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Danske Bank plans £2.3bn rights offer

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Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The making of 
Peter O’Mahony

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A big figure: Peter O’Mahony poses for a portrait (Inpho) From Cork Con to icon, the Munster flanker is integral to Irish hopes 
at the World Cup. We talk to those who have witnessed his rise Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “At Con he was incredibly passionate and he was a skinny little wretch, so they’d fling him up in the lineout and he’d be robbing ball left, right and centre – not ideal for a young hooker trying to build up confidence!Standing apart: O’Mahony after a loss to Wales (Inpho)“We joined Munster at around the same time and you could definitely tell there was something about him. He got slagged a lot at the time – not now as he’s a bit older – but when he was young he had a real old head on young shoulders. He was very sensible and is now very mature, but to a point.“Whenever there’s a coffee group going or lads go for a meal (he’s there). Despite the kind of image he might like to portray as a hardman or whatever, he’s actually very good craic. On a 
night out he’s regularly competing 
for Man of the Match. He has a good balance between that, being serious and coming down hard on people and he can be hard on himself. He’s very, very demanding in terms of perfection. He’s stern but there’s definitely a fun side to him.“We were at John Ryan’s wedding in Barcelona not long ago and you’d think his outfit was fancy dress. But he thought it was the business and cracked on for the day. He looked like your man 
from Jurassic Park (Richard Attenborough’s character) with the white linen suit and hat. “He’s the best lineout player I’ve ever played with. He’s a dream to throw to. You throw it as high as you can and he’ll pluck it out with one hand or catch it if it’s a bit wayward.“In defence, in the last few years when I was running the opposition plays at Munster training, it was a nightmare trying to throw over him. It’s almost 
like he psyches you into it and you throw the ball into his hands.“Lineout callers and coaches at Munster over the years have always 
had extensive meetings about every possibility and then it’s previewed back to the squad, but I don’t think Pete sits in on those meetings too much. I think he’s given a free rein over certain areas and because he’s so good with his timing and so fast, he can get to balls.“He’s world class, if not the best in the world, in the lineout, defence and attack. His breakdown work is incredible.“I think it’s taken for granted the big moments and turnovers. If he has six or seven tackles and five or six carries, but has these moments, it’s swept under the carpet a bit and his stats are unfairly compared to other back-rows. He comes up with game-changing moments.”THE KITMANIreland cult hero Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly spent years kitting out O’Mahony for his country and the British & Irish Lions“I have so many happy memories spent in Peter’s company. A gentleman and 
a rugby legend he is, and a proud 
Cork Con man, as is his dad, John.“I remember his first Irish cap and the first occasion he wore the famous British & Irish Lions colours. And he’s a great Munster captain. His achievements just keep coming and coming and maybe there will be more at this World Cup.Relaxed: O’Mahony off the field (Inpho)“My forever memory when I think of him is his visits to my room with the lads, on tour – the Barry’s Tea, the chats, the craic and the odd piece of cake. He 
was always in the middle of it with his laughter, his messing and his singing.“I also remember a long, long time ago, having a bit of a tumble – I must have fallen over a snail that was trying to pass me by! He was first on the scene and really looked after me. He is such a kind person.“I remember on the eve of the first Lions Test in Auckland (in 2017, when he was captain) seeing him talking to his dad in the lobby. I stared over with a glaze in my eyes thinking about the big day and how proud everyone from his 
club and province were.“I last met him at his club when my team Terenure were there. We were just chatting away. I wish him well.”This article appeared in the October 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine. The making of 
Peter O’MahonyAhead of this Rugby World Cup, has honed his reputation as one of the finest defensive lineout technicians and ball snafflers in the global game.Just ask the All Blacks, who saw the momentum swing away from them last November as the flanker stole ball at the ruck and even tore back to snuff out a certain New Zealand try, despite injury.Related: O’Mahony emerges as hero against All BlacksBloody-mindedness is to be expected, as is the thousand-yard stare. Here, those who saw his rise fill us in on his evolution as key man for Munster and Ireland.THE FRIENDChildhood pal Peter Kelleher was O’Mahony’s hooker at Cork Con juniors, Presentation Brothers College and more“We started playing at U8s – I think he started when he was about five or six – and he was always as competitive. 
He always just wanted to win.“We played together from eight to 12 at Cork Con. At that time, he was still playing out-half. Then we went to secondary school together, with Pres. He moved to second-row when he was about 15. We were part of the Munster U16 team and that’s where he really started to kick on and take leadership 
of the whole team, even though he had just swapped positions and wouldn’t have been perceived around the province as one of the best players. 
But you could see he felt he was and 
he was perfectly capable.First love: O’Mahony for Cork Con (Inpho)“I remember we had our state exams, and it’s in the summer, in June, and 
it’s really warm. Nobody wants to be there. But in Ireland it’s when you go from U15 to U16 that you start lifting in lineouts. And so during our junior certs (the state exams), Pete was organising lineout sessions in between them.“Everybody else is studying for the next exam. So you had a set at 9am that probably finishes at 12 and you might have another starting at 2 o’clock. Peter’s doing lineout sessions.“I remember walking in after one and it’s seriously hot, I’m bucketing sweat. We’re going in to get to another exam and we met the teacher who looks at us and says, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ We say, ‘Oh, we were out there on the pitch doing lineouts.’ That’s when he started to take control of that side of things and show his leadership qualities.”Fans favourite: At Thomond Park (Inpho)THE COACHBrian Walsh coached O’Mahony when Con won an All-Ireland League and in 
a spell as an assistant at Munster“I was playing with Cork Constitution, like Peter’s dad John, who has been a president of Con in the last few years. He would have been up there kicking the ball around with his buddies. And then I suppose when he got a bit older he was working in the bar, collecting glasses.Related: The making of Kyle Sinckler“I also went to Pres so I’m always interested in the rugby there, so I’ve seen Peter play a lot there. I just think he was fiercely competitive. I’d say Peter was always the alpha male in 
his side. You always got the sense speaking to him about rugby that he was mature, he wanted to get out and get it done. He was very physical and in his younger years quite confrontational.“Especially then it was very important for Peter to show that he wouldn’t take 
a backward step. You know, sometimes when you’re a younger player coming into an experienced men’s side, playing against older players, they can spot that and they can try and test somebody. Peter would never be shy in giving his opinion. As that matured, it turned into demanding standards of other people.“In essence, Peter just wanted to play. But it also could have been an easier path for Peter, he could have gone to a different club, walked into the first team. The club was very successful at the time. It suddenly became a challenge and Peter is not a man for the easy road or short cuts. He embraced that and it was difficult at times because he had the ability potential. He took on the challenge and made a huge impact.First one: Making his Ireland debut in 2012 (Inpho)“I do remember, there was a final we played one year. Peter was making that step up for Munster and wouldn’t be available to the club side that often. 
We had a good unit, were going well.“Peter became available for the final but he didn’t start at this time. He came out at half-time and had a big impact. I remember having a conversation with him around that and I knew he just wanted to play and pull on the jersey and do what he could do. But he never challenged me over it. He understood it.“Peter’s satisfaction is in seeing the team do well. He transitioned very quickly to that understanding, from being the best player on the park at 
a school level to seeing the value of somebody who drives a team.”THE TEAM-MATEFormer Ireland hooker Mike Sherry spent years throwing the ball to O’Mahony at Munster“He was in the age grade below me but I’d played against 
him at school a couple of times. Then in the club game it was Garryowen versus Con and then we were in the academy set-up, so I’ve played with and against him a lot.last_img read more


first_img Rector Bath, NC 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Mar 14, 2012 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] Rowan Williams, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de la Comunión Anglicana y el papa Benedicto XVI oraron juntos el sábado pasado en el monasterio de San Gregorio en el Celio. La significación del lugar es que hace más de 1,400 años el papa Gregorio envió al monje San Agustín con 40 de sus compañeros a evangelizar a Inglaterra. Benedicto XVI y Rowan Williams también inauguraron la Capilla de San Gregorio, que servirá como lugar de oración para los peregrinos anglicanos que visiten Roma. Williams donó una cruz que será albergada en ese templo.La Casa Blanca, la residencia oficial del presidente Barack Obama, ha rechazado los cargos hechos por obispos católicos romanos sobre el uso de píldoras anticonceptivas en un nuevo plan de atención médica para la nación. La conferencia de obispos ha calificado la posición oficial del presidente como “intransigente” y una manera de “disminuir el papel central de los obispos”. El cardenal Timothy Dolan de Nueva York, presidente de los obispos, ha dicho que las conversaciones “no están yendo a ninguna parte”.Dale Regan, directora del Colegio Episcopal de Jacksonville, fue asesinada el 6 de marzo por un profesor de español que había sido despedido. Tenía 63 años de edad. El asesino Shane Schumerth de 28 años de edad, se suicidó en el acto. Regan había trabajado en el colegio durante 34 años y era muy querida y admirada por la facultad y los alumnos. Al sepelio asistieron representantes de otras escuelas, sacerdotes, políticos y ex alumnos.Bruno Musaró, nuncio apostólico en Cuba, ofició el domingo pasado una misa en la catedral de La Habana para pedir por la salud del mandatario venezolano Hugo Chávez, quien se recupera de una intervención quirúrgica. En la ceremonia estaba Jaime Ortega, arzobispo de La Habana y varios personajes del mundo diplomático, eclesiástico y político. Musaró invitó a los presentes a orar por la salud de Chávez y dijo que el acto se debía a las gestiones hechas por la embajada venezolana. Hasta la fecha no hay ningún certificado médico que aclare la condición del gobernante. Chávez dijo, sin embargo, que la operación era “una recurrencia” del cáncer que se le extirpó en junio pasado.Pese a peticiones internacionales al gobierno de Cuba para que haya paz y tranquilidad, varios organismos de derechos humanos han informado de las amenazas y los maltratos a que son objeto los que no están de acuerdo con la revolución. Dos iglesias bautistas, una en Alamar (La Habana) y otra en Yaguajay (Sancti Spiritus) han recibido serias amenazas de expropiación.Japón conmemora esta semana el primer aniversario del terremoto y el devastador tsunami que arrasó el noreste del archipiélago japonés y causó casi 20,000 muertos y desaparecidos. Ésta ha sido la peor crisis nuclear desde Chernóbil. Varios científicos han sugerido que se tenga mayor seguridad de las plantas nucleares. Millones de personas guardaron cinco minutos de silencio recordando a las víctimas de la tragedia.Un sínodo de la Novena Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal celebrado la semana pasada en Boca Chica, República Dominicana, pasó una resolución con la determinación de obtener suficiencia económica en un futuro próximo. El sínodo reeligió a Francisco Duque, obispo de Colombia, como presidente de la provincia por los próximos tres años.Los Tigres del Norte, el popular grupo musical mexicano, no podrá presentarse en Chihuahua por haber interpretado “canciones que glorifican a los narcos” en un reciente concierto.Pat Robertson, tele-evangelista y fracasado aspirante a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, ha sorprendido a muchos con sus declaraciones sobre la marihuana en su programa “El 700 Club”. “Creo que debemos tratar a la marihuana de la misma manera que el alcohol. La guerra contra las drogas ha fracasado”, dijo el anciano evangelista.La BBC de Londres dijo en un programa en español, que ha hecho investigación en América Latina sobre la vigencia de los Diez Mandamientos. Según la emisora, después de una serie de entrevistas a historiadores, teólogos, sociólogos y filósofos encontró que los Diez Mandamientos sí tienen relevancia para el día de hoy pese a la oposición de los críticos. La nueva versión de los mandamientos fue creada por el canónigo anglicano J. John, conocido por su sentido de humor. La versión está siendo elogiada por líderes religiosos. Alguien sugirió que un título apropiado sería “consejos prácticos para las congregaciones modernas”.PARA PENSAR. No eres más porque te alaben, ni menos porque te critiquen; lo que eres delante de Dios, eso eres y nada más. Thomas De Kempis (1380-1471), teólogo alemán. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rapidísimas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Workers mass in Memphis commemorate Dr. King and sanitation strikers

first_imgAFSCME 1733, the Memphis union local that won the 1968 sanitation strike for its 1,300 members, marches proud and strong in Memphis fifty years later, April 4, in memory of Dr. M.L. King Jr.Memphis, Tenn., April 4 — Thousands of people from far and wide, including worker delegations, gathered here on the 50th anniversary of the heroic Memphis sanitation workers strike and the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Wearing their union T-shirts, NAACP jackets or other identifying organizational garb, they filled huge halls to standing room only and marched with today’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1733 sanitation workers to a rally next to the Mason Temple. UNITE HERE brought at least 2,000 members, travelling to Memphis on 41 charter buses.Thousands gathered for more speeches and singing outside the Lorraine Motel, where King was killed by a single bullet. The Lorraine and nearby buildings how house the National Civil Rights Museum, with an extraordinary collection of photos, documents, videos, oral histories and related items. On display is a sanitation truck like the one that crushed to death workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker, sparking the 1968 strike.The famous slogan of the sanitation workers’ picket signs, “I Am a Man,” appeared on murals and commemorative T-shirts and was inclusively transformed on the AFSCME banner to “I Am 2018.”Many present were older people who had participated in marches and voter registration drives, faced police dogs and water cannons, or been fired from their jobs or evicted from their homes. Everywhere were families with teenagers and small children. Young adults, now part of #BlackLivesMatter and movements against police killings, state violence, gentrification, low-wages, poverty and white supremacy, came to April 2-3 training sessions. These were designed to transfer organizational skills and knowledge of previous civil rights struggles to today’s activists.AFSCME Memphis sanitation workers broke open the fight for public sector employees to belong to a union. In 1968, they used their power to withhold their labor as a tool to win collective bargaining rights and hold onto those rights.Dr. King’s support of the sanitation workers’ strike was also key to the Poor People’s Campaign that he launched earlier in 1968, intending to bring the struggle against economic inequality and systemic poverty to Washington, D.C. King coupled this action with his denunciation of the U.S. war on Vietnam, declaring the U.S. government to be “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.” He made the economic link clear by saying “the bombs dropped on Vietnam explode” in the nation’s communities of poor and working people.From a new Poor People’s campaign to the April 14-15 national “End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad” rallies — in the strikes and walkouts by public education teachers and staff in West Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona — the resistance embodied in the Memphis sanitation workers and in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Getting serious about the environment

first_imgA fierce debate is raging within the environmental movement. It comes very late, but it is here now and that must be applauded. It was summed up by a large banner stretching across a boulevard in Paris during a recent demonstration: “Change the system, not the climate.”This is not the first time that marchers at a large protest over climate change have denounced the capitalist system for the dangerous rise of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere. Many of the hundreds of thousands who clogged Fifth Avenue in New York City on Sept. 20, 2014, for the huge People’s Climate March carried signs and stickers attacking the profit system.But the main message from speakers or slogans for that event was not “change the system.”They appealed to the capitalist government to take measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions. These measures were supposed to modify the market economy in ways that would make carbon-based energy less profitable.That appeal and approach have proved fruitless, especially with the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Accords on climate change, a weak agreement to begin with, and the virtual destruction of the Environmental Protection Agency, putting top executives from the polluting fossil fuel companies in key government positions.It’s now four years since that big march and, despite the impassioned efforts of many sincere environmentalists, there has been no improvement in the forecast. On the contrary, the world’s leading scientists have come up with their most dire scenario ever for what the future will be like.In a recently released U.N. report on climate change, scientists say that unless drastic changes are made to the world economy within the next 12 years, we will be doomed to live on a permanently hotter and much more dangerous planet.This message resonates with the hundreds of millions of people who have suffered from increasingly powerful hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis all over the globe.Yes, scientists now believe that the increased intensity of all these “natural” disasters is related to climate change.We already knew about the dangers from storms. But now they say that the melting of the great glaciers and polar ice caps, along with rising sea levels, is shifting the weight on the earth’s surface, causing the tectonic plates to move and trigger earthquakes, which in turn can cause tsunamis like the one that just killed thousands of people in Indonesia.From Puerto Rico to Haiti to the Carolinas and the Gulf Coast of the United States, from Nepal and Bangladesh to the islands of the Pacific, tragedy is striking, and it is always the poorest who suffer the most. Rich owners of beachfront estates may lose property, but they can save their skins by jetting away from the howling winds and raging waters.‘Capitalism will not safeguard our planet’Neither the rich nor a “kinder, gentler capitalism” will save the planet or the people living on it.Do the capitalists know this? Here’s a quote from Masoud Movahed, an economist from New York University whose paper on “Does capitalism have to be bad for the environment?” was presented to the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of some of the world’s biggest capitalists. After describing how “the private-profit motif lies at the core of capitalism,” he concludes: “In short, the market mechanisms under capitalism do not provide incentives for preserving the environment.”Movahed continues: “Firms are constantly threatened by market competition to cut costs and optimize profit. The environment thus falls prey to the compulsive market behavior of the capitalist mode of production. Without the intervention of non-market entities such as the state, international organizations and social forces, capitalism as an economic system simply will not safeguard our planet.”Very well put. But appealing to such a group as the World Economic Forum is like asking tigers to be vegetarians!Capitalists, whether educated about the grave dangers facing humanity or not, are still capitalists, driven by the need for profit at any cost.Instead, what is needed is to alert the working class that the planet — and the people — will die under capitalism. The working class is the only social force with the capability of bringing down capitalism and building socialism — the alternative to capitalist destruction.Though workers in many countries are already anti-capitalist, huge sections of the working class in this country have never heard anything positive about socialism.Right now, workers are being told that China is the world’s biggest polluter and that proves socialism is no better than capitalism. Left out of this narrative is that China has more than four times the population of the U.S, which means that its greenhouse gas emissions per capita come to about one-third those of the U.S. population. This is happening even as China has grown exponentially in productive capacity, while the U.S. for several decades has been in a process of deindustrialization — shedding millions of jobs with little protection for fired workers.China is now the largest manufacturing country in the world and by far the biggest exporter of manufactured goods. Despite this, it has been able to reduce its emissions in recent years because China has an infrastructure based on state ownership and planning and controlled by the Communist Party.China’s five-year plans have been shifting the economy away from coal in favor of renewables, while at the same time building up a more efficient infrastructure for transmission of energy.On March 1, 2016, Reuters reported that China had drawn up plans to cut 500 million tons of coal production over the next three to five years and was allocating $23 billion to retrain and resettle the workers. “The Ministry of Finance said in January it would also collect 46 billion yuan from surcharges on coal-fired power over the coming three years in order to resettle workers. In addition, an assortment of local government matching funds will also be made available.”The U.S. capitalist class is historically responsible for the lion’s share of global emissions. And ever since the rise of the Rockefellers, Standard Oil and their affiliated banks, the fossil fuel polluters have run this country politically.The environmental movement needs to turn its face to the workers, the only class that can unseat the exploiters and transform society. It must demand not only the shutting down of polluting industries but the funds to move and retrain laid-off workers. Take the money from the budget of the U.S. Department of Defense, the biggest polluter in the world!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Martin Harvest Weather has Available Windows Closing

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleDonnelly and Young Attend National FFA ConventionNext articleTake a Virtual Tour of the Blue Room, the Newest Feature at FFA Convention Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Oct 25, 2018 Martin Harvest Weather has Available Windows Closing Planting-windows-closingMonday USDA said Indiana corn harvest was 65 percent complete and the soybean harvest 67 percent finished. Since that report it has been a good week for more progress, but in the final HAT harvest forecast chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the wide-open harvest windows across the state are closing as moisture begins to work its way in Friday.“It doesn’t look like it’s a lot of moisture, but over 80% of the state may end up with anything from a few hundredths of an inch to maybe four or five tenths before all is said and done,” he explained. “And then we kind of keep this damp forecast pattern going right on through the weekend. We may add another few hundredths to a few tenths combined Saturday and Sunday, and we may even see the moisture linger into Monday.”Martin sees a break in rain Tuesday and Wednesday, but it could return soon after that period.“There’s been a system that’s been dancing around anywhere from late Wednesday through Thursday or Friday or some combination of those days. We’ve been seeing it for almost a week now. Timing is going to be key as to when things start but the results are going to be the same. There’s quarter to three quarter inch moisture totals in that event from mid-week on toward the end of next week.”From there various active weather patterns will dot the landscape.“We’ve got a weather system that may try and develop from the fifth and the sixth, another one around the seventh, and another one around the eleventh. All of them have good moisture potential. So, while most of October has featured some fairly wide-open dry windows, that pattern changes here as we go from right now through the first half of November.”Temperatures have cooled this last week, and Martin says that will continue for the most part.“Temperatures generally speaking over the next week to ten days are going to be normal to below, but I do think ahead of next week ‘s system, so Tuesday, Wednesday as we’re drying, I think south wins may bump temperatures up to above normal levels for a short period of time, maybe two or three days, that’s all.”Otherwise it’s continued cool weather into the first part of November.The harvest weather is brought to you by First Farmers Bank and Trust and Kokomo Grain. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Martin Harvest Weather has Available Windows Closinglast_img read more

V-Day Poetry Slam brings awareness to gender-based violence

first_imgReview: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy + posts Linkedin ReddIt Michael Guinn, a local poet, reading his poem to students. Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Linkedin Previous articleFW Parking app receives warm receptionNext articleTCU Women’s Business Network implements changes William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods William Konig Facebook William Konig Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectationscenter_img printFour student poets and one national poet shared their poetry with students Tuesday night to raise awareness for the V-Day campaign.The V-Day campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about gender-based violence and raise money for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County.The poetry slam brought about 20 students to the campus commons where the five poets competed for a gift card prize.Evan Woods, a first-year student and theatre major, won first place in the poetry slam.Woods said that he is “in favor” for what the V-Day campaign stands for.Chris Bradford is the winner of the 2016 Forth Worth National Poetry Slam Championship.Bradford performed two poems and he was well received by the audience.“Poetry is more of an expressionist type thing where people can understand because they are listening to what you are saying,” Bradford said.Brittny Mahan, a senior theatre design major, is the artistic director for V-Day.“I was very happy with the turnout today,” Mahan said. “The audience was consistent and strong.”Madison Calhoun is the Executive Director for the V-Week campaign and oversees the financial operations of the campaign.Calhoun said this cause is close to her heart because she experienced violence in her own life and has seen it affect lives around her.V-Week has events each day that all lead to their main event “The Vagina Monologues”.For more information on V-Week visit their website here. ReddIt ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Twitter Twitter Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun William Konig William Konig William Konig read more

Soccer beats No. 8 Kansas, claims top spot in Big 12

first_imgLinkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Sam Fristachi Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Sam Fristachi ReddIt Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Sam Fristachi Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss + posts Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachi Facebook Twitter Twitter printBehind goals from Yazmeen Ryan and Tijana Duricek, TCU beat the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks to propel themselves to first place in the Big 12 standings.Goalie Emily Alvarado played lights out, tallying four saves to record her 18th career shutout.“I thought we were able to get out on our front foot,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We developed tempo and had a good possession game which led to creating chances.“We were able to score on a set-piece, but what I liked most about it is we battled to keep the ball in the box. Tijana Duricek was in the right place right time,” Bell added. The Horned Frogs outshot the Jayhawks 10-3 in the first half and generated four corners. On the third corner, Kansas tried to clear the ball, but Duricek was there to score and give TCU a 1-0 lead.Kansas came out strong in the second half, but TCU got an insurance goal, as Gracie Brian produced a beautiful heel touch to Ryan to make the score 2-0. “In the second half, Kansas changed its shape to adjust to us,” Bell said. “We had to figure it out and it took time for everyone to find where they should be playing, but we did eventually. We were able to get the second goal. It was a fantastic goal by Yazmeen.”TCU is now alone at the top of the Big 12 standings with a record of 5-0-1. “We are really proud of the group for handling everything 2020 has thrown at them,” Bell said. “They’ve just said bring it on. They’ve dealt with it in a classy fashion. They are very focused on doing something that has never been done at TCU – winning a conference championship.”As they continue to pursue a Big 12 title, TCU will next travel to Manhattan to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Kickoff is set for noon on Sunday, Oct. 25, and will be televised on ESPN+. Previous articleThe LEAP 10/22/20Next articleHoroscope: October 23, 2020 Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Facebook Sam Fristachi Yazmeen Ryan scored her third goal of the season in the teams win over Kansas. (Photo courtesy of read more

No Restrictions on Irish Airports today

first_imgWhatsApp Winds are blowing the ash cloud away from Ireland and Europe and the volcanic ash is, today, higher in the atmosphere than in previous days and this may affect transatlantic flight paths but will not halt services.The IAA will continue to monitor the Volcanic Ash Advise Centre charts to ensure that the current movements of the ash clouds don’t create any safety risks for passengers and crews flying in Irish air space.Airline passengers should be alert to developments and check airline websites regularly for updates.The Irish Aviation Authority will issue a further statement in the event of further restrictions being introduced in Irish controlled airspace. Twitter THE Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed that restrictions have been lifted on all airports in the Republic of Ireland. Following a review of the information and charts from Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, the Authority expects airports to remain open until further notice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleAsparagus and Gruyere tartNext articleAirlines reinstate Shannon-New York Service admin Advertisement Print Email Linkedin NewsLocal NewsNo Restrictions on Irish Airports todayBy admin – May 6, 2010 506 Facebooklast_img read more

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