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Will these be the next FTSE 100 dividends to fall in the 2020 crash?

first_imgWill these be the next FTSE 100 dividends to fall in the 2020 crash? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 26th March, 2020 | More on: LLOY PSN TW “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Amid the crashing of FTSE 100 share prices, if you listen carefully you can also hear the sound of dividends pausing.Housebuilder Persimmon (LSE: PSN) is one of the latest in the FTSE 100 to suspend its payments, telling us on Wednesday that it’s decided to “cancel the proposed 125p per share interim dividend payment of surplus capital to shareholders on 2 April 2020.” In addition, the final ordinary dividend of 110p per share will be postponed and reassessed later in the year, “when the effects of the virus will be clearer.”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…It can take courage to suspend a FTSE 100 dividend, as it’s usually seen by those in the City as a sign of failure. But as a Persimmon shareholder, I fully support this action. I’m sick of seeing companies putting their balance sheets at risk to satisfy short-term demands for cash payments, and I applaud those company directors who prioritise the long-term health of their companies.Persimmon shares have fallen 40% so far during the coronavirus pandemic, and that’s after a welcome rebound over the past week.Next to fall?Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) must be a candidate for a dividend suspension too, though the FTSE 100’s biggest housebuilder hasn’t said anything since February’s full-year results.There’s probably less urgency, as the company has already confirmed its payments. They’re subject to shareholder approval, but I can’t really see any big City institutions rejecting the cash.With the Taylor Wimpey share price down 45%, the forecast dividend for the current year offers a staggering yield of 15%. Due to the timing of its results, Taylor Wimpey has a bit of breathing space now. And it doesn’t face the same need for immediate preemptive action. But I wouldn’t put a lot of confidence in that dividend forecast holding up.A suspension would surely be wise, and I fully expect to hear of one before we reach the halfway stage this year.Once the Covid-19 threat has passed, the UK will still be facing a major housing shortage. So, two companies providing essential services, both in fine financial shape, and with no debt pressures? Yep, both still long-term FTSE 100 buys in my book.FTSE 100 banksIt would be hard to look at risky FTSE 100 dividends without considering Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY).I’m a long-suffering Lloyds shareholder, and I’ve been buoyed by the progress the bank has made since the financial crisis. But it’s been one long series of setbacks, with the most drawn-out being the UK’s painfully dithering Brexit years.Since the virus threat, Lloyds shares have lost a further 35% of their value. Based on current forecasts, Lloyds shares are on a laughably low forward price-to-earnings ratio of 6.4. That’s less than half the long-term FTSE 100 average, and to my mind it means one of two things. Either Lloyds shares are a screaming bargain, or the bank is at risk of going bust.Still, if the share price is slumping, at least we have our dividends, right? Anyone buying now would be looking at a forecast 8.6% yield. But I don’t expect that to happen. I think a cut in order to preserve balance sheet strength is needed.But will Lloyds go bust? I really don’t think so, and I’m most definitely not selling my shares. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. 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first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The FTSE 100’s market crash of 2020 has been exceptionally fast-paced. A wide range of companies have suspended operations and look set to post disappointing financial performances in the current year. As such, investor sentiment has weakened to a point where many large-cap shares trade at significant discounts to their historic average valuations.While this situation may persist in the short run, over the long run the FTSE 100 offers recovery potential. Its past performance shows it’s been able to overcome every previous bear market. As such, now could be the right time to buy undervalued FTSE 100 stocks prior to their likely recovery.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A challenging futureThe impact of coronavirus on the economy has been unprecedented. Entire industries have shut down, while demand for sectors that are still operating has slumped at a pace that may never have been seen previously.At the present time, the prospect of lockdown restrictions being lifted seems to be some weeks away. As such, the near-term outlook for the FTSE 100 could be highly uncertain. Investors may decide to focus on the financial challenges posed by coronavirus. Or they could begin to look ahead to a recovery. Either way, further instability for FTSE 100 share prices seems highly likely. This could mean that investors experience further paper losses in the coming weeks.Recovery potentialBeyond the short run, a FTSE 100 recovery seems to be highly likely. The index has been able to eventually recover from every previous bear market it has faced. Sometimes it has taken a matter of months to achieve this goal while, on other occasions, it has taken several years.However, investors who buy stocks during bear markets, such as those experienced in 1987, the early 2000s and in the financial crisis, are likely to have generated high returns.Therefore, buying high-quality FTSE 100 shares today could be a shrewd move.  They may fail to deliver recoveries in the remainder of 2020. But, over the coming years, the FTSE 100’s current price level and its track record suggest that there is significant scope for capital gains across its variety of sectors.Risk managementOf course, to take part in any economic recovery a company must have the financial strength to survive the present challenges. As such, focusing your capital on businesses with modest debt levels, strong market positions, and access to substantial amounts of cash, could reduce your overall risks.Likewise, diversifying across a variety of industries and geographies could be a sound move. Some countries may return to economic normality faster than others in the coming months, and companies operating in those areas may make stronger gains versus their industry peers.Clearly, the present time is an uncertain period for FTSE 100 shares. But it could also be the right time to buy high-quality shares while they are trading at low prices. Just as it was during previous bear markets prior to their eventual recoveries. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Thursday, 9th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Reporter gets one-year suspended sentence on appeal

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more December 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter gets one-year suspended sentence on appeal News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Calling for Nasibov’s immediate release, RFE/RL president Jeff Gedmin said his imprisonment was a “complete mockery of due process which violates Azerbaijan’s own lawful, judicial procedure.” He said the Nakhchivan authorities had been harassing Nasibov and his wife, Malahat Nasibov, who also works for RFE/RL, and bringing false accusations against them for the past year.The police also searched Nasibov’s home yesterday, removing his computer and files. The search was the result of a separate complaint by a parliamentarian, Isa Habbibbeyli, who claimed that Nasibov’s computer contained articles defaming him.Nakhchivan is a lawless territory for journalists, who are often the victims of abuse by the police and other local authorities there. Nasibov’s imprisonment comes amid steadily mounting pressure on the independent press throughout Azerbaijan, which was ranked 139th out of 169 countries in the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. June 8, 2021 Find out more ————————————————————————- Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en 7.12 : Arrest in western province brings number of journalists detained to ten Organisation center_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News Help by sharing this information Journalist Ilgar Nasibov was given a one-year suspended sentence in a closed-door hearing by a Nakhchivan City appeal court yesterday, four days after a court sentenced to three months in prison for allegedly defaming a senior police officer and the rector of the Nakhchivan state university. Nasibov had reported that the rector was aware that a Kurdish students group had been formed within the university. to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the arrest and summary trial yesterday of Ilgar Nasibov, the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s correspondent in the western region of Nakhchivan. A court in Nakhchivan City sentenced him to three months in prison under article 147.1 of the criminal code for allegedly defaming police chief Sabuhi Novruzov.Nasibov went to the court yesterday in response to a summons to sign documents, and was unaware the police chief was bringing a complaint against him. The trial went ahead although he was not represented by a lawyer.“Convicted of defamation after a verbal exchange with a police chief, Nasibov was the victim of a very unfair fight,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His arrest brings the number of journalists detained in Azerbaijan to ten. This campaign of harassment of the opposition press is unacceptable. The procedures used to imprison Nasibov were utterly illegal. Justice requires that he be freed at once.”RFE/RL said in a press release it was not known where the authorities took Nasibov after the trial. The exchange of words between him and the police chief occurred in a market on 4 December. The police chief insulted him, told him his work was disruptive and accused him of spreading false information about events in Nakhchivan. Nasibov responded by writing a letter to President Ilham Aliyev complaining about the way the authorities treated him. News Follow the news on Azerbaijanlast_img read more

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Imprisoned journalist complains to United Nations

first_img to go further January 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia August 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned journalist complains to United Nations Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders supports the complaint that imprisoned journalist Ramazan Esergepov has sent to the United Nations Human Rights Committee about the Kazakh authorities’ refusal to grant him a conditional release.His wife, Raushan Esergepova, handed the complaint to the head of the Kazakhstan Bureau for Human Rights in Almaty on July 28. The bureau will forward it the United Nations.The editor of the weekly Alma Ata Info, Esergepov was arrested in January 2009 and was sentenced the following August to three years in prison on a charge of revealing state secrets in a 2008 article. Having served a third of his sentence, he could be paroled but the authorities have refused to release him.The current holder of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency, Kazakhstan was ranked 142nd out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.—————————————————————————————-16 July 2010Concern over health of newspaper editor jailed for political reasonsReporters Without Borders is worried about the health of Ramazan Esergepov, the editor of weekly Alma Ata Info, and condemns the fact that the authorities are continuing to keep him in prison although he has completed a third of his three-year jail sentence and therefore qualifies for parole.Jailed for publishing an article about alleged influence-trafficking involving a leading businessman and representatives of the National Security Committee (KNB), the KGB’s successor, Esergepov is being held in Prison Camp No. 158/2 in the southern city of Taraz – a long way from Almaty, where his family lives.“Esergepov was unjustly convicted for drawing a case involving state officials to the public’s attention,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is being punished for shedding light on something the authorities would prefer to hide. Not only was his trial marked by irregularities and his initial sentence unjust, but the decision to keep in prison now shows that his detention is politically-motivated.”Although he has served a third of his sentence and could therefore be paroled, the prison authorities have said that they cannot take a decision for the time being.“The fact that Kazakhstan holds the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s rotating presidency and should therefore be taking the lead in combating human rights abuses makes this situation all the more shocking,” Reporters Without Borders added. “In fact, there has been a marked decline in respect for press freedom since Kazakhstan took over the OSCE presidency at the start of January.”Esergepov went on hunger strike from 6 to 11 June to protest against his continuing imprisonment and the OSCE’s inability to tackle human rights violations in Kazakhstan. He has several serious medical conditions including diabetes and hypertension and was transferred to the prison infirmary on 12 July.Arrested on 6 January 2009, Esergepov was sentenced to three years in prison and a two-year publishing ban on 8 August 2009, at the end of a trial held behind closed doors that was accompanied by serious irregularities. A Taraz court confirmed the sentence on 22 October 2009. Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her News Organisation February 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Newslast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest The Minister for Health has admitted that there is a particular difficulty in filling vacant senior posts at Letterkenny General Hospial.Concerns over staffing at the Hospital, and the resulting impact on services, was back on the agenda in the Dail this morning when the issue was raised by Donegal Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConologue.He said the problem is worsening and has accused the Health Minister of having no specific plan to fill vacant posts – particularly Non-Consultant Doctors.Dr James Reilly had given this repsonse to the staffing crisis:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/reil1HOSP.mp3[/podcast]Deputy McConologue said that response is not good enough:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/reil1HOSP.mp3[/podcast]center_img By News Highland – February 13, 2014 WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleFirst and Deputy First Minister confirm April public consultation on A5 upgradeNext articleNorth West counties dominate Ulster squad News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Health Minister says there are particular difficulties with staffing at Letterkenny Generallast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesMarriage In Violation Of Minimum Age Limit Under Hindu Marriage Act Is Voidable, Not Void: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Jun 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the concerned authorities to register the marriage of a Hindu-couple, while holding that marriages solemnized in violation of age restrictions under Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, are not void. “A perusal of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, shows that in case, a marriage has been solemnized in violation of the age restriction…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the concerned authorities to register the marriage of a Hindu-couple, while holding that marriages solemnized in violation of age restrictions under Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, are not void. “A perusal of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, shows that in case, a marriage has been solemnized in violation of the age restriction laid down therein, the marriage is only voidable. However, neither of the parties have sought annulment of the marriage. In fact, the parties are seeking to register their marriage. In law, the marriage is legal and there is no bar to its registration,” Justice Sudhir Mittal observed. In the facts of the case, the Petitioners got married in the year 2015. At the time, the groom was below the 21 years of age, the minimum legal age prescribed for marriage under Section 5(iii) of the HMA. The application for registration of marriage was moved in the year 2019, i.e. when both the bride and the groom had come of marriageable age. The court observed that since none of the parties had sought for annulment of marriage on account of it being voidable, the authorities ought to have registered the marriage. The bench concurred with the Petitioners’ submissions that there is no legal bar in registration of marriage when neither of the Petitioners sought an annulment. The bench said that the law in this regard was settled in the case of Baljit Kaur Boprai v. State of Punjab & Anr., 2008 (3) RCR (Civil) 109, whereby the High Court had held that an application for registration of marriage, after both the parties have attained majority, has to be accepted. “The parties are required to have completed the age of 21 years at the time of registration of their marriage,” the court had held therein while emphasizing on the need to register marriages, as they hold great evidentiary value in the matter of custody of children, right of children born from the wedlock, etc. It may be noted that under Section 11 of the HMA, violation of Section 5(iii) is not a condition for declaring a marriage as void. In fact, even under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, the marriage involving minors had not been declared as invalid. Section 3 of that Act stipulates Child marriages to be voidable at the option of contracting party being a child. Emphasizing on this position, the Delhi High Court had in the case of Jitender Kumar Sharma v. State & Anr., had held, “It is clear that where, earlier, a child marriage may not have been voidable under personal law, as in the case of the Hindu Marriage Act, by virtue of the section 3 of the Prohibition of Child marriage Act, it has explicitly been made voidable at the option of the child spouse. But nobody other than a party to the marriage can petition for its annulment.” Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Cabinet expected to agree to reopening date for pubs later

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleBritish & EU negotiators to begin three days of Brexit talksNext articleSchool transport portal reopens News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Cabinet expected to agree to reopening date for pubs later Cabinet is expected to agree to a reopening date for pubs when it meets later today.According to the Irish Times, the government is likely to announce September 21st as the date they can reopen.It comes after strict new guidelines for pubs that don’t serve food to open safely were published.Irish pubs have experienced the longest lockdown in Europe with publicans lobbying fiercely to get back to business. Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – September 8, 2020 last_img read more

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Trojan athletes step up for a cure

first_img Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content With the New Year off to a fast start, thoughts are also fast turning to the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society.Kay Franklin, ACS community representative, said she is excited and encouraged to have the Troy University Student Athletes Advisory Committee involved in this year’s campaign.“This is the first year that the student athletes at Troy University have taken a leadership role in the Relay for Life campaign and that’s very exciting,” Franklin said. “We have a member a the football team and a member of the golf team who are spearheading a Relay for Life event at Mama Goldberg’s in downtown Troy on March 17 and the event will encompass most of the athletic programs at the university.” Published 8:31 am Friday, March 11, 2011 Trojan athletes step up for a cure Email the author By Jaine Treadwell 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 Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Franklin said young people are the future of the Relay for Life campaign as the fight against cancer continues to the finish.“Many of the university students who will participate in the fundraiser at Mama Goldberg’s participated in Relay events when they were in high school,” she said. “Hopes are that those who are involved in Relay events in college will carry that interest and dedication forward to the communities where they will live and work after college.”Kyle Wilborn, a member of the Trojan football team, said the Trojans for a Cure fundraiser will be from 4 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Mama Goldberg’s and will feature live music by Ryan Hammer beginning at 7 p.m. Even though the Trojans for a Cure is a Troy University driven fundraiser, Franklin said the Pike County community is encouraged to support these student athletes in their effort to win the battle against cancer.“Hopefully, the community will show appreciation to them for their commitment to the cause by participating in Trojans for a Cure,” she said. “The future of Relay depends on dedicated young people like these.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Pike Animal Shelter plans spring events Spring sometimes comes to Pike County in a teasing kind of way with warm sunny days followed by damp, chilly… read more By The Penny Hoarder “Ryan is a cancer survivor and he is a great musician,” Wilborn said. “Basically, Trojan for a Cure will be an opportunity for people to make a donation to Relay. We are going to have some coupons and Mama Goldberg’s will donate a portion of those to Relay.”Troy University student athletes will also “wait” tables for tips – “pour tea and things like that.”Franklin said Troy University has fundraising events that are separate from the countywide Relay for Life fundraising campaign.“The campus Relay events are planned and carried out by students and are primarily attended by students and faculty members but all of the money goes into the Pike County Relay for Life campaign pot,” she said. Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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Grand dames of town council step down

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Email the author Grand dames of town council step down Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Carter Sanders announces candidacy Carter Sanders has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Goshen Town Council. Carter Sanders A lifelong resident of Goshen,… read more Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell “That made me feel kind of good. But some of the other people running didn’t feel all that good about it,” she said with a chuckle.Steele knows nothing about running a campaign. Banks has not had an election in about 30 years.“I don’t know how we do it,” Steele said, laughing. “Somebody retires or quits and we appoint a new council member. When it comes election time, we’ve got a mayor and council and nobody wants our jobs.”McLeod and Steele said they “got on” their town councils because they believed they could make contributions to their communities.“I started out with the town keeping books and along the line somebody retired and I was asked to come on the council,” McLeod said. “I thought I could do some good.”Most of the time McLeod served, she was mayor pro tem.“I never wanted to be mayor,” she said. “I was too busy for that. I worked in Troy for 30 years, 23 of them with OCAP, and I had three children so I didn’t have time to try to be mayor.”Steele never aspired to be mayor either. She was content to just serve on the council.“I’ve lived in Banks all my life and I felt like I could make a contribution so that’s what I should do,” Steele said.“I surely didn’t do it for the money. Every three months, we get a check for $60. Nobody’s doing it for the money.”Steele said hopes that she has made a contribution to the town and that she has been a contributing member of the council.“We’ve done some good things – some things that I’ve been proud of,” she said. “We put in a water tower without the price of water going up. And, we’ve got a new water meter reading system so Larry (Messick) doesn’t have to get down on his knees to read the meters. Technology can be a blessing.”Steele said the cemetery is kept clean and the town’s right of ways.“We’ve got a good fire department and we really appreciate our firefighters,” she said. “We don’t have a police department. We don’t have much crime because we look after each other.”Steele said her hope for Banks is that the spirit of community will always be its hallmark.McLeod said that she, too, takes pride in the many good things that she has been a part of as a member of the town council.“Our town hall was almost rotting down and we got a grant/loan to build a new one,” she said. “We bought the building down from town hall and fixed it up. It’s got a kitchen and it’s a nice place for family reunions, things like that.”The paving of Main Street is another accomplishment that McLeod cites.“One big thing was the half million dollar grant and low interest low that the town got to get houses fixed up,” she said. “Some of the houses got new roofs and some got air conditioning. That was a big help to a lot of people.”Steele and McLeod said they are stepping aside as town council members but they plan to stay involved.They don’t plan to just sit on the porch and let the world go by. Every now and then, they are going to rock. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Both octogenarians said “a fall” was a contributing factor, along with their age, to their decision to step down.“A cat threw me down on the brick patio and knocked my teeth out,” McLeod said, with a laugh. “That told me something.”Wilda SteeleSteele also tumbled and had to miss a few town meetings. And that got her thinking. But neither of the grand dames cited the stress and strain of a political campaign as a contributing factor to their retirement.McLeod said she has never campaigned.“If I saw somebody out, I’d ask them to vote for me, if they saw where they could,” she said.The Goshen town council members run at-large and, in one election, McLeod got more than 75 percent of the votes. Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 24, 2012 Two of the grand dames of town councils are stepping aside to let “somebody else have a turn.”Norma McLeodNorma McLeod has served on the Goshen Town Council for 20 years. Her counterpart Wilda Steele has served on the Banks Town Council 14 years.They say, “It’s time.” By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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Weihenmayer inspires Trojans to break barriers

first_img Published 11:37 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell “There are barriers that will knock you down when you are trying to live a life that matters,” Weihenmayer said. And, there are three ways to face the struggles and challenges of life – as quitters, as campers and as climbers.A quitter can easily be identified. A camper, he said, starts with hope and optimism but, along the way gets beaten back and stops. But a climber, figures out a way to grow and to meet the challenges, to be triumphant.Erik Weihenmayer is a climber, not “just” of mountain peaks but in meeting the challenges of life and in his desire to live a life that matters. And, for him, that means sharing the lessons he has learned through his struggles and triumphs to help others shatter the barriers in their own lives.He is co-founder of “No Barriers,” which is a movement with the mission of helping people with challenges face the barriers in their lives, to be climbers and to square off with those challenges and harness them.“Because what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way,” Weihenmayer said in conclusion.The audience stood and applauded Weihenmayer, the adventurer and the man. You Might Like Brundidge seeks $400K grant to fund park playrgounds The Brundidge City Council voted Tuesday night to apply for a $400,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund Program grant to… read more Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Weihenmayer inspires Trojans to break barriers Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But, for him, Mount Everest is old news.“That was in 2001; that’s old news,” he said. “I think about what I want to do tomorrow. I still want to do more. I want to create more. I want to climb more.”For more than an hour Wednesday morning, those who packed the Claudia Crosby Theater for the 24th Annual Helen Keller Lecture listened intently as Weihenmayer shared his journey from darkness into to a world of opportunities, challenges and victories over the barriers of blindness. Before a backdrop of mountains peaks and raging rivers, the American adventurer, athlete, author and activist, challenged his listeners to face the challenges in their lives and, “to get through or get hammered.”Weihenmayer told his audience that life is most often filled with more struggles that triumphs. His struggles began when he lost his sight at age 14 due to an eye disease. But, even at that young age, he was determined not to allow blindness to keep him for accomplishing his goals. Skip When he had an opportunity to go rock climbing, young Weihenmayer found humor in a blind boy going rock climbing. But, it was there, feeling his way along the rocks, that Weihenmayer realized facing the challenges of life is not for the fainthearted.He went on to become a high school wrestling champion in his home state of Connecticut and then to teach and coach. Then, he climbed the Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. From then on, the sky was the limit.He began a 13-year journey that included completing the Seven Summits, the summit of the highest points on every continent, and kayaking the entire 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.He would not be paralyzed by fear. Not even when the Lava Falls rapids whipped him like a monster’s tale. He went back again and, that time, he challenged the monster and triumphed. 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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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