Standard Life cuts costs with 500 job losses

first_img More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org INSURANCE giant Standard Life said yesterday it would cut around 500 jobs between now and the end of 2011.The Edinburgh-based insurance and pensions group has entered a 90-day consultation period with staff about the cuts, though the company said it hopes that 100 jobs can be shed through natural attrition. “We will be trying to keep compulsory redundancies to a minimum,” said a spokesperson yesterday. Around 480 jobs will be cut in Edinburgh, with the remainder coming from regional and overseas operations. The firm said it will also create 100 new jobs in other areas.The cuts are part of a wider shake-up at the firm that has seen 11 directors leave and the merger of its sales, marketing and distribution units around the world. The firm aims to save £100m by the end of 2011. David Nish, Standard Life’s chief executive, said: “The decision is part of the journey towards being a more adaptable and flexible organisation.” Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Standard Life cuts costs with 500 job losses whatsapp Sharecenter_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:19 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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BD vs BOD Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Dream11…

first_img Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsUndoClick here for BD vs BOD LIVE ScoreShpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE: BD vs BOD  Dream11 Team PredictionShpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Mis Ainak Knights vs Kabul Eagles BD vs BODDate: 8 Sep 2020Time: 3:00 PM ISTShpageeza Cricket League 2020 BD vs BOD Likely PlayingXIBand-e-Amir Dragons – Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Tariq Stanikzai, Nasir Jamal, Waqar Salamkheil, Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Sardar, Mohammad Ibrahim.Boost Defenders – Imran Janat, Karim Janat, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Munir Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Amir Hamza, Tahir Adil, Mohammad Saleem, Sayed Shirzad.Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 BD vs BOD SquadBand-e-Amir Dragons – Javed Ahmadi, Naveed Obaid, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Jamal, Afsar Zazai (WK), Hayatullah, Batin Shah Abdurahimzai, Rashid Khan (C), Mujeeb Zadran, Zahir Shehzad/Nijat Masood, Fareed Ahmad, Imran Janat, Rifatullah, Zamir Khan, Usman Adil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fitratullah Khawri, Qasim Oryakhil.Boost Defenders – Bahar Shinwari, Brendan Taylor (WK), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darwish Rasooli, Gulbadin Naib (C), Qais Ahmad,  Nisar Wahdat, Nasratullah, Dawlat Zadran, Waqarullah Ashfaqzai, Zia-ur-Rehman, Fazal Haq, Sadam Mangal, Nasir Omar, Farhad Momand, Zahir Sahibzada, Noor ul Haq Malikza, Nasir Khan, Khaibar Omar, Muslim Musa Latest Sports News Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football By Kunal Dhyani – September 8, 2020 SportSport News TAGSBand-e-Amir Dragons vs Boost DefendersBD vs BODDream 11Dream11 Team PredictionMatch PredictionShpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVETeam Squads SHARE Previous articleMAK vs KE Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match PredictionNext articleIPL 2020: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma’s beach time with family Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BD vs BOD Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Football Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Facebook Twitter Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE between BD vs BOD  Dream11 Team Prediction.Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 Shpageeza Cricket League 2020 LIVE (BD vs BOD  Dream11 Team Prediction) Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Football Esports Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2019 Circular

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 circular For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2019 circular <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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With help from Diocese of Central New York, South Sudanese…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Africa, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Refugees Migration & Resettlement Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY center_img Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Tags Rector Knoxville, TN By Egan MillardPosted Jul 15, 2020 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service With help from Diocese of Central New York, South Sudanese refugee congregation thrives amid adversity Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Members of Diangdit Chapel attend the Diocese of Central New York’s diocesan convention in November 2019, during which the congregation became a mission chapel of the diocese. Photo: Diocese of Central New York[Episcopal News Service] Forced to flee a devastating civil war in their native country and endure the limbo of refugee camps, a group of South Sudanese Anglicans has found a home in the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. With the help of the diocese and a local nonprofit, they are putting down roots in the Syracuse area, connecting with their neighbors and breathing new life into the diocese.Diangdit Chapel is a congregation started by refugees from South Sudan that now shares space with Emmanuel Episcopal Church in East Syracuse. Its members – including some of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who walked over a thousand miles to refugee camps in other African countries – worship in their native language, Dinka. They are among the millions of people who fled Sudan from the 1980s through the 2000s during a protracted civil war that involved mass killings, religious persecution, famine and widespread sexual violence and kidnappings.Refugees who settled in Syracuse formed the congregation now known as Diangdit – a Dinka word that translates to “trinity” – about 15 years ago, said Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe. They initially worshipped as a solitary outpost of their home church, the Episcopal Church of Sudan, an Anglican Communion province that was split in two after the 2011 secession of South Sudan. In 2018, Diangdit began a period of canonical transition into The Episcopal Church, and at Central New York’s diocesan convention in November 2019, Diangdit officially became a mission chapel of the diocese.“There was hardly a dry eye” that day, Duncan-Probe told Episcopal News Service. “They’re beloved in this diocese and it was very moving. … Some of them have been on a 15-, 20-year journey, trying to find home, and for them to finally come home in a real way in this diocese was just palpable.”Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe visits Diangdit Chapel in East Syracuse, New York, on Jan. 19, 2020. Photo: Chris Probe/Diocese of Central New YorkMission chapel status means that the diocese provides financial assistance and other forms of support to the congregation.“The hope is that they will be a [mission] chapel while they continue to develop and grow and become stronger, and then at some point will become a sustaining parish in their own right,” Duncan-Probe said.The congregation is served by the Rev. Amuor Mac Garang, who was ordained in Sudan. She was with some of members of the congregation in refugee camps, Duncan-Probe said.“She was a spiritual, maternal leader – a cultural leader – and then the bishop in the Sudan ordained her to be their spiritual leader.”The congregation’s integration into the community has been facilitated by a project called Building United Communities, a partnership between the diocese and InterFaith Works, which is a local affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries. It originated after Diangdit ran into some problems with the church they were previously meeting in – conflicts over space usage that were exacerbated by cultural and linguistic barriers – and Duncan-Probe wanted to “start over and say, ‘OK, how can we build a better working relationship between the new Americans and the existing congregations?’”The congregation moved to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in East Syracuse in the fall of 2018. Duncan-Probe approached Beth Broadway, president and CEO of InterFaith Works, about developing a structure that built on the organization’s decades of experience integrating refugees into communities and working across cultural boundaries. With programs focused on conflict resolution, interfaith dialogue and refugee orientation, InterFaith Works was uniquely qualified for the task.“Different worship practices, different languages, misunderstandings, a desire to use the physical space of the church at the same time – how does that all get negotiated out? It’s kind of like a marriage; how do you live together?” Broadway told ENS.“In addition to being a resettlement agency, we are also an agency that establishes dialogues between people who are in conflictual relationships or dialogues on ending racism or dialogues between the police and the community, so we have a whole Center for Dialogue as a companion program along with our Center for New Americans.”InterFaith Works and the diocese applied for a United Thank Offering grant to put the Building United Communities program into action. It involves a series of facilitated community discussions designed to bridge cultural divides, solve problems and foster lasting relationships.Diangdit had been holding its own services at Emmanuel for about a year when the Building United Communities program started bringing the two congregations together, and although they were on good terms, the two groups “really didn’t know each other that well,” Broadway said.After a few facilitated discussions – separately and together – the two congregations started to bond. Before COVID-19, they were holding quarterly joint worship services, and they decorated the church for Christmas together.“Things are really moving, and they really want each other,” Broadway said. “It’s quite lovely.”As an aging parish with about 25 congregants, Emmanuel has been especially welcoming to Diangdit, appreciating the energy they bring to the church, Broadway said.“There are no children and families there,” Broadway told ENS. “Many of the Emmanuel people were saying, ‘We sorrow for our church. It might not be here [in the future] and we see this chapel as the future of our church.’”The Sudanese-Americans are also shaping the future of their new hometown. Chol Majok, a lay leader at Diangdit and one of the former “Lost Boys of Sudan,” became the first refugee elected to Syracuse’s city council in December 2019. Majok left his home in what is now South Sudan when he was 6 years old, walking hundreds of miles, eventually ending up at a refugee camp in Kenya. He arrived in Syracuse in 2001, and despite the violence and hardships he endured as a child, he was appalled at the city’s widespread poverty. Determined to do something about it, he began working in the mayor’s office and launched a successful career in politics and community development.“The spirit of faith, courage and hope that has helped me out of bombs, starvation, refugee camps and orphan life is the same fighting spirit I will share with you,” he told his constituents when he was sworn in.Duncan-Probe finds inspiration in the perseverance and enterprising spirit of Majok and his fellow congregants.“These are folks who are so faithful and inspiring. When I’m around them, I always come away feeling inspired. And they have a lot to teach Americans about faithfulness and hard times because they’ve certainly been through some of the hardest times,” she told ENS.“There’s great hope that we’ll learn something here together that can be transferable to other contexts – how to be different from each other and be united in ministry, how to not speak the same language or have the same context of reference at all, and yet, how to be faithful together loving God.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Twelve new training events added

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twelve new training events added AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2003 | News Find these and other training courses, seminars and conferences for fundraisers in UK Fundraising’s events directory. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. UK Fundraising has added details of training events and seminars from three organisations to its directory of events for fundraisers.The latest training events and seminars added to UK Fundraising’s directory of events for fundraisers include courses by the Management Centre on securing business sponsorship and a nationwide series of events from Charities Aid Foundation on Give As You Earn payroll giving.We’ve also just added details of “Coffee and Finance”, a joint event by The Co-operative Bank and the Charity Bank on 26 February in London on exploring new sources of finance. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Story wins account to market University of Edinburgh’s campaign

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The campaign is being directed by Joanna Storrar, director of alumni and development at the University of Edinburgh. Howard Lake | 16 October 2004 | News Story wins account to market University of Edinburgh’s campaign Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual givingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Direct marketing agency Story has won the account to market the Edinburgh Campaign, the University of Edinburgh’s fundraising campaign.The Leith-based agency will assist the University in maximising its income from over 145,000 alumni around the world.The first stage of the campaign is getting underway with a direct mail pack sent to 30,000 targeted alumni worldwide. Future stages will include online, press and poster campaigns. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Commissioners approve ‘Passport Fair’

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 8Next articleProstitution sting yields 62 arrests admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ector County District Clerk Janis Morgan processes documents for a passport application July 2, 2013, at the Ector County Courthouse. Ector County Commissioners approved a request during their Thursday meeting from the District Clerk to schedule a Passport Fair on March 24. Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Ector County Commissioners approved a request during their Thursday meeting from the District Clerk to schedule a Passport Fair on March 24.Commissioners approved the item 3-0. Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons arrived to the meeting after the item was passed due to an earlier meeting and Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton was out of town.The Passport Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 at the Ector County Courthouse, 300 N. Grant Ave, offering people a chance outside of regular business hours to apply for a passport.Webster told the court the volume of passport applications increases in Ector County and nationwide in preparation for summer vacations, and the number is trending upward.“March is usually a high mark because spring break falls in there,” Webster told the court. “We want to let people know, hey, here’s another day you have. You can bring in your kids without them missing school, you don’t have to miss work, you can come in and it’ll be convenient to you and it’ll help diverse some of that heavy traffic we’ve got in that very crowded, tiny courthouse.”Webster told the court that on a regular business day in March, the District Clerk’s office handles between 80 and 150 passport applicants a day as they do other business, and is expecting to handle between 200 and 300 applicants during the Passport Fair.The District Clerk’s office will take walk-ins during the Passport Fair and people are also able to schedule appointments for applications ahead of time online at www.co.ector.tx.us/district.clerk. Applicants are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of their appointment time to avoid losing their appointment and being placed in the queue with other walk-in customers.Webster said people are also advised to apply for their passports ahead of time, because the $25 passport execution fee set by the U.S. Department of State will be raised to $35 on April 2.Commissioners also approved the payment of two hours of overtime pay for deputy clerks working the Passport Fair, with the other two hours to be paid in compensation time. Also approved was a line item tracking mechanism to track the passport fees that go into the general fund.The commissioners’ court also approved setting up passport photo services in the District Clerk’s office for a $10 fee. Webster said this service will be available starting Monday.IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERS:Accepted a donation of a 3-year-old canine to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit.Approved a proposed burn ban in Ector County, which will last 90 days.Approved a proposed transfer of title to Unit No. 1047, Sheriff’s Office Vehicle, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 x 2 Police — VIN No. 1GNLC2EC4FR575734, in connection with the settlement of an auto claim — traveler’s insurance.Approved the proposed third party authorization for special waste disposal with Republic Services.Approved the proposed submission of the 2017 SCAAP Application with the U.S. Department of Justice.Approved a request to hire road maintenance technician II at a 732-05.Approved a request to hire traffic technician II at a step 5 due to previous experience with State of Texas Agency and to approve a proposed account expenditure line item transfer to sign shop FMLR fund, salaries, full time for $3,172, social security taxes for $243, retirement for $551, workers compensation for $91 and unemployment for $5 from sign materials and supplies for $4,062.Approved a request to move a legal secretary from a 110-01 to a 110-02.Accepted a right of way along the south side of East 56th Street from Billy Hext Road toward East Loop 338 from Arco Environmental Remediation LLC.Approved a proposed replat of the north half of the west half of Lot 3, Block 1, Chaparral Addition, Second Filing.Approved to take action on Lazy “L” Estates A Subdivision of 10.11 Acres located in Section 4, Block 43, T-2-S, T&P RY Co. Survey.Approved a proposed line item transfer to jail expansion project, county advertising from improvements and construction in the amount of $524.Approved a proposed budget amendment to general fund, district attorney, witness travel & expense and to general fund, state reimburse witness travel for $14,000.Approved a proposed budget amendment to capital projects fund, interest earnings and to software maintenance contracts in the amount of $150.Received the accounts payable fund requirements report for March 8, 2018.More Information Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Facebook Home Local News Government Commissioners approve ‘Passport Fair’ Schedule an appointment for the Passport Fair here.  Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 8, 2018 Local NewsGovernment Commissioners approve ‘Passport Fair’last_img read more

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Christian concert comes to university

first_img You Might Like High expectations for Trojans If the members of the Brundidge Rotary Club weren’t already sold on Troy University football, then they “got sold” Wednesday… read more Nasser said there are several admission-free concerts on the tour, which will end in Birmingham on Aug. 30. The Troy concert free and is being sponsored by First Baptist Church of Troy.Jared Cartee, First Baptist youth minister, said the “Glory Revealed” concert will feature a style of music that is popular among college students.“College students really seem to enjoy this style of music,” he said. “It’s Christian contemporary music that is full of talented musicians. But it’s also music that most everyone can enjoy. It’s not quite bluegrass, but it has that feel.”Nasser said anyone who enjoys the music of Alison Krauss, Amy Grant and Sara Evans will enjoy the concert. The “Glory Revealed” concert tour, featuring Mac Powell of Third Day and David Nasser, author/speaker is coming to the Claudia Crosby Theater in Troy on Thursday, Aug. 27.The tour is a follow-up to the visionaries’ multiple Dove Award-winning 2007 release “Glory Revealed: The Word of God in Worship.”Nasser described the “Glory Revealed” project as a blend of “roots-driven worship music with Biblical truths designed to musically stamp the word of God on the heart of listeners.” Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Christian concert comes to university By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I like to say that anybody from seniors in high school to senior citizens will enjoy the Glory Revealed concert,” Nasser said.The Glory Revealed II CD was released in July and features vocals from 21 different artists including Grant, Evans, Shane & Shane, Natalie Grant, Matt Maher and Brandon Heath. The CDs will be available for sale at the concert.Nasser, who has conducted a seminar at First Baptist Church of Troy, will speak for about 20 minutes at the concert.Cartee said Nasser is a powerful speaker with a message of God’s love and grace.“We expect a big crowd,” he said.“We’ve already had calls from nearby cities so the concert will attract a wide audience.”No tickets are being printed for the concert, which is free to the public. Seats will be available on a first-come basis. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories The 10-city tour kicked off Aug. 19 in Nashville and will be in concert in Marion, Ill.; Tulsa, Okla.; Benton, Ark.; Atlanta and Mobile before coming to Troy.Nasser said the “Glory Revealed” concert will probably be the biggest Christian event ever to come to Troy.“I wouldn’t think that there has ever been such a long list of artists of this caliber to come to Troy,” he said. “We love college towns, and we love small town America. Troy, Alabama offers both. Normally, Mack Powell and Aaron Shust, Shawn Lewis and Trevor Morgan perform in much bigger venues. Coming to small towns is an opportunity for them to come to a smaller, more intimate setting and we really enjoy that.” Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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

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Brundidge Rotarians get the message about beef

first_img Book Nook to reopen Brundidge Rotarians get the message about beef Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Brundidge Rotarians got the message loud and clear at their Wednesday meeting,“Eat more beef!”Erin Beasley, director of consumer marketing for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, was the program guest of Rotarian Ed Whatley. She spoke highly of the product she markets.However, marketing methods have changed drastically in recent years and in ways that are not familiar to many of the Rotarians.Beasley said the primary focus of the marketing of beef is now directed at people who have influence in the meat market and through social media.“Dieticians, culinary arts students, hospitality and restaurant managers all have an influence on the highly competitive meat market,” Beasley said and, laughingly added that chicken nuggets are tough competition.“The people who are saying that chicken tastes better than steak are frying it and dipping it,” she said. “There’s nothing like the taste of a good steak.”And, that’s the message that the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association wants to get out to the masses.“But we don’t have enough money to touch everybody [with a national promotional campaign],” Beasley said. “So we are directing our efforts toward generational groups.”Once these groups are tapped, they will send the message, “Beef. That’s what for dinner.”Beasley said a targeted group, the Millennium Group, is made up of ages 16 through 38.The Millennials are getting married and having children and, when they serve beef, we are getting two generations at once, the parents and the kids.”The Millennials number 80 million and 97 percent of them have computers, 94 percent have cell phones, 50 percent have “smart” phones and 50 percent get their information from websites, Beasley said.“If we are not speaking through the social media, what are people saying about us,” she said.“The way we can reach large numbers of people is through the social media.”If a dad is blogging about the great rib eye steak he had for dinner or a mom is putting a beef recipe on Facebook, that has a far-reaching impact, Beasley said.“The social media is a great way to get people talking about beef,” she said.“And, it’s a great way for the Alabama Cattlemen to get the message out there that beef really is what’s for dinner.” 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoardercenter_img You Might Like Empty Bowls gearing up for Friday event Fred Hunter, host of television’s popular “places to go, people to meet” show, “Absolutely Alabama” is coming to town. Hunter… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Skip Sponsored Content Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014last_img read more

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Shivers to celebrate 70 years together

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The couple agreed that the possibility of living together for 70 years never crossed their minds.“We had been sweethearts during the height of World War II,” Max said. “When I turned 17, I wanted to join up and my parents signed for me. Judy said she would wait.”While he was running soldiers ashore on flat-bottomed boats, she was finishing high school and attending college in Troy. Print Article Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Max and Judy Shiver sat comfortably in rocking chairs looking out over their farm near the Banks community and reflecting on 70 years of marriage.“I was 19 and Judy was 18 and we just couldn’t wait to get married,” Max said, with a smile. “I had been gone two years with the Navy. I’d served all over the South Pacific. When I got home, I asked Judy’s daddy for her hand, and he said if that was what we wanted …”center_img Shivers to celebrate 70 years together You Might Like FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS: Local residents kenneled for K9s The Troy Animal Rescue Project held a “kenneled for K9s” fundraiser on the Square in Downtown Troy on June 18…. read more By The Penny Hoarder The young couple later moved to Macon, Georgia, where he attended electrical school and she worked in a dress shop.“I was making $18 a month and Max was making $24 a month while going to school and working,” Judy said. “We were living high on the hog for a while. We even bought a car.”But about that time, the couple found out a baby was on the way.“We couldn’t afford a car and a baby, so we had to take the car back,” Max said. “We lived in a little ‘chicken coop’ kind of place and cooked on a hot plate.”Max became a journeyman electrician and the couple moved to New York and then to North Carolina.  “Having to move around like that was hard so Max brought Ron and me back to Macon and we lived there 15 years,” Judy said. “He continued traveling all that time and that got really old.”Max finally decided he’d had enough of being on the road. “I wanted to put my feet under the dinner table and get to sleep with that strange woman, my wife,” he said.The couple came home to Pike County, where he had grown up in the area around Hamilton Crossroads and Tarentum, and she in the Josie Community.  By this time, a daughter, Jan, had been welcomed into their family. Judy went to work as an accountant at Bob’s Feeds in Brundidge and Max with the Troy hospital. Soon, a second son, Paul, was born.“Those were happy times, good times,” Judy said. “We enjoyed family and friends and our work. And, when we decided it was time to retire, we bought a camper and traveled off and on for 15 years.”Max said those travels were among the best of times.“We went everywhere in this country of ours and it’s such an incredible place,” he said. “We had friends that we traveled with and we enjoyed every trip we took. And, when we got back home, we were glad to be here, too.”Judy and Max answered the question that is so often asked of those who have mastered marriage.“Everybody wants to know the secret of staying married 70 years,” Judy said. “Back when we go married, the word ‘divorce’ was not in our vocabulary. We just knew that we had to weather any storms that came … and they came.”Max said if any couple says their marriage doesn’t have ups and downs, their memories might be too short.“For any marriage to last, you have to hold on to the Lord’s hand,” Judy said. “You have to trust in the Lord to lead you and that’s what we’ve done. The Lord has been good to us. We’ve been blessed with wonderful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a long happy marriage. What more could we have hoped for?” Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… They both admitted that “maybe” they did have a date or two during the two years they were apart. But, when Max returned home, they only had eyes for each other.Max and Judy Shiver will celebrate 70 years of marriage from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Collegedale Church of Christ in Troy. All family and friends are invited to celebrate this special occasion with them.Not many couples are fortunate to reach their 70th year anniversary and the Shivers said they have been richly blessed.“Starting off, we didn’t have much,” Max said. “I had to borrow money to get married on. But I was asked to take over Judy’s dad six-mule farm and that got us off to a good start.” Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2016 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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. 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