Bullard retires after 25 years of service at Troy Public Library

first_img Latest Stories “It is hard to define what Karen means to me in a single sentence or paragraph,” White said. “From the day I began she has always been my biggest supporter and has always believed in me even when I questioned myself. She’s more than a coworker or friend, I consider her my family. I hate to see her go but I understand that she is ready to retire. She has been a public servant for 30 years, she deserves it. I wish her nothing but the best.”White joins the many who will miss Bullard and the expertise she so willingly shares.Around this area, the name Karen Bullard and genealogy are synonymous. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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? 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Bullard has dedicated much of her career as a librarian to genealogy, which she considers a treasure trove for those who seek the past and find it.“Genealogy is a treasure,” she said. “It is the history of families and of communities. For me, working with those who seek those treasures has been a wonderful privilege. I have gotten to know so many people here at home and from all across the country. I have delighted in seeing their excitement when they discover a piece of the puzzle they have been searching for or a piece they didn’t even know existed. I get almost as excited as they do when they make those connections.”On a personal level, Bullard knows the thrill and excitement of making family connections. So, she is dedicated to helping others connect with their pasts. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Bullard retires after 25 years of service at Troy Public Library Email the author Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellKaren Bullard, longtime assistant director at the Troy Public Library, sits at the computer getting one last day of work in Wednesday before she heads to the farm to spend time with her husband. Troy Public Library Assistant Director Karen Bullard just wanted to walk out of the Troy Public Library Wednesday like she had done so many other days over that past 25 years.But it was not just any other day. It was Bullard’s retirement day and it was going to be emotional.The library hosted a retirement party for Bullard Wednesday in recognition and in honor of her longtime tenure. Although Bullard retired with 25 years, she volunteered at the library and worked part-time for five years previous to her full-time employment. And, it was a great hire, said William White, TPL director. “I was an adult before I really became interested in genealogy,” Bullard said. “My mother tried to get me interested and I did enjoy going with her to visit family members. We would sit around the kitchen table and have iced tea and cake and talk. That’s how so much of our history is passed down, through the oral tradition.”And, it was around those kitchen tables that Bullard was bitten by the genealogy bug. Today, she has 12 binders of her family history and her research continues. She welcomes the coming possibility of time to do research and compile it for those who share her interest in genealogy and want to know more “and more.”As much as she will miss walking through the doors of the TPL each day and as much as she will miss the daily interaction with the staff, the patrons and the seekers of the past, Bullard said, “It’s time.”“First, I’m going to clean the house,” she said with a smile. “Then, I’ll enjoy being on the farm. Harry and I will have time to do things together, going fishing and feeding the cows. I enjoy quilting. I’m an avid reader, especially light mysteries.“But, I’m not stopping the library cold turkey. I’ll be back. First, as a volunteer and, maybe, later part-time. I have enjoyed every day of being here. These people are my family. I’m not going away. The library means too much to me to do that.” Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:40 am Thursday, March 1, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article You Might Like Suspect rams police vehicle in high-speed chase A man driving a car reported stolen from Tennessee struck a Troy police car Wednesday while fleeing from officers according… read morelast_img read more

DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations

first_img Image: DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL. DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement by DNO ASA to provide a broad portfolio of engineering and management support and verification services to support the operator, as it expands operations and developments in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprint as it seeks to achieve its ambitions in the region.The term of the contract is three years, with an option for further extensions of up to four additional years.DNO, founded in 1971, operates and supports more than 20 licences and works in partnership on many more in the NCS, UK and Middle East and recently announced increased investment in the North Sea region.The agreement will be managed from DNV GL’s office in Stavanger, Norway and supported with a global network of 2,000 technical experts, with global services ranging from verification, environmental to due diligence studies.“DNO has a vision to become a leading independent exploration and production company as it pursues a significant growth strategy in the North Sea. DNV GL with our capabilities, expertise and approach is looking forward to working with DNO to keep production efficient, operations safe and reduce environmental impact” said Geir Egil Eie, Head of Department, Subsea and Asset Risk Management, DNV GL – Oil & Gas.Several projects are already underway, including environmental work, a materials study and Hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC) assessments. More are expected in 2020.“There is no doubt the North Sea is a challenging region for new and established operators. Through close collaboration and understanding of DNO’s aims, we are committed to providing the highest quality support across all aspects of risk management and HSE. The integrated nature of this arrangement means we can be proactive and flexible to meet DNO’s needs, with ongoing dialogue across all disciplines to add value wherever possible,” added Arve Johan Kalleklev, Regional manager, Norway, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. Source: Company Press Release DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprintlast_img read more

Bruce backing for Giggs

first_img Giggs was handed the reins for the last four games of the season when David Moyes was sacked this week, but he is not thought to be under consideration beyond that. The 40-year-old Welshman, a one-club man who has won every major honour at Old Trafford, has long been touted as a future United manager but, with his playing career still ongoing, the job may have come too early on this occasion. Press Association But Bruce, who played alongside Giggs during his time as club captain, believes he could yet edge out high-profile bosses such as Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti. “There’s been a lot of players who have jumped in – (Pep) Guardiola springs to mind, (Jurgen) Klinsmann springs to mind – big players in big jobs. And the one thing it won’t do is faze Ryan, he’s been at Man Utd all his life,” said the Hull manager. “If they win the next three or four games 4-0 there’ll be a clamour for Ryan I’m sure and you wish him the best of luck. “He has nothing to lose and no pressure on him, the supporters will be right behind him. He might win the next four games and give them something to think about. “Make no mistake when you do your first team talk or pick your first team it’s hard and you understand what a big job it is. “But the one thing that will never daunt him is the Man United thing, because he’s been there all his life. “He’s got a group around him who all know the Man United way and I’m sure Old Trafford will be behind him.” Bruce was also keen to offer a word of consolation for the axed Moyes. News of the Scot’s sacking was broken in the media on Monday afternoon before Moyes was officially told on Tuesday morning, and Bruce was disappointed to see the decision leak from his former club. “Looking from the outside you’d have to say, and I’m sure Man United feel the same, that they could have handled it better,” he said. “To find out on social media…we know the way the world works now, but I’m sure nobody would like to lose their job like that. “The one thing you do, and I’m sure Dave is doing it now, is take it personally. “I’m sure he’ll have a little break, reflect on it and come back better. But it’s certainly been a difficult few days for him.” Bruce was once viewed as a potential United manager himself, given his connections with the club, but while he would clearly relish such an opportunity he admits it something of a long shot. Asked if he would had been eyeing the vacancy, Bruce laughed. “Silly question,” he said. “I’ve done 10 or 11 years in the Premier League and what’s the next step? That’s the question I keep asking myself, for that we’ll just have to wait and see. “You seem to get pigeon-holed but you never give up. You never stop wanting to get to the top. “What they’re looking for is people who’ve won trophies and no disrespect to the club I work for now or Birmingham or Sunderland, but you can’t win the Premier League with those clubs. Like Bruce, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his former team-mate Giggs ticks all the boxes to become a successful manager. Cardiff boss Solskjaer has spoken to Giggs this week, and he will also be looking for United to do the Welsh club a favour with their next two games being against Cardiff’s fellow relegation candidates Norwich and Sunderland. “I have spoken to Giggsy, of course, and I wished him all the best,” Solskjaer said. “A boy from Cardiff should do us favours now. The next two games are important for us. “Giggsy has got all the attributes to become a top, top manager one day, definitely. “When he was a player – he still is a player – he chooses his words very carefully. “He is not one of those that always speaks every single day, but when he speaks you listen. It has always been that way. He commands respect.” Solskjaer also revealed that he had spoken to Moyes, who, it appears, found out about his pending dismissal earlier this week through leaks in the media. “I don’t think it is for me to talk about,” added Solskjaer, when asked about Moyes’ exit. “You are sorry to see managers lose their jobs. I have had contact with David and thanked him for his help, because we brought Fabio and he has helped us with Wilf (Zaha). “Manchester United will always be challenging for the top places, so they will be fine. They will make the right decision (on a new manager). “Stuff leaks in the media all the time. I don’t know what happened, so I can’t comment on it.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now far and away the longest-serving Premier League manager having taken charge of the north London club in 1996, was dismayed that United had not stuck with Moyes and warned the high turnover of coaches would affect the quality of coaching in the long term. “If you want quality people in any job, you need to give them time to develop and to become good, or people with the quality will not come into our job any more,” he said. “The average (job life) expectancy of an English professional club at the moment is 11 months, and that is quite unstable. Every guy who is married, has a family, will have a big hesitancy before he goes into that game. “That means the quality of the coaching and the quality of the managing is under threat.” Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes Manchester United’s reputation has been tarnished by the departure of Moyes after just 10 months in charge. The former Stoke boss believes Moyes deserved more time to make an impact at Old Trafford and feels the club’s image has been damaged by the manner of his exit. “Personally I’m disappointed, really disappointed for David. I think he deserved longer and the way it was handled was disappointing as well,” Pulis said. “Manchester United for the past 26 years have been a beacon of how to run a football club in respect of stability and how the club was built and how it was run. “A lot of that has been washed away over the last few days in how they handled the situation. That’s my personal view.” Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood thinks British managers like Moyes “don’t get a fair crack of the whip” and that too much was expected of him. “It’s obviously a shame when anyone loses their job and it’s a shame that David hadn’t been given the time,” he said “I think anyone needs the time to imprint their own style on a team and it was a tough job to follow Sir Alex Ferguson. “Everyone knew it was going to be a tough job for anyone who went in there. “I’ve said previously, he is the hardest-working manager I’ve ever seen. Whenever I’ve ever been to a game, he is there unless there are people with David Moyes’ masks on. “The guy is everywhere, he is diligent, wants to do his job, he is hard-working and I just think he needed more time. People can’t expect miracles.” Ryan Giggs has the gravitas to make his temporary stint in charge of Manchester United a permanent arrangement according to former Red Devils captain Steve Bruce. last_img read more