Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc ( 2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lottotech Limited ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgLottotech Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lottotech Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lottotech Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lottotech Limited ( 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLottotech Limited is a company headquartered in Ebène Mauritius that handles the Mauritian National Lottery for the Mauritian government. The company distributes its product through a broad network of retailers. Lottotech Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Women’s World Cup 2017: Round Three review

first_imgThe final day of pool action in Dublin determined the Women’s World Cup semi-finalists LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS After three days and 18 games, the 2017 Women’s World Cup semi-finals are known – and they look set to be cracking games.New Zealand and Canada kicked things off on day three, but this match between the teams ranked two and three in the world was nowhere near as close as expected. When the two sides met in June, the Black Ferns’ winning margin was only 12 points; two months later it was 43, the four-time champions overwhelming Canada 48-5.Too much power: The Black Ferns break through against CanadaIt’s been a disappointing tournament to date for the 2014 finalists, their big win over Hong Kong followed up by a hard-fought 15-0 victory against Wales – the lack of a bonus point counting against them in the race for the best runners-up spot – and they simply couldn’t cope with the pace and precision of a New Zealand team that has looked sharp in all three of their games.It was England v USA next up at UCD’s Billings Park to determine who would top Pool B. Both sides started on ten points but England started well and had the four-try bonus point wrapped up in a little over half an hour. It was a more physical confrontation than they had experienced against Spain or Italy but the forwards excelled and the rolling maul delivered four tries across the 80 minutes.The USA didn’t crumble, though, and added a further three tries to the one they scored in the first half to secure a bonus point – and the drop in performance by England will be a worry for Simon Middleton and the back-room team.Brought together: Simon Middleton speaks to his team following the win over USA“It was a massive game of two halves,” said England fly-half Katy Mclean. “In the first half we stuck to the plan a lot better, the position and possession battle. It was important to turn them and our set-piece has been a massive part of our game this season.“We’re disappointed (with the second half) but we can’t take anything away from America. They wanted a bonus point to come out of group and get fourth spot, and they thoroughly deserved it. We’ll be very critical of ourselves – we need to playing for 80 minutes.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThe final match of the day determined the semi-final line-up. Ireland needed to win to reach the last four of their own tournament having failed to pick up bonus points in the wins over Australia and Japan, but France came out firing to lead 21-0 after 30 minutes.Overjoyed: France celebrate their vitally important win over IrelandTo Ireland’s credit they showed tremendous resolve in the second half, monopolising possession and territory, but they couldn’t get across the whitewash until the final minute and that meant their chance of a comeback was gone. Tom Tierney described his squad as “heartbroken” at missing out on the semi-finals of a home World Cup and they paid for poor first halves in all three of their pool matches.Captain Claire Molloy said: “We met a very good France side who came at us with everything and executed very well. We made simple errors and we didn’t have the ball. Credit to France – they didn’t let us play. Without the ball you can’t play rugby.“It was immensely frustrating when we worked hard to get into the 22 and simple handling errors let us down. I’m proud of the girls in the last five minutes, the relentless work-rate we saw in the first two matches was there again.”Will they celebrate in the semis?: Amy Wilson Hardy of EnglandFrance defended well when Ireland did build phases and also prevented the hosts from getting their rolling maul going by not engaging when the Irish looked to set the drive at the lineouts. Given England’s strength in this area, the defending champions will need to have a plan to deal with such tactics or one of their key attacking weapons will be nullified.All teams will be doing their homework over the coming days ahead of Tuesday’s play-offs in Belfast.Pool ACanada 5-48 New ZealandWales 39-15 Hong Kong Pool BEngland 47-26 USAItaly 8-22 SpainPool CAustralia 29-15 JapanFrance 21-5 IrelandTuesday 22 August Fixtures 9th-Place Semi-finalsItaly v Japan (noon, Queen’s University)Spain v Hong Kong (2.30pm, Queen’s University)5th-place Semi-finalsIreland v Australia (2pm, Kingspan)Canada v Wales (5pm, Queen’s University)Semi-finals On the rampage: Alex Matthews of England is tackled by Sara Parsons of USA TAGS: Highlight New Zealand v USA (5pm, Kingspan)England v France (7.45pm, Kingspan)last_img read more

Six Nations sells 14% share to CVC

first_img Six Nations sells 14% share to CVCPrivate equity firm CVC Capital Partners has bought a 14.3% stake in the Six Nations. The deal, which has been two years in the making, is worth £365m.The partnership will cover the men’s, women’s and U20 tournaments, as well as the autumn Internationals involving England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It comes after the six unions recently centralised their ownership and operational activities.CVC, which has also invested in the Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14, will pay their investment to the six unions over a period of five years and the money will be split in a sliding scale, with the RFU receiving £95m and the IRFU getting £48m for example. While IRFU CEO Philip Browne celebrated the fact the unions continue to have control of ‘sporting matters’. He said: “Importantly, under the agreement, unions retain complete control of all sporting matters while all commercial and broadcast decisions, which will benefit from CVC’s commercial and marketing expertise, also requires majority union approval.”But how will CVC get a return on their investment? Securing a pay-TV deal for the Six Nations and autumn Internationals will likely be top of the agenda. CVC has agreed a deal with Six Nations Rugby for £365m Owen Slot, of The Times, also suggests that the Autumn Nations Cup could become an annual event. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CVC now have a 14% stake in Six Nations Rugby (Getty Images) While the unions will benefit from the financial investment, they will also have CVC’s marketing expertise to build and develop broadcast and commercial deals.However, there are big questions about how CVC will benefit from the deal, with the end of free-to-air Six Nations TV coverage one of the concerns.Six Nations sells 14% share to CVC: The reactionThe Six Nations and the unions have all warmly welcomed the news. Six Nations CEO Ben Morel said: “This is a hugely positive development and I want to express my thanks to all parties involved.“In particular, our six unions and federations, for the strong sense of unity and collaboration they have shown throughout this process to create a unified Six Nations Rugby and agree the partnership with CVC.”The RFU and England will receive a cash boost (Getty Images)RFU CEO Bill Sweeney said: “We are delighted that the Six Nations unions have unanimously decided to partner with CVC. Their expertise will help to grow rugby union through the evolution of improved competitions and events and the growth of a more diverse fan base.“CVC capital of around £95m over the next five years will allow the RFU to invest in revenue-generating activity to continue to support the community and professional game for many years to come.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Do you think CVC’s investment in the Six Nations is a good thing? Let us know by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture

first_imgProject gallerySee allShow lessMaison d’Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De StijlArchitecture BooksToodyay Shack / Paul Wakelam Architect – A WorkshopSelected Projects Share Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture General Contractor: Area: 235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Ookura Hideki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Structural:Nakahata AtsuhiroEnvironmental:Hori EisukeEureka:Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Hori EisukeMaru。Architecture:Yohei Takano, Sachiko MoritaProject Architects:Emi Sano, Hikaru Takei, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Tomonori Kajita, Naoki Inomata, Kyohei TakahashiClient:Katsuhiro HondaCity:Urawa WardCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ookura HidekiRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEALightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionA landscape of livings woven togetherA project of a 7 unit apartment on a corner of a suburban residential district.The project aims to create a landscape of diverse livings appearing from each external space placed randomly throughout the apartment.Save this picture!© Ookura HidekiSave this picture!Site Plan + 1st Floor Regional environments shaped as a three-dimension composition of living spacesA balancing-toy-like-steel structure enables larger masses on the upper floors to stretch out,leaving a pilotis continuous from the street.Creation of public space for the residential district is sought by fully expanding the advantage of the two-sided site.To make up for the mass lost by opening the ground floor,the building is made partially taller.Therefore,a way out through the strict height regulation had to be found.We came up with the idea of calculating the mass by’sky factor’(the ration lf the viewable sky),to heighten the building without blocking sun light or wind from the surrounding.This consequently created avariously discontinuous form of building,i.e. the irregular skyline,the open air balcony on the top,the pilotis at the corner.In contrast with the sky-reflecting metal façade,each of these external spaces is painted red with occational L wind system,the regional system was spatially and environmentally taken in to the architecture itself.Save this picture!© Ookura HidekiL-type fin makes wind environment to insideL-type fin projected toward passage makes meaning of crossing through exterior space to architecture and blows wind from passage to inside of room.Also,we verify CFD simulation to see wind path inside of room,and adjust to set valcony and sliding window.Save this picture!© Ookura HidekiSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Ookura HidekiAn innovative ‘common’that generates an’anonymity’of spaceThe pilotis,balconies and staircases traverse both spaces for the residents and for visitors and passersby.The complexity of the staircases intersecting and joining three-dimensionally,and the bases inserted int the pilotis experimentally create ambiguity of private and public spaces and anonymity of open spaces.Self-consciousness of one’s territory becomes faint,creating temporary,if not permanent,’common’spaces that belong to everyone while not belonging to anyone.Save this picture!© Ookura HidekiSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Ookura HidekiArchitecture as a phenomena of collective behaviorDetails such as the handrails of the balconies,the eaves of the upper decks,and the landings of the staircases are designed as places where the residents’ lifestyles materialize themselves.In addition,the open spaces are designed for the possibility of stalls or cafes to be opened.The interaction with the environment by the residents,continuously change the state of living spaces.By overlaying the collection of these living spaces on the whole building,a unique landscape at the crossroads of a residential district with public space flourishing itself over thime was sought. 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Ookura Hideki Share Year: center_img Japan Photographs Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architectureSave this projectSaveAround the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects TH-1 Manufacturers: JFE, NIPPON STEEL Architects: Eureka, MARU。architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEurekaOfficeFollowMARU。architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUrawa WardJapanPublished on April 20, 2017Cite: “Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture” 19 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?转角处的惊喜 日本公寓 / Eureka + MARU。architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Urawa Ward, Japanlast_img read more

Prefabricated Country Home / Figurr Architects Colective

first_img Canada Engineering:Jeffrey LeibgottSupplier:Énergéco ConceptCity:Ivry-sur-le-LacCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David BoyerRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingAn Unconventional Manufacturing Proces. The house consists of five prefabricated custom modules, each approximately fifty feet long, that are assembled before being delivered to the site. The concept allowed for indoor construction under optimal working conditions. The modular design is unique, created according to precise plans by the architect. The insulation, windows, and flooring were all assembled before shipping. Transporting the giant modules proved to be quite a challenge.Save this picture!© David BoyerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© David BoyerThe process included preparation, coordination, and navigating through country roads with ninety degree turns in inclement weather. Construction began in late summer before the demolition of the existing house. This ensured a faster construction so that the family would not lose more than one season enjoying the country.Save this picture!© David BoyerSave this picture!Entry level floor planSave this picture!© David BoyerLow environmental footprint. Conceptualized with the vision of creating an extremely low environmental footprint, the house was built using sustainable and local materials. The large windows capture the beauty of nature in all its glory and flood the inside with light. The direct sunshine helps in reducing both heating and lighting costs. The natural colored outdoor facade blends easily into the woodland decor and the opaque black accents add an artistic flair. The wood used indoors is warm and welcoming. The architect is in the process of applying for a LEED Gold certification for his home.Save this picture!© David BoyerA place adapted to all. The house interior was designed so that each member of the family has their own personal space. The ground floor’s open concept has a large kitchen and dining area where everyone enjoys cooking and eating delicious meals together, a beautiful, cozy living room space, and a three-season screened-in porch surrounded by a lake and woods. The ground floor also has an atelier for painting and carpentry. The lowered lakeside deck was designed as to not disturb the view of the magnificent scenery.Save this picture!© David BoyerProject gallerySee allShow lessInfinity Bench / Azócar Catrón ArquitectosSelected ProjectsGran Fierro Argentinian Restaurant / FormafatalSelected Projects Share Projet Paysage Photographs Photographs: David Boyer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: “COPY” “COPY” Houses Prefabricated Country Home / Figurr Architects Colective CopyAbout this officeFigurr Architects CollectiveOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIvry-sur-le-LacCanadaPublished on November 19, 2020Cite: “Prefabricated Country Home / Figurr Architects Colective” 19 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Canada General Contractor: Richard Rubin Area: 4200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© David Boyer+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Norexco Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Alumilex, Artemide, Maibec, Sonneman, Stone Tile, Cameo furniture, Globe Electric, Suprema Lead Architect: Landscape Architects: Architects: Figurr Architects Collective Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Prefabricated Country Home / Figurr Architects ColectiveSave this projectSavePrefabricated Country Home / Figurr Architects Colectivelast_img read more

TCU soccer wins second straight on senior night

first_imgprintKaritas Tomasdottir dribbles past a Texas Tech defender on October 19, 2018. Photo by Jack Wallace.TCU soccer won for the fourth time in five games Friday night, defeating Texas Tech 2-0 on senior night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.Forwards Messiah Bright and McKenzie Oliver each scored goals early in the second half for the Frogs and TCU’s defense held a potent Red Raider attack scoreless.The win was important for TCU’s positioning in the Big 12 Conference, and it carried extra weight for the seniors who were playing their final home game.“Playing on this field means everything,” said Oliver, a senior forward. “It’s amazing, I don’t know how else to explain it.”Emily Alvarado takes a goal kick against Texas Tech. Photo by Jack Wallace.The game started slowly, with neither team able to gain a foothold in the first half. TCU led 4-1 in first-half shots, but it was still scoreless after 45 minutes.“I think the first half was a bit choppy– there was something missing and we needed to get on the same page,” Oliver said. “We met in the locker room and talked about everything we needed to work on and we came back in the second half and improved so much.”It only took eight seconds for TCU to take the lead in the second half. A misplayed pass by Texas Tech was seized by Messiah Bright, who took a couple touches and rifled a shot past Red Raider goalkeeper Marissa Zucchetto.The Frogs took advantage of their newfound momentum and scored again in the 55th minute. Yazmeen Ryan drove to the endline and put in a low cross that was deflected directly to Oliver.The senior finished the chance at the far post, and she said it was a moment she’ll never forget.“I’m going to be 40 years old and remember that,” Oliver said. “It’s also awesome that I scored goals in back-to-back games. I think that’s really exciting and helps my confidence a lot.”Texas Tech created a few chances in the match’s closing stages, but they couldn’t find a way through the TCU defense and the match finished 2-0.Tara Smith competes for a loose ball against Texas Tech. Photo by Jack Wallace.TCU head coach Eric Bell said the win was important for his team on multiple levels.“I always say on senior day that you never forget your last game on your home field,” Bell said. “As it pertains to the conference standings, it puts us in a pretty good spot.”2,543 fans were in attendance for the game Friday night, and their presence was felt on the field.“I think that the energy of the fans helped our success so much this season,” Oliver said. “Hopefully we’ll be back at home again [in the postseason]– that would be really nice as a senior.”The win moves TCU to 11-4-2 on the season and 4-3-1 in Big 12 play. They sit fifth in the conference with one match to play.The Frogs finish out the regular season Thursday at Oklahoma State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Stillwater. Nick Stephens High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Twitter Karitas Tomasdottir dribbles past a Texas Tech defender on October 19, 2018. Photo by Jack Wallace. High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Linkedin Nick Stephens ReddIt + posts Linkedin High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Facebook High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Facebook Nick Stephens Twitter ReddIt Previous articleFrogflix: Episode 6Next articleNew quarterback, same outcome: Football falls to No. 9 Oklahoma, 52-27 Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Opinion: Inspired By Our Youth

first_img Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment More Cool Stuff Subscribecenter_img COVER: Right Opinion: Inspired By Our Youth By CAMERON TURNER Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 1:52 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website When I arrived at PCC on Saturday (September 21) for the 7th Annual Young African-American Male’s Conference (YAAMC), I was eager to help in the cause of inspiring and empowering black youth. What a wonderful surprise it was when I found myself inspired and empowered by those young men and boys.The tone of the day was set by Romal Tune, a young minister, youth advocate and author (God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens) who opened the conference with a riveting keynote speech recounting how he overcame poverty, street crime, and neglect by his drug-addicted single mother to graduate with honors from Howard University and the Duke University School of Divinity. Each of his gritty and tragic anecdotes culminated with Tune proclaiming the power that each of us has inside:“It isn’t about the statistics that say young black end up dead or in jail. It isn’t about what somebody else says about you. It’s about what you say about yourself!”“You were not created to be a counterfeit version of somebody else. I am going to be unapologetically me!”“Understand the rules of the game of life so you can play to win!”“You were born with a purpose and your destiny is in your hands!”Tune’s courageous optimism was comforting and energizing – not only for the estimated 200 middle school, high school and college-age young men who listened in rapt silence but also for grown-ups like me who were grateful for an unexpected word of encouragement as we grapple with a host of grown-up challenges from parenting to paying the bills in this glacially sluggish economic “recovery.”As Tune talked, I found myself mm-hmm-ing and amen-ing as if I was in church. It felt good.The feeling felt better and better as the youth conferees and adult facilitators exchanged thoughts, dreams and goals through a full day of workshops, discussions and fellowship. Watching the youth listen attentively, ask serious questions and offer thoughtful observations fired my faith that bright futures await our often-maligned young black males. Indeed, the enthusiasm and confidence expressed by the kids had a re-energizing effect on me, topping off my emotional and psychological gas tank which had apparently run a bit low without my even realizing it.Thanks for listening. I’m Cameron Turner and that’s my two cents.The Young African-American Male’s Conference is organized by the Metropolitan Community Action Services Corporation (MCASC), a non-profit (501c3) outreach of Metropolitan Baptist Church. For more information visit or phone (626) 389-00420. First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Maranatha Celebrates Their Grandparents and Special Friends

first_imgHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week On a picturesque April morning, Maranatha High School hosted over 220 very special guests on campus for their annual Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day. The Student Center was dressed up and ready to greet the distinguished crowd with vibrant floral arrangements, smiling student ambassadors and volunteers, and a delicious breakfast buffet.The program, emceed by grandparent Mrs. Diane Bowden—a longtime Maranatha native—featured performances by the school’s Orchestra and Mixed Ensemble. Special speakers included international student, Odera Nwobi ‘16, Principal John Rouse, and Board of Trustees member, Michele VanRiper. As always, the highlight of the morning was the time after the program that grandparents and friends got to spend with their students. The students took them on a tour of campus to share what life at Maranatha looks like.Event Coordinator Michelle Karim ’07 remarked, “The Maranatha community is continually thankful for the blessing of grandparents and special friends in the lives of our students.”For more information on Maranatha High School, visit or call (626) 817-4074. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Education Maranatha Celebrates Their Grandparents and Special Friends Article and Photos courtesy of MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL Published on Friday, April 15, 2016 | 11:44 am Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Councils and residents counting cost of flood

first_imgNew high-end jobs for Shannon Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 WHILE water levels on the Shannon seem to have stabilised this week, the struggle is not over for the families and businesses affected by recent flooding, while Limerick and Clare Councils count the cost of the damage and examine possible preventative measures.Limerick City and County Council has estimated that its flood response operations over the last ten days will cost around €500,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Environment Minister Alan Kelly has pledged an initial €8 million in funding from his department to assist local authorities in affected areas.Minister Kelly said the main cost would be the repair of roads and sewers, noting that “road infrastructure has been hit particularly in the Mid West”.In Limerick, council staff were assisted in implementing flood defences by members of the Defence Forces in Montpelier, Castleconnell and the Mountshannon Road in Lisnagry.Castleconnell Boat Club spokesperson Emily Ross revealed that the club experienced “the worst flooding in our 30-year history – surpassing the 2009 floods”.At the weekend, a crew of volunteers worked to save the club’s tools and equipment.“We have nowhere to move our boats to, so they must remain. The rowing machines and weights all have to be taken through the floods and will be stored in a nearby community hall,” explained Ms Ross.Across the county border in Springfield, Clonlara, a number of families were forced to evacuate their homes after they were left isolated by floodwaters.Local councillor Michael Begley told the Limerick Post that the situation is “improving well”.“The rainfall locally was quite low so the impact from the Mulcair isn’t there, and the tidal waters are low, but the river (Shannon) itself is still quite high. We’re just hoping the discharge levels from Parteen remain the same.“All of the houses are safe but accessability is still a problem. The water will have to go down by about three feet on some roads, which is quite a lot. None of the houses require pumping at the moment.”Cllr Begley said he has called on the local authority “to press the government to get all the agencies involved to come up with a plan for Springfield on its own, not to lump it in with a national plan”“I believe that a plan could be put in place that would solve 80 to 90 per cent of what we saw here this week. Another alternative would be to provide families with funding for relocation,” he added.The ESB confirmed on Wednesday that the water level in Lough Derg had dropped slightly and the flow of water through Parteen Weir was reduced from 440 to 405 cumecs (cubic metres per second). Advertisement Facebook Print Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin Email TAGScastleconnellCastleconnell Boat ClubClareClare County CouncilCllr Michael BegleyClonlaraESBfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLisnagryLough DergMontpelierParteen WeirRiver ShannonStorm Desmond center_img NewsCouncils and residents counting cost of floodBy John Keogh – December 17, 2015 928 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Twitter Previous articleRoad Safety Awards honour Limerick’s leading lightsNext articleAlleged gang boss is sent for trial to Special Criminal Court John Keogh Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more