House of Hope looks to ‘catch up’ on 2020

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Next UpShe shared the story of pastor who had a problem mentioning money from the pulpit.“One Sunday, the pastor placed a bottle of ketchup on the pulpit in hopes that members of the congregation would take the hint and give in order to ‘catch up,’” Carroll said. “The year 2020 has caused us to do catch up.”Carroll said church services, banquets and other avenues of support were canceled as a result of COVID-19. By Jaine Treadwell “This has caused a huge loss in revenue for the House of Hope,” she said. “We are so thankful that we had money from last year’s banquet to keep us going, but additional funds are now desperately needed.”The House of Hope 2020 banquet scheduled for November 10 has now been canceled. “All of us at the House of Hope and with Adult Teen Challenge were looking forward to having fellowship and food around the table,” Carroll said. “However, we cannot allow a natural problem to hinder the spiritual power of life transformation. The Pike County community has been so faithful in its support of the House of Hope. It is our belief that the response to our needs will be met. Every day, there are stories shared of God’s amazing power to transform lives. Pike Countians have been an important part of the stories of the ladies here at the House of Hope. We don’t have adequate words to express our appreciation.” Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories House of Hope looks to ‘catch up’ on 2020 You Might Like Cattlemen accepting items for annual equipment auction Saturday is Halloween. Saturday is football games. And, Saturday is the first day that the Pike County Cattlemen will begin… read more Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020center_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day For more information, about the House of Hope and ways to help, call 205-440-9712.  Donations may be mailed to House of Hope, 305 South Main, Brundidge, AL 36010. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder The prayers and financial contributions the House of Hope in Brundidge received during 2019 were the primary reasons the lady graduates excelled as they graduated from the residential center to the transition home in Brundidge.Alicia Carroll, House of Hope director, expressed appreciation for the support that has made it possible to continue to serve as a recovery home for women with addictions during this unprecedented time in America’s history.Carroll said it is always difficult to mention monetary needs but there are times when it is necessary. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Putin says Russia ban is ‘immoral’ and ‘inhumane’

first_imgRUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin says the country’s Paralympics ban is “outside the bounds of law, morality and humanity”.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) suspended Russia from the Rio Games starting on September 7 because of state-sponsored doping.Putin said the ruling was “cynical” and “humiliates those who take such decisions”.Only Russian track and field athletes were banned from the Olympics.Putin, speaking at an award ceremony for Russian Olympians at the Kremlin, said the country would hold special competitions for banned Paralympic athletes, with the winners awarded the same prizes as in Rio.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russian Paralympians had taken “collective responsibility for an unproven crime”. (BBC Sport)last_img

Professor aims to build homes on the moon

first_imgBehrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and civil and environmental engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, has recently developed Contour Crafting, a technology to build structures with much thicker layers than the usual type of 3-D printing.The technology, which Khoshnevis has devoted 15 years to creating, could make building houses utilizing 3-D printers a possibility.“It is a hundred times faster and it gets smooth surfaces,” Khoshnevis said, holding up one of his models.The robotic construction system has completed the printing of 6-foot-tall sections of homes in Khoshnevis’ lab.The invention has already received a favorable reception from NASA. Khoshnevis has received a grant from the organization to begin applying his Contour Crafting system to build structures on the moon and Mars.Khoshnevis said that though he started with the simple idea of 3-D house printing, he has gone through a great deal of trial and error in developing Contour Crafting. For example, he said he spent years trying to solve the issue of pumping concrete from ground level up to the large robotic machine while making sure it retained its viscosity.But Khoshnevis said he’s grateful for the problem that came up.“It shows something that you haven’t thought about,” he said. “It shows something new and you really don’t know what the outcome will be. It shows the potential to move forward.”The expense of transporting the construction material to the moon will cost as much as $200,000 per kilogram, Khoshnevis said. He believes this high expense will push Contour Crafting technology onto a new level.Khoshnevis has already run some tests using soil from Mars, which he found to be rich with sulfur. He invented a new machine in order to replace water with sulfur to bind the soil.Khoshnevis believes construction on the moon, however, will have certain benefits.“It’s to our advantage. … The building doesn’t have to be as strong [because gravity is one-sixth what it is on Earth],” he said.Once the technology has proven itself, Khoshnevis said landing and departure pads, shelters and even homes could be constructed on other planets.“I am fascinated by the idea of creativity and invention,” he said. “This is the most exciting path in life, to keep doing things that nobody has done.”He is now anticipating a certificate to use Contour Crafting technology to print a real building. The building will take less time and cost less money than regularly constructed buildings. It will also save numerous human resources.“You are taking a good human being with potential of creating and you are pushing him into repeated work. For me that is a crime,” Khoshnevis said.Once Contour Crafting technology is applied into mass production,” Khoshnevis said. “The construction industry will experience drastic change.”With the help of colleagues and the support from family, Khoshnevis said he is enjoying the journey itself. He said that his unprecedented work is what defines him.“The mission of humanity is to expand what’s going on and we have to push our civilization forward,” he said. “Everyone should make a difference.” Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said transportation of the construction material could cost up to $200,000. The sentence should have read that the transportation of the construction material could cost up to $200,000 per kilogram.  The article has been edited online to reflect this change.The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more