Aviva puts RAC arm up for sale

first_img ROADSIDE rescue business RAC has been put up for sale by its insurance owner Aviva as it divests non-core parts of the company. The RAC’s value has been placed at about £600-700m, just over half the £1.1bn Aviva paid for it in 2005, after a series of sell-offs of its parts, including the BSM driving school. At Aviva’s results presentation earlier this month, chief executive Andrew Moss said it would sell non-core assets this year to focus on 12 key markets. JP Morgan is the bank believed to have been appointed to sell the business. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Aviva puts RAC arm up for sale center_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 24 March 2011 9:34 pm whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

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The next phase of lottery delivery

first_img On the back of last year’s announcement from Ontario Lottery and Gaming, Bede discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the vertical The next phase of lottery delivery Topics: Lottery Lottery betting Lottery 13th June 2019 | By Josephine Watson Alistair Boston-Smith is chief strategy officer at Bede Gaming. He joined in 2015 and is responsible for defining Bede’s business strategy, winning new business and using market insight to create new business units. He was previously corporate development director at GAN (taking the company public and securing $37m in funding, and owning the US market entry strategy) and head of gaming at Sportingbet plc (responsible for $100m revenue across 25+ markets).One year ago Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) initiated a new phase in its strategy to improve customer experience. A key part of this strategy is digital transformation, with a desire to improve their ability to deliver to and support customers.They recognised that their digital platform should be core to this, and Bede won out a competitive procurement to meet their needs. We spoke with Alistair Boston-Smith, chief strategy officer at Bede to discuss the company’s approach to the lottery vertical and partnership with OLG.Boston-Smith says OLG has the potential and appetite to create a world leading digital experience for Ontarians, and that Bede are working with OLG to deliver a great solution and to transform their digital prospects.Currently, he notes, players cannot register on mobile in Ontario: “When you consider 70% of players use mobile in Europe, this is a challenge.”On the gaming side of things, OLG has two content providers – IGT and SG Digital. Boston-Smith comments: “This gives them access to 180 slots, but again when this is compared to the volume in Europe, it’s a small, slow flow of content. Our role then is one of filling in the gaps.”The platform will allow OLG to add new games, improve their online offering and enable mobile responsiveness. Additionally, it will enhance OLG’s existing digital capabilities, as well as building in responsible gambling options for players in full compliance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Private vs. LotteryWith the Ontario government set to go ahead with plans to open up the province to private operators, Boston-Smith says Bede would welcome the change.“Those operating in grey markets will be forced to exit the market in order to seek licenses, creating a more clean, open market. OLG has great brand recognition, and with people recognising how much OLG contributes to good causes in Ontario, it is a brand that they trust. No other brand can compete with that.”Single event wagering could be a game changer too, says Boston-Smith: “We’ve seen this in Europe and other markets. It’s the biggest thing grey market operators can’t do. Single event wagering would create an even playing field for sports betting.”He says on the technical side, the implementation of a new online platform for a lottery operator compared to a roll-out for a private operator is quite similar: “The key difference, of course, is the government as the key shareholder in crown organisations.“You have to build a good relationship with these government bodies and regulators.”From configuration to migration and user experience, Boston-Smith says that building and integrating a platform is no easy feat. The future of lotteryBoston-Smith says there is still plenty of room for further growth for lottery: “There’s a lot of commonality between land-based and lottery, and they face the same challenges.“The challenge for everyone is creating exciting, fun and responsible entertainment to engage younger audiences. Lotteries have the unique benefit of being trusted and brand advocacy is of critical importance in today’s world.”In his view, the biggest problem facing lotteries is a longstanding one of customer visibility before online lotteries: “The majority of purchases are done via retail, and are therefore largely anonymous. We are looking at how we can capture this data, how we can create membered players and how we can use and drive loyalty.”Lottery has also historically been light on innovation, however there is lots of opportunity for this, says Boston-Smith.On the one hand, the attraction has always been the chance to win a life changing amount of money, but this can feel inaccessible to the majority of the population. You need to have a balanced offering that appeals to all types of players.”He continues, saying innovation does not have to mean technology, but rather about not resting on laurels: “Innovation won’t come through creating five new lottery game types, but making choices based on player experience, reducing friction and removing barriers to player acquisition.”Regarding the core lottery product, he says operators can take a leaf from the bingo vertical, leveraging small jackpots, side games, community play and aspects of social gaming. He explains: “I don’t think lotteries are broken. Yes, some states and countries are seeing difficulties in growth. Some lotteries have very few personnel though, and are often predominantly supplier/partner driven.”“We’re really lucky – OLG wanted a platform partner who was a digital leader, who was opinionated and who would work hand in hand to deliver excellence. Lotteries have to find digital suppliers who will be true partners to them over their lifetime.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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3 of the best shares I’d buy now in an ISA to make a passive income

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens 3 of the best shares I’d buy now in an ISA to make a passive income Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Low interest rates have made obtaining a passive income even more difficult than it has been over recent years. Fortunately, a wide range of FTSE 350 shares currently offer high yields that could grow in the coming years.Buying a diverse range of them may provide a resilient income return during what is likely to be a challenging period for the economy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here are three UK stocks that I think could be among the best shares to buy now to make an income in 2021, and over the long run.Obtaining generous passive incomesGSK’s 5.8% dividend yield makes it one of the higher-yielding shares in the FTSE 100. However, it offers more than just a passive income. The company’s pipeline could positively impact on its financial performance. This has been relatively robust during recent economic challenges. The company’s planned restructuring could produce greater efficiency in the long run that allows for dividend growth after a lack of improvement in this area over recent years.National Grid is another FTSE 100 stock with a high yield. Its yield of 5.7% is relatively high compared to its historic average. It suggests that investor sentiment towards the utility company is relatively weak. Yes, it faces the prospect of regulatory change it has a business model that is relatively uncorrelated to the performance of the economy. Its defensive characteristics and stable dividend could become more attractive should the economic outlook deteriorate.Imperial Brands is another stock that offers a generous passive income at the present time. It yields over 8% from a dividend that is forecast to be covered 1.9 times by net profit this year. Certainly, the company is in the midst of a period of change under a new management team that is likely to shift its focus further towards next-generation products. Yes, this may cause some uncertainty in the short run. But it may lead to improving dividend prospects in the long run.Building an income portfolioOf course, obtaining a resilient passive income requires more than just a handful of stocks in a portfolio. Diversifying across a wide range of businesses from different sectors helps to reduce company-specific risk. This is the threat of poor performance from one company affecting the entire portfolio. As such, a diversified portfolio is more likely to offer a robust income return in the long run.The FTSE 350 contains many companies that have a potent mix of high yields and strong track records of growing dividends. And there are opportunities for income-seeking investors to overcome challenges such as low interest rates. By adopting a long-term view of holdings, it is possible to enjoy a potent mix. That potentially means high yields, growing dividends and capital growth in a likely stock market rally as the economic outlook for the UK improves. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgecenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 Peter Stephens owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline and Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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10M4D House / guga Urban Architecture

first_img Jisung Consultant Company Limited 10M4D House / guga Urban ArchitectureSave this projectSave10M4D House / guga Urban Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946208/10m4d-house-guga-urban-architecture Clipboard 2017 Save this picture!© Joonhwan Yoon+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share Heavy timber&, RC – Arisu Engineering Company Limited Electrical Engineer: Stuga Wood Construction CopyAbout this officeguga Urban ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureIndustrial ArchitectureWorkshopResidential ArchitectureHousesIcheon-siOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on August 24, 2020Cite: “10M4D House / guga Urban Architecture” 24 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Mixed Use Architecture “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946208/10m4d-house-guga-urban-architecture Clipboard Architects: guga Urban Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessModest Apartment / YCL StudioSelected ProjectsLedge House / Desai Chia ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Photographscenter_img Year:  Manufacturers: Eagon, Korea Brick, bplusm ArchDaily Construction: CopyMixed Use Architecture, Workshop, Houses•Icheon-si, South Korea Projects Architect In Charge:Junggoo ChoDesign Team:Jiyoung Joe, Soomin Yang, Gayeon ChoClients:Byungil Kim, Hyunju LeeMechanical Engineer:JUNGIN Engineering Company LimitedCity:Icheon-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. 10M4D is a combination of a house and two workshops. An embroider mother and her ceramist daughter wanted a place where they could live and work. They named this project ‘10M4D (Ten months, Four days)’ as they desired to be free of any commitment for two months a year, and three days a week. We sought to represent the multiplicity of life by combining three different spaces: a spacious ‘Madang’ (an outdoor space that has specific programmatic and climatic functions) that allows one to grow and utilize, an airy workspace that allows one to produce, and a comfortable residential space that allows one to relax.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonWe have organized the programs around an elevated Madang. The elevated Madang is enclosed by a long portico that functions as the front façade of the building. The portico creates a buffer zone between the studios and the streets, securing the privacy of the clients when they are working in their studios. The studios face each other with the elevated Madang in between, and they can be accessed from the two opposite ends of the portico. The embroidery studio is housed in a timber structure with plywood walls that set a warm atmosphere and the ceramic studio is housed in a concrete structure that sets a quiet and cool atmosphere. Like the ones in art galleries, the grey surface of the concrete set a nice stage for the brown clay and white ceramic works made by the daughter.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe slight elevation of the Madang adds a significant depth alluding that it is a private zone. But when seen from the indoors, its elevation makes the open space feel closer. Additionally, we allocated other big and small Madangs, including one for the purpose of growing, meeting, and relaxing, and another for ceramic work. Clients in the studios have direct access to these outdoor spaces, where they can work, relax, and interact with one another.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe living quarter on the upper level has a generous ceiling height. The insertion of the open attics on top of the rooms that are adjacent to the living room creates a fluid space across the living quarter. Above the attic, we removed the supporting pieces between a girder and a beam to accentuate the sculptural qualities of timber structure. The exposed timber structure in the living quarter renders the aesthetic quality of a traditional Korean house, Hanok.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonAlthough the living quarter is on the upper level, there still is a Madang at the center of the U-shaped spatial organization. Each space has direct access to the Madang, creating a fluid circulation across different programs. The Madang has operable surfaces, such as glass doors, blinds, and sliding doors made of Korean paper, that allow the residents to alter the thermal and visual conditions of the house. Different layering compositions create a malleable space inside the house where light and scenery are actively controlled according to activities.  10M4D House / guga Urban Architecture Area:  332 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joonhwan Yoon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project South Korea Structural Engineer: “COPY”last_img read more

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RSF deplores jail terms for LuxLeaks whistleblowers

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Help by sharing this information Antoine Deltour and his lawyer William Bourdon. News June 2, 2021 Find out more June 30, 2016 RSF deplores jail terms for LuxLeaks whistleblowers to go further Follow the news on Luxembourg LuxembourgEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that a Luxembourg court took the disturbing decision to impose suspended jail sentences on Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, the two French whistleblowers who exposed Luxembourg’s gigantic system of tax avoidance for multinationals. center_img LuxembourgEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowers News November 23, 2020 Find out more News News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts Even if the length of the jail terms passed yesterday on Deltour and Halet, former employees of the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, were slightly less than those requested by the prosecutors, whistleblowers will see the sentences as an intimidatory signal.Deltour was given a suspended sentence of 12 months in prison, while Halet got a suspended sentence of nine months. The court acquitted Edouard Perrin, the French journalist with the France Télévisions programme Cash Investigation who was the first to report what they had leaked.“The information revealed by the LuxLeaks case was of vital importance and was clearly in the public interest,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s Europe desk. “This decision is disturbing because it penalizes those who wanted to serve this interest”. “The trade secrets directive adopted by the European Parliament on 14 April refers to article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which upholds the ‘freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority.’ The directive also guarantees protection for whistleblowers who reveal ‘misconduct, wrongdoing or illegal activity.’ RSF regrets that the Luxembourg court did not follow its lead.” Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

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Wells Fargo Relocates 350 Servicing Employees

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 25, 2015 1,247 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Relocates 350 Servicing Employees Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Kerri Panchuk Previous: FHFA Piloting Independent Resolution Process for Disputes Over Defective Loans Next: West Coast Cities Dominate When it Comes to Home Values Share Save Wells Fargo Relocates 350 Servicing Employees Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Tagged with: mortgage servicing Wells Fargo Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago mortgage servicing Wells Fargo 2015-11-25 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The restructuring of mortgage servicing shops continues with Wells Fargo confirming Monday that the bank is moving approximately 350 home loan servicing members out of its offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, to an existing servicing center in Fort Mill, South Carolina.A representative for Wells Fargo confirmed the move Monday when contacted by DS News for comment.The representative said servicing team members “have been informed that their work sites are being relocated from multiple locations in Charlotte to our Fort Mill servicing center early next year.”As for why the move is taking place, Wells Fargo cited an ongoing effort to “efficiently manage office space and take advantage of opportunities to enhance collaboration among team members, and the Home Lending Servicing organization’s efforts to consolidate work activities at its larger servicing sites.”Wells Fargo’s third-quarter earnings show servicing fees reaching $990 million in the most recent third quarter, down from $1.026 billion in the prior quarter.Meanwhile, home lending originations fell to $55 billion, down from $62 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Clay Hill readies for Kids Fishing Day

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Hall, Miller first to talk with school board Dr. Mike Hall answers a question during an interview with the Troy City Schools Board of Education in Troy, Ala.,… read more Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 16, 2011 John and Carol Dorrill will host Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day at Clay Hill Farms on Saturday. Kids ages 5 to 1 may participate. Registration is at 7 a.m. and fishing begins at 8 a.m. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)John Dorrill was telling no fish tale when he said that the catfish are “bubbling” the water at his pond at Clay Hill Farms.The pond is heavily stocked with catfish and some are the size of a man’s arm. And that’s no tale, Dorrill said. “There are some mighty big fish just waiting to be caught. Some of them could break a line.”And, the kids who chew their bait just right might land one of the big fish at Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day at Clay Hill Farms on Saturday. Clay Hill readies for Kids Fishing Day John and Carol Dorrill host the annual kids’ free fishing event and few kids go home without a long stringer of “cats.”Blank Nowling, Pike County conservation enforcement officer, said the fishing will be good and all kids ages five to 12 are invited to participate as long as they have a parent or responsible adult with them.“Registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and we’ll open the pond for fishing around 8 o’clock,” he said. “It’s probably going to be sunny and hot so all kids need to bring a hat, sunglasses, a rod and reel, bait and an ice chest for the fish.” “Everybody needs to hold on to those tickets because, if you lose your ticket, you won’t be eligible for the drawings and we’ve got a thousand dollar’s worth of fishing equipment to give a way. And, not corks and stringers.”Nowling said that the Alabama Conservation and Enforcement Officers Association gave the Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day the large donation.“Instead of giving trophies for different things, I decided to buy reels and rods and other fishing equipment to give away in the drawing,” he said. “Wal-Mart has also donated two bicycles for a drawing, so everybody will have a chance to win some really great prizes.”The Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day is sponsored by Wal-Mart and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and assisted by the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program.Clay Hill Farms is located on County Road 5523. From Brundidge, take Highway 93 toward Banks and turn left on 5523.From Troy, take Highway 231 south and turn left at the stockyards sign, take a right at the dead-end and then the first left. Chicken livers and Catfish Charlie are the favorite fish foods but some fishermen prefer wigglers and crickets.Nowling said fishing will wind down a little after 10 a.m. so everyone can get their fish in the coolers and get ready for lunch.“Wal-Mart will provide a sandwich and chips lunch for everyone,” he said. “After lunch, we’ll have drawings for a lot of really great prizes.  So, we want everyone to stay around for that.”When the kids register Saturday morning, they will be given a ticket for the drawing. Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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

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Pike County Cattlemen, Cattlewomen award scholarships

first_img The Cattlewomen’s scholarships are presented annually in memory of Cattlewomen Betty Hixon, Winnie Lee, Agnes Johnson and Jewell Griffin.“These outstanding women were longtime contributing members of the Pike County Cattlewomen’s Association and served in leadership roles,” Long said.All recipients of the $1,000 scholarships have chosen career paths and are looking forward to the opportunities that await them as they further their studies and venture into the workplace.Max Copeland is considering a career in plant and soil conservation. Published 8:34 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019 “Academic achievement is important but, the Cattlemen and Cattlewomen are service based so leadership and community service are important considerations for the scholarship awards,” Shaver said.The Pike County Cattlemen presented scholarships to Max Copeland, Pike Liberal Arts School; Ashley Witherington, Charles Henderson High School; Anna Grace Thomas, Goshen High School; and Regan Witherington, Pike County High School.The Pike County Cattlewomen scholarship awards were to Max Copeland, PLAS; Anna Grace Thomas, GHS; Gracie Redmond, GHS; and Abby Barron, Auburn University. Pike County Cattlemen, Cattlewomen award scholarships Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Skip By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author The Pike County Cattlemen and Pike County Cattlewomen awarded scholarships to students from the county’s four high schools during a ceremony at Cattleman Park Monday evening.Jim Shaver, Cattlemen president, and Michelle Long, president of the Cattlewomen’s association, presented eight $1,000 scholarships totally $8,000 to graduating seniors.Each of the associations presented four scholarships that were based on academics, leadership and community service. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content You Might Like Coppage appointed to Troy City Schools board Bo Coppage will take over the representation of District 3 on the Troy City Schools Board of Education after being… read more Latest Stories Abby Barron plans to study chemical engineering at Auburn University.Ashley Witherington will enroll in the nursing program at Troy University and Gracie Redmon will enter the nursing program at Auburn University/MontgomeryAnna Grace Thomas will attend Auburn University/Montgomery and will major in early childhood education.Regan Witherington will attend Auburn University and pursue a degree in poultry science.Shaver and Long said the scholarship recipients have strong academic foundations and are dedicated to excellence.“They will all be successful in their chosen careers and leaders in their communities,” they said. “We congratulate them all.” Together the Pike County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen’s associations awarded $8,000 in scholarship in 2019 and an additional $5,500 in calf show scholarship awards for a total of $13,500 in scholarships for 2019.The Cattlemen raise funds for their academic/leadership scholarships through the annual professional rodeo and the equipment auction. The Cattlewomen sponsor a Christmas Bazaar as a means of funding the association’s scholarship program. Print Article 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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

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Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

first_imgKABC-TV(STANTON, Calif.) — The lawyer for a man shown being repeatedly punched by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in dash-cam footage is fighting back against the department, which called the use of force “appropriate for the situation.”Mohamed Sayem, 33, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of his own vehicle in Stanton, California, when he was approached by deputies Michael Devitt and Eric Ota on Aug. 19. In the video, released this week, the deputies repeatedly ask for Sayem to provide identification.“We need f—— ID! Where’s it at?” Devitt says to Sayem while standing outside the car’s driver’s-side door.Sayem places his foot outside of the vehicle, and Devitt warns him not to exit the car and puts his hands on his upper body.“Don’t touch me like that,” Sayem responds.The dash-cam footage shows that a physical altercation between Sayem and the deputy ensues. Sayem honks the horn with his right hand as he holds onto the steering wheel, while he attempts to hold Devitt off. At the same time, Devitt appears to land several punches on Sayem, including his face.While lying on the ground and being handcuffed, Sayem asks the deputies if they will shoot him, to which Ota responds, “I’d like to.”Scott Sanders, Sayem’s defense attorney, filed a motion on Thursday requesting information from the deputies’ personnel files, arguing that Devitt used excessive force in apprehending Sayem.The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is “way out of hand,” Sanders told ABC News, saying that Devitt “lost control and, for whatever reason, exploded in violence and misunderstood the situation. He used too much force for the situation, unquestionably.”In his motion, Sanders accuses Devitt of twice changing his story of what happened during the incident that led to Sayem’s arrest. He quotes Devitt’s police report, which states “I maintained a grasp on his arm but he stepped out of the vehicle and stood over me” and that “he tried to bear hug on me.”The dash-cam video appears to show Sayem clinging to the steering wheel, even as he is dragged out of the vehicle.Sanders shared a photo of Sayem from after the incident showing serious facial injuries, including cuts and swelling.Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV reported that once the deputies discovered they were being recorded, another deputy shut off the video. Before shutting off the video, the deputies joke about the incident, with one deputy laughing and saying, “That was a good fight.”Carrie Braun, the Orange County Sherriff’s Department’s public information manager, said the deputies behaved in accordance with protocol, citing that they made “every attempt to de-escalate the situation.”“The deputy used force appropriate for the situation to gain control of an uncooperative, assaultive and intoxicated person,” Braun said in a statement. “Any assertion otherwise substantially misrepresents the facts, and serves only to swell an anti-law enforcement narrative.”Sayem was charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication. He pleaded not guilty and is expected back in court on Nov. 8.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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