Japan’s Nikkei 225 opens up

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Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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School struggles

first_imgNo age barriers to raising charity cash Email Print Linkedin Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet More than €250,000 greenway funding for Limerick and East Clare Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSchool strugglesBy Staff Reporter – August 12, 2013 799 center_img Facebook Previous articleCommunity bonanza for Limerick organisationsNext articleLimerick songwriter Aaron Hackett needs your votes on RTÉ’s The Hit Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Paul O’Connell joins Barnardos to say ‘Thank You’ to the Irish Public RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBarnardosfeaturedMichael MurphyMid WestschoolSVP THE number of parents experiencing difficulty in paying for their children’s educational expenses is steadily increasing in the Mid West.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the Michael Murphy, head of St Vincent de Paul in the Mid West, the charity spent more than €125,000 assisting families with school and college expenses last year.This week, Barnardos released its annual School Costs Survey which showed that on average, it costs parents €350 for a child in senior infants, €400 for fourth class pupils and €785 for students starting first year in secondary school.Mr Murphy told the Limerick Post: “Over the last two years we have probably contributed more to education costs than ever before. University fees are going up all the time, the cost of books is increasing – at least two of the educational companies have increased their prices this year.“We are always coming across people who have borrowed to pay for the basics. Over the last few years we’ve seen an increasing number of requests for help with basic school and college costs.”He added: “We would see book rental schemes as the only way to reduce costs for parents but the Department of Education really have to take the lead in pushing this.”Mr Murphy spoke out against voluntary contributions that are sought by many schools to assist with the day-to-day running costs.“These are not voluntary in many schools. In some cases they are over €500 – that is a lot of money for families already in difficulty,” he commented. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year last_img read more

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County works toward filling vacancies

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter County works toward filling vacancies Local News Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  The county leapt at the chance to fill a position that has remained vacant. The Commissioners’ Court declared an emergency last week in order to hire a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent before the next budget cycle. County Auditor Randy Donner said an emergency can constitute something that is unforeseen or that could cause a public calamity if not addressed. He clarified that adding an extension agent to the payroll falls under the category of unanticipated expenses. “An agreement came to be with Midland County (in February) to where we’re now going to share four agents,” Donner said. Donner said the decision would not negatively impact county funds because the current budget allows for three extension agents, Ector County has only had one agent on staff since the budget was approved. “We’ve had two vacancies that have been unfilled since October 1, 2018,” Donner said. “That’s why from a budget standpoint there wasn’t an issue because we had gone for so long not having two extension agents at all. We already had money left over from the vacancies that were not filled in the first place.” Regional cost of living has made the local agent positions difficult to fill and spurred AgriLife officials to merge agent responsibilities across Ector and Midland County to raise the offered employee salary and attract applicants. Midland County Extension Agent Jeff Floyd said some agent positions in the region have been vacant on and off for about the last six years. The interlocal agreement between the two communities will serve as a pilot program for other areas struggling with financial setbacks and retention. Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers said he was willing to approve declaring an emergency to hire a quality person. He said the extension office has already received applications for the position and those people “won’t be here by the time we get around to October.” Ector County Extension Agent Steve Paz said Ector County and Midland County will each spend $10,500 annually to fill the horticulture agent position. Currently Paz serves as the 4-H agent, Floyd is the agriculture and natural resources agent and Abigail Pritchard will take on the role of the family and community health agent for both counties beginning in June. Once the horticulture agent position is filled, the extension office will be fully staffed. Previous articleoat060419 Hitch_T20190524.jpgNext articlePET OF THE WEEK: Alvin Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise

first_img December 13, 2017 1,844 Views  Print This Post Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Caspersoncenter_img Tagged with: FinTech First American HOUSING Mark Fleming mortgage FinTech First American HOUSING Mark Fleming mortgage 2017-12-13 Nicole Casperson In the latest quarterly survey of independent title agents and other real estate professionals, the First American Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) showed that in Q4 2017, optimism is mostly on the rise.The report finds that confidence for transaction volume growth over the next 12 months increased 0.5 percent from Q3 2017—experiencing an increase by 5.3 percent compared with a year ago.In addition, confidence in refinancing transaction volume growth increased by 4.6 percent month-over-month. Refinance transaction volume experienced an additional increase year-over-year of 2.7 percent.As for purchase transaction volume, confidence for growth over the next 12 months decreased 2.7 percent from last quarter. However, the confidence was still up year-over-year—with an increase of 7.6 percent.The report notes that prices across all property types are expected to decrease by 0.5 percentage points over the next 12 months, compared to Q3.”Optimism among title agents and real estate professionals increased this quarter, as they expressed confidence that transaction volume will grow in the coming year,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American. “Supply-side challenges may be the reason for the decline in optimism for the residential purchase market.”Another aspect the report highlighted was the effectiveness in closing real estate transactions with fintech. According to Fleming, title agents and real estate professionals saw clear value in automated loan approval and electronic data collection technology to facilitate the digital mortgage and reduce the burden of document signing.“Interestingly, the difference in favorable responses to the two different forms of eSigning (in-person or online/remote/webcam) highlights the current debate over the role of a notary public in the closing process,” Fleming noted.In an ever-changing digital world, the successful servicers will learn to adapt to the new technologies at the forefront of the industry. But with new innovations comes a new set of obstacles—so what’s the best way to implement a plan of action?The inaugural Five Star Fintech Summit offers professionals have unparalleled opportunities to engage and collaborate with the leading experts in the technology and mortgage industries over the newest trends in financial technology.To register, click here. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Rebuilding and Rethinking Next: Premium Housing Hit by Inventory Shortageslast_img read more

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President Trump cancels summit with North Korea

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump in a letter directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that he is canceling the much-anticipated nuclear summit.“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.”This is a developing story. Please refresh for details.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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City of New Orleans quietly launches search for lost remains of UpStairs Lounge fire victim

first_imgCourtesy Skip Bailey(NEW ORLEANS) — The City of New Orleans has launched an effort to find the lost remains of Ferris LeBlanc, a World War II veteran who died in a 1973 fire that killed 32 people at a popular French Quarter gay bar called the UpStairs Lounge, ABC News has learned.Five members of the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell were tasked with the search shortly after the release of an ABC News documentary that highlighted his family’s increasingly desperate effort to locate his remains and return them to California for a proper military burial.“We are actively working with the family to resolve this issue,” a City Hall spokesperson told ABC News, “with the ultimate goal to return the remains to the LeBlanc family and provide some form of closure to this tragedy.”The UpStairs Lounge fire, which was intentionally set by an arsonist who was never arrested by local authorities, was the largest mass murder of LGBTQ citizens in the United States history until the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016.Survivors, family members, first responders, activists and journalists interviewed by ABC News agreed that the city’s response to the tragedy exposed pervasive prejudices toward the gay community in the otherwise famously tolerant city.According to Robert Fieseler, author of “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” shock and sympathy were quickly replaced by ignorance and apathy when people learned “what kind of bar had burned down and who the victims had been.”“The deadliest fire in New Orleans history provoked not an outpouring of grief for the dead but instead, among mainstream residents, humiliation for the release of the dead’s secrets: their unconventional sexual tastes, at a time when the mere discussion of homosexuality was taboo,” wrote Fieseler in an email to ABC News. “This sense of revulsion became apparent in the way that many of the Up Stairs Lounge dead were treated as ‘less than.’”Following his death, LeBlanc’s remains were identified by the ring on his finger and buried — along with three other victims of the fire whose bodies were burned beyond recognition — in the city’s potter’s field. LeBlanc’s family told ABC News that they were never informed of his death; they learned of his fate more than 40 years later, in 2015, after a curious family member typed LeBlanc’s name into Google.An armchair investigation undertaken by LeBlanc’s sister Marilyn LeBlanc-Downey, her son Skip Bailey, and Skip’s wife Lori Bailey led the family to a private cemetery called Resthaven, which was once contracted by the city to perform burials of New Orleans’ indigent and unclaimed. LeBlanc’s remains were buried in an unmarked grave in the enclosed field behind the cemetery, Skip was told, in Panel Q, Lot 32.But it was there that the search screeched to a sudden halt. Both city and cemetery officials told the family that all relevant records, including any applicable maps of the property, had been destroyed several years earlier by Hurricane Katrina. To make matters worse, a long-running financial dispute between the city and cemetery had seemingly made any cooperation between them impossible.Fieseler’s book — and the ABC News documentary inspired by it — would spark renewed interest in the fire and fresh outrage at the plight of LeBlanc’s family ahead of the memorial marking the 45th anniversary of the tragedy.In a scathing editorial, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ leading newspaper, urged the city to take up the cause and “do whatever they can to help Mr. LeBlanc’s family locate his body.”“Bigotry helped keep his death a secret from his family and likely contributed to the way his burial was handled,” wrote the paper’s editorial board. “It was a shameful moment for our city, and we need to try to atone for it.”Leaders from across the city and the state quickly rallied to the family’s side.Rep. Clay Higgins, a Republican from Louisiana who sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, contacted the family directly and suggested the key could lie in the only surviving video of the burial — just a few seconds of grainy news footage — which could be used to triangulate the site of the plot.“I believe we will get this veteran home,” Higgins told ABC News. “This is just a beautiful reflection of an American family’s love, and I think we can all take note of that and ask ourselves, ‘Would we put this kind of energy into finding our long-lost relative?’ … I believe that we would.”Sen. Bill Cassidy, another Republican from Louisiana who sits on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, also pledged his support and agreed that the family’s effort speaks to the country’s highest ideals.“Our country has always made the point that we’re going to remain committed to those who committed themselves to us in a line of service,” Cassidy told ABC News. “I think this continues that ethic.”But it is newly elected Mayor Cantrell who has emerged as the family’s most powerful ally. She joined mourners during the 45th anniversary events, marching in the second line parade, speaking at the memorial service and meeting the LeBlanc family. She also marked the occasion by announcing the creation of a new “LGBTQ+ Task Force” to address the needs of the city’s “marginalized” citizens.“We hope that announcing this initiative will send a powerful message of care and concern for these communities, and to the LGBTQ+ community as a whole,” Mayor Cantrell said.The effort to find LeBlanc faces long odds and an uphill battle. A letter from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, which city officials are using as a roadmap for their search, poses ten questions that need to be considered and investigated as the city starts “determining under what circumstances to grant disinterment authorization.”A copy of that letter, which was obtained by ABC News, can be read below.But the family says they feel closer than they have ever been to reclaiming a measure of dignity for LeBlanc. After many years of fighting alone, they are now, at least, grateful for the company.“We are cautiously optimistic,” Lori Bailey told ABC News. “We’ve been fighting this battle by ourselves for so long and getting nowhere, so the fact that the Mayor’s Office stepped up … We’re thankful for everyone who has brought all of the information forward.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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David Beckham takes on new role for MLS franchise: Inter Miami

first_imgFebruary 27, 2020 /Sports News – National David Beckham takes on new role for MLS franchise: Inter Miami Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — David Beckham had an amazing career as a global soccer superstar and now he’s taking on another role, as team owner for the newest Major League Soccer franchise: Inter Miami. The 44-year-old soccer player sat down with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach for Good Morning America to talk about his new role, which he said was seven years in the making. “It’s been such a long journey,” Beckham said. “But one that I always — knew that was worth — worth the wait.” Beckham, who retired from professional football in May 2013, has embedded soccer into every aspect of his life for years personally and professionally.In 2005, he founded the David Beckham Academy football school, which operates in London and Los Angeles, and in 2007, joined the LA Galaxy, a soccer club in Carson, California, which gave the league a huge boost. Then, in 2014, he announced the launch of the MLS team based in Miami, Florida, but had a few bumps in the road to get it started.Over the years, Beckham’s impact on soccer in the U.S. has shaped the way the sport is perceived by many. “It meant so much when David joined the league,” MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, said. “He basically said to the world, ‘This league is on the rise, and America could be a soccer nation.’ Now, to have one of the great players in the world go from the field to the boardroom — imagine how cool the board meetings will be. Ultimately, it’s gonna be a great development for what our league is gonna be in the years to come. It’s gonna be fantastic.” Earlier this week, Beckham made a surprise visit to see Inter Miami and gushed over how proud he was of the team as its owner. “They look great. We’re very excited about the squad that we’ve put together. You know, there’s a lot of — diversity in there with the players that we’ve brought in, and a lot of young players. Players with — you know, a little bit of experience, but also that rawness of coming into a new franchise, coming into a new league,” he explained. “As an owner, I couldn’t be prouder of the players so far.” Family comes first for BeckhamBut while Beckham is the new owner of the Florida team, the team that comes first in his life is the one he shares with his wife, Victoria, of nearly 21 years. The two, who have four kids together (Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper), have proven over the years the strength of their relationship and balance each other out perfectly amidst all the business ventures and projects they each take part in.Beckham, who took a moment to talk about his love for his family, revealed that the secret to success, is his and his wife’s commitment to their family. “Our kids are the most important things to us,” said Beckham. “Yes, we have businesses, and multiple businesses that we are committed to. But our one thing is our commitment to our children. And that will always be the same.”Even though none of his kids have caught the soccer bug, the soccer star is most proud of how they’ve been able to pave their own way and find their own interests. “Their passions have taken them in different directions. So the one thing that I’m hugely proud about with my kids is they all have their own passions for the things that they love,” he said. “My oldest son, who’s 21 in March, he’s passionate about photography. My middle son, Romeo, you know, he’s passionate about tennis. Cruz, he loves to sing, he loves to dance, he likes to write music.” As for his youngest, Harper, who may be the one with the soccer genes in the family, Beckham said, “Harper’s Harper. Harper’s the boss. She could be the one that goes into the game.” Beckham remembers the late Kobe BryantBeckham, who spent years playing in LA, reminisced about what he would do during his downtime, which mostly involved sitting courtside at the Staples Center and cheering on the late Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. Like so many, the news of Bryant’s death hit Beckham hard. Beckham described, “I was very lucky to live in L.A. at a time where — you know, the Lakers were winning everything. And I was lucky enough to sit courtside and just watch Kobe play, you know?” He went on to say that the main thing that he loved about Kobe was that he was a family man first, too.“The biggest thing that I admired about Kobe was not just his tenacious way of playing the game, but his love for his family, his love for his girls. And it’s all he ever talked about. You know, he talked about Vanessa, he talked about, you know, his kids, and how passionate they were, and that for me, hit me the hardest,” Beckham said. Earlier this week, Beckham shared a photo of Kobe and his daughter, Gianna on Instagram and wrote, “Daddy’s love.”With Inter Miami making its home debut against his former team, the LA Galaxy, next month, Beckham said that his family would be the main people he’ll be looking for first on the sidelines, who will be cheering him on. He’s also hoping to inspire his new team and get rid of any intimidation that they may feel with him as their new owner. “The one thing that I’d like to bring to this club is the experience that I’ve had from the great clubs that I’ve played over the years. So I hope they’re inspired,” he said. And while Beckham isn’t on the field as much anymore, he mentioned that he hasn’t completely shut the door on a comeback. “I’m 44 now. I think I’m a little bit past playing at the highest level. But who knows? You never know. Anything’s possible,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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FAIR IS FREE

first_imgby Milton FriedmanFebruary 1, 1992The Federal Communications Commission seeks to enforce a “fairness doctrine” on radio and TV stations. We suffered numerous “fair trade” laws, until they were declared unenforceable. One businessman vies with another in proclaiming his faith in competition provided that it is “fair.”Yet, scrutinize word for word the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and you will not find the word “fair.” The First Amendment does not protect the “fair” exercise of religion, but the “free” exercise thereof; it does not restrain Congress from abridging the “fairness” of speech or of the press, but the “freedom” of speech or of the press.The modern tendency to substitute “fair” for “free” reveals how far we have moved from the initial conception of the Founding Fathers. They viewed government as policeman and umpire. They sought to establish a framework within which individuals could pursue their own objectives in their own way, separately or through voluntary cooperation, provided only that they did not interfere with the freedom of others to do likewise.The modern conception is very different. Government has become Big Brother. Its function has become to protect the citizen, not merely from his fellows, but from himself, whether he wants to be protected or not. Government is not simply an umpire but an active participant, entering into every nook and cranny of social and economic activity. All this, in order to promote the high-minded goals of “fairness,” “justice,” “equality.”Does this not constitute progress? A move toward a more humane society? Quite the contrary. When “fairness” replaces “freedom,” all our liberties are in danger. In Walden, Thoreau says: “If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.” That is the way I feel when I hear my “servants” in Washington assuring me of the “fairness” of their edicts.There is no objective standard of “fairness.” “Fairness” is strictly in the eye of the beholder. If speech must be fair, then it cannot also be free; someone must decide what is fair. A radio station is not free to transmit unfair speech as judged by the bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission. If the printed press were subject to a comparable “fairness doctrine,” it would have to be controlled by a government bureau and our vaunted free press would soon become a historical curiosity.What is true for speech where the conflict is perhaps clearest is equally true for every other area. To a producer or seller, a “fair” price is a high price. To the buyer or consumer, a “fair” price is a low price. How is the conflict to be adjudicated? By competition in a free market? Or by government bureaucrats in a “fair” market?Businessmen who sing the glories of free enterprise and then demand “fair” competition are enemies, not friends, of free markets. To them, “fair” competition is a euphemism for a price-fixing agreement. They are exemplifying Adam Smith’s remark that “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” For consumers, the more “unfair” the competition, the better. That assures lowest prices and highest quality.Is then the search for “fairness” all a mistake? Not at all. There is a real role for fairness, but that role is in constructing general rules and adjudicating disputes about the rules, not in determining the outcome of our separate activities. That is the sense in which we speak of a “fair” game and “fair” umpire. If we applied the present doctrine of “fairness” to a football game, the referee would be required after each play to move the ball backward or forward enough to make sure that the game ended in a draw!Our Founding Fathers designed a fair Constitution to protect human freedom. In Thomas Jefferson’s ringing phrases from the Declaration of Independence, “Governments are instituted among Men … to secure … certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”This piece originally appeared in the July 4, 1977 issue of Newsweek and was reprinted in Bright Promises, Dismal Performances: An Economist’s Protest, a collection of his articles. Copyright 1983 by Thomas Horton and Daughters, 26662 South New Town Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ 85224. Reprinted by permission. Editor’s Footnote: This post was written by:Milton Friedman FAIR VERSUS FREE Milton Friedman was born in 1912 in New York City and was graduated from Rutgers University before taking an M.A. at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. at Columbia University. Professor Friedman taught for many years at the University of Chicago, where he was the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor of Economics. He has taught at the universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Columbia and lectured at universities throughout the world, from Cambridge to Tokyo. In 1976 he became a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. That year, Professor Friedman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Among his best-known books are “Capitalism and Freedom”, “Monetarist Economics”, and (with Rose Friedman) “Free to Choose” and “Tyranny of the Status Quo”.Editor’s Footnote:  This article was sent to us by Joe Wallace who requested that we post it.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Berniece Elenora Tirmenstein Remembered

first_imgThe Quiet Warrior of Faithby Michelle PeterlinFaith ran like a ribbon of thread throughout Berniece’s life. It never left her and guided her every thought and life decision.Berniece was born on October 10, 1931 in Fort Branch, Indiana. As a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a nurse. In her senior year of high school, Pearl Harbor was attacked. She was born into a modest family and money was tight. Nursing school was expensive.Berniece saw a poster advertising the US Cadet Nursing Corps. There had been a critical shortage of nurses and to help alleviate the situation Congress passed the Bolton Act which created this special nursing corps. US Cadet Nursing Corps members were given free room and board plus free tuition to nursing school. They also had a small stipend of $10 per week for year one. Berniece joined the corps and she served for 3 years. She had her choice of going overseas or staying state side. Berniece wanted to stay and help the community she loved. She chose to serve at Deaconess hospital.During her time at Deaconess with the corps, demand was great and the nurses had to work 12 hour or more shifts. It was tiring, grueling work. Berniece was having a hard time with the stress so in order to get help from above, she visualized having the words of St. Paul tucked under her nursing cap, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. It gave her the strength she needed to complete her daily tasks.When the war ended, Berniece continued her nursing career at Deaconess hospital. Along the way, she married Paul and had two children.Berniece had an internal faith compass she followed fearlessly her entire life. She was a tiny, petite woman with a soft voice and impeccable manners. Inside the diminutive package beat the heart of a faith justice warrior. She never backed down from doing what she felt was right. She never stopped serving others and caring for their needs. She was fierce when supporting a cause she believed in. She wrote letters, made countless phone calls, went to protests and was a fixture at City Council meetings. Many times, she spoke before the council and expressed her opinion and concerns.She was a go to girl and she got things done. When the police chief was attacked in the media, Berniece made calls to gather support. Mayor Winecke needed votes, Berniece worked the phone. She took on city hall and helped get the homestead credit back. She was so effective, her nickname became the “the Terminator”. It was an unlikely new name for a woman whose body was racked with severe osteoporosis. She was fragile and in constant pain.Even at nearly ninety years old, she had an incredible memory for Evansville history. She wrote several articles about the history of Evansville. She loved the James Gresham house in Garvin park and did much to save it and get repairs made.The military and police department had a special place in her heart. They could not have had a more faithful cheerleader and she prayed for them every day. One of her last public outings was at the police rally in May. She sat on her pillow in her little portable chair directly in front of the Civic Center stairs waiving a support sign for all the world to see.Berniece’s earthly journey came to an end on June 5, 2016. Always a nurse on duty, she was in route to visit a sick friend at a nursing home, making a home visit to like she had done for decades. The car she traveled in was in a terrible accident and her frail body finally failed her. When the paramedics arrived, she was calm and able to talk. St. Mary’s hospital was closer but she requested to go to Deaconess because “her” nurses were there and this was her home. Her journey ended where it began.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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