Steer show this weekend at Cattleman Park

first_imgSkip By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Each works hard to prepare their calves for the summer show and then for the fall season. Youth interested in livestock, or agriculture in general, are encouraged to attend the show and meet other young cattlemen.“We are pleased to have the opportunity to have a show like this in Pike County. We appreciate the young people who will participate in this show.” “We are glad that families have decided to participate in our show and spend a few days here,” he said.Prize money of $500 will be awarded to the Champion Steer and Supreme Heifer. The Reserve Champion Steer and Reserved Supreme Heifer will each receive $250. The third, fourth and fifth overall steers and heifers will each receive prize money.The Invitational will begin with weigh-in and check-in at 3 p.m. today. Showmanship will begin at 7 p.m. The show will continue at 8 a.m. Saturday with the heifer classes, followed by the steer classes.“Everyone is invited to attend the show and support our youth in their efforts,” Lyons said. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Steer show this weekend at Cattleman Park Lyons said the Pike County Cattlemen do an excellent job in hosting the event.“They dedicate a great deal of their time supporting our young people,” he said. “And we are proud to have such a great facility in Cattleman Park to showcase to these participants. We are especially proud to host families from out of town and hope they enjoy their stay in Troy.”Lyons said attending a calf show is not cheap. The Seventh Annual Pike County Invitational Steer and Heifer Show will be today and Saturday at Cattleman Park. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.The show is open to 4-H and FFA members and attracts entries from Alabama, Georgia and Florida.“This year we have 67 animals registered with 42 young people participating,” said Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator. “That should make for an exciting and competitive show. It’s great to have interest from families from multiple states and always speaks to the quality of show that we have here in Pike County.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Latest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Whaples wows at ‘June Buggin’ West Virginia storyteller Suzi “Mama” Whaples returned to the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge Thursday and, as billed, her… read more Print Article By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Latin American police officials fight crime while protecting human rights

first_img Other security forces have registered important victories against organized crime in recent months. For example, in January 2014, Colombina National Police (PNC) agents captured Gustavo Velasquez Rodríguez,, who is known as “The Lord of War” and “Strong Hand.” The of Lord War is suspected of being the principal arms dealer for Los Urabenos, authorities said. PNC agents captured The Lord of War on January 18, 2014, in Medellín. Authorities have charged him with murder, organized crime activity, and firearms offenses. In addition to selling firearms to Los Urabenos, The Lord of War is suspected of having provided illegal weapons to Víctor Ramón Navarro, a drug trafficker linked to the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), according to a PNC statement. Navarro is also known as “Megateo”. The meeting in Quito took place four months after the annual Police Community of the Americas (Ameripol) summit was held in Costa Rica. The VI Ameripol Summit took place in November, 2013. Officials who attended that meeting discussed how to improve international cooperation and coordination in the fight against organized crime. The event was attended by members of the police forces of Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, among others. Rodolfo Palomino, the director of Colombia’s National Police, and Costa Rican Public Security Minister Mario Zamora were among the security officials who spoke at that conference. “We are faced with a transformation in criminal behavior. We are no longer up against the big cartels, the groups have become smaller. The situation is evolving and it poses us some new challenges, the criminals respect neither laws nor borders,” Palomino said. Protecting human rights High-ranking officials and representatives of the police forces of Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Colombia met recently in Quito, Ecuador, to exchange ideas on the best ways to fight crime while protecting human rights. The seminar, “The role of the police and the impact of transversalization of Ecuadorian Human Rights (HR) on Latin American Police Forces” took place March 10-12. About 50 officials attended the seminar, national and regional directors of police forces. It was the fourth time the seminar has been held. Officials discussed the best ways to train police officers to fight crime while protecting human rights. They also discussed the challenges police forces face throughout the region. Police departments throughout Latin America are fighting local gangs, such as Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13. In Colombia, security forces are battling the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), Los Rastrojos, and Los Urabenos. Mexican drug trafficking groups, including the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, operate in several Latin American regions. In addition to drug trafficking, these groups engage in other criminal enterprises, such as human trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, and oil theft. Colombian police capture Los Urabeños arms dealer The seminar shows that police forces in the region are dedicated to learning the best training methods for protecting human rights while fighting crime, said Héctor Chávez Villao, a security analyst at Guayaquil University. “The fact that regional police authorities meet in order to coordinate good police practices for law enforcement in their countries is a demonstration of the level of professionalism that these institutions have attained,” Chávez Villao said. “Coordination and cooperation are the best tactics for combatting crime in the region and it is very important to respect the limits of the law while doing so.” Addressing the participants, Ecuador’s national director of police training, District General Juan Carlos Rueda, called for “a commitment to values at the highest level in order to promote civil rights and liberties in a society where peaceful coexistence is the norm.” “Our goal is to implement corporate leadership strategies in the protection of public safety and to encourage respect for human rights and the appropriate use of force in the carrying out of operations,” Rueda said. The seminar was also attended by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the National Education and Police Directorates of Ecuador. Common challenges center_img Ameripol Summit By Dialogo March 19, 2014 In February, 2014, in an effort to halt illegal gold trafficking from Peru to other countries, local authorities sent special teams of police and internal revenue agents to Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Juliaca and Madre de Dios airports. Towards the end of January, 2014, members of the Peruvian National Police aided by two helicopters and 18 internal revenue agents expelled more than a thousand workers from an illegal mining operation in the Tambopata area. The security forces destroyed heavy equipment being used for exploration by the illegal miners. Law enforcement agents remain in the area to prevent the miners return. Authorities have identified the Cártel de Sinaloa, Los Urabeños and Los Rastrojos as the principal organized crime groups operating illegal mines. These groups have also been accused of recruiting children for mining work and, in many cases, prostitution. Regional police authorities combat organized crime through cooperation and training. For example, Ecuador recently inaugurated a crime laboratory in Quito which will give investigators access to the latest technologies to help them solve crimes. The new laboratory was officially opened on Jan. 8, 2014. The lab gives police the ability to quickly check fingerprint, obtain DNA results, and carry out toxicological tests on homicide victims to determine whether they consumed drugs before they were killed. The new laboratory also boasts automated systems for rapid identification of voices, a firearms examination system which allows investigators to match bullets to specific weapons, and state-of-the-art cameras which allow police to take high-quality photos of crime scenes. “With this new laboratory, investigations will evolve from traditional focus to scientific and technical methods where evidence can be processed and the respective chains of custody of evidence can be maintained”, said José Vizueta, a professor of criminal law at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. Ecuadorean security forces have made important strides fighiting crime in recent years. For example, the rate of killings nationwide decreased by 27 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to figures from the National Police of Ecuador. There were 2,683 killings in Ecuador in 2008, and 1,884 killings in 2012. That was the lowest number of killings in the Andean country since 2000. 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CBN FC beat Unity Bank FC to win 2019 AFIFC

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available The Central Bank of Nigeria Football Club has won the 2019 All Financial Institutions Football Club competition, beating the Unity Bank Football Club by a lone goal at the game played at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, formerly known as Abakaliki Township Stadium.The only goal of the pulsating match was scored by Lazarus Ijale, via a spot kick in the 63rd minute of the game.Speaking at the event, which was graced by ex-Super Eagles star, Victor Ikpeba, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, commended all the teams that participated in the competition, and stressed that the tournament was one of the Bank’s foremost and oldest Corporate Social Responsibility functions.Emefiele, whose remarks were delivered by the Deputy Director in the Corporate Communications Department of the Bank and Head of the Public Relations Division, Veronica Aqua, noted that the Bank remained committed to contributing to the promotion and development of football in the country, in addition to its contributions in golf and tennis.He noted that the AFIFC had become a very significant tournament among financial institutions in Nigeria, particularly as it created an opportunity for social interaction among financial institutions and regulators as well as facilitated the promotion of harmony in Nigeria’s financial system.While congratulating the winners of this year’s competition, the CBN Governor assured that the Bank would sustain its sponsorship of the event, even as he urged financial institutions to continue to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship.The Governor also thanked the Ebonyi State Government for making the stadium available, and the Nigeria Football Federation for mobilizing financial institutions as well as ensuring a hitch-free competition.He further acknowledged the contribution of the media and all the football fans for their excellent conduct during the competition.Also speaking, Ikpeba lauded the CBN for leading the way in promoting the game of football and other sporting activities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.Ikpeba stressed the importance of sponsorship to the development of sports in the country, noting that the government or a single corporate entity could not do it all.He also urged other corporate bodies to emulate the CBN in supporting sports for the overall good of the society.Meanwhile, in the third-place play-off that preceded the final match, last year’s losing finalist, the Securities and Exchange Commission Football Club of Abuja pipped Amju Unique Microfinance Bank, Delta State to win the bronze medal.Tags: 2019 AFIFCCBN FCUnity Bank FClast_img read more