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Pet photo contest voting slow, so get out and vote

first_img Sponsored Content Latest Stories Pet photo contest voting slow, so get out and vote The Dog Days of Summer have just about everybody sluggish and slow. And these 40 Days of Misery could also have a potential effect on the animal population.Donna Brockmann, president of the Humane Society of Pike County, said voting is slow, very slow, in the humane society’s 2017 Pet Photo Contest that will end at 5 p.m. Saturday.“I’m not sure of the reason that voting is so slow,” Brockmann said. “There’s a lot going on in the county with city elections coming up on Tuesday. School is just starting back. I just don’t know.” The entries in the 2017 Pet Photo Contest may be viewed online at www.pikehumane.org and as well as in the window of Troy Antiques.“Choose one, two or more pets that you would like to see on the cover of the 2017 Pet Photo Calendar and vote,” Brockmann said. “You can vote online by using Pay Pal or your debit or credit card. You can vote on site at The Little Framery, Troy Antiques and Guynn’s Tax and Bookkeeping Service in Troy and at Hillside Antiques on Highway 231 south of Troy. Cash is accepted. Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 HealthGet 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 “Having animals spayed and neutered is extremely important to the control of the unwanted animal population,” she said. “The humane society’s spay/neuter program is open to all residents of Pike County and Troy University.We pay $50 on each spay/neuter procedure as far as the money goes. The success of our Pet Photo Contest determines what we can do to assist Pike County residents in having their dogs and cats spayed or neutered.”Brockmann said there at 82 entries in the 2017 Pet Photo Contest.“And, if you go to Troy Antiques on the square in downtown Troy and see the pictures of all the cute ‘contestants’ in the window, you’ll just have to vote,” she said. “The votes are only one dollar each so choose your favorite pet and vote, vote, vote. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Local businesses help flood victims Two Troy natives working in Donaldsville, Louisiana, with Bonnie Plants returned to Troy on Thursday with a company truck to… read more But what Brockmann does know is that the dollars raised by the humane society’s annual Pet Photo Contest fund the society’s spay/neuter program.“The more money we raise for our spay/neuter program, the fewer abused, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats there will be in Pike County,” Brockman said.The Humane Society of Pike County’s most recent spay/neuter program supported 200 plus procedures. Published 3:00 am Friday, August 19, 2016last_img read more

Hudacko’s and Houlihan’s advance to the Bayonne Little League Major League…

first_imgHudacko’s beats Perrucci, 17-7. Hudacko’s: Aiden Rosario-triple and single, Jake Sullivan-triple, Mikey Boehm and Andrew Farber-singles; Perrucci-singles; Perrucci: Jack Regino, Antonio Sanchez, Nicky Weimmer, and Jack Kruchkowski-singles.Houlihan’s wins against Unico, 5-1. Houlihan’s: Christian Hampton-triple and single, Zakie Johnson-inside the park homer, Nick Malloy and Jacob Quinones-singles; Unico: Justin Arbelo and Tyler Essex-singles.last_img

Money doesn’t matter – Pardew

first_img “But it isn’t that easy after a while. It took me a while to break in, but when I broke in, I was lucky to have two great strikers in the team and we had a great run. “We reached the cup final and finished third in the league the last year I was year. It was a phenomenal team that Steve put together there.” However, there will be little sentiment on Pardew’s part this weekend as he attempts to get the better of his former employers to extend Newcastle’s run of good form. The Magpies passed up an opportunity to win for the sixth time in seven Barclays Premier League outings last Saturday when Southampton came from behind at St James’ Park to claim a point and, with midfield playmaker Yohan Cabaye back from suspension, the manager is keen to make amends in South London. That said, he is well aware of the improvement the Eagles have made under new boss Tony Pulis – they have beaten West Ham and Cardiff in their last two home games and lost only 2-1 at Chelsea – and is expecting a tough encounter. He said: “Tony plays a brand of football that’s tough to play against – physical, demanding and at times, direct and you need to be able to stand up and be counted in that manner. “All his teams have tested better teams than us on that level and won. But for us, it’s about how we are playing, and we are playing really well at the minute. “We need to bring that to Selhurst Park and if we can do that, then they won’t get it all their own way and hopefully we can get three points.” However, he insists all that is irrelevant once they enter the dressing room. Pardew said: “Footballers are winners and the money doesn’t have too much impact, really, once you are in the dressing room. “It’s actually getting to the dressing room, from Monday to Friday, that their lives are different, great big houses and great big cars and God knows what else. “But actually when you go into the dressing room, it’s still a competitive nature and players who want to win and money doesn’t – or shouldn’t – come into it.” Pardew joined Palace from Yeovil in March 1987 and went on to make 160 appearances – including an FA Cup final run-out against Manchester United – during four and a half years with the club under then manager Steve Coppell playing alongside the likes of Nigel Martyn, Geoff Thomas, John Salako, Ian Wright and Mark Bright. That kind of progression seems almost impossible nowadays in an age when club academies are sourcing players from such a young age, but he hopes it is because of the lessons it taught him. Pardew said: “I’d like to think so because I wouldn’t swap the way my career evolved, if I am honest. “I gained great experience in that non-league of how to win games and the grind of non-league football, working and then really coming to the professional world and thinking, ‘Well, this is an easy life’. Alan Pardew is convinced modern-day players are still motivated by the same things which sparked his own rise from non-league to the big stage. The 52-year-old did not get his big break in the game until the age of almost 26, when Crystal Palace handed him his first full-time professional contract to end his days combining football with his job as a glazier. On Saturday, he will return to Selhurst Park in charge of a squad of millionaires who have known little of the hardship he endured on his road to the top flight. Press Associationlast_img read more

Oyvind Alseth tallies 3 assists in Syracuse’s blowout win over Pittsburgh

first_img Published on September 25, 2015 at 11:33 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Julian Buescher ran straight down the center of the field, looked to his right at the Syracuse bench and imitated a basketball jump shot. He formed a circle with his pointer finger and thumb with his three fingers extended.Coming on the heels of a Ben Polk goal, Syracuse players huddled past the benches, near the end of the field.Lost in the shuffle was that Oyvind Alseth had just assisted on his third goal of the night, the first multi-assist game of his career. Syracuse (5-2-1, 1-1-1 Atlantic Coast) drubbed Pittsburgh (4-3-1, 0-3), 5-0, and Alseth’s assists boosted the Orange in the win.A tactical shift pushed Alseth from his typical position in the center of the field to a natural spot on the wing. From there, he breathed life into a Syracuse offense that had more heads in hands from missed chances than goals in the game’s first 36 minutes. Once Alseth revved SU’s motor, the Orange scored three goals on its first four shots in the second half.“In the beginning, I started thinking back to when we played Pittsburgh two years ago. We just kept going at them and we couldn’t score,” Alseth said. “… We had a couple good crosses that resulted in a goal and that’s what we needed to get going.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore SU could convert, the Orange missed on eight shots. Forward Chris Nanco fired the ball into the crossbar, rocking the net. Buescher chipped a ball over the top of the defense that Nanco collected, but dribbled right into his defender who had fallen. A defender eventually blocked Nanco’s shot.Forty seconds later Miles Robinson leaped into the goalie for a cross, which caused the ball to fall into the net. Fans cheered thinking there had been a goal. Instead a foul was called on Robinson.“I don’t think any time you have three assists you’re behind the scenes,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “But we made a little bit of an adjustment and pushed him wide in the first half.”The adjustment cleaned up SU’s missed opportunities. McIntyre subbed Andreas Jenssen for Korab Syla 30 minutes into the game, allowing Alseth to play the wing. In SU’s offense, wings push the ball up the side of the field and typically cross passes into the box.In only six minutes out wide, Alseth crossed the ball to Polk, who had a defender draped on his back. Polk tapped the ball to Noah Rhynhart, who split two players with his shot and scored.Only eight minutes later, Alseth assisted on another, crossing a ball into the box that landed perfectly on Polk’s foot. Alseth said he didn’t even look up to cross, but just tried to put the ball in a dangerous spot.“It was huge to settle the nerves. It was a big game. We knew there was a lot riding on it, we needed three points,” Polk said. “… It was good to settle the nerves on the first goal and we just kept pushing and kept pushing and the walls fell down.”Before Alseth’s position switch, McIntyre said Pittsburgh had been clogging the middle of the field. Having the midfielder to push the ball wide allowed SU to stretch the Panthers, move the ball freely and play crosses into the middle.The goal buried Pittsburgh, which changed from its typical 4-3-3 formation, sending more players forward, McIntyre said. In a position that Alseth hasn’t played this season but he said comes natural, he was able to create the turning point for SU and set the stage for Polk.“When they kind of had to chase the game,” McIntyre said, “we could expose them a little bit at the back today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Letterkenny cements its links with Scotland with Friendship Charter

first_imgA new Friendship Charter has been signed between Letterkenny Municipal District and West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland. The signing took place at a special event in Clydebank Scotland on Saturday last when Mayor of Letterkenny MD Cllr. Ian McGarvey travelled with Donegal County Council Director of Service, Liam Ward  to Scotland to sign the Friendship Charter alongside Provost William Hendrie and Bailie Denis Agnew of West Dunbartonshire Council.West Dunbartonshire is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. The area lies to the west of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow’s commuter towns and villages, as well as the city’s suburbs and has a population in the region of 89,600. Speaking following the signing Mayor McGarvey acknowledged the many historical and family links that Donegal and indeed the Letterkenny Municipal District has with Glasgow and the West Dunbartonshire Council.He said “The link between our two regions is of important historical and social significance to both our communities.  For generations Donegal people travelled to Scotland mainly for work and many remained in Scotland, set up home and raised their families while all the time retaining a strong link and affinity with Donegal.“So the signing of this Friendship Charter is a very special occasion for us all and it is an important step forward in recognising and acknowledging our historical ties while at the same looking to future opportunities that will strengthen our educational, sporting, tourism and economic links.“We enter into this agreement in the spirit of mutual cooperation and friendship for the benefit of our two communities.” The formal friendship agreement was signed between West Dunbartonshire Council and Letterkenny Municipal District at 1pm on Saturday 30 March 2019 and through this Friendship Charter both Councils undertake to encourage educational, sporting, tourism, economic and individual links between the citizens of the two areas.Letterkenny cements its links with Scotland with Friendship Charter was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Friendship CharterletterkennyScotlandlast_img read more

Nigerian banking guru is number one

first_imgMallam Lamido Sanusi has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and Africa’s richest man. (Image: Leadership) Sanusi is on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is dubbed A Banker Unafraid. (Image: Forbes Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Bishop  Forbes Africa: Managing Editor  +27 11 384 0300 RELATED ARTICLES • Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief • New Forbes Africa out in SA • SA judge on Forbes power list • Motsepe joins billionaires’ clubRay MaotaNigeria’s Central Bank governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and the richest man in Africa.Sanusi masterminded the recovery of Nigeria’s financial sector by introducing radical reforms when he started his tenure as governor of the country’s central bank in 2009.After taking up his appointment on 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$2.6-billion or R21-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.These reforms earned him the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.Sanusi won the epithet after bagging the most votes in an online poll by Forbes Africa, to find the individual who “for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”.He was pitted against Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and Africa’s first female head of state; Pedro Veron Pires, former president of Cape Verde and winner of the 2011 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership; Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote; and the recently deceased Kenyan environmental and political activist and Nobel laureate, Wangari Mathaai.Sanusi said: “Everything I achieved as governor is a collective result of the bank’s 5 000 hardworking employees.”He urged the government to tighten fiscal discipline and discourage imports, saying: “You cannot be exporting crude oil and be importing refined petrol”.Nigeria is one of the world’s leading petroleum suppliers.The inaugural Forbes Africa Person of the Year awards ceremony was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on 29 November 2011.Chris Bishop, the magazine’s managing editor, said: “Those shortlisted for the award had significant influence on the events of 2011 on the African continent.”The awards ceremony also celebrated Sanusi’s appearance on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is referred to as A Banker Unafraid for his banking sector reforms.Forbes Africa was launched in late September 2011 and gracing its October/November cover was South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe.Motsepe said at the launch: “It’s a huge honour to be on the cover of this prestigious magazine, as the people that will feature in this publication will reflect just how excellent entrepreneurship has become in Africa.”Entrepreneurship and excellence in an individual’s field of profession seems to be a focus of Forbes Africa‘s content, as seen by the latest cover.Sanusi honoured at home and abroadSince assuming the role of governor Sanusi has been given honorary degrees from Nigerian universities and awards from leading publications.He has received honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Benin and Benue State University.He has been recognised as the 2010 and 2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the international banking industry; while Time magazine placed him in 2011’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Various Nigerian publications including Silverbird, Leadership, The Nation and Tribune, named him Man of the Year between 2009 and 2011.Forbes Africa has also recognised the richest people in Africa in the December/January edition which features Sanusi on the cover.Africa’s richestThe list of Africa’s 40 richest people shows the continent’s importance to the world by showing how companies catering for local taste or international needs are creating wealth in the continent.According to the publication, the net worth of the combined 40 listed is $64.9-billion (R525-billion). They are all men and their average age is 61-years.South Africa has bragging rights with 15 people listed – the most from any other country.Representing their country are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family (2); Johann Rupert and family (4); Christoffel Wiese (8); Patrice Motsepe (10); Raymond Ackerman (25); Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira (27); Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar (18); Jannie Mouton (31); Michiel Le Roux (33); Adrian Gore (34); Cyril Ramaphosa (36); Giovanni Ravazzotti (37); Markus Jooste (39); Paul Harris (40); and Stephen Saad (20).There are four billionaires from South Africa in the top 10.They are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family with a net worth of $6.5-billion (R52-billion). The Oppenheimers have been in the diamond industry for nearly a century. The family took a decision in early November to sell its 40% stake in De Beers.Johan Rupert and family have a net worth of $4.7-billion (R38-billion) from their involvement in luxury goods concern Richemont, a Swiss holding company that controls brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé.Christoffel Wiese is the chairman and the largest single shareholder of the continent’s biggest retailer, low-price supermarket chain Shoprite. He has a net worth of $2.7-billion (R22-billion); while Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate and football club owner who became South Africa’s first black billionaire, has a net worth of $2.5-billion (R20-billion).The diversity of the industries that these individuals represent is a true reflection that Africa, and South Africa in particular, can cater to the world’s needs.last_img read more

W-suite in partnership with Brand South Africa usher in Women’s Month with a women led summit

first_imgOn 9 August 1956, a historic event that took the world by surprise happened in South Africa’s Union building, when more than 20 000 women marched for the struggle for freedom and women’s rights. They marched to deliver a petition against the carrying of passes by women to the then-Prime Minister, JG Strijdom.In commemoration of this day, Brand South Africa in partnership W-Suite hosted a women’s summit to seek ways to strengthen its efforts to elevate women’s voices, towards bringing them into key leadership roles.Ever wondered what the conversation they had that fateful morning before they embarked on that momentous march. To relive that moment, on the 07th of August, the Maslow Conference center in Johannesburg was abuzz with over 200 women to engage, debate and dialogue on topics such as; Building the Next Generation of Female Leaders, Redistribution of Power and Conscious Leadership.Under the motto “Empowering Women to Take a Seat at the Table”, the W-Suite Founder, Ms Katie Mohamed announcing the Summit earlier in the year, said: “The W-Suite Summit will engage, inspire and accelerate the dialogue of creating a strong female economy.”She emphasized in her opening address that it was time women stepped up and took up their rightful places in the economic empowerment of women.Some highlights from the summit conversations include,  @Brand_SA Aug 7 – The first panel honed in what it takes to build the next generation of female leaders. “Create a culture of learned behaviours that teach young women to stand behind one another.” #wsuitesummit2019 #LeadLikeWomen‏ @WSuiteZA Aug 7 @Andile_Khumalo says ” The good Lord above knew what He was doing by putting women and men together on the earth. If we can find a way to collaborate where it makes sense, and not make each other enemies, we’ll see good things”@Brand_SA Aug 7 -Ms. @ThulisileTG: Being a conscious leader means being intentional about following clear values and guidelines. Be conscious about what your mandate is, and what it is you would like to achieve. #WSuiteSummit2019 #LeadLikeWomen‏ @WSuiteZA 24h24 hours ago Final thought : “We are taught to be ashamed of our womanhood. We must reject this idea of being ashamed of being empowered women”. – @FasihaHassan #WSuite #WSuiteSummit2019 #LeadLikeWomenWomen in the room were left inspired by the powerful panel discussions.Watch Brand South Africa’s Acting CEO, Ms. Thulisile Manzini speaking on ‘What does it mean to lead with authenticity, intent and purpose?  Click herelast_img read more

Gauteng motorists urged to ditch cars

first_img1 April 2014Cycling and walking are being promoted by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport as a viable alternative to motorised transport, helping to reduce congestion and create cleaner and sustainable cities.The Gauteng Transport Commission hosted a cycling indaba in Boksburg on Monday to discuss non-motorised transport infrastructure in the province’s municipalities.There are plans to distribute 3 000 bicycles to scholar transport and to create 5km of cycle lanes in Vosloorus (east of Johannesburg) and 10km in Kaalfontein (north of Johannesburg), Octavia Mamabolo, spokesperson for the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, said in a statement. This would help learners get to school safely and in reduced time.Mamabolo said the creation of a “dedicated network of high-quality pedestrian and cycling routes will promote social integration among city residents. Integrating cycling at public transport nodes by making cycling cool through awareness and mind-set change [would also help to promote integration].Integration“Amending relevant technical roads standards and planning requirements will also reduce road deaths, amounting to 40% of road fatalities, which occur at intersections and cost the public health system, police, traffic departments and third party claims to escalate.”The City of Joburg’s infrastructure roll-out programme includes the township of Alexandra in the north of Johannesburg by integrating walking, cycling and public transport.The plan is expected to improve the township’s pavements, and there will also be dedicated cycle paths and safe links to Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport system.Mamabolo said the department acknowledged the need to shift to “a new paradigm and policy approach for making non-motorised transport a mode of choice for short distances as well as for recreation.”SAinfo reporter and SAnews.govlast_img read more