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CVS pays $78m fine in meth case

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RPC Group to buy rival firm Superfos

first_imgThursday 16 December 2010 8:19 pm KCS-content PLASTIC packaging maker RPC Group said yesterday it planned to buy its Danish rival Superfos for €240m (£204.7m) in a deal likely to boost its market share and expand its operations into new countries.RPC said it would fund the acquisition through a rights issue and debt in the form of a new €130m term loan facility. RPC said it would issue five new shares for every eight existing shares at 143p a share – a 48 per cent discount to its Wednesday closing price. At 143p per share, RPC would raise around £88.8m, and approximately £85.3m net of expenses, it said. The deal is expected to close in early February 2011. RPC chief executive, Ron Marsh, said the deal would provide it with factories in Poland and Scandinavia and operations in Turkey and North Africa.“This reunites RPC with its nine sister operations on the continent and gives us a pan-European network from which we can much better supply our pan-European customers,” Marsh said.Superfos, which is owned by Nordic private equity firms IK Investment Partners and Ratos AB has over 1,300 employees. For the period ending 31 December 2009 the firm generated pre-tax profits of €22.9m on sales of €294.5m.RPC expects the acquisition to “materially enhance” its earnings per share in the first full financial year post buyout.CRISPIN WRIGHTROTHSCHILDSRPC Group is being advised by Crispin Wright, a managing director at Rothschild. Among some of his other clients are the Lloyds of London insurance underwriters Hardy and De La Rue, the currency printer, which he advised over its rejection of a £900m takeover bid from rival Obethur Technologies.Previously, Wright led a Rothschild team that helped the former brewer and pub group Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, now known as Marston’s, fend off a hostile bid from rival pub group Pubmaster.He also advised Arriva on the bus and train group’s sale to German state railway Deutsche Bahn. Wright has advised airport operator BAA and is understood to have been involved in helping General Electric buy a quarter stake in Turkish bank Garanpi, and in selling IT services company Sema to Schlumberger for $2.5bn. He also advised P&O on its £3.5bn acquisition by Dubai Ports. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp RPC Group to buy rival firm Superfos Tags: NULLlast_img read more

I’d invest my first £500 in this high-dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock today

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 5th December, 2020 | More on: TSCO Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares If I had £500, or any other amount, to start investing today, I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks. My first preference would be an FTSE 100 index tracker fund. My second preference would be to buy a high dividend-yielding blue-chip stock that could provide me with some certainty in uncertain times. 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…High dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock There’s currently a whole range of high-yielding stocks in the FTSE 100. In my opinion, a large number of these should be avoided. A high dividend yield can often be a sign a company’s payout is unsustainable. A sudden dividend cut can produce large capital losses, which may wipe out years of income in a single day. As such, my favourite high dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock has to be Tesco (LSE: TSCO). This isn’t one of the most exciting businesses in the UK’s leading blue-chip index. Nevertheless, the group provides an essential service for UK consumers. No matter what the future holds for the UK and global economy, consumers will always need food and drink. This has been exceptionally apparent over the past 12 months. Many companies have been forced to close their brick-and-mortar stores in the coronavirus pandemic. Tesco has been one of the few exceptions. The firm has been classed as an essential retailer. Unlike many, this means sales this year have increased. Granted, the company does have some issues. The UK supermarket sector is highly competitive, and Tesco has struggled to stay ahead of the competition in recent years. Still, I think the FTSE 100 group’s size is its main competitive advantage. Its countrywide distribution network, as well as the firm’s Clubcard offering, means it has an unrivalled distribution network and database of customer purchases. This allows management to tailor offers to consumers and streamline stock levels. A long-term dividend championAs long as Tesco can maintain these competitive advantages, I think the company will remain a FTSE 100 dividend champion. And there’s no reason why the business cannot stay ahead of the competition. It already has an enormous lead. Continued investment in the group’s operations will help maintain this advantage. The mistake the business made in the past was to focus on profit over customers. It now seems to have corrected this error. Customer service is a priority for Tesco, and this clearly had a positive impact on the company’s bottom line. Profit margins have expanded rapidly since 2015, and this has helped facilitate dividend growth. Therefore, I reckon as long as Tesco continues to do what it has been doing for the past five years, the group will remain a FTSE 100 dividend champion. At current levels, the stock supports a dividend yield of 4.3%. That’s not the highest in the index but, in my opinion, Tesco’s sustainability it’s worth the trade-off. I’d rather have a 4.3% dividend yield for a decade than an 8% yield for a year. 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. I’d invest my first £500 in this high-dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock today 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

30 Minutes with… Wasps and Australia back Kurtley Beale

first_imgWasps’ Kurtley Beale talks Beyonce, bugbears and bum cheeks! So Kurtley, who are the jokers at Wasps?There are a few. Christian Wade – he’s always playing practical jokes. And James Haskell. Those two guys play jokes on me. There’s always good energy around the group; we’re always having a laugh and a giggle with the whole squad.How have you settled in?I’m trying to embrace English culture. I like a nice Sunday roast and we’re trying to make it a ritual. I’m trying to embrace the weather as well, but that’s a hard one to crack!I’m really enjoying tea and scones at the moment too. I might treat myself once a week, otherwise I’ll find myself in the front row!You’re going back to Australia at the end of the season but what are you missing most?My family. I’ve got my partner, Maddi, over here with me now so that’s great. And with social media, FaceTime and Skype, they’re not too far away.Cheeky shot: Drew Mitchell reveals his tattoo against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?The Wallabies were playing Italy in Florence and Drew Mitchell was running the ball back. I was next to him in case he made a half-break. He was tackled and the Italy player pulled his pants down. Drew was still running and little did I know he had a tattoo on one of his cheeks of paper, scissors, rock! In the end his pants were almost down to his knees so he had to cover himself.I didn’t know he had that tattoo but a lot of us knew about it after the game! Apparently he lost a bet with mates on a trip away.Do you have a nickname?Just my initials – KB.Good buzz: Wasps’ Willie le Roux, James Haskell, Kurtley Beale and Christian Wade. Photo: Getty ImagesIf you could be any of your team-mates, who would you be?I’d say Christian Wade. He’s cool and has such a great attitude to life. He’s got a great energy and it’s lovely that he’s always positive. That’s the off-field stuff. He’s also an amazing athlete with amazing feet.Do you have any phobias? TAGS: Wasps I don’t like lizards or any reptiles at all. I’ve got a massive fear of snakes. And scary movies. I can’t deal with horror movies. I’m a jumpy person – if someone’s around the corner and jumps out at me, I’ll yell and scream! Adam Ashley-Cooper has always done it to me. Nathan Hughes is that person here – he’s got me a few times.And what about bugbears?I like to be positive in all things – but I hate losing. It annoys me. If I’ve had a poor game it could take me three or four days to get over it. If it was a tough game but I know we played alright and the opposition were too good, it would probably take a day to get over it.Is this just in rugby?Golf, table tennis, shooting hoops – everything I compete for I want to win. I back myself to win, even if it’s cards on the bus. I compete for everything.Right notes: Beyonce with two of her many Grammy awards. Photo: Getty ImagesWho would be your three dream dinner party guests?I have to say Maddi. I’d love a pop star, someone like Beyoncé – she can sing. And a comedian – Will Ferrell.Any superstitions?I must have my mouthguard. It has the Australian indigenous flag printed on it and if I don’t have it I don’t feel quite right.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?I’d love to fly. I could see the world and it would be easy to get back to Australia. I think that would be awesome.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I grew up in West Sydney, an area where there are a lot of underprivileged kids. They’re not in the best position to achieve their dreams, so I’d like to open an academy to allow kids to do that. The Kurtley Beale Sports Academy – I’d love to do that.This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Snap happy: Wasps’ Kurtley Beale takes in the views at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

Hualien Residence / BIG

first_imgCopyBIG’s “most mountainous project yet” has completed its first home outside of Hualien City on Taiwan’s East Coast. The striated vacation housing project, built to resemble “Taiwan’s spine of mountains to the west,” is being developed by the Taiwan Land Development Corporation as a dense new neighborhood that “preserves and enhances the beauty of the surrounding nature” and offers “an active and social lifestyle outside the city.”The first model unit to complete, the 1000-square-meter home provides a first-hand look into life at the Hualien Residences with custom furniture designed by KiBiSi and an efficient layout shaped by the a distinct narrow floor plate covered in vegetation that plays into the development’s overarching “folding hill structure.”Save this picture!© Cat Huang“The Hualien Hills are a pragmatic utopian attempt at rural densification where the ecological qualities of nature aren’t consumed by the urban development, but rather extended and amplified. Where the Spaniards found ways to drill homes and cities into the porous rocks of the local mountains in Guadix, the Taiwanese are now building cityscapes of inhabited hillsides in Hualien,” said BIG founder Bjarke Ingels. Save this picture!© Jinho Lee”On a backbone of efficient layouts and rational circulation, the undulating roofs of the buildings provide the neighborhood with a great variation in residence types and communal spaces,” adds the firm. “Inside, the apartments inherit attributes from the angled silhouettes to add an almost traditional vernacular feeling of attics and porches in the middle of the dense modern development. Save this picture!© Jinho Lee”The landscape stripes run east-west to block glare and thermal exposure from the low-angle morning and evening sun. The form and orientation of the structure creates cool and comfortable microclimates at the pedestrian level. The landscaped roofs further mitigate heat gain to increase the comfort of the balconies and terraces, diminishing the energy loads for cooling.”The complex will officially break ground next year (2016) and finish by 2018. Save this picture!Courtesy of BIGSave this picture!Courtesy of BIGArchitectsBjarke Ingels GroupLocationHualien City, Taiwan (ROC)Partners in ChargeBjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, Finn NørkjærProject ManagerAndrew LoDesign ArchitectCat HuangShowroom TeamEric Li, Anu Marjanna Leinonen, Jinho Lee, Kekoa Charlot, Alberto Herzog, Jaime Oliver Galienne, Horia Spirescu, Min Ter Lim, Junjie Yan, Dominic Black, Angelos Siampakoulis, Qianqian Ye, Emily King, Lucas Carriere, Miao Zhang, Ren Yang Tan, Andre SchmidtClientTaiwan Land Development CorporationCollaboratorsRJW, ARUP, Treegarden, Ken SakamuraArea120000.0 m2Project Year2018PhotographsCourtesy of BIG, Jinho Lee, Cat Huang, KILOArchitectsBjarke Ingels GroupProject gallerySee allShow lessCranks / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSelected ProjectsFERMI / BLAARCHITETTURASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Hualien Residence / BIGSave this projectSaveHualien Residence / BIG Save this picture!Courtesy of BIGWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share Taiwan (ROC) “COPY” ArchDaily Hualien Residence / BIG “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBIGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingHualien CityTaiwan (ROC)Published on November 05, 2015Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Hualien Residence / BIG” 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?BIG建筑事务所完成了在花莲的第一个住宅项目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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Woman blogger freed on bail

first_img Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts to go further September 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman blogger freed on bail Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 11, 2021 Find out more Communication and information technology minister Reza Taqipour Anvari announced at the start of July that the first phase of a “National Internet,” also called “Clean Internet,” will get under way at the end of August, offering an 8 Mbps speed broadband connection that will later rise to 20 Mbps and a national search engine called “Ya Haq” (Oh Just One) to be launched in early 2012. The project’s aim is to “better manage national emails and information gathering within the country and to improve security,” he said. Surveillance of dissidents’ email will inevitably increase. Online social networks are used in Iran to resist government repression and circulate independent news and information, despite the severity of the censorship system. This new project will reinforce censorship and surveillance of netizens. It consists of an Intranet designed ultimately to replace the international Internet and to discriminate between ordinary citizens and the “elite” (banks, ministries and big companies), which will continue to have access to the international Internet. The new project does not seem very advisable from the economic viewpoint as this technological step backwards could dissuade certain countries from investing in Iran. It shows that the regime wants to impose total censorship on all sectors involved in disseminated information.The United States let it be known in June that it is developing a “shadow Internet” or “Internet in a suitcase” that will enable someone in an oppressive country to create an independent connection to the international Internet, one that would work even if the government had shut down the national Internet. Iran reacted to the news by taking a generally tougher line and by announcing that it had the means to block this technology.The regime continues to demonize new media as the tools of foreign interests. Several officials have described social networks and the Internet as “means of subversion” in recent days. Intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi referred on 29 July to “society’s vulnerability to social networks introduced in the country by the enemy.” Two days before that, interior minister Mostafa Najar said “satellites and Facebook are the electronic means of a ‘soft war’ by the West to cause the Iranian family’s collapse.”Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that Foad Sadehghi, the editor of the Ayandenews website, was arrested on 27 July. He was previously arrested at the website’s office on 12 February, and was released on bail on 2 March. Ayandenews has been blocked several times since the June 2009 elections for posting reports about demonstrations or defiance of government directives.The blogger Maryam Bahraman continues to be held nearly two months after her arrested at her home in Shiraz, in the southern province of Fars, on 11 May, when a mobile phone, a computer, books and other personal effects were seized. The reason for her arrest is not known, but she had presented a report on women’s access to new information technologies to the United Nations in New York in February and she previously played a leading role in the “One Million Signatures” campaign for changes to laws that discriminate against women.She spent 50 days in solitary confinement before being transferred to the women’s wing of Shiraz prison. Her arrest was part of a wave of arrests of women journalists, bloggers and activists including the photographer Maryam Madj, the documentary filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi and the actress and filmmaker Pegah Ahangarani. Madj, Mohammadi and Ahangarani were all freed on bail pending trial. News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election The blogger and women’s rights activist Maryam Bahraman was freed on bail of 250 million tomans (188 million euros) on 15 September pending trial. She is charged with acting against national security, for which the minimum sentence is three years in prison. No date has so far been set for the trial.Reporters Without Borders takes note of her release and calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against her.——————————Government develops “National Internet” to combat international Internet’s impact August 3rd, 2011 March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

SPL Realty Partners Secures a Prime Retail Space for Quiksilver in Pasadena

first_img Subscribe Commercial Real Estate News SPL Realty Partners Secures a Prime Retail Space for Quiksilver in Pasadena SPL continues representing national and international retail chains by securing a prime retail space in Old Town Pasadena for Quiksilver From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 11:37 am Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Jason GregoryScott Lifschultz, the founder and president of SPL Realty Partners, a leading national retail tenant representation firm, today announced the successful completion of a long term retail lease in Pasadena, CA on behalf of its client Quiksilver.Quicksilver opened the 5,500 square foot store, formerly occupied by ValSurf, located at 169 West Colorado Blvd. on November 20th. The team of Scott Lifschultz and partner Jason Gregory represented Quiksilver, while the landlord was represented by Steve Nelson of CBRE. Eileen Mitchell of RCS Real Estate Advisors represents Quiksilver nationally.Jason stated, “The local surf shop could not keep up with the rising demand and competition from high profile national and international brands vying for retail space on the street, Quiksilver was a natural fit”.Lifschultz added, “We are thrilled to have worked with such an incredible worldwide brand. Quiksilver is the best in class in the surf sport and apparel category.”About SPL Realty PartnersSPL Realty Partners is a Los Angeles-based retail real estate brokerage and consulting company primarily focused on representing retail chains in their real estate strategy and expansion throughout Southern California and the United States. Our clients include Lorna Jane, Destination XL, Aerosoles, Quiksilver, Ziba Beauty, OTO Development and Stout Burgers and Beers. SPL also provides real estate services to owners, developers and investors nationwide.About QuicksilverSince it’s beginnings in 1969, Quiksilver has combined function, fit, art and fashion to develop boardshorts and clothing for mountain and ocean lovers across the globe. While still sticking to the core roots of the mountain and the wave, Quiksilver has become recognized as the premium youth lifestyle and culture clothing brand within the action sports market. Quiksilver has an ever-changing array of materials, prints, and technologies. In addition to boardshorts, Quiksilver designs and produces an entire line of lifestyle apparel, wetsuits, and snow outerwear available across the globe. Our elite team of athletes have become icons throughout the world. Our mission is inspire the youth and progress as the world around us evolves. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Storytelling. So what?

first_img “Stories are the way we 20connect with the people we love… and some we don’t,” she said with a quick smile. “When we stop telling stories, we lose our connection with people and our lives have little purpose.”Several years ago, I was attending the Leadership Conference at Troy University. The featured speaker for the opening session said he didn’t have a connection to Troy but he did to Brundidge and asked if anyone was from Brundidge. I raised my hand.I tired to place him with a family that I knew but couldn’t find a kinship. After the session, he came over to speak and I inquired about that family connection. He said his dad had first been married to the matriarch of that family before he married his mother. Print Article You Might Like Keeping up with fashion Several of us “girls” were having lunch the other day and one of them mentioned the time my daughter came… read more But there is nothing like hearing a well-told story. Kathryn Windham said stories are magical because, as the listener, you are a participant.When you go to a movie, some Hollywood producer has created all the images for you. If there are 500 people in the theater, each one is seeing the same images. But, when listening to a story, each person creates the images in his or her mind. If there are 5,000 people in the audience, the story becomes personal for each one.Stories. Magic.On Saturday at the Trojan Center Theater, four of the nation’s master storytellers will take the stage. They will tell stories that connect with the audience in different ways and the pictures they paint will be personal for each of those who listen.Storytelling. Connections. Magic.That’s what. Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder In December 2009, Alabama’s legendary storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham was the featured weekend storyteller at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.After lunch on Saturday, I drove her back to her “lodging” in Troy. Knowing that she napped after lunch, I started to leave but she called me back. “Sit with me a while.”I’ll always cherish that time with her and the stories we shared. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 23, 2018 “Oh, you’re Little Fox’s son?”He was surprised that I knew his dad and asked if I had known his grandparents. I was able to share my memories of the grandparents he had never known. I told him of the many late afternoons that I sat on his grandmother’s lap and watched the sun drop slowly from the sky. How she told me stories and taught me more about life and the living of it than I ever found in a book or Sunday sermon. Stories. Connections.In today’s world, we don’t often take time to share a story – to make those special connections.For 12 years, the Brundidge Historical Society has sponsored the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival. Even friends have said they don’t want to sit and listen to stories. Storytelling. So what? Skip By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Griffin sworn in to Brundidge City Council

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:07 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Griffin pledged to faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of council member to the best of her abilities.Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said the office of Council Member District 2 was not filled by wish but by loss.Boyd said Arthur Griffin was a dedicated member of the council and his leadership will be missed. Michelle Griffin was sworn in as a member of the Brundidge City Council prior to the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday.On November 26, Griffin was appointed by the council to fill the unexpired term of her father, Arthur Lee Griffin, who died suddenly on October 22. Griffin had served on the Brundidge City Council for 27 years. He was serving as mayor pro temper at the time of his death.Griffin, who was joined by her mother, Carolyn Griffin, was sworn in by Brundidge Municipal Judge Don Dickert. By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories You Might Like New shopping center to break ground in December A groundbreaking has officially been set for a new shopping center that will house Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx. Developer… read more Email the author By Jaine Treadwell “We know Michelle will serve with the same dedication as her dad,” Boyd said. “We welcome her to the council.”Griffin, age 26, will be the youngest person to serve on the council. She is a lifetime resident of Brundidge and a Pike County High School graduate. She is employed as a teller at First National Bank Brundidge. Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I believe serving out my dad’s term is the right thing for me to do,” Griffin said. “This will be all new to me. It will be a learning process. I am looking forward to serving the people in District 2.”The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Griffin sworn in to Brundidge City Council Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Two former detectives plead guilty to charges they had sex with suspect in police van

first_imgtillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two former New York City police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of misconduct and receiving a bribe after the pair said they had sex with an 18-year-old drug suspect in the back of a police vehicle in exchange for releasing her. Richard Hall and Eddie Martins pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of third-degree felony bribe-receiving and nine counts of misdemeanor official misconduct during an unscheduled hearing in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Justice Danny Chun agreed to accept their guilty pleas in exchange for five years of probation over the prosecutor’s request for one to three years in prison. Chun slammed the two detectives and the female suspect for engaging in “criminal activities.”Jury selection in the trial for the former officers was slated to begin on Sept. 9. Had they gone to trial and been convicted, they would have faced up to seven years in prison.Hall, 34, and Martins, 39, were initially indicted on felony rape and other charges, but prosecutors dropped the charges in March and presented their case to a new grand jury, which indicted them on bribery and official misconduct charges.When the prosecutors dismissed all the violent felony charges, they had “clearly shown to this Court that the violent felonies could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Chun. “The credibility of the victim, or the complainant, in this case was seriously, seriously questionable, at best. Also, by putting that complainant in the Grand Jury, that witness most likely obtained immunity except for potential perjury charges.”Both officers resigned from the New York Police Department shortly after they were indicted in November 2017.Martins’ attorney, Mark Bederow, told ABC News that the rape charges were only brought by the prosecutors due to the pressures of the #MeToo movement.“We repeatedly told them of the evidence that she was lying, which was their own evidence,” said Bederow. “They rolled their eyes at us for over a year and a half. The prosecutors botched the investigation and tried to please the public outcry and that’s not what prosecutors are supposed to do.”In September 2017, Hall and Martins were assigned to the NYPD’s Brooklyn South Narcotics unit when they arrested an 18-year-old drug suspect. The pair admitted to Chun on Thursday that they took turns having sex with her in the back of the police van as they drove through Bay Ridge and Coney Island in exchange for releasing her, and that they did not report the arrest to their superiors.“As a result of this disturbing incident, New York passed a law to prohibit police officers from having sex with people in their custody, closing a loophole that had allowed officers to claim the sex was consensual,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in a statement. “We could not apply the new law retroactively, and serious credibility issues in this case precluded us from proceeding on additional charges, yet we remained committed to holding these defendants accountable.”Assistant District Attorney Frank DeGaetano objected to the probationary sentencing offered by the judge. Chun felt it was “appropriate” to give the prosecutors a reason for his decision, which was based on the history of the case.Chun said the felony bribe-receiving charges would have made sense if this was an undercover sting operation, adding that he only foresaw a jury convicting Hall and Martins of the misdemeanor misconduct charges.The victim of the sexual assault revealed herself under the pseudonym “Anna Chambers” and has a pending $50 million civil rights lawsuit against the city and her assailants.“This is outrageous that they can rape my client and not serve any jail time,” Chambers’ civil attorney, Michael David, told WABC-TV over the phone.David said he intends to seek federal civil rights charges against the former officers. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more