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Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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House NX / ARX

first_img Projects 2006 2006 House NX / ARX Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Area Area of this architecture project House NX / ARXSave this projectSaveHouse NX / ARX Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/543923/house-nx-arx Clipboard photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Engeneerings:TAL PROJECTO, Projectos, Estudos e Serviços de Engenharia Lda.Contractor:Gardenblok Construções Lda.Project Construction:1999-2006Architect In Charge:Nuno Mateus, José Mateus, Alexandra MargaçaCity:CascaisCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesUrban ApplicationsHESS TIMBERTimber Construction of K: Port Electric Vehicle Charging Station PortisheadText description provided by the architects. This house took a real long time to come through. In this interval of a 7 years total, the context changed radically. What was once an inclined land lot with a panoramic view over the sea, has become a strangled place amidst high buildings, sometimes up to 9-storeys, meanwhile built in the way, between the houses and the sea.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis outcome was nonetheless predictable, given the available building-plans and the idyllic real-estate paintings, once again isolating the products they wish to sell in an exclusive relationship to the country or the sea. This time it was the sea.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGKnowing this, and despite the harsh nature of the starting ground, the house went looking for its inner self, getting ready for the worst-case scenario, still taking for granted the sea breeze and the walking distance to the beach.Save this picture!SectionTotally defined in the allotment building license, the house grows into three floors, the lowest being both the garage and storage area.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe compulsory perimeter distances of the lot (3, 5 and 6 metres), common to any allotment across the country, force the compaction of the volume, releasing all around a “stripe“ of land, usually residual and hardly usable.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe designing process was much a (re)search for the different possibilities of the indoor-outdoor spatial relations (we assume this is very much why one builds a house in the first place). Outins were created, broadening the spectrum of possibilities, like the intervals between the body of the staircase and the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessAV House / BAKSelected ProjectsMorumbi Residence / Drucker Arquitetos AssociadosSelected Projects Share Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Cascais, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/543923/house-nx-arx Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 35 Share CopyAbout this officeARXOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisFernando GuerraFG+SGHousesPortugalPublished on September 19, 2014Cite: “House NX / ARX” 19 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Survey on online fundraising needs of UK charities

first_img  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK charities are invited to take part in a short online survey to help identify their key needs and issues in online fundraising. The survey, on behalf of a successful US-based company, closes on 29 April. All participants will be entered into a draw to win an iPod Nano.The survey has been devised by MBA students at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business. It has been designed to help them learn more about the particular needs and readiness of the UK charity and nonprofit sector to use the Internet for communicating with supporters and constituents to develop strong relationships and drive fundraising.All legitimate survey respondents from UK-based charities and nonprofits will receive a report on the survey results. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 April 2006 | Newscenter_img In addition, the first 100 respondents will receive a £5 gift certificate for Virgin Megastores, as well as the chance to win a new iPod Nano. Although the survey asks respondents for their charity’s name and e-mail address, the survey’s creators say that this information will only be used to share the survey results, and to award the gift certificates and iPod. “Respondents’ information will not be used to market services, and it will not be shared with third parties”, say the survey team. Survey on online fundraising needs of UK charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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New round of UK Aid Match open with first invitation for projects tackling ocean plastics

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 3 May 2018 | News Tagged with: DfID UK Aid Match match funding  197 total views,  1 views today The Department for International Development has opened its latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match and is looking for proposals.UK Aid Match is inviting charities to apply that have projects tackling issues of disability, health, women’s empowerment, youth employment, prosperity, modern slavery, girls’ education, and for the first time ocean plastics, to apply.Each charity appeal must run for up to three months and raise a maximum of £2million. The deadline for concept notes is 25 May 2018.Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary, said:“This is a very exciting step for UK Aid Match as, for the first time, we are asking for proposals to tackle the huge problem of ocean plastics. This is a clear sign of the British public’s passion and energy to fight against global plastic waste.“I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative solutions, which charities will bring to this global issue. I am sure the UK public will continue to show their incredibly generous support for the UK Aid Match scheme.”In the last five years, UK Aid Match has supported 42 charities and run projects in 22 countries, which have benefitted an estimated 19 million people. The government has matched every public donation made to these charities pound for pound. Advertisementcenter_img 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 www.thepurplepim.com. New round of UK Aid Match open with first invitation for projects tackling ocean plastics  198 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

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£2million of funding available through Health Breakthrough Fund

first_img£2million of funding available through Health Breakthrough Fund The Peter Sowerby Foundation is seeking a project to receive up to £2m of funding as part of its Health Breakthrough funding strand. This is the single biggest grant offered by the Foundation since it was formed in 2011.The Peter Sowerby Foundation is seeking projects in one (or more) of the following categories:Primary medical care and research into technologies that improve the delivery of primary careResearch undertaken by GPsInnovation and technology to improve primary care, particularly in rural communitiesTerminal care and support for those suffering terminal illnesses and research into improving delivery of careAccording to the Open Call issued by the foundation: ‘Projects must be highly innovative and early stage with the potential to make a transformative impact in improving primary care and/or ‘out of hospital’ provision for patients across the UK.’The Call is open to organisations (or consortium bids) with a turnover of £2m or over.  Applications for potentially high-risk projects run by professionals with strong track records in the health sector and that are grounded in considerable external evidence are welcomed, as are projects that provide a substantial social return on investment.David Aspinall, Chair of Trustees, commented:“At a time of continuing funding constraint within the NHS, notwithstanding increasing investment by the Government, we are delighted to offer a significant grant to organisations with the potential to revolutionise the care of patients across the UK.“In issuing this grant, the Foundation aims to make a transformative impact for patients across the UK in partnership with an ambitious organisation. We welcome applications which share our aspirations to improve the delivery of primary care, the lifetime work of the Foundation’s founder, Dr Peter Sowerby.” Advertisement  299 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 21 February 2019 | News Tagged with: Funding health healthcare AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  300 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 March 2019, with more details including on how to apply available on the site. 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Call for release of website editor accused of terrorism

first_img Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Organisation August 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of website editor accused of terrorism News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders calls on the Sri Lankan government to release J. S. Tissainayagam, a Tamil journalist who has been held since March. A government minister has just said he is charged with terrorism on the basis of articles written in 2006 and his activities as the editor of a website. to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the Sri Lankan government to release J. S. Tissainayagam, a Tamil journalist who has been held since March. A government minister has just said he is charged with terrorism on the basis of articles written in 2006 and his activities as the editor of a website.”This respected journalist’s illegal and unjust detention is being accompanied by grotesque charges that are a serious violation of the freedom of expression guaranteed in the Sri Lankan constitution,” Reporters Without Borders said.”How can the expression of a personal view, which is based on facts known to everyone and which does not call for violence, be an act of terrorism,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge the international community, including the European Union, to press for Tissainayagam’s release.”In a 12 August letter to Human Rights Watch, disaster management and human rights secretary Rajiva Wijesinha said that, after a long police investigation, Tissainayagam was now facing terrorism charges. But the only evidence he offered was a 2006 article in a magazine edited by Tissainayagam in which he spoke of an army offensive in a Tamil region that was being accompanied by a dramatic humanitarian crisis for the civilian population.The letter can be read on the Peace in Sri Lanka website (www.peaceinsrilanka.org).A contributor to the Sunday Times newspaper, Tissainayagam was arrested in Colombo on 7 March, just a few weeks after creating a news website called Outreachlk with funding from FLICT, an NGO supported by the German development agency GTZ. The authorities extended his detention for another three months on 6 June in order to continue their investigation.The police have apparently tried to establish that articles he wrote in 2006 supported Tamil Tiger terrorism. His case was referred to the attorney-general’s office on 4 July. He is being held by the anti-terrorism police in Colombo, where his lawyer has never been allowed to talk to him in private. Follow the news on Sri Lanka RSF_en News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News July 29, 2020 Find out more July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Plea In SC Seeks ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ Scheme To Ensure Availability of Subsidised Food Grains to Beneficiaries [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ Scheme To Ensure Availability of Subsidised Food Grains to Beneficiaries [Read Petition] Nilashish Chaudhary17 April 2020 7:25 AMShare This – xA petition filed in Supreme Court seeks the advanced implementation of the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme to ensure availability of subsidised food grains to beneficiaries who are presently aggrieved amid the ongoing Corona Virus crisis.To this end, it has been prayed that the One Nation One Umbrella (ONOU) scheme may be temporarily adopted so that the rights of migrant workers and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition filed in Supreme Court seeks the advanced implementation of the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme to ensure availability of subsidised food grains to beneficiaries who are presently aggrieved amid the ongoing Corona Virus crisis.To this end, it has been prayed that the One Nation One Umbrella (ONOU) scheme may be temporarily adopted so that the rights of migrant workers and the destitute are safeguarded by the Government.Filed by lawyer Reepak Kansal, the petition details the plight of said migrants, employees and other citizens who find themselves locked in in various facilities in states other than their home state. It is submitted that most States and Union territories are giving preference to voters from their own State in providing subsidized basic essentials while denying migrants the same. In this light it is urged that the Central Government be directed to adopt ONORC in order to protect the rights of these people specifically, who are equally entitled to benefits of Government schemes.”The scheme of “One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC)” announced by Central Government which is about to start in the month of June, 2020. Due to lack of scheme of One Nation One Rashan Card and another policy / circular / notification by Central Government to protect the rights of laborers / employees/ small businessman / daily wagers / tourists etc, in regard to protect the lives and health of above-said section. The said section of the society has not been getting benefits of schemes of Central Government and State Governments including subsidized food grains, shelter and medical facilities (Except Corona Treatment).”Invoking Article 21 of the Constitution, Kansal argues that the Central and State Governments are obliged to provide food, shelter and medical aid to all such persons, and to do so they must adopt ONOU to save all human lives without any discrimination of State identity.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Fire fighters appreciated for ‘labors’

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Print Article Fire fighters appreciated for ‘labors’ Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy University student dies, flu may be factor A Troy University student died in a Dothan hospital Friday, after he had previously been diagnosed with the flu. Andrew… read more Email the author 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Powell said she stood in disbelief. Shocked. Stunned. Beyond tears.“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” she said.“It was a nightmare.”Powell was in Dothan keeping her daughter’s children, who were out of school for the summer. She was planning to return home to Troy at the end of the week. Her bags were packed and ready. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I couldn’t grasp what I had heard,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. It was like a bad dream that I couldn’t wake up from. It was a nightmare.”When Powell and her daughter drove up to her house a little more than an hour later, what had been her home was a smoldering pile of rubble.“I had always had a home and, in just an hour, I didn’t have one anymore,” Powell said. “I didn’t have a home to come home to.”Powell said the fire fighters from the Troy Fire Department and the Meeksville Volunteer Fire Department did all they could to save her home, but the fire was too far gone.“They tried their best, and I will always be grateful to them,” she said.“I can’t ever thank them enough. Them and the Troy Police Department and my family and friends that came to help. Everyone was so kind. It meant so much to me to know that other people cared and wanted to do something to help.”Powell said there’s no way to describe the feeling of helplessness and emptiness that comes with the loss of one’s home.“I’d always heard that losing your house to fire is the next thing to a death in the family,” she said.“I believe that. It’s so final. Everything that I had was gone, and there was no way to get it back.“What hurt the most was that I lost so many personal things that can never be replaced. The portraits of my children when they graduated from high school. All of the pictures of my children and grandchildren. My jewelry and other personal things. We moved in the house in 1972, and I’ve been collecting things all these years. I’m a pack rat and everything that I had ever saved is gone. Everything.”Powell said she has not yet been able to even think about starting over.“Where do you start? Where? I just don’t know.”On this Labor Day weekend, Powell said her thoughts are for those who put their lives on the line every day for others.“People like our fire fighters and police officers,” she said.“We don’t really think about how important they are until we need them. They weren’t able to save my house, but they tried. I just want to thank them because I know what it’s like to lose everything, and they are the ones who can keep it from happening to others. We really need to appreciate our fire fighters. They are heroes.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Published 5:59 pm Monday, September 7, 2009 Nightmares most often come during the dark and loneliness of night.But, sometimes, they come during waking hours when the sun in high in the sky.Pat Powell knows all too well about daytime nightmares. Around midday on Aug. 4, the telephone rang. She answered it with complete peace of mind.However, the voice on the other end of the line turned her world upside down.“Your house is burning down.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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Tick-tock Time Traveler makes way to local bookstores

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Tick-tock Time Traveler makes way to local bookstores Latest Stories 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 Email the author The idea for the story came to Johnson several years ago as she was listening to a news report.“It was Christmastime and the news reported that, in a rush for sales items, several people had been trampled in a shopping mall,” she said. “The question popped into my mind as to what the original St. Nicholas would think if he saw what Americans have done with his image and reputation. That’s when the story for ‘St. Nicholas’s Secret’ began to formulate in my mind.”Johnson is a board certified English teacher at Charles Henderson High School. She has taught high school and middle school for 20 years, has a master’s degree in English education and specializes in reading. However, she did not feel confident in her ability to write a book for children.“I knew how to format a five paragraph essay but there’s just so much you need to know and have to know to be an effective and marketable writer of children’s books,” she said. “So, I enrolled in the Jerry. B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and learned the writing skills that I felt I needed to write a book for children.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Johnson completed a two-year apprenticeship with the writer’s guild before beginning the process.“I met a publisher at a writing conference in California and sent my work to him but I never heard back,” she said. “But about six months later, I was contacted by another publisher who was interested in my work.”After the first review of her book about the young time traveler, Johnson said she felt as though she had been stabbed in the heart.“I was told that the story needed heavy editing,” she said, with a sigh. “And that was not the first cut down. The next draft I sent was edited by a different editor who wanted to change half of the story. Some of the changes I agreed with. Some I didn’t.”The publishing process was an enlightening and learning experience for Johnson.“I learned that a writer has to listen to the professionals while, at the same time, fighting for the things you believe are important,” she said.“A book is actually a duet between the author and the publisher. That’s the way it works in order to produce a quality product.”When Johnson received a sample copy of “St. Nicholas’s Secret” it was better than she had envisioned.“The illustrator, Nathan Wiedemer, had done a beautiful job and I was just very pleased,” she said. “It was a wonderfully done book.”The books were scheduled to arrive in November but were misplaced during shipping and didn’t arrive until Dec. 4.“Of course, having a Christmas theme, it’s a seasonal book so we have a short time to sell the books this year,” Johnson said. “But, I’m very excited that my publisher, Higher Life Development Services, plans for the Tales of the Tick-Tock Time Traveler to be a series. The next book planned is for St. Patrick’s Day. That’s very exciting.”Each of Johnson’s “time traveler” books will be have a message of significance to children of all ages.“In ‘St. Nicholas’s Secret,’ Stephen Treadwell has a life-changing encounter with the Bishop of Myra, the man we now know as Santa Claus,” Johnson said.“It’s the kind of book that will make adults and children focus on what Christmas should be. Our society has gotten so concerned with gifts and being politically correct that we’ve forgotten the simple reason that most of us celebrate Christmas anyway.”Johnson’s desire is that her books will enable children and adults to see the real meaning behind the things people do and things people celebrate.“I want to positively impact families and the next generation,” she said.“I want to carry a message with meaning. We all have a choice. We can make the world a better place or a worse place.“I believe that God put me here to do this – to write – for the next part of my life. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement of my family. And I know for certain that this writing was done with ‘touch of the Master’s hand.’ There’s a story of an old violin that was only made beautiful when played by a master’s hand. Without the Master’s touch, I could have done nothing.” By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen When Karla Johnson talks about her recently published book, she gets a little emotional.She apologizes for the tears. She need not.Johnson’s passion is not so much for the book she has penned as it is for Jesus and what He has planned for the next part of her life. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Johnson’s first book – actually, the first in what will be a series – is titled “Tales of the Tick-Tock Time Traveler: St. Nicholas’s Secret.”The book is a rather unique combination story. It’s a Christmas story that is told through the eyes of young time traveler, Stephen Treadwell, and St. Nicholas, the 3rd century bishop who is the basis of the modern-day Santa Claus.“The purpose of ‘St. Nicholas’s Secret’ is to tell the story of the real meaning of Christmas,” Johnson said. “I wanted to get the real message of Christmas out there. That’s my passion.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Off the porch strong The sounds are as sweet as mountain air: The lonesome drift of a fiddle, the easy pluck of banjo strings,… read more Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 19, 2009 Skiplast_img read more

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5th victim dies following shooting at Halloween party reportedly held at Airbnb

first_imgCraig Cannon(ORINDA, Calif.) — A fifth victim has died following a shooting at a Halloween party near Berkeley, California — and reports say the large house party was being held at an Airbnb rental. Four victims were initially pronounced dead following the shooting on Thursday night, and at least four more were hospitalized. The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office announced Friday night that one of those being hospitalized, identified as 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins, had died from her injuries.The home where the party took place, in the affluent town of Orinda, just east of Berkeley, had been rented through Airbnb, according to San Francisco ABC station KGO.One partygoer told the San Francisco Chronicle that most of the party’s attendees were college students. An Instagram post earlier in the week advertised an “Airbnb Mansion Party,” KGO reported.The owner of the home told the Chronicle that he had rented out the house to a woman who was planning to have a family reunion for about a dozen people.He told the paper that as the party got underway he began getting calls from neighbors about the level of noise, and that he called police after checking his home security camera and seeing well over a dozen people in the house.The shootings occurred while the police were still on their way, according to reports.“When the officers arrived, the encountered at least 100 people running from the home,” Orinda Police Chief David Cook told KGO.Video from the scene showed partygoers running — and others limping — away from the residence, as first responders lifted patients into ambulances.Police on Friday identified the others who had been killed as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley, 24-year-old Omar Taylor, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. and 29-year-old Javin County.“We are still investigating the scene,” Cook told ABC News in an email Friday morning.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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