Unilever restores confidence as sales jump 3.5 per cent

first_imgLast year, Unilver ditched its 90-year-old duel-hand structed in favour of a single London-based entity, unveling plans for a new headquarters in Kingston-upon-Thames at the end of 2023. Unilever has a powerful portfolio of leading consumer brands, with 2.5 billion people using its products each day. Unilever restores confidence as sales jump 3.5 per cent For the full year, sales grew by 1.9 per cent but turnover and underlying profit dropped 2.4 per cent and 5.8 per cent respectively. Alan Jope, Unliver CEO, said: “In a volatile and unpredictable year, we have demonstrated Unilever’s resilience and agility through the Covid-19 pandemic. Unilever aims to move to a new headquarters in Kingston-upon-Thames in 2023. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Unilever restores confidence as sales jump 3.5 per cent whatsapp Thursday 4 February 2021 7:58 am The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted sales of packaged goods companies like Unilever, though it continues to be damaged by sharp declines in foods served in public places. Big brands prevail “While volatility and unpredictability will continue throughout 2021, we begin the year in good shape and are confident in our ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.” Unilever aims to move to a new headquarters in Kingston-upon-Thames in 2023. (AFP via Getty Images) center_img Unilever aims to move to a new headquarters in Kingston-upon-Thames in 2023. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Unilever restores confidence as sales jump 3.5 per cent Share Its beauty and personal care products drove the most sales, with full year growth of 1.2 per cent, while its home care products saw a 4.5 per cent leap. Tags: Company Unilever Sales rose 3.5 per cent for the owner of Persil, Dove and Marmite, meeting analyst predictions. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp CEO Jope said the company was winning market share in over 60 per cent of its business in the last quarter, based on measurable markets. Damian Shepherd Consumer goods giant Unilever today reported underlying sales growth for the fourth quarter, buoyed by strong demand in emerging markets. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Alaska Senate bill would give juveniles with long prison sentences a chance at parole

first_imgCrime & Courts | Southcentral | State GovernmentAlaska Senate bill would give juveniles with long prison sentences a chance at paroleApril 5, 2021 by Lex Treinen, Alaska Public Media Share:Brian Hall with a dog. (Photo courtesy of Angela Hall)There are 31 inmates in Alaska’s prison system who committed their crimes when they were juveniles, but were tried and sentenced as adults.Some of them face long prison sentences without the possibility of getting out on parole for decades. One Alaska senator wants to change that.Sen. Tom Begich, a Democrat from Anchorage, recently introduced a bill called the “second look” law that would give the inmates a chance to make their case to the parole board after 15 years of incarceration.If that bill became law, it would give inmates like Brian Hall a chance at parole.“The first thing that came to mind is hope,” Hall said. “It offers hope to those who have a virtual life sentence.”Listen to this story:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/01JuvParole.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the spring of 1993, when Hall was 17, he stole a .44 handgun and killed two people during an alcohol-fueled confrontation at a bonfire in Stuckagain Heights.He’s 45 years old now and, after spending the last 28 years in prison, he says he is a different person.He has his GED, sought counseling for his adolescent drug addictions, and took classes at the Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai. He also got married and adopted a son.Under his current sentence, he won’t get a chance to get out of prison until 2046, when he’ll be 70 years old.“There’s a lot of us in here that came as juveniles that are changed people, we just need to be given that chance to prove to the legislators or the lawmakers or the parole board that we are different people,” he said.Advocates say research on human brain development backs up that position.“What the brain science is saying is that children aren’t mini-adults, and we shouldn’t treat them as such,” said Marcy Mistrett, a senior fellow at The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates for prison reform. “There is a distinct difference between adolescence and adulthood. And that should be understood in the context of the law.”In the early 2000s, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the research on brain development to find that life sentences for juveniles without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional, since juveniles don’t have the same moral culpability as adults. Many states have curtailed the use of harsh sentences on minors. But that still leaves inmates like Hall who won’t get a chance at parole until he enters old age.Mistrett said that many other states have proposed similar “second look” bills, but Alaska would be one of just a few who have passed them.Some victims, however, said they think the legislation is misguided.Edie Grunwald is the chair of Alaska’s Parole Board Her 16-year-old son was murdered by other teens in 2016. She said brain science — while it describes a normal teenage human brain — doesn’t take into account the brains of teens involved in violent murders, which she said are “beyond the scope of any teenage brain theory that might be out there.”She said that, as a victim herself, the science doesn’t take into account justice.“My 16-year-old will never have the opportunity to have his teenage brain developed and get a second chance,” she said.Grunwald said pushing this bill through the Legislature sidesteps the decisions that judges make using their discretion about an offender’s prospects to rehabilitate.“There’s an opportunity, and there has been, for rehabilitation and such. I’m not saying that there’s not, but this isn’t earned. This is circumventing the system for somebody’s pet project,” she said.Not all victims are opposed to the bill, said Victoria Shanklin, who leads Victims for Justice, an Anchorage-based advocacy group that helps victims and families affected by violent crime find resources.“I can think of instances where people would fall on both sides of it, being in favor or against it,” she said.But, she said, she wants legislators to better take victims into account. Shanklin said that her group wasn’t consulted about the bill or a recommendation by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission that proposed it.The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Tom Begich, a Democrat from Anchorage, said that’s because the bill wouldn’t affect victims’ rights, since inmates would still go before a parole board where victims have a chance to testify.Grunwald said that’s misleading since, statistically, victims rarely attend parole hearings because they don’t want to reopen wounds left by offenders.The parole board chaired by Grunwald denied 77% of applications for discretionary parole in 2020, according to the Anchorage Daily News, one of the higher rates in the country.It’s not clear exactly how many of the 31 inmates who went to prison as juveniles would be affected by the legislation since many now have sentences shorter than 15 years.But Begich said that it’s fundamentally a moral issue.“I don’t care whether it’s one person, whether it’s 20 persons or whether it’s 200 persons, our system should be fair,” he said.Begich said that he expects the bill to face tough opposition in the Legislature.“Do I think it’ll pass? No, I don’t, I’m afraid to say,” he said. “I’m going to try to get it passed. But I’m afraid it won’t, for reasons that have nothing to do with our belief in the redemptive power of humanity.”Hall said for inmates like him the bill is the only chance they’ll have at living a productive life outside the walls of a prison. He wants to show the parole board how he’s changed. He also wants to do it for the families of the victims.“I feel like I owe it to the victims’ families to make a change. And when I leave this world I don’t want my footprint to be as a person who took to men’s lives, I want it to be as a person who changed to become something better than what he was,” he said.Share this story:last_img read more

ADHD Ireland to host free information session in Portlaoise this month

first_img Previous articleLaois jobs growth rises in 2019 through Enterprise Ireland supported companiesNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Twitter GAA ADHD Ireland to host free information session in Portlaoise this month Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Home News ADHD Ireland to host free information session in Portlaoise this month News Facebook GAA ADHD Ireland will host two free information sessions for the public, both taking place on Monday, January 20.The session will take place at ADHD Pathway, St. Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise with an information session for parents taking place at 10am.General information session which will include information for teachers and for adults at 7pm.center_img WhatsApp By Aedín Dunne – 8th January 2020 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSADHD Ireland News All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. ADHD Ireland are the national charity supporting adults and parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.ADHD Ireland, formerly known as HADD Ireland, has recently re-launched and are now expanding its services throughout the country, including rolling out additional supports in the Portlaoise area.CEO ADHD Ireland, Ken Kilbride said: “With ADHD prevalent in 5% of the population (or one in 20), ADHD is present in most classrooms and many workplaces.“We have seen that with the right level of support and education, when diagnosed and properly treated, people with ADHD can reach their potential and lead happy successful lives.”To book at place at either of these free of charge events, please log onto www.ADHDIreland.ie or email [email protected] ALSO – Kind-hearted Laois mam gifts over €300k Lotto win to daughter to build her future Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Air raid drill held in Ryanggang Province on October 19

first_imgHeadline RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News Photo overlooking Hyesan, Ryanggang Province taken in August 2018. Image: Daily NKThe entire province of Ryanggang conducted an air raid drill on October 19. The drill was managed by the Security Department of the Ministry of People’s Security and was similar to the military reserve and civil defense training operations that occur in South Korea. The air raid drills are conducted twice each year over the course of one day and two nights. Ryanggang Province generally conducts its drills in August and September. The Pyongyang summit and the visit of the two Korean leaders to Mt. Paektu on the summit’s final day delayed the drill until October, multiple sources in North Korea have reported. “All residents of the province took part in the wide-scale drill, with the exception of some farmers. At 8 AM, all residents were required to head to military camps and shelters that had been assigned to the members of each enterprise, farm and inminban (people’s unit, a type of neighborhood watch). The drill ended at 6 PM,” said a source in Ryanggang Province on October 22.“There was an order that no person was allowed to be wandering around during the course of the drill. Local farms that are at the height of the harvest season were forced to finish their work quickly.” When a drill begins, Worker Red Guards (paramiltary force with older members and North Korea’s largest civil defense force) and Red Youth Brigades (paramilitary force comprising younger members) put on military fatigues and head to military camps to stage a defense exercise against an imagined enemy. All civilians are required to move to the shelters and all movement by foot or by car along with all business activities are prohibited. Military camp exercises were held in Kanggu-dong (neighborhood), Songbong-dong, and Hwajon-dong, all of which are hilly areas in Hyesan. North Korea strictly manages its military exercises in accordance with wartime protocols through the use of cable radio transmissions, but those civilians who are exempt from the exercises can enjoy the day off. “Some people tried to call Pyongyang or Chongjin by mobile phone but they couldn’t get through,” the source said, adding that “nobody called them, either,” suggesting that the authorities likely shut down the mobile network during the drill.Local police have mobilized elderly citizens in each inminban to patrol the streets following a rise in burglaries when people leave their houses during the drills.  An additional source in Ryanggang Province reported, “An official from the Ministry of People’s Security (police) said that the air raid drill was delayed this year because of the South Korean presidential entourage’s visit to Mt. Paektu. Local residents thought that maybe the drill wasn’t going to be held this year, but they were wrong.” “The weather in mid-October was really cold so the local district offices ensured that children and elderly people gathered in shelters that had heat,” he explained.“The shelters gave out special food and allowed people to sleep, so some people thought of it as just a day off.”*Daily NK’s Ha Yoon Ah also contributed reporting. North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% News News center_img Facebook Twitter Air raid drill held in Ryanggang Province on October 19 By Kang Mi Jin – 2018.10.25 1:28pm Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

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CSA extends filing relief for dealers

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages SEC charges five in US$2-billion crypto trading scheme Canadian securities regulators are extending emergency filing relief for industry firms, citing the ongoing effects of Covid-19.Earlier this month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced an extension to temporary relief for issuers that was introduced back in March — and today, May 29, they issued a similar extension for dealers, and other registered firms. Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP In blanket orders, various members of the CSA granted firms a 60-day extension for regulatory filings that would ordinarily be required between June 2 and Sept. 30.Due to how the Covid-19 outbreak has affected firms’ access to office facilities and the “availability of personnel and resources,” firms’ ability to meet their regulatory filing obligations have been challenged, said the order issued by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).In Ontario, the relief also applies to unregistered market participants that rely on certain registration exemptions, such as unregistered investment fund managers and exempt international firms.Separately, the OSC has announced that it will continue to waive late filing fees for registered firms, investment funds, and certain exempt firms for fees that accumulate between June 2 and Sept. 30. It will also do so for issuers, markets, clearing agencies and trade repositories between June 2 and Aug. 31. Keywords Pandemics,  RegulationCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators, Ontario Securities Commission Related news James Langton Taxpayer's desk and excise documents to import and export industrial goods for the purpose of maximizing profits for large business organizations. (Taxpayer's desk and excise documents to import and export industrial goods for the purpose of maximizin iStocklast_img read more

Worcester rapist has sentence increased

first_imgWorcester rapist has sentence increased A man who raped a sleeping woman has had his sentence increased following intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.James Boyles, 69, raped the same victim on a number of occasions while she was sleeping and filmed the assaults.When police searched his computer, they found that Boyles had filmed another woman while she slept using a hidden camera. Police also found that Boyles had downloaded and made several indecent images of children.Boyles was convicted of 15 sexual offences and was sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment and given a sexual harm prevention order on 8 September 2020 at Worcester Crown Court.Following a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, on 1 December the sentence was found to be unduly lenient and has been increased to 6 years’ imprisonment.Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:The sickening behaviour of the offender should be met with the full force of the law. The Court of Appeal has rightly increased his sentence. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:appeals court, camera, children, court, Force, Government, law, police, prevention, UK, UK Government, womanlast_img read more

Maintaining Tanzania’s Lower-Middle Income Status Post-COVID-19 Will Depend on Strengthening Resilience

first_imgMaintaining Tanzania’s Lower-Middle Income Status Post-COVID-19 Will Depend on Strengthening Resilience Following two decades of sustained growth, Tanzania reached an important milestone in July 2020, when it formally graduated to lower-middle-income country status. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed economic growth, adversely affecting lives and livelihoods of Tanzanians, and requiring bold policy actions to ensure that Tanzania’s LMIC status is maintained.The 15th Tanzania Economic Update, Raising the Bar: Achieving Tanzania’s Development Vision takes Tanzania’s recent achievement of LMIC status as a point of departure, looking forward to what it will take to achieve the goals of the Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025.“Tanzania’s sustained economic expansion in recent years has supported improvements in overall living standards,” said Mara Warwick, World Bank’s Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “However, there is an important opportunity for the country to raise its own bar, providing greater opportunities and economic security for the large proportion of Tanzanians still living in poverty amidst serious impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Realizing the goals of TDV 2025 will require a concerted effort to restore the economy’s growth momentum while expanding access to economic opportunities.”The economic update notes that while Tanzania avoided a recession in 2020, economic growth decelerated to an estimated 2.0 percent. The poverty rate is estimated to have risen to 27.2 percent, and the report warns that the loss of income could have pushed an additional 600,000 Tanzanians below the national poverty line, most of them households that rely on self-employment and informal microenterprises in urban areas.The report highlights high uncertainty of the country’s economic outlook. Real gross domestic product is projected to grow in 2021 in the range of 3.0 to 5.3 percent, with realization on the upper side of this range hinging on a strong recovery in global economic activity supported by the world-wide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, and sound domestic policies to foster a sustainable recovery.“Increasing the availability and quality of information on both the domestic spread of COVID-19 and the evolution of macroeconomic indicators would strengthen the government’s ability to plan and implement effective policies to foster economic recovery and support all Tanzanians,” Warwick said.The economic update argues that the attainment of LMIC status offers an opportunity for the country to assess the quality of past growth in delivering broad welfare gains and to develop a roadmap to guide its further transition to a successful middle-income economy with a high level of human capital development, high-quality livelihood opportunities, and broad gains in living standards, as outlined in TDV 2025.The report frames Tanzania’s ‘next leap’ of development around three strategic pillars: sustaining robust medium-term growth in a challenging external environment, improving the inclusiveness of growth and its impact on poverty reduction, and fostering upward economic mobility and strengthening economic security. These three pillars reflect both the lessons of international experience and Tanzania’s unique circumstances and form the basis for an actionable policy agenda to achieve the goals of the TDV 2025. This strategic framing is also timely as the country prepares its next Five-Year Development Plan.“Human capital investments enable households at all income levels to access economic opportunities and benefit from growth. This is critical to ensure that all Tanzanians have opportunities throughout their lives to move to more productive economic sectors and improve their lives and those of their families,” said Bill Battaile, World Bank Lead Economist for Tanzania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:director, environment, evolution, Government, Malawi, mobility, pandemic, recession, security, sustainable, Tanzania, Vaccines, Warwick, World Bank, Zambia, Zimbabwelast_img read more

Work to add left-turn lanes along SR 503 north of Battle Ground begins Monday

first_imgDrivers should plan for lane shifts, flaggers at NE 299th Street/NE McBride Road through Thu., Oct. 1BATTLE GROUND – To help improve safety and reduce crashes, travelers who turn left on Northeast 299th Street/Northeast McBride Road from State Route 503 (Lewisville Highway) north of Battle Ground will soon have designated turn lanes.To help improve safety and reduce crashes, travelers who turn left on Northeast 299th Street/Northeast McBride Road from State Route 503 (Lewisville Highway) north of Battle Ground will soon have designated turn lanes. Photo by Mike SchultzTo help improve safety and reduce crashes, travelers who turn left on Northeast 299th Street/Northeast McBride Road from State Route 503 (Lewisville Highway) north of Battle Ground will soon have designated turn lanes. Photo by Mike SchultzBeginning Monday (Sept. 28), Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin work to add exclusive left-turn only lanes for both directions of SR 503 where travelers can wait for traffic to clear before turning.“Steady residential growth north of Battle Ground, as well as a consistent recreational demand on weekends has led to increased traffic on this corridor,” said Southwest Region Traffic Engineer Rick Keniston. “With about 12,000 vehicles using this stretch of highway daily, we’ve seen more crashes at this county road intersection.”  Left turn lanes help eliminate the conflict between high-speed traffic, traveling at 55 mph in this area, and vehicles slowing to turn. They also help reduce rear-end and side impact crashes and promote lower speeds through the intersection with narrower lane widths.This low-cost safety improvement uses the existing pavement width to maximize safety-funding resources while improving safety and mobility.The total cost for this project is estimated at $70,000.Work schedule:Mon., Sept. 28: Travelers on northbound SR 503 will encounter intermittent lane shifts from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travelers on southbound SR 503 will be detoured to use the north end intersection of Northeast McBride Road to enter and exit SR 503.Tue.. Sept. 29: Travelers on southbound SR 503 will encounter flaggers at the intersection of Northeast McBride Road/Northeast 299th Street with delays of up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wed.. Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1: Travelers on both direction of SR 503 will encounter flaggers at the intersection of Northeast McBride Road/Northeast 299th Street with delays of up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.mThe work is weather dependent.Know before you goBefore heading out the door, travelers can get real-time traveler information with the WSDOT mobile app or by visiting the Southwest Region travel advisory page.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark Countyshare 0 Previous : PeaceHealth chaplains offering services of remembrance Next : Camas claims ClarisseAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Work to add left-turn lanes along SR 503 north of Battle Ground begins MondayPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, September 25, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 last_img read more

Collector Classics: 1959 Triumph TR3-A

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A scrapbook photograph taken by Rick shows two guys and two gals getting ready to climb in the car with big inner tubes. Following the photo, Rick and the four passengers drove to Thetis Lake for a swimming party in the two-passenger sports car.Hunting with his buddies on remote logging roads blocked off with horizontal steel poles was made possible with a little ingenuity. Rick would remove the entire windshield by undoing several clips to allow the low profile Triumph to roll underneath the bar to access forest areas usually hunted only be forest company executives.He had a passion for helping disabled children and would take child patients at Royal Jubilee Hospital for rides in his sports car as a means of cheering them up. Many of them would have to be lifted in and out of the passenger seat.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Four friends about to travel from Victoria to Thetis Lake in the 1959 Triumph TR3-A owned by Rick Burgess in July of 1965. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Alyn Edwards is a classic car enthusiast and partner in Peak Communicators, a Vancouver-based public relations company. [email protected] advertisement See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever He stored the car away in his parents’ garage when he went to sea. When he got out of the navy and was about to be married in the mid-60s, he sold his treasured Triumph TR3-A to the proprietor of a Victoria car lot because it wouldn’t be a suitable family car.All he knew about the car’s whereabouts was that it went to new owners in Ontario and it had been stored for more than two decades. He had completely lost track of the car that carried so many memories for him.Rick pined away for his car over the 40 years he operated Jack Burgess Men’s Wear, which was later expanded to handle ladies’ wear at 2201 Oak Bay Road. It was a business started by his parents in 1954.After a move to Carstairs, Alberta – 40 minutes north of Calgary – Rick, the co-owner of a bus line, decided to pursue his dream of getting another Triumph TR3-A. He learned of a brown 1959 Triumph TR3-A that had been completely restored over a five-year period by a couple in Prince George. He went to look at the car and bought it.After he brought the car home to Alberta, he was amazed to learn it was his original car that he hadn’t seen for 49 years.“I still had the key to the bonnet in my tool box which fit the car,” he says, adding that the tonneau cover that came with the car had a tear that he had stitched in his family’s tailor shop when he originally owned the Triumph.Rick is towing the Triumph with his motorhome from Alberta to enter it in Sunday’s Oak Bay Collector Car Festival, and plans to park it at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Hampshire – the location of the now closed clothing store operated by his parents and himself for more than half-a-century.“It’s a very heartwarming story and we’re thrilled to feature Rick’s car,” says Oak Bay Collector Car Festival chairman Ken Agate. Ken will display his own three collector vehicles at the show, which fills Oak Bay’s downtown district with up to 250 vehicles.A crowd pleaser for the estimated 15,000 spectators is Ken’s highly unusual 1938 Dodge Brothers sedan with right-hand drive that he imported from his native New Zealand in 1980. The U.S.-built luxury Dodge, that features original leather seats, a rear window blind and full trunk, is hooked to a matching Boler travel trailer.Another popular car that Ken acquired from the original lady owner is a 1959 Morris Traveler ‘woody’ station wagon that had been stored in a garage in Oak Bay for years after being driven just 58,000 kilometres.The third of Ken’s cars to be displayed is a silver 1978 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL with a high performance 6.9-litre V8 engine. At the time, this was the world’s fastest production car.“The Oak Bay Collector Car Festival is different because it gives people an opportunity to see cars that are seldom driven with some hidden away in local garages,” the 72-year-old show organizer says enthusiastically.For more information contact Ken at [email protected] center_img RELATED TAGSTriumphConvertibleVintage / ClassicClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVancouverVintage & CollectibleAlbertaAlyn EdwardsAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCalgaryCars and Car DesignClassic and Antique CarsCulture and LifestyleHampshireNew ZealandOak BayOceaniaOntarioRoyal Jubilee HospitalScience and TechnologySports CarsTechnologyThetis LakeVancouverVictoria (British Columbia) Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 This beautifully restored 1959 Triumph TR3-A sports car was purchased by Rick Burgess 49 years after he had originally sold it in Victoria. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS VICTORIA, B.C. — Rick Burgess bought a very special sports car from a Victoria car lot in the early ’60s when he was in his early 20s.It was a low slung, golden brown 1959 Triumph TR3-A sports car with a red leather interior. It was powered by a 95 horsepower four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors and a four-speed transmission. He was in the navy and often loaned his car to a naval officer to go on Saturday dates. Rick later met his pal’s girlfriend, who asked Rick what he was doing with her boyfriend’s car. Seems Rick’s shipmate had claimed the snazzy sports car was his own. last_img read more