Sarah K. Robinson DeWeese, age 89

first_imgSarah was the wife of William Hugh “Billy” DeWeese, whom she married on July22, 1950. Sarah was a homemaker who enjoyed flowers, gardening, and travelingin the motor home.Sarah is preceded in death by her husband, Billy DeWeese, brothers, Junior, JC,and Woody Robinson and sisters, Anna Ems and Louisa Mae Lee.She is survived by brothers-in- law, Terry DeWeese, Jim Berry, and Wiff Clemens,sisters-in- law, Nyoka Robinson and Barbara Baker. Also surviving are nephewsWillie Ems, Larry Lee, Mike Lee, Larry Robinson, David Clemens, Louis Courtney,Jimmy Courtney, Bobby Courtney, and Coy Hellard, nieces, Tamie Ems, NakieaZahn, Patty Hardin, Regina Hannel, Libby Doan, Kelly Kingsley, Cathy Sohaney,several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and family friend, VeronicaAyres.Funeral services will be held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, Indiana at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 2017from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until timeof service. Burial to follow at Palmyra Cemetery. Sarah K. Robinson DeWeese, age 89, died February 7, 2017 atHarrison County Hospital in Corydon, Indiana. Born May 11, 1927, in SpencerCounty, KY, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Cora Robinson.last_img read more

BAHAMAS ALIV Celebrates 1st Birthday

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 9, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV is celebrating its one-year anniversary!  It was just over a year ago on November 11th, 2016 when the company officially moved from NewCoLtd. and became ALIV.   To date, the company has some 85,000 subscribers and has impacted five islands – New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera and Bimini.ALIV will launch on Andros and Exuma shortly with hopes of bringing all Southern Islands online by early 2018.   Through national roaming ALIV customers can also use their mobile devices throughout the length and breadth of the Bahamas.Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to provide superior products and services in The Bahamas for years to come.“To date we are proud and thank our 85,000 subscribers for having the faith in us. Our subscribers experience ALIV’s network and see its performance which is constantly ahead of URCA’s key performance indicators requirements in terms of user speed and dropped calls. We are looking to deliver the same super-fast speeds, clear calls, and reliable service to the residents of The Bahamas for years to come.   I am proud of how the company has grown so rapidly in 12months and I must thank our staff for all their hard work.   We have been able to uphold all our commitments due to vital steps taken to ensure financial viability with funding of $135 million from shareholders and an investment of $120 million in our network system and infrastructure.   We have also secured significant vendor financing from our technology partner, Huawei, which is more than $30 million dollars.”ALIV Chairman, Franklyn Butler is also pleased to share his sentiments on the company’s progress one-year in.“Since our first year, it has been really impressive what we have been able to accomplish.   ALIV is now a well-recognized brand within the market which was unknown a year ago.   The most important thing that I’ve taken away from the year is how committed our Bahamian team has been in supporting the effort which really was a yeomen’s task to truly grow and develop an organization like this.   The whole team needs to be commended in that regard. We have customers coming over every day and that shows we are well on the journey to success and we look forward to continuing the journey of bringing The Bahamas ALIV.   We think our shareholders should be excited about what’s to come as we continue to create competition while giving people freedom of choice.”ALIV has also grown as a corporate citizen through many of the partnerships which have come on board in the past 12 months.   Most recently, ALIV signed a $2.2m agreement with the University of The Bahamas (UB) which will assist with their Endowment Fund, STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and UB’s athletics program.   There are also partnerships with Hands for Hunger, Special Olympics, Freedom Farm Baseball League and many others.ALIV will be celebrating along with the University of The Bahamas whose charter date is also November 11th, 2016 at a gala soiree to be held on Saturday November 11th, at 6:30pm at the Harry C. Moore Library.We like to say in The Bahamas – It’s Better in The Bahamas – and we want to encourage Bahamians to “Believe In Best.”Press Release: ALIVlast_img read more

Nobodys happy says Trump after N Korea weapons drill

first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks during a South Lawn event to honour the Boston Red Sox on 9 May in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump said that “nobody’s happy” after North Korea raised the pressure over the future of their deadlocked nuclear negotiations by launching two short-range missiles.Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February broke up without an agreement or even a joint statement as the two failed to reach a deal on what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in exchange for relief from sanctions imposed over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.Since then Kim has accused Washington of acting in “bad faith” and given it until the end of the year to change its approach.In what South Korea president Moon Jae-in termed an “element of protest”, the North “fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles” on Thursday, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.They were launched from Kusong in North Pyongan province it said, and flew eastwards for 270 and 420 kilometres (170 and 260 miles) across the North.It was Pyongyang’s second such move in less than a week, after having not launched a missile since November 2017, shortly before a rapid diplomatic thaw eased high tensions on the peninsula and paved the way for the historic first Kim-Trump summit in Singapore last June.At a White House event, Trump said US authorities were looking “very seriously” at the launch of the “short-range missiles”.”Nobody’s happy about it,” he told reporters.”We’ll see what happens,” he added. “I know they want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating. But I don’t think they are ready to negotiate.”Thursday’s launches came hours after the US special representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in Seoul for talks with South Korean officials, in his first visit since the Hanoi summit.Peace and securityNorth Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the mouthpiece of the ruling party, devoted its entire front page and half of page two to the launch on Friday, with 16 pictures, the main one of Kim watching the launch from a camouflaged shelter.It was a “long-range strike” drill, the official Korean Central News Agency said, without specifying what kind of weapon was fired and avoiding the words missile, rocket or projectile.Thursday’s missile firing came after North Korea carried out a military drill and fired multiple projectiles on Saturday, with at least one believed to be a short-range missile.And in a potential indication of more launches to come, KCNA said that Kim “set forth important tasks for further increasing the strike ability of the defence units”.”The genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty,” it cited him as saying.The pictures of the two launches released by the North appeared similar, and experts said at least one short-range ballistic missile was involved on Saturday.A report on the respected 38 North website said debris left by the launch suggested it was a “direct import” of a Russian-produced Iskander — a single-stage, solid-fuel missile.If North Korea had imported Iskanders from Russia, the report added, “it has an existing capacity to deliver warheads to targets in South Korea with great precision”.Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington had all refrained from explicitly calling Saturday’s launch a missile — the South used the term “projectile” — which could jeopardise the ongoing diplomacy if it violated UN Security Council resolutions against ballistic technology as well as Kim’s announcement of an end to long-range missile tests.Highly displeasedIf Thursday’s launch proved to be a ballistic missile, South Korea’s president Moon said, even if it was short-range, “it has a possibility of running foul of UN resolutions”.Pyongyang’s latest move had “an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires”, he said in an interview marking his first two years in office.”It appears the North is highly displeased that the Hanoi summit ended without agreement,” he added, but warned that the launch “could make negotiations more difficult”.A summit between Moon and Kim a year ago was instrumental in lowering the temperature, but since the Hanoi summit the North has blamed Seoul for siding with Washington, leaving inter-Korean relations in limbo.In New York, federal authorities said the US had taken possession of a North Korean freighter seized a year ago by Indonesia on grounds of violating UN sanctions.The officials said Wise Honest — an 18,000-ton, single hull bulk carrier — had exported high-grade coal and brought back machinery to the impoverished and reclusive country.last_img read more