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110-year-old boxing brand Everlast to launch streaming fitness program

  • Everlast — the company best known for its sport fighting apparel and equipment like boxing gloves and heavy bags — is launching an at-home fitness service in February 2021.
  • While in its nascent stages, the company said its part of a “big push internally to develop more at home fitness and instructional content” and will be available on desktop, mobile, and smart TVs. 
  • The service comes on the heels of the launch of Apple Fitness Plus, the tech giant’s forthcoming exercise platform, as companies rush to keep up with Peloton and capitalize on the at-home fitness boom. 
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Everlast wants to become synonymous not only with professional fighters duking it out in the ring, but also with bringing streaming fitness programs into American living rooms. 

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Huntington recovery program gets nearly $1M loan guarantee | News

HUNTINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has invested nearly $1 million in a loan guarantee to expand sober living facilities in Huntington.

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that The Lifehouse Inc. was the recipient of a $930,000 loan via the USA Rural Development Business and Industry Loan Guarantee. The project is one of seven parts of a statewide investment of more than $22.1 million in business and industry loan guarantees.

The Lifehouse Inc. is a voluntary recovery program and sober living home that provides anyone recovering from substance use disorder a drug- and alcohol-free home.

Rocky Meadows, director of The Lifehouse Inc., said the loan has already been put to good use. The program used it to purchase a 21-unit apartment building located at 400 Washington Ave. that created 60 new men’s beds. Meadows said the apartment building provides a better setting and gives the men more space than

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Salem council appropriates funds for Main Street improvements, business grant program | Local News

Construction is set to begin near the intersection of Broad and Main Streets as part of Salem’s latest streetscape improvement project.

The Salem City Council accepted an additional $310,734 in federal funding for the project. The new grant requires local funds totaling more than $200,000, which will be paid with a community development block grant, according to city documents.

More than $600,000 was put toward the project in 2018 from federal grants and local matches. The funding will be used on streetscape and intersection improvements from the west side of the intersection at Broad Street and East Main Street to the east side of White Oak Alley.

Improvements include wider sidewalks, renovated crosswalks, new lighting and landscaping.

The project is the latest for Salem’s downtown revitalization and streetscape improvements. City Manager Jay Taliaferro said the project on East Main Street between Thompson Memorial Drive and Brand Avenue is nearing completion.

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Home improvement program absorbs 236,689 workers until September

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government program for home improvement and re-construction or called the Self-help Housing Stimulant Assistance (BSPS) has absorbed 236,689 workers as of September 2020, the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry recorded.

“This is a form of government’s concern for low income people to have livable houses, and at the same time employ them as the workers in the house renovation,” the Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in a statement here on Sunday.

The minister expressed hope for the program to improve people’s quality of life to live in a healthy and comfortable house suitable for living.

The program was run under the cash for work scheme, to reduce unemployment and improve people’s purchasing power.

The program was run in 449 districts/cities for house improvement and 151 district/cities for new house construction, with total budget of Rp4.68 trillion.

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Three years after Harvey, Houston’s home repair program continues to lag. Who is to blame?

As Hurricane Laura barreled toward the Gulf Coast early last week, Juanita Hall felt helpless.

The sensation has become familiar to the 59-year-old since Hurricane Harvey floodwaters filled her home in northeast Houston’s Eastex/Jensen neighborhood three years ago. The house, which Hall inherited a few months before the storm, remains plagued by dry rot, termite damage and mold.

Hall suffers from diabetes and other ailments, and lives with her older brother Clifton, a stroke survivor. They each collect disability benefits — their lone source of income — and, like thousands of other Houstonians, have applied for federal aid to fix their flood-damaged home.

Hall has yet to see a cent of recovery money, however. Her application remains mired within the bureaucratic churn of the city’s housing department, which administers the aid.

“It’s very hard,” she said. “But I trust in the Lord. He has taken me this far and I

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Beaches Habitat announces senior home repair program



a group of people sitting around a fire hydrant: Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat's A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.


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Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.

Senior homeowners in the Beaches area who are facing financial struggles can get help with home repairs, thanks to a new program from Beaches Habitat. 

Applications will be accepted during the fourth quarter of 2020 for up to $15,000 in home repair or modifications for qualified senior homeowners. The current year’s focus will be on health and safety repairs that allow senior homeowners to age in place safely in their own homes. Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and demonstrate financial need. 

Beaches Habitat is partnering with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to act as the initial point of contact for the program. BEAM will prescreen applicants for referral to Beaches Habitat. Consideration

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Lowe’s Canada launches VIPpro program at its Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores

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BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Sep. 10, 2020 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —
The launch of this new program is part of Lowe’s Canada’s action plan to become the number one destination for Pros in Canada

As part of its efforts to continuously improve the customer experience of home improvement and construction professionals at its Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot corporate stores, Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers, is launching its VIPpro program today. This new program is designed to offer Lowe’s Canada Pro customers an improved and integrated purchasing experience, with added flexibility and benefits. From now on, they will have access to the same discounts and advantages throughout the Lowe’s Canada corporate store network, no matter the banner, as well as to a host of useful features on the new VIPpro mobile application.

“One of the

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NH Based, Outdoor Living Startup to be featured on National TV Program for Modern, DIY Fireplace Kits to Upgrade your Backyard Living Space

With all the extra time spent at home these days, homeowners are looking for projects to enhance their living space. Countless vacations have been cancelled and consumers are looking for a luxury experience they can enjoy without leaving home.

Enter the outdoor kitchen and fireplace. RTA produces ready-to-assemble outdoor kitchens and fire features that can be put together in one afternoon. Everything is included – and all shipped straight to your door.

Due to the rise in popularity of staycations, RTA has experienced significant growth in 2020. In fact, by the end of the year they are expected to have grown by 600%.

“The staycation has been a growing trend for the last 10 years. However, now more than ever homeowners are investing in outdoor kitchens and fire features to upgrade their backyard living space,” said national sales director, James King.

Speaking about his RTA outdoor kitchen, Skip Bedell

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