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What You Should Know About the Late Country Music Legend Don Williams (27 May, 1939-8 Sept 2017)

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Given name: Don Williams
Date/Place of birth: May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas
Reared in: Portland, near Corpus Christi, on the Texas gulf coast
Marital status: Wed to Joy Bucher on 10 April, 1960
Children: Two sons, Gary and Timmy
Residences: Don and Joy’s principal residence is their home on a 100-acre tract of
land outside Nashville near Ashland City, TN. They also have a vacation home in
Hawaii.
Height/weight: 6ft 1 in – 180 lbs.
Hair/eyes: Brown/Hazel
Instrument: Guitar, which Don began playing as a teenager. He would hurry home
from school to try and pick a favourite tune he’d heard on the radio.
First public performance: When Don was three years old he sang in a local talent
contest and won first prize, an alarm clock.
First paid job in music: In 1957, while in high school, Don and a group of friends
played and sang for the opening of Billups Service Station in Taft, Texas. They were
paid a total of $25.
Other early jobs: Don worked as a bill collector, he drove a bread truck, worked in
the Texas oil fields, in furniture retailing, in a smelting plant, and for Pittsburgh Plate
Glass.
Pozo Seco singers: While living in Corpus Christi, TX, in 1964, Don formed the well-
remembered Pozo Seco Singers, a very successful trio (Lofton Cline, Susan Taylor.
and Don) who sang a variety of music from folk to pop and country Their first single,
Time, climbed into the national Top 10 and there were other chart hits by the group.
The Pozos disbanded in 1969.
Record label history: JMI Records released Don’s first solo (a single titled Don’t You
Believe) on 16 June, 1972. He signed with ABC/Dot on 17 May, 1974. The Dot
label was discontinued in late 1977 and Don continued to record for ABC. In March
of 1979, ABC was bought out by MCA Records. When he left MCA, Don signed with
Capitol 15 July, 1985. In May 1989, Don moved to RCA and in June of ’94 his
current label, American Harvest Recording Society, released Don’s first live album.
An Evening With Don Williams, a collection of 15 songs cut during a UK tour. In
August 1995, American Harvest released Borrowed Tales, and in October 1996 the
label released the album Flatlands.
Personal appearances: He has headlined a variety of prestigious venues, from the
Sporting Club in Monte Carlo to the Roxy in Los Angeles, from a sold-out Carnegie
Hall in New York to London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Motion pictures: Don co-starred with Burt Reynolds in two films, W. W & The Dixie
Dance Kings for 20th Century Fox, and Smokey & The Bandit II for Universal.
Music videos: Don Williams was the first country music artist to make a concept
music video. It was produced in 1973 in support of his third single for JMI Records
(Come Early Morning). In 1986 Don starred in a music video for the Capitol/
Nashville single Heartbeat In The Darkness. In 1995 his video Fever was released by
American Harvest Recording Society.
Leisure activities: Fishing, and tinkering with his prized `56 Chevy.

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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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