Pike County 4-H’ers join regional ‘chick chain’

first_img Print Article Latest Stories Pike County 4-H’ers join regional ‘chick chain’ Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 HealthGet 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 4-H’ers’ who are participating in the Chick Chain project picked up their chicks Friday in Dothan. Amelia Culpepper is one of 18 Pike County 4-H’ers who are participating in Chick Chain.Chick Chain! Chick Chain! Chick Chain!Sounds like a train trying to get underway or a rap star about to unwind. But, Chick Chain is the beginning of a whole lot of chirping going on around southeast Alabama.On Friday, area 4-H’ers received their chicks for the 4-H Chick Chain project.In Pike County, 18 young people are participating in the project.Not only are they excited to be mamas or papas to baby chicks, so is Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator, excited to see them participate.“I’m very excited about the opportunities the Chick Chain project offers 4-H’ers and even more excited that we have 18 Pike County youth participating in the project,” Lyons said. “Each 4-H’er received 18 chicks or pullets and must care for and manage them over the summer and early fall.”The Chick Chain in a growing 4-H offering. This is the second year the project has been offered in the southeast and the response has been outstanding, Lyons said.“Not only do the youth have an opportunity to be involved in a poultry project, they also have the opportunity to make new 4-H friendship across counties.”Before picking out and taking home their chicks, the 4-H’ers and their parents attended a mandatory training meeting.“The meeting allows time for Extension agents to go over proper chick care, coop building and feed management, among other things,” Lyons said. “We want to make sure the youth and parents know they will be caring for live chickens over a 21 week period and there are easy ways to ensure the chickens are properly taken care of.”On pickup day, the youth selected their choice of 18 chicks. Each 4-H’er picked six chicks form three of the five available breeds — Silver Laced, Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Reds, Easter Eggers and Light Brahma.“Once the 4-H’ers selected their chicks, they transported them home and the project began.” Lyons said.Over the summer, Extension agents will make home visits to all participants’ homes.“The home visits give us a chance to visit with the 4-H’ers, hear about their projects, answer questions and ensure they are properly caring for the chicks,” Lyons said. “The youth get very excited about sharing their projects when we make home visits.”In October, each youth will pick his or her top three birds and enter them in the Southeast Chick Chain Show where they will compete in showmanship and for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion.“The remaining 15 birds are the youths’ to keep,” Lyons said. “Hopefully, those birds will be laying eggs and contributing to the family.”The Chick Chain project is yet another way the 4-H clubs expose youth to agriculture.“One of the neat things about this project is that it is available to all youth,” Lyons said. “Whether you live in the city or in a more rural area, any youth can participate in Chick Chain.”Lyons said Chick Chain exposes youth to agriculture by managing a live poultry project and they also learn life and business management skills.For more information about the 4-H Chick Chain project and other 4-H projects, contact the Extension Office at 334-566-0985. 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Foreign nurses facing poor treatment

first_img Previous Article Next Article Foreign nurses facing poor treatmentOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Overseas nurses recruited to alleviate NHS shortages are suffering low pay, exploitation and double standards, research claims.A survey by the Royal College of Nursing of more than 1,100 overseas nurses shows that one in three had to pay agency fees of up to £2,000 to secure a place in the UK. Over a third of Filipino nurses had to pay commission after securing a job, 22 per cent were forced to pay air fares, 13 per cent for training and 11 per cent an introductory fee.The study also reveals a culture of low support, racism and poor pay in the health sector with international nurses getting salaries of around £600 less than British staff, despite having between five and 20 years’ experience.Tracy Myhill, president of AHHRM, said overseas recruitment was critical to the NHS and HR must improve the way it dealt with foreign staff. “We have to improve the way we recruit nurses from overseas and how we are supporting them when they get here,” she said.Just under half of those questioned felt that their UK colleagues received better treatment, while a third said their qualifications were not respected.Myhill called for mentoring and buddy schemes to help integrate foreign staff but admitted HR practices had to improve.weblink www.rcn.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Live Nation Offering “Festival Passport” That Gives Access To Dozens Of Huge Festivals This Year For $799

first_imgSweden – Gothenburg Italy – Florence Belgium – Dessel England – London England – Chelmsford & Staffordshire Leeds Festival Route 91 Harvest Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival England – Manchester Download Festival Paris Latitude Festival Lollapalooza Berlin Belgium – Werchter Center of Gravity Festival Music Midtown Chasing Summer Music Festival Sweden – Stockholm U.S. – Dana Point, CA Field Trip Music & Arts Festival Spain – Barcelona Jamboree in the Hills Sloss Music & Arts Festival England – London U.S. – NY Canada – Vancouver Copenhell Denmark – Copenhagen Dreamstate San Francisco Germany – Nürnberg Country LakeShake Chicago Open Air Sweden – Gothenburg We Are Electric Weekender Creamfields Steel Yard Spain – Madrid Crystal Coast Music Festival Sweden – Stockholm Voodoo Music + Arts Festival Parklife HARD Summer Music Festival Nocturnal Wonderland FVDED in the Park England – London Lollapalooza Chicago Germany – Nürburgring U.S. – George, WA Italy – Milan U.S. – Philadelphia, PA  Reading Festival Sasquatch! Music Festival Citadel Festival Wilderness Festival U.S. – Las Vegas, NV Electric Daisy Carnival The Falls Music & Arts Festival Electric Forest Festival TRNSMT Festival England – Oxfordshire Lowlands Festival Werchter Boutique U.S. – Birmingham, AL Summerburst Stockholm Community Festival The Peach Music Festival The Meadows Music & Arts Festival Denmark – Kværndrup Trackside Music Festival The Warehouse Project Austin City Limits Music Festival Creamfields V Festival England – Suffolk Electric Daisy Carnival Germany – Frankfurt U.S. – Orlando, FL U.S. – George, WA U.S. – San Bernardino, CA Graspop Metal Meeting England – London The Isle of Wight Festival Download Festival Canada – Ontario U.S. – Chicago, IL Escape Halloween Germany – Berlin Ireland – Stradbally France – Montpellier Canada – Surrey Down the Rabbit Hole U.S. – Austin, TX England – Leicestershire U.S. – New York, NY Dreams Music Festival Woo-Hah! Festival England – Leeds Holland – Eindhoven U.S. – Los Angeles, CA Camp Bisco England – Newport Canada – Toronto U.S. – Scranton, PA Lovebox Festival Paradiso Festival U.S. – Atlanta, GA U.S. – Chicago, IL Main Square Festival France – Arras Canada – Kelowna DCODE Festival CBC Music Festival Holland – Rotterdam U.S. – Las Vegas, NV Ohana Festival Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival England – Reading One Love Music Festival Contact Winter Music Festival Holland – Biddinghuizen Canada – Calgary France – Paris Roots Picnic Watershed Music Festival Canada – Calgary Australia – Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle England – Daresbury Forecastle Festival Heartland Festival U.S. – Manchester, TN Glasgow Summer Sessions Rock im Pott U.S. – San Francisco, CA Rock Werchter Lollapalooza Paris England – Manchester England – London Norway – Oslo North Sea Jazz Festival Popaganda Music Festival U.S. – Brooklyn, MI U.S. – Houston, TX U.S. – San Bernardino, CA Summerburst Göteborg Music lovers are inevitably familiar with Live Nation, the giant entertainment company. Today, Live Nation is trying something different, and it’s unreal. Live Nation just announced “The Festival Passport,” which gives its holders GA access to dozens of Live Nation festivals slated to go down in 2017. The Festival Passport will give its holders access to almost all the Live Nation festivals across fifteen different countries, which represent all sorts of different music genres from EDM to country. Remarkably, The Festival Passport only costs $799 (!!!) and will give access to even sold-out festivals.Some of the festivals it offers access to include Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Creamfields, EDC (Las Vegas and Orlando), Falls Festival, Governors Ball, Isle of Wight, Lollapalooza (Chicago, Paris, and Berlin), V Festival and many more. Other festivals on the Festival Passport list that caught our eye are Peach Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Sasquatch, Voodoo, and Forecastle, but realistically, so many others.Camp Bisco: A Predictor And Measure Of Success For Some Of Our Favorite PerformersLive Nation will be offering only 1,000 Festival Passports to the public, so we’re guessing it’s going to be one of the hardest tickets of the summer. The Festival Passports go on-sale on Monday, May 22nd, at 10 a.m. PT here. Admirably, to combat scalpers, passports are non-transferable and only issued via the original buyer’s name, so make sure you’re ready to take the plunge when you try to purchase (this also means only one purchase per person).If you’re one of the lucky thousand who gets one of these epic deals, all you need to do is show up at the will call of the festival of your choosing with your ID and the Festival Passport. There, you’ll receive your wristband, and you can go and enjoy the show. However, it’s important to note that camping and parking is not included with the Festival Passport unless the General Admission for the festival includes camping and parking (Live Nation notes that if you’re one of the lucky passport holders, you can hit up the company two weeks before an event for assistance to reserve a camping or parking spot).You can see the list of festivals below. Also, as a side note, am I dreaming?Live Nation Festival Passport Access List Download Festival Spain Scotland – Glasgow Independent Days Festival Barcelona Beach Festival U.S. – Chicago, IL Holland – Tilburg Canada – Toronto U.S. – Queens, NY Countdown NYE U.S. – Scranton, PA TW Classic Holland – Ewijk U.S. – Louisville, KY U.S. – Morristown, OH U.S. – Rothbury, MI U.S. – San Bernardino, CA U.S. – George, WA Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival Way Out West Free Press Summer Festival Wireless Festival U.S. – Atlantic Beach, NC Germany – Gelsenkirchen Findings Festival Rock am Ring Scotland – Glasgow Belgium – Werchter Spain – Madrid France – Paris Governors Ball Music Festival Canada – Toronto Belgium – Werchter Faster Horses Country Music Festival U.S. – New Orleans, LA I Love Techno Europe Firenze Rocks Festival Rock im Park Wireless Festivallast_img read more

Reports: Video, Messages, Testimony Show Cover-up in NFL Arrest Case

first_imgA search warrant obtained by the New York Daily News shedding new light on the recent arrests of two NFL players from South Florida.New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were taken into custody for an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar.The warrant cites evidence that was collected through previous warrants, including video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco.Johnson is the witness who is referred to as “Coach” in the original arrest warrant. He who told police that he has known Baker and Dunbar since they were children.He refers to himself as the CEO of Lockdown Promotions, a nightlife promotions company based in Miami.Baker’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, recently claimed to have testimony that two witnesses never saw his client pull a gun or rob anyone.However, Johnson’s Instagram messages also “corroborate a robbery had occurred and those who were charged were the participants,” the warrant states.All four of the victims in the case have given sworn statements that they were paid at the office that day, in order to recant their sworn initial statements against Dunbar by signing affidavits.The four men say they were paid a total of $55,000.Detective Mark Moretti of the Miramar Police Department, who submitted the warrant reviewed by Judge Marina Garcia Wood, also pointed to direct messages between Baker and Johnson on Instagram that implicate Baker in the situation.“There appears to be several phone calls between Baker and Johnson,” the warrant continues.The warrant goes on to say that CCTV video evidence shows Grieco, Johnson, an unknown individual, and the four alleged victims at the attorney’s office on May 15, apparently making the payoff.Johnson leaves the office, then returns from the lobby with another person.During that elevator ride, the person with Johnson removes a “black bag” from his shoulders, “opens it and removes money.” He also “shows the open bag to Johnson and you can see a large quantity of money. Johnson then takes the bag,” the warrant reads.At that point, everyone meets in front of Grieco’s office before going inside. Moretti says he received notification from Grieco later that day, indicating there had been a change in the testimony of the victims and witness.One victim says he received $30,000 in Grieco’s office. A second person says he received $20,000 in the lawyer’s office.Meanwhile, a third victim alleges he only received $5,000 and gave half of the money to a fourth victim.One of the four victims says “he was being directed that he didn’t see what he thought he saw” on the night of the alleged armed robbery, the warrant states.Additionally, the victim who received $5,000 said Grieco walked back into the office “just after the transaction had occurred” and said “there is no way he (Grieco) could not have seen this transaction.”“On 5/15/20, I was contacted by Michael Grieco, attorney for Dunbar, stating the victims and witness have recanted their sworn/recorded statements against Dunbar,” the warrant reads.It goes on to say, “However, I also want the court to be aware that all five individuals have been threatened and have expressed extreme concern to me regarding their safety. One of the individual(s) was forced to move out of his apartment. The other was receiving texted messages containing pictures of his passport, the same passport that was stolen during the robbery.”Johnson also sent his friends Instagram messages about his involvement in the case.“After the papers were signed, Johnson made a phone call to Dunbar, while in Grieco’s office,” the warrant says. “Johnson was also communicating with Baker via direct messages, but it could not be determined if they actually met up.”“Johnson’s actions contaminated the integrity of the investigation as he made the victims recant their statements, only after given them cash,” the warrant adds.The 22-year-old Baker and 27-year-old Dunbar turned themselves in to the Broward County main jail on May 16.They were later released on $200,000 and $100,000 bond, respectively.Baker ultimately pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar pleaded not guilty to four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.The State Attorney’s office is deciding whether to file formal charges.The NFL is also still investigating the incident.last_img read more