil Chile Find out more Lydia Cacho Mexico Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgShannon Foynes Port Company, Ireland’s largest bulk port company, has announced record operating and gross profits in its 2013 annual report.The company, which operates six ports on the Shannon Estuary and facilitates international trade valued at over €6bn per annum, delivered a 35% increase in Operating Profit at €4.1m, up from €3.1m in 2012.It is the Company’s fourth successive year of achieving record operating profits. The performance compares favourably with the backdrop of GDP contraction (-0.3%) or modest GNP growth of 2.5%.Other achievements in 2013 as the company maintained its continuing surge over recent years are:· Operating margin was at 35%, again pointing to new found efficiencies at the company which achieved margins of just 5.5% in 2006 when it had its busiest year in terms of tonnage throughput· Year on year revenues increased by a healthy 17.1% in 2013· Related operating costs were up by just 7.6%· Profit before tax increased to €3.4m in 2013, up from €2m in· Tonnage throughput for all terminals on the Shannon Estuary was up 2.2% on 2012 to 10.5million tons; annual tonnages are now just over 92% of those recorded in the peak year of 2006· Tonnage throughput at the company’s general cargo terminals of Limerick and Foynes increased last year by 14% , with growth recorded in all trade categories, namely, bulk, break bulk and liquid bulkReflecting on another strong year of growth by the company, CEO Patrick Keating said that, based on this performance, the targets set out in its Vision 2041 masterplan launched last year, including doubling trade over the next three decades, can be delivered on.“We are confident that by continuing to focus on continual improvement in all areas, the projections outlined in Vision 2041 will be attained and importantly the capacity requirements identified therein will be delivered on,” he said.“Whilst it is early days in the Vision 2041 plan period, we are very much on track to achieve its growth projections. Since 2011, tonnage at our general cargo terminals have increased by 14%, consistent with Vision 2041’s mid to high average growth scenario.”Mr Keating continued: “If the long awaited green shoots of economic recovery take hold, as expected by many commentators, then this will add further momentum to future operating performance. It is particularly welcoming to see the commencement of revenue growth as much effort is put into this area, with many short, mid and long term initiatives now being rolled out to grow tonnage throughput.”Mr Keating, however, said that while the business is now consistently generating healthy profits, there are many substantial demands on cash flow such as the very extensive Capital Program underpinning Vision 2041, the onerous pension funding requirement, the existing debt funding requirement and future dividend payments to the Government. “Accordingly, it is vital that we grow revenues and, most importantly, continue to reduce and control costs so that we can build on recent success,” he added.Said SFPC Chairman Michael Collins: “Despite tonnage gains being experienced at our primary general cargo terminal of Foynes in 2012, this is the first year since 2010 where all general cargo terminals have shown an overall year on year increase. We also experienced the highest overall annual tonnage throughput at general cargo terminals since 2007.”Mr Collins also welcomed the publication last year of the Government’s National Ports Policy and its formal designation of Shannon Foynes Port Company as a Tier 1 Port of National Significance. The Company, also last year, welcomed the launch of the Strategic Integrated Framework Plan by Minister Jan O’Sullivan and looks forward to the variation of the relevant local authority Development Plans to zone additional lands for marine related development.He also stated that SFPC had identified, through its ten year Capital Development Program capital expenditure totalling €48.5million. Of this, €10.2million has been identified for its 2014 Annual Budget, including a sum of €8million for the East Jetty Infill, which has a total cost of €12m and is due to be completed in 2015.“The project, once completed, will allow for additional quay set down facilities at Foynes which is required to attract new business and retain existing business. It qualifies for Ten-T funding and accordingly we will be submitting an application under the upcoming 2014 call window,” he added. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleThe Waterboys to play LimerickNext articleJobs announced for Newcastlewest 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. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBusinessRecord profits at Limerick PortBy Bernie English – October 7, 2014 1025 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Print Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedFoynes Portlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Local News Twitter TAGS  Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Permian crest white logo Productions of “Por Que” and “Over the River and Through the Woods” will be staged by the Permian High School Theater program at  7 p.m. Friday (May 17).  Doors for the dinner theater open at 6 p.m. Dinner and the show start at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Celebration Hall, 7601 N. Grandview Ave. The cost is $30 per person and dinner is spaghetti and lasagna, salad, toast, a drink and dessert.Tickets are on sale at the Permian High School Student Theater through Thursday. Cash or check only will be taken.Head Theater Teacher Elizabeth Cleveland said this is the second year the dinner theater has been held.All together with actors, stage management and props, Cleveland said 20 to 25 students are involved.“Por Que” was written and will be directed by PHS senior Alexandra Aldas. Cleveland said it is done in the style of a telenovela.“It’s paying homage to that, teasing with it a little bit. That’s about a 15-minute play. Then we’re doing ‘Over the River and Through the Woods,’ which is a delightful story about family and how much do you let them control your life; how much do you have to let go as you’re growing up; and just how complicated those relationships can be with people that you love,” Cleveland said.She added that she’s very proud of Aldas.“… It’s funny it’s clever she cast it well. It’s fun to see your students take what you taught them and apply (it) real world,” Cleveland said.The dinner theater format was chosen as a fundraiser that is unique to PHS theater.“We figured, hey, we do theater; we do good theater. We might as well. That’s the product we have to offer and there used to be a dinner theater in town, so the tradition of dinner theater is strong in Odessa, but nobody’s been doing it for a while so we thought start trying to bring it back,” Cleveland said.The funds will be used for tickets for about 20 theater students to see some professional theater in Dallas and San Antonio.There are about 200 students overall in the PHS theater program. Cleveland said a second teacher, Callie Stenson, will be coming on board next fall.Cleveland has been at PHS for 15 years.Christopher Reddick, an 18-year-old senior, plays Nunzio in “Over the River and Through the Woods.” The character is 74.Throughout his high school years, Reddick said he has often played old men for parties and Halloween.“I really took to the character. I really enjoy the play; the whole cast; the whole environment,” Reddick said.He said the dinner theater format is a way to encourage people to come together, sit down and just enjoy the night.Reddick said he plans to attend Abilene Christian University and major in theology. He wants to be a youth pastor.Asked if he was looking forward to the dinner theater, he said yes but it means it’s getting closer to the end of his senior year.Fellow senior Anais Miguel, 17, said she plays Emma, a 75-year-old woman in “Over the River and Through the Woods.”“I think it’s an interesting challenge,” Miguel said.She added that she’s 4-foot, 11 so she always gets mistaken for someone younger.“Playing older, I have to move differently. She also has an accent,” Miguel said.This is her sixth production at PHS and she has been vice president of the Kaleidoscope Company at the Permian Playhouse.She plans to attend Odessa College.Miguel said she she’s looking forward to the dinner theater.“We’ve been working for this for months now. It’s really fun seeing it all come together. I think it’s a nice way to say goodbye to high school. I’ve been a member of the theater for four years now. It’s good script; probably one of my favorites I’ve worked with,” she added. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Facebook Permian High School to present dinner theater Previous articleOAT060219 Dancer 1Next articleNew Mexico woman in critical condition after collision Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Yellow Wind Warning in place For Donegal WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Met Eireann has issued a yellow wind warning for Donegal that will last until tonight.Gale force winds are expected to reach over 100km per hour.The warning affects Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.Meteorologist with Met Eireann is Joan Blackburn:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMark English Donegal Sport Star 2014Next articleListen back to latest ‘Weekend Edition’ News Highland center_img Google+ Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – January 31, 2015 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesIt’s For The Govt Not The Court To Decide How Liquor Can Be Sold” SC Allows TN Govt. To Chart Out Methods To Sell Liquor Radhika Roy12 Jun 2020 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, while observing that it was the State Government and not the Court which could decide how liquor could be sold, allowed the Government of Tamil Nadu to devise methods to sell liquor, online or via physical sales. A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah heard the Appeal filed by Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation…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, while observing that it was the State Government and not the Court which could decide how liquor could be sold, allowed the Government of Tamil Nadu to devise methods to sell liquor, online or via physical sales. A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah heard the Appeal filed by Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) against the Madras High Court order which had directed for closure of liquor stores in the State of Tamil Nadu during the lockdown imposed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 8, the Madras HC, while noting that the norms of social distancing were being violated due to the opening of liquor shops in the State as large crowds and serpentine queues had formed in front of the retail shops, directed for closure of the stores and, permitted online sales and home delivery of alcohol. Consequently, TASMAC had filed an Appeal against the Madras HC Order before the Supreme Court. On the previous hearing, the Appeal was heard by a Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, SK Kaul and BR Gavai, who stayed the Madras HC’s order, thereby effectively allowing liquor stores to be reopened in the State of Tamil Nadu. They further observed that the Court could only ask the State to consider selling liquor online as it was a domain of policy wherein the Court could not interfere. In today’s hearing, Advocate L. Sundaram apprised the Court that the issue was to be considered by the Madras HC. However, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing on behalf of TASMAC, responded that there was no question of anything being decided at this point as the lockdown had been practically lifted in the whole country now. To this submission, Justice Kaul stated that the issue was now regarding regulation as the liquor shops had opened across the country. Mukul Rohatgi has sought three weeks’ time to file affidavit regarding status of the shops which are run by Tamil Nadu State Marketing State Corporation Limited and steps taken with regard to regulation of sale of liquor in different shops.The Court has granted three weeks’ time to file affidavit.”We, however, observe that it shall be open for the State to take a call with regard to manner of distribution, sale of liquor (on-line sale and home delivery also) and issue appropriate guidelines for managing them”. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing on behalf of an organization which sought to regulate the sale of alcohol, submitted to the Court that there was scientific backing to the fact that alcohol must not be consumed with COVID as it had the tendency to aggravate the symptoms. The Bench headed Justice Bhushan heard the submissions and accordingly allowed the Tamil Nadu Government to chart out methods to sell liquor, online or via physical sales, while noting that the Court could not lay down how liquor could be sold and it was for the State Governments to decide. Next Storylast_img read more

first_img McWaters and Lemke were among the five couples that chose Valentine’s Day to tie the knot in Pike County. Perhaps for the other couples their day of choice was the one day in the year that is set aside for lovers. But not for McWaters and Lemke.“We had planned to get married on Friday, but they don’t do marriages on Friday so we had to change our plans,” Mrs. McWaters said. “We came to get our license and got married.”The couple met when she took her horse to McWaters to be trained. Their love of horses brought them together and will continue to be a large part of their life together. 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 11:00 pm Thursday, February 14, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The couple said they are happiest when they are together and with their horses.A Valentine’s Day wedding was not what they had planned, but it turned out to be the happiest day of their young lives. Just as a wedding day should be.Weddings and adoptions are at the top of the happiest days list for the Pike County probate judge.So, Thursday was a happy day for Allen, too, as he had to opportunity to perform Valentine’s Day weddings. He said his hopes are that the couples all left the courthouse to live happily ever after. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen pronounced James Douglas McWaters, Jr. and Megan Leigh Lemke husband and wife at the close of their wedding ceremony at the Pike County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.“I’m a McWaters!” the bride said with a smile, but almost in surprise at the transformation.center_img Five couples marry on Valentine’s Day in Pike County Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Darius Flowers and Tanisha Gillis had waited patiently for the judge to conduct their ceremony. He waited a little nervously.Flowers proposed to Gillis in November. He said with a smile that, yes, he did get down on his knee and asked her to be his bride.“I knew she would say, ‘Yes,’” he said with a quick glance at her.The couple met when they both worked at Wendy’s in Troy. Harris said it wasn’t love at first sight. They liked each other but didn’t think it was love.“After we stopped working at Wendy’s, we didn’t see each other for a long time,” Harris said. “But, when we ran into each other again, we started dating. And, here we are.”There, at the Pike County Courthouse, Darius and Tanisha Gillis and the other couples began their lives together on Valentine’s Day 2013.Probate Judge Wes Allen wished each couple all the best as they left the courthouse joined together as man and wife. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Art guild luncheon ticket deadline The Troy Music Study Club will present its annual Founders Day program on Sunday, February 24, in the sanctuary of… read more Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

first_imgoonal/iStock(HOLYOKE, Mass.) — The number of veterans who have died at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, during the novel coronavirus pandemic has jumped to 44, according to state officials.Of the 44 veteran residents who have died since late March, 36 tested positive for coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services on Tuesday. Seven of the residents who passed tested negative and there is one unknown, according to the office.A week ago, the number of residents who had died was 25.The Soldiers’ Home, a state-run healthcare facility for veterans, is now the center of two investigations after the growing number of deaths and accusations from the staff that management did not properly protect those inside.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are conducting a joint investigation, the agencies announced last Friday. That investigation will determine whether the facility “violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement from the agencies.Gov. Charlie Baker has also called for an independent investigation by Attorney Mark W. Pearlstein, which will focus on “the events inside the facility that led to the tragic deaths of veterans in the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, and on management and organizational oversight of the COVID-19 response.”Employees previously described to ABC News grim circumstances inside the home for both staff and residents.The employees said they were not provided masks while tests results were pending for one resident, who they said displayed coronavirus symptoms. When that test did come back positive, the employees said they were not immediately told and that the roommates of the veteran who tested positive were taken out of that room and shuffled around to other rooms, leading to overcrowding and possible further spreading.“They got moved into other bedrooms where other healthy veterans were. These veterans may be infected and now they’re infecting others,” Joe Ramirez, a certified nursing assistant who works at the facility and is among the staff who have tested positive, said in a previous interview.As of Tuesday, 100 residents had tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Office of Health and Human Services.There are 77 residents who tested negative and four residents who have pending tests, the office said.The staff have also been tested, with 79 employees testing positive and 221 testing negative.The Office of Health and Human Services said in the statement that veterans are being “moved and cohorted appropriately within the facility, and social distancing continues to be urged.”An extra four contracted staff and one nursing executive have also been onboarded to help support employees at the Soldiers’ Home.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more