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Brundidge fights to keep local landfill out of Coffee County hands

first_img The City of Brundidge filed suit in January in the Pike County Circuit Court to prevent the sale of the landfill by the bankruptcy trustee to Brundidge Acquisitions LLC, which has secured up to $6 million in funding from the Coffee County Commission. Brundidge officials filed suit locally after legal efforts to block the sale through the bankruptcy court in New Jersey failed. Per a signed agreement in that court, the trustee for Transload America has until May 1 to complete the transfer of the landfill to Brundidge Acquisitions LLC for a sum of $4 million.However, the Coffee County Commission, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on March 7, alleging the City of Brundidge Solid Waste Disposal Authority and the City of Brundidge failed to file a notice of claim with the Coffee County Commission before beginning action.Brundidge officials filed a counter-claim this week, and Thomas said officials are waiting for the court to take action. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like A RUNWAY OF HOPE Chelsey Holland, a student at Pike County High School, is hosting “Runway of Hope,” a fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama…. read more By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Brundidge fights to keep local landfill out of Coffee County hands Print Article Rod Morgan, Coffee County administrator, was contacted but would not comment due to the fact that the case is in litigation. Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 15, 2013 Skipcenter_img The City of Brundidge Solid Waste Disposal Authority and the City of Brundidge continue to challenge the Coffee County Commission and Brundidge Acquisition LLC’s attempts to acquire a landfill located within the city of Brundidge.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas said that the entities contend that the Coffee County Commission lacks the authority to grant public funds to Brundidge Acquisitions for the purpose of purchasing the landfill and that Brundidge Acquisition lacks the authority to receive funds from the Coffee County Commission for the purpose of acquiring the landfill.“We believe that Brundidge Acquisitions lacks the authority to lawfully operate the Brundidge landfill without a host agreement from the City of Brundidge,” Thomas said. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Gambling Commission calls The Samaritans to bolster guidelines

first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Share The Gambling Commission is partnering up with The Samaritans in the battle against problem gambling after a fresh analysis of 2007 data shed light on its links with suicide.  The small scale research programme, published today by GambleAware and the Gambling Commission, was based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) and indicated that one in five (19%) had thought about suicide in the past year.Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, said: “This research is based on data from 2007 but nonetheless the findings clearly show a connection between suicide and gambling, something that has a real and devastating impact on people’s lives. Whilst further research and more timely data collection is essential, we are taking further action now to protect people from the risk of gambling harm.“As a result of this research, the Commission and Samaritans will work together to bolster the existing requirements on gambling businesses to identify those at risk and take action to address and reduce harm.”The work programme which the Commission and Samaritans have agreed to develop will include guidance to sit alongside the Commission’s requirements for the gambling industry to ensure operators are responding appropriately to risks around suicide.In addition, the gambling support charity GamCare will pilot an extension to the National Gambling helpline hours to 24 hours a day for a period of two years to better support vulnerable customers. This pilot will be funded by GambleAware and comes as a result of this research.The survey questioned 7,403 people, of which 41 were identified as problem gamblers (5.5%). From this figure, it was extrapolated that 5% of problem gamblers reported they had made a suicide attempt in the past year, compared with 0.6% of those who showed no sign of problem gambling. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “There is limited data and research on the link between gambling and suicide and this research is just the start. This report has clearly identified the significant gaps in the data that is currently available and what steps we should be taking to get more evidence to help improve our knowledge and understanding of the relationship between gambling and suicide. “It is vital we all know what signs to look out for in a gambling addiction, so we can point people in the direction of help as and when they need it. We look forward to continuing to work with Government, particularly the Department of Health and Social Care, and all those involved to promote the help and services available at BeGambleAware.org.”The survey analysis shows an association between problem gambling, suicidal behaviours and loneliness that researchers suggest warrants further investigation. Problem gamblers were more likely to feel lonely and isolated from other people than the rest of the population and appeared to have a smaller network of people they felt close to and were less likely to feel that their friends and family gave them encouragement and support. Dr Heather Wardle, Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “The harms from gambling are profound and can be devastating for individuals, families and communities. These results show how people with gambling problems are a higher risk group for suicidality. Everyone involved in providing, legislating and regulating gambling should recognise this risk and take action to prevent harm.”In order to scope out what further research may be needed, a range of stakeholders, including those with lived experience of gambling harms, including addiction and bereavement due to suicide, attended a one-day workshop. The aim of the session was to better understand what knowledge gaps there were regarding gambling and suicide and to develop recommendations for future work.Recommendations from the session included: The development of educational packages for clinicians, primary care providers and coroners to raise awareness of the association between gambling and suicidality.The commissioning of a systematic review of evidence of the relationship between gambling and suicidalityThe conduct of a psychological autopsy study to explore cases where gambling is related to suicideProfessor Ann John, Swansea University and Chair of the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide and Self-harm prevention, said: “‘Death by suicide is usually in response to a complex interplay of a number of factors, it is rarely due to a single reason and is never inevitable.  However, there is no doubt that there has been a lack of recognition that there is an association between problem gambling and suicide. “Our research is a first step in understanding that association. Problem gamblers should be included as a high-risk group in suicide prevention strategies, efforts made to improve awareness, particularly in those providing services, and we need to encourage people to seek help before they reach a crisis point.” GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020last_img read more

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Kotoko must guard against complacency: Coach Mas-Ud Dramani

first_imgCoach of Asante Kotoko Mas-Ud Didi Dramani wants his players to avoid complacency as they battle to qualify to the next stage of the CAF Champions league money Zone despite their good start. The Porcupine Warriors got their CAF Champions league campaign to a flying start with a 7-0 defeat to Sony Ela Nguema at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. By virtue of the heavy defeat handed to the Equatorial Guinea side, Kotoko has been tipped to get an easy passage to the next stage but Coach Didi Dramani in an interview with JOY Sports noted that, his team must fight hard in the second leg.“I think we still have to plan now that we know their strength, we will watch the clip and do more for the return match”, said Coach Dramani“Yes we won 7-0 but there is no room for complacency because they are a good side so we will continue to work hard and go there for a positive result”The Porcupine Warriors will meet either JSM Bejaia of Algeria or Niger’s FC Olympic de Niamey in the next round if they advance from the return leg next month in Malabo.last_img read more

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On video accused killer says women police lied to get him sent

first_imgOTTAWA – Women and law enforcement had been conspiring to ruin Basil Borutski’s life for decades, the accused killer told police the day after three of his female Ottawa Valley acquaintances were found dead in 2015.“The whole judicial system sucks the big one,” Borutski is heard saying on a videotaped police interview from Sept. 23, 2015.The interview — the first piece of evidence submitted by prosecutors in Borutski’s trial — came after 66-year-old Carol Culleton, 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk and 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam were found slain at their homes in three different locations in Renfrew County, about 200 kilometres west of Ottawa.Culleton was strangled with a television cord, and Kuzyk and Warmerdam were both shot. Borutski had relationships with all three women and lived with both Warmerdam and Kuzyk. In 2012 he was convicted and sent to jail briefly for offences against Warmerdam and her son and in 2014 he was convicted and sent to jail for offences against Kuzyk.Throughout the first 90 minutes of the videotaped interview, Borutski sits with his arms crossed, often with his eyes closed, and constantly accuses police of “malicious prosecution” in previous criminal cases — including the two that involved Kuzyk and Warmerdam.He says he talked to a lawyer overnight but doesn’t want any “crooks” to talk to anymore and accuses the police who arrested him of refusing to give him food or water, or let him take his medication.“That wasn’t nice,” Borutski said.He told police he was on oxycodone for chronic pain and was also being treated for depression, a hernia, leg cramps and athlete’s foot.In the video, Borutski takes Ontario Provincial Police Det. Sgt. Caley O’Neill through a convoluted tale of relatives, friends, his ex-wife and former girlfriends who all conspired to accuse him of things he didn’t do and police officers who engaged in corrupt investigations that landed him in jail.“The most horrible thing you can do is put an innocent person in jail,” he’s heard to say.Borutski said a 2011 conviction for drunk driving was the result of being framed by police who saw his fake criminal record, decided he was guilty, and put alcohol into the breathalyzer before he blew into it.His ex-wife accused him of raping her and assaulting her only because she wanted custody of their kids, he said.Warmerdam accused him of threatening her son only after she realized he wasn’t going to come into a lot of money because a judge sided with his ex-wife and didn’t give him a penny.Kuzyk,. he said, was mad because she wanted more from their relationship; he didn’t because she was 20 years younger than him and he saw her more as a daughter than a lover.“Women use the system to their advantage financially, for every reason they can,” he said.Throughout the interrogation, O’Neill makes an effort to befriend Borutski, but at times his patience is clearly tested — particularly after the accused complains repeatedly that the lies of women had sent him to jail.“You going to jail for a while kind of pales in comparison to being dead, don’t you think?” O’Neill says at one point.After about 90 minutes of the video, the judge stopped it to break for the day. Borutski does not directly reply when O’Neill tries to get him to explain why he killed the women, though he doesn’t correct his assertion that he did kill them.Borutski only corrects O’Neill when he refers to their deaths as “murder.”“I didn’t murder anybody,” he said.He says he is in custody “for killing, not murder.”Borutski, who is representing himself, has refused to participate in the trial. He does not speak when spoken to and doesn’t look at any of the documents given to him, although on Thursday he could be seen looking up at the video screen, watching intently.— follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

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Baseball Ohio State comes up empty in trip to South Carolina

Ohio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team (7-8) lost all three games in the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational. The drive from Greenville, South Carolina to Spartanburg, South Carolina did not prove to be refreshing, as the Buckeyes also dropped their fifth-straight game on Tuesday.  Michigan StateThe Buckeyes fell to a Michigan State squad fueled by early runs and stellar pitching. Michigan State (3-10) defeated Ohio State 7-1 on Saturday. Spartans junior pitcher Mike Mokma went the distance in the 11-strikeout win. Mokma allowed seven hits in his nine innings of work, leaving with a 2.05 ERA on the year. The Spartans added three runs in the first inning to give Mokma early run support. Senior third baseman Ando Royce had two hits and three RBIs. Ohio State freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn picked up his first loss of the season, falling to 2-1 on the year. Burhenn allowed seven runs in five innings. Freshman pitcher TJ Brock put in three hitless innings of relief for the Buckeyes. He recorded five strikeouts in the process. Western Carolina A big inning plagued the Buckeyes, as they dropped their third straight game. Ohio State fell to Western Carolina (8-5) in a score of 8-5. A five-run seventh inning propelled the Catamounts to a comfortable four-run victory. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone hit a solo home run for the Buckeyes, his fourth of the year, to put the Buckeyes up 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Ohio State freshman pitcher Mitch Milheim allowed four runs in the bottom of the inning, picking up his first loss of the year. Despite producing 11 hits, Ohio State stranded 12 baserunners in the loss. Western Carolina junior pitcher Jacob Corn received his second win of the season, as he allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief. FurmanDespite producing 10 runs, Ohio State dropped its fourth straight game in dramatic fashion Monday. The Buckeyes were outscored 11-10 in 10 innings against Furman (4-9). A solo home run by senior first baseman John Boswell ended the game, giving the Paladins its second win in three games. The Buckeye offense recorded a season-high 15 hits. Four Buckeyes produced at least three hits in the loss. Ohio State junior first baseman Conner Pohl recorded four hits and one RBI. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry added three RBIs, hitting his fourth home run of the season. The Buckeyes led 10-8 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning. After two throwing errors put two runners in scoring position, a ground out reduced the lead to one with two outs and put a runner on third. A single knocked in the tying run to extend the game. Ohio State freshman pitcher Will Pfenning received the loss. Furman freshman pitcher Rob Hughes picked up his second win of the season; he has no earned runs in 15 innings of work. Wofford The Buckeyes could stop the bleeding, dropping their fifth straight in a loss to Wofford. Ohio State lost 8-6 to Wofford (11-6), despite jumping out to a 5-1 lead through three innings. The Terriers’ offense produced seven runs in the next four innings to secure the lead and ultimately the win. Wofford sophomore starting pitcher David Yourke struggled early, allowing five earned runs in four innings. The relief for the Terriers rebounded, however, allowing only one run in the final five innings. The pitching for Ohio State did not excel against a talented Wofford batting order. Freshman third baseman John Dempsey produced three RBIs, including a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry had a three-hit performance for the Buckeyes that included two RBIs and two doubles. Cherry is now batting .344 on the season. Ohio State junior pitcher Andrew Magno received the loss, while Wofford junior pitcher Rasesh Pandya earned the win. read more

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BAHAMAS Conch facing sharp declines development and poachers blamed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 19, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamian conch is in grave danger and while there is dispute on how much danger the mollusk is facing when it comes to its population; there is no doubt that something must be done to save the Bahamian conch and the conch fishing industry.    An InterAmerican Development Bank report says that declines are at 80% and that one way to stem the drastic drop in conchs is to cut back on exportation.The Bahamas Commercial Fisheries Alliance, BCFA said that suggestion was made before by their organization and he disputes that the decline in conchs is as high as 80%.   The IDB report supports a half a million dollar project, to be spearheaded by the Bahamas National Trust, which is to unravel in the Family Islands.   The report also said that significant number of families are impacted by the fall in conch numbers; this impacts food security and the economy – in fact the IDB says fishing for conch has now become unviable, ie, a waste of time for 9,000 fisherman.It is a staggering analysis which Adrian LaRoda, President of the BCFA explained is mainly caused by  foreign poachers and increased coastal development.   Tribune Business carries the story where the IDB report outlines that “Densities in the Bahamas have dropped since the 1980s from 50 per hectare to 10 per hectare, a density too low to sustain reproduction.   Low queen conch densities observed at several Family Islands such as Andros Island suggest that queen conch fishing is no longer viable in some locations.”#MagneticMediaNews#conchfacingsharpdecline Related Items:#conchfacingsharpdecline, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Exotic dancers protest say they want to continue as independent contractors

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2019 Posted: February 28, 2019center_img Updated: 8:10 PM Exotic dancers protest, say they want to continue as independent contractors 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A group of San Diego exotic dancers who say they want to remain as independent contractors and not become employees of local strip clubs, protested today.KUSI’s John Soderman joins us from downtown where the exotic dancers held what they called a “bikini protest.”Full video of Lorena Gonzalez speaking to the protesters:last_img read more

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KMC sets target of renovating 2500 clogged ponds across city

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is adopting a changed approach in renovation of dirty ponds across the city. There are around 3,500 clogged ponds spreading across 144 wards of the civic body that are in need of thorough cleaning of its water and the civic body has taken up a target to clean up 2,500 such ponds.”A considerable amount of money has been drained out from the KMC exchequer due to the method that was adopted for renovation. After renovation, the Program Management Unit (PMU) department of the KMC carried out beautification of the ponds. Now, we are just extracting the filth from the pond be it water hyacinth, plastic or any other rubbish and are then taking the necessary steps to clean the water. We are not going for any beautification. The main aim of the renovation is to ensure that the water in the ponds remain fresh for a long duration,” a senior official of the Environment & Heritage department of KMC said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to Director General (Environment & Heritage) Debasish Chakraborty, water hyacinth mats lower dissolved oxygen concentrations, prevents adequate penetration of sunrays and damages fish population. It also provides ideal breeding environments for mosquitoes. Work has already started in Borough X and as per the list available with KMC, there are more than 30 such ponds in Borough XI and XII that are in urgent need of a facelift. Borough I and XIV also have a good number of ponds. There are ponds in each of the 16 boroughs and the councillors have been asked to submit a list of dirty ponds in their respective wards that are in need of a facelift. KMC has also floated tender for taking up pisciculture in a number of ponds that have already witnessed a facelift. The local clubs have also taken up fish farming in some ponds that have been renovated by KMC.last_img read more

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Rep Potvin to meet with residents in Barryton Sept 19

first_img14Sep Rep. Potvin to meet with residents in Barryton Sept. 19 State Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, is holding office hours Monday, Sept. 19, to meet with residents of the 102nd House District. He will be available from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Williams Café, 19636 30th Ave. in Barryton.“I regret that I wasn’t able to make it to Barryton last month, and I’m looking forward to meeting with residents there on Sept. 19,” Rep. Potvin said. “I hope people take an opportunity to come to Williams Café and sit down with me. I enjoy hearing feedback from residents in our district, and I’m always happy to answer questions about what is going on in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary for office hours. Anyone unable to attend can contact Rep. Potvin’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1747. The representative also can be reached by email at [email protected]; or by mail at S-1386 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.##### Categories: Newslast_img read more

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