Trust Fundraising (The Fundraising Series)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Trust Fundraising (The Fundraising Series)last_img read more

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China’s New World Media Order, by Christophe Deloire and Wu’er Kaixi

first_imgEven in places where press freedom remains legally protected, China is interfering with its citizens’ ability to make informed choices about public policy. From Sweden to Australia, Chinese embassies are pressuring Western media outlets to censor their own reporting. Meanwhile, the authorities are buying sponsored content in leading Western publications, and continuing to invest in their global propaganda apparatus. RSF_en FranceChinaEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information Press freedom, one of the main demands of the Tiananmen demonstrators, is officially guaranteed by Article 35 of the Chinese constitution. Yet the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its state apparatus still routinely flout this provision. Thirty years ago this month, thousands of peaceful demonstrators were massacred in Beijing and across China for courageously standing up to an authoritarian regime. The world’s democracies owe it to these individuals to show similar courage today, as they defend press freedom – and democracy itself – worldwide. Read “China’s New World Media Order” by Wu’er Kaixi and Christophe Deloire, published in partnership with Project Syndicate. Self-confidence has replaced the self-consciousness that some Chinese leaders felt in the aftermath of the Tiananmen massacre. Today, the regime is proudly promoting its authoritarian model around the world. The new world media order that it is attempting to build is less well-known than the Belt and Road Initiative, but just as ambitious. News Receive email alerts June 3, 2019 – Updated on December 17, 2019 China’s New World Media Order, by Christophe Deloire and Wu’er Kaixi Already, the CPC has begun exporting its repressive methods by means of major international conferences, such as the World Media Summit and the World Internet Conference. In Southeast Asia, legislative reforms aimed at restricting press freedom are patterned on Chinese laws, and many journalists are being invited to learn “journalism with Chinese characteristics.” June 7, 2021 Find out more Such concerted resistance would honor those who have paid the ultimate price for defending freedom of information in China, such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, whom the Chinese government left to die in detention. It would also honor the more than 100 journalists detained today in life-threatening conditions, including RSF award-winner Huang Qi and the photographer Lu Guang, who received numerous prizes for his work on social and environmental issues in China. This op-ed has been written and published in collaboration with the Project Syndicate. The world’s democracies must move beyond their myopic competition for China’s favor and come together to resist its alternative authoritarian vision. This means mounting an ambitious, persistent, and coordinated response that defends the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan We must not hesitate to fight back against those who attack press freedom. We must raise our voices to condemn the abuses that strike at our values. And we must do it now. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says With its media-repression campaign, China is capitalizing on divisions within the world’s democracies. It is finding the cracks in societies’ commitment to democratic values, such as tolerance and openness, and attempting to rend them open with propaganda promoting its own political tenets. Its leaders know that, when journalists are silenced, the alternatives to authoritarianism are gradually extinguished. After all, it is impossible to foster constructive political debate when questioning the official view is a punishable offense. PARIS – Since the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago, China has achieved extraordinary economic development. Yet, contrary to the expectations of many Western leaders and analysts, the country has not gradually embraced press freedom or respect for civil rights. On the contrary: as a recent Reporters Without Borders (RSF) report shows, China today is actively working to build a repressive “new world media order” – an initiative that poses a clear and present danger to the world’s democracies. Organisation News News On July 10 and 11, leading defenders of press freedom from around the world will meet at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London. They must take this opportunity not just to reaffirm core principles, but also to rally together to build barriers to China’s media influence, and to end impunity for press-freedom violations. In fact, China is one of the world’s leading jailers of journalists, and ranks 177th of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The “Great Firewall of China,” an ultra-sophisticated Internet-filtering system, limits the access of most of China’s 830 million Internet users, and the CPC has no qualms about pressuring publishers and social-media platforms to censor themselves. China now openly rejects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with rhetoric about “social harmony” and the “relativity of values.” Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia FranceChinaEurope – Central AsiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression last_img read more

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Pasadena Charity Hillsides Selected to Participate in National Initiative to Reduce Adolescent Substance Abuse

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Giving Back Pasadena Charity Hillsides Selected to Participate in National Initiative to Reduce Adolescent Substance Abuse From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 2:37 pm The National Council for Behavioral Health has selected Hillsides as one of 29 community behavioral health organizations from across six states to participate in the Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative.This two-and-a-half year project is designed to help providers systematically implement a screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) protocol to address substance use among adolescents ages 15–22 who receive services for an emotional disturbance or a psychiatric disorder. The project will also address how Medicaid, through its early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment benefit, can pay for SBIRT services. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation supports this project.The other selected California participants are:• California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies (State Lead)• Bill Wilson Center• Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services• Pacific Clinics• Turning Point of Central California, Inc.Participation in this initiative will enable Hillsides to provide more comprehensive care to its clients, said Cindy Real, Hillsides director of the Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention program. Clients will now be screened and treated for substance abuse issues as part of a holistic approach to treatment. The National Council for Behavioral Health will also train and mentor Hillsides staff in substance abuse screening, diagnosis, intervention, and billing.Hillsides launched a Chemical Dependency Awareness and Prevention program last spring. Families throughout Los Angeles County have access to the program through the agency’s Family Resource Centers and school-based sites.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. It consists of four core programs: Family Resource Centers that offer numerous community-based programs and services; Residential Treatment Services that provide a safe and stable environment for children unable to live at home; an Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school for children with emotional or behavioral challenges; and Youth Moving On, a program for youth formerly in foster care who are transitioning to adulthood. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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AIB customers left red faced over card issues

first_imgNewsBreaking newsAIB customers left red faced over card issuesBy admin – December 22, 2013 769 Facebook Advertisement Previous articleFarmer wins court costs appealNext articleUnique UL Sports Scholarship will honour courage of Stuart Mangan admin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Email Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Print WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] has said it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surround issues with visa debit card holders experiencing difficulties with their cards this Saturday.Customers who went to use their cards at non-AIB ATM machines were unable to withdraw funds while others had difficulties with limits.Limerick shoppers were also being advised by retailers at the points of purchase that cards were being either declined or unable to be processed because of the glitch in the system.However AIB said the payment limit of €600 has been reset for non AIB ATM machines and that all other issues are rectified.Furious customers took to social media in the run up to Christmas to vent their anger at the banking giant.On Friday, Bank of Ireland experienced difficulties with a payment file and this was reflected on to the cards of some customers. It is unknown how many were affected.This comes in the wake of the Ulster Bank fiasco where they have had four major technology failures since last Summer where the latest came a number of weeks ago.Officials from all three banks have said that all issues are resolved. TAGSAIBBank of Irelandfeaturedfull-imageUlster Bank Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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Jail expansion making progress

first_img Facebook Local NewsGovernment Jail expansion making progress Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Ector County Detention Center By admin – June 18, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Construction began on the Ector County Law Enforcement Center expansion more than two months ago, and progress is starting to show as the foundation is beginning to take form.Ector County Building Maintenance Director Charlie Pierce said the progress on the expansion is coming along well, give or take a few days of delay due to recent rains. All of the footing has been poured for the kitchen area and most of the jail area of the new building, he said. Footing is poured into trenches prior to the foundation, intended to help support the foundation and prevent settling.All of the underground electric wiring and plumbing has been taken care of as well, Pierce said.Pierce said that right now work is being done to start laying a concrete block foundation for the kitchen area of the new building. Ector County Detention Center Previous articleMan killed in southeast Odessa motorcycle crashNext articleGOLF: North American One-Armed Golfer Association Championship completes first round admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation center_img The expansion, which was approved by county commissioners last May to be paid for by a $25 million debt issuance, includes a 60,000 square foot building to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center with 412 beds, bringing the total number of beds the jail will have up to 1,019. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said the new building should help lower the costs spent on housing inmates in other county jails, which costs around $8,000 a day. Ector County has contracts with eight other counties to house inmates.Currently, Ector County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Sgt. Gary Duesler said the jail is housing 673 inmates, but of that number, 63 are in Hudspeth County, 27 are in Lynn County, 18 are in Parker County, and two are in Limestone County. Duesler said the number will fluctuate but it usually stays at around 100 inmates in outside county jails.Several additions have been approved along with the expansion since construction began. Improvements include a guard patrol system, mandated by the state, surveillance cameras for the jail addition, new kitchen equipment, door hinges for the jail cells, replacing boilers with tankless water heaters, flatwork for the sheriff’s office, campus exterior painting and caulking and hollow metal door and frame replacement.Commissioners also most recently approved the purchase of tilt skillets for the jail’s kitchen to be bought for $30,007 out of the jail expansion fund, and paid JSA Architects $42,000 from the fund to design a new abandoned vehicle and forensics storage building.The items approved by commissioners brought an additional cost of around $678,000 to be paid for by the debt issuance. But the changes can be paid for right now, as the bid for the construction of the expansion came in lower than expected at around $18.9 million to Cooper Construction, about $3.5 million lower than expected, when including the $1,380,450 in professional services, the $142,700 bond issuance cost and other soft costs, such as advertising and travel expenses.After including the costs of the additions already approved, commissioners have a little under $3 million left in the jail expansion fund. Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers said he isn’t worried about that fund running out, and Pierce said he doesn’t expect any more jail additions to be presented to the commissioners.“We have a substantial amount of money in there for overruns,” Childers said. “I feel pretty confident that it’ll be under budget or right on budget.”The only item still left to be purchased is the bid for who will build the evidence storage building, but Childers said he was unsure when a bid for that would be selected.Pierce said the expansion is still on schedule to be completed in about 20 months, which means construction should be finished around October of 2019. 1 of 2 Twitter Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Facebook WhatsApp Construction workers lay the footing for the foundation of the Ector County Law Enforcement Center jail expansion. The project began in February and is expected to be completed around October of 2019. Courtesy photo. Home Local News Government Jail expansion making progress Pinterestlast_img read more

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Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois

first_imgiStock(LINCOLN, Ill.) — A rash of tornadoes broke out Saturday afternoon and evening across central Illinois, injuring at least 30 people and turning homes into piles of splintered wood.There were 22 tornadoes reported to the National Weather Service on Saturday, all in central Illinois. The offices in Lincoln, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, will conduct storm surveys on Sunday to confirm the intensity and track of the tornadoes.At least 30 people were injured in Christian County, Illinois, just southeast of Springfield, where many of the storms hit.Mike Crews, emergency manager for Christian County, said there were no more than 30 people transported to hospitals. There are still task forces out with ambulances to make sure there are no more people injured or trapped. No fatalities have been reported.Officials said 21 people were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, with one injury considered critical.Crews also said at a press conference Saturday night that emergency officials responded to about 12 to 15 homes that had people trapped inside. All of them were safely evacuated.A box truck with chemicals was also overturned, officials said, and a hazmat crew was working to clean it up.One person was killed during a severe storm in southwestern Missouri on Friday. Scott Lakin in the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office confirmed to ABC News that a man was found dead with debris on top of him in Aurora, Missouri. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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5 Oklahoma officers face manslaughter charges in shooting of 15-year-old armed robbery suspect

first_imgOklahoma City District Attorney’s OfficeBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok.) — Five Oklahoma police officers were charged with manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old armed robbery suspect last year.In November, Stavian Rodriguez was killed after officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an Oklahoma City gas station, authorities said.The owner of the gas station managed to leave and lock Rodriguez inside as officers surrounded the business, police said. Rodriguez was shot after he climbed out the drive-thru window, police said.Security camera footage released by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday shows Rodriguez emerge from the convenience store building as officers yell for him to show his hands, lay on the ground and drop his firearm. Rodriguez can be seen dropping a gun on the ground and reaching toward his back pocket before the officers open fire.In the charging documents, District Attorney David Prater claimed that the five officers “acted jointly, willfully, unlawfully and unnecessarily killed Stavian Rodriguez.”Rodriguez had no other weapons besides the firearm that he dropped, according to the probable cause affidavit.“A cellphone was recovered from the left rear pocket he had his hand in at the time he was shot,” it stated.Rodriguez suffered from 13 gunshot wounds, according to the affidavit.The officers who discharged their firearms during the incident were charged with first-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. They are Corey Adams, 28; Jared Barton, 33; Brad Pemberton, 31; Bethany Sears, 30; and John Skuta, 34.All officers are currently on paid administrative leave.A sixth officer, Sgt. Sarah Carli, who fired a “less lethal weapon” during the incident, was not charged, the Oklahoma City Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.The department also released the body-worn camera footage from the Nov. 23 incident from five of the officers on Wednesday. Rodriguez’s mother, Cameo Holland, had previously filed a lawsuit against the city demanding the release of the footage.In the footage, an officer can be heard over a loudspeaker repeatedly telling Rodriguez to come out with his hands up as officers position themselves around the gas station.After the shooting, Rodriguez is handcuffed while on the ground. A few minutes later, responding emergency medical technicians administer aid. Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.The Oklahoma Police Department referred all questions to the Oklahoma County district attorney. ABC News was unable to reach the district attorney’s office for comment.The Oklahoma City police union defended the actions of the five officers facing manslaughter charges.“Officers must make life and death decisions in a split second, relying on their training. When an armed robbery suspect did not obey police commands, five officers perceived the same threat and simultaneously fired their weapons,” OKC Fraternal Order of Police President John George said in a statement Wednesday. “A loss of life is always a tragedy and we know these officers did not take firing their weapons lightly. The OKC FOP stands by these officers and maintains they acted within the law.”The officers aren’t the only ones charged in Rodriguez’s death. Wyatt Cheatham, 17, an alleged accomplice in the robbery who was not at the gas station at the time of the shooting, was charged with first-degree murder in December.In Oklahoma, a person can be charged with felony murder if someone dies while certain types of felonies are being committed, according to Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO.The felony charge against Cheatham has drawn recent demonstrations, with protesters saying the teen deserves lesser charges.This case marks the second time in two weeks the district attorney has charged an Oklahoma City officer with manslaughter.Sgt. Clifford Holman was charged with first-degree manslaughter last month for the fatal shooting of Bennie Edwards in December.ABC News’ Jennifer Watts contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Wintershall completes drilling appraisal well on Balderbrå discovery in North Sea

first_imgThe well 6604/5-2 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,816m and a measured depth of 4,121m using the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility Dry well has been reported on the 6604/5-1 gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Wintershall Dea Norge has completed drilling at the appraisal well 6604/5-2 S on the 6604/5-1 (Balderbrå) gas discovery in the northern Norwegian Sea.Located in the production licence 894, the well 6604/5-2 S has been drilled about 113km southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field.Wintershall Dea Norge operates the production licence 894 with a 40% stake while other licensees include Equinor Energy (40%) and Petoro (20%).Drilled to a vertical depth of 3,816m and a measured depth of 4,121m using the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility, the well 6604/5-2 was aimed to delineate the Balderbrå discovery.In 2018, the 6604/5-1 gas discovery was confirmed in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation).Appraisal well 6604/5-2 is classified as dryFollowing drilling, the well has encountered the Springar Formation in three intervals totalling 210m, with a total of about 140m of sandstone with poor reservoir quality.Although traces of gas were identified, the licensees have not confirmed pressure communication with the discovery well.As a result, the well has been classified as dry and was terminated in the Springar Formation in the Upper Cretaceous.Before commencing drilling, Wintershall estimated the resources at the discovery between seven and 19 billion standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable gas and between one and three million Sm3 of recoverable condensate.However, resource estimates have been reduced to between three and eight billion Sm3 of recoverable gas and between 0.2 and one million Sm3 of recoverable condensate after the drilling programme.The licensees, which collected extensive volumes of data and samples, plan to assess the discovery together with other discoveries in the region for further follow-up.Wintershall Dea will now use the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility to drill wildcat well 6406/3-10 in production licence 836 S in the Norwegian Sea.Earlier this year, Wintershall Dea Norge reported dry well near the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea.last_img read more

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Two senior Sotheby’s International players jump ship to Chestertons

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Two senior Sotheby’s International players jump ship to Chestertons previous nextAgencies & PeopleTwo senior Sotheby’s International players jump ship to ChestertonsJamie McMullan and David Russell’s arrival are part of Chestertons’ plans to expand and develop its existing franchise network.Nigel Lewis20th February 20200912 Views Chestertons’ recently-launched drive to expand and develop its existing franchised estate agency business took a step forward today following the appointment of two new big hitters to its team poached from Sothebys International.Jamie McMullan joins as Chief Operating Officer for UK & Europe Franchising and David Russell has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Global Franchising and New Homes.They join the growing team of franchising experts brought on board since Chestertons revealed its franchising plans in May last year, which include expansion in both the UK and Europe.Both McMullan and Russell are key hires because they were instrumental in the success of the Sotheby’s franchised global network of branches which is now a major player in the world prime property sector.International teamThe Chestertons team are an international lot; based in Dubai the team is spread around the world including International COO Gavin Vercoe who is in Germany, CEO Nick Whitty in the UAE, Jamie McMullan in London and David Russell in York and London.McMullan will be responsible for the roll-out of Chestertons’ franchise programme in the UK and Europe, while Russell will spearhead the strategic planning and execution of the brand’s global media programme to drive further awareness of the brand and its offices to prospective franchisees.Salah Mussa, Chairman of the Chestertons Group, says: “The fact that two hard-hitting hires have joined us from one of the world’s largest international real estate companies is representative of our direction of travel for the business.”David Russell Jamie McMullan Chestertons February 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Cancer patient says thank you for the support

first_imgSylvia Braxton Dear Editor:There was a benefit held for me on Aug. 18. It was a wonderful success to say the least. I’ve worked for the City of Hoboken for over 20 years. I’ve been battling a second bout of breast cancer since November 2017. The amount of support that I’ve received from my immediate family, friends and the city is beyond words. I’m humbled by all the phone calls, texts and, visits. I appreciate you all; I will never be able to express my heartfelt gratitude. While this battle is proving to be difficult; I am truly blessed to having an amazing support system. Thank you to my friends and colleagues who not only check on me but on my family too. Thanks again, you all make me proud to be a Hobokenite!last_img

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