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first_img whatsapp Cazenove CapitalEuan Dangerfield has been confirmed as the head of Cazenove’s private wealth management team in Jersey, effective from 4 July. Dangerfield will sit on the board of Cazenove Capital Management (Jersey), subject to regulatory approval, and will take responsibility for the Jersey office, including marketing the firm’s wealth management services. Euan joins from Asset Risk Consultants, based in Jersey, where he was managing director.LandmarkThe serviced offices provider has appointed Tim Kiddy as group financial controller, as Landmark prepares to open its fifth centre in the City of London at the Heron Tower this summer. Kiddy joins from NB Real Estate, now part of Capita Symonds, where he was financial controller.AFMEThe Association for Financial Markets in Europe has appointed Gerry Cross as managing director. Cross will work in Brussels as AFME’s principal representative to the European political authorities.Caledonia InvestmentsCaledonia has appointed Duncan Johnson as head of unquoted investments and Stephen Mitchell as head of Caledonia’s new income and growth pool of investments. Duncan was formerly a founding partner at RJD Partners, and Mitchell was most recently chief investment strategist for EMEA at JP Morgan.Legal & GeneralHenry Staunton has been appointed as senior independent director and vice chairman. Staunton was first appointed to Legal & General’s board in May 2004, and additionally holds non-executive directorships at Standard Bank, WHSmith, The Merchants Trust and Capital & Counties Properties.JP Morgan Asset ManagementJohn Anderson has been appointed portfolio manager for JP Morgan Asset Management’s fixed income team. He joins the firm from Gartmore Asset Management.PKFRichard Bint has been promoted from head of professional services to senior partner at the accountancy and business advisory firm. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap KCS-content CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Share Show Comments ▼ Sunday 10 April 2011 7:58 pm Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Haka 2011 Remix

first_imgWednesday Oct 12, 2011 Haka 2011 Remix A pretty disturbing take on the All Black Haka.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Derek Humphries joins DTV as director

first_imgDerek Humphries joins DTV as director Direct agency DTV has recruited Derek Humphries as Director and Creative Strategist. Humphries will help extend DTV’s services for not-for-profit clients to embrace all forms of audio-visual communication from its original focus on DRTV.Humphries previously worked at Burnett Associates and THINK Consulting, and is a founder member of the Institute of Direct Marketing, and a former Vice-Chair of the Institute of Fundraising.Commenting on his appointment, he said: “Having worked on an ad hoc basis with DTV for a couple of years, I can see that they are way ahead of other agencies when it comes to DRTV in terms of the whole package from strategic planning, through media analysis, to the fine detail of call centre motivation and optimisation. It’s a compelling mix. Add to this the increasing client need for online content, and the potential is huge”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 June 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / peoplecenter_img Peter Muffett, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at DTV, added: “Derek knows fundraising and campaigning inside out, and is hugely respected within the sector”.www.dtvgroup.co.uk 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.  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Court upholds six-year jail sentence for TV reporter who covered mining region unrest

first_img Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more An appeal court in Gafsa (400 km south of Tunis) has confirmed the six-year prison sentence that was imposed on reporter Fahem Boukadous of the satellite TV station el Hiwar el Tounissi in connection with his coverage of last year’s demonstrations in the Gafsa mining region. Boukadous is still in hiding.His sentence was upheld as part of a ruling concerning all of the 38 people who were convicted for their alleged participation in the protests.“The extensive media coverage of this appeal hearing and the presence of many international observers are indicative of the strong support for the Gafsa defendants, but it seems to have had little impact on the court,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Boukadous is now condemned to continue living in hiding, with all of the trauma and health problems that implies,” the press freedom organisation added. “It is appalling that he has been given this prison sentence solely because he did his job as a reporter.”Aged 38, Boukadous was convicted on a charge of “participating in a criminal arrangement with the intention of harming people and their property.” His lawyer said all Boukadous did was “transmit video footage of a popular uprising.” The lawyer added that: “The aim of this trial is to forbid a journalist to report the events in Gafsa.”During the appeal hearing, the defence lawyers claimed there had been many irregularities including the use of torture to extract confessiond and a refusal to hear witnesses for the defence.———–17.12.08TV reporter sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for coverage of mining region unrestReporters Without Borders has learned that a court in Gafsa (350 km south of Tunis) sentenced reporter Fahem Boukadous in absentia on 11 December to six years in prison on a charge of “forming a criminal association liable to attack persons and their property” for covering demonstrations in the Gafsa mining region. Boukadous works for Al-Hiwar Attounsi, a privately-owned TV station based in Italy that broadcasts to Tunisia.“This harsh sentence is yet another example of the arbitrary manner in which all those who upset the authorities are treated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalism is a high-risk profession in Tunisia. The judicial system is subservient to the government led President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and is always ready to convict anyone who could oppose the regime. Boukadous was just doing his job as a reporter.” Boukadous’ lawyer, Abderraouf al-Ayadi, told Reporters Without Borders the aim of the sentence was to prevent Boukadous working as journalist. “Fahem Boukadous never participated in the protests,” he said. “He just sent footage of the incidents in the Gafsa mining region to the TV station.”The lawyer added: “The police reports criticise Boukadous for his coverage of the protests, but Tunisian law does not punish TV broadcasts or working as a journalist. This decision was designed to sow terror among Tunisian journalists.” News February 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court upholds six-year jail sentence for TV reporter who covered mining region unrest Follow the news on Tunisia ————————————————————13.11.2008Independent TV reporter wanted by police for coverage of unrest in mining regionReporters Without Borders calls for the withdrawal of the charges brought against TV reporter Fahem Boukadous because of his coverage of this year’s protests in the Gafsa mining region, 350 km south of Tunis, for the independent Tunisian TV station Al-Hiwar Attounsi and because he put foreign news media in contact with labour leaders in Gafsa.Boukadous, who went into hiding on 5 July, is wanted by the authorities on charges of “belonging to a criminal association” and “spreading reports liable to disrupt public order.”Radhia Nasraoui, a lawyer who heads the Association for Combating Torture in Tunisia (ALTT), told a Reporters Without Borders delegation in Tunis in 11 November: “The indictment accuses Boukadous of establishing contacts with the demonstrators for his reporting. Whenever his name is mentioned, it is in connection with his work as a journalist.”Reporters Without Borders said: “The Tunisian authorities cannot keep reiterating their commitment to press freedom at every major national event if a journalist is forced to go into hiding. The scant media coverage of such an important development as the unrest in Gafsa shows how little leeway the Tunisia media enjoy when covering national political news.”The press freedom organisation added: “Boukadous was in the right place at the right time to cover this unrest. As a result of being hounded by the authorities, he had to abandon his work in order to avoid certain arrest. We call for the charges to be dropped so that he can be reunited with his family and go back to work as a reporter.”Boukadous, 38, became an Al-Hiwar Attounsi correspondent in 2006. He was the first TV reporter to cover the demonstrations in Gafsa, a phosphate mining region with higher than average unemployment. He filmed the marches, interviewed the population and covered the dozens of arbitrary arrests of participants, many of who are still in pre-trial detention.The footage shot by Boukadous was used by many leading pan-Arab news media and was posted on video-sharing websites such as YouTube and Dailymotion, which are both censored in Tunisia. He faces up to 10 years in prison.There have been major protests and demonstrations by workers in the Gafsa region since 5 January. The authorities have arrested dozens of demonstrators and labour leaders on the streets and in their homes. The police still control access to the region and restrict visits by the media.Created in 2002, Al-Hiwar Attounsi stands out from the rest of the Tunisian media. Based in Italy, it has limited resources and broadcasts just one hour a day to Tunisia by Hotbird satellite with help from an Italian TV station. Its frequency and its broadcast times are published each week in the opposition press in Tunisia. Its slogan is “The free word is the essence of a free state” and its declared mission is to “show the little-known facets.” November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa A Reporters Without Borders delegation visited Tunis from 10 to 12 November. A report on the delegation’s findings, including details of the harassment of the opposition press and independent journalists, will be posted soon on the organisation’s website (www.rsf.org). TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Receive email alerts News to go further An appeal court in Gafsa (400 km south of Tunis) has confirmed the six-year prison sentence that was imposed on reporter Fahem Boukadous of the satellite TV station el Hiwar el Tounissi News RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorderlast_img read more

Middle East & Africa Cybersecurity Market Analysis and Forecast 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Siddique Kappan’s Wife Sends Notice To UP Govt. Alleging Non-Compliance of SC’s Order, Providing Misleading Info About His Medical Condition

first_imgTop StoriesSiddique Kappan’s Wife Sends Notice To UP Govt. Alleging Non-Compliance of SC’s Order, Providing Misleading Info About His Medical Condition Sparsh Upadhyay8 May 2021 11:11 PMShare This – xThe Wife of Journalist Siddique Kappan, Raihanath Kappan has sent a notice of contempt (through Advocate Wills Mathews) to the Uttar Pradesh Government Alleging Non-Compliance of Supreme Court’s Order dated April 28 and also, for submitting wrong/misleading information before the SC regarding his medical status. Significantly, the Supreme Court had, on April 28 directed that Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan be shifted from Mathura Jail in Uttar Pradesh to a government hospital in Delhi for medical treatment.Advertisement Pursuant to this order, he was shifted from Mathura Jail to AIIMS, New Delhi in an ambulance and was under treatment since April 30, however, the Notice alleges that none of the family members or the lawyer of Kappan was informed about the progress of his medical condition/treatment till May 7, 2021. Significantly, the Notice alleges that despite the Supreme Court’s order, which ordered that recovery of Mr.Sidhique Kappan was mandatory requirement for discharging him, and shifting him to Mathura jail, Kappan was discharged from AIIMS on May 7 even when he allegedly didn’t recover from COVID.Advertisement The Notice also states that according to UP Government’s version, Kappan was COVID Negative (as per the affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court), however, the letter alleges that in a letter received on May 8 by MP E T Mohammed Basheer from AIIMS, it was stated that Kappan was COVID Positive. Also, the letter states that on April 27, the Government had submitted before the Supreme Court of India, that Kappan was COVID NEGATIVE and discharged from the hospital on April 27 and thus, was taken to Mathura jailAdvertisement Advertisement In this backdrop, the notice states, “How a person with diabetes and other serious medical issues recovers from COVID in 6 days, and again got COVID in another 6 days of recovery? Our clients fear the correctness of your pleadings/ affidavit filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Whether the stand taken by you about COVID Negative report of Mr. Kappan on 28.04.2021 was just to deny the basic rights of our clients and deny him of the rights to get treatment, only an investigation by a retired Judge of a Constitutional Court can bring the correct results. You cannot play with the life a citizen in this manner, and the seriousness of the matter lies in the fact that, your illegal /contemptuous action is despite having specific directions from the Hon’ble Supreme court.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Significantly, the Notice states that on May 7, the wife of Kappan got a call from him at around 11.30 AM stating that he was being brought to Mathura jail at around 2.30 AM, after midnight and was accommodated in a shabby place, not given food, didn’t know whether he was COVID positive or negative. Further, the notice also states that the Government of Uttar Pradesh took Kappan, at midnight, depriving him of his sleep, back to jail and is kept like an animal in shabby resounding as disclosed by Kappan to his wife over the phone. The Notice further states that on May 1, 2021 the wife of Siddique Kappan along with her son came to Delhi, all away from Kerala, yet she was not allowed to meet Kappan, due to UP Government’s non-response to the grievances of the accused and his family members. Earlier, on May 4, a representation was given to Senior Superintendent of Jail, District Jail, Mathura asking for his permission to allow Kappan’s wife to meet him, however, the permission was refused stating that there was no provision in the UP-Jail Manual for the same. Lastly, the Notice urges the Government to take Kappan back to AIIMS Hospital /or any other reputed Hospital in Delhi within 6 Hours, in an Ambulance, with Doctor, failing which, the matter will be mentioned at 3 PM before the Chief Justice Of India for an immediate hearing. Background Siddique Kappan, was arrested along with 3 persons by UP Police while they were going to Hathras on October 3, and was subsequently booked under the UAPA alleging that he and his co-passengers were trying to incite communal riots and disrupt social harmony in the wake of the Hathras gangrape-murder case. The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court last year seeking Kappan’s release on the ground that he was illegally arrested. Later, Kappan’s wife also intervened in the case. Recently, Kappan’s wife wrote to the CJI saying that that he (who has recently tested Positive for COVID-19) is chained like an animal in a cot of the Medical College Hospital, Mathura, without mobility, and that he is not able to take food, go to the toilet for the last more than 4 days, and is very critical. The letter also stated that the Writ of Habeas Corpus (seeking Kappan’s release) petition filed on 06th October 2020 which was supposed to be disposed of on 09th March 2021 had not been disposed of despite it being listed it more than 7 times. Thus, it sought immediate steps/ necessary orders are passed to release Kappan from the Medical College Hospital back to the Mathura Jail as an interim relief, till the disposal of the mentioning application filed on 22nd April 2021. It may be noted that Citing medical emergency, Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) or Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. In its plea, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has submitted that on 20th April 2021, Kappan collapsed in the bathroom with serious injuries and later on he tested positive for COVID-19 and is presently hospitalized in a Mathura hospital. The UP Government alleged that Kappan was linked to the Popular Front of India and was trying to incite communal riots under the garb of a journalist. The KUWJ has denied that Kappan has any connection with the Popular Front of India (PFI). In this regard, the KUWJ states that the UP Government has taken inconsistent stances in two affidavits.TagsSiddique Kappan #Siddique Kappan Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan Contempt notice Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh government Raihanath Kappan Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

€20 million Bluebanks project officially opens today

first_img By News Highland – October 7, 2019 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleBudget 2020 a ‘critical crossroads for Udaras na Gaeltachta’Next articleMinister commits to visiting flood hit areas of Inishowen News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The €20 million N56 Bluebanks road improvement scheme will officially open today.The 3.1km project from Coolboy to Kilmacrenan was carried out in tandem with Irish Water works to lay a new water main.As well as widening and realignment works, a Greenway has also established on both sides of the road.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Councillor Crossan while welcoming the projects completion, is hopeful more funding for roads across the county will be forthcoming from Government:>* Pinterest €20 million Bluebanks project officially opens todaylast_img read more

Lifford patients ‘quite ill’ with Covid-19

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – September 25, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Meanwhile, a leading public health expert believes to get ahead of the virus in Donegal, a coordinated approach is needed on a cross border basis.DCU Professor Anthony Staines says this is needed to reduce transmission right across the country.Speaking on the today’s Nine Til Noon Show, Prof Staines says he hopes that this is being considered by all concerned:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/staines10am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ Twitter One area of Donegal has the highest Covid-19 incidence rate in the country.The rate in Lifford and Stranorlar over 14-days is 336 cases per 100,000 of the population.Dr Martin Coyne, a GP in Lifford, has had 54 patients test positive for the virus in the past two weeks alone.He says while none have been hospitalised, some are quite ill:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/coyne10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Lifford patients ‘quite ill’ with Covid-19 Previous articleConcern over lack of supports for Donegal children with special needsNext articleTalks underway on crossborder approach to Covid-19 – Taoiseach News Highland Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

‘Til the hurting stops

first_img Book Nook to reopen Email the author Their mother was the most abusive. She beat them with whatever was “handy.”“It might be an extension cord or a cane pole,” Ivy said. “My older brother would try to divert the attention away from us by kicking and hitting at her and he would take most of the beating. I can remember Mama beating him until he would bleed all over the place.”Looking back, Ivy now understands that “hurting people hurt people” and her mother was hurting.One of her most vivid and horrid memories Ivey has is of her dad tying her mother to the post of the clothes line and beating her with his hands.“He made us sit on steps and watch,” she said. “I put my head down because I didn’t want to look but my brother told me to hold my head up or it would be worse.”The family lived in a two-room shack with an outhouse and no running water.“We had to bathe in a tub outside and all of us bathed in the same water,” Ivy said. “It didn’t matter how cold it was, we had to bathe. One time it was freezing cold and Mama kept telling me to wash but I couldn’t. I was so cold. I got out and went in the house.”Ivy’s mother put a pot of water on the wood stove to boil. Then she told Ivy to lie on the kitchen table.“She poured the boiling water on my head and my face,” Ivy said. “I screamed it hurt so bad. I didn’t know Jesus or God at the time but I prayed.”When her mother saw how badly Ivy was burned, she picked her up and hugged her.“It was almost worth the pain to have my mama hug me,” Ivy said. “She said she was sorry and for me to go outside and play. She was hurting and she hurt me.”Ivy’s dad worked at the cotton mill and would often come home drunk.“One night, he came home – I guess I was four, close to five — and he came to the bed where I was sleeping with my sister and he started to touch me,” Ivy said. “I started to cry because it hurt so bad but he told me that it was what big girls do.”That was the beginning of three years of sexual abuse by her father.“We all slept in the same room. Mama had to know,” Ivy said.When she would hear her father coming in the dark, Ivy would “shhhh” her sister and hide her under the bed.“I didn’t want him to hurt her like he hurt me,” she said. “I finally got up the courage to tell my mama but she said, ‘Just don’t tell nobody.’”Ivy held that secret until she could hold it no longer.“I was afraid to go to school because I thought that ‘he’ might come home and hurt my sister, too,” she said. “My granddaddy was a Baptist preacher. I couldn’t tell him but I think he knew because he would take my little sister to their house. When she was there, I thought she was safe.”Her fear for her sister and the pain that she was suffering gave Ivy the courage to tell her second-grade teacher.“I prayed and the answer came, ‘Tell her. She’ll fix it,’ and she did,” Ivy said. “She told me, ‘You’ll not go home today.’ I thought, though, that I was going to be in trouble. That a storm was coming and it was going to be huge.”But there was quietness. Like before and after a storm. Ivy and her brothers and sisters did not go home that day. Instead, they were taken to the Baptist Children’s Home in Troy.“I was sad because I had torn my family apart but that was the first time that I felt just a little bit safe,” Ivy said. “But I was still afraid for my sister. For a long time, I couldn’t sleep at night. I was afraid that somebody would bother her. I would sit in a chair and watch her sleep.”Although unfounded, the fears that she had at home followed Ivy to the Children’s Home.“Probably because of the trauma of being in a strange place, my sister started to wet the bed,” Ivy said. “I was so afraid that she would be whipped that I would get her up and put dry pajamas on her and put her in my bed. Then, I would get in the wet bed. If anybody was going to be beaten, I wanted it to be me.” Before long, Ivy’s house parents, Pat and Zoie Newby, became the kind and loving parents she had never had.“For the first time in my life, I knew what it was to not be afraid and to be able to play and laugh,” Ivy said. “I could even sleep at night.”Even though, Ivy was safe and loved, she didn’t receive any counseling to help her overcome the abuse she had suffered for so long.Then, three years after Ivy and her siblings arrived at the Children’s Home, “they gave us back.”Her parents were divorced and her mother had “straightened up” and wanted her children back.“I begged them not to make me go,” Ivy said. “I thought my life was being destroyed all over again. I was angry and bitter.”Back at home, Ivy started to “spiral out of control.” At age 12 she started drinking and engaging in other risky behavior. By 14 she was pregnant.“When I saw my baby boy, I was terrified,” she said. “I wanted to pick him up and love him but I couldn’t. I was so afraid that I would hurt him like I had been hurt. I gave him over to his daddy’s mother.”In less than two years, she gave birth to another boy with the same daddy. “But I couldn’t give him up,” she said. “I pushed him off on my mother even knowing what she had done to me.”Another pregnancy brought a little girl into Ivy’s life.“She became me and I had to keep her safe,” Ivy said. “Having to protect her kept the focus off me.”But Ivy’s dysfunctional life didn’t stop. Another baby and a failed marriage brought her to the realization that she needed help.“I prayed,” she said. “I was tired of feeling the way I did, of not trusting anybody, of being in a cage, of being hurt, of no one loving me. I was in such a lonely place.” The guidance of a pastor, the love of a good husband and God’s control of her life showed Ivy that “it’s okay to be me.”“I learned that my past doesn’t have to define my future,” she said. “I’ve learned to forgive my parents, to forgive myself. There’s freedom in forgiveness. For the first time in my life, I feel free from my past and look with hope to the future.” By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:19 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009center_img Next UpEach tear that she sheds, somehow, lightens the burden that she has shouldered for most of those 28 years.Ivy’s story is one of abuse – physical, mental, emotional and sexual. Hers is the story of trying to fix things for herself and for others. Hers is now a story of hope.“I don’t think that I’ve gone through what I have just to go through it,” she said. “God says, ‘I comfort you, so you can comfort others.’ He took control of my life – gave me comfort. Now, maybe I can do that for someone else. Hurting people hurt people. Nobody knows that better than me.” ‘Til the hurting stops Ivy walked into the Pike Regional Advocacy Center in Troy unannounced. She came offering to do what she can to help others who are in the dark place from which she has, at last, emerged.“Ivy’s story is so important because it’s the story of what can happen, and does happen, when victims of child abuse don’t get help and have to carry the burden alone and have no one to help them and protect them,” said Mona Watson, CAC director. “Her story is one that should never have to be told. Ivy dropped out of heaven and she’s here to help stop the hurting of child abuse.”Ivy’s story begins like many stories of child abuse. With a father and mother who let alcohol and drugs take control of their lives.“There were four of us,” Ivy said. “My two older brothers and I were like doorsteps. Our sister was two years younger than me. I don’t ever remember us laughing and playing. We were always afraid of doing something that would set our parents off. If one of us messed up, we all suffered.” Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel She is much older than her 28 years.Trouble has a way of tugging away at the years and she has had trouble enough.Emotion chokes Ivy’s words. The tears that spill from her eyes run unashamedly down her face. She makes little or no attempt to wipe them away. 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