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Loveland veteran transports dogs across country through national volunteer program – Loveland Reporter-Herald

For Loveland veteran Eryn Avis, her time right after being discharged from the military was deeply difficult. Feeling without purpose or direction and faced with a painful medical condition, she found her calling in a unique form of volunteer work: relaying dogs across the country. Avis is the founder of Just a Girl Moving Dogs, a volunteer group that helps ...

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Woman missing for 3 months found dead by C&O Canal

Cause and manner of death are undetermined at this time; Preliminary evidence shows there is no indication of foul play, officials said. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A woman missing since January was found dead March 8 by U.S. Park Police near the C&O Canal in Montgomery County, Maryland. On Thursday, January 6, United States Park Police went to an area ...

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Russian politician urges Vladimir Putin to fire ‘ballistic missile’ at US nuclear test site

A crooked Russian politician has urged Vladimir Putin to fire “a ballistic missile” at the largest weapons testing site in the United States as a warning against meddling in the country’s affairs. Yevgeny Alexeyevich Fyodorov – a Russian Duma deputy – urged the despot to press the button and fire a missile at the Nevada firing range as a warning, ...

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Valley News – Mount Washington rescue story hits the big screen, but not the mountain

Mount Washington in New Hampshire will be the star of a big movie coming out later this month, but be warned: it’s not just any Mount Washington we know of. “I told my friends who pointed this out to me: just roll with it!” said Pam Bales, a backcountry specialist whose rescue of a potential suicide victim from the mountain ...

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The Richmond Observer – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Jordan excels as an educator in Richmond County

Today we celebrate a great lady who has had and continues to have a tremendous impact on our community as the Director of Student Services for Richmond County Schools. There must have been something very special about Richmond Senior High School in 1988, as she made our fourth feature of that year’s class – Marchell Adams-David, Derek Dervin and Ronald ...

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America’s busiest search and rescue system at risk of collapse

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Receive $50 off a qualifying purchase of $100 at the Outside Shop, where you’ll find gear for all your outdoor adventures. >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Sign up for Outside+ today. In Colorado, where the number of outdoor users is rapidly exceeding the bandwidth of local search and rescue (SAR) teams, volunteer rescuers are ...

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CP board members stand for election

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Editor-in-Chief Nine candidates will stand for election to the Canadian Pacific (CP) board of directors at the Class I railroad’s annual and special meeting scheduled for April 27. The candidates for the CP Board of Directors are:• Isabelle Courville: Courville joined CP’s board of directors on May 1, 2013 and became its chair on May ...

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Humanitarian groups urge IMF to allocate trillions of SDRs

Some economists and humanitarian groups believe that additional issuance of SDRs by the IMF will boost global economic recovery and public health. dean baker Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), retweeted an article shared by CEPR on economists like Jayati Ghosh explaining the importance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) with the help of ...

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For Valentine’s Day, consider a special hot, furry, or creepy gift. Or has flippers.

Since 2011, the Bronx Zoo has offered the option of symbolically naming their Madagascar whistle … [+] cockroaches as a Valentine’s Day gift. Julie Larsen Maher Love can take on many different meanings, and one way to express your feelings for someone on Valentine’s Day is to name an animal after them. Or give from your heart by adopting a ...

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Edward Boyd (1929 – 2022) Obituaries – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Edward Alexander (Buck) Boyd, Jr. passed away peacefully on January 23, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He lived a full life and was able to spend his last hours with his family. Buck was born July 17, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents Dorothy Dean and Edward A Boyd, Sr. He grew up with his older sister, Elizabeth (Betty) ...

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Tampa group rescues 23 people, including children, from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Rescue group evacuates Americans from Afghanistan Catherine Hawley reports TAMPA, Florida. – Over the past five months, a Tampa-based relief group has helped thousands of Americans and green card holders get out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan after they were left behind during the US government’s withdrawal. end of August. “We are getting vulnerable Americans, allies and Afghans in Afghanistan out of ...

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Why efforts to help Afghanistan are failing

WASHINGTON – As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan worsens. Freezing temperatures are adding to the downward spiral of misery that accompanied the fall of the US-backed government and the Taliban’s rise to power. Aid groups and international agencies estimate that around 23 million people, more than half of the country, face severe starvation and nearly 9 million are ...

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Spot Pet Insurance shares inspiring success stories from top service dog organizations

Read the entire article, Superdogs, to the rescue! on the official website of Spot Pet Insurance. Dogs’ ability to provide unconditional companionship is well known, but their profound impact on human well-being is sometimes overlooked. More than just companions, dogs are able to maintain life-changing and life-saving roles when trained as service animals. To show their appreciation for these remarkable ...

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The Colleyville context | The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh

Another heartbreaking Shabbat. Another shrine violated. Another assault on Jews and everything we stand for. For us, an attack on a synagogue is not just a visceral event; it’s personal. We don’t need to read the history books to understand how it feels. Colleyville was an anti-Semitic act of terrorism that should serve as a reminder to anyone who needed ...

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SeaWorld and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute continue five decades of advancing marine conservation with critical new research, continued reintroductions of a depleted species, and a response to more than 50 animals in distress

ORLANDO, Florida, December 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), a non-profit scientific research organization committed to the conservation of marine life, is proud to share that in 2021, the partnership continued its five decades of promoting marine conservation with, among others, the publishing cutting-edge scientific research, continuing reintroductions ...

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China imposes sanctions on US officials against Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) – China on Tuesday announced sanctions against four members of the US Government’s Commission on International Religious Freedom in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Chinese officials over complaints of abuse in the northwestern Xinjiang region . The tit-for-tat sanctions are adding to the growing tension in Xinjiang. Washington has banned imports from the region that could be done ...

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sex offender arrested for exploitation of children | USAO-MA

BOSTON – A registered sex offender was arrested yesterday for allegedly receiving and detaining child pornography through multiple groups on a messaging app. Angel Figueroa, 49, of Fall River, has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. After an initial appearance yesterday before United States District Court Magistrate Judge Page Kelley, Figueroa has been detained pending a detention hearing ...

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The United States spent most of the aid and stimulus money

Ambulances parked outside the United States Capitol. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Nearly two years and six relief bills in the pandemic, the United States has spent the majority of its available Covid rescue funds. But billions of dollars in a handful of categories have not been spent. Starting under then-President Donald Trump and continuing through President Joe Biden’s administration, Congress ...

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Colorado groups want to make it easier for international medical graduates to work here

Three years ago, after multiple visits to the emergency room and her OBGYN practice, a patient with severe pain and no diagnosis turned to Wafa Elejmi for advice. Elejmi, who worked as a clinical researcher in Denver, was not a practicing physician in Colorado but had residency experience in OBGYN after graduating from medical school in Libya. Someone the patient ...

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US veterans urge State Department to save Afghans from Taliban

Veterans of the US military and members of aid groups met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday to push authorities to work faster to help Afghans escape the Taliban. Mr Blinken thanked representatives of #AfghanEvac, a coalition of more than 100 groups made up of veterans, social workers, lawyers and advocates, for their efforts to bring vulnerable Afghans ...

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Opening of an animal rescue center in the Freehold Raceway shopping center

The Garden State Animal Rescue Center, in conjunction with Husky House, has opened an adoption center in the Freehold Raceway Mall. According to the centre’s Facebook page, the new facility “will allow GSARC to increase our support to the community by offering adoptions, educational seminars and pet supplies.” They plan to hold monthly seminars on a wide variety of topics ...

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Heroic dog receives award for saving over 100 koalas from Australian bushfires

A fearless 6-year-old dog helped save over 100 injured koalas from Australian bushfires in 2019-2020. BearTheKoalaDog – Instagram, USC / IFAW Today the Australian Koolie named Bear was named a hero, winning an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Bear was trained in Australia at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where their team of conservation scout ...

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Big rate hikes coming in 2022 for some Michigan health insurance plans

State regulators have approved large increases in health insurance rates for 2022, which would reflect the recent pent-up demand for medical procedures and services that people are delaying due to previous outbreaks of COVID-19. The increases approved by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services will take effect Jan. 1 and will average 7.1% for small group plans – ...

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‘Call me and I will answer you’

David L. Chancey is pastor, McDonough Road Baptist Church, Fayetteville. The church family meets at 352 McDonough Road and invites you to join them this Sunday for worship at 10 a.m. and Bible study at 11:10 a.m. Check out viewing options online at www.mcdonoughroad.org. Check out Chancey’s books and other writings at www.davidchancey.com. Recently, I was thinking about life before ...

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Colorado animal rescue groups desperately seek forever homes

DENVER (KDVR) – One of Denver’s largest animal shelters is calling for help as it reaches capacity. The Dumb Friends League has seen its greatest number of animals in about a decade. Katie Parker, vice president of operations, said they started to feel pressure when they reached 800 animals at their Denver shelter. She said they were now hovering between ...

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Local groups help Afghan refugees settle in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Afghan refugees arrive in the Florida capital. The International Rescue Committee is focused on resettling families displaced from their countries due to hardship around the world, and now they are focused on helping people who have helped the United States for over 20 years. “In different capacities, either through their role as interpreters or through their ...

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Some states want to charge for the rescue of lost hikers

It was 11 p.m. one evening in July last year when a couple realized they weren’t going back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile from the popular Mount Lafayette hiking trail, about 70 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire. They had underestimated how long it would take to complete the two ...

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Veterans assist in emergency evacuations in Afghanistan

The grueling evacuation of Americans and Afghan army allies continues, weeks after the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and amid recent bombing and violence. President Biden’s top military generals have testified that they advised keeping 2,500 US troops in Afghanistan as a transitional force, a contradiction to what Biden had claimed. America’s veterans are now helping in an attempt ...

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Prisons, border wall: how the GOP seeks to use COVID money – GV Wire

CHICAGO – When Democrats adopted President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans called it liberal “pet projects” disguised as pandemic aid. But now that Republican governors and local leaders have the money in hand, they are also using it for things on their wish lists. Alabama lawmakers are pushing a plan to use $ 400 million from ...

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Ukraine boldly goes where no NATO member has dared to go

Last month, Ukrainian special forces carried out a daring operation in Kabul to rescue 19 Afghan refugees, including translators, including one who worked for Canada’s leading newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and another who served in the Canadian Army, as well as their families. . They arrived in Kiev on August 29. This rescue was coordinated by the Ukrainian army, ...

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North Korea fires ‘ballistic missile’ at sea as Kim Jong-un speeds up weapons tests, sparking fears of World War III

There are fears that Kim Jong-un will accelerate his candidacy for the “third world war” after the tin dictator fired a short-range “ballistic” missile early this morning. It comes after the North Korean ambassador told the UN in a chilling warning that no one will deny Pyongyang the right to test weapons. 3 North Korea fired ballistic missile at sea ...

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Family remembers pair of experienced outdoor enthusiasts after Yellowstone backcountry incident

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Search and rescue teams are always looking for an experienced outdoor enthusiast who has been reported “late” from a backcountry canoe trip earlier this week in Yellowstone National Park. Kim Crumbo, 74, from Ogden, has not been found. However, rescuers located the body of Crumbo’s brother Mark O’Neill, 67, on the eastern shore of Shoshone ...

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Former Nassau County firefighter receives 7-year sentence for receiving image of child sexual abuse – 104.5 WOKV

United States Chief District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Robert Arthur Ginder to seven years and six months in federal prison for sharing images of child sexual abuse in an online chat room. The 35-year-old former Nassau County Fire Department logistics officer who pleaded guilty in April will also be serving a 10-year sentence of supervised release and will have ...

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Relief Fund Steering Committee recommends $ 6.3 million for Arkansas Boys & Girls Club chapters

A state panel on Wednesday approved a request from the Arkansas Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs for $ 6.3 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to 23 Boys & Girls Clubs at approximately 50 Arkansas locations for support young people at risk. The 15-member Arkansas bailout steering committee – appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson in May to recommend the ...

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Afghan ally remains hopeful of US rescue

Wakil’s eyes are full of tears. He doesn’t know if he and his family will leave Afghanistan and fears the Taliban will hunt him down and kill him. Wakir, a former US government employee, is not his real name. He spoke to CNN on condition that his identity was not revealed. He is stuck in the northern town of Mazar-i-Sharif, ...

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Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Edgewater Park

CLEVELAND – The United States Coast Guard is looking for a missing swimmer who went underwater near Edgewater Park on Friday and has not resurfaced. At approximately 4:55 p.m., the Coast Guard received a report from EMS that two people had been seen swimming near Edgewater Park and one of the swimmers had returned to shore, but another had been ...

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Former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker reflects on 9/11 and its role in helping people heal

On the morning of September 11, 2001, then-Lt. Governor Mark Schweiker has built on years of crisis preparation. Schweiker had trained to deal with emergencies such as train derailments, flooding and nuclear disaster response. As the state’s first emergency responder, Schweiker has been called upon to mobilize a response to assist aircrews responding to terrorist attacks in New York City, ...

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Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador is marred by problems

El Salvador faced a difficult transition on Tuesday in adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. The government’s application to facilitate transactions – its “digital wallet” – has temporarily gone offline, protesters have taken to the streets of the capital to denounce the move, and the price of Bitcoin has fallen sharply, demonstrating market volatility cryptocurrencies. The country is the first to ...

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Representative Markwayne Mullin defends attempted rogue rescue operation in Afghanistan

A Republican lawmaker from Oklahoma who attempted to travel to Afghanistan as part of a rogue rescue operation at Kabul International Airport defended the trip on Friday night, saying it would “start again tomorrow.” However, Representative Markwayne Mullin admitted, “I am not Rambo.” “I never claimed to be Rambo,” Mullin told Fox News “Special Report.” “Of all the guys I ...

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition partners with JoAnna Garcia Swisher and 15 minor league baseball teams to spotlight pet adoption in shelters across the country

NEW YORK, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a Global Leader in Premium Pet Nutrition, Today Announced Partnerships with Actress and Entrepreneur JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and 15 minor league baseball teams to launch #HillsForLife. This initiative celebrates Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s support for NBCUniversal Local’s annual national Clear The Shelters â„¢ pet adoption and donation campaign through ...

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New law could help save turtles

From ancient squeaky petroglyphs and children’s book heroine Myrtle the Turtle to fictional superheroes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, turtles have long fascinated people. While intriguing, turtles need protection, not human homes, say wildlife officials. When some people find quarter-sized turtles and think they are “cute”, they bring the animal home and soon learn that the turtles are getting too big ...

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Lost hikers rely on unpaid rescuers. Colorado could change that.

Embarrassed by an aging volunteer base, search and rescue officials across the country say they are struggling to cope with an increase in calls for help. “The lack of lifeguards is a chronic problem in many areas,” said Jeff Sparhawk, president of the Colorado Search and Rescue Association. “Some teams are very hard hit. “ Colorado lawmakers say the problem ...

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American Rescue Plan distributes $ 830 million for education funding in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – The US Department of Education has announced the approval of the US Tennessee emergency plan for elementary and secondary schools. $ 830 million from the US bailout will go to education. It will be used to reopen schools safely, keep schools safe and provide new opportunities for students, especially those most affected by the pandemic. Tennessee’s ...

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Floods in Germany: huge rescue effort in Rhineland-Palatinate as deadly floods also hit Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Rapid torrents of water flooded entire towns and villages in western and southern Germany, causing buildings to collapse and leaving residents stranded, police said Thursday. At least 55 people have died in the severe flooding, but authorities have said the number is expected to rise. Germany is the most affected with 49 dead, while six people have died in Belgium. ...

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National Democratic groups launch digital ad in NH as child tax credit payments begin

RENTAL OF CHILDREN’S IMPT CREDIT EXPANSION. Three national Democratic groups join to launch digital ads in New Hampshire and several other battlefield states, praising the expanded child care tax credit payments that are expected to start reaching Americans eligible today. The ad program, which is described as nationally five-digit, is sponsored by the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional ...

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Element of Biden’s bailout sparked Tory backlash – prompted by pervasive myth

A provision of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 reserve $ 5 billion for farmers of color. This freeze was immediately criticized by conservative pundits and right-wing media, and ridiculed as racist because white farmers were not eligible for aid. Give something to the farmers because they are black is problematic. It’s no better than giving someone privileges because They ...

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Wildlife organization uses old bra hooks to rehabilitate turtles

To learn more about how this interesting process works, Green business spoke with Tracy Belle, founder and director of the Iowa-based company Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation & Sanctuary (Wildthunder WARS)., A state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center that has been rescuing animals for 25 years. Bra hooks can rehabilitate broken turtle shells. In June 2019, Wildthunder WARS shared ...

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