Brundidge kicks off Independence celebrations

first_img Col. Ret. William “Billy” Jackson, a veteran of World War II and Korea, was the featured speaker at the Salute to Veterans on Friday and also the grand marshal of the 2016 Independence Day Parade on Saturday.Jackson spoke of the political upheaval that occurred between 1765 and 1783 when colonists in the 13 American colonies rejected the British monarchy and overthrew the authority of Great Britain. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder “Freedom was born and the American dream was underway,” Jackson said. “But many lives were lost in that fight for freedom from Great Britain – 4,435 lives. They fought for freedom, but they didn’t get to enjoy the benefits of the revolution.”Jackson said history makes heroes and thousands upon thousands of heroes have been made in wars to win and preserve freedom in America.“Some might ask, ‘Why be a patriot?’” Jackson said. “Why? Because of the freedoms that have been bought with blood and sacrifice.” Brundidge kicks off Independence celebrations Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The heat index was high, but that didn’t keep people from coming out to honor those who fought for America’s independence and those who have continued to preserve those freedoms during Brundidge’s weekend kickoff of Independence Day activities.“We had veterans at both events and we really appreciated them taking time to be a part of these special celebrations,” said Delatha Mobley, parade co-chair. “We want to always remember our veterans and their families and their sacrifices in service to our country.”center_img Latest Stories Email the author Book Nook to reopen You Might Like ART AWARD: Johnson tapped for prestigous fellowship Jerry Johnson, Professor of design at Troy University has been awarded a fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the… read more Sponsored Content He encouraged those in attendance to be heroes at home by being active in their communities and taking a stand. And, if not, don’t stand in the way of those who are.“We cannot change history,” he said. “Japan did strike Pearl Harbor; Hitler did initiate World War II in Europe. We cannot change history, but we can make a difference in the future.”On Saturday morning, Jackson led the Independence Day Parade in Brundidge as its grand marshal.“A real honor,” he said. “I don’t know if I deserve it but I do appreciate it. I love America and I’m proud that I had an opportunity to serve.The Independence Day Parade featured a wagonload of veterans including Joe Frank Hughes, Buddy Ellis, James Argo, Brain Byrd, Freddie Turner and James Ed Brown.“We all got on a wagon and there were veterans on other floats and all along the sidewalks,” Turner said. “For me, the Fourth of July is an important day in history and today as well. We have more freedoms than any other country in the world. And, we take them for granted but we are in danger of losing some of those freedoms.  We’ve got to preserve the freedoms we have. If we don’t everything before us is going to be lost.”Mobley expressed appreciation to the veterans who participated in the weekend events and to all who came to make the salute and parade successful.“We had a variety of entries in the parade – from floats and fire trucks to horses and wagons and tractors,” Mobley said. We had queens from 35 surrounding communities, including the 2016 Miss National Peanut Festival Queen. It was a great weekend as we celebrated America.” Published 3:00 am Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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GUALTIERI, DANIEL L. JR.

first_imgA funeral mass was offered April 27 at Our Lady of Libera Church for Daniel L. Gualtieri, Jr. 62, of North Bergen. He passed away April 23. He was a school teacher in North Bergen High School, an adjunct professor at St. Peters College and formerly at Montclair University. He was the husband of Edny L. Gualtieri; father of Kim Gaudiosi and husband Michael and Chantell Van Erbe; grandfather of Alyssa Maxwell and husband Greg, Amanda and Michael Gaudiosi and great-grandfather of Abigail Maxwell; brother of Edwin Gualtieri and wife Ellen, and uncle of Kate, David and the late Brian Gualtieri.Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.last_img

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Paul UK bucks ‘challenging conditions’ to grow 12%

first_imgStore refurbishments and new product development have helped drive growth at bakery and café chain Paul UK.The business, which operates 36 outlets, reported group turnover up 12.3% year on year to £32.3m in the financial year ending 31 December 2016, despite the impact of business rates hikes and the National Living Wage.Like-for-like sales were up 3% over the period, while group EBITDA (excluding head office costs and management fees) were £3.2m.Paul UK said it made significant developments to the brand’s catering and delivery offer over the 12 months, investing in its central bakery and improving its online ordering portal.NPD has also been a focus, with the business developing “new products putting the spotlight on the heritage of our brand and authenticity of our French bakery and patisserie”.Two new site were opened over the year, in Notting Hill Gate and Earl’s Court, and the company reported both are trading well. Eleven stores have been refurbished, resulting in an uplift in sales in all sites, and five further stores are earmarked for refurbishment.A new-format kiosk has opened at Paul UK restaurant Tower 42, and two new openings are planned by the end of the year.“The fall in the value of sterling, business rate increases and the absorption of the National Living Wage provide challenging trading conditions,” said Paul UK CEO Jean-Michel Orieux.“Through the continued refurbishment of our stores, development of our product range and central bakery plus commitment to our team and processes, we are confident Paul will continue to engage with our customers and perform well.”Earlier this year, Paul appointed Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels as marketing director of its UK and US operations.last_img read more

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Bar sections renew legislative positions

first_imgBar sections renew legislative positions Bar sections renew legislative positions September 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Florida Bar sections have received renewed recognition to lobby on dozens of previous legislative positions, as well as six new issues, following action by the Bar Board of Governors.The board acted on the positions at its August 13 meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, following on the recommendation of the Legislation Committee.Under Bar policies, all legislation positions taken by sections, committees, and the Bar for the previous two years expired on June 30. Sections typically reactivate selected positions by resubmitting them for board review.Under Bar policies, sections are given a wide latitude on legislative issues. Generally their legislative activities must fall under that particular section’s purview, not have the potential to cause deep philosophical or emotional divisions among Bar members, or contravene an official position of The Florida Bar. As yet, the Board of Governors has not approved any Bar-wide positions for the 2004-06 biennium.Bar policies generally provide that if the board does not act on a section’s requested legislation position within 60 days, it is automatically approved. Sections use their own, voluntarily-raised money and not any Bar mandatory dues or fees to pay for their legislative activities. They must also make it clear they represent only the section and not the entire Bar.The action on these positions came against the backdrop of a controversy over the request of the Family Law and Public Interest Law sections to repeal a state law that prohibits homosexuals from adopting. Both sections also want the state to adopt a “best interest” standard for adoptions. The sections have postponed their request until the board’s December meeting. (See story in the September 1 Bar News. )The adoption matter is the first time in years that a section’s proposed legislative activities have raised any serious controversy.All Bar, section, and committee positions are posted on the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, following final board action. Click on the Legislative Info. button on the left hand menu, and then List of Positions on the next menu. All of the renewed positions are listed there, as well as the new ones.With the new positions, the board approved: three for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, two for the Business Law Section, and one for the Family Law Section. Those new positions are: Business Law Section: Opposes legislation to impose income tax on limited liability companies and subchapter 5 corporations; Supports amendment of F.S. §701.02 to provide that the UCC governs the attachment and perfection of a security interest in a mortgage upon real property and in a promissory note or other right to payment or performance secured by that mortgage, and no assignment of the mortgage is required to be recorded under this section for the attachment or perfection of a security interest in such a mortgage under the UCC. Family Law Section: Supports amendments to F.S. §61.16 and F.S. §742.045 to clarify that the court has authority to award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in establishing both the entitlement and the amount of attorneys’ fees, costs and suit money to be awarded in a proceeding. Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section: Supports the revision of F. S. 222.21 (21)(a) to strengthen the exemptions from creditors’ claims for IRAs and employee benefit funds or accounts exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Supports the creation of a consolidated chapter for disclaimers of testamentary and non-testamentary property interests; Supports the revision of F.S. §718.117 process for terminating condominium property.last_img read more

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Magnolia rallies to beat Rain or Shine in Game 7, books finals rematch with SMB

first_imgLATEST STORIES Game 1 of the PBA Finals tips off on Wednesday, 7 p.m. All games will be played at Araneta Coliseum.Yap paced the Painters with 14 points while Gabe Norwood added 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.Both teams shot just 26 percent from the field. The two teams combined to set the all-time mark for the lowest scoring overtime game in the history of the PBA playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH 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 MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia came back from 17 points down to shock Rain or Shine, 63-60, in overtime in Game 7 and book a return trip to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Rafi Reavis came up big with eight points, 20 rebounds and three blocks while Ian Sangalang added 11 points and 15 rebounds to power the Hotshots, who also overcame a 0-2 hole in the semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We just found ways to win. We were down by 17 and I don’t know how we were able to come back,” Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said in Filipino. “My players were just resilient. They did not want to give up. Magnolia arranged a finals date with defending champion San Miguel in a rematch of last year’s All-Filipino title showdown won by the Beermen in five games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith the Elasto Painters down, 60-62, in OT, James Yap had the chance to tie but he missed a tough driving layup against two Magnolia defenders.Reavis gave the Hotshots a 61-58 edge with 1:16 remaining and split his charities to put his team up, 62-60, with 8.1 ticks to go. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid UST’s Babylove Barbon, Gen Eslapor rule BVR Dumaguete View commentslast_img read more

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DBJ Disburses $1.2 Billion to MSME Sector in 2012

first_imgStory Highlights A healthy micro finance sector is a proven catalyst for national economic development The Bank’s funding activities have helped to establish nine new companies, 850 new jobs The DBJ has placed special emphasis on micro, small and medium sized enterprises Last year the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) committed and disbursed over $1.2 billion to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, covering 200 small and medium sized business loans.The Bank’s funding activities have helped to establish nine new companies, 850 new jobs, and the maintenance of close to 7,000 existing jobs.Additionally, micro finance institutions on lent in excess of $225 million to over 4,000 micro entrepreneurs.Chairman of the DBJ, Joseph Matalon, disclosed these figures, as he addressed the media launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Micro Finance Forum, at the Bank’s Oxford Road offices in Kingston, on August 19.“In its mandate to foster economic growth and development of strategic sector of the economy, while facilitating the growth and development of all viable enterprise, the DBJ has placed special emphasis on micro, small and medium sized enterprises,” he noted.Mr. Matalon argued that the MSMEs and entrepreneurs are the primary engine in many instances for economic growth and job creation, but these sectors can do very little without appropriate financing.He emphasized the importance of micro financing, despite the proliferation of financial institutions across the Caribbean, many with international links.“Traditionally, larger financial institutions have not provided services to clients with little or no cash income. Often their (the institutions) calculations of profit and their break even points, preclude borrowers below a particular income level. The usual high rate of interest is also extremely prohibitive,” the Chairman said.However, he said the development of an active, healthy micro finance sector is a proven catalyst for the broader goal of national economic development, as satisfying the unmet demand on a larger scale, will play a more significant role in reducing poverty.Mr. Matalon noted that across the region, there is increasing provision of micro finance at more affordable rates, increased outreach to more people, including women and youth, and the development of a more aware, knowledgeable, and fiscally responsive micro finance sector.“Events like the Caribbean Micro Finance Forum is an excellent vehicle for sharing information from various stakeholders within the industry, including best practices and lessons learnt, while also contributing to a greater understanding of micro financing generally, in the Caribbean,” he pointed out.Mr. Matalon said the forum is timely, as the region is already enjoying gains fueled by a burgeoning micro financing industry, and is working to build on those successes economically and socially.The Chairman informed that since the launch of the Caribbean Capacity Building Microfinance Project II (CARIB-CAP II) last year, there have been in excess of 2,000 new loans disbursed to micro entrepreneurs, an increase from the 8,900 clients at the start of the project, with an average loan portfolio of US$5.5 million.This represents a 23 per cent growth as of June 2013. The survey was done among participating countries, including Jamaica, Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname.Meanwhile, Country Representative, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, said the IDB sees the forum as an important step in the wider development process for Jamaica.She argued that putting emphasis on micro finance and improving access to credit for entrepreneurs is an important step in addressing the issue of unemployment.In his remarks, Charge d’Affaires, Delegation of the European Union, Cesar Valor Arge, expressed the EU’s commitment, stating that, “we see this as a powerful tool to develop micro finance.”The fifth annual Caribbean Micro Finance Forum is scheduled for November 4 to 7 in Paramaribo, Suriname, under the theme, ‘Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel’.The forum is a platform for micro finance entrepreneurs, practitioners, and other key industry interests to participate in creating a more developed microfinance industry in the English-speaking Caribbean. It seeks to do so by improving financial performance and outreach, as well as fostering micro finance knowledge sharing for the region.The forum will focus on ‘youth entrepreneurship’; ‘ecosystem for scalability and sustainability’; ‘farmer to entrepreneur – transforming the rural economy and technology’; and ‘innovating to respond’.last_img read more

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SaintLouisduHaHa Que gets Guinness World Record nod for exclamation points

first_imgMONTREAL – A small community in Quebec has entered the Guinness World Records — with not one but two exclamation points.The municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, finds itself on page 161 of the 2018 edition of the book of records.It is being recognized as the only community in the world with two exclamation points in its name.Mayor Sonia Larrivee said she found out about the distinction for the town, which is located about 250 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, when she checked social media on Tuesday.She said she has no idea who would have advocated on behalf of the 1,400-person community, which was named in 1874.According to the province’s toponymy commission, the haha part of the name is an archaic French word for an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path and may refer to nearby Lake Temiscouata.“It’s great visibility for the municipality and by extension, for the Temiscouata region,” Larrivee said. “It’s certain that it sparks the interest of people coming through here — the two exclamation points are rare.”She said she often sees tourists stop to snap a photo in front of the signs for the town.“I often see licence plates from abroad stopping along the highway,” she said.Elizabeth Montoya, a spokeswoman for Guinness, said in an email that it’s the first time the Quebec town has appeared in the book, under the record “most exclamation marks in a town name.”She said the record category was flagged by an independent consultant.The paragraph describing the record mentions a handful of place names with a single exclamation mark: the seaside village of Westward Ho! in Great Britain and briefly, a town in Ohio.“But the only town with two exclamation marks in its name is the Canadian municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!,” the entry reads.last_img read more

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