Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP.gh)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 ‘bargain’ FTSE shares with record profits I’ll buy when the market recovers

first_img2 ‘bargain’ FTSE shares with record profits I’ll buy when the market recovers Tom Rodgers | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: AV CINE TM17 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Aviva and Team17. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img 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. 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. Three things stand out when I look at the bargain FTSE shares I’ll buy when I feel the markets have bottomed out.They have low or zero debt, are reporting record profits, and they’re market leaders in stable or fast-growing industries.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…Bargains to avoidIn the post-coronavirus economy, companies with unsustainable debt will be the first to fall. Take Cineworld (LSE:CINE) for example. It makes a billion pounds a year. But its shares dropped 49% in the market rout. It’s also not good for investors in my view. Bosses announced recently that if the US or UK impose an Italy-style lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, it could go bust within four months.In business speak, this was worded: “The existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern.”The industry as a whole is not growing. And now Cineworld has £3.5bn in debt (!) from plans to buy out its rivals. “There is no changing the plan,” CFO Nisan Cohen told Reuters. Really? Just as you start paying off the massive refinancing for the £2.4bn Regal Cinemas buyout from 2018, you’re forging ahead with another £1.3bn buyout. I’m not convinced this is a good idea.Ones to watchThis market meltdown is a chance to re-evaluate. How much of your net worth is in low-quality stocks and shares? But caveat emptor. It’s choppy out there. I’m waiting for markets to calm down before making any new buys. Here are two I’m considering.For dividends: AvivaAviva (LSE:AV), the FTSE 100 insurance giant, has just reported record operating profits at £3.2bn. Its capital solvency II ratio has grown to 206%. A ratio of 100% would mean it has enough capital to meet its obligations in the event of a severe economic shock. Ideally regulators want to see this figure at 160% or higher.It has produced a return on equity (ROE) of 14.3%, beating management targets. ROE is a way of showing how well a company returns profits to its shareholders.I’m not too focused on the 10.8% dividend right now. It’s a nice high number, but no double-digit dividend has ever been sustainable. I’m betting it will fall to high single-digits when the share price recovers. Still, on a per-share basis, CEO Maurice Tulloch has sanctioned increased payouts to 30.9p. It is my contender for the best FTSE 100 buy of the stock market crash.For growth: Team17Team17 (LSE:TM17), the AIM-listed video game developer, just reported yet another set of record profits and revenue. Results for the 12 months to the end of 2019 showed profits 48% higher at £61.8m, basic earnings per share more than doubling (up 111% to be exact), and all with a price-to-earnings growth ratio at 0.4. Anything under 1, incidentally, is considered undervalued.Crucially, this expansion has been achieved on the back of zero debt. By my calculations, Team17 produced a 23% return on equity (ROE) for shareholders last year, a good head and shoulders above the sector average of 8%. And it’s all been done without a speck of leverage.A P/E ratio of 33 may trouble the more traditional value seekers. But faster-growing shares will produce a higher P/E ratio than slower-growth companies paying high dividends.Focus on the things that matter and you’ll do better in the long run. 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Top women’s rugby players call for more Tests

first_img Fab 15s: Australia take on New Zealand at Eden Park before the men’s match (Getty Images) One player said: “I’d like to see more done to support women who have given birth and returned to the game. New Zealand is a progressive model. What can be done to allow women more paid opportunities to play, coach or ref?”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Top women’s rugby players call for more TestsThe world’s top women’s players believe there needs to be more 15-a-side Tests and tournaments if the game is to continue to grow globally.That’s the key finding from a survey conducted by International Rugby Players (IRP) and involving more than 250 international women’s players – from countries who compete in the 15s World Cup and on the Sevens Series.Three-quarters of those who took part believe there are not enough 15-a-side games or competitions and 68% feel there is now more focus on sevens. Yes, there’s the World Cup and Six Nations, but some countries play very few Tests between the global tournaments and fixtures can be quite ad hoc.England have regularly played autumn Tests, but that has not been true of other Six Nations teams – Ireland played their first November International as recently as 2015 – although it is improving. Australia have rarely played in between World Cups and recently welcomed back-to-back Tests against New Zealand. Some fear the gap between the world’s top teams and those below will widen without regular tournaments. One player said: “All nations should have more opportunities to play Tests. For all to be competitive, they need more matches.”IRP Welfare Manager Isaac Boss says: “Players feel that while some unions have been quick to acknowledge the growth in the women’s game, they need to step up and match that with more investment and increased 15s competition, if they want to keep those programmes alive.”Tied in with the concerns around 15s is the fact 76% don’t think their unions are doing enough to promote the women’s game. One positive move this season is English and Irish clubs playing double headers with men’s teams, which should take the sport to a wider audience.Big stage: Harlequins will play Bristol in the Premier 15s at the Stoop (Getty Images)For example, Harlequins face Bristol in the Tyrrells Premier 15s at the Stoop on 15 September after the men’s Gallagher Premiership match against Bath, while UL Bohemian play Highfield after the equivalent men’s fixture two weeks later.Of the players surveyed, 40% can live off their income from rugby and 52% play both sevens and 15s. Only 4% of those questioned have children, with 45% saying their rugby career had influenced their decision to have kids. A survey of the world’s elite women’s players raises concerns about the future of 15slast_img read more

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Scotland’s David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

first_imgThursday Nov 15, 2012 Scotland’s David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside Scotland loose forward Dave Denton has been rewarded for his strong play against New Zealand with a starting spot this coming weekend against his former homeland, South Africa. He says he is relishing the physical challenge that the Springboks will bring. Born in Zimbabwe but schooled in South Africa, Denton is more than familiar with some of the players he’ll be up against at Murrayfield this Saturday. “Every Test match is a massive game for me, but these are the guys I grew up watching,” he said.“They were all over the press and they were the guys I always saw when I was growing up. In terms of personally challenge myself, it’s great, something I’ve wanted to do for a while.”Denton was left out of the Scotland starting line-up after some below par club performances, but got his opportunity off the bench when Ross Rennie picked up an injury in the first half. He carried well and made an impact that sparked a series of good forward play from the home side.He’s hoping that this weekend the Murrayfield faithful will see more of the same.“I’ve always backed myself and I’ve always been open about backing myself. I knew that if I was playing well there would be a spot from me in the team. Fortunately, I did well enough against New Zealand to warrant a chance against South Africa, but I’m in no way taking it for granted. “I know what the competition is like in the back row in this country. I like the look of the back row. It’s a big back row, and going up against their [Springboks] back row I think we need that.“I’m looking forward to it. I know what I have got to do too. I’ve got to get out there, really challenge them physically, get the ball in my hands and make some tackles. They are big guys and they carry very hard. If we get bullied we will lose the game,” he said.While Scotland conceded fifty points in a heavy loss on Saturday, one of the fans’ favourite moments was when big carrying Denton knocked over All Black captain Richie McCaw, a site very rarely seen over the course of his 114 Tests.It was one of the most requested moments of the weekend, and while it wasn’t replayed at the time so we unfortunately only got one look at it when watching live, here it is again for those that asked.Scotland host South Africa at Murrayfield on Saturday 17th Nov, Kickoff 14:30 GMTADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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Somalia: Somaliland cracks down on media again, closing two TV channels

first_imgNews July 1, 2020 Somalia: Somaliland cracks down on media again, closing two TV channels SomaliaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression March 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last week’s arbitrary closures and bans on two popular privately-owned TV stations in Hargeisa, the capital of northwestern Somalia’s self-proclaimed independent republic of Somaliland, where media and journalists are constantly persecuted. Help by sharing this information Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somaliacenter_img Follow the news on Somalia to go further News Star TV News broadcast on 24/06/2020. Credit: Star TV Three journalists have also been arrested in Somaliland in connection with the talks in Djibouti. Somali Cable TV’s Khadar Mohamed Tarabi and Universal TV’s Khadar Farah Rigah were held for 24 hours after being arrested in Las Anod on 16 June while filming a protest against the lack of inclusion in the talks. Horyaal24 TV’s Jabir Said Duale was arrested in similar circumstances the same day in Erigavo. Somalia is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Despite coming shortly after historic peace talks with Somalia, this latest crackdown is unlikely to improve Somaliland’s prospects of obtaining the international recognition it has sought ever since breaking away from Somalia in 1991. Star TV and  Universal TV were suddenly closed by police on 25 and 27 June respectively, a week and a half after the presidents of Somaliland and Somalia met in neighbouring Djibouti with the aim of improving relations, and as these former European colonies celebrated the 60th anniversaries of their independence. After closing the two stations, the Hargeisa authorities ordered satellite TV operators to drop them from the selection of TV channels they offer. According to the information obtained by RSF, Star TV was closed for organizing a debate revealing details about matters discussed at the Djibouti summit, while Universal TV was accused of broadcasting coverage of independence celebrations in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, instead of an address by Somaliland’s president.“While peace is negotiated abroad, media are silenced at home,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “No other region of Somalia suffers as many, repeated attacks on the freedom to inform as Somaliland. Peace and development will continue to be no more than wishful thinking as long as journalists and media are still persecuted. These two TV channels did nothing wrong. They must be allowed to resume broadcasting.” News SomaliaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Castletroy Park Opticians celebrate ten years in business

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Facebook Margaret Greaney (Optical Receptionist), Daniel Casey (Owner/Practice Optometrist), Susan Hill (Practice Optometrist), Aoife Lynch (3rd Year Student Optometry), Trina O’Sullivan (Shop and Lab Manager)CASTLETROY Park Opticians are making  ten years in business by extending a special thank you to customers and patients for their continuing support, particularly in such challenging times.Owned by optometrist Daniel Casey, the locally owned business is situated in the Castletroy Retail Centre beside the local Bank of Ireland branch with free parking available for customers.Reflecting on the gradual easing of Covid restrictions, Mr Casey said, “We are delighted to be able to continue to provide an Optometry service to all our patients  and look forward to do so well into the future.“Susan Hill is our Senior Optometrist and between us we have over 40 years experience in optics. We both have a special interest in new innovations in contact and spectacle lenses regarding myopia (short sightedness) control and management of VDU-related eye issues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Trina is our shop and lab manager with over 15 years experience in optics while Margaret our optical receptionist has been with us over three years. Aoife is a third year Optometry student and has been with us for over two years.“If qualified eye examinations and a selected range of glasses are covered by medical cards or PRSI entitlements and we can provide this service with a full eye exam costing €30,” Mr Casey added.Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.#LimerickPost #KeepingLimerickPosted #sc Email Previous article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photosNext articleA new talent acquisition solution from Optima Recruitment Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Linkedin Print BusinessNewsCastletroy Park Opticians celebrate ten years in businessBy Staff Reporter – May 20, 2021 190 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Up to fifty children involved in school bus crash in Co Tyrone

first_img Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – September 22, 2014 Twitter Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published A major incident has been declared after up to fifty children where involved in an accident involving a school bus and a car in Co Tyrone.The school bus was carrying primary and secondary school children.It happened on the Omagh Road in Drumquin this morning.It’s believed that up to 53 people are being treated by emergency services, but no major injuries are being reported.The Omagh Road has been closed between the Segully Road junction and Drumrawan Road junction.Local Cllr Frankie Donnelly spoke to us from the scene:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/fran1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Previous articleClare rally success for Declan and Brian BoyleNext articleDonegal has country’s 3rd highest rate of fuel poverty News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Up to fifty children involved in school bus crash in Co Tyrone WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh HC Turns Down Request For Presence Of Lawyer During Search & Seizure By GST Officers [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh HC Turns Down Request For Presence Of Lawyer During Search & Seizure By GST Officers [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 July 2020 5:22 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking presence of an Advocate during search and seizure under Section 67 of the GST Act, of the Petitioner’s sweet betel nut manufacturing unit. The bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Vandana Kasrekar held that the Petitioner had “failed to point out any statutory provision or any such legal right”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking presence of an Advocate during search and seizure under Section 67 of the GST Act, of the Petitioner’s sweet betel nut manufacturing unit. The bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Vandana Kasrekar held that the Petitioner had “failed to point out any statutory provision or any such legal right” in his favour. In the backdrop, the Petitioner’s manufacturing unit had been sealed for alleged tax evasion and a notice had been issued to him to remain present during search and seizure of the premises. The Petitioner apprehended that that the process may not be carried out in a “fair manner” and the authority may pressurize him into making a forced confession. He had therefore sought presence of an Advocate during the process. Noting that the prayer made by the Petitioner was not backed by any statute/ provision in law, the bench dismissed the petition. Reliance was placed on the Supreme Court’s decision Poolpandi & Ors. v. Superintendent, Central Excise & Ors., (1992) 3 SCC 259, whereby it was held that presence of a lawyer cannot be allowed at the time of search proceedings and the examination of a person under the Customs Office. “The purpose of the enquiry under the Customs Act and the other similar statutes will be completely frustrated if the whims of the persons in possession of useful information for the departments are allowed to prevail. For achieving the object of such an enquiry if the appropriate authorities be of the view that such persons should be dissociated from the atmosphere and the company of persons who provide encouragement to them in adopting a noncooperative attitude to the machineries of law, there cannot be any legitimate objection in depriving them of such company,” the Top Court had held. The Petitioner in the present case had also asserted that as per Section 67 (Power of inspection, search and seizure) of the GST Act, two independent reputed witnesses of the locality are necessary, but the Respondents want to carry out the search by keeping their own “pocket witnesses”. The division bench however discounted this argument after the Respondent-authorities assured that “two independent witnesses will be kept as required by law and procedure prescribed in law will be duly followed in true letter and spirit.” “The search is yet to take place in the present case and the counsel for respondents has duly assured this court that the aforesaid provision will be complied with therefore no direction in this regard at this stage is required. Another submission of counsel for petitioner is that the search should be carried out in the presence of the Advocate, but counsel for petitioner has failed to point out any statutory provision or any such legal right in favour of the petitioner,” the bench observed while dismissing the petition. Case Details: Case Title: Subhash Joshi & Anr. v. Director General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 9184/2020 Quorum: Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Vandana Kasrekar Appearance: Senior Advocate Sunil Jain with Advocate Kushagra Jain (for Petitioner); Advocate Prasanna Prasad (for Respondent) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Artists reception on Sunday at Johnson Center

first_img Book Nook to reopen “A sense of time is conveyed through the blooming cycles of nature, the slow growth of trees and plants to achieve maturity, and their rejuvenation through pollination,” Drinkard said. “Overall, a larger message regarding the need to understand the impact of human interactions with nature is foregrounded.”The “Legacy” exhibit will close April 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Artists reception on Sunday at Johnson Center 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Drinkard said that Farnell, an Alabama native, who lives and works in Georgia, conveys her experience of place as it is connected to the flora and fauna of her 1920s era urban Atlanta neighborhood.“Cynthia Farnell’s lush digital pigment prints of blooming plants serve as metaphors for cycles of death and regeneration as well as beautiful remnants of human presence,” Drinkard said. “The camellias, wisteria and magnolias captured in her photographs create a connection to the neighborhood and its history but, more broadly, they give a sense of place.”Drinkard said that Hemard is a life-long resident of the South who lives in Georgia and works in Alabama. Print Article “Chuck Hemard’s photographs are beautifully evocative,” she said. “They explore the remnant landscapes of old-growth longleaf pinelands that are nestled in the Southern landscape. He highlights a part of Southern history and also his interest in society’s relationship to place and his concerns about human interaction with the natural world.”Comstock has lived and worked in Alabama for 23 years. She also draws upon the Southern landscape in her highly textural handmade-paper pieces.“Pine pollen floating on water becomes both source imagery and media in Allyson Comstock’s work,” Drinkard said. “The visual poetry of nature dusting the surface of Lake Martin with pollen each spring brings attention to the beauty that can be found in nature through close observation.”Drinkard said that Farnell, Hemard and Comstock approach the Southern landscape from different perspectives but all three convey a deep regard for place and history. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Pike County churches prepare for Holy Week, Easter Written by Gabrielle Pack, intern with The Messenger As the Lenten season comes to a close, churches in Pike County… read more The Johnson Center for the Arts will host an Artists Reception for the “Legacy” exhibition, which includes landscapes from Allyson Comstock, Chuck Hemard and Cynthia Farnell, from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend.More than 25 pieces by the three Southern artists are on display in the Muriel Saunders, Chapman-Allred-Jones, Dorothy Hattaway Brantley and the Jane Jernigan Brantley galleries.“Threads of nature, place, culture and history run through the work of these artists,” said Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center director. “The contemplative gaze of each artist turns in a different direction within the landscape of the South. “ Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2013last_img read more

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