Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

East African Breweries Limited ( 2008 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2008 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2008 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrange County GovernmentPickleball Previous articleSummer Travel Series: Sintra Village, the Portuguese Fairy TaleNext articleFlorida occupational licensing rollback stymied in Senate panel Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County NewsroomIf you ask people if they have “picked up the paddle” lately, odds are they will think you are referring to ping pong or cricket. However, across the United States, and in Orange County, pickleball is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports. According to the USA Pickleball Association, an estimated 3.1 million people indulge in the sport, which can be best described as a fusion of badminton, tennis, and ping pong.Orange County Parks & Recreation Division has been accommodating residents’ desire to play pickleball since 2016 when it added lines to the tennis courts in Warren Park, the roller hockey rink in Barber Park and the gym floor of South Econ Recreation Center.In 2019, pickleball was added to the adult fitness center membership at Barnett Park and the Goldenrod, Meadow Woods, Silver Star, South Econ, and West Orange Recreation Centers. Parks & Recreation’s first dedicated pickleball courts are slated for construction at Downey Park in 2021.“Our goal is to provide activities in our parks and recreational space that people enjoy, and that’s what we’re doing with pickleball,” said Matt Suedmeyer, manager of Orange County Parks & Recreation.East Orlando resident Luiz Vazquez, 76, began playing the sport in 2004 when his brother introduced him to it, but not seriously until 2010. Vazquez plays several times a day at various pickleball locations at Orange County Parks & Recreation.“The sport is great exercise and is growing leaps and bounds in popularity,” he asserted. “Many pickleball players are former tennis and/or racquetball players and take up the sport because it’s easier on your joints, it doesn’t put that much stress on your body and you can play it indoors.”Dave Vander Weide, a volunteer who leads Greater Orlando Pickleball, affirms once you learn the basics, you can thoroughly enjoy the game.“Pickleball is an excellent social activity due to the intimate size of the court,” he explained. “It can also be a highly competitive game for those who enjoy a challenge, and it satisfies many diverse attitudes regarding a desire for exercise and an active lifestyle.”For more information on where you can play pickleball in Orange County, visit cutline: Pickleball regulars at Orange County Parks & Recreation’s South Econ gym. The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

End war in Ukraine!

first_imgWashington backs bombing on Russian borderJune 8 — Ukraine’s far-right government, backed by Washington, launched a new military offensive against the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics on the night of June 2 through June 3.The Donbass people’s militia responded quickly, first sending Kiev’s forces scurrying in panic and then digging in for the hard battle for control of Marinka, a city southwest of Donetsk’s capital, against a Ukrainian military increasingly funded by the U.S. and armed with NATO weaponry.“In the course of [the June 3] fighting and shelling of Marinka and suburban areas of Donetsk, 15 to 20 civilians were killed and dozens injured,” military analyst Colonel Cassad reported on his blog. “Overall, this is the bloodiest day of the war since the end of the battle of Debaltsevo, when the Ukrainian Army suffered huge losses trying to escape.”Donetsk Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin reported that 20 militia were killed and 100 wounded. Meanwhile, some 400 Ukrainian troops were killed, said Donetsk head Alexander Zakharchenko. Sixty pieces of Ukrainian military equipment were destroyed, including four artillery batteries. (, June 5)Though initially centered near Marinka, fighting has now spread across the entire “contact line” between Ukraine and the Donbass republics — the buffer zone established by the Minsk 2 ceasefire agreement of February.The latest attack by the Kiev junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists comes after a month of steadily growing ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian military, mostly through indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets — including the destruction of the home of 11-year-old Katya Tuv in Gorlovka on May 26. Katya and her father were killed; her young brother was injured; her mother Anna was gravely wounded, losing her arm.Warnings ignoredIt was from the vicinity of Marinka that Ukrainian occupation forces launched many deadly artillery attacks targeting Gorlovka, Donetsk city, and other residential areas.For weeks, the anti-fascist militias in Donetsk and Lugansk had warned of the quickening buildup of Kiev’s military forces in the region, including heavy weaponry expressly forbidden by the ceasefire agreement.And for weeks, political leaders of Donbass shouted to the world that new provocations would likely coincide with a major meeting of the European Union powers, timed to help Washington gets it way with pursuing the war and extending sanctions against the Russian Federation.The embattled people of Donbass, the primarily Russian-speaking mining region formerly part of southeastern Ukraine, took to the streets in late May to protest Kiev’s continuing war crimes. They recognized that the Tuv murders were the beginning of a new phase of the war that began in April 2014 and has officially claimed 6,400 lives — but far more by most estimates.The corporate media ignored all the warnings, while U.S. State Department officials denied Kiev’s continuous violations of the ceasefire.On cue, Ukraine President Peter Poroshenko addressed the Rada (parliament) June 5, claiming that there were more than 9,000 Russian troops in 14 tactical groups on Ukrainian territory.“I wonder how he counted them?” was the caustic response of Donetsk leader Zakharchenko. “The Ukrainian president’s talent is unique. It is very difficult to hide 9,000 troops of the Russian Armed Forces, not only from the [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe], but also from us. …“If there were 9,000 [Russian forces] here, I wouldn’t be explaining what happened in Krasnogorovka or Marinka. We would talk about [fighting in] Kiev or Kharkov.” (, June 5)G7 wine and dine, Donbass people dieThe occasion for Poroshenko’s bombastic speech was the Rada’s adoption of a law allowing “admission of the armed forces of other states on the territory of Ukraine” for “international peacekeeping and security.”The junta has repeatedly called for U.N. or NATO “peacekeepers” to help put down the popular resistance in Donbass.Previously, the presence of an international military force required adoption of a special law initiated by the president stipulating the length of the stay. Under the new law, no additional legal authorization is required and the length of stay is indefinite.The law also states that “potential carriers of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction are permitted … for short-term accommodation.” (, June 5)Lugansk chief negotiator Vladislav Danego pointed out that the law is also meant to justify the presence of foreign troops that are “already operating in Ukraine. There are some 20,000, primarily from Hungary and Poland,” he told Interfax news agency, in addition to mercenaries from the U.S. and other countries.U.S. President Barack Obama declared at the meeting of the Group of 7 imperialist countries the need to “stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine” — ignoring the fact that his administration and Congress engineered the right-wing coup that deposed the legally elected government of Ukraine in February 2014 as a step toward expanding NATO military power to Russia’s western border. (Sputnik News, June 7)Here’s a sample of what was happening in Donbass while Obama and other heads of the G7 — the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan — met at a luxury hotel in Bavaria, Germany, June 6-7, to discuss how to punish Russia.The people of Telmanovo mourned at the funeral of 4-year-old Vanya Nesteru, killed by Ukrainian shelling on June 5. ( Kiev tanks attacked the village of Oktyabrsky, shelling a nine-story apartment building, where a resident had his leg blown off. (LifeNews, June 7)Gennady Moska, Kiev’s appointed “governor” of Lugansk, gave the order to turn off the water supply to the Lugansk People’s Republic, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without water. (, June 6)“Heavy fights are in progress all over the frontline from Mariupol to Lugansk,” reported New Russia Press June 7, citing Shyrokyne, Sahanka, Gorlovka, Marinka, Spartak, Pesky, Donetsk city, Donetsk Airport, Bahmutka and Shchastya.Preparing for war, not peaceFighting continued June 8 around Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mariupol, while tanks and artillery shelled Shirokino, according to June 8, Donetsk Deputy Defense Minister Basurin said Ukraine “keeps bringing up heavy artillery to the contact line,” including multiple rocket launcher systems. “Fortifications have already been built on the highway between Konstantinovka and Dzerzhynsk, which block civilian traffic.” (Novorossia Today)In addition, Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko signed a law authorizing martial law “in case of armed aggression or threat of attack, threat for Ukraine’s independence or territorial integrity” — all buzzwords that have been previously used to justify the war against Donbass. Provisions of the law include “forced settlement of citizens of a foreign country that threatens to attack or conduct aggression against Ukraine,” a threat that has frequently been levied against residents of Donbass. (TASS, June 8)Perhaps most ominous, though, was Poroshenko’s signing a law June 8 cancelling all military agreements with Russia in relationship to Transnistria, a breakaway region of Moldova, Ukraine’s southern neighbor, where 1,200 Russian peacekeeping troops are stationed.Along with the appointment of former Georgian President and U.S. stooge Mikhail Saakashvili as governor of the Odessa region and a reported buildup of Ukrainian military forces there, the voiding of military agreements signals plans afoot to provoke Moscow on a second front to further Washington’s plans for NATO expansion, destruction of independent Donbass and regime change in Russia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Class of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCU

first_imgA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ryann Booth Previous articleTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacksNext articleAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Ryann Booth Linkedin Academics at TCU Ryann Booth Posting with a passion: TCU student builds loyal following with Instagram blog TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Ryann Booth + posts Linkedin Twitter NewsCampus NewsGraduationTop StoriesClass of 1971 celebrates 50 year graduation anniversary and reflects on time at TCUBy Ryann Booth – May 4, 2021 550 ReddIt print Facebook Ryann Booth Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Ryann Booth Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

Global Endoscopy Market in 2020 – Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry –

first_img Twitter Global Endoscopy Market in 2020 – Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry – Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Endoscopy Market, 2020” report has been added to’s offering. Globally, the demand for minimally invasive surgeries is trending upward at a quick pace, so consequently the demand for innovative endoscopy devices used in these procedures is anticipated to surge in the mid-to-long term. Moreover, health systems will be forced to clear the backlogs of “elective surgeries” that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the amount of surgeries involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, urology, and gynecology will flood healthcare systems once the world recovers from the pandemic, thus leading to increased use of endoscopy devices. Because minimally invasive surgeries substantially reduce a patient’s time in hospital and minimize post-operative complications, this approach is preferred by both patients and doctors. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued safety recommendations to use partially or fully-disposable duodenoscopes; that, in addition to the awareness COVID-19 created about infection prevention have boosted the development of single-use duodenoscopes and endoscopes. The FDA’s recommendation is based on the fact that certain endoscope devices come with complicated designs and hard-to-clean components, which pose contamination risk from one patient to another if not correctly reprocessed and sterilized. To supply innovative endoscopic technologies, leading market players aim to differentiate themselves with disruptive breakthroughs and distinctive market expansion strategies. Novel endoscope types are gaining increased attention, such as capsule administered, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered, and robotic-assisted. These advancements effectively propel the global endoscopy devices market by setting new standards of care delivery and enhanced patient health outcomes. This research indicates that the global endoscopy market, which is currently crowded by traditional rigid and reprocessed endoscopes, will soon experience a major shift toward flexible single-use devices. The technological innovations are expected to introduce major transformation to the market and create new standards of safety, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and enhanced quality of care. In a field of more than 70 global industry participants, the publisher independently plotted the top 13 companies in this analysis. The RadarT reveals the market positioning of each company using its Growth and Innovation scores as highlighted in the RadarT methodology. The document presents competitive profiles on each of the companies based on their strengths, opportunities, and market positioning. We discuss strategic market imperatives and the competitive environment that vendors operate in as well as make recommendations for each provider to spur growth. Key Topics Covered: 1. Strategic Imperative and Growth EnvironmentStrategic ImperativeGrowth Environment 2. The RadarTThe RadarT: Global Endoscopy MarketThe RadarT: Competitive Environment 3. Companies to ActionOlympus CorporationBoston ScientificKarl Storz-EndoskopeMedtronic plc.Ambu A/SFujifilm HealthcareSmith & Nephew, Inc.Stryker CorporationB. BraunConMed CorporationPENTAX MedicalAuris HealthCapsoVision, Inc. 4. Strategic Insights 5. Next Steps: Leveraging The RadarT to Empower Key StakeholdersSignificance of Being on The RadarTThe RadarT Empowers the CEO’s Growth TeamThe RadarT Empowers InvestorsThe RadarT Empowers CustomersThe RadarT Empowers the Board of Directors 6. The RadarT AnalyticsThe RadarT: Benchmarking Future Growth PotentialLegal Disclaimer For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FDA SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 06:44 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 06:44 AM WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleAtlético sticking to match-by-match approach to stay aheadNext articleCanada Goose Reports Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Under What Law Is ‘Unilateral’ Notice Issued?: Allahabad Asks UP Govt In Ex-IPS Darapuri’s Plea For Quashing Notice To Recover Public Loss From Anti-CAA Protest [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesUnder What Law Is ‘Unilateral’ Notice Issued?: Allahabad Asks UP Govt In Ex-IPS Darapuri’s Plea For Quashing Notice To Recover Public Loss From Anti-CAA Protest [Read Order] Akshita Saxena11 July 2020 8:58 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the UP Government to explain under what law it had issued a “unilateral” notice to former IPS officer SR Darapuri, seeking to recover damage caused to public and private property during anti-CAA protests last year. The single bench of Justice Rajan Roy has asked the Yogi-Adityanath led Government in the state to “satisfy” the court as to…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 Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the UP Government to explain under what law it had issued a “unilateral” notice to former IPS officer SR Darapuri, seeking to recover damage caused to public and private property during anti-CAA protests last year. The single bench of Justice Rajan Roy has asked the Yogi-Adityanath led Government in the state to “satisfy” the court as to the existence of such a provision in law, when the alleged incident occurred. The Lucknow administration had issued recovery notices to Darapuri and around 50 others, in connection with the damage caused to public and private property during anti-CAA protests in the city on December 19, 2019. The notice issued to Darapuri seeks to recover a sum of Rs. 64.37 lakh failing which the administration may confiscate his properties and realize the said amount by public auction. While hearing a challenge to this notice, the court ordered the Government to, “satisfy the Court as to under what authority of law the impugned citation for recovery of Rs. 6437637.00 has been issued to the petitioner and whether on the date of alleged incident there was any provision of law permitting such recovery, that too unilaterally, without any notice or opportunity of hearing.” The matter will come up for hearing on July 14. The Supreme Court had also in January this year, issued notice to the government on a writ petition filed to quash the notices issued by the administration to recover public losses allegedly caused by persons protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The said case relates to power of the state Government to issue recovery notices vis-à-vis the Supreme Court’s verdict in In Re: Destruction of Public and Private Properties v. Govt. of Appellant, (2009) 5 SCC 212, as per which the onus of assessment of damages and recovery from the accused lies on High Courts of every State. Earlier this year, the UP government had promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Public and Private Property Damages Recovery Ordinance, 2020, to recover damages from any person/ miscreant causing damage to any private/ public property during protests/ demonstrations/ hartal/ bundh/ riots/ public commotion. Case Details: Case Title: Sarwan Ram Darapuri v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: Misc. Single No. 10673/2020 Quorum: Justice Rajan Roy Appearance: Advocates Nitin Kumar Mishra and Kamlesh Kumar Singh (for Petitioner); Addl. CSC Ran Vijay Singh (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

A TRUE PATRIOT: WWII vet Max Thrash recounts military service

first_img He has ridden in the annual “Fourth of July” parade several times but this time will be special. He will ride to represent the “Greatest Generation” whose numbers are dwindling at a rapid rate. There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during WWII. As of 2016, an estimated 620,000 American veterans from the war werestill alive.Thrash knows that his life could have ended on battlefields in some far away lands. Perhaps, he accepted that, even when he was seated in a theater in Bibb City near Columbus, Georgia on December 7, 1941.“At the picture show, they announced that Pearl Harbor had been bombed and instructed all soldiers to return to base,” Thrash said. “I was working at Swift Cotton Mill but I went in Monday morning and turned in my time.” Latest Stories At age 96, Thrash’s heart still beats with the same patriotic passion that it did when he was a 20-year-old soldier lying wounded on Normandy beach with mortar shells exploding all around him, too afraid to even pray.“But I’d leave again tomorrow, if I had to,” he said. “A man would be a fool not to fight for his country.”Thrash will be honored for his service to his country as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Independence Day Parade in Brundidge on Saturday. Print Article World War II veteran Max Thrash will be honored as the Grand Marshal of the Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday in Brundidge. Thrash received a Purple Heart for the injuries he received during the Invasion of Normandy. Thrash is a true patriot. He flies the AmericanFlag at his home each day to honor America and its veterans of all wars. You Might Like Email the author A TRUE PATRIOT: WWII vet Max Thrash recounts military service The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:05 am Thursday, June 22, 2017 Waiting game: Ponytails ready to play for a championship The Troy Ponytails have had a long time to wait for their rematch with Geneva in the district championship game,… read morecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Thrash realized that it was only a matter of time before he was “called up.” He came back home to Pike County to work on the farm until Uncle Sam needed him.“I got the last of the peanuts in around lunchtime on Saturday and I was on my way to the Army Monday morning,” he said. “Hobo Ray, Rip Ray and Lenny Ellis were on the bus with me. I didn’t get to come back home for three years.”Thrash was trained as a cook but he could shoot better than the other soldiers so he eventually became a number one machine gunner with the Army’s 1st Infantry Division Big Red One.“The number one machine gunner is the soldier that pulls the trigger,” he said.Thrash was among the Allied fighting forces during the invasion of Sicily.“We fought all the way across Sicily,” he said. “One time we got pinned down on Castle Hill No. 1 for four days before we were able to take ’em.”The fighting in Sicily was fierce and the causalities far too many but Thrash could not begin to envision what was ahead on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.He had never heard of Normandy but it’s a name he’ll never forget.“The troop ships were way out in the channel and we got on landing crafts to go hit the beaches,” Thrash said. “On the way in, it was ‘Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!’ mortar shells were exploding all around us. When we landed, I took off running. But my right foot was still in the water when a mortar shell hit me in my left ankle. I laid on the beach for a long time before I saw a medic and crawled to him.”The medic did what he could for Thrash but he could not ease the pain of the death he was seeing on the beach.“You could have walked 10 miles on dead bodies,” Thrash said. “I can’t ever get rid of the sight.”Thrash was put on a small boat taking injured soldiers to the hospital ship but the craft was hit by mortar shells and capsized.“All I could do was try to swim back to the beach,” he said. “It was a long, hard swim and I thought I wouldn’t make it. Then, I saw a piling sticking up out of the water. I reached for a copper wire hanging from the piling but before I grabbed it, I saw a mortar shell on top. I would have blown myself up if I had pulled on that wire.”With God’s help, Thrash made it back to the beach but was again hit by a shell, this time in the left hip.“I didn’t think I would make it out of there,” he said. “But prayer got me out and back home.”Thrash knows that he was a lucky and blessed man. He fought his way through many battles, pulling the trigger of his machine gun, not knowing what marks those shells hit. He saw many men die and he looked death in the face himself.“I don’t know how the enemy got to me and put a barrel in my face,” he said. The first machine gunner carries a pistol and somehow I pulled my pistol and shot before he did. But I saw his face.”And it’s that face that Thrash sometimes sees in what he calls nightmares. Sometimes it’s the footsteps of the enemy on the road that he hears. Sometimes it’s the moaning and crying of the soldiers dying on the beaches of Normandy.Thankfully, the nightmares don’t come that often, he said. But every day, he experiences a sense of pride in having served his country and gives thanks for the opportunity to live in America, “the home of the brave and the land of the free.” Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The rain had stopped.Max Thrash struggled to snap the bent flagpole. He then placed the American Flag in its bracket.Thrash, a World War II veteran, honors his country every day by flying the American Flag at his home in the Tennille Community.  He would fly the flag at night, except he has no way to shine light upon it. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Woman claims ex-NBA star raped her during her sophomore year at Duke

first_imgFebruary 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Woman claims ex-NBA star raped her during her sophomore year at Duke Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The same woman who has accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says that former N.B.A player Corey Maggette raped her 20 years ago when the two were both students at Duke University.Meredith Watson, the second woman to come forward with claims of sexual assault against Fairfax, says that she reported the alleged incident involving Maggette to school officials, who she says did not act on the information.An attorney for Watson, Nancy Erika Smith, confirmed the claim to ABC News in a statement. The incident and claim were first reported by the New York Times.ABC News has reached out to representatives for Maggette, who attended Duke for one year and played in the N.B.A for 14 years, but have not yet received a response.In a statement given to the New York Times, Maggette denied Watson’s claim.“It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations,” Maggette wrote. “I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge.”Fairfax has also denied the claims made against him by Watson.“I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation. It is demonstrably false. I have never forced myself on anyone ever,” Fairfax wrote in a statement released last week after Watson’s accusation became public.Whitney Burak, a spokesperson for Fox Sports, where Maggette is now a basketball commentator, issued a statement to ABC News responding to the claims against Maggette.“FOX Sports takes allegations of misconduct seriously, and we are looking into the matter. We have no further comment at this time,” Burak said.Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke University issued a statement on Monday saying, “We are in the process of gathering information to determine what policies and procedures were in place during the time period in which these events are alleged to have occurred and whether they were activated and followed. We are not able to provide further information or comment on any individual at this time.”In Facebook messages obtained by ABC News, Watson communicated with a friend, whose identity has been redacted, about the alleged incidents involving Fairfax and Maggette. The Facebook Messenger communications are dated March 19, 2017.Watson sent a link to an article about Fairfax’s 2017 campaign for lieutenant governor of Virginia to the friend, with an accompanying message that read: “This is absolutely disgusting! This dude raped me.”When the friend questioned why she didn’t report it, she responded: “You know I didn’t report it after how the university responded when I reported Corey Maggette…but he told me he [Fairfax] did it on purpose bcuz of what Corey did and bcuz he knew I’d be too scared to do anything about it.”ABC News also reached out to R. Stanton Jones, a childhood friend of Watson’s, who confirmed that Watson told him about the alleged rape involving Maggette in the summer of 2001 when the two were home for the summer from college.While this is the first accusation to surface against Maggette, Fairfax was also accused of sexual assault by another woman, Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California.Tyson, who is scheduled to speak tonight at sexual violence symposium at Stanford University on Tuesday evening, says that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004 when the two of them attended the Democratic National Convention in Boston.Fairfax says the encounter was consensual.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more