Reunion Troy sets sights on people and places

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Shelia Jackson said there is growing interest in the arts and an art contest might be a way to involved students. Other suggestions included an essay contest and a wax museum. Dianna Lee said wax museums are ways for students to present information about a person of historical history.“The students dress as historical figures and stand perfectly still until a button is pushed,” Lee said. “Then, they tell interesting facts about that person. They often will have a display board with additional information.”The idea of a cemetery tour of historic Beulah Cemetery was suggested, perhaps around Halloween.Tim Hussey said there are many interesting stories about people of influence that are buried at Beulah and other cemeteries in town and their stories are worth telling. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2017 Reunion Troy sets sights on people and places By The Penny Hoarder Latest Storiescenter_img You Might Like Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Skip It was suggested that a daytime cemetery tour would attract those who might shy away from a haunted cemetery tour.Baker said the Reunion Troy committee will continue with the plans in place and to explore ideas that have been presented. However, she said a main purpose of the committee is to encourage families, businesses, schools, churches, clubs and organizations to have Alabama 200 celebrations of their own.“The committee will assist those who would like to have reunions, homecomings and other similar events,” she said. “We have packets available at the Tourism Office with information about hotels, restaurants, local attractions and events that are free and open to the public.”The Reunion Troy Committee welcomes suggestions from the public. Shelia Jackson, Troy Tourism director, is the contact person at the Troy Tourism Department. Book Nook to reopen Although nothing is set in stone for 2018, plans are underway for a huge celebration in February with Georgia Congressman John Lewis among the celebrated people.Lewis will be honored during the annual Leadership Conference hosted by the City of Troy and Troy University the first weekend in February and also as a Pike County person of prominence by Reunion Troy.“We would like to find ways to involve students in honoring U.S. Congressman John Lewis,” Baker said. “We will possibly contact the schools as to ways that might be done.” THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Officials decide not to cancel Homecoming parade This year’s homecoming parade could be one of the biggest ever after officials decided not to cancel the event due… read more Sponsored Content The Reunion Troy committee has its sights set on 2018, the second year of the three-year Alabama Bicentennial celebration.The first year of the celebration 2017, focused on places and the committee supported the efforts of the Troy Downtown Committee, which sponsored an Alabama 200 kickoff concert with Troy University, a painted rock hide, and plaques designating downtown historic sites.Stephanie Baker, committee chair, said the year 2018 will focus on people and 2019, Alabama’s 200th, will focus on stories.last_img read more

Eng vs WI 3rd Test Day 1 Review: Pope and Buttler help England claim…

first_imgAdvertisement 93pnpe5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsouWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqow2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cp2Would you ever consider trying this?😱4hctCan your students do this? 🌚7guw9lRoller skating! Powered by Firework A century stand by Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler ensured England have the upper hand ahead of Day 2 in the final test of the series. Advertisement West Indies opted to bowl again after winning the toss and introduced Rakheem Cornwall instead of Alzarri Joseph. On the other hand, England went for a different approach by sacrificing batsman Zak Crawley to bring back Jofra Archer into the playing eleven.Advertisement Kemar Roach struck in the very first over itself by trapping Dom Sibley right in front for a duck. The thin batting order forced skipper Joe Root to move up to No.3. The budding stand for the second wicket was cut short after a direct hit from Roston Chase which sent back Root for just 17.West Indies had another problem mounted upon them as Shannon Gabriel was forced off the field after feeling some discomfort in his calf, but eventually returned to continue his spell. England ended the session on 66/2 with Rory Burns and Ben Stokes in the middle.Advertisement Mr.Incredible’s defence was breached by Kemar Roach whose potency against left-handed batsmen is well known. Ben Stokes was castled for 20, leaving England three down for 92.While the hosts saw the rest of the session, the Windies clawed back into the contest right before the tea break. Rory Burns, who applied himself on the Old Trafford pitch for a well deserved fifty, edged one to Cornwall who superbly held on to it with one hand.With the contest well balanced, the final session was bound to be decisive. Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope prevented the contest from tilting towards the favour of the visitors.The duo stitched together a century stand and took the tally to 136 runs at the end of the day which was cut short due to poor light.Ollie Pope is just 9 shy of his second test ton. The batsman’s glistening knock included 11 fours. Jos Buttler on the other hand managed two sixes in his innings.Brief scoreboard: England 258/4 (Ollie Pope 91*, Jos Buttler 56, Rory Burns 57; Kemar Roach 2-56) vs West Indies.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:What could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his rescue Advertisementlast_img read more

Innovation research needs more investment

first_imgTo improve the economy, it is crucial to improve education and the number and level of maths and science graduates. They, in turn, need to be fed into the research and innovation sector, it was discussed at the launch of the South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators. Dr. Azar Jammine said it is vital that South Africa sells more innovation abroad and more is done to get investments for research in science, technology and innovation. (Image: Supplied, Department of Science and Technology) • Women combat lack of electricity with solar power • African entrepreneur sold his belongings to start Kisua • Africa played a role in ending World War 2 • MeerKAT reaches another milestone • Nigerian student builds solar car from scrap Melissa JavanThere is a need for South Africa to sell more innovation abroad and to invest in research in science, technology and innovation, according to Dr Azar Jammine, an economist and member of the National Advisory Council of Innovation (NACI).Jammine, the director and chief economist of Econometrix, an independent economic consultancy, was speaking at the launch of the 2014 South African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators booklet on 15 May in Pretoria.The NACI advises the minister of science and technology, and through the minister the Cabinet, on the role and contribution of innovation, including science and technology, in promoting and achieving national objectives. These objectives include improving quality of life for South Africans as well as promoting sustainable growth and international competitiveness.Indicators included in the booklet are the rising unemployment rate, the amount of researchers in South Africa compared to other countries, and the number of schoolchildren who pass science and maths.According to the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa’s exports of pharmaceuticals increased by 43.5% between 2012 and 2013, while imports decreased by 3%. “The report [booklet] provides aggregated data from various sources to evaluate the state of science, technology and innovation in South Africa by appraising, among other things, the country’s human capital development, research capacity and export performance, and the impact this has on quality of life and wealth creation.Trend analysis“The 2014 report focuses mainly on data for the period 2004 to 2014, which allows for a proper trend analysis over a period of time.”Speaking at the launch, Jammine said that there were early signs of import substitution – the replacing of foreign imports with domestic production – in the pharmaceutical industry, but more time was needed to monitor the new development.A lot needed to be done to complete the booklet, he added. “We need the various government departments to start collaborating and integrating [in the science, technology and innovation sector].”New factors included in the report this year were Dineledi Schools data, data on matric physical science, knowledge on network data, foreign direct investment and data on mobility of South African researchers. Jammine explained that it showed:That over 25% of university enrolments should be at postgraduate level by 2030;That there should be an increase in access to science and maths, especially for underprivileged schools;That there should be an increase in the number of university students eligible for maths and science courses; and,That the number of schoolchildren passing maths and science above 60% should increase. Jammine said that the number of schoolchildren passing maths and science above 60% should increase. “The link between unemployment and education is undeniable.” (Image: Media Club SA)Education as an economic challenge“I find it terrifying when addressing the economy of the future. [The level of education] is a single economic challenge. Unless we get that right, we’re not going to get the economy right,” Jammine said, adding that 20% of pupils should leave Grade 12 with 50% in maths and science.“The link between unemployment and education is undeniable. We have to address this to have success [in the future of our economy.]”In addition, the number of people involved in research should be increased. “Currently there are 1.5 per 1 000 people employed in South Africa in the research fields. China, for example, has 1.8 and the Russia Federation has 6.2.”Jammine pointed out that the majority of the researchers in South Africa were white males.There was a lack of capital investment from business as well as a lack of investment for research, which was worrying. “Currently, there’s a missing link between the government and the private sector. There has been a lack of trust that has developed in the government in the last five years.”Investment in researchHe said businesses should invest in research, so that the government could put more into it. “The government is currently under pressure.”During a question and answer session, there were comments from the audience that there needed to be a space for businesses to communicate with the government effectively. One commentator said the government needed to ensure that businesses were real partners and that they had a voice.Thiru Swettenham, the programme co-ordinator of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme, said there was a need for more integration and co-ordination in the public sector to support innovations coming out of the small business sector. “[The] government has to create an environment which can take risk to support innovation.”The programme, funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a four-year pilot project that seeks to guide innovation in southern Africa. It supports collaboration between the innovation systems of African countries in order to create a positive impact on economic and social development in the region.last_img read more

ARMA International 2006 | selects SNIA instead of AIIM

first_imgLast week (Oct 22-25) ARMA, the Association for Records Managers and Administrators, held it’s annual meeting, ARMA International 2006 in San Antonio.Just prior to the meeting there was some speculation of a merger of ARMA and AIIM organizations, but that didn’t happen.  One problem at ARMA is that it hasn’t done a good job of embracing the management of electronic records, preferring to concentrate more on the handling of paper documents.  A tie-up with AIIM would have been able to marry a strong IT capability with the policy and procedural strengths in RM of ARMA.  But the cultures between the two organizations are different, ARMA being driven more from users / RM practitioners and AIIM being driven by vendor organizations.Instead what was announced at ARMA International was a collaboration between ARMA and SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association).During the week at ARMA International, they emphasized the need for collaboration between Records/Information Management (RIM), IT, legal and security professionals to address the complexities of managing records and information.  The tie-up with SNIA should help fill the needed gap in the area of IT.Some of the areas of collaboration between the two groups will include:– Publishing joint papers, like their new paper, “Collaboration: The New Standard of Excellence“.– Cross-Education and participation in each other’s conferences– Cross-promotion of the 100 Year Archive Task Force, an initiative started by SNIA that is global and multi-agency based, defining best practrices for long term digital information retention.With this announcement it looks like ARMA will be adding much needed IT expertise to their organization.  The ARMA/SNIA alliance looks like it will be mutually beneficial for both organizations.last_img read more

Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event…Coming Fall 2015

first_imgWe are getting a jump start on the planning process for the MFLN Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event (VLE), happening this fall. Mark your calendars for a three-part series for military service providers that will focus on an integrated approach to professional development. The VLE will highlight the core competencies to working with military family caregivers of wounded service members and caregivers of special needs individuals.The three-part series includes topic areas in Building Trust and Credibility (October 28); Cultural Competencies (November 4); and Compassion Fatigue (November 18). Each event encompasses the overall theme of the professional development training – targeting the “core competencies” of our professional work with clientele.  Our goal is to re-energize the working environment and inspire personal and professional growth in order to better serve our service members and their families.The VLE is so unique from our normal professional development webinars because participants can gain a more engaged training that is similar to a professional conference but in a virtual format. The events are also more compatible with the busy schedules of military helping professionals and provide training on a virtual level to alleviate the travel restrictions and budget cuts that many of us are faced with.Oh and did I mention this is a FREE training that is open to the public, not only military professionals, but to all who may be interested?Be on the lookout for more details to come. In the meantime, begin penciling in the VLE trainings into your calendar.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 3, 2015.last_img read more

25 days agoEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd draw

first_imgEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd drawby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery is demanding more from his Arsenal players after Monday’s draw with Manchester United.The Gunners are fourth on the table after seven games, seven points behind leaders Liverpool.He told Sky Sports: “I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing. We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.”We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.”We are very happy with him [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] and he is with his goal. We need more players with the ability to score.”I think Bukayo is getting good performances for us. We are having to play on Thursday and then on Sunday. You have seen the players being competitive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Led The Clemson Cadence At Country Star Lee Brice’s Concert Last Night

first_imgDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceYesterday was a pretty big day at Clemson. The Tigers had their annual spring game in the afternoon, and at night, country music star and Clemson alum Lee Brice played a show at Littlejohn Coliseum.Before Brice’s music career took off, he was a long snapper for the Tigers, so of course he’s a huge Clemson football fan. At his show last night, Brice had CU head coach Dabo Swinney join him on-stage and lead the crowd in the Clemson cadence count.Here’s some video of the moment:Dabo leading the way before lee brice last night!!! Awesome day in tiger town!!! @ClemsonTom #TigerNation #GoTigers pic.twitter.com/0Y2wJi6Aqq— Bo Cooley (@BCool32) April 12, 2015Swinney also found time to take a selfie with a fan. Seems like he had a fun night.Selfie with the Head Coach of the Tigers ole Dabo at the @leebrice #HappyMan  pic.twitter.com/E9o9164yWY— Gage Lawson (@GageLawson15) April 12, 2015last_img read more

ED starts PMLA probe against Lawyers Collective Anand Grover

first_imgNew Delhi: After the CBI booked Mumbai-based NGO, Lawyers Collective (LC) and its founding President, noted lawyer Anand Grover for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, and after the central probe agency raided the premises of former Additional Solicitor-General Indira Jaising in connection with the case, the ED has now initiated a separate money-laundering case against the NGO and Grover, on the basis of the CBI’s case. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh A senior official in the know said that the ED has registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) – the agency’s equivalent of an FIR – to probe possible instances of money-laundering by LC and its office-bearers after taking cognisance of the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation earlier this year. However, when the CBI had filed the FIR, LC had maintained that their organisation was being targetted for the kinds of cases its office bearers choose to fight in court. A statement from the NGO read, “It (the FIR) has been filed to target the organisation and its office bearers to silence them for cases and issues they have taken up in the past and continue to take up since 2016.” Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad LC and its office bearers have represented activists in the Bhima Koregaon case and a former employee of the Supreme Court who had levelled sexual harassment allegations against the CJI. They have also taken up the Sohrabuddin case, where Home Minister Amit Shah was earlier an accused an later cleared of charges. Interestingly, office bearers of LC have also represented in the Supreme Court, former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is currently being hunted by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund case, even as he has filed an application for anticipatory bail in the Alipore Sessions court and the agency has been denied a non-bailable warrant. The CBI had registered the case against LC and Anand Grover based on a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which had forwarded a report of an investigation into alleged FCRA violations by the NGO, including using foreign donations to fund advocacy with Members of Parliament and organise dharnas. The MHA complaint also alleges that LC had paid Rs 96.6 lakh to Indira Jaising, during her time as ASG, from funds received as foreign contributions. The MHA had in its letter to the CBI, said that the agency may if need be forward the case to the appropriate agencies to investigate other possible offenses in relation the case under statutes like the Prevention of Money Laundering Act or the Income Tax Act. But according to the NGO, Jaising was being paid remuneration before, during, and after her tenure as ASG, with all the requisite permission from the Law Ministry and the Law Minister at the time. After the Home Ministry’s investigation into Lawyers Collective, the government had cancelled LC’s registration to receive foreign funding in 2016, which was immediately challenged by the NGO in the Bombay High Court, where the matter is still pending. When the CBI had swooped down on Jaising’s Delhi home in coordinated raids with respect to the case a few months ago, the senior advocate had told reporters outside her residence, “I and Mr Grover are being targetted because of the human rights work that we have been doing.” After the CBI raids, the NGO had released a statement raising questions on the intentions of the CBI, as it had issued a statement on the search operation even before they were concluded. More than 50 opposition leaders in the RS had also signed a letter condemning the CBI action against Jaising, Grover and LC., with signatories like Kapil Sibal (INC), D Raja (CPI), P Chidambaram (INC), Sanjay Singh (AAP), and Jaya Bachchan (SP).last_img read more

UN chief World faces unprecedented threat from terrorism

first_imgUnited Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing “an unprecedented threat from intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism” that affects every country, exacerbating conflicts and destabilizing entire regions. The UN chief told a Security Council ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders on Wednesday that “the new frontier is cyber-terrorism the use of social media and the dark web to coordinate attacks, spread propaganda and recruit new followers.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report He stressed that the response to the unprecedented terrorist threat “must complement security measures with prevention efforts that identify and address root causes, while always respecting human rights.” Russia, which holds the council presidency this month, organised the meeting on cooperation between the UN and three Eurasian organizations in countering terrorism the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization, and Commonwealth of Independent States. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The United States and its Western allies echoed the secretary-general, stressing the importance of respecting human rights in counter-terrorism operations. “Efforts to counter terrorism that do not respect human rights ultimately breed resentment and violent extremism,” US deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen said. “When member states or regional organizations conflate terrorism with non-violent political dissent, they do a disservice not only to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, but to our global effort to defeat terrorism.” He said the world is witnessing this “dangerous approach” in Syria, where the government and its Russian allies “justify as legitimate counter-terrorist operations airstrikes on civilians, schools, ambulances and hospitals that have killed over a thousand people since April and wounded over 2,000.” The United States is also “deeply concerned” by the plight of more than one million ethnic minority Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province who have been arbitrarily detained “under the guise of counter-terrorism.” “China, like all nations, has every right to respond to actual terrorist threats, but counter-terrorism cannot be used as an excuse to repress the peaceful religious practices of Chinese Muslims and an entire minority group,” the Uighurs, Cohen said. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that the “terrorist threat” coming from Syria and Iraq is very rapidly spreading through Africa, including Libya, “and central, southern and southeast Asia are also becoming areas where savage acts of terrorism are perpetrated.” Alluding to Western criticism, he said, “the double-standards used by some countries make it more difficult to react to the challenges today, including the terrorist challenges.” “It is unacceptable I underscore that using terrorist entities for political purposes,” Lavrov said. “There can be no justification for this.” Vladimir Norov, secretary-general of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said the fight against terrorism and related threats is one of its main activities and called Wednesday’s meeting “extremely timely” because of increasing instability in the world due to the terrorist threat and its emerging link to transnational crime. He said fighters that supported the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq “are striving to create new strongholds, including in the Eurasian space.” And he warned that “the threat of their access to radioactive and toxic substances is growing, and their possible use of new types of financing and weapons.” The organization which includes Russia, China, India and Pakistan has half the world’s population and is regarded as the primary security pillar in the region, but Norov stressed that “it’s not a military organization aimed at other states.” Valery Semerikov, secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, told the council “the world is under threat of global terrorism” and joint work to combat it is needed today. He said the organization a six-nation military alliance of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Belarus made an open appeal to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in May “on increasing trust and developing cooperation” in countering global threats and challenges. “I would like to address the foreign ministers of NATO and ask them to consider and react to the open appeal lodged by the ministers of foreign affairs of the CSTO,” Semerikov said.last_img read more

Bhopal The Madhya Pradesh government has removed

first_imgBhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has removed Sanjeev Shami as chief of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe the honey-trap and black-mailing racket busted in the state last month. Shami has been replaced by cyber cell’s Special Director General Rajendra Kumar, according to an order issued by the state Home department late Tuesday night. With this, the SIT has been re-constituted for the second time in nine days. Besides Kumar, who is a 1985-batch IPS officer, the SIT will have two other members – cyber cell’s Additional Director General (ADG) Milind Kanaskar and Indore’s Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Misra, the order said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad It did not mention any reason for reconstruction of the SIT. Last week, CID Inspector General Sreenivas Verma was replaced by ADG Shami as the SIT chief. Shami was then appointed after Verma apparently expressed reluctance to head the probe into the high-profile racket. The state government set up the SIT on April 23, hours after a PIL was filed before the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the racket. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi The BJP wants the case to be probed by the CBI. “We know why the BJP is demanding CBI probe into the racket. They want to save some people involved in it,” MP Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta claimed. “Two-three days ago, the Supreme Court (while hearing a case) observed that ‘CBI is not God’, while emphasising that not every case needs to go to the central probing agency,” he said. When the BJP was in power in the state, it opposed the Congress’ plea for a CBI probe into the multi-crore admission and recruitment-related ‘Vyapam’ scam, he said. It was the Supreme Court that finally ordered probe by the central agency into the scam, he added. Five women and a man were arrested from Indore and Bhopal last month for allegedly running the honey-trap and blackmailing racket. The racket was busted after an engineer of the Indore Municipal Corporation approached police, claiming he was being blackmailed over some objectionable video clips by the accused who were trying to extort about Rs 3 crore from him. The accused – Aarti Dayal (29), Monika Yadav (18), Shweta Vijay Jain (39), Shweta Swapnil Jain (48), Barkha Soni (34) and Omprakash Kori (45) – are currently in judicial custody.last_img read more