Staley helps sister battle leukemia, seeks more Black donors

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley puts streamers on a trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Sunday, March 7, 2021, during the Southeastern Conference tournament final in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley puts streamers on a trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Sunday, March 7, 2021, during the Southeastern Conference tournament final in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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Dawn Staley’s passion is evident when she’s on a basketball court.

When she was a player it was there and now her fiery demeanor can be seen on the sidelines

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Pamplin Media Group – City seeks input on Molalla Forest Road plan

Information and feedback can be left on special website regarding the Traverso section of the trail


The City of Canby is using an online open house to share a draft development plan for trail concepts along the Traverso section of Molalla Forest Road.

Those interested in more information and offering their opinions on the draft plan can do both at www.MFRTrail.org. Responses to the plan are due by March 26.

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SENIOR STARTUP: Ballot item seeks funding to upgrade PA Recreation & Senior Center – Port Arthur News

The City of Port Arthur Recreation and Senior Center will get a freshening up, some much needed renovations and possibly more should voters approve a ballot proposition in May.

The building, located at 1308 Ninth Ave., houses the parks and recreation offices in addition to being the site for senior citizen activities, summer programs, computer rooms and a place for seniors to get morning exercise.

The building, once the site

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Santa Maria seeks to expand off-road safety course with grant funding

Feb. 18—Spots for Santa Maria’s off-highway vehicle safety workshops tend to fill up quickly because they are limited to eight participants, although the city is seeking to expand access with new state funding.

The Ride 3 program was launched using a $64,000 state grant in 2014 to teach area youth about safe all-terrain vehicle operations. The program later was opened up to adults, but access has been limited since the

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Agency seeks public input on updated Stillhouse lake plan | News

BELTON — Chalk Ridge Falls, with its crystal-clear creeks, scenic waterfall and rocky cliffs, is a popular Bell County spot for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Stillhouse Hollow Lake park is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is updating its comprehensive land and recreational management master plan for the area. The plan, last updated in the 1970s, will guide the agency for the next 25 years, officials

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Greeley seeks resident comments for outdoor recreation, nature area strategic plan

The Greeley Natural Areas and Trails staff wants community input as it develops a five-year strategic plan for the city’s natural areas, trails and open lands.

Resident comments will be considered as the staff develops the plan — called Get Outdoors Greeley — which will feature programming to help connect families with the outdoors, protect natural areas that have “ecological significance” and create more recreational options.

The first English virtual

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Helena releases list of proposed open lands projects, seeks public input

Helena leaders are asking for public input, after they released a list of major projects they’re considering on city parks and open lands next year.

The city will hold an online open house Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., to present information about the proposed projects and their impacts.

“We want to share our final list and our rationale for why we have that list and what projects we’re proposing

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Ontwa Township seeks input on parks plan – Leader Publications

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — Area residents still have time to make their voices heard regarding the future of Ontwa Township parks.

Ontwa Township is currently seeking input on its five-year parks plan. A five-year plan allows the township to assess the parks’ current conditions and plan for the community’s future recreational needs. Additionally, the plan will enable the township to apply for grants and receive funding for various park, recreation and

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Mauritius Hotel Group Seeks $151 Million Funding, L’Express Says

(Bloomberg) — New Mauritius Hotels Ltd., the Indian Ocean island nation’s biggest tourism operator, has tapped a central bank subsidiary for 6 billion rupees ($151 million) in financing as the company struggles with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, L’Express reported, without saying where it got the information.

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The funds, to be raised through the sale of secured bonds, will help the hotel group meet its financial commitments,

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Cass County Parks Department seeks input on parks plan – Leader Publications

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Parks Director Scott Wyman has a vision for the future of Cass County Parks.

“We want to enhance the experience at our parks,” he said. “We really want to give these parks the facelift they deserve.”

Now, he wants to bring the public’s input into that vision.

The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department is currently working to update its parks and recreation plan and its

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Ladder Capital Seeks to Foreclose on Witkoff’s South Beach hotel

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

A lender is seeking to foreclose on the Witkoff Group’s South Beach hotel after it alleges the developer failed to make its July payment on a $45 million loan.

Ladder Capital Finance filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the owner of the 181-room Washington Park Hotel and is seeking to collect the entire loan, along with interest and late fees. Private

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Jack Ma’s Ant Seeks $200 Billion Value in Landmark Dual IPO

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Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group is seeking a valuation north of $200 billion as it goes public in Hong Kong and Shanghai, people familiar with the matter said, kicking off a much-anticipated market debut for China’s leader in internet finance.

The parent of China’s largest mobile payment company will pursue a simultaneous dual-listing in Hong Kong and on the Shanghai stock exchange’s STAR board, the Hangzhou-based firm said,

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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say, as Trump seeks visa restrictions

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money —

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How the U.S. seeks to protect children’s privacy online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with U.S. authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke rules governing how children’s personal information is treated online.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which enforces the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, and the Justice Department, which often files court actions for the FTC, have opened a preliminary investigation into the matter involving

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AllSaints Seeks Protection for Store Portfolio, Puts Deal to Landlords

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LONDON – British retail brand AllSaints is looking to make a deal with landlords on both sides of the Atlantic, arguing that closures due to COVID-19 lockdown, and new social distancing measures, have damaged sales considerably.

To solve that problem, the company is undertaking an insolvency procedure known here as a company voluntary arrangement, or CVA, and will seek to reach a deal

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