House prices drop for second month

first_img whatsapp Thursday 2 September 2010 2:51 am Share House prices fell for the second month in a row in August, according to the Nationwide building society.Prices dropped 0.9 per cent last month, following a 0.5 per cent fall decline in July.It is the first time that prices have fallen for two consecutive months since February 2009.The average UK house price is now just over £166,500.Nationwide said house prices had “essentially stagnated over the summer”.Martin Gahbauer, Nationwide’s chief economist Martin Gahbauer said: “As more sellers have returned to the market, buyers have a greater selection of properties to choose from and more bargaining power with which to bid down asking prices.”But he added: “Given that the price increases of the last year had gotten ahead of the recovery in the wider economy, the current correction is not an unhealthy development.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo John Dunne whatsappcenter_img House prices drop for second month Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Monday 6 September 2010 8:15 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL RBC Capital MarketsRoyal Bank of Canada’s corporate and investment banking arm has hired Bank of England veteran Jens Larsen as its new chief European economist, based in London.Larsen spent the previous 12 years at the Bank, most recently as head of the macro financial analysis division. Between 2006 and 2008, he held the position of alternate executive director on the International Monetary Fund’s executive board, representing the UK. Share Matrix GroupThe financial services business has poached a team of five research, sales and corporate finance personnel from JP Morgan Cazenove, to focus on UK real estate.Roger Clarke the head of real estate corporate finance, has also worked at the Takeover Panel, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and ING Real Estate. Head of real estate research Miranda Cockburn and real estate specialist salesman Carl Gough both co-headed the pan-European real estate team at CSFB before joining Cazenove. Sales trader Jason Cockburn was at Cazenove for the past 23 years, while Alison Watson joins as a senior analyst new recruit from UBS, where she was an associate director.GLG PartnersThe hedge fund group has appointed Mark Diab as a portfolio manager, with responsibility for MENA equities within the emerging markets team.Diab previously spent over four years at Qatari investment bank AMWAL, where he was a managing director responsible for the equity asset management division.HawkpointThe corporate advisory firm, part of the Collins Stewart group, has hired Dan Clague from Société Générale as a managing director.Clague spent a decade at SocGen, latterly as head of the UK mergers and acquisition and transport teams. He has also previously worked at ABN Amro and Barings.In his new role, he will continue to focus primarily on the transport and business services sectors, with a particular focus on the shipping and marine markets.Insparo Asset ManagementGraham Stock has joined the investment group as its new chief strategist, concentrating on exploiting the opportunities presented by high growth potential in Africa and the Middle East. He spent the past 12 years at JP Morgan in a range of senior roles, latterly tasked with expanding research output and business activity in frontier markets in Africa. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

The City’s top headhunter on why firms still need to recruit the best

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp PERHAPS not surprisingly, Odgers Berndtson’s boss was in an upbeat mood when City A.M. visited him recently in his large office overlooking Hanover Square in the West End. Last year’s preliminary revenues had just come in: they are an improvement on the year before, always welcome news in the present environment. Richard Boggis-Rolfe, the privately-held firm’s chairman, thinks 2011 will be long and uncertain, but these numbers give the headhunting boss, who has spent 30 years in the industry, the sense that the recovery is beginning to gain traction.Last year, the partnership, which employs 1,000 staff across 45 offices worldwide, produced sales of $230m (or £143m; the firm is still working out profit figures), compared to $212m the year before. As part of this, its UK (and largest) office, which employs 400 people, including the former Tory cabinet minister Baroness (Virginia) Bottomley of Nettlestone, made £72m, compared to £63m a year ago.Boggis-Rolfe, a sprightly 60-year old, says: “I am fundamentally optimistic. Having the right people in key jobs is crucial to the good running of a company, and that need is as great as it has ever been.” But he adds: “It may be a difficult year. There may be more industrial action, more pressure from inflation. Professional service firms like lawyers, accountants and us thrive on corporate activity. But companies tend to postpone decisions in this climate. There will be a lot of hanging on this year.”Odgers Berndtson is one of the six biggest executive search firms in the world, coming behind larger US rivals such as Korn Ferry and Spencer Stuart. But it is the only UK firm that operates on such a global scale. The firm specialises in filling top jobs in a wide variety of sectors. It placed former City minister Paul Myners on the Marks & Spencer board; installed the governor of the Bank of Ireland, Richard Burrows, as chairman of British American Tobacco; it is in the middle of filling the key spots for the organising committee of the Brazilian Olympics. It performed the same function for the London organising committee.Boggis-Rolfe, a clubbable chap who spent ten years in the army before taking a history degree at Cambridge and then going into recruitment, adds: “Government work held up incredibly well for us last year. Although the coming spending cuts mean that this will fall this year. But so far this year we are beginning to see commercial activity rise.”Boggis-Rolfe started in the industry in the early 1980s at US giant Russell Reynolds. After gaining experience at a number of firms he bought Odgers in 1997, which then employed just 25 people. From early on, he “had a deliberate strategy to have a wide spread of business”.Finding placements in the financial services sector accounts for 20 per cent of the group’s sales, and other high-paying private sector jobs make up another 40 per cent. But 20 per cent of sales come from filling public sector posts, while the remaining 20 per cent of sales come from filling lower paid (under £150,000 a year) public and private sector jobs.When Boggis-Rolfe started off in executive search, he moved in quite a secretive world. But he baulks at that description now. “Virtually every executive has either been contacted by a headhunter, or has used them,” he says. “Now it is almost the case that if you do not use a headhunter to help fill a top job, you may be accused of handing out jobs for the boys.”When the Odgers boss began in the business his desk would be surrounded by scores of rolodexes and business cards, but now computer databases have “transformed the way you gather basic information about people”.The scope of the headhunter has also changed. He says: “When I started we were all generalists. Now it is much more common to specialise. We have a partner here and all he and his team do is recruit chief financial officers. He knows the market and who might be ready to move.”The headhunter says a trustworthy reputation and the ability to access top people is important to the firm.Bottomley has worked for the business since 2005 and now chairs the firm’s board and CEO practice. “Everyone takes her call,” smiles Boggis-Rolfe.However, the firm’s more recent high-profile hire did not work out as well. In 2009 it took Johnny Cameron on as an adviser; he had been head of investment banking at Royal Bank of Scotland when it was bailed out by the government in 2008.But after only a couple of months, Boggis-Rolfe had to let Cameron go after his role came to light and the government threatened to remove Odgers Berndtson from its roster if he remained at the firm.Boggis-Rolfe says: “I think it is important that people who make mistakes are able to redeem themselves. But the marketplace was not ready for his return.”Headhunters typically take up to one third of the first year’s salary of the executive they place in fees. And the individual headhunter responsible will in turn take one third of that as a bonus.At Odgers, teams normally work in units of three or four, made up of a partner, one or two juniors and a researcher. But for Boggis-Rolfe, a key part of how the firm operates is the weekly brainstorm his senior partners have over its current list of mandates.He says: “It’s a chance to share knowledge across the firm, and also it is an opportunity to show off how many key people you know. The answer to filling a post may not lay in one set of contacts. For instance, over the past few years we have recruited a lot of business people to work in the public sector, like Paul Deighton [who moved from European chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs to CEO of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games]. That was a result of our finance, commercial and public sector teams working together.”But executive search firms are often accused of artificially stimulating a corporate jobs merry-go-round and of being inflationary in terms of pay and benefits. Boggis-Rolfe responds: “Workers are free agents who are looking to better their lives. I think what we do makes the market a bit more perfect. We help get more information about good jobs get out, and companies get better applicants to choose from.”On executive pay inflation, he says: “It used to be that in public companies it was hard to find out about salaries. But now there is so much transparency, and it is this feature that has served to push up salaries. But it is undoubtedly true that all moves are inflationary. All movement creates heat.”If Boggis-Rolfe is right about that, he will undoubtedly be hoping that as this year gathers pace, it becomes a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.CV | RICHARD BOGGIS-ROLFEAge: 60Work: Joined the Coldstream Guards in 1970, left as a Major in 1980; director at Russell Reynolds Associates, 1983; Norman Broadbent International, 1984-97; managing director at Norman Broadbent (Hong Kong) 1986; chairman at Barkers Human Resource Advertising, 1992-97; chairman at NB Selection 1995-97, (chief exec 1987-95), group managing director at BNB Resources 1995-97, chairman and chief executive at Odgers Berndtson 1998 Education: Trinity College, Cambridge, MA in history; London Business School.Lives: Gloucestershire; flat in London Hobbies: Horseriding, gardening Sunday 6 February 2011 9:32 pm Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. 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The Rolls-Royce share price is above 100p: what next?

first_imgThe Rolls-Royce share price is above 100p: what next? Image source: Rolls-Royce plc Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | More on: RR center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! In the last six months, the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price has been as low as 40p per share and as high as 140p. Now back above the possibly important psychological marker of 100p, would I add the engineer’s shares to my portfolio?What’s happening with the Rolls-Royce share price?It’s worth noting that although the shares have increased a lot over the last month, over a longer timeframe they’ve performed poorly. In 2018, the shares reached 375p. In early 2014 they were over 400p.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…Even comparing Rolls-Royce to another engineer like Weir Group or Melrose, shows that its share price has underperformed. Weir and Melrose have made gains over the last 12 months, while Rolls-Royce has lost ground.  That could either mean Rolls-Royce could bounce back stronger, or that there are just greater concerns about the company versus other broadly comparable businesses. I fear it may be the latter.Yet the last month has been a bit stronger. This momentum has, I think, more to do with the rotation to value stocks over growth stocks, rather than specifically a vote of confidence in Rolls-Royce itself.More than just a temporary blipCovid only amplified problems that Rolls-Royce had. It wasn’t firing on all cylinders before the pandemic, as I have pointed out before. There were issues with cash flow and its Trent 100 engines, to give just two examples. Neither of these can easily be ignored, they are pretty major problems. Even as Covid fades, and we have a roadmap in the UK out of lockdown, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around the engineer. Its wide-body planes will likely be less in demand for now, even as air travel increases. That’s because I’d suspect most people will likely take short breaks until they feel comfortable flying long-haul again. That means lower demand for bigger planes. The impact of the pandemic will likely hurt its cash flow for years too. This year it’s expected to spend £4.2bn. Turning this situation around will take a lot of management time and require a lot of action, including likely further cost-cutting. Those issues with the Trent 100 engines are still not fully resolved and have been eating up profits even before the pandemic. It’s hard to quantify what impact this has on the firm’s reputation, but it can’t do the brand any good. What could help boost the shares?On the flipside of this gloomy picture we have both short-term and long-term opportunities. In the short term, the share price could benefit from being seen as a Covid recovery share. Longer term, reliable defence income and moving into new emerging technologies, such as modular nuclear reactors, could boost growth and investor sentiment.In the end the simple answer to the question of whether I’d add Rolls-Royce shares to my portfolio is probably not. For me there are other Covid recovery stocks that are better value and that could make for more profitable long-term holdings. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Černá Voda Mountain Lodge / ADR s.r.o. + mar.s architects + An…

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Malá Úpa, Czech Republic Architects: ADR s.r.o., Anna Vildová, mar.s architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: FRANKE, Ikea, JØTUL, TON, Višek joinerySave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusČerná Voda, a small mountain lodge, is situated next to the “old” ski run near the Pomezní Boudy border checkpoint in the Krkonoše mountains.The original lower ski-lift station was replaced with a new wooden structure on the confluence of Kolben and Černá Voda streams, the latter of which the chalet is named after. The owner’s wish was to have a small structure to serve as a lodge for short-term guests of the owner of the nearby Tereza mountain chalet.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe mountain lodge is a wooden structure of approximately 5.3 x 5.6 m, with an adjacent steel structure terrace of approximately 5.3 x 2.5 m. The lodge has a hallway, living room with kitchen facilities, bathroom and a toilet. The sleeping space spans the upper level of a part of the living room and the vestibule, and is accessible via a staircase from the living room. The living room has an open ceiling with exposed rafters; the sleeping space is under protective netting.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceThe mountain lodge is wedged into a steep north-east facing slope of Pomezní hřeben, right next to a stream. The foundations are concrete piers, and the above-ground structure is made of wood. The roof and the side façade is blackened aluminium sheet metal, while the gable walls are clad with blackened wood. The mountain lodge stands alone on a mountain meadow, away from the village of Horní Malá Úpa; it is surrounded by grown trees and shrubs which line the Kolben stream. The large corner window affords a beautiful view of the Malá Úpa river and the surrounding landscape, under the dominant Sněžka peak, the highest mountain in the Czech Republic.Save this picture!© BoysPlayNiceProject gallerySee allShow lessHow The Digital Revolution Will Make Cities Produce Everything They Consume… AgainArticlesA House Near the Great Wall / Jin LeiSelected Projects Share Photographs Černá Voda Mountain Lodge / ADR s.r.o. + mar.s architects + Anna Vildová Czech Republic Save this picture!© BoysPlayNice+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share Černá Voda Mountain Lodge / ADR s.r.o. + mar.s architects + Anna VildováSave this projectSaveČerná Voda Mountain Lodge / ADR s.r.o. + mar.s architects + Anna Vildová “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897580/cerna-voda-mountain-lodge-adr-sro Clipboard ArchDaily 2016 CopyAbout this officemar.s architectsOfficeFollowADR s.r.o.OfficeFollowAnna VildováOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalá ÚpaCzech RepublicPublished on July 09, 2018Cite: “Černá Voda Mountain Lodge / ADR s.r.o. + mar.s architects + Anna Vildová” 09 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs:  BoysPlayNice Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897580/cerna-voda-mountain-lodge-adr-sro Clipboard “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Law firm achieves 27% take-up for payroll giving

first_imgEuropean law firm Wessing Taylor has persuaded 27% of its UK employees to give to charity through their pay, far ahead of the average uptake of 5% staff participation within UK companies.Following annual promotions of the scheme by Workplace Giving UK, participation has increased year on year. Employees now give over £45,000 per annum to a range of UK charities of their choice including the Roald Dahl Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and NSPCC.Payroll giving raised £91 million for good causes in the last financial year, and, according to Workplace Giving UK, is the fastest growing form of tax effective giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Law firm achieves 27% take-up for payroll giving Tagged with: Research / statistics Howard Lake | 21 August 2005 | News 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.last_img read more

E.ON replaces SOURCE fund with Sustainable Energy Fund

first_imgE.ON replaces SOURCE fund with Sustainable Energy Fund Howard Lake | 6 May 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Energy company E.ON has replaced its SOURCE fund with the Sustainable Energy Fund, which is open for applications from community groups across the UK which are seeking funding for sustainable improvement energy projects.Tony Jenkin Jones, Community Relations Executive for E.ON, said: “Previous projects have ranged from a solar panelled water heater for a café at a monkey sanctuary, to a community swimming pool on Islay, Scotland, which uses waste heat from the nearby distillery for warmth.”Applications to the E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund close on 12 June 2009. Advertisement 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.center_img Tagged with: environment Funding  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.eon-uk.com/sustainableenergyfundlast_img read more

Brundidge Council hires engineer for cleanup of blight houses

first_img The Brundidge City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to accept a proposal for the provision of professional services for the City of Brundidge 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. Using the city’s rating system, the council voted for Poly, Inc. of Dothan to provide the necessary engineering services for the CDBG application.The council also voted to authorize Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd to sign all documents related to the execution of the contract pending the award of the 2019 CDBG. Linda Faust, city administrative assistant, said the state can grant up to $350,000 to fund eligible projects. If the grant is approved, the city’s match would be 10 percent. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Next UpAt its previous May 21 meeting, the city council voted to seek combined CDBG funding for the demolition and cleanup of blight throughout the city including residential and commercial property and for water system improvements to replace four-inch water lines with six-inch water lines on three residential streets.In other business, the council was informed by Faust that the relocation of the power lines in the wooded area of Johnson Street is forthcoming. The location of the power lines has caused numerous power outages over the years.Also at its May 21 meeting, the council voted to award the contract for the relocation of the powerlines to Kings Table Powerline Service, Inc. in the amount of $59,186. 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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 By Jaine Treadwell Council Member Margaret Ross, District 3, said she is anxious for the power lines to be moved and for the work needed to alleviate the runoff from the raised bed of Mims Creek to be underway.“The residents in this area have been dealing with standing water in their yards for years,” she said. “We need to get this problem solved. It’s dry now, so it’s time.”Arthur Lee Griffin, mayor pro tem, said six young people have been hired by the city as summer employees. Two are working at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library under the leadership of Theresa Trawick, library director. Two are working at Pike County High School under the leadership of Willie Wright, principal, and two are at Pike County Elementary, under the leadership of Tracey Arnold, principal.Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said his officers are concentrating on patrolling the downtown and residential areas. The State Troopers are working the 55-mph area of Highway 231 and that frees the Brundidge PD to have a greater presence on the city streets. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:57 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2019center_img Davenport said more tickets are being written.“Our mission is to protect and serve,” Davenport said. “Speeding has been noted as a big problem in Brundidge. Writing tickets should slow the traffic in town and in the residential area.The ‘Making Alabama’ Bicentennial Traveling Exhibition will be in Brundidge from June 10 until June 21 at the Pike County High School Arts Center. Hours are 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4 until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other days and times by reservations only. For reservations, call Brundidge City Hall at 334-735-2385.Faust said the Brundidge Independence Day Parade will be Saturday, June 29. Lineup will be at 9 a.m. at the National Guard Armory. It’s a come, get in line kind of parade. Everyone is encouraged to make the Independence Day Parade part of their Fourth of July celebration. Print Article Latest Stories You Might Like Public presentation of jail site evaluations pushed back In May, the Pike County Commission tentatively set June 10 as the meeting that consultant Ken Upchurch would publicly reveal… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Brundidge Council hires engineer for cleanup of blight houses Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

first_imgTARIQ MAHMOOD,—/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — John Walker Lindh was released from prison Thursday after more than 17 years behind bars on charges of providing support to terrorists, a case that captivated Americans and earned him the nickname of the “American Taliban.” Lindh, 38, was the first prisoner brought into a U.S. courtroom to face charges in the War on Terror, following the Sept. 11 attacks. His release comes 2 1/2 years before the completion of his 20-year sentence, which the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons said in a statement is attributed to Lindh’s “good conduct” during his time in prison. On Thursday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the convicted terrorist’s release after a “relatively short sentence.” “I understand he is still threatening the United States of America and still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in that killed a great American and there is something deeply troubling about that,” Pompeo said in an interview on Fox and Friends.Lindh is expected to reside in northern Virginia, outside Washington, and is said by multiple sources to still be radicalized with extremist beliefs.The conditions of Lindh’s release include a demand that he go through mental health counseling, that he not communicate or espouse extremist views and there are several restrictions related to his internet use — including a stipulation that he can only communicate online in English. But Lindh’s release is still not without controversy. Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., released a joint statement Tuesday expressing concern over his release and demanding more information on steps that will be taken to ensure Lindh is not a threat to public safety. “Our highest priority is keeping America safe, secure and free,” they said in the statement. “To that end, we must consider the security and safety implications for our citizens and communities who will receive individuals like John Walker Lindh who continue to openly call for extremist violence.” Shelby had previously said in April that President Donald Trump had told him he opposed Lindh not serving his full sentence, but it’s unclear whether Trump plans to weigh in publicly on the matter. The Department of Justice’s public affairs office did not respond to a request for comment.According to court documents filed in 2002, the government said that Lindh crossed the border from Pakistan to Afghanistan to fight with the Taliban. Lindh stayed in Osama bin Laden’s guest house — eventually meeting and “thanking” the leader of the terrorist organization, court documents said. He trained with 20 other Taliban fighters at a camp in Afghanistan on “weapons, orienteering, navigation, explosives and battlefield combat, which included the use of shoulder weapons, pistols, and rocket-propelled grenades, and the construction of Molotov cocktails,” court documents said.According to court documents, Lindh “swore allegiance to jihad,” and stayed with the Taliban despite knowing that bin Laden carried out the attacks on Sept. 11. He was captured by Northern Alliance fighters after the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. CIA paramilitary officer Johnny “Mike” Spann, 34, was killed in a Taliban prisoner uprising, shortly after questioning the captured Lindh. He was initially charged with conspiracy in Spann’s murder, but those charges were dropped as part of an eventual plea bargain. Spann’s father, Johnny Spann, told ABC News in an interview on Sunday that he objects to Lindh getting out three years early for good behavior.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chicago mom accuses teachers of bullying son before suicide attempt, lawsuit says

first_imgKuzma/iStock(CHICAGO) — Chicago Public School teachers allegedly bullied a fourth grade special-needs student relentlessly before he attempted suicide earlier this year, according to a recent lawsuit.Jamari Dent, 11, tried to hang himself in February after a more than a year of chronic and violent bullying at the hands of students and staff members at two Chicago schools, according to the suit. Jamari, who attended Evers Elementary before transferring to Woodson Elementary, survived the Feb. 18 suicide attempt, but the incident left him with permanent brain damage and other life-threatening injuries.Tierra Black, the young boy’s mother, said he’s still hospitalized and using a ventilator to breath. She said she begged teachers, school officials and the school district to protect her son, but her complaints were ignored.“They were causing the bullying,” Black told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV on Tuesday. “It started with the teachers, what went on with my son. There is no reason my son should be lying in a hospital bed. I asked for help. And I never get it. I never get it.”Doctors said Jamari may need breathing assistance for the rest of his life.The lawsuit, which names the Chicago Board of Education as well as individual staff members as defendants, claims students and teachers repeatedly referred to Jamari as “‘stupid,’ ‘dumb’ and ‘retarded,’ and joked that he would end up at a facility for students with mental disabilities.”On one occasion, a teacher at Evers allegedly called Jamari “dirty” and “nappy-headed” before asking him if his “brillo hair was the reason he couldn’t read” as the classroom erupted with laughter, according to the suit. The same teacher allegedly assaulted Jamari in February 2018, injuring him and causing his mother file a police report against her, the suit said.Black, the boy’s mother, transferred him to Woodson after that incident, but the lawsuit claims the abuse only got worse. She said three teachers physically assaulted him on separate occasions: one teacher allegedly grabbed him by the neck and struck his face, and another allegedly choked him and rammed his head into a wall.“With his and his mother’s continued pleas for relief to teachers and administrators ignored, J.D. saw no other way to stop the pain than to go into his bedroom, close the door, tie a bed sheet around his neck and hang himself on a coat hook,” according to the lawsuit, which identifies the boy only by his initials. “His suicide attempt was the result of over a year of chronic bullying and violent conduct at the hands of teachers and students at Evers Elementary and then Woodson Elementary.”The suit is one of three civil cases against Chicago Public Schools represented by attorney Michael Oppenheimer, who says he plans to file an all-encompassing federal lawsuit against the school district.The district said it launched “a full investigation” into Black’s “highly concerning” claims earlier this year.“The district has no tolerance for adults who harm or fail to protect students,” Chicago Public Schools spokesman Emily Bolton told WLS in a statement. “All allegations of bullying and student harm are taken seriously by the district, and we are fully committed to ensuring all students are supported and adults are held accountable.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more