Mike Howard reception Friday at IAC

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “As a child, he was impressionable and that affected his life is such a way that it is seen and felt in his artwork,” Jaxon said. “His work is powerful. To view his canvas paintings is to be there with the marchers, with Rosa Parks and certainly there when Albert Patterson is murdered.”Jaxon said viewing  Howard’s work is like stepping into the scene, to being a part of history. Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Mike Howard reception Friday at IAC Mike Howard will be honored with a reception and artist talk at Troy University’s International Art Center from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited.Jaxon said Howard will discuss each of the canvas scenes and will provide his personal perspective on each. However, Jackson said his perspective on the assassination of Attorney General Albert Patterson will be extremely insightful. Mike Howard grew up in Phenix City during a time when Phenix City was one of the most notorious cities in the United States.center_img Book Nook to reopen Skip To view Mike Howard’s large-scale canvas paintings of three of Alabama’s most pivotal moments is like being there in the moment.Carrie Jaxon, curator of Troy University’s International Art Center, said Howard’s Phenix City series, Rosa Parks and Selma artworks give a unique glimpse into events that had an immediate and lasting change on the overall climate of the state.Howard’s canvas paintings are composed of fast brush strokes and dripping paint and boldly capture key events in Alabama’s history– marchers crossing Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.,  Rosa Parks seated on a Montgomery city bus and the assassination of Alabama Attorney General Albert Patterson in Phenix City. Sponsored Content You Might Like Email the author “We are looking forward to hearing Mike Howard talk about each event and how it has affected his life and all of our lives,” she said. “And, those who attend the artist’s reception and art talk will get the see another side of the artist. Not many people know that Mike Howard is also a professional cyclist and  a national champion. We will all be interested to also know more about the other side of the artist.”The reception from Mike Howard is open the public and everyone is invited. HIGH HONOR: Troy Fire holds promotion ceremony The Troy Fire Department promoted 12 firefighters Wednesday afternoon at The Studio, honoring the first responders in front of their… read more 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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4th Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup launched

first_imgThe 4th edition of the annual Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup has been launched in Accra, with organizers promising a much-improved competition this year. The competition, named after the National Chief Imam and organized under his auspices, brings Zongo communities together to compete in a football competition as part of social events to mark the end of Ramadan.Speaking at the launch yesterday, the coordinator of the tournament, Tamimu Issah, revealed that sixteen Zongo communities will participate in this year’s edition which will come off a week after Eid el Fitr on June 23, 2018.The tournament coordinator, Tamimu Issah, said the tournament has achieved its objectives of bringing Zongo communities together through football, as well as promoting friendship, peace, and discipline.”The competition has been named after a national icon, the Chief Imam, and he represents the very objectives of the competition which are peace, togetherness, discipline, and humility. From a humble beginning of just eight communities which took part in the inaugural edition, the competition has grown rapidly with sixteen communities now involved. We are happy with the progress and we are happy with the achieved our objectives.”A representative of the National Chief Imam, Dr. Inusah Osman, said the Chief Imam was thrilled by the continuous progress of the tournament and urged both organisers and participants to continue to work hard to make the tournament better. An official of The Royal Bank, who have been supporting the event since 2016, said the continuous support offered by the bank is in line with the vision of its late Founder, Alhaji Dr. Adamu Idrissu who okayed the bank’s inaugural support for the bank in 2016.Sheikh Aremayao, the spokesperson of the National Chief Imam advised the youth to emulate one of the exemplary characters of the Chief Imam, humility.”I want to urge all of you to be humble because when you’re humble, God will lift you up.”The launch of the 4th edition was chaired by Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah, who was supported by his two assistants Ibrahim Tanko and Maxwell Konadu. Other guests present were Ahmed Abdulai an aide to the Vice President, who represented him at the launch. The 4th edition, as usual, is being sponsored by The Royal Bank and supported by Nasco Electronics, Multi Pac Ghana Limited (producers of Perla Natural Mineral Water and 5 Star Energy Drink), Palace Shopping Mall, Afro Arab Group and Holiday Inn Hotel.last_img read more

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Win More by Serving Your Buyers Where They Are

first_imgIs how you sell in line with serving your prospective clients at each stage of their decision-making process?Do you know where your prospective client is in this process before you begin to sell? This post was originally a Sunday newsletter. If you ever want to know what that newsletter is like, here is a sample.This is a long and critically important piece of content. You may want to spend some time with it this week.Selling well begins with understanding where your prospective client is in their decision-making. By knowing where they are in their process, you can better serve them, and you can also create a preference for you and your solution.A Problem Worth SolvingYou will find your prospective clients in one of three states.The first state in which you might find them is the easiest and least likely. That is where they have a problem worth solving and they are compelled to solve it.The second state you might find your prospective client in is one where they don’t know that they have a problem, and so they aren’t compelled to change. This is more likely where most of your clients are when you find them. You can see that they should be producing better results, but they don’t understand how those results are possible.You might also find a prospective client who knows that they have a problem but are not compelled to solve it.The more your approach serves the prospect where they are, the better your results. If they know they have a problem and are compelled to change, you help them do so. If they don’t know that they could be producing better results and that they should be compelled to change, you teach them what their problems are and how you can help solve them.What about the third group, the group that knows they have a problem and won’t change. Some people actually have to experience the heart attack before they change their diet and start exercising.Is this change worth pursuing?Identification of Root Cause and Compelling VisionSometimes your prospective clients need help understanding the root cause of their problems or challenges. They need help identifying a compelling vision of what their future should look like.Good salespeople help their prospective clients solve the presenting problem or challenge they uncovered during their discovery. Great salespeople help their prospective clients find the root cause of those problems or challenges.Good salespeople do an excellent job selling their solution. Great salespeople build a compelling vision of the future state, recognizing that the solution is valuable only as it relates to bringing that vision to life.We think of discovery as coming to understand our prospective clients’ needs. But it’s more than that. They are also discovering the root cause of their challenge and a vision of a better future. This is what we do when we are at our best.What needs to change?Why should I change now?How will it be better?Exploration of Alternatives and OptionsYou can sell much better when you understand what your prospective client is accomplishing during this stage. A limited view of an exploration of alternatives and options can cause you to sell poorly and lose opportunities.And, in our sometimes limited view, we think that we are competing only with our direct competitors. But our first competitor is the alternative of doing nothing. The status quo tends to have a lot of supporters, and when change is difficult, this option often looks very good.There are other alternatives that include doing something completely different than what you or your competitors may recommend. Some companies may outsource a whole segment of their business rather than bring in a supplier to help them do it themselves, for example.One mistake we sometimes make in this stage is to show our prospective client a single solution rather than giving them choices and collaborating with them on the right ideas.It’s true that in competitive situations we focus on how we compete and win against good companies with good people and good solutions, some better than ours. Good salespeople present solutions. Great salespeople present ideas, options, and a chance to collaborate on the solution and the outcomes.What are my choices?What are the trade-offs?What fits me the best?Evaluation of Risks and Addressing of FearsIf there is a cardinal sin in selling it is believing that your role as a salesperson ends after you present your solution. Your prospective client still needs your help.It’s normal and natural to have concerns before making a purchase. But the bigger the problem is, the more strategic the solution, the more compelling the vision, the more concerns your prospect will have about their risk. Your prospective client fears that the changes can be more difficult than they imagined, that they may fail, that they may not get the outcomes they need, that they may be embarrassed, and that things will be worse having tried and failed. Some or all of these may be true.Good salespeople provide proof as a way to help their prospective clients evaluate the risk and address their fears. Great salespeople provide the counsel of a trusted advisor.Instead of leaving their prospective client alone to think through the risks and fears, great salespeople schedule meetings and spend time helping them to make good decisions, to plan for unforeseen circumstances, and to mitigate any risks. Essential Reading! 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Clippers fall to Mud Hens in finale of 6game series

The Toledo Mud Hens got revenge on the Columbus Clippers, scoring 13 runs and holding Columbus to five runs on six hits in the finale of the teams’ six-game series Monday. The Clippers fell to 8-4, while the Mud Hens improved to 4-8. “They have good players, and they got the better of us today,” Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh said after the loss. “Give them credit: They put good swings on the ball today.” Clippers first baseman Wes Hodges batted in two of his team’s five runs when he doubled to center field in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the last two runs Toledo’s Andrew Oliver gave up on the day. Hodges said Oliver, who was credited with the win and moves to 2-0 on the season, had an array of pitches that he threw to Columbus batters. “He did a good job just mixing it,” Hodges said. “He has a good fastball, and he threw strikes today.” Columbus starting pitcher Corey Kluber gave up six runs on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched. Toledo first baseman Ryan Strieby sent a two-run home run over the left-field bleachers in the top of the fifth inning to give Toledo a 6-2 lead. But the Clippers battled back when right fielder Chad Huffman sent a double to center field, scoring two runs and bringing the Clippers within two runs heading into the sixth inning. Right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez came in for Kluber after the Strieby homer, and earned four quick outs before the seventh inning, when the Clippers were still well in contention, trailing just 6-4. That didn’t continue into the seventh inning. Martinez allowed a solo home run to Toledo left fielder Andy Dirks to start the inning, giving the Mud Hens a 7-4 lead. Three batters and just one out later, Toledo center fielder Clete Thomas delivered a three-run home run to right field to break the game open and give the Mud Hens a 10-4 lead with just one out. Sarbaugh said that inning was detrimental for his club. “We felt like we were still in the game going into the seventh,” he said, “but Clete Thomas’ home run was the big blow.” Martinez got out of the inning without allowing another run, but got no run support in the bottom of the seventh, when Columbus’ first three batters were retired. Toledo earned three more runs off right-handed pitcher Jess Todd in the eighth inning to give the Mud Hens a 13-4 lead. Columbus shortstop Luis Valbuena hit a ground ball that scored center fielder Bubba Bell in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t enough, as the designated Cord Phelps struck out to end the game with a final score of 13-5. Columbus will begin a four-game series with the Louisville Bats on Tuesday. The Bats sit in first place in the division with a 9-2 record. Sarbaugh said today’s loss is just a bump in the road and that the team can’t get hung up on the nine-run loss. “It’s one of those days,” he said, “and we’ve got to come back ready (Tuesday).” read more

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Souness believes that Pogba should be benched

first_imgPaul Pogba’s position at the national team has been more than doubtful after his poor performances in the preparation games and Graeme Souness believes that the midfielder should be “rewarded” by a spot on the bench.The pundit claimed that Pogba fails to understand the midfield role properly and he is not reliable enough to start from the beginning as a central midfielder – and Deschamps should use him as an “impact-substitute”.Souness spoke about Pogba’s struggles as he said, according to Daily Mail:ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“There are question marks about France. Like Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Didier Deschamps struggles to find a system that gets the best out of Paul Pogba.”“He should draw a line under that. You can’t trust him as a central midfielder and, ultimately, that’s how Deschamps will see it. He could use Pogba as an impact substitute.”“If you’re 1-0 up, you’re not bringing him on to close the game down. If you’re chasing the game, he might do something, but still doesn’t understand the midfield role properly.”last_img read more

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Eric Dier praises Spurs Teammate for World Cup performances

first_imgEngland midfielder Eric Dier has lauded his national and club teammate Keiran Trippier for his displays in Russia so far.Dier has spoken after Trippier earned comparisons with former England captain David Beckham, having created 13 clear cut chances for the team in 5 appearances at this year’s World Cup.The 24-year-old works with Trippier daily for Tottenham Hotspur and he believes that all the current acclaim for his club-mate is completely justified.“He’s had a fantastic tournament. I’m so, so happy for him I think it [recognition] is fully deserved.” Dier said to reporters, according to Sky Sports.“I think this season and last season but especially this season at Tottenham he has come on so much. Maybe that has been noticed as much as it should have been.”“It is not so much of a surprise but I think the level he has shown throughout this tournament has been incredible. His consistency – everyone is trying to compare him to Beckham, which is obviously fantastic for him.”Only Neymar, De Bruyne and Modric have created more openings for their respective nations in Russia as Tripper has proved to be an instrumental part of Southgate’s starting XI.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Dier continued: “His delivery, aggression both offensively and defensively, I think he has been fantastic, his consistency has been incredible and I think he fully deserves it.”The Spurs midfielder, who also fired the decisive penalty in Englands last 16 shootout victory over Columbia, also stated that he and his teammates are far from satisfied just yet, ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final clash with Croatia.“We’re hungry for more and we want more. Hopefully, we’ll continue to show that on Wednesday. Since the game finished against Sweden we have switched our attention to Wednesday and we are still as focused as ever on that game.” he added.“There has been no complacency, no talk of anything else other than Wednesday. We are so focused on that. We have just kept things the same throughout the whole tournament.”last_img read more

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Customer bills to be reduced from San Onofre settlement

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers will soon see a reduction in their bill.The bill reductions will begin in October as the Settlement Agreement for the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) takes effect following approval by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Originally set to begin in November, SDG&E sought CPUC approval to accelerate the reductions one month sooner to provide bill relief for customers.“We’re happy to reach the final chapter in the SONGS settlement and provide these savings for our customers,” said Dan Skopec, SDG&E’s vice president of regulatory affairs.There are two aspects to the customer bill reductions: a one-month refund of approximately $13.80 per typical residential customer beginning October 1; and an ongoing average bill reduction of about $1.32 per month for a typical residential customer. CARE residential customers will see a one-month refund of approximately $8.50 and an ongoing average bill reduction of $0.81 per month. Bill reductions for non-residential customers will vary depending on a number of factors.In 2013, Southern California Edison, as the majority owner and operator of SONGS, closed the plant and began decommissioning activities.The Settlement Agreement and resulting bill reductions come after a multi-year investigation by the CPUC into the closure of SONGS and related costs. In 2014, the parties reached a settlement regarding the allocation of costs between the utilities and their customers, which was approved by the CPUC. After allegations of improper communications between SCE and the CPUC surfaced, however, the CPUC reopened the proceeding to investigate the claims and determine if the alleged communications impacted the previous settlement. No violations were alleged to have been committed by SDG&E and no penalties were assessed on SDG&E. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter September 24, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Customer bills to be reduced from San Onofre settlement SDG&E accelerates reductions to provide bill reliefcenter_img Mike McKinnon III Posted: September 24, 2018 SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing around 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook. last_img read more

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