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first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day My grandmother dipped snuff.A lot of the women of my childhood dipped snuff.My granny said there wasn’t a thing in the world that couldn’t be made right with a dip of snuff. By Jaine Treadwell Why, some of the women in Aunt Nita’s church out in the country would sit by an open window and spit right out the window right in the middle of the sermon. They didn’t even look to see if anybody was standing under the window. They just hauled off and spit.My grandmother didn’t do that. She said it wasn’t civilized.She carried a spit cup in her pocketbook and, when the notion hit her, she would unsnap the clamp on her purse, spread it wide open, lean over and spit in the pocketbook in the cup, real civilized-like.Amos, Eunice and Lizzy lived in the tenant house right behind our house. They all dipped. Every afternoon, they would sit out on the front porch, dippin’ and spittin’. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Print Article Published 9:32 pm Friday, April 16, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The stuff of snuff Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 The spit bush was at the far end of the porch and that’s where they directed all their “talents.” No matter where they sat on the porch, they could hit the spit bush from any distance and any angle. It was an amazing thing.I was a pretty good spitter because I had a gap between my teeth that acted kind of like the sight on my BB gun. Mama said it wasn’t nice for little girls to spit. But the boys spit all the time. Boys could do a lot of fun things that it wasn’t nice for little girls to do. That’s why I spent a good bit of my time trying to kiss my elbow and turn myself into a boy. I was missing too much fun on account of being a girl.I wanted to spit and my best chance of doing so was to dip snuff.Plain ol’ spitting was a sin.We learned in Sunday school that when Jesus was on the cross those mean people spit on him. And right then and there, God made spitting a sin. If you spit on anybody, the devil would put his forked tail in you and you would have to be especially good all the rest of your life or the devil would keep you for his own.There wasn’t any way I could sneak snuff out of my grandmother’s pocketbook but Tince said she could get all the snuff she wanted from Amos. He had cans sitting around all around the house.Tince was older than I was and she got into all kinds of mischief, Eunice said. That’s why they had to be on their Ps and Qs when she came to their house. Well, I guess they forgot about their Ps and Qs one afternoon because Tince slipped a whole can of Rooster Snuff out of the house in her dress pocket.I had my mind set on Peach Sweet Snuff like my grandmother dipped.I imagined that it would taste like the sweet peaches from the volunteer trees along the fencerow down the pig trail from our house.But Tince said all snuff tastes alike – just like chocolate candy.We went out in the pasture and found a spot on top of the hill where we could take a dip and then stretch out on our backs and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky.Tince opened the can, tapped out a dip in the lid, pulled out her lip and filled it full. She tapped out another lid full and I pulled out my bottom lip and she filled it full.I didn’t quite get to the tonguing part of the dipping. I went into the full-blown spittin’ part … with some masterful gagging in between.That day, I learned a hard lesson. Your body does not generate enough spit to cleanse your mouth of a dip of snuff.And neither can you wipe away the lingering taste with the tail of your dress.Tince and I fell back on the grass, but we couldn’t watch the floating clouds. Our stomachs wouldn’t let us do that. And, on that bright sunny, summer afternoon, I was completely cured of any desire to take a dip of snuff.Mama was right. There are some things that nice little girls just don’t do. By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like April 16 Artist of the Day Name: Kristen Hughes Location: Yazoo City, Mississippi Art/Craft: Wire, Sterling Silver, Mixed Metals, Semi Precious Stone Jewelry Website: http://www.huesjewelry.com Before… read more She would carefully take the lid off a can of Peach Sweet Snuff, tap just the right amount of the dark powder into the lid, pull out her lower lip and fill it full of snuff. Then she would tongue it into place, sit back, fold her arms and enjoy the dip.My life’s plan was to be a snuff dipper, too.But the real fascination with dipping snuff wasn’t the ecstasy that it seemed to bring to life but that you could just haul off and spit anywhere you wanted to. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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first_imgThe senior barrister in charge of RICS’ internal investigation into allegations that it suppressed a critical internal treasury management audit report and then tried to silence those who supported its findings has made a call for evidence.QC Alison Levitt, who took over from Peter Oldham earlier this month, says she wants to hear from range of interested parties who can help her Independent Review into the affair including past and current members or directors of RICS, media organisations and anyone else with information. Levitt is a partner at leading law firm 2 Hare court and her specialities include ‘business crime’.The report at the centre of her review was completed between 2018 and early 2019 by accountancy firm BDO at RICS’s request,It warned the venerable organisation that its treasury management processes were at risk of “unidentified fraud, misappropriation of funds and misreporting of financial performance”.Levitt says she wants to look at how this report was produced, why its finding were not implemented, what happened at two crucial internal review meetings on 20th September and 25th September 2019 and how and why four ‘whistle-blower’ non-exec directors were fired from the organisation.Non-execsThese were Amarjit Atkar, Simon Hardwick, Bruce McAra and Steve Williams.RICS set up the Levitt review after multiple press reports critical of RICS’ handling of the treasury report and removal of the non-exec directors.Her review is entirely independent of RICS and has its own law firm supporting the review, Kingsley Napley.Those wishing to give evidence either anonymously or in person should contact Levitt through the dedicated website.Amarjit Atkar Simon Hardwick Bruce McAra Steve Williams peter oldham alison levitt April 30, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Lawyer leading RICS governance probe asks members to help with evidence previous nextRegulation & LawLawyer leading RICS governance probe asks members to help with evidenceAlison Levitt QC is looking into why RICS bosses suppressed a critical 2019 internal report and fired four non-execs who supported its findings.Nigel Lewis30th April 20210135 Viewslast_img read more

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first_imgThis year, the Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) program at Saint Mary’s is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Department chair Stacy Davis said the program officially began in September of 1985 as a minor only.“Classes in women’s studies had been offered since 1972,” Davis said. “We started teaching an introductory course in 1994, and we had student-designed majors from the mid-1990s until 2013. This is our first year as a department with a major, so the 30th anniversary is a celebration of that accomplishment.”Davis said the GWS program has a strong presence throughout the Saint Mary’s curriculum.“The major would not have happened without the support of our faculty, who teach courses in over a dozen departments and programs that count for GWS,” Davis said. “Currently, we have five majors and 14 students will graduate with a minor in GWS this spring.”Sophomore GWS major Michaela Gaughan said the program is important because it sheds light on important issues related to gender on a global scale.“I think it is important for colleges to have GWS programs because they promote gender differences, create an understanding about gender [and] challenge students to think about the concept of gender,” Gaughan said. “I think it is important for women’s colleges to have GWS programs because historically women have faced inequality on the basis of their gender. I believe GWS programs provide insight to students about historical struggles women have endured along with present current challenges women face.”Sophomore GWS major Kylie Garabed said having such a program on campus is beneficial because it can create a “feminist presence.”“A feminist presence will make sure that the student body is aware of the social issues by holding lectures and events, and this will bring the issue of inequality to the minds of the student body,” Garabed said.Davis said the Saint Mary’s GWS program has hosted several events on campus and in the community. It co-sponsored panels on the films The Hunting Ground and Fifty Shades of Grey, South Bend’s first Slutwalk and an event with the Girl Scouts with Michiana. The program also sponsored a talk by Joel Barrett, a writer who spoke about his experiences with ex-gay therapy.Garabed said she has found the GWS program to be a rewarding experience.“This program is truly amazing. The professors are all great and so passionate about what they are teaching,” she said. “All of the classes that I’ve had to take for my major have taught me so much more about myself and the world than I could have expected. I think everyone should try to take some sort of GWS course in their time at Saint Mary’s because it is just it is so rewarding.”Garabed said GWS courses concern more than just women’s studies.“Here at Saint Mary’s, we have a variety of gender and women’s studies courses that relate to masculinity and LGBTQ … taking one GWS course can provide a student with a new perspective on many social issues and inequalities. Saint Mary’s has a GWS program that is open to all individuals who share different perspectives and beliefs. The best part about going to class is knowing it is going to be discussion-based, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your perspective as well as discover something new.”Tags: 30th anniversary, Department of Gender and Women’s Studieslast_img read more

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first_img… Implementation of legislation will be only way out – RamnauthTHE work of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA) has been put on hold due to the lack of a critical piece of legislation that will legitimise its operations. This is according to acting secretary of the GHRA, Chattergoon Ramnauth.Ramnauth said the proper management of the authority remains in limbo, since executive members have not met to discuss GHRA’s business for almost a year, since its president Vickram Ouditt demitted office in February last year following the expiration of his term.Ouditt was elected president of the horse racing body at the Annual General Meeting on February 9, 2014 and according to the GHRA, new elections are due every year.Ramnauth is of the opinion that the GHRA is non-functional at this time because no meetings were held or was there any form of discussion; oral or written ever since Ouditt left.He, however, maintained that the implementation of the legislation will be the only way out of the dilemma the authority finds itself.Chattergoon RamnauthDubbed the ‘Sport of Kings’, horse racing, since its resuscitation locally, has been operating under a legal document that was registered under the Miscellaneous Deeds Act.But back in 2014, a key step to regularise the sport was taken when the-then Legal Adviser to the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA), Rajendra Poonai, handed over a draft legislation on the sport to then Sports Minister Dr Frank Anthony.Nothing much was done by the previous administration with regard to the implementation of the legislation.However, the present Government cannot escape their fair share of criticism since a copy of a horse racing legislation has been with the government for some time now.In fact, an official from the GHRA has confirmed that the copy was handed over to the National Sport Commission late 2015.Assistant Director of Sport, Brian Smith, confirmed last month that NSC had indeed received the document which was sent to the Attorney General Chambers.But when contacted yesterday, the Attorney General Chambers remained sceptical about the status of the document.The draft Guyana Horse Racing Authority Act, which will allow the sport to run more effectively and to deal with violators, includes: increasing the membership of the Racing Authority from nine to 15; including the Bush Lot United Turf Club as a member of the GHRA and implementing a two-year term for members of the Authority.The legislation which was championed by former GHRA president Justice Cecil Kennard will also give the GHRA the power to schedule race dates for race meetings in the event that a club is unable to run off a race meeting.last_img read more

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first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Royal Ascot arrived last week amidst its usual fanfare, as people flocked in their droves to the Berkshire racecourse for what Oddschecker describes as “a fairly standard affair” on the face of it, with the trend of the previous two year continuing with seven winning favourites.From a margin perspective it is detailed bookies enjoyed a successful week, with Friday’s three winning favourites the only blip, but “scratch beneath the surface” and “a few more interesting trends emerge”.One factor deemed “the key thing” is the importance of place terms from both a marketing and trading perspective, with Sky Bet used as a case study for the Royal Hunt and Wokingham races.Paying seven places, their clickshare rose by a third to over 20 per cent, eclipsing bet365, with Oddschecker concluding “it seems that the importance of comparing place terms will become a more and more vital part of the bet journey for racing punters”.     Addressing the winners and losers of this years meet, from its clickshare perspective Betfair Sportsbook have been hailed “the standout winners” after seeing their share rise almost 3 per cent year-on-year (YoY).Upon further inspection, it is stated that “this success can be largely attributed to their betting API integration which now allows Betfair customers to place bets directly through Oddschecker”.Despite a 270bps YoY fall Bet365 “still comfortably maintain their dominant position,” placing almost nine per cent ahead of Sky Bet.Oddschecker’s breakdown also assesses the landscape from a pricing perspective, which seems to highlight different pricing strategies from the Ladbrokes and Coral: “Sportingbet, 888 and Spreadex were the three most competitively priced books across the week. But again, one needs to dig a little deeper to unearth the real nuggets. “Coral, who ranked 14th for the most competitive book last year climbed 9 places to rank 5th. This is consistent with their World Cup pricing strategy. Incidentally, Ladbrokes’ pricing generosity deteriorated markedly (again consistent with their WC Football stance). Further evidence that the brands are beginning to pursue different strategies. As you can see from the graphic, Ladbrokes’ clickshare was impacted by the widening prices (falling 118bps YoY). Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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