‘Green burials’ touted in book; author will speak at Vintage Books

first_imgDoes Grandma really need the Cadillac of caskets when her body expires?Blunt, but an increasingly serious question as the median funeral cost — not for cremation — rose to $7,360 in 2017, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.The bulk of that average comes from the metal casket, ringing in at $2,400. (Cremation caskets, according to the association, still cost $1,000.)“You don’t have to open your wallet and give your cash away,” said Boring, Ore.-based funeral director Elizabeth Fournier in a recent phone interview.Fournier, nicknamed the “Green Reaper,” operates Cornerstone Funeral Services and Cremation in Boring, and recently penned a book called “The Green Burial Guidebook,” in which she illustrates why high funeral costs are unnecessary — unless it’s what the loved one who died wanted — and that there’s a much more environmentally friendly way to go about it.She’ll be giving a talk about these topics at 2 p.m. Saturday at Vintage Books, 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.“The typical ceremony run by a funeral home — one that involves embalming and a casket burial in a traditional cemetery — not only can fail to provide a satisfying ritual for mourning, but it frequently leaves behind lasting financial and ecological burdens,” she writes in the book’s introduction.The concept of green burials isn’t new, but is steadily on the rise as more people become aware not only for the cost factor, but also the environmental factor. In the Pacific Northwest, we like our organic foods and saving the planet how and when we can. Some of those fancy caskets might contain metals and other materials that leak toxins into the earth.last_img read more

Former TCI Premier calls for demonstration and resignations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Former Premier Michael Misick is the latest to issue a media statement about the escalating violent crime which is threatening the TCIs, safe destination reputation and says,  “the British could care less about what is happening here but just want to hang on to us for the strategic importance of having prime real estate 500 miles away from the US.”    The comment is followed by another demand, by Misick for the Police Commissioner to resign and for him to be replaced by a Turks and Caicos Islander.Michael Misick believes it is wrong for the top three police officers of the islands to all be foreign and said the current administration, led by Sharlene Robinson is not strong or assertive enough, he says.   “Our country is going through the worst crisis we have ever gone through, one that if not contained immediately will cost us our economy and livelihood.”In the meanwhile, the leader, referring to Premier Robinson is nowhere to be found.   Michael Misick also believes the public should have been demonstrating and demanding for Governor, Premier and Commissioner to resign.    The former premier, who is on trial for alleged corruption also bemoans the cost of the trial, which he contends is senseless.  He said the price tag is $2M per month of public funds and so far, spent is $100M for “the prosecution is getting rich on the backs of our country and its outstanding, upstanding, law abiding citizens.”Misick said the money would be better used on CCTV, boats, planes, helicopters and other equipment to fight crime.   The 2017 election candidate is calling for a march to end the talk and take action to take the country back from the British, the gunmen, the illegal immigrants and from the Grace Bay Boys.#MagneticMediaNews#Misickcallsfordemonstrationsandresignations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Misickcallsfordemonstrationsandresignationslast_img read more

Hurricane Irma dies on Tuesday lived 17 days from wave to super

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 14, 2017 – Nassau – If you are wondering what happened to hurricane Irma, well she died or dissipated over the southern United States since Tuesday.  Irma is blamed for the deaths of 79 people, including 43 in the Caribbean.  The storm, which was historic for so many reasons, first caught forecasters attention on August 27th as a tropical wave off the west African coast, after which she quickly developed into one of the strongest storms in history, wind speeds were put at 185mph which is well above Cat 5 qualification.While some countries have not yet reported on the cost of the storm to their nation, it is already estimated that hurricane Irma left a damage price tag of over $62 billion.  It was one week ago today that Hurricane Irma touched down in the TCI and South eastern Bahamas.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: ABC7 New York Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for you August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more