Tags: Air Canada Vacations Share Posted by 15% commission on Sandals, Beaches bookings with ACV << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, September 18, 2017 TORONTO — Agents will earn 15% commission on all Sandals and Beaches Resorts bookings made by through Air Canada Vacations by Oct. 1, 2017, for travel Oct. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2018.ACV is reminding agents of its bonus commission offer after announcing the deal at its recent series of #ACVDreamMakers events.Also as part of the promotion, clients will get the CareFree Plan included in their packages. CareFree includes free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard and a $50 waiver on administrative change fees, a total value of $339 in savings.Travellers can also get an early booking bonus on Sandals and Beaches Resorts reservations. If they book by Sept. 30, 2017, for travel between Nov. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018, they save $200 per adult ($400 per couple) and $100 per child ($600 per family of four).For travel next summer, travellers save $150 per adult ($300 per couple) and $100 per child ($500 per family of 4) if they book by April 30, 2018, for travel between May 1 and Oct. 31, 2018.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsSome conditions and restrictions apply.With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels, cruises and groups to sun destinations will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3–6 nights; 600 points per stateroom for air and cruise packages; and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME loyalty points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or VISA cash cards. Travelweek Group
NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves by Tweet: Statue Of Doctor Who Did Experimental Surgery Without Anesthesia On Enslaved African-American Women Is Removed From New York’S Central Park., The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 12:41 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday.New York City’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims for relocation to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, where Sims is buried, accompanied by signage with historical context.Dr. Bernadith Russell, a gynecologist, emotionally embraced a friend as they watched the statue being removed.Russell said that when she was in medical school, Sims “was held up as the father of gynecology with no acknowledgement of the enslaved women he experimented on.”The commission’s president, Signe Nielsen, wept on Monday when she called for the vote, The New York Times reported.The names of many black women on whom Sims operated are unknown. Three of the names he recorded were Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy.“I’m not a woman of colour, but I am deeply moved by what we heard today,” said Nielsen.Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a review of “symbols of hate” on city property eight months ago following a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that left a person dead. The issue of possibly removing Confederate monuments initially prompted the white nationalists to gather.Amrit Trewn, an activist who had advocated for demolition, said the decision to relocate the statue means “that this physical representation of anti-black violence will still stand and maintain its presence in the heart of yet another community of colour.”Michele Bogart, a former member of the design commission and an art history professor, had urged that the statue remain in Central Park, saying: “History matters. … Don’t run from it.” The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed by crane, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York’s Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 12, 201480 students from Chandler Highschool visited Arcosanti on Feb. 12. 2014. For the Arcosanti tour they were divided into three groups with a tourguide each. They visited the foundry during a bronze pour.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito, text by Sue Kirsch]Here is foundry staff member / tour guide Alex DeWald explaining the process of bronze bell production.Tourguide Anne-Marie Vaduva.The Green Room behind the Colly Soleri Amphitheater stage.Many school groups visit Arcosanti for tours and lunch and sometimes for silt workshops. This is a very good educational opportunity.For more information on group tours for students of all ages see this linkor contact our Guest Services at 928.533.8295.
President Nicos Anastasiades and Defence Minister Savvas Angelides on Tuesday highlighted that the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found the process of British decolonisation in Mauritius was not lawfully completed when that country gained independence, cannot immediately guide Cyprus’ actions in view of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA).The ICJ opinion stated that the UK is under an obligation to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as swiftly as possible. The case is seen as a test of the legitimacy of deals struck between great powers and small states at the end of the colonial era, which could also include Cyprus.The legal service said on Monday that it would study the opinion in detail, which Anastasiades and Angelides stressed on Tuesday must precede any developments in view of the British Bases.“It is an advisory opinion and the issue is not only about studying it, it is also about if, whether and when you raise a similar request, and whether this is warranted,” Anastasiades said.Speaking on Active radio on Tuesday, defence minister Savvas Angelides said that we should not rush and not directly link the two cases, believing that we have found the solution for the British bases and that they will leave immediately.Initially, Angelides said, the ICJ’s opinion must be studied and evaluated by the legal service, after which its opinion must be placed before the government in a way that does not attempt to steer opinion, so that the government can make its own decisions.“Each case brought before a court is decided upon on the basis of it own set of circumstances,” Angelides noted, adding that we should not rush to directly correlate the opinion on the Chagos Islands with the British bases.Angelides highlighted the need for political parties to avoid taking advantage of this decision to pressure the government into taking certain measures prior to the evaluation of the opinion by the legal service.Nevertheless, political leaders rushed to issue reactions on Tuesday to the ICJ’s opinion.Ruling party Disy described the opinion as “historic”, but noted that the government can only move forward following the objective legal advice of the legal service.Opposition Akel said that without disregarding the differences in the cases of Mauritius and Cyprus, as events developed in the former prior to independence while for Cyprus the formation of the British bases were part of its independence treaty, the importance of the ICJ’s decision for Cyprus is self-evident.Diko said that colonial remnants do not belong in a European country of the 21st century, noting that it holds the government responsible for the fact that Cyprus was not involved as a litigant in the Mauritius case, or why Cyprus has not begun a similar process for itself.Edek noted that the opinion defeats efforts by the British to assert that the bases are legitimate and sovereign.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
13Mar Committee approves LaFave bill to give credit for high school internships The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee today unanimously approved legislation by state Rep. Beau LaFave, giving high school students the opportunity to earn course credit for completion of an internship or work study program.“Employers across the state need students with real-world experience. For far too long we have over-emphasized college readiness to the detriment of the skilled trades,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “Many high school students start career development before they graduate. This program will encourage students to take advantage of opportunities in their own backyard because career exploration and on-the-job training is also part of education.”LaFave pointed out that his legislation will help fill the growing demand across Michigan for skilled trades professionals, giving students in the Upper Peninsula and across the state more education outside of the classroom.Current Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based internships in grades 9-12. His legislation will streamline this process and cut unnecessary red tape and bureaucracy. Students can work four to 10 hours a week and, with the local district board of education’s oversight, will receive credit for graduation.The two-bill legislative package also safeguards funding for school districts, allowing students participating in an internship or a work experience program off campus to continue to qualify as a full-time student.During today’s committee testimony, LaFave shared letters of support from the Gladstone, Carney-Nadeau and Breitung Township school districts. Also supporting the legislation are the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of School Administrators, Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Great Lakes Education Project.“Education does not begin and end in the classroom,” LaFave said. “This legislation puts students into a professional business environment where they can grow while learning practical, real-world experience. This tool will help students decide what they do or do not want to do for the rest of their lives.”House Bills 4106 and 5676 advance to the House for its consideration. Categories: LaFave News,News
Belgian cable operator Telenet and TV broadcasters RTL and VRT have acquired the TV rights to UEFA Champions League football for the 2012-15 seasons.Free-to-air broadcaster RTL has won the French-language rights to the best match in each kick-off slot every match week. RTL will show both live matches as well as a highlights programme each match week on Club RTL.Flemish-language broadcaster VRT will show live the best match of the week on its channel Canvas, while Telenet will broadcast a selection of matches each match night in both kick-off slots on its three Sporting Telenet-branded channels. Both VRT and Telenet will broadcast highlights programmes each match week in the Flemish language.“UEFA is delighted to continue its successful relationship with VRT in respect of the UEFA Europa League in Belgium and also to welcome each of RTL and Telenet in to the UEFA Europa League family of broadcasters. Each of the three broadcasters has significant experience of working on the UEFA club competitions and their extensive broadcast knowledge and strong programming commitments will ensure significant exposure of the competition across Belgium,” said UEFA.Current rightsholders AB3 and EXQI Sport will continue to distribute UEFA Europa League games.
TeleColumbus is adding 10 HD channels from public broadcasters ZDF and ARD.The German cable operator will add HD versions of ZDF’s ZDFneo, ZDFinfo, ZDFkultur, 3sat and Kika, along with ARD’s regional networks WDR HD, NDR HD, BR Süd HD, SWR RP HD and SWR BW HD when they launch on May 1.
Channel distributor Canis Media is merging with general entertainment company Entertainment & Media Group Limited (EMG). The merger has created a new London-based business that aims to create and manage new content.EMG is an integrated entertainment group combining live entertainment, operation of TV channels, management and development of music artists and the provision of broadcast TV and audio facilities. Canis Media manages digital TV businesses for clients around the world.Ed Hall founder and chief executive of Canis Media said,“To have one company that can develop new talent, and then nurture it right the way through to commercial success ‘in-house’ is a great model. We worked closely this year with EMG to ensure that the St James Theatre is a unique space in London, ready to broadcast live content at the touch of a button, and as we worked together we realised that this was a cracking business model. This merger creates a formidable new broadcast business for London.”
Belgian telco Belgacom reported a 26,000 increase in TV subscriptions in the first quarter, taking its total TV customer base to 1.4 million. This increase, along with increased average per-user spend, saw TV revenues grow by 16.9% year-on-year in the quarter to €64 million, partially helping to offset a decrease in mobile and fixed voice revenue.Belgacom said TV ARPU showed a 4.5% growth year-over-year to €18.3, supported by a price increase for rented set-top boxes.However, group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation came in at €441 million, 6.1% lower than for the same period of 2012, while group revenues remained stable €1.59 billion, down 0.1% compared to last year.
Polsat-backed over-the-top service Ipla has overtaken Onet.pl to become the leading Polish video-on-demand platform, according to the latest Megapanel PBI/Gemius survey. Ipla had 3.2 million users in March, ahead of Onet.pl with 2.8 million users. Amongst Ipla users, 2.35 million used the service via dedicated apps while 1.11 million used the ipla.tv web portal.The other major VOD platforms covered by the survey were Wirtualna Polska Group’s Orange-wp.tv with 2.56 million users, TVN Group’s tvnplayer.pl with 1.37 million users, public broadcaster TVP’s tvp.pl VOD service with 620,000 users and Iplex.pl with 150,000 users.According to Redefine, the Polsat unit that controls Ipla, the survey will have underestimated the overall number of Ipla users as it does not include the full range of devices via which users can access the service. Redefine estimates that about 1.5 million viewers used mobile devices, games consoles, set-top boxes and connected TVs to access the service in March.Ipla offers a range of programming including free access to episodes of a number of Polsat TV shows before they are broadcast, shows from other Polish broadcasters and a catalogue of movies from studios including Disney, Warner Bros and SPI.
A number of Russian pay TV operators including NTV+, Akado and Rostelecom have dropped culture and factual channel Dozhd from their programming line-ups after it aired a survey on whether lives could have been saved if the city of Leningrad – now St Petersburg – had surrendered to the Germans during the Second World War rather than withstanding its three-year siege by Axis forces.The survey, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the siege, is seen as controversial in Russia.NTV+ published a statement saying that although the channel had not broken any law, it could not “ignore the opinion of our subscribers” and had decided to pull the service.Akado attributed its decision to doubts about the validity of the licence used by broadcast Dozhd, while Rostelecom pulled the channel without giving reasons, according to local reports.ER-Telecom, which had been airing Dozhd on a trial basis, has also pulled the channel from its platform on the grounds that it does not have a formal contract in place.Russian deputy minister of communications Alexey Volin, speaking at the CSTB trade show in Moscow two days ago, intimated that Dozhd was not on the country’s list of mandatory channels that distributors are legally bound to carry and that no action would be taken against operators that dropped the service.
Phillip LuffPay TV operator M7 Group has extended its existing agreement with channel provider Scripps Networks UK & EMEA for the European launch of the latter’s Fine Living HD channel on its platforms.Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia via Skylink, The Netherlands via Canal Digitaal and Flanders on TV Vlaanderen. The other HD channels of Scripps Networks, Travel Channel HD and Food Network HD, are already available on the platforms.M7 Platform Services will also arrange for the satellite delivery of Fine Living HD to third party operators within the footprint of Astra 3B at 23.5° East. This service scheme includes the provision of smartcards and CI modules, 24/7 quality monitoring and help desk support to third party operators. M7 Platform Services already provides these services for other available channels of Scripps Networks: Travel Channel HD, Food Network HD and SD, Fine Living SD.“Following the success of Travel Channel HD and Food Network HD in in these territories, we are pleased to expand our partnership with the M7 Group with the delivery of our Fine Living programming also in HD,” said Phillip Luff, managing director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA. “Our alliance with M7 Group allows us to distribute our channels in a cost-effective and high-quality manner to both direct-to-home viewers and third-party operators in Europe.”Bill Wijdeveld, VP business development at M7 Group said: “We are very proud on this further extension of our distribution agreement with Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, now including all the Scripps Networks channels. We are also pleased that our direct-to-home viewers in the Benelux and CEE markets will have the chance to enjoy Fine Living in full HD quality. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with Scripps Networks.”
Eutelsat and Globecast have partnered to launch a new media platform over the Americas using the 117° West video neighbourhood.The companies will offer a media management solution for broadcasters across the Americas using Globecast’s Culver City, California teleport and the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite at 117° West – which offers coverage from Alaska to Argentina.“Our goal with Globecast is to build a new media distribution ecosystem that combines exceptional market coverage with advanced live linear TV services in SD, HD and UHD formats, IP streaming and file-based television distribution capabilities to meet both today’s needs and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas.“By combining best-of-breed technologies, the exceptional quality and coverage of Eutelsat’s satellites, and the local market knowledge and technical expertise of partners like Globecast, we can build a rich platform of integrated, customized services to serve media companies everywhere over the Americas.”Eddie Ferraro, managing director of Globecast in the Americas said: “Eutelsat is a perfect partner for Globecast in expanding our service offerings to media customers throughout the Americas. Our managed service capabilities, Eutelsat’s entrepreneurial spirit and our combined ability to attract blue chip customers will ensure the next generation of growth in the media space in this ever-changing technology environment.”
Dean PossenniskiePay TV channel provider A+E Networks has recently been branching out into the free-to-air world, notably with the launch of Blaze in the UK. EMEA managing director Dean Possenniskie talked to Stuart Thomson about the company’s changing profile.While the demise of pay TV has been greatly exaggerated, the business is reaching maturity in many developed markets and channel providers are searching for new avenues to growth – either by launching a direct-to-consumer digital offering, or a free-to-air linear channel.A+E Networks has delved into the free-to-air market in EMEA in a significant way with the launch of male-focused Blaze in the UK. The group also entered the Turkish market with a free-to-air version of Lifetime in April in partnership with local player MCD Media. According to Dean Possenniskie, managing director, A+E Networks EMEA, taking the plunge into free-to-air in a strong pay TV market like the UK made sense because there was an opportunity to use A+E’s content without damaging its pay TV business or threaten distribution partnerships. “We were fortunate that with the A+E pipeline of content we could go different ways. We have strong distribution partnerships and we continue to grow our channels,” says Possenniskie. “We value our partnerships highly. Blaze is complementary in terms of windowing, scheduling and the brand, and can be used to cross-promote to content on pay TV like Pawn Stars on History.”In addition to launching Blaze as a linear channel, A+E has used the launch to debut its first TV Everywhere service in EMEA, providing access to Blaze content on a catch-up basis on multiple screens. Possenniskie is clear that A+E is not diluting its commitment to pay TV and points out that the company also has a strong business supplying content to free-to-air broadcasters. “We have to think very carefully about what is the best avenue for us,” he says. “Internally, we don’t qualify our brands as being defined by platform. It’s really about where we feel the opportunity is.” Similarly, whether to go it alone, as in the UK with Blaze, or with a partner, as in Turkey, will depend on whether A+E has a strong existing presence in a particular market.The key in either case, says Possenniskie, is to analyse the market and plan the launch carefully. “In the UK we spent time on looking at the market and the content offering and the brand. It has to take some time. It is important to get it right,” he says. For the launch of Blaze, A+E tapped the TVPlayer platform, for which it has now led a £5 million investment round (e5.7 million). “We always look for new opportunities to develop new digital technologies and services and TVPlayer was looking for a strategic partner,” says Possenniskie. Aside from free-to-air, the other main non-core opportunity that channel providers have addressed is digital platforms that can be made available either to pay TV customers only or as a direct-to-consumer service, either free-to-view or as a subscription offering. A+E has taken the plunge into digital in the US with the launch of Lifetime Movie Network and History Vault. Possenniskie says that History Vault is seen as a key opportunity in EMEA. He is agnostic about whether such a service should be rolled out as a standalone offering or part of a joint effort with pay TV partners, adding that it could be rolled out in different markets either as a direct-to-consumer offering or via pay TV partners. “Aside from supporting our platform partners with non-linear content, we are looking at building a standalone SVOD product that can add something to the platform,” says Possenniskie. “We keep an open mind on what model would work best in which market.” For both free-to-air linear channels and non-linear digital direct-to-consumer services, having a compelling pipeline of content remains key. For A+E this has also gone hand-in-hand with diversifying its content line-up to embrace more scripted as well as unscripted content. The development of A+E Studios in the US has been key to this. Content developed by the in-house production unit has been aired on Lifetime and History. For Possenniskie, while drama and movies have been core to Lifetime, the real opportunity is to add scripted content to History, with Vikings and, more recently, its remake of the groundbreaking 1977 mini-series Roots, standing out as examples of content that can enhance the profile of the channel. Roots is currently set to premiere in Italy on History. And for all the recent focus on the free-to-air market with the launch of Blaze, A+E continues to populate pay TV platforms with its portfolio of services including History, H2, A&E, CI and Lifetime. Possenniskie says that there continues to be strong opportunities for pay TV launches in EMEA, notably in Africa, where the programmer now has an established presence in Johannesburg.“Our optimal presence is to have four to six brands in each market in pay TV. If you have only two brands, such as History and CI, there may be potential to launch Lifetime or FYI or whatever. In terms of whether to go for pay TV versus free-to-air, it is hard to have a cookie-cutter approach, but some markets will support a full portfolio of services.”
Following the post-mortem, DNA profiling was carried out at the Forensic Science Laboratory and formal identification has now been confirmed.Foul play is not suspected in Ms McGahey’s death.A Garda file is now being prepared for the Coroner.Tragedy as remains of missing Derry woman recovered on Donegal beach was last modified: January 27th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Ms McGahey was reported missing in Derry on November 18, 2018.She was last seen in Buncrana on November, 19.Her remains were found on the beach by a member of the public on Wednesday morning.They were later removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem was carried out by the State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster. Remains of missing Derry pensioner Jean McGahey found on Donegal beachGARDAI have identified human remains on a beach in Leenan, Clonmany earlier this week.Following an examination, Gardai have confirmed they are that of missing Jean McGahey. ShareTweet ClonmanyDr Margaret BolstergardaiJean McGaheyLeenanPathologistThe CoronerTragedy as remains of missing Derry woman recovered on Donegal beach
Mail Tumblr Previous PostOver 16,000 Voters Cast Ballots For The First Day of Early Voting Twitter Next PostProtection In The Change Of The Language In Amendment One The medication, called XOFLUZA, was designed to make the flu shorter if taken within 48 hours of onset and can be prescribed to patients 12 and older once they’ve been diagnosed with the illness, according to the FDA.The new medication is designed to significantly reduced the duration of flu symptoms by more than one day, when compared to a placebo in clinical trials, the FDA said.(MORE: Flu season is here: What you need to know)Researchers believe the medication will prevent patients from spreading the flu, which could help reign in contagion rates following the 2017-2018 flu season, which saw 900,000 hospitalizations and 80,000 deaths — the deadliest season in four decades, according to the FDA. The medication was approved under a priority review.The medication is the first in a new class of antiviral medications that blocks an enzyme within the flu virus, which stops viral replication early in the influenza cycle, the FDA announced.XOFLUZA is similar to Oseltamivir, also known under the brand name Tamiflu, but “decreases viral shedding faster” and is associated with less side effects, Dr. Todd Ellerin, the infectious disease specialist at South Shore Hospital in Massachusetts, told ABC News.“Like Tamiflu, it seems to work better the quicker it gets into the patient,” Ellerin said.(MORE: The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches)In clinical trials, XOFLUZA demonstrated efficacy against a wide range of influenza, including Tamiflu-resistant strains, and has also proved effective against some strains of Asian bird flu, such as H5N1, according to the FDA.The medication is the “first new flu medicine” of its kind — with a novel proposed mechanism — in nearly 20 years, said Dr. Sandra Horning, chief medical officer and head of global product development at Genentech, the company selling the pill in the U.S., in a statement to ABC News.“If patients see their doctors within 48 hours of symptom onset, one dose of XOFLUZA can significantly reduce the duration of flu symptoms,” Horning said.Since it was tested in healthy, adult patients, it is unclear how effective it will be in the most severe cases or for the most vulnerable patients, Ellerin said.(MORE: Flu shot myths, such as that you should wait for cold weather to get the vaccine)The pill will be available across the U.S. in the coming weeks, according to the FDA. Google+ HealthNational NewsNewsWatch FDA approves new flu pill that can be taken after onset of symptoms By Tyler BarkerOct 25, 2018, 18:23 pm 279 0 Facebook Home NewsWatch Health FDA approves new flu pill that can be taken after onset of symptoms Pinterest Linkedin Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at email@example.com
SportsSports News State Soccer Championships Return to Beckley By Matt DigbyNov 02, 2018, 00:07 am 560 0 Linkedin Twitter Home Sports News Sports State Soccer Championships Return to Beckley Google+ Previous PostWoodrow Wilson Rallies to Win Sectional Title Beckley, WV (WOAY) – The state high school soccer championships return to Beckley this weekend for the 18th straight year and the 23rd time overall.One of the differences from previous years is the turf installation earlier this season on Carter Field, where the Class AA/A games will be played. 10 different schools from across the state had teams qualify, including schools from both panhandles and the Kanawha Valley.Hear from tournament co-director Dave Laraba and East Fairmont boys soccer head coach Tristan Wierbonski; the Bees play Charleston Catholic at 9:30 Friday morning. Facebook Pinterest Mail Tumblr Next PostStudents In One Mercer County School Are Making A Difference With Rocks Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More
This weekend, some of Alabama’s potential new leaders are coming together with one goal: preaching unity.EVENT DETAILS10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23Capitol Park, 2828 Sixth St., TuscaloosaBring a blanket or lawn chairsFree food and drinksThe Standing for Unity, a Political Forum is happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Capitol Park in Tuscaloosa.Alabama gubernatorial candidates including Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, Sue Bell Cobb and Mark Johnston will be there, along with Alabama Reps. Chris England and AJ McCampbel, and representative candidate Tommy Hyche.Event sponsor Judy Taylor said it’s all about getting voters’ voices heard.“We’re concerned with things like a living wage,” she said. “We’re concerned with things like school board elections and school districts and health care initiatives, and we want to let the people speak to the candidates running for governor, and the candidates running for representative and senator.”But you won’t just be hearing politicians speak, because there will be plenty of free food and beverages, too. The event will be moderated by WVUA 23’s Tamika Alexander.
Walker County’s Parrish is getting a face lift in the form of repaved roads.Parrish received a grant for a paving project for some of the city’s streets. Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said the city will receive a $350,000 grant for the paving process. This is Parrish’s first grant in nearly 10 years, and some of the roads are in desperate need of repair, Hall said.“Some of these potholes, we’ll go and the town will fill them with some red rock or coal mix or something like that,” said Hall. “But some of these potholes are over 2 feet deep and probably 3 feet across. These are massive potholes. That makes it very dangerous to drive down those roads for people and for your car.”Hall said residents who live on roads that are not being repaved yet will have to be patient, but the city will be applying for the grant again in a couple years.
ZAGREB – Greece rebounded from a 10-point deficit to stun host Croatia, 72-70 in opening round play of the European basketball tourney.The win moved Greece to 2-0 after beating FYROM in the first game and put it in a prime position to finish atop the group and move on to the next round.It wasn’t easy as Croatia led much of the game, including 33-28 at the half before upping the lead to 10, when the Greeks mounted a furious comeback.For more than three periods in the game Croatia had the upper hand, leading 33-28 at half-time and stretching its advantage to up to 10 points on three occasions.Coach Fotis Katsikaris switched to a three-guard formation in the last period and jumped out to a 72-67 lead before Croatia closed at the finish.Vassilis Spanoulis was the top scorer for Greece with 16 points, followed by Giorgos Printezis with 13. Greece next plays Georgia on Sept. 8. TweetPinShare0 Shares