Due to the Covid-19 crisis we are currently in, all visitors to the funeral home are required to wear facemask or coverings and practice social distancing as mandated by State and County officials.In lieu of Flowers, family request donations to be made to the American Kidney Foundation in memory of Jimmie. He was preceded in death by his parents.Jimmie is survived by his brother, Wayne Richardson and his wife, Libby of Clear Lake, Texas; his care-giver and personal assistant, AmySmith of Nederland, Texas.Visitation will be on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. James “Jimmie” Alan Richardson, 65, of Bridge City passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home.Jimmie was born on January 6, 1955 in Kinder, Louisiana to his parents, Leonard Richardson and Bonnie Robinson Richardson.He has been a lifelong resident of Bridge City. Jimmie retired from Chevron Phillips as a process operator with over 35 years of service. Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves.Burial of his ashes will be at a later date in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
The coastal areas of Georgia boast plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a ride down Pirates Passage, an enclosed speed flume at Summer Waves Water Park, for instance, or watch some up-and-coming baseball players follow in Babe Ruth’s footsteps at the historic Grayson Stadium. Don’t miss the Coastal Empire Fair in Savannah or the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the nation. And be sure to check out the high-tech Gulf War exhibit at the brand-new Fort Stewart Museum.ANNUAL EVENTSResidents of Hinesville and Savannah enjoy numerous, varied annual events, festivals and community gatherings.Christmas on the Riverwww.riverstreetsavannah.comIt’s a holiday celebration on historic River Street. Rousakis Plaza will be full of regional arts and crafts exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers to check off your holiday shopping list. Music and local entertainment can be found on the Arbor Stage throughout the weekend leading up to Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade on the first Saturday in December starts on West River Street, winds throughout downtown and ends in City Market.Coastal Empire Fairwww.coastalempirefair.comThe Coastal Empire Fair is held each November at the Coastal Empire fairgrounds in Savannah. The fair features free concerts, livestock shows, a petting zoo and the Reithoffer Shows’ Midway carnival rides, games and attractions. Free admission for all military, fire, police and EMS personnel on Veterans Day.Mardi Gras Tybeehttp://mardigrastybee.comThe event encompasses the traditions of Mardi Gras, a wild celebration with origins dating back to the ancient Romans and continued today in such cities as New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. Mardi Gras is held on the last day before the start of Lent. Mardi Gras Tybee will include a Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party with free live entertainment, and more.Savannah St. Patrick’s Dayhttp://savannahsaintpatricksday.com/parade-infoFloats and marching units will hit the streets on March 17 for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will have more than 350 marching units and up to 15,000 people. When honors to the Irish St. Patrick began in Savannah in 1813, the city had a significant Irish presence; it appears the Irish Hibernian Society staged the first actual parade in 1824, and except for six times, it’s been held every year since. Visit the event’s website for the parade route or the link for bleacher seating. The schedule also lists locations and times for other events associated with the celebration.Savannah Stopoverwww.savannahstopover.comDuring a weekend in early March, over 80 bands fill Savannah’s downtown historic district. Music fans can hop from venue to venue, beer in hand, keeping track of all of their favorite new acts (you can drink in the streets here, as long as you stay in the historic district). Visit the website for the list of bands and to purchase tickets.Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festivalwww.mickveisrael.org/food-festHeld in Forsyth Park, one of Savannah’s largest public areas, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the last Sunday of October, the festival draws about 10,000 attendees annually. Participants of all ages will enjoy a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine such as stuffed cabbage, potato latkes and homemade challah and blintzes, as well as family entertainment. There is no admission charge for the festival.Tybee Island Pirate Festhttp://tybeeisland.com/piratesTybee Island’s annual Pirate Fest will host the hub of pirate action in the South Beach parking lot on Tybrisa Street. Every Columbus Day weekend, local pirates and those from far distant lands converge on Tybee Island for a four-day swashbuckling festival with live music, a parade and family-friendly activities.
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The course, which will be delivered by founder and general manager of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), Kevin Stephens, and business communication educator Rodger Hall, is designed to meet the needs of African logistics businesses handling abnormal load transports.Stephens says that the training course is timely as Africa gears up for large projects, such as new railways, port and airports, as well as the continuing expansion of the country’s energy sector.The training course modules focus on up-skilling attendees to confidently manage multimodal cargo transportation, and refresh knowledge on abnormal load requirements. The course also targets business writing and presentation skills to improve project communications with clients and colleagues.”This course is ideal for African companies wanting to demonstrate to clients that they have the capabilities to successfully transport high value cargos that require complex logistics solutions,” added Stephens.www.wwproject.net
The 747-8 freighter flights will now call in Baku four times a week. Panalpina already offered a midweek scheduled charter from Luxembourg to Shanghai via Baku and back, but the forwarder has now introduced a second rotation on the weekend as well.”This is a two-way, twice-weekly connection with blocked space in both directions,” said Sou Ping Chee, Panalpina’s head of air freight for Asia Pacific. The aircraft are particularly well suited for the transport of oversize oil and gas equipment and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, said the global forwarder.Slavey Djahov, head of air freight for the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC) at Panalpina, added: “We deliver equipment from Luxembourg to Azerbaijan for the country’s main oil and gas fields east of Baku in the Caspian Sea.” Panalpina’s services between Luxembourg and Baku, and Baku and Shanghai, are called Caspian Star and Panda Star respectively. www.panalpina.comwww.silkwaywest.com
Port president and ceo Gary LaGrange made the announcement during the 29th Annual State of the Port Address, hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.”It’s another milestone that comes on the heels of four record years in a row,” LaGrange said. “We anticipate continued growth in our container market, along with a robust breakbulk and project cargo market.”In addition, the latest breakbulk cargo data from May 2015 illustrates a growth of more than 15 percent in breakbulk tonnes, led by an 18.7 percent increase in imported steel.Chemical and petrochemical companies have also announced more than $81 billion in investments in new and expansion projects in Louisiana, and consequently industry experts predict that chemical exports could triple as these projects are completed and come online in the coming years.LaGrange unveiled two new marketing videos focused on the port’s container and breakbulk cargo capabilities, which can be found here and will be made available to port customers and shippers for marketing purposes. LaGrange addresses delegates at the State of the Port Address in New Orleans. www.portno.com
The Uganda office will also support a large-scale oil and gas project in the Lake Albert area, as well as manage the transport of supplies for the associated infrastructure development.”Aside from oil and gas, the region demonstrates potential across a variety of industrial sectors including, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure,” said Philip Somers, senior vice president of industrial projects at Geodis.”We will expand as we grow our share of participation in the various projects in the region. This has been a proven model for us in other parts of Africa, where some of our offices have grown to over 300 people. As a growth partner for our clients, we are committed to supporting them in their development. We look forward to serving both existing and new clients in Uganda – as well as in Kenya and Tanzania – in the years to come.”According to Geodis, Uganda’s GDP is projected to increase by almost 6 percent in 2018 which will translate into potential activity in the field of logistics.Both Kenya and Tanzania are also ripe for expansion as they plan extensive development projects for their own infrastructure, power supply and renewable energy provision, said Geodis. www.geodis.com
Published: November 23, 2016 4:28 PM EST FBI: No hallucinogens found in system of face-biting suspect SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. STUART, Fla. (AP) – FBI tests showed that the Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man’s face had no detectable hallucinogenic drugs in his system.According to a report released Wednesday, 19-year-old Austin Harrouff did have alcohol and trace amounts of marijuana in his system after his arrest for allegedly killing 59-year-old John Stevens and his 53-year-old wife, Michelle Mishcon, outside their Tequesta-area home Aug. 15.Harrouff allegedly told deputies minutes after the slayings that they would find no drugs in his system, but he had suffered a burned esophagus, possibly from ingesting chemicals found in the couple’s garage.Harrouff’s attorney, Nellie King, said in a statement that her client is mentally ill.Harrouff has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.
IN A MARKED reversal of its policy adopted in June 2005, the board of Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority voted on October 18 to adopt light rail for all five corridors in the city’s $1·3bn Metro Solutions expansion programme.It had previously been decided that an all-rail plan would be too costly, so only the University Line was to be built as light rail. The North, Southeast, East End and Uptown routes totalling about 32 km, were to be constructed as bus rapid transit, on dedicated rights-of-way but with rails buried in the roadway for subsequent conversion when ridership would justify it. That decision met with strong protests from community groups and elected officials. Metro President & CEO Frank Wilson told the board meeting that the Federal Transit Administration had changed its evaluation criteria for federal grants expected to cover half the capital cost. FTA will now consider ‘rail bias’ – based on evidence that potential riders are more attracted by light rail than bus options – and examine all five lines as part of a co-ordinated system, as it did with light rail expansion in Salt Lake City.The board approved a compromise route for the 16·1 km University Line, which will run east-west from the Hillcroft Transit Center to the University of Houston campus, crossing the existing Main Street line at Richmond. MTA hopes to complete all five Metro Solutions corridors by 2012.
The trade was put on hold when the health of Thomas came into question due to a hip injury that he suffered in March and re-aggravated in the Eastern Conference Finals.. Thomas took his physical in Cleveland last week, and the deadline for him to pass it was scheduled for Thursday morning at 10 a.m.Rumors swirled for the last week about what else the Cavs would be willing to accept from Boston in order to avoid vetoing the trade. Per Wojnarowski’s report, the Celtics repeatedly resisted the Cavs asks for another first-round pick.The stalemate came as a result of Cleveland believing that the Celtics were not upfront regarding Thomas’ health, while the Celtics maintained the exact opposite.According to Wojnarowski, Irving is expected to appear at a press conference in Boston on Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have reached an agreement in the Kyrie Irving trade, according to a release from the team.“In conjunction with finalizing the trade involving Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a 2018 [first]-round pick the Celtics acquired via Brooklyn, the Celtics and Cavaliers have agreed to modify the terms of the trade such that Boston will also send Miami’s 2020 [second]-round pick to Cleveland. The trade is now complete,” the team said in a joint release with the Celtics.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to report the news on Wednesday night: Ashley Bastock Related TopicsBoston CelticsCleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving Trade Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42