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CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Covid-19 vaccine: The FTSE 100 is surging so here are my current picks

first_img Jabran Khan has no position in any 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100 is up nearly 7.5% since last Monday. It is currently at its highest point since June. Covid-19 vaccines created by Pfizer and Moderna have had some successful trial results, which caused the spike in share prices.The vaccine news sent the market into a frenzy but what do we know about these vaccines? How close are we to immunisation and does the FTSE 100 surge change my investment thinking? Below are my thoughts and some shares on my buy list, as well as ones that I’m avoiding.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…Vaccine breakthroughLast Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech seemed to win the Covid-19 vaccination race. Preliminary analysis showed their vaccine to be 90% effective. The markets reacted positively with share prices in ailing firms across the world shooting up. Yesterday, US biotech firm Moderna announced its own vaccine, which it claims is nearly 95% effective.I must admit the news is encouraging. BUT I am not going to rush to book a flight abroad. There are some things to consider. Neither of the vaccines has been peer reviewed. Peer reviewed is another term for quality control. In addition to this, neither of the vaccines have been authorised by regulators such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US. There will also be political and logistical challenges which come with distributing a vaccine to most of the world.FTSE 100 picksI really like Associated British Foods. The £13bn-cap owner of Primark has suffered a bit due to restrictions on retail outlets. Food production is where ABF’s resilience and defensive abilities lie. It has a diverse portfolio of products and brands which give it defensive qualities. In an economic downturn, food production will always remain resilient, in my opinion. ABF’s results during the downturn are proof of this.Next, one of my top FTSE 100 picks is Smith & Nephew. It is a leading healthcare company specialising in joint replacement systems, advanced wound management solutions, and surgical robotics. Due to Covid-19, many elective surgeries were postponed. Long term, I believe it is an attractive proposition. It will benefit from the world’s ageing population. By 2030, it is estimated 1.4bn of the world’s population will be 60 or older.FTSE AIM 100 alternative pickBoohoo Group is a great tech stock pick in my opinion. It is a fast-growing online-only fashion retailer that has many of its own brands and thrives on social media marketing. Its main consumer demographic is young, trendy 16–30 year olds. It is already a growth sensation emerging from humble beginnings. The accelerated shift to online shopping will continue to serve it well. In addition to this, the new work-from-home trend will also boost sales in my opinion.Ones I’m avoidingThe FTSE 100 surge has seen dwindling stocks emerging from the doldrums. Some of these include Rolls-Royce, Cineworld, and IAG. Despite the share price recovery, I am still not interested in any of these stocks. I will keep an eye on them, but this Covid-19 vaccine news has not changed my view on them. 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 Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Gewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

first_imgGewad / Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this projectSaveGewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle 2012 Heron Engineers Belgium Engineering:UTILElectricity:Elektro Quicke, VeldegemInteriors:Timothy D’hondtCity:GhentCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. This project brings together four new apartments which run perfectly under, over and trough eachother. The building was erected on the spot where once stood a burnt costume shop. Maarten bought the dilapidated house with his brother and parents, and began puzzling together with his business partner Dries. “There was a lot of thinking concerned. We started from zero, only preserving the rear facade. Not only an urban intervention, but thanks to the old rear facade the original dimensions of the courtyard were also retained.” “Each apartment overlooks both the street, the central patio, and the courtyard, so that at any time of the day somewhere sunlight can come in.”Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde ITALIAN INTERIOR SQUAREWhoever enters the building, stands on a particular courtyard. The architects had shortly before the start of the project on tour in Italy, and there the idea grew. “You will see countless courtyards with stairs, balconies and doors in places where you least expect it. That was also the intention: that you step inside and not immediately know how the apartments are oriented. ‘The staircase consists of different materials and we even spotted a piece of’ reverse ‘staircase. “It reminds of a drawing of graphic artist Escher, which kicks all directions seem to go.” The patio provides a unique circulation throughout the building. The residents come out against each other, or see each other occasionally pass through a window. “Without that privacy is violated. We made sure that no one else is living inside look. “The patio is built with stones recovered from the burned building. Above the patio there’s a large mirror made of polished aluminum. It was positioned in a way it  reflects down the sunlight during the day and seen from below it reflects the sky.Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde HOUSE FEELING”We did not want to design apartments that would feel like an apartment, with all rooms obediently after the other.” It had to be houses, hence all apartments have two or even three floors. “We have thought very longtime about how we could fit the apartments together.” These apartments define eachothers shape and layout. Besides the two floors there are also other elements that reinforce the ‘house feeling’: each apartment has a separate entrance which can be reached with stairs from the patio, and each apartment has both a street, patio and courtyard side. Each resident enjoys fantastic views of the city of Ghent, a private terrace and nooks and crannies that you would not expect in an apartment. One apartment has a meter high atrium, the other a piece of glass in the bedroom floor, or a hall with a sloping wall. On the street side there is a meeting room for the architects, and at the rear of the courtyard threre’s a charming former coach house as a studio for the two.Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde WINDOWS AND COAn exception, perhaps, but the architects design everything by making models. “Because we are so focused on light. We make a model, which we orient in the same way as the future home, and by filming the inside we see how the sunlight penetrates the building. “In the apartment building we find numerous examples of well-positioned roof and interior windows. In the upper apartment, where three boys live together, the bathroom is connected to the living room through an inside window, and look out simultaneously by a roof window: “So you see your own house from unexpected angles in a way it remains fascinating. The head of the architecture department of Ghent said that our project is a kind of synthesis of urban living: How can you live together in a small area, but do not suffer the disadvantages concerning light, circulation and privacy? “Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde ANTI TRENDSThe architects wanted to create the feeling that the apartments have spontaneously, coincidentally, almost organically grown. “We do not want architecture for architects. It should not be finger-on that we have thought hard about the design. The intention is that our project is going to look better by getting older, rather than to decline. Hence we have worked with many beautiful old materials: wood, concrete, old floors, etc. The patio has yet to change: vegetation, balconies and washing lines. It should all be a little more ‘lived’. ‘The façade takes humility on the street. Besides the base, formed by 23 chestnut trees, the façade is a purified version of the classic whitewashed facade. The white plaster was one condition of the city services.Save this picture!Section CONTROLLED MULTITUDEThe material is not motivated by ephemeral fads. In the living room of Maarten’s apartment we see a wardrobe made from grooved plywood of Polish pine, which has a beautiful drawing. That pine wood contrasts with the dark smoked oak parquet. The ceiling is partly concrete, partly from pasting, partly from wooden beams and there is even an iron beam visible. “So much more fun if you watch your ceiling from your seat.” In the kitchen we find even a dash reclaimed terracotta floor, feeling like the oak. “We have let a lot of materials coexist, without letting it be too crowded. Name it controlled quantity (laughter). By playing with textures and materials, we create atmosphere and define different residential functions. Sociability is a bit of a dirty word in modern architecture, but honestly we are quite fond of it.”Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow less”City of Dreams” Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectArchaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its CenterArticlesProject locationAddress:Gewad 3, 9000 Ghent, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495244/gewad-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/495244/gewad-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard Year:  Heating: “COPY” C&D service, Tielt Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 41 Share Acoustics: center_img ArchDaily Projects CopyHousing, Refurbishment•Ghent, Belgium photographs:  Tim Van de VeldePhotographs:  Tim Van de Velde Housing Year:  Gewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle Photographs Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle Area Area of this architecture project Area:  468 m² Area:  468 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAtelier Vens VanbelleOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentGhentHousingRefurbishmentResidentialBelgiumPublished on April 11, 2014Cite: “Gewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle” 11 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Anniversary run raises over £350,000

first_imgAmong the celebrities supporting the Ulster event were Linda Keating, sister of pop star Ronan Keating, Miss Northern Ireland Catherine Milligan and UTV’s Julian Simmons. The money raised during Sunday’s event will not only help the charity’s work throughout the UK but will fund local researchers at Queen’s University who are currently conducting a wide variety of laboratory studies and clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment and care of cancer patients. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 3 June 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Up to 4,000 women took part in the Cancer Research’s Race for Life run around the grounds of Stormont, Belfast, at the weekend. This was the 10th anniversary of the event and over £350,000 was raised for the charity.The event was one of 180 races taking place across the UK as part of the biggest-ever all-female fundraiser. The run included thousands of women with inspirational stories of survival or memories of a loved one who died from cancer. Many of them had messages on T-shirts describing why they were running. Ahead of the race, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary in Northern Ireland, there was a minute’s silence to give participants an opportunity to reflect. This was followed by a ‘minute of celebration’, when everyone was encouraged to cheer and clap. Advertisementcenter_img 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Anniversary run raises over £350,000last_img read more

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Kidnapping of journalist who condemned deforestation

first_img News June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Philippines March 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kidnapping of journalist who condemned deforestation News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned by the kidnapping on 3 March 2006, of radio presenter, Joey Estriber, an environmental specialist who had condemned uncontrolled deforestation which recently caused tragic landslides in the country. He was abducted at Baler in Aurora province, north-east of Manila. Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the kidnapping of environmental specialist Joey Estriber, a radio presenter in Aurora province, north-east of Manila, who condemned uncontrolled deforestation that caused the recent tragic landslides in the Philippines.“Once again a courageous journalist has been the target of violence,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We call on the authorities, and in particular, the chief of police Arturo Lomibao, to mobilise his human resources to find Joey Estriber. “Instead of attacking opposition media accused of collusion with the coup plotters, the authorities in Manila should tackle the endemic violence experienced by journalists in the provinces who condemn corruption and abuses,” it added.On the evening of 3 March 2006, Joey Estriber, who presents a programme Pag-usapan Natin (Let’s talk about that!) on local radio DZJO, was abducted by four men in front of a cybercafé in Baler, Aurora province. According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), the kidnappers dragged him into an unmarked van with tinted windows. He vainly tried to resist and shouted for help.A few hours later the messages, “Don’t worry, I am fine” and “I am in hiding” were sent to colleagues from the journalist’s mobile phone. His family confirmed that he had been regularly threatened.Estriber regularly spoke out against deforestation in Aurora province. In his programme, he complained about the intensive logging of trees carried out by companies who received backing from the administration. He took part in a campaign for the suspension of nine licences granted to logging companies in the province. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa A landslide in the Aurora region left more than 100 dead in 2004. But logging has not been halted. In February, the national Philippine Daily Inquirer published a report headlined, “The trees go on falling in the forests of Aurora”.Estriber is also one of the prime movers of the NGO Bataris which works for local development. In February, a soldier said on radio that organisations like Bataris should be fought. News May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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The GSEs Path to Becoming ‘Investment Opportunities’

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The GSEs Path to Becoming ‘Investment Opportunities’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago 2020-10-29 Christina Hughes Babb Share Save About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Home / Daily Dose / The GSEs Path to Becoming ‘Investment Opportunities’ The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles In September 2019, President Donald Trump and his administration initiated a process whereby GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would exit conservatorship. Former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton, now a Senior Industry Fellow at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, two weeks ago penned a paper in which he opined that the White House waited too long to start and finish the entire process, which should involve keeping key reforms developed over the course of conservatorship (since 2008) in place.”The two government-sponsored enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have just entered into their thirteenth year of conservatorship, despite the fact that it was originally designed as a temporary time-out,” Layton wrote in a follow-up essay.He points out, somewhat critically, that the administration aims to complete the conservator exit processes sans new legislation.”This requires the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), their regulator and conservator, and the US Treasury to both separately and together make decisions and take actions involving extremely large amounts of money in an incredibly complex, never-tried-before process with many political sensitivities,” he noted. “To implement an unprecedented undertaking of this scale and scope, the FHFA and Treasury are, in reality, mostly figuring out how to do it as they go along. To date, even though the implementation of this “by administrative means” plan began a little over a year ago, it has so far only scratched the surface—and so likely has years to go, with many tough and complex decisions still to be analyzed, made, and implemented.”He goes further into depth regarding the complexities. For example, Layton wrote, “as part of this implementation, the GSEs will need to build up an immense amount of capital. The current proposal by FHFA for a new capital rule would require over $240 billion; even alternatives that are less strict are at $150 billion or more.”The money would come from both retained earnings and new equity issues, he said. Putting the amount of money in perspective, he said, the largest IPO in American securities market history was just under $18 billion.”So, unless policymakers are going to be extremely patient and wait a decade or more for retained earnings to accumulate, there are likely going to be several record-setting common equity issues required,” Layton said, “and possibly more than one for each GSE.”Layton’s paper “GSE Re-privatization: Will Washington Scare Off Private Capital?” describes what the companies today represent as an investment opportunity and explores the government’s plans and actions to determine whether “they are consistent with making the two companies attractive enough to equity investors …”In the paper, he describes many scenarios but arrives at one sure thing: “The need for government officials to shape their actions to support a high degree of investor attractiveness by reducing today’s undue policy instability and building a post-conservatorship GSE “business model” is seemingly bipartisan: Both the Republicans and the Democrats need to keep this goal front and center when it comes to their policy choices if they want the GSEs to become fully capitalized in some reasonable timeframe as part of exiting conservatorship.”Layton’s summary can be found here on the Joint Center for Housing Studies website. Or read his paper in full, here. October 29, 2020 1,242 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Previous: Zombie Property Totals Down in Q4 Next: How Political Affiliation Impacts Housing Policy Outlook Subscribelast_img read more

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Almost 400 Covid enforcement orders in Strabane & Derry

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Almost 400 Covid enforcement orders in Strabane & Derry Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ By News Highland – October 13, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A total of 398 Covid related enforcement orders have been issued in Derry City and Strabane since the pandemic outbreak, the second highest figure in the North.232 penalty notices were issued along with 6 prohibition notices served to licensed premises and 18 notices served for restrictions of gatherings in a private house.3 people were fined £1,000 for failing to isolate and a total of 139 community resolution notices were issued across the district.Last week, a 46 year old Strabane woman became the first person in the North to be charged with breaching Covid regulations. Previous articleDL Debate – 12/10/20Next articleFurther calls for all-island approach in tackling virus News Highland last_img read more

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Health Officials to meet amid concerns over Covid rise in Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Health Officials to meet amid concerns over Covid rise in Donegal By News Highland – September 24, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Health officials will meet today amid growing concerns over the rise in coronavirus cases in a number of counties.The National Public Health Emergency Team is particularly concerned about Donegal, Louth and Waterford – where a third of recent cases are among 15 to 24 year olds.30 of yesterday’s 234 cases were in Donegal, and a further two deaths were recorded nationally.Acting CMO Ronan Glynn has been explaining the high numbers in Donegal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ronanglynnfull-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Previous articleGovernment urged to adjust restrictions on maternity wardsNext articleRecruitment drive focusing on Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

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Exchange Club donates $500 to Troy PD

first_img Book Nook to reopen If he were turned down, his dad would begin talking to the “customer” from the truck. Engaged in conversation, the customer would amble out to the truck and soon be talked into buying four baskets of produce from the seasoned salesman.As a university student, Barr soon changed his major from business to criminal justice. He worked three jobs to put himself through college. He graduated from Troy State University in 1989 and went to work for the TPD in May 1991. “I didn’t know what God had in store for me,” Barr said. “I didn’t think I would be chief anywhere. But I am honored to be the chief of the Troy Police Department and to represent such a fine department. There is nowhere else I would rather work.”Barr highlighted some of the changes in the Troy Police Department during his tenure.In 1991, he said the TPD would get somewhere around 1,000 to 1,500 calls a month. Now, the department gets between 5,000 and 6,000 calls a month.When Barr was a young officer, the officers shared cars that stayed on the road 24 hours a day. Today, each officer has a “take home car” and he/she is responsible for the maintenance of that vehicle.Paper and pen reports have given way to computers and in-car and body cameras now help to capture the truth of a situation.“In 2009, the Troy Police Department got in-car cameras,” Barr said. “In 2013, we got body cameras that do protect the truth and that truth protects our officers.”Barr said drugs and drug distribution are related to most everything his department does.He cited recruitment and retention of officers is a big challenge for his department.“I hire only the best,” Barr said. “I will not hire somebody else’s problem.”He added that law enforcement is better today than it has ever been but is generally less respected.“But we are fortunate here in Troy,” he said. “The Troy Police Department has our community’s support and great support from our mayor and city council. We are very appreciative of the support we receive.” By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like CELEBRATION: Troy Nutrition Center marks 40 years of service Patrons of the Troy Nutrition Center celebrated its 40th anniversary on Wednesday. The center hosts more than 50 clients daily,… read more By Jaine Treadwell Exchange Club donates $500 to Troy PD Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 Print Article Troy Exchange Club President Jerry Beckett presented Troy Police Chief Randall Barr with a check for $500 at the club’s Thursday meeting. The funds will be used to purchase school crossing signs. Barr was the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting.Troy Police Chief Randall Barr was the guest of the Troy Exchange Club Thursday. He was invited to speak to the club and was also available to accept a $500 donation in support of the TPD’s Public Safety Program.Barr graciously accepted the check, which he said will be used to purchase school crossing signs.Club President Jerry Beckett said Exchange Club members appreciate the dedication and commitment of the Troy Police officers. The donation was only a small token of thanks for their service. Published 3:00 am Friday, January 20, 2017 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Sponsored Content “My dad had a heart attack and was disabled but he would not sit around idle,” he said. “He was a salesman.”So the elder Barr became somewhat of a truck farmer and would transport produce between Troy and Chilton County with his son in tow.Barr, laughingly said, door-to-door salesmen were not all that popular, even little boy salesmen.For the initial sale’s pitch, the young salesman knocked on the door. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… In turn, Barr said it was an honor for him to speak before the group of community-minded citizens and to talk about a career in law enforcement he never imagined.“My dad sold insurance and I thought I would follow in his footsteps,” Barr said. As a young boy, Barr had hands-on experience in sales. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

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A truck crash injured driver, killed some cows and left other cattle on loose

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  A truck crash on an interstate highway in Florida critically injured the driver, killed some of the cows the truck was carrying and left other cattle wandering along the highway, authorities said.The driver of the truck was transported for possible life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition, according the the sheriff. The sheriff also said some of the cattle were killed as a result of the crash. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.After the accident, law enforcement, with local residents pitching in, worked to corral the cows loose along the highway.“Our Agriculture Unit along with [sheriff’s department] and some Good Samaritans are roping love stock to help clear the interstate,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.The crash closed several lanes of the interstate including through Friday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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