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Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh)  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Carbacid Investments Limited (CARB.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgCarbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim 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)  2016 interim 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

More solutions needed for campus hunger

first_img Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCollegeFood InsecurityThe Conversation Previous articleDonna’s Deals: 10 Things You Should Buy at Sam’s ClubNext articleWriting from the “you” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Suzanna LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Sunna Martinez, University of California, San FranciscoA new federal report does a good job of explaining what many researchers have been saying for a decade – food insecurity among college students is a serious national problem.As one University of California, Berkeley student revealed in an interview for a 2018 research article I helped write: “Food is always on my mind: ‘Do I have enough money? Maybe I should skip a meal today so I can have enough food for dinner.‘”However, when it comes to offering up solutions, the new report from the Government Accountability Office comes up short.My experience as one who has researched campus hunger goes back to 2014, when colleagues and I conducted the first public university system wide survey of campus hunger. We found that over 40 percent of University of California students – about half of all undergraduates and one out of every four graduate students – faced food insecurity. That is more than three times the national household rate of 12 percent. Food security is generally defined as access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.Our findings on campus hunger have been replicated in the University of California system, the California State University system and in colleges throughout the nation.Effects of an empty stomachFor those who are food secure, it might be easy to scoff at the notion that somehow college students can’t find enough to eat. The reality is hunger among college students has psychological impacts that affect student performance. For instance, in a 2018 study, colleagues and I found students experiencing food insecurity had a lower grade point average than students not facing food insecurity.Researchers and I also found that not having access to enough food at all times increased a student’s risk for poor mental health. This, in turn, increases their risk for lower grades.So what does the latest federal report – released 10 years after the first study documenting hunger on campus – say about the problem and what should be done about it?The new federal report states that from nine to over 50 percent of America’s college students face food insecurity. The report also reveals that of the two to three million students at-risk for food insecurity who were potentially eligible for participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – more commonly known as SNAP – only 43 percent were receiving those benefits.More solutions neededThe report recommends that government administrators do more to make students aware of their potential eligibility for SNAP benefits. The low participation rate in SNAP may stem from lack of awareness of exemptions for eligibility. Or it could have to do with the stigma of receiving food assistance. Some organizations recommend campus-based initiatives to combat food insecurity in order to lessen the stigma associated with receiving food assistance for students.Will better SNAP guidance end student hunger? In my view as one who has been looking at this issue for some time, not entirely.For example, college students cannot get SNAP benefits unless they meet certain criteria, such as working at least 20 hours a week and attending school full-time. This rule should perhaps be rethought in light of how difficult it is to go to school full-time, keep up one’s grades and work more than 20 hours a week.What else can we do to fix student hunger? Updating college student financial aid is one solution. For instance, the purchasing power of the Pell grant – a federal grant for low- to middle-income students – is at a 40-year low.Another solution is to extend the Federal School Lunch Program, which could help pick up the slack for the lost purchasing power of the Pell grant.In my view, more assistance should also be given to graduate students, who also face campus hunger but who were not mentioned in the new federal report.Lastly, students must be better educated on things such as financial aid, personal budgeting and self-advocacy. At a time when the cost of going to college is becoming more difficult to cover, it’s more important than ever to help students succeed and be healthy so that they can lead future generations.Suzanna Martinez is an Academic Researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.center_img Please enter your name here IT’s actually Suzanna Martinez February 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm 1 COMMENT Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What’s New to Streaming in December

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 4)Everything Coming to Disney Plus in December 2019Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Here is everything that is coming to Disney Plus in December 2019. Read More Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,Streaming entertainment can be overwhelming with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week. Here is a list of new releases this December playing on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, and Hulu. Please enter your comment! 1)New on Netflix: December 2019Here is a list of all the new titles coming to Netflix for the month of December 2019. Netflix is bringing out a new holiday movie or show every week, starting on Nov. 1. New Netflix Originals include Dead Kids, Team Kaylie: Part 2, and V Wars to name a few. Read More 3)Everything Coming to Hulu in December 2019Some highlights this month include a handful of new Hulu Originals, including Into The Dark: Midnight Kiss: Episode Premiere, and Reprisal: Complete Season 1 Premiere. Here is what’s coming to Hulu in December 2019. Read More You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2)Coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2019Kick-off your December with the return of Prime Video favorites, new titles, and Christmas specials just on time for the holiday season. Read More The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 2)Coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2019Kick-off your December with the return of Prime Video favorites, new titles, and Christmas specials just on time for the holiday season. Read Morecenter_img By Michael Carpenter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1)New on Netflix: December 2019Here is a list of all the new titles coming to Netflix for the month of December 2019. Netflix is bringing out a new holiday movie or show every week, starting on Nov. 1. New Netflix Originals include Dead Kids, Team Kaylie: Part 2, and V Wars to name a few. Read More LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 3)Everything Coming to Hulu in December 2019Some highlights this month include a handful of new Hulu Originals, including Into The Dark: Midnight Kiss: Episode Premiere, and Reprisal: Complete Season 1 Premiere. Here is what’s coming to Hulu in December 2019. Read More Streaming entertainment can be overwhelming with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week. Here is a list of new releases this December playing on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, and Hulu. TAGSAmazonDisneyHulunetflixstreaming Previous articlePet Supermarket Hosts Free Holiday Paw Print Ornament WorkshopNext articleWildlife Conservation Bill would bring millions to Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here 4)Everything Coming to Disney Plus in December 2019Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Here is everything that is coming to Disney Plus in December 2019. Read Morelast_img read more

Neck injury forces Tyler Bleyendaal to retire just short of his 30th birthday

first_imgWednesday May 20, 2020 Neck injury forces Tyler Bleyendaal to retire just short of his 30th birthday It has today been confirmed that former Crusaders and Munster playmaker Tyler Bleyendaal will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect. He last played in November 2019, but has been advised to retire from the game due to injury. ADVERTISEMENTNew Zealand native Bleyendaal has been suffering from a neck injury, so last turned out for Munster against Ospreys in November last year.“It has been very tough to be honest, to admit the fact that I’m retiring from rugby,” he told munsterrugby.ie.“But the decision is out of my hands now, it’s a medical decision, and it’s the right decision. It doesn’t make it any easier because rugby is a massive part of my life, but I do know that I gave it absolutely everything.“It’s the reason Laura and myself moved over to Ireland, literally the other side of the world, and I know I’ve been privileged to play for 10 years in professional rugby and I’m very grateful for all the experiences that I’ve had, the friendships, and the relationships that I’ve made over my time.”Bleyendaal, who turns 30 at the end of this month, made 62 appearances after making his Munster debut against Benetton Rugby in September 2015. Primarily playing out-half, he also lined out at first centre, captained the side on 11 occasions, scored five tries and kicked 352 points.A former New Zealand U20s player, Bleyendaal joined the province from the Canterbury Crusaders in late January 2015.ADVERTISEMENTIt was during the 2016/17 season that supporters saw the full extent of Tyler’s capabilities as he started 25 of his 27 appearances, picked up four man-of-the-match awards, and was instrumental in guiding the province to the Champions Cup and PRO12 semi-finals.Highly regarded by coaches and players his standing in the squad was highlighted further when he was handed the Munster captaincy for the first time against Edinburgh in February 2017 and was deservedly named the 2016/17 Munster Rugby Player of the Year.He was also nominated for European Player of the Year off the back of hugely impressive performances.ADVERTISEMENT“It has to end at some point and unfortunately it wasn’t on my terms but I’ve had the ability over lockdown to plan for the future and spend a lot of time with my family at home so there has been some pros to the timing.“The cons are that I’m away from my teammates, and the guys that I’ve spent a lot of time with. I definitely miss those guys and the in-person relationships but at the same time there’s a lot to look forward to, it might just require a bit of patience until we find out what that is, and when it can happen.“I want to thank the Munster supporters, they have been absolutely fantastic, and they are a massive reason why myself, and the whole team, love playing in front of our home crowd and our away supporters as well.“It still amazes me the support we get at any location around the world, and I want to thank everyone for their support, the personal messages, and the support of the team.“My wife Laura and I have been set up here in Limerick for over five years, we’ve a son, Bodhi, who just turned two, and we’ve another one on the way in a few months. We plan on being around for the coming period and once rugby resumes, I’d love to be around to go watch a game as a spectator and say my goodbyes in person.”Known for his cool and measured temperament, his technical know-how and ability to marshal his teammates around the field facilitated excellent team performances from the men in red.Speaking about Tyler, Head Coach Johann van Graan said:“I saw Tyler for the first time playing for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and he caught my eye immediately. It was an absolute privilege to not only coach him but to learn more about him and discover what a fantastic rugby player and man he is. He has played a huge role for Munster Rugby, not only on the field but also off the field, and he will be sorely missed.“It was a pleasure to coach him, and I believe he has a very bright future ahead, and will do very well if he moves into coaching. I wish Tyler, Laura, Bodhi and their growing family the very best in life.”RELATED VIEWING: 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 ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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. 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Action Planning to acquire Sandcliff

first_img Charity sector consultancy Action Planning is to acquire Sandcliff AB Ltd, the specialist fundraising consultancy to public sector bodies, to offer an integrated service to both voluntary and public sectors. The combined companies will trade as Action Planning.Action Planning’s Principal, David Saint, explained the acquisition: “as consultants, we have tried to follow our own advice; identifying the areas of greatest opportunity for the sectors we serve and then creating new services to meet these needs.“The combination of Action Planning and Sandcliff will be able to provide an integrated service to the full range of charities, voluntary organisations, educational institutions and public sector bodies, with excellent coverage across the UK. Our combined services will include strategic consultancy and business planning, fundraising consultancy and research for both capital and revenue requirements and HR support including recruitment and interim management.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 January 2006 | News 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.  30 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img Sandcliff was established by Tony Baxter in 1994 and has a strong track record in planning and delivering both revenue and capital fundraising, supported by a nationwide consultancy team. In recent years, the firm has also pioneered the development of fundraising programmes for public sector organisations, such as FE Colleges and NHS Trusts, many of which are now supplementing their statutory funding with donated funds.We believe joining forces with Action Planning will deliver real competitive advantage for our clients explained Tony.It gives us access to Action Planning’s research and marketing teams and enables us to pool our long experience of voluntary sector fundraising and management, giving our clients access to best advice across a range of disciplines.”Action Planning will continue to work closely with ACEVO, Government and other key funders, holding major events, such as the launches of ‘Futurebuilders’ and ‘Compact Plus’ and the annual ‘Funding the Future’ conference, as well as an expanded range of training programmes and workshops. Action Planning to acquire Sandcliff Tagged with: Consulting & Agencieslast_img read more

More threats to independent journalism in Algeria

first_img Follow the news on Algeria News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Organisation Help by sharing this information June 30, 2016 More threats to independent journalism in Algeria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) voices support for journalists with the KBC TV channel and the El Watan newspaper and calls on the Algerian authorities to respect their independence after both media outlets were the victims of police operations yesterday (23 June). April 29, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation During the day, members of the national gendarmerie interrupted recording of the KBC satirical programme Ness Stah (which is broadcast daily during the month of Ramadan) and prevented employees from going back to work. KBC is owned by the Arabic-language media group El Khabar. In the evening, police surrounded the French-language newspaper El Watan’s new headquarters and were still there this afternoon, preventing anyone from entering and forcing El Watan’s staff to resume working in their old premises. In both cases, the authorities said the media outlets lacked the necessary permits. They gave the same grounds five days ago when seals were placed on the studios used to record the KBC programme Ki hna Ki enass, which employs 70 people. “We were already very concerned for El Khabar and now we are for El Watan as well,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “If these media, which have fought so hard for the right to inform, lack certain permits, they should be allowed some time to sort things out. “The speed and aggressiveness with which the authorities have acted in this past week suggests that their real aim is to get rid of certain critical media. We affirm our solidarity with the independent journalism that these two media organizations embody in Algeria and we urge the authorities not to obstruct their work.” On 15 June, a court in the Algiers district of Bir Mourad Rais provisionally suspended the sale of part of the El Khabar group’s shares to Ness Prod, a privately-owned Algerian company. In a statement, RSF said it was shocked by the decision and urged the authorities to respect the wishes of El Khabar’s owners and journalists. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. May 18, 2021 Find out more News News to go further RSF_en Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alertslast_img read more

Entities receive grants

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder “These programs expand the cultural knowledge of the whole community and the kids especially benefit,” Lunsford said. “And, I can say this. The last time I was in New York talking to Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, the two agencies that rate cities, we far outweigh other sister communities with programs like the Vienna Choir Boys and events that bring nationally acclaimed storytellers to town. Programs like that set us apart.“A lot of other communities have amenities but the cultural arts set us apart when we are compared with other cities our size.”Lunsford said cultural arts programs are beneficial in the industrial and business recruiting process.“During the latest industrial recruitment, the industry brought people from all across the country to town and a reception was held for them at the Johnson Center for the Arts,” he said. “They were a-gasp at the facility. They knew that they were getting the cost of living of small town America and, at the same time, a community that offered a quality of life where people would want to come here and grow and where the industrial base would be sustained.”Lunsford said Troy is the only city of its size to receive an A rating from Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. He credits a Division I university, the educational system, and the cultural arts facilities and events for setting the city apart.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage also gives high marks to the cultural arts programs in the Pike County community.“We have had great success in Brundidge with the ‘Come Home’s, It’s Suppertime,’ which is Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, and with the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and other storytelling events,” Ramage said. “Not only have they brought a wealth of positive recognition to our community, they have provided opportunities for our citizens to use their talents in worthwhile endeavors.”Students are among those who have benefited from the opportunities offered through the Brundidge Historical Society’s folklife programs.“These art programs supplement the programs that are offered through the schools,” Ramage said. “We are extremely proud to have these opportunities offered to our young people and to all people of our community. Not many communities of 2,400 people have a community theater and having it here continues to make a difference in our town.“We also have a lot of people who are part of the We Piddle Around Theater events who are from surrounding communities. People come to Brundidge for the play and storytelling events from all across the state and beyond. We are very appreciative to the Alabama State Council on the Arts for making it possible for Brundidge to offer these opportunities.”The grants were among 138 grants awarded at the Council’s December meeting in Montgomery. The grants totaled $397,069 and support arts in education, folk art, community, literature and performing and visual arts programs.The Brundidge Historical Society received a $3,680 folk arts grant for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Jan. 29 and 30.The Pike County Chamber of Commerce received $1,750 for the TroyFest Jazz Concert and workshops in April.Two $1,000 grants were awarded to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama for the “Sacred Harp – A 150-Year Tradition Lives” event in February and “Breakfast Pioneer Style” in May.The Troy Arts Council received a $5,000 multi-discipline grant for “The Big Beat Experience.”A design arts grant in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to the Troy University Amphitheater Schematic Design project.The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received a $3,000 grant for The Exhibition of Historic Photographs featuring the exhibits, “Holman Johnson: Pike County and Beyondand “To Remember a Vanishing World: D.L. Hightower,” August through November.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said these grants allow the cities and county to offer arts programs to the community that would not be possible otherwise.“These programs expand the cultural knowledge of the whole community and the kids especially benefit,” Lunsford said. “And, I can say this. The last time I was in New York talking to Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, the two agencies that rate cities, we far outweigh other sister communities with programs like the Vienna Choir Boys and events that bring nationally acclaimed storytellers to town. Programs like that set us apart.“A lot of other communities have amenities but the cultural arts set us apart when we are compared with other cities our size.”Lunsford said cultural arts programs are beneficial in the industrial and business recruiting process.“During the latest industrial recruitment, the industry brought people from all across the country to town and a reception was held for them at the Johnson Center for the Arts,” he said. “They were a-gasp at the facility. They knew that they were getting the cost of living of small town America and, at the same time, a community that offered a quality of life where people would want to come here and grow and where the industrial base would be sustained.”Lunsford said Troy is the only city of its size to receive an A rating from Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. He credits a Division I university, the educational system, and the cultural arts facilities and events for setting the city apart.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage also gives high marks to the cultural arts programs in the Pike County community.“We have had great success in Brundidge with the ‘Come Home’s, It’s Suppertime,’ which is Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, and with the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and other storytelling events,” Ramage said. “Not only have they brought a wealth of positive recognition to our community, they have provided opportunities for our citizens to use their talents in worthwhile endeavors.”Students are among those who have benefited from the opportunities offered through the Brundidge Historical Society’s folklife programs.“These art programs supplement the programs that are offered through the schools,” Ramage said. “We are extremely proud to have these opportunities offered to our young people and to all people of our community. Not many communities of 2,400 people have a community theater and having it here continues to make a difference in our town.“We also have a lot of people who are part of the We Piddle Around Theater events who are from surrounding communities. People come to Brundidge for the play and storytelling events from all across the state and beyond. We are very appreciative to the Alabama State Council on the Arts for making it possible for Brundidge to offer these opportunities.” By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Six Pike County entities have received grant funding totaling $20,430 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.The grants were among 138 grants awarded at the Council’s December meeting in Montgomery. The grants totaled $397,069 and support arts in education, folk art, community, literature and performing and visual arts programs.The Brundidge Historical Society received a $3,680 folk arts grant for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Jan. 29 and 30. Entities receive grants Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 5, 2010 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Getting ready for Christmas Old Christmas might not be a day of great significance for many people in today’s world but around Pike County,… read more Email the author A design arts grant in the amount of $5,000 was awarded to the Troy University Amphitheater Schematic Design project.The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received a $3,000 grant for The Exhibition of Historic Photographs featuring the exhibits, “Holman Johnson: Pike County and Beyondand “To Remember a Vanishing World: D.L. Hightower,” August through November.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said these grants allow the cities and county to offer arts programs to the community that would not be possible otherwise. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Sponsored Content 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 The Pike County Chamber of Commerce received $1,750 for the TroyFest Jazz Concert and workshops in April.Two $1,000 grants were awarded to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama for the “Sacred Harp – A 150-Year Tradition Lives” event in February and “Breakfast Pioneer Style” in May.The Troy Arts Council received a $5,000 multi-discipline grant for “The Big Beat Experience.” Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: 85 members of shipping vessel in Alaska test positive for COVID-19

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 600,000 people worldwide.Over 14.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 140,477 deaths.Here is how the news is developing. All times Eastern:3:55 a.m.: France makes wearing a mask indoors mandatoryFrance is taking a new step in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus making the wearing of the mask mandatory in closed public spaces from today.The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, said on Saturday that the obligation to wear a mask would apply in shops, “establishments open to the public”, “covered markets” or even banks.Wearing a mask on the street, in parks, at sea, on hiking trails or at the beach is not included in the new legislation.The fine for non-compliance will be 135 Euros ($154 U.S.).Meanwhile, France’s Health Minister said that there is an estimated “400 and 500 active clusters in France” of COVID-19.Véran told local news outlet franceinfo on Monday morning that there were “worrisome signs of an epidemic resumption in certain territories”, including 400 to 500 active clusters.“These places of contamination are mainly located in closed places and in specific environments such as slaughterhouses” said Véran. “We are very far from the epidemic wave … there is a dynamic of circulation of the virus that worries us.”2:10 a.m.: 85 members of shipping vessel in Alaska test positive for COVID-19At least 85 crew members on an American Seafoods ship have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company.A factory trawler called The American Triumph departed Oregon on June 27 with 119 crew members on board to make their way to Alaska to fish for pollock but two weeks after the ship departed seven members of the crew reported that they were suffering from symptoms potentially associated with COVID-19.The seven crew members were tested in Unalaska and six out of the seven of them tested positive for the virus.All crew members were then tested and a total of 79 more workers were found to have tested positive bringing the total to 85 crew members out of the 119 onboard the American Triumph, according to a statement by the city.American Seafoods spokeswoman Suzanne Lugoni said that none of the crew showed COVID-19 symptoms before boarding and that the company screened employees before the fishing expedition began.“We are moving expeditiously to relocate our crew and get them the care they need,” said American Seafoods CEO Mikel Durham. “I want to thank the Illiuliuk Family and Health Services, the City of Unalaska Unified Command, and the public health and critical infrastructure professionals in Alaska who provided us with support and clear guidance.”Meanwhile, Alaska had 119 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Sunday — a new record for the state.All of the crew members will now be moved to Anchorage where they will isolate.“Our priority is supporting our crew members and protecting the community. I am deeply grateful for the entire Alaska community for working with us to get our crew the care they need,” said Durham. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more