1898 photo mural finds permanant home at JCA

first_imgSkip MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLMural of Downtown Troy in 1889 finds home at Johnson Center.The old adage, “Never look a gift horse in the mouth” is good advice. So, when Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center for the Arts executive director, was contacted by Region’s Bank, asking if the arts center would be interested in a 9×6-foot photo mural of Downtown Troy in 1889, she didn’t hesitate.She would find a place to for it.“Of course, we wanted it, sight unseen,” Pritchett said. “The size of the mural was amazing. The date of the photograph, the subject and the fact that it was ‘color tinted’ by noted Troy photographer Holman Johnson made the offer intriguing.” You Might Like Back to School Event provides school supplies for students in Troy MESSENGER PHOTO/MIKE HENSLEYStudents gathered at Murphree Park Saturday for the third annual Annie Lois McNabb Back to School Event. They… read more By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Latest Stories And, the photomural was no less intriguing when it arrived.“Holman Johnson had the mural blown up from a very small photograph,” Pritchett said. “The mural is actually in three sections, but it’s so well done that it looks seamless. It is a wonderful depiction of Downtown Troy at the time the courthouse was under construction.“We wanted the mural to have a permanent place at the Johnson Center, and it’s a perfect fit in the downstairs office where there is a lot of traffic. We could not be more appreciative of the gift or more pleased with its enhancement of the Johnson Center.” “The mural was enlarged from a very small black and white photograph,” she said. “Eastman Kodak did photograph enlargements back then and could have done the enlarged photographs for the mural.”Harvell said she has no knowledge of the identity of the photographer.“When my dad came home from the Navy, the Troy photographer, a Mr. Kennedy, had died, and he bought his negatives. Mr. Kennedy could have been the one who took the photograph, but I don’t know that.”Harvell said her dad tinted the enlarged photograph for Farmers and Merchants bank.“Bank then, the tinting of black and white photographs was popular,” she said. “My dad tinted photographs with oil paint, so I’m sure he used oil paint to tint the photograph of the City of Troy in 1898.”Harvell said the church in the background was the second building that housed the Methodist Episcopal Church, which is now First United Methodist Church of Troy.“In the photograph, the courthouse is under construction,” Harvell said. “There are several horse-pulled wagons in the street. It’s hard to tell whether the wagons are carrying construction materials or cotton.”The mural depicts the early days of Troy and is an outstanding example of the tinting process, which was an art itself.Holman Johnson was an amateur photographer before he went into the service.“He had a sheet thrown over the door in the living room, and that’s where he would take photographs,” Harvell said. “He would develop the film in the kitchen.”Johnson attempted to enlist in the Army the week after Christmas 1941 but was turned down because he had teeth that needed to be filled.“My dad was a ham (amateur) radio operator and taught students at the college to operate ham radios until he was drafted,” Harvell said. “He was a photographer in the Navy. When he came home, he became the town photographer. He took photographs of people and he took photos of everything else. You might see him up a tree taking photographs. He took pictures for businesses and for the city. He would go up in airplanes to take pictures from that view. He took pictures of everything that was Troy.”Although the mural of the City of Troy, Alabama 1898 is not a Holman Johnson photograph, it has his handiwork all over it.“We are extremely pleased to have this photo mural on display at the Johnson Center,” Pritchett said. “We invite everyone to visit the Johnson Center to see the Biennial exhibit and the photo mural.”The Johnson Center is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Book Nook to reopen Wiley White, Johnson Center development coordinator, said the mural is titled “City of Troy, Alabama 1898, South Side Square Looking East.”“The scene is looking down Church Street, which is the side of the Square where Sips on the Square is located,” White said. “You can see a church in the distance, and someone said there was more than one church on the street. On the side of one building, there’s an advertisement mural for tobacco.“The courthouse was under construction, and there are several horses and wagons on the street. Other than a few people on the walkways, there was not much activity when the photograph was taken.”Jo Harvell, daughter of the late Holman Johnson, said her knowledge of the mural is limited primarily to what others know. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1898 photo mural finds permanant home at JCAlast_img read more

Anderlecht fined as firework explodes near ‘keeper Mignolet

first_img Loading… Belgian football club Anderlecht have been sanctioned after a firework thrown by a fan exploded next to the visiting ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who joined Anderlecht in June as player-manager, appealed to a rowdy section of home fans after the incident as the home side went down 2-1 on the day in a local derby against Club Brugge. Club Brugge’s Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after a recent defeat to Real Madrid Part of a stand will be closed for one game and the Brussels outfit must pay a fine of 5,000 euros after the incident. “We have zero tolerance when a firework is thrown at a goalkeeper, strict measures must be taken,” the Belgian Football League said.Advertisement Read Also: Shocking! as Man Utd scouts watch £30m striker earmarked to replace Odion Ighalo Runaway league leaders Club Brugge top the First Division with 57 points after 24 games while Anderlecht are in 9th on 34 points. Mignolet joined Brugge from Liverpool in July signing a five-year deal, FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

Pulitzer Prize Board Honors South Florida Journalists

first_imgCongratulations to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for receiving the highest honor in journalism.The South Florida Sun Sentinel won the prize for public service, considered the most prestigious of the Pulitzers.The Pulitzer Prize board awarded the prize for Public Service to the South Florida Sentinel for its reporting on the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Sun Sentinel awarded Pulitzer Prize for Parkland shooting coverage https://t.co/aHTkDDjbUD pic.twitter.com/tlTrAJWCbF— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) April 15, 2019 The staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette received the breaking news award for coverage of the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. A special citation was awarded to the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland to honor their, “courageous response to the largest killing of journalists in U.S. history in their newsroom on June 28, 2018, and for demonstrating unflagging commitment to covering the news and serving their community at a time of unspeakable grief.”last_img read more

Yoga is the secret of Lisa Haydon’s flawlessly toned body

first_imgSporting casual shorts and a bikini top, Lisa Haydon looks flawlessly fit on the cover of Women’s Health, September Issue.”I have been working out since the age of 14, hence my body has been fit and in shape,” Lisa said, revealing the secret to her toned look is yoga. “Yoga is the way to be. I follow a regime of yoga and running for my fitness,” she said.Lisa Haydon at the launch of the September issue of Women’s Health magazine in Mumbai.Lisa was interacting with the press and fans at the launch of the magazine featuring her on the cover at Mumbai’s Hard Rock Cafe on Friday. She looked appealing as she drove into the venue in a petite number.She aptly fits the tagline of the magazine, which goes: ‘Fit is the new sexy’. To stay fit, of course, Lisa balances her yoga routine with a blood group diet. Although she is a foodie, she believes in eating whatever she likes in small portions.”I am basically a vegan but manage a balanced diet at all times. I would not suggest that people skip meals. Instead, compensate with eating in lesser portions,” she said.On choosing Lisa as the September cover girl, editor Sanghamitra Chakraborty of Women’s Health said: “We wanted a beauty caught in the moment. Lisa is very casual and not artificial. And that is what we want to share with our readers.”last_img read more

Oregon Media Relations Staffer Fires Back At Steve Sarkisian After USC Coach Takes Shot At The Ducks

first_imgSteve Sarkisian USC vs. Oregon tweets.Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach… https://t.co/WKSvSwdk6K— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition https://t.co/dIEbwrVhvj— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.last_img read more

Canadian grocers expand online services after Amazon acquires Whole Foods chain

first_imgVANCOUVER – Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year, making it the latest Canadian retailer to ramp up its e-commerce options in the face of potential competition from Amazon.Metro CEO Eric La Fleche said Wednesday the grocer already offers “click and collect” in seven stores in Quebec and home delivery service in Greater Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau, Que., covering 60 per cent of the population of Quebec.“We are pleased with the way we have set it up so far and we’re going to start the same way in Ontario,” La Fleche said on a conference call to discuss the company’s latest financial results.Canadian grocers have been increasing their e-commerce offerings following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods which sparked speculation about its ambitions to grow food delivery in Canada.“We’ve seen lots of companies start to say, ‘OK, let’s test the waters,’” said Michael von Massow, an associate professor at the University of Guelph’s food, agriculture and resource economics department.La Fleche said Metro’s plan is to launch its online grocery business in Ontario late in the company’s 2018 financial year, which began Oct. 1, or early in its 2019 financial year.The move followed an announcement last week by Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) which has partnered with Instacart to launch home delivery in Toronto starting Dec. 6 and Vancouver starting in January. The grocery chain has promised to expand the service next year as well as its click and collect option which is already offered at nearly 200 stores.Walmart will also grow its home delivery service to cover the Greater Toronto Area and nearby markets, said spokesman Alex Roberton in an email, adding pick-up services will be expanded to Montreal-area stores.Canadians have been slower than their American or European counterparts to adopt online shopping, including for food. In August, online sales accounted for 2.3 per cent of total retail trade in the country, according to Statistic Canada’s most recent figures.Von Massow reasoned the low demand indicated it didn’t make sense for Canadian grocers to offer the service. Loblaw previously said it had no plans to begin home delivery services due to lack of customer demand.However, things changed when Amazon acquired Whole Foods, including its 13 Canadian locations, in August. Additional competition has also emerged from an abundance of meal kit services, like Chef’s Plate, which send packages filled with recipes and ingredients to consumers, who then cook the meals at home.There’s also a benefit to being the first retailer a customer shops online with, von Massow said, because it’s unlikely a customer will switch grocers after becoming comfortable with a store’s online platform.However, online sales remain a small component of the grocery business in Canada, at least for now.Loblaw CEO Galen G. Weston called it “a premium service” targeting a niche clientele, while Metro CEO Eric La Fleche acknowledged e-commerce is showing good growth, but “is still small, in relative terms, for the company.”Von Massow said it’s unlikely to lead to the end of physical grocery stores in the near future.“We’re getting a little bit of traction and we will see a little bit of growth,” he said, “and maybe having … both increased and improved options might accelerate that a little bit.”Metro’s announcement came as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $154.9 million or 66 cents per diluted share, up from $145.0 million or 60 cents per diluted share a year ago.Sales in the quarter ended Sept. 30, which included an extra week compared with a year ago, totalled $3.23 billion, up from $2.93 billion, while same store sales gained 0.4 per cent.Excluding the extra week and $2.5 million before taxes related to its acquisition of Quebec-based pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc. and the modernization of its distribution network in Toronto, Metro says its earnings would have been similar to last year, while diluted net earnings per share would have been up 1.7 per cent.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Feds lay out plan to boost online defences amid shortfall of cyber

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government unveiled its plan to bolster Canada’s defences against nefarious online attacks and crime Tuesday, even as it acknowledged a shortage of skilled cyber-warriors to meet the country’s needs.Backstopped by more than $500 million in new funding over the next five years, Ottawa’s newly released cybersecurity strategy lays out a range of initiatives to help Canadians, business and the government better protect against cyberthreats.The strategy was the result of nearly two years of consultations with industry, academics and other experts, and updates the first such plan released by the Harper Conservatives in 2010.It comes as the internet and digital technology play an increasingly important role in every aspect of life, making many functions easier and leading to new economic opportunities — but also opening the country and Canadians up to new risks.And those risks appear to be increasing: The RCMP says that police services across the country received 24,000 reports of cybercrimes in 2016, which represented a 58 per cent increase over the previous two years.There are also growing concerns about the threat posed by foreign states, terrorist groups and others who may try to target the country’s electricity grids, banking services, hospitals and election systems.The new cybersecurity strategy does three things, starting with an increased emphasis on detecting, deterring and prosecuting cybercrime, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told a news conference on Parliament Hill.“We must substantially strengthen Canada’s cybersecurity capabilities to better protect ourselves and our systems against evolving cyberthreats,” he said, “while also enlarging our capacity to combat cybercrime and prosecute offenders.”To that end, the RCMP will add new cyber-investigators and become the main focal point for police across the country to report illegal activity online. It will also liaise with foreign partners to identify potential threats and crack down on criminal networks.The strategy also brings the various cybersecurity efforts underway in different federal departments under a new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, Goodale said, which will be housed at the Communications Security Establishment and open in the fall.And it will attempt to help the private sector, especially small businesses, which officials say were the victims of 71 per cent of data breaches, better protect themselves, including through a voluntary certification program.“They comprise a huge chunk of the Canadian economy,” Goodale said of small businesses.“And they are as interconnected as the rest of us to their suppliers upstream and to their customers downstream, so if they have a cyber problem, that whole network could be infected.”Yet it wasn’t immediately clear how the government intended to address what will be one of the biggest hurdles to successfully implementing the plan’s ambitious goals: a shortage of cybersecurity specialists, both in Canada and around the world.“A shortage of cybersecurity talent makes it difficult for organization — including the federal government — to attract and retain the people they need to improve their cybersecurity or to disrupt cyberthreats,” the new strategy reads.Goodale described the shortage as “a huge challenge and a huge opportunity,” noting that the cybersecurity industry in Canada already supports an estimated 11,000 jobs and generates $1.6 billion in economic activity — numbers the government hopes to grow.“The world will be demanding people with these talents and skills who understand cybersecurity and can deliver the goods for their employers,” Goodale said, “whether they are in the private sector or the public sector.”But while the most recent federal budget set aside $8 million for up to 1,000 student work placements in cybersecurity, the strategy doesn’t include a dedicated focus on skills training or set aside funding to help grow the industry.“It’s disappointing to see a lack of commitment to build Canada’s cyber sector,” said Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators, which represents many of Canada’s tech companies.“Cyber is the fastest growing ICT sector in the world and domestic innovators present an opportunity for our government to grow our economy and deploy world-class technology solutions for protecting Canada’s digital borders.”The plan was also largely silent about foreign-owned telecommunications companies such as Huawei, which intelligence chiefs in the U.S. have identified as a national security risk, and made no mention of encrypting personal communications.The latter has been a contentious issue between privacy advocates and law enforcement, who have argued that such encryption poses a barrier to investigations.Goodale acknowledged the debate, saying that while it is obviously important for online banking and other commercial activities, “there are important questions about law enforcement and national security being able to properly conduct investigations.”– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

ICBC warns Northern BC drivers of challenging road conditions

first_imgConsider using your headlights and taillights whenever weather is poor and visibility is reduced – not only at night – to help you see ahead and be seen by other drivers. Keep in mind that daytime running lights usually don’t activate your taillights. In northern B.C. winter weather presents its own set of challenging road conditions for drivers such as black ice, heavy snowfall and freezing rain. Road conditions change every day due to bad weather, ICBC says, slow down, increase your following distance and allow extra travel time.Top Drive Smart tips: When severe winter weather hits, consider alternatives – carpool with a confident driver whose vehicle is equipped for the conditions, take a taxi, work from home or at least wait until the road crews have cleared major roads. Sometimes the best option is to leave the car at home. Clear off any snow that’s built up on your vehicle before driving including headlights, wheel wells and external sensors if you have a collision warning system. In poor weather, use extreme caution around snow plows. Maintain a safe following distance and don’t pass them – it’s not safe. These vehicles may be equipped with a wing blade on either of its sides which may not be visible due to the snow it sprays. VANCOUVER, B.C.- With the colder temperatures across the region, ICBC warns the weather has led to compact, icy snow on the roads.ICBC shared during the winter months, crashes are at their highest in B.C. 51 casualty crashes occurred in February in the North Central Region due to driving too fast for the conditions or road/weather conditions.*Drivers need to do their part to prevent crashes, urges ICBC, by adjusting their driving and properly equipping their vehicle for the road conditions. For detailed tips on how to drive in winter weather, visit icbc.com or ShiftIntoWinter.ca.*Casualty crashes are crashes where at least one person was injured or killed. Based on police data (five year average from 2013 to 2017). Ice and snow can hit unexpectedly so make sure your tires are rated for the conditions you’ll be driving in. Check your tire pressure regularly – pressure drops in cold weather and overinflated tires can reduce gripping. Focus your full attention on the road and use extra caution when approaching intersections and corners – they may be icy.last_img read more

BJP to complain against CM for misleading people

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP will complain to the Police Commissioner and Election Commission demanding that criminal case should be filed against Arvind Kejriwal for misleading the people and speaking lies.According to Delhi BJP Vice President Rajiv Babbar, the Election Commission has also made it clear that BJP has no rights to get the names deleted and the Election Commission neither deletes nor adds names on the basis of caste or community. Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal’s false claim that names of lakhs of voters have been deleted from the voter list, has been completely exposed and now Delhi’s Patiala House Court after taking cognizance of a case has issued notices to the Aam Aadmi Party leaders including the Chief Minister. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticDelhi BJP Vice President Rajiv Babbar, Delhi BJP Media Co-Incharge Neelkant Bakshi, Media Head Ashok Goel Devraha, Senior Advocate Ajay Digpaul and S N Verma addressed a Press conference in this connection and claimed that they have proved that Arvind Kejriwal has been lying in this case. Addressing the media persons, Rajiv Babbar said that Arvind Kejriwal has been misleading the people of Delhi for the last several months. He is speaking lies on social media, print media, electronic media and also misleading the people of Delhi that their names have been deleted. Today the court made it clear that Kejriwal its speaking lies and his political conspiracy stands exposed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderMeanwhile, Leader of the opposition (LOP) Vijender Gupta slammed AAP leaders for misleading people of Delhi and violating the Model Code of Conduct. “CEO of Delhi should take cognizance of the violation of the Model Code of Conduct in GNCTD and take immediate action against AAP,” Gupta said. On Friday, a delegation of BJP led by Gupta met the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi at his office. He slammed the Delhi CM and his leaders for misleading the people of Delhi on deletion of Names in Electoral List. He said that despite directions of the Electoral and Police officials the call centres are being run by AAP misusing the illegally collected data from government school students, electricity, water and other utility bill. Gupta asked the Election Commission of Delhi to take the cognizance of the violation of the Model Code of Conduct prevailing in GNCTD and take immediate appropriate action by ensuring that the data illegally collected by AAP is seized without any further delay. “We have urged the EC to also take cognizance of the advertisements being run by AAP on DTC Buses, Schools, Mohalla Clinics and other govt institutions violating the model code of conduct. CEC must take immediate action on Delhi CM for using derogatory language against PM and Delhi BJP President,” he said.last_img read more

Over 90 firsttime voters to cast ballot Twitter India

first_imgNew Delhi: Over 90 per cent of first-time eligible voters are expected to vote in the upcoming elections, a Twitter India survey revealed on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, nearly 1.5 crore first-time voters will exercise their franchise in the seven-phase election starting April 11. Twitter India said that seven in 10 first-time eligible voters in India believe that they are contributing to the public debate by posting on Twitter. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Nearly half (46 per cent) would actively engage with and raise concerns to the government on issues that affect them or their community, versus one-third (36 per cent) of those not on the platform. The survey was conducted as part of Twitter’s youth engagement initiative #PowerOf18. Nearly 54.6 per cent of those surveyed said they will use Twitter to gather support for a cause or movement, and 54.4 per cent will use the platform to express their opinion to be heard. Over 80 per cent said they will turn to social media to find out what’s happening in India and around the world. The study surveyed 1,602 youth aged 18-22 years old, comprising Twitter and non-Twitter users.last_img read more