RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2005 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2005 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2005 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

How I’d invest £10K right now after the FTSE 100’s 35% stock market crash

first_img Peter Stephens | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Investing £10k, or any other amount, in FTSE 100 shares today may seem like the wrong move. The FTSE 100 has now fallen by around 35% since the start of the year. And further declines in its price level would be unsurprising.As such, many investors may decide that assets such as bonds, cash and gold hold greater appeal. They are generally considered to be lower risk than shares, and may outperform the FTSE 100 in the short 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…The FTSE 100 now has a large number of quality stocks trading on low valuations, so I think now could be the right time to start investing for the long term.Asset appealThe recent drop in UK interest rates means that cash and bonds are likely to offer below-inflation returns in most cases. Yes, they could outperform shares in the coming weeks and months. But over the long run, they could also mean to a reduction in your spending power.Many investors may argue that the FTSE 100’s continued decline means that it is impossible to find the bottom of the current bear market. However, investors do not necessarily need to find the index’s lowest point before buying shares. At the index’s current level, there are numerous buying opportunities. These could deliver impressive recoveries in the long run. And I know they may decline further in the near term. But long-term investors can position their portfolios so they capitalise on the index’s eventual recovery.A recovery may not be guaranteed, of course. But the FTSE 100 has always overcome the variety of problems it has faced to post new record highs in the years following its bear markets. Therefore, focusing your capital on equities, rather than lower-risk assets, could be a shrewd move.Buying opportunitiesWhen buying shares in FTSE 100 companies, focusing on their quality could be a shrewd move. In other words, but established businesses with strong market positions, wide economic moats, modest debt levels and resilient free cash flow. This may significantly reduce your overall risks. Such companies may also be better placed to capitalise on current market conditions. They could win market share from their less financially-sound competitors. And this may strengthen their market positions in the long run.Furthermore, buying companies with positive growth outlooks beyond the coronavirus outbreak could be a worthwhile move. For example, online retail may continue to grow in the coming years. And healthcare companies could experience high levels of demand in the long run. Financial services companies may benefit the most from a future economic recovery. This really could make their shares relatively attractive at the present time.Clearly, buying any stock today is a risky move in the short run. But, as history shows, risks are generally high when stocks are priced at their lowest levels. The FTSE 100 has a track record of recovery. This means that now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of high-quality stocks while they trade at low prices. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I’d invest £10K right now after the FTSE 100’s 35% stock market crash 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. Image source: Getty Images center_img Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.last_img read more

Stocks to watch: Will these FTSE 100 UK shares soar or plummet in 2021?

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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Stocks to watch: Will these FTSE 100 UK shares soar or plummet in 2021? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 | More on: BT-A SLA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The world is constantly changing, and investment opportunities are always arising. Coming into 2020, few of us could have anticipated which FTSE 100 stocks would soar or plummet. It’s been a roller coaster, to say the least. But out of the carnage many great UK shares are being revealed and many that suffered still live to tell the tale. That’s why I think buy-and-hold is the best investing strategy anyone can choose. Here are some stocks I’m watching in the months ahead.Will BT shares recover in 2021?Telecoms group BT (LSE:BT-A) is restructuring in a bid to boost revenues. The BT share price plummeted this year and is down almost 33% year-to-date. Covid-19 obviously sent it crashing in March. But its dire state of repair, high debt, cancelled dividend and low profit, kept it there. Competition and regulation have suppressed company profits in recent years, weighing heavily on the BT share price. It is down over 72% in the past five years.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…BT must cough up a fair amount to remove all traces of Huawei from its infrastructure and will need to spend more to upgrade in alignment with technological advancements. Nevertheless, it should be due help from the British government in achieving this and I don’t think it will go bust. Personally, I think there are better UK shares out there and BT will take a while to recover. I also think volatility will continue for the BT share price throughout 2021.Is Standard Life Aberdeen a good buy?Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE:SLA) is a FTSE 100 investment company popular with income investors. Its share price remains down nearly 16% year-to-date but has been recovering on the back of the November rally. Standard Life shares have been extremely volatile this year, but its generous dividend yield has kept investors in the game.It has a yield of 7.6% today and price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 25, while earnings per share are 11p. There are concerns the company may cut the dividend in 2021 to strengthen its balance sheet. But not everyone shares this view. The company is already invested in its share buyback program, which it intends to complete this year. JP Morgan also indicated it thinks Standard Life might look to acquisitions to continue to grow through 2021. It’s not a cheap UK share, but its dividend yield is very tempting. I’d consider buying Standard Life shares next year.Are Aviva shares a good FTSE 100 buy now?Aviva is a FTSE 100 insurance company. It sold its Italian life joint venture stake for €400m in late November. This came after a sale of its Aviva Singapore arm in September. Both brought the value of the company up and helps streamline the business.The Aviva brand is very well known and under new leadership determined to benefit shareholders. It looks to be embarking on a new chapter. With its very attractive dividend yield of nearly 7% I think it looks a good addition to a long-term investment portfolio. Its P/E remains very low around five, so it’s also a cheap UK share.Apart from these UK shares, I like the look of Vodafone’s foray into 5G. And its dividend yield of over 6% is also tempting. I think Vodafone is another stock to watch as it’s had a dismal few years but may return to growth in 2021.  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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

Huge hit by New Zealand Women’s Sevens star Linda Itunu

first_imgThursday Feb 28, 2013 Huge hit by New Zealand Women’s Sevens star Linda Itunu The pool allocation draw for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens took place in Moscow earlier today, as teams from 28 countries discovered who they will face in June. There will be not only 24 mens teams, but 16 women’s teams taking part too.Women’s rugby has made great strides in recent times as the inaugural Women’s World Series Sevens kicked off in Dubai late last year, followed by a succesful leg in the USA earlier this month.The must see hit featured here took place in Houston as the New Zealand Women’s team took on Canada in the Cup Quarter Final on day two.Linda Itunu – who famously gave Prince Charles a sweaty hug when meeting him at a national sports centre in Auckland in November last year – made a crunching hit on Canada’s Mandy Marchak, resulting in a turnover that led to a breakaway try.The Rugby World Cup Sevens in Russia will be a great showcase for Women’s rugby, and with spectacular hits like this taking place, all rugby fans are sure to take notice. “I am confident that Russia 2013 will be a resounding success,” said Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset. “It will be an event that will bring people together from across this great sporting country and around the world to have fun, enjoy world-class Rugby, and experience the very best of Russian hospitality.”Mens Pools:Pool A: Australia, France, Spain, TunisiaPool B: South Africa, Scotland, Russia, JapanPool C: Samoa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, PhilippinesPool D: New Zealand, USA, Canada, GeorgiaPool E: Fiji, Wales, Tonga, UruguayPool F: England, Argentina, Portugal, Hong KongThe men’s event is split into six pools of four teams with the top team from each pool, together with the two best runners-up progressing to Cup quarter-finals. The defending champions are Wales.Women’s Pools:Pool A: Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, TunisiaPool B: Australia, South Africa, China, IrelandPool C: USA, Spain, Brazil, FijiPool D: England, Russia, France, JapanThe women’s event is split into four pools of four teams with the top two teams from each pool progressing to Cup quarter-finals. The defending champions are Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Sevens Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ 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

Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architectur…

first_img Builder: “COPY” Capstone Construction Canada 2010 CopyAbout this office5468796 ArchitectureOfficeFollowCohlmeyer Architecture LimitedOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSocial HousingWinnipegCanadaPublished on June 09, 2013Cite: “Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited” 09 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Hold Zone Inc. Year:  Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture LimitedSave this projectSaveCentre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited Year:  Architects: 5468796 Architecture, Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 CopyHousing, Social Housing•Winnipeg, Canada photographs:  James Brittain Photography, 5468796 ArchitecturePhotographs:  James Brittain Photography, Courtesy of 5468796 Architecture Client:Centre Venture Development CorporationStructural Engineer:Lavergne Draward & AssociatesArchitects In Charge:5468796 Architecture Inc, Cohlmeyer Architecture Ltd.City:WinnipegCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAServing underprivileged families, Winnipeg’s Centre Village housing cooperative utilizes design to help revitalize a neglected inner-city neighbourhood and to provide its residents with a unique setting that inspires pride and encourages community-building.Save this picture!Density DiagramThe site was an abandoned L-shaped lot zoned for six single-family houses. Instead, the project established a micro village of 25-dwellings within six, three-storey blocks that would be easy to build and maintain. The blocks’ arrangement both defines and animates two public spaces – a through-street and a shared courtyard – that weave the city through the project and provide amenities for residents and the surrounding neighbourhood. The landscaped courtyard offers a calm and protected place for children to play, and the new street is an informal meeting place. Each dwelling has its own entrance, either at grade or up an exterior staircase, thus reducing internal circulation and the size of the overall building, and also prompting residents to connect and get to know one another.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyDesigned to make the most of space, material and daylight, the units have rich and playful compositions made from compact 8’x12′ modules and cantilevered 14’ x 12’ modules for larger living areas that offer broader views. The modules are stacked and interlocked to create diverse unit configurations that vary from 375 square feet for a one-bedroom unit, to 875 square feet for four-bedroom units. Since the rooms of each unit are distributed over several floors, even small apartments have plenty of privacy, which was an important factor since a number of the tenants are multi-generational families.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyWith entries and windows positioned on all sides of the blocks, there is no rear side to this project, thus improving the street quality and safety and security in all directions. Further, a typical residence has eight or more windows on at least two sides of the building, providing ample and varied access to views, daylight and cross-ventilation. Deeply set, vibrant orange cowlings around the windows modulate privacy and views into the units, granting Centre Village a distinct identity in the city. With time the project is demonstrating how inventive architecture can influence urbanism and positively impact social relationships.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographySustainability The primary sustainable initiative of Centre Village is the density of units achieved within a three storey townhouse typology on the given site. Density on its own, however, is not innovative if the solution is not livable or compromises on the quality of space. What was originally six single family house lots were amalgamated to create the site for 25 homes, the number of units required by the client. Quadrupling the density had the potential to fill the entire lot, leaving no shared community space, breathing room for the units, or even enough wall area for windows which would have rendered both the interior and exterior spaces uninhabitable.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyTo combat the potential building mass we decided to design room modules consisting of 8’x12′ for kitchens, secondary bedrooms, vertical circulation and washrooms, and cantilevered 14’x12’ modules for larger living areas and master bedrooms. Careful mixing of these modules resulted in a range of unit sizes for individuals and families, and proved that less mass could be built on the site and still accommodate the required number of units.Save this picture!© 5468796 ArchitectureThe project challenges and proves that we can design and live in less square footage than what we have grown accustomed to in North America. The average new home size in Canada is 2,300 s.f., with the unit sizes at Centre Village ranging from 375 – 875 s.f. and accommodating 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units across three stories. These sizes represent European standards for room areas, which they have been following for generations but are not widely seen in North America. Typically, smaller unit sizes in Canada have simply meant less bedrooms or washrooms and not specifically smaller room areas and subsequently smaller lifestyles. The challenge to live ‘smaller’ posed by this project creates a more affordable and substantially more sustainable alternative to the single family suburban home. When we live smaller we use less energy, generate less waste and become more intelligent and intentional consumers.Save this picture!© 5468796 ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessShould Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?Architecture NewsForn de la Vila de Llíria Restoration and Musealization / hidalgomora arquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Winnipeg, MB, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited Save this picture!© James Brittain Photography+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385093/centre-village-5468796-architecture Clipboard MEC Consulting Landscape Design: Civil Engineer: Housing Projects Photographs “COPY” Project Manager: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385093/centre-village-5468796-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Cynthia Cohlmeyer Landscape Architectlast_img read more

£1m+ FTSE 100 directors club

 12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In part two of its survey on managers earning more than £1 million a year, The Guardian lists the FTSE 100 directors who were paid more than £1 million last year. Fundraising researchers will find the analysis useful: in addition to base salary, the list includes details of bonus, long-term incentive plan, stock options, and cash pay-off, leading to a total package figure.Read The millionaires’ club at The Guardian. Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 August 2000 | News £1m+ FTSE 100 directors club About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Questions raised about high-profile anchor’s dismissal

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas In interview for the magazine Proceso on 22 March, she said she was convinced that presidential pressure was part of the background to her dismissal. She said the president’s office had put pressure on MVS not to include her “white house” report in its popular Noticias MVS news programme on 9 November.Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Mexico Reports MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the MVS media group’s decision to fire journalist Carmen Aristegui at a very sensitive moment for freedom of expression in Mexico.It was wrongly reported that Reporters Without Borders did not think her dismissal was linked to the issue of free speech and we regret that those reports were used to minimize the impact of her firing.The dispute between Aristegui and MVS dates back to 11 March, after she announced that MVS would participate in MexicoLeaks, a website that has leaked details about government corruption, and the MVS logo appeared on the site. MVS immediately reacted in comments to the media, saying its brand had been misused and announcing “appropriate measures.”The next day, MVS fired Daniel Lizárra and Irving Huerta, two members of a team of journalists working under Aristegui. They were part of the team that had revealed the existence of a presidential luxury residence dubbed the “white house” last November.Aristegui was herself fired on 15 March. Joaquín Vargas’s MVS Radio said it fired her after rejecting her demand that Lizarra and Huerta be reinstated as a condition for continuing her programme.“The irrevocable dismissal of Aristegui and her colleagues, MVS’s decision to wage this dispute through the media and their rejection of any mediation are disturbing developments for freedom of expression and the right to information in an already difficult and tense climate for Mexican journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said.“In the light of Aristegui’s investigative reporting, which has been very critical of the government, questions are inevitably being asked about the real reasons behind her dismissal.”During an online news conference on 19 March, Aristegui said her dismissal had murky ramifications and was “clearly not an issue between individuals,” as the interior ministry had said. “The sequence of events suggests that this decision was premeditated,” she added. “MexicoLeaks and the (MVS) brand were just used as a pretext.” Help by sharing this information Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Organisation News March 25, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Questions raised about high-profile anchor’s dismissal 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go furtherlast_img read more

Chief: ‘Blessed’ to be alive

first_img By Jaine Treadwell “When I get up every morning, I ask God for the chance to help somebody,” he said. “Every night when I go to bed, I thank God for the opportunities He has given me to help somebody that day. I don’t want to lie down at night knowing that I’ve not helped somebody some way that day. That is my prayer every day – to be of help to somebody.”Davenport was diagnosed with heart problems in 1997. His response was “not me.”“You usually think of somebody with heart problems as obese and inactive,” he said. “That was not me. I didn’t lay around the house and punch the remote control but I had a heart attack.”Davenport had his first heart attack in 1997. In 2010, he had two heart attacks that were brought on by the stress of surgeries for a rare lung fungus. He had another heart attack in August 2015 that “almost got me.” Published 3:00 am Friday, February 12, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Articlecenter_img Chief: ‘Blessed’ to be alive “In September, the doctors put a life vest on me that would shock my heart and get it back in rhythm if I passed out,” he said. “I had to wear the life vest until three weeks ago.”Davenport has a story to tell about his battle with heart disease. And, he is willing to share that his story in hopes that it will help someone else.“I’m still dealing with my voice,” he said. “I have trouble talking sometimes but I appreciate being asked to speak at the Survivors Breakfast and to celebrate with others that have survived heart disease.”The Red Cap Survivors Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Family Life Center at Park Memorial United Methodist Church. Annette Toney, Pike County Heart Association co-chair, said all survivors of heart attack and stroke and their caregivers are invited to attend. “You don’t have to call to say you are coming, we just want you to join us for this time of celebration,” Toney said. “We’ll have a heart-healthy breakfast, Red Caps for those who don’t have them and some great door prizes. We’ll have a prize for the person who has survived heart disease the longest and the one who is the most recent survivor. We’ll have a great speaker in Chief Moses Davenport. It will be a great time together.” Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport knows three people who have been raised from the dead, “Lazarus, Jesus and me.”Davenport is emotional when he talks about the near brushes he has had with death and about the time he coded and the Lord brought him back.Davenport has been dealing with heart disease for nearly 20 years. He will share his story at the Pike County Heart Association’s Red Cap Survivors Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Park Memorial United Methodist Church. All survivors of heart disease and stroke are invited. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author You Might Like FINE ARTS: Trio earns state honors for artistic endeavors Three Charles Henderson Middle School students received awards in the annual Superintendent’s Art Awards presentation at the State Capitol. Barton… read more Book Nook to reopen Next Up“I’m blessed to be able to tell my story,” Davenport said. “After I coded, the doctor told me that it was God’s grace and God’s mercy and people’s prayer that brought me through. The Lord raised me. I’m not fortunate to be here today; I’m blessed to be here. I know that I’m a miracle. I am so grateful, so thankful that God has given me this time. And, He has given me a responsibility to do something with this time.”Davenport said he has gratefully accepted what he believes to be God’s command to him.last_img read more

FORGOTTEN ALABAMA: Capturing the past to benefit the future

first_img Published 8:24 pm Friday, March 13, 2020 12PrevNextStartStop Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Wills was right at home in the lower gallery of the art center. The brick walls, the alcoves framing his artwork and the natural light creeping into cornered places combined to make perfect place for him and his art. Mills was at the JCA to deliver his photographs for the exhibition that will run through April 18.He unpacked the photographs of fading and vanishing scenes across “Alabama the Beautiful” as if they were cherished photographs of the places of his childhood. And, in a way they are.Wills is a self-proclaimed explorer, photographer, author and preserver of history. However, he admitted that he didn’t grow up with a Brownie camera in his hand, scouring the countryside for subjects to capture and preserve for future generations. You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Glenn Wills is not a prideful man. But, he’s not an aw-shucks kind of guy either. He’s somewhere in between.And, in that place, Wills is masterful.Wills’ “Forgotten Alabama” exhibition at the Johnson Center for the Arts is testimony to that. And, what better place for Wills’ photography show than the JCA, which is chiseled in the cornerstone of Troy’s downtown history. Around 2007, Wills said he was on the road, working an assignment and just happened to notice a rusted-out car languishing in the bushes.“I got out to look and found it was not one car but a whole junkyard of old automobiles, some that might be called classics and they were all rusting away,” he said. Wills didn’t say he had flashbacks to that old Victorian home with its walls lined with aging black and white photographs. But he did say he stood there wishing he could capture that scene for all to see rather than just hold it in his memory.“I didn’t have a camera that day but I’ve never traveled without one again,” he said. Those old, rusty cars inspired Wills’ hobby as a camera bug whose main interest is “Forgotten Alabama.”When Wills retired, he retired to capture the past for the future.For the past 10 years and counting, Glenn Wills has traveled throughout the state. He might not know every crook and cranny in the state but he knows most of them.“I’ve been to every county in the state, all 67,” he said. “Along the way, I’ve logged more than 50,000 miles and taken about that many photographs.”Some of Wills’ photographs are black and white, others are color but each has the unique ability to “capture Alabama dissolving around us,” said Carter Sanders, a local clay artist and patron of the arts.“Glenn Wills’ exhibit is amazing,” Sanders said. “His ability to capture fading Alabama is almost unbelievable.  His photograph of ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’ is the most amazing photograph I have seen. He said it took him many trips to capture that scene. All of his photographs are just as impressive.”Included in the exhibition is a color photograph of the Pierson house on Tennille Road near Brundidge.“It is most impressive, too,” Sanders said. “There is not one photograph in ‘Forgotten Alabama’ that will not hold your interest. I encourage everyone to take time to see this exhibit. It is amazing.”Sanders said he is looking forward to hearing Wills’ artist talk at the JCA reception in his honor from 6 until 8 p.m. on March 26. Everyone is invited.The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Email the author FROM FIELD TO LOOM: Blankenship continues tradition of spinning thread If Shirley Blankenship had been born around the 1820s, she would have been in her element. Blankenship has always appreciated… read morecenter_img He had to grow into that.Wills grew up in Huntsville and worked in television before he retired, sometimes filming kids at playschool and other times chasing hurricanes around the state.He traces his fascination for old photographs back to 1970, when he was working for a chimney sweep, who owned a Victorian home in Huntsville.“All around the house there were old photographs –black and white photographs,” Wills said.  “I don’t know why I was so drawn to those old photographs but I was. And, as I traveled around that state, I started to notice things that I had not noticed before. 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Genetic population structure of black-browed and Campbell albatrosses, and implications for assigning provenance of birds killed in fisheries

first_img1.Previous genetic studies found evidence of at least three distinct groups of black-browed Thalassarche melanophris and Campbell Thalassarche impavida albatrosses in the Southern Ocean. Almost 350 individuals including samples from additional breeding sites on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island were screened using mitochondrial DNA.2.The new sequence data using lineage specific PCR primers provided further support for the taxonomic split of T. melanophris and T. impavida and separate management of the two distinct T. melanophris groups.3.In total, 207 black-browed albatrosses killed in longline fisheries were screened. Approximately 93% of the bycaught birds from the Falkland Islands belonged to the Falkland mtDNA group and the remaining birds had mtDNA from the Widespread T. melanophris group; these proportions were similar to those in the local Falklands breeding population. The South African and South Georgia bycatch samples predominantly comprised the Widespread T. melanophris group, with only one bird from each area containing Falkland mtDNA. Lastly, 81% of the albatrosses bycaught off New Zealand had T. impavida mtDNA and the remaining four birds were Widespread T. melanophris. These differences in bycatch composition matched what is known from tracking and banding data about the at-sea distribution of black-browed albatrosses.4.Based on the mtDNA results and current population trends, consideration should be given to assigning regional IUCN status for the different breeding populations.last_img read more