G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgG4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 42010 annual report.For more information about G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: G4S Botswana Limited (G4S.bw)  42010 annual report.Company ProfileG4S (Botswana) Limited provides security solutions for individual and business needs in Botswana. It operates in the following sectors: Manned Security provides integrated security solutions to airports, energy, mining, construction, custodial services, cash solutions, hospitality and financial institutions; Security Systems provides a service to monitor alarms, electric fences, fire alarms, medical emergency alarms, illegal access signals, vehicle tracking, low battery power alerts, remote panic buttons, CCTV remote images and fleet management services; Facilities Management provides a service for rent collection, utilities and services, inspecting and maintaining properties, and maintenance services which include electrical, plumbing, carpentry and building services; Cleaning Services provides contract cleaning services for offices, shopping malls, banks, schools and universities. G4S (Botswana) Limited is a subsidiary of G4S International 105 (UK) Limited.last_img read more

Forget gold and Bitcoin! Here’s how I’d invest £20k in UK shares today to make a million

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget gold and Bitcoin! Here’s how I’d invest £20k in UK shares today to make a million Peter Stephens | Friday, 4th December, 2020 Many UK shares still trade down on their 2020 starting price after the stock market crash. By contrast,  gold and Bitcoin prices have surged higher this year, as some investors have turned to alternatives to FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, the low prices of many stocks suggest they could offer superior returns compared to gold and Bitcoin. They could even produce a portfolio valued in excess of £1m over the long run.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…Investing money in UK shares todayInvesting money in UK shares could be a profitable long-term move. A number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 sectors offer a wide range of companies that trade on lower valuations than their long-term averages.For example, banking stocks such as Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC continue to trade lower than their 2020 starting prices. Certainly, low interest rates will hamper their profit growth potential. But this seems to be reflected in their low share prices. Meanwhile, their improved financial situations over recent years may mean they’re in good positions to overcome short-term economic challenges.Similarly, buying UK shares such as Tesco, Next and Kingfisher may provide an investor with exposure to the growing online retail sector. All three companies have invested heavily in online opportunities, which could provide them with competitive advantages over their sector peers. This may allow their investors to capitalise on long-term growth trends following the current economic crisis while such companies trade at low prices.The high prices of gold and BitcoinWhile many UK shares trade at low prices, gold and Bitcoin have surged higher this year. For example, gold is up 18% year-to-date, while Bitcoin has gained 175% since the start of the year.It’s clear from their growth that both assets have become more popular among investors. Gold offers defensive characteristics deemed attractive in an economic slowdown. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s supposed lack of correlation with the wider economy seems to have attracted investors.While they may continue to outperform UK shares in the short run, their high prices indicate they lack margins of safety. Therefore, on a long-term view, a portfolio of cheap FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares could outperform the virtual currency and the precious metal. Investors are able to purchase them from a low base to deliver capital appreciation.Making a millionInvesting £20k in UK shares could generate a portfolio valued in excess of a million. For example, assuming the same rate of return as the FTSE 100’s historic performance of 8% would mean a £20k investment becomes worth £1m in around 50 years.However, by investing money in a diverse range of undervalued FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares today, it’s possible to outperform the market. In doing so, an investor can reduce the amount of time it takes £20k to become a £1m portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens owns shares of Barclays, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco. 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. 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. 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Will there be a monument to the COVID-19 pandemic?

first_img The iconography of the Pestsäule in Vienna indicates that the plague the city suffered was viewed as punishment for sin. Noppasin Wongchum / iStock via Getty images LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Emily Godbey, Iowa State UniversityEditor’s Note: Dr. Emily Godbey is a professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University. In this interview, she discusses how plague monuments were used to commemorate victims of past disease outbreaks, temporary memorials for COVID-19 and why plague memorials are not as prolific as war memorials.A short history of plague monuments.What are some of the past disease outbreaks that have been memorialized around the world?Diseases like the bubonic plague, cholera, the 1918 influenza pandemic or “Spanish Flu,” AIDS, and even SARS have monuments, although some are much more modest than others. They are more uncommon when compared with monuments to wars, political regimes, and more visible tragedies such as 9/11 or the Holocaust. However, they are present.Poussin, The Plague of Ashdod, 1630. Poussin painted this during a plague that took place in Italy from 1629 to 1631, which influenced his accurate portrayal of the epidemic.Wikimedia CommonsWhat are some notable plague monuments and what do they commemorate?The bubonic plague broke out several times in different parts of the world between the 6th century B.C. and the 19th century. It spurred a flurry of both memorial pieces and visual arts meant to persuade the heavens to spare lives. Spread by fleas carried by rats, the bubonic plague ravaged populations enabling vast societal changes. Because modern disease theory was absent, witches, Jews, foreigners, miasmas (bad air) and even cats were cast as scapegoats. The plague was often seen as punishment for sin.In response, Europeans erected altarpieces, churches, and free-standing monuments to the disease. Paintings highlighted St. Roch, who usually bears the unattractive swellings (buboes) caused by the plague on his inner thigh. The Virgin Mary and St. Sebastian appear in numerous works as a supplication to the heavens for help from this deadly pandemic. Churches were raised as thanks to God for lifting the plague, as in Venice’s Il Redentore (“The Redeemer”), because of a plague outbreak in which almost a third of Venice’s citizens died. Likewise, in the 18th century, Klagenfurt, Austria, installed an impressive, elaborate Pestsaüle (Plague Column) in front of a church. Baden and Heilgenkreutz in Austria also responded with public plague monuments.Monuments to cholera, a disease spread by unsanitary conditions and largely circulating through fecal-infested water, has remarkably few monuments even though its toll in the 19th century was widespread and devastating. This is perhaps due to victims’ mass pit burials hastily arranged out of fear of contagion and lack of space.There were delays in memorialization, as memorials were not built until several decades after the outbreaks. A 1913 monument was dedicated to the cholera victims of 1854 in Sheffield, U.K. The town of Dixon, Illinois, raised a monument only in 2010; Barre, Vermont, has a recent granite bench, funded by a single couple.Perhaps the most poignant, but small, testimony to the loss of life is a disabled water pump on Broad Street in London, which was the nexus of cholera in 1854. This is the pump that allowed John Snow (a public health pioneer, not the one in “Game of Thrones”) to ascertain that it was contaminated water that infected people in the neighborhood. Ironically, those who preferred alcohol as their main beverage there were spared cholera, because those products were heated.The 1918 influenza pandemic also has merited few visible monuments; modern scholars attribute their lack to the concurrent tragedy of World War I, even though the Spanish flu killed perhaps as many as 100 million individuals. Scholars have applied the terms “forgotten pandemic” and “mass amnesia” to the deadly flu, in part because the story was much harder to tell than ones of heroic, manly battlefield deaths in the war. One sad little cross marks the burial of 200 flu victims in Wales, Alaska, where the flu decimated the already small population.Perhaps the most unusual monument to a pandemic is the 2003 “Soul-Consoling Stone” at the Animal Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing; instead of a monument to the humans who perished with SARS, the monument is to the research animals who were sacrificed in the laboratories. Hong Kong already has a memorial for the front-line workers who died from the SARS outbreak in 2003.In contrast to the massive, expensive memorials dedicated to loss of life in war, 9/11 and the Holocaust, the devastating effect of AIDS in New York City is marked by a comparatively simple monument, built with much delay and far fewer funds, on the site of one of the hospitals first dedicated to treating this novel virus.Will we see a memorial for victims for COVID-19?What is the future of monuments dedicated to the victims of COVID-19, whose numbers grow every day? That is difficult to say with certainty, although we are already seeing temporary memorials to COVID-19 victims organized by artists and friends, and families of victims. Some 20,000 American flags were placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. when the death toll in the U.S. passed 200,000 in September. Photos of victims were placed along Belle Isle Drive in Detroit as part of a “drive-by memorial” in Detroit. People in other cities around the country have also created temporary memorials.COVID Memorial Project placed 20,000 U.S. flags on the National Mall when the U.S. COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000. Anadolu AgencyBecause the true cause of the pandemic has, historically, not been easy to pinpoint, the victims do not die heroic deaths and the numbers of victims may be difficult to know, massive disease outbreaks are harder to conceptualize. As a result, they are harder to memorialize in a public way. However, we are in an era in which there is considerable public discourse about monuments – whether taking them down or putting them up, so COVID-19 may be the rule breaker in this regard.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! January 24, 2021 at 1:54 am 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate charles towne Please enter your name here TAGSCOVID-19DeathDiseasehealthhistoryMonumentsPandemicThe ConversationVictims Previous articleWhat is the meaning of Divine Spirit?Next articleThe Journey of 1000 Miles Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A monument to evil? Perhaps a painting would be fitting, but a monument? It is unlikely that we will forget even if we wanted too. This thing is engraved upon the hearts of all in letters of blood red corruption, ignorance and betrayal. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Joe Rokocoko hatrick vs the Cheetahs

first_imgTuesday Mar 4, 2008 Joe Rokocoko hatrick vs the Cheetahs Prolific try scorer Joe Rokocoko notched up another hatrick on the weekend, this time against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.Rokocoko’s tries weren’t the most spectacular he’s ever scored, but as with a lot of the All Black players, he makes the game look really simple by doing the basics perfectly and running great lines.Apologies in advance for some useless commentary by Warren Brosnihan, who once again proved that he’s the king of clich. He did eventually correct himself on the pronunciation of Rokocoko though, who is only one of the most recognised names in the game and yet he couldn’t get it right to start with. Embarrassing.Hatricks should always be respected though, so in future, we’ll be featuring some of the best hatrick’s here on Rugbydump from games all around the world. Old and new, we feel they deserve to be seen. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Joe Rokocoko hatrick vs the Cheetahs | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Mixed emotions for Beale as he parts the Waratahs to set sail for France

first_imgTuesday Jun 23, 2020 Mixed emotions for Beale as he parts the Waratahs to set sail for France Departing New South Wales Waratahs star Kurtley Beale has said he feels “so privileged” to have represented his home state.ADVERTISEMENTThe 31-year-old was released early from his contract this week ahead of his move to Racing 92 in France’s Top 14, which means he will play no part in the upcoming Super Rugby AU competition that is set to start on July 3.This brings the 92-cap Wallaby’s eleven-year playing career with the Waratahs to an end. He shared this message on Instagram alongside pictures of his career in blue shortly after his departure was confirmed:“I have mixed emotions departing the Waratahs. I owe them so much and feel so privileged to have played for NSW throughout a memorable period with great men.I’m looking forward to the next chapter in Paris, still sky blue with Racing 92.”Beale made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs in 2007, playing in Sydney for five years before signing a two-year deal with the newly-formed Melbourne Rebels. However, he returned after those two years, and was part of Michael Cheika’s Super Rugby title winning team in 2014, starting at inside centre in the final against the Crusaders.ADVERTISEMENTHe enjoyed a year with Wasps in England in the 2016/17 season, helping them reach the Premiership final, but was injured in the semi-final win over Leicester Tigers.He returned once again to the Waratahs after his stint with Wasps, playing his final game in March this year in a 14-51 home loss to the Chiefs in Wollongong. That was the last match before the season was brought to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but saw Beale level Benn Robinson’s all-time appearance record for the side in his 148th game and 162nd overall in Super Rugby.After the entire Top 14 season was abandoned, the Australian will be joining the Parisian outfit ahead of the new season, which is planned to start in September. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

FatFace counters Black Friday with Thanks for Giving campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 FatFace is donating £100,000 of the profits it made on Black Friday to good causes instead of  offering discounts in its stores and online.Profits from sales made in-store or online between 21st and today (28th November) will all go to local charities including Wales Air Ambulance, Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Chilterns MS Centre, The Meath Epilepsy Trust and Lyme Regis Lifeboat.To raise further funds, FatFace has also asked people to donate on its Thanks for Giving campaign page, while fundraising also took place throughout the week with staff taking part in a variety of events including sleeping out in the cold, cycling Hadrian’s wall, cycling the length of the Midlands, bake sales, Christmas jumper days, pub quizzes and sponsored silences.During last year’s Black Friday, FatFace donated almost £200,000 to 221 charities local to its stores and chosen by its staff.The FatFace Foundation, the brand’s charitable arm which launched in 2009, aims to raise and distribute £1m by 2018, and has also produced an online booklet with case studies showing how last year’s Thanks for Giving campaign has helped some of its partner charities.  167 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img FatFace counters Black Friday with Thanks for Giving campaign Tagged with: Black Friday corporate Melanie May | 28 November 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Nadezhda Krupskaya: Bolshevik revolutionary and educator

first_imgFeb. 14 is the birth date of Nadezhda Krupskaya – Bolshevik revolutionary, educator and library advocate. Although born to a formerly aristocratic family, her family had descended into poverty, which led her to study Marxism. She joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903. Nadezhda KrupskayaIn 1905, Krupskaya became Secretary of the Central Committee of the RSDLP’s Bolshevik wing, which later became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, after the split in 1917 with the nonrevolutionary Mensheviks.In the early days of the Soviet Union, Krupskaya took charge of the Adult Education Division of the new educational system, which revolutionized education in the world’s first socialist republic. In 1924, as a member of the CPSU Central Committee, Krupskaya used her platform to advocate greater gains for women workers and to promote the Soviet educational system. From 1927 to 1939, she served as the country’s Deputy Minister of Education, and she was the Deputy Education Commissar from 1929 to 1939. Later in life, Krupskaya turned her attention to the libraries of the Soviet Union.  Prior to the revolution, they had been exclusive club-like settings where only the educated and literate were permitted entry. After the revolution, this inequity did not disappear right away. Krupskaya began a complete overhaul of all libraries in the country, through literacy campaigns and collaboration between libraries to serve the public.  This included assessing people’s needs and learning what they wanted to read. Then it involved obtaining books relevant to what was wanted or needed for either studying or reading for pleasure. Krupskaya revolutionized the practice of training librarians. She opened the first “library seminaries” in the Soviet Union, where practicing librarians taught and trained new librarians in the skills of their profession. This allowed many more people to not only become librarians, but to develop into revolutionary librarians. To Krupskaya, librarians and educators were the facilitators of the revolution and would be the experts in explaining literature, literacy and writing skills to the people, so they could better understand and preserve the Soviet Union’s socialist values. Krupskaya met Vladimir Lenin at a Marxist reading group in 1894. They married in 1898, while exiled in Siberia, and remained together until Lenin’s death in 1924. Nadezhda Krupskaya died in 1939 at the age of 70. She was a dedicated Communist, revolutionary and educator until the end of her life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Parliament finally drops two contested articles from criminal code reform

first_img June 14, 2018 Find out more Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina Receive email alerts Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Help by sharing this information KosovoEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Kosovo June 29, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation October 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament finally drops two contested articles from criminal code reform KosovoEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders hails last week’s decision by parliament to withdraw two articles from a criminal code reform under which journalists could have been given jail sentences for “offences committed via the media” or for refusing to reveal their sources.The two articles, 37 and 38, were adopted in April but were never put into effect. Parliament failed to impose them twice, in April and June, because of opposition from the president and from grass-roots campaigns.Reporters Without Borders voiced repeated concern about these articles, which would have created a particularly difficult working environment for the media, and welcomes the decision to drop them, taken on 19 October.”We will nonetheless pay close attention to the evolution of the media freedom situation in Kosovo, which has not improved significantly since our last fact-finding mission in July 2010 ,” Reporters Without Borders said.”Proceeding with the necessary legislative and legal reforms is unquestionably an essential first step but it is the way they are implemented that will allow us to determine whether Kosovo’s politicians and judges really want to move on from the really bad practices pursued until now.” RSF_en News to go further News August 18, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

County fairgrounds extends hours for booths

first_img Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Email the author 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? 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 By The Penny Hoarder Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2009 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Pike County Fair is coming to town Oct. 6 and the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club is seeking assistance in giving the Pike County Fairgrounds exhibition hall a facelift.“We are extending the hours for people to come in and decorate their exhibit booths,” said James Henderson, fair manager. “We’ll be open from 8:30 in the morning until 8:30 at night today and Friday. And on Saturday, we’ll be open for business from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 1 o’clock until 5. We hope that, with the extended hours, those who have booths will take the extra time to give their individual booths a facelift.”Henderson said the Shriners want to give the exhibition a different look when the inspectors arrive on Monday morning. By Jaine Treadwell Those who have arts and crafts, produce and canned goods that they would like to show at the county fair are encouraged to do so. There are ribbons and prize money waiting to be awarded.Items may be registered between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You Might Like Trawick to open music series tonight The “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” concert series opens at 5:15 p.m. today with Lenny Trawick in concert at… read more “The Pike County Fair is an agricultural fair and we are inspected by the Alabama Department of Agriculture. State Fair. Four people from the Alabama State Fair Association will come and inspect the fairgrounds and we want to really make a good impression this year and that’s what the facelift will do.”Henderson said the Shriners are doing their part by sprucing up their areas.“We added a canopy to the Eastern Star kitchen and it looks really good,” he said. “We’ve done some painting in the building and a lot of work at the barn. We want to be ready for the inspection on Monday so we encourage everyone to help us out by giving their booths a facelift.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The rules and regulations are in the Pike County Fair tab that was published by The Messenger. Tabs are available at the Pike County Fairgrounds. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories County fairgrounds extends hours for boothslast_img read more

HONORED: Pair of WWII vets among those honored during Elamville event

first_imgAmong the veterans in attendance at the Veterans Day program at Elam Cemetery were Word War II veterans, Coy Danner, left, and Max Thrash. Latest Stories “As veterans, we sacrifice our identity when we first get to basic training,” he said. “We sacrifice career opportunities when we legally obligate ourselves to a tour of service. We sacrifice relationships when we constantly move to new assignments or deploy. And, all too often, a veteran will make the ultimate sacrifice for his country.”Bowden told the story of SSgt Nathan Chapman, a member of the U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces group, who told his father after 9/11,  “America’s going to war over this and they’re not going without me.”Bowden said Chapman was severely wounded while coming under fire in Afghanistan but he expended every round in his M4 carbine before he collapsed from blood loss. Chapman was the first military member to die in Afghanistan.In closing, Bowden spoke about veterans’ issues, which he said are important. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 14, 2017 By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Email the author The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7055 in Brundidge hosted three Veterans Day ceremonies Saturday at the Veterans Memorial in Brundidge, the post home and at Elam Cemetery in Elamville. Alabama Air Force Reserve Col. Ben Bowden spoke to a large gathering of veterans and area patriots at Elam Cemetery at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.Bowden said he always wanted to be a veteran. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Since I was old enough to remember, I wanted to be in the military,” he said. “Not just be in the military but to go to war.”He said his father, Lawrence Bowden’s, service in Korea and the National Guard were driving factors. He joined the military through the ROTC program at the University of Alabama, spent about five years on active duty with the Air Force and then entered the reserves. In 2008, he was deployed to Balad Air Force Base, Iraq as a legal advisor to the special operations air wing.Bowden said all veterans have stories to tell and one common denominator in their stories is the story of sacrifice. Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder To the finish: Scott completes 11-year journey as he crosses finish line at the New York City Marathon Sikorsky General Manager Eric Scott was urged by a fried to begin running. Eleven years later, he tackled his first… read more Skip HONORED: Pair of WWII vets among those honored during Elamville event Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “But, in my opinion, if you asked most veterans what they really want, you’ll be surprised to find out it has nothing to do with health care, a pension or even recognition,” he said. “What most veterans want to know is that their sacrifice was worth it – that their particular sacrifice meant something.“As you honor veterans by celebrating Veterans Day, what I hope you remember is that you honor them most by doing your part to keep this a great nation. May God bless each of you and may God continue to bless the United States of America.”last_img read more