Lions 2013: The French foreign legion

first_imgMontpellier Herault’s Scottish number 8 Johnnie Beattie attempts a try during the European Cup rugby match between Sale Sharks and Montpellier Herault at Salford City stadium in Eccles, Salford, north west England on January 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Right behind him: Many have called for Jonny Wilkinson to tour with the Lions. Is he happy with his “armchair”?By Alan DymockCAUGHT BETWEEN the Devil and a deep red rage, Nathan Hines angered the people of Perpignan in 2009 by skipping the Top 14 final in order to travel to South Africa with the British and Irish Lions.Big game player: Clermont’s Nathan HinesThat year Perpignan triumphed without the oversized lock, besting Clermont Auvergne, Hines current club, 22-13. Hop on a four-year cycle, though, and old ‘Wagga’ may be faced with the same rock and a hard place choice once again, with Clermont currently occupying a play-off place in the French top division.Warren Gatland said in March: “If there are any French players involved when it comes to selection, we might need to have conversations. But ideally we all want to be on the plane to Australia together. If not, you don’t want players arriving a day or two before we play our first game in Australia against Western Force.”If the will of the nations had any influence, it appears Gatland would hold more conversations than One Direction’s hotline.As it stands there are six sides still capable of snatching Top 14 playoff places, with Toulon and Clermont almost certain to keep first and second place, with Toulouse in third, Castres, Racing Metro and Montpellier are all still able to lay claim the last spot.Realistically there are no capable parties in Castres and Toulouse have no British or Irish candidates, while it would be a stretch to suggest that Racing Metro’s Olly Barkley is in the mix. However, in Toulon, Clermont and Montpellier, there may be a few players with a packed bag by the front door and Spencer Davis Group smah Keep on Running on repeat as they contemplate fleeing France for the sake of the Tour.After a controlled and clinical performance that saw Toulon past Leicester Tigers in the quarters of the Heineken Cup, Jonny Wilkinson was asked about the Lions. If you squint hard enough at the words you could say he was not ruling anything out, but in a Cantona-esque retort Wilkinson replied: “As far as I’m concerned, I’m like the guy in the armchair, wishing I could be on the Lions tour. But there’s no need for me to be there with these guys around.”Around him are other guys who may not be so fond of leather upholstery, or as lucky to say they have toured before. Andrew Sheridan has been and may want to win a French title, but his French support act Gethin Jenkins maybe tempted to cut and run having never truly gelled with Mourad Boudjellal’s band of brothers. The Armitage brothers Steffon and Delon are slightly harder to predict, but one can never tell whether they would be asked and whether they would jump. Mr Tickle-armed Nick Kennedy would be seen as a stretch in both senses.Keep on running: Johnnie Beattie for Montpellier HeraultAt Clermont Mister Hines may start getting a bit edgy. With his previous track record those in the Clermont Ferrand region may be getting twitchy. Would he miss a final to play the Baabaas in Hong Kong on the same day as the final? Here a discussion could be had. For teammate Lee Byrne it is unlikely he would be privy to the discussion, but he has enjoyed his time in France more than some of his acquaintances have.In Montpellier, Scotland’s Johnnie Beattie faces a battle getting to the final, particularly after the manner of Clermont’s dismantling of them in the Heineken quarter-final, but were they to do so and with Beattie an influential player, it is hard to see how talks would pan out. Hypothetical conversations, all, but for the Clouseau’s among us, intriguing, nonetheless.last_img read more

Mike Ford: Sam Burgess to stay at Bath

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Will he stay, will he go? Sam Burgess in action for Bath. Photo: Getty images Ford says Burgess will continue to play rugby union amid talks that he is considering a return to play for his former rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs He added that Burgess still harbours aspirations to partake in next year’s Six Nations Championship.Ford added: “Everything we have spoken about has been about his future and playing well for Bath and potentially getting him to play for England in the Six Nations – or, if not, at the end of the season on tour to Australia.”For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Bath coach Mike Ford has again insisted that England centre Sam Burgess will stay at Bath and will not make a return back to rugby league. Rumours have been rife in Australia that he is going to return to South Sydney Rabbitohs.Burgess was controversially picked for England’s World Cup campaign but was given time off by Ford when he reported back to training. Stuart Lancaster picked him in midfield ahead of international centre Luther Burrell despite Burgess playing as a as a blindside flanker for Bath.Ford told the BBC: “Last week Sam came back into training because initially that’s what he wanted, but then he did and he didn’t quite feel right.“We decided to give him time off there and then, which means that he’s gone away to get refreshed and will be back in training on November 2.Family affair: Sam Burgess’ family are all based in Sydney“There are no dramas here. Everyone has put two and two together, seen him sitting next to [England rugby league coach] Steve McNamara watching his brother play rugby league.”Burgess signed a three-year contract with Bath, which runs until June 2017, and Ford fully expects Burgess to honour that agreement.Ford said: “I’ve spoken to Sam many times and we’ve spoken about coming back to Bath, rolling his sleeves up and playing [at number] six for us.”last_img read more

Platypus House / Robinson Architects

first_imgArchitects: Robinson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Alain Bouvier+ 10 Share Photographs Australia CopyAbout this officeRobinson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSunshine CoastAustraliaPublished on March 15, 2016Cite: “Platypus House / Robinson Architects” 15 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?能够自我维持的浮动住宅 / Robinson Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineer: Area:  243 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project Team:Jolyon Robinson, Jenna HawtingCity:Sunshine CoastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess Specs Builder: 2015 CopyHouses•Sunshine Coast, Australia Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Alain BouvierText description provided by the architects. Platypus Bend House is named after the elusive resident of the verdant creek that snakes through this quintessential Australian bush site of 35 acres. The existing clearing was the size of a football field and prone to occasional but significant flooding during seasonal tropical downpours.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesThe house was raised entirely off the ground on steel struts. The resulting cantilever gives the house its characteristic floating effect. Entirely self-sustaining, water is collected in rainwater tanks and solar panels provide power.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Alain BouvierPerforated steel lines the expansive decks, creating a beautiful interplay of light and reflection. Platypus Bend House offers its inhabitants a contemporary, strong and resolute haven that harmonises with the Australian bush that envelops it.Save this picture!© Alain BouvierProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Shape of the Future City: A Conversation with Carlo Ratti and Natalie JeremijenkoLectureExhibition: Understanding Place: Seven Years Researching Dhaka, BangladeshExhibition Share Photographs:  Alain Bouvier Higher Living Constructions ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783541/platypus-house-robinson-architects Clipboard Platypus House / Robinson ArchitectsSave this projectSavePlatypus House / Robinson Architects Platypus House / Robinson Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783541/platypus-house-robinson-architects Clipboard Superior Garages Steel Contractors “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Jack Lovel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Sculptform, Sky-Frame, ROGER SELLER Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867907/gallery-house-csa-craig-steere-architects Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Architects: CSA Craig Steere Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jack Lovel+ 12 Share Australia Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects ArchDaily Area:  643 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses Photographs 2014 CopyHouses•Nedlands, Australia Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensSave this picture!© Jack LovelText description provided by the architects. Located on a picturesque site in Nedlands overlooking the Swan River in Perth’s western suburbs, this house has been designed to allow for the current and future needs of a growing family of four teenage sons. Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!© Jack LovelResponding to this need, the buildings longitudinal volume is organized into two distinct pavilion forms oriented around a central courtyard. The entry pavilion houses the main living area to the ground floor and the main suite above, with both levels accessing river and suburban views. Natural Light and Privacy from the street is controlled, when necessary, with the use of mechanical louvres to the main suite, which provide a play on light and shadow to this tranquil retreat. The rear pavilion was designed to accommodate four boys – incorporating a large living room connected to an outdoor living area and four identical bedroom pods with separate external access, providing the boys with spaces that aid their growing independence, whilst still maintaining visual and physical connections to the main living spaces. A transitional gallery space accommodates a large kitchen that opens onto the central courtyard and swimming pool and provides a central communal hub for the family to come together to enjoy meals and quality family time. Along the spine of this program the service rooms including the scullery, laundry and powder room are tucked away, concealed within large white, floor to ceiling panels of cabinetry to retain the emphasis on the elegant gallery aesthetic that draws you through the buildings’ program. In the evening this language is further articulated via continuous LED strip lighting discreetly hidden within the cabinetry.  Save this picture!© Jack LovelSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jack LovelThe brief called for a strong connection between inside and out and this was achieved with the use of a linear pergola structure that creates a dialogue between spaces, fusing the pavilions together providing a physical and visual link between indoor and outdoor spaces. This seamless connection is enhanced with the use of a swiss system of double-glazing which maximizes the visual connection and openings between the living areas and the courtyard spaces, via its ultra-slim framing system. The pergola also affords shelter and the delineation of space to the outdoor living areas, whilst adding the function of front and rear privacy screening as the structure folds down and anchors itself to the ground. Save this picture!SectionThe residence has a distinct minimalist, contemporary, but warm expression with clean lines and cubic forms. A simple palette of materials has been selected including off-white rendered wall areas, acrylic, natural stone, timber flooring and accent cabinet elements and zinc cladding, complementing the robust form and achieving a low-maintenance design. This house has been designed to achieve a 6 star energy efficient rating with the application of passive solar design principles and the careful selection of materials with longevity and sustainable technologies throughout the house including rooftop solar PV panels, double glazing, quality solar access and cross ventilation and LED lighting.  Project gallerySee allShow lessForte Bank Headquarters / Saraiva + AssociadosSelected ProjectsBULLIT / Hugo MompóSelected Projects Share Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867907/gallery-house-csa-craig-steere-architects Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeCSA Craig Steere ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNedlandsAustraliaPublished on April 14, 2017Cite: “Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects” 14 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?廊形住宅 / CSA Craig Steere 事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Paddington Bear launches Web site to benefit Action Research

first_img  48 total views,  1 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. Paddington Bear launches Web site to benefit Action Research All proceeds of the club and merchandise will go to leading medical charity Action Research. The site is sponsored by Paddington and Co Ltd.On the site younger visitors can choose to look inside to see what Paddington has been up to in the news section, or go to the club area to colour in Paddington, cook some of his favourite recipes, or have a go at the competitions, games andcartoons. Visitors can join the club and buy exclusive Paddington Bear merchandise. The Web site launches four weeks ahead of the publication of a brand new Paddington Bear book ‘Paddington Goes to Hospital’ by Michael Bond and Karen Jankel (Collins Children’s Books). All of the author royalties from this book will go to Action Research. The club costs £3.50 a year to join for children and £5.00 for adults. Members receive a membership card, a birthday card on their special day, a quarterly newsletter, a badge and a collecting box. Members will also receive a discount on Paddington merchandise along with access to limited edition products. There are also membership schemes for schoolsand businesses. Mike Deyes – spokesperson for Action Research – said: “Paddington’s appeal is global and we hope that Paddington fans around the world will join the club, buy some great merchandise and help continue to raise funds for more vital medical research.” Paddington Bear became the mascot of Action Research in 1976 following an encounter between the charity’s founder Duncan Guthrie and Michael Bond at a party in London. It transpired that Action Research was funding work into hip deformity – a condition that was affecting Michael’s daughter Karen. Michael Bond then offered Duncan Guthrie the use of Paddington Bear as a mascot for the charity and the rest ishistory. Paddington Bear, mascot of medical charity ActionResearch, launches a new Web site this week which will benefit the charity.The Web site is the online presence of the UK’s only Paddington Bear Fan Club – Paddington’s Action Club – which celebrates 25 years of Paddington’s involvement with Action Research. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2001 | Newslast_img read more

Ukraine anti-fascists stand with Ferguson

first_imgNov. 27 rally.Photo: BorotbaActivists of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, living in exile in Simferopol, Crimea, rallied in support of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and the struggle against police brutality and racism in the United States on Nov. 27. They were joined by members of the United Communist Party of Russia.Denis Levin, a coordinator of Borotba, said in a public statement: “We came out to support all those who have raised the banner against racism and police brutality in the U.S. Look at all those who took to the streets in Ferguson, Detroit and other cities, who are primarily concerned with police brutality, violence, prejudice and social inequalities.“We want to say to all those people, all those who can no longer tolerate oppression: ‘We are with you! Hold on!’“Their protest gives hope to all those who are oppressed and killed on racial, national and social grounds. It gives hope that racism and neo-Nazism will be met with indignation and the desire to act against the oppressors.”Borotba members and other Ukrainian anti-fascist activists have been killed, imprisoned or driven into exile since the U.S.-backed coup by pro-Western politicians, wealthy oligarchs and neo-Nazis last February. With Washington’s support, Kiev has also waged a bloody war targeting civilians in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which declared independence from Ukraine in May.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gardai to zone in on Baggott Estate

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Print Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsGardai to zone in on Baggott EstateBy admin – February 5, 2009 917 center_img Email Linkedin A COMMITMENT has been given to Cllr Jim Long from Superintendent Ann-Marie McMahon of Roxboro Garda Station, that measures will be put in place to eradicate disruptive anti-social activity in the Baggott Estate and Rosbrien areas of the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As reported in the Limerick Post last week, local councillor Jim Long (FG,) called on city council to arrange for a garda presence in Baggott Estate, which, he said, “has become a ghetto from 9am ‘til dawn, with people drinking and getting up to all sorts of unacceptable behaviour, which is a nightmare for the local people – we must have a garda presence up there,” he insisted.At a meeting of the Joint Policing Committee in City Hall this week, the councillor again raised the issue and said that neighbouring Rosbrien has also been hit with this “obnoxious” behaviour from gangs of youths roaming through Ballinacurra Weston and Rosbrien.“I’m very glad to have secured a firm assurance from the superintendent that she is going to make the Baggot Estate a priority issue. She said she will monitor the situation and sort it out,” Cllr Long told this newspaper.“As regards the gangs roaming Weston and Rosbrien, the city council and the gardai have disciplinary boards and the council’s enforcement officers will, once these gangs have been identified, warn their parents that they have responsibility for their minors, and if they do not take this on board, they will be faced with eviction from city council houses.“I’m very glad, on behalf of the residents, to have been given these assurances and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks”. Previous articleOlivia’s what’s hot and what’s not February 7Next articleRight choice in fencing adminlast_img read more

Oyster fishermen hold protest on waters of Foyle today

first_imgNews WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleTime for a change of leadership within Fianna Fail – Senator O’DomhnaillNext articleBrian Cowen resigns as Fianna Fail leader News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Oyster fishermen hold protest on waters of Foyle today Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Oyster fishermen took to the waters of  the Foyle today in potest at what they say are unreasonable restrictions imposed by the Loughs Agency.The two hour protest fish, which ended at 11.30 this morning, was coordionated by the Lough Foyle Oyster Sub-Committee.The committee this week offered prior notice to the agency that a number of vessels would be exercising their traditional oyster fishing rights this morning as a legitimate protest against the Loughs Agency and the regime that they act within.Committee Chairperson Paul Mc Laughlin says since 1997, the Loughs Agency has sidelined the traditional oyster fishery, and they want an inquiry into how the Foyle has been managed….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/paulsat.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – January 22, 2011 Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Boys to men

first_img “Going to Iraq was part of the commitment to country we made when we joined,” McMillon said. “We all knew that, given the chance, we’d do it all again.”And, now they have that chance.On Sunday, the five friends will leave with the 2101st Transportation Company in Demopolis for Fort Dix, N.J. where they will under go a couple of months of training before leaving for Iraq.All five had re-upped in September 2008, “because we’re not too smart.”“Really, the National Guard has been good for all of us,” Price said.“We got a good bonus when we re-enlisted and the educational benefits are very good. It was just a smart thing for us to do.”But after their first tour in Iraq, the five buddies weren’t even considering re-enlisting.“I guess we all thought that we wouldn’t re-up,” McMillon said.“But, after we got home and had a break, we realized it was a good thing to do.”And, Burkett said he did so knowing that “they’ll get me again.”It’s been five years since the friends were deployed to Iraq.Back then, they weren’t long out of high school and they were uncertain about their education and careers.Only Price had a wife and baby to be left behind. There was even a sense of excitement about the adventure ahead of them.But five years makes a lot of difference.Then, Burkett was working at the Henry Farm Center in Brundidge and wondering where life would lead him.Today, he is married with children ages, 3 and 1.He is an Alabama State Trooper and working toward a degree in criminal justice at Troy University.When he was first deployed to Iraq, Kilpatrick was working at Wiley Sanders.When he came home, he attended the aviation college in Ozark and is working at Sikorsky Support Services as an aircraft mechanic.He is taking on-line classes at Troy University majoring in criminal justice.His goal is to become a probation officer and he also plans to go to officer candidate school.He and his wife are newly weds of six months.In 2004, Price was testing the waters in law enforcement and was working as a jailer with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.Today, he is a deputy with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and plans to go back to school and major in criminal justice and psychology.He and his wife have two children ages, 7 and 5.Evans was single and working at Wiley Sanders when he was deployed in 2004.Now, five years later, he is married with children, ages 3 and 1.He is working with Hughes Pools in Montgomery and is considering aviation college.Five years ago, McMillon was working at HB&G in Troy with no concrete career choices in mind. But, in the military he found an interest that culminated with his attending the aviation college in Ozark.He is a certified aircraft mechanic and works with Sanders Aviation.As a young married man, he, like his friends, is taking his deployment in stride.“We all accepted the fact that we would have to go again,” he said.“But, in some ways, it’s going to be harder this time because we’re all married and have careers that we are working toward.”But, on the other hand, Evans said, at least this time, they know what they’re “getting into.”“It’s going to be sad leaving our wives, children and family behind but we’re going together and that makes it easier for us,” Price said.“But, we’re all willing to go because that’s what we do and we take a lot of pride in serving our country.”The young men realize that their wives are the ones who “will really have a hard time.”“Having all the responsibility of the children and taking care of everything at home – that’s going to be a difficult thing for them to do,” Burkett said and added laughing.“I don’t think I could do it.”To a man, they said the hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye.“We’ll say goodbye to our families on Sunday when we leave Demopolis and we won’t see them again until we get our 15 day R&R either the second or 10th month of our deployment,” Burkett said.“But even if they could come to Fort Dix … well, that would be too hard for all of us … having to say goodbye again.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Five years ago, five fresh-faced, not quite dry behind the ears yet, friends traded their high school diplomas for Army fatigues and marched off to serve their country.Little did they know when they joined the Alabama National Guard on the buddy system that they would soon be farther from home than they had ever imagined and dusting the desert from their eyes.Jeremy Burkett, Anthony Kilpatrick, Jeremy Price, Jimmy Evans and Shelton McMillon were high school classmates at Pike County High School and long and fast friends. 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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 You Might Like Juries struck for murder, drug trials Juries were selected Wednesday for the murder trial of a Troy man, set to begin Monday in the Pike County… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Boys to men Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Joining the “Guard” together seemed like good idea.When they arrived in Iraq with the 2101st Transportation Company, they weren’t quite so sure.Leaving family and home behind had been difficult but, when best friends are together, the world seems to right itself. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “When we joined the Guard, we knew there was the possibility that we would have to go to Iraq. We just didn’t know it would be so quick,” Burkett said. “But, we all learned a lot and we had to grow up in a hurry. I know that I am a better person because I went.”Kilpatrick, laughingly, said the tour of duty in Iraq “made me the man I am today.”Turning serious, Kilpatrick said being fresh out of high school, he had a lot of growing up to do and the military taught him responsibility and dependability.last_img read more

Boutwell celebrates 40 years in business

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Boutwell celebrates 40 years in business Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Johnny Boutwell family celebrated 40 years in the floor covering business in Troy in March. Boutwell’s Floor Covering opened in Troy in March 1973. Johnny Boutwell said he and his family are committed to continue that service for another 40 years. Pictured are Johnny Boutwell, his wife, Judy; son, John Jr.; and daughter Janet Baker.For 40 years, Johnny and Judy Boutwell have kept Pike County covered.And, in “mighty fine style” most everyone would agree.March 2013 marked Boutwell Floor Covering’s 40th year in business and, for the couple, it was a milestone month. For a while Johnny Boutwell did installations for a local flooring company, then in March 1973, the Boutwells took the step into business ownership.“Oh, we talked about it over and over before we did it and we talked about it after we did it,” Judy Boutwell said with a smile. “I didn’t know anything about putting down floors but Johnny made it simple for me. He said, “The pattern side up on vinyl and the fuzzy said up on carpet.’ That has not changed.”Neither has the quality of work that people have come to expect and receive from Boutwell Floor Covering.Judy Boutwell gives her husband credit for the longtime success of their business and he credits her.“Judy has run the business here in the office and she’s done a great job,” he said. “She has made the business.However, she said that her husband was always on the job and a job was never done until it was done right.Judy Boutwell said that the floor covering business required a lot of long hours and hard work.“Many, many nights we would go home tired to the bone and sit up half the night working on plans for bidding the next job,” she said.“It was tough but we were tough. We learned to live within our means so when times were not as good, we made it through.”Johnny Boutwell, laughingly, said he learned early in life that sanding floors was a lot better than picking cotton.“We’ve had great employees; we’ve enjoyed the work and the relationships with our customers,” he said. “We appreciate the tremendous support, business and friendship of so many people that we’ve have gotten to know throughout the 40 years and look forward to many more years of providing quality products and service and of being involved and active members of the community.” Boutwell, laughingly, said there’s no such thing as a perfect sand job and admitted to making a dip or two during that learning period.Recognizing that he had a talent for finishing floors, Boutwell and his bride, who was his high school sweetheart, ventured far from home — his in Victoria and hers across the river in Wilkinstown — over across the state line to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.“Johnny found an ad where they were looking for someone to sand and finish floors,” Judy Boutwell said. “He applied and got the job. We were over there for about 12 years and, during that time, we ran from every hint of a hurricane. The one we didn’t run from was Camille in 1969. It was the one we should have run from.”The Boutwells decided running from hurricanes or trying to survive them was not what they wanted to do so that packed up and came home to Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Judy Boutwell said she is semi-retired — just comes in when she’s needed — and Johnny Boutwell said he’s on the fast track to “semi.” But the business will continue to be in good hands with son, John Jr., and daughter, Janet Baker.Johnny Boutwell said that striking out on his own four decades ago was not a difficult decision.“I knew that if I could make money for somebody else, I could make a living for myself,” Boutwell said with a smile. “I started sanding floors for a cousin while I was still in high school. 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