Intralot revenue and profit decline continues into Q3

first_imgCasino & games Intralot revenue and profit decline continues into Q3 Lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has once again reported a year-on-year decline in quarterly revenue, with the total for the three months to 30 September falling 5.4%. Regions: Europe LATAM US Central and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Bulgaria Turkey Greece Italy Argentina New Hampshire 2nd December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has once again reported a year-on-year decline in quarterly revenue, with the total for the three months to 30 September falling 5.4%.Reported consolidated revenue for the third quarter of Intralot’s financial year fell to €177.5m (£151.6m/$195.5m), with each quarter for 2019 to date falling below 2018’s figures.In Q3, this decline was blamed on forex headwinds hitting revenue from Argentina, while the revised payout strategy for its Bulgarian sports betting operating continued to result in lower revenue from the market.Turkish revenue also fell, as a result of its Inteltek joint venture with telecommunications giant Turkcell losing the contract to operate the Iddaa sport betting monopoly.However, Intralot added, this was partially offset by increased US sales, aided by the start of a new contract to power the Illinois State Lottery. It also reported an improved sports betting performance in the Netherlands, where it provides technology to Nederlandse Loterij.On a constant currency basis, however, Intralot noted that even including the negative €12.1m FX impact from Argentina, revenue would have been up marginally at €189.6m.Revenue was derived largely from licensed operations in Q3 – ie, B2C activity – which accounted for €110.0m or 62% of the total, followed by technology supply contracts, which made up €53.3m (30%). A further €14.2m (8% of revenue) came from game management contracts.Cost of sales declined 2.1% during the quarter to €150.6m, which left a gross profit of €26.9m, down 20.2% year-on-year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation fell to €20.1m, predominantly due to the Turkish operations being discontinued, and increased marketing expenses related to its Bilyoner sports betting agent.While Intralot recorded an additional €3.7m in other income, this was wiped out by other expenses, including €18.2m in administrative costs and €9.0m in selling expenses, both up year-on-year. Research and development costs increased to €742,000 with other operating expenses climbing to €3.7m.Coupled with lower profits, this led to a €1.1m loss before interest and tax, compared to a €12.3m profit for the prior year. Once finance-related costs including interest payments of €13.4m and a foreign exchange gain of €1.8m (down from €6.3m in Q3 2018) were factored in, Intralot’s operating loss for the quarter stood at €4.4m.After tax of €3.1m was paid, the company’s total loss from continuing and discontinuing operations stood at €7.5m.Heading into the end of Q3 and beyond, Intralot made significant progress on disposing of non-core assets, agreeing the sale of its stake in Hellenic Lotteries to OPAP for €20.0m on 18 September. This was followed by the sale of its stake in Italian operator Gamenet to private equity firm Apollo Global Management for €78.0m, for which the transaction is awaiting regulatory sign-off to be completed.Furthermore, its US subsidiary Intralot Inc was awarded a contract to provide sports betting technology to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, which will see it roll out its solutions to more than 1,300 retailers in the state early next year.Group chairman and chief executive Sokratis Kokkalis said this would boost the operator’s cash position and reduce its net debt, with the benefits to be recorded in its 2019 results.This new contract and asset disposals were two key elements of it three-pronged approach to returning the business to growth, alongside reducing costs. Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Occam Direct offer Web-buyers list

Howard Lake | 30 October 2000 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Occam Direct Marketing is to manage the Razorcuts Buyers list for list rental. The 25,000 names have all bought a custom CD from the Razorcuts’ Web site, so are known online purchasers.Contact Occam Direct Marketing Ltd. Visit UK Fundraising’s directory of other direct marketing suppliers. Occam Direct offer Web-buyers list Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Selfie campaign to raise funds for sight loss prevention

first_img  125 total views,  1 views today Vision Direct and Fight for Sight have launched a summer campaign aimed at raising awareness of the effects of UV rays on sight and funds for research into sight loss prevention.The #ThinkUV asks people to post a selfie-style photo of themselves wearing their sunglasses to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag.Vision Direct has pledged to donate £3 to Fight for Sight for every customer that takes part in the #ThinkUV challenge from 1st August until 16th September 2016. For the duration of the campaign £3 from every pair of sunglasses Vision Direct sells will also be donated to the charity. Participants also have the chance to win a £300 Amazon voucher and a free pair of sunglasses from Vision Direct. People also have the option of donating by texting THUV16 £3 to 70070, or of giving to £10 at a time by altering the donation amount.Ashley Mealor, director of marketing at Vision Direct, said:“Sight is the sense people are most afraid of losing and through supporting charities like Fight for Sight we can help to fund new treatments to restore vision.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 5 August 2016 | News Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas selfie social media About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Selfie campaign to raise funds for sight loss preventionlast_img read more

Supreme Court rejection of military tribunals at Guantanamo hailed as a victory for the law

first_img News News Receive email alerts Organisation June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court rejection of military tribunals at Guantanamo hailed as a victory for the law NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States News United StatesAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomed the decision of the US Supreme Court declaring illegal the military tribunals which were due to try prisoners detained by the US military at the Guantanamo military base.The press freedom organisation hailed the decision as a victory for law, which would perhaps mark a first step towards release for Sami Al-Haj, a Sudanese cameraman of the Qatari-based al-Jazeera TV, who has been held there without charge since 13 June 2002. “This decision is of crucial importance in that it will not allow any country to get round international law, in this case the Geneva Conventions on prisoners of war. However we fear that the Congress, which will now decide on the legal framework for the Guantanamo detainees, which will in turn contradict the Supreme Court.“In providing this triumph of law over injustice, the top jurisdiction has implicitly condemned the judicial and humanitarian scandal which Guantanamo represents. We hope that in future this decision, which will not unfortunately lead to the closure of the camp, will at least force the US authorities to urgently release Sami Al-Haj, held for no reason for four years,” it said.The federal Supreme Court voted five to three on 29 June, saying that President George W. Bush had “exceeded his powers” and “violated the Geneva Conventions on prisoners of war” by setting up military tribunals to try those whom the US Administration calls “enemy combatants.”The decision follows an appeal by Salim Hamdan, a former driver for Osama Bin Laden, who was arrested in Afghanistan in November 2001 and charged with “plotting against the United States” in July 2003 by a military tribunal. The accused contested the emergency procedure that was put in place after the 11 September attacks without the backing of Congress.As soon as the Supreme Court ruling was given, the US Senate presented a first draft of a new law to provide a legal framework for the Guantanamo prisoners. The study, drawn up by Arlen Specter (Republican, Pennsylvania), chairman of the upper chamber judicial committee, would officially allow the US president to set up “army exemption tribunals” to try detainees at a first hearing and on appeal.The Senate’s draft would put in place, in addition to these army exemption tribunals, two new special jurisdictions, one to decide within 30 days if a prisoner is an “enemy combatant” and comes under the Geneva Conventions, the other responsible for reviewing every six months whether a prisoner should be sent back to his own country.Guantanamo currently holds 440 prisoners including the Sudanese al-Jazeera cameraman Sami Al-Haj, arrested by Pakistani security forces on the Afghan border in December 2001 and handed over to the US Army in January 2002. The journalist is suspected of being an “enemy combatant” on the basis that he had entered Afghan territory illegally in October 2001 at the time of US air strikes, that he allegedly ran a website supporting terrorism, that he was allegedly involved in arms-trafficking and that he interviewed Osama Bin Laden. There was no investigation and no witnesses to back up the accusations.Al-Haj, who has throat cancer and has been denied treatment and contact with his family, has told his British lawyer, Clive A. Stafford Smith, that he has been interrogated 130 times since the start of his imprisonment. The interrogation sessions designed to get him to confess to links between al-Jazeera and al-Qaeda, were punctuated with torture and threats against his family. Finally, the journalist told his lawyer in April that he had thought about suicide.The London-based Reprieve, which provides free legal representation to 36 Guantanamo Bay detainees, welcomed the 29 June Supreme Court ruling. “The Bush administration has tried to say the men have no rights, have no access to the courts, have no power to challenge the fact that they have been held for over four years without charge, without trial. The Supreme Court rejected that stance once and for all”, said senior counsel Zachary Katznelson. Reporters Without Borders hails the Supreme Court decision on 29 June that military tribunals intended to try Guantanamo Bay detainees were illegal. The organisation said it hoped the decision would also lead to the release of Sami Al-Haj (photo), a cameraman for al-Jazeera, imprisoned at the Cuban base for four years. 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Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A full crowd came out for the first day of the Designer Con show. The event took place at the Pasadena Convention Center where over 300 vendors set up stands to display and sell their artwork.For some artists, it was a first time experience; such was the case for Abraham Lopez. “Past few years I had just been an attendee,” said Lopez, “but this time I felt like it was the time to do it and be a part of all the other talented masses here.” Lopez is a freelance artist who has been creating art since he was in the second grade.As for Audrey Miller, this was her third year participating in Designer Con. “I like drawing super cute stuff,” said Miller. Her “super cute stuff” included “kitties and Totoro.”Just a few stands over, J. Salvador’s “Super Emo Friends” stand featured his own version of a Super Emo Totoro. A small, framed drawing of a forlorn Totoro with a caption underneath that read: “Just let me sleep.”Over on the other side of the room, a few curious passersby stopped to admire the artwork of Valency Genis with her taxidermy animals. Genis explained that she had always liked this form of art, but that it always really made her sad. Her artwork, however, features “vegan taxidermy” animals. “There are no dead animal parts, no dead animal bones or anything,” explained Genis. Her animals are “faux taxidermy.” Her artwork included a taxidermy worm, a taxidermy bull, and according to Genis, “they are fun, happy animals. They are enjoying themselves on the wall.”Designer Con is an event that takes place annually and combines collectible toys and designer goods with art. Some of the artwork on display included works by Jeff Soto (Owl Guardian), Mab Graves (The Feral Exodus) and Buff Monster (Self Portrait).The event will continue Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. For more information please visit their website at www.designercon.com. Design Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con By MONICA TERADA Published on Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 9:48 pm 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.center_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Global Information Services Market Report 2021: Market is Expected to Grow from $136.48 Billion…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– The “Information Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Information Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global information services market as it emerges from the COVID-19 shut down. Major companies in the information services market include Bloomberg; RELX Group; Wolters Kluwer; Associated Press and Thomson Reuters. The global information services market is expected to grow from $136.48 billion in 2020 to $147.04 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $196.7 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 8%. The information services market consists of the sales of information services by entities (organizations, sole traders or partnerships) that provide news reports, articles, pictures, public historical documents, photographs, maps, audio material, audiovisual material, and other archival material of historical interest. These entities include news syndicates, libraries and archives. The information services market is segmented into news syndicates; libraries and archives and all other information services. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global information services market, accounting for 37% of the market in 2020. North America was the second largest region accounting for 26% of the global information services market. Africa was the smallest region in the global information services market. Many universities, colleges and independent libraries are facilitating access to books, audio and video content through digital platforms. They are offering platforms and technologies that can offer access to content through various devices Applications are being developed for desktops, mobile phones and tablets irrespective of the size of the device screen. Responsive design and device compatibility are being incorporated to enhance user experience, accessing content through digital platforms. For example, Grand Valley State University Libraries, University of Toronto’s Library Catalogue, Princeton University Library and University of Arizona’s Special Collections incorporated responsive design to enhance user experience. Rising use of social media for people to connect and communicate with each other is expected to drive the demand for information services during the forecast period. Individuals are using social platforms to share information and to be in touch with their families and friends. More time is being spent on social networking sites is boosting the growth of the internet publishing and broadcasting industry. As of 2019, there were around 3.48 billion people using social media, indicating widespread usage of social media. Rising social media usage is expected to drive the growth of the information services market through rise in demand for news syndicates and online libraries and archives. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. Report Structure 3. Information Services Market Characteristics 3.1. Market Definition 3.2. Key Segmentations 4. Information Services Market Product Analysis 4.1. Leading Products/ Services 4.2. Key Features and Differentiators 4.3. Development Products 5. Information Services Market Supply Chain 5.1. Supply Chain 5.2. Distribution 5.3. End Customers 6. Information Services Market Customer Information 6.1. Customer Preferences 6.2. End Use Market Size and Growth 7. Information Services Market Trends And Strategies 8. Impact Of COVID-19 On Information Services 9. Information Services Market Size And Growth 9.1. Market Size 9.2. Historic Market Growth, Value ($ Billion) 9.2.1. Drivers Of The Market 9.2.2. Restraints On The Market 9.3. Forecast Market Growth, Value ($ Billion) 9.3.1. Drivers Of The Market 9.3.2. Restraints On The Market 10. Information Services Market Regional Analysis 10.1. Global Information Services Market, 2020, By Region, Value ($ Billion) 10.2. Global Information Services Market, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Historic And Forecast, By Region 10.3. Global Information Services Market, Growth And Market Share Comparison, By Region 11. Information Services Market Segmentation 11.1. Global Information Services Market, Segmentation By Type, Historic and Forecast, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, $ BillionNews SyndicatesLibraries And ArchivesAll Other Information Services 11.2. Global Information Services Market, Segmentation By End-User, Historic and Forecast, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, $ BillionB2BB2C 12. Information Services Market Segments 12.1. Global News Syndicates Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) – 12.2. Global Libraries And Archives Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) – 12.3. Global All Other Information Services Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) – 13. Information Services Market Metrics 13.1. Information Services Market Size, Percentage Of GDP, 2015-2025, Global 13.2. Per Capita Average Information Services Market Expenditure, 2015-2025, Global Companies MentionedBloombergRELX GroupWolters KluwerAssociated PressThomson Reuters For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/u08qf8 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005756/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com 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: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT SATELLITE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 11:37 AM/DISC: 02/17/2021 11:36 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005756/encenter_img Previous articleFormer LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan hired as next CEO of USGANext articleArrivalist Announces Jeff Summerson as Company’s Vice President of Product Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Global Information Services Market Report 2021: Market is Expected to Grow from $136.48 Billion in 2020 to $147.04 Billion in 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS  last_img read more

Pixie Jingles is a right girly elf

first_img Lauren Prawius at Family Ties said Santa dropped Pixie Jingles off at Family Ties with specific instructions to let him know what little girls want most of all this Christmas.“When our Elf of the Shelf came to Family Ties, we had a contest to name her,” Prawius said. “We liked Pixie and Jingles but couldn’t decide which we liked better so we named her Pixie Jingles. She listens very carefully when little girls are in the shop. She is doing all she can to make the Christmas wishes of good little girls come true.”At the shop, Pixie Jingles seats herself near items like braceletes, necklaces and bows that she thinks are especially girly. She likes things that are shiny and sparkle and she loves earrings that dangle. She likes scarves that keep her warm on her flights back to the North Pole. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2013 Pixie Jingles would make a very good sales person, if she had the chance.At night, when everyone has gone home and the lights are dimmed, Pixie Jingles goes all around the shop and puts “Sale” signs on the items that little girls want most of all. And, after she puts a lot of items on sale, she flies back to the North Pole to take Christmas wish lists to Santa. Santa has assigned a lot of elves to stores and shops and they will be keeping, keen eyes open from now until Christmas to make sure children don’t go from nice to naughty right before Santa visits.Pixie Jingles said now is the time for boys and girls to be on their best behavior at home and in the stores because Santa Claus is coming to town … and soon. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Pixie Jingles is a right girly elf Christmas is just around the corner, and kids everywhere are putting on their best behavior in hopes that Santa will come to them on Christmas Eve.Santa sends elves all around the world to find out what boys and girls want for Christmas – and, to check on their behavior no matter where they are.Santa dropped Pixie Jingles off at Family Ties in Troy because she is a girl elf and Family Ties is a “girly boutique.” Pixie Jingles wears blush and lipstick and pearl earrings. She’s a real girly-girl elf. Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article You Might Like Brundidge VFD seeking support for local soldiers The Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department has one of its own serving with the 1103rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) in… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

‘Farther Along’ we’ll understand why

first_img And, that was a good thing because we would sit in his packed office for hours, days and weeks without ever being called “back.”Ruth, in her white, starched uniform, white crepe-sole shoes and white stockings, would slowly open the door to “the back,” and poke her head out.In those days, there were two waiting rooms, one for “colored” and one for “white.” Ruth would lean out the door and look way over in the colored waiting room. Then, she would turn and look way over in the white waiting room. Then, she would close the door without calling one person “back.”I figured she was looking to see how many people had heard Dr. Jackson’s voice from behind the sheetrock wall and had gone home healed. Or how many who had given up and gone home to heal themselves or just kill over and die.Mama said it didn’t matter that Ruth never called anybody “back.” Most of the people in the waiting rooms weren’t sick anyhow. They were just there to visit.But, coming home from Ruth’s 100th birthday celebration Sunday, I realized I had missed a “farther along” chance to ask her if she ever called anybody back to see the doctor. But, maybe, it’s better not to know “all about” everything. Maybe it’s just better to leave it to the lore of the land. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell “Nowhere, honey,” she said when I asked where she went to nursing school. “I didn’t go to nursing school. I got all on my training on the job working for Dr. Jackson. I learned as I went.”“Farther along,” Ruth Brock told me all about it.Back then, if a lady had enough money to buy a white, starched uniform, white crepe-sole shoes and white stockings, she could be a nurse. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson So, farther along, I understood why my granny never worked in hospitals, why she was a “private” nurse. And, she nursed for some of the most prominent, most influential, and most well-know people in the Wiregrass and in other high places. She even nursed the mother of one of our governors.Farther along, I understood why my aunt would say, “Lord, Mother’s going to nurse them into their graves.”Nurse Ruth Brock celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday at Elam Baptist Church and being there brought back memories of the tortured times I spent at the doctor’s office in Clio.Mama was a disciple of Dr. Jackson. She believed if she could just hear his voice, she would be cured of whatever ailed her. Skip Print Article One of the trademark songs of Louisiana’s Singing Governor Jimmie Davis was “Farther Along.” Mama sang it a lot, “Farther along, we’ll know all about it. Farther along we’ll understand why.”I was sure the song wasn’t about bringing understanding to things I wanted to know about – things like where butterflies go when it rains and how my granny could be a nurse when she didn’t even go all the way through grammar school.I never figured out about the butterflies but, farther along, Ruth Brock, who was Dr. Stroud Jackson’s nurse at his office in Clio for a hundred years, told me “all about it.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 25, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed ‘Farther Along’ we’ll understand why You Might Like There’s no free lunch when making cuts The question of how to balance the state’s General Fund has divided Alabama Republicans. Governor Bentley has proposed tax increases… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New York City’s open streets policy could be permanent fixture, experts say

first_imgBen Gabbe/Getty ImagesBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As a new normal takes shape in New York City under the novel coronavirus, experts in urban planning believe miles of open street for foot traffic will become a staple of the Big Apple even after the novel coronavirus pandemic ends.Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said the city is aiming to open up 100 of the 6,000 miles of city streets for pedestrians. The idea is to create more space for people to walk around while maintaining social distancing, which proved to be a challenge on tight sidewalks. Mitchell Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at New York University, said the virus has “mobilized support for converting streets … into an extension of the sidewalk for pedestrians or other activities.”“I think that where these streets are converted, if they’re being well-used, they’ll stick,” Moss said.New York City, he said, could become a semblance of Paris, “with much more outside dining and drinking.”The city’s Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg similarly said during a budget hearing Tuesday that the agency was “re-thinking our streets” with a focusing on biking and walking. She later said the agency was “absolutely” thinking about turning over parts of the streets and sidewalks for restaurant space, according to the New York Daily News.Sylvia Morse, an urban planner in New York City, noted that if restaurants were to expand to the streets, the city’s public drinking laws would have to evolve. How that evolvement happens, and who is allowed to access the result, should be a focus, she said.“This has always been concerning for me around the private enterprises that we see like cafes in public parks,” she said, noting that “if you’re able to buy an $8 glass of wine, you can have a drink in the park and enjoy,” but for others who can’t it would be considered illegal drinking just outside those parameters and could then become a matter of who is policed.Morse emphasized that these are not new questions, but there is more urgency to address them as special provisions are made.Moss said the most effective way to utilize open streets would be to expand the space around already-existing public parks.The streets opened so far are both within and adjacent to parks. Throughout the five boroughs, 4.5 miles of street have opened inside six parks, according to de Blasio. Another 2.7 miles of street opened adjacent to seven public spaces.De Blasio had previously pushed back on opening streets up, saying that New York City could not follow other U.S. cities, such as Oakland, California, because it is “profoundly different.”However, public spaces carved from necessity is nothing new. Central Park, an 843-acre park in Upper Manhattan is the city’s most famous, and Prospect Park, a 526-acre park in central Brooklyn, were created after ferry service linked Brooklyn — once one of the six villages on the western end of Long Island — to its neighbor, New York City. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions sparked America’s first attempt at urban planning, resulting in both parks.“Public green space [was] seen as a health necessity more than an aesthetic one,” according to Prospect Park Alliance. Moss echoed that notion, saying, “We have to make the city work for the people who live here.”Julio Salcedo-Fernandez, director of the City College of New York’s graduate urban design program, told ABC News opening the streets could be the first of many steps in bringing the notion of a city back to the idea that it is ever-changing rather than a fixed space.“You see the large infrastructures and you see the solid buildings, so a lot of times people think of cities as places of fixity, places that are set,” Salcedo-Fernandez said. “But in fact, it’s interesting to think of cities as locales that are influx, that are moving, that are always changing.”One way to make better use of the streets is to rethink transportation, he said. In some international models, cities have a tram moving through a public square while pedestrians are also allowed in the same streets.Though unlikely in New York City’s foreseeable future, it is that kind of thinking that should be encouraged in any city, Salcedo-Fernandez said.“There are a lot of ways to reconfigure the street scape and to make it a lot more innovate and multi-tasking,” Salcedo-Fernandez said. “I think that the answer is keep pushing ahead and keep pushing ahead with new ideas.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more