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Community to take part in Bible marathon

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Community to take part in Bible marathon Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author “Contrary to what President Obama said, we are a Christian nation. We believe in ‘one nation under God’ and we are privileged be able to practice our beliefs freely and exercise them in a peaceful way.”Walker said Christians believe that God’s word is fruitful and needs to be heard.“God’s word may not be the solution but it is a help for the problems that we suffer in our economy and the ills of our society,” he said. “Even when God’s word is being read and there is no one to listen, the time is especially meaning for the reader. When it’s just you and God’s word and God’s creations around you, it is a special time that can’t be described. Everyone who has read during the Bible Reading Marathon has said that it is a very special and meaningful time for them personally.” Linda Adams, Salem-Troy Baptist Association administrative assistant, said everyone is invited to attend the opening of the Bible Reading Marathon on Sunday, May 3. “We have several churches that are planning to attend the opening as their Sunday night service and several that plan to come on Wednesday night to either read or listen,” Adams said. “This is our third Bible Reading Marathon but it’s the 20th year for the Bible Reading Marathon at our nation’s capitol building.” Published 7:55 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009 The Salem-Troy Baptist Association invites the people of God to participate in the Bible Reading Marathon, which begins on Sunday, May 3 and concludes on Thursday, May 7, the National Day of Prayer.The event will begin at 5 p.m. May 3 at the Gazebo on the square in downtown Troy with special music by the Sheppard and Wilkerson families. The Bible Reading Marathon will begin at 6 p.m. with Genesis 1:1.Averyt Walker, director of mission Salem-Troy Baptist Association, said his experience has been that the Bible Reading Marathon is a special time personally for those who read. “According to the scripture God says, ‘When my word goes forth, it will not return unto me void,” Walker said. “As Christians we believe that it is important to read the world of God aloud, not just for us as individuals, but for our nation. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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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 “We need 360 readers for the 90-hour marathon,” Adams said. “However, the last two years, we have completed reading the entire Bible somewhere after midnight on Wednesday. Then we started with the Gospel of Matthew and continued reading the New Testament until the noon hour on Thursday. ““We will conclude the 2009 Bible Reading Marathon at noon on Thursday, May 7, with the National Day of Prayer ceremony that includes words of encouragement and prayer.”To reserve a time to read, call 566-1538 or e-mail [email protected] or stop by the Salem-Troy Baptist Association office at 317 Ray Ave. in Troy. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content The Bible Reading Marathon is an annual event of the International Bible Reading Association.The Salem-Troy Baptist Association takes the lead in hosting the event but churches, organizations and other groups and individuals from around the area participate. “We are scheduling reading times now and encourage those who wish to participate to call and reserve a time,” Adams said. “Readings are 15 minutes in length and you can read one time or several times and there is no minimum age limit. Last year, we had a reader who was either seven or eight years old. We want anyone who wants to read to be a part of this very special event.”Adams said the hardest times to fill are the hours between midnight and 5 a.m.“The first year, we had Troy University students who reserved a large block of time between those hours,” she said. “They came as a group and stayed together.” Some churches are reserving a block of time, as are several organizations. 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Missing Ohio teenager Harley Dilly has been ‘recovered’: Officials

first_imgStatement from Port Clinton’s police chief:“We are currently searching an unoccupied residence in the 500 block of Fulton Street.At this time Harley Dilly is still missing.”@WEWS #WEWS #HarleyDilly pic.twitter.com/XqcgzS7WWR— Scott Noll (@ScottNoll_News) January 14, 2020The hunt for Dilly began on Dec. 22 and the Port Clinton Police Department has provided daily updates on its social media account.Investigators released a surveillance image of the last known sighting of Dilly crossing the street in front of his home on the 500 block of E. 5th Street wearing a thin maroon puffy jacket.An Amber Alert was issued. Approximately 75 law enforcement agencies including the FBI, K-9 search and rescue teams and helicopters scoured over 150 acres to find Dilly.Members of the community banned together to raise $18,095 in reward money for information leading to Dilly’s safe return and assisted with the search efforts.On Saturday, over 100 members of the community volunteered to conduct their own search, according to the “Search Party of Harley Dilly” Facebook group.On Tuesday the Amber Alert was cancelled because the “child has been recovered,” according to the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. LPETTET/iStock(PORT CLINTON, Ohio) — Almost four weeks after 14-year-old Harley Dilly disappeared while walking to school, officials in Port Clinton, Ohio, said he has been “recovered.”Dilly left his home on Dec. 20 to go to his last day of school at Port Clinton High School before the holiday break. He never arrived.Port Clinton Police Department is expected to give an update on Tuesday about the investigation after officials searched a vacant house on Monday for several hours, according to ABC affiliate WEWS.last_img read more

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Saharan dust plume heads to US skies this weekend

first_imgABC NewsBy GINGER ZEE and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The skies over the East Coast and South are going to be a bit dusty this weekend.A massive dust plume from the Sahara desert is already making its way through the southern part of the U.S. and will envelop cities between Texas and New York by Sunday.While the scope of the plume may seem large, it won’t produce a haboob — or low-level dust cloud — as the air layer will be between 5,000 and 20,000 feet in the atmosphere.Nevertheless, health experts say it still poses risks to people with respiratory problems. It can also cause sinus problems and itchy eyes, nose and throat for people who are sensitive to those symptoms.At the same time, the Saharan Air Layer will have a colorful effect on the horizon. The dust will affect the sunset and give the sky different shades of red during the end of the day.The Saharan Air Layer is transported westward by bursts of strong winds and tropical waves located in the central and western Atlantic Ocean. It typically peaks between June and August.The dust typically hits the Western Hemisphere every 3 to 5 days but it is usually in smaller encompassments. It also suppresses hurricane activity and development in the Atlantic Ocean.The dust plume covered the skies around the Caribbean earlier this week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Office landlords offer discounts to lock in leases

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink More companies are keeping their offices, but are downsizing those spaces to allow employees to work remotely part-time. (iStock) Office landlords in New York, Chicago and San Francisco could be taking a hit in the next few years even if some companies lock in long-term leases.More companies are keeping their offices, but are downsizing those spaces to allow employees to work remotely part-time, according to data from VTS, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.The analysis shows that landlords are giving tenants discounts of up to 13 percent compared to rents in the first quarter of 2020. Firms are also looking at an average of about 10 percent less space than they were looking at in the first quarter of 2020.Even as more people are getting the Covid-19 vaccine, many employees are reluctant to return to the office. The U.S. office vacancy rate rose to 11.9 percent in the first quarter, according to the report, which cited data from CoStar.ADVERTISEMENTLandlords are willing to offer rent breaks to prevent vacancies from rising, but these rent discounts could lead to lower valuations of office buildings in major cities.One positive sign for office owners: Companies are still looking to secure long-term leases.Over 45 percent of the tenants negotiating with landlords are seeking to make commitments of at least seven years. That’s up from 34 percent in 2019, according to the report.[WSJ] — Keith Larsen Share via Shortlink Tags Commercial Real EstateManhattanoffice marketlast_img read more

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In Short

first_imgVandemoortele buyVandemoortele has struck a deal to take over margarine and frying fats activities from Dutch company Van Dijk Food Products part of the EFS Group. “With this move, Vandemoortele is pursuing its strategy aimed at focusing on further growth of its two main activities namely margarine and frying fats on one side, and deep-freeze bakery products on the other side,” said CEO Jean Vandemoortele.Delice’s POS driveDelice de France is launching a new Bread of the Month promotion for independent shops, offering discounts on the new Tiger Demi Baguette, Tear & Share Bouchon (four Bouchon-sized rolls baked together), and Steak Roll during June and July. Stores will also get a point-of-sale pack to drive sales, including five tent cards, two wobblers and two A3 posters.Community workA community share offer, launched earlier this month, plans to raise £190,000-worth of funding for the Real Food Store, due to open in October at a 2,400sq ft, three-storey site in Exeter city centre and funded entirely with investment from the local community. A 300sq ft open bakery, leased to local company Emma’s Bread, will be a key feature of the new community-owned enterprise, supplying the shop and the café with bread, cakes and pastries.Retail display bookThe Shopfitting and Display Equipment Association has published the latest edition of its retail display directory, which contains 32 new specialist suppliers this year. There is also a section that analyses store interiors. The publishers are giving away a free copy to the first 50 BB readers who request one on 01883 348911 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Individual killed in New Sharon murder-suicide related to those killed in 2018 incident

first_imgNEW SHARON – One of the two people killed in a shooting incident at a Hovey Road residence on Monday, termed a murder-suicide by the Maine State Police, also lost her parents in a murder-suicide incident in early 2018.Robert Dapolito, 55, and Jessica Dapolito, 42, were found dead at their home on the Hovey Road after state police responded to a well-being check on Monday morning. Maine State Police has since indicated that the New Sharon residents died as a result of a homicide-suicide. Police believe that Robert Dapolito murdered his long-time partner, Jessica Dapolito, and then shot himself.According to Facebook posts, Jessica Dapolito was the daughter of Thomas and Michelle Masse, residents of Temple that were also killed in a murder-suicide incident. According to police, on Jan. 9, 2018 Thomas Masse murdered his wife at their home on the Temple Road before killing himself. Thomas had called 911 with threats of suicide early that morning; the Maine State Police Tactical Team later discovered the deceased residents in their home. Each had died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head.There appears to be another connection between the individuals that died as a result of Monday’s incident and domestic violence. While some details of the incident are still under investigation, MSP representative Katharine England said Thursday that police have confirmed a relationship between Robert Dapolito and Patrick Dapolito who is currently serving a 55-year prison sentence for murdering his wife in 2010.“We are still exploring the nature of that relationship,” England said.Per media reports, it is believed that the two men were brothers.last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Soundboard Featuring Alecia Chakour From Sunshine Music Festival

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead just released the 42nd installment of their weekly series, Taper Tuesdays, yesterday, publishing the soundboards from their performance at Sunshine Music Festival on January 15th, 2017 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida. Back in March, the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble released a recording of their performance from the first day of the festival, which was held at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. With this latest Taper Tuesday release, we can now all enjoy both Joe Russo’s Almost Dead performances from across Sunshine Music Festival in both St. Petersburg and Boca Raton.Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, & More Close Out Sunshine Music Fest With Friends & Family [Audio/Videos]For Sunday’s performance, the amazing Alecia Chakour sat in with Almost Dead for the set, lending her stellar vocals to the group ahead of her own performance with Tedeschi Trucks Band later in the day. That, in and of itself, makes the show worthy of a listen. Ahead of the final number of “Samson & Delilah,” Chakour took over the lead vocals for “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion),” with her powerful, soulful voice masterfully covering the slowed down, bluesy tune. You can listen to the full show from the second day of Sunshine Music Festival below.You can listen to the full show from the second day of Sunshine Music Festival below, courtesy ofEric McRoberts. You can also head here to listen to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance from day one of the festival here.[Photo: Ellison White]Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Sunshine Music Festival at Mizner Park Amphitheater | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/2017Set: Feel Like A Stranger (SM) -> China Cat Sunflower (TH) -> I Know You Rider (All) -> Jam @ -> Jack Straw (SM & TH) -> Jam -> St. Stephen (TH) > Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Day Dream (SM) > Fire On the Mountain # (TH), The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC), Samson & Delilah (SM)AC is Alecia Chakour (TTB) on Lead [email protected] – With Throwing Stones Teases (SM, then Band)# – With a Unknown Tease (MB)last_img read more

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4 Peaks Music Festival Announces Initial 2018 Lineup

first_img4 Peaks Music Festival will feature performances by Greensky Bluegrass Nahko & Medicine for the People, North Mississippi Allstars, and The New Mastersounds when the homegrown fest returns to Bend, OR from June 21st to June 24th.Poor Man’s Whiskey, Particle, Brothers Comatose, The Mother Hips, Molly Tuttle, Scott Pemberton and more are also set to appear at the festival, which will take place at the Stevenson Ranch.Now in its 11th year, 4 Peaks Music Festival was originally launched as a backyard gathering for Central Oregon residents. Last year‘s 10th anniversary celebration featured sets from moe., Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.Tickets for the 2018 edition of 4 Peaks Music Festival are now on sale. [Photo: Greg Homolka]last_img

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Faculty Council meeting held Jan. 28

first_imgOn Jan. 28, the Faculty Council voted to change the status of the Standing Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights to an instructional program committee.  They also heard an update from the Committee on Academic Integrity, including a proposal regarding the affirmation of the honor code. The council next meets on Feb. 11.  The preliminary deadline for the March 3 meeting of the faculty is Feb. 17 at noon.last_img

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Harvard awards 10 honorary degrees

first_imgFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Program, sharing Harvard’s 366th Commencement Day spotlight with a host of honorees at the top of their fields.Mark Zuckerberg, Doctor of LawsMark Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in 2004, is the featured speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 366th Commencement. Zuckerberg is Facebook’s chairman and CEO. In 2010, Time magazine named him Person of the Year and Vanity Fair magazine listed him among its “top 100 most influential people of the information age.” In 2016, Forbes magazine named him among its 10 “World’s Most Powerful People.”Zuckerberg has also emerged as a major philanthropist, having pledged to direct tens of billions of dollars to a range of causes. Over their lifetimes, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and 2007 Harvard College graduate, have pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), which is committed to advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity. Zuckerberg studied computer science at Harvard University before moving Facebook to Palo Alto, Calif.Norman R. Augustine, Doctor of LawsNorman Augustine is the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. and has held numerous positions in the aerospace industry and government, including assistant director of defense research and engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and under secretary and acting secretary of the Army.He was chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Red Cross, and the Aerospace Industries Association, and was a 16-year member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.Augustine has been presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by the president of the United States, received the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award, and five times received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal.Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe, Doctor of LawsHawa Abdi Dhiblawe is a Somali human rights activist and physician. As Somalia’s first female gynecologist, she opened a one-room clinic in 1983 to help meet the needs of pregnant women in the area. As the Somalia civil war began in 1991 and refugees flocked to her, her efforts expanded and she founded what is now the Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF). Today, the DHAF includes a hospital, school, and feeding center, and offers education, health care, shelter, and training to an estimated 90,000 displaced people, mostly women and children.Abdi has won numerous distinctions and awards, including the John Jay Justice Award, Vital Voices’ Woman of the Year Award, and a nomination for the Noble Peace Prize in 2012.Dame Judi Dench, Doctor of ArtsDame Judi Dench is a celebrated actress who has garnered wide popular and critical admiration for a career marked by outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles.Over her 60-year career, she has been revered for her work in television, film, and on stage. Dench gained international recognition for her legendary role as M in seven James Bond films.Dench has won numerous major awards, including an Academy Award, 10 BAFTA Awards, eight Laurence Olivier Awards, and a Tony Award for Best Actress. In recognition of her many achievements she received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1970, became a Dame of the British Empire in 1988, and in 2005 was awarded a Companion of Honour.Sandra M. Gilbert, Doctor of LawsSandra Gilbert is a distinguished professor emerita of English at the University of California, Davis. A leading feminist literary critic and author of eight collections of poetry, Gilbert is well known for her work with scholar Susan Gubar, with whom she co-authored several works.Gilbert has taught at Indiana University, Princeton University, and University of California, Davis, among others, and was the first M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell University. She has served as president of the Modern Language Association and is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, Gilbert was named a co-winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement.James Earl Jones, Doctor of ArtsJames Earl Jones is an acclaimed actor who has performed on stage, television, and in films. Most notably, Jones’ voice is known as Darth Vader in “Star Wars” and Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King.”Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won numerous and distinguished awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center Honors, and two Tony Awards. In 2011, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with an honorary Oscar. Jones also was awarded a Lifetime Achievement honor at the 2017 Tony Awards.In 2004, Jones was recognized with the Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award. Earlier this year, Jones starred in the American Repertory Theater’s “Night of the Iguana” at Harvard.Walter E. Massey, Doctor of LawsWalter Massey is chancellor of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), having previously served as its president.Prior to his roles at SAIC, Massey was president of Morehouse College for more than a decade. Morehouse College is also his alma mater. Massey has served at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Brown University, and in the University of California system. From 1991 to 1993, he was the director of the National Science Foundation under President George H.W. Bush.Throughout his career, Massey has served on the boards of the Mellon Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, Smithsonian Institution, and a number of other organizations committed to the advancement of science and technology, diversity in education, and the arts and culture.Massey holds honorary degrees from 39 universities, and is also a trustee emeritus of the University of Chicago and Brown University.Michael Rabin, Doctor of ScienceMichael Rabin is the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and helped shape the field of theoretical computer science. Rabin actively contributes to major problems of encryption, privacy, and internet security.Prior to joining the Harvard University faculty in 1981, Rabin served as the H.B. Fine Instructor in Mathematics and member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton before joining the mathematics department at Hebrew University.Rabin is member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the French Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society.Rabin’s prizes include the Turing Award in Computer Science, the Dan David Prize, the Israel Prize, the EMET Prize, and the Rothschild Prize. Huda Y. Zoghbi, Doctor of ScienceHuda Zoghbi is a professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.Zoghbi’s discoveries have unraveled the genetic underpinnings of a number of neurological disorders. She has provided new ways of thinking about common neurological disorders, including autism and Parkinson’s disease, that could lead to better treatments.Among Zoghbi’s many recognitions are the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award and 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Neurodegeneration. John Williams, Doctor of MusicJohn Williams is one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and the concert stage.His 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including all seven “Star Wars” films and the first three “Harry Potter” films.In addition to his work in film and television, Williams has composed numerous works for the concert stage and served as music director and laureate conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980-1993.As one of the nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices, Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, Williams received the 44th Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute — the first composer to receive this honor.last_img read more