East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2015 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2015 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Chams Plc 2017 Annual Report

first_imgChams Plc (CHAMS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH) manufactures and distributes general-purpose and specialised reinforced conveyor beltings, and rubber and chemical products. Its product range includes rubber-covered belting, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belting, light-duty PVC belting, solid-woven belting, transmission belting and conveyor belt rubber skirting. Its two major customers are Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers. The company has two subsidiaries; Pigott Maskew and General Beltings. Pigott Maskew manufactures rubber products for mining, manufacturing and construction industries; with a product range covering large and small bore reinforced rubber hoses, rubber agricultural and construction rings, rubber sheeting, rubber gasket material, molded rubber products, rubber extrusions and rubberized charge car wheels. General Beltings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Competition to design a Meningitis Trust Christmas card

first_img Howard Lake | 4 April 2011 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Competition to design a Meningitis Trust Christmas card AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Trading Meningitis support organisation the Meningitis Trust is inviting designers and art students to design a Christmas card to help it raise funds at the end of this year. The winner’s design will be turned into a Christmas card, with the winner’s details on the reverse, and it will be sold through the Trust with 100% of the money raised going to the charity.The competition is being organised in partnership with UK stationery and greetings card designer Caroline Gardner, who has supported the charity for the past six years, after her son developed meningococcal septicaemia at 18 months, fortunately making a good recovery afterwards.The winner will also win a a month’s paid internship at the Caroline Gardner London studio with the design team.Entrants are invited to send in their Christmas card designs, along with a brief resume, via email to [email protected] by 17 June 2011.www.meningitis-trust.org About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Baltimore tribunal says decent housing a human right

first_imgBaltimore — In response to the deplorable and inhuman conditions of this city’s housing projects, several groups came together on April 2 for the first-ever citywide Tribunal on Housing.The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ujima People’s Progress Party sponsored the event at the St. Vincent DePaul Church in the heart of downtown Baltimore. For months, the People’s Power Assembly had interviewed and gathered information, photos and petitions from residents who have been lodging complaints against the Baltimore City Housing Authority and its commissioner, Paul Graziano. They gathered data at McCullough Homes, Poe Homes, Latrobe Homes, Douglas Homes, Perkins Homes and, last but not least, Gilmore Homes, where the arrest and killing of Freddy Grey in police custody had set off widespread protests.The trigger that led the PPA to mobilize in the communities was when a city employee, Lucky Crosby, who monitored homes needing repairs, heard a number of complaints from residents who had been threatened or coerced into having sex in return for repairs. When Crosby reported these documented incidents, he was terminated by the Baltimore Housing Commission. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 647 is in litigation defending Crosby, who is an executive board member of the union, over punishment he received for whistleblowing on these events. Housing Commissioner Graziano had known for some time that this extortion for repairs was going on. The PPA issued him a summons to appear before the tribunal. Sharon Black told reporters on March 29 that the summons was delivered to Graziano’s office and date-stamped by the BHC Legal Department. “We will see if he abides by the summons,” Black said. “Graziano can’t say he doesn’t know — as he did during the ‘sex for repairs’ scandal. All he has to do is attend and hear from the residents themselves and see the documentation that our residents have collected. Public housing is slum housing and is a violation of the United Nations charter on human rights.”  The PPA presented photos for the judge and jurors to examine as well as testimony from residents of different housing projects. Graziano was found guilty by the tribunal for the following housing code violations: no heat; mold; pest infestations, including mice, roaches and bedbugs; broken windows and doors; unhealthy water; broken plumbing; overcrowding; broken appliances; holes in ceilings and walls; broken railings; and lack of timely repairs, despite repeated requests by the residents. The judges were Lenora Knowles of the People’s Power Assembly, Ariane McBride of the People’s Power Assembly and Nnamdi Lumumba of the Ujima People’s Progress Party. The broadness of the tribunal was reflected in the jurors: Leo Burroughs, Committee of Concerned Citizens; the Rev. Annie Chambers, Big Mamma’s House; President Anthony Coates, AFSCME Local 647; ShaiVaughn Crawley, youth activist; Lucky Crosby, fired housing worker; attorney Carl Gentile, Union Labor Activists; Colleen Gillian, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) youth group; President Kenneth Gwee, Christian Leadership for Economic Development; Courtney Jenkins, Postal Workers Local 181; President Lorraine Ledbetter, Poe Tenants Association; Kira Lynae, Baltimore Workers World Party; Amy Millar, Food and Commercial Workers union Local 1884; Gary Nelson, city firefighter; Leon Purnell, board member SCLC, Men’s and Families Center, Eastside; Torianne Tots, student at Maryland Institute College of Art; and Floyd Vines, J. Van Story Branch Senior Housing.Many individuals and residents testified. President Anthony Coates of AFSCME Local 647 said these problems have been ignored for 13 years.  A housing project activist said the ultimate goal of the city is to privatize housing, pointing out that $600 million of Baltimore city taxpayers’ money went to Harbor East for business development, while the city has 30,000 vacant and boarded-up homes.PPA activist Steven Ceci played a tape recording of a McCullough Homes manager threatening residents who go to the tribunal with eviction. Commissioner Graziano was also present at that confrontation to back up the manager’s threat. Floyd Vines, an electrician for city maintenance workers at the J. Van Story Branch of Senior Housing, said that “corruption is so deep in public housing that it is unfathomable.”President Lorraine Ledbetter of the Poe Homes Tenants Association testified that every time money was invested in the University of Maryland, adjacent to Poe Homes, both the city and the university promised they would also invest monies to rehabilitate Poe Homes. In 15 years, over $1 billion was loaned or invested in the UMB, yet Poe Homes still had a deficit. Ledbetter questioned why so much money went to wealthy white men for business development and not to provide housing and jobs for people living in the housing projects.People’s Judge Ariane McBride, herself a transitional housing resident, testified about transitional housing: “It is where the residents, mostly women and children, are waiting to move into established housing projects. However, the complex also is in need of repairs and is severely mismanaged.” Inspectors and managers make “surprise visits” and then blame residents for the disrepair, including broken lights and appliances. Most of the young residents with children are too scared to speak out, and so far six to seven families have lost their transitional housing status, meaning they are evicted and cannot apply for public housing for three years.One of the jurors said: “We cannot be color blind. This is a city that is almost 70 percent Black. This is a trend happening in all the large metropolitan areas of the U.S.: move Black people out of the city and give them Section 8 housing in the suburbs, then attract white yuppies into gentrified areas of the city, where they can spend their dollars and enhance the growth of the city, similar to the situation in D.C., where wealthy white folks are becoming the majority of residents.”The tribunal concluded with a number of action proposals: a fact-finding commission to continue the work with a follow-up meeting in May; a protest and caravan to Graziano’s residence; a campaign to demand jobs for housing project residents, especially the youth; that union apprentice training be given to carry out repairs and that the workers be paid $15 an hour; a campaign to stop gentrification; getting a city statute for greater whistleblower protection; and demanding a meeting with the Housing and Urban Development official at the national level.  All the judges and jurors noted this will be a protracted struggle and not a “one-shot deal.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

first_imgAbdulkadir Hussein MohamedAlso know as “Jahweyn,” this Somali politician is no longer minister of information and telecommunications. His successor does not seem to be directly responsible for harassment, intimidation or other abuses against media personnel. Journalism nonetheless continues to be very dangerous in Somalia, with a total of 18 journalists killed in 2012. Jabhat Al-Nosra’s entry into the predators list reflects the evolution in the Syrian conflict and the fact that abuses are no longer attributable solely to the regime, represented on the list by Bashar al-Assad, but also to opposition armed groups, which are proving to be more and more intolerant and suspicious towards the media. At least 23 journalists and 58 citizen-journalists have been killed in Syria since 15 March 2011 and seven journalists are currently missing. To draw attention to their abuses, Reporters Without Borders has drafted indictments against some of these predators in the hope that they will one day be brought before competent courts. To better highlight the gulf between propaganda and reality, the statements of some of them have been contrasted with the facts. And to show how some predators really think, we have presented their innermost thoughts in the first person. We had to use a little imagination, of course, but the facts alluded to conform to reality. Physical attacks on journalists and murders of journalists usually go completely unpunished. This encourages the predators to continue their violations of human rights and freedom of information. The 34 predators who were already on the 2012 list continue to trample on freedom of information with complete disdain and to general indifference. Hamas and Palestinian Authority security forcesThe security forces of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and those of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip have been dropped from this year’s list of predators because the number of their press freedom violations has fallen considerably in the past four years. The situation of freedom of information in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is nonetheless still the subject of concern. The Hamas government recent banned local journalists from working for Israeli media, and many journalists are prosecuted for insulting President Mahmoud Abbas. Read in Arabic – (بالعربية) Read in Russian / Читать по-русски Read in Turkish / TürkçeRead in German / DeutschOn World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders is releasing an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information ­– presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers. Powerful, dangerous and violent, these predators consider themselves above the law. The creation of a mechanism for monitoring adherence to Resolution 1738, which Reporters Without Borders has proposed, would encourage member states to adopt specific provisions for penalizing murders, physical attacks and disappearances that target journalists, would extend Statesʼ obligations to non-professional “news providers” and would reinforce their efforts to combat impunity for such crimes. Why are predators never brought to justice? 39 leaders, groups named as Predators of Freedom of Information in 2013 New names in the list of predators A predator goes and is replaced by another. It is no surprise that Xi Jinping has taken former Chinese President Hu Jintao’s place as predator. The change of person has not in any way affected the repressive system developed by China’s Communist Party. Nonetheless, states often fail to do what they are supposed to do, either because they lack the political will to punish abuses of this kind, or because their judicial system is weak or non-existent, or because it is the authorities themselves who are responsible for the abuses. The leaders of dictatorships and closed countries enjoy a peaceful existence while media and news providers are silenced or eliminated. Such leaders include Kim Jong-un in North Korea, Issaias Afeworki in Eritrea and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Turkmenistan. In these countries, as in Belarus, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, the international community’s silence is not just shameful, it is complicit. Dropped from the predators list News May 3, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Organisation Criminal organizations and paramilitary groups that are often linked to drug trafficking – Mexico’s Zetas, Colombia’s Urabeños and the Italian Mafia – continue to target journalists and media they regard as too curious, independent or hostile. In Mexico, a country that is especially deadly for media personnel, 87 journalists have been killed and 17 have disappeared since 2000. Justice has not been properly rendered in any of these cases. Iran’s two predators – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – have already taken steps to deter the media from providing independent coverage of next June’s presidential election. The waves of arrests of journalists that began on 27 January, “Black Sunday,” are clear evidence of this.center_img Ever since the army mutiny that overthrew President Mohamed Nasheed in the Maldives in 2012, extremist religious groups have tried to use their nuisance power to extend their influence. They have become more aggressive as the July 2013 presidential election approaches, intimidating news media and bloggers and using freedom of expression to impose a religious agenda while denying this freedom to others. ETAThe organization ETA has been dropped from the 2013 list. It announced the “definitive end to armed actions” in 2011 and has carried out no attacks on journalists or news media since then. Reporters Without Borders has of course not forgotten all the journalists who were physically attacked or killed by ETA and continues to demand justice for those crimes of violence. Reporters Without Borders will also continue to be on the lookout for any future threat to media freedom by ETA. RSF_en In Pakistan, Baloch armed groups, including the Balochistan Liberation Army, Baloch Liberation Front and Baloch Musallah Defa Army, have turned the southwestern province of Balochistan into one of the world’s most dangerous regions for journalists. Consisting of armed separatist groups and opposing militias created to defend the central Pakistani government, they have spread terror in the media and created information “black holes.” Pakistan’s intelligence agencies are also on the predators list because of their abuses against the media. Furthermore, the Rome Statute provides for no specific charge for deliberate physical attacks on journalists. Article 8 of the statute needs to be amended so that a deliberate attack on media professionals is regarded as a war crime.(For further information, read RWB’s note) Unacceptable impunity for predators Burmese President Thein SeinInstalled as president in March 2011, Thein Sein no longer qualifies as a predator of freedom of information. Under his presidency, the military junta has disbanded and all jailed journalists and bloggers, including Democratic Voice of Burma’s 17 video-journalists, have been freed. In 2012, prior censorship was abolished and many exile media began operating openly inside the country. The first privately-owned daily newspapers appeared in early 2013. At the international level, the legal protection of journalists is also guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Geneva Conventions and other instruments. The United Nations recently published an Action Plan on the safety of journalists and measures to combat impunity for crimes of violence against them. “These predators of freedom of information are responsible for the worst abuses against the news media and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They are becoming more and more effective. In 2012, the level of violence against news providers was unprecedented and a record number of journalists were killed. World Press Freedom Day, which was established on the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, must be used to pay tribute to all journalists, professional and amateur, who have paid for their commitment with their lives, their physical integrity or their freedom, and to denounce the impunity enjoyed by these predators.” The persistently high level of impunity is not due to a legal void. There are laws and instruments that protect journalists in connection with their work. Above all, it is up to individual states to protect journalists and other media personnel. This was stressed in Resolution 1738 on the safety of journalists, which the United Nations security council adopted in 2006. The International Criminal Court’s creation has unfortunately not helped advance the fight against impunity for those responsible for the most serious crimes of violence against journalists, although journalists play a fundamental role in providing information and issuing alerts during domestic and international armed conflicts. The ICC only has jurisdiction when the crime takes place on the territory of a state that is a party to the Rome Statute (which created the ICC) or if the accused person is a citizen of a state party. Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to hide behind economic and geopolitical interests. Thanks to their rich natural resources, Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev and Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev are confident that no one will rap their knuckles. Economic interests come before everything else, as they do with China. It is the same with countries that the West regards as “strategic.” Since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in Russia, the authorities have tightened their grip even further in response to unprecedented opposition protests. The country remains marked by a completely unacceptable level impunity for those responsible for violence against journalists. A total of 29 have been murdered since 2000, including Anna Politkovskaya. Five new predators have been added to the list: the new Chinese president, Xi Jinping, the Jihadi group Jabhat Al-Nosra from Syria, members and supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan’s Baloch armed groups, and Maldives’ religious extremists. Four predators have been dropped from the list: former Somali information and communications minister Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, Burmese President Thein Sein, whose country is experiencing unprecedented reforms despite the current ethnic violence, the ETA group, and the Hamas and Palestinian Authority security forces, which are harassing journalists less. The list of predators has been impacted by the repercussions from the Arab Spring and uprisings in the Arab world. Members and supporters of Egyptian President Morsi’s party, the Muslim Brotherhood, have been responsible for harassing and physically attacking independent media and journalists critical of the party. Related documents Bringing predators of freedom of information to justicePDF – 172.9 KBВСЕМИРНЫЙ ДЕНЬ СВОБОДЫ ПРЕССЫPDF – 281.87 KBRSF: “Basına karşı suçlar” Ceza Kanunlarına girmeliPDF – 205.27 KBpredators_2013_en.pdfPDF – 1.82 MBnote_comite_juridique_v1_gb.pdfPDF – 172.9 KB Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Controversy Around UP Education Service Tribunal Bifurcation: Allahabad High Court And District Bar Associations To Abstain From Work Today

first_imgNews UpdatesControversy Around UP Education Service Tribunal Bifurcation: Allahabad High Court And District Bar Associations To Abstain From Work Today Sparsh Upadhyay23 Feb 2021 10:19 PMShare This – xThe High Court Bar Association, Allahabad & Awadh Bar Association (High Court, Lucknow) have resolved to abstain from Judicial Work today i.e., on 24th February 2021 to express their displeasure over the passing of Uttar Pradesh Educational Services Tribunal Bill, 2021 which proposes to constitute two benches of the Tribunal in Lucknow and Allahabad (now known…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court Bar Association, Allahabad & Awadh Bar Association (High Court, Lucknow) have resolved to abstain from Judicial Work today i.e., on 24th February 2021 to express their displeasure over the passing of Uttar Pradesh Educational Services Tribunal Bill, 2021 which proposes to constitute two benches of the Tribunal in Lucknow and Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj). Significantly, both the associations have cited different reasons for opposing the Bill. While HCBA, Allahabad is opposing the Bill as the Bill proposes to establish Tribunal’s Principal Bench in Lucknow, on the other hand, the Awadh Bar Association is miffed over the bifurcation of the Tribunal at two places. The stand of the HCBA, Allahabad The HCBA, Allahabad, in its resolution dated 23rd February, states that the establishment of Principal Bench of Tribunal at Lucknow is against the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court and that the advocates practicing at Allahabad High Court are unhappy with the decision. The resolution also states that accepting the demands of the Advocates of Allahabad, the Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma had assured them publicly that the Principal Bench of the tribunal would be established at Allahabad/Prayagraj, still, the Government went ahead with the Bill which is against the well-settled principles propounded by the Supreme Court. In this backdrop, the Association has also expressed its displeasure over the way in which the UP Budget of 2021-22 was brought about by the State Government. Speaking to Live Law, a member of HCBA said that the Principal Bench of the Tribunal should be established in Allahabad, and another bench could be established in Lucknow. He further told us that the 2021 Bill proposes to establish a principal Bench of the Tribunal at Lucknow, the Capital city of Uttar Pradesh which is unacceptable to the Association. The stand of the Awadh Bar Association (High Court, Lucknow) The Awadh Bar Association (High Court, Lucknow), in its resolution dated 23rd February, states that the step to bifurcate the Education Tribunal at two places has generated anger and resentment amongst the general public as well as amongst the members of the Bar. Association’s Governing Council has also decided that it will abstain from Judicial work on 24th February 2021 and stage a peaceful demonstration near the High Court. The Awadh Bar Association has also expressed its displeasure over the fact that no decision has been taken by the State Government to establish GST Tribunal as well as Company Law Tribunal in Lucknow. It may be noted that a similar bill was introduced in the year 2019, however, facing stiff opposition from the Lawyers, the Government decided to take back the said Bill from the Government of India (as it was pending before the President of India) and incorporate certain amendments desired in it and introduce a new Bill in place thereof — The Uttar Pradesh Education Services Tribunal Bill 2021.Next Storylast_img read more

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Crapps honored as FUMC organist

first_img Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2009 For 15 years, Lyra Crapps has been the organist at First United Methodist Church of Troy. At the morning worship service on Sunday, Sept. 6, Crapps was honored for her long and dedicated service to the church and the congregation and for the Glory of God.Crapps said she was very appreciative of the recognition and humbled by it.The music ministry of the church placed two urns of roses in the church in her honor and presented a devotional book to the prayer ministry in her honor. The book, “Grace for the Moment” by Max Lucado will be placed in the prayer room of the church. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Surprisingly, the churches played similar hymns but the text was usually different,” she said.Although Crapps has played primarily at churches, she enjoys playing other types of music as well.“I enjoy many types of music, especially the popular tunes of the 1940s and 1950s,” she said and added with a laugh, “I even enjoy playing boogie-woogie. It’s fun.”Although Crapps “leaning” is toward traditional hymns and gospel music, she also enjoys the contemporary Christian music and praise and worship songs that are played in churches today.“Hymns are our praise to God and gospel songs are more our personal feelings,” Crapps said.“My personal favorite hymns are ‘How Firm a Foundation,’ ‘God of Grace and God of Glory’ and ‘Oh, God, Our Help in Ages Past,’” she said. “And there are several contemporary songs that I like. One is ‘My Life is in You, Lord’ and another is ‘Awesome God.’ The reason that I love them is that the youth of our church love them and feel more a part of the worship service. The youth that I’ve worked with love the hymns of the church as well.”Crapps came to Troy with extensive musical experience, having served as organist and pianist in churches in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana. She also had extensive choral experience and was director of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home in Troy for 10 years.Her training includes a bachelor of music degree from Samford University, a masters of religious education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a masters of music from Florida State University.Crapps has served on the music faculties of North Greenville College and Troy State University. She has also taught private piano lessons in her home.In addition to her duties as organist at FUMC, she has directed the children’s choirs, the adult and youth handbell choirs and the youth choir.Crapps is active in community activities, including the Troy Woman’s Club, Troy Music Study Club, 19th Century Study Club, Troy Arts Council Auxiliary and is a patron of the Troy Arts Council. In 2008 she was awarded the Troy Arts Council’s Music Award. “Sunday was very special, especially since it was on the first Sunday of September 15 years ago, that I first played the organ as organist of First United Methodist Church of Troy,” Crapps said. “Don and I had just moved back to Troy where we had lived years ago. So, Sunday was a very special time for us.”Crapps said she has been blessed to be able to share her talents for the glory of God.“To play the piano and organ brings me great joy and, in the music of the church, I find that it brings me closer to God,” Crapps said. “ Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Crapps honored as FUMC organist You Might Like Calico cat has reasons to purr Brandy Grace Pinckard has been voted the cover pet for the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2010 Pet Photo Calendar…. read more Sponsored Content Print Article Email the author Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Skip Crapps has been playing piano and organ for churches for more than 60 years.She started playing piano with her mother at age five and then took piano lessons at school. She began playing the piano at church at age 12.“My love for music grew as I continued to practice and as I was exposed to different styles of music,” Crapps said. “In college, I majored in music and developed a love of singing and choral music. During my college years, I made improvements in both the piano and organ and in choral music.”After she graduated from college, Crapps had opportunities to play in many different churches and for many different denominations. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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Averette scores 23, Utah Valley tops Grand Canyon 92-80

first_img Associated Press Written by Tags: Brandon Averette/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC February 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Averette scores 23, Utah Valley tops Grand Canyon 92-80 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette scored a career-high 23 points as Utah Valley topped Grand Canyon 92-80 in front of a season-best crowd of 6,600.Isaiah White added 15 points and seven rebounds for Utah Valley, which swept a regular-season series from the Antelopes for the first time since the 2014-15 season. TJ Washington had a career-high 13 assists as Utah Valley posted a season-high 26 assists on 29 field goals.Alessandro Lever had 23 points for the Antelopes, becoming the second-leading scorer on the schools career points list.last_img read more

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Murder mystery entices applicants

first_imgOxford University’s Admissions Office have used a murder mystery event to try and increase applications from state sector pupils. During the Easter vacation University authorities invited local schoolchildren to take part in the event, based at Pembroke College. 50 students, aged between 14 and 15, were greeted at the beginning of their three-day visit by a body on the front quad, followed by the revelation of the Morse-like murder mystery scenario.Students were faced with a number of conundrums including a letter written in Syriac, which they were able to decode after a master class given by Gareth Hughes of the Oriental Institute. Hughes praised the intentions of the programme: “The best way to encourage the brightest to Oxford is to stimulate and challenge.  The Access Programme is incredibly important – especially considering Oxford’s position and status as a fairly elite institution. The murder mystery event is therefore an excellent way of engaging bright and enquiring minds in a variety of different ways.” Sinead Gallagher, the University’s Access Co-ordinator, organised the event.  She noted, “Summer schools often attract more girls than boys, so we wanted to give the residential a theme that would be appealing to boys in particular. ‘Murder in the Cloisters’ should be great fun for all taking part, and the students will learn a lot about what going to University means: study your sources carefully, learn to gather facts and question them, and draw your conclusion based on firm evidence.”Ché Ramsden, an assistant on the programme and first year English student at Wadham, spoke of the myths which still surround the University. “Some children I spoke to were under the impression that you have to incredibly rich to apply to Oxford – one even thought that fees were in excess of £20,000 a year. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  The most important part of the Access Programme is destructing the false impressions people have of the University and its students – we’ve got to show young people that we are, on the whole, fairly normal people from normal backgrounds.”  One of the students taking part in the programme, Michael Dare of New Brompton College in Kent, spoke of his impressions of the University. “Before I came here I just thought everyone would be really posh and stuck up. Now I’m here I can see that the students are normal and pretty down to earth. I could really see myself coming here when I’m older.”last_img read more

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