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Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgLinkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here is what I would do with Just Eat’s share price after it announced GrubHub purchase

first_img Image source: Getty Images. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 11th June, 2020 | More on: JET See all posts by James J. McCombie Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. and Uber Technologies. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE:JET) told investors that it intends to buy US-based GrubHub in an all-stock deal yesterday. Mergers tend to stir up a lot of excitement, but I am going to spoil the party and say that I am not going to be buying Just Eat. Let me explain why.An appetite for mergersThe tie-up between Just Eat (formed from last year’s merger between Just Eat and Takeaway.Com) and GrubHub should deliver the largest online food delivery company outside China. In 2019, GrubHub and Just Eat processed 593m orders for 70m customers globally. However, the claim that the combined company will also be profitable does not convince me.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Just Eat has lost money in each of the last five reported fiscal years. GrubHub was profitable from 2015 to 2018 but swung to a loss in 2019. Using the exchange rate for the end of 2019 of one euro for every 1.12 US dollars, GrubHub’s and Just Eat’s 2019 income statements can be combined. The result is $1,778m in revenue and an operating loss of $105m.Of course, it is true that this is a naive way of analysing the potential of the combined company. For one thing, it ignores any cost savings resulting from merging. However, both companies were already facing increasing costs and losses despite rising revenues. The synergies from the combination will have to be large to get back to an operating profit.The deal seems to be motivated by a desire, on Just Eat’s part, to get in ahead of Uber acquiring GrubHub for its Uber Eats business. Now, there may be some pricing power that Just Eat can wield from being the biggest platform in town. That might be a path to cost reduction, but it’s worth pointing out that Just Eat and GrubHub operate in the main on two different continents.Problems in the networkA commonly cited path to profit for companies with a tech element is to rapidly add users, which increases the value of the service to them at an increasing rate. Growing like this can be accompanied by a smaller proportional cost of serving the users. Still, it relies on having large network effects. Just Eat’s service only becomes more valuable if another customer or restaurant signs up in a local and limited sense. A user in North London won’t care much if a restaurant in South London signs up and vice versa. They won’t care at all about GrubHub’s offerings across the Atlantic.Furthermore, the online food delivery service seems to be reliant on transitory populations that live in cities. Suburb dwellers probably know the restaurants in their area, having lived there for years, and don’t need to find them. Most of the restaurants signed up to Just Eat receive orders but still deliver the meals themselves. For regular customers of those restaurants, ordering by phone, foot, or website does away with the need for Just Eat.The merger of Just Eat and GrubHub is unlikely to run into any competition or anti-trust hurdles because this is not a strategic acquisition of a domestic competitor. However, what I would do now is not buy shares in Just Eat. The current price of about 7,500p is a little too rich for my blood, whether the merger happens or not. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Here is what I would do with Just Eat’s share price after it announced GrubHub purchaselast_img read more

2021: Facing back, and facing forward

first_img The Anatomy of Fear The Roman god Jannus TAGS2021FaithInspirationJannusJanuarynew yearOpinionPrayerRabbi Rick SherwinRoman God Previous articleDoubling Last Year’s Donations: Orange County Mayor’s Toy DriveNext articleFlexible working: lessons from the great work-from-home mass experiment Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply For the most part, we look back on 2020 and recite a prayer of thanksgiving that we made it through the 365th day. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, and currently lives and serves in Central Florida. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Please enter your comment!center_img We anticipate the end of the pandemic and the return to the “normal” world, knowing that it will be different than what it was before the pandemic began. We look forward to 2021, with the optimism that – with vaccination – we can face the year with healing, health, and hope. As we receive our long-awaited COVID-19 injection, we should keep in mind Rabbi Naomi Levy’s prayer: “I give thanksTo all the scientists who toiled day and nightSo that I might receive this tiny vaccinationThat will protect me and all souls around this world.With the pandemic still ragingI am blessed to do my part to defeat it.Let this be the beginning of a new day,A new time of hope, of joy, of freedomAnd most of all, of health.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Rabbi Rick SherwinThe first month of the secular year, January, takes its name from the Roman god of beginnings and endings.Always at the doorway, Janus (or Ianus) had two faces, one looking back and one looking forward. The message of New Year’s Day echoes the theme of Rosh ha-Shana when we look back on the past year and simultaneously look ahead with a better idea of the path to take through the New Year. Opinion | Faith & Inspiration Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect

first_imgArchDaily Boathouse Projects Photographs:  Peter Fritz PhotographyText description provided by the architects. This project for the renovation of an existing boathouse and new 600 sq.ft. second storey guest suite is located in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario. Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design of the new boathouse mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed forested shoreline of the bay. The design provides a lens for these varied views as well as a sheltering foil to the open lake breezes and water traffic. The project called for the renovation of an existing two slip boathouse and the addition of a second storey guest suite and roof terrace.Save this picture!© Peter Fritz PhotographyA new exterior staircase positioned on the lower deck was introduced as a welcoming gesture in connecting the lower deck to the second level roof terrace. This large south-west facing terrace acts as a central outdoor gathering space and focal point for the property. The second storey is designed as a self sufficient sleeping cabin and is comprised of one bedroom, a three piece washroom, a kitchenette and connected living space. Save this picture!floor plansThe cabin combines rustic materials with minimalist detailing to create a sheltering yet contemporary character for the interior spaces. The cabin is constructed as a hybrid post and beam/wood stud frame structure with exposed Douglas Fir roof rafters and decking. Framed on three sides with wood studs and punched openings, the fourth side of the cabin opens up to the roof terrace with an exposed post and beam structure and extensive glazing. Douglas Fir plywood wall panels are used throughout and are contrasted in colour and finish by Ipe wood flooring and detailing both inside and out. Save this picture!© Peter Fritz PhotographyThe exterior cladding of the main volume of the boathouse is clear stained western red cedar, used horizontally on the ground floor and vertically above to define the two programmatic uses for the building. Cement board panels and Douglas Fir screens provide the exterior terrace with privacy. Stair guards are steel framed with a wire mesh infill and add a further nautical level of detail to the overall effect of the design.Save this picture!© Peter Fritz PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessPennDesign 2012 Spring Lecture SeriesArticlesStudent Housing for TU Delft Campus / Studioninedots + HVDNArticles Share Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204758/muskoka-boathouse-christopher-simmonds-architect Clipboard 2007 Save this picture!© Peter Fritz Photography+ 15 Share Canadacenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204758/muskoka-boathouse-christopher-simmonds-architect Clipboard “COPY” CopyBoathouse, Houses, Renovation•Muskoka Lakes, Canada Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds ArchitectSave this projectSaveMuskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect “COPY” Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect CopyAbout this officeChristopher Simmonds ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsInfrastructureTransportationBoathouseResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMuskoka LakesHousesCanadaPublished on February 06, 2012Cite: “Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect” 06 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale P…

first_img Terpkos Engineering “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 47 Share “COPY” Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects Proyect Team:Caroline Di Costa, Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Brett Mitchell, Sinan Pirie, Matthew FletcherBuilder:Hugo HomesCity:PerthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & Facades Save this picture!© Peter BennettsCasa 31_4 Room House re-interprets the role of memory, tradition and social and cultural value in a rich spatial experience that is simultaneous familiar yet unfamiliar. Our architecture preserves and reinterprets the past, history is layered but never erased, fragments of the past continually remind us that we are only another layer in the rich and unfolding history of this place.Save this picture!Cross SectionAll spaces contain elements of the past, often manifest as objects of intrigue, the sloping floor (the former roof), the barge scrolls on the front fence, the roof tiles creating a musical score along the boundary, the chimney as water collector and the up-cycling of former building elements as decks, gates, architraves and furniture. Save this picture!Drawings 4A front deck engages with the street, re-introducing the role and value of the front garden as social setting and meeting place, a past tradition by the immigrant Italians and Greeks that has almost disappeared in societies obsession with privacy and security.Over the last 3 years we have explored our 1936 queen anne mount hawthorn federation house scraping, layering, and peeling with 4 primary spatial ideas:·  the room to the interior·  the room to the garden·  the room to the horizonSave this picture!© Peter Bennetts·  the room to the skySave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe room to the interior explores what existed, years of layering, the art of construction, knowing what to keep, what to reveal and what to remove, knowledge gained from 13 years indulging in the past. rooms become the embodiment of a city, a microcosm of the qualities that make a great city.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe room to the garden focuses attention to the exterior at ground level, it is purposely heavy and grounded engaging with the earth, the section expands to the exterior, a series of folding screens layer the engagement. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA space of deep sensory delight, an architectural palette cleanser , transitions the ground and upper level, the eyes and nose are overpowered by the burnt and waxed plywood walls and the amber light cast by nan’s 1950′s sliding door.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe room to the horizon filters the suburban roof tops, the screen abstracts the exterior world, the interior is one folded space formed through a play on the one point perspective that intensifies the horizon. openable screens create a direct view framing the horizon, releasing the interior volume. the space is cooled with an interpretation of the old coolgardie safe, water is dripped down the fabric cooling the outside air. the newly restored, 1956 iwan iwanoff guthrie residence cabinet finds a new home after 15 years of storage in numerous architect’s garages. The roughly painted ‘i love linda’ remains on the chimney, a rear window frames the distant saint mary’s church.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe room to the sky creates a vertical spatial experience, a halo of love poems embraces us (former wedding installation) and at night a cross of light abstracted by polycarbonate awakens but unlike st mary’s church our little spire opens up to the heavens.Contribution to lives of inhabitantsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsAfter 4 years of renovating it is now time to enjoy the richness and intensity of experience that this renovation has created. Every day is a different experience, one that is tender, unexpected, personal and embedded with history. The design enables our children and us to grow and evolve in a sequence of spaces that encourage engagement with each other and the dwelling and offers new ways of understanding and exploring family relationships and an understanding of space. Our house is simultaneous a memorial, playground, place of celebration, stage set, place of community interaction and most importantly ‘home’.Program ResolutionSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe design exploits all areas of the site with an inherent flexibility for not only day to day use but the long term capacity to adapt to evolving and changing requirements as the family grows and ages. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsIt re-engages with the street and community allowing our children to play in safe environment connected to the street and house. Spaces are specific and flexible, while offering sufficient capacity for personal interpretation and use. Sustainable Architecture CategorySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis project includes both a macro and micro approach to sustainability. It also extends the meaning of sustainability beyond environmental to include contextual, social, cultural and economic concerns.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThis house will be a case example for the City of Vincent demonstrating the importance of preserving the 1935 Queen Anne Federation home with the capacity to embrace contemporary expectations of living, without comprising the street context or privacy of adjoining properties. The neighbouring house completes the street sequence of ‘twins’ and twins should never be separated.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe removal of material from site is minimised, an attitude of ‘upgrading’ ensures that materials once concealed for structural purposes are now used for furniture, decks, doorframes and architraves. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe upper and lower level spaces are protected from the low, intense summer sun with timber framed fixed and operable screens, the upper level is cooled with a manually operated reticulation system that drip feeds water on to the fabric, hot moving air is rapidly chilled, this is Perth’s largest ‘Coolgardie Safe’, a 19th century low-tech refrigeration system used by the Coolgardie WA gold miners to cool edible goods. Windows are strategically located to maximise cross ventilation or for winter heat gain (north facing highlight window with a deep reveal for shading).Save this picture!© Peter BennettsAll interior spaces preserve elements of the past, history is layered but never erased. Low energy light fittings, recycled light fittings, low water use and storage, pv cells and solar hot water systems all form part of the sustainable equation but is the focus. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsEconomy is achieved through re-cycling, restoring, re-interpreting building materials and historic traditions and minimising waste.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThis project represents a holistic approach to design and dwelling, where memories are preserved, carbon footprint minimised and the concerns of the broader community celebrated.ContextSave this picture!© Peter BennettsFolding forms developed from the existing roof achieve a re-interpretation of the surrounding streetscape and roof-scape, binding old and new/ historic and contemporary. A Jekyll and Hyde quality, the street appearance remains almost untouched, a silent figure, a backdrop, the rear is the extrovert, complex and challenging.Integration of Allied DisciplinesAs architect owners we were keen to maintain an open line of discussion that enabled details to be developed and refined as the project evolved. This often involved the capacity to re-use building waste. Our structural engineer and builder eagerly entered in to this arrangement in particular the role of the builder extended beyond the traditional role.Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang ArchitectsInterviews4x4 Studio / Teresa MascaroSelected Projects Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/493491/casa31_4-room-house-caroline-di-costa-architect-iredale-pedersen-hook-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCaroline Di Costa ArchitectOfficeFollowiredale pedersen hook architectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentPerthHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on April 07, 2014Cite: “Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects” 07 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Caroline Di Costa Architect, iredale pedersen hook architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Perth, Australia Houses Photographs Projects photographs:  Peter BennettsPhotographs:  Peter Bennetts Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/493491/casa31_4-room-house-caroline-di-costa-architect-iredale-pedersen-hook-architects Clipboard 2013 Structural Engineer: last_img read more

Irish insurance company offers €1m through its 2015 community fund

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish insurance company offers €1m through its 2015 community fund 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 MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 March 2015 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland Irish insurance company IPB has made €1 million available for its 2015 community fund in the Republic of Ireland.Renamed the IPB Community Engagement Fund, the purpose of this year’s fund is to support projects rooted in the local area, led by local people and which improve the quality of life for those living in their community.Last year’s Fund provided €1 million to 173 projects and this year the Fund say they expect to support 100 projects.The Fund says is aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities, and will support activities that contribute to local community priorities.There are three grant levels, €5,000, €10,000 and €20,000. In the funding category of €20,000, applications will be shortlisted and applicants will be invited to give a short presentation before final selection is made.Organisations applying for the IPB fund must be able to provide at least 10% of the cost of the project and complete the project within 12 months of the award.There is a very quick turnaround for applications – 5pm on 20 March 2015.last_img read more

New West End musical The Girls supports Bloodwise

first_img 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. Melanie May | 24 February 2017 | News New West End musical The Girls supports Bloodwise  79 total views,  1 views today  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: arts Fundraising ideas music Advertisement A new West End musical that tells the story of The Calendar Girls is supporting Bloodwise, and has inspired the charity to launch a new fundraising event.The Girls musical is supporting Bloodwise through bucket collections after every show and by donating all proceeds from merchandise sales.In addition, following on from the musical Bloodwise is launching a new fundraising campaign on 1st March, Tea With The Girls. The campaign encourages family and friends to enjoy an afternoon tea together, with money raised from the initiative to be invested in blood cancer research.The Girls opened in London’s West End at the Phoenix Theatre at the end of January, and has been written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, and tells the story of the Calendar Girls, which began in 1998 when John Baker, husband of Angela Baker, passed away after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Calendar Girls ladies have raised nearly £4 million for Bloodwise since their first calendar in 1999.Ahead of the Gala night of the show, Strictly winner Ore Oduba took afternoon tea in Soho with two young cancer blood patients and original Calendar Girl, Angela Baker, as well as other cancer patients and their families, journalist John Sergeant, and fellow original Calendar Girls Beryl Bamforth, Christine Clancy and Tricia Stewart (main image).last_img read more

Congressional Reaction to House Farm Bill Defeat

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 20, 2013 Previous articleIndiana’s 1st Sheep and Wool Market Council to begin July 1Next articleChanging of the Guard at Indiana FFA Gary Truitt Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill because 80% of the expenditure went to food and nutrition programs and not agriculture, “But for too long this Congress has combined farm policy and nutrition policy and what we have now is a bill that spends $740 billion on food stamps and $200 billion on farm policy. This shouldn’t be the case.” Facebook Twitter A funny thing happened on the way to final passage of the Farm Bill — 234 congressman, including 60 republicans, voted NO on a new 5 year Farm Bill. Iowa Congressman and member of the Ag committee Steve King was shell-shocked after the vote. “I am extremely disappointed, especially for all the people who put in so much work the past two years in the Farm Bill,” said King. “I am disappointed for the taxpayers and for America. I will continue my work with Chairman Lucas and other agriculture leaders in Congress, and reassess. I am hopeful we will find a path forward.” Democrats quickly took to the floor to blame Republicans for the defeat. “Don’t blame Democrats for the loss today,” said House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. “The reason the bill lost today is because 62 of your members rejected a call to support the legislation.” House Ag Committee Frank Lucas pledged to fight to bring the back to the floor in the near future, “On this day, on this vote, the House worked its will.  I’m obviously disappointed, but the reforms in H.R. 1947 — $40 billion in deficit reduction, elimination of direct payments and the first reforms to SNAP since 1996 — are so important that we must continue to pursue them.”  House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn said in a statement, “The Farm Bill failed to pass the House today because the House Republicans could not control the extreme right wing of their party.” Congressional Reaction to House Farm Bill Defeat SHARE Secretary of Agriculture Tom Villsack, who has kept his distance from the Farm Bill debate said, “The failure by the House leadership, for the second year in a row, to reach consensus on a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is a tremendous disappointment for all Americans. Twice now, the U.S. Senate has done its job and passed balanced, comprehensive legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support. Unfortunately, the House version of this bill would have unfairly denied food assistance for millions of struggling families and their children, while failing to achieve needed reforms or critical investments to continue economic growth in rural America. As a result, the House was unable to achieve bipartisan consensus.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Congressional Reaction to House Farm Bill Defeat Reaction from the Senate, that passed their Farm Bill last week, was predictable.  Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, said, “I am disappointed that the House did not pass a version of a five-year Farm Bill so we could go to a conference committee, work through our differences, and get a bill signed into law.  The Senate passed a bipartisan, five-year Farm Bill that would reduce the deficit and give Hoosier farmers and rural communities the certainty they deserve.  It is time for the House to do the same.” Senate Ag Committee Debbie Stabenow called on the House to get its act together, “Maintaining the status quo means no reform, no deficit reduction, and further uncertainty that slows growth in our agriculture industry. This is totally unacceptable.”last_img read more

Ebenkamp wins Discussion Meet at Purdue

first_img By Andy Eubank – Dec 7, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Problems for Ag in Washington DCNext articleOil Plunges to Great-Recession Levels Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ebenkamp wins Discussion Meet at Purdue Sam Ebenkamp of Jasper emerged victorious after the Indiana Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet held at Purdue University.Ebenkamp is a sophomore majoring in agricultural economics with a farm management concentration at Purdue. He is the son of Scott and Shannon Ebenkamp.In addition to $500 in scholarship money, Ebenkamp receives a trip to Nashville, Tenn., in February to compete in the national contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference.The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting. Topics are pre-determined, and contestants are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas, offer constructive criticism, cooperate and communicate while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions.For more information on Indiana Farm Bureau programs, visit the INFB website at www.infb.org or call 1-800-FARM BUR (327-6287).Source: IFB Ebenkamp wins Discussion Meet at Purdue SHARElast_img read more

Jailed blogger manages to send poems written in his cell

first_imgNews May 31, 2021 Find out more October 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed blogger manages to send poems written in his cell Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Reporters Without Borders appeals to the Burmese military government to release Nay Phone Latt, a young blogger who has been detained since January 2008, and all of the other prisoners of conscience so thhat they can take part in the general elections being held on 7 November.Despite not receiving the treatment he needs for various ailments, Nay Phone Latt continues his fight for free expression from his prison cell and Reporters Without Borders has received a number of moving poems written by him.In one poem, he alludes to himself as “a guitar with loose strings, that can’t sing any melody to define (its) meaning, keeping silent”, quietly standing and waiting. Referring to free speech in Burma, he talks of “a diary … longing and grieving for the rounded (Burmese) handwriting.”The owner of three Rangoon Internet cafés, Nay Phone Latt was sentenced on 10 November 2008 to a total of 20 years and six months in prison for writing in his blog (http://www.nayphonelatt.net/) about the difficulties that young Burmese have encountered in their efforts to express themselves freely, especially after a wave of protests in the fall of 2007.The sentence consisted of two years under article 505 (b) of the criminal code for “defaming the state,” three years and six months for violating article 32 (b) du Video Act and 15 years for violating article 33 (a) of the Electronic Act, because he had a banned video. His combined sentence was reduced to 12 years in prison on appeal.Sources have told Reporters Without Borders that Nay Phone Latt’s parents were able to visit him on 7 October. For five months, he was confined to his cell and was denied the right to exercise in the prison yard. He is currently in a prison in the southeast of the country with 10 other political prisoners.He was a joint winner of the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in the cyber-dissident category in December 2008.Burma is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 174th out of 178 countries in the press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders released on 20 October. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific center_img Receive email alerts News RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation News MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more