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Fountain teens take on leadership roles in new youth council program | Premium

A new program is helping Fountain youth take an active role in their community and local government.

Councilwoman Detra Duncan worked with City Manager Scott Trainor to develop the Fountain Youth Council, a program Duncan says will allow local teens to learn about and get involved in municipal government, gain leadership experience, represent and advocate for youth, build their resumés and make friends — all while improving their community. The Fountain City Council approved the program in April.

“During my campaign I had a lot of youth asking me, ‘What do you do?’ and ‘How do you run for office?’ So I decided we were going to start this program to teach them,” said Duncan, who was elected to the city council last year. “It’s really geared to train youths to be leaders who are educated and informed about their local government.”

To join, teens must be Fountain residents, attend

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  • November 29, 2020
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Did John McCracken Make That Monolith in Utah?

An image provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety, a monolith discovered by wildlife officials in southeastern Utah, Nov. 18, 2020. (Utah Department of Public Safety via The New York Times)
An image provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety, a monolith discovered by wildlife officials in southeastern Utah, Nov. 18, 2020. (Utah Department of Public Safety via The New York Times)

At first it sounded like a plot twist from a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. A tall, silvery slice of metal, about 10 feet high with an aura of strangeness about it, is spotted in the red-rock canyons of the Utah desert. State employees who found it while surveying the land for bighorn sheep say they have no idea who drove the slab of metal into the rock floor. And in the days since, the riddle of what it is and how it got there has proved irresistible.

Some cheekily wondered if it was planted there by aliens. Others thought it might be a tribute to the monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” But the most

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  • November 29, 2020
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From Small Businesses to Farmers, Middle India Is Driving Demand | Investing News

By Aditi Shah and Rajendra Jadhav

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business.

“For a new relationship it is essential to know each other before you can establish the trust and confidence to work online and that need is higher in case of government departments,” said Mehra, who had to stay for a week in a Jodhpur hotel.

Increased demand for air travel and hotel stays by small business owners like Mehra, accompanied by a rise in rural incomes and spending after two good monsoons, is helping the pandemic-hit Indian economy slowly recover.

Government data released on Friday showed the economy shrank 7.5% in the July-September quarter, performing better than analysts’ expectation of an

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  • November 29, 2020
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Pamplin Media Group – Business News Update: Elmer’s Flag and Banner

Suggested reading brought to you by Elmer’s Flag and Banner: A Gift For The Ages: An In-Ground Flagpole from Elmer’s Flag and Banner


Let’s talk gifts. Do you really want another bad tie, dish towel set, or set of matching family pajamas? Some Christmas gifts really are better than others. Now is the time to tell someone you love that you want a gift that stands the test of time.

We suggest that you end 2020 on a high note with an in-ground residential flagpole. Whether it’s in your front yard or backyard recreation space, a well-built American-made residential flagpole adds an elegant flair where you can fly Old Glory or one of the hundreds of other flags we sell.

At Elmer’s Flag and Banner, we make the process of buying a flagpole simple and affordable. With 57 years of customer service and experience in the flag and flagpole industry,

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  • November 29, 2020
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16 States Log Record-High Average COVID-19 Cases Since Thanksgiving

The coronavirus crisis continued to reach new heights over the Thanksgiving holiday as average daily caseloads showed no sign of declining across much of the country. 

Sixteen states — including Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Ohio — saw their average daily case counts hit all-time highs Thursday and Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The average, taken over the previous seven days, says more about overall trends than do single-day numbers. Single-day figures can reflect testing backlogs that recently cleared, making it appear as if there were a bigger spike in cases on any given day than actually occurred.

New Jersey, for example, logged a seven-day average of more than 3,500 cases per day in its first coronavirus wave in early April. The state now appears to be reaching a second peak, logging a seven-day average of more than 4,000 cases per day ― an

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  • November 29, 2020
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AA to Zoom, substance abuse treatment goes online

“AA members I speak to are well beyond the initial fascination with the idea that they are looking at a screen of Hollywood Squares,” said Dr. Lynn Hankes, 84, who has been in recovery for 43 years and is a retired physician in Florida with three decades of experience treating addiction. “They thank Zoom for their very survival.”

Although online rehab rose as an emergency stopgap measure, people in the field say it is likely to become a permanent part of the way substance abuse is treated. Being able to find a meeting to log into 24/7 has welcome advantages for people who lack transportation, are ill, juggling parenting or work challenges that make an in-person meeting tough on a given day and may help keep them more seamlessly connected to a support network. Online meetings can also be a good steppingstone for people just starting rehab.

“There are so

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  • November 29, 2020
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Scott Parker hopeful Fulham’s history of sacking managers will actually keep him in his job

Scott Parker is convinced he still has the full support of Shahid and Tony Khan but knows he is employed by a father-and-son partnership with a history of sacking Fulham managers.

Parker’s men travel to Leicester on Monday having won just one of their first nine games after regaining the Premier League status they surrendered so meekly in 2018-19. After that they play Manchester City at the Etihad before hosting champions Liverpool.

It is not difficult, therefore, to imagine a scenario where a club that has missed its last three penalties loses all three fixtures and finds itself at the foot of the table and thereby leaves the Khans – father Shahid has been owner since 2013 and son Tony director of football operations since 2017 – with a decision to make over their manager’s future.

Yet Parker is likely to remain in his role precisely because previous partings with

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  • November 28, 2020
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Ask Amy: Adoption complicates clan’s wedding plans

Dear Amy: My biological great-aunt and uncle adopted me when I was 2 years old. I am now 20, and I’m planning my wedding. My adoptive parents are my world, and I couldn’t be more grateful to them.

I have a very close relationship with my mom, and plan on including her in my wedding, just as anyone normally would.

Because it was an open adoption and my adoptive parents are my great-aunt and uncle, I do know my biological mom.

She and I have more of a friendly bond than a mother/daughter bond. I am getting married next year, and I want to include her somehow, but my adoptive mom gets jealous and hurt about certain things when it comes to including her.

How can I incorporate my biological mom, but not hurt my adoptive mom’s feelings?

Also, should I give my biological mom a corsage to wear?

I’m

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  • November 28, 2020
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Advice for “Emily in Paris” season 2: Drop the Americanized fantasy and get to know the real city

As we all settle in for a challenging winter, the Netflix series “Emily in Paris” promises a deliciously indulgent escape from our troubles: a shimmering fantasy of Paris, filled with sophisticated haute couture, gourmet food and, of course, romance. Yet within this delightful vision, executed by “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star with characteristic flare, there is a glaring absence that sorely diminishes the potential of Emily and her viewers to truly encounter another culture. Working- and middle-class Parisians, the racially diverse multi-cultural residents of the city, are all but erased from Emily’s friend group and workplace, and are invisible in the cafés and cobblestone streets and glittering Marais nightclubs. French culture is portrayed in a way that corresponds to American consumerist fantasies but does not question the tourist’s idealized gaze. To solve this conundrum, here are five pieces of advice for Emily in season two.

Take a reading

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  • November 28, 2020
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The best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals 2020

Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals are here early, delivering more money-saving discounts in the shadow of thanksgiving, as Cyber Monday deals hit the net.

While the PS5 and Xbox Series X (and S) have taken up all of the oxygen in the room, the three-year old Nintendo Switch is still getting a lot of love. It’s a solid fan favorite, and it’s been selling fast all year long. Unfortunately the consistent popularity means the console and its games aren’t known for their discounts. In fact Cyber Monday and the preceding days of sales are just about the only times you can actually expect to save some money.

The best offers so far have been on Nintendo Switch bundles, which include the Switch itself (or the handheld Switch Lite) with a selection of games and/or accessories. The prices are cheaper than buying everything separately, which is great, though the downside is

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  • November 28, 2020