Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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FTSE 100 mining stock Glencore endures share price volatility. Should I buy?

first_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. FTSE 100 mining stock Glencore endures share price volatility. Should I buy? 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. For further investing ideas and suggestions on the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img FTSE 100 mining stock Glencore (LSE:GLEN) looked to be emerging from 2020 with promise. But recently, its share price has slipped back 10%. Mining stocks are notoriously volatile, and it can be a risky sector to invest in. Does Glencore look like a long-term winning stock for me to buy? Energy transition is not easyThe pandemic hurt Glencore’s production across some of its asset classes in 2020, namely coal, oil and its energy transition metals. But it fared better with gold, silver and zinc. In its FY20 results, operating profits more than doubled year-on-year to $2bn. This was thanks to the volatility in commodity markets that present favourable trading conditions for the firm. 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…If commodity prices fall, that would be bad news for shareholders. Commodity prices tend to be higher in low-interest-rate environments like we’re in now. Although a rate hike is unlikely, investors should keep it in mind. Glencore is exposed to fluctuations in commodity prices.Glencore’s competitors Evraz and Vale have both recently announced they’re divesting their coal-mining assets. This leaves Glencore one of few large coal-miners left. While coal isn’t a climate-friendly commodity, it’s not yet obsolete, which means as the last man standing, Glencore may continue to profit. But a reliance on a commodity that will one day be obsolete is also a risk.Coal is a mainstay of the portfolio, contributing around a third of its earnings. Of course, it may follow its rivals and bow out of the coal game entirely. Being carbon-neutral by 2050 could provide enough reason for it to do so. However, it seems more likely the company will reduce its reliance gradually, reinvesting profits from this sector into advancing its efforts in mining the metals required for electrification and the global energy transition.Divesting underperforming assetsGlencore is rapidly divesting assets to reduce debt and to streamline. It’s giving its Colombian mining contracts back to the government there, as they’re no longer deemed economically viable. Meanwhile, in Zambia it sold its 90% stake in Mopani Copper Mines back to the government for $1.5bn. It’s disappointing that these assets haven’t turned out to be as profitable as hoped, but getting rid of them should help the company focus on its more lucrative projects.Will the Glencore share price rise?The Glencore share price is up over 160% in the past five years. However, volatility has been rife during this time with many investors nursing heavy losses. Nevertheless, from November to mid-January its share price shot up 82%. I think that could be because its assets include metals that are necessary for the global transition to renewable energy infrastructure and electric vehicles, including cobalt, copper and nickel. I’ve a few reasons to believe Glencore’s share price might improve. It plans to reinstate its dividend once it lowers its debt below $16bn. The transition from coal, whether rapid or gradual, should help improve its sustainability rating. Meanwhile, if it’s one of the few coal-miners left, this could bring in good returns. There’s an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Justice, which has adversely affected the share price. It’s hoped this will be resolved soon, which should provide shareholder relief. I’m tempted to buy shares in this FTSE 100 giant, as I think it’s got considerable upside potential with its hold on the sought-after commodities markets. But it’s not without risk. Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 8th February, 2021 | More on: GLEN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

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Vickerman signs for England Sevens

first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 02: Falcons centre Rob Vickerman in action during the Aviva Premiership game between Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rob Vickerman Rob Vickerman will join the England Sevens set-up from Newcastle Falcons next season.The centre has signed a two-year deal to become a full-time member of head coach Ben Ryan’s squad.Vickerman, 25, appeared in more than 50 Aviva Premiership matches for the Falcons and Leeds Carnegie. He made his sevens debut for England in 2005 and was part of the side that won the Wellington and London titles in 2009.The current England squad – including eight full-time sevens players for the first time this season – are preparing for this weekend’s Emirates Airline London Sevens where they will continue their chase for a first-ever HSBC Sevens World Series title.Vickerman said: “The opportunity to be a full time sevens player fills me with excitement and it means I can fully commit to the HSBC Sevens World Series and spend all year developing my skills and fitness purely for sevens. “I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for Leeds and Newcastle and am proud about making 50 Aviva Premiership appearances, but the chance to focus on playing in a top England Sevens team is too good to miss.“I back sevens to develop into a truly global game and inclusion in the Olympics from 2016 will see the sport rocket. I want to be part of that and part of a consistently successful England team driving the standards.” England Sevens head coach Ryan said: “Rob was my England Sevens player of the season in 2009 and provided the glue that allowed everyone else to operate. His game sense, professionalism, skills and work ethic make him the perfect first signing for next year’s squad.”You can watch England Sevens in action and join the beach party on May 21 and 22 at Twickenham Stadium in the Emirates Airline London Sevens, the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. Tickets are available from £15 via rfu.comlast_img read more

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Wood Green selects Campfire Marketing to help develop its fundraising

first_img  155 total views,  1 views today 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.  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 6 September 2016 | News Wood Green selects Campfire Marketing to help develop its fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisement Animal welfare and rehoming charity Wood Green has appointed Campfire Marketing to develop and improve its marketing and fundraising.Campfire, which specialise in supporting charities and not-for-profits, will help Wood Green in researching and creating new fundraising propositions for testing in 2017.Lisa Mitchinson, Wood Green’s Head of Individual Giving said:“Campfire are working with us across all channels, including retail, to create a more engaging and consistent supporter experience. We are very excited about the approach that we will be piloting in 2017.”last_img read more

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Trump attacks at home and abroad

first_imgNorthfork, W. Va., is in one of the poorest counties in the U.S. with the lowest life expectancy. It voted 74 percent for Trump and now stands to lose medical care under the Trump-Ryan-Price plan.The authoritarian Trump clique in the White House — Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Steven Miller and Donald Trump himself — are making an end run around traditional capitalist government institutions. They are trying to shape policy and push it far to the right on all fronts without the input of the traditional capitalist establishment.Trump and Bannon are floating the conspiracy theory that the “deep state,” meaning everything from the regulatory agencies, the mainstream media, district attorneys, courts, the spy agencies, etc., are saboteurs plotting to undermine the White House. This is to clear the way for their attacks on immigrants, on medical care for the masses and on the environment, as well as their shameless giveaways to the banks, the corporations and the richest 1%.The Trump administration and the Republican congressional caucus are planning to hand over hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy as they craft the overturn of the Affordable Care Act passed under Obama. At the same time, Washington is playing with fire in Asia, with dangerous war maneuvers and with the installation of a destabilizing and aggressive anti-missile system in south Korea.Under the guise of repealing and replacing the ACA, the Trump administration is backing a congressional Republican plan to cut $300 billion to $600 billion in taxes for the rich, under the deliberately misnamed American Health Care Act. These hundreds of billions of dollars given the rich will be paid for by cuts in medical coverage for the poor, the elderly and women in general, including those with mental illness and addictions. Estimates of the number of people slated to lose their coverage range from 5 million to 15 million.The Republicans have rushed their plan through before the Congressional Budget Office can give its assessment of the impact. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump fear a negative assessment and therefore have already tried to discredit the CBO in advance, denouncing it for “inaccuracies” and “exaggerations.”While millions lose health care under Republican plan …The Brookings Institute, a mainstream capitalist think tank, has tried to warn the public in advance. It issued a report estimating that 15 million people or more will lose their health care over the next 10 years. Brookings used previous CBO methods and estimates for its analysis.[As we go to press, the CBO has issued its report on the bill, which far exceeds the Brookings estimates. The bipartisan CBO estimates that in fact 14 million people will lose their health care by 2018, just one year from now. And by 2026, 24 million people will have lost their health care. The CBO also estimates that Medicaid will lose $880 billion over 10 years under the Trump-Ryan-Price plan.]… rich get hundreds of billions in tax breaksAccording to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: “House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would eliminate ACA taxes on wealthy individuals and insurance and drug companies and greatly expand tax-sheltering opportunities for high-income people through health savings accounts (HSAs). These changes (plus several smaller provisions of the plan) would cost $594 billion over 2017 to 2026, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates. At the same time, the plan would seek to offset the cost of these windfall tax breaks by ending the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, radically restructuring the entire Medicaid program by converting it to a per capita cap, and dramatically scaling back the subsidies that low- and moderate-income families use to purchase affordable health care, as well as other coverage changes that would undermine the health and financial security of millions of households.”In addition the CBPP states the 400 highest-income taxpayers would get tax cuts averaging $7 million each, adding up to $7.8 billion a year. Millionaires would get annual tax cuts of more than $50,000 on average by 2025.Women’s health care on chopping blockHealth care for women, especially the poor, is endangered by the provisions to defund Planned Parenthood. One in 5 U.S. women have visited a Planned Parenthood clinic for services like birth control, cancer screenings, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy termination. And 78 percent of them have incomes under 150 percent of the poverty level.Vox reported, “The more than $500 million Planned Parenthood receives annually from the federal government — the funding that Republicans in Congress now want to take away — pays for specific health services, like birth control or cervical cancer screening, for people who couldn’t afford them otherwise.“Most of the funds (75 percent) are actually reimbursements from Medicaid, the U.S.’s public health insurance program for the poor.“[The bill] threatens to dismantle the entire private insurance market for abortion coverage, not just public funding for abortion providers: If a woman wants a health insurance plan that will cover abortion, she (and possibly her employer) won’t be able to use tax credits to buy it under this bill.” (March 7)ThinkProgress noted that 60 percent of Planned Parenthood’s funding comes from Medicaid and Title IX funding for preventative and primary care. “Almost 400,000 women would lose access to preventative care and up to 650,000 would have reduced preventative care within a year” without PP services, estimates the Government Accountability Office. “Research has shown that when low-income women have access to free contraception, there are significantly lower rates of unintended teen pregnancy and abortion.” (March 7)Pentagon playing with fire in AsiaAt the same time that Trump is trying to destroy health care, Washington is playing with fire on the Korean peninsula by holding two months of military maneuvers aimed at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China.The largest ever “war games” involve 17,000 U.S. troops and 300,000 south Korean troops, as well as advanced U.S. war-fighting equipment. Washington has said the exercises are strictly defensive. But the plans are clearly aimed at “practicing regime change.”“U.S.-ROK [south Korean] forces will also for the first time carry the OPLAN 5015, a classified war plan signed last year that includes surgical strikes against North Korea’s nuclear, missile and command and control facilities. It also specifically calls for ‘decapitation’ raids by Special Forces to neutralize North Korea’s senior leadership, according to press reports.” (The Diplomat, March 8) “Neutralize” means kill.Washington and the Pentagon justify their war games by citing the DPRK’s launch of missiles into the sea off Japan. But the missiles were launched as a response to the annual war games.The DPRK is surrounded by hostile states, including imperialist Japan, U.S. puppet south Korea, and the U.S. military itself, which has 28,000 troops in south Korea and 54,000 troops in Japan, 12 U.S. bases in Hawaii, and 5,000 troops and numerous aircraft on Guam, among other places in the region.Anti-missile system aimed at DPRK …To add to the provocations as the U.S.-south Korea war maneuvers were getting under way, Washington announced it had begun deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) at Osari air base in south Korea.THAAD is a relatively new addition to the U.S. military’s missile defense arsenal. Produced by Lockheed Martin (and priced at more than $1 billion per system), THAAD consists of a battery of truck-launched interceptor missiles and powerful X-band radar that can detect, track and target inbound missile threats.The decision to deploy this anti-missile system was made in 2013 and agreed to by south Korea in July 2016, but it was rushed into place for political purposes. In the meantime, there is a huge political crisis in south Korea. Months of mass demonstrations have forced the impeachment and ouster of Park Geun-hye, the reactionary president convicted on corruption chargesThe masses of south Korean people are clearly opposed to the deployment of THAAD. This opposition includes Park’s likely replacement, the popular centrist-liberal Moon Jae-in. Moon favors resumption of talks with the DPRK and a return to the “sunshine policy” that aims toward reunification. So the Pentagon seized this window of time before new elections to install THAAD.… and at ChinaTHAAD’s powerful radar is also a threat to China because when it is pointed at the DPRK it does not stop there. It can see deep into China. The PRC government has said that whether the U.S. deployed THAAD would be a litmus test about relations.Now that it has been deployed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has denounced it as a provocation that will upset the “strategic equilibrium” in the region. Wang, while expressing concern over the nuclear tests by the DPRK, gave the U.S. imperialists a clear message that the PRC will stand by the DPRK in any conflict [by] “insisting China and North Korea remained as close as ‘lips and teeth’ — an expression famously used by Mao Zedong.” (Guardian, March 6)This phrase was used by Mao during the Korean War, when 3 million Chinese volunteers helped to repel the U.S. imperialist invaders. So the message is ­unambiguous.Expanding role of generals, decline of State DepartmentThe sudden deployment of the THAAD missile system in the midst of a militarily charged situation near China and the DPRK must be seen together with other less dramatic but significant ­developments.There was the quiet deployment of 400-plus Marines to Syria to strengthen forces trying to capture the Islamic State group’s capital, Raqqa. These conventional forces are added to the hundreds of Special Forces already there. The Marines are equipped with Apache helicopters and M777 howitzers capable of firing 155mm shells, among other weapons. Their deployment represents a clear escalation of the U.S. war in Syria.The Pentagon has escalated the war in Yemen as well. Previously the war was carried out by Saudi Arabia, with logistical and material support from the Pentagon. Recently U.S. commanders in the field have been granted new authority to conduct raids on villages and drone strikes, without prior approval from the White House.The U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., recently testified to Congress that he could use “a few thousand more troops” to break the “stalemate” in the country. (New York Times, Feb. 9)These developments represent a major step forward in the political authority of the military high command under the Trump administration.By contrast, Rex Tillerson, the head of the Department of State, has been kept out of meetings with heads of state by Trump, Bannon and Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law). Tillerson has had no joint appearances with Trump. His requests for assistants have been turned down. No press will be allowed on his plane on an upcoming trip to Japan, south Korea and China. And the State Department budget is to be cut by 37 percent, while the Pentagon is to get a $54 billion increase.Just days ago Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray was in Washington. “The Los Angeles Times’s Tracy Wilkinson asked State spokesperson Mark Toner what the plans were for his visit. Toner, a highly regarded career foreign service officer, apparently had no idea that a key foreign dignitary was even in the city.” (Vox, March 10) The foreign minister met with Kushner.To be sure, while the State Department wields the so-called “soft power” of U.S. imperialism, it is a vicious enemy of the world’s people. It engineers regime change, engages in every manner of subversion against progressive governments, and uses nongovernmental organizations to promote “color revolutions.”Nevertheless, the shift toward open military power in government under Trump is a menacing move that will expand imperialist war and intervention.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Donegal All County League Final Relegation Play-Off postponed

first_imgNews Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – December 7, 2012 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Facebook Pinterest Google+ The Donegal All County League Final Relegation Play-Off between Dungloe and Gweedore, due to take place tomorrow has been postponed due to a bereavement. WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+center_img Donegal All County League Final Relegation Play-Off postponed Previous articleDonegal carer outlines real cost of cuts in respite careNext articleMan given three-month suspended sentance after a row on a Ryanair flight News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more

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Behind the images

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Behind the images Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “My creative muse reawakened with a love of sculpture. But later I also found expression in painting, sculpture, mixed-media assemblages, crosses, jewelry and custom designs.”Casey’s work has been displayed in acclaimed one-woman shows in Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida and New Mexico.She was also featured in the group show, “Women of Worth,” in Fort Worth, Texas. The show ran for three years. Most recently, Casey was a featured artist in the two-woman show, “Sacred Spaces” at the Art Gallery in Ft. Summer, New Mexico. Other portraits included in the exhibit are Johnny Mack Brown, the Tuskegee Airman, Hank Williams, Sr., the Birmingham Girls, Big Mama Thompson, Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Willie King, Randy Owens, Condoleezza Rice and Emmy Lou Harris.“‘Behind the Images’ is a exhibit that everyone will enjoy because it is outstanding art and because the images are those we recognize and whose stories we know,” Metzger said.The stories behind the faces will be shared in Casey’s own words in the written word along with the portraits hanging at the local gallery.“Hearing the stories of the people in these portraits takes us beyond ourselves into the triumphs of the human condition,” Casey said. “During the research in preparation for the painting of these portraits, I developed a personal love and deep senses of reverence for each person.”Casey said that it is her hope and desire that those who view the exhibit will be moved by the story in the lives of “these inspirational images.”“My prayer is that the viewer will be transformed for that moment to a deeper, more soulful places in his or her own journey,” she said.“I want my art to empower. I want the viewers to have a companion in their crossroads, an acceptance that we all have within us, this tremendous capacity to be more than we ever imagined.“We can walk through that tight valley of high walls that close us in – the walls of prejudice, jealousy, greed, media, social standing and abuse. Those who have gone before us show us that there is a way out of our personal prisons.”Metzger said Casey’s artistic canvas transcends her own Native American ancestry and deep Southern roots.“These roots inspire her to continue telling stories through images that resonate, provoke and energize the viewer’s resilience,” he said.Casey’s “Behind the Images: Alabama Stories” exhibit will run through May 1 at the Johnson Center for the Arts. The exhibit will be a featured event of TroyFest, April 20 and May 1.An artist’s reception will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Johnson Center for the Arts. The public is invited.Admission to the Johnson Center is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Published 9:37 pm Friday, April 8, 2011 You Might Like Giving it ‘all I’ve got’ More than seven years after a car accident left him paralyzed, Jonah McWaters returning to the field of athletic competition…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits With the opening of her “Behind the Images: Alabama Stories” at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy on Wednesday, Casey has come home to Alabama and she has come home to Troy.“The ‘Behind the Images’ exhibition was born when I honored the call to prepare an exhibition for the Johnson Center for the Arts,” Casey said. “The exhibit features 23 portraits of people that have important stories to tell.”Casey’s portraits include Alabama icons and several others that have greatly impacted the lives of Alabamians.“Mary Ann Casey paints with her heart in her brush and it shows in her work,” said Richard Metzger, Johnson Center executive director. “The portraits span a vast area of Alabama culture, from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, from W.C. Handy to Hank Williams, Jr. and from Annie Pettway of Gee’s Bend to Winton Blount and the Shakespeare Festival.” Mary Ann Casey returns to Troy and this time she brings with her the iconic characters of Alabama as seen through the eyes of an artist who knows what it’s like to both fight the demons of the cotton fields and rub elbows with the rich and famous.The former Trojan is a native of the Deep South. She was born in Rehobeth and worked in the cotton fields along with her brothers and sisters.“My mother and grandfather championed my artistic endeavors, however, in college I was steered away from art and studied English,” Casey said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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Troy’s own ‘Incredible Hulk’ in body building contest

first_img “I wasn’t really pleased with my finish, though,” he said. “I thought I should have placed second. I would have been pleased with that.”Harrell is hoping for a top finish at the Trojan Classic on Saturday.Since he is competing for the second time, Harrell said he knows more what to expect and is better prepared and will add a hint of showmanship to “Showtime.”Harrell is a personal trainer at Troy Health and Fitness and also owns and operates a taxi service in the Troy area.After the Trojan Classic, he plans to take a year off to build up his muscle mass and then plans to do shows in Canada. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpHarrell will be one in a long lineup of body builders who will vie for weight division championships in the first body building show hosted in Troy.The daylong event will be held at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University and gets underway at 9 a.m. with the preliminary competitions and concludes with Showtime, which begins at 5 p.m. Admission is charged.“Body building is like an art,” Harrell said. “It’s all about muscle perfection – about balance, about proportion.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Troy’s own ‘Incredible Hulk’ in body building contest Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author On Saturday night, Maurice Harrell will change from the polite, unassuming young man that he is to … “the Incredible Hulk.”“You’re making me angry,” he’ll say as he rips off his shirt. “You won’t like me when I’m angry.”Harrell’s hopes are that his themed performance will catch the interest of the audience and receive high marks from the judges at the Trojan Classic bodybuilding championship. Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2011center_img What the average Joe knows about bodybuilding is probably limited to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, model, businessman and politician. However, bodybuilding is a “sport” that is growing in popularity both among participants and spectators.“Bodybuilding is an interesting competition to watch,” Harrell said. “During the preliminaries, the judges tell you which poses they want to see. But when it’s ‘Showtime,’ the contestants have 60 seconds to do their routine of poses. A lot of times, the poses are done to music and a lot of the body builders have themes.“When I competed in Austin, Texas, recently, one of the themes was Superman and another was Thriller and that was very interesting.”Harrell has been involved in the sport of bodybuilding for only year; however, he placed fourth in Austin, Texas that was his first competition. Print Article You Might Like Anti-Litter Committee calls for citizens to rally The City of Troy’s Anti-Litter Committee met Thursday and called for a “rally around the trash can.” The committee seeks… read more Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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End the season with the Old Christmas event

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Following the hustle and bustle of Christmas, there’s the quiet, peaceful time that is known as Old Christmas.On that day, so long ago, the Wise Men finally arrived to worship the Christ Child.Each year at 6 p.m. on Old Christmas Day, Jan. 6, Brundidge United Methodist Church hosts an Old Christmas Service of Scriptures and Songs at historic Clay Hill Church. The service is non-denominational and everyone is invited. Old Christmas is not a widespread celebration, as such, in America today. Mountain folks and plain folks celebrate Old Christmas but, other than that, the celebrations are few and far between. However, the tradition has become a part of the Christmas “story” in Pike County said Annette Bryan, a member of the Old Christmas committee.“Old Christmas at Clay Hill is celebrated in much the same way as it was 100 years ago,” Bryan said. “It is a lamplight service and the church is decorated with pine, cedar and holly. The music is played on acoustic instruments and the congregation is invited to join in the singing of the carols of Christmas as the stories of both the birth of the Christ Child and the arrival of the Wise Men are being told through the scriptures. The service ends with the passing of the light of peace.”Don Renfroe has participated in the Old Christmas service for more than a decade as a member of the congregation and as one of the Wise Men. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2016 “Christmas is celebrated in different ways but there’s just something very special about Old Christmas,” Ross said. “We step back in time and celebrate Christmas in a way few people get to experience it.”Clay Hill Church is located at Pronto. Directions from Troy are a left at the South Alabama Stockyards sign on Highway 231near Brundidge, a right at the dead-end and across the railroad tracks on County Road 4408. From Brundidge or Banks, turn off Highway 93 onto County Road 4408. The church is about a mile on the lef Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Farming Issues Key in 2015 The year 2015 was an important year for Alabama agriculture. There were top stories for many of the state’s 67… read more “Old Christmas is especially meaningful because of the timing of the service and its simplicity,” Renfrew said. “Old Christmas is a tradition and it comes at a quiet time, after all the fanfare. It’s old-fashioned and it’s nostalgic in that it makes me think of folks back a long time ago and what they went through to worship. It’s a Christmas celebration without the commercialization.”Margaret Ross, BUMC worship chair, said Old Christmas brings the Christmas season to a quiet and meaningful close. Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Email the author End the season with the Old Christmas event Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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2021 Biennial Quilt Show extended until May 8 in response to interest

first_img 2021 Biennial Quilt Show extended until May 8 in response to interest The Pioneer Museum of Alabama has extended its 2021 Biennial Quilt Show until May 8.Barbara Tatom, museum director, said the quilt show has generated a lot of interest locally, from outside the area and outside the state, as well.“The quilt show is bringing people into the museum,” Tatom said. “The quilts are displayed throughout the museum so those who come to see the quilts also tour the museum. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Jaine Treadwell | The MessengerBarbara Tatom, Pioneer Museum of Alabama director, Deborah Huggins-Davis and Virginia Sanders discuss patterns on some of the quilts on display at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip You Might Like Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “We are getting a lot of positive feedback, not only for the quilts on display, but the museum itself.”Tatom said those who visit the museum have been impressed, not only with the number of artifacts, 20,000 and more, but the quality and arrangements of the exhibits and the cleanliness of the facility.“Visitors are also impressed with the historic buildings on the grounds and the layout of the grounds,” she said. “We hope even more people will take advantage of the opportunity to view the large number of quilts on display as a way to learn more about quilting and the role quilts played in the lives of those who pioneered Alabama and the rural South.” The museum will host the annual Spring Planting event on May 7 and 8 in celebration of the season for growing fruits and vegetables and also for planting flower gardens and potting plants.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors over the age of 60 and military and $8 for students. Children ages five and under and museum members are admitted free. Museum memberships are available for individuals and families and include admission to all museum sponsored events. Brundidge Rotary donates dictionaries to schools Third grade students at Banks Primary and Pike County Elementary schools received a gift from the Brundidge Rotarians this week…. read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 6:27 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021 Latest Stories Sponsored Content 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 LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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

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