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Covington Electric to hold annual meeting


Dr. King is a lifelong resident of Covington County. He graduated from Andalusia High School, Auburn University and the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry. He practices dentistry at the Andalusia Dental Group. Dr. King is a member of the ...

Andy man injured in afternoon wreck


An Andalusia man suffered injuries in a two-vehicle wreck on Alabama Hwy. 55 Wednesday afternoon. Alabama State Trooper spokesperson Kevin Cook said Matthew Hammon, 18, of Andalusia, was driving a 2008 Nissan Frontier that collided with a 2015 Hyundai ...

ROLL MODEL: Woman tells crowd how she built empire out of bread


Although her primary residence is in Andalusia, Alabama, Barnes and her family have a second home on the Santa Rosa Sound in Mary Esther. "I feel so blessed to be a part of this community," she said. "I was asked to provide an inspirational speech to all ...

Choose the top Coastal Alabama soccer performance for the week ending March 23


AL.com's online polls reflect the views of readers who choose ...
the 65th and 67th minute as Class 4A-5A No. 5 UMS-Wright held on for a 3-1 home win against Andalusia. Nick James scored four goals as Bayside Academy defeated Cottage Hill 10-1.

The Islamic State in Africa


which also includes moving to Europe in the context of establishing the so-called emirate in Andalusia. The fact that terrorist movements in the African continent, such as the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA), al-Shabaab in Somalia ...

Comprehensive legislation will help Alabama fight plague of domestic violence: guest opinion


As a wife, mother, grandmother, and Alabama's First Lady, how can I see these statistics ...
and State Representative Mike Jones (R-Andalusia). It proposes strengthened penalties for abusers while increasing resources and protections for domestic violence ...

Andalusia provides electoral test for 2 new Spanish parties


Two of Andalusia's former Socialist leaders have been named as suspects ...
based games bring in gamblers Casinos hope physical skill-based games bring in gamblers Al Callejas stood at the foul line ready to attempt a free throw worth more than $10,000 ...

Spain's school dropout zone Andalusia votes for jobs


In Andalusia, the Socialists insist dropout rates have eased since ...
The designers of L''Azurde''s Al Aroos diamond and Laylaty gold collections are inspired by the beauty of the Arabic bride to create designs that are timeless in their appeal and

Jay, Northview Students Chosen For Washington Youth Tour


Judges from PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in Andalusia, AL, and Southern Pine Electric Cooperative in Brewton, AL, scored contestants in their interviews based on their knowledge of Escambia River Electric Cooperative and the history of rural electrification.

Mississippi State receiver De'Runnya Wilson arrested on drug charges in Alabama


ANDALUSIA, Alabama — Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson and three others have been arrested on drug charges in south Alabama. Covington County Jail officer Melissa Leslie said Saturday that Wilson and the others are charged with marijuana ...

L’Andalusia che non immaginavi: tour culturale-naturalistico in provincia di Jaén


La provincia di Jaén è una delle zone d’Andalusia turisticamente più svantaggiate. Questa zona lontana dalla costa, non ha città di grande spessore e non ha neppure un aeroporto nelle vicinanze. Quest…

Moorish History, Flamenco and Recycled Glass in Granada


This past week, Mr. Dame in Spain and I motored down south to meet up with visiting family. (We didn’t manage to escape the gray drizzle that seems to have blanketed all of Spain for the past week). W…

Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia


“Podemos, the Spanish anti-austerity party, will be a prominent force in Andalusia’s regional parliament after it won 15 seats in the party’s first election since its ally Syriza triumphed in Greece. …

Anti-Austerity Sentiment Takes Root in Andalusia – Screw the Bilderberg/EU


Filed under: European News, Spain News. Tagged: Andalusia News, austerity fraud, Bilderberg/EU Fraudsters, financial corruption

Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia


Regional parliamentary election weakens Spain’s two-party system in Podemos’s first test since ally Syriza won Greek electionsPodemos, the Spanish anti-austerity party, will be a prominent force in An…

King Holidays raddoppia in Andalusia


Si avvicina Pasqua e King Holidays raddoppia sull&rsquo ;Andalusia. Il tour operator, nel catalogo ‘Feste’ già in tutte le agenzie di viaggi, ha deciso di affiancare al classico ‘Gran Tour dell’Andalusia&rsqu o; di…

22-M: Parliamentary election in Andalusia.


Change is coming to Spain in a swooping blitzkrieg that will produce its first tangible effects in the Andalusian regional election to take place on the 22th of March. The political entropy that has …

n.d.p. in andalusia: bodegas el gato, rota


On the surface, there appears to be no reason whatsoever for a wine traveler to visit Rota. It is the runt of the sherry towns, almost entirely overtaken, since 1953, by a vast American Naval base, wh…

I take you to (my) paradise – My Lifestyle Blog {Backpacking in Andalusia}


Buongiorno and a happy hello to all of you! During the last two weeks we have already seen 2 paradises on Calabrian Sunshine: Capetown and South Africa’s Western Cape and the area of Brisbane in Aust…

Glossario della Settimana Santa in Andalusia


La Settimana Santa (Semana Santa) in Andalusia più che un evento religioso è una tonalità della cultura. In tutta la regione la Settimana Santa viene vissuta direttamente o indirettamente da gran part…




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Giving Every Young Person in ANDALUSIA ALABAMA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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The Guardian and a warning to ANDALUSIA ALABAMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in ANDALUSIA ALABAMA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]










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