CHARLIE BICK IS COMEBACK KING AS X FACTOR DEFEAT OPENS DOORS

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:28 pm whatsapp whatsapp THEY thought it was all over for the singing career of Charlie Bick, the son of Square1 Consulting’s chairman David Bick, who was voted off the Chilean version of the X Factor after just two live performances.Not for long however, as the next morning Charlie Bick – who this column first reported on on 11 April – was snapped up by Chilean TV network TVN for its teen show Calle 7, perhaps influenced by the fans who started an internet petition demanding Bick be voted back on the show.Seems the groupies were right, as even though Bick has only done one week presenting on the show alongside his former bandmate Camila, Calle 7 is topping the ratings compared to similar entertainment shows and there is talk of his contract being extended to the end of the year.So what about Bick’s plans to start at Manchester University in September? Cue a hollow laugh from his dad, who said: “If all this carries on, Charlie won’t go to university this year” – although he insisted he is “cool with it”.Especially following the vote of confidence from David Pearl, the chairman of AIM-listed companies and former music agent who hung out with the Stones, who watched one performance by Charlie and declared: “I reckon your lad could crack it.”DEVIL IN THE DETAILBE AFRAID, be very afraid, when The Devil’s Derivatives by former financial journalist Nicholas Dunbar hits the bookshops on 12 July. Dunbar has written a “complete history of what happened” when the banking system failed, and promises to go further than similar attempts by “naming more names” of figures that have so far escaped being implicated in the national press.Revelations include new details on the Goldman Sachs and AIG saga, and the tale of the German bank that bought credit default swap protection from JP Morgan to hedge its loan exposure to telecoms giant Ericsson.“My book will fill in some of the gaps,” said Dunbar, who has interviewed more than 100 bankers, regulators and investors to paint the full, unflattering, picture.WITH NAIL AND IGAVIN Turk has called his first public sculpture at Land Securities’ One New Change shopping centre “Nail”, inspired by the fact that the modernist development contains absolutely no nails whatsoever.Casually throwing in references to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, the Young British Artist told The Capitalist how the 12 metre-high, cast bronze sculpture, which will be unveiled to the public on 11 May, is inspired by “absence”.“The rusty nail talks about the piece of wood that was at one time attached to that nail,” said the former Barbican resident. “I have made something instantly recognisable that gives over its message slowly – that’s how I’d like it to be received, anyway.”As would the sculpture’s commissioner Land Securities, who spent in the region of £500,000 making sure that rusty nail saw the light of day.MINER ROYALTYKATE Middleton was too busy in the run-up to her wedding to become the ambassador for old schoolfriend Ed McDermott’s gold mining business – nor did she send him an invitation to the big day.So McDermott, the managing director of Gold Mines of Wales, which has exclusive options over the mine that traditionally provides the gold for the Royal wedding rings, went one better and sent an ounce of powdered gold to HM The Queen.McDermott hopes to get the Welsh mines back into full production within 18 months – but, just in case another Royal engagement is announced before then, the Queen now has a spare ounce to donate to her next betrothed relative. Prince Harry, that means you. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com KCS-content CHARLIE BICK IS COMEBACK KING AS X FACTOR DEFEAT OPENS DOORS Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.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)  2018 abridged results.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

Click Collection now offers charities around £5 per bag of donated clothes

first_img  259 total views,  1 views today Working with Clothes Collectors,  multi-charity online clothes shop Click Collection says that it has increased the value of the typical bag of donated clothing to a charity to around £5 per bag. This contrasts with less than £1 per bag that it says that most charities achieve from a door-to-door clothes collection.Indeed, charities can generate additional income from donated items when the best items are resold through the Click Collection shop on eBay for Charity.The partnership with Clothes Collectors, run by existing partner LMB Textile Recycling, has helped boost productivity and enabled more charities to join. It means that the operation is now divided into wholesale and retail sales. Clothese Collectors takes on responsibility for the collections, sorting and wholesale sales. They pay charities up to £300/tonne.Click Collection now is focused on the retail sales, using their expertise to list the best donated items in their international eBay for Charity shop. Charities receive a percentage donation as their items sell.Click Collection founder David Alder says that charities “incur no costs whatever”, and it takes just a few hours for a charity to join the system. Once they have joined, they can encourage their supporters to go to the clothescollectors.org website to start the process.How much does your charity raise per bag of donated clothing?How does it work?The charity asks supporters throughout the UK to donate clothes by going to the Clothes Collectors website. This is where they order free bags, if needed. These are posted out by Clothes Collectors together with a barcode label that identifies the donor and the charity.The supporter fills the bag and takes it to one of over 5,500 conveniently located Collect+ Drop-Points around the UK. Bags are sent (free of charge to the donor) to the Clothes Collectors factory in London. The clothes are sorted, and items suitable for resale are taken out and sent to Click Collection. The charity is paid by Clothes Collectors for the tonnage collected.Click Collection checks the selected clothes again and puts them through the process of steaming, photographing each item individually, listing the details for the shop, and uploading the information to eBay. Clothes are then held in hanging storage awaiting sale. When sold they are promptly picked, packed and dispatched to the customer by Click Collection.Nearly £10 per bag for charities in 2014Of course, the income per donated bag of clothes depends on the weight, quality and number of items suitable for resale. Last year was particularly successful, with almost £10 per bag being generated for participating charities. However, £5 per bag is a more realistic result.  260 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement Tagged with: Donated goods Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Click Collection now offers charities around £5 per bag of donated clothes Photo: coat hanger by Picsfive on Shutterstock.com 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. Howard Lake | 16 April 2015 | Newslast_img read more

EU funding still an option for N Ireland to 2020 despite Brexit

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 11 May 2017 | News EU funding still an option for N Ireland to 2020 despite Brexit Tagged with: Brexit European Union Funding Law / policy Northern Ireland  69 total views,  1 views today 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.  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 It is still too early to indicate what impact Brexit will have on funding applications submitted by Northern Ireland-based organisations in the next couple of years, according to an updated report by an expert on EU funding.The ‘Accessing EU Funds – 2017 to 2020 Report’ by Professor Hugh Quigley was originally written in 2014, was updated in 2015 and has now been further updated to take into account the potential changes following Brexit. Brexit will not affect funding applications from organisations in the Republic of Ireland.Professor Quigley is visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chair of Access Europe.The Report notes that the UK authorities have given indications that it may be possible for UK organisations to continue participation in EU funded programmes up to the end of the end of the current programming period i.e. until 2020. What will happen beyond that will depend in the result of the Brexit negotiations.While the results of the June 2016 EU referendum have led to some uncertainty regarding the future availability of EU funding for Northern Irish organisations and on the sustainability of current and planned cooperation between the UK and other European organisations, the overall conclusion of the report is that EU programmes can still be a source of increased funding for the community and voluntary sector in Ireland in the period to 2020.The main conclusion of the report, which looks at a small sample of organisations in the sector is that, apart from a limited group of mainly larger organisations, experience in the community and voluntary sector of applying for, receiving and managing EU funds is scarce.If this is to change, the report says, some kind of support service is needed to encourage and support organisations to monitor opportunities and to apply for fundsHowever, considerable effort is required to achieve this. For many in the sector, especially smaller organisations, external support is needed to assist them though the administrative processes that are involved in monitoring opportunities as well as applying for and managing EU funds.The full report, which was commissioned by The Wheel, can be downloaded from its website.last_img read more

French war on Mali spreads to Algeria

first_imgFrench soldiers in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Jan. 14.The war that French imperialism has escalated in its former West African colony of Mali has now spread to neighboring Algeria. There, some 82 people have been reported killed after an attempted seizure of hostages at a natural gas field. Imperialist governments are lining up for a long intervention in Africa.Earlier, President Francois Hollande had deployed some 2,000 troops to carry out France’s intervention in Mali, with another 500 military personnel on the way. French air strikes have continued in the north and central regions of this vast country. U.S., British, German and Dutch imperialism back Hollande’s effort to use a sectional conflict between the Tuareg people in the north and the central government in Bamako as a pretext for French and NATO intervention.The NATO-member states have pledged transport planes, military advisers and intelligence coordination for the French operations.Despite a French news ban, some reports have come through of atrocities by the French intervention forces and the Malian troops accompanying them. Reprisals are ongoing against the Tuareg, Arab and Fulani ethnic groups in the north and other parts of the country. French planes have bombarded Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal in the north. In Mopti in the central region, there are reports of arrests, interrogations and the torture of civilians. (Observer, U.K., Jan. 19)On Jan. 20, French planes bombed Diabaly. The town of 35,000 had been taken by opposition groups after the French intervention, and French-led forces have yet to retake it. The Jan. 19 Observer published reports from people in the Fulani ethnic group in Mopti describing atrocities committed by the Malian army against their people.One said: “[T]he soldiers can tell from our dress that we come from the north. Because of that the army suspects us — if we look like Fulani and don’t have an identity card, they kill us. But many people are born in small villages and it’s very difficult to have identification.”French jets bombed the town of Konna under the pretext of rooting out “Islamic terrorist” groups. Malian Justice Minister Malick Coulibaly acknowledged that his government’s armed forces also carried out abuses both before and after the French intervention.After much outside pressure, the Malian government had formally requested that the Hollande administration enter the country. In an effort to build a case for foreign involvement, the Bamako regime also invited the International Criminal Court based in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate alleged abuses by its opponents.These opponents include a Tuareg separatist group, the Movement for the National Liberation of Azawad, which has a long history of struggle in Mali’s north. The imperialist media lump this Tuareg secular group with the groups Ansar Dine, Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb, and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa. The last have a religious ideology and are accused by the imperialists of maintaining links with the broader Al-Qaeda organization in the region.Early in 2012, these groups killed Malian troops in attacks on the town of Aguelhok. Following these attacks, Capt. Amadou Sanogo led a military coup on March 22. Sonogo, like other Malian officers, was trained in the U.S. by the Pentagon. These events also brought about the appointments of interim President Dioncounda Traore and former Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra. Diarra holds a U.S. passport and has represented Microsoft in Africa.The Malian interim government has cited the clashes in Aguelhok and alleged abuses by its opponents in Gao and Timbuktu as justification for requesting an ICC investigation. The African Union has in the past heavily criticized the ICC for its exclusive targeting of African government leaders, such as President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan.Regional governments in West Africa held a summit meeting in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, on Jan. 19. France has been pressuring the Economic Community of West African States to supply up to 5,500 troops to back up the French military invasion.Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Guinea, Benin and other states have pledged to deploy troops. Forces from Senegal and Nigeria are already reported to have arrived in the capital of Bamako.But opposition to the intervention in Mali is also growing throughout the region. A demonstration was held outside the French Embassy in Cairo on Jan. 19. The Egyptian government has openly spoken out against the French military actions.In Mauritania, opposition is widespread, from political parties ranging from the Islamic community to the left, which has criticized the French Socialist Party under Hollande for its actions in Mali.The Algerian media have expressed strong criticism of France and published reports of anti-intervention demonstrations.Impact spreads to AlgeriaMeanwhile, in neighboring Algeria on Jan. 16, a group called “Signatories in Blood,” headed by Algerian national Mokhtar Bel-Mokhtar, seized hundreds of Algerian workers and some foreign nationals as hostages at a facility in the In Amenas gas field, owned and operated jointly by British Petroleum, Statoil of Norway and the Algerian government.The hostage-takers’ political demands, in exchange for the release of the captives, were that France cease its military operations in Mali and that Algeria forbid Paris the use of its air space for the war. They also wanted the U.S. to release several people imprisoned in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, as well as Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national. Dr. Siddiqui is serving an 86-year sentence in a maximum security prison in the U.S. despite broad appeals within Pakistan for her repatriation.Two assaults on the gas field facility by Algerian Special Forces left 82 dead, including dozens of Algerian workers and some foreign nationals, along with some 30 Signatories in Blood combatants, according to reports on Jan. 21. Deaths among foreign nationals have included at least seven from Britain, one from the U.S. and a Romanian. Many others are still unaccounted for.Algeria has been under tremendous political pressure from the U.S. to become directly involved in the war against Mali. There was intense criticism inside the country over the Algerian government’s decision to allow the French military to fly over Algerian air space. Algeria is also a former French colony, where the people waged a successful war of national liberation between 1954 and 1962 to win independence.Before retiring as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Algeria in an effort to get the oil and natural gas supplier to enter the war in Mali. The Algerian government has been reluctant to get involved and has had strained relations with the authorities in Mali, including the military.The French government seized upon the hostage-taking at In Amenas as a further pretext for its intervention, calling it “an act of war” and saying its Mali intervention will continue as long as necessary. British Prime Minister David Cameron likewise called for international efforts to wage war against Al-Qaeda in Africa.U.S. Africa Command head Gen. Carter L. Ham has claimed that Mali represents one of the largest areas in the world where Al-Qaeda has a base of operations. In a December address at George Washington University, Ham asserted that groups designated as U.S. enemies are increasing their coordination in West and North Africa. (Times of Malta, Jan. 20)Such statements from a high-ranking Pentagon official portend greater U.S. military intervention in Africa. The anti-war and social justice movements inside the U.S. must rise to the occasion and provide the leading force to oppose this renewed imperialist push to exploit alleged terrorist threats as a pretext to seizing Africa’s resources.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Employment’s Correlation with Housing

first_img Tagged with: Employment Home Prices in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 27, 2019 1,482 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Employment’s Correlation with Housing  Print This Post Previous: Increases in Home-Price Growth Lagging in June Next: Top Concerns for Investors Employment’s Correlation with Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Employment is just one of many factors that impact home prices, and a recent paper from Collateral Analytics examines how housing prices are driven by employment levels long-term. Across all core-based statistical areas (CBSA) studied, Collateral Analytics found a general correlation between employment change and price change in its 20-year snapshot, between 2000 and 2019.“The actual relationship for a simple linear fitted trend line suggests a 1.3 multiple for the change in home prices relative to the change in local employment. The R squared is .3677 for price change relative to employment change.”On a more focused level, larger markets, representing just 18 local markets showed a similar but even stronger relationship of prices to employment, with a 1.56 coefficient for the change in price relative to the change in employment. The highest change in prices is Los Angeles at 234% over this time period, with 12.77% change in employment. This period includes the rapid run up in prices in those markets like Phoenix, Jacksonville, Portland and Seattle where subprime lending expanded in the 2000-2006 period leading to faster price appreciation and subsequent declines.Employment, Collateral Analytics notes, provides an excellent long-term indicator of demand, even without including variables for changes in interest rates, population changes or access to credit, all indicators that are more important for short term forecasts of housing prices.“Positive employment change is essential for any kind of local income growth including the retention of local population. Adding in an index that measures supply barriers and variables for interest rate changes would improve the forecasts as we have demonstrated in more robust analysis in our prior research.  Here, we simply wanted to demonstrate the strong long-term relationship of housing prices with employment holds for most housing markets.”Download the ful report from Collateral analytics here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Employment Home Prices 2019-08-27 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Co-operation Ireland says it’s an honour that President elects first visit is to Derry

first_img The CEO of Cooperation Ireland says it’s a statement of intent from President Elect Michael D Higgins that his first official engagement will to attend an All Ireland School Choir Competition in Derry on Sunday.The event, in the Millennium Forum, involves choirs from Belfast, Navan, Dublin and Waterford.Tomorrow will see the official inauguration of Mr Higgins as President, and Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan says it’s an honour that his first official function will be in Derry, but it’s also significant for what it says about his priorities…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/derry830.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – November 10, 2011 Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleTraffic chaos in Derry as security alert closes bottom deck of Craigavon BridgeNext articleBuncrana Tidy Town Committee call on gardai to enforce littering laws News Highland Co-operation Ireland says it’s an honour that President elects first visit is to Derrycenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

ICSA says not enough progress is being made at beef talks

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter The ICSA says the roundtable beef talks are not achieving their goals.The talks were initiated last year after protests outside a number of beef factories.The association says there’s been too much slippage on the commitments given already, and no guarantees are being received about quality assurance and price.Malcolm Thompson is the ICSA’s Donegal Chairperson………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mthompbeef.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Google+ ICSA says not enough progress is being made at beef talks By News Highland – March 10, 2015 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleEuropean Indoor Silver Medallist Mark English Returns to a Hero’s WelcomeNext articleQuinlivan & Doherty named on Team Ireland for Special Olympics World Games News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Graning earns Jean Lake scholarship for photography

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2012 And Graning is not just a star in the classroom at CHHS. He was recently named one of five winners in the State Arts Council’s Visual Arts competition for 2012.“As Thomas moves on to college and beyond, I continue to have high expectations for him and I’m confident that he will, again, live up to them,” Smith said.Graning expressed appreciation to those who made the scholarship opportunity available to him.“I appreciate the recognition and the honor from the committee,” he said. “There are a lot of talented artists in Pike County, and I’m honored to be selected.” Thomas Graning, a Charles Henderson High School senior, has been named the winner of the 2012 Jean Lake Scholarship.The scholarship is awarded annually by the Troy Arts Council to a senior from the Pike County area whose artwork meets the requirements established by the arts council.“Applicants for the scholarship must submit 10 works of art,” said Pam Smith, CHHS art teacher. “Five of those works must be from a concentrated body of work and the other five must demonstrate the breadth of the artist’s work. The applicants’ GPA and ACT scores are also considered. Graning earns Jean Lake scholarship for photography Next Up“Thomas excelled in all areas and is very deserving of this scholarship and this recognition,” Smith said. “We are extremely proud of him and proud for him. We congratulate him as the 2012 Jean Lake Scholarship winner.”Smith said Graning began doing award-winning photography on the state level as a high school freshman.“I was excited then about Thomas’ potential and he has certainly lived up to the high standards that I set for him,” Smith said. “He is a star in the classroom.”center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen And, he said, Smith has been a significant influence in the development of his art. “Since the first time I had Mrs. Smith as an art teacher in ninth grade, she has challenged me and help me grow,” he said. “She’s a great teacher and mentor.”The 10 photographs by the 2012 Jean Lake Scholarship winner are on exhibit at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy through April 29.Graning’s entry in the competition focuses on emotion in photographs.“The five concentration photographs show great emotion,” Graning said. “They are not posed, not influenced by me. They capture how people felt at that one particular time and show the extremes of emotion.”Graning pointed to one photograph that shows the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.In the foreground, a Troy Dixie Youth baseball player walked dejectedly from the field as the victorious team celebrated in the background.“Both emotions are in the same photograph,” Graning said. “I like photographs that capture emotion, but it’s the breadth work shows whether nor not you are a well-rounded photographer.”Graning’s breadth work demonstrates a varied range of interests for the young photographer including the still life photographs of roasted piglets in a restaurant in Spain and fresh vegetables in a farmer’s market in rural Alabama.Graning said he enjoys the challenge of finding unique views and unusual angles to tell the story.Graning works as a photographer at The Messenger. After high school graduation, he plans to attend the University of Mississippi and major in journalism with an emphasis in photography. He then plans to attend law school, focusing on media and communications law issues.He is the son of Stacy Graning of Troy and Tom Graning of Natchez, Miss. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Latest Stories You Might Like Photos: Troy T-Day scrimmage Photos from Troy’s annual T-Day scrimmage.   read more Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more