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Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby statistics: Are yellow cards really that bad for you?

first_img There is a common belief that a team receiving a yellow card will be punished by an average of seven points during the following sin-bin, but is that actually true?Unsurprisingly, the number of cards shown per average game does vary between competitions. There is scope for different interpretation of the laws depending on the referee and the accepted standard of behaviour does change for each tournament.  While a Top 14 contest doesn’t really start until the forwards have exchanged pleasantries in the first brawl, such conduct is much rarer in the ITM Cup.Allowing for those variations between leagues, it can still be seen below that the number of cards being handed out has increased over the last three seasons. In theory a greater certainty of being ‘punished’ should have seen the number of cards decrease. Greater scrutiny on certain offences (tackled in the air, ‘tip tackles’ etc) may explain the rise. But, perhaps the issue is the severity of the punishment. Rather than acting as a deterrent, in some cases are yellow cards actually incentivising cynical play?In a recent Rugby Championship game, Australia outscored South Africa by ten points to nil after the visitors had been reduced to fourteen men. The Wallabies were trailing by nine points before Bryan Habana left the field but ended up winning the match by one.That level of scoring, particularly in a high profile game may reinforce that conventional wisdom of a card being worth at least the equivalent of a converted try. However, the events in Perth were uncommon for both sides.  Since 2012, South Africa have averaged just a minus one (-1) point deficit when down a man, while Australia have managed a two point advantage against teams who have a conceded a card.In both those scenarios it has been more likely for there to be no gain from a sin-bin rather than a seven-point swing.As might be expected, the strength of the sides involved is a factor in how well the extra man advantage is exploited. As an example, South Africa average just a two point difference against Australia or New Zealand compared to ten points when facing all other opponents in this period. Instead there is nothing unusual about successful sides conceding a high number of cards, particularly late in games. Committing a series of professional fouls to remove an opponents’ momentum is an effective way of protecting a lead. If those infringements are varied and shared about the team, they may get away with several before attracting a warning from the referee. If a yellow card does follow, then the top sides are proving capable of escaping with the scoreboard relatively untouched.  Referees do have the option of applying IRB Law 10 3 (b) and escalating to a red card if the penalties then continue, but that is understandably rare.While not illegal, gaining an advantage from card counting is frowned upon by casinos. On the rugby field, the shrewd teams don’t have to worry about an angry pit boss or even need a system to beat the ‘house’. They likely already know the value of each card. In domestic competition last season, teams that finished near the bottom of their respective tables often either received no gain when facing a diminished side (Newcastle average of zero points) or in rarer cases were outscored (Cheetahs -1). At the other end of the scale, the likes of Saracens (6.5 points), Northampton (5.5), Brumbies (6) all fared well.However, the average points difference during a sin-bin in last year’s Aviva Premiership was just 3.5 and 4.6 in Super Rugby. In both competitions, while around a third of yellow cards resulted in that desired seven or more point edge, approximately the same number saw either no change or a deficit.  Rather than be discouraged from committing intentional or repeated offences, a side may well deem it well worth the risk. The sight of Richie McCaw receiving only his second yellow card in 131 Internationals and a run of nine cards conceded by the All Blacks in 12 matches (at the time) did prompt a New Zealand newspaper to question whether there was an “unconscious refereeing conspiracy” against the team. The idea being that a dominant side receiving that many yellow cards was suspicious. Those sin-bins didn’t have a great impact though, with an average points difference of only -0.3. That is down to both an excellent defence and the fact they have often managed to outscore opponents, despite being down a player.When those cards were given out is also relevant. For the majority of competitions, the average time of a card shown is 45-50 minutes. Looking at recent New Zealand sin-bins, seven of the 12 cards arrived in the 70th minute or later. If there was really a ‘conspiracy’ in play, the cards would surely be dished out far earlier, when they could have a greater influence on the match. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Off you go: Ashley Johnson earned a yellow card for Wasps in the second round of the Aviva Premiership In his second outing as Rugby World’s stats man-in-chief, Russ Petty, looks at the true impact of yellow cards and whether taking a sin-binning really does resign your side to a certain number of points conceded…last_img read more

Give as you Live launches digital giving survey

Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Research / statistics Howard Lake | 13 September 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online fundraising site Give as you Live has launched a survey to find out more about how and why donors give online.The Digital Donor Review is designed to help charities gain a better understanding of their online fundraising audience.The review complements the company’s Digital Giving Review which it conducted earlier this year. This examined digital giving from the charity’s perspective, so the new review looks at it from the donor’s point of view.Give as you Live is inviting charities to ask their donors to complete the survey. They will be asked how and why they give to charity using digital tools and channels. One respondent will win £5,000 for their charity.Polly Gowers OBE, founder and CEO of Give as you Live, said that “One of the key findings from the first survey revealed that, although a charity’s offline audience is more or less equal size to its online audience (49% offline vs 51% online), 70% of all donations are received through offline channels. With so many ways to support charities, we are keen to hear from the donors themselves why they are not giving more online.”www.digitaldonorreview.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Give as you Live launches digital giving survey  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Morrisons raises £7m for Save the Children

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Photo: Students of a primary school in Barking thank Morrison’s for their support in allowing them to take part in Families and Schools Together, Barking, London. 03.12.2013. Louis Leeson/Save the Children.  103 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Morrisons raises £7m for Save the Children Supermarket Morrisons has raised £7 million for Save the Children’s UK and emergency work. This makes it the company’s most successful charity partnership to date.The partnership began in April 2011, and was extended from the original charity of the year scheme to run for three years. The partnership’s success was evident last year when Morrisons became the largest supporter of Save the Children’s work in the UK.Fundraising activitiesThe record-breaking total was raised by Morrisons staff and customer. Activities included bake sales, fitness challenges, bucket collections and product donations.Support for for Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day proved particularly extensive.  All Morrisons employees were encouraged to “make the world better with a sweater” by wearing their Christmas jumpers. They raised £175,000 from this one day.Customers’ support has included in-store bucket collections. In one week they raised £100,000 for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.Funding UK and international workThe money raised is funding the charity’s Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme and its crisis grants programme, Eat Sleep, Learn, Play!, for families with young children who are struggling to provide the basics.In addition to supporting work in the UK, the partnership has also raised funds for Save the Children’s Emergency Appeals, including appeals for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, the food crises in East and West Africa, and most recently the Syria Crisis and Philippines Typhoon Appeals.Save the Children CEO, Justin Forsyth, said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 January 2014 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Research / statistics Save the Children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The support from Morrisons has enabled us to completely transform the scale of our UK work. This partnership has not only helped thousands of the UK’s poorest children, but has also contributed to our global emergency response work.  It will leave a lasting legacy in the UK and internationally for many years to come.”last_img read more

Israeli authorities urged to release Palestinian cartoonist

first_imgNews February 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli authorities urged to release Palestinian cartoonist to go further News Follow the news on Israel In Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders condemns Palestinian cartoonist Mohamed Sabaaneh’s arbitrary arrest by Israeli authorities on his return from Jordan on 16 February and his continuing detention. An Israeli military court decided yesterday to hold him for another nine days.The press freedom organization calls on the Israeli authorities to publicly say what he is charged with and to let him see a lawyer.A cartoonist with the daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sabaaneh is also head of public relations at the Arab American University in Jenin. He was arrested at the Allenby Bridge checkpoint as he returned to the West Bank with university colleagues from a four-day visit to Jordan.After his arrest, Sabaaneh was transferred to the Jalameh detention centre (Kishon prison, north of Tel Aviv) where he is currently being interrogated. At no point has been allowed access to a lawyer.Photo: Fadi Arori Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Newscenter_img RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts IsraelMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Pasadea Four Square Church: Halloweenland 2012

first_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Pasadea Four Square Church will celebrate Halloweenland 2012 on October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is one of our biggest opportunities as a congregation to be with our local Pasadena Community as they come to enjoy fun, games, and tons of candy! We want the families in our community to get to know us and see who we are, so we need you!The chuch is still in need of volunteers to help them run games and booths at Halloweenland! This is 10 volunteers for the first shift and 14 for the second shift! First shift is from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and second shift is from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sign up with Lacey Diaz at [email protected] is also a need of tons of good candy! Please bring bags of sugary goodness to service or to the office any day! The candy can be placed in the red bin in the foyer!This is one of our biggest outreaches of the year! Get involved and help to make it a memorable night for our community and friends! Many hands make light work, and also make it fun to do it together!Volunteers! Be there at Halloweenland (Wednesday, October 31st) and help make it an awesome experience for those who come!Pasadena Foursquare Church, 174 N. Harkness Ave., Pasadena, (626) 792-1803 or visit www.pasadenafoursquare.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion Events Pasadea Four Square Church: Halloweenland 2012 Published on Monday, October 29, 2012 | 8:50 pmlast_img read more

Cheri Todoroff Named Interim Executive Director of Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative

first_imgPeople Cheri Todoroff Named Interim Executive Director of Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 2:42 pm Community News Cheri Todoroff, director of community programs at the L.A. Department of Health Services, has been named interim head of the county’s Homeless Initiative, according to a statement released Wednesday.Todoroff will succeed Phil Ansell, who will retire on March 31.Todoroff will assume the post on April 1.“I am grateful for this opportunity to continue serving Los Angeles County and its residents, especially those who are the most vulnerable, and look forward to continued progress as the county and its partners work collaboratively to address the humanitarian crisis facing us on the streets,” Todoroff said.“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an even greater urgency to our efforts, and we are working diligently to address the crisis at a scale never seen before. I am committed to building upon the unprecedented work of the County and its partners to help those in great need,” she said.Todoroff currently serves as director of community programs at DHS, where she oversees the Housing for Health Program.Previously, she served as director of Housing for Health. She has been with the county for 32 years.The Homeless Initiative was launched by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 17, 2015. Since then, the initiative has been on the forefront of the county’s battle against homelessness, including the voter-approved Measure H in March 2017.“The county is extremely fortunate that a leader of Cheri Todoroff’s stature will take the helm at the county’s groundbreaking Homeless Initiative following the retirement of Phil Ansell as the initiative’s inaugural director,” said L.A. County CEO Fesia Davenport.“She combines detailed knowledge of the countywide homeless services system, tremendous expertise, and a vast network of relationships which will enable her to seamlessly lead the Homeless Initiative through the end of the current pandemic and beyond,” Davenport said.“The heart of the Homeless Initiative has been broad-based collaboration since its inception. Cheri will sustain this focus on collaboration among county departments, homeless service providers, cities, faith organizations, academia, philanthropy, business, and countless others,” Davenport said. Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Distressed and Cash Sales Hit A Nine-Year Low

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 2, 2016 1,282 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Cash and Distressed Sales RealtyTrac Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: SFR Leaders Hold Pivotal Industry Discussions Next: Industry Insight: Housing Affordability Across Congressional Districts About Author: Kendall Baer Cash and distressed sales hit a nine-year low in the third quarter, just as sellers realized nine-year highs, according to the ATTOM Data Solutions Q3 2016 U.S. Home Sales Report.ATTOM found that REOs, foreclosures, and short sales accounted for 13 percent of all U.S. single family home and condo sales in Q3. That’s down from 15 percent in Q2 and 16 percent a year ago. It’s also the lowest share of distressed home sales since 2007, when distressed sales accounted for 12.3 percent of all home sales. Distressed sales peaked at 44 percent in 2009.The highest shares of distressed sales happened in Toledo, where 36.4 percent of Q3 sales were distressed properties. Anchorage, at just over 3 percent, saw the lowest share.The report also showed that all-cash purchases accounted for 26 percent of all single family home and condo sales in Q3. That’s down from 27.4 percent in Q2 from 29 percent a year ago. Like distressed sales, cash sales are at their lowest point since 2007, when all-cash deals made 24.3 percent of all home sales. Cash deals hit their peak in 2011, when the reached“Distressed inventory for sale is virtually non-existent in many of the nation’s hottest housing markets, and when a distressed property is listed for sale in those markets it often sells quickly and at little or no discount,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. “The scarcity of discounted distressed inventory is chasing away cash buyers and other bargain hunters, but it’s certainly good news for home sellers, who nationwide realized the biggest home price gains since purchase in nine years.”Nationally, Q3 sellers saw their biggest gains in sale prices since 2007. According to the report, homeowners sold for an average $43,000 above their purchase price in the quarter, a 23 percent gain and the highest since Q3 2007.Sellers in San Jose and San Francisco saw the biggest gains, at 68 and 67 percent, respectively. They also saw the average home price gain since purchase decline after peaking in the previous quarter, and Seattle saw hefty improvements too.“Seattle clearly stands out as a housing market that continues to outperform the vast majority of markets in the U.S. relative to price appreciation,” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere Real Estate, covering the Seattle market. “This can be attributed to its booming economy and inventory limitations, which are largely a result of the region’s topographic and governmental constraints regarding land. However, despite this supply of new inventory, Seattle area home prices are still expected to outperform the rest of the U.S. in 2017.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Cash and Distressed Sales RealtyTrac 2016-11-02 Kendall Baer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Distressed and Cash Sales Hit A Nine-Year Low The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Distressed and Cash Sales Hit A Nine-Year Low Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Johnson reflects on big issues during commission term

first_img Latest Stories Pike County District 6 Commissioner Russell Johnson was the guest speaker at the Troy Exchange Club’s Thursday meeting.However, Johnson was introduced as a timber man and an outdoorsman who likes to rodeo, hunt deer and ducks.But Johnson chose to talk about his experiences as a first-term Pike County Commissioner. Published 9:00 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018 With the jail tax in place, the commission began to look for changes that could be made and ways to restructure so the county could move ahead.One way to save dollars was to stop collecting trash and turn the collection over to a private company. That resulted in a savings to the county. Rather than mowing the county right of ways, the commission began using a herbicide to help keep the weeds down. “Another way we saved was with the mass notification system which was one-third the cost of maintaining the 16 sirens used for severe weather warnings,” Johnson said. “We began to look at new budgeting for local road resurfacing and ways to restructure our debt.”Johnson said he became more aware that having money in the coffer doesn’t mean that it can be used. There are restrictions on how certain funds can be spent.But, through it all, Johnson said the “fear of the jail’ opened the door for change and the changes that have been made are moves in a positive direction.Johnson talked briefly about Rex Lumber coming to Pike County with a guaranteed investment of more than $100 million in the local economy and at least 110 jobs with pay beginning around $16.25 an hour.“The increase in timberland net worth could be tremendous,” he said.For the Pike County Commission, the time for restructuring, re-negotiating and problem solving is now.“It’s time for us to get in the trenches and make Pike County better,” Johnson said. “It’s time for my generation to stand up.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Johnson said the Pike County Jail is 63 years old and is the oldest in the state. Building a new jail would not be popular among county residents and that made the commission’s task even more difficult. “Not many residents will end up in the county jail but all the residents ride the county roads,” Johnson said. “How could we build a jail if we couldn’t fix the roads. The thing is, the state mandates that we have a jail but the state does not mandate us to have good roads.”In August 2017, the Pike County Commission approved a temporary sales tax that would bring in revenue to fund the construction of a new county jail.“The sales tax would allow us to build a new jail but, with a $31 million backlog in infrastructure work, we would have to wait on the state for work on the county’s roads and bridges,” Johnson said. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Johnson reflects on big issues during commission term Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Covenant student Courtney Cobb designs TroyFest shirt Covenant Christian School third-grader Courtney Cobb turned a lemon into lemonade. On Thursday, her lemon T-shirt design was named the… read more Sponsored Content Johnson buys timber and has owned his own business for 10 years. It was his interest in the regulator aspect of business that attracted him to politics. In his bid for the Pike County Commission, Johnson won the primary election and was unopposed in the general election. Not wanting to go into his first meeting as a county commissioner uninformed, he began early going to the commission’s meetings. “The first thing I heard was ‘we’ve got to have a jail’ and, immediately, I thought, ‘what have I gotten myself into?’” Johnson said, laughing. “The commission had to tackle what nobody else wanted to.” By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Russell Johnson, District 6 commissioner, speaks to the Troy Exchange Club Thursday. Print Article Email the author Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… 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? 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Doctors don’t plan on retiring anytime soon

first_img12PrevNextStartStop Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Both doctors quickly put down deep roots in Troy. Roots that are so intermingled in the extended community and in the medical family that they can’t be unearthed.The doctors’ commitment to others is strong and their zest for life is so vigorous that the word retirement is not in their vocabulary. They work hard and, at age 80, they, laughingly, said they relax “pleasurefully.”Both doctors came from families that pointed them in the direction of success.“My dad challenged me,” Schloemer said. “He was interested in butterflies, fish and zoology. He often took me to the lake where I learned about biology. He always presented options to me that could lead to success.” Troy doctors, Richard Schloemer and Wilton McRae, have joined a rather elite group. They have recently become octogenarians but their ‘shingles’ are not coming down.Schloemer serves as medical director of the Troy Regional Medical Center Wound Care Center as also as an emergency department physician. McRae is a TRMC otolaryngologist or ENT physician and treats patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Both doctors recently celebrated their 80th birthdays in much the same way as they have celebrated every other milestone birthday, “with gusto!” Both have tried the “R” word but, before they could say “retirement,” they had nailed their shingles back to the door. Trojans arrive in Birmingham for Final Four The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans make the trek to Birmingham to participate in their sixth Final Four under head coach… read more Skip McRae came out of high school in Northwest Florida as the school’s best passer and best defensive back. He was accepted to and graduated West Point, served Uncle Sam as a Ranger and as a paratrooper. “After many parachute drops from the 250-foot tower at Fort Benning, Georgia, I made my first jump from an Army plane,” McRae said. “When I was assured my parachute had opened, it was a quiet ride down until I hit the ground like I had fallen from a one-story building.”McRae was proud to have served his country and of the many lessons learned.“The most important lesson I learned was that I didn’t want a career in the Army,” he said, laughing. Both doctors were called to their professions out of their desires to be of service to others. As octogenarians, they are dedicated to continuing to practice their trades.  But, they live by the old cliché, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”And, there is nothing dull about these doctors, not even at age 80.Schloemer recently purchased a new piano, a “grand” piano with an electronic gizmo that plays behind him like an orchestra. He is taking piano lessons so “move over Ray Charles.” He also plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin, “all self-taught.”  His party barn has earned the reputation as the place to be for karaoke, “move over Pete Seeger,” and for dancing from the jitterbug to line dancing. He makes and bottles wines of different kinds, paints still life pieces and landscapes. He’s a photographer with great black and white shots. He is a potter and his work includes raku. Schloemer is especially proud of the first-place award he won at the Peanut Festival for his “Mr. Peanut.” Schloemer does what he calls “keeping his game up” and that includes memory exercises or brainwork every day. “Because, I’m not going to retreat,” he said, with a smile. “My party barn needs to be enlarged.”For McRae, Troy has been the next best thing to retirement. It has provided him with a place to practice medicine and a warm and friendly place to be.“In Dothan, you could fall off the face of the Earth and nobody would notice,” McRae said, with a smile. “We love the small-town atmosphere here and this is a wonderful town to call home.” And an even greater place to come home to after an “on the road again,” adventure “We love to travel, my wife and I,” McRae said. “We’ve been from upstate New York to California, to Texas and New Mexico, the New England states and Nova Scotia with more places to go.”The doctor is a dedicated home gardener with three acres and a creek and he is often seen with clippers at First Methodist Church.He’s interested in history, including local history and has framed photos in his office that remind him there’s more to know.   Both doctors have a lot of interests and always have something to do or something they plan to do.At age 80, both Dr. Richard Schloemer and Dr. Wilton McRae are not dull Jacks. They are “still” practicing physicians who have a zest for life and have no intentions of retiring and retreating. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Published 9:34 pm Friday, February 26, 2021 By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Doctors don’t plan on retiring anytime soon “Retirement means retreat,” Schloemer said. “I’m not going to retreat and let my brain sit idle. If you don’t use it; you lose it.”Schloemer is a Michigan native and graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His surgical residency includes three years at Boston Naval Hospital. He is board certified in both general surgery and cosmetic surgery. He came to Troy in 1990.McRae grew up in Marianna, Florida, graduated from the University of Florida and was in private practice in Dothan from1978 until 2000. By Jaine Treadwell Email the authorlast_img read more