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Constance La Gaiete Company Limited ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgConstance La Gaiete Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Updating Breaking News: Authorities release the name of Apopka house fire…

first_img Please enter your comment! Updating Breaking NewsFrom the Orange County Fire and Rescue Media Relations DepartmentUpdated 10:30 AM – Detectives from the Orange County Homicide Unit are releasing the name of the victim who was discovered in his residence after a fire occurred. His name is Richard Anthony Newburn, 61 of Apopka.Detectives believe Mr. Newburn’s death was accidental. However, the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations (State Fire Marshall) will release all final details concerning this incident. From 9 AM – Multiple fire engines from Orange County Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on Alexandria Place Drive in Apopka at approximately 2 AM this morning, and a man was found in the house who died in the fire. According to the OCFR Media Relations Department, there were about 30 firefighters involved in extinguishing the blaze with 13 units – including six fire engines, two-aerials, two-rescues, one-battalion chief, one-captain, one-rehab unit. The Apopka Fire Department was also called to assist. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSOrange County Fire and Rescue Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka man dies in house fireNext articleHow meteorologists predict the next big hurricane Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your name here  The first units arriving had heavy fire in the one-story house and the victim was located by firefighters during the initial search. The fire was extinguished, and the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations will determine the cause. Authorities have not released the identity of the victim.This is a breaking story. The Apopka Voice will update this article as more details are known. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 8/24/2019 9:47 amRESIDENCE600 BLOCK E 10TH ST  8/21/2019 13:15RESIDENCE1500 BLOCK CRAWFORD DR  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here 8/22/2019 8:52 amVEHICLE500 BLOCK PARKER LEE LOOP  8/21/2019 2:56 amBUSINESS500 BLOCK MONICA ROSE DR  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! 8/19/2019 2:35 pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK S CENTRAL AVE  8/21/2019 7:28 amBUSINESS500 BLOCK LAKE BRIDGE LN  8/22/2019 8:40 amVEHICLE1700 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  8/19/2019 2:34 pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK S CENTRAL AVE  8/22/2019 7:33 pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK NADEAU WAY  8/22/2019 5:50 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK NADEAU WAY  8/22/2019 9:35 pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK SHIRLEY DR  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 8/22/2019 11:28 amRESIDENCEE SKYLARK ST  The Anatomy of Fear 8/22/2019 5:14 pmRESIDENCE500 BLOCK MAINELINE BLVD  8/24/2019 9:36 amBUSINESS800 BLOCK N PARK AVE  8/21/2019 9:45 pmRESIDENCE300 BLOCK LAKE DOE BLVD  8/19/2019 1:46 pmVEHICLE500 BLOCK S CENTRAL AVE  8/23/2019 8:00 amRESIDENCE200 BLOCK S FOREST AVE 1 Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending August 24thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending August 24th shows 17 burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:3 – Business6 – Residential8 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleOrange County Neighborhood Services hosts annual Orange County Community ConferenceNext articleTropical Storm Dorian to strike Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands; could hit Florida by Labor Day weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Meeting on future funding for rural support projects

first_img  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Rural Stress Information Network is holding an event in October bringing togetherorganisers of rural support projects to sharegood practice and find future funding sources.The event is intended to bring together past and present rural support projects in England who have received, and who are still receiving funding through The Rural Stress Action Plan (RSAP). Delegates will be able to share good working practices and learn about successful projects in the ruralsupport sector. The event also aims to advise projects about potential sources of fundingfor the future including the next RSAP. Advertisement Workshops will be run on government andrural policy, funding options for rural support sector projects, ruralhealth and stress, and evaluating rural support sector projects.The event will be held on 5 October 2004 in the Warwick Conference Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. Meeting on future funding for rural support projects AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 September 2004 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

U.N. Security Council authorizes EU naval attack in the Mediterranean on migrant ships

first_imgA further militarization in the Mediterranean has been approved through a resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council on Oct. 9. By a 14 to 1 vote, European Union naval forces were empowered to purportedly halt and turn back vessels transporting migrants across the Mediterranean into Southern Europe. Only the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela abstained in the decision. Millions of people have been dislocated throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the worst refugee crisis since the conclusion of World War II.This renewed effort, called “Operation Sophia,” consists of six naval warships from the EU in constant patrols off the coast of Libya. These vessels have been given the ability to halt, seize, detain and destroy boats used by human traffickers bringing thousands to Europe every week. A statement issued by the EU naval operation said, “Assets will conduct boarding, search, seizure and diversion, on the high seas, of vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking.” ( One Italian aircraft carrier, a French frigate and another from Britain, along with a Spanish ship and two German ones will be spearheading the mission, which follows the same pattern as the EU anti-piracy expeditions off the Horn of Africa.France 24 news agency reported Oct 7: “At least three other vessels supplied by the Belgian, British and Slovenian navies are expected to arrive in the area at the end of October to complete the force, which also includes four aircraft and 1,318 personnel. But the operation is a drop in the ocean compared to the huge scale of a problem that has seen 630,000 migrants illegally enter the EU this year as people flee conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.” Imperialists seek to maintain unity amid crisisThe migrant crisis has deeply divided the imperialist-led EU member-states, prompting the leaders of France and Germany to issue a joint statement calling for unity. Other countries such as Hungary have erected fences to keep migrants out of their territory, while abusing those who have entered by forcing them into detention centers and by beating and gassing seniors, men, women and children. European states were hit hard by the world capitalist crisis of 2007-09. High rates of unemployment and poverty increased even in relatively wealthier countries such as France, Germany and Britain. Racial tensions between oppressed communities and governments in these states have intensified over the last decade.Nonetheless, the leading economies in Europe recognize that unless they present a more liberal posture toward the international community, it will prove even more difficult to assert their right to maintain their military presence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. While Germany and France frame their response to the migrant and refugee crisis — which is in actuality designed to continue their neocolonialist role — as a “humanitarian mission,” the Europeans are attempting to defuse a potential calamity or rupture within the EU structures.Gulf News writer Mustapha Karkouti noted on Oct. 10, “The two European giants, Germany and France, have recently warned that Europe is facing a serious split over Syria, as both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have called on the 28 countries comprising the European Union (EU) for unity. Standing side-by-side addressing the EU parliament last Wednesday [Oct. 7] in Strasbourg, they jointly tried to persuade member states that are inward-looking that they will be better off if they remain in the European bloc.” The inter-imperialist rivalry between the EU member-states and the U.S. and Canada necessitates fomenting the illusion of unity in relation to the migrant crisis. However, more recent members that were formerly socialist-oriented states in alliance with the Soviet Union, such as Hungary, are in a weaker position economically and politically, particularly in light of the right-wing political parties in power in several of these countries. The Gulf News article continued: “The appearance of both the leaders in the European parliament is the first since former chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany reunification, and former French president François Mitterrand, the architects of the Maastricht Treaty that established the EU, appeared together on the same platform in 1989, also stressing the strategic significance of Europe. … The process of enlargement itself has had its own consequences on Europe’s politics and on European life, particularly the gradual rise of right-wing and nationalist trends.” Long-term implications of the migrant crisisHundreds of thousands of migrants, many of them from Syria and other states throughout the Middle East, Asia and Africa, have presented a humanitarian and political crisis, with more than 3,000 killed so far in 2015. Images of floating bodies washing up on beaches are a profound symbol of failed imperialist policies over the last 13 years since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and later Iraq. The photographs and videos of migrants dying in the Mediterranean represent an extension of the invasions by Pentagon and NATO forces allied with their political surrogates in the impacted geopolitical regions.President Barack Obama’s administration is still attempting to justify its role in destroying large swaths of territory in the once stable and prosperous Middle Eastern state of Syria. The Russian Federation air campaign against armed opposition groups in Syria is a direct challenge to the imperialist wars of regime change that have characterized U.S. policy in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Media reports indicate that more than $500 million in working people’s tax revenues has been wasted in a failed attempt to create a so-called “moderate anti-Syrian army.” After several years of effort, only five individual fighters have actually been able to remain within the framework established by the U.S. Despite these claims, there are obviously other groups fighting against the Syrian government that are fighting with U.S.-supplied arms. All that these other armed groups have been able to do is cause monumental death, destruction and displacement. Many people in the Middle East and around the world have welcomed the intervention of Moscow and Iran to defend the Syrian state.Divisions among the EU member-states will not shield even France and Germany from inevitable social unrest. Washington has announced that it will welcome anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 Syrians into the U.S. — a completely inadequate number considering that it is the military and political policies of Washington and Wall Street that lie at the base of the crises in Syria, Central Asia, Libya, Yemen and Iraq. The migrant crisis is a direct result of U.S.-led imperialist militarism in various geopolitical regions as well as the ongoing world capitalist crisis. Turkey, a NATO state, is heavily involved in the destabilization of Syria, raising questions about the source of the bombing in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed nearly 100 people. The only real promise of reversing the situation in the Mediterranean, the affected war-ravaged states on three continents, and the suffering of workers and oppressed in the imperialist countries due to the draining of national resources through war and destabilization efforts is to unite the peoples of these oppressed nations, along with the workers and oppressed in the industrialized states, in order to force the Pentagon, CIA and NATO forces out of the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Then the people of these regions will be able to resolve their own internal problems and bringing genuine peace and security. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Many hundreds march in Cleveland to ‘Shut Down Trump and RNC’

first_imgCleveland, July 17.Cleveland, July 18 — In the weeks and months leading up to protests at the Republican National Convention, the state, the right wing and the corporate media went out of their way to sow fear and intimidation throughout the movement to keep people from coming to protest.Cleveland, like all cities that host conventions, received a multimillion-dollar grant from the federal government to further militarize the police and buy new instruments of repression. Downtown Cleveland was under military occupation, with eight-foot-high metal fences lining downtown, armed soldiers stationed at dump truck barricades, and cops on bikes and horses in full body armor.The morning of the demonstration on July 17, three cops were killed in Baton Rouge on the heels of an earlier shooting of Dallas police. The state and the media — as they did after Dallas — immediately went into overdrive to use this as an opportunity to demonize and attack the Black Lives Matter movement and create an environment for increased state repression on the growing movement filling the streets and shutting down highways across the U.S.In spite of their best attempts, the righteous opposition to racist billionaire Donald Trump and the police war on Black and Brown people brought many hundreds into the streets of Cleveland for the first protest during the RNC.The multinational demonstration was a tremendous success that helped set the political tone for the protests held throughout the RNC.State, right wing attempt to silence protestsDuring the buildup to the RNC, the corporate media went out of its way to promote the fact that Ohio is an open carry state and that right-wing Trump supporters would be coming to the convention heavily armed. They circulated the call by the Traditionalist Workers Party — the fascist organization that attacked and stabbed counter-protesters in Sacramento, Calif., on June 26 — that they would be coming armed to defend Trump.The FBI, Cleveland police and various state agencies also knocked on doors of activists and harassed those organizing protests to create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.Cleveland is the city where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down by police in 2014, and the city where Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell were shot 137 times by Cleveland police in 2012. John Crawford III was shot dead by police in 2014 in a Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart. No cop has ever been brought to any semblance of justice for these deaths or for the many martyred in the escalating police war on Black and Brown people in the U.S.Militant protest takes the streets of ClevelandFrom the bed of a pickup truck, speakers addressed the crowd gathered at the opening rally chaired by L.T. Pham from Durham, N.C. Many in the crowd lived in or around Cleveland, and were joined by delegations from Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Texas and from as far away as Utah.Many speakers raised the urgent need for the broader people’s movements to come to the defense of the Black Lives Matter movement, and drew links among the struggles for immigrants and migrants rights, women’s and LGBTQ struggles, the fight against Islamophobia at home and U.S. imperialism abroad. Throughout, speakers denounced Trump’s demagoguery and the entire two-party system, and raised the urgent need not only for unity and solidarity, but to raise a militant anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist struggle to fight for a revolutionary socialist future.Abbas Hamideh, of Al-Awda, told the crowd, “The Palestinian people are being murdered every single day by racist, colonialist police. And this same entity trains the police here in the U.S. … It is natural for the Palestinian people to stand with all oppressed people — with the Native Americans here, with Black people, with Latinos, with Mexicans, against the racist Donald Trump! Black lives matter!”Bee Schrull, with the Cleveland American Indian Movement, called on the demonstration to boycott the Cleveland Indians until they change their racist name: “I watch my people suffer every day. We are the group most likely to be killed in police interactions. Our women are most likely to be the victims of sexual assault, most often at the hands of non-Native people. … I came here today to ask for you to stop supporting the Cleveland Indians! We are dehumanized every single day, and we demand the recognition of our humanity!”Additional speakers from the Coalition to Dump Trump and the RNC, CODEPINK, Freedom Road Socialist Organization and a group of Muslim doctors, nurses and health care workers planning a July 21 march called “Standing Together Against Trump” also addressed the crowd, among others.“[The Black Lives Matter movement] has been criminalized in the press, but we are not criminals, we are freedom fighters!” Workers World Party vice presidential candidate Lamont Lilly told the crowd. “African descendants fighting for our liberation is not new. We are descendents of the Black Power movement. We are descendents of the Civil Rights movement. … We are Malcolm X, we are Ida B. Wells, we are Harriet Tubman, we are Huey P. Newton, we are Fred Hampton, we are Angela Davis — we are the people and we will not be turned around! Black lives matter!”Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party candidate for president, followed Lilly and explained the party’s election campaign: “We don’t give a damn about these elections. We are using them to put forth a message to defend Black Lives Matter, to stop the deportations and raids against our migrant sisters and brothers and their families, to abolish capitalism, and to fight for a new socialist society. …“It is a victory that we are out on the streets today,” Moorehead continued. “Because of what happened in Dallas, and what is happening in Baton Rouge right now, they want to divert attention away from the righteous struggle of the Black Lives Matter movement. We cannot allow them to push back this movement. They want to silence this movement and scare people out of the streets. The fact you are here today is a testament to the fact that our movement is not going anywhere; in fact, it’s going to grow stronger and more multinational!”As the march prepared to step off, Teresa Gutierrez, WWP election campaign manager, told those lining up: “We are gonna march to shut down the RNC and Trump! We are gonna march to shut down the DNC! The world knows that the movement is here, that we are not silent, that they tried to tell us not to march, to hold our heads down, but we are holding our heads up and we’re gonna march!”The spirited, multinational march snaked through downtown Cleveland,  navigating past police barricades and answering Trump supporters with militant chants denouncing Trump, racism, the police, Islamophobia, attacks on LGBTQ people, and solidarity with migrants, Black Lives Matter, the struggle for liberation in Palestine, and all people fighting to free themselves from the yoke of U.S. imperialism.Chants like “Black Lives Matter!”; “From Palestine to Mexico, these border walls have got to go”; “No Trump, No KKK, No racist fascist USA!” and “March on with no fear, we’re doing this for Tamir!” elicited cheers and applause from bystanders as the march moved by.On July 18, protests continued with a march by the Coalition to Dump Trump and March on the RNC. Organizers of that demonstration reported that 1,000 people came into the streets of downtown Cleveland for the march, which approached the sites where the RNC was taking place.More protests are planned throughout the week as the convention continues in Cleveland, and many are gearing up to travel to Philadelphia next week to join protests at the Democratic National Convention.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Nursing students concerned about not reaching required clinical quotas

first_img Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Hurricane Sally causes record floods, Big Ten Conference proceeds with football seasonNext articleCalifornia wildfires and their impact on TCU students Astrid Souto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Campus NewsAcademicsNewsNursing students concerned about not reaching required clinical quotasBy Astrid Souto – September 16, 2020 1148 Twitter Facebook Astrid Souto Facebook Astrid Souto TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Astrid Souto + posts Astrid Souto TCU News Now 3/17/2021 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt TCU News Now 4/21/2021 Twitter Astrid Souto Linkedin printNursing Package from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.TCU’s COVID-19 case count is declining, but the risk of contracting COVID-19 could keep some nursing majors from graduating on time. Nursing students need to reach a certain number of clinical hours every week, and getting infected means they could be in jeopardy of reaching their required quota for graduation. Anna Mazursky, a senior nursing major, said her teachers have been flexible with students who have COVID-19. “They were very supportive and willing to work with me to get me through on time which was really comforting,” Mazursky said. However, Mazursky added that this does not mean that everyone infected will graduate on time. Mazursky was quarantined for two weeks but was given the opportunity to make up all of her lost clinical hours through alternative assignments. Although Mazursky received the staff assistance she needed to make up her clinical hours, the same privileges may not be available for those infected for longer durations of time. Junior Alice McWhorter said missing a few clinicals can quickly translate to failing the semester if students reach the maximum amount of warning points given to them for absences or tardies. Three staff members in the nursing department declined to comment on the matter at this time. last_img read more

La Ceiba TV reporter is second journalist murdered in Honduras in two months

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News July 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 La Ceiba TV reporter is second journalist murdered in Honduras in two months RSF_en HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns local TV reporter Adan Benítez’s murder in the northern port city of La Ceiba (the capital of Atlántida department) on 4 July. Employed by two local stations, 45TV and Teleceiba Canal 7, he was the second journalist to be murdered in Honduras in the past two months.“Investigators should not rule out the possibility that Adan Benítez was killed in connection with his work,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Honduran authorities must do everything in their power to identify and prosecute those responsible for acts of violence against journalists. These crimes must not go unpunished.”Benítez was stopped at gunpoint in the neighbourhood known as La Independencia by two gunmen who stripped him of his valuables before shooting him in the head. The police investigating the murder lost no time in identifying robbery as the motive.At the time of his death, Benítez had been doing special reports for Teleceiba Canal 7 and 45TV. Aged 42, he had been a journalist for the past 15 years, previously working for two other local TV stations, Canal 14 and Canal 36, and for Radio Estéreo McIntosh 103.5 FM.According to C-Libre, a Honduran press freedom organization, Benítez had described the activities of a gang specializing in stealing cars in a recent report for the 45TV programme “Diario de la Mañana” and had said he could identify those involved.Prior to Benítez’s death, the most recent murder of a journalist was that Héctor Francisco Medina Polanco, current affairs programme coordinator for Omega Visión TV, who was murdered in the northern city of El Progreso on 10 May. No one has been arrested.Benítez was the third journalist to be murdered in La Ceiba, one of the country’s most dangerous cities, since March 2010. These repeated killings reflect the vulnerability of journalists in Honduras. April 27, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas to go furthercenter_img Organisation Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Troy University’s Baylee Smith crowned Miss Alabama USA

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Smith is no stranger to pageants. She competed in high school pageants in her hometown of Tuscaloosa. She competed in the teen division of Miss Alabama USA for two years. “My sister talked me into being in the Miss Alabama USA competition three weeks ago so I had to really rush to get ready.”The Miss Alabama USA pageant has several phases of competition – interview, evening gown, swimsuit and on-stage questions.“I can talk to anybody,” Smith said. “I never meet a stranger. I think the interview was the strongest part of the competition for me.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Email the author Smith was on cloud nine Monday and her excitement could only be tempered by an already busy calendar.“For me, this is a dream come true,” Smith said. “Even as a little girl I dreamed of something like this. To be Miss Alabama USA, how cool is that?”Smith’s platform for the 2017 Miss Alabama USA competition was anti-bulling.“To have the opportunity to travel around the state talking with young people about bulling is very important to me,” she said. “This is something important that I can do — something that I can do to, hopefully, make a difference. It’s important to me that I give back to my community – to my state.” You Might Like Relay for Life kicks off with Men in Pink wrap-up party SARHA CEO John Little poses with his award for raising the most money out of the “Men in Pink.” Beside… read more Troy University’s Baylee Smith crowned Miss Alabama USA Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 Sponsored Content Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy University sophomore Baylee Smith was crowned 2017 Miss Alabama USA during the annual Miss Alabama USA competition Saturday night in Montgomery.Smith, who represented Pike County, will represent Alabama in the Miss USA competition next summer. The Miss USA competition will be aired on the Fox network and could possibly be held in Las Vegas. By Jaine Treadwell During the countdown process to the title, Smith said she was a little nervous and a little hopeful. But she was totally surprised when her name was called as 2017 Miss Alabama USA.“It’s still hard to believe,” she said. “But I’m so honored and looking forward to the opportunities that come with the title.”First, Smith will be involved with an area Relay for Life pageant. Then, it’s off to South Carolina for a state pageant and then to Tampa and that’s just the beginning of a whirlwind year for 2017 Miss Alabama USA.Smith is majoring in elementary education at Troy University. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the student alumni association. She works with the after-school program at Troy Elementary School. When asked why a girl for Tuscaloosa chose Troy University, Smith had a quick answer.“I was tired of the big city and my first college tour was to Troy University,” she said. “I fell in love with Troy. My mother wanted me to do a tour at Alabama but I had made up my mind. Troy University was my first and last college tour. I knew where I wanted to go. Troy is a great university and the perfect place when it comes to Southern hospitality.”Madison Neal, also a Troy University student, was named to the Top 10 in the 2017 Miss Alabama USA competition. Neal is from Cleveland. Neal is a junior at Troy University majoring in broadcast journalism. She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, Trojan Ambassadors and the Student Alumni Association. She works with the local Boys and Girls Club and the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center.She, like Smith, is no stranger to the pageant stage.“I’ve participated in pageants most of my life,” Neal said. “I grew up watching the Miss USA competition and wanting to compete one day.”Neal competed in the 2016 Miss Alabama USA and was in the Top 15.“This year, I was in the Top 10 so, maybe, I’ll keep moving on up,” she said, laughing. last_img read more