Adult Site Hosting – New Hostgator Coupon http://newhostgatorcoupon.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:43:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3.png Adult Site Hosting – New Hostgator Coupon http://newhostgatorcoupon.com/ 32 32 Local News: Mobile COVID testing, Vaccination clinic return Tuesday-Friday (01/14/22) https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/local-news-mobile-covid-testing-vaccination-clinic-return-tuesday-friday-01-14-22/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:43:51 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/local-news-mobile-covid-testing-vaccination-clinic-return-tuesday-friday-01-14-22/ The Indiana Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a free mobile testing and vaccination clinic as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. WHEN: 18-20 January from 12pm-8pm and 21 January from 12pm-4pm WHERE: Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building, 191 NUS 231, Greencastle. HOW: Register online at ourshot.in.gov or […]]]>

The Indiana Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a free mobile testing and vaccination clinic as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WHEN: 18-20 January from 12pm-8pm and 21 January from 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building, 191 NUS 231, Greencastle.

HOW: Register online at ourshot.in.gov or call 211 (866-211-9966) and a representative will schedule an appointment for you between 8am and 8pm daily. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted.

“As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we are pleased to make another testing and immunization resource available to all Putnam County residents from our partners at the Indiana Department of Health.” Adam Amos said.

If you are 18 years or older you can get either the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccine, which requires a second dose to be fully protected. This will be scheduled at the time of your first dose. You can also get the booster dose of your choice.

People aged 5 to 17 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. An adult must accompany children aged 5 to 15 to the vaccination appointment. If the adult present is not a parent or legal guardian, consent must be provided in advance.

For persons between the ages of 16 and 17, it is desirable that a parent or legal guardian accompany the minor to the vaccination site. Officials understand that this may not always be possible. In these cases, the parent or legal guardian can give written or verbal permission.

??This mobile vaccine site is another way we are working to provide convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines for all Hoosiers in their communities?? said state health commissioner Kris Box. “I encourage everyone who has not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this safe and effective vaccine, which is the best protection we have against this virus.”

Here are some additional facts:

?? The vaccine is available free of charge, however insurance information is requested as an administration fee may apply.

?? Each person must make an appointment, even if they live in the same household.

?? This page offers the vaccine from Pfizer and Moderna, which need a second dose to be fully protected. this

is scheduled at the time of the first dose.

?? Proof of age is required at the appointment.

?? After receiving the vaccine, recipients should enroll in V-safe, the post-vaccination health check

any smartphone at vsafe.cdc.gov.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, once you’ve been fully vaccinated, you don’t need to stay away from others if you’ve been with someone who has COVID-19 or get tested unless you have symptoms.

When you are fully vaccinated you should also:

?? Wear a mask and maintain social distancing to reduce the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19

?? Avoid medium-sized or large gatherings

?? Protect yourself while traveling

?? Get tested and stay home if symptoms develop

Learn more about the Indiana Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccine at ourshot.in.gov.

The Putnam County Department of Health’s intent is to prevent, promote, and protect the health, safety, and vital signs for the people of Putnam County through the provision of various health and wellness screening services, educational programs, law enforcement public health and the gathering and accurate recording of all major events in Putnam County.

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A lifelong love affair with Guinea-Bissau’s turtles https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/a-lifelong-love-affair-with-guinea-bissaus-turtles/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:41:15 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/a-lifelong-love-affair-with-guinea-bissaus-turtles/ Biologist Castro Barbosa has spent his career protecting the green sea turtles that breed on the Bjiagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau. The Bijagós are the most important breeding grounds for sea turtles in Africa – 5% of the world’s green sea turtle population breed on Poilâo Island alone. Turtles are at risk from being accidentally caught […]]]>
  • Biologist Castro Barbosa has spent his career protecting the green sea turtles that breed on the Bjiagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau.
  • The Bijagós are the most important breeding grounds for sea turtles in Africa – 5% of the world’s green sea turtle population breed on Poilâo Island alone.
  • Turtles are at risk from being accidentally caught in fishing nets, hunting, and over-harvesting their eggs, but traditional restrictions on access to the sacred islands in the Bijagós have protected these breeding areas.
  • Barbosa’s work to monitor turtles and their breeding grounds respects and complements these traditional protective measures.

POILÃO ISLAND, Guinea-Bissau – Castro Barbosa’s eyes still glow when he remembers the first time he saw a sea turtle in 1993. He was visiting the Bijagós Archipelago of Guinea-Bissau; He was so impressed by the turtles that he has since devoted his career to protecting them.

“You were so calm, so nice. I saw that they needed protection, ”says the biologist as he walks along the beach on Poilão Island, one of the many nesting sites for sea turtles off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.

Today, Castro is 60 years old and heads sea turtle surveillance at the National Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (IBAP). He oversees key nesting sites for green turtles in the João Vieira-Poilão Marine National Park, which includes Poilão and three other islands. Scientists recognize Poilão as one of the top five nesting sites in the world for green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and the most important in Africa. About 5% of the world’s population nest on this 43 hectare island.

The green turtles that breed in the Bijagós spend the rest of their lives in the open sea. Some stay near the João Vieira-Poilão Islands and the nearby Orango National Park, while others hike up to 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) up the West African coast to the seagrass meadows of the Banc d’Arguin off the Mauritanian coast.

But all the sea turtles that hatch here will at some point return to these beaches to breed. Although the green turtle population is declining worldwide – mainly due to hunting, over-harvesting their eggs, or accidentally catching them in fishing nets – the Poilão population appears to remain stable.

Castro Barbosa with a green sea turtle cub. Image by Ricci Shryock for Mongabay.

Barbosa grew up inland in the Cacheu region of Guinea-Bissau and worked on his father’s farm. He’s always been an avid scientist, and when he was trained as a biologist he thought he would specialize in mammals on land. “I knew very little about the turtles because there are few on the mainland.”

While working as a biologist for IBAP in the 1990s, Barbosa visited the islands and fell in love with their sea turtles. He participated in lengthy negotiations to provide access for conservationists and park officials to islands like Poilão, which are considered sacred by locals and taboo to outsiders. “The negotiations were very difficult for the people because it was difficult to convince the people that we want to protect the turtles and that this is also in the interest of the community.”

Preparations for a formal conservation program began here in 1998. Barbosa says patience is essential when talking to community leaders, who often asked park officials to wait hours after arriving at the meeting point before coming out to speak to them. Waiting and listening are essential to showing mutual respect among community leaders, he added.

Around the same time, locals told researchers who were doing a green turtle census that much fewer turtles visited many of the beaches of Bijagós where they were once common. Poilão, which is considered sacred and forbidden apart from traditional ceremonies, was the only place where many turtles still live. But even here the researchers found evidence of temporary camps set up by migrant fishermen and the remains of green turtles.

The park was officially established in 2000. Since then, Barbosa has overseen the development of the park’s conservation program, including monitoring, tagging and protecting the thousands of turtles that hatch in the park each year.

This contributes to a more detailed understanding of the movements of green turtles during the rest of their life cycle and allows conservationists to strengthen environmental protection – including restricting access – to these areas.

Locals told the researchers that far fewer green turtles were visiting many of the Bijagós beaches that they used to frequent. Image by Ricci Shryock for Mongabay.

Barbosa could have retired by now, but he says he doesn’t want to do anything other than be with the sea turtles. More than one employee jokes that after years of working with the animals Barbosa – with its calm, calm demeanor and gentle smile – even resembles a green sea turtle.

On a late September night on Poilão, more than 200 adult green sea turtles wooded ashore to lay their eggs. While the mother sea turtles that climb the beach to nest are large and less prone to predation, Barbosa is drawn to protecting the thousands of hatchlings. In the early hours of the morning, when the sky is gray and the rain is threatening, he wakes up from his tent and scans the beach. It is the beginning of the breeding season; In the midst of the fresh tracks, the first eggs hatch, which were laid months before, and a few small baby turtles try to get from their sandy cradle to their home in the sea. Only a few centimeters long, they are easy prey for the birds circling above them.

Barbosa discovers a newborn baby with an injured fin. He leans forward and carefully picks it up.

“I’m still impressed every time I see a turtle,” says Barbosa with a smile. “I feel obliged to protect them.” He’s taking a break. “I don’t know how to explain it. Something is touching my heart. That makes me always protect them so that nothing hurts them before they get into the sea. “

He puts the little turtle in a bucket of sand; he hopes the fin will heal in a day or two and then be released back on the beach to make his way to the water. Then he goes back to the beach to see if any other sea turtles need him.

Technology and tradition come together to watch over the sea turtles on a sacred island

Banner image: Hatched sea turtles rescued. Image by Ricci Shryock for Mongabay.

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Catry, P., Barbosa, C., Indjai, B., Almeida, A., Godley, BJ & Vié, J. (2002). First count of the green turtle near Poilão, Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau: The most important nesting colony on the Atlantic coast of Africa. Oryx, 36(04), 400-403. do:10.1017 / s0030605302000765

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Cameroon dreams of winning the title at home at the start of the Nations Cup | Sports https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/cameroon-dreams-of-winning-the-title-at-home-at-the-start-of-the-nations-cup-sports/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 05:30:26 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/cameroon-dreams-of-winning-the-title-at-home-at-the-start-of-the-nations-cup-sports/ A general view of the official ball of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 can be seen in the press room in Yaounde on January 8, 2022. The ball is called toghu, it is the name of a royal and traditional garment of the people in north-west Cameroon. – AFP image YAOUNDÉ (Cameroon) Jan […]]]>

A general view of the official ball of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 can be seen in the press room in Yaounde on January 8, 2022. The ball is called toghu, it is the name of a royal and traditional garment of the people in north-west Cameroon. – AFP image

YAOUNDÉ (Cameroon) Jan 9 – Fifty years after the last African Cup of Nations, Cameroon launches its flagship continental project today with the aim of winning a sixth title while hoping the specter of the coronavirus does not overshadow the tournament.

Cameroon, who play Burkina Faso in the 2013 Group A opening match at the huge new 60,000-seat Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, knows expectations are high for the Indomitable Lions.

However, you will have to compete with the reigning champions Algeria, the Senegal of Sadio Mane and the Egypt of Mohamed Salah.

Cameroon was originally scheduled to host 2019 but was banned from the tournament due to delays in preparing the tournament, with Egypt taking the lead. The 33rd Cup of Nations was then postponed last year due to the pandemic.

The Central African country of 27 million people was therefore determined to continue the competition after reports last month that leading European clubs wanted to postpone it again due to Covid concerns.

This time it goes on and Cameroon coach Toni Conceicao is well aware of the pressure on his side.

“They put that on the table when I signed my contract: at least reach the final, do whatever it takes to win it,” Conceicao told AFP.

“We believe that the people and history of Cameroon commit us to this. It sets the bar pretty high, but we believe we can achieve those goals. “

“We have a lot of weight on our shoulders,” added the Portuguese.

African football officials have set strict Covid-19 rules to keep the competition from becoming a super-spread event that teams have to play even when only 11 players are available.

Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was forced to isolate himself at his hotel on Thursday after testing positive, while Senegal, Africa’s top-ranked national team, traveled to Cameroon without three members of his squad for the same reason.

Senegal then let key defender Kalidou Koulibaly test positive shortly after arriving.

‘Scandal’

Burkina Faso captain Bertrand Traore described the test procedures as a “scandal” after at least four members of the squad and coach Kamou Malo tested positive in the run-up to today’s opening game.

“It’s a scandal, we can’t do without first-team players 24 hours before the game,” said Traore.

“The authorities have to check the organization.”

However, Covid is far from the only concern in a country grappling with conflict in the English-speaking West.

The Group F games with Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia take place in Limbe, a coastal town near Mount Cameroon that is also a focal point of separatist unrest.

Jihadist robbers are also a problem in the north, at least beyond the town of Garoua, where Salahs Egypt and Nigeria will play group matches.

Due to the health crisis, organizers have capped the audience limit to 60 percent of capacity, or 80 percent if the hosts are playing.

Viewers must be vaccinated and test negative, but only six percent of the adult population are vaccinated.

Cameroon is football crazy though, and many fans are bound to attend matches in a country that hosted the Nations Cup only once in 1972 when there were only eight participants.

However, the nation that gave the world players like Roger Milla and Samuel Eto’o – the latter now president of the Cameroonian Football Association – no longer has the same level of stardust.

Debut in Comoros, Gambia

You have Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, but the continent’s true superstars will be elsewhere.

Senegal has not only Liverpool striker Mane, but also Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Defending champions Algeria, unbeaten in 33 competitive matches, will be led by Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, while Morocco will face PSG full-back Achraf Hakimi and Seville goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, among others.

Nigeria, meanwhile, are crossing the border without Napoli strikers Victor Osimhen or Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis, whose club said they were notified of his call-up too late.

In any case, this Cup of Nations is not just about the big names, because Gambia, number 148 in the world rankings, and the island state of Comoros in the Indian Ocean are making their debut. – AFP


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The Day – Norwich distributes COVID-19 test kits, searches for additional state test sites and relief for schools https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/the-day-norwich-distributes-covid-19-test-kits-searches-for-additional-state-test-sites-and-relief-for-schools/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 00:09:52 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/the-day-norwich-distributes-covid-19-test-kits-searches-for-additional-state-test-sites-and-relief-for-schools/ Norwich – The ever-changing COVID-19 picture and renewed sense of urgency in response to critical staffing issues in schools and the demand for tests dominated a conference call between city guides, lawmakers and local health and education authorities on Friday morning. The recent surge in COVID-19 also prompted Mayor Peter Nystrom to revert to the […]]]>

Norwich – The ever-changing COVID-19 picture and renewed sense of urgency in response to critical staffing issues in schools and the demand for tests dominated a conference call between city guides, lawmakers and local health and education authorities on Friday morning.

The recent surge in COVID-19 also prompted Mayor Peter Nystrom to revert to the early pandemic plan of holding the conference call weekly instead of twice a month.

The city’s COVID-19 case rate increased from 64.9 per 100,000 residents and a 10% test positive rate in the two weeks December 5-15 to 151.5 cases per 100,000 residents and a positive test rate of 20.9% over the period from December 19 to January 1, Patrick McCormack, director of the Uncas health district, told callers.

The rising cases have put a strain on school systems across the region. Norwich Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow and Norwich Free Academy’s principal Brian Kelly said every day this week that they were on the verge of closing schools due to staff shortages or critical shortages of bus drivers.

But a government order stating that completely removed learning days are not counted towards the required minimum of 180 learning days, leaves the school administrators only a few options. Stringfellow said if Norwich schools have to close – as Stonington did on Monday and Tuesday – and make up for the days in June, “I’ll run out of June.” Friday was the first snowy day of the season.

Kelly added that the move to distance learning while those days have yet to be made up at the end of the year poses contractual issues as teacher contracts have a maximum number of teaching days. Kelly said he asked teachers to work “non-stop” the day and skip the sessions reserved for classroom preparation to cover absent teachers.

“It’s just not sustainable,” said Kelly.

Kelly and Stringfellow seek help from lawmakers. Both spoke with State Senator Cathy Osten to ask for discharge for the minimum 180-day school year. “Even just five days would help,” said Stringfellow.

Osten said she raised the issue in vain with Governor Ned Lamont’s staff. She said lawmakers must take the minimum of 180 days during the upcoming short term, which begins Feb. 9.

The conference call attendees also addressed the need to expand COVID-19 testing as the state-sponsored drive-through testing site at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich is inaccessible to many residents without vehicles, or the sometimes three to four Can’t wait hours in line.

Jennifer Granger, president and CEO of United Community and Family Services, a health care provider serving low-income residents across the region, said she spoke with officials from the State Department of Public Health about the need to expand the testing sites in Norwich. She said civil servants prefer an indoor location.

The city guides met after the conference call and decided to recommend three possible locations with better access: the Norwich Transportation Center on Falls Avenue, St. Mary’s Church on Central Avenue in Greeneville, and the soup kitchen on St. Vincent de Paul Place on 120 Cliff St.

City Manager John Salomone said the traffic center would be best used only as a testing ground for Southeast Area transit bus drivers or walk-up people. He said using the site as a transit would create traffic jams at the busy intersection of Falls Avenue and West Main Street. McCormack suggested that the transportation center could be set up as an appointment-only location.

Mayor Peter Nystrom said he hoped all three of the city’s locations could be used to expand test access.

Norwich has also received an additional 2,600 COVID-19 rapid home test kits and will be distributing approximately 1,400 of them to the public in a drive-through event starting Saturday lunchtime in front of Kelly Middle School on Mahan Drive. Recipients must bring proof of their Norwich residency and are limited to two test kits of two COVID-19 tests per household. A limited number of adult N95 masks are also distributed.

The distribution configuration requires a strict traffic pattern as Mahan Drive is being converted into one-way traffic. Recipients must drive Mahan Drive through Mohegan Park along Wilderness Road to John Edward Drive, turn right on Mahan Drive for a residence check before going to the distribution and then exit towards Ox Hill Road.

City officials reserved 1,200 test kits and some N95 masks that will be shipped direct to public housing residents, senior housing facilities and agencies serving people with reduced mobility, said fire chief and emergency management director, Tracy Montoya.

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It’s National Mentoring Month everywhere – and especially in Thurston County https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/its-national-mentoring-month-everywhere-and-especially-in-thurston-county/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:13:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/its-national-mentoring-month-everywhere-and-especially-in-thurston-county/ Mary Beth Harrington, CVA By Mary Beth Harrington Happy New Year! I recently saw several posts from friends suggesting that setting resolutions might be a negative measure and that they would prefer to choose a more positive New Year response. (I think it’s like when I tried not to give up anything for Lent but […]]]>

By Mary Beth Harrington

Happy New Year! I recently saw several posts from friends suggesting that setting resolutions might be a negative measure and that they would prefer to choose a more positive New Year response. (I think it’s like when I tried not to give up anything for Lent but to do something positive – the nuns didn’t buy it).

If you’re more into the camp of dissolution, here are some things to consider.

What is mentoring?

There are many forms of mentorship; However, the mentoring I am referring to here is when an older person, usually an adult, supports the critical social and emotional development necessary to build resilience and the mental health of someone younger than himself of a child or young person.

Think about it, who taught you to ride a bike, cook macaroni and cheese, or shake hands? If that person hadn’t been in your life, would there have been someone else who would have shown up?

National Mentoring Month

Every January, mentoring nonprofits come together to celebrate and promote National Mentoring Month.

(I remember getting so excited one January while working for a mentoring organization when a mentoring poster was shown in the background of an episode of the television series “Friends.” It was in Ross’ classroom.)

National Mentoring Month is run by MENTOR, an organization founded in 2002 by NBA legend Bill Russell and singer-songwriter Usher to unite the movement. According to its website, they are “harnessing the power of their collective voices to recruit new mentors, advance mentoring legislative priorities, and drive meaningful change for young people.”

Does mentoring make a difference?

According to MENTOR, mentors play an important role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, attend and participate in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior.

Young people with mentors are:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college
  • 81% more often say they regularly participate in sports or extracurricular activities.
  • 78% are more likely to volunteer in their communities.
  • More than twice as often, they stated that they held a management position in a club or sports team.
  • The same research shows that every third young person in our country grows up without a mentor.

With January being the month of resolutions, it’s no surprise that this is the time of year when mentoring reaches its peak. To learn more about National Mentoring Month or to become a mentor, go to https://www.mentoring.org/campaigns/national-mentoring-month/ or contact one of the following local organizations.

Mentoring that fits your schedule

Big brothers and big sisters

When I say “mentoring” a lot of people think of Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS); However, mentoring may not be what you envision. Life is busy for everyone, so BBBS has adjusted its program so that its mentors (whom they call “Bigs”) meet with their “Littles” two to four times a month (four hours total) at a convenient time for both of them . BBBS also offers location-based mentoring, where you meet with your little one at a BBBS partner location such as a school for an hour a week (or at least twice a month). This can be during lunch or after school. For more information on our local organization, BBBS of Southwest Washington, visit https://www.swwabigs.org/

TOGETHER!

A similar location-based mentoring organization is TOGETHER !, a community-based organization that works with the Tumwater School District to provide services to students and their families. More details can be found at https://thurstontogether.org/

Thurston County’s Boys ‘and Girls’ Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County also offers unique volunteer opportunities as well as ongoing volunteer positions in each of its seven locations. Many volunteer opportunities can be tailored to your schedule and include working with teenagers through one-to-one tuition, homework help, art projects, and leisure activities. More details can be found at https://www.bgctc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Community youth services

Community Youth Services offers volunteer opportunities that range from direct work with young people to support with administrative tasks. The time commitment can relate to a short-term project or a multi-year partnership. Check out their website below https://communityyouthservices.org/get-involved/volunteer/ for current possibilities.

Virtual mentoring

Given the advances in technology and the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, many organizations have adapted their mentoring program to include text or video chat check-ins. One such organization is empower HER, a national organization that brings women over 25 who have lost their mother together with young women who have also lost their mother. According to their website, mentor meetings can take place in person or virtually around milestone moments such as holidays, shopping for back to school, mom’s anniversary or birthday. Virtual mentor matches can include attending an empowerHER VIRTUAL event, Zoom / House Party / FaceTime calls, Netflix Watch parties, virtual museum tours or just a phone call or SMS to check in and show support. For more information on this program, see https://www.empoweringher.org/

Mentoring from teenagers to teenagers

Thurston and Mason Counties’ Crisis Clinic provides a telephone service through its Teen / Youth Helpline that provides crisis intervention, emotional support, information and mediation resources. Teen Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, have received required training, and have received permission from their parent or guardian. More details can be found at http://crisis-clinic.org/volunteer/

Latino mentoring programs

The Hispanic Roundtable Latino Mentoring Program serves as a support system for youth in the Latino community by connecting them with committed adults. For more information, contact Hispanic@HispanicRoundtable.org or check http://hispanicroundtable.org/wp/

Resources for senior mentoring

The Catholic Community Service Foster Grandparents Program recruits seniors serving children from preschool ages through 18 in schools and other locations across West Washington. For more details, call 1-800-372-3697 or go to https://ccsww.org/.

We ask for your ideas

If you know a nonprofit that’s doing something great, celebrating a success, in need of outstanding volunteers, or hosting an event, let me know! This column celebrates (aside a little education) nonprofits!

Mary Beth Harrington, CVA (Certified Volunteer Administrator) lives in Tumwater. She travels the country speaking at conferences and to individual organizations to articulate issues that nonprofits face. Send your ideas to her at MaryBeth@theJOLTnews.com


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South County Happenings, January 2nd https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/south-county-happenings-january-2nd/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:09:43 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/south-county-happenings-january-2nd/ City councils: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday COVID tests, vaccines in the CV town hall COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chula Vista City Hall, 276 Fourth Avenue, with staff from the City Fire Department. Appointments are required; visit […]]]>

City councils: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday

COVID tests, vaccines in the CV town hall

COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chula Vista City Hall, 276 Fourth Avenue, with staff from the City Fire Department. Appointments are required; visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Also, a county-run test site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Ave. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins can be accepted until the maximum daily testing capacity is reached. Testing is free. Test as often as necessary to make sure you and others around you are safe. The city also has COVID-19 vaccines and booster vaccines in the same location, Building C: first and second vaccinations and booster of Moderna vaccine Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and first and second booster and Pfizer pediatric vaccines from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Bring your ID card and vaccination card (if you have one) with you https://myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment in this or other districts.

Start of the free afternoon program

Casa de Salud Youth Center announces National City Esports, a new youth program for 2022. The Esports program is a free afternoon program for National City residents ages 13-17 that is open Monday through Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm is. The program features competitive video games and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities. Gaming participants learn strategies and techniques to take their gaming to the next level. The STEAM activities include learning how to build a desktop computer, use a 3D printer, make stickers with a Cricut device, broadcast streams, and how blockchain technology will affect the future. National City Esports begins January 10th. Register in person at Casa De Salud, Harding Ave 1408, Thursday 3pm to 6pm. Contact Community Services at (619) 336-4290 or email: communityservices@nationalcityca.gov.

Olivewood Gardens offers cooking classes

Start the New Year off with new recipes from Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. The center is offering Build-a-Bowl Soup & Salad from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on January 15th, a cooking class for adults. Prices start at $ 25 for National City residents. Olivewood Gardens is located at 2525 N Ave., National City. Call (619) 434-4281; Email info@olivewoodgardens.org.

Foundation awards more than $ 200,000 in grants

Southwestern College and the Southwestern College Foundation awarded $ 202,956 scholarships to enrolled students this fall. Funds awarded this year have almost doubled from the $ 114,769 awarded in the fall of 2020. “This is the largest number of awards and the highest total amount of scholarship money that we distributed in the fall thanks to our very generous donors,” said Sofia Salgado Robitaille, managing director of the foundation, in a statement. “This semester we also started using new technologies for the electronic distribution of funds. We are trying to meet the needs caused by the pandemic and to assist students in their recovery and continued education. ”This year’s awards include honors for academic achievement, degrees, degrees from local high schools, financial need, community service and memorial scholarships . Many do not require students to be eligible for financial assistance. The college is also offering many scholarships for the first time, including those for LGBTQIA and ESL students, as well as students studying community health. visit https://www.swccd.edu.

Chula Vista honors its seniors

Honor an older adult in your life by joining We Are Chula Vista: A Celebration for Our Older Adults! Chula Vista launches a program that celebrates older adults (55+) in the community by showing them off on the city’s website and on banners. Residents can nominate older adults who have influenced their lives at https://bit.ly/3G5nso6. All submissions will be posted on the city’s age-friendly website, and dozens of older adults will be featured on light pole banners in 2022.

Food distribution for Saturday

Feeding San Diego is hosting a drive-through grocery delivery from 10am to 12pm on Saturday at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista. Each registered participant will receive approximately 50 pounds of dry goods, fresh produce and a frozen meat protein. Register at https://feedingsandiego-jan8.rsvpify.com. People are also given information on how to access other food distributions Fütterungsandiego.org / find-foodand information about CalFresh (SNAP) benefits, including how to apply. visit Fütterungsandiego.org / together-tour.

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Let’s unpack our wildest ‘yellow jacket’ theories together https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/lets-unpack-our-wildest-yellow-jacket-theories-together/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:55:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/lets-unpack-our-wildest-yellow-jacket-theories-together/ 2021 was another stellar year for television, delivering plenty of new series that were worth binge-worthy. But few have grabbed us as passionately as Showtime’s Yellow jackets. The curvy horror mystery follows two interconnected storylines. One comes in 1996 when New Jersey High School soccer team, the Yellowjackets, survived a terrible plane crash in the […]]]>

2021 was another stellar year for television, delivering plenty of new series that were worth binge-worthy. But few have grabbed us as passionately as Showtime’s Yellow jackets. The curvy horror mystery follows two interconnected storylines. One comes in 1996 when New Jersey High School soccer team, the Yellowjackets, survived a terrible plane crash in the remote Canadian wilderness, where they were stranded for 19 months. The second follows survivors in the present who are still grappling with the trauma of the past and the secrets they still hold.

Some really scary shit has gone down in the woods, and each episode of the series juggles multiple secrets. Was there a supernatural being in the forest chasing the girls? Or were the resulting mental illness, chaos, and cannibalism inspired by the girls alone? With only three episodes left in the season, let’s dive into our wildest fan theories Yellow jackets.

*** SPOILER ALERT: This post discusses the action points of Yellow jackets until episode 7, “No compass.” ***

Yellow jackets has several mysteries underway, but the most pressing one is the identity of the antler queen who watches over the cannibalic ritual and appears to be the leader. Many on the internet think it’s Lottie who has visions of the future (and possibly schizophrenia). It’s a good guess, considering that Lottie’s visions are correct. She also stands in front of the antler wall decoration, which perhaps gives a hint.

But the antler queen could be anyone (except Misty, who we see unmasked in the ritual). My money is on Queen Bee Jackie (Ella Purnell). The once popular girl has seen her stocks sink in the woods thanks to her uselessness and lack of survival skills. But with Shauna’s betrayal, I think Jackie is leaving the deep end and using her mean girl skills to become a cult leader.

Few shows had an opener as convincing as Yellow jackets, in which a nameless girl runs through the forest before falling into a pit of sharpened stakes. This girl is then ritually killed and eaten by the cult of the antler queen. I think Lottie is the victim despite the signs that suggest she is the queen. After all, her loss as the group’s visionary would be the most devastating, and her skills make her a threat to all beings (supernatural or not) who seek to destroy the group.

It would also make sense for the victim to be a little yellowjacket so that the main characters can stay on the series, however Yellow jackets seems more than ready to kill his darlings. And it’s all the darker when the girl is someone we know and love.

I think it must be Shauna’s husband, Jeff. We know the furniture business is struggling, and Jeff has access to Shauna’s diaries so he can understand the symbols. Shauna assumes his sneaking around is a marital affair, but that’s too obvious and the show is smarter. But there is another possibility …

Obviously Adam has more to offer than just being Shauna’s counterpart. Is he the blackmailer? Many have speculated that Adam is a grown-up Javi, the coach’s younger son who appears to have a crush on Shauna. It is entirely possible, but would Shauna really not recognize him? He’s clearly more involved with the Yellowjackets than he admits, and he’s lying to Shauna about something.

So far we know that more girls have survived the wild beyond our four cores. And eagle-eyed observers who had peeked Jackie’s old diary noticed entries discussing films from the aftermath of the plane crash. Did Jackie survive only to die in New Jersey? Did she run away? Or is the diary a fantasy from Shauna?

This opens up a world of possibilities: IF Jackie survived, where is she now? Did she threaten to reveal the group’s secrets so that the surviving Yellowjackets would kill them to silence them? Did SHAUNA kill you? And if Jackie was still alive who would her modern self play? Let the fan casting begin! I mean, if you really want to blow us away, give us Winona Ryder as a grown-up Jackie.

We have more survivors to reveal as well, and it will be interesting to see if we meet new Yellowjackets in the last three episodes or if the show holds them up for future seasons.

Taissa and her grandmother saw the blind man on their deathbed, and we see him appear in the woods during the opening credits. We know Taissa has some type of stress / trauma response that causes her to sleepwalk and compulsively eat dirt. But is the man a vision manifested through some mental illness or is he something supernatural that haunts Taissa’s family and girls?

Pragmatically, I think Shauna will miscarry between extreme stress and hunger. But if she ends up having the baby, there is no way she can survive. The darkest timeline suggests these girls are eating this baby, but that’s damn dark. After all, Shauna had this dream in which she gave birth to a rotisserie chicken aka Premonition. So disturbing and yet so possible.

Shauna’s daughter Callie is absolutely the worst, which is not surprising given that Shauna appears to be pretty checked out as a parent. Callie also has a strange lack of curiosity about what her mother went through in the woods, even though she may have just been walled up by her mother. If I were that kid, I’d host a podcast and examine every yellowjacket there is. But maybe it’s easier: teenagers suck and are dicks to their parents.

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SCENE – Winter Festivals, Fun, and frolic in Minnesota | Southern Minn Scene https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/scene-winter-festivals-fun-and-frolic-in-minnesota-southern-minn-scene/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/scene-winter-festivals-fun-and-frolic-in-minnesota-southern-minn-scene/ In Minnesota, where the winter sun sets early and the trees are bare, the fun doesn’t move inside. Instead, we put on our snow pants or, in some cases, strip down to our bathing suits (if it’s polar diving time) and have fun! Check out some of the winter fun and festivals held across southern […]]]>

In Minnesota, where the winter sun sets early and the trees are bare, the fun doesn’t move inside. Instead, we put on our snow pants or, in some cases, strip down to our bathing suits (if it’s polar diving time) and have fun! Check out some of the winter fun and festivals held across southern Minnesota.

Full Moon Luminary Snowshoe

(Friday February 11) – Takes place at the River Bend Nature Center, 1000 Rustad Road, Faribault.






Enjoy an adult night! Walk through the nature center with luminaries as guides. Then enjoy an adult drink while you warm up inside. Snowshoes can be borrowed. Mask compulsory indoors.

To make the distance easier, pre-register (507-332-7151) for an entry time. This allows for better distancing.

(Saturday, January 15, 2022 and Saturday, February 12, 2022) – Located at the Owl Center, 126 E. Cedar St., Houston, MN. Owls live all around us but are very good at avoiding detection. Come and learn with the people and owl staff at the owl center how to identify our local owls by size, shape, silhouette and sound.






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After the indoor portion of the program, attendees will carpool to popular owl areas in and around Houston to call and hear Eastern Screeching Owls, Barred Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Meet at the International Owl Center no later than the specified time (the center opens 30 minutes before the program begins).

Plan to spend the first 45 minutes indoors (chairs are set up so households are at least six feet apart) and learn to recognize owls by sounds before heading outside. Dress appropriately for the weather and try to wear clothes that do not make any noise when you move. Your vehicle will follow our staff to 3-4 different locations within 10 miles of Houston. The call is made from the curb so there is very little walking involved.

Children are welcome, but must be able to stand still for at least 10 minutes. Expect to return to the Owl Center about 2.5-3 hours after the program starts. Email karla@internationalowlcenter.org to be on the waiting list or call 507-896-6957.

Wanamingo Vintage Snowmobile Ride and Show

(Saturday, March 5, 2022) – Snowmobile fans! Come to the Wanamingo Fire Hall for the 12th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride and Show in March.

The Wanamingo Fire Department Relief Association annually hosts a vintage snowmobile ride, snowmobile competition, chilli feed (including chilli cook-off competition), beanbag tournament, and a raffle. The event is both family friendly and entertaining for the adult audience. The event lasts most of the day. The proceeds will be donated to the fireworks on July 4th in Wanamingo.

(Saturday, March 5th, 2022) – With a mug of bock beer, live music, hot brats and campfires, you will beckon to warmer temperatures at the Bockfest.






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Seven goats of winter are hiding around the brewery and in Flandrau State Park, waiting for brave pus to head out and catch them. Armed with completely useless clues and bock beer, hunters comb the park in search of these elusive buck. Two human St. Bernard dogs with bock beer barrels on their backs are ready for dispatch at the first sign of thirst.

Often repeated stories depict her heroic heroic deeds in search of another glass of Schell’s Bock beer as she roams through the woods. As soon as they are fed, they find the strength to move on and continue their search for the secret goats. Legend has it that if all seven goats of winter are caught and returned to the brewery, winter will loosen its icy grip on Minnesota and bring an early spring (this has never been scientifically proven and is still controversial among scientists to this day).

For those who are not hearty enough to leave the Schell’s Brewery festival grounds, do not be ashamed. Schell’s beer, sausages, live music and a warm fire await you. But the party doesn’t stop there. Festers flock to downtown New Ulm for a fun night full of friendships. And when the night is over and it’s time to call it a day, the organizers ask for a lift. Be safe out there.

Location: August Schell Brewing Company-1860 Schell Road, New Ulm, MN; Admission: Tickets are $ 10; 21-plus event; ID cards required; Tickets are also available at the gate on the day of the event for USD 10; Limit of 10 per purchase; A limited number of tickets are sold in advance. The gift shop opens its doors at 10 a.m. on the pre-sale day and sells tickets as long as they are available. Online sales will begin on February 3rd at 10am and will last as long as tickets are available.

(Friday, January 28, 2022; Saturday, January 29, 2022; Sunday, January 30, 2022) – The Bold and Cold Festival is the last weekend of January.






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There are events and activities designed to highlight the Minnesota “cold noses and warm hearts” psyche.

The festival has activities for young and old, including a medallion hunt, snowman building competition, cardboard sledge races, ice fishing competitions, snow sculpting competitions, fat tire bike races and much more. Be brave and embrace cold noses and warm hearts during the Bold & Cold in Owatonna weekend celebration.

(Friday, Jan 28, 2022) – The fun festival includes a Winterfest Opening Ceremony, Free Hot Chocolate and S’mores, Medallion Hunts, a Pole Jump, Hairy Legs Competition, Poker Walk, Commander’s Chile Festival, and a Winter Demolition Derby. The St. Peter Winter Festival offers a variety of activities all over St. Peter.






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Local law enforcement agencies are also making a drastic leap to raise funds for the Minnesota Special Olympics, which coincide with the Winter Festival.

(Saturday, February 26, 2022) – Enjoy fun events, great food, shopping adventures and more. First and foremost is the safety of the community and visitors.

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon both passed away, but The Odd Couple’s influence remains strong in the Mississippi town of Wabasha, where they both made late-in-life Grumpy Old Men films.

Like the films of the same name, the Grumpy Old Men Festival is fun on the ice, on the river, and in costume. There’s a goofy costume contest and minnow races that bring the movies to life, and more classic dishes like the ice fishing contest, cribbage and Texas Hold’em tournaments. Take part in the ice fishing competition, cribbage tournament, bingo, the annual Grumpy Plunge, and more.

Winter Festival on Pine Island

(Saturday, January 29, 2022) – Attractions include groomed cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails on the Pine Island Golf Course. In the evening lights will illuminate the route.

The Eagle Bluff Environmental Center will be on the golf course with cross-country skis and snowshoes available for rent. That will be from 4pm to 8pm

At 11 a.m. there is a cardboard sled race on the golf course (advance booking required). The Legion will sponsor family bingo from 1pm. The senior center is hosting storytelling and a painting competition for children ages 3-7 from 9.30am. Olde Pine Theater will have a concert on Saturday night.

Maplewood Tesla will be in town by noon and people can test drive a Tesla. The Pine Haven Community is hosting a snowman building contest on Saturday afternoon. All events will be published on the image committee’s Facebook page.

Waseca County sleigh and cutter

(Saturday, Jan 22 – Feb 26, 2022) – Founded in Waseca in 1950, this festival continues to entertain young and old.Miss Waseca County Sleigh & Cutter rules all events, including the parade.






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Horse owners from across the state bring gorgeous horses of all kinds to Waseca for the State Street parade. Only animal powered units and riders are allowed. Sledges, cutters, bobsleighs and many types of wagons and buggies can be seen. Most events are free! Many restaurants and clubs offer special meals and entertainment.

Check sleighandcutterfestival.org for a complete calendar of events. The Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival is a fun escape from winter after the holidays. If you like horses, curling, ice sculpting, and parades, this event is for you. There are activities for all ages. Just some of the events include a Frosty the Snowman competition, medallion hunt, bridge, dance, and painting competition.

Highlights: Dinner / Dance; Parade; winter charm on the farm @ Farmamerica; Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival Pageant 2/5; (the current Miss Minnesota came out of that program – the second in 4 years); Vintage snowmobile races; huge fireworks at Clear Lake; Ice sculptures, curling, youth hockey, beanbag tournaments and several snowmobile events.

Ice fishing competition in Lake City

(Saturday, February 19, 2022) – “We are excited to bring back our entire event this year after holding a virtual raffle event last year. We love to bring people from near and far together and fill the day with lots of games, prizes and fun. It’s a wonderful community event that shows the collaborative spirit of our city, ”said Amy Brinkman, event director.

It takes more than 80 volunteers to make the day a reality, and the event is supported by around 150 local businesses who donate to the day’s events. In the clubhouse and on the ice there is fun and games for young and old.

Amy encourages people to bring the whole family for a great Minnesota winter experience! And the view of frozen Pepin Lake is a wonderful perk. Take part in a fun day of ice fishing and games at Lake Pepin (fishing spot right outside our clubhouse).

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Dan Bongino and the big business of bringing Trump back to power https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/dan-bongino-and-the-big-business-of-bringing-trump-back-to-power/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 11:00:42 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/dan-bongino-and-the-big-business-of-bringing-trump-back-to-power/ contents This content can also be found on the website it. can be viewed originates from. Dan Bongino, one of America’s most popular Conservative commentators, lives in the coastal town of Stuart, Florida, less than an hour from Mar-a-Lago, where his friend Donald Trump is fighting against forced retirement. Every weekday from noon to three […]]]>

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Dan Bongino, one of America’s most popular Conservative commentators, lives in the coastal town of Stuart, Florida, less than an hour from Mar-a-Lago, where his friend Donald Trump is fighting against forced retirement. Every weekday from noon to three o’clock – the coveted time slot that the late Rush Limbaugh once had – “The Dan Bongino Show” goes live in the United States, starting with the voice of an announcer over the sound of hard rock guitars: “From the NYPD to the Secret Service to get behind the microphone and lead the fight against the radical left and the putrid swamp. “

One fall day, a few minutes before Bongino went on the air, he learned of a drama playing out that was offering first-class material: In New York, a live interview with Vice President Kamala Harris had been interrupted because two presenters of “The View” were positive were tested for breakthrough cases of COVID-19. Bongino, who railed against vaccination regulations and called masks “face diapers”, announced to his audience: “None of them seem to work on ‘The View’. “But, he said demonstratively, he was not gleeful -” in contrast to crazy leftists who wish me and everyone else dead … COVIDbecause they are rightly crazy satanic demon people. “

Bongino draws an estimated 8.5 million radio listeners per week, making him the fourth most popular presenter in America, ahead of Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, and other big names so speaker Magazine that covers the industry. Though he only got onto the radio after three unsuccessful runs for Congress, he now runs a Saturday night Fox News show, a iTunes # 1 podcast, and a website that repackages stories into some of the highest-traffic articles . on social media. In the past few months, his page has attracted more engagement than the company’s, according to Facebook data Justwho have favourited Washington post, and the Wall Street Journal combined.

The history of broadcasting is full of characters who play a combative character on the show but take off the pose when they leave the studio. Bongino is not one of them. “For the fifteen thousandth time you want to wear a mask, knock yourself out, Daddy-o,” he told me recently after finishing his recording for the day. “Whatever. You do. That pisses me off: If you dare say something like,” Hey, do these things really work? “Then people ask,” What the hell? You madman, heretic, you flattened Son of a bitch, kill that guy! ‘ ”

Bongino records at a desk adorned with a boxing bell, a judge’s gavel and a name tag carved in stone that reads “Be Strong Like a Rock !!!” Its aesthetics, both visual and editorial, bear witness to its political moment. Limbaugh, the dominant conservative expert for three decades, was a devoted handyman with a physique that celebrated sybaritic satisfaction. Bongino, forty-seven, is six feet tall and muscular, with a martial buzz cut and a well-groomed goatee. Like others in his cohort – including podcaster Joe Rogan and Infowars host Alex Jones – he prefers a wardrobe made of tight T-shirts. He shows a tattoo on his left bicep and often sends with an expression similar to the angry emoji. Asked by a fan what he would do if he wasn’t a political commentator, Bongino said he would compete in mixed martial arts.

After exhausting the Kamala Harris Reef, Bongino turned to his main concern of the day: “rigged” elections. For years he has alleged that Deep State conspirators and foreign organizations tried to sabotage Trump in 2016, infiltrating his campaign and spreading allegations about his dealings with Russia. (He translated that theory into a book, Spygate, one of four quickly produced volumes that bore Bongino’s name during the Trump presidency.) Today, his story has expanded to include President Joe Biden – a “vicious, disgusting, grotesque bag.” “. made of bones ”- just like his son Hunter. “The FBI and the CIA, members of it, have unquestionably tried to manipulate both the 2016 and 2020 elections,” Bongino told his audience. In the latter, he stated, “They didn’t post bad information about anyone – they hid information about Joe Biden and his corrupt son.”

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In Bongino’s world, it doesn’t matter that Trump’s allegations of rampant fraud have been dismissed by his own top officials at the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, as well as federal and state judges. To the true believer, the lack of solid evidence simply confirms how well the rigging was hidden. In research into conspiracy theories (a description that Bongino rejects), this is referred to as “self-sealing”: the theory fills holes in its own logic. “A corrupt intelligence community, in conjunction with corrupt media, will eat this country up from the inside out like a cancer,” Bongino told his audience as he set up for a snack. “So I really hope that Donald Trump will run for 2024,” he said. “He’s the best candidate for house cleaning. Because if we don’t clean the house, the republic is gone. “

Spend several months on American talk radio and you will feel like the violence of January 6th was not the end of something, but the beginning. A year after the US Capitol was besieged by Trump supporters, some of its most influential champions are preparing the ground for his return, and they dominate a media terrain that attracts little attention from their opponents. While liberals argue about the algorithm on Facebook and think about the disruptive influence of TikTok, the radio remains a colossus; For every hour Americans listened to podcasts in 2021, they were listening to six and a half hours of AM / FM radio, according to Edison Research, a market research and polling firm. Talkradio has often provided more reliable clues about the political future than think tanks and elected officials. In 2007, when Republican leaders George W. Bush and John McCain tried to rename themselves immigration reformers, Limbaugh advocated laws denying immigrants access to government services and forcing them to speak English.

According to a recent poll by Politico and Morning Consult, seven out of ten Republicans want Trump to run again. Senior party leaders uphold fraudulent claims about 2020 elections; In a Fox News interview, Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the result. Trump officials risked jail time to thwart a Congressional investigation into the attempt to overturn the vote. At the state level, Trump’s opponents are being sidelined with an unprecedented effort and laws are being rewritten to give the partisans control over the conduct of elections. On America’s balkanized airwaves, its supporters use their platforms to spread disinformation, undermine trust in the government, and inflame its supporters.

No one in the American media has benefited more from the Trump era and its aftermath than Bongino. Since 2015 it has grown from a young podcast in its basement to an audience of millions. Pete Hegseth, another Fox News host who served in the National Guard, told me, “I carried a rifle in the military and now I can serve in the information war.” Bongino, he added, “is one of our generals”. This vision of the cultural struggle is prominent in Trumpworld. Alex Jones, who called his conspiratorial media brand Infowars, uses the motto “There’s a war on for your mind!”

Trump has sponsored a number of broadcasters who owe their power to him, men like Sebastian Gorka, former White House adviser, and Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA. Brian Rosenwald, the author of Talk Radio’s America, noted the triumph of ideology over experience. “Bongino speaks to the people who believe Trump’s press releases, who are breaking the world and seeing Biden as an angry socialist,” he told me. Rosenwald compares Bongino’s rise to that of Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, who reached Congress in 2021 despite voicing her belief in a “global cabal of satan-worshiping pedophiles” and other QAnon-related delusions. “Before, Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been put on the worst committees and buried by the leadership,” he said. “But the old rules of how to gain stature are out the door.”

Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters, a nonprofit group that tracks and criticizes the conservative press, said the field changed for the first time since the nineties when Limbaugh, Fox News and blogger Matt Drudge established dominance. “They created the guidelines that people have run by for decades,” said Carusone. But Limbaugh is gone, and Drudge and Fox face more radical competitors. “The new information ecosystem is taking shape in the next year or two, and whatever comes out will determine the path for years to come.”

In the long run, Bongino’s greatest impact cannot come from what he says on his broadcasts. “My goal is to make my content the least interesting thing I’ve done,” he told me. He has used his money and influence to promote tech startups like Parler, Rumble, and AlignPay that are close to right-wing views. These companies are designed to withstand traditional print campaigns, including advertising boycotts such as those triggered by Media Matters in 2019 based on old radio interviews in which Fox presenter Tucker Carlson described women as “extremely primitive” and Iraqis as “monkeys”. Carusone said, “What scares me about Bongino is that this guy might end up owning, or controlling, or directly building the infrastructure that operationalizes a whole range of extremism.” He continued, “There used to be lines. You could say, ‘OK, PayPal, don’t let the Jan 6th people recruit money to pay fines.’ This new alternative infrastructure won’t stop that. ”If another riot takes place online, he said,“ there will be a whiplash effect. Everyone will say, ‘How did that happen?’ So it is been Event.”

After Bongino’s monologue on the secret services, he turned to another case in which he expressed skepticism about the American elections. In Arizona, he told his audience that a “forensic examination” launched by Trump supporters who were certain that his loss there was fraudulent had brought bad news: Biden had received even more votes than originally counted. Bongino urged his audience to stay in doubt. “The numbers may be correct, but who was behind the numbers?” He asked.

Fostering this mindset is a reliable business bet; Suspicion is an appetite that is never completely satisfied. And as any gun shop owner knows, certain businesses thrive when customers feel vulnerable. “The Liberals are the man,” Bongino told his audience in August. “You run large corporations. You run YouTube. You run Facebook. You run the government. We are the real outsiders, we are the real rebels now. “


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Bitter cold is predicted for Peninsula https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/bitter-cold-is-predicted-for-peninsula/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/bitter-cold-is-predicted-for-peninsula/ It’s going to be cold. Very cold. Snowfall levels overnight from Saturday to today and the following days were in doubt early Saturday after many locations on the North Olympic Peninsula received little to no snow while other areas at higher elevations reported several inches. But there is no doubt in predicting winter temperatures rarely […]]]>

It’s going to be cold. Very cold.

Snowfall levels overnight from Saturday to today and the following days were in doubt early Saturday after many locations on the North Olympic Peninsula received little to no snow while other areas at higher elevations reported several inches.

But there is no doubt in predicting winter temperatures rarely seen in the Pacific Northwest.

Serenity House shelter Mike Wiley (left) sits at the front desk with clients Debra Roberts and Renee Mata (right) preparing for a week of cold weather at the Port Angeles homeless shelter on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe / Peninsula Daily News)

Arctic air from British Columbia’s Fraser River Valley has been predicted to inundate the peninsula as of today. It is projected that lows in the teenage years and highs in the 20s will stretch throughout the week.

Bitter cold and snow were reported in Whatcom County early Saturday. Meteorologist Cliff Mass predicted that east Washington will have single-digit highs and lows below zero.

“In many places in the northwest, (not all) of the low-temperature records are recorded every day,” said Mass in his blog, which was updated on Christmas Day.

“And if you want to be impressed, think about the temperature about 800 meters above the surface at Quillayute on the coast of Washington NW (925 hPa pressure level). It will be the second coldest time in the 73-year record there. “

Crowds expected heavy snowfall locally, even in the rain shadow around Sequim, overnight. The National Weather Service predicted 1 to 7 inches of snow in its winter storm warning, which remains in effect until 4 p.m. today.

That’s less than previous predictions of up to 11 inches.

Even so, the conditions are getting icy and the weather service is urging residents to travel as little as possible. Those who must are advised to have flashlights, food, and water in their vehicles.

According to the weather service, snow can fall all week from Monday, but there can be a major storm on Thursday.

With predictions of record cold temperatures, Clallam County’s Serenity House has issued a “blue flag warning,” and authorities across the peninsula have prepared shelters for those who need it.

Serenity House director Michele Lefebvre and her dog, Lei, take a look at some of the camp beds that can be set up to accommodate people seeking cold weather help.  (Keith Thorpe / Peninsula Daily News)

Serenity House director Michele Lefebvre and her dog, Lei, take a look at some of the camp beds that can be set up to accommodate people seeking cold weather help. (Keith Thorpe / Peninsula Daily News)

Public Libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, and Clallam Bay are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on New Years Day.

From Saturday there will be more places for the unprotected.

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• Serenity House’s adult accommodation at 2321 W. 18th is open 24 hours and offers cots, meal showers and laundry services.

Every customer is tested for COVID-19; Infected people are housed in a separate room.

Those who need a ride to the shelter can be picked up in delivery vans that transport people to The Gateway on the corner of Front Street and The Gateway daily from 9:00 am to 9:10 am, 2:50 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm Pick up Lincoln Street by 6:10 p.m., said Michele Lefebvre, director of the shelter.

“During a blue flag, we do our best to get people out of the cold,” said Lefebvre.

“We don’t want anyone to get hypothermic.”

People can always call the shelter for help, she said. The number is under shelter at 360-417-0822.

• St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., has secure parking in its west parking lot for uninhabited people living in their vehicles.

There are no pedestrian facilities; the building will not open because of the pandemic, Deacon Keith Dorwick said. No heat is provided as people in vehicles can operate it for heat.

There is hot water available as well as instant coffee, cocoa and soup to mix together, Dorwick said. Snacks are offered – none gluten-free, he said – and a 25-pound bag of dog food is provided for those with pets. Power strips for charging phones and a portable toilet are on site.

The church’s Pop-Up Warming Center is scheduled to run until sunset on January 4th, according to the church’s website.

Volunteers are welcome, said Dorwick. The 100-cup urn the church wanted to use for hot water broke and Dorwick couldn’t find a replacement, he said Friday. The church now uses a 14-cup urn and he said he could use some help keeping it filled. Grocery deliveries that can withstand icy weather and clothing donations are also welcome.

To contact Dorwick call 337 735-4135 or send an email [email protected]

• The city of Port Angeles will host an overnight thermal center starting Monday at the Port Angeles Senior Center on Seventh and Peabody Streets, Cameron said. The opening times are from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

SEQUIM

• Olympic Community Action Programs is hosting an overnight thermal center at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.

It is open from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. until New Year’s Eve.

FORKS

• The American Legion Post is ready, but according to Ron Cameron, city attorney and planner, no plans had been made as of Saturday.

CLALLAM BAY

• Clallam Bay Fire District 5, Eagle Crest Way 60, will be open regularly from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm based on volunteer availability, Cameron said.

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Editor-in-chief Leah Leach can be reached at 360-417-3530 or at [email protected]



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