A CAAN-DO ATTITUDE IN FLOODED PAKISTAN

first_img KCS-content AT a time of year when many City folk are sunning themselves on beaches abroad, it’s good to see that James Caan, the entrepreneur most famous for his appearances on Dragons’ Den, is putting his cash to good use. Last week he flew out to Pakistan to help with the flood relief efforts there. His missive about his experiences doing his bit makes for some extraordinary reading. Landing in Lahore, he set about trying to buy supplies for 1,000 families in a village outside Islamabad, but encountered problems even finding enough food in the shops to load his lorry. Finally he got enough food together, but after travelling through the countryside, he concludes that “it really is survival of the fittest out there, and if you don’t fight for it, you don’t get the aid. This isn’t how it should be.”His description of driving through the flooded area makes vivid reading: “As we weaved in and out of the tops of trees that barely broke the surface of the water, I saw people’s belongings floating to the top; kitchen utensils, and then the odd roof top here and there. It was mind-boggling.” Depressing. SADDLE UPBIKES are a far commoner sight in the City these days, what with Boris’s scheme of rent-a-bike, and now the City of London is trying to encourage bicycling too.They’re calling on senior managers to take part in sponsored cycle-rides as part of European Mobility Week, 16-22 September, with each manager tasked with raising £5,000. The money goes to Re-Cycle, which sends second-hand bikes in Africa. To find out more, and to take the first step to seeing your boss tottering about on two wheels, see www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/cyclechallenge. AMISH ANALYSTANOTHER sensitive City type is James Montier, an analyst at investment management firm GMO. In a research note this week he writes: “As those who know me can attest, I’ve never worried about being fashionable. Not for me, the fads and fashions of this contemporary age. Indeed, I’m known affectionately to some of my colleagues as “the Amish,” for my shunning of the modern world. Touch-screen technology and person-less check-ins at airports haunt my nightmares.” He finishes: “Perhaps I am just a man from a different time.” Then wandered off and started embroidering a quilt, presumably. DICK FULD: MAN OF EMOTIONTHIS is not something you hear very often, but here goes: “Poor Dick Fuld.” The former Lehman Brothers boss, who was known as The Gorilla for his gruff, not to say, er, hands-on, management style, is hard to love, but it seems that he has a softer side. Former Lehman employee named Kevin White has recently revealed a strange encounter he had with his boss in the wake of the investment bank’s collapse in late 2008. the 47-year-old told how, just after it became clear that Lehman had collapsed, he went to see Fuld in his office. “Are you going to shoot me?” Fuld asked. No, replied White, and explained that he was there to thank him for the good times. “Give me a hug. I need a hug,” responded an emotional Fuld, and embraced his astonished colleague. Then he started crying. “Kevin, you’re the first person to say thank-you to me,” wept poor old Dick. And the last, one assumes. 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Apex Legends Mobile Pre-registration Android, Release Date, System Requirements, play store link, download,…

first_img F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Apex Legends Mobile Pre-registration Android, Release Date, System Requirements, play store link, download, pre registration link, registration, playing rules All you want to know Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Formula 1 Facebook Twitter Bett1Open 2021 Final LIVE: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, Follow Latest Updates Football Latest Sports News Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Chad Grenier, the game director of Apex Legends, broke the news in a blog on the official website. The game was in the works for quite some time & judging from the early impressions of the game, their hard work has paid off as Apex Legends Mobile is truly worthy of an AAA mobile game title.Apex Legends Mobile Pre-registration Android – What is new in Apex Legends Mobile?The exact words from the developers are “(the game is) specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone.”While there’s no lack of Battle Royale titles on the mobile platform, it is expected that Apex will be successful in implementing the best elements from its PC version in the mobile game. They know what makes their game so great & they are capable enough to bring the best futuristic battle royale experience in a handset. With the likes of PUBG: New State already knocking on the door, Apex must give them a run for their money if it wants to survive in the extremely competitive market of mobile gaming.Apex Legends Mobile Pre-registration Android – What makes Apex Legends different from other Games? Firstly, it is not your regular battle royale as the game features an array of robust upgrades & improvised combat mechanisms. The game has set a new standard in gaming when it comes to advanced gun fights. Furthermore, the special abilities of each character make the role of any teammate more important. Each player in Apex Legends must be skilled in certain aspects of the game if they wish to make them useful in a team.Apex Legends MobileApex Legends Mobile Pre-registration Android – How to Play Apex Legends Mobile now? Download/Pre-Register?The developers said in a statement that they will begin the beta testing at the ending of Spring, which means players can have a taste of early gameplay right from the start of May. As of now, India & Philippines are the only two regions included in the beta testing. So, if you are from the respective regions, you can register yourself as a beta-tester once the registration begins. However, the beta testing is limited to android devices only. For players who own an iOS, they must wait longer but the developers have assured that iOS will be included in the later stages. You can also Pre-Register yourself in the Google Play Store to install the game ahead of its global launch.Read More: PUBG New State March Update: New State Release Date, APK Link, Official Trailer, How to pre-registration PUBG Mobile New State on Google Play Store, IOSWhat are the requirements to run Apex Legends Mobile on my phone?According to IGN, the requirements include an A11 Bionic and above for iOS which implies that an iPhone 8 and above would be enough to run Apex Legends Mobile. As for Android devices, users who own a Snapdragon 625 or above processor can run the game on their devices.Is it Free to play?Respawn Entertainment, the studio responsible for the game has stated Apex Legends Mobile is free-to-play and never includes paid items that grant a gameplay advantage. Apex Legends Mobile will feature its own Battle Passes, collectible cosmetics, and unlockables unique from those found in the PC and console versions of Apex Legends.While the game is accessible for free, one must spend real money to acquire in-game items that come with a price tag.Does the game support Cross-Platform gaming?Apex Legends Mobile is crafted solely for mobile devices & it won’t allow cross-platform gaming with PC or Console version of the game.Also Read: Apex Legends: War Games Mode, Check Event Details &; Whats New Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Sport News Previous articleApex Legends Mobile pre registration: play store link, Launch, release date, download, pre registration link, registration, playing rules All you want to knowNext articleWWE Smackdown: रेसलमेनिया बैकलैश के लिए कौन कर सकता है Roman Reigns को चैलेंज, किसे मिलेगा टाइटल शॉट Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSapex legends mobileApex Legends Mobile pre registrationApex Legends Mobile Pre-registration AndroidApex Legends play store link SHARE Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Bengaluru last_img read more

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.tz)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgPZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a consumer goods company in Ghana which manufactures, distributes and sells electrical appliances and healthcare products such as soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The company operates in 4 categories: personal care, home care, food and nutrition and electrical appliances. Personal care brands include Camel, Carex, Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Premier and Premier Cool and Robb. Brands in the electrical appliance range include Thermocool; the nutritional range includes Nunu and the home care range includes Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons (Holdings) Limited. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RIP: James R. Lenney

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jun 24, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Obituary, Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit a Press Release People Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing RIP: James R. Lenney Trinity Cranford’s choral music patriarch for 60 years Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Trinity Episcopal Church] James R. Lenney, 85, an active and long time Cranford resident, died June 16, 2013 following a brief illness at Overlook Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 9, at 2pm at Trinity Episcopal Church of Cranford, New Jersey, located at the corner of Forest and North Avenues.Born and raised in Staten Island, Mr. Lenney graduated from Port Richmond High School 1946, NYU 1950 with a BA and 1957 with his MA in music education. Post graduate work included NYU, Seton Hall, Kean Universities as well as Westminster Choir College.Mr. Lenney faithfully served the community for 60 years, inspiring everyone he taught to reach their greatest potential, in music-making and in living life honorably. Mr. Lenney began teaching in Cranford during the 1952-1953 school year and served as music teacher, Director of Choral Activities at Cranford High School, and Supervisor of Music for the entire district. A tradition of excellence in singing was established under his leadership, and each year numerous students were selected from his choir to participate in the New Jersey All-State Choir, a tradition that continues to this day. After retiring from Cranford Public Schools in 1988, Mr. Lenney served on the faculty at Kean University and was their Interim Coordinator of Music Education from 1998-2001. He has held music positions at numerous churches in the area, but since 1983, for the past 30 years, he has served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranford as Choirmaster and Organist.Mr. Lenney was predeceased by his mother, Majorie R. McNamara Lenney. Mr. Lenney is survived by his life partner, James Pulliam. A special thanks goes to Rev. Gina Walsh-Minor for her care and counsel, and all those who shared the love of singing cultivated by Jim.Memorial gifts to honor his service and memory may be made to the James Lenney Choral Excellence Scholarship Fund, Cranford High School. It was a life well-lived, promoting and supporting the choral art in our youth. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Essex Street House / Austin Maynard Architects

first_img Projects ArchDaily Essex Street House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveEssex Street House / Austin Maynard Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27491/beachcroft-orth-residence-andrew-maynard-architects Clipboard Essex Street House / Austin Maynard Architects Houses Save this picture!+ 29 Share “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27491/beachcroft-orth-residence-andrew-maynard-architects Clipboard Architects: Austin Maynard ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Andrew Maynard Architects present this residential alteration and extension to an existing double fronted weatherboard house in Melbourne, Australia. The brief required 2 bathrooms, a bedroom, living area, kitchen and increased connection with outside areas.The context is typical of inner suburban Melbourne. The site is double fronted with a deeper than usual block running east west. The initial brief asked for an extension along the full width of the existing house. The response to the brief was that any addition should run along a southern boundary to maximize solar access to new and existing spaces and to bring external space into the middle of the living areas.Save this picture!Our practice is interested in the possibility of malleable and mobile space, especially in residential design. We want buildings to respond to the emerging social conditions created by mobile technology such as mobile phones, laptops, PDAs, cars, planes etc. Though we have numerous conceptual designs that explore these concepts, the Essex Street house, with its removable walls, is our first tiny step towards building our numerous experiments.The original house has been restored to its simple four room square plan. The new structure sits lightly beside it like a loyal companion. Rather than build a hard-edged or strongly defined object, the new structure has a blurred or vague edge. The recycled grey iron bark portal frames are of a larger, non-domestic scale. They were envisaged as an old relic of a pre-industrial age, an old, wise element to a new and vibrant addition. Within the robust portals is the delicate layered box. The use of screening and the glazed garage doors create a soft edge that allows the internal spaces to spill into the outdoor spaces.   Within this structure are the small, colorful boxes of the bedroom and kitchen. These objects separate functions and act as a bridge between the original house and the extension.Save this picture!The long block has always been rugged, overgrown and wild. Our response to this site condition was to have the large, robust portals connected to the ground delicately rather than conquering or damaging the current ground plain. Hopefully the wild yard will reinstate itself around the base of the structure and make it appear to delicately hang over the ground plane.By running the extension along the southern boundary solar access is achieved in the original lounge, the new internal spaces and the outdoor space shared between them. Along with the protected and sheltered yard the glazed garage doors allow internal activities to spill into the outdoor areas without the need for premeditation or separation throughout the year. Rather than hiding the bathroom function we have opened it up into the yard so that these relaxing and leisurely activities can spill into the yard.Save this picture!Insulation, a sheltering context and well-designed sunshading makes the design an efficient home without the use of elaborate tactics or expensive equipment. The sunshading spacing was designed to minimize solar gain during summer and maximize solar gain during winter. As the seasons shift forest-like dappled sunlight plays throughout the internal spaces. A soon to be installed rainwater tank will be positioned along the southern façade where the roof drainage has been articulated to.The internal plan is a simple linear organization, however the overall design is not a linear one. The layering between internal and external spaces creates an organic series of connections visually and actual between original, new and external spaces. The kitchen ‘box’ acts as the bridge between the old and new, acting as a negotiator between the two languages.Save this picture!The primary structure is a series of recycled grey iron bark portal frames with 12mm steel connectors at each junction. Within the portal structure is a simple stud frame. The glazed garage doors have a steel surround that fixes directly to the stud work. Western Red Cedar battens shade the structure. Existing services have been extended. The client is planning to add solar panels to the new roof area. The roof water has been articulated to points along the southern boundary to allow rainwater tanks to plug straight into the current plumbing.Project gallerySee allShow less”Design Education as Research Laboratory”, Conference at DIAArticlesGlass Balcony at Sears TowerArticles Share “COPY” Australia CopyAbout this officeAustin Maynard ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneRefurbishmentWoodHousesAustraliaPublished on July 03, 2009Cite: “Essex Street House / Austin Maynard Architects” 03 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Trash to Cash TV programme seeks people to recycle for charity

first_img  129 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 August 2009 | News Trash to Cash TV programme seeks people to recycle for charity Tagged with: Community fundraising Donated goods Recycling Trading Filming takes place throughout August and September 2009.Contact: Anne, Elizabeth or Rosalyn on: 020 7539 2000 or [email protected].com.www.reef.tvcenter_img 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. Reef TV are making the third series of ‘Trash to Cash’, the BBC1 programme that enables people to recycle, refurbish and repair the clutter in their homes in order to raise money for themselves and a good cause of their choice.TV production company Reef Television is looking for people who would like to take part in the show. Half of the money that they raise will be for a personal project, and the other half will be donated to charity.Reef’s team will help people to make money by selling the participants’ items through newspaper ads, local dealers, scrap merchants, salvage yards, auctions and a garage sale. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Coast-to-coast protests hit U.S. plans to attack Syria

first_imgOn Aug. 28, with Washington, London and Paris apparently on the verge of opening up another very unpopular and dangerous war by firing missiles at Syria, anti-war activists in the U.S. and around the world went to the streets before the rockets were launched.The demonstrations were just the tiny tip of an enormous iceberg of popular opposition in each of the imperialist countries. By Sept. 1, British Prime Minister David Cameron had lost a vote in Parliament backing the war. President Barack Obama, with nearly no international backing, had announced he would ask the U.S. Congress for the support he lacked.By a count of the listings on the United National Antiwar Coalition’s website, by Sept. 1 there were at least 70 demonstrations, vigils or meetings in at least 50 U.S. cities. (unacpeace.org)Reports from around the country — from Newark, N.J., to Dearborn, Mich., and Oakland, Calif. — showed that, while the protests were not as large as those leading up to the 2003 war on Iraq, they easily won the solidarity of those passing by.In New York City on Aug. 29, hundreds of demonstrators, including a strong group of Syria-origin people from Allentown, Pa., marched for two hours to the beat of drums in and around the construction-disrupted streets of Times Square. They often blocked traffic as they chanted, “U.S., NATO, hands off Syria!” The International Action Center and the Syrian American Forum initiated the action. Other groups also built and joined it.Weaving through the congested sidewalks, the protesters came in close contact with the diverse Times Square crowd, arousing many friendly reactions and few hostile ones.On Aug. 29 at the Westwood Federal Building in Los Angeles, hundreds called out by Arab Americans for Syria and the Syrian American Forum, along with the International Action Center, BAYAN-USA, the Union of Progressive Iranians, SOA Watch-LA, the Puerto Rican Alliance and UNAC-LA, demanded no bombing or rocket attacks on Syria.Nearly 100 demonstrators in Seattle made their opposition to a bombing escalation against Syria very visible as the youthful marchers, including many from the Syrian community, marched across downtown from the Federal Building to the Westlake Center and back again on Aug 31.In San Diego, members of Workers World Party distributed the party’s newspaper to Saturday park goers at famous Balboa Park as well as participants in a spirited rally demanding no U.S. attack on Syria. A banner reminded everyone of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assessment of U.S. militarism 46 years ago: “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today [is] my own government.”In Washington, D.C., hundreds of demonstrators marched in a demonstration the IAC called Aug. 31 before and during Obama’s speech. Their chants reached into the Rose Garden. The Answer Coalition, Code Pink and the Syrian American Forum were also present.In the San Francisco Bay Area, there were demonstrations in San Francisco on Aug. 29 around Union Square and on Aug. 31 at the United Nations Plaza. There was also a rally in Oakland on Aug. 31 in Oscar Grant Plaza.Demonstrators gathered outside the University of Florida in Gainesville on Aug. 28. Anti-war protests also took place in Minneapolis that same day and in Chicago on Aug. 31. Reports can be found at fightbacknews.org.Hundreds demanded “Don’t bomb Syria” on Boston Common on Aug 31. Syrian nationals proudly displayed their country’s flag and passionately denounced U.S. plans to launch missile attacks against their people. Protestors marched up Boston’s ultrarich, Beacon Hill neighborhood and pounded on the front doors and windows of Secretary of State John Kerry’s mansion.The People’s Organization for Progress held a lively street meeting in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 31, protesting the attack on Syria to the unanimous cheers of passers-by. The same day in the midst of a busy noontime crowd on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, over 70 protesters came out to demand “Hands off Syria!”Terri Kay, Sara Flounders, Bob McCubbin, John Parker, Jim McMahon and Gerry Scoppettuolo contributed to this report. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Los Angeles Photo Mike Chickey Dearborn, Mich. WW photo: Cheryl LaBash San Diego, Calif. WW photo: Bob McCubbin San Francisco WW photo: Judy Greenspan New York Times Square WW photo: G. Dunkel New York Times Square WW photo: Brenda Ryanlast_img read more

Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats

first_img Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats By Andy Eubank – Feb 4, 2014 Hoosier soybean farmers interested in serving on the board of directors of the Indiana Soybean Alliance – the state’s soybean organization – need to file a completed application by Friday, March 28, 2014.ISA works on behalf of nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute to the soybean Checkoff. The ISA Board of Directors is responsible for the investment of those checkoff funds. Under its new three-year strategic plan, the ISA identified five major focus areas, including grain marketing, livestock, new uses, production and environmental research, and aquaculture.To apply to be a candidate, Hoosier farmers must sign a Director Expectation Statement and provide information on an Indiana Soybean Leader Profile form. Download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call the soybean office at 1-800-735-0195. Completed paperwork must be postmarked or faxed on or before March 28, 2014 to be eligible.ISA has four voting districts in the state and farmers elected to the 24-member board of directors will serve a three-year term. ISA is seeking candidates to fill two open seats in each of the four districts.District I counties include: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White.District II counties include: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Dekalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, La Grange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.District III counties include: Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick.District IV counties include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington.Candidates for the ISA Board are required to have been engaged in the growing of soybeans in Indiana in the last two years. Candidates must certify that they own the soybeans or share the ownership and risk of loss of the soybeans.Voting will take place in July and ballots will be distributed to Indiana soybean farmers by mail. Those farmers elected in July will begin serving on the ISA board of directors in December 2014.Once elected to the Board, a director may also choose to represent the dues-paying members of the Alliance. Directors who choose to represent ISA’s dues-paying members will develop and promote public policies that benefit the interests of Indiana’s soybean farmers – both in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.Since federal law prohibits the ISA from using soybean checkoff funds to support policy activities, financial support for membership and policy activities comes from member dues and other contributions. An elected director’s service on behalf of dues-paying ISA members is strictly voluntary and a candidate for the Board is not required to be a dues-paying member of the Alliance.For more information or to obtain a Director Expectation Statement, download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call 1-800-735-0195.Source: ISA SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Farmers to Run for Board Seats Facebook Twitter Previous articlePence among Governors Urging Presidential Involvement in Propane ShortageNext articleGrowth Energy Praises Congress for Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill Andy Eubanklast_img read more