Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Another fishy story is that the $ 5000.00 big bass named Jim Thomas has been caught during a fishing tournament in the Harris Chain in Lake Apopka…..uh huh, and that female fish was minus what? ….3 pounds of roe??? Fishy, fishy, fishy…lol Gov. Ron DeSantis replaces his mask after speaking during a news conference at a COVID-19 testing site, Jan. 6, 2021; AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee By John Haughey, The Center Square March 19, 2021 at 6:56 pm TENITA REID Please enter your name here TENITA REID Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAmerican Rescue PlanBusinessCOVID-19DisbursementFirst RespondersFundsGovernor Ron DeSantisPandemicThe Center Square Previous article7th annual study identifies ‘Best Value Colleges’ in FloridaNext articleApopka: You have a ‘right to know’, reminds Orange Co. Clerk of Court during Sunshine Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Anonymous Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate March 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm 4 COMMENTS TENITA REID I am living through every day in the streets socializing and interacting with every other person in this country where’s my thousand dollars for being able to be on the streets. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Governor Ron DeSantis wants to spend $4.1 billion in federal pandemic assistance to boost state ports, augment “resilience” spending and send every law enforcement officer, paramedic and firefighter in Florida each a $1,000 “thank you” payment. The Anatomy of Fear March 19, 2021 at 7:06 pm Reply Reply Re-elected, sorry…….my boo boo. DeSantis on Tuesday outlined his priorities for partially allocating the state’s share of the $17 billion-plus Florida governments will receive from the $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue’ COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden last week.Nearly $7 billion in ‘American Rescue’ funds will be disbursed to Florida municipalities. Cities statewide are expecting $1.4 billion, counties $4.1 billion and other local governments, such as water districts, will collect about $1.3 billion.DeSantis’ $4.1 billion supplemental spending request leaves Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature with expansive discretion in distributing up to $6 billion in one-time federal funding.Included in the governor’s request is $72 million for behavioral health services, $73.2 million to update the state’s failed CONNECT unemployment system, $185 million for workforce training, nearly $1 billion to the state Transportation Work Program, $1 billion to the Resilient Florida Grant Program and $1 billion to create an Emergency Management Response Fund.DeSantis earmarks $208.4 million to give the state’s first responders at least $1,000 each as “a thank you,” he said.“We know the pandemic put a lot of strain on our first responders – EMTs, sworn law enforcement, firefighters – so we believe we should recognize their sacrifice,” he said.The governor also wants $260 million allocated to the state’s 15 seaports. Florida’s $117.6 billion maritime industry, the nation’s second-largest, has been roiled by the pandemic, particularly its $8 billion a year cruise-line component.“That is an amount equal to the losses they’ve accrued during the pandemic through February of 2021,” DeSantis said, noting cruise ships remain under a year-long no-sail-order mandated by the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.“I wanted them to start sailing long ago,” he said. “I think they should be able to sail, and we want to see them sail but nevertheless, that’s taken an enormous amount of toll on our seaports.”The governor said the state expects to receive initial ‘American Rescue’ funds before the 2021 legislative session adjourns in May but other allocations will follow into summer.DeSantis theorized there could be a special session before the fiscal year begins July 1 to discuss strategies for investing the non-recurring federal plug.He has suggested lawmakers, who have seen a two-year $2.7 billion revenue shortfall morph into budget surplus topping $3 billion, dedicate some of the $5-to-$6 billon at their discretion to state “rainy day” reserves.DeSantis said he has spoken with House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, Palm Harbor.“I know they have different ideas,” he said. “But I think … there’ll be broad agreement between both chambers as well as my office.”“The Speaker has expressed a strong desire to act on many of the items the governor outlined in the letter sent today, including creating an emergency preparedness fund to ensure Florida is always ready and investments in flooding resilience and our workforce,” Sprowls’ spokeswoman Jenna Sarkissian said.Simpson wants to use ‘American Rescue’ money to supplement the state’s unemployment trust fund and stimulate the economy with local projects, including road construction, water improvements and resilience planning – similar in aspiration to what DeSantis seeks but, he cautioned, lawmakers will decide the details.“Obviously it takes a lot of the pressure off of the entire system of the state of Florida by these dollars coming in, because it will stimulate the economy, which will produce additional sales tax,” Simpson said. Governor DeSantis wish list…..a goal of getting re-electioned by giving away a $ 1000 dollars per first responder……don’t thank the governor, thank Joe Biden for the federal money, that DeSantis is blowing through…..just like a drunken sailor! March 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Landscape: Projects “COPY” Area: 427 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratorySave this projectSaveHouse in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Vectorworks, Gaggenau, Toto, Acor, IOC Flooring, LIXIL , nittai-kogyo, takachiho-shirasu Save this picture!© Kazushi Hirano+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: uemachi laboratory Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Japan “COPY” Photographs Mitsumasa Sadakata Houses 2016 House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory Japan Photographs: Kazushi Hirano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Construction: Araki Landscape Architectural Office, Yoshitaka Makimura Design Team:Mitsumasa SadakataStructure:Shigeru TsuchiyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoRecommended ProductsMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. This house is for couples. The site is in the suburbs of Osaka City. There was a 70-year-old house on the site, but this time I was asked to demolish this house and rebuild a new wooden structure. Usually, only the couple live in this house, but there are many opportunities to get together with relatives. Whether it is used by only two people or when a large number of people gather, we have designed with just the right size and gentle separation of public and private.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoThe owner was also attached to his old house, and there was a request to keep as many trees in the garden as possible. Although the house will be demolished, the trees in the garden can be brought closer to their lives, leaving the memory of the appearance of the former building. In the place where the former building had its entrance, we created an outdoor lobby that connects the newly rebuilt house and the existing three-story house in a semi-outdoor environment. It serves as a common entrance that gently connects the two households. The three-story house has been renovated and the son’s family lives there.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoRegarding the view of the garden, instead of looking over the entire garden, we make windows so that you can see it as a natural landscape cut out from each place. From the front of the outdoor lobby, you can see the green reflected in the water from your feet so that you can see through the lattice, and in the entrance hall, you can see the green that spreads horizontally from the ground window. The owner wanted the house to be unobtrusive and as comfortable as the landscape in the garden. We worked with the Araki Landscape Architectural Office to explore the relationship between garden and architecture.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoProject gallerySee allShow lessNDC House / Tropical SpaceSelected ProjectsArchitecture & the Media Online Conference: Oliver Wainwright, Iwan Baan, Spirit of …Conference Share SEEDSCASA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939131/house-in-amagasaki-uemachi-laboratory Clipboard Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939131/house-in-amagasaki-uemachi-laboratory Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officeuemachi laboratoryOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 11, 2020Cite: “House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory” 10 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
And you thought a sponsored cycle ride across Asia was a prestigious fundraising event. We have now all been outclassed, it would seem, by Welsh businessman Peter Llewelyn, who plans a sponsored journey into space. And you thought a sponsored cycle ride across Asia was a prestigious fundraising event. We have now all been outclassed, it would seem, by Welsh businessman Peter Llewelyn, who plans a sponsored journey into space. Mr Llewelyn will fly to the Mir space station as a sponsored effort to raise funds for a hospital for children in Moscow.News of the event broke earlier than Mr Llewelyn planned, and there is some doubt that the flight will go ahead, according to the Russian space agency. Still, if it comes off, beware supporters encouraging you to sponsor Mr Llewelyn by the mile. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 April 1999 | News Fundraising – a space oddity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Ramadan Muslim Aid is aiming to raise £6 million this Ramadan with a campaign asking people to make their Zakat count by donating it to support the charity’s work. Zakat is a religious obligation for all adult Muslims who meet the criteria. It is usually calculated as 2.5% of income for those whose personal wealth, or what they own, is more than the cut off amount.The pre-Ramadan campaign has already gone live across Muslim Aid’s digital channels, and with a direct mail supporters’ pack. A mixed marketing campaign will run across the UK during the month of Ramadan, on over 150 billboards, 385 bus rear panels, and outdoor digital boards around the country in locations including Bradford Shopping Centre, the M25 and the Birmingham flyover. The campaign will also run in print advertising in national and community newspapers, live television appeals on Channel S and the Islam channel and across Muslim Aid’s social media channels. Celebrity chefs Madhur Jaffrey and Ainsley Harriott are also supporting the campaign by sharing special recipes, for both the breakfast (Suhoor) and sunset meals (Iftar), to help people as they fast this Ramadan. These recipes are being used in the direct mail as well as across Muslim Aid’s digital channels and in selected publications. Rosina Louafi, Creative Director at Muslim Aid said: “We, at Muslim Aid have put the donors at the heart of our creative campaign, and aim to capture the positive feelings associated with Ramadan and giving Zakat. We believe our supporters will identify and relate to the strong eye-catching imagery and are now looking forward to seeing this roll out, as we have set ourselves an ambitious target of increasing our fundraising by an additional 20% this year.” 191 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 192 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 8 May 2018 | News Muslim Aid campaign asks people to make their Zakat count this Ramadan
IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Follow the news on Israel June 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said it was “shocked” by a brutal attack on award-winning Israeli documentary-maker David Benchetrit in front of the defence ministry in Tel Aviv, that has left him unable to walk for six months.The international press freedom organisation sent a letter on 26 April to the Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, demanding a “swift and full investigation to find and punish those responsible for this unacceptable violence.”Benchetrit, who is currently making a film about “refuzniks”- Israeli soldiers, who as conscientious objectors refuse to serve in the Palestinian territories – was attacked on 21 April on his way to a meeting with defence ministry spokesperson Ruth Yaron.His wife, Sini Bar David, described what happened : “He was waiting on the pavement opposite the ministry when a security guard approached him and ordered him to identify himself, then struck him when he did not comply quickly enough.” Three more security staff then appeared and rained blows on him with their fists and butts of their guns.”In 30 years of covering wars, I have been injured several times, but I have never been as afraid as I was then and this round the corner from my home,” Benchetrit told Reporters Without Borders by telephone.”I don’t know if the guards recognised me and wanted revenge for my documentaries or if they thought I was an Arab because of my beard. In either case, it is extremely worrying that such a thing should happen in a democratic state,” he said.Following the attack, Benchetrit was taken by ambulance to Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv where surgeons found his right leg was very badly damaged and required surgery that took four and a half hours. Doctors said he will not be able to walk again for six months, but were unable to say yet if there was a risk he would be permanently lame.”Whether it was a racist attack or for political reasons, since Benchetrit’s documentaries tackle controversial subjects within Israeli society, the seriousness of this incident demands a strong and public reaction,” the international press freedom organisation concluded in its letter to the defence minister.Benchetrit has for many years produced hard-hitting documentaries on sensitive topics such as discrimination against Sephardic Jews in Israel, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian uprising and the oppression of Palestinian women. Help by sharing this information April 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns assault on film-maker Benchetrit and demands investigation News Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes
According to information collected by RSF, police officers arrested Baongla at his home on 9 January 2002. Two days later, he appeared before a judge and was jailed at the Nkondengui central prison in Yaoundé. The police officers also seized the newspaper’s computers. In October, the journalist was sentenced in absentia to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 17 million CFA francs (approx. US$22,800; 26,000 euros) for “fraud”. He is accused of extorting ten million CFA francs (approx. US$13,400; 15,200 euros) from an official at the Ministry of the Economy and Finances. “Le Démenti”‘s editorial staff claim that the “accusations are groundless and were fabricated by the government.” They follow the newspaper’s publication of several articles denouncing the misappropriation of funds by the minister of the economy and finances. “Le Démenti” has repeatedly accused the minister of embezzling public monies during the installation of a sewer system in the country. Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case to go further News CameroonAfrica In a letter to Justice Minister Amadou Ali, RSF asked for clarification following the sentencing of Georges Baongla, publication director of the weekly “Le Démenti”, to five years’ imprisonment. “Due process was seemingly not respected in this case. Firstly, Georges Baongla was not warned of his trial’s opening in October 2001. Secondly, he only learned of his sentencing several days after the delivery of the verdict. Thirdly, why did the authorities allow him to remain free for over two months before arresting him in early January? These irregularities lead us t o question the real motive behind the journalist’s sentencing,” explained RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. “Without judging the merits of the case itself, we call on the Cameroonian authorities to explain the situation,” the secretary-general added. News News May 31, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Help by sharing this information CameroonAfrica Follow the news on Cameroon January 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of weekly sentenced to five years’ imprisonment Receive email alerts RSF_en
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSCommunityInterviewNewsProfileSportSports ArenaUniversity of Limerick Print Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleBig game this Sunday: Win a Golden Ticket for trip to the iconic Tipp Classical FestivalNext articleREVIEW – Godzilla: King of the Monsters David Raleigh Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Vicky calls for right to die with dignity NewsCommunitySportUL’s good sport hangs up the training shoesBy David Raleigh – June 8, 2019 402 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Dave Mahedy UL ArenaHE’S coached rugby stars from Bruff, guided city soccer to the Bernabéu, and brought hurling glory to Ballybrown.And, while Jose Mourinho may have coined himself the ‘Special One’ — in Limerick, Dave Mahedy would be deserving of such an accolade.Unlike Mourinho, Mahedy lacks ego; It’s been an extra weapon in his unique coaching armoury that has seen him secure silverware across sporting codes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, after nearly half a century developing Limerick sport, maestro Mahedy is hanging up his boots, sort of.With “retirement looming on the horizon anyway” the 63-year old Dublin native is set to retire from his post as Director of Sport at University of Limerick.He tells the Limerick Post he wants to depart while still “at the top” of his game.Mahedy’s fingerprints can be traced on some of Limerick’s greatest sporting moments — from whence the die was cast in the late 70s/early 80s, when he and Eoin Hand coached Limerick United to their last League and Cup double, and onto Europe facing the mighty Real Madrid, to ensuring world-class training facilities at UL for the likes of UL graduate, Olympian, and European bronze medalist sprinter Thomas Barr.In between all this, Mahedy, adopted son of the Treaty City and County, helped train Munster to European Cup honours; brought Limerick to two Croke Park hurling finals; and steered Shannon Rugby’s famous four-in-a-row.There’s also a League victory with St Pat’s, a team he togged out for as a youth, around the same time he was kicking another round ball, for Kilmacud Crokes, in his active Stillorgan.There was “nothing sinister” in his decision to pass on the baton at UL, he stresses. Parting company had been on his mind “for a couple of years.“I feel now is the right time to hand it over to the next generation,” says Mahedy, who believes he’s “hogged it for long enough.”Mahedy hints a career in sports journalism may be on the cards. He’d “love to work in the media, in radio or writing”.“You never know what’s around the corner,” he says.Looking back on his coaching achievements, he says modestly: “I was in the right place at the right time”. As he says himself, he was “lucky”, but others know there was a little more to it than just luck.It could have been so very different though for Mahedy, and for Limerick.Around the time Munster’s historic victory over the All Blacks, Mahedy, along with Munster star and fellow Dubliner Tony Ward graduated with a Degree from the National Physical Education College, situated on the grounds of what was later christened UL.Mahedy got called for an interview in Dublin “for a PE job”.In the end he didn’t get the position. Dublin’s loss, Limerick’s gain.Ward – who was launching his own sports store at the time in Limerick – called Mahedy back to manage the Thomas Street premises.“Neither of us had any knowledge of retail,” jokes Mahedy.“And, the rest is history.” Not quite.Mahedy began engineering his own success story, just as 50 years previously his grandfather on his mother’s side was helping to build Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station on city’s outskirts.In ‘79 he started “working with Limerick United FC” alongside player-manager Eoin Hand, who later went on to manage the Republic of Ireland.Their successful innings, qualifying for Europe, playing against Real Madrid, Spurs, and United, was during a golden era of soccer in Limerick. It also opened more doors to success.In 1990, after returning to Thomond College as sports facilities manager Mahedy “wrote a wishlist to develop the campus, and, it’s great to say that, about 85 per cent of that has come to fruition,” he says.With the college achieving University status in ‘89, it needed someone to deliver a sports campus to match academic achievements.Mahedy says he’s proud to have developed “a portfolio of top class facilities”. These include the UL Sports Arena; North Campus; the Maguire’s Field project, consisting of two full-sized GAA and or four full-sized soccer synthetics grass pitches; an Outdoor Activity Centre in Killaloe and, Ireland’s first 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool.“Some said it couldn’t be done and we’d lose our shirt. We proved them wrong. Everything is in the one spot — a pool, weights, running track, physio, sports science, accommodation and restaurants etc,” he adds.Another “huge achievement” for UL, again spearheaded by Mahedy, was scooping Cork Institute of Technology to win the right to set up the Munster High Performance Training Centre.A host of famous Track and Field stars have also used the facilities.Mahedy obliges, rattling off a few well known names: “Colin Jackson, Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe, and at the moment our own Thomas Barr.“In the very early days you would have had the Frank O’Maras and Ger Hartmans here. Sonia O’Sullivan was on the original UL Arena board of directors too,” he recalls.Mahedy has three grown-up children and lives just stone’s throw from campus.“I’ve never really worked a day in my life, because I love it so much. It’s been an incredible job,” he continues.He also found love here, meeting his Adare wife Kay, who works with special needs children in Lisnagry, while he was “helping to set up Special Olympics in 1979”.Mahedy says it was one of his highlights at UL to host the Special Olympics Ireland Games, in 2010 and 2014. “They were huge events for Limerick and there was a huge personal satisfaction in that,” he says.With further opportunities around the corner, the future looks bright.“The plan, for now, is to “take a little time off and see where that takes me…possibly the media, I’d like that, but they might tell me, ‘it’s not your career, get back into sports management’”.“Maybe I’ll run for mayor,” he jokes. ‘Mahedy for Mayor’ has a certain ring to it. Facebook Email WhatsApp
Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By admin – May 4, 2018 Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Cpl. Travis Fraser Pinterest Previous articleGrammy winner at Wagner NoëlNext articleOC unveils sixth commitment to students admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Officer of the month promotes community policing Facebook Twitter Home Local News Crime Officer of the month promotes community policing Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police searching for man connected to hit and run Facebook Cpl. Travis Fraser has nearly 30 years of police experience, and after nine years with the Odessa Police Department, he was named April Officer of the Month to his commitment as a leader, mentor, and community resource.“It’s a great honor,” Fraser said about being named Officer of the Month. “There’s a lot of young troops out there that work their tails off. I don’t do the limelight very well, but it’s a great honor.”In his time in law enforcement, Fraser has made several citizen contacts, people on the street he can talk to about what is going on in the community, such as business owners or school faculty members.“I believe in community policing,” Fraser said. “If you’re in trouble on the street in today’s society, it’s getting to be pretty dangerous out. We get out there and work together as a team to get things done.”The most recent example of community policing was when Fraser received a call from a local business owner who told him his credit card has been used by someone else. They had determined through investigation that it was being used by another employee, who was trying to get his check early and then skip town.“So I told the boss to have him come to the business to get his check,” Fraser said. “And when he did, we took him and interviewed him and he confessed to the whole deal.”That suspect, 32-year-old Kenneth Randall Russell, had reportedly made two purchase orders from suppliers totaling more than $10,000, and later selling the stolen property to pawn shops and metal scrap yards. OPD charged him with theft of property, a state jail felony.Fraser was also awarded Officer of the Month for his ability to lead by compassion, which he showed last March helping out a transient woman.A woman had been camped out outside of Bush’s Chicken near 37th Street and Grandview Avenue, Fraser said, and told Fraser it was God’s plan for her to stay there.“I just visited with her for a little while and kind of convinced her that God had better plans for her,” he said. “At that point, I went searching for the better plan.”Fraser found that better plan at a camp site near 6th Street and Dixie Boulevard that allowed folks to set up tents.Serving in the Operations Bureau, Patrol Shift B, Fraser has established himself as a division leader and mentor to younger officers.“They work hard every day,” Fraser said. “If this old kook can do it, I’m sure they’re right alongside me and they’ll be nominated also.” Summer Spaghetti SaladTexas Fried ChickenUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay