Pioneer Kitchenware Limited ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgPioneer Kitchenware Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Pioneer Kitchenware Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pioneer Kitchenware Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) manufactures and distributes quality aluminium hollow ware products in Ghana and for export to West Africa sub-regions. Well-known brands in the Pioneer Kitchenware range include Torch Standard, Torch Elegance and Torch Prestige. Formerly known as Pioneer Aluminium Factory Limited, PKL was incorporated in Ghana by its Swiss founder in 1959. The company name was changed to Pioneer Kitchenware Limited to highlight its focus on kitchenware. SAS Finance Group has more than 70% stake in aluminium kitchenware business. Pioneer Kitchenware Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc ( Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BT has a high dividend yield of 12.6%. Can it be sustained?

first_img Speculation about a dividend cut from FTSE 100 telecoms provider BT (LSE: BT-A) was doing the rounds even before the stock market crashed. But almost a month into the crash’s official start, BT seems nowhere near announcing a dividend cut. And this is at a time when many other companies have either cut dividends or suspended them completely. Even before the FTSE 100 biggies went on a dividend cut drive, BT’s was attractive from a dividend yield standpoint. After the cuts, its allure has only increased. It’s now among the handful of FTSE 100 companies that offer double-digit dividend yields. But the question remains: will it maintain its dividends going forward as well? 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…BT’s confident in tough timesTo assess what it’s going to do next, let’s first consider its latest release from a few days ago. CEO, Philip Jansen, said: “Despite unprecedented demand for connectivity, our fixed broadband network and our mobile network are delivering for our customers when they need us most”. Demand increase is a positive for BT’s business. The release also said that no one will lose their jobs for at least the next three months. In fact, it has offered a 1.5% annual pay increase to its non-managerial staff. This, in conjunction with its statement on demand, says to me that BT’s doing all right, at least for now. If it was in dire straits, I doubt it would have been as confident in both its speech and actions. That said, its existing issues remain. Its financial performance can be better and it’s also a debt ridden company. BT has already said in the past that it could cut dividends to undertake more capital spending. It hasn’t happened so far. But now of all times, it may well take place. Long-term dividend historyAs an investor in BT, I’d take heart from the fact that it has a long history of dividend payouts. If its business continues to be robust, I see little reason that would change. Even in 2009, when the last global recession happened, BT cut dividends but continued them nevertheless. That in itself is a positive at a time when some FTSE 100 companies are suspending dividends altogether. Further, even with a dividend cut, BT may still continue to be a good investment to the extent that its yield stays above the FTSE 100 average. The FTSE 100 average yield is 5%. BT’s dividend yield is a whole 7.6 percentage points higher than this. Can its dividends drop so much that its yield falls below that of the FTSE 100? Going by how sharply it cut its dividend in the last recession, it’s possible. The upshotBut that’s only as long as its share price remains static at current levels. BT’s price has been tumbling since 2017 anyway and it continues to do so. I reckon that if it cuts dividends, its share price will fall further, making its dividend yield competitive again. Any way I look at it for now, the income investor could come out ahead by investing in the stock.   Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. BT has a high dividend yield of 12.6%. Can it be sustained? Manika Premsingh owns shares of BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images. Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 9th April, 2020 | More on: BT-A last_img read more

Spring House / W L A

first_imgArchDaily Area:  288 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: W L A Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Spring House / W L A CopyAbout this officeW L AOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuiren DistrictTaiwan (ROC)Published on June 15, 2016Cite: “Spring House / W L A” 15 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“有春”住宅 / 榛峰设计、刘书豪&吴亚苹建筑师事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Houses Photographs Save this picture!© AKIRA Photography+ 29 Share CopyHouses•Guiren District, Taiwan (ROC) Year:  “COPY” Spring House / W L ASave this projectSaveSpring House / W L A Taiwan (ROC) Photographs:  AKIRA PhotographyArchitect In Charge:LIU SHU HAO, WU YA PINGDesign Team:YU XIANG JUAN, LI MENG CI, LIAN SHENG NAN, SHEN ZI XUANCity:Guiren DistrictCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcSave this picture!© AKIRA PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The ”SPRING HOUSE” is located in Guiren Tainan, and surrounded by farms, Taiwan traditional house with courtyard, high way and high speed rail.1.The design combines the client’s unique personal living space and the temporary living space for her special friends. 2.Combining the steel , bricks, concrete and metal plates to form the framework of traditional architecture and spatial order as a starting point to reinterpret modern residential construction.3. Echo the surrounding environment , with an open attitude in the face near the neighbor’s courtyard and house, defensive posture to face the high-speed road and rail .4. Using rainwater recycling and solar power and other systems to enhance the sustainability of the building.Save this picture!© AKIRA PhotographyBackground:The house is located in Tainan Taiwan, owned by a female entrepreneurs. Half of the land was originally a traditional courtyard house , and surrounded by two roads ; west side: Taiwan 39 line ( eight-lane , also passing through the high-speed rail ) ; south side: six meters roadway. The east side of the building site is facing the other half part of the original courtyard house , the north side is a complete courtyard houses. The client want to build her own house, and by realizing the global climate change, and the Japan 311 seismic events, she requested at the outset with the idea of self-supply, rainwater reuse and other types of disaster prevention architecture strategy. So we tried to response such environmental conditions with design.Save this picture!© AKIRA PhotographyDialogue with the LandThe location was formerly agriculture-based settlement, and there are many local industrial factories appeared through the changing times. After the completion of the high speed railway in recent years, it is becoming increasingly clear that the area is intertwined with old and new, tradition and technology, quiet and speed….. such contrast characteristics, these qualities create a unique geographical character. Therefore, while we follow the example of Taiwan’s traditional architecture that combined with wood structure and load-bearing brick structure, and combine them into a modern steel structure with brick, on the one hand, we use this combination to produce a unique local architectural type whereby create the symbol of the janus characteristics of the environment on the other.In addition, to response the sunshine but features hot summers at southern Taiwan, we tried to use the roof, windows, doors and other architectural elements, arranging them in specific vertical or horizontal space to create a good ventilation and shade; The roof angle is designed in order to maximize the solar power generation efficiency ( with solar energy unit).Save this picture!© AKIRA Photography”To interpret the owner’s living characteristics by the spatial layout.””To build an extraordinary architectural form by using ordinary materials.”Creative idea:(1)Spatial characteristics of solo livingWe use the minimum living space of one dweller as the design axis, and we define it as a minimum design area; and the non-daily use space for visiting guests is the maximum.We started with two same square as the main structure of the plan. The northeast corner square (tentatively called building A) provide the owners private space, it is a three-floors mass; the other two-floors square shape mass (tentatively called building B) is for visiting friends and family use. Where two square superimposed becomes patio, leaving only a path about two meters wide by the north side of the patio and become the only indoor walkway between two square. Basic living space such as toilet, bedroom located on the third floor of building A, reading and entertainment space on the second floor and first floor, the building B almost doesn’t need to be used when there are no visitors in this house.By using the spatial orders to express the relationship between owner’s and visitor’s living space , we tried to purify the space. For example the kitchen and dining space is nearly not required by the owner when she is alone in this house, and therefore does not need to be set in building A, but in the first floor of building B, the two average spaces become special areas for friends and family. As another example, to maintain the privacy of owner’s personal living, the bedroom is set on the third floor of building A and linked to the building B only through the north patio walkway.Save this picture!© AKIRA PhotographyBesides the residential function, we try to send a few messages through construction design, first, clear appearance of the architectural tectonic, and second, to highlight the characteristics of the material.Configured with the following characteristics:a. above the second floor, we lower and mosaic all the structural floors into the steel frame, the effect of this approach is that the exterior can be a complete presentation of pure “structure” without deliberately decoration, interior floor also rendered the existence of steel beams and form geometric patterns with wooden floors, it becomes a important feature of the second floor and 3rd floor.b. There is a secondary structure formed by square shape steel pipes and with some sealing details in the steel construction system, bricks can be integrated with these structures and mosaicked in the frame, to achieve reasonable mechanical continuity of structure system, and in the same time to achieve that the heavy material such as bricks could have a dramatic sense of lightness.c. Metal plates are deliberately mosaicked between the steel frames, so the main steel structure exposed on the facade, the smooth texture of metal plates and the rugged texture of bricks have an interesting dialog between interior and exterior.d. There are almost no decorating material covered on the structure indoor, even the ceiling is omitted, so that the entire circulation pipelines are exposed and must share the responsibility of the visual aesthetic of interior with the structure, while at the same time this approach makes a great convenience of replacement and maintenance of the building’s facilities and circulation system.Save this picture!© AKIRA PhotographySave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessOA Kindergarten / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected ProjectsLT House / Tropical SpaceSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Whizz-Kidz seeks through-the-line agency

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 October 2004 | News Whizz-Kidz seeks through-the-line agency Children’s mobility equipment charity Whizz-Kidz has shortlisted four agencies in its search for a through-the-line agency to help increase its fundraising income.According to DM Bulletin, the four agencies will pitch to the charity next week. The winner will handle a range of advertising and media planning work, and will support Blue and Yellow day, the charity’s major fundraising event of the year. Currently Whizz-Kidz handles all advertising in-house, and does not work with a creative agency. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Events Individual givinglast_img read more

More new grants for community media projects in South Yorkshire

first_imgMore new grants for community media projects in South Yorkshire  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Howard Lake | 8 September 2006 | News The Community Media Association is launching a third round of the ‘Turn Up The Volume’ fund aimed at community groups in P4a areas.In this round the Community Media Association is particularly interested in applications that will benefit Objective 1 P4a communities in Barnsley and Doncaster.Liza Kellett, Director of the Community Media Association said: “In the first and second rounds of the grant scheme we’ve funded a variety of different projects, from an Age Concern Rotherham pilot community web-cast on demand, by and for older people in Rotherham, to a filmmaking project, run by Sheffield Independent Film, where several groups across Sheffield with different learning barriers made their own short films.” Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The deadline for applications to the third round of funding is 5pm on Monday 16 October 2006. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Court acquits journalist who interviewed Kurdish separatist

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Reporters Without Borders hails journalist Ertugrul Mavioglu’s acquittal by an Istanbul court today on a charge of “propaganda in support of a terrorist organization” for interviewing Murat Karayilan of the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK), which the authorities regard as the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).The interview was published in three instalments in the newspaper Radikal in October 2010. Mavioglu had been facing the possibility of a seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence under article 7 (2) of Law 3713, the Anti-Terrorism Law. The newspaper’s editor, Hasan Kiliç, was also acquitted.Mavioglu said he was “appalled and pained as a Turkish citizen” by the impossibility of publishing an article with the least reference to a “terrorist” or “terrorist organization.”Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Law poses a major danger for journalists who dare to cover the demands of Turkey’s Kurdish minority.——31.03.2013 – Courts continue to hound journalists who cover Kurdish minority issuesReporters Without Borders regrets that, despite the government’s denials, the demands of Turkey’s Kurdish minority continue to be off-limits for the country’s media. At least six people have been charged or convicted this month under Anti-Terrorist Law No. 3713 for writing about the subject.The Anti-Terrorist Law will be 20 years old on 12 April. It quickly became a weapon that could be used relentlessly against journalists who dare to broach the problem of minorities. This month’s trials have offered further examples of the appalling and insane way it is used to impose severe sentences on both writers and editors. Ibrahim Cesmecioglu, the editor of the newspaper Birgün, and Hakan Tahmaz, one of its columnists, were convicted of “reproducing a statement or communiqué by a terrorist organization” under article 6 of the Anti-Terrorist Law for an August 2008 article headlined “A unilateral ceasefire would increase the problem.” It quoted Murat Karayilan, a representative of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who was interviewed in Qandil, in Iraqi Kurdistan.Citing article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, the prosecutor ended up urging their acquittal on the grounds that they had exercised their right to cover a newsworthy subject. But the Istanbul court’s presiding judge nonetheless sentenced Tahmaz to 10 months in prison for writing the article and Cesmecioglu to a fine of 16,600 Turkish lira (1,600 euros) for publishing it.The same court convicted Mehmet Güler, the author of a book entitled “The global state and the stateless Kurds” that was published in May 2010, and his publisher, Ragip Zarakolu, on 10 March on a charge of “PKK propaganda,” sentencing Güler to 18 months in prison and Zarakolu to a fine of 16,600 Turkish lira (1,600 euros).In this case again, the prosecutor had described a prison sentence as “disproportionate and contrary to the requirements of a democratic society.” Their conviction was an example of judicial persecution inasmuch as both men were already convicted on the same charge in connection with another book in June 2010. The journalist Ertugrul Mavioglu has meanwhile been charged with “PKK propaganda” for an interview with Karayilan published in three instalments in the newspaper Radikal from 28 to 30 October 2010. The case is due to be tried soon and its similarity with the Tahmaz and Cesmecioglu case suggests he will also be convicted. The charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.After expressing a readiness to make concessions to the Kurds in 2009, the authorities seem to be reverting to a hard line in the Kurdish issue. The modest political opening seems to have had no impact on the way the courts treat journalists.There was another example of indiscriminate repression at Newroz, the Kurdish New Year that is celebrated in the east of the country with demonstrations. On the night of 21 March, Necip Capraz of the local newspaper Yüksekova Haber was detained along with 10 other people in the southeastern city of Hakkari on suspicion of membership of the Turkish Assembly of the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK/TM), which is allegedly linked to the PKK.Capraz underwent heart surgery a year ago and is in poor health. He was arrested exactly three years earlier after being the victim of violence while covering a pro-Kurdish demonstration. A well-known journalist in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast, he was awarded the Press Solidarity Prize in 2005 by the Association of Contemporary Journalists (CGD).The authorities also went after foreign reporters. The German photo-journalist Benjamin Hiller was arrested while covering a demonstration by the Kurdish Democratic Party (BDP) in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Verbally assailed and accused of taking illegal photos, he was taken into police custody before finally being released an hour and a half later. The problem of Turkey’s minorities is such a sensitive topic that even mentioning it is often perceived as an attack on the country’s unity. Turkey’s Nobel literature laureate, Orhan Pamuk, was sentenced on appeal on 28 March to a fine of 6,000 Turkish lira (730 euros) for saying in an interview published in Switzerland in 2005 that “30,000 Kurds and a million Armenians have been killed in this country.” The sheer fact of his conviction is very significant.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the judicial authorities to stop criminalizing the expression of views about issues of great interest to Turkish society.The press freedom organization plans to visit Turkey in early April for the 20th anniversary of the Anti-Terrorist Law and to investigate the persecution of journalists in recent weeks. Follow the news on Turkey December 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits journalist who interviewed Kurdish separatist Newscenter_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further News April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Winter farmers market

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By admin – January 25, 2018 Local News Previous articleMuseum to host Community Art DayNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College snaps skid, hands No. 2 New Mexico Junior College first loss admin WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Midland Downtown Farmers MarketMidland Downtown Farmers’ Market, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled its January winter market II from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.Looking forward to seeing everybody at our second market for 2018. Vendors are signing up and you can look forward to seeing many of our regular vendors. The Midland Downtown Farmers Market requires all items to be made or grown locally. Mark your calendar for another fantastic market. Winter farmers marketlast_img read more

Bandit takes top honors

first_img Bandit takes top honors Donna Brockmann, contest chair, said the 2016 Pet Photo Contest was a huge success and raised $11,000 for the Humane Society of Pike County’s annual projects that include the spay and neuter, feral cat and ‘Friends in Need’ programs.“People were very generous with their voting and every unselfish,” Brockmann said. “Everyone realizes that the money raised helps to reduce the number of abused and neglected animals in Pike County and they want to be a part of this worthwhile cause.”Brockmann said there were many touching stories tied to the humane society’s fundraiser. 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He will be featured on the cover of the organization’s fund-raising calendar for the upcoming year.The Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Contest is in the books and it’s all over but the shouting … perhaps, barking.Dogs took eight of the top 14 places in the 2016 Pet Photo Contest with Bandit, the “baddest of them all,” and the best friend of Steve and Dell Stokes declared the winner with 975 votes. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Ella Weez Webb, the tabby of Mary Tyler Webb, came in second place with 786. It was a nip and tuck race until the final hours when Bandit turned on the afterburners and outdistanced the field.The top 13 finishers will be featured as Pets of the Month beginning in December 2015 with Ella Weez Webb.Other Pets of the Month will be in second place Bella and Buddy, canines of Virginia Hamm and Alice Hayes; Maya, canine of Dr. Patricia Block came in third and, right at Maya’s heels, was former Pet Photo winner, Cali the cat of JoAnn Echols.In fifth place, was Copper the Pet Chicken of Daniel and Rachel Garrett with Bonnie Everage’s canine, Harper, within a feather of overtaking the chick.In memoriam was Donna Brockmann’s Beau in seventh place. Josie Mancuso’s Princess feline was right behind with Margaret Ross’ Three Mutts-Cateers giving chase.Another chick, Katniss was behind by a beak, giving Daniel and Rachel Garrett two feathered best friends in the top finishers.Four dogs rounded out the Pets of the Month Top 13.Sheldon and Teresa Doty’s Champ and Bubba, Stella Hughes’ Nigel and Ed and Pat Leonard’s CiCi finished fast to give credence to the old adage that “every dog has its day.”Brockmann again extended thanks to everyone who entered their pets, those who voted and the businesses that collected votes on behalf of the humane society, Troy Antiques, The Little Framery, Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Service and Jinright’s Antiques. She also expressed appreciation to those who shared information about the contest and purchased the 2016 calendar. “I wish I could share them all but one that comes to mind is of two ladies who pooled their money and voted for each of the entries,” she said.“Another is of a little girl who saved her nickels and dimes and voted five votes from her favorite pet.“Of course, Bandit has a wonderful story that will be made public now that he is the 2016 Pet Photo Contest winner. But we congratulate all of our winners and all of those who entered the contest. It took each pet to make this year’s Pet Photo Contest a success.”The 13 pets that received the next highest votes will be the Pets of the Month on the 2016 Pet Photo Calendar beginning with January 2016 and continuing through January 2017. 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First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere.New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents will experience a whopping 21 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.But the first day of summer has also brought some extreme weather across the country.Flooding from Pennsylvania to TexasMajor flash flooding hit western Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon and evening.Nearly 3 inches of rain were reported in just two hours in the Pittsburgh area, flooding roadways and leaving people stranded. Several people had to be rescued from their cars.Pittsburgh has had nearly 150 percent of its average yearly rainfall so far, and 2018 is far from over.In south Texas, flash flooding has swamped neighborhoods and covered roadways. Some areas saw nearly 15 inches of rain in just 72 hours.More heavy rain has been falling Thursday morning, and flash flood watches remain in effect.Three to 4 inches of rain are possible in south Texas. But relief is on the way — much of Texas will be dry on Friday and Saturday.Extreme heatDangerous heat is building in the Southwest.Temperatures are set to reach or exceed 110 degrees in Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Phoenix on Thursday. The heat will last several days and will reach Northern and Central California on Friday and Saturday.Temperatures in Sacramento Valley are set to rise above 100 degrees both days.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more