first_imgAustin Laz & Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Austin Laz & Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Austin Laz & Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Austin Laz & Company Plc (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAustin Laz & Company Plc manufactures and a range of refrigerators and air conditioners for the commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company started operations as a refrigeration sales and services company but it has evolved into a manufacturing enterprise and has pioneered the fabrication of machines that make ice blocks. Products manufactured and sold by Austin Laz & Company include split refrigeration machines, commercial freezers, cold rooms, automatic ice machines and dry freeze machines. The company produces and supplies UPVC Smart Roof and PVC Ceiling Tiles, PVC Ceiling and aluminium long-span roofing sheets through a subsidiary company trading as Aluminium Coils. Austin Laz & Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Austin Laz & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAEL Mining Services Zambia Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about AEL Mining Services Zambia Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AEL Mining Services Zambia Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AEL Mining Services Zambia Plc (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAEL Mining Services is a major producer and supplier of explosives, initiating systems and services in Zambia; providing the majority of products needed by customers in the Central African region engaged in copper and cobalt, underground and surface open pit mining. The company has a network of regional manufacturing facilities that produce bulk emulsion explosives for surface and underground mining; the main factory based in Kitwe, otherwise known as the Zambian Copperbelt. AEL Mining Services distributes its products to major players in countries like Malawi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo from strategically-located storage and distribution facilities in the Katanga Province in Zambia. AEL Mining Services is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img The Anatomy of Fear TAGSJennifer Sullivan Previous articleApopka teenager is one of Florida’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018Next articleImprove your internet safety: 4 essential reads Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Coming to Apopka City Hall in FebruaryJennifer SullivanState Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for constituent outreach.  Please call Morgan Hatfield at 352-742-6275 for an appointment.If you need immediate assistance, please visit or contact our Eustis office located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact our office at [email protected] you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Sullivan is in her second term in the Florida Legislature after decisive wins in 2014, and 2016. She is the Majority Deputy Whip of the Florida Legislature. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

first_imgSaturday Feb 28, 2009 France too strong for Wales in Paris Wales were defeated on Friday night in Paris 21-16 as hosts France destroyed their hopes of achieving a back-to-back Grand Slam, which would have been the first time since 1909.Eight successive Six Nations victories came to an end at Stade de France, in the tournaments first ever Friday night fixture.The Welsh blew a 13-3 halftime lead after looking in control following a great try from the speedy Lee Byrne and eight points from fly-half Stephen Jones.France fought back though as 20 year old Matthieu Bastareaud justified his selection by Marc Lievremont, having an excellent game. Surprise choice at fly-half Benoit Baby and goalkicker Morgan Parra both silenced the naysayers.Parra slotted three penalties and a conversion as France edged the try-count through scores by flanker Thierry Dusautoir and wing Cedric Heymans.Wales will be ruing missed chances as they had the opportunity to equal the Six Nations record of nine wins in a row, jointly held by England and France.Welsh coach Warren Gatland accepted that his side lost to the better team.“There were no excuses the better team won,” he said. “We were 13-3 up and we needed to be a bit smarter.“If we had scored just before half-time it would have made it a different game.“France were a bit more desperate than we were and they had been under a lot of pressure as a team. That galvanises a team and brings the best out of you.“This wasn’t a game that got away from us we are just disappointed with our performance. 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first_img Help by sharing this information November 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media law revision would sound death knell for independent press The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports RSF_en Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad News More information on press freedom in Chad.Photo : President Idriss Deby (Mahmud Turkia / AFP) to go further ChadAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Related documents Projet de loi relatif au régime de la presse au TchadPDF – 118.22 KB December 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid News ChadAfrica “On the pretext of cleaning up the media and making journalists more accountable, those who drafted this bill have introduced harsh measures that would stifle the independent press,” it said. “It is impossible not to view this as a tactic on the part of those in the government to emasculate the press and prevent it from causing any more problems in the future.“The authorities’ hidden agenda is to engineer the closure of several titles such as the opposition newspaper Ndjaména Bi-hebdo and the bi-monthly Abba Garde, Chad’s newest newspaper and the most widely-read in N’Djamena.” The draft revision of the media law 017/PR/2010 was drawn up on the quiet at the government’s instigation. Several local sources told Reporters Without Borders, the architects of the reform were probably the prime minister and the communication and justice ministers, as well as the minister and secretary general of the government. Section 9 of the draft states that every journalist is required to possess a master’s diploma from a school of journalism, or a university degree plus vocational training at a state-approved school of journalism. Reporters Without Borders sees this narrow definition of the status of a professional journalist as a covert attempt by the authorities to exclude key figures in several influential local newspapers such as Ndjaména Bi-hebdo, Notre Temps and Le Potentiel. Under Article 17, the printers must have their head office inside Chad. This measure is aimed at N’Djamena-based newspapers that, for financial reasons, are printed in towns in northern Cameroun. This applies to Abba Garde, for example, which prints in Garoua. Article 19 of the draft requires that two copies of each edition must be lodged with the public prosecutor’s office, two with the High Council for Communication and two with the national archives on the eve of publication. This new provision could lead to prior censorship. It provides for much harsher penalties and any thought of decriminalising press offences has been abandoned. On the contrary, the draft provides for prison sentences for journalists of between five months and 10 years, higher fines, the extension of temporary closures from three months to a year and the possible imposition by a court of an indefinite publication ban. Reporters Without Borders notes that Ndjaména Bi-hebdo is currently serving a three-month publication ban. The management has appealed against the ruling and, although it should not be carried out pending the appeal, the authorities have prevented the newspaper from being published. A number of copies of the paper were recently seized. Section 7, which covers incitement to commit crimes or offences, and section 8 covering crimes against persons, have been toughened and the definition of “insult” has been broadened. The list of individuals and institutions that come under its protection has been extended and an offence of insulting the country’s president has been introduced, under article 68. Reporters Without Borders concluded: “If this bill is approved, it would set press freedom in Chad back 40 years. It would no longer be possible to report the news or to carry out journalism as it is practised in the country today.”Download the proposed revision of Chad’s media law (in french): Reporters Without Borders believes a proposed revision of Chad’s media law, which has been under discussion in N’Djamena since last month, could mean the death of the independent press in Chad. The press freedom organization, which has obtained a pre-publication copy, is deeply concerned about this repressive piece of legislation, which was drafted after a process sorely lacking in transparency, and believes it would be a death sentence for independent journalism. RWB urges President Idriss Déby to do his utmost to ensure it is not passed into law. Follow the news on Chad News October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News March 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free Key Rights Defenders News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands(Geneva, March 17, 2014) – The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human rights organizations said today. The United Nations Security Council demanded the release of all arbitrarily detained people in Syria on February 22, 2014.Darwish and his colleagues, held in violation of international standards by government authorities for over two years, are in the Adra central prison in Damascus pending trial before the Anti-Terrorism Court.On March 10, the head of the Anti-Terrorism Court postponed the men’s trial for the seventh consecutive time, to March 24. The latest postponement was reportedly because a trial judge was sick but previous postponements were due to the government’s failure to present evidence against the three men. The trial has failed to comply with international fair trial standards, the organizations said. The detainees have not seen the evidence against them, and fear that evidence extracted under torture may be used against them. There have also been excessive delays. Syrian Air Force Intelligence arrested the three men on February 16, 2012, in Damascus, when officers raided the offices of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), a key local nongovernmental organization working to disseminate information regarding the human rights situation in Syria. The government has brought terrorism charges against the three men for their work at SCM, and despite credible reports that security forces subjected them to torture while in detention, there has been no investigation into the abuses. Their ongoing detention is a part of a wider campaign of threats and harassment against human rights defenders in Syria which appears intended to prevent them from carrying out their legitimate and peaceful human rights work, the organizations said.Despite repeated calls by the international community, including the United Nations, for the release of the three human rights defenders, the authorities have refused to release them. A May 15, 2013 UN General Assembly resolution included a demand for their immediate release and on January 14, 2014, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found their detention to be arbitrary and called for their release.The Syrian authorities should immediately carry out UN Security Council Resolution 2139 adopted on February 22, 2014, the organizations said. The resolution demands the immediate end of arbitrary detention, torture, kidnappings, abductions, and forced disappearances and the release of all arbitrarily detained persons. In so doing, the government should immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against Darwish, Ghareer, and Al-Zitani.The UN Security Council and the international community, in particular countries supportive of the Syrian government, should press for the immediate and unconditional release of all those currently arbitrarily detained, the organizations said.The 61 organizations are:· Albadeel for studies and research/ Jordan· Amnesty International· Ana Press· Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship· Arab Working Group for Media Monitoring· Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)· Article 19· Asharq Center (Saudi Arabia)· Assyrian Human Rights Network· Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR)· Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS)· Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights ( BYSHR )· Cairo Institute for Human rights Studies (CIHRS)· Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)· Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria· Cham Center For Democratic and Human Rights Studies· CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation· Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)· Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA)· Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)· Freedom Foundation (Yemen)· Front Line Defenders· Gathered Lawyers Kobani· Gulf Centre for Human rights (GCHR)· Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos)· Human Rights Watch (HRW)· Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)· International Center For Supporting Rights and Freedoms· International Media Support (IMS)· International Institute for Nonviolent Action· Iraqi Institution for Development· Iraqi Intuition for the Civil Development· Iraqi Journalists Rights Defense Association (IJRDA)· Iraqi Network for Social Media· Itana for Documentation· Jordanian Commission for Democratic Culture (JCDC)· Kurdish Organization for Human Rights and General Freedom in Syria (DAD)· L’Association Saharaouie des Victimes des Graves Violations des Droits de l’Hommes Commises par l’Etat Marocain (ASVDH)· Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L)· Maharat· Media International Support (IMS)· Monitor of Human Rights in Oman· Monitor of Human Rights on Saudi Arabia· My Right Syrian Organization for Woman And Children· Nooraldine Zaza Cutural Centre- Iraqi Kurdistan· Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)· Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)· Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)· PAX for Peace· PEN International· Reporters Without Borders (RSF)· Samir Kassir Foundation – SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom· Syrian Al Karama Media Center· Syrian Center for Legal Studies and Research· Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)· Syrian Network for Human Rights· Syrian Observer· Syrian Women for Development· The Day After Association· Violation Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)· Yemen Organization for Defending Rights & Democratic Freedoms March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Syria Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Kittens capture photo contest crown “Two white cats and a male. That broke down any argument that I could have,” Murphree said, laughing. “I guess that God wanted me to have the two white kittens.”The five-week-old twins were “live wires” and almost tore up house and home.“I had to put everything in drawers and keep them closed and take all the drapes down,” Murphree said, laughing.“They put a lot of gray hairs on my head but they have settled down now – some.”Now that Hattie and Ernie are celebrities of sorts they will have to be on their best behavior and they are working on that to make all of those who voted for them proud.“Hattie and Ernie might have gotten the most votes so far in the Pet Photo Contest,” Howard said.“I’ll have to check on that. But we were excited about the vote total, which was a little more than 8,500. Each vote was a dollar and those dollars, along with the entry fees, will go a long way in funding our spay and neuter program in the spring.The Humane Society of Pike County wants to thank everyone who participated and all of those who voted for their favorite pets.”The 13 monthly winners are Vanessa Howard, cat of Freddie Howard; Kitty Kat, cat of Freddie and Ann Howard; Bruiser, dog of Candy Shaughnessy; Lexi, dog of Barbara Smith; Buddy, dog of Bill Grafton; Devereau, duck of Patricia Block; Katie, cat of Patricia Block; Molly, dog of Joan and Paul Word; Sue Ellen, dog of Doug Hawkins; Jock, dog of Niki Blumentritt; Butter, dog of Barbara Gibson; Brandy Grace, cat of Kenny and Elaine Pinckard;  and River, dog of Anna Grafton.The other entries in the contest will be the pets of the weeks.“I’m just glad that the winner was chosen by vote,” Howard said. “All of the pictures were so adorable. It would have been a hard decision to make.”The 2011 Pet Photo Calendars will be available for purchase the second week of November. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Bulldogs hope to down Warhawks Pike County High School’s Jerelle Bailey (6) dives for extra yards during the Bulldogs’ game against Goshen High School. (Messenger… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Skip Twin cats Hattie and Ernie Murphree won the Humane Society of Pike County pet photo contest and will grace the cover of the calender. (Submitted Photo)Twin cats, Hattie and Ernie Murphree, won the Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Contest in a photo finish.Until the very last minute, Vanessa “Cat” Howard was in the lead but, when the mail-in votes were counted, Hattie and Ernie had 1,510 votes to Vanessa’s 1,051 votes.“It was a close vote but Hattie and Ernie will be on the cover photo of our 2011 Pet Photo Calendar,” said Lisa Howard, contest chair. “We congratulate Eloise Murphree and Hattie and Ernie. They were great competitors.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:12 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010 Email the author Latest Stories Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Murphree said she is thrilled that her twins will be featured on the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2011 calendar.“It’s an honor,” she said. “Hattie and Ernie are very special to me.”Murphree adopted the kittens about a year and a half ago on the insistence of her friend, Carolyn Brantley. “The cat that I’d had for so long got sick and died,” she said. “I said that I would not have another cat because, at my age, I would die before it did if it lived as long as it was supposed to. And, too, my cat was a house cat and it just wouldn’t be fair to keep a cat shut up as much as I work.”Brantley suggested that Murphree get two cats but she wasn’t interested. One day Brantley called and said she had reserved a cat for her and she could have the pick of the litter.“I had always had female cats so I wanted a male, and I wanted a kitten the color of one I had never had before,” Murphree said. “That left only white.”To her surprise, in the litter, were two white kittens, a male and female.last_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Karolyn Nunnallee had just gotten back from church when she got the news.Her 10-year-old daughter Patty, was in a bus crash coming back from a church-arranged trip to an amusement park.“My husband called and asked me where were Patty’s dental records. My logical mind knew you don’t just ask for dental records if there were survivors,” Nunnallee told ABC News.What she didn’t know yet was that the Carrollton bus crash on May 14, 1988, was the deadliest drunk-driving accident in U.S. history. It still holds that record today.The violent collision on an interstate outside Carrollton, Kentucky, killed 27 people — 24 of them children — and injured 34 others.It spawned an array of new regulations for buses and, perhaps more importantly, raised awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and helped to spur a lowering of the legal threshold for blood-alcohol content across the country.But now 30 years after the crash, some survivors lament that there weren’t still more changes to deter drunk driving.“I know lives have been saved, but sadly too many have been lost,” Nunnallee said.Among those lost in the years since was the son of a man killed in the Carrollton bus crash. Charlie Kytta died in an auto collision with an impaired driver just as his father, Chuck Kytta, had in the drunk-driving bus accident years before.Charlie’s mother, Janet Kytta Hancock, said her son’s death left her with the same feeling as when her husband died.“It’s maddening because it didn’t have to happen,” Kytta Hancock said.The Carrollton crashThe crash occurred around 11 p.m. when a drunk driver in a pickup truck was traveling on the wrong side of the interstate and slammed into the oncoming school bus.Ten-year-old Patty Nunnallee was among the 24 children killed, and Chuck Kytta, one of the chaperones on the trip, was one of three adults who died.His wife, Janet Kytta Hancock, said she later learned that he had been standing in the stairwell at the front of the bus when the crash happened, and he burned to death.At first, when she arrived at the First Assembly of God Church that night after receiving a call about a problem with the bus, there were lists of names posted that divided up the passengers into injured and missing. Her husband’s name was on the missing list.“I couldn’t figure out why he would be missing. He was an adult, he had a wallet,” she said. “The fire was so fast, and it was so hot that Chuck actually burned to death. He didn’t die of smoke inhalation. It was horrible. It was just unimaginable.”Don Karol, a senior highway accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told ABC News that he believes that no one died as a direct result of the collision, but rather from the fire and smoke inhalation in the aftermath.The truck “hit the bus in the right front, and it was enough to basically damage the suspension, and the whole front end of the bus got pushed rearward … The fuel tank that is right behind that area got punctured,” Karol said.The bus was filled to capacity, Karol said, with 66 passengers and a driver, and because the front exit was inaccessible due to the crash, all 67 adults and children were trying to get out of the one rear exit.That one rear exit was partially blocked by coolers that had been pushed toward the back of the bus, which Karol said “exacerbated the problem.”The layout of seats was also a factor, as the bus’s “very wide” rows of seats left only left 12 inches for the aisle, Karol said.Two other safety issues that reared their dangerous heads that night were a lack of guard frames around the fuel tank, which could have prevented it from being punctured in the crash, and the toxic, highly flammable material in the bus seats.Autopsy reports showed Patty Nunnallee had certain toxins in her system which indicated she was the last one to die, her mother said.“I was honestly hoping that the immense heat would have killed her instantly,” Nunnallee said. “But the autopsy showed that because of the gas in her blood … she had to have breathed it in and she was the only one” to have such toxins in her system.The drunk driverThe pickup truck driver, Larry Mahoney, then 34, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 percent at the time of the crash, significantly above the 0.10 percent legal limit at the time in Kentucky.He was convicted of 27 counts of second-degree manslaughter, 16 counts of second-degree assault and 27 counts of wanton endangerment, prompting a sentence of 16 years in prison.According to a 2003 Cincinnati Enquirer article from the 15th anniversary of the crash, Mahoney was described as a model prisoner and had more than five years taken off his sentence due to good behavior. The paper reported he left Kentucky State Reformatory in September 1999 and has lived a quiet, isolated life ever since, never speaking publicly about the crash.A call to actionThe children and adults on the bus that day either belonged to or were friends of members of the First Assembly of God Church in Radcliff, Kentucky.The crash rocked the town and reverberated at nearby Fort Knox, as many of the victims, including Patty Nunnallee, came from military families stationed there. A memorial service days after the crash at a football stadium drew thousands of mourners.Karolyn Nunnallee quickly found activism as a route through her grief.“I started my work in MADD [Mothers Against Drunk Driving] two weeks after the crash. I just knew I had to do something,” she said.She started working with the group on the state level and continued working with MADD even as she and her family moved across the country. She eventually became a member of the national board and then president of the group from 1998 to 1999.Change followedAfter the Carrollton crash, bus safety standards were heightened and anti-drunk driving initiatives progressed.School buses now have better-protected fuel tanks; many more exits including emergency exits and windows that double as exits; less flammable seat materials; and wider aisles, Karol from the NTSB said.The biggest impact though came from “all of the attention that was paid to alcohol-impaired driving,” he said. It “spurred legislation, education, and awareness.”The most notable change was the lowering of legal blood-alcohol levels, first on a state-by-state basis, then by 2004, a 0.08 blood-alcohol limit was adopted in all 50 states, according to MADD.The number of deaths from drunk drivers has fallen sharply, from more than 18,000 alcohol-related driving fatalities in 1988 to more than 10,000 in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration,The decreases were not enough for Nunnallee, however, as she remembered having a tinge of regret when her term as MADD president was over in 1999.“I honestly thought that I, Karolyn Nunnallee, would stop drunk driving. That was my thought,” she told ABC News.“I look back in the last 30 years — 375,000 have been killed in the last 30 years, and if that had happened in a one-time incident our nation would be in a total uproar. We probably would take all the cars off the road,” Nunnallee said.“If it were up to me, they would quit selling alcohol and they wouldn’t allow anyone to get behind the wheel with anything [in their system],” she said.For some, more personal tragedyKytta Hancock said that when she lost her husband in the Carrollton crash, “at the time I couldn’t imagine what it was like to lose a child.”She and her children, Mandy and Charlie, 11 and 9 years old respectively at the time of their father’s death, moved to Oklahoma and carried on with their lives. She remarried, and eventually her children married too.But 22 years after the Carrollton crash, in 2010, her son, Charlie, was also allegedly killed as he was on his way to work by an impaired driver. The driver later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.“I had lost my husband and that was awful and my husband was somebody’s child — I had to tell his mom and his dad that he was dead and it was incredibly hard but it wasn’t until what it happened with me years later with Charlie,” Kytta Hancock said. “It was that same emotion inside of me, and it was even harder for me because I know it takes years to recover when you lose someone in such a tragic way.”Kytta Hancock said she wants drivers to think more about the people they may be putting at risk.“I don’t think they ever thought that it could happen to them,” she said of the driver in the Carrollton crash and the man whose car collided with her son’s.But drivers are not the only ones at fault, as friends need to help stop others from driving impaired, Kytta Hancock said. “We have to intervene when we see it happening,” she said.She echoed Nunnallee, saying that while progress has been made, it’s not enough.“As the years have gone on, I thought that things would really change but there still is a real problem,” she said. “It has been 30 years but I don’t know that something really horrible like that couldn’t happen again.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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