Floyd wins TroyFest T-Shirt Design

first_img Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 You Might Like Commission looks to help clean up county Pike County commissioners approved signing an agreement with Regional Environmental Solutions and Recycling, during its weekly meeting Monday. The agreement… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content “We had entries from Pike Liberal Arts, Troy Elementary, Covenant Christian and Banks Schools,” Sanders said. “There were a lot of really fantastic designs but we could only select one for the t-shirt. Sarah Todd Floyd’s design just kept catching the eyes of the TroyFest committee.Sarah Todd said the balloon design just popped into her mind.“They told us to think about TroyFest and then draw whatever we like best about it,” she said. “Whenever I think about TroyFest, I think about balloons. We could only use three colors. Pink and yellow are my favorite colors so I colored the balloons pink and yellow and added green balloons to give it more color.” Email the author Book Nook to reopen Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sarah Todd said she looks forward to TroyFest every year and she especially enjoys the kids’ corner where there are “all kinds of fun games and things to do.”Winning the t-shirt design contest was very exciting for Sarah Todd and she is looking forward to seeing her colorful balloon design on t-shirts and especially to wearing one.The t-shirt design competition has become a TroyFest tradition. It originated about seven years ago when the TroyFest committee decided to involve students in the designing the TroyFest t-shirts.“There were a couple of reasons,” Sanders said. “One, was that we wanted to increase student interest in TroyFest and invite more participation because we have a large children’s area at TroyFest. The other reason was that students would bring fresh ideas and new attitudes to our little celebration.” Latest Stories Sarah Todd Floyd, a Pike Liberal Arts School third-grader, won the 2011 TroyFest t-shirt design competition sponsored by the Troy Arts Council TroyFest Committee. Sarah Todd’s design will be featured on the TroyFest t-shirts that will be available for purchase at the 2011 TroyFest April 30 and May 1 on the downtown square in Troy. Sarah Todd is the daughter of Todd and Amy Floyd of Troy.The artwork of an eight-year-old Pike Liberal Arts School student was selected from several hundred entries as the design for the 2011 TroyFest t-shirts.Sarah Todd Floyd’s bright, happy balloon design will now be seen all around the county as the festive t-shirts spread the word about the annual TroyFest arts and crafts celebration on the square in downtown Troy on April 30 and May 1.Vicki Sanders, TroyFest committee member, said students in grades K-5 throughout the county were invited to submit entries in the annual TroyFest t-shirt design contest. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The TroyFest t-shirts are great advertisements for the annual arts and crafts celebration and are also a fundraiser for the event.Hours for TroyFest will be from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on April 30 and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 1. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Floyd wins TroyFest T-Shirt Design Published 10:07 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Print Article By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more


first_imgWARNING: Homeowners are being warned about a telephone scam currently in operation by a group of con artists claiming to be from the revenue department.A Donegal Daily reader contacted us earlier this afternoon and asked us to make readers aware of the scam currently in operation.The bogus callers were claiming to be from the revenue department and were enquiring about an outstanding bill that they claimed hadn’t been paid. The homeowner involved who tipped us off about the scam – and who wishes to remain anonymous told Donegal Daily, “My girlfriend received a phone call today from someone claiming to be from revenue!“He stated that she owed them €975 and was facing court proceedings.“He said he had her file and it was dating from 2008-2013 and that she had ignored letters sent out to her -when she asked what address they had for her, he ignored her and kept demanding the money to be paid.“She again asked what address they had and he gave her an address that she has never lived at. “She then asked him what her full name was and the caller hung up.It is believed the caller spoke with a foreign accent and was calling off a Dublin based landline.The homeowner contacted Gardaí who said they are following up on the information given in the hope of nabbing the con men.Revenue representatives have previously warned customers about the risk of scammers attempting to trick people into disclosing their personal information over the phone.Gardaí are warning people to be vigilant in an effort to combat the efforts of these bogus callers. WARNING: TELEPHONE SCAM IN OPERATION BY CON ARTISTS PRETENDING TO BE FROM REVENUE was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newslast_img read more

Photos: 10 highlights of San Francisco 49ers 20-17 loss to Baltimore Ravens

first_imgThe San Francisco 49ers lost to Baltimore Ravens 20-17 on a late field goal by Justin Tucker with three seconds left.Jimmy Garoppolo’s fourth-and-1 pass got batted away at the line with 6 1/2 minutes remaining, and the 49ers never got the ball back. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson finished with 101 rushing yards and 105 passing yards, and Raheem Mostert ran for a career-high 146 yards.The 49ers, after an 8-0 start, now must recover from their second loss in four games, and they’ll head to …last_img read more

Rhiza Babuyile: supporting development

first_imgRhiza Babuyile imparts marketable skills and entrepreneurship know-how to people living in some of Johannesburg’s toughest environments. (Image: Rhiza Babuyile, via Facebook)“Our vision is to eradicate extreme poverty in South Africa’s township communities by giving historically disadvantaged individuals the tools to become completely self-sustaining” Rhiza Babuyile mission statement.By giving people the skills and tools necessary for them to take their wellbeing into their own hands, Rhiza Babuyile hopes to make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of those in underprivileged communities.“If we keep on helping people without giving them the tools to, in the future, help themselves, then we are not sustainable,” Rhiza Babuyile founder Alef Muelenburg told CCTV Africa. “So the business hub is there for people to create an income for themselves so that at the end of the day we are not needed anymore.”Watch the work of Rhiza Babuyile:RHIZA DRIVING ENTREPRENEURSHIPRhiza Babuyile has community development projects established in Orange Farm and Diepsloot, two of South Africa’s youngest and fastest growing townships.Unemployment is commonplace in both and this is one of the many reasons why the organisation has put such a huge focus on entrepreneurship and skills development, in the hopes of creating a sustainable solution to poverty by getting people actively involved in their own development.Perhaps the most important part of its involvement is its enterprise development hubs, which offer training in the fields of entrepreneurship, business administration and other factors that go into starting and successfully running a small-scale business.Commenting on the aim of the business hub, Muelenburg says: “It’s about promoting entrepreneurship in the township because there’s so much talent in the township and, through that talent, we can ensure sustainability and a long-term good future for South Africa.”Diepsloot entrepreneur Khabelo Tau says he managed to get his business off the ground with the help of the Rhiza Babuyile Enterprise Development programme. “I came up with a business plan, and then it went through,” Tau explains. “They got me a tent and 50 chairs for start-up.“So (from now on) it’s really from my side that I have to push up and grow the business.”Rhiza Babuyile’s clinics, while catering to a wide range of illnesses and injuries, dedicate most of their resources to mother and child care, dental care, TB and HIV/Aids. (Image: Rhiza Babuyile, via Facebook)OTHER PROGRAMMESApart from entrepreneurship and enterprise development, Rhiza Babuyile also runs programmes in the fields of education, healthcare and skills development, all as a means to help reduce some of the most common symptoms of poverty.Through its education programme, it focuses on early childhood development (ECD). Most ECD programmes in townships are informal, meaning that children often only receive a formal education from the age of seven or higher.Rhiza Babuyile has also established mobile clinics and what it calls semi-fixed clinics in various townships, including Diepsloot and Orange Farm.These clinics, while catering to a wide range of illnesses and injuries, dedicate most of their resources to mother and child care, dental care, TB and HIV/Aids.Much like the entrepreneurship and enterprise development programmes, the organisation’s skills development programme aims to equip people in townships with the knowledge and marketable skills they need to compete in the job market.“They’re doing a great job providing us with such opportunities,” Tau says. “We as Diepsloot youth, here we don’t have facilities, we don’t have information. We don’t have many things here.”PLAY YOUR PARTEveryone can make a positive difference in their own way. How are you working to support the development of those less fortunate?Are you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Non-GMO corn production and purity concerns

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As fall approaches and growers prepare to harvest corn, it is a good time for a reminder about the challenges of producing NON-GMO corn, many of which occur during harvest, handling, and storage of grain.Many corn growers in the Eastern Corn Belt produce NON-GMO corn attempting to capture an additional premium. Depending on the contracting elevator, standard GMO contamination allowances are typically from 0% to 1%. Producing NON-GMO corn within the acceptable tolerances of GMO contamination is possible; however, there are several challenges and potential pitfalls that make production of 100% pure NON-GMO corn a tremendous undertaking and can keep growers from capturing a premium for their corn. Planting NON-GMO seed does not necessarily mean the harvested shelled corn will be NON-GMO free. Test’s used by elevators to determine if GMO’s are present may not be 100% accurate, but they are a determining factor as to whether a load will be accepted.If a grower plants NON-GMO corn, what could cause GMO contamination? • Contaminated planting equipment and seed tenders • Contaminated seed • Mistakes made in record keeping where hybrids were not correctly identified at planting and/or harvest, leading to contamination • Adventitious pollen from GMO corn fields can cause cross-pollination of NON-GMO corn • Contaminated combines at harvest • Contaminated grain carts, wagons, trucks, augers, grain legs, and grain bins What steps can be taken in an attempt to produce grain that meets GMO tolerances? • Discuss plans for NON-GMO corn with a seed sales rep, select the right hybrid together • Make sure planting equipment is completely and thoroughly cleaned before planting a NON-GMO hybrid • Make sure NON-GMO fields are adequately isolated from neighboring GMO fields to prevent cross-pollination • Vary planting dates and/or hybrid maturities to vary pollination timing between GMO and NON-GMO fields • When harvesting NON-GMO fields, completely clean combines, grain carts, wagons, trucks, dump pits, augers, grain legs, and grain bins of all corn that could be a source of contamination • When hauling corn to the elevator from on-farm storage, make sure all handling equipment (augers, grain legs, trucks, etc.) are completely cleaned to avoid contaminationSeed Consultants does not guarantee or warrantee 100% purity of NON-GMO grain delivered to the elevator. As discussed above, there are many potential sources of contamination and it can be a challenge to eliminate them all. Seed Consultants works diligently to provide customers the purest seed that is produced with every precaution possible, in adherence to industry standards. Although the process of producing grain that is within allowed tolerances is difficult, Seed Consultants’ sales staff and agronomists are available to help growers understand and plan for the many challenges that may arise. Through careful planning and attention to detail, growers can ensure they have minimized the chance of contamination and provide the best possible conditions for capturing a NON-GMO premium.last_img read more

Color Grading: Bleach Bypass Looks in DaVinci Resolve

first_imgCreate extreme color looks in DaVinci Resolve. In this post we share a technique for achieving the stylized bleach bypass look, reminscent of films like 300 and Sin City.When in session, you may hear the client mention a bleach bypass look. It’s a bit of an antiquated term hailing back to days of film processing. Bleach bypass involved skipping the bleaching process during the film’s development, which retains its natural silver elements. This leads to an extreme grade that holds higher contrast and very little saturation. This look was popular in the nineties and was used for many music videos, and today retains its edgy, extreme nature in feature films like 300 and Sin City.This color grading look holds a sense of tension because it’s not the first place most commercial ads would head. Let’s create the bleach bypass effect in DaVinci Resolve.The first step, as always, is bringing your footage into Resolve and doing an initial correction on all of your shots. I stress the importance of this not only to make you faster at grading in general, but to arrive at a base consistency when working with your footage. While it’s a good idea to balance all the images beforehand, it’s especially important when imposing this extreme look which involves clipping the high and low registers. The scopes may become harder to read when the black and white values are off the charts, pegging somewhere beyond legal IRE values.The untouched source image, courtesy of Shutterstock:My initial balance. Good starting point, nothing too crazy:After you’ve balanced your timeline, create a new node and head to the Custom Curves in the bottom center of Resolve’s interface. Fashion an S-curve by making several points along the contrast curve at the high and low ends. Drag the bottom points down and the top points up. This will alter any corrections you perform on your color panel (you’re using a panel, right?) along this curve, acting like a filter.Set up a standard contrast ‘S-curve’ to filter your adjustments as you work through the grade:Now, we’ve quite quickly created a look reminsisent of bleach bypass, but we’ll tweak it a bit further. Its extreme nature will not make it a perfect fit for all projects, but its clear visual impact is the main reason it’s still used today.Next, bring the saturation down to somewhere around 15 or 20. Grading is subjective, and you’ll be working with different footage from job to job, so just tweak your grade to taste. Remember though, bleach bypass is extreme. Don’t be afraid to lose details in the black and whites. Not caring about what happens to the upper and lower registers is part of what makes the look so edgy. Bleach bypass can look dirty and unrefined, which for some projects, may be exactly what you want. If you just can’t bear to lose those details you can always salvage them by using the Soft Clipping feature that I’ve written about here.Soft clipping brings back the extreme high and low registers, making the values legal from a broadcast standpoint. Note here we’ve brought back some of the detail in her hat and cheek:You should now have dialed in your bypass look. Movies like 300 employ the look to give a definite edginess to their already brutal visuals. To achieve the look of Sin City, desaturate the image completely. If you want to pop certain details like the Yellow Bastard’s cartoonish yellow skin (fron Sin City) or a femme fatale’s lips, create a node before the bleach bypass grade and selectively qualify those values in a tutorial I describe here.Node #3 selects just the woman’s lips, then I’ve inverted the qualifier by making an Outside Node represented in #4. This is where I’ve taken the saturation to zero. Node #2 is my bleach bypass which sits on top of these other corrections. I also needed to add a window because my qualifier was picking up her nostrils and a bit of red in her eyes which was not desirable.Behold, our femme fatale with blazing red lips:With the color drained away, you may now be perceiving the image differently. Double-check to make sure the contrast is still where you want it, and increase or back it off as needed. Lastly, you can play around with how much of the effect is mixing in with your base grade by going into the Key tab and affecting the Gain parameter. This is a great tool to know about when clients ask you to “split the difference.” You can half the effect by typing .5 into the Gain parameter. In our example I’ve backed the grade off to .7 for a less extreme high-contrast look.Our client got cold feet that our look was too extreme. I’ve backed off the grade to .7 and now they’re happy again.Grab a still of your work and post it in the comments. If you’re looking for feedback let me know and I’m happy to give pointers.last_img read more

The Problem With One Donut

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The problem with eating one donut is that from that point forward, you give yourself permission to eat whatever you want. The day is already lost, so what’s the point of eating right the rest of the day?The problem with opening Facebook and scrolling through the stream is that one link leads to the next link, and pretty soon your quick check-in has stolen an hour of your time. There’s no reason to start anything else because you don’t have time before your conference call or meeting. You might as well hit Twitter while you’re browsing the Internet. Social is a donut.The problem with leaving your email open is that the notification that you received a new email will take you away from what you are doing—or what you should be doing. You might intend to take a quick look to make sure it isn’t something important, but before you know it you’re responding to some relatively unimportant email. Ten minutes in, you might as well finish writing the response, right? Email is a donut.The problem with the water cooler chatter is that there are so many things you want to share and so many things your peer group wants to share with you. There just isn’t enough time. That one comment about the sporting event or the new hot Sunday night television show turns into 20 minutes. Not enough time to start the project that needs your attention. The water cooler is a box of donuts.The decision to eat one donut isn’t often a decision to eat one donut. It’s a much bigger decision, with a greater impact.last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola dismisses 5-point Liverpool lead

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola dismisses 5-point Liverpool leadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed concerns about Liverpool’s five-point lead at the top of the table.Last week’s shock defeat to Norwich has left City playing catch up in the opening weeks of the season.”We accept it,” he said. “It doesn’t happen many times in the big moments. I’m relaxed. It’s going to happen.“There are 99 points to play for. We’re five behind, but let’s see how many we get. I lost many times as a player and a manager, the only way to survive here is to win games and we’ve won a lot.“Many times we look to improve. You have to understand what we have done in the past.”I’ve said many times, the strongest opponent we’ve had in Liverpool. I said when they were in front (last season) they have everything in their game, set pieces, transitions. I know how difficult it is and was and will be. That’s the challenge.” last_img read more

Kentucky Basketball: Potential No. 1 Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Fulfilling “Childhood Dream” Of Appearing On Sport Science

first_imgSportsScience basketball floor with logo.IG/karltownsLater this month, Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns may be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. We have to imagine that is some serious dream fulfillment for him. Before that happens, Towns will have another dream come true—he is set to appear on ESPN’s Sport Science, based on a recent Instagram post.We’re just going to go ahead and say it: this makes us feel VERY old. Sport Science began in 2007, and didn’t come to ESPN until 2010, when Towns was just 14 years old. Sorry for making this too real.last_img read more

Video: Michigan Football Releases Cool “The Block M” Hype Video, “Most Recognizable Logo In All Of Sports”

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)It’s football time now. They’re very excited about that in Ann Arbor, Mich. Teams are beginning fall camp and we’re now less than a month away from the start of the season, when Michigan takes on Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3. In honor of the season coming up, the Wolverines have released a cool hype video about the Block M logo. “It’s the most recognizable logo in all of sports,” they say. The Block M. Enough said. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/As8eN4OIKi— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 4, 2015We’re not quite sure if it’s the “most recognizable logo” in the sports world, but it is a pretty sweet logo.last_img read more