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Library hosts writing contest

first_img The Troy Public Library is always looking for ways for its young patrons to tap into their imaginations.“And what better time than Halloween,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian. “Halloween is a fun time for young people and it’s a time when they can let their imaginations run wild. So the Troy Public Library is sponsoring a Halloween Writing Contest for ages six through 18. The stories can be funny, or they can be scary. Or, it’s possible to write a Halloween story that’s funny and scary. It’s up to the imagination.”There are two age divisions for the Halloween Writing Contest, ages 6-11 and 12-18. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 You Might Like Calli the cat takes top honors in pet photo contest The winner of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2013 Pet Photo Contest is Calli the lovely and lovable cat… read more Library hosts writing contest This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell Skip Print Article “For the younger children, there is a three-page maximum and, for the older ones, a five page maximum,” Colvin said. “But that’s the maximum. Some stories might only be one or two pages. It’s all up to the imagination.”To compete in the Halloween Writing Contest, participants must live in Pike County and the stories must be typed and double-spaced.“The contest is designed to tap into the imagination of our young people, so the stories must be the work of the young people,” Colvin said. “That’s the rule. No parental help.” Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. October 27 during the Troy Public Library’s Haunting Good Time program. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed Email the author Entries may be submitted at the Troy Public Library and should include the writer’s name, school, address, age and phone number. Stories will not be returned.The deadline for entry in the Halloween Writing Contest is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each age division.The first place winners will receive $25. Second place will receive $15 and third place $10. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012last_img read more

BT Ignite to unify its staff bonus system

first_imgBT Ignite is introducing a new global bonus system to standardise the way itrewards staff around the world. The bonus system will apply to all 19,000 staff, employed across 50countries by BT Ignite, BT’s global telecommunications arm. HR vice-president Steven Kelly, who joined BT Ignite four months ago, saidthe new framework would make staff more focused on achieving targets. “We wanted to create a framework that rewarded people, whileunderpinning a performance-led culture. It’s linked to targets so staff knowwhat they have to achieve to be rewarded with a specific amount,” he said.Kelly explained that financial rewards would still vary around the worldbecause of local economies but the framework would standardise the way rewards arecalculated. “The current system is fragmented and very different depending on thecountry. Under the new scheme, the local market still dictates how rewards workfinancially but the framework will be the same regardless of location,” hesaid. The company will also be linking individual employee objectives to businessobjectives as part of its performance management process. Formed two years ago, BT Ignite is launching a work culture drive, calledInspire, to help staff deliver the strategic values of the business. It willuse a number of leadership programmes and improved internal communications,including quarterly feedback from staff, in a bid to get workers more focusedon the business objectives. Comments are closed. BT Ignite to unify its staff bonus systemOn 9 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Sally brings 100-mph winds as it rumbles into US Gulf Coast

first_imgTopics : Hurricanes are considered to have the potential for devastating damage when they have sustained winds past 111 mph (179 kph).Mississippi and Louisiana called for evacuations of low-lying areas and President Donald Trump issued an emergency disaster declaration for both states. Alabama closed the state’s beaches and recommended evacuations of residents in low-lying areas.Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson warned residents he expected a “tremendous amount of flooding” and said the city was barricading intersections likely to see high water.Ports, schools and businesses closed along the coast. The US Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Gulf, and closed the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama. Hurricane Sally drew closer to the US Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and surging water ahead of its expected landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, with the chance of further strengthening possible.The second strong storm in less than a month to threaten the region, Sally’s winds increased to 100 miles per hour (155 kph), and late Monday was 90 miles (145 km) east of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It could wallop the Mississippi and Alabama coasts on Tuesday with devastating winds of up to 110 mph, on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, the NHC said.center_img Energy companies buttoned up or halted oil refineries and pulled workers from offshore oil and gas production platforms.The hurricane is expected to dump between 8 and 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) of rain on the coast, with isolated 24-inch downpours, and cause widespread river flooding.Mississippi appears more likely for landfall, but Sally’s biggest threat is that it will be a “rainmaker” across a wide swath of the Gulf Coast, with 3 to 4 inches (7.62 to 10.2 cm) in areas as far inland as Atlanta, said Jim Foerster, chief meteorologist at DTN, an energy, agriculture and weather data provider.Sally is the 18th named storm in the Atlantic this year and will be the eighth of tropical storm or hurricane strength to hit the United States – something “very rare if not a record” said Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, noting that accurate data on historic tropical storms can be elusive.last_img read more

Best to lead Ireland on tour

first_imgRory Best will lead Ireland’s 28-man squad for their tour to the United States and Canada after being overlooked by the British and Irish Lions. Press Association “We have selected a squad who have the right mix of youth and experience and I’m really looking forward to working with them over the next few weeks,” acting head coach Les Kiss said. “USA and Canada have improved enormously since the 2011 World Cup and we know we will be in for two tough Test matches.” Ireland squad: Forwards: R Best (Ulster, capt), T Court (Ulster), D Fitzpatrick (Ulster), J Hagan (Leinster), I Henderson (Ulster), C Henry (Ulster), D Kilcoyne (Munster), M McCarthy (Connacht), K McLaughlin (Leinster), T O’Donnell (Munster), P O’Mahony (Munster), M Ross (Leinster), M Sherry (Munster), R Strauss (Leinster), D Toner (Leinster), D Tuohy (Ulster). Backs: I Boss (Leinster), D Cave (Ulster), R Henshaw (Connacht), P Jackson (Ulster), F Jones (Munster), I Madigan (Leinster), K Marmion (Connacht), P Marshall (Ulster), F McFadden (Leinster), S Olding (Ulster), A Trimble (Ulster), S Zebo (Munster). center_img Best was expected to be in action in Australia this summer, but was left out by Lions head coach Warren Gatland in favour of England’s Dylan Hartley. The Ulster hooker, who was also captain of Ireland’s tour in 2009, leads a squad containing six uncapped players in scrum-half Kieran Marmion, centre Stuart Olding, scrum-half Paul Marshall, full-back Robbie Henshaw, prop Jamie Hagan, openside Tommy O’Donnell and hooker Mike Sherry. last_img read more

Monday March 30th Local Sports

first_imgTONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Game 1 of 1991 World Series — Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves — 7:00 EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier. The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April. Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft and has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts. BOONE — The Iowa High School Athletic Association hopes the new football schedules released last week will address the imbalance in the state’s largest class. The 2019 season in Class 4A produced scores of 93-0, 90-7, 77-0 and 75-0. Todd Tharp of the association says the schedules are designed to provide more opportunities for struggling programs.Tharp says the needle they tried to thread was providing more competitive games for struggling programs while not harming the playoff chances for traditional powers.Tharp says this is a one year process and will be evaluated before next season.Tharp says as demographics change all options are on the table.For Mason City, they slipped down to Class 3A this year with the shrinking of Class 4A from 42 to 40 teams. High school football season is scheduled to start on August 28thcenter_img IOWA CITY — An NCAA committee is expected to vote on Monday to provide spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility. The vote comes after spring sports were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller says how that would be implemented for his sport leaves a lot of questions.Baseball currently has a scholarship limit of 11.7 total that is divided amongst a roster size of 35 players. Heller says expanding eligibility would require expanding scholarships and the roster.Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is a member of the council that is expected to vote on Monday.The council will also consider a plan to give an added year for athletes in winter sports who had their post season cancelled but that is considered a long shot for approval.last_img read more