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BMW exports keep Port of Charleston busy, even when world markets are slowing

South Carolina now is the nation’s top exporter of passenger ...
with 526,669 vehicles delivered to customers. The Greer plant, which started production in 1994, recently celebrated the completion of its 3 millionth vehicle. “The automotive sector ...

Bayerische Motoren Werke : County officials take a field trip to South Carolina's BMW plant

County and Greensboro City officials took a road trip to the BMW facility in Greer, S.C., Friday to discuss the impact of that economic development with South Carolina business leaders. Local officials are already taking steps to establish a megasite ...

UPDATE: PC WINS 7-4, 10 inning -- No. 20 South Carolina next up for PC baseball; home Wed. v NC Central -- CANCELLED by rain

South Carolina has been good to the Blue Hose, as senior natives Cam McRae (Darlington, .364), Jay Lizanich (Greer, .347) and Brandon Martin (Gray Court, .302) rank in the top four of PC’s batting averages. The Palmetto State also finds itself ...

Rating Hospitals In South Carolina

Hospitals in Abbeville, Greenville, Greer and Mount Pleasant earned five-star ratings. No hospitals in the Midlands were rated above two stars.

Greer man wins lottery - again

South Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greer man who declined to be identified won $100,000 in July, then $200,000 this month. The $200,000 top prize in the $10 Cash Club game, won at a Spinx store on Old Spartanburg Road, posed odds of 1 in ...

Four SC hospitals earn top rankings from patients

Four South Carolina hospitals have earned top ratings in patient surveys released by the federal government. The ratings from Medicare's Hospital Compare website show that hospitals in Abbeville, Greenville, Greer and Mount Pleasant earned five-star ratings.

Greer man wins lottery 2nd time in a year

A Greer man doubled his luck winning the lottery two times in less than a year. The man, who was not identified, won a combined $300,000, according to officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery. “I consider myself pretty lucky,” the man said.

Top 5 Employers in South Carolina: Which Companies Have the Most Jobs?

4. BMW Manufacturing Company based in Greer has 7,000 employees at its manufacturing plant. The company first opened its doors in South Carolina 20 years ago. BMW now supports over 37,000 jobs statewide with an annual economic output of $16.6 billion.

Study: Greer is 4th-best city in S.C. to start a business

Greer is rated the fourth-best place to start a business in South Carolina, according to NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Jeff Chu, the analyst who conducted the study, cited business climate (average revenue of businesses, percentage of businesses ...

South Carolina police came out against a body-camera bill

South Carolina police officials have been pushing back against ...
to come down to really tell us when and where to use these things,” Dan Reynolds of the Greer police Department said last month according to the Greenville News’ Michael Burns.

4 reasons for Christians to participate in feminism, and a postscript

Someone sent me a blog post entitled 5 reasons for a Christian to question feminism (by which the author really means 5 reasons for a complementarian to question feminism, though most of her points do…

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council’s director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion’s “toxic avengers” in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry…

5 bed 3 bath home for sale in Greer Ranch South

Click for details If you have been looking for a 5 bedroom 3 bath home for sale in Greer Ranch South Surprise 85379, then you have found it here.  Gorgeous A rare 5 bedroom plus a loft. Your buyer wil…

Interview with Skip Greer about Geva’s Play, The Mountaintop

The success of any great theatrical performance is based, in part, on magic. The magic happens when an author finds intriguing subject matter and treats it with integrity, creativity and imagination. …

Carpenter Greer (SC) – Greer Carpenters

Carpenter Greer (SC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Greer (SC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Greer, South Carolina work with, builds and fixes items and structures made…

Residents of A Street in 1967

“Street and Avenue Guide,” Boyd’s Directory (1967). [Surnames: Kelly, Brown, Donnell, Schaaf, Driskill, Woodburn, Cato, Dulin, Cavanaugh, Hendrick, Fitzmaurice, Patterson, Brandhove, Buck, Fleet, T…

Becoming A Conscious Leader ~ Guest Post by David J. Greer

John:  I am busy absorbing David J. Greer’s new and fascinating book, which launches this week.  In this guest post, David displays his warm and engaging communication style, along with proving that h…

Is this the Best Non-profit Charity Foundation in Pinellas County?

Maybe, the reas ons why are talked about in this video:  The Pinellas Community Foundation is committed to making the Pinellas County community a better place to live. The Foundation is funded by th…

John Michael Greer: The God Of Technological Progress May Well Be Dead

from ChrisMartensondotcom: Chris and John Michael Greer address the global faith in inexorable technological advancement as a cure-all to every predicament we face. In many ways, it’s become the do…

In the Media: 5th April 2015

In the media is a weekly round-up of features written by, about or containing female writers that have appeared during the previous week and I think are insightful, interesting and/or thought provokin…


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

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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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


Fighting against human trafficking in GREER SOUTH CAROLINA

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, 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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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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