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first_imgChina, where the deadly virus emerged late last year, reported no new deaths or new suspected cases on Friday, with the toll still at 4,634 and a total of 82,995 infections.Even though the number of cases is surging, India has steadily loosened its lockdown to lessen the massive impact on the economy — and the country’s poor who have been the hardest hit.Home Minister Amit Shah was also due Friday to hold talks with state chief ministers to discuss a further relaxing of restrictions, press reports said.The pandemic has killed 357,311 people worldwide, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Thursday, with the United States recording the most deaths with 101,002 fatalities.  India’s coronavirus death toll passed neighboring China’s on Friday, with 175 new fatalities in 24 hours taking the total to 4,706, according to official data.India, home to some of the world’s most packed cities and a creaking healthcare system, is emerging as a new hotspot with record jumps in new cases in recent days.Figures from India’s health ministry showed 165,799 infections, with western Maharashtra state — home to the finance hub of Mumbai — accounting for 36 percent of cases and 42 percent of deaths. Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgTopics : How did they operate? Their arsenal ran the gamut from old-fashioned phishing emails to more sophisticated attacks on software development companies to modify their code, which then allowed them access to clients’ computers.In one case documented by security company FireEye, APT41 sent emails containing malicious software to human resources employees of a target company just three days after the firm recovered from a previous attack by the group.Wong Ong Hua and Ling Yang Ching, the two Malaysian businessmen, ordered their employees to create thousands of fake video game accounts in order to receive the virtual objects stolen by APT41 before selling them on, the court documents allege. What are they accused of? The team allegedly hacked the computers of hundreds of companies and organizations around the world, including healthcare firms, software developers and telecoms and pharmaceutical providers.The breaches were used to collect identities, hijack systems for ransom, and remotely use thousands of computers to mine for cryptocurrency such as bitcoin.One target was an anti-poverty non-profit, with the hackers taking over one of its computers and holding the contents hostage using encryption software and demanding payment to unlock it.The group is also suspected of compromising government networks in India and Vietnam. In addition it is accused of breaching video game companies to steal in-game items to sell back to gamers, the Justice Department court filings said. A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists.Seven members of the group — including five Chinese nationals — were charged by the US Justice Department on Wednesday.Some experts say they are tied to the Chinese state, while others speculate money was their only motive. What do we really know about APT41? Where are they now? The five Chinese hackers remain at large but the two businessmen were arrested in Malaysia on Monday after a sweeping operation by the FBI and private companies including Microsoft to block the hackers from using their online accounts.The United States is seeking their extradition.None of the men charged are known to have lived in the US, where some of their targets were located.They picked targets outside Malaysia and China because they believed law enforcement would not be able to track them down across borders, the court documents said.center_img Is the Chinese government behind them? FireEye says the group’s targeting of industries including healthcare, telecoms and news media is “consistent with Chinese national policy priorities”.APT41 collected information on pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong and a Buddhist monk from Tibet — two places where Beijing has faced political unrest.One of the hackers, Jiang Lizhi, who worked under the alias “Blackfox”, had previously worked for a hacking group that served government agencies and boasted of close connections with China’s Ministry of State Security.But many of the group’s activities appear to be motivated by financial gain and personal interest — with one hacker laughing in chat messages about mass-blackmailing wealthy victims — and the US indictments did not identify a strong official connection. Chengdu 404 says its partners include a government tech security assessor and Chinese universities.The other two hackers charged are Malaysian executives at SEA Gamer Mall, a Malaysia-based firm that sells video game currency, power-ups and other in-game items. Who are they? Five members of the group were expert hackers and current or former employees of Chengdu 404 Network Technology, a company that claimed to provide legitimate “white hat” hacking services to detect vulnerabilities in clients’ computer networks.But the firm’s work also included malicious attacks on non-client organizations, according to Justice Department documents.last_img read more

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first_img Dimitar BerbatovFriday 14 Feb 2020 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Sadio Mane is back from injury to boost Liverpool’s already formidable attack (Picture: Getty)Norwich are rock bottom, and I have a feeling that if anybody is going to beat Liverpool this season it will be an underdog. City went to Carrow Road and were beaten 3-2, they have proven that they can beat a top side there so I don’t see why they can’t up their game to take on Klopp’s team.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-2Aston Villa vs Spurs Advertisement Mikel Arteta is still searching for a second Premier League win as Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have drawn their last four games and they need to turn them into wins. Both teams are level on points, but I think it will be a long trip for Newcastle and Arteta will be desperate for a win in front of a home crowd, and it is time for a win.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0Chelsea vs Man United Jack Grealish continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa are just one point above the relegation zone so they are fighting for their lives, and they will bring that fight into the game. Spurs have a good couple of results recently but I can see Villa being a handful.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-2Arsenal vs Newcastle Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utdcenter_img Dimitar Berbatov previews this weekend’s Premier League action (Picture: Metro / Getty)The Premier League big boys are back in action after a fortnight off, barring the odd FA Cup replay, and there are some huge fixtures to look forward to.Manchester United’s hopes of mounting a credible top four challenge could well hinge on at least avoiding defeat against a Chelsea side whose morale has been lifted by confirmation of Hakim Ziyech’s impending arrival.Spurs, who have ground out some decent results in recent weeks, travel to relegation threatened Aston Villa, while runaway leaders Liverpool could be the victims of the biggest upset of the season at rock bottom Norwich.AdvertisementAdvertisementAs usual, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the weekend action for Metro.co.uk…ADVERTISEMENTSouthampton vs BurnleyOn paper, this should be quite a tight game. They are both on the same points in the table but I like the way Southampton are approaching the games and I like the way Danny Ings in consistently performing, he is in a great vein of form, so I think they will have enough to overcome Burnley at home.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1Norwich vs Liverpool Odion Ighalo is set to make his Man Utd debut against Chelsea (Picture: Man Utd)This is a massive game in the race for top four. If United want to be seriously challenging for a top four spot then need to get something on Monday. I honestly think that both teams are pretty even at the moment and both need to do better and become more consistent.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1MORE: Ian Wright slams ‘delusional’ Unai Emery in lengthy rant over Arsenal commentsMORE: Santi Cazorla in contact with Arsenal over two possible transfer targets Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Keystone State’s Presidential Election History: Eleven Pennsylvania Electoral Winners Who Lost   SHARE  TWEET October 29, 2016 Visit on.pa.gov/voting to learn more about voting and elections in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf The Blog,  Voting & Elections Fun fact: As the second state admitted to the Union on December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania has been involved in all 57 U.S. presidential elections since 1788!The Keystone State has had a strong impact on the outcome of those elections, because it has always been among the most highly populated states, meaning it has always carried a large number of electoral votes. Pennsylvania currently holds 20 electoral votes, but in earlier years when it ranked higher in population in relation to other states, it held as many as 38 (1912-28).But did you know in 11 of the 57 elections, however, Pennsylvania’s electoral votes did not go to the candidate who ultimately won the high office? In the first instance, the 1796 election, Pennsylvania favored Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson, 1/11, over Federalist John Adams, although Adams won the national election and became president.Incidentally, also in 1796, an elector from Pennsylvania, Samuel Miles, who had pledged to vote for Adams, cast his vote for Jefferson instead, making Miles one of the first “faithless electors.”Twenty-eight years later, Pennsylvania rejected Adams’ son, John Quincy, 2/11, in the 1824 election, giving Andrew Jackson all of its 28 electoral votes. Although Jackson received more votes in the national election than Adams, neither candidate received the required supermajority, so the election was decided in the House of Representatives, which chose Adams.It would be another 60 years before Pennsylvania favored a losing candidate. In the meantime, in 1856, Pennsylvania’s votes went to its native son, Democrat James Buchanan, the only President to this day who hails from Pennsylvania.In the following election of 1860, however, the state’s votes went to Republican victor Abraham Lincoln. That marked the beginning of Republican voting trend and Pennsylvania followed the nation through the era of Republican domination (1861-1933), voting for the party of Lincoln even in the few instances when the national vote went to a Democrat, such as Grover Cleveland in the elections of 1884 (Pennsylvania favoring losing Republican James G. Blaine, 3/11) and 1892 (Pennsylvania favoring losing Republican Benjamin Harrison, 4/11) and Woodrow Wilson in 1916 (Pennsylvania favoring losing Republican Charles Evans Hughes, 6/11).For the election of 1912, former president Theodore Roosevelt, 5/11, unyielding after his loss in the Republican primary to incumbent William Howard Taft, formed his own Progressive Party and ran against Taft and Democrat Wilson. In a rare turn of events, Pennsylvania’s electoral votes went to Roosevelt—the only time a third-party candidate won the election in the state—however, the nation put Wilson in the White House.Even as the national tide began to turn in 1932, Pennsylvania held fast to incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover, 7/11, over Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the campaign that led to FDR’s first term. Although Pennsylvania’s votes went to Roosevelt in the following three elections, the state favored Republican Thomas E. Dewey, 8/11, over FDR’s Democrat successor, Harry S. Truman, in 1948. Twenty years later, in the ninth instance that Pennsylvania’s vote failed to have an impact on the national outcome, the state’s electoral votes went to Democrat Hubert Humphrey, 9/11, over Republican Richard M. Nixon.In recent years, Pennsylvania has been considered a swing state, where the margin of support for the two major parties is tight, with the result having a strong impact on close national races. Since 1992, however, Pennsylvania has consistently voted Democrat, including two elections with losing Democrat opponents—in 2000 with Al Gore, 10/11, over George W. Bush and 2004 with John Kerry, 11/11, over Bush for his second term.For this year’s election, we’ll know in just over a week who Pennsylvania will choose with its electoral votes — and if they’ll be the ultimate victor. Have a happy election day, PA!—————Pennsylvania Heritage is a popularly styled, illustrated magazine featuring stories about the commonwealth’s rich culture and historic legacy, published by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. A one-year subscription of Pennsylvania Heritage is available as a premium with membership in the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, the PHMC’s non-profit partner organization. Individual issues are available at www.shoppaheritage.com.Look for the launch of the Pennsylvania Heritage Online in 2017. By: Kyle R. Weaver, Editor at Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Press Release,  Veterans Annville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf helped to honor two members inducted today into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ prestigious Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to the department that supports Pennsylvania’s nearly 800,000 veterans and 18,000 members of the National Guard.Chief Warrant Officer 5 (ret.) John K. Schreier of Selinsgrove, Snyder County; and John A. Brenner (posthumously) of Mt. Wolf, York County, are the 2019 inductees.“Today we honor two courageous men who honorably served our commonwealth and our country,” Gov. Wolf said. “Chief Warrant Officer 5 John K. Schreier and John A. Brenner will have their names placed alongside 42 other women and men who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They have already served as an inspiration to the people they led and now they will be held up as a model for generations to come.”“Induction into the DMVA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by this agency and is reserved for those who have demonstrated the highest commitment to our commonwealth and country,” said Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the DMVA. “Chief Warrant Officer 5 Schreier served in uniform during the Vietnam War and continued his commitment to protecting our freedoms as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for more than 30 years. Mr. Brenner also served our nation during the Vietnam War, and then continued his service by working to improve the lives of veterans. Most notably as chairman of the State Veterans Commission.”Chief Warrant Officer 5 (ret.) John K. SchreierJohn K. Schreier enlisted in the Army Reserve in the midst of the Vietnam War and eventually joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) where he served for more than 30 years. Schreier was renowned within the logistics community and served in many key positions to include supply technician, general support officer, property book officer, and supply systems analyst in the Logistics Division at National Guard Bureau.During his career, Schreier influenced the inception of the 166th Regional Training Institute’s Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course and Warrant Officer Candidate Course Programs at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Both programs were nationally recognized as the benchmark for training and development among the regions and commanders across the nation continue to rely on the efficacy of these programs.In 2006, Schreier was selected as the Command Chief Warrant Officer by the adjutant general of Pennsylvania. During his tenure, he fought for legislation and regulations to enhance warrant officer career management, the warrant officer educational system, and the warrant officer promotion system. Schreier’s policy improvements doubled the number of candidates that graduated from Pennsylvania’s Warrant Officer Candidate School program.John A. BrennerJohn A. Brenner served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967 as a radio teletype operator in Vietnam. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.Brenner served on the State Veterans Commission in various capacities from October 2004 to July 2019, including as its chairman. He was recognized throughout the commonwealth as a lead advocate for veterans and their families and for his tireless efforts promoting their support and assistance programs. His commitment to veterans also included service as the president of the Pennsylvania Veterans War Council. In 2000, Mr. Brenner was honored with the York County Veteran Meritorious Service Award.Brenner also received the Lester Wise Memorial Award for decades of distinguished community service. His lifetime of community service includes his work with the Mt. Wolf Borough Council, St. John Lutheran Council, Northeastern and Pennsylvania Jaycees, Mt. Wolf Eagle Fire Company, Cub Scouts and youth sports. He passed away in July 2019.Complete biographies and more information about the DMVA Hall of Fame can be found on the DMVA website. Photos of the three inductees can be found on flickr. Gov. Wolf Honors Inductees into Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame October 30, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgUBS declined to comment further, but in relation to his appointment the bank said Hill’s experience in both Brussels and the UK meant he was able to speak “with authority on the challenges and opportunities for business arising from recent political and economic developments in Europe”.“That in turn means we will be able to offer richer advice in relation to Brexit and the wider political and economic environment to our… clients,” UBS added. Jonathan HillHe resigned in 2016 in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, saying at the time he was “very disappointed” with the result of the referendum.Hill also served as leader of the House of Lords, the UK parliament’s upper chamber, under then-prime minister David Cameron.However, critics were quick to note comparisons with the furore that greeted former EC president José Manuel Barroso’s appointment to US investment bank Goldman Sachs in 2016. Former European commissioner Jonathan Hill has joined global investment bank UBS as a senior client adviser.A former lobbyist and public relations executive, Hill served as commissioner for financial stability, financial services and the capital markets union between 2014 and 2016.UBS said the former Conservative Cabinet member was “one of the very few people who can interpret politics in both the EU and the UK at a moment when businesses around the world are keen to know what recent developments might mean for them”.Hill was at the Commission when IORP II, the revised EU pension fund legislation, was being negotiated, and was reportedly well-liked in Brussels.center_img At an industry conference shortly before his resignation as commissioner, Hill uttered what were then welcome words for pension fund delegates, reassuring them that the Commission had no plans to harmonise solvency rules for occupational pensions and that, once IORP II was finalised, “that will be it. We don’t have any more changes up our sleeve.” last_img read more

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first_img “He has the will and if he is in a better moment than somebody else, I will pick him. The moment that this changes, then he won’t play. “I’m hoping he can sustain this level every three or four days. He’s putting in everything he has to try and do that, and I think his numbers physically have improved so much as well. He’s willing every day in training. “I know him really well, so I’m not surprised. I know his ability and I know the player we have there, and as well, the structure has to be there to be able to help him to take everything that he has inside.” Arteta’s worry is that Arsenal played so well and put so much effort in against Chelsea and yet still lost that confidence might take a knock before they face Manchester United tonight. But Arteta is determined to lift the mood again and is hoping the players can also lift themselves to get a much-needed win. Arteta added: “I hope that the result doesn’t effect them too much. That’s my worry now. “They were all physically blown and disappointed in how the game ended because they don’t feel that they deserved that, but we have to move on. They have to respond and this is the challenge now. Read Also:Ozil ready to partner Victor Moses in the New Year “Every game for us is a must win. Against any opponent we have to win. We are Arsenal and these are the demands. The level of pressure is different when you look up the table or down. “At the moment I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the table, but to our performance and the result relating to the performance that we can put on the pitch.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has split opinions since arriving at the Emirates – but new boss Mikel Arteta is ready to make the German his main man Want away Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil Gunners boss Arteta is putting his faith in the mercurial midfielder as he wants the team to “play in a certain way to facilitate Ozil’s strengths”. It must be seen as something of a gamble as Ozil struggled under Unai Emery and even Arsene Wenger could not get the best out of Arsenal ’s biggest star and top earner on £350,000-a-week. But the early signs are that Arteta, who used to play alongside Ozil, can get the World Cup winner on song as he looks to make the former Real Madrid superstar the central figure in his team. Arteta said: “I just try to prepare the team collectively and individually with the strengths and the weaknesses that we have in mind. Arsenal told to agree Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer if he’s not committed to club “I want to avoid the weaknesses and promote our strengths as much as possible. I think that Mesut in these can kind of positions can be very, very effective. “On his own he can’t do it. That’s what I was saying. He needs the collective structure and organisation and his teammates. Nowadays, there are only one or two players in the world who can do something on their own. “He needs help and he needs the team to play in a certain way to facilitate his strengths more and more in the game. That’s what we’re trying to do. “I put him in the team if I see every day that his attitude, desire and understanding of what we’re trying to do is there.center_img Loading… last_img read more

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first_imgIndiana has new requirements for those that receive unemployment insurance.In accordance with new legislation passed earlier this year, all unemployed individuals who receive jobless benefits will be required to go to a local WorkOne office for an in-person review of their work search records and an orientation to WorkOne services after their first month of receiving benefits.This legislation is aimed at getting unemployed Hoosiers back on the job as quickly as possible.The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says residents will begin receiving notices about the requirement and additional information in October. Recipients should make sure their address is up-to-date in Uplink, Indiana’s online unemployment insurance filing system.Recipients of jobless benefits will have to show a record of weekly work searches and a photo ID at the WorkOne visit or risk losing benefits.last_img read more

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first_imgTravis Daniel “Mr. G” Griffith, age 46, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on July 15, 1971, in Madison, Indiana, the loving son of, Terry Keith and Cynthia Jane (Shrode) Griffith. Travis was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1989 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. He attended Purdue University from 1989 – 1994 and received his bachelors degree in education from Northern Kentucky University in 1996. Travis was united in marriage to the love of his life, Amy Lynn Robinson on September 20, 1997 at the Versailles Church of Christ in Versailles, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a son, Trayton and three daughters, Kinsley, Analyse and Kendall. Travis and Amy shared nearly 21 years of marriage together until his death. Travis was a former 4th grade teacher for Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, Kentucky, for one year. Travis was currently the 5th grade teacher where he was known as Mr. G for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise, Indiana, since January 1999. Travis was the lead guitarist in the “Remember Me Monday” band which he formed in May of 2015 with his brother, Brandon and friends, Kelly Carr and Tim Deckert. Music has always been a part of the Griffith family. From his grandparents to his parents, to Travis and Brandon; and now on to Travis’ children – music is intertwined with their daily lives. Travis attended the North Madison Christian Church in Madison, Indiana, where he played in the praise band with his children. Travis was a member of the Milan Christian Church, Classroom Teachers Association, National Education Association and the project based learning through the Indiana Department of Education. Since the young age of 17, Travis enjoyed attending mud runs, drag races, farm machinery shows, motorsports and the Daytona 500. Travis especially enjoyed playing the guitar, music, singing, fishing, fabricating, body work, painting, drawing and the Indianapolis Colts. He also enjoyed participating in math bowl and going to the beach with his family. Most of all, his family and their faith was most important. Having somewhere to go is home, having someone to love is family; having both is a blessing. Travis passed away with his loving family by his side and entered the arms of his Lord and Savior, where there is no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying or pain at 1:35 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his residence in Florence, Indiana. “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1:21Travis will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 21 years, Amy Lynn (Robinson) Griffith of Florence, IN; his adoring children, Trayton Daniel, Kinsley Drew, Analyse Claire and Kendall Marie Griffith of Florence, IN; his mother, Cynthia Jane (Shrode) Griffith of Pleasant, IN; his brother, Brandon Griffith and his wife: Jessica of Vevay, IN; his sister, Diana Griffith and her companion: Joey Clark of Greendale, IN; his nieces and nephews, Danielle, Alex, Courtney, Aiden, Carson, Declan and Rowan; his great-niece, Kylie; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steven and Kathryn Robinson of Greensburg, IN; his sisters-in-law, Jennifer Robinson of Greensburg, IN, Cynthia Robinson and her companion: Bill Lloyd of Rising Sun, IN and Angela Deak and her husband: Sean of Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Keith Griffith, died November 23, 2008; his paternal-grandparents, William and Mable (Chilton) Griffith and his maternal-grandparents, Myers V. Burke and Julia Carolyn (Ramsey) Sieglitz-Burke.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, March 9, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at the Switzerland County High School Gymnasium, 1020 West Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Shawn McMullen, at the Switzerland County High School Gymnasium, 1020 West Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the education fund for the Griffith children % Amy Griffith. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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