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Caesars and DraftKings seal extensive market access deal

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling DraftKings has agreed a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment that will give the operator access to a number of state gambling markets as and when regulation is passed. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Casino & games Caesars will receive an equity stake in DraftKings in return for the route into new state markets, with the operator to also promote Caesars as its official casino resort partner in markets where the companies collaborate.“Caesars’ agreement with DraftKings, their first multi-state partnership, brings together the established leaders in gaming, daily fantasy sports and sports betting to provide customers more options,” Caesars president and chief executive Mark Frissora said.“This alliance is the latest initiative by Caesars to capitalise on our database, generate a new revenue stream in a growth market and raise our profile in sports, in part by creating new sports-themed guest experiences at our resorts across the country.” DraftKings CEO and co-foudner Jason Robins added: “Partnering with such a world class gaming organisation will expedite our national roll-out process and give us the opportunity to work alongside one the largest and most established industry leaders in the world. “We look forward to collaborating with Caesars on creating the most innovative and engaging sports and entertainment products and events for our customers.” Having originally established itself as a daily fantasy sports operator, DraftKings has experienced huge success since expanding out of this sector, following the repeal of PASPA in the US. The operator launched its DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey last August and has led the state in mobile betting revenue every month since. DraftKings also ranked first in terms of fantasy sports revenue generated in Pennsylvania last month, despite overall revenue falling in the state’s market. DraftKings has also been seeking to expand its service offering further, having last month entered into a live casino partnership with Evolution Gaming. Caesars has also been busy since last year’s Supreme Court decision on PASPA, entering into partnerships across the US as it seeks to capitalise on the growing market. Last month, Caesars launched a sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Pennsylvania via a partnership with Scientific Games. The company also recently secured a partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation in New York, in anticipation of the state legalising sports betting. 26th February 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Email Address DraftKings has agreed a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment that will give the operator access to a number of state gambling markets as and when regulation is passed.This will allow DraftKings to enter markets in which Caesars operates land-based casino properties, on an exclusive basis in certain territories. Caesars may continue to offer its own branded sports betting and online casino apps in each of these states, as well as maintain its own primary access in all of these jurisdictions. Caesars and DraftKings seal extensive market access deallast_img read more

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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

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first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) 2017 Annual Report

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first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Action Research enhances Web site

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Action Research enhances Web site  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 August 2000 | News Medical research charity Action Research has redesigned its Web site, making good use of their licensing deal with Paddington Bear.Medical research charity Action Research has redesigned its Web site, making good use of their licensing deal with Paddington Bear.Mike Deyes, of the charity, said We have implemented a whole raft of changes to make the site more accessible and easier to use. Users can now keep up-to-date on all the latest medical research news, the progress of our vital fundraising and awareness campaigns, and have some fun too. The site will enable Action Research to more effectively reach out and gain support from the on-line community. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Paddington fans can find lots to entertain them. There are Paddington Bear goodies galore including a great screensaver and a recipe for Paddington’s favourite marmalade cake. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Children in Need raises £17.2 million on the night

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children in Need raises £17.2 million on the night At peak times, the BT network was handling 150 calls every second.Principal Corporate Supporters of the appeal this year were ASDA, BT, Boots and HSBC.BBC Children in Need claims that “every single penny of your donation goes to an organisation that helps children” because “all the charity’s overheads are paid for through the interest earned on the money raised”. Howard Lake | 21 November 2005 | News The 26th Children in Need fundraising telethon raised £17,235,256 by the end of the night at 2am on Saturday morning, the most it has raised in one night. The final total will of course probably double that figure over the coming months.BT handled 269,498 calls from viewers across the country during the telethon, with 56 call centres in operation. BT also helped BBC Children in Need take online donations, and online donations totalling £1,242,343 were made on the night.During the BBC One show, there was a live broadcast from the 34th floor of BT Tower where the largest of the telethon’s call centres was hosted. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Events Research / statistics  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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ACE’s New Infographic Highlights How The RFS Is An American Success…

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first_imgHome Energy ACE’s New Infographic Highlights How The RFS Is An American Success Story By Gary Truitt – Mar 26, 2013 Previous articleSeed Consultants 3/26/2013 Market Closing Comment with Gary WilhelmiNext articleBeck’s Hybrids Continues To Invest In Research Program Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter The infographic cites data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other reliable third parties and shows key ethanol accomplishments since the RFS was enacted, including consumer savings at the pump, helping to reduce oil imports and replacing the need for 462 million barrels of imported oil, how U.S. ethanol production compares to the amount of gasoline that could be produced from the Bakken Oil Shale development or from the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project, how much pollution is reduced by ethanol, and how E15 fuel is the most tested motor fuel on the market today. SHARE The infographic can be read here. For the second year in a row the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has created an ‘infographic’ promoting the benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Entitled “An American Success Story,” the new infographic pinpoints how the RFS is accomplishing the goals set by Congress. “ACE’s infographic is a vivid and effective ‘show and tell’ tool for ethanol advocates to use in proactively promoting the benefits of the RFS,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President.  “The RFS costs taxpayers nothing and has spurred technology innovations, efficient feedstock and biofuel production, increased feed availability, and jobs that can’t be outsourced. I encourage all ethanol supporters to use this infographic, share it with their politicians and media members, and help us show how the RFS delivers benefits for everyone,” said Jennings. Facebook Twitter ACE’s New Infographic Highlights How The RFS Is An American Success Storylast_img read more

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New Budget Would Roll Back Oil Subsidies

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first_imgAUFC encourages House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to follow that lead and hold a hearing on “why an industry that made $100 billion in profits last year can’t do without billions of dollars in subsidies every year courtesy of the taxpayers.” The recently proposed Obama administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget includes $4 billion a year in cuts to oil industry subsidies, notes Americans United for Change (AUFC), which calls that “a big win for taxpayers and consumers.” Under the Department of Energy section, the budget calls for elimination of “Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies” stating that as “the Nation continues to pursue clean energy technologies that will support future economic growth, it should not devote scarce resources to subsidizing the use of fossil fuels produced by some of the largest, most profitable companies in the world.” The proposed budget would repeal “over $4 billion per year in tax subsidies to oil, gas, and other fossil fuel producers.” Home Energy New Budget Would Roll Back Oil Subsidies By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2014 Facebook Twitter AUFC also points out that there seems to be some bipartisan consensus building in Congressagainst special tax treatment for the oil industry. The draft tax reform proposal circulated by Republican House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), for example, would eliminate some of the accounting tactics that allow oil companies to report lower net profits and pay less taxes. Previous articleSeed Company Growing in IndianaNext articleDonations for Purdue Agriculture Scholarships increase 4-Fold Gary Truitt “We are elated that the President has renewed his commitment to doing away with billions of dollars in pointless subsidies for big oil that shortchange investment in cleaner burning, cheaper renewable fuels of the future,” says AUFC executive director Caren Benjamin, adding however that the EPA proposal to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the same time is inconsistent. “It’s a proposal that runs totally counter to the President’s strategy to address climate change by supporting clean energy — because a weak RFS means less incentive for innovation in cleaner burning, next generation renewable fuels and guarantees a greater use of dirty fossil fuels.” New Budget Would Roll Back Oil Subsidies Source: Domestic Fuel.com SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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“SC Order For Release Of Prisoners Does Not Mean That Prisoners Have To Be Released Compulsorily”: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order]

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first_imgNews Updates”SC Order For Release Of Prisoners Does Not Mean That Prisoners Have To Be Released Compulsorily”: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena20 April 2020 11:05 PMShare This – x”The prisoners are not to be compulsorily released. The primary object of the directions issued by Supreme Court is to protect the health of the prisoners and restrict transmission of COVID-19 by decongestion of prisons. The move certainly cannot be treated as a windfall for all the prisoners even when there is no imminent threat or apprehension within the jail premises as on date as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The prisoners are not to be compulsorily released. The primary object of the directions issued by Supreme Court is to protect the health of the prisoners and restrict transmission of COVID-19 by decongestion of prisons. The move certainly cannot be treated as a windfall for all the prisoners even when there is no imminent threat or apprehension within the jail premises as on date as regards spread of pandemic.” With respect to the order of the Supreme Court to release prisoners for decongestion of prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made certain crucial remarks while disposing of a bail application. The bench of Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill has clarified that the Supreme Court’s order dated March 23 for release of prisoners is not to be interpreted so as to mean that the prisoners have to be “compulsorily” released from prisons. He observed that the same depends on various factors including, gravity of the offence involved, whether prisons are overcrowded or not and whether any prisoner has tested Covid positive. “The purpose of issuance of directions [by the Supreme Court] was to ensure that the respective States assess the situation in their prisons having regard to the outbreak pandemic and to consider release of prisoners on interim bail or parole to prevent overcrowding of prisons so that in case of an outbreak of corona virus in prisons, the spread of the disease is manageable. The nature of offence, the number of years to which a prisoner has been sentenced, the severity of the offence with which an under-trial is charged with or any other relevant factor, which the Committee may consider appropriate, would be the guiding factors for taking a decision,” Justice Gill said. The position was also clarified by the Supreme Court in its order dated April 13 where the court said, “We make it clear that we have not directed the States/ Union Territories to compulsorily release the prisoners from their respective prisons. The purpose of our aforesaid order was to ensure the States/Union Territories to assess the situation in their prisons having regard to the outbreak of the present pandemic in the country and release certain prisoners and for that purpose to determine the category of prisoners to be released.” In the present case, the accused had been apprehended under Section 132 of GST Act 2017, which is punishable for a maximum sentence of 5 years. The accused had thus sought bail mainly on account of the prevalent conditions due to the pandemic and argued that he was “entitled” to bail as per the policy framed by the High Powered Committee for release of prisoners against whom cases have been registered for offences punishable for imprisonment for a period upto 7 years. Dispelling these arguments, the court noted that in furtherance to decision taken by the high-powered committee constituted pursuant to directions of the Supreme Court, a large number of prisoners had already been on interim bail and there was no longer any congestion in the jails. The court further noted that till date there was no reported case of COVID-19 in the jail premises so as to pose any threat of spread of COVID-19 in Jail and as such the apprehension of the accused of contracting the virus within jail premises was misconceived. “It is only when a person comes in contact with someone infected that there are chances of the other person contracting the virus. Since it is more than 3 weeks after the lockdown was imposed, the number of fresh entrants in the jail would be minimal. It has been informed by learned State counsel that there is no congestion in Nabha Jail and and that the number of inmates presently confined therein is less than the capacity of the jail and that another 47 inmates are to be transferred to other jails shortly. It has further been submitted that there is no reported case of COVID-19 within the premises of jail. From the aforesaid facts, it can, thus, safely be said that the prisoners within the New District Jail, Nabha are relatively safe,” the bench held. It added, “This Court also draws strength from the fact that State of Bihar has chosen not to release any of the prisoners as the jails are not congested and there was no reported case of corona virus in the jails and the said fact was duly noticed by Supreme Court in its order dated 13.3.2020. Since the Nabha Jail already stands decongested and there is no reported case of COVID-19 within the premises of jail, therefore keeping in view the nature and gravity of offence and the amount involved this Court does not deem it appropriate to grant interim bail to the petitioner.” Justice Gill also held that the policy for release of prisoners did not confer an “absolute right” on the accused for release on interim bail. The court noted that the offence alleged to be committed by the accused had assumed enormity in view of a huge amount, as much as Rs. 20 crore, being involved. “It is correct that the present case is a case where the allegations against the petitioners are in respect of section 132 of GST Act 2017 which is punishable for a maximum sentence of 5 years and that as per the policy cases of under trials charged with offences punishable for a sentence of up to 7 years could be considered. However, the offence assumes gravity in view of the colossal amount involved in the present case which is 20 crores appx. and is certainly a factor to be borne in mind while considering the release of the petitioner on interim bail. Infact the allegations are to the effect that the petitioners had forged bills and other documents in furtherance of their designs to cause loss to State Exchequeuer which prima-facie would also attract an offence punishable under section 467 IPC which is punishable with imprisonment for life,” the court held. Accordingly, the bail plea was denied. Case Details: Case Title: Rajinder Bassi & Ors v. State Of Punjab Case No.: CRM-M 11954/2020 Quorum: Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill Appearance: Advocate Jagmohan Bansal (for Petitioner); Sr. DAG, Punjab Gaurav Dhuriwala (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Troy Arts Council presents annual arts awards

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first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy Arts Council presents annual arts awards Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Published 7:10 pm Monday, May 4, 2009 By The Penny Hoardercenter_img In presenting the awards, Jordan said it was an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work on a committee to select award winners from such a fine group of finalists.“Making a decision was very difficult because we have a lot of talented individuals in our community, as well as people who give countless hours back to our community,” Jordan said. “We want to recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the arts so they will know how much they are appreciated.”Awards were presented in the areas of music, visual arts and volunteerism. The recipient of the 2009 TAC Music Award was Ray Smith, a professional musician, educator and tireless advocate for the arts.Smith began his professional career at 15 playing beach clubs in Panama City.“Ray Smith has continued to delight audiences for 45 years,” Jordan said. “Among his professional credits are performances with the Florida Orchestra, Tampa Bay Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Sarasota Opera, Tamp Ballet, Moscow Ballet, Geoffrey Ballet, Barnum and Bailey Circus and many Broadway musicals.”Smith has also performed with Eddie Arnold, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Kenny Rogers, Julie Andrews, the Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Platters, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Al Hirt, Bobby Vinton, Sammy Davis, Bob Hope and Liberace. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Smith continues to record and perform as conductor and soloist throughout the South.“Last year, in addition to his teaching duties, he presented more than 100 concerts, recitals, lectures and clinics, including performances at the International Saxophone Symposium and the Jazz Hall of Fame where his Troy University groups were chosen as the best jazz band and best jazz combo in the South,” Jordan said.Smith joined the faculty of Troy University in 1990. He currently serves as professor of saxophone, professor of music technology, director of the concert band and director of jazz studies.Smith is the coordinator of the TroyFest Jazz Festival and a member of the Southeast Alabama Community Band.Sallie M. Fenn was selected the winner of the TAC’s visual arts award. She was born in Clayton, raised in Pittsburgh and retired from the Library of Congress after 26 years of service and relocated to Troy in 2005.Fenn’s art education began in the public schools of Pittsburgh and flowed into training at the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology. She also studied with Diane Tesler, Dannie Dawson and Peter Thraser at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va.“Sallie’s exhibitions include juried shows at the Torpedo Factory, collective arts shows at the National Orthopedic Hospital, Arlington, Va. and the Library of Congress Annual Exhibition and a three-artists show at The Studio in Troy,” Jordan said. “Sallie’s medium of choice is either oil or pastel. She is more inclined to use pastel, which is suited for her style and technique because pastels can be used either as a drawing or painting medium.“Sallie is drawn to the still-life genre,” Jordan said.“In still-life, Sallie finds a special world that can be controlled by the placement and lighting of objects. The object’s texture, color and shape are influenced by the lighting and environments. Sallie thrives on the challenge to covey how she sees the objects on a two-dimensional surface using pastel or paint.”Stephanie Campbell Baker was the recipient of the Troy Arts Council’s 2009 Volunteer Award.“Stephanie Baker was born and raised right here in Troy and is a graduate of Pike Liberal Arts School and Birmingham Southern,” Jordan said.“She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and continues to devote time and energy to the members of Kappa Delta on the Troy University campus by serving as their adviser.”Baker previously worked at NBC 13 in Birmingham and was involved with the Metropolitan Development Board there.“Stephanie is employed at KW Plastics in marketing development,” Jordan said.“She is a member of First Baptist Church in Troy and currently serves as the chairman of the board for the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. She served as president of the 2004 Pike County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Pike class and has been a member of the TAC for six years.“TroyFest, Troy’s very own arts and crafts festival, has seen incredible growth under Stephanie’s leadership as chairperson for the past five years. She is very involved with the community and I’m sure she has touched your life in some way, whether you know it or not.” Catherine Jordan, chair of the Troy Arts Council annual awards committee, chose the words from a Negro spiritual to describe the commitment to the arts of the 2009 awards winners.“‘May the work I’ve done speak for me.’ I always think about those words when awards are presented,” Jordan said. “And the works of the winners of the 2009 Troy Arts Council annual awards certainly do speak for them.”The prestigious awards were presented last night at the beginning of the Southeastern Alabama Community Band Concert at the Claudia Crosby Theater. You Might Like Music Study Club celebrates Music Week By proclamation of Mayor Jimmy Lunsford, the week of May 3-10 is National Music Week in Troy. The mayor signed… read more Sponsored Content Print Articlelast_img read more

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16 Marines arrested at Camp Pendleton on charges ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses

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first_imgBill_Dally/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Sixteen U.S. Marines were arrested on Thursday morning for their alleged involvement in activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, the Marine Corps said.The arrests were carried out by officials from 1st Marine Division and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service during an 800-person battalion formation at Camp Pendleton in California.“Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests,” the Marines said in a statement.A spokesperson for 1st Marine Division confirmed to ABC News that a case of two Marines charged with human smuggling earlier this month “identified the allegations” against the individuals involved in Thursday’s arrests.The 16 Marines were part of 1st Battalion 5th Marines, an infantry battalion that was preparing for deployment overseas, the spokesperson said. The Marines arrested were all low-ranking enlisted males, ranging between private first class and corporal.Eight additional Marines were taken in for questioning on their possible involvement in alleged drug offenses, unrelated to Thursday’s arrests.“1st Marine Division is committed to justice and the rule of law, and we will continue to fully cooperate with NCIS on this matter,” the statement said. “Any Marines found to be in connection with these alleged activities will be questioned and handled accordingly with respect to due process.”The Marines said that none of the 16 Marines who were arrested were part of the Defense Department’s deployment of troops to the southern border.Earlier this month, two Marines were charged after allegedly trying to smuggle undocumented immigrants for “financial gain,” according to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero were arrested on July 3 after Border Patrol agents intercepted them transporting three Mexican citizens without immigration documents in their vehicle approximately seven miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and 20 miles east of the Tecate, California, port of entry. Two of the immigrants later told agents they were going to pay $8,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. with destinations of Los Angeles and New Jersey, officials said.Law and Salazar-Quintero are among several active-duty service members who have been charged in recent years in connection with helping immigrants cross the border in exchange for financial benefit, according to the Washington Post.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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