Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgNational Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Tyre Services Limited is the largest distributor and retailer of new tyres and tubes for the automotive industry in Zimbabwe. Its focus is on re-lugging tyres used in the agricultural and earthmoving sector and the procurement of truck tyres for the Zimbabwe transport industry. Popular tyre brands sold by National Tyre Services include Dunlop, Firestone, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Bandag, Regal and Comforser. It offers products in its ranger catering for sedans, SUVs, off-road vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Its service outlets deal with wheel alignment, wheel balancing, product support and inner tyre tubes. The company has a national footprint with 12 retail outlets in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe. The re-lugging factory is in Harare and Chiredzi and re-treading and procurement of truck tyres is done out of Harare and Bulawayo. National Tyre Services Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hotshots: Meet young Dragons star Hallam Amos

first_img When did you first play? We moved to Wales from England when I was five or six. I played football, then started rugby at Monmouth School and loved it.What is your favourite position and why?I’ve played centre and full-back but mostly wing this year. I prefer full-back because you get the ball more, but I’m only 19 so I’m happy anywhere.When did you join the Dragons? I played age grades there from U14 and I was pretty much full-time with them in my last year at school.What were your aims at the start of this season? I thought last summer’s Junior World Cup went well and I was confident after that and hoping to get some starts for the Dragons.And by November you were playing for Wales!Yes! It has happened quickly but I don’t feel fazed. I watched the South Africa game thinking I’d love to be playing and two weeks later I was! My debut was amazing, very special.You are following in Jamie Roberts’s footsteps by doing a medical degree… I’m trying to do the first year full-time. I was at the hospital from 9 to 5 on one Friday, then scored two tries for the Dragons that evening against Zebre! My aim outside rugby this year is to pass my exams! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Whirlwind: Amos was picked for Wales in November 2013 RW verdict: Fast-tracked into the XV to play Tonga, Amos has already impressed the Wales coaches.This Hotshot was published in the January 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in this month’s mag.last_img read more

Punish Manu Tuilagi, yes, but don’t cast him into the international wilderness

first_imgI for one hope he returns to his bullocking best for England and is not consigned to the ‘bad egg’ scrapbook, never to return. I hope he’s learnt his lesson.But. No more chances. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Out on his own: Manu Tuilagi has erred badly and let people down First let’s get the admonishments out of the way. Manu Tuilagi, quite clearly in an inebriated state at 3am in the morning, acted like a lout you see up and down the country in magistrates courts when they’ve sobered up, certainly not an England role model. He kicked the wing-mirror of a taxi, grabbed the driver round the throat and for good measure pushed two female police officers in the chest while they were trying to handcuff him. Idiotic, reprehensible behaviour.While we’re at it, let’s get his previous out of the way; the dive into Christchurch harbour; reckless, the bunny ears behind David Cameron’s head; childish and the heavy blows rained on Chris Ashton; hot-headed.He has been punished, and I back Stuart Lancaster’s firm stance. It is unacceptable. Unlike other sports who have turned a blind eye to their star assets behaviour, there is no room for special treatment in rugby, it’s against the core values of the game. Believe me, no one will feel more wretched than Manu for the shame he has caused his family, club and country. And let’s not forget the England fans – he came in for all sorts of abuse on social media – are livid. Most of all, however, he will know he’s let himself down badly. He is better than that.Helping hand: Manu Tuilagi will neeed to listen to his mentors and make no more mistakesBut – and there’s always a but – I don’t think the wrap sheet should signal the end of his England career. I’m all for second chances, okay, third chances and rehabilitation. Humans make mistakes, they’re genetically flawed and Manu, despite his superhuman physique has shown immaturity mentally.It’s important to look at his mental state, after eight months of frustration, trying to get back on the field and perhaps harbouring deep-held fears about his groin not responding to treatment he has watched from afar while Jonathan Joseph has taken his opportunity almost by default and been lauded for it. Sportsmen often talk about injury taking them into a ‘dark place’ and while it’s no excuse but may explain his fragile psyche. Tuilagi will undoubtedly have the protective cloak of the Leicester Tigers thrown around him in the coming months. Leicester are that type of club. They look after their own – note the absence of the news from the social media channels on Friday – and they’ll be working with him to get to the bottom of his frustrations.Role model: Danny Care was banished from the England squad but learnt his lessonI talk to people in rugby, and most agree Manu is not a bad lad. A bit of a rogue, yes, with a twinkle in his eye, but kind, thoughtful and funny, something you can see by his staunch support of Matt Hampson’s Foundation. Indeed a photographer we work with who shoots well-known public figures said he was the best subject he’s shot because he was so accommodating.We saw with Danny Care, that Stuart Lancaster’s schoolmasterly ways can work. Tuilagi will no doubt find it excruciating to watch a tournament in which he was supposed to star, especially if England fail to punch holes in opposition defences, in the same way Dylan Hartley was pained during the 2013 Lions tour after his Premiership Final sending-off but I have no doubt, Tuilagi, who turns 24 today will return stronger for the chastening experience. TAGS: Highlight Manu Tuilagi, through his own stupidity has let himself and the country down but while he will do the time, he should be given a chance to rehabilitatelast_img read more

Video: Jasmine Bostock speaks about indigenous issues at the WCC

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] Jasmine Bostock, from the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii, chair of the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministry, speaks about indigenous issues and the role of the World Council of Churches. Bostock is a member of the Episcopal Church’s official delegation to the WCC General Assembly, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in Busan, South Korea. Tags Rector Bath, NC Ecumenical & Interreligious, Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Indigenous Ministries, Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 2, 2013 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Video, Video: Jasmine Bostock speaks about indigenous issues at the WCC Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ethnic Ministries, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis WCC Assembly 2013 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

South Africa vs Italy highlights from Cape Town

first_imgSunday Jun 22, 2008 South Africa vs Italy highlights from Cape Town It was a tight, often untidy affair as the world champion Springboks overcame the Azzurri 26-0 at a rain lashed Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.South Africa showed promise in both the tight drives and the loose interplay though could not stop the conditions from affecting multiple handling errors at crucial times. Francois Steyn, who started in the number 10 shirt, scored the try of the game following some vintage play from 2007’s Player of the Year Bryan Habana, who had gone under the radar somewhat in the previous two Tests.Habana beat numerous defenders, before Steyn backed himself with a kick through, then scooped the ball up with ease before diving over for a top quality try.Bismarck Du Plessis found himself with a brace of tries, both from powerful lineout drives while Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira got himself on the end of a sweeping Springbok attack to touch down for his first ever Springbok try.Italy, on the other hand, competed where they could with flyhalf Luke McLean using his boot to control the play when possible. Apart from Alessandro Zanni holding his own against the likes of Luke Watson of South Africa, the Italians struggled to match their opponents in tight situations.That said, playing the world champions in their own backyard is never going be easy and this should be seen as a building block towards an improved showing against Los Pumas in Argentina next weekend.Springbok captain Victor Matfield admitted, “We won’t be able to do that against the All Blacks,” but will no doubt be happy with the win, despite coasting for most of the game. Time: 04:29ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. ‘I’d pent-up frustration, a lot I probably didn’t realise’: Marcus Watson’s emotional Wasps return Set to turn 30 later this month, Marcus Watson had an early birthday present last weekend when he finally made it back into the Wasps XV. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. South Africa vs Italy highlights from Cape Town | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Architects

first_img “COPY” Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/23991/diagonal-walls-sou-fujimoto Clipboard CopyResidential Architecture•Japan Save this picture!+ 7 Share 2006 ArchDaily Projects Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Architectscenter_img Text description provided by the architects. The group home for the elderly people with dementia built in the residential section in Noboribetsu City, Hokkaido, JAPAN. The building is divided into two units across the entrance. Each unit has 9 bedrooms, so 18 elderly in total live with the staff. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosqueSofasB&B ItaliaSofa – AyanaResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖLiving in the fluctuation First of all, there is a big flame of 3×3 parallel crosses. The frame of space is made from the grid swinging gently perpendicularly. The intonation of a place is produced by being connected and separated. A certain part serves as a place of a spread of living and a dining room, and in somewhere else, the place of the end which was surrounded by the wall and settled down is produced. A place to stay seems to spring out with nature in a fluctuation of a big flame.Project gallerySee allShow lessTaekwondo Park World Headquarters / Weiss ManfrediArticlesZa’abeel Park Observation Tower / XTEN ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Hokkaido Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGroup Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Architects Area:  1637 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/23991/diagonal-walls-sou-fujimoto Clipboard Residential Architecture CopyAbout this officeSou Fujimoto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureWoodHousingJapanPublished on June 07, 2009Cite: “Group Home in Noboribetsu / Sou Fujimoto Architects” 07 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?登别集合住宅 / Sou Fujimoto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

Macmillan achieves 200% increase in online event sign-ups in one year

first_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. Macmillan confirms that its Web site is generating new donors, and is not simply offering an alternative method of giving to existing supporters. The charity says that 80% of online donations in 2003 came from new supporters.In December 2003 the site took top prize in the Design for Good category at the annualDesign Business Awards. Based on measurable performance of a design, the award acknowledged the achievements of the site, including an increase of online donations of 35% at that point. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Macmillan achieves 200% increase in online event sign-ups in one year  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Macmillan Cancer Relief has reported a 200% increase in sponsored event sign-ups online and online income since the revamp of its Web site in January 2003.Website Manager Samantha Fanning believes that the development of microsites for Macmillan challenge events has proved to be particularly successful, with a 25% conversion rate from online enquiries. For example, 151 participants registered online for the Great North Run in 2003, compared to just 10 in 2002. More than £250,000 has been raised as a result of Web site event sign-ups in 2003.The Macmillan online catalogue, which sells a variety of gifts and greetings cards, enjoyed a 47% increase on orders for the Christmas 2003 period compared with the same period in 2002. Over £70,000 was raised in total last year from merchandise sold online, an increase of 30% from 2002. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 January 2004 | News Tagged with: Awards Digital Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

Athletes show wide support for BLM

first_imgMinnesota Lynx WNBA players honor Philando Castile, killed by police in Minneapolis.The Republican National Convention, which nominated the white supremacist, fascistic Donald Trump as its presidential candidate, has added fire under an already burning cauldron of police war against Black and Brown people.On July 18, the opening night of the RNC, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke labeled the Black Lives Matter movement an “anarchy” and had the racist crowd cheering as he gleefully announced the third acquittal of another cop accused of murdering Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man, in Baltimore last year.Then Trump, during his 75-minute rant on July 21 as he accepted the nomination — which took on the feel of a Ku Klux Klan rally — went on a vicious anti-immigrant tirade, along with deploring the killings of police. But of course the self-proclaimed “law and order” Trump did not mention the police killings of people of color.Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics and other players were fined by the league for wearing protest t-shirts.Ironically, just hours earlier in New York City, the Black Youth Project 100 and Million Hoodies NYC had heroically occupied the Lower Manhattan offices of the racist Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association “to call attention to the multiple institutions that hamper police accountability in the city.” (byp100.org/media)These groups and others are in the forefront of carrying out direct, in-your- face protests against police brutality. They promise more coordinated actions at police stations and offices around the country —  indicating  they don’t give a damn about who is running in the elections.Refusing to be silentThe Workers World Party 2016 election campaign issued a July 12 statement entitled “Defend Black Lives Matter, end the police war on Black and Brown people.” It reads in part: “In the aftermath of the Dallas shootings of police, the capitalist political establishment has so far not been able to freeze out or push back the movement. It’s not that they haven’t tried. The pro-cop talking heads have been all over the media trying to blame and demonize the movement for cops killed in Dallas.”The statement reinforced the fact that neither Trump nor the liberal facade of Hillary Clinton or even the ongoing police war have held back or silenced the Black Livers Matter struggle or diminished its impact on other sectors of U.S. society that have influence on the masses.Seattle Storm player Sue Bird posted this with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”Take sports. Professional athletes have been vocal, especially on social media, about police brutality. These include National Basketball Association players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick characterized the murder of Alton Sterling as a “lynching.”But the action that has rightfully garnered the most recent attention in the sports world and social media came from team members in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Following the Dallas shootings, members of the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury teams wore warm-up black T-shirts that listed the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, along with Black Lives Matter, on the back along with #Dallas5 in smaller type. On the front, the shirts read “Change Starts with Us.”Citing a violation of league rules and uniform guidelines, the WNBA hierarchy fined the Liberty, Fever and Mercury teams $5,000 each and fined individual players $500 apiece. Once the fines were announced, players from the Liberty and the Fever carried out a “media blackout” protest — they would only take questions from the media about Black Lives Matter and their actions, not about basketball. They also created the hashtag #Wewillnotbesilenced.When these players refused to back down, a groundswell of support exploded for them, especially on social media inside and outside the WNBA, mainly around BLM. While the WNBA is over 70 percent African American, high-profiled white players such as Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart from the Seattle Storm expressed solidarity on their Twitter feeds with #Black Lives Matter and quoted Dr. Martin Luther King’s statement: “There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal.” The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics players also voiced their support for their fined sisters.Carmelo Anthony said the fines were unjust, and the National Action Network volunteered to pay them.  With so much outrage building for these players’ right to free speech, the president of the WNBA, Lisa Borders, announced July 23 that all fines would be rescinded.Many asked the important question: Would these athletes have been fined at all if the issue of BLM had not been raised so prominently, as opposed to violence in general?“It’s a huge win overall,” said Fever All-Star Tamika Catchings, president of the players’ union. “I think more than anything I told [Borders] at times you’re going to agree to disagree. With this, I’m really proud of the players standing strong and for utilizing their voices. Change starts with us. We have a social responsibility as well.” (espn.com, July 23)Whether it’s with direct action by shutting down interstates or police stations on the part of young Black activists or on the courts, athletes are using these arenas for their voices to be heard. And no one is waiting to see who wins the White House. They’ll keep building a movement against unjust killings and racial profiling in general by the police.Moorehead is the 2016 presidential candidate of Workers World Party.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/4/15

first_imgCorn moisture levels are also falling fast, averaging in the 14% to 16% range. Bush said, despite shallow roots and nitrogen loss, the corn crop is actually holding up pretty well, “We have had some wind blow through here in SE Indiana but the crops are still standing.”  He said the stalks are weak and urges growers to harvest as soon as possible, “I don’t think this crop can stand past Halloween.” Facebook Twitter Pioneer Harvest Update 10/4/15Brian Bush, with DuPont Pioneer, says fields in SE Indiana have been drying down almost too quickly, “There are some soybean fields that are at 8% moisture, and when they get that dry you are giving away yield.” As for the soybean yields, whole field yields are not too bad. “You need to look at the whole field average,” said Bush. “Some places in the field you will get 80 bpa, but then in the washed out places it is zero. I think on average most soybean fields are yielding in the mid 50 bpa range.” Bush said, without the washed out sections, it would have been an outstanding harvest. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRFA Launches New Web Site and Mobile App Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 5, 2015 center_img Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/4/15 DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/4/15 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more