12 Jul
2021

B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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5 Jul
2021

Would I buy the Argo Blockchain share (ARB) after its price drop?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 19th June, 2021 | More on: ARB So far, I have had my reservations about buying cryptocurrency-related stocks, like Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB). This was mainly because of regulators’ concerns about virtual currencies. This in turn meant that their usage could be restricted at anytime, leaving investors high and dry.Increasing legitimacy for virtual currenciesBut times are changing. El Salvador’s government recently recognised Bitcoin as legal tender. Now I know that it is a small country, with limited economic influence. And this has not been a popular move for the country either. The World Bank, which supports development projects around the world, has declined the country’s request to assist with Bitcoin implementation. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Still, it shows that thinking around virtual currencies is changing. A few months ago I pointed out that some of the biggest names in finance like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs were increasing their exposure to cryptos as well. Argo Blockchain share price underwhelmsIf this trend continues, it can bode well for the Argo Blockchain share over time. Right now its share price chart is underwhelming. It has seen some upward swings in the last month but it is now almost back to where it started. I reckon this is because of the recent trend in Bitcoin prices. The virtual currency has seen little progress over the past month, after its crash in early May. Since Argo Blockchain’s mining revenues are measured in terms of Bitcoin prices, it follows that weakness in Bitcoin damages investor sentiment for the miner too. Indeed, the company’s revenues fell in May compared to the month before. The Bitcoin price was higher during April and even in March. In line with this, Argo Blockchain’s share price has more than halved over the past thee months. Of course, past performance is not an indication of future results. My takeawayBasically this shows that the company’s fortunes are linked with a currency that is still at a nascent stage. At this stage, it tends to be volatile because the future is unknown. China, for instance, clamped down on virtual currencies recently sending the price into a downward spin. And Elon Musk’s tweets are known to impact it. I think this would be less likely if there were stronger fundamentals in place.At the same time, I cannot look away from the fact that over the past year, the Argo Blockchain share price has risen by over 30 times. And this is after the share price drop over the past month and a half. Also, in my mind, cryptocurrency is beginning to gain more credibility. If enough investors buy them and enough people and companies start trading them, to borrow a phrase I first heard during the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin may become “too big to fail”. I’m now thinking about making a tiny speculative investment in the Argo Blockchain share.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image: Argo Blockchain Would I buy the Argo Blockchain share (ARB) after its price drop? See all posts by Manika Premsingh Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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20 Jun
2021

Conrad Selnick named vice president at Bexley Seabury Seminary

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Theological Education Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (1) Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Nov 13, 2013 Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Susan Zimmerman says: November 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm Did his father teach at Seabury also??? Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT People, Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation] Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation President Roger A. Ferlo announced on November 12 that the Rev. T. Conrad Selnick will become the federation’s vice president for advancement and church relations in January 2014. Selnick is currently rector of St. Christopher’s by the River Episcopal Church in Gates Mills, Ohio in the Diocese of Ohio.“We are building a center for Episcopal learning and discipleship at the crossroads of the country, and I am delighted that Conrad will join us,” said Ferlo. “His experience as a rector, a consultant and a leader in the wider church is the perfect fit for our mission.”As vice president, Selnick will support Ferlo in soliciting major gifts to support the seminary’s mission. He will also lead the federation’s alumni relations efforts, direct the annual fund and initiate and expand a planned giving program. “Bexley Hall and Seabury Western faced hard realities and made some faithful, courageous choices,” said Selnick. “The Federation’s board is venturing, eyes wide open, into theological education in the 21st century. Instead of repairing leaking roofs, they are taking the creative route, a blue-sky journey. I find that exciting, and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”Selnick, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins, a master of divinity from Episcopal Divinity School and a master’s degree in organizational development and analysis from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University, was ordained in the Diocese of Southern Ohio and has served since 1990 in the Diocese of Ohio. He has been rector of two parishes and served in congregational ministry in several other roles. A licensed chemical dependency counselor, Selnick has worked as a clinical therapist and as an organizational consultant in secular settings.“I am grateful to Conrad for his many years of faithful service to the church in Ohio, and I am glad that he has agreed to continue that service at Bexley Seabury,” said the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth Jr., bishop of Ohio and a Bexley Seabury trustee. “The Federation forms leaders to proclaim God’s mission in the 21st century, and I know that Conrad will contribute faithfully and well to that work.”Selnick will be based at Seabury Western, located in the headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Chicago, and also spend significant time at the Bexley campus in Columbus, where he began his ministry more than 25 years ago. He is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, who is the presiding bishop of the ELCA. They are the parents of two adult children: Rebeckah, who is married to Michael Ray, and Susannah. Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Conrad Selnick named vice president at Bexley Seabury Seminary Tags Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

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14 Jun
2021

Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate

first_img Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Honoring an Outspoken Animal Agriculture Advocate SHARE Previous articleSpaghetti Ice Cream New State Fair Signature FoodNext articleRelaxing RFS Mandate May Not Have Desired Effect Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter This week at the Tippecanoe County Fair the county Farm Bureau and Hoosier Ag Today teamed to present the 3rd annual Grand Champion of Animal Care. Nearly a hundred 4-H’ers received Champion of Agriculture t-shirts, but the grand champion honors went to Layne Lumley, a recent McCutcheon High School graduate.She has been a dedicated caretaker of her beef and swine projects “by just taking care of the animals and doing it well. And by doing that you’re also portraying to the public that producers are taking care of our animals and we’re taking care of them right. It’s just a really fun thing to do and it does take a lot of work, but it is very rewarding at the end of the summer to see your work paying off, whether it be winning a show or just having a good time.”County Farm Bureau President Kevin Underwood made the presentation in front of a packed coliseum in Lafayette. He told HAT Layne was a great choice given her dedication to promoting the animal care message.“Layne has been heavily involved not only in 4-H and all the animal projects, but had also been a real leader in FFA when she was in high school being not only the president and the vice president but also being heavily involved in livestock judging and public speaking. So she’s been someone who’s really worked on the skills trying to be an advocate for agriculture and really being an outspoken spokesperson for the industry.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Lumley-wins-Tipp-award.mp3|titles=Lumley wins Tipp award]Lumley said it’s important to continue finding ways to connect consumers with where they’re food is coming from. She has done a lot of research for her presentations on the subject and encourages consumers to do the same while not just accepting the first anti-animal agriculture message they’re exposed to.Lumley received numerous gifts from the Indiana Farm Bureau.Hear the full HAT interview with Lumley:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Layne-Lumley-2012-CAC-Grand-Champion.mp3|titles=Layne Lumley 2012 CAC Grand Champion]Hear the full HAT interview with Underwood:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Kevin-Underwood-on-2012-Champions-of-Animal-Care.mp3|titles=Kevin Underwood on 2012 Champions of Animal Care]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/07/Lumley-wins-Tipp-award.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS By Andy Eubank – Jul 25, 2012 last_img read more

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13 Jun
2021

Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat

first_imgFacebook Previous articleA focus on immigration fails to sway some Tarrant County votersNext articleNews Now 11/7/18 Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some + posts Katie Carter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, raises his hands while delivery his victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) printRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz declared victory Tuesday evening after a hard fought contest with Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Cruz, who was outspent by O’Rourke, was leading 51-48 with 80 percent of votes counted. “My responsibility is to represent every Texan,” said Cruz in his acceptance speech. “This election wasn’t about me and it wasn’t about Beto O’Rourke. This election was a battle of ideas…and the people of Texas decided this race.”O’Rourke, who was trying to become the first Democrat elected to the Senate in 30 years, claimed the votes in urban areas like Houston, Dallas and Austin. “This loss does nothing to diminish how I feel about Texas or this country,” O’Rourke said in his concession speech.During his concession speech O’Rourke encouraged a less polarized Texas and America. “I will work with him or with anyone, anytime, anywhere, to make sure that the same way you have been there for us, we will be there for you. Not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Texans and Americans.”Texas displayed unprecedented energy this midterm election, with early voter turnout exceeding the state’s total turnout in the 2014 midterm elections — even rivaling voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook ReddIt Twitter What we’re reading: The results are in Linkedin Twitter Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Don’t have a ride to the polls? No problem. Linkedin Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/last_img read more

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2 Jun
2021

CitrusAd Attracts Top Industry Executives to Support Global Retail Media Growth

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness TAGS  Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleTrial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s wordsNext articleSlingshot Aerospace Names Melanie Stricklan CEO and Gets Laser-Focused on Space Initiatives Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter CitrusAd Attracts Top Industry Executives to Support Global Retail Media Growthlast_img read more

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31 May
2021

Housing Optimism Steady, But Trouble on the Horizon

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago June 25, 2018 1,618 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Housing Optimism Steady, But Trouble on the Horizon Previous: Black Knight Introduces LoanSphere Servicing Digital Next: Zombie Homes: Why Won’t They Die Out? Home / Daily Dose / Housing Optimism Steady, But Trouble on the Horizon Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Prices HOME Survey Housing Inventory Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey housing optimism NAR National Association of Realtors 2018-06-25 David Wharton Share 1Save Tagged with: Home Prices HOME Survey Housing Inventory Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey housing optimism NAR National Association of Realtors Related Articles About Author: Scott Morgancenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago When it comes to Americans’ optimism about buying homes, Q2’s numbers might as well be cribbed from the National Association of Realtors’ Q1 report. NAR’s second quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey found that 68 percent of people think it’s a good time to buy—statistically, pretty much the same as in the first quarter.That optimism has remained steady among homeowners in particular. As with last quarter, 39 percent strongly agree that now is a good time to buy, while 29 percent moderately agree. Among renters, however, those positive feelings dropped from 55 to 49 percent in Q2. Optimism is highest among older buyers (65 or over) and those living in the South and Midwest regions (73 and 71 percent, respectively).NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said affordability and low inventory are eroding buyer confidence. “Inventory remains the driving force in real estate, affecting everything for rising prices to household formation. Improving supply conditions is critical to improving buyer optimism and helping to remove some of the barriers holding back potential first-time buyers,” Yun said.Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed said they believe that home prices have gone up in their area within the last 12 months. That’s up from 63 percent last quarter. Meanwhile, 55 percent also believe that home prices will keep going up in their communities through year’s end. That’s about where it was last quarter, too.Those numbers also largely mirror optimism about the economy in general. According to the report, almost 60 percent said the economy will stay strong. Most of the optimists are in rural areas, where 63 percent said the economy is improving.The largest change in perception from Q1 regarded mortgages. Forty-six percent of those surveyed said they do not believe it would be difficult to obtain a mortgage. While still less than half, that number is up from 36 percent last quarter. “This is most likely a reflection of the current positive outlook on the direction of the economy,” Yun said. “Healthy job creation and faster wage growth mean that homeownership is viewed as a more attainable goal than it was a year ago.” But optimism for several years ahead was a little less bouncy. Asked if homeownership will be easier or harder to attain for future generations, 73 percent said it will be harder for future generations to purchase a home, compared to 11 percent who said it will be easier. On the other side of the table, 75 percent believe that now is a good time to sell. Twenty-nine percent overall said that now is not a good time to sell a home. Among homeowners, that number was 19 percent.“Hopefully, this strong seller optimism will lead to an increase in inventory later on in the year,” said Yun. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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25 May
2021

Exclusive: Investigation launched after Garda patrol car set alight in Carndonagh

first_imgGardai in Carndonagh are investigating after a Garda patrol car was set alight overnight.The incident happened outside Carndonagh Garda station on the outskirts of the town at approximately 9.30pm.It’s understood that the car was damaged during the attack.No arrests have yet been made and Gardai are appealing for witnesses.Anyone with information is asked to contact Carndonagh Garda Station on 074 937 4109.Local Cllr. Albert Doherty says it’s disappointing to see such a callous act take place in the town:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/albert1pdffdfdm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue’s Constituency Office is close to where the incident took place:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/charlie1pxfgdfgdfm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 1, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Exclusive: Investigation launched after Garda patrol car set alight in Carndonagh WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleShots fired at Derry property in overnight attackNext articleFailte Ireland withdraw map after St Eunan’s mix-up News Highland center_img Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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24 May
2021

ARTRAGEOUS: TAC kicks off 2020 with energetic show

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author 1234567PrevNextStartStop Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 “It was art; it was music; it was dance; it was storytelling. It was stage performance and audience participation. It was everything theater is and all wrapped into one. It really was ARTrageous.”ARTrageous is an 11- member traveling artistic troupe based in New Mexico, and Hopper said, already, the TAC is considering having them travel back this way.“The show generated so much excitement and enthusiasm that I would like to have ARTrageous back in Troy,” Hopper said. “The show was full of energy and that spilled over into the audience. The audience response was amazing. It was a wonderful event.” Some events are billed as “a don’t miss.”On Sunday afternoon, the Troy Arts Council presented a “don’t miss” event at the Claudia Crosby Theater and it was that and a whole lot more, said Bill Hopper, TAC president.“If ARTrageous didn’t hit with everybody somehow, I don’t know what else we can do,” Hopper said. “It was a performance for all ages and for all interests. Published 9:07 pm Monday, January 13, 2020 Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Following the show, Hopper said audience members expressed amazement at the talent of the troupe.“In talking with audience members afterwards, they were impressed with the talent – the singing and dancing and especially the artistic talent,” he said. “The artists painted with their hands and with brushes.”They painted individually and then together in what was almost like a choreographed dance.“They even painted upside down,” Hopper said. “When, they tuned the painting over, it was the Mona Lisa.” Monday night hoops The Troy Recreation Center played host to recreation league basketball on Monday night in Troy. Monday night’s game begane the… read more Print Article You Might Like John Lennon and Freddie Mercury were subjects of the ARTrageous paintings that were done to the music of the musicians. Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” was a black-light painting.The performance ended with the audience on its collective feet as the artists painted an   American eagle and the Statue of Liberty to music, enhanced by dance.Hopper said the ARTrageous troupe was generous in donating the on-stage paintings to the TAC.Just what plans the TAC has for the paintings is uncertain but Kay Stinson is certain what she will do with the painting that she was fortunate to win.On the ARTrageous Facebook page was an invitation to enter the drawing for a painting that would be done on stage at the Sunday performance at the Claudia Crosby Theater.“I entered my name in the drawing and just got lucky,” Stinson said. “I got to choose which painting I wanted and I chose the Liberty one. The eagle was great, too, but the Liberty painting made a statement, USA. Recently, we’ve been through a lot of trying times. Liberty is what I wanted.”Stinson said she thoroughly enjoyed ARTrageous.“Those that were not there really missed something fantastic,” she said. “I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed anything as much. And, the talent of those 11 people was unbelievable.”Stinson said she heard that the TAC might have ARTrageous back and, if so, she’ll be on the front row. “It was just that good.” Latest Stories ARTRAGEOUS: TAC kicks off 2020 with energetic show Skip By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

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18 May
2021

Boulder shooting suspect makes first court appearance as community grieves

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(BOULDER, Colo.) — The 21-year-old accused of gunning down 10 people, including a police officer, at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday made his first court appearance Thursday.Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, of Arvada, Colorado, was taken into custody about 50 minutes after the shooting was reported. He was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of criminal attempt — murder in the first degree.At Thursday’s court appearance, prosecutors said additional charges are expected in the next few weeks.Defense attorneys said more time is needed to assess Alissa’s mental health.Alissa was held without bail and the judge ordered a status conference to take place in about 60 to 90 days.A possible motive has not been released. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the suspect bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16.The Boulder community gathered in grief at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night, singing “Amazing Grace” through their masks.The 10 victims range in age from 20 to 65 and include Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who was the first member of law enforcement to arrive at the scene.The other victims were identified as: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.As Talley’s body was escorted from the coroner’s office to the funeral home on Wednesday, fellow officers gathered on roads and overpasses to show their support.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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