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Summersville, W.Va.

first_imgPopulation: 3,572Public lands: Gauley River National Recreation Area, Summersville Lake State Wildlife Area, Cranberry Wildlife Management AreaOutdoor Highlights: Gauley River, Summersville Lakelast_img

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S.C. Historical Society sets dinner

first_imgS.C. Historical Society sets dinner February 1, 2006 Regular News S.C. Historical Society sets dinner The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will hold its annual dinner on Thursday, February 16, at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. Chief Justice Barbara Pariente will deliver the keynote address.Special guest for the occasion will be longtime Florida Congressman Paul Rogers from West Palm Beach, who spent 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was instrumental in the passage of major legislation in the fields of health care and the environment. The society will honor Rogers not only for his accomplishments while serving in Congress, but also during his career as a practicing attorney and his steadfast advocacy of a balance of power among the three branches of government. Rogers now practices law in the Washington office of Hogan & Hartson.In addition to society members, the dinner will be attended by the justices of the Florida Supreme Court and members of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Special invitations are also being extended to members of the Bar’s Health Law and Environmental and Land Use Law sections in view of Rep. Rogers’ work over the years on health care and environmental issues.The 7 p.m. dinner and preceding 6 p.m. reception will take place in the University Center Club ballroom on the Florida State University campus.For more information or reservations, contact Park Trammell, FSCHS, P.O. Box 11344, Tallahassee 32302-3344, phone (850) 222-3703, or e-mail fschs@earthlink.net.last_img read more

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2Q data: CU shares up 7.3%, membership near 105M

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Federally insured credit unions saw share growth of 7.3 percent, year over year, during the second quarter as membership grew to nearly 105 million, according to call report data released Tuesday by NCUA.NCUA’s 2Q data showed credit union membership growth of 3.8 percent versus a year ago; and loan growth of 10.5 percent, year over year. Credit union membership reached 104.9 million.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said the data shows how credit unions are continuing to outshine their competition and build strong ties with their communities.“The second-quarter data indicates credit unions continue to deliver exceptional value and service to their members,” said Berger. “American consumers are seeing the difference between credit unions and their competitors, and the choice is clear. Excellent member service and first-rate products and services continue to set credit unions apart and draw new members to the industry.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Industry win: ADA lawsuit dismissed against CU

first_imgIn a victory for credit unions facing litigation over unclear website requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal district court in Virginia Friday found that the plaintiff to such a lawsuit did not have standing to sue the credit union because he was not eligible for membership and would not likely use the credit union’s services.In addition, the court indicated that a website is not a place of public accommodation, thus certain ADA protections were not triggered. In this case, NAFCU filed an amicus brief supporting the credit union.“NAFCU is thrilled that the court agreed that there was no reason to sue our member here,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “We will continue to stand with our members in this fight.”Credit unions, banks and other entities have faced a rash of lawsuits in the past year related to website accessibility. NAFCU and its members strongly support the protections of the ADA and efforts to ensure individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against and have equal access to financial services. However, this is best achieved through clear guidance and standards for website compliance, not through meritless and costly lawsuits. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Long Island Press Wins 16 New York Press Association Awards

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Morey Publishing‘s Long Island Press brought home 16 awards at the New York Press Association (NYPA)’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs March 27 and 28.The annual awards competition, spring convention and trade show recognizes journalistic excellence across newspapers and media outlets throughout New York State. It has been held each year since 1930. The Press has swept NYPA twice in the past four years, dominating its 2010 and 2012 contests, earning top prizes in nearly every category and bringing home the competition’s highest honor, the prestigious Stuart C. Dorman Award for editorial excellence. It ranked Second Overall in last year’s contest.The 2014 contest included 3,081 entries submitted by 177 newspapers vying for accolades across 64 categories, including editorial, design, photography and advertising, in addition to Newspaper of the Year, the Dorman award, John J. Evans Award for advertising excellence and Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership. Entries were judged by members of the Iowa Press Association.Despite publishing only three print issues last year, the Press came in Third Overall for Single-Flag Newspapers, earning top honors across more than a dozen categories. These included: coverage of the arts, local government, in-depth reporting, news, feature story, news or feature series, sports feature, best front page, home page, user experience, use of social media, online advertising/marketing campaign, special sections/niche publications, special section – advertising and advertising campaign.Press Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey, Staff Writer Jaime Franchi and Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski brought home First Place in the Coverage of the Arts category for a multi-story entry that included: Rumsey’s colorful portraits of local arts institutions and exhibits—“Rhythm & Roots: Nassau’s African American Museum Brings History to Life,” “‘Women Of The World’ Unite To Capture ‘Feminine Mystique’ In Varying Shades Of Color And Form” and “Flower Power Blooms At Nassau Museum’s ‘Garden Party’ Show;” Franchi’s vibrant and informative “Standardized: New Documentary Takes Testing Battle To Big Screen,” chronicling the anti-Common Core movement’s transition to cinema as a medium of revolt against the controversial education reform; and she and Twarowski’s kaleidoscopic “LI’s Guitar God Joe Satriani Talks Strange Beautiful Music,” a personal, revealing glimpse inside the local six-string extraterrestrial’s artistry and life. “There’s some great variety here,” gushed judges, “but whether they’re about a musician, a gallery showing or a documentary, the stories have a lot in common—clever language (‘unrivaled fretboard wizardry’), colorful descriptions and imagery, great quotes. “I particularly enjoyed the scene painted at the beginning of ‘Standardized,’” one continued, “and that story’s description at the end of bright green shoelaces changing hands and BATs [Badass Teachers Association] taking off into the night. These entries have clever ledes, interesting photos and a good mixture of information and fun.”Twarowski and Multimedia Reporter Rashed Mian took First Place honors in the Best News or Feature Series category for their four-part investigative probe into the ongoing plight of Ronald Bower, a Queens father of two who spent more than 23 years in prison for heinous sex crimes an ever-growing number of law enforcement officials believe he did not commit.The series—“Ronald Bower Granted Parole After 23 Years; ‘Highly Unlikely’ Committed Sex Crimes, Says AG’s Office,” “Schellhammer Abruptly Out As Attorney General’s Conviction Review Bureau Chief,” “Exclusive: Ronald Bower, Released On Parole After 23 Years, Maintains His Innocence” and “Exclusive: Our Long Ride Home With Ronald Bower, A Convicted Sex Offender Who Many Believe Is Innocent”—also included a nearly eight-minute video titled “Ronald Bower Reunites With Family After 23 Years In Prison,” documenting Bower’s release from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate Dannemora, just south of the Canadian border. “Amazingly in-depth investigative work into a fascinating case—I cannot imagine the time you put into these pieces,” remarked judges. “I congratulate the reporters for the trust you built and the way the story was told from the family’s point of view. Congratulations on your work. I have been judging state newspaper contests for two decades and this is right up there among the best entries I have seen.”The collection of articles also earned Second Place in the In-Depth Reporting category. Press Managing Editor Timothy Bolger clinched Third Place honors in the In-Depth Reporting category for his scathing, no-holds-barred investigative analysis of Long Island’s ongoing heroin epidemic and the failure of local elected officials and municipalities to adequately address it, titled “How Long Island Is Losing Its War On Heroin.” Bolger was part of the Press team that first exposed the insidious drug’s lethal grip on local youth in 2008, in a series titled “Long Highland,” which earned the inaugural presentation of the Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership that year for those efforts.“A very long article but easy to read,” commented judges. “I appreciated that the article was not just a collection of facts and figures and quotes from officials but incorporated how individuals are affected by heroin. I also appreciated that the writer tied the end of the article to the beginning by bringing in Mr. Ciappa.”Franchi won Second Place honors in the Sports Feature and Feature Story categories for her intimate portrait of legendary New York Islanders left wing Clark Gillies that highlighted his charitable efforts, and her heartfelt, masterfully crafted narrative about formerly homeless women veterans selflessly working to help other vets returning from war—“Clark Gillies: Power Player For L.I. Children” and “Women Vets Serving The Under-Served,” respectively.“A moving feature that ties a human element into a specific, important issue,” praised judges about the latter, published in the Press’ sister publication Milieu Magazine. “Overall, this is a great example of feature work.”LongIslandPress.com, programmed and designed by Director of New Media Michael Conforti, took home First Place in the Best User Experience category, with judges remarking: “Of all the entries, this one effectively engages viewers providing an enjoyable experience and effortless navigation just as the contest rules state. I like the dropdowns with the photos with one line summary and placement of a few ads which don’t distract from the navigation of the site. Great job and looks easy to keep updated. Length of the homepage is just right, not too short and not extremely long as many of the entries.”LongIslandPress.com also nabbed Second Place for Best Home Page, with judges stating: “The design and typography on this home page are clean and sharp looking… The fact that the drop down menus show photos and story is great. The page is easy to scan for topics of interest.”Bolger, Rumsey, Twarowski and Press Contributor Shelly Feuer Domash earned an Honorable Mention nod in the News Story category for their investigative exclusive “Bigger Mess: Costly New Twist In Ongoing Nassau Police Crime Lab Scandal,” which exposed that despite assurances to the contrary by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and then-Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice, county taxpayers were secretly being charged more than $2.4 million for unprecedented mismanagement and shameful and/or voluntary negligence at its now-shuttered police crime laboratory. “Out of more than 55 entries, an honorable mention is nothing to scoff at,” wrote judges. “A very solid story bolstered by tons of research on an issue that appeared to have a major impact on taxpayers.”The quartet also earned an Honorable Mention in the Coverage of Local Government category for their collaborative multi-story package that included “Bigger Mess,” Rumsey’s “East Northport Senior Housing Proposal Sparks Heated Debate” and “NIFA OKs Mangano’s 3.4% Nassau Tax Hike,” and Bolger’s comprehensive “Red Light Camera Lobbying for School Bus Stop-Arm Cams.”“This is the kind of in-depth coverage across mediums that we need to see more of,” declared judges. “The coverage was a winner.”The Press staff won Second Place in the Best Use of Social Media category, with judges praising: “This entry does what we all want, engage the community as well as giving comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-date information that affects their lives.”Art Director Jon Sasala and the Morey Publishing design team earned First Place in the Best Advertising Campaign category for their imaginative and visually arresting representation of a local podiatry center. “Great job on this advertising campaign,” commended judges. “The different pictures of feet used in this campaign drew the reader’s eye to the ads, as if the ad jumped off the page. Great job of using a campaign to further bring business to this customer. The ads showed simplicity in advertising, which most often captures the audience’s attention. “Good campaign!” they reiterated.Press staff won First Place in the Special Sections/Niche Publications category for its annual Power List publication highlighting Long Island’s 50 most influential residents. Staffers also took Second Place in the Best Special Section – Advertising category for the annual Bethpage “Best of L.I.” awards competition and publication, with judges declaring the ads “original and eye-catching,” the listings “excellent” and the categories “creative.”LongIslandPress.com’s “Press Patrons Program” earned Second Place honors in the Best Online Advertising / Marketing Campaign category, with judges exclaiming: “Wow! Beautiful landing pages. The links to the landing pages are given prominence on the front page and look very attractive. Not a lot of ‘call to action’ since it isn’t a standard advertising campaign. Cohesive approach to the ‘patrons’ pages.”The Press also won Second Place in the Best Front Page category for the newspaper’s powerful, eye-catching covers. “Great images,” remarked judges. “Clean, crisp appearance. Strong typography and color choices.”#NYPA15 #table2 #saratogabureau #yaddo #skintags #skintagfloaters #vandeusler #goatsandcows #spencerdranktheeggwater #winston #kona #ohio #yakbutter #coffeewithbutter #bulletproof #snowyinspirationalspeeches #bolgerfellasleeponthewindowanditscoldinhereandweneedtorollitup #tears #jaimesacardshark #thatjunkyarddogwantstoeatrashed #onlydrinkketelone #scabby #godblessthebeatles #trinidadscorpion #bonestew #writingthewrongs #donmcleandrankhere #wheresthepillows #afghanifood #epictimes #epochtimes #high5heardcrossthestate #tomothy #heavensgate #taximadness #sethistrippin #tomwaits #t24eva #christmascardfromahookerinminneapolis #alliwantforbreakfastaresomechickenandwafflesathatties #blade #neildiamond #44grand #bolgergotblockedoutofsingingjohnnycash #maine #grumpysmurf #dallasgreen #theswamp #messwiththelongislandpressandillpunchyouinthechest #blackbird #bestteamever #flatscreens #blackvespa #weneedtohelppoorscotty #richhotalingistheshiattlast_img read more

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Meyer continues winning ways at Raceway Park

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (July 17) – Raceway Park hosted a fast and action-packed night of IMCA rac­ing action Sunday, with five divisions of cars taking to the track.In the KISS 107.1 FM IMCA Sport Compact division, Ramsey Meyer continued his dominance at the top of the field, extending his division point lead with his second straight win. Meyer took the lead coming out of the second turn on the fifth lap of the feature and never saw the rear of an­other car again. Luke Jackson took the runner-up spot followed by Don Tank and Tracy Raml.The CarQuest IMCA Hobby Stock feature belonged to Craig Clift from the drop of the green flag.  Clift found a gap in the group of traffic in front of him exiting the second turn on the opening lap and took control before they came back around to complete that opening lap.A late caution flew to bring out a green, white, checkered finish and negate the huge lead Clift had built up to that point. In the final run to the checkered flag, it was Clift followed by Tony Fetter­man, Dave Riley and Matt Baker.Rusty Montagne closed in slightly in one of the track’s closest point chases, taking the MOPAR IMCA Northern SportMod main event.Montagne took the lead with six laps remaining and held off the field through three green, white, checkered finish attempts. His win brought him within seven points of division point leader Karl Brewer, who finished second followed by Darin Roepke and Kirk Beatty.Chris Mills extended his lead atop the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car division, taking control of the lead with a handful of laps remaining from early pacesetter Mel Elsberry and holding on to the checkers.  Behind Mills and Elsberry, Todd Gereau and Aaron Cain rounded out the top four.The final race of the night was the Total Motors IMCA Modified feature. Dan Loggins jumped out to the early lead and paced the field until colliding with Chris Abelson as Abelson attempted an outside pass out of the fourth turn.Abelson then brought out a caution with a flat tire and did not return from the pit area, while Log­gins restarted at the rear of the field.  This left the lead to Jason Schneiders who held off the field over the final laps to take the feature victory.Behind Schneiders, point leader Ricky Stephan took second followed by Sean Barragan and last week’s winner Jim Cole.last_img read more

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Ankle injury rules Newcastle’s Longstaff out of Liverpool clash

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Newcastle United midfielder, Sean Longstaff, will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with leaders Liverpool due to a freak ankle injury in training, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday. Longstaff, who British media reported was a transfer target for Manchester United in the summer, broke into the first team at Newcastle last season and has played all four games of the current campaign. “Unfortunately, Sean Longstaff turned an ankle yesterday in training. He won’t make tomorrow… we won’t know how severe it is until the next couple of days. “It’s one of those freak ones which unfortunately happen. We were disappointed for him that we’ve lost a player to a freak accident. That’s what happens in football unfortunately ,” Bruce  said . Andy Carroll has not played for Newcastle since rejoining them on transfer deadline day due to a niggling ankle injury, although Bruce said the striker was back in training. “I think for everybody to see him joining in with training was good for him, good for the group… we need now positive news from his specialist. “It’s always difficult to put a timescale on someone like Andy. “He’s fit when he’s fit… when you’ve got an ankle like he’s got, it’s always the reaction to the work put in. At the moment it’s all very good,” Bruce added Matt Ritchie is ahead of schedule in his recovery after the winger suffered ankle ligament damage in a League Cup defeat by Leicester City last month. “We weren’t expecting to see him for at least a couple of months… but the way he trained yesterday and the day before. “As long as he doesn’t have a reaction I don’t think he’s very far away… still a couple of week,’’ he saidTags: LiverpoolNewcastle UnitedPremier LeagueSean LongstaffSteve Brucelast_img read more

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Hughton: We want to make progress

first_img Press Association “This will be our third season back in the Premier League. We’ve had two very good seasons in this division, but this season – irrespective of what we’ve brought in – will start just as hard as last season started. “It’s still making sure we start next season’s Premier League in the division – that’s always the objective – but we want to make progress.” Norwich play Braga in a pre-season friendly on Friday in a match which sees Van Wolfswinkel return to Portugal, where he scored freely for Sporting. The Dutchman is still to get off the mark for the Canaries, but an expectant public saw flashes of his ability during an open training session at Carrow Road on Thursday and will hope he can hit the ground running in the Premier League at home to Everton on August 17. “He’s a player that’s always scored goals, but this is the toughest league to do it in,” Hughton said. “It’s been tough for him in pre-season so far. We’ve had some tough games. “It’s a great challenge for him. That’s the reason why we brought him in. “His character can handle it and it’s up to him to make sure that he’s putting himself in the right positions and the right frame of mind to give himself an opportunity. “He’s certainly one that will get himself into the box, he is one who likes to run in beyond. But we’ve got to give him opportunities as well.” Hughton will hope to convert the draws of last season – there were 14 for the Canaries – into wins and much of the expectation for that will land on the new-look strike force. Hughton has not ruled out making further signings before the close of the transfer window on September 2, but feels his squad is close to completion. Asked if he will be making more signings, Hughton said: “Only if it’s right. As regards numbers, we’re probably about the same numbers (as last season). “We’ll go right through to the end of the window. If there are opportunities to improve and they’re right for us, then we’ll endeavour to do so. “At the moment we’re certainly not far away.” Defender Michael Turner was back in training after missing the majority of pre-season, while Bradley Johnson, another long-term injury victim, was also involved. Defender Sebastien Bassong had a minor operation in the summer but could be back to training next week, while left-back Martin Olsson could be involved at Braga following his summer move from Blackburn. “The new players have integrated very, very well,” Hughton said. “We’ve had a good tour of the States and we now have three very tough games before the season starts.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton is eager for progress to be made at Carrow Road in the forthcoming Barclays Premier League, but admits staying in the top flight is the over-riding objective. Hughton has made seven signings so far this summer, including £8.5million striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and Gary Hooper from Celtic, but believes expectation should remain in check despite 12th and 11th-placed finishes in the last two seasons. “We’re still a club that’s developing,” Hughton said. last_img read more

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Florida To Be Part Of COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program

first_img(Tallahassee, FL) — Florida residents could be among the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine.  Florida is one of four states that will be part of a CDC vaccine pilot program, but there’s no word on when the program will start.State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees announced yesterday that Florida is one of four states that will be part of a CDC vaccine pilot program.Rivkees says California, which is the only state with more COVID-19 cases than Florida, will also be part of the study.Florida, once again, has a new record for COVID-19 deaths. The Department of Health yesterday announced a new single-day high of 276 deaths.The state also recorded over 5800 new cases, and the positivity rate was just over 10%.  Florida has reported less than 10-thousand daily cases for the last 17 days.But the United States is behind Russia which is defending its new coronavirus vaccine after President Vladimir Putin said Russia was the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine, after less than two months of human testing.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup World Cup final was a bit unfair on New Zealand: Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgNew Delhi : India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara Monday said it was a “bit unfair” on New Zealand to finish second best after England were adjudged the World Cup winners on boundary count following an edge-of-the-seat final at Lord’s. England had 22 fours and two sixes to New Zealand’s 16 boundaries, tying the match and the ensuing Super Over before winning on boundary count”I felt there were no losers in the final. Both teams should have shared the trophy. But then it is up to ICC to decide, to come up with ideas.It has never ever happened in a World Cup final before, so I am not sure about the rules,” Pujara said on the sidelines of a sports conclave organised by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) here” But it can be a bit unfair for New Zealand because they played so well but ultimately it was a great game of cricket and I’m sure this game will be remembered for the time to come.”India’s number four position was a subject of constant debate during the World Cup and Pujara said though he would have loved to take that spot in the squad, he is now looking forward to future assignments.”It would have been nice to be a part of the Indian World Cup team but it is something in the past. I am looking forward to the future opportunities and hope to be part of West Indies and Test championship, the focus will be on that. Unfortunately we lost in the semifinals but we will learn from it.”Asked if he thinks he deserves a place in the shorter format, Pujara said: “Of course, see I have been performing well in Tests and so I think I have the capacity to play in the shorter format of the game. I am improving my skills in ODIs and T20Is and in domestic matches I have got the results also. So I want to play all the format.”India will be touring West Indies for two Tests, three T20Is and three ODIs, beginning August 3 and Pujara said he has already started his preparation for the series.”I have already started my preparation for West Indies.I will be playing some of the league games in India and we have a week’s time before travelling to West Indies and we will be preparing there as well. We also have a practice game there,” he said.”In terms of preparation, I am already practising at home, what I have to do to be successful in West Indies, also in terms of fitness.”So I am having such conditions which could be there in West Indies. You might have fast pitches there where you have to adjust to the pace and bounce, so I’m preparing in such conditions.”Asked if he would be playing County cricket for Yorkshire, Pujara said: “No, not before the West Indies series because the time duration that they want is 2 and a half to 3 months, which is not possible now. If something comes up after the West Indies series, I might take it up.”Skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested for the limited over series against West Indies and Pujara said it would be a good opportunity for the youngsters to prove themselves.”Kohli and Bumrah are part of all the formats, they are playing constant cricket so obviously they need rest. I am not sure if they will be part of Test squad but from what I heard is they might not be there for ODIs and T20s, we have to wait for the team announcement,” he said.”So if they are not part of Tests, we have some young players, obviously they can’t match the experience of Bumrah and Kohli but it is a good opportunity for them to perform and show their talent. It would be the right platform to test the youngster.”Talking about the inaugural World Test Championship which involves the nine top-ranked nations competing in a league between July 2019 and April 2021, Pujara said: “Test championship will bring back the importance of Test cricket.”Many players are looking forward to it and obviously we would want to win it. Each and every Tests and series, especially away from home, will be important because there will be points. Performances will be monitored and we will have to win each and every Test match.” (With Inputs: PTI)  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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