Girl Scouts to set up booth for annual sale

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Thief strikes at CVS: Troy Police asking for publics’ help in identifying suspect By Huck Treadwell The Troy Police Department is searching for a suspect that was captured on video during a theft… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Girl Scouts to set up booth for annual sale Email the author The troop leader expressed appreciation to all those who have supported Troop 9815’s cookie sale.“With Covid-19 restrictions, we have been limited in how we could sell cookies this year,” McPhail said. “But people have been very supportive and we hope to sell more cookies Saturday at Walmart and then at the drive-thru on Saturday, March 6. We will continue to take cookie orders until the sale ends on March 7.”McPhail said the money Troop 9815 receives from the cookie sale is used for troop activities.“The Girl Scouts decide how they want to use the money, whether they want to do something here or go out of town,” McPhail said. “Of course, going camping is always a popular choice.” The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Sale will end on March 7 so, time is short to stock freezers with enough of one’s favorite cookies to last until next year.Troy Girl Scout Troop 9815 will have a cookie booth at Walmart from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Orders for the cookies may be placed by calling 334-482-2248.Toia Mc-Phail, Troop 9815 leader, said the good news is that her troop has cookies to sell but the sad news is the very popular caramel chocolate chip cookies are sold out. Published 6:08 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021 The troop will purchase cookies to present to their Hometown Heroes.“Their Hometown Heroes include our first responders and they will take Girl School Cookies to them as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for all they do to protect our community,” McPhail said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell “But, we do have all eight of the other cookies including the ever-popular Smores that will be retired this year,” McPhail said. “So, this will be the last opportunity to get the Girl Scout Smores.”On the last weekend of the cookie sale, Troop 9815 will have a Girl Scout Cookie drive-thru from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6 in the parking lot of the former Food World location.“If the response to the drive-thru sale is good, we will continue to sell cookies for another hour or so,” McPhail said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Overseas investors to pay extra Stamp Duty on UK property purchases

first_imgTheresa May has announced that overseas buyers and companies not tax resident in the UK will face an increased Stamp Duty bill when buying property in the UK.The measure will affect London most heavily. Within the capital a third of homes are sold to foreigners and almost half in prime central London according to Hamptons, while those looking for homes near London’s top private schools alone have snapped up 2,162 properties worth £2 billion over the past 12 months, according to research by  Knight Frank.The Prime Minister’s announcement was her key reveal on the first day of the Conservative Party conference at Birmingham’s NEC yesterday which she said would raise an additional £120 million in revenue.She also claimed that the current arrangement where those who don’t live in the UK can buy property without living here or paying tax other than Stamp Duty and capital gains tax, was driving up house prices and making homes less affordable for ordinary people.“Britain will always be open to people coming here to live, work and build a life,” she says.“Our plan for more homes will help them have the opportunity of a great place to live and raise a family.”No details of how much extra Stamp Duty foreign individuals and companies will pay has been revealed, but it’s not good news for the dozens of estate agents and developers who market UK property directly at overseas investors and high net worth individuals in countries such as China, Singapore and Dubai.The Prime Minister’s statement is part of a regulation and tax noose that has been tightening for some time.In January it was announced that a national register of foreign companies which own or buy property in the UK was to be kept, while three years ago the law was changed to prevent non-domiciled residents in the UK avoiding paying tax on UK homes by holding them via offshore companies, including inheritance tax.Prime Minister stamp duty Conservative Converence 2018 Theresa May October 1, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Overseas investors to pay extra Stamp Duty on UK property purchases previous nextHousing MarketOverseas investors to pay extra Stamp Duty on UK property purchasesAnnouncement by Prime Minister yesterday at Conservative Conference is thin on details but 1-3% extra duty will affect sales estimated at £2 billion a year.Nigel Lewis1st October 201803,528 Viewslast_img read more

How to teach students about truth

first_imgWhen Howard Gardner’s book “The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts and Standardized Tests, the K-12 Education that Every Child Deserves” was published in 2000, social networking services like Facebook and Twitter and the online resource Wikipedia were still off on the information superhighway’s horizon.Since then, the Harvard professor and developmental psychologist has experienced the digital revolution himself and has spent time talking with and observing his children, as well as his students who are products of the hyper-connected age. As a result, Gardner said he realized he needed to revisit his original work, which argued for a kindergarten to 12th grade education that teaches students to understand the values of truth, beauty, and goodness.So his latest book is called “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed.” He discussed the new work on Thursday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Tailoring his talk to the educators in the crowd, he explored how teachers can approach the three principles in an age when information overload and postmodern cynicism threaten good judgment and reason.Gardner, who popularized the concept of multiple intelligences in learning with his previous work, said he cast the digital world as a villain in his new book because it challenges truth with its ever-changing information, tests the idea of beauty with programs like Photoshop, and confronts goodness with issues of ownership, authorship, copyright, privacy, identity, and trust. Postmodern and relative perspectives are also villains in his new work, he said, because they question the notion of who decides what is good and true, and they argue that “beauty is a thing of the past.”But there is hope for these qualities yet, said the HGSE’s John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education. By exploring how people reach conclusions, whether in the academic disciplines like science or history, or in the workplace, he said, one can get at the truth of a matter.“What we really need to convey to students of any age is methods used in each discipline.”He compared a reporter at the Financial Times, who is subject to rigorous controls and fact checking, to a blogger who can “say what he or she thinks” without any obligation toward research or reporting standards.“More and more education needs to focus on the methods that people use in order to make the assertions that they do,” Gardner said.The good news, he said, is that with the onrush of cyber information, “The chances of figuring out what’s true now are greater than any time in human history, if you are willing to spend the time to do it.”For Gardner, the notion of beauty involves three important traits. While the quality can appear in many forms, like a work of art, a conversation, a trip, or a meal, something truly beautiful must grab your attention, it must be memorable, and it must be worth revisiting.To nourish this notion of beauty, educators should encourage students to develop their own “portfolios,” he said, whether physical, virtual, or “in our heads,” that are made up of personal beautiful experiences and images. But, he cautioned, “What we like should not be completely unjustifiable … we have to be able to show that what we value is different from what we don’t value.”According to Gardner, the principle of goodness can be broken down into the categories of “neighborly morality” and “the ethics of roles.” Neighborly morality “is about how we deal with people we see every day,” he said, embodied in the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.His concept of the “ethics of roles” is more nuanced and involves “how we relate to people in a modern, complex, highly differentiated, division-of-labor kind of society.”Unlike neighborly morality, which addresses the purely personal realm, he said the ethics of roles can be applied to good work and good citizenship. Good work, which he deemed technically excellent, personally engaging, and carried out in an ethical manner, also characterizes good citizenship.“The good citizen doesn’t just ask, ‘What’s good for me?’ He or she asks, ‘What’s good for the polity?’ ”Gardner tries to help young people develop “ethical muscles” by getting them to engage with examples of real ethical dilemmas and the means of working through them.For educators, he suggested creating a “commons,” a place where students, teachers, and staff members can write about the ethical problems they’ve encountered and how they have tried to deal with them.“Having people talk openly about the dilemmas they face and how they deal with them,” he said, “has potential.”last_img read more