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first_imgLatest Stories “The ‘Scenes of Troy’ Alabama’ exhibit was very successful,” Berry said. “It brought back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Because people seemed to enjoy it so much and because we just hated to take the exhibit down, we started to look for a way to ‘extend’ the exhibit.”The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary asked the participating artists to sign a waiver allowing the council to use their art images in other ways.“Everybody was very agreeable so we had what we needed to find other ways to ‘show off’ the ‘Scenes of Troy,’” Berry said, with a smile. 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? 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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 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Auxiliary chose the center of a townscape by a local artist, the late Marcia Rice, for the cover of the Sampler project.The “Troy Sampler” was compiled with the devotion for a town and its people, “a town that honors its Southern charm.”The “Sampler” is dedicated to Mary Rawlins Hilyer, who taught thousands of students in English classes in the Troy City Schools and Troy University to love the language and to enhance their lives through their ability to write, to speak and to enjoy the treasures of literature.“Mary was beloved by many because she shared so much of herself with others,” Berry said. “Her strong Christian faith was apparent in her many activities in the church and community. Mary was not only the epitome of the ‘renaissance woman’ but the embodiment of the true ‘Southern Lady.’”Hilyer was a longtime member of the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary and a patron ofthe Troy Arts Council.The artists whose works are featured in the “Sampler” are Day Barnes, Mary Susan Berry, Jane Brantley, Judy Colley, Libby Doty, Les Faulk, Sally Fenn, Bill Flinn, Ann Gilchrist, Jean Lake, Joyce Lee, James C. Ludwig, Mary Page, Bill Porter, Phoebe Porter, Jo Rape, Marcia Rice, Chrissie Schubert, Alice Thornton, Ruth Walker and Joan Word.The writers are Mary Susan Berry, Juanita Bush, Lyra Crapps, Frances Davis, Anne Gilchrist, Mary Hilyer, Jean Orendorff, Suzy Senn, Bobbie Swisher and Joan Word.Thirty pieces of “architectural” artwork are featured in the “Sampler.” The artwork includes historic homes, churches, downtown businesses, street scenes, tenant houses and historic and community structures.“The artwork features acrylics, oils and watercolors and pen and ink drawings by Les Faulk that were the covers on note cards,” Berry said. “The ‘Troy Sampler’ features color and black and white art and the different style of the artists make it very interesting. Because of the different mediums and styles, the “Sampler” has a diversity that is Troy, Alabama.”The “writings” give thumbnail sketches of the structures and provide information that many may not know about the familiar structures that make up the Troy community.“For example, the Rock Building is one of Troy’s most interesting buildings but it belongs to all of Pike County,” Berry said.The information from the “writing” states, “The Rock Building was constructed around 1937 by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). Builders worked from a sketch using donated local iron-streaked rocks. At close observation, it is obvious that many unskilled masons worked on the building.”“From what I understand, people from all over the county collected the rocks that were used in this magnificent building,” Berry said. “The Rock building is an example of people using raw materials to produce a building to meet the needs of a community.”Berry said “A Troy Sampler” is a project that is a good example of what can be accomplished when artistic talent and love of community mesh.“This ‘Sampler’ is an expression of the love that all of the artists have for our community,” she said. “I think it is a book that everybody who loves Troy will treasure. It’s not a fancy book. We didn’t want it to be. We just wanted to provide a sample of what this town is like for those who call Troy home. I think it does that.”“A Troy Sampler” is only $10 and may be purchased from the main branch of Troy Bank & Trust. Judy Chancey is the contact person.” Sponsored Content Just a ‘sample’ Ideas were tossed around and the one that really caught on was of a booklet featuring “Scenes of Troy”“The idea was to use all of the artwork featured in the ‘Scenes of Troy’ exhibit plus additional artwork from other local artists, past and present,” Berry said. “All of the artwork was to depict existing buildings in Troy. And this publication titled “A Troy Sampler — A Nostalgic Look at Troy, Alabama” was to be Vol. 1. It was to be the first of several – maybe many.”The “Troy Sampler” was to include text about the buildings that are so wonderfully preserved through the talented artists.“We had to find someone to write the text and we finally decided that it should be us, the members of the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary,” Berry said. “Members of the Auxiliary selected the pieces of art, organized the material and wrote the text for the ‘Sampler.’” Troy Arts Auxiliary showcases local scenes, talent in bookThe “Troy Sampler” project of the Troy Arts Council Auxiliary began three years ago with an art exhibit at the Troy Senior Complex titled, “Scenes of Troy.”Susan Berry, Auxiliary member, said local artists were invited to contribute their talent to the exhibit. By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Published 4:35 pm Friday, May 6, 2011 Print Article You Might Like Behind the images Mary Ann Casey returns to Troy and this time she brings with her the iconic characters of Alabama as seen… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgBennett won 1,302 games with 21 NCAA Tournament appearances with the Bulldogs, including two College World Series appearances. He spent 34 years at the school before retiring after the 2002 season. He was the seventh coach in NCAA history to win at least 1,300 games and ended his career with 26 straight winning seasons.The Fresno Bee reported Bennett had been in the hospital since May 18 following a heart procedure.BOXING-OBIT-CURTIS COKESCurtis Cokes, Hall of Fame welterweight champion, dies at 82DALLAS (AP) — Hall of Fame welterweight Curtis Cokes has died at 82. Associated Press June 1, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resumeUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball’s players have proposed a 114-game regular season, up from 82 in management’s offer.That’s according to a person familiar with the plan who told The Associated Press that the proposal includes no additional pay cuts beyond the one they agreed to in March.Opening day in the coronavirus-delayed season would be June 30 and the regular season would end Oct. 31, nearly five weeks after the Sept. 27 conclusion that MLB’s proposal stuck to from the season’s original schedule. The union offered scheduling flexibility to include more doubleheaders. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-SUPERMARKET HEROES 500Keselowski wins at BristolBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski came up with an accidental triumph on Sunday. Cokes took the World Boxing Association welterweight title in a 1966 belt with a unanimous decision over Manny Gonzalez. He added the World Boxing Council crown three months later with a unanimous decision over Jean Josselin in Dallas.Cokes lost the titles to Jose Napoles in 1969. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003, the 5-foot-8 Cokes fought 80 times from 1958 to 1972, finishing 62-14-4 with 30 knockouts.Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday after a week in hospice.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sportscenter_img A player would receive about 70% of his salary under the union plan. MLB’s offer Tuesday included a sliding scale in which those at the $563,500 minimum would get about 47%. Top-salaried players like Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole at $36 million would receive less than 23%.Players are OK with MLB’s plan to increase the number of postseason teams from 10 to 14. Management would expand the postseason for just this year, but the union would like it to run through 2021.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The NHL has health screening protocols in place for voluntary workouts and training camp in the hands of individual teams. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says if play resumes, players would be tested for COVID-19 daily while games are going on. That could require 25,000 to 30,000 tests at a cost of millions of dollars. The league doesn’t expect that amount of testing to interfere with the needs of the general public.— The Major League Soccer Players Association has voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts. Players also agreed to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida. The proposal was made public by the union Sunday night and will now be sent to back to the league for approval by team owners. UNDATED (AP) — Michael Jordan says he’s “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry” following the death of George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police.The former NBA star and current Charlotte Hornets owner issued a statement posted on the Jordan brand’s social media accounts and the team’s Twitter account. Jordan said he sees and feels everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration.“I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality.”In other related developments: — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta. The facility’s most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Hall chief executive director Kimberly Beaudin said that the extensive glass facade of the nearly 95,000-square-foot building was shattered Friday night.— New York Mets star Pete Alonso has chimed in on the death of Floyd, posting on Instagram that his ‘heart has been broken’ and says he won’t remain silent on the subject. Alonso says he will stand with those who have discriminated against based on the color of their skin. The NL Rookie of the Year says there needs to be change made for the better of humanity.— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says an urgent need for action remains following Floyd’s death and the ensuing the protests around the country. In a statement Saturday, Goodell said, “As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league.” Goodell added that the protesters’ reactions “reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel.”— Thabo Sefolosha (TAH’-boh sehf-ah-LOH’-shuh) says watching video of Floyd’s death awakened painful memories of what happened to him five years ago in New York City. The NBA veteran suffered a broken leg and other injuries while being arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub. He later settled a case alleging his civil rights were violated. Sefolosha tells The Associated Press that his leg has healed, but the emotional wounds have not. He says his treatment by police left lasting feelings of anger, frustration and a distrust of law enforcement.— Several German soccer players have joined in protests over Floyd’s death. A Borussia Dortmund player lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message “Justice for George Floyd” on the front. In another game Sunday, a player took a knee. On Saturday a player wore an armband with the handwritten message “Justice for George.” Keselowski inherited his second NASCAR Cup win of the season when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided as they raced for the victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.Keselowski was in third with a lap and a turn remaining when he lucked into his second victory in three Cup races. Logano had cleared Elliott for the lead with three laps remaining but Elliott was stalking him while seeking his second win in three days. They made contact in the fourth turn and drifted into the wall. Keselowski slid past for the win.Clint Bowyer gave Ford a 1-2 finish with his best performance in a year. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was third in a Chevrolet and once again showed he’s close to snapping his 104-race losing streak. Kyle Busch and Erik Jones rounded out the top-five.MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-SPORTSJordan saddened, pained and angry following Floyd death — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp (YUR’-gehn klahp) says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years. English soccer has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Premier League is set resume June 17. Liverpool has a massive 25-point lead and stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days.— The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he had COVID-19 and was concerned for his life mid-March. Gian Piero Gasperini told the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, he didn’t have a fever but “felt destroyed.” The 62-year-old coach quickly recovered and only recently confirmed that he had the virus when the entire team was tested 10 days ago.COLLEGE BASEBALL-OBIT-BENNETTFresno coach Bob Bennett diesFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State says its former coach and College Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Bennett has died at 86.last_img read more

GARDAI SEAL OFF AREA AFTER MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED

first_imgGardai sealed off an area in the Twin Towns last night after the discovery of a man’s body.The body was spotted by a passer-by who alerted the emergency services.The man, who was in his 20s and understood to be from the locality, was found in Drumboe Woods in Stranorlar. Gardai sealed off the area and launched an investigation into the discovery of the body.However, it is understood that foul play is not suspected.GARDAI SEAL OFF AREA AFTER MAN’S BODY DISCOVERED was last modified: May 13th, 2015 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:bodyDrumboeGardaiStranorlarlast_img read more

Coercive control under the spotlight at major conference in Letterkenny

first_imgAround 400 professionals from Tusla, An Garda Siochana, PSNI and other organisations gathered for a cross-border conference on coercive control today in Letterkenny.The event focussed on the impact and understanding of coercive control, which was made a legal offence at the beginning of this year.Organisation representatives at the Cross border Conference on Coercive Control in Letterkenny an event attended by 375 professionals from Tusla, An Garda Siochana, PSNI and other statutory and community partner organisations from left are Anne Timoney Meehan, CYPSC, Clive Beatty, Superintendant and District Commander PSNI,   Donna Campbell, Garda, Aisling Gillen, Tusla and Donna McGee, MACE. Photo Clive WassonCoercive control is a persistent pattern of controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour including all or some forms of domestic abuse. The Domestic Violence Act 2018 came into effect in Ireland on 1st January 2019, improving the protections available to victims of domestic violence under both the civil and criminal law. Under the Act a new law was introduced making coercion of a spouse, civil partner or intimate partner a criminal offence. Those convicted of coercion can face up to five years in jail but the main protections available under the Act are safety and barring orders.Keynote speakers at the conference talked about the need for partnership between statutory and community organisations to support victims of coercion.Speaking about the event, Deirdre McDaid, MACE Project said “Events like this allow us to work together with our partners from both sides of the border to share learning and best practise when it comes to preventing, identifying and responding to domestic violence, and coercive control in particular. Coercive control is a very important and complex issue, and we need to work in partnership to respond appropriately and ensure better outcomes for families and children.” MACE representatives at the Cross border Conference on Coercive Control in Letterkenny an event attended by 375 professionals from Tusla, An Garda Siochana, PSNI and other statutory and community partner organisations.  Are seated Fergal Landy, Shauna Hawes, Georgina O’Brien and Aisling Gillen. Back from left are Deirdre McDaid, Brenda Maxwell, Gavin McGee and Donna McGee. Photo Clive WassonGerry Hone, Area Manager, Tusla, said: “Today’s conference is an opportunity to highlight the impact of coercive control not only on adult victims but also on children, who are often the hidden victims. Tusla staff regularly intervene in such situations where children can suffer serious emotional abuse as they live in an environment of constant fear and insecurity. The conference helped bring some focus to their plight. We will continue to work with our partners in this area to ensure that children and families are supported.”Dr. Marie Hainsworth, manager of Donegal Domestic Violence Service said: “It is very important to remember that all victims can be impacted differently by Coercive Control. There is no such thing as a typical victim. Through our service we have seen that a parent and their children may all interpret this in different ways, and therefore we need to be able to tailor our responses to each individual’s needs. A multi-agency response is vital in achieving this.”Garda and PSNI members at the Cross border Conference on Coercive Control.  Seated from left are Laura Sweeney, Detective Sergeant, Clive Beatty, Superintendant and Distric Commander PSNI, Donna Campbell and Inspector Goretti Sheridan. Back from left Paul Forestal, Eugene McGovern, Seamus McGonigle, Eunan Walsh, Ciara McNulty, Emmett Brady, Patrick McGlynn and David Kelly. Photo Clive WassonSpeakers at the Cross border Conference on Coercive Control in Letterkenny: Seated from left are Laura Sweeney, Garda Detective Sergeant, Marie Browne, Foyle Womens Aid, Lorraine Thompson, Donegal Youth Service and Deirdre McDaid, MACE Project. Back from left are Shauna Hawes, MACE Project, Janique Burden, Tusla, Clive Beatty, Superintendent and District Commander PSNI, Luke Hart, Survivor, Fergal Landy, Regional Implementation Manager, Tusla, Michelle Alonso, Fermanagh Womens Aid and Maire Hainsworth, Donegal Domestic Violence Service and Donna McGee MaCE. Photo Clive WassonThe event was MC’ed by Fergal Landy, Regional Implementation Manager for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support, Tusla. Key note speakers at the conference included:Michelle Alonso, Fermanagh Women’s AidSuperintendent Clive Beatty District Commander-PSNIMarie Brown, Director, Foyle Women’s Aid Detective Sergeant Laura Sweeney, An Garda SíochánaDr Marie Hainsworth, Manager, Donegal Domestic Violence Service Janique Burden, Principal Social Worker, TuslaThe conference was a collaborative initiative between the CAWT cross border MACE Project, which is funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, and Donegal Children and Young People’s Services Committee and was supported by Donegal Domestic Violence Service, An Garda Siochana and Tusla. For more information on coercive control, visit safeireland.ie to find the service closest to you or call the National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900.Coercive control under the spotlight at major conference in Letterkenny was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:coercive controllast_img read more

Paediatricians lead fundraising charge for sick children

first_imgSpaed Team consists of paediatricians and paediatric surgeons from the paediatric units at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. (Image: The Nest)For South Africa to be a better place for all its citizens, and for the country to achieve the vision embodied in its National Development Plan, every individual needs to play their part in making life better for the next person.Doing just that is a group of paediatricians, known as the Spaed Team, who are once again raising funds for the Wits Paediatric Fund (WPF).Spaed Team consists of paediatricians and paediatric surgeons from the paediatric units at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Team members will cycle the Jozi Urban Mountain Biking Adventure, or Juma, and run the Jozi Urban Run Adventure, or Jura, to raise money on 5 and 6 September.Dr Jennifer Geel, a paediatric oncologist from Charlotte Maxeke, said: “We want to use the money to buy protective clothing that is used in catheterisation laboratories. This is an important service because it is a specialised theatre where children are diagnosed with complex problems and in some cases prevents them from having to undergo heart surgery.”The team aims to raise R100 000 to buy equipment for the cardiac catheterisation laboratory at Bara. Play your part and log on to Spaed Team’s Do It 4 Charity page to make donations, or check the WPF’s Facebook page.WITS PAEDIATRIC FUNDThe WPF raises money to improve facilities and health services for the babies and children in need of care at the three academic hospitals. The cash is used to buy expensive medical equipment, supplementary medical and therapeutic services, and materials for the renovation of wards, as well as for professional development training.It was established in 2008 as a departmental initiative of the Wits Paediatric Health Department, facilitating the demand for specialised medical treatment that cannot be covered by government funding alone.Professor Daynia Ballot, its chairperson, said: “We are a close-knit team of devoted doctors and nurses who are experts in our respective fields. Together our three hospitals supply health care to many thousands of children in need on an annual basis from tiny preterm infants to adolescents.“Through the WPF we can uplift our children with top-class treatments, transplants, equipment and renovations needed to facilitate health care.”MOOSA AND MAXEKERahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is named after Rahima Moosa, a struggle icon born in the Strand, Cape Town on 14 October 1922. She became politically active after becoming aware of the unjust segregation laws in South Africa.In 1955, she played a significant role in the organisation of the Congress of the People, at which the Freedom Charter was adopted. In 1956, while pregnant with her daughter, Natasha, she helped to organise the Women’s March, under the auspices of the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw). Together with Helen Joseph, Lillian Ngoyi and Sophia Williams, Rahima spearheaded the historic march to the Union Buildings where women handed over petitions against pass laws.She died in 1993, a year before South Africa held its first democratic elections.Charlotte Maxeke was born in Ramokgopa, Polokwane (then Pietersburg) in Limpopo on 7 April 1874. She graduated with a BSc degree from Wilberforce University in the US and on her return to South Africa, she was the first black female graduate.Her life as a missionary led her social activism and she helped to organise the anti-pass movement in Bloemfontein in 1913. She also founded the Bantu Women’s League of the South African Native National Congress in 1918.As leader of this organisation, she led a delegation to Prime Minister Louis Botha to discuss the issue of passes for women. This was followed by a protest the following year. She was also involved in protests on the Witwatersrand about low wages, and participated in the formation of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union in 1920.Maxeke died in Johannesburg in 1939.last_img read more