Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) 2016 Presentation

first_imgAscencia Limited (ASCE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 presentation For more information about Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu)  2016 presentation Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng)  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund: 4 reasons why I’d buy today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Thursday, 18th February, 2021 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I hold the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund in my portfolio. I don’t think generating great returns should be limited to just a few markets. In my opinion, geographical diversification is key, especially during periods of uncertainty like the coronavirus pandemic.Here are four reasons why I hold the fund and would still buy it today.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…#1 – Investment propositionAs a long-term investor, I like the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund’s investment proposition. It invests in companies listed in the Asia (ex Japan) region that could grow over a five-year or longer time frame.Since the fund invests for the long term, I don’t expect the managers to chop and change their portfolio very often. This means that the fund turnover should be low. This means I’m paying low transaction charges associated with buying and selling stocks in the portfolio.#2 – Diversified portfolioThis fund invests in the Asia-Pacific region but excludes Japan (in my opinion, there are some other great funds available that just focus on Japanese companies).I like that the fund is not limited to a single country or sector. This means that the fund managers have flexibility to invest in companies where they see fit within the Asia-Pacific region. For instance, as of the end of January, the portfolio had a 46% weighting to China and a 12% allocation to South Korea.I also hold the fund within my portfolio due to the diversified number of holdings in the portfolio. It invests in typically 50-100 stocks. This means that any concentration on a single company is likely to be low, thereby reducing risk within the overall portfolio.#3 – Experienced managementI should highlight that when I’m buying a fund, I’m really paying for the investment experience of the fund manager(s). The same applies for the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund.The portfolio is run by investment duo Ewan Markson-Brown and Roderick Snell. Both have been with Baillie Gifford, the asset manager behind the fund, for several years. In fact, both fund managers are the brains behind the high-performing Pacific Horizon Investment Trust. Baillie Gifford also runs the strong performing FTSE 100 investment trust, Scottish Mortgage.#4 – Long-term track recordOne thing I look out for in potential and ongoing investments is consistent performance over the long term. With the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund, I get exactly that.Over a five-year time period, the fund has outperformed its benchmark, the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index. It has also performed well in its sector. This shows me that the fund managers are adaptable and can deliver strong returns during various market conditions.The risksThe Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund isn’t without risk. The portfolio’s past performance isn’t a guarantee of future performance. As an investor, I could get less back than I originally invested.Just under half the fund is invested in China. This economy has somewhat recovered from the pandemic and delivered some great returns last year. But Covid-19 still remains a threat and could derail China’s growth. This could impact the fund’s performance.The fund managers expect Asian companies to benefit from tailwinds such as urbanisation, the rise of the middle class and the impact of new technologies. There’s no guarantee these trends will continue, especially after Covid-19. Image source: Getty Images. 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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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund: 4 reasons why I’d buy today I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

Andress returns to Chiefs

first_img“Exeter, I know, are a great club and one which is moving in the right direction.  Even before the start of this season I said to a few people that they would be alright in the Premiership because not only do I rate Rob as a coach, but they’ve got some great players, some great coaches and the facilities down there are great.“For me, my initial aim is simply to report in for pre-season, train hard, work hard and take it from there. I know Paddy [Anson] and the conditioning staff will work us hard over the summer, so I just want to get my head down and get myself in a good position come the start of the season.” “Craig Mitchell looks like he’s going to play in the World Cup so I was keen to add another prop to make sure we’re strong in those first six-eight weeks when Craig could be away,” explained Baxter. “John is a guy our crowd know all about and I’m looking forward to having him back here and working with him. I know he’s looking forward to coming back and playing for Exeter again and he adds real competition for us.“We have got various options there. Chris Budgen has played loose-head for us and Hoani Tui has played a lot at loose-head as well, he played European Cup games at loose-head when he was in Italy.”Having made 44 appearances during his previous two-year stay with the Chiefs, Andress says the chance to return to Exeter was something he is clearly relishing.“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Exeter,” said Andress, who first joined the Chiefs from Ulster. “I obviously had two really good years down there and I loved every minute of it. The people at the club, the supporters, the whole community was something I really took to, so it was a pretty easy decision to make once I knew Rob was interested in bringing me back.”A proven performer during his first stay with the club, it was no surprise that his on-field displays drew the attentions of clubs in the Premiership, most notably Harlequins.“When I moved on it was purely because it was the chance to go and play in the Premiership,” he said. “But since I left the Chiefs have got there themselves and you only have to look at this season to see how well they have done.  As I said, I really enjoyed my time at Exeter and coming back to quite a few familiar faces will certainly help me settle back in. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: John Andress of Harlequins charges forward during the Guinness Premiership match between Harlequins and Gloucester at The Stoop on November 28, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Adress heading back to Sandy ParkChiefs head coach Rob Baxter says he looking forward to welcoming prop John Andress back into the Exeter ranks after two seasons away with Aviva Premiership rivals Harlequins.The Irish prop, who has agreed a one-year deal with the Devon club, is Baxter’s seventh new addition as he looks to bolster his squad for next season’s assault on the top flight.Welcoming the 27-year-old back into the Sandy Park stable, Baxter said: “I worked with him closely as forwards coach when he was here before. At that time he was probably the best scrummaging tight-head in the league. I have always said players who perform well in the Championship have the ability to perform well in the Premiership.“Last season he played in some big games for Harlequins and he’s a guy I am comfortable working with and I think he can push on again. He’s more of a modern prop who does more than just the set-pieces, he gets around and makes tackles and likes to carry the ball.“I think he’s a good signing for us and I think there is going to be a lot of competition in the squad. I like the look of the front five, I think it’s an area we’re going to have a lot of strength.”Certainly Baxter will have no shortages of options to choose from in the front-row as Andress, plus fellow newcomer Craig Mitchell, will have to vye for a starting spot alongside current squad members Chris Budgen, Hoani Tui, Brett Sturgess and Ben Moon, all of whom have excelled for the Chiefs this season.“I’m delighted with how Chris and Hoani played this year,” added Baxter. “The way Hoani played on Saturday against an England prop [Tim Payne] was fantastic, we pretty much dominated the scrums on our put in, so that shows Craig Mitchell and John Andress have got a big job on their hands to get in the 23 and that’s fantastic for us. We have now got six really good props and that’s a great position to be in going forward.”With Welsh international Mitchell likely to be heading to New Zealand for the World Cup, Baxter explained the need to add another prop to the ranks was seen as crucial.last_img read more

Lobster House / Martín Dulanto Arquitecto

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Houses Peru Photographs Projects Architects: Martín Dulanto Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: BTicino, Aceros Arequipa, Decor Center, Furukawa, Vainsa.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiText description provided by the architects. The project is conceived as two blocks, where one rests upon the other. Both with different characteristics and treatments. The lower one is treated as (one big portico / a big space structured by one single portico) that contains the social spaces, all linked and well-integrated, thanks to the use of sliding glass panels, to the exterior. While the upper one has, facing the outside, a series of archeries that reveals the partition of the spaces it contains, as well as the private condition of the same. Even so,  without losing the direct relationship with the outside world.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThere are 2 Entrances: Main entrance is from the main facade, and the secondary one, from the back facade. Both heading to the social spaces of the house.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe project has the following spaces. First level: parking, entrance, a staircase that goes up to the second level, hallway, guest bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, terrace, grill, pool, bedroom 4 with bathroom 4 and bedroom 5 with bathroom 5. Second level: staircase that rises from the first level, terrace, patio distributor, (master/main) bedroom with (master/main) bathroom, closet and terrace, bedroom 2 with bathroom 2, closet and terrace, bedroom 3 with bathroom 3, closet and terrace, laundry, service bedroom, and bathroom service.Project gallerySee allShow lessWhat is Biomass Energy?ArticlesBuha|i|rest Restaurant / Roman PlyusSelected Projects Share Area:  2873 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909877/lobster-house-martin-dulanto-arquitecto Clipboard Lobster House / Martín Dulanto ArquitectoSave this projectSaveLobster House / Martín Dulanto Arquitectocenter_img Save this picture!© Renzo Rebagliati+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  ArchDaily Lobster House / Martín Dulanto Arquitecto Photographs:  Renzo Rebagliati Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909877/lobster-house-martin-dulanto-arquitecto Clipboard 2017 CopyHouses•San Antonio, Peru CopyAbout this officeMartín Dulanto ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan AntonioOn FacebookPeruPublished on February 05, 2020Cite: “Lobster House / Martín Dulanto Arquitecto” [Casa Langosta / Martín Dulanto Arquitecto] 05 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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

Samaritans launch their 50th annual fundraising week

first_imgSamaritans relies on individual donations for 96% of its income. Samaritans Community Fundraising Manager, Murray Lindo, said: “On one level, ‘Time for Tea’ is designed to be an enjoyable fundraising event, asking people to get together and have a cuppa. On another level, ‘Time for Tea’ represents our belief that people are stronger together, and that even a humble cup of tea, can provide a valuable moment for communication.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Emotional support charity Samaritans will be holding its 50th annual fundraising week from 22 to 29 May 2004. The charity is encouraging supporters to fundraise by taking time out with a friend to put the kettle on and make a donation. The ‘Time for Tea’ fundraising initiative is part of a year long celebration of Samaritans 50th anniversary. ‘Time for Tea’ activities and other events will be taking place throughout the UK, during Samaritans Week. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 May 2004 | Newscenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Samaritans launch their 50th annual fundraising week 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

Horoscope: October 15, 2020

first_imgFacebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Previous articleThe Skiff: Oct. 15, 2020Next articleThe Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today heightens your intuition. A partnership is forming that could be a very important part of your future. A loved one can show vulnerability. Your support and understanding mean a great deal to one who cares for you. Tonight: A relative makes a surprise announcement.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★There will be an ease regarding love. Friendships and more serious relationships touch other areas of your life. Don’t make a commitment regarding work obligations today. You might change your mind. Tonight: Home and family issues must be addressed again.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today is wonderful for forming goals and determining what you desire most. You’ll feel like initiating celebrations and other projects. Long-standing communication problems with a child or romantic interest can be overcome. Tonight: Close and patient listening is vital.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★A new maturity beneficially impacts your approach to love affairs. You grow weary of those who play games. Mutual accomplishment will have more appeal. Seek ways to make your home more comfortable and appealing. Tonight: A renewed stability comforts you.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Although a decision or situation you’ve been wrestling with may return to haunt you one more time, don’t despair. A solution could be right around the corner. A neighbor, relative or friend might save the day. Compromise will help. Tonight: A sigh of relief.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Today brings financial opportunities in terms of buying or selling property and possessions. Those with home-based businesses will find that business starts to boom again. Take time to mull over decisions as thoughts may be divided. Tonight: Your mind is restless.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★There is a hint of myth and legend, a larger than life quality, around you. Enjoy remote meetings, public functions and the wider parameters of activity, but keep a sense of balance and perspective. Don’t neglect details; do keep promises. Tonight: Celebrating your good luck.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Your perpetually active inner life becomes more colorful and vivid, while you shun fanfare outwardly. It might surprise you if friends and family born under air signs accuse you of withholding information. Tonight: You manage to satiate their curiosity and still be discreet.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★You grow through involvement with organizations today. Reach out to new groups and rise to the occasion if called upon to fill a leadership role. Members might decide to support one of your causes. Tonight: A friend who’s been out of touch suddenly reappears.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Your ambitions and expectations about work are high and a competitive spirit builds. Be patient and thoughtful. Eventually your value will be much more widely recognized. Your aspirations undergo a transformation. Tonight: Feeling excited about your prospects.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Your enthusiasm and energy are high. Studies, travel and conversations generate agreeable ideas and experiences. Your perpetual zest for the novel and intriguing is fulfilled. Get both sides of the story if there is disturbing news. Tonight: Be understanding and accepting.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Look at repeating patterns to understand the future. Spiritual forces inspire creative expression. If you pursue your favorite art form with enthusiasm, you’ll be rewarded with exceptional results. Tonight: A change of heart about relationships is in progress.Born today: Epic Poet Virgil (70 B.C.), philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), author Italo Calvino (1923) Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Banks center_img Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 + posts Twitter Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Linkedin Twitter Linkedin printA baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Virgo until 1:54 a.m., when the Moon enters Libra.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020:Mesmerizing, knowledgeable and talented, you have amazing choices this lifetime. Choose and compromise carefully, and the world is your oyster. In 2021, your success and recognition will be great although somewhat controversial. If single, a passionate yet sometimes stormy relationship is on the horizon. If attached, after the many changes your union has experienced, there is stability. Bliss ensues. CAPRICORN secretly adores your more outrageous side — up to a point. Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

Assault on journalists by first ladies on eve of World Press Freedom Day

first_img to go further RSF_en Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Organisation Follow the news on Kenya News April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts KenyaAfrica Reports May 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Assault on journalists by first ladies on eve of World Press Freedom Day Reporters Without Borders today said it was “astounded” by the abuse of authority displayed by the wives of President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria in assailing and imprisoning journalists in separate incidents on 2 May in response to critical press reports.”We are stunned that presidents’ wives went so far just to seek personal revenge,” the press freedom organization said. “We therefore call on Lucy Kibaki to apologize to the cameraman she hit and we call on Stella Obasanjo to have the Midwest Herald’s publisher released from prison immediately, as such meddling harms the image of their countries.”Orobosa Omo-Ojo, the publisher of the Lagos-based Midwest Herald, was arrested on Stella Obasanjo’s orders when security forces led by Inspector Sunday Owolabi of the Ondo state police department burst into the newspaper’s office at 10:30 a.m. on 2 May and occupied it for an hour until Omo-Ojo was taken to Akure prison. His arrest was prompted by an article last week about her headlined “Greedy Stella.”President Obsanjo, who is also the current African Union chairman, meanwhile went to Dakar to attend a UNESCO summit on World Press Freedom Day.In Nairobi, Lucy Kibaki went to the premises of the Nation Media Group, Kenya’s largest press group, shortly before midnight on 2 May with six bodyguards and Nairobi police chief Kingori Mwangi and spent five hours in the offices of the daily newspaper The Nation complaining about “unfair” reports last weekend. Uttering insults, she had all of the journalists’ cameras, notebooks and mobile phones confiscated and she swore that she would not leave until the articles’ authors were arrested.She also leaped at Kenya Television Network cameraman Clifford Derrick, who had been filming the scene, slapped him and tried unsuccessfully to take his camera from him.In that day’s issues, several newspapers including The Nation and The Standard had reported that Lucy Kibaki had tried to put a stop to a farewell party on the night of 29 April for Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s representative in Kenya, because it was making so much noise.A report headlined “Shame of First Lady” in The Standard, a rival of The Nation, said that Lucy Kibaki, after failing to get the party stopped, went personally to the Muthaiga police station to file a complaint against Diop. The report described her as being “lightly attired” at the time. News Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa KenyaAfrica Reporters Without Borders today said it was “astounded” by the abuse of authority displayed by the wives of President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria in assailing and imprisoning journalists in separate incidents on 2 May in response to critical press reports.”We therefore call on Lucy Kibaki to apologize to the cameraman she hit and we call on Stella Obasanjo to have the Midwest Herald’s publisher released from prison immediately, as such meddling harms the image of their countries,” add the organization. Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists June 13, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Group bringing opera to Permian Basin stage

first_img Twitter Midessa Music Fest is in July Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s It’s an event and project unlike any others in the area for decades, and perhaps ever. While in the past the organization has presented ready-made opera shows put on by traveling troupes making their way to the area, this time executive producer Ryan Loyd, an Andrews native, and other officials have hand-picked talent from across the country to mix with local performers and local stagehands, and put together an opera show unique to this area.That’s something that hasn’t been done since at least the early 1980s when PBO started as Midland Opera Theater.“It’s really a privilege to bring that to the community,” Loyd said.“Tosca” is a romantic and dramatic opera set in Rome in 1800, composed by Giacomo Puccini and first premiering in 1900.Banschbach and Loyd both said the event will be approachable for those new to opera, and that the story lends itself well to first-time viewers. While the show is performed in Italian, the event is set to feature subtitle-like translations in English projected onto the stage.“The music is just gorgeous,” Banschbach said. “I would encourage people to come. If they’ve never been to an opera, this is a great one to come to.“It’s pretty obvious what’s happening — there’s no disguises, everybody is just straight-on, and you can understand what’s going to happen. It’s just beautiful music, and I would encourage everyone to come.”Loyd echoed that this event is tailor-made for this area, and patrons shouldn’t be intimidated by opera or its reputation.“It’s for everybody,” Loyd said.“We want people to come as you are. You certainly can dress up and come, but we want everybody to come out to the Wagner Noel just like they would for any concert — any rock concert or whatever — and just come as they are and come be a part of what’s happening and this kind of special thing for the community,” he said.Loyd previously worked as a managing director at Midland Community Theater, and was previously a professor at UTPB with its Communication Program and Department of Visual and Performing Arts.He’s helped put together a cast that features soprano Angela Turner-Wilson, assistant professor with TCU’s College of Fine Arts, as Floria Tosca, and tenor Mackenzie Gotcher, resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, as Mario Cavaradossi.Across the calendar, Permian Basin Opera puts together smaller recitals and more casual events like DVD watch parties, while also sponsoring a class at Midland College, a school program with Midland ISD, and it’s also taking applications for scholarships for vocal performance majors.By putting on this event, the organization is stepping out on a limb, Banschbach said, but it’s hopeful a big, full-stage, full-length opera can help bring attention to the organization and its other activities, and help build the opera scene in the area.“This is stepping out in faith that the whole Permian Basin would support us,” Banschbach said. “They can’t support if they don’t have a show to support, so we’re providing them with a show. And we’re getting the support. We need more, but we are getting the support. We’re delighted.”Doors open at 6:30 p.m. April 20 with the show set to start at 7:30 p.m. The event is set to run over three acts in about two hours and 40 minutes.“I keep telling people, ‘Come do your ears a favor and come hear this beautiful music,’” Loyd said.If You Go By admin – April 15, 2018 Local NewsEntertainment Group bringing opera to Permian Basin stage Tickets and information. What: “Tosca” presented by Permian Basin OperaWhen: 7:30 p.m. April 20. Doors open 6:30 p.m.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterTickets: Starting at $27 Permian Basin Opera is reaching for those high notes.On a bit of a risk, and with big dreams in mind, the organization is putting together the area’s first locally produced full-stage professional opera in at least 40 years — offering its production of “Tosca” on April 20 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.Tickets start at $27 for an event that organizers say is for the Permian Basin, and by Permian Basin.“We’ve done it all from the ground up,” organization president Gayle Banschbach said. 1 of 3 041318_Opera_02.jpg Fruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleMost high school grads going to OCNext articleTrial set in prison bus crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Pinterestcenter_img Angela Turner-Wilson (soprano) as Floria ToscaMackenzie Gotcher (tenor) as Mario CavaradossiAndrew Craig Brown (bass-baritone) as Baron Scarpia Facebook Twitter Pinterest 041318_Opera_02.jpg More Information Cast WhatsApp WhatsApp 041318_Opera_03.jpg Home Local News Entertainment Group bringing opera to Permian Basin stage Facebook Performers rehearse last week in the Yucca Theater before the Permian Basin Opera’s performance of “Tosca” set for April 20 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Angela Turner-Wilson, soprano, is set to play the titular Floria Tosca, while tenor Mackenzie Gotcher is playing Mario Cavaradossi alongsdie Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone, who is set to play Baron Scarpia. The show is produced by Andrews native Ryan Loyd, and is the first locally produced full-stage opera in the Permian Basin in at least 40 years, possibly ever. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.last_img read more

Faith best cure for addictionThe Rev. Aguilar leads Jesus Connection Church, cites his own…

first_imgLocal NewsPeopleReligion By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Faith best cure for addictionThe Rev. Aguilar leads Jesus Connection Church, cites his own experience with alcohol Twitter WhatsApp Previous article061919_Juneteenth_JF_02Next articleGOOD NEWS: Scholarships Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest The Rev. Hector Aguilar stands in the front of the Jesus Connection Church. Aguilar is also the executive director of Permian Basin Mission Center. The best way to stop drinking and get control of your life is not through a program or medication, says the Rev. Hector Aguilar. It’s through faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to his teachings.Aguilar, a 51-year-old Pecos native, was out of control and on the verge of going to prison for his third DWI when he got on the right path by starting to attend Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.He later joined the First Baptist Church and got licensed as a minister before becoming pastor of Jesus Connection Church at 4410 Andrews Highway, a First Baptist mission, 4 1/2 years ago.It had been a bumpy road for Aguilar, who worked for two oilfield seismographic firms and was a grocery stocker until his appointment as executive director of the Permian Basin Mission Center about the time he became a pastor.Growing up as an only child without a father, Aguilar depended greatly on his late mother Adela Rivera, whose fervent prayers he credits for his turnaround. “My mom prayed for me all through those 19 years that one day I would stop drinking and give my life to the Lord,” he said.“She never gave up on me.”Aguilar most enjoys preaching about accepting God’s salvation and building a relationship with Jesus. “We need to have a strong relationship with God’s son and believe that Jesus died for us and was buried and in three days came back to life,” he said.“We need to ask Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins and invite him into our lives. We can build a relationship with him through prayer, reading his word and attending church.”Aguilar graduated from Pecos High School in 1988. He and his wife Sheila have two children and seven grandchildren. His church averages 20 to 25 people at its 10:30 a.m. Sunday services.The Rev. James McCrary, pastor of connections at the First Baptist Church, said Jesus Connection was down to a handful of members and was little more than a ministry site when Aguilar took over. “Almost nobody was there and Hector has done a real good job of turning it into a church,” McCrary said.“He has a heart for the ministry. He feels that it is a God-ordained calling and he is obedient to what God has called him to do. Hector is a hard worker. When a man is passionate about something, it’s easy to get after it and go to work.”last_img read more