Forrest D. Smith age, 89

first_imgForrest D. Smith, age 89, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born December 6, 1926 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Robert & Sarah (Reese) Smith. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as an Aviation Radioman. On November 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to the former Reva Imogene Lockard, and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2011.Forrest retired in 1989 from the Farm Bureau Co-Op in Brookville, where he had served as the General Manager for over 30 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing and being outdoors.Survivors include a daughter, Penny Harsh of Brookville, Indiana; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Riley of Converse, Texas, June (Joe) Turco of Hamilton, Ohio and Claudia (Melvin) Hertel of Brookville, Indiana; one brother, Jim (Maria) Smith of Greenwood, Indiana.Besides his parents and wife, Jean, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Sue Byrd, a son, Ricky Dale Smith Sr., a granddaughter, Alisha Lynn Toole; four sisters, Lettie Powers, Oceola Browning, Audrey Phillips, Leona Allen; two brothers, William Smith and Leonard “Dutch” Smith.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Mike Haviland will officiate the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will follow with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion, in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Update: ESB dealing with major fault across Donegal

first_imgESB Networks are dealing with a large fault which left thousands of homes and business across Donegal without electricity this Friday afternoon.The unexpected outage was caused by a ‘large fault’, according to ESB Networks.The outage affected Letterkenny, Milford, Finn Valley, Fanad and many surrounding areas. Power was restored to Letterkenny at approx 12.30pm.However, ESB crews say that over 1,400 customers in the Milford area may not have supplies restored until 4pm.Gardaí are warning motorists to be aware that some of the traffic lights are not operating because of the outage. Some Garda Station phone lines are not working. In the case of an emergency call 999.    Update: ESB dealing with major fault across Donegal was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WEF Competitiveness Roundtable

first_imgRoundtable discussion held at the University of the Witwatersrand, on Friday, 28th September 2012.This year South Africa ranks at number 52 out of 144 nations surveyed for this year’s report. South Africa is the highest-ranked African country and third-placed among the BRICS economies. This working paper highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses in South Africa’s performance. In addition it presents some of the key issues discussed during the roundtable.Working Papers [PDF, 744Kb]last_img

Cape women sew up success

first_imgThe toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future.(Image: Taunina)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tracey Chiappini-Young Co-founderTaunina+27 82 578 4622RELATED ARTICLES• SA to create 5-million new jobs• Budget big on education, jobs• Zuma’s 2010 plan of action• One million jobs in four years• R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs• Teaching jobless how to find jobsCadine PillayTracey Chiappini-Young and Karen Jansen, founders of the soft toy maker Taunina, are on a mission to promote job creation in South Africa through the art of seamstressy. The toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.The entrepreneurs began their business with a strong focus on sustainable development and sustainable luxury. Of the profits from sales, 30% goes to the seamstresses – 20% through the Bear Essentials Fund to pay for their housing, health care and education, and 10% in productivity-related bonuses.Labour of loveChiappini-Young and Jansen founded Taunina in Cape Town in 2011 to help meet the growing needs of disadvantaged communities for employment and empowerment. “Taunina toys range from teddy bears to rabbits and puppies. The women who make the toys are incredibly talented seamstresses and embroiderers,” Chiappini-Young says.The toys are made with the strictest quality control from the finest fabrics from repute textile houses such as Liberty of London, supervised by Chiappini-Young. Each toy takes four to seven days to make. The women must wash and powder their hands every 90 minutes to ensure the cotton stays clean. The completed toys are inspected carefully before they are shipped off in a one-of-a-kind Taunina hat box.“We like to call the work we do a labour of love … it’s a brand with soul and feeling.”The toys are marketed as heirlooms rather than as toys for play. The idea is that they become a part of a family and are treasured for generations.Lions of their destiniesThe name Taunina comes from “tau” meaning “lion” and “nina”, an acronym for the business term “no income no asset”. “The idea behind the name is that Taunina gives women who once had no income and no assets the power to become lions of their own destinies,” Jansen explains.Chiappini-Young believes that the women who make the toys are artists in their own right. They are taught which patterns and colours go together so that a uniform aesthetic is achieved, but they are still given a large amount of creative freedom. “We afford our artists the opportunity to use their unique cultural heritage and artistry to not only earn a living, but also to be recognised as the creators of some of the most sought after teddy bears and other collectable soft toys in the world, and to be valued for their artistic contribution to the company,” she says.The company says that each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future. The work gives her financial security and the ability to transform her own life and that of her family.When you receive a Taunina soft toy, the idea is that you are exposed first-hand to global and social issues, prompting a desire to change the world. “The unique beauty of each collection piece lies in how it transforms the life of the woman who made it and establishes a lifetime connection between the artist and the purchaser,” adds Chiappini-Young.Taunina also believes strongly in education, and children of some of the staff are at school in Cape Town, where they can keep a close eye on academic progress, offering support or intervention if needed.Overseas breakthroughTaunina is a new company, but the founders have no doubt that it will be successful. The toys are sold online and in only three places – at the Taunina shop in Woodstock in Cape Town, at the exclusive children’s store, Bundle, in New York, and at New York’s iconic luxury department store, Barneys. They will be available at Harrods in London soon.“While we are working away in our studio in Cape Town, we love to daydream about where our bears will be travelling to, who they will meet first,” says Chiappini-Young.It was recently announced that the Taunina collection will be included in Barneys Easter display. The collection made its New York City debut in September 2012 at Bundle, and flew off the shelves within a week. Taunina will release its home décor range in April.The toys are also available for sale online at, and read more