Government sets light to its bonfire of quangos

first_img Government sets light to its bonfire of quangos Wednesday 13 October 2010 8:22 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content THE government will this morning announce which quangos it plans to scrap or merge, as it seeks to cut the deficit and improve democratic accountability.Francis Maude, the cabinet office minister, will tell Parliament at 9.30am which of the 700 agencies has been spared. A merger of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, which are both charged with promoting competition, is thought to be on the cards, as ministers believe they have several overlapping functions. However, the Prime Minister’s spokesman yesterday played down earlier claims that the quangos are being scrapped to cut the public sector payroll and deficit, as many of the agencies’ responsibilities will simply be taken over by central government. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldcenter_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Mergers are needed to keep bourses in business

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Sunday 13 February 2011 10:31 pm Mergers are needed to keep bourses in business Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img TWO blockbuster stock exchange tie-ups were announced last week, sparking a rush of speculation that others may follow. But what are the forces behind this drive to consolidate, and is it sustainable?On Wednesday, the London Stock Exchangeagreed a merger with Canada’s Toronto Metals Exchange, to establish the world’s biggest trading exchange by listings, with about 6,700 firms.On Thursday, Germany’s Deutsche Boerse and multi-country platform NYSE Euronext revealed they were in exclusive talks to merge to create the world’s largest exchange by revenues and profits.And the consolidation drive isn’t limited to national stock exchanges. On Friday, two alternative European trading platforms – Chi-X, with 18 per cent of the cash equities market, and BATS Europe, with seven per cent market share – said they had extended merger talks started in December.“This is like a game of chess and these are the first moves being played. There are many more moves to be made and the outcome is far from clear,” said Alasdair Haynes, chief executive of Chi-X Europe.“We have always said we expect to see consolidation lead to the emergence of about four to five big pan-European or indeed global groups.”Analysts are now speculating that US and Asian exchanges may be next on the consolidation trail, with moves anticipated from the US Nasdaq and China’s Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. Shares of stock exchanges globally have soared and emerging market bourses, from Bombay to Rio, are looking increasingly like targets.The consolidation comes in the wake of US and EU competition regulation brought in over the past three years to put an end to national stock exchanges’ monopolistic positions. In Europe, the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) allowed multilateral alternative venues to set up cheaply and easily, while the US National Market System regulation forced exchanges to pass equity trades through the cheapest provider.The boom in trading venues has put market share and pricing under intense pressure by dramatically fragmenting where equities are traded.“The LSE/TMX deal is merging two companies that have been badly affected in their domestic markets by such competitive pressures,” Haynes said.The LSE had just a 24 per cent share of transparent equity trading in Europe in January, while the NYSE Euronext had 17 per cent and the Deutsche Boerse 11 per cent, as trading has split across many platforms.The rise of high frequency traders, which use computer algorithms to buy and sell in seconds for price gains, has exacerbated national exchanges’ loss of market share.“HFTs don’t care about the stock itself, they just want to buy and sell so they are hugely supportive of fragmentation, as they have more venues to use,” said Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa, which provides trading software to exchanges. “The big players have already tried buying the small niche players and have now decided to play more to their competitive strengths by simply getting bigger,” Grob said.UBS analysts said common threads to all the merger proposals were growing scale and reach; technology integration; product development and diversity; and positioning for more structural market change.The LSE’s £4.3bn merger with TMX is expected to generate cost savings of £35m in the first year and £100m over five years – eight per cent of its combined cost base. A NYSE Euronext and DB merger would produce €300m (£255m) savings or 12 per cent of their combined cost base.But the proposed mergers may not run smoothly. Some Canadian politicians have opposed the LSE/TMX match on concerns that the stock exchange is a strategic national asset. “A Canadian loss of control over its own capital markets alone makes this deal dead on arrival,” said one Canadian columnist, David Olive. Others have suggested the giant mergers could breach competition laws, either through size or their dominant position in key markets such as derivatives trading. UBS analyst Arnaud Giblat said the proposed DB/NYSE Euronext deal “makes strategic sense” due to their capabilities across several asset classes. Grob describes the mega-mergers as creating “multi-asset supermarkets”.“By trading assets and derivatives, these exchanges will be like a huge Tesco, able to offer discounts to customers to bring people in,” he said.And the trend will continue. Haynes believes smaller exchanges may become targets. “We believe these two announced tie-ups are very much just a first move, and it is highly unlikely to stop there,” Haynes said. “In both cases, we think they might be positioning themselves to buy up further exchanges – the Swiss or Spanish bourses, for instance, are both still independent.”TIME LINE | STOCK MARKET MERGERS● 11 January 2011BATS and Chi-X Europe announce extension of merger talks● 10 January 2011Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext in exclusive merger talks● 9 January 2011London Stock Exchange in £4.3bn merger with Toronto Metals Exchange● 22 December 2010BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe enter exclusive merger talks ● 25 October 2010Singapore Exchange in £5.2bn takeover of Australian Stock Exchange● 18 February 2010LSE takes over Turquoise platform ● December 2008Deutsche Boerse ends merger talks with NYSE Euronext over valuations differences● April 2007NYSE buys Euronext for €8bn (£6.8bn) cash ● March and November 2006LSE rejects two £2.4bn and £2.7bn takeover bids from Nasdaq● December 2004LSE rejects £1.3bn bid from Deutsche Boerse ● January 2002Euronext buys the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange ● September 2000The Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam stock exchanges merge to create Euronext More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

AGTech wins lottery hardware bids in five Chinese provinces

first_img Topics: Lottery AGTech Holdings, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGtech GOT Technology, has won the sports lottery terminal procurement bidding projects in Anhui, Shanxi, Jilin, Hubei, and Guizhou. AGTech wins lottery hardware bids in five Chinese provinces Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img AGTech Holdings, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGtech GOT Technology, has won the sports lottery terminal procurement bidding projects in Anhui, Shanxi, Jilin, Hubei, and Guizhou.The supplier will provide traditional sales terminals for sports lottery in Jilin and Hubei, and Android terminals for sports lottery in Anhui, Shanxi and Guizhou.The procurement of lottery terminals in China has recently resumed, following a standstill in the first four months of 2020 as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).AGTech GOT won successive bids for the provinces in each of the first batch of bidding projects. Lottery sales in China have been heavily impacted by the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with a 40-day suspension in sales earlier this year contributing to a decline of 32.2% in AGT’s revenue in Q1. As sales were suspended in most provinces between January and March, February saw Chinese lottery revenue effectively wiped out, generating just CNY1.3m (£149,825/€171,640/$186,640) for the month.March saw the sector begin to recover with CNY10.51bn (£1.20bn/€1.37bn/$1.49bn) in sales, though this still represented a decline of 69.9% year-on-year.Sales were still down 35% in April, but a 17.7% fall in May represented the slowest year-on-year decline reported by China’s Ministry of Finance since the pandemic began. Regions: China 24th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Lotterylast_img read more

Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Thomas James Brown ordained and consecrated as bishop of Maine

first_img Rector Belleville, IL House of Bishops Bishop Consecrations, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jun 24, 2019 Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Newly ordained and consecrated Bishop of Maine Thomas J. Brown, center, poses with his two most-previous predecessors, the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, left, and the Rt. Rev. Steve Lane. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Maine[Episcopal Diocese of Maine] The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown was ordained and consecrated the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on June 22 in a ceremony witnessed by more than 900 people at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the chief consecrator, along with six other bishops from across the church, as well as Jim Hazelwood, bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.In all, 27 Episcopal bishops, and more than 100 clergy from Maine, participated in the two-hour service. Bishops from eight of the denomination’s nine geographical provinces were on hand to celebrate the new ministry. Each of the six diocesan bishops from Province I, which includes Maine, were in attendance.“The Episcopal Church in New England offers a closeness that is partly about geography and partly about culture that the church outside of New England doesn’t always have,” Brown said. “I am especially grateful to be welcomed by loving and wise bishops in New England.”The first woman ordained a bishop, and who is also an African American, retired Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara C. Harris, was on hand to witness another first. Brown is the first openly gay, married man to be elected to the office of bishop in Maine. Retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, The Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, participated as well. The new bishop says he “stands on the shoulders of many other LGBTQ priests,” and stated, “what the church in Maine is doing today is also every bit about them.”Brown is the chair of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, which provides retirement, health, life insurance and related benefits for Episcopal Church clergy and lay employees. Bishops in The Episcopal Church often serve the wider church in many different ways. Brown said that he is excited to continue the tradition of service and leadership that both of his immediate predecessors offered the church. In fact, he commented, it is those leadership opportunities that “remind me that it’s all about serving others.”The family of Brown and his husband, Tom Mousin, arrived in Maine from all over the country to witness the joyful occasion. The couple’s 15 year-old nephew, Andachew Mousin, served as an acolyte in the service. Seminary classmates, mentors, former parishioners from Massachusetts and Vermont joined hundreds of people from Maine congregations at St. Luke’s Cathedral to witness their son, brother, uncle, friend and priest as the laying on of hands by the bishops continued the tradition of apostolic succession.The guest preacher was the Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad, the Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a friend of the bishop’s family. She is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Lundblad spoke of the many small congregations in Maine and how the Holy Spirit is not geographically limited. She mentioned how some parishes may be one of the primary social service agencies in a town or village.Lundblad also said some people feel “it’s not safe to advocate for poor people if it means raising taxes. Not safe to challenge the racism that shapes our nation and some of our churches. Not safe to stand with those seeking asylum at our southern borders. Not safe to care for creation more than we care for profits.” Lundblad challenged the witnesses to this new ministry in Maine to “follow the Spirit to the State House as well as into the sanctuary.”The new bishop is both humbled and excited to be asked to serve a Maine-wide denomination that has proudly proclaimed the good news of Christ since 1820. Looking forward, as the church plans to celebrate 200 years of service next year, there will be the opportunity to honor the past, but more importantly, to plan for the future. A future that this church of ours is “open to all.”Brown, originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, relishes the idea of serving in Maine, including the many parts that might feel a lot like home. Before his election, Brown trained at parishes in Menlo Park, California; Traverse City, Michigan; and San Francisco, California. Brown reflected, “These chapters of my life – from college until ordination – stand out for their significance in my growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a joyous journey that continues day-by-day.” The priests from both California churches, and his sponsoring priest from Michigan, were in attendance at the service, along with scores of other cherished friends and mentors.In 2000, Brown was called to be the rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, Vermont, and most recently, the parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts.The service was live streamed and parishes all across Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont hosted watch parties to celebrate with their priest and friend.Brown traveled to Waterville on June 23 to celebrate the Eucharist with the people of St. Mark’s. Maine’s eighth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, was the guest preacher at St. Luke’s Cathedral while Curry preached at an ecumenical service at the Temple in Ocean Park.The Episcopal Diocese of Maine is made up of more than 10,000 people in 59 churches and ministries across Maine.Click here for Brown’s bio and related information. 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Mayo groups eligible for ‘Go for Life’ grants

first_img‘Go for Life’ is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people. It is an Age & Opportunity initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council. Last year almost 600 groups nationwide shared in excess of E300,000. As in other years, successful applicants included active retirement associations, senior citizens clubs, ICA guilds, sports clubs, day centres and community centres. The grant aid was used to buy sports equipment, to fund sport and activity programmes and to contribute to the cost of organising local sports events. Application forms will be available on the Age & Opportunity web site from mid September, 2005: or by contacting Go for Life, c/o Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Tel: 01 805 7733 or e-mail: [email protected] Mayo groups eligible for ‘Go for Life’ grants Age & Opportunity in Ireland has announced advance notice of another Go for Life National Grant Scheme for sport and physical activity for older people. Again this year over E300,000 will be made available to local groups to enable them to get their older members more involved in sport and physical activity. Application forms will be available in mid September and the deadline for their return will be towards the end of October. Full details will be advertised in national press this month. The Mayo Sports Partnership recognises the need for more activity amongst older age groups.In the upcoming Strategic Plan for Mayo older people will be a target group for increased activity, says Charlie Lambert, Sports Co-ordinator with the Mayo Sports Partnership. If any groups have any ideas on what they would like to see in the plan please contact us and we would encourage any active age groups or retirement associations to register with the Partnership so that they are on our mailing list Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 8 September 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17 Indiana Farmers Racing to Finish Plant 17 Facebook Twitter Warm and dry weather conditions allowed for great progress in planting and replanting damaged crops, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The sunny days with low humidity and consecutive days without rain aided in the decrease of soil moisture levels. However, there still remain fields with standing water. The statewide average temperature was 68.8 degrees, 1.9 degrees above normal.Statewide precipitation was 0.17 inches, below average by 0.86 inches. There were 5.2 days available for fieldwork for the week ending June 4, up 3.2 days from the previous week.USDA says 91% of Indiana corn and 75% of Hoosier soybeans have been planted. Regionally, corn was 91% planted in the North, 92% in Central, and 90% in the South. Corn was 73% emerged in the North, 74% in Central, and 77% in the South. Soybeans were 74% planted in the North, 79% in Central, and 71% in the South. Soybeans were 46% emerged in the North, 48% in Central, and 47% in the South. Winter wheat was 93% headed in the North, 98% in Central, and 97% in the South.The USDA reported on Monday that 46% of Indiana corn was rated as good to excellent while 49% was rated fair to poor, a slight improvement over a week ago.Winter wheat was 4% mature in the North, 14% in Central, and 47% in the South.Wheat is maturing at a steady rate with some harvest reported. The presence of cutworms can still be found in corn fields. Some farmers turned on the irrigation systems to water higher value crops like tomatoes, seed corn and cucumbers to assure adequate moisture for germination, growth and crop protectant activation. Pasture conditions are improving and livestock were reported to be in good shape. SHARE Previous articleTrump to Talk Rural Infrastructure ImprovementsNext articleWorld Pork Expo Set to Open in Iowa Gary Truittlast_img read more

Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House Outgoing Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow applauded the House of Representatives passage of the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The legislation is ready to be signed into law.The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 passed out of the Senate Ag Committee in June and the full Senate in November.“I’m pleased the 2020 Grain Standards Reauthorization Act has quickly moved through both chambers of Congress to deliver certainty and predictability to the federal grain inspection system,” says Roberts. “I’m hopeful President Trump swiftly signs this legislation into law to ensure America can uphold its reputation as a dependable exporter of quality grain.”Stabenow also says the legislation provides much-needed stability.“Now, more than ever, we must provide certainty for farmers,” she says. “We are one step closer to enacting this bipartisan legislation and protecting our credibility as a reliable producer of high-quality crops.”The Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 has broad agricultural industry support from both national and state agriculture groups.Outgoing House Ag Chair Collin Peterson says, “American grain farmers participate in a competitive world, and foreign grain buyers should be confident in our inspection process.” Facebook Twitter Grain Standards Reauthorization Heads to White House SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Dec 3, 2020 SHARE Previous articleRegistration Open (and Free) for American Farm Bureau Virtual ConventionNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Discussing Soil Health Practices With Your Ag Lender NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Ronnie Baker: running into the record books

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts printThree-time Big 12 Athlete of the Week. 60-meter world-time leader. NCAA record holder. A most outstanding performer in the Texas Relays.USA Olympic team member?That’s the next goal for senior sprinter Ronnie Baker, even after all the accolades he has received this season.Baker said he hopes to place in the top three in the 100-meter event in July. That would earn him a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, meaning he would represent the United States in Rio de Janeiro.He said a lot of preparation involves hard work and training, but the biggest aspect is the mental mind game. For Baker, running is natural. But winning the race comes down to having a strong mind, he said.“If you don’t believe you can achieve something, how are you suppose to accomplish it?” Baker said.Asking that question worked.This season for TCU, Baker racked up various awards and honors. One of his biggest accolades: being named to the Bowerman Award watch list, an honor is given to the top male and female athlete in track each year. During pre-season, Baker was named one of the 10 athletes on the list.Another defining moment in Baker’s career was his NCAA 60-meter Championship, when he ran for a time of 6.47. This not only earned him the gold; it set an NCAA Championship record and a world-leading time.“6.47 puts Ronnie on a whole other level,” said Daryl Anderson, TCU’s director of track and field.During the NCAA Championship, Baker said he was taking in where he was, looking at who was watching him, and thinking about all the things he could accomplish in that moment.“I was really trying to take everything in,” Baker said. “It’s overwhelming.”Baker said his mom is one of the main reasons he competes.“I’ve always wanted to be able to provide for her,” Baker said. “I just want to make her proud.”Baker has loved running ever since he was in elementary school. He said he remembers going on runs and being able to out-run other kids who got head starts on him.“From then on, my love for track and field has grown based on the people I have been around,” Baker said.Even today, Baker said he admires his team’s bond and the desire they have to come together to help everyone out.“We tell each other we can do better, that we can run faster,” Baker said. “I think that’s one thing we’ve accomplished in the last couple weeks, is just realizing we’re a team.”Baker is still on the watch list for the Bowerman Award. The next watch list announcement is released May 19. ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day ReddIt Twitter Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kacey Bowen TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey Bowen Linkedin Ronnie Baker ran a 6.47 in the NCAA 60-meter Championsip, setting a world-leading time. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey Bowen Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Kacey Bowen Kramer claims 100th career win Previous articleTake Back the Night: ‘It’s not your fault’Next articleNew dean selected for honors college Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Facebook Kacey Bowen read more

SBC to celebrate 100 years of Sunday school

first_img SBC to celebrate 100 years of Sunday school Latest Stories 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Persistent faith and determination of this group was rewarded by the erection of a small white chapel eight months later in 1911 called the Brundidge Street Chapel.The first Sunday school meeting was held in the new chapel on April 11, 1911 and it was decided that the prayer meetings that were held at the Brundidge Street Chapel would be held on Thursday evenings and attendance grew to 100 or more.In 1920, pastors from First Baptist began taking charge of prayer meetings. By 1930, the attendance on Sunday was nearly 200.The Brundidge Street Chapel was organized into a church on Feb. 7, 1937 and chose the name Southside Baptist Church. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen “Beginning around 1 p.m., we will meet in the sanctuary for an old-fashioned singing,” Knick said. “We’ll have special music by the Glory Boys, a quarter from Southside, and several individuals will sing. It will be a great day of celebration at Southside Baptist Church and all former members and friends are invited to join us in celebrating this important event.”The church had its beginnings when, on Aug. 24, 1910, members of the First Baptist Church took steps to begin an auxiliary to the First Baptist Church in the Brundidge Heights area. They discussed that this section of the city was growing rapidly and a church there would be a convenience to the people and result in much good.J.S. Carroll and his wife promised $500 to the building of a church if this amount would be matched plus $100 per year to provide for the maintenance. Other smaller pledges were also made.On Sept. 1910, 26 people met on the front porch of the Thomas Daniel’s home in Troy and organized the Brundidge Street Sunday School. This porch was about where the porch of Southside Church in now located. These meetings on the porch were called BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair. The people were seated in kitchen chairs brought from their own kitchens and they fanned with paper fans. Sponsored Content Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Although the trend these days is for breakaway churches to have their beginnings as Sunday school or Bible study groups, it wasn’t that way back in 1910.For a church to begin as a Sunday school, was a bit unique, said Andrew Knick, Southside Baptist Church, pastor.“For a church to be established from a group that had organized as a Sunday school was unique in 1910,” Knick said. “But that’s how Southside Baptist Church began –as a Sunday school.” On Founders Day, Sunday, Sept. 12, Southside Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a Sunday school and church members have been challenged to top a previous high attendance of 322 in Sunday school.“We will celebrate our 100th anniversary as a Sunday school by dressing as they would have dressed in 1910,’ Knick said. “The program will consist of recognizing prior pastors, their families and prior staff ministers, singing hymns of old and sharing brief history presentations. We have a group that has worked really hard getting the history together and we are looking forward to what they have found about the beginnings of our church. We’ll also have a time for some of our older members to share it they wish.”Following the 11 a.m. worship service, everyone will be invited to a shared dinner in the fellowship hall. Print Article You Might Like Entries accepted for peanut butter pageant The Miss Peanut Butter Festival Pageant is set for Sept. 25 and entries are now being accepted in eight age… read morelast_img read more