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

The importance of understanding annual and shorter-term temperature patterns and variation in the surface levels of polar soils for terrestrial biota

first_imgGround temperatures in the top few centimetres of the soil profile are key in many biological processes yet remain very poorly documented, especially in the polar regions or over longer timescales. They can vary greatly seasonally and at various spatial scales across the often highly complex and heterogeneous polar landscapes. It is challenging and often impossible to extrapolate soil profile temperatures from meteorological air temperature records. Furthermore, despite the justifiably considerable profile given to contemporary large-scale climate change trends, with the exception of some sites on Greenland, few biological microclimate datasets exist that are of sufficient duration to allow robust linkage and comparison with these large-scale trends. However, it is also clear that the responses of the soil-associated biota of the polar regions to projected climate change cannot be adequately understood without improved knowledge of how landscape heterogeneity affects ground and sub-surface biological microclimates, and of descriptions of these microclimates and their patterns and trends at biologically relevant physical and temporal scales. To stimulate research and discussion in this field, we provide an overview of multi-annual temperature records from 20 High Arctic (Svalbard) and maritime Antarctic (Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc) sites. We highlight important features in the datasets that are likely to have influence on biology in polar terrestrial ecosystems, including (a) summer ground and sub-surface temperatures vary much more than air temperatures; (b) winter ground temperatures are generally uncoupled from air temperatures; (c) the ground thawing period may be considerably shorter than that of positive air temperatures; (d) ground and air freeze–thaw patterns differ seasonally between Arctic and Antarctic; (e) rates of ground temperature change are generally low; (f) accumulated thermal sum in the ground usually greatly exceeds air cumulative degree days. The primary purpose of this article is to highlight the utility and biological relevance of such data, and to this end the full datasets are provided here to enable further analyses by the research community, and incorporation in future wider comparative studies.last_img read more