first_img The board awarded the bid for trash and garbage pick-up of all campuses except the Troy/Pike Center for Technology to Advanced Disposal for $2,553 per month.The board also awarded the bid for gasoline/diesel to Martin Energy Services for $00.185 above the Montgomery rack OPIS report. Bazzell said this is the same provider as the last three years.Bazzell told the board members that he has held administrative meetings to look at staffing for the 2012-13 school year. Pike BOE awards bids Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “It looks as if we will be able to re-hire the majority of people, particularity those certified, whose contracts were not renewed,” he said. “Not all of them will be rehired, but the majority.”Bazzell said the re-hirings would be completed by June 11. Skip By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like TroyFest Committee presents teacher checks The TroyFest Committee presented checks to art teachers at four schools in the county at the Johnson Center for the… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 10:55 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Email the author Book Nook to reopen “We will have some openings for 2012-13 at Banks and Pike County elementary schools and in mixed core high school core areas — science, social studies and math. There will be an art opening at PCHS. We also hope to hire certified music/art teachers at Goshen and Pike County elementary schools.”In final action, the board gave its approval for 10 to 12 football players to attend an overnight football camp at Auburn University on June 7 and 8 and approved summer school at Pike County High School. Print Article Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories The Pike County Board of Education awarded bids for three large expenditure projects during a called meeting on Tuesday.The board awarded the bid for roofing projects to Central Alabama Metal Roofing in the amount of $649,700. The bid includes $378,900 for the base bid and $270,800 for alternate bid No. 1.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the bid award included the re-roofing of the round building and the library portion of a building at Banks Primary School, the lower gym portion at Pike County High School, an additional building at Goshen Elementary School and the band room at Goshen High School. The bid award also includes the replacement of the windows in three buildings at Pike County Elementary School. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_img“The previous dinner, the champions’ dinner, I was really struggling, and I missed a couple of years, not playing this great tournament.”Now, to be the champion, what is it — 22 years between wins? It’s a long time. It’s just unreal for me to experience this. My mom was here, she was there in ’97 as well. I just couldn’t be more happy and more excited. I’m kind of at a loss for words really.”One more roar.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/5g8maUlIjN— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Asked how he felt when he secured victory on the 18th green, prompting jubilant celebrations, Woods added: “When I tapped the putt in, I don’t know what I did but I know I screamed. Masters 2019: Tiger Woods shares special moment with son after comeback win “I’m a little hoarse, I think, from yelling. To have my kids there, it’s come full circle. You know, my dad was here in ’97 and now I’m the dad with two kids there.”It would be up there with one of the hardest I’ve ever had to win, just because of what has transpired the last couple of years, trying to come back and play. “I was close last year a couple of times, with a chance in the last two major championships. I applied what I learned from those and was able to seal the deal today.” An elated Tiger Woods described his remarkable win at the Masters as “overwhelming.”Woods, whose career appeared under threat as recently as late 2017 following a series of back injuries, completed one of the great sporting comebacks on Sunday by shooting 70 to triumph by one stroke.center_img The 43-year-old’s 15th major title is his first in one of golf’s premier strokeplay events since the 2008 U.S. Open, while he had not triumphed at Augusta since 2005.Speaking in the Butler Cabin ahead of receiving a fifth green jacket, Woods, who first won the Masters back in 1997, said: “It’s overwhelming, just because of what has transpired. Last year, I was just very lucky to be playing again. Related News Masters 2019: Tiger Woods completes stunning comeback to claim fifth titlelast_img read more


first_img– M&CC seeking to acquire own garbage trucks by 2018Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal have resumed their garbage collection services across the city, following talks with the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green made the official announcement duringGeorgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Greena press briefing Wednesday at City Hall on Regent Street.“I am happy to say that as I speak they have resumed duties, both contractors have resumed work,” Mayor Chase Green said.The garbage collectors on Friday, June 7 pulled their service from Georgetown over the M&CC’s failure to pay them more than $300 million owed since 2015.The Mayor explained that the M&CC was still in negotiations with both Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal towards working out a strategy for settling that outstanding debts.She also said that the Council was taking steps to avoid having a similar disruption of garbage service in the future.The Council will be seeking to boost its capacity to better deliver the service itself, the Mayor said. “A team has been set up to look at all the details of our new plan into having our own garbage trucks, even if we start with one or two come 2018, so we can move forward in that direction,” she explained.However, the Mayor noted that several things would have to be in place beforeDirector of Solid Waste, Walter Narinethis could happen. Some of those things include the M&CC having their own workshop and employees to maintain their vehicles.Director of Solid Waste, Walter Narine was also in agreement with the Mayor of the need for the city to strengthen its solid waste collection capacity.“We do not foresee 10 to 15 years from now private contractors doing garbage collection for the city, because we have to save cost; we have employees and we are paying employees every month. So, I do not foresee that in the future,” he stated.Additionally, the Solid Waste Director said persons were producing more garbageCity Hall, Georgetown, Guyanathan the 45-gallon barrel worth per week. Narine said this prompted a move by the M&CC to distribute garbage bins to households within the city. “What we are going to do to combat that; we are hoping very soon to give each household an additional garbage bin so that they can store the refuse,” Narine stated.The bins according to Narine, are available and will soon be distributed to every household in the city along with garbage bags.last_img read more


first_imgSEATTLE — Outfielder Stephen Piscotty was reinstated from the injured list after missing a month with a high ankle sprain, the A’s announced on Thursday.Piscotty’s returns just in time for the final four games of the regular season, crucial ones in which the A’s hope to secure a wild card berth. His return also coincides with Mark Canha’s groin strain sustained in Wednesday’s win over the Los Angeles Angels.Piscotty has fallen prey to the prolonged injury bug this year. He missed games from …last_img


first_img‘Golden triangle’ of monuments to leaders South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool commented recently: “We like to think this statue completes a golden triangle of monuments to leaders – Mahatma Ghandi, Dr Martin Luther King and now Nelson Mandela – who have shown by their examples that while the arm of the universe is long, it does not only tend towards justice of its own accord, it can be hastened in that direction peacefully by inspired leadership.” Simon Barber, US country manager for Brand South Africa, said: “Decisions that affect the world are made by men and women – including the US vice-president – who pass this way every day on their way to and from work. We hope they may draw inspiration from this reminder of a great South African.” Across the road is a statue of Winston Churchill, placed in front of the British ambassador’s residence in 1966 by the English Speaking Union, with right hand raised in the trademark Churchill V-for-victory. Mandela’s right hand is raised in the fist of a power salute. “As you know,” Ambassador Rasool said with a grin, “rock beats scissors”. South African Embassy, Washington DC and SAinfo reporter 23 September 2013 A nine-foot (three-metre) statue of Nelson Mandela – showing him with fist raised as he walked out of Victor Verster prison a free man on 11 February 1990 – was unveiled outside the entrance to South Africa’s embassy in Washington, DC on Saturday. The statue, a copy of one that stands outside the Drakenstein Correctional Facility (formerly Victor Verster Prison) near Cape Town, where Mandela spent his final years in prison, was modelled by Cape Town sculptor Jean Doyle from photographs of Mandela striding triumphantly to freedom after 28 years of incarceration. Facing onto Massachusetts Avenue, an artery that takes much of Washington’s elite to its offices downtown, the statue stands on the spot where, in the mid-1980s, thousands of American anti-apartheid protesters symbolically surrendered their liberty under the banner of the Free South Africa Movement. Among those present at Saturday’s unveiling were Mandela’s daughter Zindzi, National Congress (ANC) chairwoman Baleka Mbete, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and Anant Singh, producer of the big-screen dramatisation of Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk To Freedom, which had a successful debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. The US was be represented by senior administration officials, members of Congress and civil rights leaders, including the four whose sit-in and arrest at the embassy on 21 November 1984 marked the birth of the Free South Africa Movement. They were Randall Robinson, founder of TransAfrica, Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the US Civil Right Commission, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and her predecessor as DC delegate, Rev Walter Fauntroy.The Free South Africa Movement Almost every day from Thanksgiving 1983 through the following year, a cross-section of American society, from congressional leaders and celebrities like Stevie Wonder to mothers pushing strollers, gathered at the South African embassy and peaceably had themselves arrested for trespass. The campaign built momentum toward passage of the 1986 Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (CAAA), a bipartisan measure adopted over President Reagan’s veto (as retold in the current hit film The Butler) to put pressure on Pretoria to release Mandela and other political prisoners and begin negotiations for a new non-racial democratic order. Skadden Arps partner and former White House chief counsel Greg Craig, who as foreign policy adviser to the late Senator Edward Kennedy played a significant role in crafting the CAAA, supported the statue project with legal services. A plaque at the base of the statue quotes from Mandela’s address to a joint session of Congress months after his release in 1990: “The stand you took established … that here we have friends … fighters against racism who feel hurt because we are hurt, who seek our success because they too seek the victory of democracy over tyranny. I speak … of the millions of people throughout this great land who stood up and engaged the apartheid system in struggle. Let us keep our arms locked together so that we form a solid phalanx against racism … Let us ensure that justice triumphs without delay.”last_img read more


first_imgPSG trails leader Lyon by two points at the top of the standings, with the league resuming on Jan 12.As well as PSG’s quest for glory on the domestic and European fronts, it promises to be a big year for Wang, who hopes her skills can help steer China to a deep run at next summer’s World Cup finals in France.“I think my experiences in France will be an advantage to me to compete in the Women’s World Cup here,” the 23-year-old said during a recent interview with FIFA.com.“Paris is the home of PSG. We face not only teams from the French league, but also from other countries during the Women’s Champions League and these teams represent the best of Europe.”China faces a tough task at the World Cup, however, after drawing European powerhouses Germany (a two-time world champion and ranked No 2) and Spain (No 12), as well as the 48th-ranked South Africa.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ China’s Wang Shuang congratulates Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kadidiatou Diani on her goal during PSG’s 7-1 victory over Metz in a Division 1 Feminine match in Paris on Sunday. DAVE WINTER/ICON SPORT/GETTY IMAGESChinese star Wang Shuang continued to show her world-class pedigree with a goal in a dominant French league victory for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.The recently crowned Asian women’s player of the year hit the net in the 58th minute with a leftfoot strike as PSG routed Metz 7-1 at Stade Jean Bouin to extend its unbeaten record to 14 matches-a run that includes 12 wins.ADVERTISEMENT Wang, though, is optimistic about China’s chances.“It is my second World Cup. I was given a substitute role at Canada 2015 as a young player but I didn’t score. So my initial goal is to break my Women’s World Cup duck this time around. I want to score as many goals as possible and help my team to a good result.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Marie-Antoinette Katoto finished with a hat-trick, Ashley Lawrence bagged a brace while Kadidiatou Diani was also on target for the host in its last game before the winter break.Playmaker Wang, dubbed ‘Lady Messi’ by fans, was delighted to end 2018 on a high.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“It feels good to score in the last match of the year,” Wang, who signed for PSG in August, told Xinhua after the game.“I still feel that the team has experienced ups and downs. Some-times we play quite well and sometimes pretty bad. We are still a young group, so it’s quite normal.”center_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after more than 2 years LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man City midfielder Rodri: Season far from overby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri does not believe the club’s league season is over.Some fans and pundits are already declaring Liverpool hot favourites for the Premier League, given they have a five point lead over City.But Rodri knows that it is still early days, and that every team will slip up in the title race.”The season is very long,” he said to City’s website.”You are going to have matches like this, at least two or three. It’s normal. We are not perfect, and the good thing is we are at the start of the season, not the end.”That’s the only positive thing we can say. We are five points behind the leaders and that’s bad news but we are working and we will keep pushing.” last_img read more


first_imgMatthijs de Ligt now feeling settled at Juventusby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatthijs de Ligt now feels settled at Juventus.Juve splashed out €75m to sign De Ligt from Ajax over the summer.“I’m getting used to how the lads play. Beating Bayer was good,” he told Veronica after yesterday’s 3-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.“Right now, things are going well. I was Ajax’s captain and there I was able to have my say, whereas here I had to find my place. Now I feel like I’ve found it and I’m happy about it.“Italy is known as a country with defensive teams, but the trend is changing: just look at how high they defend.“We have a new Coach and I’m not the only one who has yet to adapt. Unfortunately, I started badly, but it’s about improving every day and every game.“It’s what I’m doing and it’s going well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgESPN College Football Playoff top 2015.ESPNWe’re now less than two months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. Get excited, people. In anticipation of the start of the upcoming season, let’s take a look at what ESPN’s preseason top 25 looks like. Can anyone but the defending national champions be No. 1? Nope. ESPN has the Crimson Tide at No. 1 heading into the season. Do they have it right?Here’s the full top 25.  Will Alabama get some more rings this season?Will Alabama get some more rings this season? 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Michigan 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Ohio State 10. Tennessee 11. USC 12. Georgia 13. Ole Miss 14. Oklahoma State 15. Michigan State 16. Washington  17. Houston 18. North Carolina 19. Oregon 20. TCU 21. Texas A&M 22. UCLA 23. Iowa 24. Miami 25. Louisville[ESPN]last_img read more


Three weeks ago, the Denver Broncos looked like an easy choice for the NFL’s best team after back-to-back impressive wins: a 42-17 thumping of the San Francisco 49ers (then the third-ranked team in our Elo ratings), followed by a 35-21 victory over the then-seventh-ranked San Diego Chargers. Since then, however, Denver has arguably been the coldest team in the league. Or at least, nobody has shed more points off of their Elo rating since the end of Week 8 than the Broncos (although the Carolina Panthers certainly seem to be trying their best to match Denver’s skid).Denver’s record over that span — one win, two losses — hasn’t necessarily been its entire undoing. Unlike some of the other more frigid teams across the league, the Broncos have at least won a game in November. (Not to pick on Carolina again, but the Panthers haven’t won since the first week of October.) But the Broncos were also expected to win more — the pregame Elo ratings generated an expectation of 2.1 wins over their past three games. Our Elo point spreads figured Denver would take care of its November opponents by a collective 19.5 points; instead, the team has posted a -13 point differential.The most damaging game of the Broncos’ season thus far was their most recent one, when they were upset by the St. Louis Rams. Losing 22-7 despite being favored by 6.5 points, the defeat cost Denver 43 points of Elo rating, the fifth-most Elo points any team has relinquished in a single game so far this season. (If you’re curious, the Cleveland Browns’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals ranks first in that department.) It also dropped the Broncos to fourth place in the current rankings, the lowest they’ve sat since right after they were shellacked by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl in February.But all is not lost for the Broncos — in fact, from a making-the-playoffs perspective, hardly anything was lost. Although the losses to the New England Patriots and St. Louis were costly to the team’s chances of locking up one of the AFC’s top two seeds (and therefore a first-round playoff bye) and even of winning the AFC West (the Kansas City Chiefs are in hot pursuit), they were not particularly damaging to its postseason probability. The Broncos’ chances of making the playoffs have only declined from a practical certainty (96 percent) to a matter of high likelihood (85 percent) during the skid. And Denver still has the league’s third-best chance of winning the Super Bowl. So, despite the team’s recent lapses, fans can probably R-E-L-A-X.The bigger playoff concerns belong to Denver’s Super Bowl opponents a season ago: the Seahawks.Before Week 8, we said the league’s defending champions were suddenly underdogs to return to the postseason … upon which the Seahawks promptly rattled off three consecutive victories, increasing their playoff odds to 61 percent. But on the heels of a loss in Kansas City, here we are again; our Elo simulations say the Seahawks have only a 47 percent probability of returning to the playoffs.The 49ers, who bested the New York Giants last week, were clear beneficiaries of Seattle’s loss, tacking 14 percentage points onto their playoff probability as the Seahawks lost precisely the same amount from theirs. It was a fitting zero-sum transaction for last year’s NFC Championship Game contestants. At the start of the season, the NFC West was supposed to go to the Seahawks or the 49ers, with the runner-up at least being favorites to grab a wild card berth. But nobody counted on the Arizona Cardinals building on their surprising 2013 success and emerging as the division front-runners, the reality of which could leave either Seattle or San Francisco (or both?) out of the playoffs.As Arizona increasingly runs away with the West (Elo gives the Cardinals an 80 percent chance of winning the division, granting that it doesn’t take Carson Palmer’s injury into account), it has become apparent that the Seahawks’ and 49ers’ only path to the playoffs might lead through one of the NFC’s two wild card slots. While our simulations say there’s a 72 percent probability that at least one NFC West team earns a wild card berth, there’s only a 32 percent chance that both wild cards emerge from the division. Most likely, one of the West runners-up will be left out — a fate that befalls Seattle in a slightly higher proportion of simulations than it does San Francisco.Elo point spreadsRecord against point spread: 76-72-3 (6-5 in Week 11)Straight-up record: 111-49-1 (8-6 in Week 11)The Elo ratings again had a winning record against the gambling lines last week, but as we caution in every edition of this column, don’t take these numbers to Vegas and use them to place bets. Even in a lucky year, Elo hasn’t done well enough to turn a profit after the bookies take their vigorish.At any rate, Elo seems to have a difference of opinion than Vegas when it comes to the aforementioned NFC West race. The consensus spread on this weekend’s big Arizona-Seattle tilt has Seattle favored by 6.5 points, while Elo only considers the Seahawks two-point favorites. Much of this probably stems from Seattle’s formidable home-field advantage, which is several points per game greater than the generic 2.6-point edge Elo gives home teams. But Vegas also rates Arizona much lower than Elo does — and that was true even before Palmer’s injury. The bookmakers are probably accounting for the Cardinals’ relatively unimpressive peripheral indicators, figuring their performance will come back down to earth.Vegas also seems to devalue San Francisco relative to its Elo rating. Elo ranks the 49ers fifth, but their implied rating from the betting lines places them 11th in the league. This explains why, against a dreadful Washington team, San Francisco is favored by nine points instead of the two-touchdown edge Elo would predict.Meanwhile, Vegas holds the Green Bay Packers in much higher regard than Elo does. While Elo ranks the Packers sixth in the NFL and has boosted their standing more over the past three weeks than all but three teams, the oddsmakers list them as 9.5-point road favorites against the Minnesota Vikings this week. Elo gives them a four-point advantage. That 5.5-point discrepancy is the biggest for any spread in Week 12, so it will be interesting to see whether the relatively high “K-factor” Vegas seems to be assigning to Green Bay’s recent dominance (to put it in Elo-equation terms) is appropriate. read more