Shoppers drawn to Covent Garden by new Apple store

first_img COVENT Garden is reclaiming its historic role as London’s shopping hub after the opening of the new Apple store in August attracted tens of thousands more shoppers to the area. Capital & Counties (C&C), one of the area’s biggest landlords, said that the area has seen an 11 per cent increase in the number of shoppers since the store started trading. On its first day alone it attracted over 20,000 visitors. A total of 46.4m shoppers went to Covent Garden in the year to September, about 40 per cent of them from overseas.Rents in the area have increased as a result of the increased footfall and kudos and Capital & Counties has carried out 32 rent reviews. There has recently been an influx of desirable brands to the area, including lettings to fashion brands Rugby Ralph Lauren, macaroon seller Laduree and outdoor-wear firm Jack Wolfskin. Pop-up stores have also boosted the area’s credibility, with both singer Lily Allen and American label Kate Spade opening outlets. C&C owns 46 properties in Covent Garden, and plans to buy more. Its chief executive officer said that the apple store had proved that Covent Garden can do “cool, current things”. The group also said that the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham has given it planning permission to expand the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Football club Chelsea has also recently held talks with C&C over buying the site. C&C?is also on the short list to redevelop Lords Cricket Ground. KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect Healthythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:22 pm Sharecenter_img whatsapp Shoppers drawn to Covent Garden by new Apple store Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

You can’t fool everyone all the time

first_img FOR months now, I have been calling for an immediate, symbolic rise in interest rates to stem spiralling inflation and to show markets the UK is serious about fighting inflation – only to be criticised as an over-excited hawk. Yet month after month, inflation has over-shot and still the chorus is that “the Bank of England should hold its nerve”. I disagree: we need some action, and fast. Merely praying that all will soon be well again is not a proper economic strategy. The consumer price index is now rising at 3.7 per cent, the retail price index, which includes some housing costs, at 4.8 per cent; and the tax and price index, which includes direct taxes and is the best measure of the cost of living, by 5.2 per cent. Average earnings growth including bonuses is increasing but is still just 2.2 per cent. Pay growth in the private sector stood at two per cent. Workers are facing a cut in real, tax-adjusted wages of around three per cent. House prices are also falling in real terms; it is impossible for anybody paying 40 per cent or 50 per cent tax to find a single bank account with a positive, post-tax interest rate (only a few Isas will do the trick); stripping out the effects of inflation, the return on many assets no longer looks that great. Of course, a large part of the spike in inflation is due to higher tax. But the argument that this means the Bank of England shouldn’t be doing anything is flawed, as Simon Ward of Henderson points out. CPI-CT and CPIY, which supposedly strip out the effect of tax, are running at just 1.9 per cent and two per cent. But these esoteric measures are calculated on the assumption that indirect tax hikes are passed on in full to consumers. This is nonsense. Pass-through was only one-third after the 2008 VAT cut. Assuming that one-half of the increase in indirect taxes last year was reflected in the prices charged to consumers, Henderson calculates that inflation would now be 2.8 per cent had tax rates remained stable – still too high. Low interest rates have helped banks to recapitalise themselves and wean themselves from the public trough. But it is time to move on as the policy is now decimating two other industries: life insurers and pension funds. Because of the way the accounting is done, liabilities have surged and assets have gone down; the current monetary policy is more of a threat to the solvency of life insurers globally than a stock market or property crash would be. Corporate pension funds are also in trouble. Of course, inflation has some desirable side-effects. The real debt burden is being eroded for consumers, corporates and the state. If these defaults were explicit, there would be panic; we are getting debt restructuring on the sly. House prices are readjusting. The drop in wages will price people back into jobs. On balance, however, using inflation to sort out one’s problems is a mistake. It is better to do it the hard way. You cannot fool everybody all of the time. People learn and start putting up prices and wages; this begins to fuel a self-fulfilling inflationary spiral. Soon, lenders begin to slap risk premia on the interest rates they demand – so not only do nominal rates go up, real ones also rise, choking off demand. We learnt in the 1970s that inflation doesn’t sustainably boost jobs and growth but merely leads to stagflation – why has everybody [email protected] me on twitter: @allisterheath Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Tuesday 18 January 2011 9:00 pm You can’t fool everyone all the time Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kleenex maker warns on costs

first_img Show Comments ▼ Kleenex maker warns on costs Monday 25 April 2011 11:24 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Share KLEENEX tissue-maker Kimberly-Clark saw its profits slide 8.9 per cent in the first quarter as higer raw material prices eroded its margins.The firm saw its profits fall to $350m (£212.5m) from $384m, missing analyst forecasts. Its revenues climbed four per cent to $5.03bn, beating forecasts of $4.98bn.Chief executive Thomas Falk said: “We continue to execute our global business plan strategies in a difficult environment. The rapid run-up in commodity costs has influenced our near-term profitability.” 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 ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content last_img read more

How saving £3 per day could double your State Pension

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How saving £3 per day could double your State Pension Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Saturday, 15th February, 2020 | More on: VOD Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. In case you didn’t know, the State Pension isn’t a gateway to riches. Those who retired after April 2016 get just £168.60 a week, or £8,767.20 a year. That is roughly a third of the average UK income, and nowhere near enough for you to retire comfortably.If you’re lucky, you’ll have a company pension. But even if you do, you should also look to save tax efficiently in a Stocks and Shares ISA to build extra funds to your name.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…Some people are deterred from investing because they don’t believe they’ve enough spare money. However, even a modest amount can grow over time, especially if you start when young. By investing just £3 a day, you could generate income of around £9,000 a year in retirement, more than doubling your income from the State Pension alone. Financial freedom could be yours – and for less than you think.Start savingSince inception, the FTSE 100 index of blue-chip stocks has returned on average 9% a year. Even if it doesn’t match that performance in future and grows at 7% a year, it can still help your money compound over the years.Say you invest £1,000 today. If it grew 7% a year, you’d have £14,975 after 40 years. If it grew at 9% a year, you’d have almost £31,409.This is why it’s so important to invest in shares rather than cash over the longer run. With savings interest of just 1.4% a year, the best rate on instant access today, your £1,000 would grow into just £1,744.Little goes a long waySo what if you invest just £3 a day? That works out as £1,095 a year. After 40 years, your money will be worth £233,902, assuming 7% growth. That’s a tidy nest egg, but how much income would it generate in retirement?Something called the 4% rule can help you calculate that. This states if you draw 4% of your pension pot each year and leave the rest invested, your money should never run out. This is known as the safe withdrawal rate.If you withdrew 4% of £233,902, you’d have income of £9,356.08 a year. That’s higher than today’s State Pension, so you’ll be more than doubling your income.More growth = happier retirementIf your annual total return from capital growth and reinvested dividends income is higher at 9%, averaged over 40 years, you’ll have £403,280. Taking 4% of that would give you income of £16,131, on top of your State Pension. You could also generate even more growth by investing in individual FTSE 100 stocks.So by saving just £3 a day, you can achieve financial independence from a passive income after you stop working. If you don’t have 40 years, you’ll have to invest more. So if you have 30 years to retirement, you’ll have to invest around £6.30 a day. That would give you £232,468, assuming 7% growth. If you have 20 years, you must up that to a more daunting £14.80 a day to build a similar sum.So don’t hang around. The earlier you start, the greater your chances of achieving financial freedom in retirement.last_img read more

Beacon Fellowship says ‘thank you’ for nominations

first_img  131 total views,  1 views today Beacon Fellowship says ‘thank you’ for nominations Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Volunteering Beacon, the charitable initiative that aims to raise the profile of philanthropy in the UK, has reported a very encouraging response to its call for nominations for the inaugural Beacon Prize, which will be awarded later this year.Beacon has received over 750nominations for philanthropists and givers from across the UK. The final judging will take place on 30th September.A number of the UK’s leading charities are represented in the nominations aswell as a whole host of smaller charities and new charitable enterprises. “These nominations really reflect the diversity of giving in the UK and show us to be a true nation of philanthropists,” commented chief executive officer, Emily Stonor. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and we wouldlike to thank all of those who have made nominations. To us, everyone who has been nominated is a winner in their own right.”David Charters, Chair of Trustees added: “Our youngest nominee is 11 and our oldest is 103.”Nominations for the Beacon Prize 2003 are now closed, but nomination forms for the Beacon Prize 2004 will be availablelater in 2003. Howard Lake | 3 August 2003 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

“Cost of Injustice” is topic for Oakland meeting

first_imgFamilies take stage at “Cost of Injustice” meeting in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 25.WW photo: Gloria VerdieuOakland, Calif. — The “Cost of Injustice” event at the Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance was an evening of culture, art, healing and unity.  This was a union of families whose children have been killed by the police or by Black on Black violence.The Oct. 25 program started with libations, calling out the names of those whose shoulders we stand on and those whose lives were stolen by police violence, followed by poetry, spoken word, drumming, dance and music.One of the many highlights of the program was when Cephus Johnson — “Uncle Bobby” — the uncle of Oscar Grant, Beatrice Dale and Elaine Brown took the stage. Dale called out the names of the parents of Ernest Duenez, Mario Romero, James Rivera and Oscar Grant, representing a few of the many families in Oakland whose lives have been stolen by the police. He also welcomed the parents of Kendrick Johnson of Georgia, and Marlon Brown and Jordan Davis of Florida.There was also a representative from the Minneapolis-based Emmett Till Legacy Foundation who spoke for the family of Emmett Till.Ron Davis, the father of Jordon Davis, and Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, had spoken last August at the 85th meeting of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, Switzerland. Ron Davis said, “It is important for families to tell their own stories.”The parents from Florida and Georgia shared their stories with the families of Oakland.Dinyal New, the mother of two sons who were killed within two weeks of each other — both victims of street violence — shared her story.Other speakers included former Black Panther Elaine Brown; psychologist and historian Dr. Wade Nobels; and Julius Edwards, a frontline soldier from Ferguson.At the end of the program the families gathered together for a group picture.This program was part of the “Love Not Blood Campaign.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EU commission to examine collapse of Setanta Insurance – Cope

first_img Google+ Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Pinterest By News Highland – April 25, 2014 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Twitter EU commission to examine collapse of Setanta Insurance – Cope It’s been confirmed that the European Commission will investigate the closure of Setanta Insurance in Ireland.The issue was raised in the parliament this week by North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher, who said he was contacted by a major insurance company in Donegal and told that several policy holders in Donegal, many of them small businesse owners with vans had been left without insurance following the collapse.While it had a Dublin address, Setanta Insurance was licensed in Malta and regulated by the Maltese Financial Services Authority, and Mr Gallagher says there are serious questions over the level of protection afforded to policyholders.He says it’s essential that both the European Commission and the Irish Government provide immediate assurances to policy holders that they will not be placed at a financial loss………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/copesetanta.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePeople in Donegal urged to resist the installation of water metersNext articleThe Finn has become a “sad old river”, but can be restored – Mc Gowan News Highland News WhatsAppcenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

COVID19: Telangana HC Seeks Govt’s Response On Steps Taken To Ensure PPEs To Frontline Medics & Supply Of Essentials To Public [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19: Telangana HC Seeks Govt’s Response On Steps Taken To Ensure PPEs To Frontline Medics & Supply Of Essentials To Public [Read Order] Sanya Talwar6 April 2020 10:33 PMShare This – x The Telengana High Court on Monday directed the State government to submit an interim report with regard to the alleged inadequacies highlighted by the petitioner in terms of of tackling the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.A bench comprising Chief Justice Sri Raghvendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Abhishek Reddy sought response of the State Government regarding availibility of…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?Login The Telengana High Court on Monday directed the State government to submit an interim report with regard to the alleged inadequacies highlighted by the petitioner in terms of of tackling the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.A bench comprising Chief Justice Sri Raghvendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Abhishek Reddy sought response of the State Government regarding availibility of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to healthcare workers throughout the state of Telangana and concrete steps pertaining to availibility of daily consumable items to the public at large.”The learned Advocate General is directed to submit an interim report with regard to the issues raised by the petitioner in the writ petition. He is further directed to inform this Court with regard to the availability of Personal Protective Equipments (‘PPE’) to the Doctors, Medical Staff, Para-Medical Staff working in the hospitals throughout the State of Telangana. He is further directetl to inforrn this Court about the concrete steps being taken by the State Government to ensure that daily consumable items, including food items, and medical items are made available to the public at large. The interim report shall be submitted by April 09, 2020. He is further directed to submit a complete report on or before April l5′ 2020. List this case on April 09, 2020″ – the bench directed.The petition had, inter alia, averred inaction of the government in terms of providing 14-day quarantine to the passengers who landed at Telangana between February 1 to March 25, 2020, non-providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks to the medical personnel working at the frontlines as well as non-import & non-manufacture of requisite medical equipments to fight COVID19. Apart from that, the petitioner has also highlighted the non-supply of daily essential goods & medical supplies to the public at large at reasonable prices and non-providing daily essentials to the lakhs of Unorganized labour, beggars, Inter-State Migrant Labors, Orphans, Street Children, Destitutes, Nomadic Tribes, Semi -Nomadic Tribes and Hostel Students, who are non-registered in the white card scheme.In light of this, the petitioner contended that this alleged inaction by the State Government is “arbitrary, discriminatory, unreasonable, unfair, unjust, unlawful, unconstitutional, whimsical, perverse, mockery and against to an Article 14, 19,21 of Constitution of India and against to the Provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and The Inter state Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 and other Labor Laws and against to the Catena of Judgments of an Apex court and this Honble court”Petitioner has also sought directions to the government to ensure quarantine of all passengers “who came from Abroad to Telangana by All ways Airway, Railway and Road Transport) from 1st February, 2020 to 25th March, 2020 for 14 days”.Petition has been filed by P.L. Vishweshwar Rao who is the Convenor of Telangana Democratic Forum & Vice President of Telangana Jana Samithi.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

CAC kicks off awareness month

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month with a special ceremony at the Pike County Courthouse Monday afternoon.The ceremony was planned as a proclamation, tree lighting and candlelight ceremony but high winds prevented the lighting of candles. However, the “Blue Trees” were burning brightly at dusk as a reminder of the thousands of children who are the victims of abuse and neglect.Mayors Jimmy Lunsford, Troy; Jimmy Ramage, Brundidge; and Jack Waller, Goshen, signed a proclamation designating April Child Abuse Prevention Month in their communities. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 7:26 pm Monday, April 4, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits CAC kicks off awareness month “I know it’s a cliché but we must take care of our children so they can take care of society. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a village to demonstrate love. They are all God’s children. We must show them. Not tell.”The program closed with the singing of “Dear Mr. Jesus” by Anna Grace Meredith, Sydney Watson and Emily Walker and the holding of hands to show unity in the communitywide commitment to stop the hurting by preventing child abuse. You Might Like NHANES hosts ‘dry run’ for upcoming extensive health, nurtrition survey The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Open House on Monday was an opportunity for the community to visit… read more Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Scherryl Harrison, CAC board member, encouraged the community to open its collective heart and do all that can be done to prevent child abuse.“There is a strong correlation between child abuse and the ills of society,” she said. “The one main thing that causes trauma in children is neglect and the lack of love and caring. “Preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends on the involvement among people in the community,” Lunsford said. “The majority of child abuse cases stem from situations and conditions that are preventable in an engaged and supportive community.“Child abuse and neglect can be reduced by making sure each family has the support they need to raise their children in a healthy environment. Child abuse not only directly harms children but also increases the likelihood of criminal behavior, substance abuse, health problems and risky behavior.”The mayors encouraged all citizens to become involved in supporting families in raising their children in a safe, nurturing environment. Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Skiplast_img read more

Bowden earns colonel rank in reserves

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Most military promotions are awarded at military installations. However, Lt. Col. Ben Bowden received his promotion to colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve before a hometown crowd in Andalusia on April 27.Officials from Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Fla., where Bowden is assigned to the Air Force special operations command, conducted the ceremony. Angie Bowden had the honor of pinning the new rank on her husband.The promotion rate is only about 16 percent of those eligible to be selected, so Bowden, a Brundidge native, said he is excited and feels blessed, deeply honored and humbled by the promotion. You Might Like Video: Rape suspect makes preliminary court appearance read more Upon graduation from law school, Bowden served on active duty in Germany and Italy and came back to the states in 1997. He joined the Albritton Firm in Andalusia and became a partner in 2008. As an Air Force reservist, he was deployed to Iraq that same year.When Bowden returned home, in the fall of 2008, he was appointed probate judge of Covington County by Gov. Bob Riley.Bowden stood for election to that position in March and won the contested election and a full term as probate judge of Covington County.“Being probate judge was a big change, from an advocate to making decisions,” Bowden said. “As an attorney, you are an advocate and you press and argue for your side. As a judge, you can’t be for either side. Decisions rest with you so you have to give much more serious thought and weight to things. But, then, you have more control of your life as far as scheduling, things like that. Your quality of life improves.” Print Article Email the author Bowden said that looking back on his military career, five years on active duty and 15 years in the Reserves, it has provide him with valuable life experiences that he couldn’t have gotten otherwise.“I’ve been able to travel overseas and be involved in important headline kinds of events,” he said. “But, first, I would recommend active duty to any young person. It gives you a sense of service and it’s a maturing experience. And, then the Reserves, which provide you with opportunities to contribute and serve and, at the same time, have roots.“It’s not always easy being in the Reserves because you have to go off for training and have to be away from your family and your civilian job. But there are so many benefits to military service. Both active duty and the Reserves are options well worth considering.”Bowden and his wife have two children, Anna Beth, 17, and Sim, 13. They make their home in Andalusia, which is their home away from home.Bowden is the son of Lawrence and Sara Bowden of Brundidge. Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell Skip Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Bowden earns colonel rank in reserves Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Secrets Revealed “I was actually notified in December that I had received the promotion,” Bowden said. “I assumed the rank on April 1 and was very honored that the ceremony was held in Andalusia where my family and friends could share the experience with me.”Bowden began his military career at the University of Alabama where he was enrolled in the ROTC program. He received his commission as an Air Force Second Lieutenant when he graduated in 1989.He applied for a deferment to active duty so that he could attend law school at the University of Alabama. 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more