Journalists held and roughed up while covering

first_img Organisation A photographer and a freelance video reporter working for Agence France-Presse and an Associated Press photographer were briefly held and roughed up while covering the demonstrations in Deraa. Their equipment was seized and was handed back a few hours later. When the AFP journalists tried to return to Deraa the next day, their equipment was again seized and they were not immediately able to recover it. RSF_en March 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists held and roughed up while covering center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Pasadena Kicked Off the Weekend on an Artistic Note

first_img Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Pasadena Playhouse District buzzed with excitement on Saturday. Art Walk welcomed local artists to sell and share their work on Colorado Boulevard. This diverse art show featured paintings, pottery, photography and jewelry.Mariko Bird showcased fine art high fire ceramics while C. B Fraser and Dolores Lusitana displayed their whimsical Haiku Cat drawings and poems.A live jazz band serenaded the crowd while guests perused jewelry like The Bread Tag Collection by Natasha Piccio of Scarlet Rope, these distinctly shaped pieces help benefit people living on Skid Row in Los Angeles.Art Wall extended to include businesses with their own art installations like the soda tab art and paintings by Yume in Monopole Wine and the crosswalk art by Cynthis Luna and Hataya Tubtim throughout the Playhouse District.The Pasadena Playhouse celebrated Dia de Los Muertos with altars, an outdoor gift market, marionette show and food and drink deals from redwhite + bluezz. Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that honors departed loved ones with altars and celebrates life with festive food, candy skulls, drinks and mariachi music.Even if you missed the fun on Saturday, many of the art installations will be on view during normal business hours so stop by and immerse yourself in art.For more information about ArtWalk 2016, visit www.playhousedistrict.org/calendar-of-events/artwalk. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Photo Gallery Pasadena Kicked Off the Weekend on an Artistic Note Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 6:12 pm Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Odessa police arrest four in robbery investigation

first_img Timothy Ramos, left; Martin Zuniga, center; Fabian Campuzano Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Facebook Local NewsCrime Odessa police arrest four in robbery investigation Previous articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 9Next articlePermian Basin rig count jumps by 10, national count by 29 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two off-duty police officers arrested four men early Friday morning who reportedly ambushed a woman in a bar parking lot and stole her purse.An Odessa Police Department news release stated two OPD officers were working off-duty security at Half-Time Bar, 2120 Andrews Highway, when they heard yelling in the parking lot around 1:56 a.m. Friday.After going outside to investigate, officers found a 32-year-old woman, who told them several men had jumped her and stolen her purse, the release stated, and pointed out two of the suspects, 28-year-old Timothy Ramos and 24-year-old Adela Ramos.While Ramos initially resisted arrest, both suspects were placed into custody, the release detailed, and Timothy Ramos was found to have the complainant’s car key.Two more suspects, 25-year-old Fabian Campuzano and 24-year-old Martin Zuniga, were found hiding behind a white Dodge pick-up, the release said. The complainant’s Louis Vuitton purse, containing around $800, was found in the bed of the pick-up.While attempting to handcuff Campuzzano, the suspect evaded officers on foot, but was later caught in the west alley of the 1900 block of North Jackson Avenue, the release stated.All four suspects were charged with robbery, a second-degree felony, and public intoxication, a class C misdemeanor. Campuzano and Ramos were additionally charged with evading arrest, a class A misdemeanor. By admin – February 9, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death center_img Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Twitter WhatsApp Home Local News Crime Odessa police arrest four in robbery investigation Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

‘You Cannot Ask For A General Direction To Implement A Law’ : Supreme Court Dismisses PIL To Enforce Farmers Acts

first_imgTop Stories’You Cannot Ask For A General Direction To Implement A Law’ : Supreme Court Dismisses PIL To Enforce Farmers Acts Sanya Talwar27 Oct 2020 12:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL which sought directions to the Centra and States for enforcing the recently passed three Famers Acts.”You cannot ask for a general direction to implement the Act. You have to bring forth specific cases”, observed the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, while dismissing the PIL.The PIL filed by “Hindu Dharma Parishad” had also sought for directions…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL which sought directions to the Centra and States for enforcing the recently passed three Famers Acts.”You cannot ask for a general direction to implement the Act. You have to bring forth specific cases”, observed the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, while dismissing the PIL.The PIL filed by “Hindu Dharma Parishad” had also sought for directions to ban all protests and agitation against Farmers Acts. The bench also issued notice on two other petitions which challenged the constitutionality of the three laws : –  Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and facilitation) Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.Those petitions were filed by D K Dhakkad, a Madhya Pradesh-based farmer and Bharatiya Kisan Party.Senior Advocate Vivek Thankha, appearing for Dhakkad, submitted that the farmers’ laws were in conflict with the Madhya Pradesh laws on Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees.Two weeks ago, the CJI-led bench had issued notice on two other PILs against the Acts.Next Storylast_img read more

SC/ST Commission Not Empowered To Adjudicate Disputes Between Individuals: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSC/ST Commission Not Empowered To Adjudicate Disputes Between Individuals: Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber4 Jan 2021 6:18 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has held that the Karnataka State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, is not empowered to adjudicate and decide disputes between parties and pronounce its orders either interim or final. A single bench of Justice M Nagaprasanna said “Sections 8 and 10 of the Karnataka State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, 2002, makes…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has held that the Karnataka State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission, is not empowered to adjudicate and decide disputes between parties and pronounce its orders either interim or final. A single bench of Justice M Nagaprasanna said “Sections 8 and 10 of the Karnataka State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, 2002, makes it abundantly clear that the Commission is not empowered to adjudicate upon the rights of parties.” It added “The power vested with the Commission of Inquiry and submission of a report cannot be extended to adjudicate all disputes between individuals and a State or a statutory authority. The powers conferred do not contemplate that the Commission can examine matters like a civil Court and adjudicate disputes and pronounce its decision either interim or final or issue a direction of the kind that is issued in the case on hand.” By order dated November 11, 2016 the commission directed the State Government to accord retrospective seniority to the fifth respondent K.R.MURALIDHAR, working as Superintendent in the office of director Department of Pre University Education and also grant him all consequential monetary benefits and also effect correction of date of entry into service of Superintendent in the seniority list inter se between the petitioner M.B.SIDDALINGASWAMY. Advocate M.S. Bhagwat, appearing for the petitioner would submit that the very petition before the Commission was not maintainable as the fifth respondent being a Government servant had to approach the Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal for redressal of his grievance and the Commission had no jurisdiction to issue directions. While the counsel for the Commission and the State government contended that redressal of grievance of a citizen belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe is the duty of the Commission when discrimination against such candidate is evident on the face of it. The bench referred to Article 338 of the Constitution of India and the 65thendment to Article 338 by which it vested the Commission with all the powers of a civil Court trying a suit while investigating any matter referred to it under sub-clause (a) or enquiring into any complaint referred it under sub-clause (b) of Clause (5) of Article 338. Sub-clause (a) reads thus: To investigate and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards provided for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under this Constitution or under any other law for the time being in force or under any order of the Government and to evaluate the working of such safeguards. Sub clause (b) read thus: to inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; Accordingly, it said “The Commission cannot be construed to be a Tribunal or a forum discharging the functions of a judicial character or Court. Article 338 of the Constitution itself does not entrust the Commission with the power to take up the role of a Court or an adjudicatory Tribunal and determine the rights of parties inter se.” Justice Nagaprasanna said “Clause (8) of Article 338 gives all the powers of a civil Court trying a suit but the said powers are to be exercised while investigating any matter referred to it in the clauses aforementioned which would make it clear that the powers bestowed upon the Commission by the Constitution are procedural powers of the civil Court for the purpose of investigating and enquiring into matters and are limited only for that purpose. The procedure that is conferred under Article 338 cannot be confused to be conferring a substantive power akin to that of a civil Court or a Tribunal which are adjudicating bodies of disputes of citizens.” The court while quashing the impugned order of the Commission noted that “The impugned order which decides the dispute between the petitioner and the fifth respondent and gives a direction to the State Government to promote the fifth respondent with retrospective effect, correct the seniority, extend all consequential benefits and report the action taken back to the Commission, are all powers which are ostensibly adjudicatory in nature, which power the Commission, in terms of the law laid down by the Apex Court in the cases of ALL INDIA INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK SC AND ST EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION & OTHERS v. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS reported in (1996) 6 SCC 606 and COLLECTOR v. AJIT JOGI reported in (2011) 10 SCC 357 (supra) interpreting Article 338 of the Constitution of India, does not have.” Case Details: M.B.SIDDALINGASWAMY And THE STATE OF KARNATAKA Case No: WRIT PETITION No.63405/2016 Date of Order: 23RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2020 Coram: JUSTICE M. NAGAPRASANNA Appearance: Advocate M.S.BHAGWAT for petitioner. SAVITHRAMMA, HCGP FOR R1 TO R3 Advocate JAGADISH for R4 Advocate A.R.Shashi Kumar, for R5.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Library hosts ‘Nance Dude’ story night

first_img Famed Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Westall stars in “Nance Dude,” a filmed, 50-minute monologue that will be shared wtih the public on Tuesday at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge. The event is a precursor to the Pike PIddlers Storytelling Festival later this month.As a pre-event of this month’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will host story night from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited and admission is free.The presentation will be “Nance Dude” a 50-minute filmed monologue featuring Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Westall, who lives in Burnsville, North Carolina. Westall has acquired a reputation for the part and is often invited to perform it in theaters and at universities and libraries.Teresa Trawick, head librarian, said the monologue is based upon a horrifying crime that occurred in the Appalachian Mountains around 1913. Nance Dude was accused of killing her young granddaughter. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Skip Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 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 By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories “Appalachians even today use Nance Dude as the ‘bogey man’ to admonish young children,” Trawick said. “In her old age, Nance Dude committed a heinous crime, served her sentence and went back to the hills to live our the rest of her life. Books and plays have been written about her.”Cathie Steed, a member of the Brundidge Historical Society’s storytelling committee, said those who frequent storytelling events at the We Piddle Around Theater will be familiar with the playwright of “Nance Dude,” Gary Carden of Sylva, North Carolina.“Gary Carden wrote the one-woman play, ‘Birdell’ that was our first June Buggin’ event eight years ago,” Steed said. “It was very well received and was the foundation for our annual summer storytelling event. Library hosts ‘Nance Dude’ story night Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 9, 2016 Print Article Email the author “We have a full slate of events schedule for January beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday with the Second Tuesday’s Life-Long Learning class, followed by Nance Dude at 5:30 p.m.,” Trawick said.“On Thursday, our home-school resumes and on Tuesday, January 19, we’ll have a Third Tuesday’s Brown Bag Program which is Maya Angelou. This will be a short documentary and discussion about her and her writings. Be sure to bring your lunch.”At 10 a.m. on January 23, the library will host a special program in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday at the R.E. Barr Nutrition Center. The celebration will include reading crafts, diversity demonstrations. Everyone is invited.For more information about programs and services offered through the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library call, 334-735-2145. You Might Like FEMA assesses damage Pike County Engineer Russell Oliver sand his staff have documented the 175 sites throughout the county impacted by the Christmas… read more “Gary was our featured teller at our June Buggin’ event in 2011. People will remember his “blow the tannery whistle” story. He is a pure storyteller and folklorist as well as an award-winning playwright. ‘Nance Dude’ is among his best works and it’s based on a true story.”Steed said there are many books, articles, stories and plays written about Nance Dude, but Carden’s telling and Westall’s portrayal of Nance Dude are the most captivating.“It’s a powerful story and Elizabeth Westall is Nance Dude,” Steed said. “It’s like you are actually sitting and listening to Nance Dude and you’re just taken in by her story. You don’t know whether to hate her, feel sorry for her or give her a hug.”Trawick said “Nance Dude” is just one of several January events at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

‘A mighty good guy is gone’

first_imgLatest Stories “Eric loved Troy University,” said Faith Ward, alumni director. “He was a Lifetime member of the Troy University Alumni Association and had been a member of the Alumni Board since December of 2012 and was on the Trojan Warrior Council.”He also was president of Troy University’s T-Club and had been an officer of the Lettermen’s Club since it was founded in 2006.Mizell was from Lucedale, Mississippi, and was elated over the Trojans’ recent gridiron win over Southern Mississippi, Ward said.“A lot of Eric’s friends attended Southern Mississippi because it was so close,” Ward said. “Eric was so excited – elated – that Troy had finally beaten Southern Mississippi. He said it was one of the best days of his life. He was a great supporter of Troy University, and he will be greatly missed.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Eric loved his family; he was a family oriented guy and just an all-around good guy,” Pittman said. “He loved everything about Troy. He was from Mississippi but he found a home here.”Mizell came to Troy University to play football for Troy University and fell in love with the university and the community. He played offensive line for the Trojans in 1990 and 1991and graduated with a business degree in 1993.He was a wealth manager with Henderson Wealth Management at Troy Bank & Trust. “The Troy Bank & Trust family was deeply saddened to learn of Eric’s passing. He was a vital part of our Financial Services department, a community volunteer, a caring friend and a loyal Troy Trojan. We will miss him very much,” said Jeff Kervin, president and CEO of Troy Bank & Trust. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy University Athletic Director Jeremy McClain said when he came to the university a year ago, Mizell was unbelievably welcoming.“Eric was willing to do anything for the university at the drop of a hat,” McClain said. “The main thing for us is that he was a true Trojan. He loved Troy athletics. He was an amazing husband and father and an amazing friend. He will be greatly missed. The whole Troy athletic family has his family in our thoughts and prayers.”Mizell was not just a friend of the university. He was a friend of the community at large as well as his neighborhood.“Eric is a member of the Troy City Schools Education Foundation and served as the secretary for the West College Street Historical Association,” said Candice Howard- Shaughnessy, president of both boards who offered prayers on their behalf.“Eric was passionate about making a difference in the school system his children attend and the neighborhood in which he lived. He was a devoted board member to both boards, wanting to see a wide array of educational opportunities provided to students in the TCS system and the beauty and history of the historic district preserved,” she said.Shaughnessy said Mizell always provided a different perspective on issues, often a laugh, and always an update on his four children, twin boys and twin girls, which he adored.“Eric was an asset to the foundation, the historic district and the community of Troy,” she said. “But more importantly a devoted husband, father and friend. Our friend will be greatly missed.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author “A mighty good guy is gone.”The sudden death of Eric Mizell on Tuesday has shocked and saddened the Troy community and left it in a state of disbelief.Mizell had coached a flag football game on Monday night and, from all indications, he was the healthiest guy around, said close friend Julius Pittman. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content You Might Like WOD for Water shares ‘Living Water’ CrossFit competitors, whether advanced, moderate or beginners, will come together on Saturday to raise money for the provision of clean… read more ‘A mighty good guy is gone’ Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Print Article 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Brundidge residents brainstorm revitalization at grassroots meeting

first_img Paul Butler and Karen Ellis Carter had hoped for a good show of interest in a grassroots effort to revitalize the City of Brundidge. The meeting for interested citizens was held at Collier’s on Main in downtown Brundidge Thursday.“The number of people who attended today’s meeting was very encouraging,” Butler said, as he surveyed the large gathering of business and community leaders. “This was a great starting place. The revitalization of Brundidge is going to take a grassroots effort and today was an indication that people are interested and willing to get involved.”The meeting had to be moved from Collier’s on Main to Collier’s larger Warehouse event center to accommodate those who attended. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Butler said his interest in the revitalization of Brundidge stems from the debt he owes to the city and its people.“I have a debt to pay,” he said. “I took a lot out of my community. I had outstanding teachers and good job opportunities. Brundidge did pretty well by me. Now, can I do well by Brundidge?”Butler’s power point presentation focused on what other communities have done to revitalize their downtown areas and bring growth to their cities.He challenged others to begin thinking “What can I do?” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Next UpAlthough neither Butler, a Montgomery architect, nor Carter, a member of the Troy University Board Trustees, lives in Brundidge, they both call Brundidge home and are interested in and committed to re-energizing the town of 2,000.Carter said the idea for the meeting was to share ideas about the vision for the future of Brundidge.“It was good to see that there is so much interest in the revitalization, the re-growth of Brundidge,” she said. “Growth will require support from all areas of the community. And we have to be aware that the visions we have will not happen all at once.” Print Article Latest Storiescenter_img Email the author Brundidge residents brainstorm revitalization at grassroots meeting You Might Like 24-month plan to repair roads to begin soon When Chad Copeland and Russell Johnson joined the Pike County Commission in 2017, they began looking at the state of… read more Sponsored Content 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 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 Published 3:00 am Friday, August 31, 2018 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Things don’t happen,” he said. “First steps have to be taken to re-energize a town.”He suggested awnings, benches, sidewalk improvements, new lighting, live/work zoning, an RV park, a flea market and his pet project a sports wall recognizing the Brundidge and Pike County High School athletes who have excelled after high school.Chuck Caraway, a business leader and community volunteer, expressed his appreciation for the large gathering of interested community members and presented the question, “What’s the next step?”He said there needs to be a consolidated effort for community growth that includes city government, business leaders, churches, schools and individuals.Re-vitalization projects take money and there are not guarantees that they will be successful, Caraway said.Options for funding projects were discussed and ideas were shared including creating a website for use as a promotional tool, a fountain that offers chlorinated water, a truck stop, a motel, a flea market, landscaping and creating an arts community that includes Troy University students.Marsha Gaylard, Pike County Economic Development president, said efforts to revitalize a community take local people who care enough to invest time, talents and money. When people are willing to do that, communities will grow.Another grassroots meeting will be forthcoming but no date was set. By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

George Floyd’s final funeral service, burial to take place in Houston

first_imgCourtesy Ben Crump LawBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(HOUSTON) — A three-state, five-day final journey for George Floyd will end Tuesday morning in Houston, the city he called home for most of his life.Thousands of mourners, including longtime friends and family members, are expected to attend the final funeral services at The Fountain of Praise on Hillcroft Avenue at 11 a.m. local time.Floyd, 46, grew up in the city’s Third Ward, where those that knew him say he was loved by friends and family alike, who often referred to the 6-foot 6-inch man as a “gentle giant.”The service comes a day after the church held a six-hour public viewing of his body that was attended by thousands of mourners including former Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Greg Abbott. Biden is slated give a video message during Tuesday’s private service.Following the funeral, Floyd will be buried in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, next to his mother, according to the family’s representatives.Earlier, Floyd had memorial and viewing services in Minneapolis and in North Carolina, where he was born, with thousands of people and dignitaries including the Rev. Al Sharpton in attendance.Floyd played football for Houston’s Yates High School as a tight end and was part of the team that went to the state championship in 1992. He remained active in the community, particularly in his church, and helped organize events including bible studies and basketball tournaments.In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery and sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in 2009. After he was released from prison, Floyd moved to Minneapolis for better job opportunities and held several jobs including working as a bouncer at a restaurant.Floyd stayed close with his Houston family and friends, and kept in close contact with his daughter Gianna, 6, and her mother Roxie Washington. He was planning on bringing them to Minneapolis full-time, according to friends and family.On May 25, a convenience store clerk called 911 and reported that Floyd had used a phony $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. Four police officers, Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, answered the call and arrested Floyd outside of his car.The arrest was captured on several cameras as Chauvin placed Floyd on the ground and put his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes while Floyd said “I can’t breathe” before going lifeless. The officers were fired from the force, and all were subsequently arrested.Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, while the other three were charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter.Floyd’s death sparked protests around the world calling for equal justice and police reform.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mitchell scores 26, Jazz use 21-0 run to beat Hawks 116-92

first_img Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell made six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points and the Utah Jazz used a 21-0 second-half run to power past the Atlanta Hawks 116-92.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points, Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson scored all 16 of his points in the second half to boost the Jazz to their fourth straight win.Trae Young was held to four points on 1-for-11 shooting with seven assists as the Hawks dropped their fifth game in the last six. That scoring total was tied for Young’s lowest since entering the NBA. Written by January 16, 2021 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 26, Jazz use 21-0 run to beat Hawks 116-92 Associated Presslast_img read more