Brundidge council drafts two sets of lines

first_img Published 6:39 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson At those times, interested citizens will have an opportunity to review the maps, ask questions and give their input.“Either of the maps will work for us,” Thomas said. “The city’s population is 2,076 so ideally each district would have a population of 415.”Map One as presented has District 1 with a population of 419, District 2, 417; District 3, 408; District 4, 410; and District 5, 422. You Might Like THAAD gets $2B contract A weapon system partially manufactured in Troy is part of an almost $2 billion contract awarded by the U.S. and… read more The council will vote on a map at its Feb. 21 meeting in order to have the map posted and passed for the state by Feb. 28.In other business, the council met on Tuesday and reviewed the city’s financials for the month.Thomas said financially the city is where it should be and where it is budgeted to be.The council also heard an annual report from Police Chief Moses Davenport, who said that domestic violence topped the number of incidents in the city during 2011 at 81. Six hundred and 38 tickets were written by city police officers. The number of gas drive-offs had dwindled to only six.All in all, the chief said Brundidge remains an area of low crime and his officers work diligently to keep the city safe for all its citizens. By Jaine Treadwell Skip Brundidge City Council members and other city officials met with state reapportionment officials in Montgomery Tuesday to redraw district lines for the city.The district lines that had been drawn for submission to the Department of Justice used data that was flawed and, as a result, new lines had to be drawn.Britt Thomas, Brundidge city manager, said two workable maps were the result of the meeting and will be presented to the city’s citizens for their consideration at public hearings at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 and Feb. 7 at Brundidge City Hall. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Brundidge council drafts two sets of lines Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 District populations for Map Two are: District 1, 422; District 2, 417; District 3, 408; District 4, 415; and District 5, 414.Thomas said greatest differences between the two maps are in Districts 1 and 5. There is a slight different between the two for District 4 and only minor differences between the maps for Districts 2 and 3.The maps are available for viewing at Brundidge City Hall and will be available on the city’s website at www.brundidge.org.Thomas said citizens are encouraged to come by city hall and review the maps. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Email the author Print Article Latest Storieslast_img read more

Absence control must be a priority

first_img Comments are closed. Absence control must be a priorityOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. “Perhapsthe most useful tool is the return-to-work interview,” he said. “Ifevery absent employee is interviewed on their return, the message that theorganisation takes the subject seriously will soon become established andmanagers will gain vital information about the factors which influence thehealth of its employees.” Manyorganisations, he said, have not introduced even basic health risk controlmeasures, despite the fact that health risks are highly responsive tointervention programmes. A wellplanned healthcare programme goes beyond the “nice to have” for anorganisation, and has the potential to save more than it costs. Althoughill-health represents probably the most frequent loss within any organisation,health rarely tops the risk management league table, he said.center_img “Thereis therefore enormous potential for achieving large savings through reasonablystraightforward risk reduction programmes,” he said. Adding he suspectedthat there was a tendency among many organisations to underestimate the realcost of sickness absence to the business, but by paying closer attention toabsence figures and establishing absence control as a management priority, theproblems could be reduced. “Thefact is that executives are already the healthiest employees in mostorganisations,” he said. “A more basic health screen, probably deliveredon-site and available to all employees can make a powerful impact on the healthof the workforce.” That wasthe verdict of John Humphrey, chairman of Marsh Health, who assessed the casefor pursuing employee health as a risk management priority. Corporatehealth services can make a difference to health risks and offer a genuine costbenefit, he added. For example, a health screening programme tailored toindividual’s need, not one that is a perk just for executives. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

’Gay cake’ bakery to appeal after discrimination ruling

first_imgThe Christian bakery at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row is to appeal against a discrimination ruling. Belfast county court ordered Ashers Baking Company to pay £500 in damages for “injury to feelings” following its refusal to bake a pro-gay marriage cake last year for would-be customer Gareth Lee.The Christian Institute, which backed the bakery and paid court costs, confirmed the McArthur family would be appealing the decision.The family told The Guardian: “After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgment handed down last Tuesday. We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.“As many other people have already noted, Christian beliefs seem to have been trampled over in this judgment and we believe this only has negative effects for our society. Our hope and prayer would be that an appeal will allow us and other Christians to live out their faith in Jesus Christ in every part of their lives, including their workplace.”The McArthurs’ religious beliefs were acknowledged prior to the ruling, but it was not seen as fair to refuse to bake the cake as the McArthurs conduct their business for a profit – it is not a religious organisation.Since the ruling Tesco, which stocks some Ashers products has said it will consider the judgement and Ashers itself has reduced its services.last_img read more

Michigan Nationwide Series qualifying order

first_imgAs the fastest of three cars to crack 190 mph in the one and only NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, Austin Dillon will roll off last in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2. Dillon turned a lap at 190.789 mph, nearly half a mile an hour faster than his track record. Track Qualifying Record:    Austin Dillon     06/16/12    37.8201    190.375 #    Car    Driver    Team 1    15    * Carl Long    RWR Ford                 2    74    * Juan Carlos Blum #    Oleofino’s Chevrolet                 3    00    * Ken Butler III    JW Demolition Toyota       4    52    * Joey Gase    Donate Life Chevrolet           5    23    Scott Riggs(i)    Rick Ware Racing Ford        6    14    Eric McClure    Hefty/Reynolds Toyota         7    24    Blake Koch    VIP Poker Toyota                 8    46    * JJ Yeley(i)    Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet                 9    4    Landon Cassill    Flex Seal Chevrolet             10    01    Mike Wallace    Brooklyn Products International Chevrolet        11    42    * Josh Wise    Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet                 12    40    Reed Sorenson    E-Swisher.com Chevrolet                 13    51    Jeremy Clements    Diamond Pistons Chevrolet                 14    10    * Jeff Green    TriStar Motorsports Toyota    15    87    Joe Nemechek    AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota         16    44    Cole Whitt    Takagi Tankless Water Heaters Toyota             17    79    Jeffrey Earnhardt #    Uponor Ford             18    19    Mike Bliss    TriStar Motorsports Toyota       19    92    * Dexter Stacey #    Maddie’s Place Ford   20    11    Elliott Sadler    OneMain Financial Toyota   21    20    Brian Vickers    Dollar General Toyota        22    16    * Chris Buescher    Ford EcoBoost Ford       23    22    Joey Logano(i)    Discount Tire Ford           24    70    Johanna Long    Foretravel Chevrolet          25    43    Michael Annett    Pilot Travel Centers Ford    26    30    Nelson Piquet Jr. #    Worx Chevrolet          27    12    Sam Hornish Jr.    Alliance Truck Parts Ford                 28    6    Trevor Bayne    Roush CleanTech Ford         29    7    Regan Smith    TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet       30    54    Kyle Busch(i)    Monster Energy Toyota       31    60    Travis Pastrana    Roush Fenway Racing Ford                 32    99    Alex Bowman #    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Toyota         33    32    Kyle Larson #    Cessna Chevrolet             34    5    Brad Sweet    Great Clips Chevrolet             35    77    Parker Kligerman    Bandit Chippers Toyota                 36    2    Brian Scott    Shore Lodge Chevrolet            37    33    Paul Menard(i)    Menards/Rheem Chevrolet                 38    31    Justin Allgaier    Brandt Chevrolet               39    3    Austin Dillon    AdvoCare Chevrolet                 * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series Dillon’s fast lap earns right to roll off last in Coors Light Pole Qualifyinglast_img read more

Arsenal to make 55 redundancies but claim investing in the team remains ‘key priority’

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal to make 55 redundancies but claim investing in the team remains ‘key priority’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Aug 2020 2:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link667Shares View 5 comments Arsenal have announced their intention to make 55 club staff redundant (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have announced their intention to make 55 members of staff redundant as the club continues to count the cost of the coronavirus pandemic. Although the Gunners confirmed their place in the Europa League, a competition which could generate and extra £30million in revenue next season, by winning last Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea they have been hit hard by a lack of matchday revenue. The overwhelming majority of the first team squad agreed to take a pay cut of up to 12.5% back in April, but with fixtures likely to be played behind close doors again come the start of the 2020/21 campaign the lack of matchday revenue forced the club into making cuts.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In line with other football clubs and many other businesses operating in the sport, leisure and entertainment arena, we have been impacted directly by COVID-19,’ read a statement on the club’s official website.ADVERTISEMENT‘Our main sources of income have all reduced significantly. Revenue from broadcasters, matchday and commercial activities have all been hit severely and these impacts will continue into at least the forthcoming 2020/21 season.center_img Arsenal will find it hard to find a take for Mesut Ozil who earns £350,000-a-week (Picture: Getty)‘These steps have all reduced the impact of the pandemic on the club and have helped us continue to maintain investment in the team. This will continue to be a key priority.’After last month’s win over Liverpool, manager Mikel Arteta implored the club’s board to hand him the funds that would help him to accelerate what remains a major rebuilding job.Last week’s Wembley win over Chelsea has only strengthened his hand and the club are reportedly working on deals to sign Willian from their west London rivals and Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGabriel Magalhaes, Lille’s Brazilian centre-half, is another reported target, while the club hope to raise funds from the potential sales of Matteo Guendouzi, who hasn’t featured since a breach of discipline following a recent defeat against Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementFinding a taker for Mesut Ozil, who earns £350,000-a-week despite not playing a single minute over the course of Project Restart, will represent a near impossible task, however, with his agent recently claiming his client is willing to run down the remaining 12 months of his contract. MORE: Antoino Rudiger claims Chelsea will miss Arsenal transfer target Willian if he leavesMORE: Barcelona ramping up transfer talks with Arsenal over Philippe CoutinhoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal are pressing ahead with plans to sign Willian despite their financial plight (Picture: Getty)‘The pandemic represents one of the most challenging periods in our 134-year history and we have responded promptly by implementing wide-ranging measures to reduce our costs. Our players, senior football staff and executive team have volunteered pay cuts, we have stopped pretty much all of our capital spending, and our discretionary operating expenditure has been strictly controlled.‘We have also received significant financial support from our owners, Kroenke, Sports & Entertainment in terms of refinancing our stadium debt.‘Our aim has been to protect the jobs and base salaries of our people for as long as we possibly can. Unfortunately, we have now come to the point where we are proposing 55 redundancies.‘We do not make these proposals lightly and have looked at every aspect of the club and our expenditure before reaching this point. We are now entering the required 30-day consultation period on these proposals.’Despite the impending job losses, Arsenal were at pains to stress that investing in and adding to the current squad remains a ‘key priority’. ‘We have also received significant financial support from our owners, Kroenke, Sports & Entertainment in terms of refinancing our stadium debt,’ the statement added. Advertisementlast_img read more

How Enyimba Landed in Quarter-final, By Anyasi Agwu

first_imgCAF CONFEDERATION CUP  Pinnick commends Ikpeazu, Monimichelle over Aba StadiumDuro IkhazuagbeChairman of Enyimba FC, Felix Anyasi-Agwu, Thursday attributed the qualification of the Aba team for the quarter final of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup to hard work. Enyimba Wasiu Alalade Speaking with THISDAY, several hours after the People’s Elephant snatched an added time lone goal victory against Congo’s CARA Brazzaville at the newly refurbished Aba Stadium on Wednesday night, Anyasi-Agwu insisted that Enyimba didn’t play like a team whose league has been on recess long before the World Cup in Russia.“We knew the opposition we were going to face in the CAF Confederation Cup and so had to ensure that our players were engaged meaningfully all through the period before the NPFL returns.“Enyimba didn’t feel the absence of the league because of our good preparation. We knew the opposition to expect and used friendly matches to put our players in shape,” observed the club chairman ho is also a board member of the NFF.Despite the boast by Anyasi-Awgu that he had the premonition of Enyimba’s victory, the Aba Elephant chief executive was worried that the lightings of the refurbished arena could make his wards miss progress into the knockout stage of the second tier best competition in the continent.“As you are aware, the stadium has just been refurbished, the flood lights have not been fully installed as the contractor handling the project took deliveries of the lights from Europe this week. They were been transported from Lagos to Aba here. What we had for the match was a temporary arrangement. We did not want anything to happen to the light to warrant any force majoure,” recalled Anyasi-Agwu.But the visitors from Congo who knew that a draw was good enough to see them through to the quarterfinals sat back and soaked all the pressure from Enyimba forward and did occasional foray into Thomas Afelokhai’s goal area.CARA players were certain that so long as Ivory Coast club Williamsville did not get a win against Mali’s Djoliba in Abidjan, the Congolese were ready to play in the dark to ensure they progress to the next round.However, substitute Wasiu Alalade latched on an Andrew Abalogu rebound free kick to grab the game-deciding goal.And of course, Aba fans who have been starved of quality football since Enyimba began playing home matches ‘away’ in Calabar and Port Harcourt, there was no better ways to show their love for their darling team but to dance Shaku Shaku away long into the night after the final whistle. And of course, the Congolese were not left out of the celebration as the game in Abidjan ended in a draw. That ensured that they finished the Group C as runners up going into the quarterfinals.The contractor handling the project arrived Aba Thursday with the floodlights and is expected to complete the installation next week.Enyimba is not expected to return for the next stage until in a fortnight by which the lights would have been installed, tested and certified okay for night games.Speaking on the feat in Aba, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick praised the never-say-die spirit of Enyimba FC in getting the last-gasp winner against CARA Brazzaville.“I commend the spirit of Enyimba FC, the way they approached the game and their determination not to give up even after being unable to make hay from several opportunities. They gave joy to the government and the good people of Abia State in particular, and football enthusiasts in Nigeria as a whole, and they deserve our applause.“They showed through their approach, and on the evidence of their win in Bamako on Match-day 5, that they are capable of going all the way. I urge them to take each match in the knockout stages one after the other, and go all the way to make Nigeria proud.”Pinnick, also the 1st Vice President of CAF, watched the very interesting encounter from the State Box at the eye-catching Enyimba International Stadium, and thanked the Government of Abia State for renovating the facility to true international standard.“The Government of Abia State has done very well for the youth of the State, and the NFF is using this opportunity to call on other State Governments who don’t have facilities like this to consider investing in such for the benefit of the youth of this country.”The NFF boss also gave kudos to the contractor that handled the Enyimba project, Monimichelle for doing a good job.“With what Monimichelle, an indigenous firm has done here in Aba, there is hope for our country. The pitch is a good advertisement for Nigerian football and it shows that Nigerians have the expertise to do a good job.”Two –time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC is the only Nigerian club side left in the hunt for continental honour this season. The Draw for the quarter finals will be held at the CAF headquarters in Cairo next Monday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Juniors in focus at Bridgestone Challenge

first_img7 Sep 2017 Juniors in focus at Bridgestone Challenge Tags: Bridgestone Challenge, Juniors Former England player Luke Johnson shot sub-par 70 in the first round of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo – and then walked straight on to the range to take a junior clinic. Johnson spent around an hour with pupils from The Oratory School, near Reading, and joked: “These boys are a lot more intelligent than me so I would definitely say get your grades first!” If they apply themselves to their lessons as well as they did to their golf clinic they’ll all be A* pupils. Their attention was fully focussed on Johnson’s advice and they were quick to respond to his challenges and tips. Johnson, 25, is an enthusiastic supporter of junior golf and is involved in charity events at his club, King’s Lynn in Norfolk. He’s keen to give back in return for his own experiences coming through the England squad system and he says: “This is our game, if the youngsters aren’t coming through we are not going to grow the game as much as we want to.” The schoolboys, aged 14 and 15, spent a day at the Bridgestone Challenge, which is the first PGA European Challenge Tour to use a modified stableford scoring system with the emphasis on making birdies and eagles. They watched play and visited Bridgestone’s Olympic Games Dome to sample its range of interactive fun, which promises to be a huge hit with families at the weekend. Then, they moved to the range to meet up with Johnson. The Oratory is a boys’ boarding school with a nine-hole course on its campus, weekly lessons from a visiting PGA professional and a pupil membership at Reading Golf Club. The boys who visited the Bridgestone Challenge included recreational golfers like Shawn Lutta, 14, who wanted to find out more about the sport and watch the professionals tackle the course; and Masa Moriyama, also 14, who was a big fan of the Dome. Harry Page, 15, is a serious player, having got down to seven handicap since taking up golf 18 months ago and is the Reading junior champion. He became interested after watching online videos, had his first go with some old clubs in his garage and gleans most of his instruction from YouTube. However, today’s experience was described as “Cool!” Another 14-year-old, scratch golfer Ivan Vishnyakov, was in his element, explaining “I just love going to the driving range.” Click here for more information on the Bridgestone Challenge, which continues until Sunday. Entry is free and spectators can register to receive vouchers to the value of £200, including a free round of golf at Luton Hoo Golf Club. Either click here to register in advance or register at the event.  Captions: Luke Johnson makes a point at his junior clinic (top); pictured with young golfers from The Oratory School (below). Images copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more