Societe Generale Ghana Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: 6 dividend-paying bargains I’m thinking of buying for my ISA

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Sunday, 28th June, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Stock market crash: 6 dividend-paying bargains I’m thinking of buying for my ISA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Devro. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alliance Pharma. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. What’s the best way for investors to react to a stock market crash? In my opinion it’s to sniff out shares with bright profit outlooks and strong balance sheets that have been oversold in the commotion.As a long-term stock investor myself, the recent stock market crash hasn’t given me reason to panic. I’m confident that the volatility of recent weeks won’t put too big a dent in my overall returns. Market crashes are nothing new and studies show that, over a long-term time horizon, their impact on investor profits tends to be ironed out.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…In this piece I’d like to talk about several dividend-paying stocks I’m thinking of buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA following recent price falls.In rude healthDechra Pharmaceuticals might not pay the biggest dividend out there. After the stock market crash it yields a modest 1.5%. But I’d buy it on the back of its ultra-progressive dividend policy, one that has seen annual payouts more than double during the past five years.This particular healthcare stock has a very bright future in front of it. The animalcare market is one of the sector’s fastest-growing segments as people spend more and more money on their pets. Rising meat consumption means that Dechra can expect drugs demand from the farming industry to keep rising too.If you’re looking for pharma stocks with bigger yields then you might want to give Alliance Pharma a spin instead. The forward reading here sits at 2.2%, and there’s one advantage it has over Dechra. It acquires and sells drugs that have already passed the testing process, meaning that it doesn’t have to worry about costly development setbacks.This isn’t the only one string to Alliance’s bow however, the business also boasting considerable distribution, wholesale and retail operations. With the world on the cusp of a painful and possibly prolonged economic downturn, healthcare firms like this could be considered some of the best UK shares to buy right now.Buying after the market crashThere are many other terrific dividend-paying stocks to be bought following the stock market crash. Water supplier United Utilities won’t be expecting demand for its services to recede during the upcoming recession. And this FTSE 100 business carries a mighty 4.5% dividend yield for this year.The predictable nature of defence spending, meanwhile, means that QinetiQ and Ultra Electronics are also rock-solid stocks to buy after the market crash. Forward dividend yields here sit around the 2.5% marker. I’d also be tempted to buy food manufacturers for their obvious safe-haven qualities. Sausage casings maker Devro carries a gigantic 5.2% dividend yield for 2020, for instance.The recent stock market crash was particularly colossal. And there could be another one just around the corner. But this is no reason for investors to stop building their portfolios. If you want to get rich from share investing you need to use recent price falls as a buying opportunity. And I’d start with some of the stocks discussed here. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. A very delicate work by Tezuka Architects. Save this picture!The house is located at the bottom of a hill. The floating roof allows the slope to continue through the internal space. Number of stories: 1FProject gallerySee allShow lessA-Lab wins competition with Eco-Office designArticlesProposal by architecture student to Israeli-Palestinian conflictArticles Share Save this picture!+ 6 Share CopyHouses•Okayama, Japan Floating Roof House / Tezuka ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFloating Roof House / Tezuka Architects 2012 Architects: Tezuka Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Japan “COPY” Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeTezuka ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOkayamaHousesJapanPublished on March 06, 2009Cite: “Floating Roof House / Tezuka Architects” 06 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  RobitailleCurtis Landscape Architecture: Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtisSave this projectSaveAtrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis 2016 Year:  Avantage Plus, Thibaut Lefort, Alicia Gallagher Structural Engineers: CopyAbout this officeRobitailleCurtisOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealCanadaPublished on August 15, 2016Cite: “Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis” 15 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Design Landscape Architect:Sophie Robitaille, Teressa PeillStructural Engineering:LateralCustom Millwork:KastellaDesign Architect:Andrew CurtisDesigner:Marie-Eve Lamarre BrodskyCity:MontrealCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© RobitailleCurtisRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. This townhome has a 32’ atrium with a skylight running the full width of the house. Our design embraces this feature and heightens the experience of its dynamic interior volume. A fireplace is integrated as a central focal point. Atop the mantle is a grand bookcase that provides storage and visual interest as it draws one’s eyes upward through the atrium.Save this picture!SectionAt the main living level, the kitchen has been relocated from the front of the home to the rear where it now enjoys more open space and daylight in its position adjacent a window wall with views to a newly designed garden. A carefully detailed millwork ‘cube’ is a primary organizing element of the ground floor plan. It is a nicely proportioned object that orients movement through the space as it separates the living room from the atrium and kitchen. The ‘cube’ contains two concealed glass pocket doors that enable the living room to be closed off. It also conceals a coat closet at the main entry of the home and hides a discreet powder room.Save this picture!© RobitailleCurtisAt the ground floor level and up through the atrium and main stair, vertical grain Douglas fir slats provide screened views through the home and eliminate the necessity for guardrails. Douglas fir, concrete floors, and white lacquered millwork combine to create a crisp, clean, and warm material palette.Save this picture!© RobitailleCurtisAt the third floor level, a net ‘floor’ has been installed at the top of the atrium allowing the void space to become a dramatic play surface adjacent to the kid’s bedrooms. The use of a net in this location precludes the need for guardrails and opens the floor plan to unimpeded views to and from the third floor. Riggers from Cirque du Soleil provided and installed the trapeze net.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanIn the garden a covered seating area adjacent to the kitchen serves to blur the boundary between the interior living spaces and the exterior. Carefully placed hornbeams create an aerial hedge offering privacy from adjacent buildings while focusing attention towards the rear of the garden. At the garden’s terminus, views are borrowed from a mature grove of hemlocks and spruce trees, enhancing the sense of lushness in this small city garden. Additionally, a small, shallow, fountain built into a concrete bench serves as a focal point.Save this picture!© RobitailleCurtisProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Were Your #FirstSevenJobs?Architecture NewsHow to Ensure that Your Online Architecture Portfolio is On PointArticles Share RobitailleCurtis Photographs Canada Houses CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© RobitailleCurtis+ 17 Share ArchDaily Architects: RobitailleCurtis Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Worker pressure forces Google to end Pentagon contract

first_imgA U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone prepares to land at the Misawa Air Base in Misawa, northern Japan.Google’s parent company, Alphabet, made an internal announcement on June 1 stating — as reported by Gizmodo, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal — that the company would not be renewing its contract with the Pentagon in 2019 for its work on the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team. Also known as Project Maven,  the AWCFT utilizes artificial intelligence to automate aspects of target selection for the U.S. fleet of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), more commonly known as drones. Coverage had been relatively sparse on how the tech giant was following in the footsteps of other big transnational corporations and assuming this major role in the U.S. military-industrial complex. However, the corporate press all ran stories on Google’s decision not to renew and acknowledged that the company was responding to what has been described as sustained “employee backlash.” What happens when we stop thinking of people as employees and start talking about them as workers?  What’s the significance of Project Maven and how does it fit into the broader struggle against U.S. imperialism at a time when anti-war movements are small?Tech is an industry infamously devoid of organized labor. Google “employees” enjoy a benefit package that is relatively generous. They are white collar, comfortable and in many ways far removed from the militant, worker-led union movement that once existed in the now depleted U.S. manufacturing sector. Yet worker power exists at the point of production. Whether production centers around material commodities or intellectual properties, the fundamental relationship of workers to the means of production remains intact. The worker backlash at Google can also be viewed essentially as a conflict between workers and management that, if unresolved, could have led to a disruption in the flow of business.After the disclosure of Google’s involvement with Project Maven in a March internal memo, more than 4,600 of its workers signed a petition demanding the company terminate its contract with the Pentagon. The petition stated simply, “We believe Google should not be in the business of war.” In addition to the petition, at least 13 workers resigned in open protest and more than 700 workers joined an online group called “Maven Conscientious Objectors” to strategize forms of resistance that would apply pressure to the company.According to emails leaked to the New York Times and reviewed on June 1, one of the engineers who resigned had proposed a boycott and a public rally at an upcoming Google Cloud conference scheduled for July at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It was to be titled “Occupy Moscone,” an obvious reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement that spread across the globe in 2011.Growing worker consciousnessThe decision by Google to yield to worker demands is both a victory for worker power and a blow to the future stability of the U.S. military-industrial complex and its war agenda. It’s another sign of the emerging workers’ consciousness reflected in the recent wave of teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Colorado. While there is nothing to suggest that workers at Google are about to unionize, their action has significance beyond the immediate display of worker power. Recent civil unrest has resulted in some of the largest protests in U.S. history, rallying around women’s rights, gun violence, racist police brutality and the brutal criminalization of the undocumented. What’s even more promising is that many people are making connections between these issues and the capitalist system. However, this growing movement has been relatively silent on the fact that the U.S. is in its second decade of an unending “War on Terror,” conducting drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Pakistan. The Bush administration’s ground offensives in Afghanistan and Iraq are by and large discussed in the corporate media as a “failure.” However, the Obama administration’s pivot toward “unmanned” offensives succeeded in convincing many people in the U.S. that they no longer have to worry about their family and friends fighting in far-off lands. While much attention is paid to Trump’s heightened repression at home, little is said about his escalation of bombing campaigns abroad. The increased dependence on drones represents a fundamental shift in the social relationship between the mechanisms of war and the public, further removing people from a process already completely lacking in humanity. Attempts to harness artificial intelligence are clearly related to the ongoing struggles the U.S. military has faced regarding the extraordinarily high attrition rates for drone pilots. According to a 2015 article from the website TomDispatch, the Air Force’s 12-month RPA training program graduates around 180 pilots a year. In that same amount of time, an average 240 RPA pilots resign, largely because the drone program is consistently understaffed, leading to increased levels of burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder. So despite Google’s withdrawal, Project Maven will continue.As long as wealth accumulation remains the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy and military spending accounts for the majority of the federal budget, the state will do whatever it can to justify the flow of public money into private hands.  This move by Google workers represents the articulation of a potential anti-war movement. Considering that other U.S. tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon have extensive contracts with the Department of Defense, it opens up a previously unexplored point of pressure against the U.S. war machine. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Magazine journalist’s fixer released after a month in provisional custody

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more January 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News RSF_en News April 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Magazine journalist’s fixer released after a month in provisional custody Receive email alertscenter_img Mohammed Bouhcini, who was arrested on a trumped-up drug charge on 13 December after helping a magazine journalist research a report on drug-trafficking, was released on 13 January at the end of his period of provisional custodyThe investigating judge, who previously rejected three provisional release requests, has still not decided to close the case. Bouhcinin’s defence lawyer said Bouhcini could be detained again, in which case the judge would then have to decide whether to bring him to trial or drop charges.Bouhcini was arrested the day after he completed a week-long job acting as a guide for a journalist with Tel quel magazine who was writing a story on drug trafficking in the central Rif mountains. The grounds for his arrest were an allegation by a detainee in Ouezzane prison that he had supplied the detainee with drugs. The allegation was later retracted.—————————————–Morocco – 30 December 2004Police beat up one journalist, detain another in intimidation attemptsReporters Without Borders today condemned the severe beating that a reporter received from the police while covering a protest on 9 December in Rabat, and the imprisonment on trumped-up drug charges in mid-December of another journalist who helped research a report on drug-trafficking.Trying to intimidate journalists by means of violence or manipulation of the judicial system was totally unacceptable, the press freedom organisation said.Lahcen Aouad of the weekly Assahifa Al Ousbouia was assaulted by police while covering a march on parliament by unemployed high-school graduates demanding their “legitimate and legal right to work.” to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Organisation At first, he was repeatedly asked to show his press ID. Then he was insulted and threatened, and told to leave. Finally, while photographing demonstrators being beaten by police, he was himself kicked and beaten with batons. The police even tried to grab his camera. He received multiple contusions to the head and legs and has been told to take three weeks’ medical leave.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the assault in order to identify and punish those responsible as soon as possible.Mohamed Bouhcini was targeted after acting as a guide for Chadwane Bensalmia of Tel quel magazine on a week-long trip to the central Rif mountains to research a story on drug trafficking. On 12 December, Bensalmia returned to the magazine’s office in Casablanca while Bouhcini returned to Ouezzane (about 220 km from Casablanca). The same day, he received anonymous calls on his mobile phone threatening him for helping Bensalmia.The next day, he was summoned to the chief superintendent’s office in Ouezzane where he was told a prisoner convicted on drug-trafficking charges had accused him of delivering hashish. Although the prison register showed Bouhcini had never set foot in the prison, he was incarcerated in the same prison and has been held there ever since without any complaint being brought against him.An exceptional aspect of the case is that it was the state prosecutor in person, Yassine Oumama, who asked that Bouhcini be brought before an investigating judge. Bouhcini could be sentenced to up to eight years in prison if convicted on the drug-trafficking charge. Three requests for his provisional release have been denied.Reached by telephone, Tel Quel editor Ahmed R. Benchemsi told Reporters Without Borders: “Mohammed Bouhcini’s imprisonment is a flagrant violation of the freedom to inform… Harassing journalists’ sources and contacts is a new way to intimidate them and prevent them from doing their work.”A number of Moroccan newspapers, including Al Ayyam, Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya and the Journal Hebdomadaire, have launched a solidarity movement calling for Bouhcini’s release.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Moroccan authorities to produce evidence of his guilt or otherwise order his immediate release. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Limerick Council issues weather warning

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleLimerick City gallery celebrates 30 years of artistic endeavourNext articleCruises Street benefits from free public WiFi and urban garden John Keogh  LIMERICK City and County Council is urging motorists to drive with caution over the next 24 hours after Met Éireann issued a weather warning with heavy rainfall expected and a risk of flooding overnight Thursday and into Friday.An Orange Rainfall Alert has been put in place for Limerick as well as Connacht, Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Met Éireann says widespread, very heavy rain, with some thundery downpours will develop Thursday night and persist through Friday, leading to spot flooding and possibly accumulations of 35 to 50mm, but up to 70mm possibly on hilly ground and on mountains.Limerick City and County Council says motorists should drive with extreme caution during the period.When driving in wet conditions drivers are reminded to drive with dipped headlights at all times, allow extra distance between their vehicle and the vehicle in front, allow extra space between their vehicle and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists, and to not attempt driving through flooded roads.Pedestrians and cyclists are also being advised to wear a high visibility jacket or reflective armband.More safety advice is available from and weather information from RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMet Éireann Print Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsBreaking newsLimerick Council issues weather warningBy John Keogh – September 10, 2015 597 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Blount wants to create Lewis memorial in Brundidge

first_img In addition to the street named in honor of Lewis, Blount said he  would like to do something to honor Lewis in Brundidge.“With the unfortunate news of Congressman’s passing, I spoke with other young people who knew the congressman on both a personal and professional level,” Blount said. “I pitched the idea of putting together a memorial in Brundidge. The consensus being that, during a time of cultural strife and statues coming down, it would be a worthwhile endeavor to honor one of Pike County’s and Alabama’s finest sons with a memorial.”Blount is applying for 501c3 tax-exempt recognition by the Internal Revenue Service for the project. The City of Brundidge will not incur any expenses for the memorial project, he said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Blount laughed at the memory of being at a fundraiser for former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia at which Congressman Lewis spoke.“Congressman Lewis said he was born in Alabama but Georgia was his home,” Blount said. “When I spoke to him afterwards, he just lit up when I mentioned Pike County. He said, ‘Son, don’t believe a word I just said. Alabama is my home.’”Blount said any time he and Lewis met, they talked about their Alabama and Pike County roots.“Congressman Lewis was extremely proud of his roots and we bonded through our roots.,” he said. Published 9:34 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020 Skip Blount wants to create Lewis memorial in Brundidge Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Troy Cleaners celebrates 75 years of business This year, the Troy Cleaners is celebrating their 75th anniversary. This dry cleaning business has been operating in Troy since… read more Email the author Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Montgomery attorney Wilson Blount would like to put together a memorial for the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis in the city of Brundidge where Lewis graduated from Pike County Training School.Blount contacted Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright with the idea for the memorial. Wright relayed the plan to the mayor and city council at its Tuesday meeting.Blount’s father William Blount is from Troy and his grandmother, the late Martha Blount, served as chairman of the Board of Registrars in Pike County for several years.Prior to practicing law, Blount worked on numerous campaigns in Alabama and around the nation. 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

US Marines test JLTVs aboard USS Kearsarge

first_img View post tag: USS Kearsarge US Marines have tested their new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).Three different configurations of the JLTVs were transported from Camp Lejune, North Carolina, to USS Kearsarge for a load test on August 27.The JLTV will begin replacing the Humvee as one of the US Marine Corps’ and US Army’s primary tactical personnel vehicles.The JLTV has two variants, the four-seat combat tactical vehicle (CTV) and the two-seat combat support vehicle (CSV). The CTV has three mission configurations: general purpose, heavy gun carrier, and close combat weapons carrier. The CSV supports the utility/shelter carrier mission.Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines tested a heavy gun carrier CTV, close combat weapons carrier CTV, and a utility/shelter carrier CSV aboard Kearsarge for fit and maneuverability within a LHD class ship said Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Jose Alvarez.Photo: US Navy “We’ll be replacing Humvee’s one for one with JLTVs,” said Gunnery Sgt. Randy Ballarmstrong from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines. “The Humvee is almost 20 years old, and needs to be replaced. The JLTV has better capabilities, technologies, and troubleshooting. It’s faster, bigger, and can go through almost anything.”The primary difference between the JLTV and Humvee is the armor capabilities, said Hal Roby, the test project officer for amphibious demonstrations at Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. “The armor is built into the vehicle unlike the Humvees where it’s added on. The under armor and the armor wrapped around the JLTV is much stronger and more capable to withstand IEDs and other attacks.”Following the load test aboard Kearsarge in the morning, the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines spent the afternoon performing an additional load test aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24).Kearsarge is currently conducting a post-deployment maintenance availability following a seven-month deployment to the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. View post tag: US Marines View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: JLTV Photo: Master Gunnery Sgt. Kiel Allen directs a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) onto the brow of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Photo: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

New College bursar slams Louise Richardson’s “grossly excessive” pay

first_imgThe New College bursar has launched an attack on the “grossly excessive” pay of Oxford’s Vice Chancellor, Louise Richardson, and that of the University’s senior management team.In a letter to the Financial Times, David Palfreyman stated that it was difficult to find “value for money in return” for the increasing pay of Oxford’s senior academics, when it had entailed little “improvement in governance”.Palfreyman levelled much of his criticism against the salary of the Vice Chancellor (VC), Louise Richardson, who is paid a salary of £350,000 per year, rising to £410,000 if pensions are included.Palfreyman, who has been he New bursar since 1988, stated that Oxford’s VC had once been the “cheapest…in the land” until about 2000.David Palfreyman, New College bursar (Image: New College)He dismissed comparisons between the wages of university VCs and those working in banking as “silly”.“No sane person could dispute that top bankers are egregiously overpaid, but their daft pay is no reason for VCs to be put on the same gravy train, albeit in a third-class compartment,” the bursar wrote.Figures released in January showed Louise Richardson was the third highest-paid VC in the UK, and that on average, the VCs of Russell Group universities took home six per cent more than they did two years ago.It was also revealed in March that Oxford had the highest number of staff earning over £100,000 per year.A spokesperson for the University said: “Oxford is the world’s highest-ranked university” and that “the remuneration of the vice-chancellor reflects this.”last_img read more