TPL summer readers recognized

first_img TPL summer readers recognized Next UpAs a reward for taking top honors, the girls were treated to pedicures and manicures at C&K Nails.“Because all three top readers were girls I thought it would fun to do something different in recognition of their efforts,” said Teresa Colvin, young adult and children’s librarian.“Most all girls like to be pampered and that’s why I decided to treat them to a trip to a spa.” By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The girls were a bit out of their element with their feet in tubs of churning water and softener but they said it was fun to be pampered – now, if they just had “a good book to read.”Devon traces her love of reading back to when she was ages five to eight and living in Africa where her parents were missionaries.“We didn’t have a television so there wasn’t anything to do except play and read,” Devon said.“I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. I read anything that is a good story and has interesting characters. I read all the time. I’m a librocubicularist. That’s someone who reads in bed. Reading is what I do.” Print Article Published 7:57 pm Thursday, July 22, 2010center_img Latest Stories Melissa will be a member of the freshman class at Troy University in the fall. Her reading addiction will be a great benefit to her as she will have plenty of reasons to read.“I’ve always like to read, from pre-school on,” Melissa said.“I love to use my imagination and, with reading you can do that. It’s not like movies or television. You can imagine the characters and the places and that’s more interesting and fun to me.”Laura is a rising eighth grader at Charles Henderson Middle School and, like her sister, she enjoys reading because she can “picture” the characters and they become more real to her.“I like to read just about anything,” she said.“Give me a book and I’ll end up reading it.”Colvin said it was remarkable the number of pages these three girls have read over the summer.“The purpose of the summer program is to encourage young people to continue to read and keep up their reading skills during the summer,” she said.“I want to thank C&K Nails, Glow, First Impressions, the Pink Parlor, Dairy Queen and Troy Cable for their support of the Troy Public Library program and all of the young adult readers who participated. And I want to congratulate these three top young adult readers and also the top readers in our younger readers.The top readers in the four through 11 age group were feted with a luau Thursday, thanks to William White, TPL director, Rebecca Scuba, museum volunteer, Byrd Drugs, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s.The group included 12 honorable mention awards, which was a first for the TPL Summer Reading Program.“The number of books read was so close this year that I just couldn’t not recognize these readers who had accomplished so much,” Colvin said.“Everybody deserved the recognition and the fun of the top readers’ recognition party.”The top readers in the four and five age group were Joanna Cooper, first; Ava Leverett, second; and Emma Sanders, third.In the six-year age group, the top readers were Donna Chen, first, and Addy Robinson, second.Seven-year-old top readers were Tessa Suell, first, and Scott Renfroe, second.Peyton Sasser was the top reader in the age eight group.First place reader in the age nine group was Veronica Copper and Montse Ramirez was second.In the age 10 group, Dani Daniel was first and Abigail Salmon was second. Clayton Suell was the top reader in the 11-year-old group.Honorable mention awards were presented to Aidan Faulk, Kelton Coppage, Hope Challancin, Cade Renfroe, George Smith, Addie Renfroe, Hunter Coppage, Irene Park, Jessica Wilcox, Mary Stoltze, Brandon Cain and Hailey Sasser. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Devon Corbitt is a reading whiz.She logged 47,352 pages in the Troy Public Library’s Summer Program and that was more than enough to take top place in the young adult reading program.Sisters, Melissa and Laura Cain, took second and third place. Melissa read 12,000 pages and Laura read more than 9,000 pages. You Might Like Freeman faces new sodomy charge A Troy man accused of sexually harassing juveniles faces a fifth felony charge. 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Chile, US Strengthen Interoperability with Southern Star

first_imgBy Guillermo Saavedra/Diálogo September 28, 2018 For almost two weeks, the port region of Antofagasta in northern Chile was the scene of a joint and combined exercise for Chilean and U.S. special forces. The Southern Star 2018 exercise coordinated by the Chilean Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCO, in Spanish) with the support of U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), tested participating units in air, sea, and land simulated operations. Southern Star 2018 gathered 1,023 Chilean and 53 U.S. service members, August 20th-29th. Chile participated with the Army Special Operations Brigade, the Navy Special Forces Command, and the Air Force Special Forces Group, while the U.S. counted on SOCSOUTH, the Army 7th Special Forces Group, troops of the Naval Special Warfare Command, and units of the Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Control, among others. Officers from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, and the United Kingdom participated as observers. The biannual exercise seeks to assess the planning, management, and command processes of participants in simulated joint and combined scenarios. The goal is to strengthen Chilean and U.S. special forces’ interoperability and operational capabilities. “The training was very relevant for those who participated,” U.S. Sergeant Fist Class Alexis Ramos, Public Affairs, noncommissioned officer in charge, SOCSOUTH, told Diálogo. “Anytime we are able to rub elbows with our partners and exchange ideas is a great thing for both nations, because opportunities like these allow us to increase our capacities and interoperability.” International intervention In the Atacama Desert and on the Pacific coast of Antofagasta, Chilean and U.S. officers joined forces to neutralize terrorist cells and put an end to internal conflicts affecting the fictitious island of Chiland. In a simulated scenario, the United Nations ordered an international intervention with the deployment of combined forces to restore peace on the island. “One of the advantages [of the location] is that there are military flight zones that allow for 24-hour operations, night flights, and with less restrictions on the use of weapons and real ammunition,” Major General Pablo Müller Barbería, commander of the Chilean Army Special Operations Task Force and leader of the joint and combined forces of Southern Star 2018, told Diálogo. “There are also landing sites to carry out amphibious and insertion operations. Finally, the specific characteristics of the Chilean desert, with its different landscapes similar to Iraq and Afghanistan, makes it appealing for service members of partner nations who take part in the exercise.” The scenarios included infiltration and extraction maneuvers in hostile territory, terrorist confrontations, hostage liberation, and rescue operations. The units also carried out boarding missions, air and land assault, and cybersecurity operations to counter terrorist actions. Among the exercises carried out, Chilean Air Force F-16 fighters overflew the steep hills of the desert and destroyed targets on land, allowing armored vehicles to move in and secure the area. Special Forces of the Chilean Army and their U.S. counterparts supported the operation on the ground with fast-rope insertion from helicopters. On another occasion, the special forces captured a merchant ship that refused to cooperate on the coast. Chilean Navy tactical divers boarded the ship from the Naval Aviation AS365 Dauphin helicopter, while a U.S. Navy SEAL team boarded from a Defender speedboat. The teams searched the ship with the support of air snipers. “The simulated scenarios were designed to challenge the joint staff to think critically and work through the military decision-making process,” Sgt. 1st Class Ramos said. “The exercise provided an opportunity to exercise planning, execution, support, and command and control procedures in a combined and joint environment at the operational and tactical level, helping us improve our shared understanding and capabilities.” Commitment to regional security “[Southern Star 2018] was very positive. We verified, under high standards, the efficiency and deployment of capabilities of this type of special units that interoperated without any problem,” said Maj. Gen. Müller. “However, there are always lessons learned that allow us to improve integration processes and complement capabilities.” Coordinated by EMCO and SOCSOUTH, Southern Star is carried out jointly in Chile since 2007. In 2009, troops from Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay joined the Chilean-U.S. training for the first and only time. Since 2015, the exercise alternates each year with the U.S.-based Northern Star exercise. The next edition of Southern Star will be in 2020. “As we move forward, you will see Chile continue to lead [Southern Star] with the U.S. being there for support,” Sgt. 1st. Class Ramos concluded. “Both the U.S. and Chile are committed to regional security, and [Southern Star] is one way we improve together.”last_img read more

US election: Biden supporters’ messages to Trump voters

first_imgUS President-Elect Joe Biden has spoken of his wish to “unify” the United States, in his first speech since his election win.Some of those who voted for Joe Biden tell the BBC what their message would be to friends who supported Donald Trump.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Fair named ACC Preseason Player of the Year at media day

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTE, N.C. — By the time C.J. Fair finally stepped into the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., a crowd had already formed by his placard. Television cameras set up from the opposite side of the table where his nameplate, garnished with a fresh Atlantic Coast Conference logo, stood.The questions ranged from the general to the specific, but all were repetitive.What’s it like being the newcomer to the conference, and to be a candidate for that league’s player of the year?“It’s going to be a lot of excitement for us,” he said. That was his stock answer for the day. “We want to win the ACC and that’s something I can brag about years later.”The typically soft-spoken small forward was thrust into the spotlight at ACC Media Day on Wednesday as the shiniest new toy in a league full of fresh faces. He spoke hours before he was announced as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year, but as recorders, cameras and notebooks swirled around him, it was clear that he would be one of the league’s main attractions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a horde of reporters formed near the Orange’s table, Baye Moussa Keita sat alone until two members of the Syracuse media finally took a seat alongside him. He was the forgotten man, despite being from the team everyone seemed to want to learn so much about.The center doesn’t think the attention’s going to Fair’s head, though, even with hype abound.“We all get interviewed after the game, so we’re kind of used to it,” Keita said. He was actually even happy with the attention he was getting. “Usually I’m the first one leaving the locker room for a reason.”Around this same time, Jim Boeheim sat down for an interview on ESPN. Fair nearly left for the NBA after last season’s Final Four run, but his decision to return left the Orange as the No. 2 preseason team in the conference and Fair as the odds-on favorite to claim the Player of the Year title.“I told my wife it was the biggest day of the year,” the head coach said on ESPN, reflecting on the day Fair decided to return, “and not her birthday or anniversary.”A few hours later, Boeheim’s reception was the same as Fair’s. By the time he sat down at his table in the final interview session of the day, the seats were all taken and a blob was forming behind the chair he was set to take.He started with Tobacco Road memories and talked about the incredible shape that the ACC is taking, but the topic eventually turned to Fair. He didn’t know that his star would be voted the preseason player of the year, but he knew his decision to return could set him up for that.“I thought it was really, by far, the smartest decision,” Boeheim said.He said that Fair still had too much to work on. His jump shot improved down the stretch and he flashed exceptional ability in both the high and low posts during Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament runs.Fair was projected as a late first-round pick after last season. His ball handling was still questionable and his jumper still needed some work.But returning was a risk. NBA scouts view age as a major factor and Fair will be 23 by the time he can make his NBA debut. But he could also surge up draft boards, as Boeheim expects he will, with a strong senior season.“He’s improved every year,” Boeheim said. “That’s the goal. We want our guys to get better.”His role will be different in 2013-14. Boeheim believes his frontcourt — which also features Jerami Grant, Rakeem Christmas and DaJuan Coleman — is the deepest he’s ever had. Fair’s minutes could dip.Still, he’s the unquestioned face of the Orange — and his new conference, too. An ACC Player of the Year award could be just the boost his résumé needs to fight his way into the lottery.“He’s pretty steady. Comes to play, does his thing,” Boeheim said. “He’s ready to go.” Comments Published on October 17, 2013 at 2:11 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Charles Barkley picks Blazers — not Warriors — for NBA Finals

first_imgCharles Barkley is again expressing doubts about the Golden State Warriors. That’s nothing new. But this time, he has company in fellow TNT analyst Kenny Smith.During halftime of Thursday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT, both Barkley and Smith proclaimed that the Blazers would not only be the Warriors’ biggest “thorn” during the postseason, but that the team from the Northwest would advance to the NBA Finals.“Put it on the board!” Barkley …last_img read more

Hungarian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo slams ‘amateur’ teammate Max Verstappen

first_imgAustralian Daniel Ricciardo blasted Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen for ‘amateur’ driving on Sunday after the Dutch teenager shunted him out of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the opening lap.The two started together on the third row and Ricciardo’s car was smashed into by Verstappen at turn two with the Australian ahead.The impact sent him into a spin, damaged the radiator and left the Red Bull stranded on track with the safety car deployed.”It was amateur to say the least,” Ricciardo fumed to Sky Sports television.It’s not like he was trying to pass — there was no room to pass… I don’t think he likes when a team mate gets in front,” he added.”You’ve got the whole race to try and repair the mistake but the pass was never on. It wasn’t even a pass, it was a very poor mistake.”Ricciardo, a past winner in Hungary, had been fastest in Friday practice and had hopes of a good result with a car benefiting from aerodynamic updates and well suited to the circuit.He said the team would sort things out between the two but suggested Verstappen needed to change his attitude.”There isn’t an excuse for it,” he said. “He tried the outside at Turn One and all of a sudden what was a good start is a bad start. He sees me go past and thinks ‘I’ve got to fix this’ and then we crash.”Verstappen, who was given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty but still finished fifth, said he would be apologising.advertisement”It is never my intention to hit anyone, but especially not your team mate, and especially with the relationship I have with Daniel — it’s always really good and we can always have a laugh,” said the 19-year-old.”This is not nice and I apologise to Daniel for that and also to the team because we could have scored some good points here. I’ll speak with Daniel in private and we’ll sort it out.”last_img read more

7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatment

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatmentby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has hit out at France coach Didier Deschamps and his medical team over their handling of N’Golo Kante.Kante will miss Chelsea’s home game against Newcastle due to a groin problem and Lampard was clearly frustrated that his midfielder, who has also been dogged by knee, ankle and hamstring issues this season, was not sent home from international duty sooner.Kante was ruled out of France’s first game after picking up the problem in the warm-up before their 1-0 win in Iceland.Lampard said: “We didn’t get him [Kante] back until after the second game [Turkey] and he’s not fit for Saturday.”Before the international break, I know Didier Deschamps mentioned in jest a little bit about Olivier Giroud and that was obviously quite light-hearted and I get it, we all have our selection problems and he had his in the two games.”But the Kante one was not a laughing matter because we communicated before the last international break because he was injured so couldn’t go.”Let’s think what benefits the player, he didn’t go, we both agreed on that. That’s how things should work.”After the first game when he pulled out, he then had a fitness test the day before the second game, it was clear that he couldn’t play.”He then sat on the bench on the evening of the game, so that’s not communication, so it’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.”And it’s more for Kante himself because he’s not an inexperienced player, he’s been around the block, he’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player. I think that probably could have been handled better for sure.”Our doctors were speaking and there were some times when things weren’t coming back to us when I would expect them to come back – that’s what I mean about communication.”Even though we joked about the communication from the time before, that was much better to deal with it, as opposed to not.”We got a player back a bit later. I understand when players are on international duty, they are their player as such but it was quite clear he wasn’t fit to play.”From our point of view we would have wanted him back to work on him but it’s been and gone and as with every international player I will try and have open lines of communication with every manager for both our sake’s.”Kante, for instance, the first squad, nobody would have benefited from him going – me, him or France.”We have to think about the long-term and the care of the player as well so that’s sometimes a bit of a grey area.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Shows Off New ACC Football Patches On Tar Heels’ New Jerseys

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the Military Appreciation Day game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Idaho Vandals during play at Kenan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Much of North Carolina football’s 2015 uniforms is new. The uniforms themselves are new, with the argyle pattern getting added to the collar of the Tar Heels’ jerseys. The ACC Football patches are new, too. Here they are: View of @theACCfootball patches on the new @TarHeelFootball jerseys. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/PLrlTdEHHe— Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) June 9, 2015North Carolina will debut its new jerseys Sept. 3 against South Carolina.last_img read more

Minnesota’s QB Says Michigan State Has Big Ten’s Worst Visiting Locker Room

first_imgMichigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.InstagramGoing on the road in the Big Ten is never a treat – between the travel, the team’s opposing fans and the shoddy facilities. But according to Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner, one program’s visiting locker room situation is worse than the rest.Leidner was asked which program has the worst locker room in the Big Ten, and his answer was Michigan State. He claims the stalls don’t have doors. Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press captured the quote.#Gophers QB Mitch Leidner was asked today about worst #B1G visiting locker room. Michigan State, he said. Reason: no doors on toilet stalls.— Andy Greder (@andygreder) July 26, 2016It’s hard to disagree with Leidner, if what he’s saying is true.Luckily for Leidner, he won’t have to deal with the situation again. He’s a senior, and Minnesota doesn’t play Michigan State in 2016.last_img read more