Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALI.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What new tier 2 lockdown restrictions mean for UK small businesses

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! What new tier 2 lockdown restrictions mean for UK small businesses Are you a small business owner in a tier 2 area and wondering how the new coronavirus restrictions will affect you? The rules seem to be changing daily, so it’s understandable if you are a little confused. Here’s a useful guide to help you make sense of what the new tier 2 restrictions might mean for your business.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… What’s the reason for the new changes? 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The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Are you a small business owner in a tier 2 area and wondering how the new coronavirus restrictions will affect you? The rules seem to be changing daily, so it’s understandable if you are a little confused. Here’s a useful guide to help you make sense of what the new tier 2 restrictions might mean for your business.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…What’s the reason for the new changes?The new three-tier system of Covid-19 restrictions announced by Boris Johnson on 12 October aims to simplify local lockdown restrictions. it’s hoped it will help control the spread of the coronavirus, as infection rates have risen in the past few weeks.Under the new system, different areas of England will be split into medium, high and very high alert levels based on their infection rates. Each alert level will be subject to a specific set of restrictions, with those ranked as ‘very high’ facing the toughest of these restrictions. What are the new tiers?Tier 1Tier 1 the ‘medium’ alert level. The majority of the country is in tier 1. Areas under this tier will be subject to national measures, including:A ban on gatherings of more than 6 people A 10pm curfew for businesses like bars, pubs and restaurantsTier 2Tier 2 is the ‘high’ alert level. It covers areas with higher rates of infections but not enough to warrant placement in the ‘very high’ alert level. The restrictions here will include those in tier 1 plus others such as:No mixing of households in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place, unless within a support bubbleNo socialising of more than six people in outdoor settings, including private gardensTravel reductions, meaning people should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make as much as possibleThe most recent areas to move into tier 2 lockdown are London, York and Essex. Other major cities already in tier 2 include Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham City. Tier 3 Tier 3 is the ‘very high’ alert level. it covers areas with the highest rates of infection. The restrictions here include:No mixing of households indoors or in private or pub gardens (and the rule of six applies in public spaces like parks) All bars and pubs must close unless they also operate as a restaurantPeople should try as much as possible not to travel either in or out of tier 3 areasThe Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) and parts of Lancashire (Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen and Burnley) are the only regions currently under tier 3 lockdown. Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire, which are currently in tier 2, will move to tier 3 on Friday 23 October and Saturday 24 October, respectively.What do the new tier 2 restrictions mean for small businesses?For now, most small businesses (other than those that remain closed by law such as nightclubs and adult entertainment venues) can continue to operate in tier 2 as long as they do so in a Covid-secure manner.That means that if you have a restaurant, barbershop, saloon, gym, etc., you can carry on with business.Businesses selling food for consumption off the premises can continue doing so after the curfew as long as this is via a delivery, click-and-collect or drive-thru service.Unfortunately, while businesses might remain open, the fact that people from multiple households cannot mix in venues such as restaurants, bars and pubs means that most are likely to be serving fewer customers than usual.This has led some trade bodies to describe tier 2 restrictions as the ‘worst of both worlds’.Their reasoning is that tier 2 restrictions not only damage the amount of trade for small businesses but also do not come with the same financial support (such as Job Support Scheme and the Local Restrictions Support Grant) available to businesses in tier 3 areas.When will the restrictions end for small businesses?The good news is that tier 2 restrictions will undergo a review every two weeks. Therefore, an area under tier 2 might be downgraded to tier 1, where the restrictions are less strict.The bad news is that if infection rates get worse, tier 2 areas might move to tier 3. This would mean more restrictions and would make things tougher than they already are for small businesses in tier 2.However, it’s still too early to tell what the future holds, so we’ll have to wait and see. The new rules might still lead to lower infection rates, as they are intended to. This might then translate to the easing of current restrictions.If you are running a small business in a tier 2 area, one of the most useful things you can do in the meantime is protect your finances. 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. 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Impressive starting XV of players who have come through the Championship

first_imgMonday Feb 17, 2020 Impressive starting XV of players who have come through the Championship The Championship has received a lot of attention over the past few days after the Rugby Football Union’s decision to cut its funding of the league by almost half. ADVERTISEMENTSince then, a host of players, chairmen and pundits have commented on how damaging this could be for England, the Gallagher Premiership and the league itself. The majority of current England players have had stints in the Championship, as it is a preferred option of Premiership teams to loan players to the division below. However, there are also many that have risen through the ranks at Championship clubs, and used that as a platform for their careers.  So here is an XV of players who came from Championship teams: 1 Mako Vunipola- Bristol Before being signed by Saracens, the England, and British and Irish Lions loosehead Mako Vunipola came through Bristol, playing in the playoff loss to Exeter Chiefs in 2010. 2 Dave Ward- Cornish PiratesADVERTISEMENTWhile Harlequins’ Dave Ward did not come through Cornish Pirates, having previously played for Bath, Northampton Saints and Sale Sharks, it was his three years in Penzance that attracted the attention of Harlequins. He arrived at the Stoop in 2012 and has been a great servant to the club ever since. 3 Thomas Francis- Doncaster Knights The Wales international and current Exeter Chiefs prop Thomas Francis was born in Yorkshire and played for Doncaster Knights and London Scottish before being snapped up by Rob Baxter at Exeter in 2014. Honorary mention: Ben Alexander- Bedford Blues. 4 Danny Grewcock- CoventryADVERTISEMENTBefore a distinguished career with Saracens, Bath, England, and the British and Irish Lions, Rugby World Cup winning lock Danny Grewcock spent three years in the Championship (then National One) with Coventry. 5 Mouritz Botha- Bedford BluesThe South African born England international Mouritz Botha started his career in England with Bedford Blues before moving to Saracens in 2009. 6 Colin Charvis- London WelshOne of many Wales greats to play in the English capital with London Welsh, the Birmingham born Colin Charvis started his career there in the 90s before moving to Swansea and later becoming Wales captain. 7 Akapusi Qera- Birmingham & Solihull One of Gloucester’s great flankers this millenium, the former Fiji captain Akapusi Qera spent a season with Birmingham & Solihull (then Pertemps Bees) before moving to Kingsholm and later Toulouse. 8 Nick Easter- Orrell The Manchester club Orrell were a feature of the Championship during the 90s and early 2000s, even finishing second in 2004. Off the back of that season, their No8 Nick Easter was spotted by Harlequins and made the move up to the Premiership.  9 Danny Care- Otley Although England and Harlequins scrum half Danny Care never strictly played in the Championship with Otley, having moved to fellow Yorkshire outfit Leeds, he did play for the club in his youth. 10 Gareth Steenson- Exeter ChiefsNow a mainstay in the Premiership (and the fifth all time points scorer), Gareth Steenson was part of Exeter back in their Championship days and has been with them through all their glory. Seven years before Steenson kicked the winning penalty in the Premiership final, he kicked 24 points in the 2010 playoff second-leg against Bristol to secure promotion. 11 Joe Cokanasiga- London IrishNow in his second season at Bath, the 22-year-old giant Joe Cokanasiga first announced himself in the Championship with London Irish, and a barnstorming 2016/17 saw him selected for Eddie Jones’ England team to tour Argentina. 12 Tom Shanklin- London WelshThe 70-cap former Wales centre Tom Shanklin began his career with London Welsh before moving to Saracens and then Cardiff Blues. 13 Chris Wyles- NottinghamThe former USA captain Chris Wyles began his professional career with Nottingham before moving to Northampton Saints and then Saracens in 2008, where he became a four-time Premiership winner and two-time Champions Cup winner. 14 Sean Lamont- RotherhamThe 105-cap Scotland great Sean Lamont was a Rotherham player in the early 2000s, spending three years in Yorkshire before a move to Glasgow, where his career blossomed. 15 David Strettle- RotherhamA benefit of Harlequins being relegated in 2005, was that the London club were exposed to some of the talent in the league below. After impressing for Rotherham that season, the future England winger David Strettle was signed by Harlequins after they earned promotion. YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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New appointment at Association of Children’s Hospices

first_img The Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH) has appointed a new Head of Corporate Fundraising.Julian Hall is to become the new Head of Corporate Fundraising for the Bristol-based Association of Children’s Hospices. He takes up the position on 16 June.He is moving from his current position as Development Director of At-Bristol. Advertisement The ACH brings together over 40 voluntary sector organisations in Great Britain dedicated to the care of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families. Howard Lake | 10 June 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img 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. New appointment at Association of Children’s Hospices  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Victory in New School occupation

first_imgMay 10 protest at the New School, N.Y.New York — Students at the New School here have occupied their cafeteria since May 1 in solidarity with cafeteria workers under attack by a union-busting administration and with graduate student workers fighting for a contract and livable wage.When the New School administration announced it planned to lay off all cafeteria workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 100, and have them reapply for their jobs, with most positions to be filled by students, students sprang into action to defend the cafeteria workers. They occupied the cafeteria, demanding no workers be laid off. Students rejected this racist, union-busting attack on Black and Brown workers with the slogan, “All of Us or None! Every Single Job!”The workers announced May 10 that they had reached an agreement ensuring that every cafeteria worker would continue to have a job at the New School and setting dates for contract negotiations.As one student, who asked not be named, put it: “It was the collective power of the workers and students together that forced the New School to give back every worker a job and their union.” Another student added: “This victory was not given to us by the bosses or the president, but was something workers and students took for ourselves through collective action.”In addition to the struggle in the cafeteria, graduate student workers, represented by the Student Employees at the New School-United Auto Workers, have been fighting for a contract since 2014. Graduate student workers keep the New School running by teaching and assisting courses, grading papers, tutoring students and carrying out research, yet, for what is often a full-time job, they are paid part-time poverty wages with no health care benefits.After four years without a contract, graduate student workers went on strike May 8-13, setting up picket lines at New School buildings and demanding a fair contract that will include a livable wage and health care.The strike has forced economic conces­sions from the administration, but its pro­posals, particularly on health care, remain unsatisfactory to the graduate student workers. Negotiations are expected to continue. See Facebook (facebook.com/SENSUAW) and Twitter ­­(@SENSUAW) for updates on the struggle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Obama Admin Own Worst Enemy on Climate?

first_img Obama Admin Own Worst Enemy on Climate? Home Energy Obama Admin Own Worst Enemy on Climate? Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 22, 2014 A new full page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times tells President Obama that if his administration accepts the EPA’s proposal to fundamentally alter the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—a decision the President is expected to make soon—he “will have inadvertently done more to damage [his] climate legacy than [his] worst enemies.” The ad warns that the proposal would let oil companies off the hook for blocking competition from American renewable fuels, and prompt an exodus of investment in cellulosic ethanol—the world’s cleanest motor fuel—to China and Brazil.Running in the New York Times Monday, the message coincides with “The People’s Climate March” and the beginning of Climate Week.The EPA’s ill-conceived proposal to gut the RFS comes just as the nation marks the arrival of commercial scale cellulosic ethanol production with four new facilities opening this year.  In the ad, the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization caution President Obama that investments in additional cellulosic production beyond these four plants will likely shift overseas if the President adopts the flawed methodology of the EPA proposal, regardless of whether he decides to actually raise the renewable fuel targets in the rule.Source: Advanced Ethanol CouncilThe full text:“Dear Mr. President,“When the federal government implemented the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a little more than six years ago, America’s innovators listened. Companies like Abengoa, INEOS Bio, and POET-DSM invested billions of dollars developing cellulosic biofuel — the cleanest, lowest carbon motor fuel in the world — and the first commercial plants came online earlier this year.“But these companies now have a problem no one anticipated.“Your Administration is proposing to change the RFS rules in the middle of the game with a brand new methodological approach that allows oil companies to avoid their obligations under the law by simply refusing to distribute renewable fuel to consumers. You will have inadvertently done more to damage your climate legacy than your worst enemies.“To be clear, our companies are not going to fail in the mission to commercialize cellulosic biofuel. But America will fail to lead the charge if your Administration lets oil companies off the hook. And papering over the problem by increasing the RFS targets this year will not prevent the exodus of investment to China and Brazil.  “When you announced power plant rules to combat climate change earlier this summer, you said that we need builders to hammer into place the foundations for a new clean-energy era.“We agree. And we stand ready to back you.“But handing landmark Clean Air Act programs like the RFS over to oil companies is not going to drive investment or give low-carbon industries like ours confidence that the United States is committed to innovation and addressing climate change.“Mr. President, your legacy requires protecting the RFS.” Previous articleIndiana Soybean Farmer Participating in National Leadership ProgramNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

ISPCA call for immediate ban on fur farming in Donegal

first_img Previous articlePathologist due at scene of woman’s death in Killygordon shortlyNext articleSion Mills native is Euromillions winner News Highland Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest The ISPCA has called on Minister Michael Creed to introduce an immediate ban on fur farming in Ireland.The organisation has confirmed that a fur farm in Donegal is continuing to operate.There are a total of three fur farms across the country, one also in Kerry and Laois containing a combined total of 200,000 mink.The ISPCA has welcomed Serbia becoming the latest country to ban fur farming.Veterinary Ireland as part of its policy on fur farming in Ireland has also called for an immediate ban.ISPCA CEO is Dr Andrew Kelly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/kellyispca.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows ISPCA call for immediate ban on fur farming in Donegal By News Highland – January 4, 2019 Google+last_img read more

The great camping adventure

first_img Sitting in a yurt with sweat pouring down my face and sugar ants parading across my feet was not exactly the peaceful, relaxing weekend I had planned with Mother Nature.The scenic “shortcut” that I had taken along Potato Creek to High Falls had only added an hour and a half to the journey.I stepped out of the car into the South Georgia sauna and dog paddled my way through the humidity to the yurt, opened the flaps and both doors and begged a breeze to enter. Published 10:32 pm Friday, September 4, 2009 I didn’t know why Mama was saying all that stuff. She’d said I wasn’t afraid of the ol’ devil himself, so why would she think I’d be afraid of sleeping out in the backyard.Our tent was “pitched” over an old wooden table that we turned upside down. We draped a sheet over the four upturned legs and put down feather pillows to sleep on.We built a fire and cooked hotdogs and then crawled inside our tent to tell ghost stories about Blood Bones and other mean, scary things. After a while, we got sleepy. Julia Faye put her head at one end and I put mine at the other.In the stillness and the quiet, we could hear the night sounds. But the croaking of the frogs that sounded so merry through the screen window of my bedroom then sounded rather menacing. The ol’ hoot owl made a dark, scary noise, the crickets and katydids jeered and the ol’ hound dogs howled. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell 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. 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 Sponsored Content Print Article You Might Like OWL Program worthy of support The call for volunteers has been issued, and if Anthony Grant’s experience is any indication, answering that call will be… read more Skip Book Nook to reopen Email the author Before long, the two brave little girls were clinging together and slept most of the hot, summer night stuck together with sweat. But that was all right. We were blood brothers.Back then, really good friends would cut their thumbs with a Tuf-Nut knife and press the bleeding thumbs together and become blood brothers and be friends forever.The air cooled in the early morning hours and we woke to a bright sunrise and the singing of birds.That remembrance lulled me to sleep on that hot, miserable Georgia summer night.And just as the wee hours of the morning had brought cooling and comfort when I was brave little girl, they also did to the High Falls yurt.The state park offered much in the form of outdoor entertainment – magnificent hiking trails, a beautiful lake for boating and fishing, swimming and putt-putt golf and, thankfully, a cool afternoon breeze.Nearby, there were several mom and pop eateries, country markets and roadside stands. All in all, it was a fun place to be.The next night, Mother Nature was kind.A soft shower of rain and a gentle breeze “air conditioned” the great outdoors.Miles away from Tommy Edison’s invention, thousands upon thousands of stars twinkled in the night sky. It was an amazing thing. My thoughts drifted back again.When I was knee high to a grasshopper, as my granny would say, my blood brothers and I would go out in the pasture, lie in the grass and watch the stars “come up.”Usually, at full darkness, the realization of how small we were in the big, dark world would cause us to jump up and run home to our mamas.It had been decades since I’d gazed at the stars from the vantage point of pasture grass.There was a sudden longing so I grabbed a blanket, went out into the darkness and spread the blanket on the hillside above the lake.And right there right by myself, I gazed up at the stars.What an amazing sight and what an awesome feeling to realize again how small I am in God’s great, vast universe.It was a lonely feeling, too, being left only with memories of the blood brothers who were once there with me … If only I could have run home to Mama. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The great camping adventure The fastest way to get morning to come is to sleep. So, I slipped into a pair of shorty pajamas — the closest I could get to sleeping in nothing – and tried to go to sleep.Lying there sweating, itching and watching the ceiling fan try to cut its way through the hot, heavy, humid air, I thought of my grandson’s motto — If it ain’t an adventure, it ain’t worth doin’. This was an adventure.Somewhere between sleep and wakefulness, my thoughts drifted back to my first campout adventure. Mama reluctantly agreed for “me and Julia Faye” to camp out in our backyard. “But you’ll have to be brave little girls,” she said. “You’ll have to stay out there all night.”last_img read more

University Chorale presents fall concert

first_img In addition to his duties at St. Andrew’s, Sexton is on the conducting staff of The Mississippi Girlchoir and the founding director of Mississippi Harmony, a community choir.St. Andrew’s is the number one private school in Mississippi and ranked 18th in the nation. The school has an outstanding arts program.“The Troy University Concert Chorale is looking forward to performing with ‘Rhapsody’ and to hearing the choir perform its own selections,” Orlofsky said. University Chorale presents fall concert Members of the Brundidge Business Association and community leaders gathered for the ceremony marking the completion of the mural project. Inset below, artist Amanda Trawick designed and created the murals.The Troy University Concert Chorale will present its fall concert, “Song of Devotion” at Bush Memorial Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free and open to the public.Dr. Diane Orlofsky, conductor of the Concert Chorale, said the 45-voice auditioned mixed choir will perform a variety of sacred music centered around the themes of devotion, reflection, comfort and praise.“We are very excited to have ‘Rhapsody,’ a 55-member choir from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi, join the Concert Chorale for three numbers,” Orlofsky said. “The conductor of ‘Rhapsody’ is Troy native and Troy University alumnus Scott Sexton.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sunday’s Concert Chorale will also feature Dr. Michael Huff, associate professor of music at Troy University.Huff will be the featured trumpet soloist for Halsey Steven’s ‘Magnificat,’ a powerful setting of the Biblical text that expresses the Virgin Mary’s response to the angel’s proclamation.“This piece departs from the typical response we have come to stereotypically expect from musical settings of this text,” Orlofsky said. “This composition, with its purposeful dissonances, complex rhythmic structure and interplay between piano, trumpet and voice, seems to cast the Virgin’s response with a certain strength of resolve and depth of understanding of the enormity of the task ahead.”Daniel Elder’s lush setting of “Ave Maria” and Jane Marshall’s popular anthem, “My Eternal King” will round out the program, Orlofsky said.The Troy Music Study Club will be recognized and honored as a “Chorale Community Champion” for its faithful support of the concert chorale and choral music in general.“I urge folks to get to Bush Memorial early and get a good seat,” Orlofsky said. “I am excited about the variety of the program, the chance to welcome a talented young choir and a gifted trumpet soloist to our stage and to be given another opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy and power of sacred choral music.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day One of the selections the St. Andrew’s choir will perform is titled, “ Wana Baraka,” which Sexton said means “have blessed.”“St. Andrew’s has a partner school in Ghana, West Africa and ‘Wana Baraka’ is one of the praise songs we like to sing,” he said. “We recently did a small concert in Ghana, about eight students. Every other summer, we take a group from St. Andrew’s to Ghana. Each trip is a rich learning experience.”“Rhapsody” is an auditioned choir of 11th and 12th grade students and they are a pleasure to direct, Sexton said. “We are looking forward to performing with the Troy University Concert Chorale. It is an honor for our choir and our school.”“Rhapsody” will perform for students at Troy Elementary School on Monday before retuning to Jackson. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Sponsored Content Skip Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2016 By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Gunshots disrupt large crowds on Troy campus University officials confirmed Sunday that shots were fired shortly after midnight outside Sartain Hall, where large crowds had gathered for… read more Latest Stories Email the authorlast_img read more