Shoe service – Converse Shoes http://converseshoes.org.uk/ Tue, 10 May 2022 06:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://converseshoes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Shoe service – Converse Shoes http://converseshoes.org.uk/ 32 32 Volunteers needed to prepare de-stressing mental health articles for at-risk youth in the region May 14 https://converseshoes.org.uk/volunteers-needed-to-prepare-de-stressing-mental-health-articles-for-at-risk-youth-in-the-region-may-14/ Tue, 10 May 2022 00:49:50 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/volunteers-needed-to-prepare-de-stressing-mental-health-articles-for-at-risk-youth-in-the-region-may-14/ In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Shoebox Foundation is looking for volunteers to help pack “mental health” shoe boxes on Saturday, May 14 from 1-4 p.m. at The Pine Cone, 1955 Huntley Road in West Dundee. “We are asking for the help of volunteers to help prepare the shoeboxes and donations to help […]]]>

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Shoebox Foundation is looking for volunteers to help pack “mental health” shoe boxes on Saturday, May 14 from 1-4 p.m. at The Pine Cone, 1955 Huntley Road in West Dundee.

“We are asking for the help of volunteers to help prepare the shoeboxes and donations to help us with this very important effort,” said Tissanie Simmons, CEO and President of the Shoebox Foundation.

Shoeboxes for local teens are filled with a variety of de-stress items including mini coloring books, soothing/sensory toys (bustle, bubbles, stress ball, slime and paint), journal and a pen, and affirmation cards.

“At-risk youth (from ethnic and racial minorities) are more susceptible to mental health disorders,” Simmons said. “This national disparity calls for more programs that help with prevention, access and treatment that produce quality results.”

The Shoebox Foundation, founded in 2021 in Elgin, is a community-based nonprofit organization committed to providing programs and resources to holistically support underserved and underresourced children of color (ages 10 to 17) in Kane County to promote mental, physical and spiritual growth.

For more information, contact Simmons at (224) 484-8168. Visit www.theshoeboxfoundation.org.

]]> A reason to encourage the Saudis – they will take Sergio Garcia! https://converseshoes.org.uk/a-reason-to-encourage-the-saudis-they-will-take-sergio-garcia/ Sat, 07 May 2022 19:12:00 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/a-reason-to-encourage-the-saudis-they-will-take-sergio-garcia/ Somewhere deep in the bowels of LIV Golf’s budget, well below the lucrative prices and exorbitant tips to ignore the free, closer to the paltry media buys to induce velvety coverage, there should be a post for change facilities diapers to be used by the increasingly infirm or infantile people who will occupy its changing […]]]>

Somewhere deep in the bowels of LIV Golf’s budget, well below the lucrative prices and exorbitant tips to ignore the free, closer to the paltry media buys to induce velvety coverage, there should be a post for change facilities diapers to be used by the increasingly infirm or infantile people who will occupy its changing rooms.

Take Sergio Garcia (“please”, says Henny Youngman). Garcia is not entirely a one-dimensional gauge. He can be lovable and funny at times, but even at 42, he’s proof that age and maturity are mutually exclusive. In the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Thursday, he again demonstrated his tendency to treat every inconvenience as an injustice.

After being told – incorrectly, it later emerged – by a PGA Tour rules official that he had run out of time to find his ball in a hazard, Garcia snapped. “I can’t wait to get off this tour,” he announced. “I can’t wait to get out of here.” He stomped on a little longer, then added, “A few more weeks, I have nothing to do with you.

The unlucky official must have felt like a bartender who refuses to serve a belligerent drunk to hear that he is taking his custom elsewhere.

The departure from the PGA Tour that Garcia referred to is believed to mean he plays in LIV Golf’s Saudi-funded sportswashing tournament series, which will launch next month in the UK. He didn’t confirm it himself – Garcia avoided the media after his first and second rounds – but his agent admitted he had requested the required release from the PGA Tour to play the first Saudi event near London.

Competing there does not necessarily mean breaking with the PGA Tour. Several members will be going since the Tour long ago set a precedent allowing money to be taken overseas. Playing the second Saudi event July 1-3 in Portland, Oregon would be another matter. The tour policy does not allow waivers for events held in the United States. Members who challenge this rule to play in Portland explicitly choose sides. Disciplinary action and protracted litigation would likely ensue.

Garcia checks out all the common player traits associated with the Saudi bid to hijack professional golf: the best days are in the rearview mirror, accomplished everything that seems likely in major leagues, not playing well enough regularly to benefit from an increase in purses on the PGA Tour, underappreciated enough to reap fan engagement bonuses, blessed with a strong sense of entitlement and plagued by petty (mostly imaginary) grievances.

Since blasting his way to fame in 1999, Garcia has earned $54 million on the PGA Tour, but his career has been defined by petulance. To cite just a few examples: throwing his shoe into a gallery; spitting in a cup, leaving behind the loogey to those unfortunate groups; upsetting the fans (I’d forgive him for that – Bethpage Galleries was obnoxious); blaming bunkers and unseen forces for his 2007 Open Open defeat at Carnoustie; apathetically apologizing for a racist crack about Tiger Woods; being disqualified from the Saudi International in 2019 for intentionally damaging five greens by tomahawking his club.

Consider the latter for a moment: his conduct was once considered irrelevant by the Saudis.

Garcia shares another attribute with his peers who also fondle bonesaw enthusiasts a lot: their absence from the PGA or DP World Tours would hardly be noticed. It is the disconnection at the heart of Saudi seduction. The sums offered by LIV Golf convince players that they are among the elite, but the simple act of entertaining the opening is to recognize that they are not, that their ability to compete with the best in the world is greatly reduced, that they will trade for a potential Hall of Fame spot. for a secure place in the Hall of Shame.

There could be a little more respect for honest players who admit to being money-driven and indifferent to morality. Some, but not many. It’s always relevant what players are willing to do for that money, which is to lackey the public relations agenda of a reprehensible regime. But instead of transparency, we get abhorrent dithering as they attempt to portray greed as an act of public service.

In an interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir, Lee Westwood admitted the Saudis had problems – he almost said ‘problems’ before making up for it – but insisted they were trying to improve. He has not detailed what he thinks these problems are or provided evidence of the government’s progress, which would be news to human rights groups monitoring his abuses. Westwood went on to suggest that the criticism directed at The Kingdom stems in part from discomfort that the pace of change is too fast.

Whatever compensation package Westwood negotiates, hopefully there will be a bonus for his willingness to degrade in public while shoveling from that pot.

It is absurd to think that the future of the PGA or DP World tours would be impoverished by the loss to LIV Golf of Garcia and Westwood, or any of the others planning to encourage the Saudi sportswash. It could even be considered positive detritus cleaning. Whoever embarks on the coming weeks, it’s worth noting that both tours created the environment that spawned this – the DP World Tour by brazenly welcoming the tin-pot dictatorships into its schedule , and the PGA Tour by operating a nanny state that protects the public image of players. of the consequences of their conduct, all in service of an Orwellian mantra “These guys are good”.

It took the Crown Prince to finally expose the least admirable characters in professional golf. Cynic fans may want to applaud his willingness to take them from us.

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First Black-Owned Shoe Store to Open at Northtown Mall in Blaine, MN – Mother’s Day Weekend https://converseshoes.org.uk/first-black-owned-shoe-store-to-open-at-northtown-mall-in-blaine-mn-mothers-day-weekend/ Thu, 05 May 2022 17:08:20 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/first-black-owned-shoe-store-to-open-at-northtown-mall-in-blaine-mn-mothers-day-weekend/ BossLady Shoetique, a black and women-owned business, brings diversity, footwear and fashion accessories to the Minneapolis Metro Suburban Mall BossLady Shoetique, LLC, which is the first woman-owned black shoe store in the Northtown Mall, located in Blaine, MN, will have its grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. local time. According […]]]>

BossLady Shoetique, a black and women-owned business, brings diversity, footwear and fashion accessories to the Minneapolis Metro Suburban Mall

BossLady Shoetique, LLC, which is the first woman-owned black shoe store in the Northtown Mall, located in Blaine, MN, will have its grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. local time. According to the source, the shoe store opening will feature women’s shoes, hats, sunglasses and accessories. The Shoetique, originally based online, is known for its stylish footwear that targets women from all walks of life. BossLady Shoetique will provide an exceptional customer experience, while providing the highest level of customer service.

Owner and CEO Brittney Kline has always had a passion for fashion, while helping women feel their best. Opening this business was a unique way to combine his aspirations. While successfully operating her business online, she has wanted to open a physical location since starting the business in 2019. As a current resident of Anoka County, she knows the racial differences of Black-owned businesses in the region. Therefore, it was important for her to help bridge this gap. “I could have opened the store in the downtown metro, but I wanted to take a risk and make an impact.” said Brittney.

BossLady Shoetique aims to offer excellent quality, stylish and affordable shoes and accessories for professionals, fashionistas, moms, married or single women, aged 21-55. Brittney thinks women are often overlooked for superiority, especially women of color. Brittney explains: “As women, we wear so many hats. We are mothers, housewives, business owners, professionals, wives, etc. Women are the true definition of what the dictionary defines as a boss. I want women to know they are bosses. I want women to feel good about themselves, affordably, while walking like the Bosses they are!!

We anticipate that the community will come out, support and enjoy the festivities of this historic opening. For more information about the opening, write to [email protected] or visit www.bossladyshoetique.org

About BossLady Shoetique

Brittney Kline, CEO of BossLady Shoetique LLC, is fueled by her passion for fashion. and success. As a child growing up, she was inspired to be a model. She could not fulfill her dream of becoming a model because she got pregnant at an early age. In her heart, she knew that this would not be the end of her dreams, but the beginning of a new and beautiful story. Her hunger, knowledge and determination to never give up on her dreams inspired her to launch BossLady Shoetique in 2019.

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Brittney Griner ‘wrongfully detained’ in Russia, US officials say: Reports https://converseshoes.org.uk/brittney-griner-wrongfully-detained-in-russia-us-officials-say-reports/ Tue, 03 May 2022 16:13:05 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/brittney-griner-wrongfully-detained-in-russia-us-officials-say-reports/ Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner is being “wrongfully detained” in Russia, two US officials said on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. This change in tone – which includes the transfer of her case to the State Department – ​​indicates that the United States will now work more aggressively to free her from incarceration, even as […]]]>

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner is being “wrongfully detained” in Russia, two US officials said on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. This change in tone – which includes the transfer of her case to the State Department – ​​indicates that the United States will now work more aggressively to free her from incarceration, even as her trial continues.

Griner is currently being held for drug trafficking and has been held in Russia since February. Russia’s Federal Customs Service said officials arrested an American basketball player after finding vape cartridges containing hash oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow, The New York Times reported on May 5. March. A Russian court extended Griner’s detention until May 19, a person close to the situation confirmed Athleticism March 18.

The WNBA will honor Griner this season by displaying his initials and jersey number on the sidelines of the league’s 12 courts.

“As we begin the 2022 season, we’re keeping Brittney at the forefront of what we do across basketball and in the community,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement on Tuesday. . “We continue to work to bring Brittney home and appreciate the support the community has shown BG and her family during this extraordinarily difficult time.”

Griner, 31, played for UMMC Yekaterinburg in Russia for several years during the WNBA offseason.

With the 2022 season set to begin on Friday, the league also announced that the Mercury have been granted both roster and salary cap relief so they can carry a replacement player until Griner, who will receive her full salary, be ready to come back.

Each WNBA market will also support Griner’s Heart and Sole Shoe Drive, an initiative she founded in 2016 to support the homeless population.

“Pending his return, our primary concern remains his safety and well-being,” Mercury Chief Executive Jim Pitman said in a statement. “Our fans will miss her impact on the court and in our community, and this gesture of including her initials on every court and activating our BG’s Heart and Sole Shoe Drive in every market is for them and for her.”

(Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Obituary: Carole Ann Redman – Lewiston Sun Journal https://converseshoes.org.uk/obituary-carole-ann-redman-lewiston-sun-journal/ Sun, 01 May 2022 05:01:01 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/obituary-carole-ann-redman-lewiston-sun-journal/ Carole Ann Redman AUBURN – Carole Ann Redman, 83, former resident of Livermore Falls, died Friday, April 29, 2022 at Clover Manor in Auburn. Carole had resided at Clover Manor for three years, where she battled dementia. She was born on June 8, 1938 in Fayette, daughter of Dwinal and Marie Doris (Lachapelle) Hubbard. She […]]]>

Carole Ann Redman

AUBURN – Carole Ann Redman, 83, former resident of Livermore Falls, died Friday, April 29, 2022 at Clover Manor in Auburn. Carole had resided at Clover Manor for three years, where she battled dementia.

She was born on June 8, 1938 in Fayette, daughter of Dwinal and Marie Doris (Lachapelle) Hubbard. She graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1957. Carole worked in the local shoe store and as a cashier at the First National Supermarket for 13 years and was promoted to head cashier. She worked at the Therrien Bakery for a year and a half. She retired from Otis Specialty Papers after 24 years at the mill.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren have brought him so much joy. Upon her retirement, she spent several hours at their sporting and school events. She loved to cook and was known to bring appetizers and desserts to local community events. She loved country music and dancing. She was a member of the Maine Country Music Association, where she received several awards over the years.

She was also involved with both the Amvets Post #33 to Jay and the Jay-Livermore Falls Lion’s Club. Carole was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. She was blessed by her church family and enjoyed bringing baked goods to many church events.

She is survived by her two sons, daughter and their spouses, Theodore Flagg and his wife Bertha of Livermore, Russell Flagg and his wife Kristal of Livermore Falls, and Dorothea and her husband Edward Doiron Jr. of Turner; her sister, Beverly and her husband Errol Stevens of Fayette, her brother, Russell Hubbard of East Livermore; eight grandchildren, Chad Flagg, Cole Flagg, Tyla Jane Flagg, Lukeus Flagg, Lance Flagg, Lyle Flagg, Lauren Thompson and Rachel Doiron; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Jerome Flagg, and her second husband, Edward Redman.

The family gives special thanks to the staff at Clover Manor who provided so much love and care to Carole during her stay. Messages of condolence can be sent to: http://www.finleyfuneralhome.com

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 3 at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 195 US Route 2, East Wilton. A brunch reception will be held before the service in the church basement at 10 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 2 at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

Calvary Hill Baptist Church,

Box 811,

Wilton, ME 04294

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Saint Mary’s College student hosts shoe drive https://converseshoes.org.uk/saint-marys-college-student-hosts-shoe-drive/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:48:18 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/saint-marys-college-student-hosts-shoe-drive/ Contributed by Hannah Wohlenberg, Saint Mary’s College LAMORINDA, Calif. — Sofia Cuevas, a third-year economics and politics double major and a cross country and track and field athlete at Saint Mary’s College, held her second annual shoe drive on April 6. Donations of lightly worn athletic shoes were encouraged, but worn shoes were also accepted […]]]>

Contributed by Hannah Wohlenberg, Saint Mary’s College


LAMORINDA, Calif. — Sofia Cuevas, a third-year economics and politics double major and a cross country and track and field athlete at Saint Mary’s College, held her second annual shoe drive on April 6. Donations of lightly worn athletic shoes were encouraged, but worn shoes were also accepted for reuse and recycling.

Last year, Cuevas collected used running shoes from her teammates and the local community to donate to One World Running (OWR) – a non-profit organization that donates athletic shoes and apparel to those in need around the world. Last year’s shoe drive was a success, creating another tradition of giving within the Saint Mary’s community.

This year, Cuevas said, “The women’s track and field team as well as the campus sustainability department are partnering with One World Running. Last year we were able to collect nearly 175 pairs of shoes, so we really hope we can beat that number this year.” Cuevas mentioned that last year most of the donations came from the Moraga community, as fewer students lived on campus during the 2020–21 school year.

“This year, we want to capitalize on the return of Saint Mary students to campus by hosting an event that students can attend. campus as well as the willingness the Saint Mary’s community is to help in any way possible.”

This is the first time that Cuevas has organized an event on campus. It takes a lot of time to organize logistics and solve unseen challenges. “Fortunately, we were able to partner with the Sustainability department, which provided us with all the support we needed.

“My favorite part of putting this event together for the second time was the amazing people I got to collaborate with who are just as passionate about this issue as I am. I am beyond grateful to Dr. Ann Drevno ( Director of Sustainability) and Payton Reil (Sustainability Intern and President of Green Gaels) for their guidance and commitment over the past two weeks,” Cuevas said.

“Service to others has always been the basis of our work, and it is for this reason that we wanted to organize this event for the second year in a row. In addition, our conversations during the planning of this event were centered on how we could have the greatest impact and increase the size of our donation.”

Those wishing to get involved beyond a shoe donation are welcome. “Because One World Running is a non-profit organization, they are always looking for additional help,” Cuevas said. “They accept shoe donations year-round as well as financial support so they can distribute the shoes and continue to do their work. OWR also offers the opportunity to participate in their distribution trips.”

More information on how to get involved with One World Running here.

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A federal appeals court says Crosley Green’s disputed murder conviction can stand, but the 64-year-old has no plans to give up the fight https://converseshoes.org.uk/a-federal-appeals-court-says-crosley-greens-disputed-murder-conviction-can-stand-but-the-64-year-old-has-no-plans-to-give-up-the-fight/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:01:00 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/a-federal-appeals-court-says-crosley-greens-disputed-murder-conviction-can-stand-but-the-64-year-old-has-no-plans-to-give-up-the-fight/ Although he remains under judicial supervision, he works at a mechanical transplant center, attends church every Sunday and spends as much time as possible with his family and friends, especially nieces, nephews and grandchildren. -children who he missed so much in prison for almost 32 years. years. He’s not letting any court ruling bring him […]]]>

Although he remains under judicial supervision, he works at a mechanical transplant center, attends church every Sunday and spends as much time as possible with his family and friends, especially nieces, nephews and grandchildren. -children who he missed so much in prison for almost 32 years. years. He’s not letting any court ruling bring him down as he rebuilds his life, he said.

“I have great lawyers. I place my faith in the Lord. They do everything they can for me. I sit down and worry about nothing. I just go on with my life, everyone’s life days,” he said during a videoconference on Wednesday.

Green’s defense team says he spent nearly 32 years in prison after a prosecutor failed to provide exculpatory evidence to his original attorneys, namely that two of the investigators into the scene of the murder named another suspect. Allowing a conviction to stand in such circumstances could have disturbing ramifications, Green’s attorneys say.

“If prosecutors are allowed to conceal and conceal evidence pointing to defense counsel’s innocence, it could impact all future defendants throughout the 11th Circuit – Florida, Georgia and Alabama “said attorney Keith Harrison in a press release.

The 64-year-old was convicted of killing Chip Flynn in 1990, based largely on testimony from Flynn’s girlfriend Kim Hallock, who told police Green shot Flynn while that she was escaping from the scene in Flynn’s truck. Prosecutors also alleged that Green admitted to the crime to others, that Hallock identified Green in a police line, and that shoe prints and a tracking dog linked Green to the crime.

In 2018, U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton ruled that the original prosecutor withheld from Green’s defense that police officers Diane Clarke and Mark Rixey told prosecutors they suspected Hallock of shooting Flynn. Dalton viewed the omission as a violation of Brady, overturning Green’s conviction — meaning the state could either try Green again or set him free.
The state attorney general upheld the original conviction and appealed the ruling, keeping Green in jail for nearly three years until Dalton issued a ruling last year ordering Green’s release. Not only did Green face heightened risk during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dalton ruled, but he had also been a model prisoner and posed no danger to the community.

Attorney General Ashley Moody unsuccessfully countered that Green was safer in jail, given that there were no active cases of Covid-19 at Calhoun Correctional Facility. Moody’s office did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.

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Green was placed under house arrest, living with a relative in Titusville, Florida, while the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals took more than two years to hear his case.

During an interview last year, Green told CNN he was glad for his freedom, even though he couldn’t leave his brother-in-law’s court at the time. He spent his time feeding squirrels in the garden, enjoying strawberry ice cream and his sister’s homemade oxtails, and visiting family and other visitors.

“There are a lot of other freedoms there, but look, this little bit of freedom I have here is a lot compared to no freedom at all,” he said at the time.

He added that he wanted nothing more than to visit his sister’s grave in nearby Mims, where he was born, to pay his respects. Not being there for her when she died was one of the most painful parts of her imprisonment, he said.

On Wednesday, he said he was lucky enough to visit Selestine Peterkin’s grave during a memorial service last year.

“She was one of the strongest supporters I’ve ever had. She was my rock. She was everything to me,” he said. “I feel great. I would feel much better if she was still here. It was the day she was looking forward to. She always said to me, ‘I can’t wait for you to come home.'”

Although he maintains a rather sunny demeanor, he feels “a bit disappointed” knowing that his house arrest prevents him from taking the young people of his family to a park or a fast food joint, “you know, what do parents with children”. Some of his relatives live about 20 miles away, so it’s hard to connect as much as he wants. Still, he took immense joy in playing Santa Claus on his first Christmas as a discharged man last year – although some loved ones felt he had gone too far with the gifts, he said. he says laughing.

Green said he was confident last year that the Federal Court’s decision would stand, he said. After all, he says, he is innocent, so he leaves the matter in God’s hands. He has complete faith in the justice system, despite spending decades behind bars for something he didn’t do, he said.

But last month, after two years on the docket, a panel of three 11th Circuit judges ruled that his original conviction would stand. Dismantling the lower federal court’s decision, the panel concluded: there were no significant inconsistencies in Hallock’s story; two witnesses who retracted their initial testimony were not credible; there was no evidence that the witnesses had been coerced; Green’s alibi witnesses were not credible; the evidence found in Flynn’s truck “undermines the value” of post-trial DNA evidence, and the evidence regarding the fatal bullet was not new.

Additionally, a hair found in the vehicle at the scene may have come from Green, the panel said, stating, “Analysis revealed that the hair could not have come from 99.58% of the population. However, Green is member of the 0.42% of the population from which he could have come.”

The judges concluded: “After reviewing the new evidence of Green’s innocence alongside the evidence of guilt, Green has failed to demonstrate that it is more likely than not that no reasonable juror would have convicted. (Green).”

“Nothing Sticks”

Lawyers Harrison and Jeane Thomas of Crowell & Moring, an international law firm that has been fighting pro bono for Green since 2008, have long cited a litany of problems with the evidence.

Four witnesses recanted their testimony, they told CNN. In addition to the alibi witness who testified at trial, they found nine others who say Green was doing drugs at a party in Mims, 2 miles from the crime scene, when the murder took place, a Harrison said.

Green poses with attorneys Jeane Thomas and Keith Harrison the day after his release.

Other issues raised by the defense include: Green’s fingerprints were not found at the scene; Green doesn’t know how to drive a shifter like the one in Flynn’s truck; a canine officer used a questionable method to track shoe prints at the scene; shoe prints found did not match Green’s only pair of Reeboks; and the photo series presented to Hallock positioned Green’s photo, darker and smaller than five others, top center, said Harrison, a former prosecutor.

“Nothing adds up. Nothing goes together,” Harrison said last year. “There are a lot of facts in this case, and most of the facts point to Crosley’s innocence.”

In a press release last month, Harrison said he was “deeply disappointed” with the 11th Circuit’s decision and insisted the lower court’s decision to overturn the conviction was correct. Green “deserves a new trial, and this time a fair trial,” he said.

“Our fight for justice for Mr. Green will not be over until he is exonerated. We can appeal this decision in a number of ways, and we plan to do so,” he said.

Green is now in another phase of his long waiting game, but for him nothing has changed. He is focused on family and learning to be a strong friend and family man, the father of three said.

“Like I said, I’m still moving forward. I have no reason to turn around and look over my shoulder,” he said.

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Cariuma will plant 10 trees for every pair of Earth Day sneakers purchased https://converseshoes.org.uk/cariuma-will-plant-10-trees-for-every-pair-of-earth-day-sneakers-purchased/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:48:32 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/cariuma-will-plant-10-trees-for-every-pair-of-earth-day-sneakers-purchased/ Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships, so we may receive compensation for certain links to products and services. When it comes to choosing a new pair of sneakers, we like to keep a few considerations in mind. First of all, comfort is paramount. Our top priority is a supportive shoe that we can wear for hours. […]]]>

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When it comes to choosing a new pair of sneakers, we like to keep a few considerations in mind. First of all, comfort is paramount. Our top priority is a supportive shoe that we can wear for hours. Then, of course, we evaluate the style. We prefer rocker kicks that stand out in a crowd, either with a pop of color or a different design. And finally, we try to select sneakers that will have a positive impact on the environment. What better way to reduce our carbon footprint than by choosing eco-responsible shoes? Deforestation rates continue to rise. According to National geographicthe destruction of the Amazon rainforest has increased by 21% in 2020 alone!

In honor of Earth Day, sustainable footwear brand Cariuma has released a limited-edition version of its signature sneaker. This 100% vegan shoe has already garnered 16,000 five-star reviews, so you know it passes the test. Produced on demand, this ultra-low-waste sneaker ensures that resources are not misused. And for each pair purchased, Cariuma will plant 10 trees! Go green and give back? Sign We at the top! These special sneakers are only available until April 30, so shop now before it’s too late!

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The Earth Day canvas sneaker is a fresh take on a classic shoe. Consciously made, these cozy kicks are available in brown and green – perfect for Earth Day! And each shoe is engraved with the message: “STAND UP FOR MOTHER EARTH”. Say it louder for the people in the back! Because each shoe is made to order, the manufacturing process is extremely sustainable. Cariuma is committed to constant evolution through practices that are respectful of the environment and have a low impact on the planet. Such an inspiration!

An updated take on the OCA canvas sneaker, this low-waste design features a blend of organic cotton and recycled canvas (think: more sustainable Converses). These shoes also feature anti-fray lace tips, bio-based eyelets, and an all-new seaweed-based “flower rubber.” Handmade in ethical factories, each sneaker supports Cariuma’s mission to “restore the biodiversity and carbon capture potential of this critical ecosystem”.

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Since this sneaker already exists in other colors, we wanted to share some of the rave reviews with you. “The most comfortable sneaker I’ve ever worn,” said one buyer. “Literally, how I imagine walking on a cloud would feel and they go with everything.” Another customer said, “These shoes are classic, cute and comfortable. I love their timeless look! The cork and memory foam insole is fantastic. And yet another reviewer said: “These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had, I walked in them all day the first day I wore them and my feet felt amazing. The fact that they are durable and such an eco-conscious brand makes me love them even more!

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Alle-Kiski Historical Society Presents Video of Beloved New Kensington Shoemaker Gene Montemurro https://converseshoes.org.uk/alle-kiski-historical-society-presents-video-of-beloved-new-kensington-shoemaker-gene-montemurro/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 22:55:06 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/alle-kiski-historical-society-presents-video-of-beloved-new-kensington-shoemaker-gene-montemurro/ Gene Montemurro, the beloved New Kensington shoemaker who retired after 66 years, is now immortalized in a documentary produced by the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and videographer John Bailey. An armed robbery and family health issues prompted Montemurro to shut down Gene’s shoe service along Fifth Avenue in 2015. He’s been honored before, but the […]]]>

Gene Montemurro, the beloved New Kensington shoemaker who retired after 66 years, is now immortalized in a documentary produced by the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and videographer John Bailey.

An armed robbery and family health issues prompted Montemurro to shut down Gene’s shoe service along Fifth Avenue in 2015. He’s been honored before, but the documentary lends historical weight to the shoemaker’s story .

“Just watching the documentary and hearing his story makes it feel more real, even though I heard bits and pieces of his story,” said his daughter, Joanne Nicastro, 68, of Lower Burrell. “We are proud of him.”

“Hey Gene” echoed through the society’s museum on Saturday as family and friends greeted Montemurro, 89, for the premiere of “The Gene Montemurro Story.”

“He’s done a lot of good things for the community,” Bailey said. “Sixty-six years of activity must be commemorated. Why not talk to a guy whose story is worth it.

Montemurro said he was humbled by the documentary as he sat with his family, including his brother Mario Montemurro, 88, of Arnold.

Montemurro illustrates the experience of immigrants who arrived in the United States in the mid-1940s. He first worked in a hair salon and then as a shoe shiner in New Kensington.

After numerous shoe shines—earning 15 cents per shine, though customers usually gave him a quarter—Montemurro saved up $700 and bought a shoe repair business in 1949 and never stopped.

The 25-minute documentary shows Montemurro at his beast of an industrial sewing machine, which is currently housed at the museum.

In the documentary, Montemurro said that one of his secrets to happiness is forgetting the things that drive him crazy.

“My secret is to love everyone equally,” he said.

During Saturday’s event, Montemurro said, “Today is a different life. If you talk to anyone, it’s over the phone. Whatever people want, they call and have it delivered. It’s a disposable society. »

So much has changed, he lamented. As he was the last shoemaker in New Kensington, Montemurro said that when his business started, there were about 36 shoe repair shops in New Kensington and Arnold.

“There was a tailor, a barber and a shoe repair shop on almost every block,” he said. As with any family business, Montemurro’s children and extended family worked in the shoe repair shop.

His niece, Val Montemurro of Cheswick, 56, said: ‘I learned working there that you treat people with respect. You try to give perfection. If something is wrong, you fix it.

The documentary is available for $20 from the company and will be posted on its website in the future.

Mary Ann Thomas is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, mthomas@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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US EPA’s plan for interstate smog could force even more early coal withdrawals https://converseshoes.org.uk/us-epas-plan-for-interstate-smog-could-force-even-more-early-coal-withdrawals/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 15:32:39 +0000 https://converseshoes.org.uk/us-epas-plan-for-interstate-smog-could-force-even-more-early-coal-withdrawals/ In 2011, American Electric Power Co.’s 2,900 MW John E. Amos coal-fired power plant completed a major pollution control project started in 2004. Existing coal-fired plants without the same emissions controls could be forced to install them or retire earlier than expected. foreseen.Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate authority […]]]>

In 2011, American Electric Power Co.’s 2,900 MW John E. Amos coal-fired power plant completed a major pollution control project started in 2004. Existing coal-fired plants without the same emissions controls could be forced to install them or retire earlier than expected. foreseen.
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate authority on the nation’s electricity sector in legal limbo, the Biden administration in March unveiled an interstate smog pollution plan that is expected to result in an additional 18 GW of coal-fired power plant retirements by 2030.

This would rival the nearly 20 GW of coal-fired plants that were withdrawn between January 2015 and April 2016 to comply with the Obama-era mercury and air toxics standards rulea disputed Clean Air Act settlement finalized in 2012 and narrowly upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

As the conservative-dominated high court considers the scope of the EPA’s authority over greenhouse gases under a rarely invoked section of the Clean Air Act, the latest interstate plan of the EPA’s Air Pollution Report, released under a more commonly used section of the law, could present a simple opportunity to accelerate the move away from coal-fired electricity.

Power companies are already downplaying the impact of the proposal, citing plans to retire most of their potentially affected coal units by the time the plan’s pollution control requirements take effect.

But an analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows that the EPA’s proposal, if finalized as written, could prompt some of the nation’s largest coal capacity owners to accelerate their current retirement plans. Comments on the plan are due June 6.

The EPA’s interstate air pollution plan comes as the agency seeks to address pollution from existing fossil fuel power plants through an array of air and water regulations, including a separate Clean Water Act rule targeting coal ash pollution.

“I think there’s a significant portion of the coal fleet that’s in a pretty precarious position,” Dallas Burtraw, senior researcher at independent research organization Resources for the Future, said in a recent interview.

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EPA proposal targets nitrogen oxide emissions

The EPA’s plan, to be released under the Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor” provision, aims to reduce nitrogen oxide or NOx emissions from the electricity sector in 26 states to 29% below current levels by 2026. The layout was designed to tackle harmful NOx. emissions that drift across state lines and interfere with the ability of downwind states to meet the EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards, or NAAQS, for ground-level ozone.

NOx pollution is produced by automobiles, power plants and other industrial facilities. Ground-level ozone, commonly referred to as smog, is typically worse during the summer months when NOx emissions react with volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. In 2015, the EPA tightened the NAAQS for ozone to 70 parts per billion from the previous threshold of 75 parts per billion set in 2008.

By requiring states to do more to comply with the 2015 standard, the EPA estimated its latest plan would avert about 2,000 hospital and ER visits and 1,000 premature deaths per year from the year of compliance 2026.

At the heart of the EPA’s March proposal are statewide NOx emissions budgets that would build on an existing cap and trade framework. According to the EPA, the new budgets would effectively require coal-fired units rated 100 MW or more without selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, to install the technology by 2027, find other means of compliance, or withdraw.

SCR technology, which has been installed on nearly every 100MW or larger pulverized coal unit built over the past 30 years, can achieve NOx removal efficiencies of up to 90% when operating at full load. ability. The technology uses a chemical reaction to break down the NOx naturally present in the flue gas streams when coal is burned for power generation.

The EPA proposal would also set a daily NOx emission rate of 0.14 lb/MMBtu for coal-fired facilities during the summer ozone season, thereby preventing plant owners from buying allowances. emission instead of installing SCR controls or running existing SCR equipment at full throttle.

Using its Integrated Planning Model, a tool designed to model the impact of various environmental policies, the EPA projected that its SCR and relief emission rate requirements would result in an additional increase of 18 GW of coal retirements by 2030 as affected units come into full compliance.

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Utilities cite existing pension plans

The potential impact of the proposal on individual businesses is unclear. When asked to comment, the country’s major owners of non-SCR coal-fired capacity pointed to coal exit plans that coincide with major investments in clean energy.

However, the owners have announced their intention to retire only 55% of the roughly 40% of coal-fired capacity in the United States that does not have SCR controls, with an average retirement year of 2030, according to data from S&P Global Market. Intelligence.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the main owner of uncontrolled coal-fired SCR capacity, said it plans to retire 16 of its coal-fired facilities by 2030. The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary said it plans to retire its 14 remaining coal-fired power plants before 2050. .

“The current proposal focuses on a select portion of our overall service territory,” Berkshire Hathaway Energy spokesman TJ Page said in an email. Page said the company will review the need for additional emissions controls on an individual basis.

NRG Energy Inc., which ranks second in coal-fired capacity without SCR controls, said the company announced the removal of three potentially affected coal-fired plants long before the EPA unveiled its proposal. “NRG is and will continue to operate in compliance with all permit requirements for our factories,” NRG spokeswoman Patricia Hammond said in an email.

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Xcel Energy Inc. has the third-largest share of non-SCR-controlled coal-fired capacity. The company aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

“At this time, there are no changes to our current retirement plans for our facilities and those potentially affected by the proposed rule,” Xcel Energy spokeswoman Lacey Nygard said in an email. mail. “Under approved plans, we will phase out five coal units by 2027 and have proposed plans to phase out coal completely by 2034.”

All of Ameren Corp.’s roughly 5,000 MW of coal-fired capacity. do not have SCR controls. The company presented a net zero plan by 2050 in February which still calls for the operation of two units at its 2,464 MW power station in Labadie until 2042.

“Under our current generation plan, by the time the EPA plan potentially takes effect in 2027, Ameren would have retired more than a third of its current capacity to coal,” said Ajay Arora, director of the development of the company’s renewable energies. statement.

Vistra Corp., fifth on the list of capacity lacking SCR controls, said it plans to retire most of its coal fleet by the end of 2027, with three plants due to retire this year. One of the company’s two remaining coal-fired power plants with no retirement date uses SCR technology.

“We are investigating compliance options for the other plant,” Vistra spokeswoman Meranda Cohn said in an email.

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“It’s not the first shoe”

The retirement picture could be further clouded by a final coal ash rule that requires coal-fired power plants to install flue gas pollution controls by the end of 2025 or, alternatively, to commit to retiring by the end of 2028.

“There are several shoes that will fall, and this is not the first shoe”, Burtraw’s Resources for the Future spoke about the EPA’s interstate plan on air pollution.

As the development of the EPA’s interstate smog regulations progresses, environmental groups will focus on addressing public health concerns and potential loopholes for downwind states, Hayden Hashimoto said. , counsel for the Air Quality Task Force.

Hashimoto said the environmental community is particularly pleased with the EPA’s proposal to set relief emission rates for coal-fired units during the summer ozone season, citing environmental justice concerns for gated communities. .

“The backstop is important to us in the sense that it would allow these units to maintain their controls, but also in the sense that environmental groups are generally concerned about trade programs,” Hashimoto said. “From an environmental justice perspective, I think we would really prefer to see that at least limited to some extent.”

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