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Former Alabama player Joe King dies


Former University of Alabama football player Joe King died Monday morning, about 13 months after he was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Etowah County. King, of Altoona, was a standout player at Litchfield High School and signed with the ...

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29


CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case ...

University of Alabama summer commencement: Full list of graduates


Altoona: Abigail C. Anderson ...
Allen, Koral MacKenzi Black. Northport: Mahmoud Ali Al-Ali, Justin M. Beams, Riley M. Colburn, Mary Lou Keating Cox, Samantha Nicole Drake-Patton, Jesse Ryan Flagg, Eric Grayson Hall, Jonathan D. Harris, Jennifer A.

August Best Bets: Hairball, Hot Piece of Brass and more


The show is presented al fresco at Haines Park, at the corner of 3rd Avenue SE and 6th Street SE in Altoona. 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at captheatre.org or at the park (cash only). Des Moines' own urban ...

Hard, Raymond Edwin


AL 36111. Mr. Hard was born on March 5, 1929 in Altoona, Pennsylvania the son of William Edgar Hard and Nellie Mae Taylor Hard. Mr. Hard served in the U.S. Navy 7 years and retired as a Tech Sgt. with the U.S. Air Force after 13 years of service.

Thunder miss opportunity to take over EL East lead


The B-Mets (55-45) moved 1 1/2 games in front of the Thunder (54-47) in the standings. “I thought we would be coming out with more energy today,” manager Al Pedrique said. “I’m not going to find excuses. I’m responsible for it. I’m the leader o ...

Road Trip! Destination: Altoona


Among the names to have performed there: W.C. Fields, Al Jolson, Sarah Bernhardt, Helen Hayes, Harry Houdini, Jascha Heifetz, Paul Anka and Bernadette Peters. Currently, the theater is used by the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the Altoona Community Theater.

'Dukes of Hazzard's' Catherine Bach to appear at Altoona Day 2014's salute to 1984 Saturday


ALTOONA, Alabama -- Nostalgic for the eighties? This Saturday Altoona Day will feature a salute to the year 1984, with two television stars of the era. "The Dukes of Hazard's" Catherine Bach, known as Daisy Duke, and John Voldstad, the "other brother ...

Altoona's Cumarindine ointment making a comeback next month


ALTOONA, Alabama --- In parts of the South and beyond, there are still people who swear by Cumarindine, the burn treatment born and made in Altoona. Sold in white jars, the product advertised itself as good for burns, ulcers, skin abrasions, shingles ...

Man killed in crash identified as local pastor


Hollis, 54, of Cullman was recently named the pastor at Crossroads of Faith Church in Altoona, Al. a little more than a month ago. James Butler, a deacon at Crossroads of Faith, said Hollis was a great man and will be deeply miss. “He was fantastic ...

Carpenter Altoona (PA) – Altoona Carpenters


Carpenter Altoona (PA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Altoona (PA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Altoona, Pennsylvania work with, builds and fixes items and structures …

Jim Webb Speaks to the Iowa Federation of Labor in Altoona, Iowa on Thursday, August 6, 2015


Jim Webb Speaks to the Iowa Federation of Labor in Altoona, Iowa on Thursday, August 6, 2015 Thursday, August 6: IOWA Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Jim Webb Speaks at 3:15 p.m. CT Prairie Meado…
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Fighting against human trafficking in ALTOONA ALABAMA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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In ALTOONA ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]




Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in ALTOONA ALABAMA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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