first_imgMonday 25 October 2010 7:59 pm Tags: NULL ANALYST VIEWS: DID THE PRIME MINISTER PROVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PRO-BUSINESS IN HIS FIRST CBI SPEECH? Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little whatsapp whatsapp MARK LITTLEWOOD | INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRSIf the coalition is serious about improving the prospects of the private sector, it needs to produce a lengthy list of burdensome rules and regulations it will abolish. This can’t come soon enough.RICHARD LAMBERT | CBIThe Prime Minister demonstrated a real passion for business and an understanding that only business will create growth. There was a welcome emphasis on the need to re-boot our infrastructure.ALISTAIR TEBBIT | INSTITUTE oF DIRECTORS If anything the red tape burden on enterprise is increasing. Ministers have gold-plated the agency workers directive, the default retirement age is to be abolished, flexible working rights are to be extended, and parental leave is to be increased. last_img read more

Tory MPs urge against Irish bailout

first_img EUROSCEPTIC Conservative MPs urged David Cameron not to use taxpayer’s money to contribute to a bailout fund for Ireland last night. The MPs spoke out ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers today amid speculation Ireland could ask for financial help. and leave British taxpayers with a bill of up to £7bn.Most vocal was Bill Cash, chair of the Common’s European scrutiny committee and a well known Eurosceptic who said: “Not a penny of British taxpayers money should go to bail out Ireland.”Cash claimed Ireland was being bullied by European institutions into accepting a rescue package.Meanwhile, Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris said: “We have had guarantees in the past that UK taxpayers would not bail out Greece and other Eurozone countries.”Meanwhile, Tory MP Peter Tapsell warned the “potential knock-on effect” of the Irish crisis “could pose as great a threat to the world economy as did Lehman Brothers, AIG and Goldman Sachs in September 2008”UKIP’s economics spokesman Tim Congdon went further still claiming Ireland fatally compromised its economic and political independence by joining the Eurozone in 1999. “The yields on its government bonds have been buffeted around in the last few weeks by announcements from German and French politicians, over which the Irish government has no control,” he said “This is not the UK’s doing, and yet we will have to pick up the tab because of Brown’s duplicity and Cameron’s weakness in the face of the Brussels massif.”However, a Treasury spokesman said: “There has been no application to either fund and it is not helpful to speculate.” As a member of the European Union (EU) Britain has to contribute towards a £50bn community bailout fund controlled by the European Commission. Britain is responsible for 13.6 per cent of the fund in line with its contributions to the EU. However, Britain will not have to contribute towards a further £372bn fund which Eurozone members are required to contribute towards the overall £637bn emergency fund created after the Greek sovereign debt crisis. whatsapp Share Monday 15 November 2010 8:22 pm Tory MPs urge against Irish bailout KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Greenergy launches bid for Total’s UK forecourts

first_img Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home Show Comments ▼ GREENERGY, a supplier of fuel to British supermarket petrol stations, has launched a £1bn-plus bid to buy Total France’s UK retail network.Greenergy’s chief executive Paul Lester said he had held preliminary discussions with the French oil major about buying its portfolio of 780 petrol station forecourts.The supplier, in which the world’s number three retailer Tesco owns a 35.6 per cent stake with the balance held by management and staff, is also interested in acquiring 460 forecourts from US oil firm Murco.In February this year, Greenergy said it was eyeing a flotation in 2011.Russian state-run firm Gazprom and US refining giant Valero were also named in March as possible bidders for Total’s UK network and its Lindsay oil refinery. The Russian company later denied the reports. Total and Greenergy could not be reached for comment yesterday. whatsapp KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Greenergy launches bid for Total’s UK forecourts by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider Sunday 28 November 2010 9:07 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Talking points from the European semi-finals

first_img TAGS: HighlightLeinsterMunsterSaracens Any old romantics will surely not begrudge one of rugby’s great club sides, Clermont, on embarking on their Holy Grail of a Champions Cup winning medal, after two final losses, and countless semi-final heartbreaks.Top class: The Clermont fans will add plenty of colour to Edinburgh next monthThe vibrant yellow-clad fans, saw an adopted-Englishman David Strettle, set up the first try with a delicate chip, before he rounded Dan Leavy on the touchline to score – in front of a watching Stuart Lancaster – before Camille Lopez and Morgan Parra penalties guided them home. A sloppy first-half left Leinster with too much to do, leaving Clermont to ponder whether this can be their year? The Champions and Challenge Cup semi-finals were decided at the weekend and left fans either elated or crestfallen. Here are the game’s talking points… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img …while Bath are left to rue costly mistakesBath showed admirable resolve to overcome a 18-6 deficit against Stade Francais, with three tries in eight minutes in the last quarter – the pick of them Semesa Rokoduguni’s power fend and sublime finish to start the comeback. When they went 25-18 up with nine minutes to go, a famous comeback seemed assured, yet a break from Djibril Camara down the flank set-up Aussie lock Hugh Pyle to gallop over the line from distance and Plisson levelled the scores.Not his day: George Ford will rue a stoppage-time penalty missGeorge Ford’s short restart saw Stade regaining all-important field territory and ended with a Plisson drop-goal. Ford had a chance to level the scores but pushed his late, late kick wide of the right-hand uprights as the game was lost. It gives Stade – whose very future was in doubt last month – the chance to add silverware after a tumultuous season.Ringrose forcing comparisons with O’DriscollMuch of the chat at the Lions squad announcement was about Garry Ringrose’s huge potential, with Andy Farrell commenting that in six months, Leinster and Ireland could have quite a player on their hands. Shorten that to less than six days, for the brilliant 60m individual score from the young Dubliner was enough to leave many commentators wondering if a place had to be found for the 22-year-old.Star quality: Garry Ringrose scored a brilliant individual score against ClermontWith Leinster 21-12 down, Ringrose ducked under a tackle, stepped Damian Penaud and Damien Chouly before dummying a flailing Scott Spedding and outpacing the covering Clermont defence – in a not dissimilar score to BOD’s at the Gabba in 2001 for the Lions. At the merest hint of a hamstring tweak in midfield, Ringrose will surely be called upon.Les Jaunards march on Murrayfield Saracens out-Munster, MunsterOver the years, we’ve witnessed the irrepressible red wave overcome lesser teams, yet no matter how many big ball carriers they sent down Saracens’ channel, Munster could not puncture the aggressive defensive line, held firm by Maro Itoje, Vincent Koch, Billy and Mako Vunipola and Michael Rhodes. By the time CJ Stander burrowed over, the clock was tipping into the red and the result was beyond doubt after 26-unanswered points.Black wall: Billy Holland finds no way through an impenetrable Saracens defenceRassie Erasmus, who has seen such progress this season, gave fans reason to cheer after committing his immediate future to Thomond Park but he was both magnanimous and pragmatic in defeat, “the reality at this stage is that Saracens are 15 to 20 points better than us. Hopefully in a year’s time we’ll be closer.”All hail the best club in EuropeThis is Saracens’ third European Cup final in four years, and while we hailed Toulon and their trio of trophies, similar fulsome praise should go Sarries’ way if they manage the same feat. Many have scoffed at their modest travelling support, but with continual success, the expanding supporter-base will come.Solidarity: Saracens have built up an admirable culture over the yearsThe age-profile at Sarries bodes well. All six of their Lions have their best years ahead of them; Itoje, 22, Billy Vunipola, 24, Jamie George 26, Owen Farrell 25, George Kruis 27 and Mako Vunipola 26, and with another, Liam Williams, on his way, the good times promise to continue. Vunipola summed it up in a post-match interview, “Everybody seems to hate us but if you’re part of the squad you’ll love it and won’t want to leave.” As the squad head to Barcelona to recharge, it’s hard to argue with that.Gloucester hold up their side of the bargain…The Challenge Cup organisers must have been relishing an all-West Country final in Edinburgh but alas, it wasn’t to be, however, Gloucester, so often a side that has a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, dug in against a La Rochelle outfit that stands atop of the Top 14, for a gutsy 16-14 victory.Billy Whizz: Billy Burns shows of creditable pace as he runs in an interceptionThey may have thank Brock James’ errant kicking boots, sending a key conversion and penalty wide of the posts, but Glaws were worthy of their victory, with Billy Burns scampering away for a breakaway try a highlight. It was enough to send their loyal fans giddy. Feeling light headed for another reason, was Richard Hibbard, who had to take a blow to the crown jewels for his trouble. Stade Francais await.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img August 2, 2017 at 7:16 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleAAA Reminds Parents and Caregivers to Never Leave a Child Alone in a VehicleNext articleOrange County Government receives recognition for its charity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Not good! Are the residential burglaries up? Seems that way. Reply August 1, 2017 at 7:15 pm Philip    2  – Business   10 –  Residential   20 –  Vehicle Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 7/31/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 7/24/2017 – 7/31/2017 shows 32 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.10 burglaries were reported at residences at WYNDHAM PINE DR,  CRISPWOOD CT, BLUFF LN, SPINFISHER DR (2), WILLOW WAY, GENEVA WAY   TIMBERLINE RD, and HIGH MEADOW RD (2).20 vehicle burglaries were reported on W MARTIN ST, N PARK AVE, ASHLEY BROOKE CT, CORDAVILLE PL (2), EDISTO PL, RAFTON RD, SEBURN RD, ALSTON BAY BLVD, CASCADE WAY, KILMARNOCK DRIVE, ROCK HILL LOOP, ROCK CREEK ST, DANISCO PL, JUSTIN DR, SUNSET PALM DR, PALMSTONE DR, WATERBEACH CT, E SEMORAN BLVD, and N CERVIDAE DR.Two burglaries were reported at businesses on SHEELER AVENUE AND HOGSHEAD ROAD.Apopka Chief of Police Michael McKinley tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 3 COMMENTS Again, why was the mapping showing locations of burglaries discontinued by the Apopkavoice? This was, and would continue being, a valuable tool for your readers. Just reporting addresses causes readers to do this function to determine relative closeness to their property; important yet time consuming even if we had the tool. I’m confident the police determine clusters of crimes activities via maps which validates the need.. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia August 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! I saw a car parked off the side of Maine St. and Old Dixie Highway behind the Wawa (across Old Dixie) that looks wrecked in the front and back and appears (don’t know) that it is burnt on the hood of the black sedan, and has yellow crime tape wrapped around it… that one of the stolen cars that the thugs went joy riding in during the night??? I swear, these car thefts around Apopka are getting really out-of-control. They don’t care how much they hurt someone, and cause problems to. Thugs! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Book review: ‘Against the Loveless World’

first_img“Against the Loveless World,” Susan Abulhawa’s third novel, is that rarest of treasures, a bona fide masterpiece. The kind of novel that you don’t just read, but inhale. The kind that fills your heart and mind for long after you’ve turned the last page.Why? Not only because this is great art, although that it surely is. The writing is gorgeous. The characterizations are deep and complex. The story is engaging, with a page-turning plot, an un-put-down-able momentum.This is also political art — a category which is derided and largely suppressed by this country’s bourgeois literary establishment, but rightly valued in most of the world for its capacity to inform, educate and raise consciousness. “Against the Loveless World” does all that and more.Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian-American poet, novelist and activist. In her hands, as in the hands of the great masters like Toni Morrison and James Baldwin, the novel transcends its own form. It becomes more than mere story. It is a lesson, and it is a weapon. It will open the eyes of readers with little knowledge or understanding about Palestine. For those who are already partisans of the great Palestinian struggle for liberation and self-determination, it will strengthen and inspire.From Nakba to settler terrorThe protagonist, Nahr, is a Palestinian woman whose life unfolds in unexpected directions. Imperialism, invasion, occupation, colonialism, racism, sexism, class are the context of her life. From the Nakba, the great catastrophe of the establishment of the Zionist settler state, to every subsequent attack and land grab, to the U.S. wars against Iraq, to the West Bank settlers’ murderous terror campaigns against the people, their lands and livelihoods — all this intersects with Nahr’s daily life and its trajectory through the years.But Nahr is no mere symbol. She is a fully drawn character, with all the quirks and contradictions that every human being has. Abulhawa deploys exquisite skill in depicting Nahr, drawing the reader in to care about her deeply. The novel also explores issues around sex work, LGBTQ+ oppression, friendship and more, all woven together through Nahr’s story.She suffers much. She survives. This too is part of the book’s political art, to show through Nahr how Palestine survives no matter what.For in a sense, Palestine itself is the book’s other key character. Depictions of the Palestinian landscape, culture, traditions and struggle are integral to Nahr’s story, as it interweaves with stories of her family, friends and neighbors. The result is a novel that powerfully conveys both the everyday lived experience of struggling to survive under Israeli occupation and how that experience gives rise to resistance.How Nahr and her comrades resist — and the price they pay for their actions — can’t be described without spoilers. Suffice it to say that, as the novel reaches its climax, it becomes clear that these freedom fighters have the right to fight in any way they can and by any means they choose.For those who know little about Palestine, that might be an eye opener. They will finish the book with a fuller understanding of the struggle. For those who already stand in solidarity with Palestine, “Against the Loveless World” will deepen their unconditional support.This is a beautiful, wrenching, soaring, searing novel. It will move you to tears. Let it also move you to action. Long live Palestine! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Chamber seminar set for Friday

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness The Odessa Chamber of Commerce scheduled a seminar with keynote speaker Robert Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, for Friday at the ORMC Auditorium, 515 Adams Ave.The seminar, “Strategies for Regional Partnerships: developing a 21st century skilled workforce,” will begin with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by Kaplan speaking at noon and an industry forum at 12:30 p.m. with a Q&A session to follow.Forum participants and local community members Sondra Eoff, president of Eofficial Enterprises, Inc., and Collin Sewell, president of the Sewell Family of Dealerships will also be present, a chamber news release stated.More Information WhatsApp By admin – April 10, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCHAPMAN: For the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Trump toadyNext articleAnnual ECISD plant sale coming up admin Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Chamber seminar set for Friday Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

LeaseLock Raises $52M as Insurtech Platform for Real Estate Drives Security Deposits Extinct

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Twitter Pinterest TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook LeaseLock Raises $52M as Insurtech Platform for Real Estate Drives Security Deposits Extinct MARINA DEL REY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– LeaseLock, the world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate, today announced the closing of a $52 million Series B financing that will expand its industry-leading lease insurance product into the first AI-powered financial technology platform for enterprise real estate. LeaseLock has insured $1 billion in leases to-date, across the nation’s largest multifamily operators and preeminent asset owners. The financing round was led by London-based Westerly Winds (founding partners from BlackRock) and Wildcat Venture Partners, with major investors that include SoftBank Ventures Asia, Vertex Ventures US, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, American Family Ventures, Moderne Ventures, Strata Equity Group, Veteran Capital, and Mucker Capital. “Security deposits are an inefficient financial instrument for all sides. Through technology, LeaseLock has intelligently solved this problem while setting the foundation for an end-to-end enterprise insurtech platform. We are excited to back the business as it continues to realize its vision,” said Karim Abdel-Ghaffar Plaza, Founding Partner of Westerly Winds. “As we surveyed the market landscape, LeaseLock stood out as the only company to truly develop a new insurance technology product—leveraged by AI—to deliver a financially sound and impactful solution. We are excited to partner with and support the company in furthering its mission,” said Sherman Li, Partner of SoftBank Ventures Asia. LeaseLock leverages property management system integrations and data science to engineer a modern financial technology platform for housing operators. “We’re a technology company at heart, fueled by data, and powered by insurance. We deploy our product directly through enterprise property software systems which drives a material data and product delivery advantage,” said Derek Merrill, Co-Founder and CEO of LeaseLock. “We’re doubling-down on our core deposit replacement product, while investing in new insurance lines, payment and receivables technology, and market channels.” The pandemic is further pressuring housing affordability. It has become a lightning rod issue for lawmakers at the local and national levels. Restrictive deposit legislation combined with a consumer cash crunch accelerated adoption of LeaseLock Zero Deposit™—resulting in 400% growth in apartment homes on the platform in 2020, reaching more than 1.5 million homes. Key customers include Greystar, Cushman Wakefield, Avenue5 Residential, Harbor Group, LMC, RKW Residential, Goldman Sachs, ColRich, GoldCor, Olive Tree, TruAmerica, White Oak, Trinsic, and Goodman Real Estate. “The market is shouting for a better solution to upfront housing costs that serves both the renter and the operator,” said Reichen Kuhl, Co-Founder and President of LeaseLock. “Our technology platform completely removes friction, cost, and regulatory risk from our customers’ operating infrastructure and P&L.” LeaseLock clients are measuring 6-figure NOI lift per asset, resulting in millions in portfolio asset value increase. About Us LeaseLock is the world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate. Our flagship lease insurance product leverages artificial intelligence to eliminate security deposits from enterprise operating infrastructure—powering a faster, simpler, more affordable rental transaction. LeaseLock seamlessly deploys within the native online leasing checkout, resulting in significant conversion lift—while instantly generating industry-leading coverage for the property on every lease. LeaseLock has insured over $1 billion in leases backed by insurance rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Our global investors include SoftBank Ventures Asia, Wildcat Ventures, Westerly Winds, Vertex Ventures US, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, American Family Ventures, Moderne Ventures, and Mucker Capital. View source version on CONTACT: LinnellTaylor Marketing Marlena DeFalco Account Director (303) 682-3943 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOFTWARE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY INSURANCE INTERNET PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOURCE: LeaseLock Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:03 AM Facebook Previous articleCCC Information Services Inc. and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Announce Business Combination, Creating Publicly Listed Leader Accelerating the Digital Transformation of the P&C Insurance EconomyNext articleBiocept Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing with More than 250,000 Samples Received Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

first_img Pinterest TAGS  Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report said Thursday. Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Local NewsUS News UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OKcenter_img Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous article‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy cityNext articleBrazilian forward Pepê to join Porto from Gremio Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Skeen: It’s time to ‘back the blue’

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Back the Blue is a movement that has taken root and is spreading across the nation as more communities are showing support of the Men in Blue.Jean Skeen, of Skeen Funeral Home in Troy, said the movement is spreading but not as rapidly as it should be.“Every community across the nation should be behind our police officers,” she said. “What a terrible situation this country, our cities and communities, would be in if we didn’t have police officers out there watching after us day and night and protecting us as individuals and as communities. We need to ‘Back the Blue.’” Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Print Article Skeen: It’s time to ‘back the blue’ Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “They work accidents, crime scenes and domestic calls,” she said. “And, they do many other things in the community, from providing escorts for funeral processions and directing traffic to participating in community helper programs and providing security at athletic events.“And, it not just the officers on the street that make up our police departments. The dispatchers and the office personnel play roles in keeping us safe. They deserve our respect and support also.”Skeen Funeral Home is joining the Back the Blue movement with the installation of blue lights on the front of its facility on George Wallace Drive in Troy.“The blue lights will burn throughout the night to let our police officers know we support them and have them in our prayers,” Skeen said. “While we are sleeping, they are out making sure we are safe in our homes and in our cities. The blue light will hopefully remind others of the service police officers provide here in Troy and all across the country.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skeen said she understands that most people appreciate and respect police officers.“But we don’t show that appreciation the way we should,” she said. “Every day, our police officers put their lives on the line for us, for people they don’t even know, and we should let them know that we support them and appreciate what they do.”Skeen said police officers are much more involved in the community than one might think. Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like TSCEF grant sends students to American Village Charles Henderson Middle School seventh-graders experienced life in a colonial village as part of their hands-on field trip to the… read more In addition to the blue lights, Skeen Funeral Home also has Back the Blue bracelets available for those who would liketo support police officers in a visible way.“We think it’s important that we let our police officers know they are appreciated,” she said. “When we wear a Back the Blue bracelet, it is a visible symbol of our support and hopefully it will be an encouragement to our officers.”The Back the Blue bracelets are being offered by the Skeens at no charge. The bracelets are available at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy. Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more