African Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank (AEIB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about African Export Import Bank reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the African Export Import Bank company page on AfricanFinancials.African Export Import Bank Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market rally: 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! News that coronavirus vaccines have been developed has resulted in an incredible stock market rally. This month, the FTSE 100 index is up about 15%.If the vaccines are the ‘game-changers’ they’re said to be, share prices could keep rising. With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for a potential market recovery.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…Capitalise on the FTSE 100 recoveryOne FTSE 100 stock that strikes me as an excellent recovery play is alcoholic beverages company Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s the owner of a wide range of well-known spirits brands such as Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, and Smirnoff.Diageo has faced plenty of challenges this year due to the coronavirus. With pubs, bars, and restaurants across the world shut due to lockdowns, its ‘on-trade’ sales have taken a hit.The successful roll-out of a vaccine however, would improve the company’s outlook significantly. It’s worth noting that since news of the Pfizer vaccine broke, a number of brokers, including HSBC and Jefferies, have increased their price targets for Diageo substantially.I’ve been buying more Diageo shares for my own portfolio recently as I’ve seen the Covid-19-related share price weakness as a buying opportunity. My last purchase was around a month ago near £25. Since then, the stock has jumped about 18%. However, I still see value here. Currently, the stock remains about 17% below its 2019 highs. And the forward-looking P/E ratio of 23, while not cheap, isn’t excessive for a company with Diageo’s track record.All things considered, I think Diageo is a good stock to buy to capitalise on a potential FTSE 100 rebound.A stock market rally could push this stock higherAnother FTSE 100 stock that could benefit from a market rebound is St. James’s Place (LSE: STJ). It’s a wealth management company that, through a network of nearly 4,300 advisors across the UK, offers face-to-face financial advice to individuals and businesses. It earns much of its income from funds under management, meaning a stock market rally could push earnings higher.A recent trading update from St. James’s Place was quite encouraging. Not only did the group report funds under management of a record £118.7bn, up 1.5% year-to-date, but it also said funds under management retention rate for the year was a high 96.4%.On top of this, CEO Andrew Croft said the group is seeing an increasing demand for sound, highly-personal financial planning advice (a trend I’ve highlighted before). He also said the group remains “extremely well positioned to meet this opportunity” and to “drive further growth over time.”STJ is forecast to generate earnings of 48.3p per share next year, which puts the stock on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 21.9. A prospective dividend yield of around 4% is on offer. I see these metrics as attractive.With the FTSE 100 stock still around 13% below its 2020 high, I’d buy today. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 26th November, 2020 | More on: DGE STJ “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon owns shares in Diageo and St. James’s Place. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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James Haskell received this hilarious gift from refereeing legend Nigel Owens

first_imgFriday Aug 31, 2018 James Haskell received this hilarious gift from refereeing legend Nigel Owens Northampton Saints and England flanker James Haskell has received his fair share of cards over the years, but this one – coming from arguably the best referee in the world – was more appreciated than most. It came after the backrower was in Swansea for a preseason friendly, and put out the call on social media for someone to help him find a good place to go in his downtime. “I reached out on social media to see if there was any good places to go for coffee,” explained Haskell. “One man who got back to me was refereeing legend Nigel Owens.“Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet up but i told him about my passion for welsh cakes… Not only has he made me Welsh cakes, but he’s sent me a yellow card – which he’s given me on the field many times before.”There was a message on the card though, as read by Haskell in a twitter video: “Enjoy the Welsh cakes. You’ve had a few of these yellow cards off me so you may as well keep it!”Fantastic banter between the two, another example of the respect that exists in rugby. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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. 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

JPMorgan’s RMBS Deal May Not Spur Demand for Similar Transactions

first_img Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 13, 2016 1,506 Views Home / Featured / JPMorgan’s RMBS Deal May Not Spur Demand for Similar Transactions JPMorgan Chase Residential Mortgage-backed securities 2016-06-13 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles in Featured, News Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago JPMorgan’s RMBS Deal May Not Spur Demand for Similar Transactions Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: JPMorgan Chase Residential Mortgage-backed securities Previous: Minnesota Courts Provide Troubling Clarification on Dual Tracking Laws Next: Deciding Where to Invest in the SFR Market Share Save JPMorgan Chase’s recent $1.9 billion residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transaction may not spur demand for similar transactions from other banks in the next few years for several reasons, according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service.According to the report, which was released this Thursday, not all banks will see the benefits or have the same costs as JPMorgan Chase when securitizing loan portfolios. Though deals like Chase’s could offer banks risk-weighted capital relief, the report says that banks will also consider the effect it will have on shareholder equity returns (ROE), as well as other unweighted leverage ratio capital requirements.In fact, the report says, with many of these deals, shareholder ROE could actually decline significantly. In a market where banks have seen ROE below the cost of capital since 2007, this will likely be a huge deterrent to similar RMBS purchases.Banks would need to return capital to the shareholders or choose to redeploy proceeds of the transactions into assets for those shareholders if they want to keep ROE steady. But even this, the report says, poses a problem.“Reinvesting released deal proceeds into assets yielding more than the non-retained securitization bonds could alter banks’ investment portfolios and risk profiles, something they might be unwilling, or unable, to do.”Though under the Basel III regulatory framework, banks may be able to use RMBS purchases to reduce risk weights and the burden of certain regulatory capital requirements, they also need to keep in mind the impact that securitization will have on other capital limitations. The Fed’s supplementary leverage ratio (SLR) constraints will be a big consideration.“The banks are already in excess of their 5 percent SLR requirement, with their most recently reported, fully phased-in ratios as follows: Bank of America (6.8 percent), JP Morgan (6.6 percent), and Wells Fargo (7.6 percent).”Another big concern for banks will be the weak secondary market, which has seen significant decreases in liquidity as of late, and high RMBS governance, which requires deal agents as well as compensation for those agents. According to the report, both of these issues will likely keep most major banks from following in JP Morgan Chase’s footsteps – at least for the short term.“Anecdotal evidence from investors indicates that a lack of secondary market liquidity is giving investors pause before they invest in subordinate tranches of RMBS securitizations. Investors have asked for yield premium to account for lower market liquidity, but determining how much that should be is likely to be challenging.”last_img read more

Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential?

first_img Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential? Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily July 9, 2018 1,444 Views  Print This Post Tagged with: First American Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Homes HOUSING Millennials Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock First American Homebuyers Homeowners Homeownership Homes HOUSING Millennials 2018-07-09 Krista Franks Brock Previous: Fannie Weighs in on Homebuyer Sentiments Next: The Consumers vs. Home Prices in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The homeownership rate is not living up to its full potential, or so says the First American Homeownership Progress Index, released on Monday. Demand for owning a home grew one percent over the year in 2017, according to the index. However, “the actual homeownership rate underperformed potential demand by almost 9 percent,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American.To examine the cause of this mismatch, First American reviewed “critical lifestyle, societal and economic trends that influence the likelihood of renting or owning a home,” Fleming explained. The current gap in potential demand versus actual demand can largely be attributed to lifestyle trends among young Americans. The millennial generation is pursuing higher education in larger numbers than previous generations and is delaying getting married and having children. All of these factors impact a person’s likelihood of owning a home, according to the report. “Homeownership is strongly correlated with marriage, and millennials are getting married later than earlier generations,” Fleming said. In fact, the rate is 30 percent higher among married couples than other types of households. Fleming pointed out that the median age for men and women entering a first marriage was about seven years more in 2016 than in 1960. Similarly, the rate is higher among households with children, although the difference is not as drastic. The homeownership rate is 5.4 percent higher for households with two children than for households with no children. It jumps another percentage higher for households with three or more children. However, millennials are doing something that correlates strongly with owning a home, and that’s pursuing education. “While important lifestyle decisions, such as marriage or owning a home, appear to take place later in life for millennials, they are getting educated in unprecedented numbers,” Fleming said. “As educational attainment levels increase, we can expect homeownership rates to eventually grow as well.” Not only is there a correlation between education and homeownership, but it has grown over time. “The impact of education in relation to homeownership has nearly doubled in 10 years,” Fleming said. The difference in homeownership rate between those with a college degree and those with no high school diploma was 11 percent in 1997. In 2017, the difference was 20.5 percent. Fleming suggested, “it is reasonable to expect homeownership rates to grow as millennials continue to make important decisions, including attaining an education and, later in life, getting married and buying a home.”“However,” he added, “the question remains: as millions of millennials look to purchase their first homes, will the housing market provide enough homes for them?” First American pointed out the states with the most growth in potential homeownership demand in 2017 were Indiana (2.6 percent), Oklahoma (2.4 percent), Georgia (2.4 percent), South Carolina (2.2 percent), and Arizona (1.9 percent). A few states experienced declines in potential homeownership demand in 2017, including Nebraska (-1.3 percent), Alaska (-0.8 percent), and Minnesota (-0.11 percent). Home / Daily Dose / Is Homeownership Living Up to Its Potential? Subscribelast_img read more

Plea In NGT For Cancellation Of License Of Reliance Owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, For Dumping Fly Ash In Rihand Reservoir [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In NGT For Cancellation Of License Of Reliance Owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, For Dumping Fly Ash In Rihand Reservoir [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jun 2020 10:18 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey has moved the NGT seeking cancellation of license of Reliance owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, for deliberately throwing industrial garbage in the Rihand Reservoir, the only source of drinking water for people living in MP’s Singrauli and UP’s Sonebhadra districts. The Petitioner had earlier approached the Tribunal seeking implementation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey has moved the NGT seeking cancellation of license of Reliance owned Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, for deliberately throwing industrial garbage in the Rihand Reservoir, the only source of drinking water for people living in MP’s Singrauli and UP’s Sonebhadra districts. The Petitioner had earlier approached the Tribunal seeking implementation of an action plan to resurrect the environmental quality of the area. Thereby, the Tribunal had constituted a High Power Committee, with a direction to submit periodical reports on the subject, every three months. In the present petition it is submitted that in absolute derogation of this order, industries such as the Respondent, continue to dump fly ash, bottom ash, toxic residue and other industrial/ solid waste in the Reservoir, consequently damaging the health and life of people living in the vicinity. The plea has been filed in wake of a recent incident dated April 10, 2020, whereby the Reservoir was contaminated, ensuing a breach in the Fly Ash Dyke of the Respondent plant, allegedly due to sheer “negligence”. “That due to the aforesaid breach of fly ash dyke of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant (Respondent No.1), fly ash destroyed then agricultural land and took lives of 6 innocent villagers (including 3 minor children) and many cattle swept away with the ash slurry in the “Rihand Reservior”. That due to the collapse of fly ash dyke on 10.04.2020, there has been huge loss to the environment and millions of metric tons of fly ash stored in the dyke have been deposited in the Rihand Reservoir through the “Nalla’/Drain. The damage has been caused to the environment in various contexts vis-a-vis ground water damage; damage to standing crops and the agricultural land have become unfertile,” the plea states. Significantly, this is the third incident of a fly ash breach in the past one year, including the Essar Mega Power Plant breach and the NTPC Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station leak. It is submitted that the breach has led to excessive flouride concentration in the water, causing tumors, health hazardous such as dental and skeletal fluorosis, and impact on blood, hair, nails, and other body parts of the nearby residents. In this backdrop, the Petitioner has sought forthwith removal of all industrial waste from the water bodies, villages, drinking wells, agricultural fields and from the Rihand Reservior, in addition to cancellation of license of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project. The Petitioner has urged the Tribunal to invoke the “Polluter Pays Principle” and direct the Respondent to install a Reverse Osmosis (RC) plant of reasonable capacity on the reservoir, for providing safe drinking water in the area. Further, it is prayed that the Respondent be directed to pay adequate environmental damages for causing pollution in the Singrauli region and to restore the environment and pay compensation/ damages to the affected persons. Inter alia, the Petitioner seeks a direction on the MOEF and other relevant authorities to formulate requisite guidelines, to secure proper checks and balance with respect to disposal of industrial wastes by the Industries running in that area. The plea has been filed through Advocates Pankaj Sharma, Manish Kumar and Priyanka Toppo. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

Pleas Of Title And Adverse Possession Cannot Be Advanced Simultaneously And From The Same Date: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesPleas Of Title And Adverse Possession Cannot Be Advanced Simultaneously And From The Same Date: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini26 Aug 2020 11:38 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that plea of title and adverse possession cannot be advanced simultaneously and from the same date.In this case, the plaintiff filed a suit claiming that he is the full and absolute owner of the schedule property and also sought a direction to remove the temporary structure put up by the defendant on the schedule property. The defendant claimed that the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that plea of title and adverse possession cannot be advanced simultaneously and from the same date.In this case, the plaintiff filed a suit claiming that he is the full and absolute owner of the schedule property and also sought a direction to remove the temporary structure put up by the defendant on the schedule property. The defendant claimed that the said property was sold by plaintiff’s brother to his wife and made her the absolute owner. The sale deed was, however, not registered as there was a prohibition on registration of piece lands.The defendant also claimed that his wife has also got the prescriptive right of ownership over the said site property by way of adverse possession. The Trial Court dismissed the suit. Later, the High Court reversed it and decreed the suit on the ground that the original defendant had not been able to establish the plea of adverse possession.Agreeing with the High Court view the bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose observed that the claim of title from 1976 and the plea of adverse possession from 1976 cannot simultaneously hold. On the failure to establish the plea of title, it was necessary to prove as to from which date did the possession of the wife of the defendant amount to a hostile possession in a peaceful, open and continuous manner. “We fail to appreciate how, on the one hand the appellants claimed that the wife of the original defendant, appellant 1 herein, had title to the property in 1976 but on their failure to establish title, in the alternative, the plea of adverse possession should be recognised from the very date.”The bench said that the issue in this case is whether simultaneously a plea can be taken of title and adverse possession, i.e.,whether it would amount to taking contradictory pleas? To answer this issue, the bench referred to  the following judgments : 1) Karnataka Board of Wakf v. Government of India (2004) 10 SCC 779 (2) Mohan Lal (Deceased) Thr. LRs. v. Mirza Abdul Gaffar 1996 SCC (1) 639  (3) P.T. Munichikkamma Reddy & Ors. v. Revamma (2007) 6 SCC 59  (4) M. Siddiq (Dead) Through LRs (Ram Janmabhumi Temple Case) v. Mahant Suresh Das& Ors. (2020) 1 SCC 1 (5) Ram Nagina Rai & Anr. v. Deo Kumar Rai (Deceased) by LRs (2019) 13 SCC 324. The court noted that in these judgments, it is held that 1) The pleas on title and adverse possession are mutually inconsistent and the latter does not begin to operate until the former is renounced 2) In order to establish adverse possession an inquiry is required to be made into the starting point of such adverse possession and, thus, when the recorded owner got dispossessed would be crucial. (3) It has to be specifically pleaded and proved as to when possession becomes adverse in order for the real owner to lose title 12 years hence from that time.  The court observed:  The possession has to be in public and to the knowledge of the true owner as adverse, and this is necessary as a plea of adverse possession seeks to defeat the rights of the true owner. Thus, the law would not be readily accepting of such a case unless a clear and cogent basis has been made out…….In the facts of the present case, this fact has not at all been proved. The possession of Smt. Narasamma, the wife of the defendant, is stated. to be on account of consideration paid. Assuming that the transaction did not fructify into a sale deed for whatever reason, still the date when such possession becomes adverse would have to be set out. Thus, the plea of adverse possession is lacking in all material particulars…..The legal position, thus, stands as evolved against the appellants herein in advancing a plea of title and adverse possession simultaneously and from the same date.”The bench also rejected the contention of the defendant relying on Ravinder Kaur Grewal & Ors. v. Manjit Kaur. It observed:The question which arose for consideration before the three Judge Bench was whether, a suit could be maintained for declaration of title and for permanent injunction seeking protection on a plea of adverse possession, or that it was an instrument of defence in a suit filed against such a person. In fact, if one may say, there was, for a long time a consistent view of the Court that the plea could only be of shield and not a sword. The judgment changed this legal position by opining that a plea to retain (supra) possession could be managed by the ripening of title by way of adverse possession. However, to constitute such adverse possession, the three classic requirements, which need to co-exist were again emphasized, nec vi, i.e., adequate in continuity, nec clam, i.e., adequate in publicity and nec precario, i.e., adverse to a competitor, in denial of title and his knowledge.Case detailsCase no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO.2710 OF 2010 Case name: NARASAMMA vs. A. KRISHNAPPA (Dead)Coram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha BoseClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

‘Pigcasso’ joins TroyFest lineup

first_imgLatest Stories When you think you’ve seen it all … you haven’t.TroyFest 2016 will feature 80 artists and crafters at its annual art and craft festival this weekend on the square in downtown Troy.Many of the artists will be familiar faces at TroyFest and some will be newcomers. And, one will be a pig. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Blossom the painting pig, uses only one tool for her canvas creations – her snout.Blossom is the pet pig of Scott and Jackie McQueen of Northport. Jackie McQueen, will also be a participating artist at TroyFest. Although McQueen taught Blossom to paint, she, herself, paints with a brush, not her snout.The McQueens said Blossom is a true, “Pigcasso” and she will demonstrate her artistic abilities at TroyFest. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Morgan Drinkard, TroyFest co-chair, said Blossom is, perhaps, the most unconventional artist whose work has been accepted at the prestigious art and craft festival.“But TroyFest 2016 features an outstanding group of artists and crafters who work in a variety of mediums, including many different styles of painting and styles and techniques of pottery making,” Drinkard said. “We have several jewelry artists including Robin Johnston from Jemison who hand-crafts copper and brass jewelry, incorporating vintage found and reclaimed items as well as natural stone, glass and bone beads.”Drinkard said Atlanta artist Virginia Fergus’ transparent watercolors on cotton paper are unique as are her “memorable paintings.”Among the returning artists will be Dawn Prietz, a potter from Marianna. Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2016 ‘Pigcasso’ joins TroyFest lineup Book Nook to reopen Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “Dawn has been gone from TroyFest for a couple of years and we are excited to have her back” Drinkard said. “Her pottery is extremely popular with those who frequent TroyFest.”Drinkard said folk art will have a strong presence at TroyFest.“We will have 10 or more folk artists at this year’s festival,” she said. “TroyFest was originally the Jean Lake Art Festival. Jean Lake was a highly acclaimed folk artist and her work is in private collections around the county. So, TroyFest has deep roots in the folk arts and we are proud to feature some of the most well-know folk artists in Alabama at our festival.”TroyFest will also feature a large variety of function crafts, Drinkard said.Among the local artists participating in TroyFest are Charles Adams, Walter Black and Mary Ann Casey.“Mary Ann lives and works out of Auburn but we count her local and we are glad to have her back at TroyFest this year,” Drinkard said. “The festival committee takes pride in that TroyFest is a complete art and craft festival.“TroyFest has something of interest for everyone who appreciates arts and crafts of the highest quality. We invite everyone to join us on the square in downtown Troy this weekend.”TroyFest will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. You Might Like Purchase program pays dividends In order to attract the highest quality artists to the annual TroyFest Art and Craft Festival, TroyFest offers a patron’s… read more 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Free ‘Stop the Bleed’ training coming to Troy March 31

first_img Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Skip Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Fannin said death due to traumatic bleeding can occur in less than five minutes.“Emergency response should begin within five minutes but often emergency response time exceeds five minutes,” he said. “Of the 147,000 trauma deaths in 2014, 30,000 might have survived with appropriate care, primarily control of bleeding.”Fannin said everyone has the power to stop life-threatening bleeding caused by injuries in the home, industrial settings or mass-casualty events.“The care of a bystander who has Stop the Bleed Training is critical in preventing survivable death,” he said. “Accidents happen all the time. If someone is injured while using a chain saw or in a car accident or in a hunting accident and blood loss is critical, would you know what to do to stop the bleed? If the answer is no, then you need this training.” National Stop the Bleed Day is March 31 and all across the country free courses will be available to those who want to learn how to prevent deaths with effective bleeding control.Jacob Fannin, state coordinator for the Alabama Stop the Bleed Initiative, said Troy will be the site for one of the free courses. Registration is underway by calling Fannin at 334-430-9746 or Melanie Blair at 347-4296.“Space is limited so those who would like to receive this free Stop the Bleed training are encouraged not to delay in calling,” Fannin said. Those who attend the training will receive a voucher for a free appetizer at Santa Fe. Email the author Sponsored Content Fannin said it is possible that anyone could be placed in a situation where Stop the Bleed training could save a life or lives.“You might think you could not do what is necessary but, yes you can,” he said. “What the training does is prepare you to stop the bleeding until emergency responders arrive or until the person is transport to a hospital,” he said. “It prepares you to stand in the gap between the time a person is experiencing critical blood loss and the arrival of emergency responders.”Fannin said hopes are that no one will ever be placed in such a situation, but if and when it happens, the ability to respond by standing in that gap could mean the difference between life and death.The Stop the Bleed program was commissioned by the White House following the Sandy Hook disaster in Newtown, Connecticut. A joint commission of emergency responders, law enforcement and physicians developed a national policy on increasing survivability following mass-casualty events. The consensus found that victims of trauma are susceptible to critical blood loss before first responders can reach the scene and that immediate bystander care is critical in preventing survivable death. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Free ‘Stop the Bleed’ training coming to Troy March 31 The training will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 31 in the community room on the lower level of Troy Bank and Trust next to Lowe’s.“National Stop the Bleed Day is a nation-wide free course on the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of first responders,” Fannin said. “Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people below age 46. Thirty-five percent of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss. Eighty percent of victims in mass casualty events are transported to the hospital by members of the public.   “Those facts are the reason Stop the Bleeding Training is so important. It saves lives.” By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018 You Might Like Gubernatorial candidates in Troy today to talk platforms Some of the top gubernatorial contenders in the Republican primary will be in Troy today to meet and greet local… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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NEW JOURNEY: Mack Gibson retirement celebrated

first_img You Might Like Published 4:00 am Friday, November 30, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Atwell heading to Huntingdon Pike Liberal Arts senior Ashelyn Atwell is heading to play softball at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. The right fielder made… read more 12PrevNextStartStop NEW JOURNEY: Mack Gibson retirement celebrated Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I’ve worked for and with the greatest people in the world,” he said. “My clients are like family and I’ve formed close and lasting friendships. I have the best partners and we have excellent working relationships. Everything is in place for me to ‘finally’ retire. “Mary and I want to spend more time with the grandchildren, go to the beach and travel. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the arts and I’d like to read a good book every now and then. Retirement is not a sad occasion so I’m going to have some fun.”Gibson’s’ partners said it has been a privilege to have been mentored by Gibson through the years. “Mack’s knowledge of tax law has served our firm over the decades,” Stubblefield said.   “He has encouraged us as partners, as well as employees, to be engaged within our community with our professional skills and personal involvement. Stubblefield first met Gibson in the fall of 1975 when she was the treasurer for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at Troy State University.“Who would have thought when I first met Mack in his office on Brundidge Street that we would have ended up working together,” Stubblefield said. “We have been friends, employer, co-worker and partners. It has been my honor to call him friend and partner all these years.”    Jinright, who started with Gibson & Carden in 1991, said he, too, has been fortunate to work with Gibson.“Mack has been a mentor, partner, and a friend for the 27 years we have worked together,” Jinright said. “We are all so grateful for his leadership of our firm.  Mack has served his clients and our community for a long time and his retirement is well deserved.” Gibson gave Hipps his first job out of college in 1990. “Since that time, Mack has provided us all with leadership and guidance over the many years of tax law changes, accounting rule changes, and seen us through a myriad of complicated client transactions,” Hipps said. “Our firm has enjoyed continuous growth and seen too many birthdays for us all.  I know Mack’s retirement has been a long time coming and I hope that it will provide him the ability to enjoy the many rewards for his professional diligence and hard work that existed throughout his career.”Phillips, laughingly, said any time he was asked when Gibson was retiring, his response was, “He’ll probably die at his desk. If he went home, Mary would probably kill him, just like Joy would me. But grandchildren tend to change things.”Gibson hired Phillips in January, 1978, and Phillips said it’s been a terrific 41 years.“I can’t begin to express my appreciation, nor can I repay the debt I owe for Mack’s guidance and everything he’s done for me over the years,” Phillips said. “We all wish him and Mary nothing but the best. I’m sure Mack’s retirement will be an enjoyable one.”And, if others have anything to say about it, Gibson won’t need a rocking chair.“Mack is one of those individuals who can’t sit around and do nothing,” said Marsha Gaylard, Pike County Economic Development Corp, president. “Mack has a lot to offer the community and I’m sure he will stay involved. He has been involved in the furthering of the arts in Pike County and is very active in his church, First Baptist, and as a member of the Troy Rotary Club.“Mack has been a tremendous asset to Troy and I expect him to continue to be involved and make a positive impact on our community. Mack is one of the most personable and loveable people you will ever meet,” Gaylard said. “We’re blessed that he came ‘home’ from Texas.”Wiley White, exhibition coordinator at the Johnson Center for the Arts, said if it had not been for Mack Gibson, there would not have been a JCA.“Mack led the charge for the board with his eye on the goal of having a cultural arts center in Troy,” White said. “He provided the leadership for our fundraising efforts and kept a positive and encouraging attitude, always.”White said Gibson plans to stay active in the arts and he is personally interested in the continuation of musical events at the JCA.“Mack will continue to be actively involved in the arts,” White said. “He will continue to support the ideas and efforts to move the arts forward. We all wish him the very best in his retirement and look forward to continuing to work with him in the community.” The partners of Gibson and Carden hosted a retirement reception for founding member Mack Gibson at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Thursday. Gibson has seen his profession migrate from hand-written ledgers to automated software systems and is long enough, Gibson said.“Everything has its point in time and my time has finally come to retire,” Gibson said. “I’m going to do it.” Gibson has slowly cut back on his workload in recent times.“People would ask my partners if I had retired and they would say, ‘No, but he sure acts like it,’” he said, laughing.Gibson will officially retire at the end of December but he will be around “if needed.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “You can’t do something for 50 years and just walk away,” he said. “I have enjoyed every minute of my practice and treasure the relationships I have formed over the years. The years have been so enormously fulfilling. I have no regrets. Now, I’m looking forward to the things that I might do. I’m not one to sit around. I love being involved in the cultural arts and I want to be involved in other things that are important to me, the church, city and community. I believe I can still contribute and I want to do what I can, all I can.”Gibson said he is leaving his clients in good hands. His partners, Beth Stubblefield, Darren Hipps, Ross Jinright and Allen Phillips, are all Troy University graduates. They know the community and they know their clients.“I’m the only odd one,” Gibson said. “I grew up in Glenwood but I went to college at Baylor in Texas. When I graduated, I wanted to come home and that was the best thing I ever did. If I hadn’t come home, I might never have found Mary.”Building an accounting business from the ground up was not easy. The workweek was seven days and many late nights but Gibson said he wouldn’t trade away those times. 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