On MLK Day, UTRGV students join Edinburg Juneteenth Committee to clean historic cemetery
EDINBURG — Despite the overnight freezing temperatures, volunteers and city officials worked together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to clean Restlawn Cemetery in what some would consider perfect outdoor weather. Bishop Michael Smith opened the program with a prayer and a few words about MLK Day at 8 a.m.“We thank you, God, for everybody that is participating to beautify this cemetery,” Smith said. “Bless the hands that are working out here, bless everybody that is participating.”Smith’s wife, Sharon Smith, said the Juneteenth Committee decided on cleaning up Restlawn Cemetery as a way to celebrate MLK Day during one of their monthly meetings. Cortina-Matos was looking to get students involved in a community service project, which coincided with Walker-Hernandez’s idea of cleaning up the cemetery. In the 1920s, Dora Walker, who worked as a cook for a board member for Hillcrest Cemetery, which is located next to what today is Restlawn Cemetery, asked her boss if there was a lot where they could bury the dead.myrgv.com
Staff at a McDonald's franchise that accused bosses of giving them COVID-19 face masks made of dog diapers have settled their dispute with the owners, a report says
Workers say bosses at the McDonald's franchise gave them face masks made of dog diapers and coffee filters. The owners deny the accusations.news.yahoo.com
Service set for 8 killed in wreck of Alabama girls home van
A remembrance is set for eight young people killed when a van returning to an Alabama girls home after a week at the beach wrecked in a fiery crash during a tropical storm last month. Michael Smith, chief executive of the Christian-based Alabama Youth Homes, said it was time to honor the youths who were killed when the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch van became entangled in the massive pileup on June 19 at Tropical Storm Claudette blew through the Southeast. A van driven by the ranch director, Candice Gulley, was carrying eight children ages 3 to 17 when the crash occurred about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on Interstate 65.news.yahoo.com
'WE SERVE': San Marcos Lions Club lauds members during awards, installation banquet
Stepping up during a shut down. That’s one of many challenges the Lions Club of San Marcos met head on during a pandemic filled year.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Alabama interstate pileup details emerge after 8 girls killed on way back from beach trip
Alabama authorities have identified some of the 10 people who died during a major pileup on the interstate during stormy weather Saturday — eight of the fatal victims are girls from a youth home for abused and neglected children whose van burst into flames in the crash as they headed home from a beach trip.news.yahoo.com
8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette
Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.
End of the line: Coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff fired by Falcons
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn stands with Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Quinn was hired by the Falcons in 2015 after a highly successful run as Seattle’s defensive coordinator, highlighted by two straight trips to the Super Bowl. After going 8-8 his first season, Quinn guided the Falcons to one of the greatest years in team history. The Falcons made the playoffs again the following year, losing to eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia, but never seemed to fully shake their Super Bowl debacle. Dimitroff kept his job when Smith was fired at the end of the 2014 season after two straight losing campaigns.
Defiance grows as Georgia governor blocks local mask rules
(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA Mayors in Atlanta and other Georgia cities deepened their defiance of Gov. He went so far as to say local governments couldn't order masks on their own property, which would include Atlanta's airport. Kemp's stance not only shying away from a statewide order but trying to bar local governments from instituting their own leaves him standing virtually alone. In the South, Republican governors in Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida have resisted calls for a statewide mask mandate but allow local jurisdictions to implement them. Republican governors in Alabama and Texas and Democrats in Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina have issued statewide mask requirements.
Este Lauder: 4 lessons learned by iconic brand in the digital era
Being agile enables organizations to quickly pivot in an ever-changing landscape. Given the growing trend of personalization and customization, we leverage many different technologies to customize our packaging, consumer experiences, retail offerings and more. Building an agile, digital workplace is crucial to allowing your team to develop and thrive, as well as making it easier to connect, collaborate and create with employees across the globe. Our Long Island City Technology Hub, for example, offers innovative and digital workspaces to enhance the employee experience. Every aspect of this space was designed and built with the purpose of amplifying productivity and promoting innovation, collaboration, creativity, agility and fun.cnbc.com
Burger King ditches plastic toys in UK kids' meals
Michael Smith/Getty Images(CNN) - Burger King UK is removing plastic toys from kids' meals in a bid to reduce its environmental impact. Some 320 tonnes of single-use plastic will be saved each year, according to Burger King. The company will also install containers in UK stores so that old plastic toys can be recycled and used to build play areas. Burger King was responding to a petition from Ella and Caitlin McEwan, aged 9 and 7, who wrote: "It's not enough to make recyclable plastic toys big, rich companies shouldn't be making toys out of plastic at all." Burger King said it intends to remove non-biodegradable plastic toys from other markets by 2025.