Seed Co Limited 2006 Annual Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Seed Co Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Don Armand: all you need to know about the latest player England have turned to

first_img TAGS: Exeter Chiefs Man of the Match at the Premiership final2003 Alex King (Wasps)2004 Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps)2005 Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps)2006 Charlie Hodgson (Sale)2007 Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester)2008 Simon Shaw (Wasps)2009 Geordan Murphy (Leicester)2010 Jordan Crane (Leicester)2011 Schalk Brits (Saracens)2012 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)2013 Anthony Allen (Leicester)2014 Stephen Myler (Northampton)2015 Owen Farrell (Saracens)2016 Alex Goode (Saracens)2017 Don Armand (Exeter)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Don Armand has been been called into a 32-man England squad for their final Six Nations game against Ireland. Learn more about the Exeter Chiefs back-row… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Super start: Armand in action for the Stormers in Cape Town in 2012 (Gallo Images/Getty)I played in the Western Province team that won the Currie Cup for the first time since 2001. That goes well on your CV and Exeter Chiefs ended up getting hold of my agent or vice versa, I don’t really know how it happened, and I came over.I had this image of England as raining 24/7. People in South Africa call it Mud Island. Then I arrived on a stinking hot day (in June 2013) and I was in jeans and a jersey and sweating, I was just wiping my head all the time. It’s certainly not what I thought it was.What I like about England is that all the services run well. It’s easy to live in a community and be able to give back to it at the same time. What do I dislike? Sometimes the winters can drag on.My all-round game has benefited at Chiefs. My confidence has grown. Everybody is expected to play, from one to 15. Wherever you are on the field in loose play you’ve got to be able to handle the ball. I’ve developed technically at the lineout and at loose-forward scrummaging. Coaches like Rob Baxter and Ali Hepher and Rob Hunter help you improve in ways you didn’t even know just by building your confidence and looking at the little things that make a big difference.Try time: Armand scores against Sale Sharks, one of 90 Premiership tries by Exeter this season (Getty)The sum of the parts makes the whole. A lot of coaches have contributed in different ways. Kevin Foote, who followed John Dobson and is now assistant coach at Western Force, taught me about passion for the game and competitiveness. He made each individual feel so important. Matt Proudfoot taught me a lot of technical aspects about lineouts.But the most influential coach, because of the way he made sure I could stay and play my rugby at UCT, was John Dobson. He went above and beyond what a coach would normally do and he did it out of being a genuine person.I really enjoyed last year’s England Saxons tour. We won both games and it was a great experience because it was the first international-level rugby I’d played. One player who stood out was Nick Tompkins, who has dazzling feet and made a lot of line breaks. He’s quite young still and you have to give a lot of credit to Saracens. Other teams might have thrown a youngster in and put a lot of pressure on him to perform week in, week out and it might not have been beneficial to his game. I think there’s a lot to come from him in the future. He just has to wait his turn.My Exeter Player of the Year is Kai Horstmann. As he was boasting the other day, he hasn’t missed a training session this season. He’s quite funny – he’s got some lame jokes – and he’s a fantastic guy for the team, on and off the field. He’s always been a pretty talented player, he’s just getting the game time now to show that.Elite list: Jack Nowell became the fifth player to score in two separate Premiership finals (Getty)We have a different point of view on the play-offs this year. We know that if we get to the final it’s not ‘Well done, we’ve got to the final’, we want to go there and win it. Last year we were quite happy for making the final when we should have been angry that we lost. It’s been a driver for most of the season that if we get back there we want to win it.I got married to Rayanne in the week of the LV Cup semi-final – 8 March 2014. The eighth was a special day for us because it was on our eight-year anniversary. I missed the semi-final win at Bath and only played in the final (v Northampton) because James Hanks injured his neck. We had a delayed honeymoon in Crete.We have two kids, Miles and Lori. They’re both under three. My mum and my sister, Janine, have just moved over to live with us. Mum sold everything and has got a job and is trying to get her feet on the ground again. Janine helps out with marketing or ticketing at Chiefs, wherever they need extra hands. I’ve missed her lots because we’ve been here for three-and-a-half years without really seeing much of them.Dad is getting involved with the Victoria Falls pigeon race competition. He’s aiming to go back to Zimbabwe to work with his brother on it. They hope to make it a million dollar prize money for the winning pigeon. Dad is going to help run the lofts.Emotional: Rob Baxter after steering Chiefs to glory seven years after reaching the top flight (Getty)The best place I’ve been is Lake Kariba, in Zim. You hire a double-decker boat and it’s just you and your closest friends or family. At night you sleep under the stars and by day you fish or watch game on the islands – you can go on a smaller boat and look at the elephants or rhinos or hippos. You’re not stuck in front of a TV and the weather’s always fantastic.The Lions will beat New Zealand 2-1. New Zealand is New Zealand but I’m from England so I’m going to back the Lions. You have to support your mates.Anyone playing at Premiership level should have aspirations to play Test rugby. That’s got to be enough to make sure you’re giving your best for the team day in, day out. If something comes of that (nationally) brilliant but if not it shouldn’t affect your performance. It’s a good motivator but Chiefs is who I’m playing for, and they’re the ones I’ve got to look after. Don Armand: all you need to know about the latest player England have turned toSuccessive defeats for England in Edinburgh and Paris have set alarm bells ringing. Back-row forwards Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes will have scans on Monday on knee injuries sustained during the 22-16 defeat to France. Yet England’s problems at competing the breakdown – which has seen them concede a flood of penalties in recent weeks – had already increased the clamour for a rethink in the back row.Step forward Don Armand, whose sustained excellence for Exeter over the past three seasons brought him a first England cap in Argentina last summer but nothing since.England call-up: Exeter Chiefs back-row Don Armand in action against Saracens this month (Getty)A ruptured knee ligament wrecked the first half of his 2016-17 season, but he returned to spearhead the club’s successful push to become English champions for the first time. The Exeter player was outstanding as the Chiefs overcame Wasps 23-20 in extra time in the Aviva Premiership final, becoming the first forward to win the Man of the Match award since Chris Robshaw in 2012.Rugby World interviewed Armand in our Uncovered section before last season’s play-offs, when he told us about his rugby journey from Harare to Devon via Cape Town…I’m Zimbabwean born and bred. Mum and Dad were farmers; they grew hypericum, an ornamental plant with red berries and small yellow flowers. They’d ship them off to Holland for distribution in Europe.I started rugby at age six or seven. At Highlands Junior School in Harare. I played rugby, swimming, hockey, tennis – every sport possible.My first rugby coach was Debbie Cairns, who taught me to love the game and also that you have to work hard to play rugby; it’s not a game where you can just run on the field and play.At 13, the family moved to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. We were forced to because of the land invasions by Robert Mugabe’s government. We got out in 2001, before it got really bad. A few farms had had shootouts and guys had been killed. When the government started blocking the roads we moved into town and Dad would drive out. But then they started beating up workers and we had to move.Tireless: Only Thomas Waldrom made more than Armand’s 21 carries in the Aviva final (Getty)The business went under. We moved to a similar climate so we could carry on farming but the crops picked up diseases and we didn’t have the money to cure them. So Dad went into fertilizer sales and Mum did office work. They got divorced when I was 18.I’ve changed my mind on the ‘three dinner party guests’ question. I once gave Robert Mugabe as an answer so I could ask him why he does what he does. But now I’d want a better class of person! Mike Tyson was there just in case Mugabe gave the wrong answers…Bob Skinstad would still be there. He’s also from Zimbabwe and very charismatic. He coached me at university (University of Cape Town) and I learnt a lot from him. He was very much into one-on-one, he’d make you feel valuable.He runs the Cape Town Tens and one year the UCT and Maties (Stellenbosch University) teams were quite drunk and getting riled up in the bar. It could have got nasty but Bob got up on the table and started singing the national anthem. Everyone stood up and joined him and it completely changed the atmosphere. That’s the kind of story you tell about him.Historic: Exeter celebrate their first Premiership title, having lost to Saracens in last year’s final (Getty)Moving to South Africa was hard. I was stepping up to senior school (Maritzburg College) without knowing anyone. But that’s the beauty of our sport, you make friends a lot easier because you have a common ground.I got a rugby scholarship to UCT. I met my missus (Rayanne) at school and she was dead-set on going to UCT to study chartered accountancy. It’s a prestigious university and I ended up getting a small bursary from UCT’s rugby club to study psychology and HR there.My UCT coach, John Dobson, changed my rugby career. He organised a better bursary that enabled me to cope financially and see out my three years plus. I learnt so much from him in terms of team dynamic. The right man for the job is better than the most talented man for the job because of how important the team environment is.They started a competition called Varsity Cup. It was played every Monday night and from there I got to play Vodacom Cup and train a pre-season with the Stormers. My lucky break came because Stormers had seven injuries, guys like Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster, and I ended up going on tour for my Super Rugby debut in 2012, playing five minutes against Western Force. Cream of the crop: Don Armand receives his Man of the Match award at Twickenham (Getty Images) last_img read more

New Hampshire: Laura Simoes named missioner for communications

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL People Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Rector Martinsville, VA The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire has hired Laura Simoes as missioner for communications. Simoes is a part-time staff member directing the diocesan communications work. She is also a partner at Louis Karno & Company Communications, working primarily with healthcare and nonprofit clients. She is a former staff member for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the NH Charitable Foundation. She has a B.S. in Communications from Boston University and is pursuing an M.B.A. at Hellenic American University. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Hampshire: Laura Simoes named missioner for communications Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Posted Jun 10, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

Macmillan’s fundraising event breaks world record

first_img Howard Lake | 3 July 2003 | News  61 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards Community fundraising Events Macmillan’s fundraising event breaks world record  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Macmillan Cancer Relief’s major fundraising event, the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”, is officially a World Record breaker.Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event had held the Guiness World Record since1996 for the ‘largest simultaneous party’. This record was smashed during 2002’s event when 545,647 people attended over 26,000 coffee mornings all over the country.The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is in its 13th year and so far has raised more than £20 million.2004’s event is on Friday 26th September. Macmillan hope to break their own world record and raise £3.5 million in just one morning. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Motorola chooses e-Learning Foundation as Charity of Choice in UK

first_img Motorola and the Motorola Foundation have announced support of the e-Learning Foundation across the UK.Tasked with helping deprived children bridge the digital divide, the e-Learning Foundation is the only national education charity that actively campaigns to help ensure that underprivileged children have home access to online learning technologies.Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Ltd, commented: “Motorola is very pleased to be supporting the e-Learning Foundation. This organisation works tirelessly to make sure that the 1.5m million UK schoolchildren who do not currently have access to a computer at home get the support they need in our increasingly digital world.”Eileen Sweeney, Director of the Motorola Foundation, added: “Education, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math, is something Motorola employees are extremely passionate about and we feel that we can contribute not just by fundraising but also by giving our time and expertise.”In addition to supporting e-Learning through grants from the global Motorola Foundation, there are many other ways that Motorola employees will be getting involved. These include fundraisers for schools in the local communities around Motorola’s Basingstoke, Swindon and Ashburton offices, providing professional advice on wireless/IT solutions for schools as well as advising on e-safety programmes and software for school IT departments and home learning.Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive of the e-Learning Foundation, commented: “We are really excited to have the opportunity to work with Motorola over the next three years. There are many ways in which staff can get involved in helping us overcome the digital divide in the UK, and we look forward to developing a successful and enjoyable relationship.”The e-Learning Foundation has a number of goals which Motorola will work to support:* To reduce the effect of the “Digital Divide” by ensuring that all children have access to the learning resources that technology can make available, when and where they need them, both at home and at school.* To provide a free advisory and support service to help schools develop the most appropriate strategy to achieve high levels of home ICT access.* To act as a fundraiser and grant provider to help schools develop their own sustainable sources of income.* To actively campaign at the government level to keep the Digital Divide at the forefront of public consciousness.About MotorolaMotorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit the Motorola FoundationThe Motorola Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit Contact:Stephanie ForrestMotorola+44 (0) 7739 [email protected] TurnerEdelman+44 (0) 203 047 [email protected] the e-Learning Foundation:The e-Learning Foundation was launched in 2001, to ensure that every schoolchild in the UK should have access to learning technologies when and where they want to learn, and especially at home.The Foundation, a registered charity, aims to bridge the digital divide and ensure that all children, irrespective of their background, can have the same access to technology for learning as their better off peers.The Foundation is funded through the public, private and third sector in the form of Government grants, commercial sponsorship, grants and donations.www.e-learningfoundation.comMedia Contact::Jan Howellse-Learning Foundation+44 (0) 1932 796036Mobile 0771 388 [email protected]  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 21 January 2010 | News 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. Motorola chooses e-Learning Foundation as Charity of Choice in UKlast_img read more

Greenpeace UK, Action for Children & Charity Checkout among National Fundraising Awards winners

first_imgLifetime Contribution to FundraisingWinner: Mark Astarita OBE20 Years Convention Superstar – Gary RichardsonWATCH: Mark Astarita accept his Lifetime Achievement for Fundraising Award And the winner of the #IoFAwards Legacy Campaign of the Year is @royalmarsden with their Give Back to the Future campaign – congratulations!— Institute of Fundraising (@IoFtweets) July 1, 2019 Winners and runners-up in full:Rising StarWinners: Helen Maguire, Claygate Recreation Ground TrustRegional Campaign of the YearWinners: Chester Zoo, Me, You & the Zoo AuctionCharity-Business Partnership of the YearWinners: Missing People and Deliveroo, Ride to FindYoung Fundraiser of the YearWinners: Emma Powell (Winner), Anna Hadley (Highly Commended) Greenpeace UK, Action for Children, Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, and Charity Checkout are among this year’s National Fundraising Awards winners.The National Fundraising Awards ceremony took place last night (1 July) in London, on the first evening of the 2019 Fundraising Convention. They were presented by comedian Francesca Martinez, with Chair of the IoF, Amanda Bringans, the keynote speaker. Celebrating excellent fundraising and best practice, this year awards included special recognition for Gary Richardson who was presented with ‘Convention Superstar’ for his commitment to the Fundraising Convention over the past 20 years, while Mark Astarita OBE won the Lifetime Contribution to Fundraising Award.  245 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Awards National Fundraising Convention Greenpeace UK, Action for Children & Charity Checkout among National Fundraising Awards winners Legacy Campaign of the Year Winners: The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Give Back to the FutureFundraising Campaign of the YearWinners: Greenpeace UK, Rang-tan Palm Oil Campaign The #ChangeCollective AwardWinners: Action for Children Melanie May | 2 July 2019 | News Amanda Bringans, chair of the IoF, said:“It is a huge privilege to attend Awards at the start of my third year as Chair of the Institute of Fundraising. Tonight is about celebrating some of the best fundraising and fundraisers in the world. The work done by all of us in this room – fundraisers from around the UK – helps make the world a better place. Our work has never been so crucially needed.”  Advertisement Howard Lake, Chair of the National Fundraising Awards added:“The awards celebrate the best of the best in fundraising and we’ve had a superb field of entries for the 2019 applications, covering a range of vital causes and fundraising fields. A massive congratulations to everyone; our award winners, all the nominees – and to our 20 Years Convention Superstar Gary Richardson!” Finally, a truly incredible award – the #IoFAwards Lifetime Contribution to Fundraising. This year the winner is @AstaritaMark – congratulations Mark!— Institute of Fundraising (@IoFtweets) July 1, 2019  246 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Fundraising Charity of the YearWinners: Manchester Foundation Trust CharityFundraising Event of the Year Winners: Tommy’s, London Landmarks Half Marathon 2018Individual Giving Campaign of the YearWinners: WaterAid, #UntappedInnovation in Fundraising Winners: War Child UK, Armistice 2018Most Committed Company to the SectorWinners: Charity CheckoutVolunteer Fundraiser of the YearWinners: Lisa Stephenson, Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres TrustBest Supporter ExperienceWinners: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Because of You – Direct Mail CampaignBest Use of Insight Winners: Marie Curie, with REaD Group, Natural Data Insight & Caversham Analytics, The Big SHIFT: Making the Future of Fundraising at Marie CurieFundraiser of the YearWinners: Suzie Rees, East African Playgrounds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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 read more

Desatada por Kaepernick – protestas deportivas golpean el racismo

first_imgLa acción solitaria de Colin Kaepernick al condenar la brutalidad policial contra el pueblo negro se ha extendido para convertirse en la protesta masiva más generalizada contra el racismo en la historia del deporte estadounidense.Kaepernick, un mariscal del equipo de fútbol 49ers de San Francisco-California, ha rehusado ponerse en pie ante el himno nacional tocado durante los juegos desde el 10 de agosto. Desde entonces, 59 jugadores de 13 equipos de la Liga Nacional de Fútbol (estadounidense) se han arrodillado, levantado el puño o se han sentado durante el himno. En tres equipos, todos los jugadores, de todas las nacionalidades, se entrelazaron los brazos o tomaron de manos en muestra de unidad.Para el 7 de octubre, la resistencia había surgido rápidamente en otros deportes y actividades relacionadas, incluyendo el fútbol, voleibol, natación, animadoras de deportes y en actuaciones de bandas. Catorce jugadoras de tres equipos de la Asociación Nacional de Baloncesto Femenino protestaron durante sus eliminatorias.Ocho equipos de la Asociación Nacional de Baloncesto Masculino, entre ellos los famosos Lakers de Los Ángeles, entrelazaron los brazos en señal de protesta. El jugador de centro de los Lakers, Tarik Black dijo: “Es necesario que haya igualdad”.Protestas ante el himno se han producido en al menos 44 escuelas secundarias, 21 colegios y dos ligas juveniles en 34 estados de los EUA y en tres naciones en el exterior.De acuerdo con una base de datos del Guardian, la policía estadounidense ha matado a 156 personas desde que comenzó la protesta de Kaepernick. Entre el 20 al 25 por ciento de éstas eran negras, un número muy superior a la proporción de las/os negros en la población de EUA.La reacción racista a las protestas ha sido terrible, por lo que el valor de quienes continúan protestando debe ser reconocido. El 1 de octubre, en un partido contra la Universidad de Carolina del Norte, 19 miembros de la banda de la Universidad de Carolina del Este (UCE) se arrodillaron cuando se tocó el himno nacional. Fueron abucheados, escupidos y les lanzaron botellas. La Universidad amenazó con rescindir sus becas, y una miembro de la facultad dijo que traerá su arma a la escuela para ejercer su “derecho constitucional”.El gobierno estudiantil de UCE apoyó a las/os miembros de la banda. Un centenar de estudiantes, negras/os y blancas/os, se reunieron en el centro del campus para una protesta convocada por la Unión de Estudiantes Negros, incluyendo la expresión del Poder Negro (puño en alto).Los derechistas dicen “la política fuera de los deportes”. Sin embargo, muchas/os atletas, entrenadoras/es e incluso árbitros, han dado cuentas contundentes de haber sido sometidas/os a perfiles racistas, amenazados con armas por la policía, o perdido familiares y amigos por asesinatos policiales. El guarda DeMar DeRozan, del equipo de baloncesto de los Toronto Raptors ha relatado cómo un amigo cercano fue muerto por la policía recientemente – baleado 17 veces.Grandes intereses corporativos están tratando de hacer cumplir lealtad al status quo de la “América” racista como “condición de trabajo” a las/os estudiantes que obtienen becas a través del rendimiento deportivo o musical, o en las/os atletas más maduros que son formalmente trabajadoras/es para sus “dueños”.Kieran Shanahan, vicepresidente de administración de la UCE que dirige impulsores de atletismo en una campaña para levantar un fondo de $55 millones, dijo que la protesta de los miembros de la banda era tan inaceptable como un estudiante haciendo una declaración política en un aula.Sin comprender el concepto de libertad académica ni la libertad constitucional de expresión, Shanahan también reveló su creencia de que las/os estudiantes que trabajan estaban en un estado de “empleo a voluntad” por los grandes negocios fiduciarios de la universidad.El receptor de los Seattle Seahawks Doug Baldwin reveló recientemente que al menos un propietario de un equipo de la NFL ha prohibido protestar a los jugadores en “su” equipo. En una entrevista con la serie de HBO “Any Given Wednesday”, Baldwin dijo que el dueño le dijo a los jugadores, “Van a ponerse en pie con la mano en el corazón y van a cantar el himno nacional porque este es mi escenario”. No hay ningún propietario negro de un equipo de la NFL.Los medios corporativos de comunicación culpan a las protestas por una disminución de casi 20 por ciento en índices de audiencia de la NFL esta temporada. Los conocedores están diciendo que la disminución se debe al dominio que las cabezas de negocio del NFL ejercen sobre todos los aspectos del deporte para tratar de maximizar las ganancias.Las protestas generalizadas rompen con el mito de que la “democracia” estadounidense ofrece “igualdad de derechos para todos”. Para apuntalar la anémica lealtad de la clase obrera al capitalismo sin salida en los EUA, el Departamento de Defensa ha pagado millones para propaganda antes del partido y durante el medio tiempo en eventos deportivos. El DdD dio dinero para enormes banderas y guardias militares de honor, bandas de música y espectáculos aéreos a 18 equipos de la NFL, ocho equipos de la NBA y seis equipos de la NHL. Los Buffalo Bills recibieron $650.000, mientras que su entrenador Rex Ryan exhibe apoyo al racista y anti mujer Donald Trump.El jugador de centro de los Knicks de Nueva York Joakim Noah, quien está contra la guerra, puso de relieve la conexión entre el racismo y el imperialismo estadounidense en su reciente decisión de no asistir a una cena en West Point, la academia militar estadounidense. Noah ha dado constancia de su apoyo a la resistencia anti-racista de Kaepernick. (New York Times, 30 de septiembre)Mientras tanto, las protestas continúan. Cuando la Universidad de Alabama, clasificada de primera, jugaba contra la de Kentucky el 1 de octubre, alrededor de 30 estudiantes se quedaron en sus asientos cuando se tocó el himno. Alabama ha ganado cuatro de los últimos siete campeonatos nacionales de fútbol universitario, y los manifestantes se enfrentaban a más de 100.000 aficionados fanáticos en el estadio de Denny. En una entrevista con Crimson White, el periódico estudiantil de la UA, el estudiante Dwyer Freeman dijo que la acción fue en solidaridad con los “perjudicados bajo la bandera que se supone que los represente”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

BOAH Seeks Input on Changes to Livestock Laws

first_imgUnder the new laws, beef and dairy cattle owners may have to adopt new forms of animal identification for their herds. Official ID (types that are recognized by USDA and state animal health agencies) will be limited to three types:  840 tags, NUES (National Uniform Eartagging System) tags (often called “brite” tags), and official program tags (such as orange calfhood vaccination tags). All must bear a US shield emblem to be valid.“This update will improve the traceability of individual animals during a disease investigation,” explained Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh, DVM. “These forms of identification are tied to a physical location when they are issued and are more easily read—two critical features in tracing animals’ movements. Without these tools, Indiana’s efforts to keep our status in disease control programs and lift any related quarantines is severely hampered.”In a related effort, BOAH proposes a record-keeping requirement for all purchases, sales, leases and movements of cattle and bison for five years. “Based on feedback BOAH received during the winter beef and dairy meetings, we opted to remove the in-state requirement for a certificate of veterinary inspection for intrastate change-of-ownership, and replace it with a producer-based recordkeeping plan,” said Marsh, adding, “Clear and accurate records can help a disease investigation. The faster we can trace an animal’s movements and identify potential contacts, the faster we can control potential spread of a disease and move toward recovery.”In addition to guidance on ID and documentation for cattle, BOAH’s website has information for other major livestock species groups. Producers can also access resource lists for obtaining official ID through USDA-approved sources. If Board members approve the second reading of the rule, the new changes will take effect with the New Year in 2015. Facebook Twitter BOAH is hosting a public comment period until the Board members reconvene on July 10, when they will vote for a second and final time on the proposed changes. Members will consider comments submitted until that time, to determine if the proposal should be modified. By Gary Truitt – Apr 30, 2014 Previous articleEthanol Prices Fall as Rail Shortage EasesNext articleEPA Proposes to Register Enlist Duo Herbicide Gary Truitt Indiana’s laws that designate what types of identification and documentation are needed for livestock will soon be changing. Hoosier livestock producers and others have the opportunity to give their input on the proposed changes in a virtual public hearing, hosted by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture changed the federal requirements for ID and documentation for many livestock species, a program known as ADT (Animal Disease Traceability). Members of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) recently voted to move ahead with changes to align Indiana laws with the new federal ADT standards. Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News BOAH Seeks Input on Changes to Livestock Laws BOAH Seeks Input on Changes to Livestock Laws To view the proposed rule changes, livestock owners, dealers, veterinarians and others should visit the BOAH website at: Comments may be submitted via U.S. Mail, on the website, or by email to [email protected] .last_img read more

Spring rains delay water restrictions

first_imgCedar Creek Reservoir reaches full capacity printThe Tarrant Regional Water District does not anticipate the need to implement Stage Two restrictions at any point over the summer, said Mark Olson, the conservation and creative manager for the Tarrant Regional Water District.After the weekend’s downpours, Tarrant County’s combined water supply rests at 76 percent, according to the Tarrant Regional Water District’s website.“We are not out of the woods as far as the drought goes, but things are improving in a lot areas,” Bob Carl of the National Weather Service said.The Tarrant Regional Water District issued a Stage Two warning of the Drought Contingency Plan in early January.Olson said water reservoirs must drop below a 60 percent threshold in order to trigger Stage Two restrictions.Much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has received 4 to 6 inches of rain since late April, Carl said. This precipitation has caused significant gains in lakes that supply Tarrant County since April 1.While most lakes rose several feet, some lakes such as Bridgeport saw little to no gains.Much like the rainfall in March, most of the precipitation fell in the Eastern side of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The East Texas reservoir Cedar Creek is full. The West Fork reservoirs, Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake, remain 45 percent full according to the Tarrant Regional Water District’s website.The largest increases were in Eagle Mountain Lake, which rose 2 feet, and Lake Arlington, which rose 1.5 feet, Carl said.Tarrant County Lake Levels | Create infographics Facebook Julia Sanders ReddIt Facebook Julia Sanders Twitter Previous articleBlue Bell recalled from local businesses, nationwideNext articleMayfest to raise funds for local charities Julia Sanders RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Local garden demonstrates water conservation + posts Julia Sanders Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt Julia Sanders Sandra Brown announces new novel Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Everyone should feel benefits of strong economy

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Print Senator Kieran O’DonnellFINE Gael’s manifesto has prioritised fairer taxes, a better deal for families and older people, a reformed health service and balanced prosperity for every part of Ireland.And according to Limerick City General Election candidate Senator Kieran O’Donnell, some of the key commitments include a fairer tax package, increasing the point at which a single person pays the higher rate of tax to €50,000 and to €100,000 for a couple.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up If returned to power, Fine Gael also promise to raise the USC income exemption threshold from €13,000 to €20,500;  create 200,000 jobs across the economy; reform the health service and expand the Help to Buy Scheme to help more people buy their first home.“Fine Gael is the only party who can be trusted to manage the economy steadily and bring Ireland through the next phase of Brexit so that these vital investments in public services can be made. We want to ensure that everyone feels the benefits of our strong economy in every town and village here in Limerick,” Senator O’Donnell declared.“We have recruited over 3,000 Gardaí since we re-opened Templemore and we will fund up to 700 Garda recruits every year. We have Garda Support Units now in every Garda region and we are committed to ensuring they are properly resourced.“Our plan has allowed for funding to drive the reform of the health services making care more affordable and delivering it closer to home.“Our plan delivers an increase to current health funding of €5 billion over the next five years when we will recruit 3,840 primary care workers and 5,000 nurses. We will deliver free GP care for under 18s among other measures to reduce the cost of care,” he added.In relation to Mental Health, he says that Fine Gael will fully implement and resource a refreshed Vision for Change and use a ‘stepped care’ approach, ensuring that each person can access a range of options of varying intensity to match their own needs.A Fine Gael Government will also expand the Help to Buy scheme so that the maximum tax rebate that can be claimed from HTB will be €30,000 or ten per cent of the cost of purchasing or building a new house.“This will help more first time buyers in Limerick buy their first home. We will also expand the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan for five more years and ensure that renters get a fair deal.“Already Fine Gael is delivering the largest social housing programme in decades and if re-elected we will ensure that 60,000 social houses are provided over the next five years.The Dáil hopeful went onto say that Fine Gael are committed to cutting the cost of insurance.“Some of the measures we have committed to include extending the transparency of the claims database to cover public/employer liability insurance.  We will also create an office tasked with encouraging international insurers to the market.” Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email Previous articleLimerick United change name to Treaty UnitedNext articleGreen Party ‘will turn the clocks back to the 1950s’ Alan Jacques Twitter NewsPoliticsEveryone should feel benefits of strong economyBy Alan Jacques – February 2, 2020 298 last_img read more