Skye Bank Plc ( 2010 Presentation

first_imgPolaris Bank ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about Polaris Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Polaris Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Polaris Bank (  2010 presentation Company ProfilePolaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services in the retail, commercial, corporate, treasury and investment banking sectors. The Retail Banking division provides a full service offering ranging from transactional accounts, deposits and term savings accounts to consumer loans and mortgages. The Commercial Banking division provides direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans as well as credit facilities, foreign currency and derivative products. The Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking divisions offer financial instruments trading, structured financing and corporate leasing products. Other services offered by Skye Bank Plc include money transfer services, insurance brokerage, micro-financing, capital market, registrar and property development services. Skye Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Subsidiaries of Skye Bank Plc include Sky Bank Sierra Leone Limited, Skye Bank Gambia Limited and Skye Bank Guinea Limited. Polaris Bank formerly (Skye Bank Plc) is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

1 stock I’d buy and 1 I’d avoid for my Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img1 stock I’d buy and 1 I’d avoid for my Stocks and Shares ISA Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: CINE WPP 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. 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. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Netflix and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. The Stocks and Shares ISA deadline day is just a couple of weeks away. To maximise my current year allowance, I want to try and invest any surplus funds I have before then. After the clock resets, I have another 12 months using my fresh allowance. Within my ISA, I don’t have to pay any capital gains tax when I sell stocks from that year (or indeed stocks I’ve held for years within the ISA). So before the deadline kicks in, here’s what I’m thinking about two stocks in particular.A FTSE 100 stock I’d buyA company that I’m considering to buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA is WPP (LSE:WPP). This is a large multinational advertising company. Within the scope of advertising also comes public relations, media and other elements. The share price is up 88% over the past year.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…I like the business because, for my ISA, I’m looking for sustainable companies for the long run. The nature of advertising means that it’ll always be demanded by clients. Sure, the medium might change away from TV and more towards mobile or other channels, but given the size and scale of WPP, it can have fingers in all of these pies.This has been seen over recent years. If I ignore the large impairment taken on during 2020, the business weathered the pandemic well. Revenue was only down by 7.3% versus 2019. During the year it also managed to reduce net debt by £0.8bn at a time when a lot of other firms were increasing debt levels.The risk here is any knock-on impact of the £3.1bn impairment charge taken on recently. This was charged as a reduction in the value of acquisitions it had made pre-Covid. If further reduction in valuation happens, this would likely also reduce the value of the share price.One I won’t buy for my Stocks and Shares ISADespite the recent rally in the share price of Cineworld (LSE:CINE), I’d stay away from it as a stock for my ISA. It may be up over 100% in the past 12 months, but this ignores the crash of early March 2020.The impact of the pandemic has been drastic on the cinema operator. We’ll see the extent of it on Thursday when full-year results are released. Regardless of the loss, I’m staying away. Even if sites can reopen in May, I think people will be very cautious about going back to the cinema.Large releases have been postponed until later in the year anyway. For example, the next James Bond movie is now due on screens in September. So I think this summer will continue to see low occupancy, compounded by a desire to be outside and to socialise.Even if Cineworld can get through to the end of 2021, I think the fundamental business model of a traditional cinema operator is going out of fashion. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are continuing to see large sign-ups. Of course, given that the stock is so cheap, my risk of not buying could be a huge missed opportunity. It could easily generate high returns for an investor willing to take the risk of a turnaround in coming years due to the low valuation currently. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Anglican Holy Land pilgrimage explores reconciliation

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Josephine Corning says: Comments (2) [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates and Anglican Communion secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims. Among the highlights of the tour are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee.Full article. Anglican Holy Land pilgrimage explores reconciliation Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 The Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Middle East Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Israel-Palestine, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 27, 2017 at 8:58 am While I do not have access to their itinerary, it is worth noting in response to the question of meeting Palestinian Christians, that several of the photos in the ANS article are taken at St. George’s Cathedral of the Diocese of Jerusalem. One photo includes Archbishop Suheil Dawani who is the President Bishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East as well as Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem. Archbishop Dawani is a Palestinian Christian. One of the leaders of the pilgrimage, the Rev. Canon John Peterson, served for over ten years as Dean of St. George’s College in Jerusalem. Knowing both Canon Peterson and Archbishop Dawani I am confident there will be ample opportunity for meeting Palestinian Christians and learning of their perspective on all things affecting their various ministries. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN June 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm Why isn’t this group planning to go to Ramallah? The great majority of Christians in the Holy Land are Palestinians, and Ramallah is a Palestinian city. Will this group meet up with any Palestinian Christians? Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted Jun 26, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Excessive trust & lack of challenge enables majority of insider fraud in charities

Michelle Russell, Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement at the Charity Commission, said:“Today’s report has confirmed what we already suspected from our casework in this area. The crucial lesson for charities isn’t about introducing lengthy counter-fraud policies. It’s about changing people’s behaviours and encouraging staff and all those involved in charities to be vigilant and speak out when things don’t seem right. This must be demonstrated by everyone in an organisation to be truly effective.“The vast majority of charity workers do incredible work but, as we’ve seen in some troubling cases recently, sadly charities aren’t immune to fraud. A dangerous combination of a lack of accountability and controls not being consistently applied can make any charity – big or small – vulnerable, and create opportunities for fraudsters that will have devastating effects.”Over 50 responses were received in response to the Commission’s call for information on insider fraud, with a third of responding charities having an income of over £1million. The study also identified that 19% of frauds reported to the authorities resulted in a prosecution, 38% recovered part or all of the money/assets taken, and 76% of the frauds prompted media coverage.The Commission has published advice for charities on improving resilience to fraud, as well as a number of anonymised case studies alongside the report.  91 total views,  1 views today Excessive trust & lack of challenge enables majority of insider fraud in charities Tagged with: Charity Commission charity fraud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Almost three quarters of insider fraud in charities is enabled by too much trust and too little challenge from others within the organisation, research by the Charity Commission has revealed.The study, published today, 26 April, found that cultural factors, such as placing excessive trust or responsibility in individuals, or the lack of internal challenge and oversight, contributed to 70% of insider frauds within a sample of charities analysed by the Commission.It shows that 43% of insider fraud was committed by by an employee, 33% by a trustee, 10% by a volunteer, and 10% ’other’, with 4% of those questioned not specifying.Contributing factors specified were:43% of respondents suggested the prime factor was excessive trust or responsibility placed on one individual24% due to a lack of challenge or oversight24% due to either absence of controls or existing controls poorly applied5% confirmed it was due to a combination of more than one factorSome specific examples of where weak or non-existent controls had enabled the fraud to occur include failure to reconcile transactions and bank statements on a regular basis, poor segregation of duties/ unclear responsibility for financial controls, having only one signatory for bank transaction, and only one individual counting cash collections.Respondents also highlighted the impact of insider fraud, which included detrimental impact on beneficiaries through reduced service provision, loss of funding/income, an adverse effect on the charity’s reputation, damage to team/organisational morale, and in one case, the charity had to close as a result.Actions taken by the charities surveyed were:62% of charities who suffered a fraud reported it to Action Fraud or the police57% reported the fraud to the Charity Commission19% of frauds reported to the authorities resulted in a prosecution38% recovered part or all of the money/assets taken81% undertook a review of existing controls following the fraud76% of the frauds prompted media coverageThe Commission however voices concern in the study that 38% of cases were not reported to Action Fraud and 43% were not reported to the Commission. Advertisement  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 26 April 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Indiana woman criminalized after miscarriage

first_imgAn outrageous miscarriage of justice occurred Feb. 3 in Indiana based on a real miscarriage. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old, unmarried woman of South Asian-American descent, was found guilty of two contradictory crimes: feticide and neglect of a child. In March she could be sentenced to 70 years in prison.On July 13, 2013, Patel went to the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind., with heavy bleeding after delivering a stillborn fetus and depositing the remains in a bag in a dumpster.After questioning by medical personnel, police homicide detectives interrogated Patel and found, after searching her home and mobile phone, that she had obtained drugs from Hong Kong which she took in an attempt to abort the fetus. That led to the charge of feticide, even though blood tests revealed no such drugs in her system.The charge of neglect of a child was based on what can only be called “junk science.” The court pathologist used a “whole lung float test” to determine that the baby was born alive. But, according to RH Reality Check senior legal analysts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy, who discussed the case in a Feb. 9 podcast, that “test has been discredited since the 1980s.” Besides, Patel testified that the fetus was not breathing when it was expelled from her body.Yet a jury took only five hours to deliver a guilty verdict on both counts. That means the jury discounted testimony absolving Patel of both charges and believed she was criminally liable for wanting to self-abort an unexpected pregnancy.Criminalizing pregnant womenHow could this happen in the U.S. in 2015? How could a fetal homicide law intended to protect an unborn child be turned upside down to apply to a pregnant woman? According to Indiana attorney Kathrine Jack, the feticide law, initially used to prosecute illegal abortion providers, was later expanded to cover men who were violent with pregnant partners. It was never “intended to apply to pregnant women. … To use feticide charges in this way is bad for public health. Women will become afraid to go to their doctors for fear of arrest.” (Guardian, U.K., Aug. 26)This criminalization of pregnancy could be repeated in 38 states that currently have fetal homicide laws. Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina have already sent mothers to jail — mostly for abusing drugs or alcohol while pregnant.A peer-reviewed study published in 2013 by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women documented 413 arrests or other police actions that denied pregnant women of “physical liberty” between 1973, when Roe v. Wade was decided, and 2005. Since 2005, NAPW has identified an additional 380 cases, with more every week. Data reveal that targets of so-called “pro-life” laws are predominantly low-income women and women of color. (­, Feb. 4)Patel, a woman of color who had a relationship with a married man, lived in a strict Hindu community where sex before marriage and a baby born out of wedlock were taboo. Patel, who may have felt deep shame, had very little knowledge of menstruation and pregnancy since no sex education is provided in Indiana schools. She had no prenatal care and only limited access to costly abortion services.RHRC legal expert Pieklo noted that the prosecution, rather than sticking to concrete evidence, made “assumptions about how an appropriate mother behaves. … They said that [Patel] didn’t cry enough, that she was having a difficult time looking doctors in the eye when she was talking to them, that she was very cold in her demeanor. They spun that to say she was a murderer. [But] those are also classic trauma symptoms.”It is an understatement that cultural issues separated Patel from the jury.“This case and the verdict should send shockwaves through everyone who has an opinion about the right to choose abortion,” reads the NAPW statement. Because the state of Indiana did not prove Patel gave birth to a live baby who was then neglected, but did “set precedent for harsh punishment of women who have abortions or experience pregnancy losses,” NAPW will support an appeal of the case.But this travesty of justice should never have come to trial. Patel should not have been forced to endure the intense public humiliation of a very private, exceedingly personal experience.Misogyny on steroids characterizes today’s dead-end capitalism. It seeks to terrorize and criminalize poor, working-class women, especially from oppressed nationalities, as well as all other “outsiders” in this society, in a desperate attempt to keep the wealthy, white, male ruling class intact. The only solution to guarantee reproductive justice for all women is a revolution that eventually establishes a compassionate, classless society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Specialist Offers Insights on Farm Machinery Investments

first_img Facebook Twitter Purdue Specialist Offers Insights on Farm Machinery Investments Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Specialist Offers Insights on Farm Machinery Investments SHARE SHARE Farmers have plenty to consider when they decide whether to invest in farm machinery, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says in a recent Purdue Agricultural Economics Report article.“Crop Machinery Benchmarks,” written by Michael Langemeier, highlights two of the most important factors farmers should consider when evaluating the economic efficiency of their farm equipment: crop machinery investment per acre and crop machinery cost per acre.The information is especially helpful to Indiana farmers because machinery represents a large cost in the production of the state’s crops. In addition, many Indiana farmers have updated their machinery during the last few years in response to strong crop net returns.Because machinery is such a large investment, it is important to evaluate whether a farm’s machinery costs are too high, Langemeier said. Farmers whose operations have high machinery costs should carefully evaluate whether further machinery purchases are necessary and affordable.“If a farm has relatively high crop machinery benchmarks, it is likely to have above-average crop break-even prices or be less competitive than its peers,” he said. “In this instance, a farm should be extra careful in determining whether future machinery purchases are prudent.”A farmer also should consider farm size and the options of owning, leasing or hiring custom work.Timeliness of field operations, particularly during planting and harvest, can have a significant effect on crop yields. That is why farmers should carefully consider what kind of machinery they buy if they decide to own. Larger machinery can harvest crops more quickly, but is more expensive. Because of this, large farms might choose larger machinery, while small farms might find it more cost-effective to own or lease smaller machinery.To view the full article, which includes case studies and more detailed information on machinery investments, download the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report at Purdue Ag Communications Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 19, 2014 Previous articleHouse Ag Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Proposed Clean Water Act RuleNext articleNew Officer Team Takes Helm for Indiana FFA Andy Eubanklast_img read more

South Sudan newspaper editor released

first_img News News to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more Nhial Bol, the editor of the English-language daily The Citizen, was released on 12 October after being held in Malakia police station in the southern capital of Juba for three days. He appears to be accused of libel and publishing false information although no formal charges have so been brought and no date has been set for a trial.“We are waiting for the case to be taken before a court,” Reporters Without Borders said.————————13.10 – Editor of South Sudan newspaper arrest on eve of weekendReporters Without Borders calls for the release of Nhial Bol, the editor of the English-language daily The Citizen, who was arrested on 10 October in Juba, the capital of semi-autonomous South Sudan, because of an article about corruption in the south.“The South Sudan authorities acted in an illegal and unscrupulous fashion by arresting this journalist just before the weekend, so that he would not be able to request release on bail,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the government thought it was libelled by an article in the newspaper, it should have respected the law and justice by bringing a civil lawsuit.”Arrested on the morning of 10 October, Bol was taken to Malakia police station in Juba. He has reportedly been charged with libel and “disseminating false information” by the South Sudan authorities in connection with an article in the 7 October issue about high salaries paid to justice ministry officials.Reached by Reporters Without Borders the day after his arrest, Bol said that, instead of throwing him in prison, the government should have sued his newspaper before a court, as it was a civil matter. “They are trying to cover up their behaviour,” he said. Follow the news on Sudan Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent RSF_en center_img News Help by sharing this information March 29, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa October 14, 2008 – Updated on May 31, 2016 South Sudan newspaper editor releasedlast_img read more

Money spinner from Pat and Daniel

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Others can benefit from their ingenuityTWENTY-YEAR old Castletroy millionaire software developer Patrick Collison, has no plans to stop adding to his fortune as he launches his latest enterprise.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He has teamed up with his near neighbour and fellow computer genius Daniel Heffernan, to teach others how to create applications for iPhone’s and iPod Touch, and the chance to boost their bank account.The market for Apple applications is enormous this has been shown by the one billion applications downloaded from the store since the launch of the iPod Touch less than two years ago.The pair have come together with SQT Training to deliver a five-day course on how to develop Apple applications.Daniel, who will graduate from UL in August with a first class honours degree in Multimedia and Computer Games Development, said, “This market has no restrictions to any region.. anybody can develop their own application and upload it to the Apple store and immediately generate income from customers around the world”.Patrick and his brother John sold their fledging software company to Canadian company Live Current Media last year for three million euro, and the former Young Scientist of the Year is now director of engineering for the firm.Mulley Communications are responsible for marketing the course and a survey carried out by the company last year showed that iPhone users spend an average of euro 17 every six months on applications in an expanding market.One particular application, Flight Control, generated over one million dollars in just a few weeks.Patrick is enthusiastic about the potential of the iPhone application market, “The iPhone platform is so exciting because it makes it really easy for a small amount of work to turn in to a continuous revenue stream.“Once you publish the app, Apple will handle distribution, upgrades, installation, global payments, copy-protection… you can just wait for money to appear in your bank account”.The first course will begin in Dublin on July 20, and costs 1,500 euro. It is designed for programmers and will go through every aspect of the iPhone and iPod Touch and how to build applications that can use all the native abilities of the hugely popular devices. Advertisement Email Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Print NewsLocal NewsMoney spinner from Pat and DanielBy admin – June 25, 2009 427 Previous articleFormer Magdalene laundry inspires art studentsNext articleGreen light for Market plan adminlast_img read more

Starkest warning yet about Household Charge non-payment

first_img Facebook Starkest warning yet about Household Charge non-payment Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Street lights may need to be switched off – and community-run sports clubs will no longer exist – if people don’t comply with the household charge.That’s the warning from the CEO of the Local Government Management Agency, Paul McSweeney.Many county and city councils around the country say they will struggle to provide local services in their communities – as their budgets have been cut – and they’re relying on income from the household charge. Last month, Donegal County Council was told its government funding is being cut by 4 million euro.Paul McSweeney says it’s no exaggeration that many basic services – like street lighting – may need to be looked at to cut costs………..[podcast][/podcast]center_img Previous articleClosing date for expressions of interest in joining Udaras boardNext articleFive Gathering 2013 planning meetings in Donegal next month News Highland News Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – August 16, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Troy Health & Rehab crowns 2016 queen

first_imgLatest Stories Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2016 Sandra James was crowned Ms. Troy Health and Rehab at the annual pageant Tuesday night.Sandra James was crowned Ms. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center at the annual pageant at the center Tuesday night.Bertha McLendon was named, first runner up to James; Josephine Deveridge was second runner up and Faye Perry was took third place honors.Fannie Boswell was name Ms. Congeniality. Rounding out the queen’s court were Mary Trawick, Hazel Sanford and Anna Ivery. You Might Like City, hospital restructure debt A “small resolution with a big outcome” is pending before the Troy City Council, and it could provide financial benefits… read more Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Next UpJeanette Dawkins said all contestants were winners already.“Each lady is beautiful and represents Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center and the City of Troy well,” Dawkins said. “They are all queens and we thank them for making tonight special for all of us.”The newly crown queen has been a resident of Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center for six months. James was born in the nation’s capital. She has a son and daughter and two grandchildren. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy Health & Rehab crowns 2016 queen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content James said she was honored and very excited to represent TH&R and looks forward to being “the queen.”“I enjoy being a resident here,” she said. “I like the privacy and quietness of my room. I also enjoy talking to the staff and the other residents and attending the activities.”Each of the eight pageant contestants was asked what bit of advice she would give to other generations and what she would change in today’s world.“I would tell young people to complete their educations and go to church as a family,” James said. “A family that prays together stays together. And, I would put prayer back in the schools.” The contestants all had good advice to share and great ideas that would make the world a better place for everyone.Bertha McLendon has been a resident of TH&R for eight years. She has two sons and three daughters and eight grandchildren. She would change the world by changing the way people treat each other.“The Bible says to love everyone and treat them the way you would like to be treated,” she said.Josephine Deveridge has four sons and three daughters and “many” grandchildren. She has been a resident of TH&R for five years.“My advice to others is don’t fight. Treat others respectfully,” she said.Faye Perry’s advice to all is to serve the Lord with all your heart and soul.“God can use you anywhere. Even in the nursing home, God can use you,” she said.Perry is the mother of two sons and two daughters. She has been a resident of TH&R for three years.Miss Congeniality Fannie Boswell said, if she could change the world, she would put an end to war.“I don’t like the fighting and soldiers dying,” she said. “People argue and fight too much. We need to love and care about each other.”Boswell has 13 children, five sons and eight daughters and “several” grandchildren. She has been a resident of TH&R for three years.Mary Trawick said she had never been in a pageant before and was thrilled to participate. She encouraged others to volunteer at TH&R and visit the residents. She has been a resident at TH&R for nine months.“I wish I could change the attitude and hearts of terrorists. I want them to love everybody and stop killing,” the mother of three sons said.Anna Ivery, a four-year resident of TH&R, has one daughter. Her advice to people of all ages is “follow your dreams.”“I wish people would be willing to help others,” Ivery said. “We all need help in some way.”Hazel Sanford has been a resident of TH&R for two years. She has one son and one granddaughter.  She participates in all activities at the center. She especially enjoys church related activities and playing Bingo. She had no better advice than already been given.Dawkins expressed appreciation to the Ms. Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center contestants and their families and to all who helped make the 2016 pageant a wonderful and memorable event.last_img read more