Local mayors make 2014 resolutions

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content The month of January gets its name from Janus, the two-faced god that looks back to the old year and forward to the New Year.So, on January 1 of each New Year, people make resolutions by looking from the old year to the new year and promising to start doing something good or to stop doing something bad.It is generally thought that before the month’s end, most of the resolutions will have become things of the past, just like the old year. You Might Like Pike County’s DYW reception on Sunday A send-off reception will be held for Pike County’s Distinguished Young Woman Caylee Sanders from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits But for city officials in Pike County, their resolve for the resolutions they make in 2014 cannot be broken.Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said that his resolution for Troy the same as what it has been for every day of his term. “To have a safe community, one where we grow jobs and have a more efficient, accountable government,” Reeves said.The core beliefs of the Reeves’ administration also include celebrating the city’s history and diversity and having a clear plan of action. 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 “We also want to find a site for Fred’s and we are going to work on our downtown business area,” he said. “ We are hoping to put businesses in some of the stores on Main Street. And, as soon as we get, the okay from the federal government, we are going to get busy with the remediation of the recreation park. We want to keep moving ahead in 2014.”The resolve of Goshen Mayor Jack Waller is to bring new businesses to Goshen, including a discount store.“We would like to have something like Family Dollar or Fred’s in Goshen,” Waller said. “New business is what we need. And, we’ve got some street repairs that need to be made. We’re also trying to clean up the railroad crossings and get the tracks up. And, we want to get the girls’ softball field finished.”Waller said that an ongoing resolution is to assist Goshen Elementary School and Goshen High School in all ways possible.The town of Banks has as its goal for 2014 to be the friendliest small town in Alabama.And that shouldn’t be to hard, said Mayor Lisa Culpepper.“A little common courtesy goes a long way,” she said. “We’re encouraging our residents to be more courteous among themselves and become more involved in the community.”And the town council is doing its part.“This year, we’ve made repairs on our community center to make it a better gathering place for our residents,” Culpepper said. “We’re going to work really hard in the New Year to grow our town. We want to attract new residents and to bring new business to town. That would make a real difference.” Latest Stories “We will be prepared and will institute a culture of lifelong learning in order to enhance the quality of education, economy and life for our citizens,” Reeves said.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said industry and jobs top the city’s list of resolutions.“Industry and jobs go hand in hand,” Ramage said. “We continue to work with existing industries to create more jobs and to provide a climate that will attract more industries. Some of the plans were implemented in 2013 and will hopefully be completed in 2014.”Ramage said the city looks forward to the opening of the Fresenius Dialysis Center and Family Dollar in early 2014. Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Local mayors make 2014 resolutions Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Engineering job cuts imminent

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Engineering job cuts imminentOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The engineering sector may have to shed another 90,000 jobs this year as itstarts a long, slow climb from recession, latest industry figures show. The Engineering Employers Federation’s (EEF) latest survey showed thatoutput and orders fell for the fifth successive quarter, although the pace ofdecline had eased in the past three months. However, any recovery will start from a low base as official figures show a14. 2 per cent fall in engineering output and a 6.7 per cent fall inmanufacturing in the past 12 months – the largest annual drop in the sectorsince 1981. Stephen Radley, chief economist at the EEF, said the market remaineddepressed and that job cuts would come on top of 70,000 losses last year. He said: “There are some signs of improving confidence, but littletangible evidence of actual growth while the lid on prices remains as tight asever.” The quarterly survey, which covered some 1,344 companies, found that theelectronics sector and traditional industries, including metal products andmechanical engineering, were still in decline. www.eef.org.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

Hoffarth: Does Kobe call ‘bank’ as he cashes out?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error • When Manny Pacquiao cashes out Saturday night, will he finally walk away from the sport like a real man this time?• Those reporting on this year’s Dodgers team say manager “Doc” Roberts, based on his years of experience as a leadoff man, finds it important to put someone at the top of the lineup that “sets the right a tone” – so far, like Chase Utley, and presumably to be continued with Howie Kendrick. Is that in reference to how “Dopey” Donnie Baseball had a managerial disconnect and put too much of a No. 3-hitter’s mentality into his lineups, oblivious to how watching Joc Pederson strike out time and time again in the leadoff spot set the opposite tone for a lineup that enjoyed swinging from the heels as some kind of philosophy instilled from then-hitting coach Mark McGwire?• How un-American is it that no team from Canada will qualify for this spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs? Yet, Team USA still struggles to beat Team Canada in any kind of international hockey festival?• The city of Adelanto, already home to a federal prison and medical marijuana groves, is said to be trying to kick the High Desert Mavericks baseball team out of town because it’s too much a drain on the economy.Sound like something Merle Haggard would have written a song about? It just doesn’t pay any more to be a Maverick cruising Highway 395. They’ve already got Cal League teams doing just fine in Lancaster, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino and Lake Elsinore. Why couldn’t the Dodgers, Angels or Padres plant a minor-league team back in Hollywood, or at least the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach or West Covina?• We’ve been told the Rams don’t plan to change their uniforms until the 2019 season — that’ll be something they can coordinate with the opening of their new Inglewood Stadium. Sounds OK, but if you go that long without changing, won’t it get a little stinky in that Coliseum locker room?• Immediately after the NCAA basketball tournament ended, Vegas odds makers projected Duke as a 9/2 favorite to win the 2017 championship (according to bovoda.lv). UCLA (66/1) and USC (150/1) apparently have no chance. Even if they keep their coaches?• Our daily fantasy: Draft Kings, Fan Duel, Fantasy Aces, DraftFury, DraftDay, Star Fantasy, Fantasy Feud, GoDraft, DraftPot, Draft Ops, FantasyLabs, AlphaDraft, RotoQL, Victiv and Draftster merge to become ClusterDraft, which then opens a casino in Vegas and hires Pete Rose as the spokesman/greeter/sole client. What’s the entry fee to make that come true?• If healthy, Tiger Woods vows he’ll compete in the PGA Tour’s Riviera stop starting in 2017, now that his own TW foundation is the main beneficiary of charity funds raised. If that’s all it took to guarantee his entry, why wasn’t this arrangement hatched years ago when it mattered?• Derek Fisher is supposedly shopping around his five-bedroom, seven-bath home in Hidden Hills for about $7 million. You think he’s got a friend nearby in town he can stay with while his agents show the place off?• Kevin James is supposed to the main choice for role in an upcoming movie called “44” – a drama based on the life of Joey Williams, who in 2003 played football at an NAIA school in Tennessee alongside his 21-year-old son. How about a working title: “Paul Blart, Chop Block”?• “Wearable technology” is the latest thing coming to Major League Baseball — it approved this week some kind of sleeve that measures stress on an elbow and another that monitors heart and breathing rate. One more thing that’s OK is a bat sensor for onfield workouts that “provides the potential for early detection of habits that could lead to injuries.” And they still won’t give the OK for a manager to take a cellphone to the mound to call down to the bullpen to see if a reliever is finally ready to come into a game?• Paddleboarding isn’t an NCAA sports yet? There’s a promo airing for the new Andrew Dice Clay horribly scented TV series, the lapsed comedian and his dim-witted sidekick in a Las Vegas restaurant digging into a meal.“How much do you think Kobe Bryant gets for every one of these Kobe steaks?” the lesser of two evils chirps to the Dice Man.So now you’ve got a beef with how Kobe is doing his business?If Bryant milked his career for $680 million in salary and endorsements the past 20 years, a record for a player in a team sport, would that even cover the cost of every seat at Staples Center for his Wednesday career finale?center_img StubHub.com had more than 2,400 tickets posted as of Friday afternoon. Stuff up on the 300 level is in the $700-$1,100 range. One courtside spot is $25,000.Someone with two seats on the Loge Center 101 level strategically priced theirs at $24,008 each. Get it?None of that, however, can match the $38,024 that’s sought for an 18-karat-gold-lined black New Era lambskin and snakeskin cap that’s for sale by AEG at the Team LA Store. Plenty more diamond-studded, crystal-forged, platinum-braided, glass-blown, fire-retardant, super-glued, limited-edition, Shaq-approved knick-knacks are available as pseudo-collectibles for those who need to supplement their hand-painted thimble displays at home.Of course, Kobe Inc., gets a cut of these sales. Unless he swallows your wallet whole before you remember where you left it.Anyone else hear him call “bank” before he cashed out?last_img read more