Troy tourism hosts luncheon

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration One hundred and forty Troy University international students got a “taste of Troy” Sunday.The students were invited to a luncheon hosted by the City of Troy Tourism Department at The Studio in downtown Troy and then toured the “Looking Through the Lens” photography exhibition at the Johnson Center for the Arts.Catherine Jordan, tourism administrative assistant, said the luncheon was an opportunity for the international students to visit the downtown area and enjoy the fellowship inherent in an informal luncheon. By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Troy tourism hosts luncheon Print Article Email the author Latest Stories You Might Like Mary Hilyer: remembered for ‘true’ inner beauty The third chapter of I Peter tells the story of Mary Hilyer’s life. She was submissive to the authority God… read more Published 8:01 pm Monday, August 9, 2010 “We want the international students to feel welcome because Troy will be their home for at least a year, some of them two or more years,” Jordan said. “Downtown Troy has a lot of offer and we wanted them to know what’s here and available to them.”Some of the students had been in Troy only four days and others will come this week. The total number of international students will not be known until all of the students have arrived.Ye Ri Kim, Eunsun Park and Beltyeom Koo attended the same university in Korea and are finding their friendship a barrier against homesickness in the early days so far from home. “We’ve been here too few days for homesickness,” Park said. “But it’s so hot here. So hot.”The students laughed and stirred the air with a flutter of their hands.“We like it here,” Koo said. “It is peaceful and people are so kind.”Five French students said they, too, are finding Troy to be friendly but hot. Sponsored Content Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell “Winter comes how soon?” they asked laughing.Although all of the international students speak English, they admitted that the Southern dialect is different from what they learned in school.Mohammad Alashri has been at Troy University for more than a year and he speaks the American dialect but said he has not yet picked up the Southern dialect of his Alabama classmates.“For me, Troy is small,” he said.“I am from Saudi Arabia and a big city. Some of the international students come here and are disappointed that there is not much entertainment, not like in big cities. But then there are some who like the quiet and peacefulness of a small town.”Alashri said the international students come wanting to immerse themselves in the American culture and language.“I think many of them would like to have a host family,” he said. “That would give them the opportunity to understand the culture better and learn the language. It would also give them a ‘home’ here because they can’t go home often to visit. Some of them will be here a year before going home. For now, Troy is their home.”last_img read more

Human Resources Forum 2000: Equal pay a huge failure

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. • Equal pay legislation would be more effective if it worked on incentives rather than penalties, nearly eight out of 10 delegates at the legal update session said. They agreed with Paul Nichols, partner at law firm DLA, that a reduction in national insurance contributions for companies with effective equal pay structures would do more to bring men’s and women’s pay in line than the current law. “The equal pay legislation has been a huge failure,” said Nichols, referring to the fact that a recent landmark case took 15 years to reach a decision. “Instead of equal pay penalties the law should be turned around to say employers who can show they have a fair system in place should get a quarter per cent off their NI contributions.” Using electronic voting devices, 77 per cent of the audience agreed. The case involved 350 speech therapists who won £12m between them. They argued that their pay structure, as a mainly female profession, breached equal pay legislation because they earned less than male-dominated professions in the NHS.Benchmarking answered junior managers loss• Taylor Woodrow Construction has dramatically reduced turnover of junior managers through benchmarking, HR director Duncan Littlefair told delegates. In 18 months the resignation rate of managers aged 25 to 30 has dropped from 4.9 per cent to 0.6 per cent. Littlefair said it was only when the company started working with Saratoga to benchmark its practices against other blue-chip companies that it realised it had a problem and could start looking for the causes and how to solve it. “We started doing exit interviews to find out why people were leaving and what we found was that people who joined us as graduates were staying five or six years until they became chartered then moving elsewhere. We had a big gap in the 35 to 40 age range which was going to cause major problems in the future,” he said. Knowing what the problem was allowed the company to work to remedy it. Continuing to benchmark allows it to identify and address new problems as they emerge, he said. They also benchmark HR performance and productivity of employees.Gaining ‘hearts and minds’ of staff aids success• Winning employee commitment boosts company performance, David Trafford of the Concours Group said. Giving staff a sense of ownership in business results in a workforce which is prepared to go the extra mile to improve performance. In a workshop headed “Hanging on to them”, Trafford described this as “winning the hearts and minds” of staff. He said it could be achieved by moving away from compliance-based practices to activities which engage individuals in giving more. Organisations that succeed are those with a strategy owned by everyone. Business information is widely shared and staff have broader scope to do what is right for the company. Trafford said UK employers did not compare favourably with their European counterparts in ensuring staff felt positive about their jobs. Research showed Denmark has the highest job satisfaction scores, followed by the Philippines and Netherlands. The UK ranked 17th, with Hungary bottom.First impressions count, so watch what you wear• When was the last time you took notice of the way you look, sound and behave? According to American image consultant Mary Spillane, too many businessmen and women sell themselves short by not paying attention to their own image and branding. In a humorous session, Spillane pulled two male delegates from the audience and launched into a blistering attack on their dress. Spillane asked everyone to complete a personal image audit, taking an honest view of their communication skills, body language and social skills. She imitated dodgy handshakes, Geordie accents and made digs at the colour coordination of clothes. For all the laughter, Spillane had a serious message: dress according to what suits your colouring and your build and project your personality through your clothes. Human Resources Forum 2000: Equal pay a huge failureOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores (9-8)

first_imgArea Football Friday ScoresWeek #4  (9-8)East Central  41     Franklin County  36Batesville  55     Rushville  28Milan  42     South Decatur  0Indy Lutheran  64     Oldenburg  13Lawrenceburg  21     Greensburg  17North Central  24     North Decatur  20Connersville  27     South Dearborn  18Switz. County  44     Edinburgh  6Columbus East  62     Jennings County  7Jeffersonville  28     Madison  13Union County  54     Winchester  8last_img

Chelsea star Willian ‘trains’ with daughters as football freeze over COVID-19 continues [VIDEO]

first_imgChelsea star, Willian, is back in Brazil with his family after being granted leave by the club, and he is making the most of his time with them.On Wednesday, the Brazilian shared a video of himself having a kickabout with his two daughters in their home on Instagram.With the two girls standing on either end with footballs, Willian would turn to one, kicking the ball back to her after it was thrown his way, before turning to the other.It was an adorable moment from the winger as he makes the best use of his time off.Willian was granted compassionate leave by Chelsea to spend time in Brazil with his family, as the Premier League season has been suspended with no clear indication on when it might return following the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world.He is one of a number of footballers who are using the period to connect more with their loved ones.Ghanaian defender, Harrison Afful recently shared a video of him braiding his daughter’s hair.The video has since gone viral.Take a look at Willian training with his daughters below:last_img read more


first_imgALBANY, CALIF.  (Mon. May 30, 2016) – Three tickets hit the Golden Pick 6 for $33,726.66 on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.Johnny Reb posted a 20-1 upset in the finale to help produce the substantial return. A victory by No. 6 Peppered Pro (sixth in the field of seven) would have triggered a jackpot payout of $1,230,919. The jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners.The jackpot will begin at $1,137,828.68 when racing resumes Friday. The Golden Pick 6 sequence will begin with race 3.There will be a mandatory payout on the Golden Pick 6 on June 12, closing day for the Winter/Spring Meet.last_img

Drake inspires Stephen Curry ‘game-worn lint’ auctions on eBay

first_imgOf all Drake’s sideline antics from Game 1 of the NBA Finals, none were more disturbing than when the rapper was seen plucking something out of Stephen Curry’s hair Thursday night.It turns out Drake struck gold when he pulled some lint off the Warriors star’s head. He later playfully suggested he would make a profit off Curry’s lint.last_img

South Africans tell their stories

first_imgEveryone has a story to tell, and the Humans of South Africa website is a space for those stories to be told and pictures to be shared. The project started a year ago and has grown substantially since then. So far, more than 500 anecdotes have been shared. On Humans of South Africa, Sandy Levenstein opens windows on to the lives of ordinary South Africans. (Image: Humans of SA)• Be good brand ambassadors for South Africa • Beading and computer programming a way out of prison • Spelling Bee aims to improve literacy • Digital storytelling shaping aspiring teachers • Business-minded Rapelang Rabana is conquering the world Priya PitamberSandy Levenstein, who is originally from Johannesburg but now lives in Cape Town, calls herself a storyteller. She likes to open windows into worlds people would otherwise not know existed. So she started a website called Humans of South Africa. The concept is similar to its Big Apple counterpart in the US, Humans of New York.The premise is simple: photograph a person and get them to tell you a little bit about their life. “At the very beginning I asked people for pictures and for a line or two,” recalls Levenstein. The US site started the same way – Brandon Stanton, its creator, wrote: “I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10 000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map.”Once out the starting blocks, Levenstein began to explore more in depth in talking to people on her site. “Eventually I found myself doing full interviews,” she says. Her platforms have also expanded to include others in the creative field. “I have a huge love and respect for creativity and wish to help get eyes on creative South African’s work.” Sandy Levenstein calls herself a storyteller. She started the Humans of South Africa website a year ago. (Image: Supplied)Baby stepsLevenstein started the website about a year ago; she describes it as the longest and shortest year. Humans of New York began in 2010. “Humans of South Africa is still a baby; it will grow and extend to all areas,” she says. “I am a patient lady.”It has already grown substantially. Photography is found on the Bricks and Sticks page, while artists and animators have their spot on Pens and Pencils and writers are published in A Thousand Words.“My Attachment Theory page looks at fashion from a new angle. How does that which we wear connect us with others? Every piece of our clothing ties us to a person or a memory, evoking some sort of emotion.”Everyone has a story to tellLevenstein explains that a few years ago, she had an impulse to tell stories. But she also wanted to be original, so she waited for inspiration to strike. “I got really busy and life carried on, years down the line looking at Humans of New York again, I realised that we stood on the shoulders of giants and concluded that being original meant I could take an idea that had already been done and use it as my starting point,” she explains. “By injecting myself into it, I would make it original.”Every story she has heard over the year has left an impact on her. “Some have made me laugh, some have made me cry and all have made me think,” she says.But one of her more memorable interviews was with Derek Watts, the anchor on the investigative journalism television show Carte Blanche. “I think I am naturally curious and want to know how things work and do want to make a difference,” Watts told Levenstein about his job. “I have got an inane thing about justice. I am neurotic about things being fair.”She was humbled to have chatted to him, and motivated.Tell me everythingThere are more than 500 posts on the site so far. To commemorate her 500th entry, Levenstein looked back on her very first update, when a woman in Cape Town told her:I am getting married in October. First boyfriend. First love. He is counting down the days until then.Post number 500! – Shanaaz from Cape Town To celebrate Humans 500th post we are going back in time. Below find Humans…Posted by Humans of South Africa on Monday, 20 April 2015She says she must have an honest face as people open up to her in a meaningful manner. “But in seriousness, I tell people what I am doing and ask them to be a part of it. I have been lucky; people have been kind and willing to talk.”She does not limit her posts to her home city of Cape Town. Opening up her website to submissions from people allows her to get interviews from people across South Africa.Looking to the futureFor now, Levenstein is happy to tell stories. “As I have mentioned before, Humans is a baby, I don’t know what colour hair it will have, how tall or how short it will be,” she says. “Time will tell where it goes.”Through her Humans of South Africa work, she has learned people are good, and that they want to help each other but often do not know how. “In the mists of great sadness there is still great kindness.” It has also helped her improve her craft of writing.last_img read more

Berra Rings, MVP Plaques Stolen

first_imgLITTLE FALLS, N.J. — Authorities say several of Yogi Berra’s World Series rings and two MVP plaques were stolen from a museum honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer.The break-in occurred Oct. 8th at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Montclair State University Police Chief Paul Cell detailed the missing items Oct. 9th.The museum opened in the late 1990s. It is located on the university’s campus in the northern New Jersey community of Little Falls. In addition to the baseball exhibits and memorabilia, it offers children’s educational programs that focus on sportsmanship and social justice.The Essex County Crimestoppers program is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary.Berra won 10 World Series titles with the Yankees. He is now 89.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Che Adams is happy for Moussa Djenepo over his goalscoring form.Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.” last_img read more

AP Poll Features Many Changes After Wild Week 5

first_imgThe AP poll shows rankings 2 through 4 for week 6. taylor decker urban meyerTwitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?last_img read more