Humane Society ‘Pet Photo Contest’ underway

first_img “You may enter as many times as you like, but each photo requires a separate entry form and $10 donation,” Howard said. “Entries will be accepted through August 2.”Entry forms may be picked up at the Troy Public Library, Trojan Animal Clinic, Troy Animal Clinic, Pike Animal Hospital, Jones Animal Clinic in Brundidge, Bows and Bubbles, Troy Pets, Sisters Restaurant and The Messenger. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Humane Society ‘Pet Photo Contest’ underway Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author When it comes to the Humane Society of Pike County’s annual Pet Photo Contest, cats rule.So, it’s time for the dogs to get off the porch and give the cats a run for their money, said Lisa Howard, Pet Photo Contest coordinator.“The first two years of the Pet Photo Contest, cats have been the winners,” Howard said. “So, this year, we are hoping that the dogs will put their best faces forward and give the cats some real competition.” The annual Pet Photo Contest is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Pike County and helps fund its spay and neuter and feral cat programs and also the society’s in-school educational programs directed toward the humane treatment of all animals.“Entries are now being accepted for this year’s contest and the winner will be featured on the cover of our 2011 Pet Photo calendar,” Howard said. The other top 12 entries will be the monthly features. We’ll also have weekly features and all entries will be included on the calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase in November.”Entries must include an 8×10 photo, either black and white or color, a completed entry form and a $10 donation to the Humane Society of Pike County. Voting will begin on August 9 and continue through September 15. Votes are $1 each and can be done at designated locations or by mail to Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081 and postmarked before or on Sept. 15.Entries and the number of votes may be viewed online at By Jaine Treadwell Print Article By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Three charged in meth lab bust Three individuals are being detained at the Pike County Jail after they allegedly threw a meth lab from their vehicle… read more Published 9:51 pm Friday, June 25, 2010 Latest Stories Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Dutch government to link mandatory participation to pension plans

first_imgKlijnsma, however, has now decided that mandatory sector-wide pension funds can establish or join an APF if mandatory participation is linked with a pension plan.In this case, social partners can set up a mandatory scheme as a separate “ring” with an APF or another provider.This would also apply to the large industry-wide pension funds.The state secretary said one of the conditions for the new legislation would be that mandatory participation must remain intact.She added that social partners must be able to move their pension plans to another provider, and that there must be no incentive to stick with an existing provider.Hans van Meerten, a professor of international pensions legislation, recently noted that, in several cases, Dutch legislation was at odds with European law, citing the mandatory participation of companies in industry-wide schemes as an example.To address this potential problem, he suggested linking mandatory participation to a pension plan rather than a provider. The Dutch government is planning to change the regulation requiring mandatory participation in a pension fund. In a letter to the Dutch Parliament, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs, said a Bill – soon to be tabled – would allow social partners to choose providers to carry out specific pension arrangements.Her announcement comes after a recent legal verdict that prohibited mandatory sector schemes from joining the so-called ‘general pension fund’, or APF.As a consequence of this ruling, the options for industry-wide pension funds wishing to scale-up by ringfencing their assets were reduced.last_img read more


I’m a virgin and I’m glad about that’

first_imgThe Telegraph 19 May 2014Phin Lyman, 18, is my new hero. The schoolboy has just written about his virginity in his school’s magazine, explaining that he doesn’t want ‘casual sex’ and would rather wait to find someone he loves.Lyman wrote in The Wellingtonian: “One of the reasons I decided to go public is I am at the top of the school now and I can look down and see there is so much pressure on younger pupils to have sex. It’s slightly depressing to see it.”I couldn’t agree more. I think the pressure on young people (and by that I mean pretty much anyone aged 13-30) to have sex is so huge that I’ve written an entire book on it: Virgin. It tells the story of Ellie Kolstakis, a 21 year-old female student who still hasn’t lost her virginity. It isn’t for want of trying, and so she struggles with feelings of rejection and stigmatisation.The novel is fiction but it’s based on real stories from students who were virgins at university. In fact, a recent Student Beans study shows that only eight per cent of 6,129 UK students have never had sexual intercourse and out of the 92 per cent who have had sex, only one per cent lost their virginities over the age of 21.It’s why my character Ellie has to lie during sex confession drinking games like Never Have I Ever to try and fit in, feels humiliated by the fact that she doesn’t even need to take a chlamydia test, and has to deal with the fact that everyone around her is having sex. Repeatedly. read more