Monthly Archives: August 2022

City continues talks with FEMA after recent flooding | New

WILLIAMSON — Federal assistance for residents affected by flooding in late July and early August may soon be on the way. Williamson Mayor Charlie Hatfield said many roads in downtown Williamson sustained significant damage during the Aug. 1 flooding. Hatfield said surveyors recently visited the area to assess the damage. …

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Golf Business News – The BGL team prepares to ride for a 300 km charity bike ride to Paris

Led by company CEO Colin Mayes, a bold group of Burhill Group team members are up for the challenge of cycling to Paris from Surrey-based Burhill Golf Club – in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the Cross Crisis Appeal -Red in Ukraine. The over …

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United States Provides Immediate Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Flooding in Sudan

Download logo The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support those affected by heavy rains and severe flooding in Sudan, which have caused at least 89 dead, affected more than 226,000 people, and destroyed or damaged more than …

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Pakistan’s killer monsoons: why did the government fail? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Tens of millions of people across Pakistan have battled the worst monsoon floods in more than a decade. Pakistan’s Climate Minister Sherry Rehman said on Monday that the “crisis of unimaginable proportions” had put a third of Pakistan “under water”. Months of unprecedented monsoon rains and catastrophic floods have taken …

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September is National Red Cross Preparedness Month. Are you ready? – St George News

September is American Red Cross National Preparedness Month | Photo by Pixsooz, iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News ST. GEORGE- September is National Preparedness Month, and the Utah Red Cross reminds everyone that now is the time to prepare for future emergencies. September is American Red Cross National Preparedness Month …

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Mozambique: UNHCR Fact Sheet, July 2022 – Mozambique

Attachments Mozambique hosts 28,943 refugees and asylum seekers. Violence by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) combined with natural disasters, has resulted in more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) cumulatively in northern and central Mozambique. Recent attacks in northern Mozambique have caused the further displacement of more than 83,900 people. …

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Evîn Cuma: Turkey must stop using water as a weapon of war against populations

The Turkish state and its mercenaries are attacking northern and eastern Syria in all sorts of ways. They use water as a weapon against the population by continuously cutting off the water coming from the Alouk water station, leaving thousands of people without water in Hesekê. In its August 22 …

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DVIDS – News – Burger Brothers serves aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2022

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (MA2) Anthony Burger and Personnel Specialist Seaman (PSSN) Robert Burger are brothers who are deployed aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) at the Pacific Partnership Support 2022 (PP22). The Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness mission …

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MSF provides medical care to asylum seekers in the Netherlands – World

AMSTERDAM – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started providing medical care to hundreds of people stranded outside the main Dutch reception center for asylum seekers in Ter Apel, in the northeast of the Netherlands. MSF is calling on the Dutch government to urgently provide access to medical care and improve …

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The ICRC spends money with the occupiers, ignoring their crimes

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which has access to Mariupol, distributes food there but does not help to improve the catastrophic medical situation and stop crimes against civilians. This was stated by adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petr Andryushchenko. “Strange things. The International Red Cross calmly lands …

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USDA officials meet with South Ga. Black Cattlemen’s Association | Local News

ATHENS, Georgia – USDA Agricultural Services Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Arthur Tripp recently visited with members of the South Georgia Black Cattlemen’s Association to discuss the progress of agriculture in Georgia, FSA program eligibility, and disaster recovery assistance for livestock producers, including recent increases. in Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) …

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Laskarides named Senior Regional Director of Arizona Community Foundation

Contributed article PHOENIX – The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotions of two current team members. Angie Laskarides, MA, CAP has been appointed Senior Regional Director and continues to lead ACF Cochise and ACF Gila Valley. In this role, she will continue to oversee the two distinct …

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Terracotta artisans in Gorakhpur easily obtain bank loans

LUCKNOW Apart from the financial assistance from the state government, the terracotta artisans based in the villages of Gorakhpur will get easy loans from Punjab & Sind Bank to expand their business. The bank has drawn up an action plan to grant easy loans to 5,000 artisans and the objective …

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After a year in San Antonio, Afghan refugees face daily challenges and an uncertain future

Bilal and his wife Sediqi have a distant gaze as they talk about the losses they have suffered over the past year. The couple – both amputees – fled their home in Kabul last August as the Taliban swept through the city. They now live in San Antonio. “Physically, I …

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Declared drought disaster; the city limits outdoor irrigation

PROVIDENCE, RI — Federal authorities have declared a drought-related disaster in Rhode Island as New England’s second-largest city restricts outdoor water use as drought in the northeast escalates worsen. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that all five counties in the state were “primary natural disaster zones” due to …

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Meditation Master, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Urges Nigerians to Pursue Peace at Culture Festival 2022

World Peace Ambassador and Founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, stressed the need for Nigerians to be familiar with the principles of love in order to achieve national unity and a harmonious society . This, he said during the Culture Festival 2022 held on …

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QRCS launches emergency drought response in Somalia [EN/AR] – Somalia

QRCS launches emergency drought response in Somalia [EN/AR] – Somalia

Attachments 22 August 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency response to the drought in Somalia, with a package of food, health, water and sanitation assistance for the benefit of 25,423 internally displaced persons. camps in Dolow district, Gedo region, Jubaland, as well as …

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EKCEP Announces New FLOOD Initiative to Help Affected Eastern Kentucky Residents

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) – Officials of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) announced a new initiative to help those affected by the historic flooding in late July. The initiative is called EKY FLOOD – Finding Local Opportunities to Overcome Disasters. The project will help new employees, volunteers, employers, business …

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Retired FDLE deputy leader Jose Perez dies of injuries sustained in the line of duty

MIAMI – Sunday afternoon there will be a full processional escort for Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Jose Perez, who succumbed to his injuries at Kendall Regional Hospital. Retired deputy chief Jose Perez died on Sunday from an injury sustained Aug. 2 while serving as a special agent. …

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[100 Emerging Women Leaders] Meet Mounica Tata, who highlights crucial issues through illustrations

[100 Emerging Women Leaders] Meet Mounica Tata, who highlights crucial issues through illustrations

Illustration has become a powerful form of presenting ideas on virtual platforms, and one name that has grown in popularity is Mounica Tata aka Doodleodrama. The self-taught illustrator’s name has become synonymous with socially relevant doodles. Known for her simple yet conversational illustrations, Mounica has been a resounding voice when …

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Russia accuses Kyiv of poisoning its soldiers in Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine

As the Russian-Ukrainian war entered its 178th day, Moscow, in new accusations, said Kyiv was poisoning some of its soldiers in Ukraine, media reported. According to Al Jazeera, Russia’s Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of poisoning some of its military personnel in the Russian-held part of the Zaporizhzhia region in southeastern …

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Maritime Conclave: Port of Kolkata for Easy Loans to Barge Owners

In the wake of banks rarely agreeing to sanction loans against barges, allegedly due to a clause under the SARFAESI Act, Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port (SMP), Kolkata, which sees much of the cargo movement in barges, hopes a solution will emerge from the recently concluded two-day maritime PPP conclave held …

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Blake named head of Gulf Coast Red Cross

This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate Charles K. Blake Jr., who has more than four decades of experience in disaster response, has been named chief executive of Texas Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross.Blake has extensive disaster response experience. He was part …

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KUNA: Kuwait plans to strengthen its ties with the ICRC – diplomat – Human

08/19/2022 LOC13:02 10:02 GMT Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Nasser Al-Hayen and President of the ICRC Peter Maurer GENEVA, Aug. 19 (KUNA) — Kuwait is keen to promote its relations with international humanitarian organizations in general and the International …

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Uganda, Africa | Population Movement – Emergency Appeal No. MDRUG045 – Operation Update #1 – Uganda

Attachments To date, this emergency appeal, which requests CHF 3,000,000, is funded at 8%. Additional financial contributions are needed to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society in the region, with the support of the IFRC, to continue to respond and provide humanitarian assistance and protection to those on the move. …

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Humanitarian groups urge Ottawa to exempt their work in Afghanistan from anti-terrorism law

Children in a pediatric ward at the Indira Gandhi Hospital receive treatment for malnutrition on August 13 in Kabul.Nava Jamshidi/Getty Images Humanitarian groups say the federal government should exempt their work on the ground in Afghanistan from its anti-terrorism law, warning that current policies in Ottawa prevent them from providing …

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For a second year, the schools of Calcasieu reopen with the damage of the hurricane: “It’s infuriating” | Lake Charles News

SULFUR — At 7:30 a.m. on a sunny Friday, the courtyard of WW Lewis Middle School was buzzing with the chatter of students eager to start classes after summer vacation. It was the first day of the second school year after the destructive hurricanes of 2020, which damaged all 76 …

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6 ways to lead with positivity despite current events

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur the contributors are theirs. If you watch or read the news, it’s easy to start worrying about the state of the world today. It is normal to feel grief, guilt, and despair for not doing more to facilitate change. As a business owner, you are used …

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Colombian anthropologists visit Offutt’s lab as they seek to identify 120,000 missing | airpulse

According to estimates by the International Committee of the Red Cross, around 120,000 people have disappeared during 50 years of violent civil war in the South American nation of Colombia. Last week, 10 forensic anthropologists tasked with identifying the Colombian missing traveled to Offutt Air Force Base to meet with …

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US donates Php 1.6 million in disaster relief and medical supplies to Palawan

(From the left) Kalayaan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dennis abacial, Governor of Palawan Socrates, American Embassy Acting Public Affairs Officer Lewisand Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Joshua Bolusa attend the handover ceremony of tents and supplies donated by the United States to increase the Palawan Local Governmentshelter, medical …

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Red Cross donation depot arrives in Pakenham

Red Cross volunteers remove donated items from the trunk of a car during a drop off event. Posted: August 15, 2022 The Cardinia Shire Council has partnered with the Australian Red Cross to organize a drop-off event in September. The Cardinia Shire Council has partnered with the Australian Red Cross …

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Al Mezan warns of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis looming as Israel continues to ban fuel in Gaza – Occupied Palestinian Territory

The humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip are deteriorating significantly due to the ongoing Israeli military escalation against Gaza since Friday, August 5, 2022, targeting civilians and civilian objects, in particular infrastructure, including distribution networks water and electricity. The 6-day complete closure of Erez and Karem Abu Salem crossings into …

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Results of BPC’s Survey of HUD CDBG-DR Recipients

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) may be the answer to many prayers, but it’s a long, slow process to see funding appear where the rubber meets the road – in helping communities and individuals. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) …

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Highlights #2 (July 30 – August 12, 2022) – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Attachments ITURI SECURITY CONSTRAINTS LEAVE THOUSANDS OF SECURITIES WITHOUT HUMANITARIAN AID The continued deterioration of the security situation and its impact on civilians in Ituri remain of concern.Between July 30 and August 11, at least 60 civilians were killed in armed attacks across the province, according to humanitarian sources. Several …

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Afghanistan: 113,500 Afghan newborns, but how will they survive? -Afghanistan

Statement by Christine Cipolla, ICRC Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Almost a year ago when I visited Afghanistan, the medical system was about to close. The country’s dedicated medical staff had not been paid for months, and the drugs and equipment needed for quality care were not available. …

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FEMA announces emergency aid for 23 counties damaged by May storm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced emergency assistance for 23 Minnesota counties that were damaged by flooding, high winds and tornadoes in May. There were at least five tornado touchdowns, including one with 120 mph winds in the small town of Forada, near Alexandria in Douglas County. Douglas County Director …

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CDC recommends limiting sexual partners

CDC publishes updated recommendations for avoiding monkeypox, researchers in the UK identify new monkeypox symptoms, and more in this week’s monkeypox news roundup. Monkeypox is officially a public health emergency The CDC released on Friday updated tips advise sexually active people to limit their number of partners until they are …

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Iran deeply concerned about lack of progress on nuclear disarmament

TEHRAN — Iran has expressed deep concern over the lack of progress in nuclear disarmament and the lack of any prospect of achieving that goal. Iran expressed concern in a statement to the Tenth NPT Review Conference. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is convinced that the obligation regarding nuclear disarmament, …

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The 1949 Geneva Conventions and Nepal

The Geneva Conventions celebrate their 73rd anniversary on August 12. The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are key instruments of international humanitarian law (IHL) that govern the conduct of armed conflict and aim to alleviate suffering. IHL protects those who are not taking part in hostilities and those who …

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Tax Relief for St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands Taxpayers Due to Water Shortage

Due to a water shortage and the health impact of the influx of Sargassum seagrass beginning July 15, 2022, on St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that affected taxpayers will receive tax relief. Tax relief extends to November 15, 2022, with certain deadlines …

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Medical team dispatched to flood-affected areas in Balochistan – Pakistan

Flood-affected people receive relief items distributed by the district administration in a village near Chaman on Monday.—Dawn ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services has sent a team of 12 doctors from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) to Lasbela district in Balochistan to provide medical care to flood …

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The Taliban’s dangerous collision course with the West

“It is one of the largest and most important women’s hospitals in Afghanistan,” she explained. The patients were women, of course, but almost all the medical staff were too. As we walked through the hallways, which smelled of disinfectant, she pointed out that they were clean and freshly painted — …

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Easy loans for everyone

Ms. Kattiya says that through its technology leadership, the bank aims to transform the banking industry in Thailand in a way that helps more people enter the banking system and benefit from banking products and services. The big banks have continued to exploit the underbanked, with the aim of promoting …

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Japan donates disaster relief goods

(L to R) Sakamoto Takema, Chief Representative of the JICA Philippines Office, Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Special Projects Rommel Lopez, and DFA Undersecretary for Civil Security and Consular Affairs Jesus Domingo. The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), delivered emergency relief supplies to …

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MCREST’s new women’s and children’s shelter is a game changer – Macomb Daily

During the pandemic, Amanda and her son lived in a hotel, and while it sheltered them from the cold, it was barely a home. Now that she’s a resident of the new women’s and children’s shelter opened by the Macomb County Emergency Shelter Rotating Team (MCREST), she has the stability …

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Humanitarian Catastrophe, Global Economic Crisis: Implications of Russian Sanctions

Russian sanctions seem to have had a significant impact on Europe. These serious consequences include inflation, which is now at 8% after briefly hitting 10%. Humanitarian Catastrophe, Global Economic Crisis: Implications of Russian Sanctions Following the Russian military operation in Ukraine, major Western countries and blocs such as Japan, European …

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‘Absolute Evil’: Inside the Russian Prison Camp Where Dozens of Ukrainians Were Burned Alive | Ukraine

Screams of tortured soldiers, overflowing cells, inhuman conditions, a regime of intimidation and murder. Inedible porridge, no communication with the outside world and days marked by a home-made calendar written on a tea tin. This is, according to a prisoner who was there, what conditions are like at Olenivka, the …

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COMMISSIONER SID MILLER REMINDS AG COMMUNITY OF REVISED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE STANDARDS

AUSTIN– Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reminded agricultural producers of the suspension of height and weight requirements for vehicles involved in agricultural activities that they may enjoy due to the drought and heat wave. The state of Texas issued a disaster declaration on March 18 of this year and amended …

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UNC Asheville promotes Ian Quinn as program’s first full-time assistant coach

Courtesy of UNC Asheville Athletics ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – UNC Asheville Head Swimming and Diving Coach Elizabeth Lykins announced Thursday that Ian Quinn was promoted to the program’s first full-time assistant coach. Quinn has been on staff since August 2019 and has been instrumental in the program’s unprecedented growth and …

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Half-year report of the MuniFin group January-June 2022:

Municipality Finance PlcSemestrial reportAugust 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (EEST) equippedEnd Group Half-year report January–June 2022: Activity remained stable despite a turbulent operating environment This release is a summary of the MuniFin Group half-year report published on August 5, 2022. The full half-year report with tables is attached to this …

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The PRCS launches an operation in Karak, Tank

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has launched a relief operation in the flooded districts of Karak and Tank. As part of the relief operation, the process of installing water treatment plants in the two districts has been started, a statement said, adding that the registration process would …

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Residents and authorities struggle to mitigate flooding after fire | Community

Michael Maes Jr. stands in a 30-foot-deep diversion filled with mud and rock that Maes Jr. dug out to try and capture some of the water and debris before it reaches his property. Photo by Nathan Burton, The Taos News Chacon resident Mikayla Maes and her 6-year-old daughter, Analee Muniz, …

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War in Ukraine: Live Updates

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Beijing in early February, weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.Credit…Pool photo by Alexei Druzhinin Amid heightened tensions around Taiwan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday stressed the importance of Chinese neutrality over the war in his country as Russia …

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Canada’s international disaster responders have skills and experience that could be deployed in an emergency here at home

Responding to international emergencies following natural disasters equips health workers with knowledge and skills that are crucial in a crisis. They are uniquely prepared for the unpredictable conditions that follow disasters. In Haiti, after the disastrous earthquake of 2010, I worked as a doctor in a medical team of the …

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Red Cross helping amid devastation

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic flooding that upended lives and destroyed hundreds of homes in Eastern Kentucky. The American Red Cross is working around the clock with partners to provide shelter, meals and essential support to those in need. This is an evolving and difficult …

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Lawmakers Ask MTA to Delay Congestion Pricing Plan; Terry Clarke of Black Parakeetz is one of the winners of the SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year award; Briefs

RCBJ-Audible (Listen for free) Lawmakers Ask MTA to Delay Congestion Pricing Plan; Create a one-seat trip to NYC A state legislator is asking the MTA to delay its congestion pricing plan and create a ride to a Rockland County plaza in Manhattan. “I understand the MTA needs the money,” said …

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At UNSC meeting, Israel’s atrocities under the scanner : Peoples Dispatch

Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addressing the UN in 2013 (Photo: United Nations) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) summoned Tuesday, July 26 to discuss “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Many representatives at the UNSC highlighted the seriousness …

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Assessment of Russia’s ISW Offensive Campaign, July 31 – KyivPost

Key points to remember The Kremlin did not respond to the International Red Cross (ICRC) request for access to Olenivka prison by July 31, hampering international investigative efforts. Russian forces conducted limited ground attacks southwest and northwest of Izyum, consistent with ISW’s assessment that Russian forces could establish conditions for …

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Hartsville Fire Co.’s Lynn Kirkner celebrates 40 years as a firefighter

The fire which raged in the house and which had caused three deaths in the family was extinguished. Lynn Kirkner promised herself she was too. Seventeen years as a firefighter for the Hartsville Fire Co. was enough. Seventeen years at the doorstep of tragedy, climbing 1,500+ degree burning buildings to …

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