Sarena Atkins: A ‘Relay’ Hero

first_img Published 7:26 pm Monday, March 29, 2010 You Might Like Harris: ‘Fresh face’ on TV, big screen Opportunity could be waiting around every corner. You just never know, said TaLesa Harris. She found opportunity lurking around while… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Winning a trophy and ribbon wasn’t the reason Sarena Atkins wanted to enter the SARHA’s “Hope for a Cure” Relay for Life competition.She just wanted to do something in the fight against cancer that might keep other children from having to see their mothers suffer with the disease the way she had.Sarena’s mother, Sonja Atkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2008 and she was by her side through it all. Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories “When I got sick, we let our girls know everything I knew,” Sonja Atkins said. “Sarena knew when I went for chemotherapy and she knew that, most of the time, when I got home I didn’t need to be bothered. She helped take care of me right along with her father, Sylvester. She was kind and caring.”When Sarena heard about the “Hope for a Cure” pageant, she wanted to participate.“I told her that I didn’t know if she really wanted to enter the pageant,” Atkins said. “But she was sure that she did. She said she wanted to do something to help, not just because of me, but because of the others she had seen so sick with the disease. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Email the author “If it had not been for my family, friends, co-workers here at Charles Henderson Middle School, and the Good Lord, I couldn’t have made it,” Atkins said.“Sarena was such a big help. She has had three experiences with cancer and she’s only 11 years old. We are proud of her for wanting to be involved.”To her family Sarena is a hero.“To our community,” Sarena Atkins is the ‘Hope for a Cure’ Relay Hero,” said Pam Smith, SARHA team member.“She raised $635 out of the $4,315.74 that was raised for the Relay Hero competition. We congratulate her and all of those who competed in the Relay Hero competition. They are all winners.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sarena Atkins: A ‘Relay’ Hero “We lost my mother to cancer in May 2004 and my sister died with cancer last year, so Sarena had seen how devastating cancer can be. She wanted to do her part. She spearheaded our fundraising.”Sarena and her family contacted other family members, friends and members of their church family and encouraged donations.“Everybody was real supportive,” Atkins said.And much of the support was from those same people who provided love and support when Atkins was undergoing treatment for cancer. By Jaine Treadwell Print Articlelast_img read more

Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry Is ‘Done’ Fighting With Her Children’s Fathers

first_imgReaching a compromise. Kailyn Lowry said that she no longer intends to butt heads with the fathers of her four children — Javi Marroquin, Chris Lopez and Jo Rivera.On a recent episode of her “Baby Mamas No Drama” podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star spoke with her cohost, Vee Rivera, about agreeing to allow her children to be with their dads on Christmas Day.- Advertisement – Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that Lowry was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting Lopez while exchanging custody at his house. The MTV personality was accused of punching her former beau during a dispute regarding their 3-year-old son.According to court docs obtained by Us, Lopez alleged that Lowry “started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.” He additionally claimed that he “did not fight back,” and his sister said that she allegedly “attempted to pull Kailyn off” of him.Lowry later spoke out about the allegations through her attorneys. “Ms. Lowry has filed a petition for custody in the matter involving her children Lux and Creed,” her rep said in a statement to Us on October 29. “The judge in the Delaware Family Court has ordered the parties to refrain from discussing all domestic matters until after the hearing next year.”- Advertisement – “In our agreement that I have with Javi and Jo, it says that this year, Christmas Eve, I think, is mine until Christmas Day at 12. But I don’t personally care about Christmas, so we don’t have to listen to the agreement,” the 28-year-old explained on the Tuesday, November 3, episode. “I told both of them they can have Christmas, like, that’s all theirs. I don’t care. But in the event that we got into a fight and I changed my mind, we would just fall back to the custody agreement because that is supposed to help.”Teen Mom 2 Kailyn Lowry Says She Is Done Fighting With Her Childrens FathersKailyn Lowry with Isaac, Lux, Lincoln and newborn Creed Courtesy Kailyn Lowry/InstagramThe reality star continued, “I’m not gonna fight. I’m not fighting with nobody. You know what? [In] 2021, Vee, I’m not even f–king playing. I am done paying for attorneys. I have six attorneys. When I told you I’m done paying f–king all of them, unless it’s related to my f–king businesses, I am done. I’m done! We [are] working this s–t out.”Lowry shares son Isaac, 10, with ex-boyfriend Rivera, 28, son Lincoln, 6, with ex-husband Marroquin, 27, and son Lux, 3, with ex-boyfriend Lopez, 26. In July, she welcomed her fourth son, 3-month-old Creed, with Lopez.- Advertisement – The statement continued, “Currently, Ms. Lowry has been awarded sole custody of the children despite the allegations pending in Family Court. Ms. Lowry does deny all of the allegations but cannot respond specifically at this time due to the orders of the judge.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

​Italian pension fund Solidarietà Veneto to add infrastructure, real estate

first_imgItalian pension fund Solidarietà Veneto has announced plans to broaden its asset allocation to include infrastructure and real estate for the first time.Reporting on developments in the first half of this year, the €1.36bn pension fund said that because of the experience it had gained in private debt and private equity, it was now ready to further develop its alternatives investment, but also to introduce two new asset classes: infrastructure and real estate.In doing this, the fund — which covers staff of companies based in the Veneto region — said it would ideally try to “neutralise the environmental impact”.Paolo Stefan, director of the pension fund, described this approach as: “highly innovative for our country, but one that is almost normal if we look beyond the Alps”. The pension fund reported that environmental considerations were increasingly mentioned in meetings by some members. Solidarietà Veneto said that in the January-to-June period, financial markets had remained hostage to the policies and announcements of the central banks, which meant that attempting to diversify via quoted investments alone was likely to prove partially ineffective.This, it said, was the reason the pension fund had planned, in its last strategic asset allocation review, gradually to increase its allocation to alternatives.Since 2013 the fund had been leading the way in Italy in this area, it said, citing the start of its investing in private debt and private equity. Fresh sub-fund tweaks The pension fund also said it made changes to some of its sub-funds at the beginning of July, including to the asset allocation mix of the ‘Dynamic’ fund. The equity weighting for this sub-fund has been ramped up to 54% from 50%, with the bond weighting falling to 46% from 50%.“The intention is to compensate for the greater volatility arising from the increase in equities through deeper diversification and a more effective risk/return ratio, which will benefit the young people associated with this sub-fund,” the pension fund said.Meanwhile, benchmarks for the ‘Prudent’ and ‘Income’ sub-funds are changing to lengthen the bond duration, which the pension fund said should result in higher expected returns over the next few years.Solidarietà Veneto’s total assets rose to €1.36bn at the end of June from €1.26bn at the close of 2018.“The new wave of expansive monetary policies announced by the ECB and the FED has driven the performance of almost all the asset classes in the first part of 2019,” the pension fund said.The Dynamic sub-fund made a 6.09% return in the six-month period, it reported, while the Income, Prudent and Guaranteed TFR sub-funds posted returns of 3.93%, 3.59%, and 1.03% respectively.last_img read more

Chivalry is dead and you killed it, ladies.

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 31 Views   no discussions Share Sitting in traffic sucks, but it’s the ultimate observation capsule for people-watching. Might as well scrutinize while you’re stuck between a ditzy chick in a monster SUV and a tourist trying to snap pictures of the White House from the driver’s seat.It’s where I spied a young couple out on a date. He cracked a wry joke, she giggled daintily, and they held hands as they strolled up a block in the heart of downtown D.C. How in-the-honeymoon period adorable are they? I thought. But when Cute Couple paused to enter a restaurant, my foot almost slipped off the brake: he all but broke his neck to get in ahead of her and let the door slam—I mean, physically slonk her—on her shoulder.I sent her a telepathic message to turn tail, hail a cab, and end that date immediately. But she didn’t. She grimaced and limped in after him. And that’s one of the reasons why chivalry is dying a slow, brutal death.I’m not shy about telling y’all that I passionately believe manners are the glue of society, the thin line that keeps us all from going ape you-know-what on each other in social settings and public arenas. Not that that line isn’t fraying. If you’ve stood in line at Walmart for any length of time or taken a ride on public transportation, it’s like being on the frontlines of how dismally bad manners have really gotten.For some reason — I don’t know if it’s global warming or residuals from the Bush administration or the pull of the moon or what it is — but people have absolutely abandoned good, sound, traditional act-rightness. And that lack of decorum has bungled the dating scene. Like it wasn’t already like walking through a dog park with no clean-up laws in the first place.I’m as hip and trendy as the next fun-loving gal, but I’m super old-school when it comes to the application of manners. Feminist agenda be darned: I believe that men should walk on the side closest to the street when we’re out on the town, that they should pull out women’s chairs when we sit down at tables, and — for the love of all that’s even remotely cool — that they shouldn’t let the doggone door crush any part of our persons as they scurry in to slosh back their weight in nachos and beer at a local eatery.I believe being a gentleman is still one of the sexiest qualities a guy can possess and because I don’t see it as often as I’d like, it makes the trait all the more valuable when I do.Watching that girl go into her hell date made me want to scream like a scary movie fan watching a character about to get gutted in a slasher flick. But it’s typical of ladies in this day and age to let that kind of madness slide. I guess the pool of eligible, compatible, marry-able guys has been slimmed so close to depletion that we’ve learned how to settle for not having the little niceties like being respected and even a little revered.I mean, even if we’re not vying for a reception of royal proportions, the least us gals can demand is to be given the greenlight to go through a doorway first. But if we don’t insist on that kind of treatment, it’s not just going to magically manifest. We have to set the expectation early on that that’s how we want to be treated.My boyfriend’s gentlemanliness is one of the things I adore about him and his cute self. In fact, it’s something that all of the few guys I’ve dated had in common (I’m more of a commitment girl, so I’ve only been on a handful of outings that would qualify as a casual date). And if I did so happen to be out with a dude who apparently didn’t know better, I’d stop at the restaurant door and wait. And wait. And wait some more until he got the drift. Same thing at the table pausing for a chair to be pulled out. Same thing at the car door.In a way, it’s like doing my part to remind guys — or teach them if they never knew it in the first place (shame on their mamas, by the way) — that some women expect a higher standard of treatment. It’s not being bourgie or bitchy or snotty or snobby. It’s called being a lady.by The StirYahoo Shinecenter_img Share Tweet LifestyleRelationships Chivalry is dead and you killed it, ladies. by: – April 14, 2011last_img read more

Linda S. Piepmeier

first_imgLinda S. Piepmeier, age 62 of Aurora, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  Born May 4, 1956 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Norma Jean (Nee: Yates) and Wallace Piepmeier.  She was a security guard for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.Her family described Linda a true people person.  Friendly, with a warm smile, she was one of those people that never met a stranger.  She also had a soft spot for animals and dearly loved her dogs and cats, followed the Bengals and played the drums as well.  After her health began to limit her mobility, Linda became a huge fan of the old movies on the cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC).She is survived by her father Wallace Piepmeier of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers Chuck (Darla) Piepmeier of Aurora, Indiana, John Piepmeier of Port Charlotte, Florida; niece Annetta Parks of Aurora, Indiana; nephews Jason Piepmeier of Plantation Florida, Scott Piepmeier of Boca Raton, Florida; great niece Shelby of Harrison, Ohio and great nephews Cody of Harrison, Ohio, Montanna of Williamsburg, Kentucky and Wyatt of Aurora, Indiana.  She is preceded in death by her mother Norma Jean.Linda’s wishes were to be cremated.  A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1st, at St. Louis Cemetery with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more