British bankers ask Hague to help fight Bahrain travel ban

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Sunday 5 September 2010 10:06 pm THREE BRITISH bankers who are banned from leaving Bahrain as part of a financial investigation have called on foreign secretary William Hague to intervene in their case. The three men, along with several others from Ireland and Canada, have been prevented from leaving the Arab state since 2009 while authorities look into the financial activities of Awal Bank, their previous employer.Ex-chief executive Alistair Macleod, ex-chief operating officer Anthony James and former head of operations Cliff Giddings have not been charged with any offence, but officials have rejected nine separate attempts to have the travel ban overturned. The restrictions have had “an extremely serious effect on [the men] personally”, according to the letter sent to Hague by barristers at Matrix Chambers and seen by City A.M. The trio wrote to previous foreign secretary David Miliband but were told he could not intervene with private legal matters. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are aware of the case and are providing consular assistance to three British nationals in Bahrain.” He could not confirm yesterday whether Hague had seen the letter. Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof British bankers ask Hague to help fight Bahrain travel ban last_img read more

A tip for regulators: no risk means no gain

first_imgSunday 7 November 2010 8:25 pm Share KCS-content This time last year, in my first column for City A.M., I cautioned that efforts to restore public confidence in parts of the financial services industry would be a marathon, not a sprint.Now that I approach the finish line marking the end of my tenure as Lord Mayor, I am glad to see the City has taken major strides towards addressing the lessons of the financial crisis.A keenly contested general election, relatively high unemployment and a patchy global economic recovery have made for a difficult political environment over the past year.The industry has nonetheless worked in close partnership with policymakers on macro-prudential reform to examine how we can serve our clients – and ultimately the nation – better. Our task, together with regulators, is to be the best at managing the risks we take. In this light, it is positive that British banks are already well placed to meet their Basel III capital requirements. Regulation and oversight are part of the solution. What the City needs in this area is certainty, clarity and consistency. That is good for business and the country. It is worth remembering, however, that we are actually capitalists. And this means taking risks, because no risk means no gain. A typical response to previous crises has been to increase the number of regulators and reams of regulations. This approach has not worked in the past and nor will it this time. Law and regulation in themselves cannot drive the actions of financial institutions and their staff. That can only come from the culture of individual organisations.This has been a recurring theme during my time in office. I started this year with an event on ethical investing, took part in an event on corporate governance and ethics in the Square Mile, and then hosted a lecture by Stephen Green.And last month, City leaders came together at Mansion House for a debate on how institutions can promote strong internal cultures and engage with the wider community as part of an industry-wide effort to rebuild trust. We must be sensitive to these issues, and others like bonuses. But the City operates in an increasingly competitive international marketplace and policymakers should look to secure consensus with major G20 rivals rather than act in isolation.My overseas business visits as Lord Mayor – 35 cities, in 21 countries – have shown me that the City continues to be held in high esteem globally. We cannot, however, afford to be complacent. The danger is that rapidly developing markets in Asia and Latin America could edge ahead of us if we get reform wrong.So as I prepare to pass on the baton to the 683rd holder of this great office, Alderman Michael Bear, we must continue sprinting towards the line in order to defend the City’s status as a national and international asset.Nick Anstee is Lord Mayor of the City of London by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory A tip for regulators: no risk means no gain Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

I think the Centrica share price could crush the FTSE 100 this year

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head owns shares of Centrica. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I think the Centrica share price could crush the FTSE 100 this year See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images British gas owner Centrica (LSE: CNA) has been one of the worst performers on the FTSE 100 in recent years. The Centrica share price has fallen by more than 75% in five years, underperforming the FTSE 100 and most of the group’s UK utility rivals.I admit that I bought my Centrica shares too soon. But I now believe the company has reached a turning point that could leave the shares looking cheap at current levels. I can see three reasons why Centrica could beat the FTSE this year.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…Sold: the debt is goneOne of the main reasons for Centrica’s share price slump has been the group’s debt levels. They were too high for comfort and it wasn’t completely clear how the company would cut borrowing.This problem was solved at one fell swoop last year when the group announced the sale of its US utility business, Direct Energy, for £2.85bn. This deal was completed on 5 January and Centrica has confirmed it’s receiving net proceeds of £2.7bn. Most of this will be used to reduce net debt, which was £2.8bn at the end of last year.The sale should leave the group with minimal borrowings and a stronger focus on its core UK market. I see this as a good result that makes the stock a more attractive investment.Energy demand recovery in 2021?Demand for Centrica’s oil, gas, and electricity fell in 2020 as the pandemic lockdown cut travel and commercial activity. The company says business electricity demand fell by 30% during the second quarter of 2020, for example.Centrica’s share price slumped along with its profits at the start of last year. But I see this as a temporary problem. I expect to see energy demand recover gradually during the second half of 2021. If I’m right, this should support a recovery in revenue and profits.The group’s oil and gas business, Spirit Energy, should also benefit. This non-core business could finally attract a buyer, after efforts to sell Spirit were put on hold during the pandemic.Centrica share price: growing momentum?Centrica’s latest update indicated that earnings for 2020 would be ahead of expectations. This follows a previous upgrade to broker forecasts in July.When companies start to beat forecasts after a long period of poor performance, this can signal the start of a new trend. In this case, I think Centrica’s share price could perform well if the firm can demonstrate it’s on a sustainable path to growth and regular dividend payments.In my view, the firm’s British Gas business has a great opportunity to build on its well-known brand and become an energy services business. Centrica is already moving in this direction and I think there’s more to come.Right now, Centrica shares trade on just 11 times 2021 forecast earnings, with an expected dividend yield of 3.7%. With debt falling fast and profits on track for a recovery, I think this could look cheap in a year’s time. I plan to hold onto my Centrica stock this year.center_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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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Orange House / archimania

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2833 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography+ 13 Share Photographs Photographs:  Jeffrey Jacobs PhotographyText description provided by the architects. To design a speculative modern home conducive to urban family life, set in a New Urban community on the edge of Downtown Memphis. Save this picture!© Jeffrey Jacobs PhotographyRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaMetal 2.0Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresThe house’s design responds to the pie-shaped site and embraces modern aesthetics while maintaining a similar scale with the surrounding traditional neighborhood development. With only 32 feet of street frontage, the front of the house is dedicated to vehicular and pedestrian access, while the rear is nestled in the trees with views to a small neighborhood pond and walking trail. Save this picture!© Jeffrey Jacobs PhotographyThe house is broken into three primary masses based on use, each rendered in its own material. The front elevation is composed of an orange-clad corrugated metal volume cantilevered over the lower level, clad in cementitious panels. Entry is made between the primary orange mass and secondary mass housing the office, rendered in redwood. Save this picture!© Jeffrey Jacobs PhotographyThe rear mass, a glass-faced two-story component, fronts both an internal courtyard and a rear pond. Its eastern clerestory glass wall is balanced by a western wall of double-height glass covered by an exaggerated overhang. This overhang protects the glass from harsh afternoon sun while structurally supporting a metal grate balcony accessed off of the master suite. Daylight is plentiful within this three-bedroom home that is functional, open, and designed within a tight budget.Save this picture!© Jeffrey Jacobs PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Absolute Towers / MAD ArchitectsArticlesArgyll House & Atelier / D-FormArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  “COPY” 2005 “COPY” Architects: archimania Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officearchimaniaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesMemphis3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on June 12, 2010Cite: “Orange House / archimania” 12 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?橙色住宅 / archimania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 Orange House / archimaniaSave this projectSaveOrange House / archimania United States ArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Memphis, United States Houses Orange House / archimanialast_img read more

Brainstrust appoints fundraiser as CEO

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Brainstrust appoints fundraiser as CEO  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  189 total views,  1 views today The board of trustees at supportive brain tumour charity Brainstrust has appointed the charity’s development director as Chief Executive, a new position at the charity.Will Jones has been with Brainstrust for seven years. He also has advisory roles with Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, and was awarded a Charitycomms ‘Inspiring Communicator’ Award in 2015 for his ability to work effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders.As CEO he will work closely with the charity’s leadership team, including director of services and policy, Dr Helen Bulbeck, who has led the development of Brainstrust’s services since it was founded in 2006.Peter Bulbeck, Brainstrust co-founder and clerk to the trustees, said:“Alongside Brainstrust’s leadership team, Will has played a key role in developing our fundraising and regional supportive presence. He is the ideal person to take on the chief executive role and steer the charity into this new era.”Around 60,000 people in the UK are living with a brain tumour, and more people under 40 die as a result of a brain tumour than from any other form of cancer. Last year the charity raised nearly £750,000: its income has risen by nearly 60% in the past two years.The charity’s trustees have also appointed a new chairman of the board of trustees. Chris Baker, the UK managing director of global technology company Concur was formerly a senior director of Microsoft, and has been a trustee since 2011. Howard Lake | 1 November 2016 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Culver’s Raises Over $100,000 for Local Ag Education

first_img Culver’s Raises Over $100,000 for Local Ag Education SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 28, 2018 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Culver’s Raises Over $100,000 for Local Ag Education A $1 scoop of frozen custard at Culver’s recently went a long way in supporting local agricultural education at various Culver’s restaurants. Culver’s recent “Scoops of Thanks Day” at 650 restaurants around the country involved customers making a $1 donation for a single scoop of frozen custard. The project raised more than $111,000 dollars for local ag education during the one-day event on May 3rd. The fundraiser is a part of the Culver’s “Thank You Farmers” project, which got started in 2013. Up to the May 3rd event, Culver’s had raised more than $1.7 million dollars over that time to support the National FFA Organization, local FFA chapters, as well as various agricultural organizations.A Culver’s press release says, “These young agricultural leaders are our future, and we are so thankful that our guests understand how important it is to support them and their education. A $1 donation may seem small, but when all that generosity adds up, we are able to make a positive difference for so many people across the country.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana NRCS Accepting Applications for Easement ProgramsNext articleGrassley-Conaway Subsidy Feud Escalates Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Details, Details, Details

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News 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. Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Details, Details, Details Darrell Done Dots the ‘I’s By EDDIE RIVERA, Editor Living Section Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 2:41 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Like the buttons on a fine shirt, or the stitching around a silk collar, Pasadena Coldwell Banker Realtor Darrell Done understands the importance of detail.Done worked for many years in the fashion business in a number of capacities—in design and product development for men’s apparel and another 11 years for the late Bullock’s Department store chain in store management and as a buyer.He carried that same attention to detail with him when he began his real estate career.“I tried to put a lot of thought into how I wanted to approach it,” he explained.“I had been the managing director of the US office of a Japanese retail corporation, where I was responsible for budget, planning and store design as well as marketing and advertising, in addition to product. So when I came into real estate, I decided to figure out a way where I could introduce myself from a little bit different point of view.”It was his goal to create an instantly recognizable format and look, and to assimilate into the Pasadena community where he has lived since 1977.“Well before going into real estate I’ve been a part in this community and I knew a lot of people and the different neighborhoods. I felt that I had an advantage of having a sense of these different community areas within Pasadena, like Altadena or San Marino. That was helpful because I didn’t have to really become acclimated to the territory. I simply wanted to figure out how best to approach going into this business.”As a realtor, Done approaches the home buying and selling process more from a “big picture” financial decision, as it is an emotional one.“I basically interview the buyer or seller and try to find out what their goals and priorities are,” he said, “and then once I have those priorities and goals, I sit down and create a plans to help achieve those goals, much like a financial adviser would do. I am trying to determine what is important to the buyer or seller.”Done continued, “I can provide an insight into different neighborhoods. There’s a lot of information that people can get online, but I actually think that you need somebody to put that into perspective relative to what that individual needs or what they are trying to achieve.”The goal, says Done, is to help the client understand the market and to help them decide ultimately what direction that they want to go in.As he explained, “A lot of times people think that they want that thing, but actually they want something else. It’s not that I’m trying to change their mind, but I’m trying to at least present options or things for them to consider and then once they make their decision then I want that to be something they feel comfortable with.”But that’s only part of the complete transaction, as Done continued, saying, “My goal is to minimize the disruptions to their normal daily routine.”“When you go through a major transaction like buying or selling a house it is a completely separate process. If you’re busy at work or have children, or other commitments your normal schedule has to be interrupted to deal with things related to that transaction, said Done.This is where careful planning and preparation comes in to play.“I try to make this part as effortless as possible and I try to anticipate what the transaction will require, whether you’re buying or selling. We know what is going to be needed in advance, and we make sure all of that is taken care of in a timely manner.”In addition to his work handling everyday sales transactions, Done has also taken special training on architectural properties, and has a unique designation as an architectural properties specialist.“We want to make sure that the buyers understand what they buying in advance,” reasons Done.“There are a lot of wonderful, smaller houses in our area designed by noted architects, but to understand why an architect-designed house is more unique and special than another, you have to understand what you’re looking at,” he says, comparing his knowledge of architects to the knowledge of a classic car expert.“You have to really understand the history of Mercedes, or Bugatti to know the history and understand what you’re looking at,” he continued, “and so the architectural properties division is one area where I’m a specialist,” thus making his work all the more valuable for his various clients. In fact, he is one of a select few architectural properties specialists in his office.“A specialist for architectural properties can create a special advertising campaign using special vehicles that will give their home a more special and unique exposure when you’re selling the property,” Done explained.Whether a craftsman jewel or a starter condo, every transaction is unique, Done emphasizes, and it’s the details that make all the difference.Darrell Done, Previews Estates Director is at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 388 S Lake Ave Pasadena. (626) 844-2255; (626) 354-3551 Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Waterloo Street, Derry closed due to ongoing incident

first_img Pinterest Waterloo Street, Derry closed due to ongoing incident Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – June 15, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further center_img WhatsApp Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Waterloo Street area of Derry has been closed due to an ongoing incident.Police are currently in attendance.No further details are known. Facebook Previous articlePublic meeting to be held to discuss mast in RameltonNext articleProgramme for Government agreed News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

State historical society questions structures set for removal

first_imgThe City of Brundidge has received a Community Development Block Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs that will include the removal of several delapidated structures within the city limits.However, three of those structures have been called into question by the Alabama Historical Commission.Britt Thomas, city mamager, said anytime such a grant is submitted the structures must be approved by the Alabama Historical Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers and others. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen State historical society questions structures set for removal Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img Print Article Sponsored Content “The state historical commission has asked for additional information on three structures included in the grant application,” Thomas said. “We don’t know what the historical commission’s interest is and we have not responded yet. We were given 75 days to respond and we’ll hit this hard in January.”Two of the structures are houses that are abandoned and delapidated. The other is a block structure on Veterans Blvd. that has been vacated for a long period of time and is disrepair.Thomas said the block building was, at one time, a grocery store that served a large segment of the community and probably dates back to the 1930s.Hattie Flowers, a local nonagenarian, said that her family moved from out on Shiloh Road to Brundidge in 1935. “And, I can’t say for sure but I believe that the store was there,” she said. “So, it’s been there a mighty long time. I can remember back in the 1960s when Will J. Flowers ran a little ol’ grocery store there. A lot of people bought their groceries there because he sold on time. You could still eat if you didn’t have the money to pay right then. Mr. Tom Conner had the same kind of grocery store down on the railroad track behind the Caldwell cotton gin. You don’t see those kinds of grocery stores around much anymore, especially in town.”Thomas said the historical significance of the block store could be that it is a holdover from the past. However, he said the signifiance of the houses could possibly be in the type of materials used, including slate roofing. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Officers give back through FOP Law enforcement officers in Pike County pledge to protect and serve the community where they live, but for some officers,… read morelast_img read more

African-American mural vandalized with swastikas; police treating as hate crime

first_imgKABC(NEW YORK) —  An African-American mural in Los Angeles has been vandalized with swastikas in an act the Los Angeles Police Department said it’s treating as a hate crime.The white swastikas were painted over the faces of four female figures from the Black Panther movement, part of the “Our Mighty Contribution” mural in the city’s Crenshaw District.The vandalism was reported Thursday, said LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein.“We are currently asking the public for any information they may have about the incident,” Rubenstein told ABC News Friday via email. “If anyone does have information they are encouraged to call Southwest Detectives.”Besides Black Panthers, “Our Mighty Contribution” depicts other African-American icons through history, from including Martin Luther King Jr. to Louis Armstrong to Harriet Tubman, political consultant Jasmyne Cannick told ABC News.“In 2002 a group of about 12 artists got together and painted what is there now,” she said.“The wall in the community is pretty well known. It’s been featured in a lot of music videos, a lot of movies,” she said, and it’s “always been sort of an unwritten rule with taggers and gang members that that wall is hands off.”“In a city that gets tagged on a regular basis, it’s amazing that all of these years, for the most part, it has not been bothered,” Cannick said.One of mural’s artists has cleaned off the swastikas, Cannick said.“I really want this investigated. I really think the community deserves to know who did this,” she said. “For a police department that prides itself on solving cases from 50 and 60 years ago, this should be pretty easy to crack.”News of the vandalism comes one week after another alleged hate crime in the city.On Nov. 23 a driver allegedly spewed “hateful remarks regarding Jewish heritage” at two Jewish men after they left their synagogue, according to Los Angeles police. The driver then allegedly tried to plow into them on the street, police said.The men were not hurt and the suspect was taken into custody.“Hate in America is on the rise,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michael Moore told reporters Monday as he announced the suspected driver’s arrest.“That has to change,” Moore said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more