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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Matt Toomua: How to find space at centre Jump to it: Emily Scarratt leaps to catch the ball (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett, the World Rugby… “Some people can jump off both legs but I favour my left leg as my take-off leg. So I find it easier if we’re kicking off on the right-hand side of the pitch, as I can bring my body round to the ball.“I’ll drive off my left foot and there’s a right-foot knee drive to get the height, then as that happens I throw my arms into the air as well.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Collapse Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Expand The World Player of the Year gives her top tips on winning back possession Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off Matt Toomua: How to find space at centre Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off Being prepared“You have to be quite brave as there are a lot of collisions and you rarely land back on your feet. It’s important to brace yourself as if you hit another person’s body and you’re limp, you’ll not get anywhere near the ball.“If two people are contesting at the height of the ball, look to tap it back as trying to catch it then is a lot more difficult.”This article originally appeared in the February 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Expand The Australia back offers tips on exploiting space… The Harlequins and England wing gives her tips… Emily Scarratt: How to regain at restarts Emily Scarratt, World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in 2019, uses her height and athleticism to regain possession for her team at restarts, a skill she has transferred from her time playing sevens. Here the England centre explains how to do it…Keeping possession“Regaining restarts is more prolific in sevens, but it’s becoming a bigger thing in 15s. It’s another way of getting the ball back in a good position on the pitch.“A short kick to compete from the restart gives you a 50-50 chance of getting the ball back; with a good kicker and a decent catcher, the odds are more in your favour.”Kicking on target“Good kickers either plant the ball straight on somebody – it’s quite hard for them to gather it as they can only jump up and have no momentum – or put it into space so you potentially don’t have any competition.“Katy Daley-Mclean generally hits it towards the five-metre line, so I’ll start my run on the five so I’m coming from the outside in to catch it rather than having to get back to the ball. It’s harder to chase it back over your head.”Taking off
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And they’re inviting people to make it their Lent resolution to join them for discussion.The Bishops hope to build on the success of similar talks last year which attracted more than 1,000 people a week.This year, Lent starts today, Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts 40 days, counting from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day (not including Sundays) calling to mind the 40 days Jesus withdrew to the Judean Wilderness to prepare himself for his ministry and reflect on his priorities.Christians similarly use Lent to home in on the things that really matter in their faith and lives, freeing themselves from clutter and distractions. They aim to make Lent a time of abstinence, and money saved is often donated to good causes.The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan, and the Assistant Bishop, David Wilbourne, will be focusing on five books from the Bible – one a week – at three different venues. The books, which were nominated and voted as the top favourites by parishioners, are: Ruth, John, Job, Isaiah and Luke.The venues are St David’s Church, Neath (Tuesdays), Llandaff Cathedral (Wednesdays) and St Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd (Thursdays).Meanwhile, the Bishop of Monmouth, Dominic Walker, will be out every weekday night in Lent, to talk about St Paul’s letters to young churches and what we can learn from them today.He will be at St Cadoc’s Church, Raglan on Mondays, St Peter’s Church, Blaina, on Tuesdays, Newport Cathedral on Wednesdays, Pontprennau Community Church on Thursdays and St Mary’s Church hall, Magor, on Fridays. He will give 25 talks in total.Bishop Dominic is also launching a Lent Appeal to raise money for the Raven House Trust, a local charity providing food and furniture for people in need, and the Jeel al Amal School for Orphans in Bethany which gives a home and education to young Palestinian boys who would otherwise be destitute. Last year, the Bishop’s Lent appeal exceeded £20,000.The Archbishop said the evenings in the Llandaff Diocese would be a mixture of worship, fellowship, talk and discussion. He said, “We will look at the messages of the five very different books and see what relevance they have to people living in the 21st Century. I hope people will come along and join in the discussion.”Bishop Dominic said, “The New Testament contains a number of letters that St Paul wrote to the early Christian communities explaining the Christian faith. We shall be looking at these letters to see how they relate to Christian life today.“There will be five different talks over five weeks – but those who cannot manage the same weekday each week can always come to another venue.”All the talks begin from February 18 and start at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.Her sgyrsiau Grawys yr EsgobionBydd gan dri o esgobion Cymru her anodd yn ystod y Grawys pan fyddant yn rhoi 40 sgwrs dros bum wythnos mewn wyth lleoliad gwahanol.Bydd Archesgob Cymru, Esgob Cynorthwyol Llandaf ac Esgob Mynwy yn mynd o amgylch eglwysi ledled De Cymru bron bob noswaith o’r wythnos yn y cyfnod cyn y Pasg yn rhoi sgyrsiau ar y Beibl. Maent hefyd yn gwahodd pobl i wneud adduned Grawys i ymuno â hwy am drafodaeth.Mae’r Esgobion yn gobeithio adeiladu ar lwyddiant sgyrsiau tebyg y llynedd a ddenodd fwy na 1,000 o bobl yr wythnos.Mae’r Grawys yn parhau am 40 diwrnod, yn cyfrif o Ddydd Mercher Lludw i Ddydd Sul y Pasg (heb gynnwys dyddiau Sul) gan alw i gof y 40 diwrnod y bu Iesu yn yr anialwch yn Jwdea yn paratoi ei hunan am ei weinidogaeth ac yn myfyrio ar ei flaenoriaethau.Mae Cristnogion yn defnyddio’r Grawys yn yr un modd i ganolbwyntio ar y pethau sy’n wirioneddol bwysig yn eu ffydd a’u bywydau, gan ryddhau eu hunain rhag pethau diangen ac ymyriadau. Anelant wneud y Grawys yn gyfnod o ymwrthod a chaiff arian a arbedir yn aml ei gyfrannu at achosion da.Bydd yr Archesgob, Dr Barry Morgan, a’r Esgob Cynorthwyol, David Wilbourne, yn canolbwyntio ar bum llyfr o’r Beibl – un yr wythnos – mewn tri lleoliad gwahanol. Y llyfrau, a gafodd eu henwebu ac a ddewiswyd fel y ffefrynnau gan blwyfolion yw: Ruth, Ioan, Job, Eseia a Luc. Y lleoliadau yw Eglwys Dewi Sant, Castell Nedd (dyddiau Mawrth), Cadeirlan Llandaf (dyddiau Mercher) ac Eglwys y Santes Catherine, Pontypridd (dyddiau Iau).Bydd Dominic Walker, Esgob Mynwy, allan bob noson o’r wythnos yn ystod y Grawys yn siarad am lythyrau Paul at eglwysi ifanc a’r hyn y gallwn ddysgu ganddynt heddiw.Bydd yn Eglwys Sant Cadog, Rhaglan ar ddyddiau Llun, Eglwys Sant Pedr, Blaenau, ar ddyddiau Mawrth, Cadeirlan Casnewydd ar ddyddiau Mercher, Eglwys Gymunedol Pontprennau ar ddyddiau Iau a Neuadd Eglwys Santes Fair, Magwyr, ar ddyddiau Gwener. Bydd yn rhoi cyfanswm o 25 sgwrs.Mae’r Esgob Dominic hefyd yn lansio Apêl Grawys i godi arian ar gyfer Ymddiriedolaeth Raven House, elusen leol sy’n darparu bwyd a chelfi ar gyfer pobl mewn angen, ac Ysgol Jeel al Amal i Blant Amddifad ym Methania, sy’n rhoi cartref ac addysg i fechgyn ifanc Palestinaidd a fyddai fel arall yn ddiymgeledd. Cododd apêl Grawys yr Esgob fwy na £20,000 y llynedd.Dywedodd yr Archesgob y byddai’r nosweithiau yn Esgobaeth Llandaf yn gyfuniad o addoli, cyfeillach, sgwrs a thrafodaeth. Dywedodd, “Byddwn yn edrych ar negeseuon y pum llyfr gwahanol iawn a gweld eu perthnasedd sydd ganddynt i bobl yn byw yn y 21ain Ganrif. Gobeithiaf y daw pobl draw ac yn ymuno yn y drafodaeth.”Dywedodd yr Esgob Dominic, “Mae’r Testament Newydd yn cynnwys nifer o lythyrau a ysgrifennodd Sant Paul at y cymunedau Cristnogol cynnar yn esbonio’r ffydd Gristnogol. Byddwn yn edrych ar y llythyrau hyn i weld sut maent yn berthnasol i fywyd Cristnogol heddiw.“Bydd pum sgwrs wahanol dros bum wythnos – ond gall y rhai na all ddod yr un diwrnod o’r wythnos bob wythnos bob amser ddod i leoliad arall.”Bydd yr holl sgyrsiau’n dechrau o 18 Chwefror ac yn dechrau am 7.30pm gyda chroeso i bawb. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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“COPY” Apartments Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigWritten by Megan Sveiven Share Photographs: Samuel Ludwig, Maria GonzalezSave this picture!© Samuel LudwigRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The large population density of The Netherlands has created an inherent need for housing, giving young Dutch architects like MVRDV the opportunity to design and build large projects in their mainland.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezWoZoCo is a prime example of a specific need for housing in the country, providing answers for needs of their time. More on this apartment complex for elderly people by MVRDV after the break.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigWoZoCo’s Apartments for Elderly People open up 100 living units in an area of Amsterdam that has recently been threatened by the loss of green environments and spaces as a response to large increases in density. The solution found in this building is crucial to the firm’s interest in being imaginative yet practical.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigStuck conforming to zoning regulations of the surrounding area, MVRDV calculated that only 87 of the proposed 100 units could fit the restricted footprint due to regulations about daylighting. Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezFrom this arose the idea of cantilevering the remaining units on the north facade, to connect to the transparent gallery of the main block found below while also opening up space on the rest of the site.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigStructure is hidden inside the main block, found under the wood sheathing which projects a sense of instability between the connections of the thin walls that comprise the north facade.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigAlthough striking and very poetic, the gesture created additional costs that had to be handled in shifting and cutting costs in the rest of the project in order to provide enough to pay for the cantilevered units. Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigThe main block features a more simple layout of seemingly random placement and sizing of windows and balconies on the southern facade. This is said to mimic the composition of the opposite facade but on a smaller scale.Save this picture!© Samuel LudwigThe current situation of the Netherlands has allowed many young architects to provide fresh and inventive ideas without having to prove themselves beforehand, which has created an optimistic belief in human imagination and creativity.Save this picture!© Maria GonzalezProject gallerySee allShow lessKew Gardens Hills Library / WORKacArticlesDesign and Virtual Reality Educational Complex / OIII architectenArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115776/ad-classics-wozoco-mvrdv Clipboard 1997 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115776/ad-classics-wozoco-mvrdv Clipboard Architects: MVRDV Year Completion year of this architecture project AD Classics: WoZoCo / MVRDVSave this projectSaveAD Classics: WoZoCo / MVRDV Copy+ 16Apartments•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Photographs The Netherlands ArchDaily AD Classics: WoZoCo / MVRDV CopyAbout this officeMVRDVOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasHousingAmsterdam3D ModellingThe NetherlandsPublished on February 28, 2011Cite: Megan Sveiven. “AD Classics: WoZoCo / MVRDV” 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Aukot, Chiusaroli casa del parquet, Climaplat, Termimac, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941116/black-house-estudio-v2-arquitectos Clipboard Black House / Estudio V2 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBlack House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos CopyHouses•City Bell, Argentina Photographs: Alejandro Peral Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Architects: Estudio V2 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Rocío Real, Eugenia AriveEngineering:SA – Ingeniero Roberto ScassoCity:City BellCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The single-family house for permanent use is implanted in a closed neighborhood of City Bell, on a plot of 800m2.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe main premise of our clients was based on projecting spacious, flexible spaces in contact with nature.The morphological conformation of the house is given by a 13 m x 13 m exposed concrete basement, which contains the public activities of the house.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe exposed concrete slab that is projected along the ground floor generates a spatial continuity towards the front and to the back, through semi-covered areas that are differentiated by the activity they have. In front as a place of arrival with a sieve of green plants that gives privacy to the house. And to the quiet part of the building, a more spacious semi covered with an outdoor living-dining room that is linked to the back yard of the house.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThis permeable box contains a rigid service strip that supports and go with the public activities of the house.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralAvobe this activities, a wooden clad prism contains the private rooms, where the bedrooms expand to a green terrace, creating a space for recreation and rest, with a very fluid interior-exterior relationship given by the large glazed panels. Thus, this frontage contrasts with the street front, which, being more closed, achieves the concept of block or box and is isolated from the street situation and unfavorable orientation.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe choice of noble materials such as wood, glass and concrete were chosen in order to reduce maintenance and provide warmth to the spaces.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow lessLoft on Life / Crippa e Assis ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsSECAD Offices / MCVR StudioSelected Projects Share 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941116/black-house-estudio-v2-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Year: Black House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos “COPY” Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Argentina ArchDaily Lead Architect: Photographs Matías Villadeamigo “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio V2 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCity BellOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on June 09, 2020Cite: “Black House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos” [Casa negra / Estudio V2 Arquitectos] 09 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Lottery winner Linda makes donation to St Giles Generous lottery player Linda Fry scooped £4,000 in the St Giles Hospice Big Bonanza Draw – and has immediately given a share of her winnings back to the charity.Linda, 52, from Burntwood, lost her husband Kerry to liver cancer four years ago. He had been cared for by St Giles Hospice.The catering supervisor for Chase Terrace Primary School said she was ‘delighted’ to win the draw, adding that she hadn’t decided what to do with her windfall, but that she would be giving a share back to the hospice as a special thank you for the support it has provided to her family over the years.Kerry worked as a diamond setter in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, prior to receiving medical treatment and emotional support both at the hospice and from St Giles nurses at home before he died in December 2003, aged just 49.“All the staff and volunteers were wonderful and couldn’t have done more for Kerry and our family,” said Linda, who has two children, Antoni (30) and Adam (28). “They were always there for us and thanks to them, despite his illness Kerry said he loved his time at the hospice.”Linda had been a supporter of St Giles since her brother-in-law was cared for by the charity, before Kerry became ill. “As a family we always try to give them what we can, and I play the Hospice Lottery every week. We are so lucky to have a wonderful and caring organisation like this locally – we should all do our best to support St Giles.”Over 50,000 £1 tickets were sold in the run up to the draw. In total, more than £40,000 was raised to help the hospice care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.There were 269 prizes up for grabs with a total prize fund of £10,000, including the £4,000 jackpot won by Linda and two runner-up prizes of £1,000 each.Richard Simmonite, St Giles Hospice Promotions’ Commercial Manager, said: ”Our congratulations go to Linda and we are extremely grateful for her kind donation to St Giles.“This is the fifth year we have held the Big Bonanza Draw and we would like to thank everyone who has taken part during this time – the money raised through the draw ensures that the valuable work the hospice does in the local community can continue.”Since the Big Draw began in 2003, it has raised a total of over £245,000 for St Giles Hospice.To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hospice, the lottery is are holding a summer raffle – with a brand new silver Vauxhall Corsa up for grabs thanks to Steve Thompson Cars of Lichfield. With over 200 other prizes ranging from £5 to £2,500 there are plenty of reasons to take part.Tickets will be available from March 2008, and further details are available by calling 0845 370 65 80 or visiting www.stgileshospice.com/lottery.St Giles Hospice spends over £5million every year providing its specialist services. With just a third of this funded by the Government, St Giles relies heavily on donations and fundraising – including proceeds from the St Giles Hospice Lottery and initiatives such as the Big Bonanza Draw, 14 St Giles hospice shops and various fundraising events generously supported by the local community which St Giles Hospice serves.St Giles Hospice is a registered charity offering high-quality medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers.Patients come from across the hospice’s catchment area, which ranges from Ashby de la Zouch and Atherstone in the east, to Cannock and Walsall in the west – and from Burton and Uttoxeter in the north, to Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill in the south.Care is offered at the hospice’s facilities in Sutton Coldfield and Whittington between Lichfield and Tamworth, or in patients’ own homes across the region.
After police murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., demonstrators across the U.S. called for defunding police departments. The Center for Popular Democracy Action, in a June 10 report, estimates $100 billion is spent each year in the U.S. on policing — between 20% to 45% of municipal budgets. (tinyurl.com/yy8ro8lf)Black Lives Matter protesters in Queens on May 30As activists target state and municipal funding sources, it is important to shine the spotlight on often hidden corporate police funding. A popular street chant against the police has been “Who do they protect? Who do they serve?” Another question must also be asked: Who protects the police?Secret slush funds funnel to policeHuge multinational corporations, particularly the oil industry giants, are funneling money to powerful police groups in exchange for police serving corporate interests. A network of police foundations, corporations and other special interest groups raise money to bankroll police departments. Many also organize galas and other events to benefit police.Municipal police budgets are subject to public scrutiny and must be approved by elected officials. But private charities and police foundations do not fall under freedom of information laws. Set up as nonprofit “charities,” these secret slush funds hide the names of donors from public oversight, so that wealthy donors can influence police priorities, including contracts for equipment purchase.These private funding sources have been largely responsible for militarizing police departments by bankrolling SWAT equipment, weaponized sound equipment, drones and more. In several cities, police foundation funds provide department access to controversial surveillance software and technology. Increasingly, these funds provide military-grade weapons and combat training often reserved for war zones.A June report from the Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) identified over 25 large corporations contributing to private police foundations over the last three years. These include financial institutions, tech giants, retailers, big oil and utility companies, and universities and professional sports teams. (tinyurl.com/ydy7cduk)Corporate funds target protestersIt is possible that SWAT tank turrets used to shoot pepper spray onto protesters during demonstrations this summer were paid for through donations to the police by Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Coca-Cola or a convenience store conglomerate like Wawa or 7-Eleven.Some of the new high-tech surveillance software and equipment used by police came courtesy of Amazon, Microsoft, Google or Facebook. In 2007, the Los Angeles Police Foundation, with a $200,000 gift from Target Corp., provided the LAPD with controversial software from Palantir, a data analytics company launched with CIA funding. (Huffpost.com, June 25)Following widespread anti-police protests this summer, foundations affiliated with private police funding in New York City, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Philadelphia quickly removed website information about board members and partners, including amounts of money each had donated.The Philadelphia Police Foundation removal of references to donor corporations stemmed in part from student protests at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, both reported to be major contributors. These schools have since withdrawn support, although Drexel University maintains a connection to the foundation. Media outlets Comcast and Philadelphia News 6ABC still have members on the foundation board.The University of Virginia sponsors the local police foundation in Charlottesville, Va., site of the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally, where anti-racist protester Heather Heyer was killed when a white supremacist rammed a car into a group of protesters.Corporate quid pro quoA certain quid pro quo is often expected by corporations making these generous donations. Technology giant IBM has been a corporate sponsor of the New York City Police Foundation, which in turn helped finance a citywide surveillance hub using IBM software. When the NYPD was under orders from a federal judge to put 1,000 body cameras into use in 2013, the police foundation “gifted” them with demonstration cameras produced by two of its donors — Taser and VieVu. Both companies made the list of top contract bidders, with VieVu awarded the bid.Motorola, a major donor to the Los Angeles Police Foundation, was granted a $600 million contract to upgrade the city’s emergency communication network. (ProPublica, Oct. 13, 2014)Verizon and AT&T have partnered with the National Sheriff’s Association to lobby Congress to make the Defense Department’s 1033 Program permanent. (Readsludge.com, June 4) Since 1997, that program has shipped over $7.4 billion in “excess” military equipment to over 8,000 law enforcement agencies. (Wired.com, June 2)Oil giants pollute, back policePAI details how Chevron, Shell and other oil giants exert their influence by sponsoring public fundraising events for police and providing corporate executive personnel to serve as directors of police foundations. The report states: “Many powerful companies that drive environmental injustice are also backers of the same police departments that tyrannize the very communities these corporate actors pollute.” (theguardian.com/UK, July 28)Chevron is involved with police foundations in Houston, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. Shell, one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, is a “featured partner” of the New Orleans police foundation. Marathon Petroleum, the largest U.S. oil refining company, is on the Detroit police foundation. PAI notes that Marathon’s refinery in Detroit has received 15 environmental violation citations since 2013.Wells Fargo Bank, the second biggest global funder of fossil fuels, contributes to police foundations and gala events in Charlotte, N.C., Seattle, Atlanta and Salt Lake City. Financial institutions including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, as well as BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, are among the biggest backers of police foundations.Sports players protest, team owners donate to copsDuring the Black Lives Matter protests this spring, athletes in every major sport staged strikes and other job actions in support. Yet in many cases, team management and franchises continued to participate in police funding foundations. In Seattle, the MLB Mariners have someone on the board of the city’s police foundation board, and the NFL Seattle Seahawks donate to the foundation. In Detroit, the management of the National Football League Lions, National Basketball Association Pistons and Major League Baseball Tigers each have a representative on the Detroit Public Safety Foundation board of trustees. (Readsludge.com, June 4) There are members from the MLB Tampa Bay Rays and the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers on that city’s police foundation. The NBA Dallas Mavericks are corporate-level sponsors of Friends of the Dallas Police. And the owner of the New York Mets is on the board of trustees for the New York City Police Foundation.But targeting individual corporations for their support of police is not enough. The movement must indict the entire capitalist system, including the corporate power that funds and relies on the police to protect the rotten racist economic system. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Benton County Farm Bureau Farm to Fork Event/ Photo ProvidedIndiana’s Benton County Farm Bureau and Wayne County Farm Bureau were selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as two of this year’s County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program winners. Both counties won for their farm-to-fork style community dinners, with a twist.The CAE Awards celebrate unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level. The winning counties will be recognized and will exhibit their programs at AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in New Orleans.Benton County Farm Bureau was awarded for its inaugural Farm to Fork community dinner and fundraiser. They had three main goals for the event: to raise the awareness of Benton County Farm Bureau among the community; to celebrate local agriculture; and to raise funds for a local, volunteer-run theater.Benton County Farm Bureau Farm to Fork Event/ Photo Provided“We decided to do a farm-to-fork event but we wanted to add a little bit of a twist, which was having our farm-to-fork benefit the community,” said Meredith Cobb, Benton County Farm Bureau education and outreach coordinator. “To help the community, we decided to raise money for the Fowler Theater, which is run by volunteers. So many families in the community use the theater for local, affordable entertainment.”The community embraced the event and Benton County Farm Bureau quickly sold out of tickets and earned more sponsors than expected.“Our goal for this first year was to sell 50 tickets, but we had to stop selling tickets at 160 because we ran out of space,” explained Cobb. “We also received nearly $6,000 in sponsorship for the event and nearly all of the food for the meal was donated by local farmers.”Cobb said another success from the event was the connections the county Farm Bureau was able to make with community members and local businesses.“We got out in our community and met so many people and worked with them closely,” she said. “We had so many individuals, farm families and businesses helping out. Benton County Farm Bureau just had the idea and asked others to get involved!”In the end, Benton County Farm Bureau raised $6,500 for the Fowler Theater. The county has since hosted its second Farm to Fork, raising $10,000 for the community food and service co-op with $12,000 in sponsorships.Wayne County Farm Bureau Farm to Fork Event/ Photo ProvidedWayne County Farm Bureau was awarded for its Summer Harvest Supper, a farm-to-fork style dinner for leaders and influencers in the community. The goal of the event was to create a relaxed forum for open, honest communication about food and farming. This was Wayne County’s second year hosting the event, which was started in an effort to address misinformation in the community about agriculture.Wayne County Farm Bureau decided to target local influencers and decision-makers for the event.“We didn’t want to try to address the masses,” explained Max Smith, Wayne County Farm Bureau president. “We felt we would be most effective if we targeted decision makers and local professionals in the community. We invited health and nutrition leaders, educators, and anyone that had significant influence on the community.”To create the type of environment that would encourage open communication, Wayne County Farm Bureau decided against having a formal speaker at the event. Instead, they invited local farmers and agribusiness professionals to rotate from table to table to speak about their businesses and answer any questions that the attendees had.“The simplicity of it made it work,” said Smith. “Being outside, under a shade tree with a home cooked meal and no speaker made the informal discussion around the tables between guests and host farmers easier.”The feedback Wayne County Farm Bureau leaders have received has only reinforced their decision to hold such an event.“Everyone left feeling more comfortable about the food they eat and why we, as farmers, make the decisions we do,” said Smith. “We’ve received notes and follow up calls from community leaders expressing their gratitude and sharing that they did not realize all of the issues the agriculture community was facing. It also has impacted the farmers positively.”Every seat was filled at this year’s Summer Harvest Supper.Benton County and Wayne County Farm Bureau competed against county Farm Bureaus across the country for the annual award. They join 24 other county winners from seven other states: California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas.Benton County and Wayne County Farm Bureau will be recognized and will exhibit their programs during AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Jan. 11-16, 2019, in New Orleans. Winning counties receive a $2,250 stipend to apply toward the cost of travel and exhibition.For more information about AFBF’s CEA Award, visit https://www.fb.org/programs/learning-development/county-activities-of-excellence/. 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