East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s a UK technology share I’d buy right now

first_imgHere’s a UK technology share I’d buy right now I’ve been keen on photonics technology business Gooch & Housego (LSE: GHH) for around 10 years. Today, the UK tech share is near 1,280p and a decade ago it was around 559p. So that’s not a bad return for shareholders. And there’s also been a stream of dividends to collect.Why I’d buy this UK technology share nowHowever, since peaking in October 2018, the stock’s performance has been underwhelming. And the main reason for the poor performance has been a period of volatile earnings in the underlying business. But today’s half-year report underlines positive changes in the enterprise. And it looks like the business is back on track with the directors’ growth ambitions.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…Prior to those earlier wobbles, GHH delivered a record of generally rising earnings. And, over an extended period, the valuation became quite high. At 1,280p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to September 2022 is around 31. And City analysts expect earnings to grow by about 20% that year.GHH isn’t a cheap share. And the company’s market capitalisation of £326m makes it a small-cap stock. So the investment proposition has plenty of risks if earnings fail to grow as expected. Nevertheless, it looks like the company’s restructuring programme is beginning to pay off. And one positive indicator is the reinstatement of shareholder dividends after their temporary suspension last year.Although GHH is a UK company it operates in the USA, Europe and China. And the directors describe the business as “A world leader in its field.”The firm designs and makes advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for the aerospace, defence, industrial, telecom, life sciences and scientific research sectors. It’s clear from today’s report the Life Sciences and Biophotonics division is the most profitable. It delivered an adjusted operating profit of almost 19% in the period and accounted for around 23% of overall revenue.A positive outlookThe directors’ strategy is based on moving up the value chain and diversification of the product range. And GHH pursues those objectives by investing in research & development and by searching for acquisitions and strategic partnerships.Today’s figures are good. In the six months to 31 March, revenue rose by 1.8% year-on-year. And adjusted earnings per share shot up by just over 90%. The cash performance was impressive with an almost 23% rise in net cash inflow from operations. And there was a substantial reduction in net debt in the period. The modest level of borrowings is one thing that doesn’t concern me with GHH.Looking ahead, the company is seeing “sustained recovery” in its industrial laser market and good demand from other markets. However, activities in the commercial aerospace sector suffered the most from the pandemic.Meanwhile, the restructuring programme is set to produce better profits. And investment in the growth of the business produced new products during the period. The directors think the longer-term prospects of the business are “very strong”.I think GHH looks like it’s emerged from its troubled period and the growth prospects appeal to me. Of course, I could be wrong and an investment in GHH now could lose money. But I’m inclined to pay up and embrace the high-looking valuation with a view to holding on for the next decade. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Gooch & Housego. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Image source: Getty Images 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. Enter Your Email Address I’m also keen on this opportunity: Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 | More on: GHH Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.last_img read more

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Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli

first_img Butler & Webb Pty Ltd ArchDaily Building With Options Pty Ltd “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Justin Alexander+ 25 Share 2017 Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd Builder: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869630/bougainvillea-row-house-luigi-rosselli Clipboard Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi RosselliSave this projectSaveBougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli Projects CopyHouses•Woollahra, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869630/bougainvillea-row-house-luigi-rosselli Clipboard Australia Photographs:  Justin Alexander, Sean Johnson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli Project Architect:Sean JohnsonInterior Designer:Sean Johnson, ClientJoiner:Kitchen TrendCity:WoollahraCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Sydney’s planners are considering the return of the terraced house, or row house, as a favoured residential building type.  It is believed the terrace could be one solution to addressing housing affordability; by allowing the subdivision of standard quarter acre blocks of land into narrow strips and building adjoining two-three storey dwellings.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThis Woollahra terrace demonstrates that, even on a small site, you can fit a home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a guest flat, a garage, and an open-plan living, dining, kitchen suite, without missing out on a study, dressing room, laundry, balcony, lightwells and two wonderful courtyards. Economy of space forced the architects to think clever, and employ efficient solutions to home planning. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe Adolf Loos concept of “Raumplan”  was the inspiration, with the interlocking of each room, Tetris style, within the strict wall boundaries and council restrictions. Split levels between the front and the back help the adaptation to the site slope and to shorten the stair flights, three storeys have been compacted to the front of the house and two taller storeys containing a living room and the lightwell sit to the rear.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!Attic PlanElevated above the street, the entry courtyard is dominated by an established bougainvillea plant and overlooked by a balconet or “Juliet Balcony”.  It is a sunny northerly terrace ideal for a midwinter Campari & Soda.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderBetween the main house and the studio / garage at the back is a second courtyard where, weather permitting, the family gravitate to enjoy an open space for the children to play, and to savour the fruits of the olive tree and the barbeque, and the warmth of the outdoor wood burning fireplace.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderDesigning for a film director requires good planning and engaging imagery, the stair balustrade with fish scale brass screen is not a standard balustrade by any means.  The powder room inserted under the stair is a voluptuous space that feels nothing like an aircraft WC, despite its dimensions being smaller.  The dining seat takes inspiration from the Michelin Man and Irish furniture designer, Eileen Gray. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow lessFour Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International PrizeArchitecture NewsUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building / Leers Weinzapfel AssociatesSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Parachilna, Tongue n Groove, Vola Landscaper: Year:  Structural Consultant: Architects: Luigi Rosselli Area Area of this architecture project Area:  98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLuigi RosselliOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoollahraAustraliaPublished on May 25, 2017Cite: “Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli” 25 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bougainvillea 联排住宅 / Luigi Rosselli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! 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Fundraising group dissolves

first_img Howard Lake | 12 June 2005 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Ireland Fundraising group dissolves AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The fundraising group established by the Wheel has been dissolved, although some of the work it developed will be continued. Despite several attempts to negotiate a way forward between the Wheel and the Fundraisers Network Steering Group they could not reach a ‘mutual agreeable working solution.’The Fundraisers Network will continue to work independently on the Acorns Awards for fundraising, the development of a code of practice for fundraisers and the development of an all Ireland legacy campaign in conjunction with PCC and the UK Legacy Campaign. Advertisement  27 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.last_img read more

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ICO issues final consent guidance before GDPR implementation

first_img 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. ICO issues final consent guidance before GDPR implementation Melanie May | 11 May 2018 | News Tagged with: data consent GDPR Information Commissioner Organisations do not need to automatically refresh all old consents but must check they meet the GDPR standard, the ICO has said in new guidance on the topic.Where consents do not meet the GDPR standard, organisations must seek fresh GDPR-compliant consent, identify a different lawful basis for their processing, or stop the processing.This is the ICO’s final guidance on consent ahead of 25 May according to a blog on the subject by Deputy Information Commissioner Steve Wood, and sits alongside its Guide to the GDPR with more detailed, practical guidance for UK organisations on consent under the GDPR.As well as ‘busting the myth’ that fresh consent must automatically be obtained from all contacts, it aims to help organisations decide when to rely on consent for processing and when to look at alternatives, explaining what counts as valid consent, and how to obtain and manage consent in a way that complies with the GDPR.The guidance also sets out how the ICO interprets the GDPR, and its general recommended approach to compliance and good practice.It says that under GDPR, consent must be ‘freely given, specific, informed, and there must be an indication signifying agreement.:” In addition ‘the indication must be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action.’Organisations must also ensure they tell people that they have the right to withdraw their consent, and have mechanisms in place to enable people to do so easily. The guidance also covers key changes that organisations must make to ensure their consent mechanisms are GDPR compliant.These include ensuring consent requests are separate from other terms and conditions and not a precondition of signing up to a service unless necessary for that service, that opt-in is active (no pre-ticked opt-in boxes), and that distinct options to consent separately to different types of processing are given wherever appropriate. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  200 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  199 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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AI boosts charities’ direct mail campaign performance

first_img Tagged with: artificial intelligence direct mail Melanie May | 5 March 2021 | News 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. Parkinson’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK have both seen revenue and response rates rise through testing AI-driven fundraising techniques in direct mail campaigns.In late 2020, Parkinson’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK each teamed up with young Australian AI firm Dataro to find out how machine learning techniques normally used in large scale marketing campaigns could be applied to direct mail appeal fundraising.Both organisations found AI-driven donor scoring increased revenue and response rates while reducing mailing volumes in their autumn appeals, compared to their normal data selection methods. Parkinson’s UK received 411 additional gifts worth over £15,000 that otherwise would have been missed. Prostate Cancer UK received 440 additional gifts worth over £11,000.Dataro CEO Dr Tim Paris said charities had been left behind by the recent boom in data science and AI, but the results with Parkinsons’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK showed that the technology could make immediate improvements and deliver a real financial benefit:“While most big corporations these days can use data to maximise their efficiency, charities do not have the skills or budgets needed to do the same. Dataro is the fast track for charities to use these innovations. Our mission is to help all charities raise more money, from the smallest art gallery to the largest multinational charity. We get a real kick knowing our technology is actually resulting in more dollars for research, supporting more vulnerable children, and helping protect the environment and rescue more animals.”Dataro uses machine learning algorithms to analyse patterns in the charity’s entire history of fundraising, including transactions, engagement and communications data, to paint a much more detailed picture of giving. Each donor is then given a predictive score reflecting their estimated probability of giving. These scores are updated weekly and loaded directly into the charity’s database helping fundraisers choose who to include in the campaign, as well as the best list size and ask strategy.In this case, Parkinson’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK ran experiments where they generated their own lists using their usual methods. They also generated a recommended list using Dataro’s machine learning. At the end of the campaign, both lists were compared and: Advertisement The AI generated list resulted in more gifts that otherwise would have been missedThe AI generated list resulted in a higher response rateThe AI generated campaign raised more money while actually costing less to send, saving thousands pounds in print and postage as well as environmental costCeri Smith, Individual Giving Manager at Parkinson’s UK, said:“Parkinson’s didn’t stop for coronavirus, so nor could we. In a challenging landscape, our appeals had to work harder than ever so that our pioneering research and vital support services could continue unaffected by the pandemic. We knew we needed to take a new and innovative approach to our appeal selections and this meant using the data we have available in a different way.“Dataro’s AI software allowed us to both maximise income and minimise wasted costs. Their model has transformed the way that we keep up with the rapid changes in how supporters are engaging with us and target them with relevant asks.”Holly Matthews, Direct Marketing Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, commented:”Our work with Dataro has not only led to an increase in funds, but it has shone a light on what is missing, and what we can achieve in the future.“Our current data selection model is based on a supporter’s gift behavior, but we know this is not entirely inclusive and misses out valuable prospects. Ideally our data selection would be based on multiple areas of a supporter’s journey with us, not just about their gift history, but this takes time and resource so Dataro’s AI model allowed us to test something new. It demonstrated what we had suspected; that valuable data had been missed.”Dataro has expanded into the UK from Australia, where it works with organisations including Greenpeace, Barnardos, and Royal Flying Doctor Service. The software startup was also recently selected as one of the top 10 fundraising innovations globally in the Reimagining Fundraising competition. The competition was hosted by 14 leading international nonprofits to find game changing fundraising solutions.center_img  316 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AI boosts charities’ direct mail campaign performance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Brazil: Workers protest against attacks on pensions in 126 cities

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Some 10,000 teachers gathered at Republic Square in São Paulo, Brazil, to march with other workers and students on the “National Day of Struggle in Defense of Social Security” on March 22. Demonstrations were held in 126 cities throughout Brazil in this massive coordinated protest — an “act of resistance” to the war on workers’ rights, especially their pension benefits, being waged by reactionary President Jair Bolsonaro.Ten major labor unions, the Brazilian Peoples Front and People Without Fear Front organized the national day of action. Workers carried signs that read, “We have to work until we die.” Protesters occupied streets and public places to denounce the administration’s assaults on their hard-won benefits.Bolsonaro, a neofascist and ally of the super-rich, has already lowered the minimum wage and weakened labor law enforcement. He closed the Ministry of Labor. The Finance Ministry is now in charge of pensions, workplace oversight, health and safety, and workers’ salaries.In February, Bolsonaro submitted a proposal to Congress to amend the Constitution that would slowly dismantle the social security, social protection and retirement systems, eventually leading to their demise. If passed, this amendment would severely harm workers, retirees, people with disabilities and the poor. It would lead to privatization of workers’ pensions and retirement and social security funds. These funds would be held by private banks, which would then have multibillion dollar funds to manage. But the proposal would benefit Bolsonaro’s cronies and allies — members of the military and the wealthy.Ubiraci Dantas Oliveira, chairperson of the General Workers’ Center (CGTB), stressed: “They want to turn everything over to the banks. Employees would have to pay [contributions] by themselves and employers and the government would not pitch in anymore. It would be all on workers’ shoulders.” (Brasil de Fato, March 22)Mass protests against Bolsonaro’s attacks on unions and workers occurred on Feb. 20 in 12 cities and on March 8, International Women’s Day. Unions are mobilizing to stop the undoing of pension benefits, and their leaders say workers’ outrage at this attack will lead to a general strike to stop the implementation of this plan to make the rich richer and the workers poorer.last_img read more

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Hospital board to discuss Family Health Clinic agreements

first_imgECHD meeting agendas. Hospital board to discuss Family Health Clinic agreements Roy Perkins, left, of God’s Way engages in a video conference with Richard Llanez using an app called Zoom on Wednesday in his home. Perkins uses Zoom to connect with an audience and speaks about the Holy Bible. As Ector County Hospital District gets ready for a site visit this month, the board will discuss several agreements related to the Family Health Clinic today during their regular meeting.The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the board room of Medical Center Hospital, 500 W. Fourth St.Ron Griffin, chief legal counsel for Medical Center Health System, said Monday in an email the Family Health Clinic is expecting a Health Resources and Services Administration operational Federally Qualified Health Center site visit May 22.“These agreements were already in place, but they have been updated,” Griffin said in the email, adding that the updates are also for the purpose of the site visit.Agreements related to the clinic include:A physician service affiliation agreement between ECHD and the Family Health ClinicA co-applicant agreement between ECHD and the Family Health Clinic, andAn administrative, equipment, facility and personnel agreement between ECHD, the clinic and MCH ProCare.All three agreements all relate to affiliation/service type arrangements. They establish provider services, ancillary services and administrative services by and between ECHD, FHC and ProCare, Griffin said.The board may also meet in executive session Tuesday to discuss an update on settlement documents in Meisell et al. v. ECHD et al, deliberate negotiations for health care services and deliberate exchange, lease or value of real property.IN OTHER BUSINESSThe board will also discuss or consider the following items:A legislative update from Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa.An 1115 Waiver report update.A quarterly marketing report.An interlocal agreement/request to sell property.A resolution related to pledging assets to replace loan guarantee on Texas Healthcare Linen.A fair market rent assessment on properties owned/operated by ECHD prepared by Advanced Valuation Systems, Inc.More Information WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleOC board to discuss baseball field demolition, transition to schoolsNext articleNew program seeks art for City Hall admin Local NewsGovernment Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter By admin – May 1, 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

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Journeying back to the bosom of childhood

first_img In a thought, I was back to my childhood walking along the sandy road from our house to my grandparents. What a wonderful place, those sandy roads of yesterday.And what a wonderful place to visit, those days of childhood.I sat in comfortable silence the other night listening to the nighttime serenade. The singing and calling of the birds is a beautiful symphony on a spring night. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When you get “our age,” even the simplest little thing can send you on a journey back to childhood.The other day, I was driving along one of our county’s picturesque dirt roads and, as I rounded a curve, I felt Maybell slide a little in the sand. On a whim, I pulled off the road, got out and savored the moment.How long it been since I walked barefooted in sun-warmed sand. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 11, 2015 Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Journeying back to the bosom of childhood You Might Like Journeying back to the bosom of childhood When you get “our age,” even the simplest little thing can send you on a journey back to childhood. The… read more Latest Stories Email the author The only thing that was amiss was the soft mumbling of the grownups seated on scattered lawn chairs.In my childhood, we would gather after supper and the grownups would talk while us young’uns played. But, before the talking and playing started, we would put on a show of daring handstands, cartwheels and somersaults.My cousin Jimmy and I always performed our Chinese-get-up act. We would sit on the ground, back-to-back, with our elbows locked and our knees up to our chins. So entangled, we would grunt and groan to our feet. Everyone would applaud our amazing feat, and we would run off to play “Ain’t no boogers out tonight. Grandpa shot ’em all last night.”When we got so tired that we had to rest a while, we’d go inside for a glass of lemonade or Kool-Aid. We’d swig it down so fast that our Adams’ apples would lodge in our throats. Then, we would go out to the pasture, lie on our backs and look at the stars. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Sponsored Content We would always arrive in the pasture at about the same time the evening star appeared. I didn’t always sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” out loud but it was always playing in my heart, “Twinkle, Twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky.”We didn’t know much about constellations, but we recognized the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper, and we made up our own pictures with stars in the sky — a boat, a turtle or a hundred other things that we could imagine.Whenever the moon showed its face, we always greeted it with, “I see the moon. The moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me.”We said it like a rhyme although it felt like a prayer.On the waxing of the moon, there was enough light for us to see our way. But on the nights when the moon was waning the darkness fell like a black curtain over the sky. We would lie there counting the stars and making pictures in the sky until we felt the darkness close in around us.That little sliver of the moon seemed so far away and the night so black and the world so big and us so small that we would suddenly jump up and run home. Run back to the comfort of the soft mumbling of the grownups and the singing of the night birds. Back to the bosom of childhood.last_img read more

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Occurrence and characteristics of high-latitude mesospheric echoes at MF: observations by Halley and Tromso dynasondes

first_imgThe dynasonde at Halley, Antarctica, is operated throughout the year making ionogram soundings every five minutes. The extensive database of observations from 1993 and 1994 has been processed to investigate ionogram echoes from mesospheric heights. The occurrence of these echoes shows a very clear seasonal trend with far more echoes observed during the winter. The echoes are shown to be predominantly dependent on the absence of direct solar illumination. The characteristics of the echoes are compared with similar observations from a northern hemisphere site at Tromso, Norway. The observations from Halley and Tromso are discussed in relation to Polar Mesosphere Summer Echoes (PMSE) which are seen at higher radio frequencies above Tromso. It is found that ionogram mesospheric echoes have different occurrence statistics from PMSE and there is no statistical evidence to suggest that the echoes observed during the summer are different from those observed at other times of year.last_img read more

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