Bringing home the ‘bacon’

first_img Published 10:57 pm Friday, May 28, 2010 You Might Like ‘Prank’ teaches a valuable lesson Balloons filled with urine thrown into classrooms and hallways. Dead fish strewn around campus. Ketchup and mustard smeared on hallways… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Bringing home the ‘bacon’ Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration I’ve not read that anywhere.But maybe it’s in the Old Testament between all the begetting and begotten and I just skipped over it. Or maybe its somewhere in the United States Constitution. I’ll admit that I haven’t read the whole thing.But, as far as I know, no pig or cow or any form of poultry has voluntarily given itself over to the platter.So, by partaking of any matter of meat, I forego my right to say I am 100 percent for the humane treatment of animals. But it’s only pork that’s holding me back.center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Next UpAnimal cruelty is something that I don’t “cotton to” but then, like I said, I do enjoy a good piece of pork.“But it’s not the same thing,” said a friend who loves beef as much as I love pork. “Some animals are here for our nourishment.”And where is that written? It’s certainly not cats.If I weren’t right up there near the top rung for the humane treatment of animals, well, there would be two less cats on this earth.Since they have taken up with me, I have become the biggest advocate on this planet for the “fixing” of animals. The reason being that cats are very good at math. They can multiply like nobody’s business.And, I’m thoroughly convinced that the best way to control the stray animal population is by having pets spayed or neutered.Because these two cats are “wild” cats, I can’t catch them and I can’t trap them so I’ve had to cancel appointment after appointment with Dr. Jones and it’s beginning to look like they’ll never be fixed and I’ll become a “federal” cat millionaire.I bemoaned my situation in a column sometime back and mentioned that my daddy, like the granny in the story, “My Grandmother and Her Many Harbors,” who filled a sack with kittens and took them to the river, did a little animal controlling of his own.I pitched a big fit for a little girl. Fell down on the ground and kicked the air until Mama came out of the house and put an end to it.Daddy explained that the puppies would not have lived and that what he did was the most humane thing that could be done.When that column appeared in the newspaper, I have never. Folks that I knew — and some that I didn’t — came up to me and said they couldn’t believe that my daddy would do such a thing. That he would actually drown the puppies of a stray dog with the red mange.The column had run down the left rail of the newspaper. The rest of that whole page was devoted to a feature story about abortion and how, every day, about 3,000 babies are aborted in the United States. Not one person mentioned that to me. Not a single one.What about the babies? What about them?That’s just what I was thinking about today. How we speak out of both sides of our mouths about one thing and are tight-lipped about another. Email the author Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson If it were not for the love of an ol’ hog, I could say that I’m 100 percent for the humane treatment of animals.But a greasy, fried pork chop comes between me and that. As does a slab of apple cured bacon and a country ham.Probably a lot of folks are just like me …if they would admit it. 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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Visit Frederick County, Maryland

first_imgAs the weather continues to get warmer and warmer, the urge to be in the water becomes stronger. Outdoor enthusiasts can be found kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and exploring throughout the picturesque Frederick County, waters throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. It is no surprise that people come from far away to enjoy the many opportunities the area offers to cool off and leave the land behind.Monocacy AqueductHistory buffs and novices alike appreciate the opportunity to paddle through history. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is impressive on its own, but the seven stone arches that tower over its waters are truly an engineering marvel. Paddling under the Monocacy Aqueduct is an experience that is difficult to beat. Kayakers can often be seen floating through the 1828 structure in a loop so they can get more than just one glimpse into Frederick’s transportation history.Family Friendly AdventuresFamilies love floating calmly through William Houck Lake at Cunningham Falls State Park, home to Maryland’s largest cascading waterfall. Canoes are available to rent and a boat launch makes it easy for boat owners to bring their own. The lake is also a great place to relax on land with its sandy beaches, playground, and picnic areas. A dip in the cool water is a perfect reward after taking a hike to the falls Cast A Line At Big Hunting CreekBig Hunting Creek is the place to be for fishermen. One of the strongest brown trout populations thrives in this mix of small plunge pools, shallow riffles, and ample pocket-water. It’s not unusual to see multiple catches in a short period of time in this creek. This is a popular spot for fly fishing today and it has been for many years. Many United States Presidents have cast a line there!The Area’s Best OutfittersEven the least experienced outdoorsman can safely and comfortably get in the water with Frederick’s variety of outfitters. River Riders offers whitewater rafting, tubing, canoeing, and fishing guide services. River & Trail Outfitters takes groups on guided tubing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting trips. Not having gear is no reason to skip the adventure. These and other outfitters in the area are happy to lend their supplies.Why Frederick CountyIn addition to endless water adventure, Frederick County is ideally located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg. The city of Frederick, Maryland is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards, and vibrant Main Street communities to explore after a day of paddling. Visitors can also hike the Appalachian Trail, visit Maryland’s largest brewery, and tour a battlefield all in one day.Frederick County, Maryland is the perfect place to embark on an outdoor journey that won’t be forgotten.last_img read more

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Asheville has become the first city in NC to declare a “climate emergency”

first_imgFoothills Conservancy says that the purchase of the tract ensures permanent protection of a segment of Canoe Creek and its tributaries, forested uplands, agricultural land and scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and South Mountains. Read the story here:  To join one of the classic hikes, pre-registration is required. To see a full list of the upcoming hikes, and to register, visit the Friends of the Smokies website:  Friends of the Smokies has announced that registration is now open for the 2020 Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hikes feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. According to the Friends of the Smokies website, the hikes support restoration and rehabilitation of some of the Smokies most impacted trails through the Trails Forever program. After months of back-and-forth between Asheville city officials and climate activists, Asheville has become the first in the state to declare a “climate emergency” and set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Foothills Conservancy purchases 330 acres in Oak Hill for future park Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has acquired 330 acres of the Oak Hill Community Park and Forest project, the first of a two-part acquisition process that is expected to total 651 acres, the organization said on their website. They continue to raise funds to purchase the second 321-acre parcel of property, which they hope to acquire by May 2020. In the resolution, the city commits to ending greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Council also committed to switching all municipal operations to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and the entire community by 2042, the Citizen Times reports. “The city of Asheville recognizes the need for a new strategy to address climate change,” Amber Weaver, head of the city’s Office of Sustainability, told the Citizen Times.  Read the story here: Asheville has become the first city in NC to declare a “climate emergency” Registration now open for “Classic Hikes of the Smokies”last_img read more

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HR Answers: Why good employees quit

first_imgBad pay is top reason people leave their jobs.Money, as the saying goes, makes the world go round. But it also may be what keeps professionals in place. According to research from Robert Half, chief financial officers said the top reason good employees quit is inadequate salary and benefits. Workers interviewed echoed this sentiment, most commonly citing poor compensation as the primary reason they would leave their jobs.The two surveys were developed by Robert Half. The survey is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. markets. The survey of workers includes responses from nearly 300 employees 18 years of age and older who work in an office environment in the U.S.CFOs were asked, “Which one of the following is most likely to cause good employees to quit their jobs?” Similarly, workers were asked, “Which one of the following is most likely to cause you to quit your job?” Their responses:“The stronger hiring climate today means employees who don’t feel well compensated may be more willing to look for a new, better-paying job,” says Robert Half Senior Executive Director Paul McDonald. “Managers should regularly benchmark salaries against those of other companies in their region and industry to ensure they are at or above market standards. While many factors contribute to turnover, competitive pay and benefits can be the difference when it comes to retaining skilled talent.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Human bird flu cases reported in 3 countries

first_imgApr 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt and Indonesia each reported a new human case of avian influenza today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a suspected case in Azerbaijan.An 18-year-old Egyptian woman from the northern governorate of Menufiya is that country’s 12th victim of the avian flu virus, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. She was hospitalized today and remains in stable condition, AFP added.Although details were scant, the news service said she contracted the illness 4 days ago after handling infected poultry.All of Egypt’s 12 human infections have been reported in the past 3 weeks, AFP noted. Of those patients, 3 have died, 5 have recovered and 4 are under treatment, AFP reported in a statement attributed to Egyptian health officials.In Indonesia, a 23-year-old man in Sumatra has a confirmed H5N1 infection, Reuters news service reported today. His illness has been confirmed by a WHO collaborating laboratory, Hariadi Wibisono of the Indonesian health ministry told Reuters.The man had been working at a chicken farm in West Java before becoming ill, the story said. He is the 33rd person in Indonesia to suffer avian flu, of whom 23 have died, an AFP story said.United Nations avian flu coordinator David Nabarro, attending a meeting in Jakarta today, told reporters he would not recommend mass culling of birds in Indonesia, Reuters reported. Indonesia has not conducted the mass culling seen in some other nations, nor has it conducted a thorough mass vaccination campaign.Teenager recovered in AzerbaijanIn Azerbaijan, follow-up tests at a WHO lab have confirmed an additional human H5N1 infection, the WHO announced today. The patient, a girl, 17, fell ill on Mar 11 but has since recovered and left the hospital. Her 15-year-old cousin also had an H5N1 infection, which had been confirmed earlier. They are neighbors from the Daikyand settlement in Salyan rayon, where seven of the country’s eight cases originated.”Active house-to-house surveillance in the settlement has failed to detect any further cases,” WHO said in a news release. This brings Azerbaijan’s human tally to eight cases, of which five were fatal.WHO also updated its case count to reflect the confirmed case in Azerbaijan, with the deaths remaining at 109 and total cases climbing to 193.A 41-year-old woman who has been hospitalized in southern China with pneumonia symptoms is undergoing testing for H5N1 infection, AFP reported today. She is from Guangzhou, just north of Hong Kong.A Bloomberg news service report cites the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong as saying that the Chinese government has banned reporting of the woman’s suspected illness.Authorities asked local media to await an official government statement on the woman, whose surname is Li. She has been hospitalized since Mar 25, according to Bloomberg’s report, which relied heavily on the Hong Kong newspaper.The woman works in a public market, about 20 meters from a livestock area, according to Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, WHO spokeswoman in China, who was quoted in the Post.The woman has been diagnosed as having pneumonia of an unknown cause and is in stable condition, according to an AFP report today. AFP quoted Bhatiasevi as saying that testing would take 2 to 3 weeks.Mixed news elsewhereElsewhere in the world there was mixed news about the impact of the virus on people.In Afghanistan, no evidence of avian flu was found in birds in a remote village where three children recently died, Reuters reported yesterday. However, 20 other samples from seven provinces have tested positive for an H5 avian flu, although the neuraminidase has not yet been determined.The deaths of the children, all from the same family in the central province of Ghor, prompted fears of avian flu, Reuters said. Samples were not taken from the children before their burial, the stories noted.The lack of samples left investigators to rely on bird samples. Officials found no evidence of disease among about 1,000 chickens in the village, Reuters said.News from West Africa was more worrisome, if a Reuters report from Nairobi yesterday is any indication. A WHO official, Honore Meda, told Reuters at an avian flu seminar in Nairobi that human cases of H5N1 may be occurring undetected in Africans.”So far, there is no confirmed human case of avian flu virus infection in West Africa, but this is not a reason to say there is no human case,” Meda said. “There is a risk and probability of human cases occurring in West Africa but there’s no evidence to say there is or there is not a human case.”WHO in February tested samples from four Nigerians, including a woman who died. The samples did not yield a clear result, Reuters reported. Four West African countries have experienced or are experiencing avian flu outbreaks in poultry.In India, seven poultry farmers committed suicide because the H5N1 virus destroyed their livelihood, according to an AFP report that cited information from a farmers’ organization.The H5N1 infections and subsequent culling that have swept India have cost the industry $1.8 billion in 6 weeks, the National Egg Coordination Committee said today.The seven suicides are not an unheard-of response to the stresses of farming in India. The AFP story noted that nearly 9,000 people in four Indian states are thought to have killed themselves in connection with rising costs, debt, and repeated crop failures in the past 5 years.See alsoApr 11 WHO situation update on Azerbaijan read more

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Family home with room to move

first_imgAUCTION PREVIEW – 15 Chigwell St, Wavell HeightsA classic Queenslander home in a popular north Brisbane suburb will go under the hammer today.The two-storey family home at 15 Chigwell Street, Wavell Heights, sits on a generous 615sq m block, and comes with a number of traditional features including polished timber floors, soaring ceilings, VJ walls and ornate cornicing. The Green family bought the 1950s era home in 2015, but are now moving on to run their business on the Sunshine Coast. “We bought the house after we got married in January 2015,” Jack Green said. “We knew we wanted to have a family and the house had five bedrooms, so lots of room.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe couple, who now have two children, said they had not needed to do much to the house after buying it as it was “already in good shape”.But they did put in some new airconditioning units.The house comes with five bedrooms including a master bedroom with french doors opening on to a private veranda, a family bathroom, modern kitchen, and a large living area. French doors also open from the kitchen on to a north-facing entertainer’s deck.Downstairs, there is another living area, a second bathroom, a laundry and a double carport. Outside, there is an undercover space for entertaining that looks out over the back garden and saltwater pool. The entire property is also fenced making it the perfect home for kids and pets.“We have a cavalier puppy and he loves it,” Mr Green said.In terms of location, the house is close to schools, parklands, dining precincts, Westfield Chermside and public transport.It is being marketed by Carmen Briggs of Harcourt Solutions – The Gap and will go to auction onsite today at 1.30pm.last_img read more

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Parkland Survivors March for, Against “Black Lives Matter” Movement

first_imgMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors and Parkland residents marched on Saturday, in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.“I’m glad with how it turned out but even if we only got a few people, it’s the message that’s important,” said Parkland Shooting Survivor Hannah Karcinell.Shooting victim Joaquin Oliver’s parents helped organize the event, through their non-profit Change the Ref.The organization focuses on youth empowerment and gun safety.“I feel like they’re entangled in each other,” said Karcinell.The March began in front of the high school and ended at Pine Trails Park amphitheater.Meanwhile, other Parkland residents had a counter-protest for Blue Lives Matter across the intersection. “We believe it’s important for the police to know that we support them and what they do. They have a very difficult job and if you fail to support the police you’ll have worse police,” said Andrew Klein, who helped organize that event.“it’s honestly horrifying to me that this is a response from my neighbors, it’s a response to black lives matter,” said Karcinell.Still, the groups found some similar views on the need for police reform.“With what happened the day of the shooting, with the school resource officer not doing anything and other police officers doing nothing, just standing outside the freshman building as 17 people were murdered,” said Karcinell.“MSD was a failure in policing. George Floyd was an absolute failure. And those things need to be corrected,” added Klein.Both protests remained peaceful.last_img read more

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Count Basie Theatre Series Raises More Than $400,000 for Charities

first_imgRED BANK – In the months that followed Super Storm Sandy, the Count Basie Theatre quickly became the hub for fundraising concerts and events.Charities, local and national musicians, and television celebrities reached out to the Basie and creative endeavors began. Count Basie Theatre CEO Adam Philipson spearheaded the plan to fill the calendar with not only Count Basie Theatre presented shows or rentals, but also with outside organizations needing a space that could accommodate the public. The results have yielded substantial donations for the relief efforts in the Monmouth County area.The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties was among the organizations assisted with fundraising efforts by the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank following Super Storm Sandy. Accepting a representational check, from left, are: Charles Woolston, a board member for the theater and foodbank; Peter Ardolino, a theater foundation board member; Linda Keenan, the foodbank’s director of development; Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich and Michael Parent, theater board members.“Our vision was to become an active agent of change and support during one of the worst national disasters” Philipson said. “We opened our doors and hearts to the families that were suffering and were grateful to have had so many artists willing to participate with us.”Of the many concerts that took place over the past three months, Count Basie Theatre presented or co-presented events generated funding toward Sandy relief from combined donations through Count Basie Theatre Raffle ticket sales, the Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performance, a private donation from the Feaster Family and Swing’ and Singin’ for Sandy Relief featuring The Manhattan Transfer.Other events that took place at Count Basie Theatre included An Evening with Brian Williams and Jon Stewart (both Williams and Stewart matched the funds raised from ticket sales); Hope for the Highlands and Santa for Seabright (Brian Kirk and the Jirks).A total of $415,782 was raised and allocated to: Lunch Break; Foodbank of Mon­mouth and Ocean Counties; VNA; Salvation Army New Jersey Division; St. Rose High School Music Department; and Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy for bussing displaced students to the theater to see special performances as part of the Basie’s Outreach Program.Response from the recipients has been overwhelming and the staff at the Count Basie Theatre are happy to have helped facilitate the process.“The Board is very honored with this kind gift in recognition of the efforts of the staff and volunteers in the days following the storm to continue the vital services to our community that defines our mission,” said Bonnie Featherstone-Johnson, Lunch Break board of trustees. “We are indeed humbled.”Organizations like the Salvation Army provided 214,488 meals and 7,381 blankets. Rosemary Calderalo of the Salvation Army New Jersey Division said, “Thank you so much. We are very moved by the Count Basie Theatre’s support. You are a great community partner.”last_img read more

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Walcott set to undergo Everton medical

first_imgSky sources understand that if negotiations continue to make progress, the 28-year old winger could begin his medical later this evening.Last week, Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirmed the Toffees had entered into negotiations with Arsenal over the sale of Walcott, who has been with the Gunners since joining from Southampton in 2006.The Saints had also been linked with the England international, although it appears Everton have now won the race for the 28-year-old’s signature.Everton have already signed Turkey international Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for £27m earlier this month and Allardyce believes Walcott would be another “great addition” to his squad.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott warms up ahead of the English League Cup semi-final match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on January 10, 2018LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Theo Walcott has travelled to Merseyside to undergo a medical with Everton ahead of his proposed move from Arsenal.Walcott was seen entering Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, on Tuesday morning as a move to Goodison Park edges closer.last_img read more

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ECM: Oracle Unwraps 12-month Roadmap

first_imgOracle completed its $440 million acquisition of Stellent in December 2006.  Stellent brings to Oracle a best-of-breed software suite that already has significant presence within the $3.6 billion ECM industry. Yesterday Oracle laid out their strategy with the ECM space for the next 12 months.  Oracle plans five product component releases over the next year that integrate Stellent and Oracle’s own technology.  The combined ECM product will be known as the Oracle Enterprise Content Managment Suite and will consist of five components:Universal Content ManagementUniversal Records ManagementImaging Process ManagementInformation Rights ManagementContent Database SuiteOf these five pieces, all but Content DB will be based almost exclusively on components of the Universal Content Management product acquired from Stellent.  One thing that hasn’t changed in Oracle’s strategy though is their plan for all these products to be able to store all content in Oracle databases, both metadata and unstructured files. Oracle also plans integration between their ECM suite and Oracle application servers, identity management software, and Oracle Secure Enterprise Search.last_img read more

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