Every truly great teacher has one talent above all others, they make their charges THINK! You Charles also have this talent! I read you and remember, I learn, I smile, and always, I think! Your words often nudge me back toward the way I know I should go, especially when I think I think I have found a better (usually easier) way because I am lazy! God bless you Chuck, you make me THINK! July 7, 2018 at 4:14 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleThe good news story of Bilal Quintyne and Belinda WhitakerNext articleWho is the hidden Jesus in today’s society? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dear CSG, perhaps that is the greatest part of being a Christian that we encourage one another. Encouragement in our lives, in our walk with Jesus, in the humdrum turmoil and frustrations of life, encouragement when we are up and especially when when we are down. Part of that encouragement is summarized in one little phrase found in the bible; “Love one another as I have loved you.” Thanks so very much for your blessed encouragement my friend. ChazP.S. Yes, Nancy is beautiful isn’t she? charles towne InspirationBy Charles Towne Well, what can I say? I guess it all started under the pall of a death sentence. That is something doctors are good at today, issuing death sentences.“Mr. Towne you will have to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life and let’s not forget the cholesterol medicine, you will have to take that to keep the stints and the angioplasty clear. And here, this is also important, a prescription for nitroglycerin, only take it when you are having another heart attack.”“Okay doc, you know best.”The same scenario was played out for my wife, only worse.“Mr. Towne you will have to place your wife in an Alzheimer’s unit for her own protection. Here, these drugs will stop her depression, (They didn’t say they would turn her into a zombie. And these two drugs are going to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s, and this one, now this is a doozy, one shot a week to the tune of fifteen hundred smackers per month! This will slow down the recurrences of the M.S. What’s that? Naw; I don’t get anything for prescribing these drugs! That’s a good boy; you go home now and have a good life, bye, bye. NEXT!”Two doctors signed papers recommending Nan’s admission to a nursing home/Alzheimer’s unit.God, how could I do this?So that you may better understand my quandary you should know that I have been a notorious runner. And I am not talking about marathons or sprints, I’m talking about running, as in, Awayyy!After the tragic death of my first wife in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver those many years ago I remarried much too fast. That marriage ended in divorce.Yet in my mental diapers without the good sense God gave a goofy gopher number three wife was followed by number four and then Nancy appeared, drawing me as a moth to a flame and I heard a voice, a deep Godlike voice saying, “Last chance Chucky my boy and you better get this one right!”As I sat contemplating my belly button trying to figure out what to do next, God spoke to me again and what He said got my attention. ”Charles,” (I always know He is serious when He calls me Charles this way. “Charles, Nancy just might be your salvation!”Okay, Lord, I’ll play along, how can Nancy possibly be my salvation?“Well, let me count the ways!” He said. “First of all, it has always been easy for you to run when things got tough so that is something you need to come to grips with.Secondly, you are impatient, often harsh, not really Christ-like qualities to be found in a man. Believe me when I say Nancy is good for you, so suck it up me bucko!”After listening to about a hundred other reasons that Nancy would be good for me and being told to “suck it up” He added, almost as an addendum, “And remember Charles, Nancy needs your love!”A few more minutes passed leading me to believe that He was finished when He whispered, “And remember Charles, I’m watching!”Only an idiot or a lobotomized lab rat would forget that God was watching so I must admit to some misgivings when He felt it was necessary to remind me.O.K., the pressure was on.Did I listen to His wise counsel?Yah, sure!Did I consider it wise counsel when He gave it to me? Yes, absolutely. After all, It was God speaking!Did I follow His wise counsel? Well, hey; don’t get so darned nosy!But time, like stomach gas, passes and we end up either sweet or sour. We improve or degrade, smile or frown, fish or cut bait, either or? Life is full of choices; we never stand still, and I found myself at choosing time.You might wonder where I am going with this sordid tale and the best way I can answer is to say, upward and ever onward.My Nancy, my dear wife is precious, she is a child of God, the apple of His eye, yes she is precious and as I treat her with love and grace, mercy and kindness, tenderness and compassion, patience and even more patience, she is slowly but surely returning from the shadowlands where she has been wandering for so long. As I apply all of those positive strokes, as I massage her with love, caress her with tenderness and patience and kiss her with joy, she fairly shines. I was on the verge of losing something precious, on the very precipice, the edge of the abyss but now God has given me another chance.Have we arrived? No, but we, Nancy and I, are on the journey, together. PRAISE GOD!(And now my darling is in a nursing home, therefore, I must still have some growing to do.) OUR PRAYER “Dear Papa God, thank you so much for being patient with me and teaching me. Hold me close and teach me to love others as you have always loved me. Please bless my family and help others to see Jesus in me. Praise you O Holy friend, I Jesus blessed name I ask it, Amen .”Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. July 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm NH Reply EzJ Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 July 7, 2018 at 10:04 am kristin The Anatomy of Fear Richard Reply Reply Richard, you humble me my friend. Please pray that I can cause others to think about Him for at this stage of my life there is no greater calling. Blessings pal, Chaz Yes Nici, you are so right, and it is that gentle sweet person that God sees. I have revealed my own humanity to my readers so they can see the Miracle Worker doing what He does best. It is never easy to make oneself transparent and thus vulnerable before men but if He can use me, praise Him to all the world. Blessings on you dear friend, Chaz Reply Nancy is truly a blessing…I saw that the first time I met her. Such a gentle person. God has truly given you many opportunities for love and new beginnings, Charles. It is heart warming to see you “pass it on”… July 2, 2018 at 2:27 pm Oh Kristin, isn’t He good? What a wonderful friend is our God. We stumble and falter through life wondering, wandering, questioning, and ye the solution to all of our problems is right there in front of us. I thank you my friend. Keep looking up. Chaz Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Don Lindsey Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm July 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm July 7, 2018 at 7:14 am July 1, 2018 at 8:44 am July 2, 2018 at 4:23 pm Reply Reply charles towne Charles it is such a great thing that you listened to God and chose not to run away! And that you made the positive changes needed to nurture your wife into better health, not settling for a typical doom and gloom scenario. Even though she is now in a nursing home, you took great care of her for many years… and now you do the same for her in the nursing home. I guess God know what He is doing, eh? Thanks for being such an honest example of how God can lead us and change us, if we let him. charles towne Reply Reply July 3, 2018 at 12:26 pm Wonderfully written Chuck. The Lord is with us, all we need to do is listen.D.L July 2, 2018 at 6:40 pm Nicole 18 COMMENTS Nicole, oh yes, that old demon Harshness, an old acquaintance of mine that still comes to visit now and then. It is not so much that I am patient, sweet and loving as it is that those qualities are evident in my darling. She is truly a precious gift from God. Blessings to you and yours, Chaz Reply July 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm CSG July 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm charles towne Reply I TO AM A RUNNER THANK GOD I NEVER WAS ABLE TO OUT RUN GOD, EVERY TIME I STOPPED HE WAS THERE! Having heard and read many of your tales I surely understand why Papa God put Nancy in your life. Having had the absolute pleasure of meeting Nancy at the gym I fully understand how she was able to set you on your obviously successful journey together. God bless you both. July 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm EzJ, ISN’T IT THE TRUTH MY FRIEND! He has been called “The Hound of Heaven” for very good reason. Praise Him for the fact that He has proven relentless in His pursuit for His own! Many Blessings, Chaz You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Chuck, I had the chance to watch you and Nancy many times, when my Betty was in the FLNC. I came away with how beautiful and outgoing Nancy is, and how she smiles when you come into the room! It is obvious that you two love each other, and even more obvious that God loves both of you. As a previous long term caregiver, I have a deep admiration of you and the way you take care of Nancy. God has a plan for our lives, and I pray that our Father God has a great one for you and Nancy. July 3, 2018 at 4:26 pm charles towne Don Young O Don, truer words were never spoken, God has a plan! We may imagine that we know best and want to run things our way but in reality He does have a plan for each of us, all we have to do is get out of the way and give Him room to move in our lives. Blessings on you dear friend. Chaz Reply charles towne July 4, 2018 at 12:38 am July 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm Reply Reply Reply charles towne Reply Don, what does the bible say about having ears but not listening? I believe that is the condition of most of us but He is patient, long-suffering and kind. Thanks pal, Chaz Please enter your comment! Yes, Chuck, we each have our path in life and it is up to us to listen to God and hear His directions.Sometimes, everything seems so jumbled and confusing, but God said He will never leave us nor forsake us. I thank you for your transparency and encouragement in each article. My wonderful husband truly cherished your friendship and told me many times how you encouraged him.Now, you encourage me.Thank you. I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful wife, Nancy. God bless you both! charles towne Reply July 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm Mike old son, as Nanny has made me a better man I have an idea so your wife has done for you. These ladies certainly have a tempering influence on us don’t they, Keep looking up, Chaz charles towne Reply Mike McFadden Please enter your name here Isn’t it wonderful that God never gives up on us? Like you, I was informed once of my need to stop being harsh. It took me a super long time to overcome that icky habit of harshness. I love the way you describe how patient and sweet and loving you have become to your Nancy. And how you can visibly see how it really helps her. What a blessing. Thanks for your articles! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Spain MM House / Salvà Ortín ArquitectesSave this projectSaveMM House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Catalina Salvà Matas, Hector Ortín Isern ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930089/mm-house-salva-ortin-arquitectes Clipboard Photographs Area: 2906 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms Claverol+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Living ceramics, Salvà Llull CB, Stoa Bamboo MM House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Year: Architects: Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Pol Viladoms Claverol Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSalvà Ortín ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSpainPublished on December 17, 2019Cite: “MM House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes” [Casa MM / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes] 17 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Help by sharing this information News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance February 20, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lakome news website still blocked despite editor’s repeated requests Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for an end to government blocking of the Lakome news website, in effect since 17 October, and the withdrawal of all charges against Ali Anouzla, the editor of the site’s Arabic-language version.“The authorities are clearly stalling, both by not responding to Anouzla’s request for the censorship to be lifted and by repeatedly postponing his appearance before an investigating judge,” said Reporters Without Borders head of research Lucie Morillon.“No one will be fooled by this policy. Morocco manifestly deserves its poor position – 136th out of 180 countries – in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.”Lakome was blocked on 17 October, shortly after Anouzla, who had been held since 17 September, issued a statement saying that he was unable to take responsibility for what was posted on the site while he was in detention and therefore requested its “temporary suspension.”The authorities went far beyond what Anouzla requested because access to both the Arabic and French-language versions of Lakome has been blocked ever since.Anouzla has repeatedly sought the lifting of the blocking since his release on 25 October after five weeks in “preventive detention.” On 7 January, he submitted a request to this effect to the National Agency for Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT), which subsequently told him by phone that he should address his request to the prosecutor’s office. Anouzla has received no response to the request to the prosecutor’s office that he submitted in early January.At a news conference in Rabat yesterday, a day after his appearance before the investigating judge was postponed yet again, this time until 20 May, Anouzla announced his intention to launch a new news website, Lakome2.com.Anouzla also reported at the news conference that he and Aboubakr Jamaï, the editor of Lakome’s French-language version, have been chosen for the Washington-based Project on Middle East Democracy’s “Leaders for Democracy” award, which will be presented at a ceremony in Washington on 8 May. News Read these previous press releases: – Before King Mohammed travelled to Washington on 22 November – Before US Secretary of State John Kerry’s scheduled visit to Morocco on 11-12 November (which was finally cancelled) – Before French foreign minister Laurent Fabius’ meeting with his Moroccan counterpart as part of the 5+5 dialogue on 23 October – A joint appeal by 60 human rights organizations on 10 October RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara April 15, 2021 Find out more
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff This sermon was delivered by Msgr. Clement J. Connolly on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Holy Family Church. Born in Limerick, Ireland, the middle child in a family of two boys and three girls Msgr. Connolly was raised in Ireland and later, England. He attended Seminary and graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Thurles, Ireland. Ordained to the priesthood in 1964 he was missioned to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where he served in parish ministry until 1968. Monsignor was Secretary for Cardinal James Francis McIntyre from 1968-1970.Subsequently he was assigned as secretary to Cardinal Timothy Manning until Manning’s retirement in 1985. From 1984 until June 2009 Monsignor Connolly was the pastor of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. He officially retired in July of 2010 and is now Spiritual Director of Holy Family Parish. His hobbies include golf, reading and travel.Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 799-8908 or visit holyfamily.org First Heatwave Expected Next Week 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Sermons and Lessons Video: See With the Eyes of Faith (St. Mark: 8, 9, 10) Delivered by MSGR. CLEMENT J. CONNOLLY, HOLY FAMILY CHURCH Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 2:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 23, 2018 WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Step-father faces sexual abuse charges Pinterest Previous articleBBQ & Baked Potato FundraiserNext articleStorm season is rolling in admin Twitter A pre-trial hearing is set for this morning for a man charged with sexually abusing his two step-daughters for two years.The hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today in the 161st District Court of Judge John Smith. Court records list Tony Chavez as David Anthony Cortez’s court-appointed attorney.A report of sexual abuse against the defendant, 34-year-old Cortez, was first made to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2016, a probable cause affidavit stated. The offense reportedly occurred several times between the dates of 2015 and through 2016 in the 12800 block of Jasper Avenue.The report detailed that the two victims were Cortez’s step-daughters, ages 7 and 5 at the time the report was made. They had initially told their mother about the incident, and later again during a forensic interview through Harmony Home Children’s Advocacy Center.An exam conducted by a sexual assault nurse examiner confirmed the two girls’ reports, the document stated.Cortez was interviewed by detectives and admitted to the offense, the affidavit detailed.Deputies charged Cortez in January 2017 with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and Cortez was indicted by a grand jury on the charges in March 2017.Jail records show Cortez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center in January 2017 and was released more than a year later on Jan. 25 on two bonds totaling $150,000.Should Cortez be found guilty of the charges, he could face anywhere between five and 99 years in prison.Court records show Cortez has a jury trial scheduled for 9 a.m. April 2.
Derry man operated multi-million pound piracy scam from his home Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Derry Crown Court heard how a website set up by man from his Carnhill home could have cost film and TV producers as much as £120 million.Paul Mahoney (30) of 372 Carnhill in Derry admitted four charges of concealing criminal property, conspiracy to defraud and acquiring criminal property in relation to infringing copyright on films and TV shows.All of the offences occurred between April 2008 and May 2011.A prosecution barrister told the court that it was ‘a sophisticated fraud’ that put at risk £120 million across the film and TV industry.He said when police searched Mahoney’s Carnhill home they found more than £82,000 in cash and they believed that overall he had made around £300,000 from his website.The website enabled people to watch recently released or even unreleased films and TV shows and was free for users while Mahoney made his money from advertisers on the site.On May 25 2011 the PSNI searched Mahoney’s home and found the money.At interview Mahoney made no comment but eventually agreed to sign over his domain to FACT before being bailed. However within three days Mahoney had set up another similar site.A defence barrister Mr. Martin Rodgers said that the advertising companies who used Mahoney’s website should also have questions to answer.Judge Philip Babington said he would pass sentence on September 8. Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – August 26, 2015 Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleBoyle’s seek victory on Galway Summer StagesNext articleRoads Minister denies work stalled on the A5 is politically motivated admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A 58-year-old woman was among of pair of suspects shot dead by undercover police during a raid on a suspected Houston drug house that left five officers injured, including two who were shot in the face, officials said Tuesday.Two of the wounded officers remained in critical but stable condition Tuesday at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.“We’re very concerned about one,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a news conference at the hospital. “While he’s stable, we just asked for prayers. He’s in for a fight.”Acevedo identified the two suspects who were shot and killed during the raid as 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle.He did not identify the injured officers but said they are all veterans of the Houston Police Department and range in age from 32 to 54.He said that four officers suffered gunshot wounds and a fifth officer sustained a serious knee injury that required surgery.Acevedo said the drug raid on the southeast Houston home stemmed from numerous complaints from neighbors. He said undercover officers had previously made two purchases of black tar heroin from drug dealers at the house.Armed with a search warrant, nine narcotics detectives backed up by at least six patrol officers surrounded the home on Harding Street just before 5 p.m. on Monday.After a 54-year-old officer, the lead investigator on the case, broke open the front door, a 33-year-old officer armed with a shotgun entered the residence and was immediately attacked by a pit bull, Acevedo said.He said that the officer being attacked shot and killed the dog.One of the suspects, Tuttle, charged from the back of the house firing a .357-caliber Magnum revolver at the officer, hitting him in the shoulder.“He went down and fell on the sofa in the living room,” Acevedo said the wounded officer. “A female suspect went towards that officer, reached over the officer and started making a move for his shotgun.”Another officer who entered the house was allegedly shot by Tuttle.Acevedo said officers opened fire killing Nicholas and engaged in a gun battle with Tuttle.He said the lead investigator who breached the door, entered the house and was also shot.“After we had two officers down and another shot, the remaining officers … started laying down cover fire, left positions of cover themselves and, I believe, they heroically pulled their fellow officers out of harm’s way,” Acevedo said.He said Tuttle followed the retreating officers to the front door and continued to fire at them before he was shot and killed.Police recovered two shotguns and three rifles from the residence and seized marijuana and a white powder they believe to be either cocaine or the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, Acevedo said.He said it was the third time in 25 years that the 54-year-old lead investigator on the case had been shot in the line of duty. He said the officer was previously shot in 1992 and again in 1997.“He’s a big teddy bear,” Acevedo said to the officer. “He’s a big African-American, strong as an ox, tough as nails. The only thing bigger than his body in terms of stature is his courage. I think God had to give him a big body just to be able to contain his courage.”While visiting the lead investigator at the hospital on Tuesday — Acevedo said — the wounded man passed a note to a colleague that read, “I had to get in there because I knew my officers were down.”He said at least four other officers opened fire during the firefight with Tuttle. They have all been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.Acevedo declined to discuss the criminal backgrounds of Tuttle and Nicholas, saying that will be part of the investigation.He also said police are investigating electronic surveillance in the home that might have tipped off the suspects to the raid in progress.“A lot of drug houses have surveillance systems that are better than businesses,” Acevedo said.He said the shooting again proves just how dangerous law enforcement work can be.“We know that we live in a society where there’s a proliferation of firearms, where you can assume there will be firearms at just about every location that you hit,” Acevedo said. “Unfortunately, some people just don’t have respect for the sanctity of life.”On Monday evening, the president of the Houston Police Officers Union, Joe Grimaldi, said he was “sick and tired of having targets on our back.”“We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and protect our families,” Gamaldi said during an emotional news conference.They offer a lot of prayers, but we didn’t elect people to pray for us. We elect people to lead us. We elect people to make public policy decisions. So to the elected officials, I appreciate your prayers but quite frankly we’ve got a community that prays for us.“If you’re the ones that are out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, just know we’ve all got your number now, we’re going to be keeping track of all of y’all, and we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers,” Gamaldi said. “We’ve had enough, folks. We’re out there doing our jobs every day, putting our lives on the line for our families.”Acevedo said Tuesday that he understands Gamaldi’s frustration.He described gun violence in America as “a public health epidemic” and said it is up to elected officials to finally get serious about tackling the problem.“They offer a lot of prayers, but we didn’t elect people to pray for us. We elect people to lead us. We elect people to make public policy decisions,” Acevedo said. “So to the elected officials, I appreciate your prayers but quite frankly we’ve got a community that prays for us.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Image: Weatherford and Saudi Aramco ink five-year corporate procurement agreement. Photo: courtesy of Patrick Moore/Freeimages.com. Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK: WFTIQ), one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies, has announced the signing of a five-year Corporate Procurement Agreement with Saudi Aramco to deliver cementation, completions, liners, solid expandables and casing exit technologies. The agreement establishes a foundation for future collaboration between Weatherford and Saudi Aramco, built on the forefront of oilfield technology and unsurpassed value.Weatherford Vice President, Saudi Arabia, Jim Hollingsworth said, “Weatherford is energized by the opportunity afforded by Saudi Aramco to deploy our revolutionary technology in the Kingdom, which will save rig time and associated costs, while also maximizing production in one of the world’s most challenging environments.” Hollingsworth added, “This agreement sets the stage for future collaboration and will unlock both game-changing technology and tremendous value. Weatherford is excited to work with Saudi Aramco now and long into the future to lead in technology innovation and development.”Mohammed Shammary, Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Saudi Aramco, said, “We look forward to working with Weatherford to develop breakthrough energy technologies and reinforce our position in oil and gas exploration and production. Their robust product portfolio aligns with our goal to safely achieve production while supporting the sustainable development of the Kingdom.” Source: Company Press Release The agreement establishes a foundation for future collaboration between Weatherford and Saudi Aramco, built on the forefront of oilfield technology and unsurpassed value