4 Sep

Tate & Lyle unit sold for £67m

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Thursday 25 November 2010 7:28 pm Share Show Comments ▼ Tate & Lyle unit sold for £67m TATE & Lyle yesterday sold off the last of its historic British sugar businesses – offloading its molasses distribution arm for £67m. Northern Irish commodities group W&R Barnett has bought the unit in cash, and Tate & Lyle says it will use the proceeds to pay down its net debt. The molasses business had annual sales of £228m in the year to 31 March, generating profits of £13m.The sale follows on from its decision in July to offload its main sugar and golden syrup division to American Sugar Refining for £211m, and is part of Tate & Lyle’s chief executive Javed Ahmed’s plan to focus the company on speciality food ingredients.Tate & Lyle said the sale of the final piece of its global sugar operation – a Vietnamese business – was progressing well.“I would like to thank our molasses employees for their hard work and commitment over many years and wish them every success in the future,” said Ahmed.“Our clear priority is to grow the speciality food ingredients business, supported by cash generated from bulk ingredients. This disposal represents another important step as we focus, fix and grow our business,” he added. whatsapplast_img read more

4 Sep

Osborne: turmoil without cuts

first_img Share Osborne: turmoil without cuts Tags: NULL CHANCELLOR George Osborne yesterday reiterated his defence of the coalition’s cuts programme after warning at the World Economic Forum that the UK must not be seduced by “siren” calls to go easy on the deficit. Osborne said: “If on Monday morning I went to parliament… and said, ‘I’m abandoning the deficit reduction plan that Britain set out last year’, what do you think the reaction would be? Within minutes Britain would be in financial turmoil.” KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sunday 30 January 2011 10:19 pmlast_img read more

4 Sep

SABMiller faces India tax fee

first_img whatsapp SABMiller faces India tax fee KCS-content Share whatsapp Indian regulators have demanded London-listed firm SABMiller pays out $39.5m (£24m) in tax for its 2006 acquisition of assets in the country from Australian brewer Fosters. The firm argues it is not eligible for tax as the deal was struck between two non-resident firms. Yet New Delhi is seeking retrospective tax on deals completed outside of India, with the SABMiller claim the latest in a string of attempted tax clawbacks – including Vodafone’s deal with Hong Kong-listed firm Hutchison for assets in India. Tags: NULL Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:43 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

24 Aug

Loco the Monkey by Quickspin

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter You can play a demo of this slot here! Loco the Monkey by Quickspin Topics: Casino & games Slots This junglelicious adventure will take you to a special place where Loco lives: a green haven full of exotic plants and clean air, plus an abundance of pineapples, bananas, mangos, and blueberries. A feast for the eyes as well as the belly. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img This fun-filled 4×5 slot with 50 lines includes a ‘Monkey Frenzy!’ free spins bonus and a ‘More Monkeys!’ respin feature – plus the chance to win over 6,829x bet! Loco isn’t the only ape in town, there’s also a special golden monkey to befriend… get three on the reels to trigger the free spins bonus. 15th December 2020 | By Aaron Noy Slots Game type:Video slotGo-live date (expected):12/1/2021Game special features:More Monkey! respinsGet four or more wild symbols on the reels in a single base game spin and it will trigger the More Monkeys! respin feature.During the respin feature, the triggering wilds will stay in their positions and the game respins reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Any subsequent wild symbols that land on the reels during the respins feature will be held in position.The respins will continue until no new wild symbols land on the reels, and the win evaluation will occur when the feature ends. No free spins can be triggered during the respin feature.Monkey Frenzy! free spinsGet 3 bonus scatter symbols to trigger the Monkey Frenzy! free spins bonus with 10 free spins.All wild symbols are locked for the duration of the Monkey Frenzy! free spins, so any wild symbol that lands on a locked wild symbol will upgrade the locked symbol by a multiplier of one. Locked wild symbols can have a maximum multiplier of 3.3 bonus scatter symbols landing in a single spin will award 5 additional spins. Bonus scatter symbols are only present on reels 1, 2, and 3.Locked wild symbols supersede any other symbol. The line evaluation will take place at the end of each spin.Number of paylines:50 linesNumber of reels:5RTP% (recorded/theoretical):96.15%Variance/volatility:High (4 on a range of 1-5)Number of symbols to trigger feature/bonus?3Can feature be retriggered?YesNumber of free spins awarded?10Stacked or expanding wilds in normal play?StackedStacked or expanding wilds in feature play?StackedNumber of jackpot tiers?:n/aAuto-play function?Yeslast_img read more

12 Jul

Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

20 Jun

East African choirs unite to support regional peace

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA East African choirs unite to support regional peace Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 25, 2016 Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Cathedral choirs from around east Africa descended on Kigali, Rwanda, last week for a celebration of Christian music and to enhance “regional peace, integration and cooperation.” Kigali’s St. Etienne Cathedral was host to 10 cathedral choirs for the One Song festival, which took place in the cathedral and the nearby Petit Stadium. The first East Africa Cathedrals Choral Festival (EACCF) – to give it its formal name – was held in Nairobi in August 2009.Full articlecenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Africa, Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

15 Jun

Police attack on ICE encampment condemned

first_imgPolice raided an encampment outside the Philadelphia Immigration Customs and Enforcement facility for the second time on July 5. It was the fourth day of the people’s protest.Ten minutes before the early afternoon attack, police told protesters they had to move water coolers and supplies off a sidewalk and clear space in front of the building. As people began to comply and legal supporters tried to clarify the situation, the police, using bicycles, pushed through the camp, knocking down tents and canopies, throwing possessions aside and pushing people who questioned their attack. Seven people were arrested.The encampment outside the Philadelphia ICE facility, the most aggressive facility in the U.S., followed days of protests beginning July 2 around three demands: Abolish ICE; close the federal immigrant detention facility in Berks County, Pa., where hundreds of families, including children, have been held indefinitely; and end local collaboration with federal immigration officials, including the Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS), a database of arrests that the city has contractually shared with ICE.A press conference following the police assault was held later that day. Police threatened to seize sound equipment shortly before it was scheduled to start, leaving speakers without amplification against a noisy backdrop of city trash trucks removing debris from the camp.Despite the police attempt to silence their voices, speakers delivered their messages and demands loud and clear. The conference was covered by most major news media.Speakers outlined the encampment’s three demands and noted that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has the power to close the Berks facility with an executive order. Im/migrant activists spoke on the connection between U.S. imperialist wars and intervention abroad and the crisis of mass migration.Nancy Nguyen, VietLeadNancy Nguyen, a child of Vietnamese refugees to the U.S. and executive director of VietLead, related the history of the U.S. war on Southeast Asia, where more bombs were dropped than during all previous wars combined. “We are here now, but since 2003, over 1,475 people from Vietnam and Cambodia have been deported. We are seeking justice and we stand in solidarity with the people who have been occupying this space. More eyes are on ICE now.”Colombian activist Mara Hanao, from Philly Socialist, related a similar experience of migrants driven to come to the U.S. because of oppression due to U.S. intervention and attacks on workers by multinational corporations. She recalled the massacre of 2,000 banana plantation workers by the United Fruit Company in 1928, which contributed to the drive of people in Colombia to flee to the north.The Rev. Katie Aikins of the Tabernacle United Church stated, “The U.S. is a nation bathing in the ideology of white supremacy since its founding. It uses this rhetoric to terrorize people who don’t look like us. PARS is part of the problem of creating a terrorizing existence for immigrants.”Cornelius Moody, REAL Justice and Workers WorldRepresenting Workers World Party and Philadelphia REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice, Cornelius Moody spoke to the issue of accountability and of resisting a system unaccountable to the people: “This police force in our city, ICE and the U.S. government are not accountable to the communities they police and oppress. If you have a system that is acting upon you oppressively and is not accountable to you, as a community you have a right and responsibility to resist that force.“Philadelphia police, with increased funding of over $650 million per year, have shown that they are incapable of being accountable to the city of Philadelphia. We have to hold them accountable ourselves — by whatever means necessary. Whether it is the Philadelphia police force, ICE or the U.S. military, we have to disempower, disarm and disband them, and for the people we have to do the opposite, for ourselves.”Also speaking for REAL Justice, Anthony Smith, first generation U.S. born, from an immigrant family, raised that “Black people in Philadelphia and all across the country suffer from a very intense so-called separation of families. The military, police and ICE all function together to destroy families and communities.“The system isn’t broken. It’s working as it always has been. … And until we decide that we will take power from the state and deal with our communities ourselves, we will be caught in this constant loop. We do not need the police or ICE to deal with issues we can deal with ourselves! Abolish the police! Abolish ICE!”Miguel Andrade, JuntosMiguel Andrade, with the immigrant rights group Juntos, expressed thanks to the people who came out at the encampment who are not fighting for immigrant communities, but with them: “White supremacy has been a disease in this country since 1492. Police come out of a racist institution of hunting down runaway slaves. Border patrols come from a renegade group of the KKK. ICE comes out of intense Islamophobia after the 9/11 attacks.“White supremacy has been fueling and perpetuating every single attack that communities of color have been facing for decades. It is time to stop it. ICE didn’t start under [President Donald] Trump. The deportation machine that Trump is using white supremacy to fuel was handed over to him by the [President Barack] Obama administration.“ICE has been terrorizing our communities for decades. My father was deported when I was 10 years old. I know what family separation at the hands of the U.S. government feels like. That is something you never recover from. I haven’t seen my father in person for over 10 years. But I’m still fighting.“My community has been fighting against ICE for years. We do not give credit to Mayor [Jim] Kenney or ­[former Mayor Michael] Nutter for declaring Philadelphia a sanctuary city. The policy that Kenney was in federal court to defend was written and strategized by the immigrant community of Philadelphia. We the people pushed them to do it.“We must push them again. The ICE office here is the most aggressive in the country. Immigrant communities have been fighting this for years.“Don’t let this end after the occupation ends. Spread the word that this is happening. Amplify the voices of the immigrant communities. Don’t speak for us, but make space. Follow the leadership and messaging of immigrant communities. Abolish ICE!”WW photos: Joseph PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Days of Resistance for Palestine, Aug. 7-9:  A call to Palestinian people and those who demand justice

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Kathy Durkin and Betsey PietteThe Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has called on “all Palestinians and those who stand for justice in Palestine to join together to organize the Days of Resistance for Palestine from August 7-9.” These actions are  dedicated to the memory of writer and revolutionary Marxist Ghassan Kanafani. They mark the 48th anniversary of his assassination in Beirut, Lebanon, by car bomb planted by Mossad, Israel’s brutal intelligence agency, on July 8, 1972. He was 36 years old.Credit: SamidounRecognized as a leading figure in Palestinian “resistance literature” — and the originator of the term — Kanafani stressed that Palestinian literature was deeply connected with global struggles against oppression.  A true internationalist, he wrote: “Imperialism has laid its body over the world, the head in Eastern Asia, the heart in the Middle East, its arteries reaching Africa and Latin America. Wherever you strike it, you damage it, and you serve the world revolution. … The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era.”Stop Israel’s annexation plan!Samidoun’s call explains that Israel’s dangerous program of annexation  “continues to threaten Palestinians in the West Bank, including the most fertile agricultural land of the Jordan Valley, which is still slated for Israel’s latest land grab. … This is simply the continuation of over 72 years of land theft, dispossession, apartheid and genocide — but it requires continued mobilization and action to confront, alongside the siege on Gaza, the mass imprisonment of Palestinians, the demolition of homes, the denial of Palestinian refugees’ right to return and further war crimes and crimes against humanity.”Further, Samidoun stresses the strength of Palestinian resistance: “Annexation is a continuing threat — especially if the Israeli state thinks that it can pass unnoticed without continued resistance. The struggle is not over; in many ways, it has just begun. … It must inspire us to mobilize and organize — as Kanafani so clearly expressed — to confront imperialism, Zionism and the reactionary regimes that continue to collaborate with these forces of oppression, and to struggle for liberation. Every victory of the peoples in struggle against these forces is a victory for Palestine and for our collective victory.”Mobilize!The Samidoun Network urges “all Palestinians inside and outside Palestine, and all of the national forces, popular institutions, youth, student and women’s movements, social justice movements and solidarity organizations to participate actively in ‘banging on the walls of the tank’ … to break down the walls of silence.”Samidoun stresses: “Join in marches, popular activities, demonstrations and remind the world that the Palestinian people will continue to rise and confront all attempts of liquidation and destruction of the cause of Palestine and resist dispossession, exile and genocide — and that all people of conscience stand beside the Palestinian people in this critical moment.”Over 70 organizations have joined the call, including National Students for Justice in Palestine in the United States, Within our Lifetime-United for Palestine, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, The International Action Center and Africa for Palestine. Workers World Party is an endorser.Events will highlight the struggles of Palestinian prisoners and their role in all areas of revolutionary struggle.  So far, activities are planned in Charleroi, Belgium; Manchester, England; New York City and Vancouver, and more will be announced as they unfold.Samidoun salutes the martyrs of the Palestinian liberation struggle and calls for freedom for all Palestinian prisoners and the right of return for all refugees. The organization declares: “Victory, liberation and return will come for the struggling Palestinian people!”For further information and to endorse, see samidoun.net. If there are questions, email [email protected]last_img read more

12 Jun

Two TV journalists freed after nine days

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Etiom hosted a programme called “Referendum” on 2 November in which Ngiaba participated. During the programme, the two journalists criticized Ntwa’s management of the provincial assembly and accused him of not wanting to hold a plenary session for fear of a no-confidence vote.Ntwa told JED he filed an official complaint about the programme with the provincial coordinator of the media regulator CSAC and sent a copy of his complaint to the state prosecutor.“In their programme, the two journalists criticized the provincial assembly bureau’s management and went so far as to give a date when this bureau would be removed,” Ntwa said. “This constitutes manipulation and disinformation. The prosecutor’s office conducted an investigation after viewing a recording of the offending programme.”JED strongly condemns this blatant misuse of the judicial system by a public office holder and calls on the province’s judicial authorities to release the two journalists as they have a right to be presumed innocent pending the outcome of the proceedings against them. Organisation February 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma February 16, 2021 Find out more December 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two TV journalists freed after nine days News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News News to go further RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Reporters Without Borders is pleased to learn that TV journalists Dadou Etiom and Guy Ngiaba were released after being held for nine days and that the authorities withdrew that the charges of “detrimental allegations” that had been brought against them.The Reporters Without Borders partner organization Journalist in Danger (JED) reports that they received an apology from Bandundu provincial assembly president Boniface Ntwa (in french).—–04.12.2012 – Two TV journalists jailed for past week on defamation chargeTV journalists Dadou Etiom and Guy Ngiaba had been detained for the past week in the southwestern city of Bandundu for criticizing Bandundu provincial assembly president Boniface Ntwa in a broadcast, according to the Reporters Without Borders partner organization Journalist in Danger (JED).Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed that the frequency with which journalists are subjected to this kind of arrest is again on the increase in the Democratic Republic of Congo.“In recent months, the Congolese judicial authorities have been responding with excessive zeal whenever officials file complaints against journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Prison sentences are out of all proportion to the accusations made against these journalists and run counter to all democratic principles. Jailing journalists is particular questionable in the wake of Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo’s pledge on 7 May to decriminalize media offences.“The government and judicial system need to moderate their attitude towards journalists in line with the prime minister’s professed wish to respect their rights by allowing them to gather and disseminate news and information without risking imprisonment.”The two journalists are charged with “detrimental allegations,” which the criminal code defines as allegations of “precise facts, true or false, against another person that harm that person’s reputation.”For more information, read the JED press release:Journalist in Danger (JED) is outraged by the detention of two journalists in the main prison in Bandundu, capital of the southwestern province of the same name. They are Dadou Etiom of Nzondo TV, a privately-owned station based in Bandundu, and Guy Ngiaba, the local correspondent of Kinshasa-based Télé 50.JED has learned that Bandundu prosecutors jailed Etiom and Ngiaba on 27 November after bringing them face to face with provincial assembly president Boniface Ntwa, who has accused them of “detrimental allegations.”last_img read more

24 May

Breathing a little more life into Maybelle

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day I wasn’t real sure about what Carter Sanders said about Maybelle’s cosmetic enhancement.“When I saw your car, I thought it had rusted,” he said. “Then, I saw that you’re just a blooming idiot.”But, knowing Carter, I kind of took it as an off-handed compliment.I’ve been asked, “Why’d you do that?” a thousand times or more. The answer that seems to satisfy most folks is, “to embarrass my children.” But, actually, it was a feeble attempt to hold on to Maybelle just a few thousand miles longer. By Secrets Revealed Latest Stories If cars can be sick, Maybelle is very sick.Whether it’s a terminal illness or a chronic one, the wrench doctor is not quite sure.It started with “liver spots” on her hood, top and trunk. A home remedy of sorts was not recommended but tried. Breathing a little more life into Maybelle It’s easy to get attached to things, even a car. I can’t explain that and a lot of folks can’t understand it. But I’m a one-car kind of gal.Inside a car, it’s possible to be completely alone. You can talk to yourself and nobody knows. Why, you can even talk back. You can sing and nobody cringes if you’re a bit off key. You can laugh when happy and cry when sad. And, if you’re angry enough, you can say your Sunday school lesson backwards. All your thoughts, your fears, your hopes and dreams are contained inside that tin can on wheels.Having to let go can be traumatic so I was determined to ride Maybelle ’til the wheels fell off.When Maybelle turned 222,222 miles two weeks ago, I proudly took a picture of the odometer and felt confident that she would be around for many more miles. She was running like a well-oiled machine.A week later, she had a completed “brake”-down and three days later, another.That must have “tire-d” her out. Her treads were thin and her uppers had to be pulled and replaced. That caused her rear to deflate.She started to roar and groan so much that my brother, who is usually a quiet fellow, bellowed, “Why don’t you get your money out of the freezer or wherever you keep it and buy a new car?”Sometimes people can really hurt your feelings.Maybelle has been a part of my everyday life for 222,388 miles. That’s a long time.Saying “goodbye” is always hard and what makes it even harder is the sticker price on new automobiles. The car that I kind of seriously looked at costs $16,000 and that’s the same thing we paid for our first house. And the house included a living room suit from James Boswell’s furniture company.So, I’m thinking about a combi tuck, a transplant and some enhancements that I’d rather not mention for Maybelle.If I can coax a few more miles out of her, maybe I can hold on to my cold cash a little longer. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 1, 2012 A friend, Deedie, I’ll call her, agreed to help with a cosmetic cover up for the “liver spots. The idea was to “toss” a quilt lovingly over her “body” and hide the old age spots, thus giving her new life – a good coat of paint will help any old barn.Admittedly, the “rouge” that we applied gave Maybelle a look more of a relic from Woodstock than a warm, comforting quilt.Sometimes folks say something and you’re not sure whether it’s a compliment or not. Book Nook to reopencenter_img Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like This is the only label that counts The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that minority births in America have eclipsed those of whites of European ancestry. Boy,… read more Skip Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Jaine Treadwell is features editor for The Messenger. Contact her at [email protected] Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more