First Quantum Minerals Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Four talking points from the World Cup quarter-finals

first_imgWhat are the big issues arising from the weekend’s World Cup quarter-finals? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Slide show: Nehe Milner-Skudder scores one of NZ’s nine tries against France. Photo: Getty Images First, I’m in total agreement about the need to respect referees and officials – we wouldn’t have a game without them and some of the vitriol spouted in recent days is completely unnecessary. However, I think Craig Joubert should have shown more respect to the players and stayed to shake their hands at the end of the game rather than running off.Tough blow: Craig Joubert awards the deciding penalty in the Australia-Scotland game. Photo: Getty ImagesSecond, I’m not sure how World Rugby’s decision to put out a statement saying Joubert got that last-minute decision wrong helped anyone. Joubert will have felt a lack of support from his bosses – every ref has their match reviewed but he’s the only one who’s had a mistake confirmed, a mistake already outlined by most media outlets. Scotland will feel even more aggrieved at the result and Australia’s tournament will now be tarnished. Should they go on and lift the Webb Ellis Cup people will forever argue they shouldn’t have been in the semi-finals.So what can rugby learn from this fiasco? Referees make mistakes in games – they are mere human beings after all and I’m sure the Wallabies disagreed with a few decisions on Sunday too – so it’s important to minimise them.The key learning rugby should take from the events at Twickenham is that a referee should be able to use common sense in calling for the TMO. I know there’s been a lot of talk about the overuse of the TV officials during this tournament and the time it takes can be an issue, but when the incident is likely to decide who wins and loses a World Cup quarter-final surely it makes sense to use the technology? Joubert looked concerned about the call as he watched replays on the big screen and maybe he should have taken a few moments to check. It’s not in the protocols but would World Rugby have hung him out to dry in the same way had the call resulted in the correct decision?As always, plenty for the lawmakers to ponder.Pumas’ panacheArgentina have been playing in the Rugby Championship for four years – and, boy, is it evident in how they play.In 2007 they reached the World Cup semi-finals with their traditional powerful pack and an accurate, if at times dull, kicking game. This year they have reached the last four with an all-court style. Some of their play on Sunday lunchtime was reminiscent of the All Blacks on the same pitch the previous night. Juan-Martin Fernandez Lobbe dummied and then produced the perfect offload to set up Juan Imhoff for his second try – it’s hard to think of many northern hemisphere forwards who could do that.Ball player: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe offloads against Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesHaving a Super Rugby team from next year will only help them more, as it will for fellow newbies Japan. And surely the progress of Argentina demonstrates the need for the northern hemisphere to be more welcoming of other nations. Rugby World has long argued for promotion/relegation between  the Six Nations and the European Nations Cup (ENC).Yes, there are isues with the calendar at the moment – the ENC is played over two years rather than one – but it must be looked into now. It took four years for Argentina’s RWC 2007 performance to be rewarded with a place at rugby’s top table – now let’s look at bringing in Georgia and Romania. If a straight one up, one down is too much of a concern for the Six Nations, how about a play-off between the bottom team in the table and top ENC side?At the very least, England Saxons should head to Tbilisi to play a match. And they shouldn’t worry about crowds – 40,000+ often turn up to watch Georgia. Imagine how much better Georgia will get with more top-quality fixtures.On the rise: Do Georgia deserve a chance to play in the Six Nations? Photo: Getty ImagesFor those concerned about the financial impact on, say, Scotland should they be relegated one year, perhaps the two tournaments should all come under the Six Nations umbrella with funds shared among all involved so unions’ bank accounts aren’t too severely hit. North v SouthSo it’s an all southern hemisphere semi-final line-up, France and Ireland outclassed by New Zealand and Argentina, Wales pipped by South Africa and Scotland exiting after a controversial late Australia penalty. So the wait for another World Cup winner from the North goes on.It was said before the tournament that northern hemisphere teams would benefit from playing in familiar conditions, but as it’s happened the weather gods have shined on RWC 2015 and the fair skies mean the southern sides have been able to play with their usual flair and speed. That was certainly true of the All Blacks and the Pumas in Cardiff, both sides showing impressive skill levels from one to 15 and attacking space rather than seeking contact – a common flaw in northern tactics.So what needs to change? The biggest thing for me – and this isn’t a result of the World Cup but a concern that has grown over recent years – is that players are playing too much rugby. It’s fantastic that there are such strong club competitions but the fixture lists at both domestic and particularly international level need to be cut. Player welfare must be ranked ahead of bolstering the coffers. Make the season less of a slog and allow players time to recuperate, to make sure the basic enjoyment of the game remains.Break time: Does Chris Robshaw need to play less games? Photo: Getty ImagesAutumn Internationals should be limited to three, so no Tests outside the international window. And one of those matches should be against a Tier Two nation. Get rid of the LV= Cup – the A league does the job of bringing through young talent – and reduce the number of matches top players are allowed to play from 32 to 25.Bigger isn’t always betterSize matters. Or so we’re often let to believe by coaches, particularly in the northern hemisphere. Yet look down the back-lines of the four World Cup semi-finalists and you won’t find too many rugby giants.Yes, there is a place for your Jamie Roberts and Robbie Henshaws, your Tim Vissers and George Norths – but big isn’t the only route. It’s about balance.Nehe Milner-Skudder uses his feet to outfox people while on New Zealand’s other wing Julian Savea is more about power. Conrad Smith and Matt Giteau use their guile to make the right decisions while alongside them in midfield are more direct runners in Ma’a Nonu and Tevita Kuridrani. Nicholas Sanchez, at 5ft 9in, is maybe the most underrated fly-half in the world while 14st 1lb Willie le Roux gives South Africa a different dynamic compared to his bulky team-mates.Hard to stop: Matthew Morgan tests Fiji’s defence in a pool game. Photo: Getty ImagesYet in Europe the little men are often overlooked, defensive weaknesses often cited. Look at the damage Matthew Morgan wreaked against Fiji – they might not have been the best tactics against the islanders but would certainly have given the Boks something to think about on Saturday if unleashed from the bench. Instead of the nimble, fleet-footed full-back, Wales opted for two similar fly-halves as replacement options.Christian Wade’s ability to sidestep opponents cannot be taught but tackle technique and defensive positioning can. Rather than overlook him for a flaw, think of what he can bring in attack – and coach him about defence.Let’s embrace players for what they do well and work on their weaknesses rather than discarding people. Too often defensive ability, not attacking threat, is the deciding factor. Be positive, rather than negative in selections.Ref justiceIt’s an unfortunate situation where all the outstanding rugby of the weekend has been overshadowed by a refereeing error at the end of Australia v Scotland, an error that cost the Scots a famous win. 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VTS appoints Jacqueline F. Ballou vice president for finance and…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest VTS appoints Jacqueline F. Ballou vice president for finance and operations Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Virginia Theological Seminary] Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is delighted to announce Jacqueline “Jacqui” F. Ballou as the new vice president for finance and operations. Ballou, who is currently the director of finance, planning and operations at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, will join the VTS community on Sep. 1.“Jacqui will bring wisdom, extensive experience, and a passion for our mission, as she focuses on oversight of finance, facilities, and information technology,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of VTS. “It is an honor to have Jacqui join us.”From 2007 to 2013, Ballou worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the Office of the President, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Affairs, where she developed and maintained the department’s operating budget, managed the daily operations of the office, and created and maintained the department’s operating policies and procedures.Ballou was named salutatorian at North Carolina A&T State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in accounting. She received her Master of Business Administration in finance and strategic Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina, and she was named valedictorian at Howard University, where she received her Master of Arts in religious studies with concentration in ethics. During her time at Howard she was an Ethical Dimensions of Leadership Program leader as well as a Student Leadership Conference lecturer on business ethics.As a professionally certified Business Transformation Consultant and certified public accountant, Ballou was selected in 2016 to participate in a six-month intensive Foundation of Leadership Program at Harvard University.Markham continued: “Jacqui is a delight. She has a love for Jesus, a deep commitment to community, and an eagerness to bring her skill set to the theological education.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Theological Education Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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South Sudan archbishop prays for forgiveness with government, opposition leaders

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Africa, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Sep 27, 2019 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls South Sudan archbishop prays for forgiveness with government, opposition leaders Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] At a national prayer breakfast organized on Sept. 19 by the South Sudan Council of Churches, Archbishop of South Sudan Justin Badi Arama preached what he described as “a message of love” to the church leaders, senior government officials and members of the opposition who all attended the event at the Presidential Palace in Juba.“In a special way we are asking God to forgive us the leaders and citizens of South Sudan. It is time for renewal and purification. South Sudan needs purification to move forward. South Sudan needs all its citizens to forgive each other.”Read the full article here. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Sudan & South Sudan Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Serhiy Leshchenko

first_imgInformation hero Serhiy Leshchenko Follow the news on Ukraine Malahat Nasibova Azerbaijan Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Zhanna Litvina Belarus Find out more Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Help by sharing this information See morecenter_img The day after President Viktor Yanukovych fled, on 22 February 2014, the world was amazed by the luxury of his Mezhyhirya Residence. But Serhiy Leshchenko was anything but surprised. Chandeliers, marble, private zoo, car collection and airstrip on the bank of the Dnieper, he had already described all of that in detail and had drawn attention to the gulf between this wealth and the president’s official income. He had even investigated the origin of this money in depth. Leshchenko joined the independent news website Ukrainskaya Pravdain 2000, a few days before its founder, Georgi Gongadze was murdered. He is now its deputy editor. Like his colleague Mustafa Nayyem, he quickly became one of Ukraine’s experts on the corrupt practices of its political and business elite. A critic of the Orange Revolution’s broken promises, he was also one of the most lucid observers of the Yanukovych regime’s oligarchic and authoritarian excesses. His reporting is part and parcel of his civic activism. He helped launch the “ Stop Censorship!” press freedom campaign and the “Chesno” campaign for transparency and financial responsibility. His blog is one of the country’s most popular. Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further Dina Daskalopoulou Greece Find out more Khadija Ismayilova Azerbaijan Find out morelast_img read more

Amend SC Rules To Provide Video Conference Hearing Facility Even After Lockdown: Former SCBA President Writes To CJI [Read Letter]

first_imgTop StoriesAmend SC Rules To Provide Video Conference Hearing Facility Even After Lockdown: Former SCBA President Writes To CJI [Read Letter] Radhika Roy5 April 2020 4:50 AMShare This – xSenior Advocate Vikas Singh has penned a letter to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde enumerating various suggestions to deal with the short-term and long-term problems which are being faced by the Supreme Court of India. In his authority as a Senior Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and a former President of the SCBA, Singh has voiced his concerns…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSenior Advocate Vikas Singh has penned a letter to the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde enumerating various suggestions to deal with the short-term and long-term problems which are being faced by the Supreme Court of India. In his authority as a Senior Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and a former President of the SCBA, Singh has voiced his concerns regarding the problems being faced by the Apex Court due to the COVID-19 outbreak. He has provided suggestions to deal with the same which he states “will also have a beneficial impact on the functioning of the Supreme Court in the long run especially relating to overcrowding in courts”.VIDEO CONFERENCING PROVISIONS IN THE SUPREME COURT RULESHis first suggestion is that the Supreme Court Rules should be amended urgently so as to provide for compulsory Video Conferencing hearing for certain types of matters and voluntary Video Conference hearing for other types of matters. The former should be reserved for hearing of Bail Matters, Transfer Petitions, Matrimonial Matters, Service Matters involving single employee, matters of Petitioners-in-person (other than PIL) and all other similar matters as well as Chamber matters and the matters before the Registrars. The latter should include hearing of all mattes and the modalities for the same should be to provide in the listing performa a column for the Advocate-on-Record as to whether he would want his matter to be heard through Video Conferencing. “The said matter may go for hearing through Video Conferencing mode at the ex parte stage, however, if there is a caveator or after notice, such Video Conferencing should only be permitted with the consent of the caveator in case of the first hearing and the consent of the Respondents in the case of hearing after notice”. Singh has stated that till the Supreme Court Rules are amended, the aforementioned suggestions can be implemented by an administrative order. MODALITIES TO REDUCE PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT IN THE SUPREME COURTIn order to reduce person to person contact and the rush of Advocates inside the Supreme Court, Singh has called for the following modalities to be put in place:1. The round annexe building in front of Court 12 should be vacated by the Registry completely and a major portion of it should be converted into cubicles with Computer terminals affixed having wired LAN connectivity to the Chamber of Hon’ble Judges who would be sitting for video conferencing. This will enable the practicing lawyers of the Supreme Court to use the Video Conferencing hearing even while attending to other matters listed in other courts which are not permitted through the Video Conferencing mode. This will also permit the briefing/assisting lawyers and the client to be present at the time when the Video Conferencing hearing will be going on. The person to person contact in such hearing will be minimal and in the long run it will help in decongesting the other Courts as a large number of lawyers would be using this facility for the matters nominated through the Video Conferencing mode. 2. The rest of the area in the said annexe building should be converted into a library for lawyers who can wait in the said area while their matters have to be called through the Video Conferencing mode. As of now only Library-2 is being used for such waiting purposes by lawyers having matters in various courts, being the most proximate area to the various court rooms. The Library to be created in the annexe building will act as a buffer to the Library-2 for the waiting lawyers as the annexe building also happens to be the next proximate area to most of the court rooms after Library-2. The providing of the said library is also necessary because the corridors being not air-conditioned, the lawyers use the court rooms for waiting for their matters when in fact they can easily sit in one of the proximate libraries being the air-conditioned area proximate to the Courts. 3. During my tenure as President, SCBA, the then Hon’ble CJI has assured the then EC that the SCBA will be given proper place for the office of the President, Secretary and a committee room in the said annexe building. The same can also be provided alongside the new Library to be created in the said annexe building. 4. We are all hoping that the lockdown will be partially lifted from 15.04.2020 and I hope and trust that the above measures can be put in place immediately on the date of re-opening, except that needs infrastructure upgrade which process can also be started so that the infrastructure is in place in the shortest possible time. Till such time the infra is created, the WiFi facility in the corridor of the SC can be upgraded so that the Advocates practicing in the SC can appear through Video Conferencing from their laptops while sitting in one of the libraries/conference room or anywhere convenient. 5. The Courts on a regular basis should also follow the system of the Court rising for at least 15 minutes after finishing half the matters listed on that date on a Miscellaneous Day so that the lawyers appearing in the second half need not crowd the Court till the matters of the first half are being considered. Singh has emphasized on the severe inconvenience being caused to Senior Members of the Bar as well as lady advocates due to the congestion in the court corridors, and has therefore, ended the letter seeking an urgent implementation of the stipulated suggestions.Read Letter Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Empty Bowl luncheon combats hunger

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 7:47 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2010 There are empty bowls all around the world.But, thanks to a program that began with the vision of a high school teacher, bowls are being filled and hunger is diminished at least for a while.In 1990, a Michigan teacher was searching for a way to support a local food drive and came up with the idea of an “empty bowl” luncheon of soup, bread and water as a reminder of hunger in the world. You Might Like Area students take virtual trip from cotton fields to rice fields through ACCESS Students from nine area high schools participated in a Virtual Field Trip on Tuesday and were guided by a veteran… read more “But it will be a way that we can help combat hunger here at home.”“And, what is really unique about this Empty Bowl Luncheon is that participants will take their bowls home as reminders that there are people all around the world who know what real hunger is like.”The bowls are all handmade. About 80 of them were made by participants in the Alabama Clay Conference that was held at Troy University in February. Several students at Troy University made bowls, as did senior adults at the Colley Senior Complex. There will be about 110 bowls available for the luncheon.“The bowls are works of art and something that anyone would be proud to own,” May said. “I’m sure that any one of them would sell for much more than the $20 price of a luncheon ticket.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Empty Bowl luncheon combats hunger The bowls will be washed and ready for filling when the participants arrive. So, the early arrivals will get the first picks.Several Troy University football players on the 2009 Sunbelt Conference Championship team made bowls that will be auctioned during the luncheon. Levi Brown, Bear Woods, Boris Lee, Cornelius Williams and Jeremy Hawkins all made and signed bowls. Any Trojan fan would be happy to have any one of them, May said.All proceeds from the Empty Bowl Luncheon will support the Pike County Area Food Bank.“The idea behind the Empty Bowl Luncheon is for everything to be donated and we greatly appreciate the support of our local businesses,” May said.The businesses that are providing soup for the Empty Bowl Luncheon are Santa Fe, Quiznos, Mr. Ho’s, The Pines, Ruby Tuesday, Troy Regional Medical Center, and the Culinary Arts Academy at Charles Henderson High School. The Colley Complex and Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls are providing the dessert, Danny Boutwell and Colonial Bread, the bread and Food World, the tea.“We want to thank Bush Memorial for the use of its facility and the Printing Press for the luncheon tickets,” May said.“And I want to especially thank Dr. Marian Parker at Troy University and Jenniffer Barner, Chamber of Commerce president, for making us aware of the Empty Bowl project and for all of their support in making the luncheon a success. And a big thank you, too, to all of those who made the bowls and, hopefully, all the bowls will be filled on Thursday.”Tickets for the Empty Bowl Luncheon are available at the Salvation Army Service Center in Troy and at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Email the author Latest Stories By The Penny Hoardercenter_img On Thursday, May 6, the people of Pike County will have a chance to be a part of this worldwide program to combat hunger by attending an Empty Bowl Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy.The Empty Bowl Luncheon is a fundraiser for the Pike County Salvation Army and participants will pick out a handmade ceramic bowl, which will be filled with soup, and served with bread, tea and dessert.“Our luncheon will be a little different from the original Empty Bowl concept,” said Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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HER STORY: Hydock brings story of Audrey Sheppard Williams to life on stage

first_img Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Nationally acclaimed story performer Dolores Hydock stepped onto the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater Saturday night. She was there to tell the story of a young Pike County woman who became half of one of the most famous couples in country music history when she married country music legend Hank Williams.In the audience were members of Audrey Sheppard Williams’ family including her niece, Jean Senn of Brundidge, and her granddaughter, Hilary Williams of Nashville, Tennessee.Hydock never knew Audrey Sheppard Williams and had never even heard of Audrey when she was approached about writing and telling Audrey Sheppard Williams’ story for a Brundidge Historical Society Alabama Bicentennial event. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Many stories have been written and told about Audrey Williams. Hydock found most of them cold, harsh and unforgiving.But Hydock said, even then, tissue paper has two sides.“Tonight, I am going to tell the other side of the story of Audrey Sheppard Williams,” she said. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Trojans host Jaguars in ‘Battle for the Belt’ game The Troy Trojans will play in the latest installment of the Battle for the Belt when they host rival South… read more HER STORY: Hydock brings story of Audrey Sheppard Williams to life on stage Published 9:02 pm Monday, October 14, 2019 By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopencenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day For just over an hour, Hydock shared a very personal story of Audrey, a story as told by her daughter, Lycretia; her sister Linette; and her niece, Jean. At the close of the performance, Hydock left it up to the audience as to which side of Audrey’s story they believed, which side of the tissue paper was true.Hilary Williams never knew her grandmother, but she heard the stories from within the glaring spotlight. On Saturday night, she listened with an open and appreciative heart to the stories from the other side of the tissue paper.“Dolores told stories about my grandmother that I had never heard,” Hilary Williams said. “I didn’t know she had epilepsy.  And, I didn’t realize how young she was to have done what she did for him (Hank) – schedule appointments and make sure he kept them and make big deals with MGM. She had no fear. She knew what she wanted and she went out and got it.”For Hilary Williams, Hydock’s story was validation that Audrey Williams did what she did, not for herself, but for Hank. That Audrey Sheppard Williams was ambitious and resourceful, kind and giving and loving and that she was very much loved. Nashville song writer Bobby Tomberlin also listened intently to Hydock’s story.“I held on to Dolores’ every word,” he said. “Her story of Audrey was such a gift. Audrey’s story could not have been told any better or in a better place. She did make deals for Hank with high-powered music executives but, in 1940, that was not what a 23-year-old woman was supposed to be doing. What drive, what ambition, what heart and so much love to give.”Penny Williams of Dothan said Hydock closed the performance with the question of who will tell each of our stories.“I think the true story of Audrey Williams is the one that was told by those who loved her, her daughter and her sister,” she said. “I hope my story will be told by those who love me. I think we all hope that.  Audrey Williams deserved to have her story told by those who loved her. Dolores Hydock did that beautifully. 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 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skiplast_img read more

Brundidge approves rezoning

first_img The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing regarding the rezoning of property prior to its regular Tuesday meeting.Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said the rezoning request was for property located at 901 Galloway Road from R-2 Medium Density Residential to MHR Mobile Home Residential.No one attended the meeting to speak in opposition to or support of the rezoning request. By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories At the council’s regular meeting, the council accepted the Planning Commission’s recommendation that the rezoning request be approved.The property owner Sharon Flowers expressed appreciation to the council and said the request approval would make it possible for a “homecoming” for her.The re-zoning request was the only agenda item but several city officials spoke from the floor. 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Sponsored Content Mayor Boyd reported that she attended the ground breaking for the judicial complex in Troy.Boyd said judicial complex will include buildings for the county’s court system, an administration building for the sheriff’s office and the correctional facility.“This will be an outstanding facility and is greatly needed,” Boyd said.The mayor also announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for ages 16 and over from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at OCAP in Troy. By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like House may vote on gambling If Alabamians get the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment on gambling, 63 members of the Alabama House will… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright said the city street department has been shorthanded due to illness but the city workers have done an outstanding job of keeping the city streets clean.“The departments are working together to make sure that everything is being taken care of,” Wright said.The city’s CDBG water replacement grant is closing out and the demolition grant is soon to get underway with the demolition of dilapidated structures throughout the city.The opening of the city parks was a topic of discussion with concern expressed on how to open the parks and keep them safe for all.Wright said it is imperative that when the parks are opened that “we do it right.”Brundidge Police Chief Marquez James reported on the recent homicide in the city. He said the response was “textbook” and involved the Troy Police Department, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies and citizens.He also reported on a shooting on McGuire Street that involved a juvenile and that a potential suspect has been identified in the break-in at Pike Drugs and other area pharmacies.James also reported that 76 traffic stops were made in the prior month with 19 citations written. Every stop does not warrant a citation but warnings that should have an impact.“We have positions available at the Brundidge Police Department for a police officer and a criminal/homicide investigator and hope to have those filled soon,” James said.The City of Brundidge will host a prayer service at Brundidge City Hall noon Thursday (today), the National Day of Prayer.The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Brundidge approves rezoning Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 6:04 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2021last_img read more

Alleged Austin ‘serial bomber’ kills self with explosive

first_imgCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN) — The man accused of killing two and injuring four by planting explosives in and around Austin, Texas, has killed himself with another bomb after local and federal agents closed in on him early Wednesday morning.Police said they could not publicly identify the suspect yet and remain concerned that he may have planted more explosive packages elsewhere.The confrontation occurred in Round Rock, approximately 20 miles north of Austin, where the string of bomb attacks began almost three weeks ago.Police zeroed in on the eventual suspect as a person of interest over the last 24 to 36 hours, eventually locating his vehicle with the help of surveillance teams, authorities said at a press conference early Wednesday.Local and federal authorities took up positions near a hotel where the suspect had stopped his vehicle, awaiting tactical teams to help apprehend him.The suspect, after beginning to drive away, stopped on the side of the road and as Austin SWAT team members approached he detonated a device while inside his vehicle. One officer was knocked back and suffered minor injuries, and another fired at the suspect.“We cannot name the suspect at this time because he has not been positively identified yet by the medical examiner, and next of kin have not yet been notified,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said. “There will be a lengthy investigation that will take place regarding the officer-involved shooting.”Authorities confirmed that the suspect was a 24-year-old white male but declined to say where he was from.Residents of Austin had been on edge ever since the bombings began March 2, killing two people and injuring at least four others.The first three involved packages left on porches, while the fourth, which injured two men ages 22 and 23 on Sunday night, was detonated by a trip wire tied to an explosive device.On Tuesday, an unexploded bomb was discovered at a FedEx facility in Austin, two sources told ABC News. That’s the sixth device tied to the serial bomber — five package bombs and the device tethered to the trip wire.This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates throughout the day.last_img read more