Literacy Council of Reading-Berks Honor Two Berks Employers

The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks honored two of the largest Berks County employers today, September 22, at its “Educate & Elevate” breakfast held in conjunction with the national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Reading. The Council presented...
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Austin American-Statesman

Chamber Chatter: Texas-based grocer Brookshire Brothers celebrates 100 years in business

Brookshire Brothers is celebrating 100 years since its founding. Smithville Chamber of Commerce Director April Daniels was excited to attend an event recently at the Brookshire Brothers store in Smithville to celebrate the Texas-based grocer’s milestone. We are so excited to see the expansion happening at Brookshire Brothers as our businesses continue to grow to meet the needs of our community. Congratulations Brookshire Brothers and here’s to another successful 100 years!

ESL Bags Second Mineral Block In Odisha Mining Auction

Bhubaneswar: ESL Steel Ltd has bagged Nadidih (Feegrade) iron ore and manganese mine in Odisha’s Sundargarh began at 92.3 per cent premium. This means ESL will have to pay Rs 92.3 to the state government for the sale/transaction of every Rs 100 of iron ore from the block. The lease...
Times Union

Refugee center RISSE hires new director

Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus has a new executive director. Daniel Butterworth was selected as the successor to Rifat Filkins. He was selected unanimously by the RISSE board, according to board President Michael Wilk. Butterworth will begin at his new position on Oct 4. “In his interview he came...

Long after the news cycle fades, Afghan refugees will still need our care

On Sunday, Aug. 15, two Muslim Afghan women walked into Grace Community Church in the middle of worship. As they walked about halfway into the sanctuary, we made eye contact. The look on their faces was of hopelessness. They were distraught and tearful. I eventually recognized them. One was a...
Milton Daily Standard

Masking opponents face Milton school board

MILTON — More than 60 people — approximately half of whom were unmasked — filled the Milton Area High School library for Tuesday’s school board meeting. A handful of those in attendance voiced their opposition to the district continuing to follow the state masking mandate handed down on schools. Anthony...
Urban Milwaukee

How Will Local Schools Handle Afghan Children?

James Sayavong knows what it is like to be a refugee in America. His father was a military officer in Laos when the Communists overran his country after America pulled out of Vietnam and the surrounding area. His mother buried documents in the yard for fear the Communist government would come after their family. The family ultimately decided to flee, first winding up in a refugee camp in Thailand, then the Philippines. By the time they got to Milwaukee, James Sayavong was age 21 with no high school diploma and an uncertain future.

Here's why Amazon is lobbying the government to legalize marijuana

Amazon announced Tuesday that it is actively lobbying Congress in favor of legalizing cannabis at the federal level in part to promote equitable hiring practices. The company’s effort began in June, when it said it would no longer screen prospective employees for marijuana use for positions not regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Amazon made the changes given data that shows certain cannabis policies disproportionately affect people of color, and due to a swath of states updating their own marijuana laws.

Parkland’s Student of the Month

After a year of strict virtual restrictions on campus, there’s no doubt that students had to pause their extracurriculars in order to keep up with the changing times. To kick off the new school year, a certain individual who has marked many hearts at Parkland with both her kindness and welcoming spirit. 19-year-old Kerene Kombe, a sophomore and Business Administration major. Kombe started attending Parkland College a year ago right after graduating from Centennial High School when the only way to attend school was virtually.

ESL Shipping orders energy-efficient electric hybrid coaster fleet

[email protected] Shipping AB, a Swedish subsidiary of Finland-based shipping company ESL Shipping, part of the Aspo Group, has decided to order a series of six energy-efficient electric hybrid vessels. The 5,350 dwt coasters will be built at Chowgule and Company Private Limited shipyard in India and are scheduled to...