Food and lodging – Gillan's Inn http://gillansinn.com/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:52:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gillansinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-favicon-2-32x32.png Food and lodging – Gillan's Inn http://gillansinn.com/ 32 32 Highlights of the activity: exit of McDonald’s in Russia, https://gillansinn.com/highlights-of-the-activity-exit-of-mcdonalds-in-russia/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:40:41 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/highlights-of-the-activity-exit-of-mcdonalds-in-russia/ CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s says it has begun the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people. The fast-food giant highlighted the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying retaining its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor in line with McDonald’s values”. The Chicago-based company had temporarily […]]]>

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s says it has begun the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people. The fast-food giant highlighted the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying retaining its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor in line with McDonald’s values”. The Chicago-based company had temporarily closed its stores in Russia but was still paying employees. On Monday, he said he would seek a Russian buyer to hire his employees and pay them until the sale closes. He did not identify a potential buyer. McDonald’s said it plans to start removing golden arches and other symbols and signs bearing its name.

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A Bezos-Biden feud: Can corporate taxes keep inflation in check?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter when he denounced a tweet from President Joe Biden on corporate taxes as “misinformation” and “hijacking.” The White House was quick to retort on Monday that Bezos “opposes an economic program for the middle class.” And then Bezos hit back, arguing that the Biden administration would have made inflation worse had his $3.5 trillion economic and social spending bill, known as “Build Back Better,” been signed into law. . “They failed, but if they had succeeded, inflation would be even higher than it is today, and inflation today is at its highest level in 40 years,” tweeted Bezos.

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Official: Chinese economy recovers as anti-virus measures ease

BEIJING (AP) — Government data shows factory and consumer activity in China was even worse than expected in April as virus checks shut down businesses. But a Cabinet official said the sluggish economy was picking up as anti-virus curbs are eased and its commercial capital of Shanghai reopens. down and its 25 million people confined to their homes. This adds to complications for President Xi Jinping in a year when he is expected to try to extend his term in power.

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Abbott says deal has been reached to reopen infant formula factory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infant formula maker Abbott said it has reached an agreement with U.S. health officials to restart production at its largest domestic plant, a key step to easing a nationwide shortage. Abbott did not immediately detail the terms of the agreement with the Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating safety issues at the Michigan plant. The consent decree is a binding legal agreement between the company and the federal government. After production resumes, Abbott said it will take at least eight weeks to start shipping new products to stores. The Biden administration has come under intense pressure over the past week to do more to ease the formula shortage.

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EU slashes economic growth forecast as fallout from war grows

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has cut its forecast for economic growth in the 27-nation bloc amid the prospect of a long Russian war in Ukraine and disruptions to energy supplies. The EU executive said on Monday that gross domestic product would grow by 2.7% this year and 2.3% in 2023. This is the European Commission’s first economic forecast since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The previous outlook called for growth of 4% this year and 2.8% in 2023. The war has suddenly darkened what was a generally bright economic picture for the EU. At the start of this year, European policymakers were counting on solid, albeit weaker, growth while grappling with runaway inflation triggered by a global energy crisis.

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Stocks typically end lower, extending losing streak for S&P 500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended another wobbly day, mostly down on Wall Street on Monday, extending a losing streak for markets. The S&P 500 couldn’t hold a gain in the afternoon and ended down 0.4%. The benchmark is coming off a six-week losing streak. Tech companies were among the biggest losers, sending the Nasdaq down 1.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average barely finished in the green. Spirit Airlines surged after JetBlue said it would make a hostile bid for the budget carrier. ManTech surged after investment firm Carlyle Group announced it would buy the defense contractor. Bond yields fell.

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French carmaker Renault sells its Russian operations to Moscow

Russia will take control of French automaker Renault’s operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era car brand. Monday’s news marks the first major nationalization of a foreign company since the start of the war with Ukraine. Renault announces that it will sell its majority stake in Avtovaz to a public research institute known as NAMI. Avtovaz is best known for its Lada brand. The Moscow city government takes over a Renault factory in the city and wants to bring back the Moskvich brand. New owners will face a shortage of imported electronics for cars.

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Rebuffed by Spirit, JetBlue turns hostile in takeover bid

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is getting hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines. And he’s asking Spirit shareholders to reject a proposed $2.9 billion takeover by Frontier Airlines. Spirit shareholders are due to vote on June 10 on Frontier’s offer, which is favored by Spirit’s board of directors. Spirit cited uncertainty over regulatory approval of JetBlue’s $3.6 billion bid for the Florida budget carrier. JetBlue said Monday that Frontier’s offer was high risk and low value. Shares of JetBlue Airways Corp. fell 6% while shares of Denver-based Frontier closed up 6%. Shares of Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit jumped 13.5% but still closed well below either JetBlue bid at $19.27.

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Starbucks will cover travel for workers seeking abortions

SEATTLE, AP — Starbucks says it will pay travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion or gender confirmation procedures if those services aren’t available within 100 miles of a worker’s home. The Seattle coffee chain says the benefit will also be available to dependents of employees enrolled in its health care coverage. Starbucks is one of the most high-profile companies to adopt a travel benefit following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down the nation’s abortion rights. Amazon also covers up to $4,000 in travel and accommodation costs for employees who request abortions or gender confirmation procedures.

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The S&P 500 fell 15.88 points, or 0.4%, to 4,008.01. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 26.76 points, or 0.1%, to 32,223.42. The Nasdaq fell 142.21 points, or 1.2%, to 11,662.79. The Russell 2000 Small Business Index fell 9.24 points, or 0.5%, to 1,783.43.

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City of Albuquerque provides shelter and resources to more than 1,500 fire evacuees https://gillansinn.com/city-of-albuquerque-provides-shelter-and-resources-to-more-than-1500-fire-evacuees/ Sun, 15 May 2022 03:13:16 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/city-of-albuquerque-provides-shelter-and-resources-to-more-than-1500-fire-evacuees/ ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in northern New Mexico by the massive Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire. Many had to go from hotel to hotel just to find a place to stay. Now the City of Albuquerque is stepping in to make things a little easier. City officials said […]]]>

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in northern New Mexico by the massive Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire. Many had to go from hotel to hotel just to find a place to stay. Now the City of Albuquerque is stepping in to make things a little easier.

City officials said there are currently about 1,500 evacuees in Albuquerque and nearly half of them are staying in hotels – spending hundreds of dollars a day while coping with the trauma of the fire.

Although they don’t know when they can return or what’s next for them, some relief is on the way. The city of Albuquerque announced that evacuees will not have to pay a penny for their hotel room or food while in the city.

State Representative Roger Montoya, D-Velarde, said he was in talks with the city and other organizations to help communities under evacuation orders. He has heard from many families who are incredibly grateful for the help.

KOB 4 has also been informed that evacuees will also be able to receive emotional services. This relief will remain in place for weeks and could be extended if necessary.

There will also be a community center set up on Monday where evacuees can receive food boxes and other much-needed supplies. City officials said more information about the community center will be posted online.

Those in need of accommodations can access rooms as soon as they become available by calling 505-244-8604.

Evacuees interested in receiving text alerts with resource information and more can text ABQEVAC at 78015. Albuquerque residents interested in helping can find a list of donation needs here. Evacuees from affected areas can get updated information by visiting cabq.gov/wildfires or by calling 311 or 505-768-2000 for those calling from out of town.

The city continues to provide free access to the zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens and balloon museum for evacuees.

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“Home away from home” in case of medical need > US Department of Defense > Defense Department News https://gillansinn.com/home-away-from-home-in-case-of-medical-need-us-department-of-defense-defense-department-news/ Thu, 12 May 2022 21:15:05 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/home-away-from-home-in-case-of-medical-need-us-department-of-defense-defense-department-news/ For 32 years, more than 430,000 U.S. service members, veterans, and their families have made a Fisher House their home away from home during long hospital stays and short-term outpatient care, all free of charge. The first Fisher House opened in 1991 at the former National Naval Medical Center – now called Walter Reed National […]]]>

For 32 years, more than 430,000 U.S. service members, veterans, and their families have made a Fisher House their home away from home during long hospital stays and short-term outpatient care, all free of charge.

The first Fisher House opened in 1991 at the former National Naval Medical Center – now called Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – in Bethesda, Maryland. Later this year, the 93rd Fisher House is set to open in Lexington, Kentucky.

Located at major Army and Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, VA Fisher homes outnumber 50 to 41 Department of Defense homes. The homes provide up to 5,840 nights of accommodation, saving veterans and service members more than $640,000 a year, according to the foundation.

There is also a Fisher House UK at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. This is a special partnership between the Fisher House Foundation, Helping Our Heroes Foundation and University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. It is the only Fisher House that supports the military of another country.

Lexington Fisherman’s Cottage

The Lexington home will house 16 veterans and their families in nearly 15,000 square feet of living space. This will be the first VA Fisher House in Kentucky. A fisherman’s cottage for service members operates at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

The foundation works with the three DOD military surgeon generals and the VA to decide where the homes are most needed, based — in large part — on the number of service members and veterans in the area.

Each fisherman’s cottage is known for the instant community created by residents, united by their shared mission to support a sick or injured loved one. Each home provides service members, veterans and families with a place to rest and recharge after a long day in the hospital, a foundation spokesperson said.

Sense of community

Dennis Dutton, an Army and Air Force veteran, is in one of Walter Reed’s five fisherman’s houses. A kidney transplant patient, Dutton particularly values ​​the sense of community and camaraderie with other patients and families.

Dutton’s wife, Jenny, telecommutes from Fisher House, which has 16 single rooms, an open dining room, large kitchen and community rooms. “Oh, we are blessed,” Dutton said. “It’s being able to interact with other patients and families [that’s meaningful] because you are able to share your experiences – and that helps, especially when you don’t have a transplant every day,” he said.

“It brings some comfort because you’re going through the same thing, and being able to support each other is another benefit you wouldn’t get at a hotel. It’s more than just an establishment, it’s also a community. It’s the Army connections that keep us home,” he said. Dutton plans to return home to Kingsport, Tennessee, when his medical treatment is complete in August.

Ken Fisher, president and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, said his uncle, Zachary Fisher, built the first of the Fisher houses. In 1990, Zachary Fisher received a call from Pauline Trost, wife of the then Chief of Naval Operations. She told the developer and the architect that some service members slept in their vehicles because they couldn’t afford a hotel during lengthy outpatient treatment. He volunteered to build the first two Fisher homes for military patients and their families.

Family legacy

Carrying on the family legacy, the young Fisher became CEO of the foundation after dedicating a home at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. “I think Uncle Zachary knew what he was doing when he sent me there because I immediately got involved,” he recalled.

While her work with the foundation began with a desire to continue a legacy, Fisher said it is now her life. “I love that Fisher House has become so important to me personally and to families,” he said.

“I never served, so that was something I had to reconcile,” Fisher said. “I didn’t want to lead the foundation and ignore [the issues] just to make it work. So I dove into it. What I’ve learned is that the whole family serves, and when a loved one is hurt, sick or injured, their life is turned upside down.”

critical need

When Fisher was named to the Presidential Commission on the Care of Wounded Warriors Returning to the United States, his learning curve skyrocketed, especially with wounded service members returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said. note.

“As we know, battlefield survival rates in OEF [Operation Enduring Freedom] and OIF [Operation Iraqi Freedom] were above 95%, which means [service members] survived horrific injuries [improvised explosive devices] and other terrible things that would have been fatal in previous conflicts,” he said.

This placed an incalculable burden on military and VA hospitals to care for the injured, and the construction of Fisher Houses at VA medical centers became critical, Fisher said.

Family support is vital

Like other fishermen’s houses, the Lexington house “will allow families to come together and help each other because one of the by-products of these houses was… when you bring so many people together in such a stressful situation, no one I didn’t really know what it was like. He, he took root as a support system forming in every home, and that support system really became the brick and mortar that holds those homes together,” Fisher said.

Having family with a hospitalized military member was an early beacon when service members returned from the war in Afghanistan with head trauma and other injuries that made it difficult for them to defend themselves in a medical environment.

“It became vital for them to have family there, not only to support them but also to advocate for them in terms of medical treatment,” Fisher said.

He said another by-product of families staying at Fisher Houses is that it also gives family members the chance to heal, as they also experience trauma. “Having the family there is so important in that regard,” Fisher added.

Other initiatives

The Fisher Houses operate as public-private partnerships with donors after the houses were donated to DOD and VA medical treatment facilities. After the foundation was completed, there were two main stipulations: the houses had to be within walking distance of the hospital and the lodgings had to be free, Fisher pointed out. “Fisher houses provide a safe haven for families and allow the patient to worry about their recovery, not their family,” he said.

When Fishermen’s Houses are fully occupied, the Hotel for Heroes program can provide a hotel room. Veterans and service members who want more information can visit FisherHouse.org, call the foundation at 888-294-8560 or 301-294-8560, or speak to the social worker handling their case or a responsible for Fisher House.

Meals at the Fisher Houses are not provided, but families can bring food to cook in the communal kitchens stocked with utensils, pots, and pans. A spokesperson for the foundation said community volunteers sometimes contribute meals, drinks, coffee and snacks. Some houses have bins in the refrigerators so that guests in each room can store their groceries. The Fisher House Foundation and other donors sometimes provide meal cards.

If veterans need transportation, the Hero Miles program uses donated frequent flyer miles to pay for flights when transportation is not available, a spokesperson said.

Fisher estimated that service members, veterans and their families have saved $500,000 million in travel and accommodation costs through other foundation initiatives that help them access medical treatment.

Fisher said that every night 1,300 families will sleep safely in a fisherman’s house. “It’s a privilege for me to do this every day,” he said.

Related links:

Fisher House helps military families
Friends of Lexington Fisher House
Fisher House UK-UHB Charity

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If you love talking (and tasting) about wine, take this route https://gillansinn.com/if-you-love-talking-and-tasting-about-wine-take-this-route/ Wed, 11 May 2022 03:50:08 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/if-you-love-talking-and-tasting-about-wine-take-this-route/ Don’t use the word “experience” when talking about wine tasting with Teri Rolleri, chef “hospitalian” at Orsi family vineyards in Healdsburg. “It’s about the difference between service and hospitality,” says the former financial industry consultant (among other careers) and 15-year wine industry veteran. “The service does something for you, and a hospitalist – I coined […]]]>

Don’t use the word “experience” when talking about wine tasting with Teri Rolleri, chef “hospitalian” at Orsi family vineyards in Healdsburg.

“It’s about the difference between service and hospitality,” says the former financial industry consultant (among other careers) and 15-year wine industry veteran. “The service does something for you, and a hospitalist – I coined that word – cares about how we make you feel.”

And we feel pretty good right now.

We park in one of Orsi’s spacious cabins and sample some of its 11 Italian wines, soaking up the part of Italy that has come to North Sonoma County.

Earlier, Rolleri escorted us to the sprawling grounds of Orsi – dotted with recently transplanted 200-year-old olive trees – where visitors gather for a series of annual summer concerts.

There are lots of Italians in the gift shop and a newly painted passenger car in the colors of the Italian flag.

“We are definitely Italian here,” says Rolleri.

Orsi is one of over 200 vineyards and wineries in North Sonoma County Wine Routeand one of eight we visited at the end of March.

Over time, we have developed a preference for small businesses because the owners, family and staff never fail to be dedicated, passionate and engaging teachers.

They are genuinely happy to talk about the wines of the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys, and even answer the same questions countless times about growing grapes, producing wines, and making the product.

The architecture of Russian River Vineyards lends an Old World feel to visitors looking to dine alfresco in North Sonoma County’s wine country. Photo by Jerry Ondash

I never achieved expert status, but I learned my preferences and met many interesting people in the process. You’ll find these wineries, as well as local accommodations and restaurants, along the wine route:

DeLoach Vineyards — This estate is inspired by biodynamic agriculture and the lessons of French winegrowers “beyond organic”. Jean-Charles Boisset, flamboyant owner, “gets in touch with the earth and seeks energy in the field”.

Stroll through the bucolic grounds and generous signage explains the DeLoach cultivation philosophy and methods.

Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery “Save this one for the end of the day. Once seated by the pond under the redwoods with a view of the vines complemented by music from the nearby water wheel, your motivation to move will be gone. Hostess/Owner Yvonne Kreck can share her family’s journey in the wine industry, how and why she owns the ‘blush’ name brand, and the quirks of each wine.

Moshin Vineyards — Surprisingly, math teacher-turned-winemaker Rick Moshin says he doesn’t use numbers when it comes to making decisions about the winemaking process. “It’s more of a creative process,” he says, “(and) the vineyards are where the wines are made. If the grapes have no flavor, the wines have no flavor.

Enjoy his wines in the cozy and renovated tasting room, thanks to Moshin’s carpentry skills. Don’t miss the colorful hummingbird sculpture on the front.

Porter Creek Vineyards — Paco the dog welcomes visitors to this vineyard and winery, which somehow grows some of its grapes on extremely steep plots of a nearby hill.

Humble owner Alex Davis, who studied viticulture and oenology in France and South Africa, clearly loves this work and the setting, which includes “the last stand of redwoods in Sonoma County.” The experience here is heavy on hospitality and light on pretension.

Russian River Vineyards – Plan your visit to this winery in Forestville (North Sonoma County) so you can enjoy lunch (fresh, locally sourced food) and wine in this spacious, outdoor Old World setting.

A lively Giovanni “Gio” Balistrere, a founding partner, often makes the rounds to chat with guests, spread his infectious enthusiasm and tell the story of RRV’s resurrection – “it was a dive” – ​​after buying it in 2008.

Williamson Wines — An Australian making French wine in California. That’s how former tech company owner Bill Williamson describes himself. Whatever the mix, it works.

Add in a food pairing when you visit the Downtown Healdsburg Wine Tasting Room, and you’ve got the full experience plus dinner.

For more photos and discussion, visit facebook.com/elouise.ondash.

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Summer camp for young men aims to restore manhood https://gillansinn.com/summer-camp-for-young-men-aims-to-restore-manhood/ Sat, 07 May 2022 13:08:17 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/summer-camp-for-young-men-aims-to-restore-manhood/ NATCHEZ, miss. A new summer camp for young men aged 10 to 18 aims to teach them the life skills they need, as well as build friendships and mentors while having fun. JaMar White of Natchez, who hosts the first of what he hopes will be several such camps a year, said the camp is […]]]>

A new summer camp for young men aged 10 to 18 aims to teach them the life skills they need, as well as build friendships and mentors while having fun.

JaMar White of Natchez, who hosts the first of what he hopes will be several such camps a year, said the camp is called Restoring Manhood. White said he decided to start the camp when he saw a real need in the community.

“I want to give back to this community, and what better way to do that than to teach young men the skills they need in life,” White said. “We will teach skills that every young man should have.”

The camp is scheduled for June 6-11 at Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park. It’s immersive in nature, White said. Campers and volunteers will spend the entire week together, housed in state park cabins.

“We will have different guest speakers every day on different topics, including career planning after high school and college. We are going to ensure that young men know about the opportunities to learn a trade and that they know that they can be as successful as someone who spends 16 years in school and obtains a doctorate”, a- he declared.

Campers will learn financial literacy. They will learn to fish and cook, learn how to change a tire and the basics of changing oil in a vehicle, as well as how to tie a tie.

The camp will also include hikes in the state park with the goal of teaching the young men about the native nature of the area, as well as helping them enjoy the outdoors.

White said a number of Greek Natchez fraternities volunteered to help out at the camp.

“Most of the support we’ve received comes from male fraternities,” he said.

As people learn about the camp, they call White to offer help or to sponsor a young man.

The cost is $100, which will pay for all supplies, food, and lodging for the week.

“We get great responses from people from all walks of life. We even have young men signed up from as far away as Port Gibson and Rolling Fork,” he said. “Each young man will leave camp with his personal fishing rod, tie and t-shirt.”

Those who would like to sponsor a young man or would like to donate or volunteer, please call White at 601-920-7499.

“This is not the last camp. We plan to make it an annual camp and hope they get better as they go,” he said.

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Abortion resources for Texans and beyond: From counseling to birth control to legal services, here are your options – News https://gillansinn.com/abortion-resources-for-texans-and-beyond-from-counseling-to-birth-control-to-legal-services-here-are-your-options-news/ Thu, 05 May 2022 22:19:55 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/abortion-resources-for-texans-and-beyond-from-counseling-to-birth-control-to-legal-services-here-are-your-options-news/ Photo by Jana Birchum At the time of publication, abortion is still legal in Texas before the first detection of fetal heart activity, which typically occurs around six weeks. However, if the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade mirrors the court’s final ruling that performing an abortion (but not receiving one) will become […]]]>

Photo by Jana Birchum

At the time of publication, abortion is still legal in Texas before the first detection of fetal heart activity, which typically occurs around six weeks. However, if the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade mirrors the court’s final ruling that performing an abortion (but not receiving one) will become a felony 30 days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, due to a “trigger law” the legislature enacted last year.

Current Texas law requires physicians to examine patients in person before providing abortion medication and prohibits the delivery of such medication by mail. Patients who use telemedicine to abort are not criminally liable, although some states have prosecuted such patients under different laws.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved abortion drugs up to 10 weeks gestation.

Disclaimer: The following does not constitute an endorsement of the organizations, companies, and services listed, but is intended to inform readers of resources that Texas abortion seekers have taken advantage of.

Abortion services

Access to aid Virtual care and prescriptions. aidaccess.org

Austin Women’s Health Center Medical care focused on abortion follow-up. 512/443-2888. austinwomenshealth.com

Planned parenthood Abortion clinic and reproductive healthcare provider. planningparenthood.org

Overall Women’s Health Abortion clinic and virtual abortion care provider. wholewomanshealth.com

Financial assistance for abortion costs

Brigitte Alliance Provides funds for trips to New Mexico and Colorado. brigidalliance.org

Texas Choice Funds Provides funding for abortion-related expenses, including travel and accommodation. fundtexaschoice.org

Mariposa Fund Provides support to undocumented people seeking abortion care in New Mexico. mariposafund.org

Lilith Fund Provides direct funding for abortions. lilithfund.org

SYS (Support your Sistah) Provides money, childcare assistance, food, transportation, and abortion doulas. Direct line: 469/978-7710. theafiyacenter.org

Texas Equal Access Fund Provides direct funding for abortions. teafund.org

Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) Provides financial assistance to underprivileged women. wrap.org

Online pharmacies overseas selling abortion pills

Source: Plan C

Safe Abortion Pills secureabortionpills.com

Abortion Rx abortionrx.com

Generic abortion pills genericabortionpills.com

Buy MTP Kits bit.ly/3y9Riaf

Abortion Privacy abortionprivacy.com

Abortion Pills Online onlineabortionpillrx.com

Contraception

Planned parenthood The North Austin location provides medical care. 512/331-1288. bit.ly/3s5XZGo

The Bridge Collective Provides convenient transportation and support; offers emergency contraception and free pregnancy tests. thebridgecollective.org

General informations

National Network of Abortion Funds Connects people to local abortion funds. abortionfunds.org

Need for abortion Provides information about accessing abortion care in Texas. needabortion.org

Diet C Provides information on ordering abortion pills by mail. plancpills.org

Legal advice

If/When/How Provides free legal advice and a helpline to anyone wishing to have an abortion. ifwhenhow.org, reprolegalhelpline.org

Jane’s Due Process Provides free legal aid to pregnant minors. 24/7 hotline: 866/999-5263 (English and Spanish; also accepts SMS). janesdueprocess.org

Telephone advice and assistance

All Options Support for unwanted pregnancies and advice on options. 888/493-0092. all-options.org

Exhale Pro-Voice Post-abortion support hotline. Text hotline: 617/749-2948. exhaleprovoice.org

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Planned Parenthood in Oregon ‘prepared’ for increased demand for abortions – Oregon Capital Chronicle https://gillansinn.com/planned-parenthood-in-oregon-prepared-for-increased-demand-for-abortions-oregon-capital-chronicle/ Wed, 04 May 2022 00:41:38 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/planned-parenthood-in-oregon-prepared-for-increased-demand-for-abortions-oregon-capital-chronicle/ Planned Parenthood leaders in Oregon on Tuesday condemned the proposed U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and pledged their organizations would be ready for an expected surge in demand. “The Supreme Court is acting in defiance of the American people,” Lisa Gardner, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon […]]]>

Planned Parenthood leaders in Oregon on Tuesday condemned the proposed U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and pledged their organizations would be ready for an expected surge in demand.

“The Supreme Court is acting in defiance of the American people,” Lisa Gardner, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon in Eugene, said in an online news conference. “This leak clearly shows that our deepest fears are coming true. We are at a time of crisis for access to abortion.

This crisis is bigger than abortion rights, she said.

Lisa Gardner is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (online press conference)

“What’s happening now ties into the larger issue of voter suppression, transgender rights,” Gardner said. “It’s been a constitutional right for 50 years.”

Abortion rights advocates in Oregon braced for the overturning of Roe v. Wade since the Supreme Court hearing on an abortion ban in Mississippi late last year. A leaked copy of what appears to be the majority decision in the case, written by Judge Samuel Alito, said the court was prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade to “return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people”.

A report on the notice by Politico said Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett supported Alito’s opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts later confirmed it to be genuine.

Abortion rights are codified in Oregon law through the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017, which expanded coverage of abortion care to everyone – regardless of status – and made them free. But there are still Oregonians who can’t afford childcare, travel, food or lodging to have an abortion, according to An Do, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates. of Oregon.

An Do is executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. (online press conference)

She said the Northwest Abortion Access Fund of Eugene, which helps low-income women with abortion-related expenses, has seen high demand, even from residents of Lents in the southeast. from Portland.

“It can’t just be a legal right to access abortion,” Do said. “It has to be about the actual ability to access providers, to pay for your care, to travel to get care when you need it.”

In February, the Oregon Legislature approved $15 million to expand access to abortions. The money has not yet been released, according to Seeding Justice, the organization responsible for distributing the funds. Some of that money should go to the Eugene fund, Do said.

Anne Udall is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette. (online press conference)

Do said Planned Parenthood is looking for ways to increase access to abortions in Oregon. The organization leased clinical space in Ontario, but declined to release details. “We do a lot of outreach, we have a lot of conversations, we do a lot of identification where we think the need is,” said Anne Udall, president and CEO of Portland-based Planned Parenthood of Columbia. Willamette, which covers northern Oregon and southwestern Washington. “Possibility of having some type of brick-and-mortar access in Eastern Oregon is something we are looking at.”

Women in eastern Oregon used to go to Boise, Idaho for health care, including abortions, because the nearest clinic was otherwise in Bend, but the Legislature of Idaho banned the procedure after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which typically lasts about six weeks. The ban is on hold due to a subsequent lawsuit, but Udall said Idaho is likely to enact it.

Udall said the organization plans to launch mobile units and will scale up the use of telemedicine to reach women in remote areas. Planned Parenthood offers medical abortion – two pills have been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. Patients have taken them to a clinic but telemedicine eliminates the need to travel.

Gardner said his organization is not sending out prescriptions but is considering it.

“We’re getting ready to do that,” Gardner told the Capital Chronicle after the press conference.

Udall promised organizations will be ready for increased demand.

“We’re ready for what we think is a big need,” Udall said. “We’ll be there for our out-of-state neighbors.”

The only catch: patients must have an address in Oregon to access medical abortions. But the address may be temporary, said Kristi Scdoris, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette.

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Free overnight shelter for women and children | Kochi News https://gillansinn.com/free-overnight-shelter-for-women-and-children-kochi-news/ Sun, 01 May 2022 22:06:00 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/free-overnight-shelter-for-women-and-children-kochi-news/ Kochi: The Department of Women and Child Development is setting up a free night shelter in the city for destitute women and children under 12 years old.To be launched under the government’s Ente Koodu program, the shelter stands on the fourth floor of a building opposite the collector in Kakkanad.“Many women who come to town […]]]>
Kochi: The Department of Women and Child Development is setting up a free night shelter in the city for destitute women and children under 12 years old.
To be launched under the government’s Ente Koodu program, the shelter stands on the fourth floor of a building opposite the collector in Kakkanad.
“Many women who come to town to attend interviews, look for jobs or for other programs in town find it difficult to return home the same day. They wait overnight in train station waiting rooms at night and board vehicles in the morning to return home. Some women come to town with their children. The project aims to provide them with free and safe accommodation for the night,” a district official said.
However, the question remains how the women stranded in the city could reach Kakkanad at night.
“We are aware of that. Once the shelter begins to operate, we will take steps to resolve the issue. We tried to get space near the city’s train stations, but to no avail,” the manager said.
A person can take shelter from 6 p.m. and can stay until 7 a.m.
Officials said people could only spend one night in the shelter and had to leave in the morning.
There will be two staff members in the shelter for cleaning and guarding. The refuge, which can accommodate nearly 20 people, but food must be brought from outside.
Similar shelters set up in the towns of Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode have received a good response.
The shelter is expected to open shortly after securing a power connection for which the Municipality of Thrikkakara must assign it a building number.
The official said the authorities would conduct campaigns in the city to publicize the Kakkanad shelter, as women who find themselves stranded in the city do not need to seek accommodation at night.
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American Red Cross of South Carolina seeks volunteers ahead of hurricane season https://gillansinn.com/american-red-cross-of-south-carolina-seeks-volunteers-ahead-of-hurricane-season/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 00:24:58 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/american-red-cross-of-south-carolina-seeks-volunteers-ahead-of-hurricane-season/ HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help prepare for an active hurricane season. Sunday is the start of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The Red Cross said now is the time to prepare for hurricane season – which begins on June 1. “The best time to prepare for […]]]>

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help prepare for an active hurricane season.

Sunday is the start of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The Red Cross said now is the time to prepare for hurricane season – which begins on June 1.

“The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before you face one in a few days,” said Mandy McWherter, regional director of communications for the South Carolina Red Cross.

Volunteers make up 90% of Red Cross staff. The most sought-after positions are:

  • Shelter support: welcoming and registering residents, serving food, setting up beds, distributing blankets and personal hygiene kits, and providing information as needed.
  • Health services: Licensed health professionals provide practical support, care and education to people staying in shelters during major disasters. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, and APRN.
  • Disaster Action Team: Join your local team to help those affected by house fires and other disasters by providing food, shelter, comfort and other forms of recovery assistance.
  • McWherter says the Eastern Chapter has about 250 volunteers covering all service lines for Pee Dee, Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. They need more, especially locals, to be better prepared.

McWherter said the Eastern Chapter has approximately 250 volunteers covering all service lines for Pee Dee, Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. They need more, especially locals, to be better prepared.

“It’s wonderful when we can have volunteers in our own state who can respond quickly to disasters, especially if we don’t have that much notice,” McWherter said. “Sometimes with hurricanes, we are warned that a disaster is potentially imminent days in advance. But with storms like spring storms and tornadoes, we sometimes don’t get a lot of notices for these events, so it’s very important that we have trained volunteers available whenever a disaster strikes.

Horry County Emergency Management staff said they are ready as it is expected to be an active season.

“They’re anticipating an above-average season in terms of storms,” ​​said Thomas Bell, public information officer for Horry County Emergency Management.

He also said to prepare early.

“For the past few seasons we’ve seen a system turn in May and I think every indication from the National Hurricane Center is that they would expect it again this year,” he said. “If we start talking about something in the forecast in mid-May, don’t be caught off guard.”

Both Bell and McWherther agreed that people need to be prepared before hurricane season arrives. They said to know the risks of hurricanes, get an emergency kit, make a family plan, get informed from credible sources and make sure insurance is up to date.

To learn more about volunteer options and to register as a volunteer, visit the Red Cross website.

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4 large-cap stocks at new all-time highs (NYSEARCA:SPY) https://gillansinn.com/4-large-cap-stocks-at-new-all-time-highs-nysearcaspy/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:32:00 +0000 https://gillansinn.com/4-large-cap-stocks-at-new-all-time-highs-nysearcaspy/ Antonio_Diaz/iStock via Getty Images Below are the results of our analysis of the S&P 500 (SPX) for stocks with strong momentum at new all-time highs. We use four indicators to measure momentum: The rate of change over 21 days. The price distance from the 200-day moving average. Prices at new all-time highs. Below are the […]]]>

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Below are the results of our analysis of the S&P 500 (SPX) for stocks with strong momentum at new all-time highs.

We use four indicators to measure momentum:

  • The rate of change over 21 days.
  • The price distance from the 200-day moving average.
  • Prices at new all-time highs.

Below are the results:

S&P 500 stocks with strong momentum

S&P 500 stocks with strong momentum (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD)

CHD daily chart

CHD Daily Chart (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

“Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a line of consumer household and personal care products and specialty products focused on animal and food production, chemicals and cleaners.” (Source: TD Ameritrade.)

This stock belongs to the consumer staples sector, which typically outperforms in slow growth and recessionary environments. Below is a graph of the relative performance of SPY ETF (SPY) and Consumer Staples ETF (XLP) year-to-date.

Year-to-date relative performance chart of SPY and XLP ETFs

Year-to-date relative performance chart of SPY and XLP ETFs (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

ETF SPY is down 9.5% year-to-date, but ETF XLP is up 3.7%

Year-to-date, the stock is up 1.8%, the 21-day rate of change is 7%, and the price is 12.7% above the 200-day moving average. The TTM P/E ratio is 31.01 and the beta (the measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the S&P 500) is 0.4.

The Q1 2022 earnings release date is April 28, 2022. The EPS consensus estimate is $0.768 versus $0.83 for the prior year’s actual Q1.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

Daily HST Table

Daily HST Chart (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

“Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Host Inc.) operates as a self-managed, self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company operates through the hotel ownership segment. It operates a real estate investment trust of accommodation.” (Source: TD Ameritrade.)

Year-to-date, the stock is up 20.5%, the 21-day rate of change is 12.1%, and the price is 21.7% above the 200-day moving average. The beta (the measure of stock volatility relative to the S&P 500) is 1.2.

The first quarter 2022 earnings release date is May 4, 2022. The consensus EPS estimate is $0.021 versus -$0.22 for the prior year’s actual Q1.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

JNJ Daily Chart

JNJ Daily Chart (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

“Johnson & Johnson is a holding company engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. The Company operates through three segments: consumer healthcare , pharmaceuticals and medical devices. (Source: TD Ameritrade.)

This Dow stock belongs to the healthcare sector, which also outperforms in slow growth and recessionary environments. Below is a graph of the relative performance of the SPY ETF (SPY) and the Health Care ETF (XLV) year-to-date.

Relative year-to-date performance of SPY and XLV ETFs

Relative year-to-date performance of SPY and XLV ETFs. (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

The SPY ETF is down 9.5% year-to-date, but the XLV ETF is down 4.2% in comparison.

Year-to-date, the stock is up 9.4%, the 21-day rate of change is 6.1%, and the price is 10.9% above the 200-day moving average. The TTM P/E ratio is 24.45 and the beta (the measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the S&P 500) is 0.7.

The Q2 2022 earnings release date is July 19, 2022. The EPS consensus estimate is $2.54 versus $2.48 for the prior year’s actual Q2.

Sysco Corp. (SYY)

SYY Daily Chart

SYY daily chart (Price Action Lab Blog – Norgate Data)

“Sysco Corporation (Sysco) is a distributor of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or out-of-home catering industry. It is engaged in the sale, marketing and distribution of food products to restaurants, health and educational establishments, accommodation establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.” (Source: TD Ameritrade.)

The stock belongs to the consumer staples sector, which typically outperforms in slow growth and recessionary environments.

Year-to-date, the stock is up 15.6%, the 21-day rate of change is 10.7%, and the price is 15.2% above the 200-day moving average. The TTM P/E ratio is 58.27 and the beta (the measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the S&P 500) is 1.2.

The Q3 2022 earnings release date is May 10, 2022. The consensus EPS estimate is $0.55 versus $0.22 for the prior year’s actual Q3.

Conclusion

Although the stock market is in a correction phase, in relative terms, certain stocks in the consumer staples, healthcare and other sectors that benefit from particular circumstances and conditions, may outperform or have a positive performance. Momentum, measured by price action, offers a way to identify stocks that are outperforming. Even should the correction turn into a bear market, consumer staples and healthcare have traditionally performed well on a relative basis. It is also important to note that when the market finally bottoms out, these stocks could underperform and therefore reassessing the momentum of sectors and individual stocks is always an important task in rebalancing portfolios.

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