Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited 2011 Presentation

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2011 presentation Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) Q12020 Presentation

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2020 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Olympics 2016: How rugby sevens took over the world

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the eve of the Olympic Games, Rugby World takes a look at the origins, current state and potential of the game of rugby sevens. This feature first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Rugby World magazine. RUGBY STANDS on the threshold. It’s a little woozy, perhaps even a little boozy, having celebrated a rude growth in fortunes in recent years both commercially and on the field, thanks to fine shows around the world. Domestic leagues continue to attract more fans, global stars cross national boundaries like cartographers with wanderlust, advertisers are booking up pitch hoardings in hordes, and all the while the little ticker in the corner tells us the viewing figures are going up.There have been high times thanks to World Cups, Test rugby and big domestic rivalries – and the party can get bigger. Certainly the traditional format of 15s is getting ever more ambitious, ever more eager to win you over.But that path is fairly certain. Right now it is not the traditional form of the game that is causing us to sway in the face of fresh opportunity, a little unsure of what is to come. No, no. It’s the more radical form of union – rugby sevens – that has dragged us to this moment…THE PASTThere was a time when 15s stood alone in the pantheon of union. But a Scottish butcher had a deviceful idea in 1883 that would set today’s events in motion. Ned Haig saw his club Melrose scrambling for cash and sought a solution. “Want of money made us rack our brains as to what was to be done to keep the club from going to the wall,” Haig said. “The idea struck me that a football tournament might prove attractive, but as it was hopeless to think of having several games in one afternoon with 15 players on each side, the teams were reduced to seven men.”‘The Sports’ stirred local imaginations, with six Borders clubs travelling to Melrose’s Greenyards ground – Kelso decided not to bother turning up – and battling for the first trophy, presented by “the ladies of Melrose”. Some 1,600 witnessed bitter rivals Melrose and Gala slog into extra-time for the cup and a new finals fell into folklore.Despite protestations after Melrose left the pitch early in extra-time, having taken the lead, the runners-up held their own tournament a year later. By 1908 a Scottish Borders sevens circuit existed – one that is still celebrated today.The game had a heartland but fittingly there was open space beyond. In 1926 the game crept across the border into England, where Scottish doctor JA Russell-Cargill helped start the Middlesex Sevens. In 1939 the Rosslyn Park Sevens began putting on competitions for schools – the latter still has tournaments in the same name.However, the first sevens tournament to be held off the UK’s shores was in 1921 and was hosted at Bosques de Palermo by the Buenos Aires Football Club (BAFC) on 3 July. The inter-club kickaround proved a hit and days later, during celebrations for Argentina’s Independence Day, another tournament was held between the club and local rivals. While it is true BAFC were made up of expats and first-generation Anglo-Argentinians educated abroad, it is a mystery how the game arrived.Simpler than 15s, it’s easy to see how sevens could be smuggled into new territories, but without advanced communications or even primitive marketing, like all sports it needed missionaries. Commonwealth nations were susceptible to sevens’ charms, as they already had the full-sided game, but a small boom was still needed. The time that became truly possible was the Seventies.The Scottish Rugby Union decided to celebrate their centenary in 1973 by putting on the first international sevens tournament. A mish-mash of household names from 15s took part. In the end prop Fran Cotton captained England to victory and some eyes turned to a rapid appeal. It was still a kickabout but one that could bewitch a different audience.Illustration by David LyttletonNothing can highlight this more than the Hong Kong Sevens – that famous cocktail of sport and sloshing revelry that has over the years relied on the tagline: ‘If you ever get bored of the sevens, you can always turn around and watch the rugby’. This social and sporting monster was birthed three years after the SRU’s shindig, as a Rothmans Tobacco exec and Hong Kong union bod spotted the marketing opportunity. It was here that players from Asia and the Pacific could converge on the colony and entertain. It was here that nations like Fiji could establish an identity – and an affinity with fans. The fact that Fiji have won the most iconic sevens tournament on 16 occasions, winning admirers every time, helps explain the magic of their relationship with sevens.This age of change allowed some to incubate a rugby culture away from their old colonial masters. Look at Kenya. According to Michael Kwambo, of the Kenya Rugby Union, the Mwamba club in Nairobi was created in 1977 to offer black athletes an avenue away from the white-dominated clubs. The same was true of Mean Machine RFC, set up the same year. A movement began – one that was about playing with physicality and panache but not in the style of the settlers. By 1982 the Watembezi Pacesetters touring team had been born, establishing a long-running relationship with the Dubai Sevens. From humble beginnings the game pushed out, though the first 15s World Cup in 1987 must have helped.By 1993 sevens had a World Cup too, notable for an Andrew Harriman-inspired England win in which Lawrence Dallaglio started, ten years before he would win a World Cup in the 15-a-side game. A hitch-kick, a blur of pace, rises and falls in trends and participation later, there have been six men’s Sevens World Cups.In 1997 there was the first global women’s sevens event, in Hong Kong. In 1998 men’s sevens had its first of five Commonwealth Games. The men’s Sevens World Series began in 1999. By 2009 the women had a World Cup, just as it was announced that sevens would enter the Olympics in 2016 and 2020. That same year global bank HSBC picked up the sponsorship of the men’s World Series. In 2011 the Women’s Sevens World Series began and by 2016 the men’s and women’s series came under the same umbrella with HSBC.Now that we’ve caught up…THE PRESENTWorld Rugby estimate they have increased their global playing base by 500,000 in the space of a year, taking them to around 7.7m players. Women’s rugby is the fastest-growing area, with approximately 35% of all players. An estimated £20m has been dished out by National Olympic Committees to unions. All sounds pretty rosy.This is at a time the men’s HSBC Sevens World Series has extended from nine legs to ten. During the 2015-16 season, stadium attendances increased to near 715,000 while broadcasters beamed out over 6,000 hours of footage to the masses too.A deal was struck before that season with HSBC, meaning a four-year extension of sponsorship for the men’s series, while taking on the sponsorship of the women’s series too. Then, on top of that, in April of this year e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba signed a ten-year deal with World Rugby which they hope can use sevens as a developmental tool within the world’s second-largest economy, China. Rugby World have been assured by the game’s custodians that the deal is the biggest-ever investment injection in the development of the sport.With the Olympics kicking off in August, the present is very exciting, if a little scary too. Sevens is guaranteed Olympic participation this year and again in 2020. Fail to be a hit and it may not be retained for 2024.Illustration by David LyttletonShooting the breeze in a suite outside the Hong Kong stadium, it’s clear key decision-makers feel that pressure. “It’s potentially the most important year in rugby union’s history,” says Giles Morgan, HSBC’s global head of sponsorship. “Off the back of a very successful Rugby World Cup, commercially in any case, the game is in a strong place. But the sport, through sevens, can go (into new territories). The Olympics gives you the opportunity to be in front of a global audience, but if we and World Rugby, all the unions and stakeholders don’t use the opportunity just before, during and, most importantly, after the event, then people will switch off. It’s a great game, very entertaining, easy to understand – all the things we love about sevens – but we’ve got to then capitalise on that.”From a purely marketing point of view, this year is huge. The short game has become more and more professional, although there are still disparities between the richest nations and the pauper unions, but there is a growing sense that a talent gap is closing globally – albeit much quicker and more noticeably in the men’s game – as the list of teams who can win tournaments grows. With investment, lesser lights can shine brighter. Twin that with rich outliers cottoning on to the game’s attractions and it’s enough to make you rub your hands. On these markets, Morgan leans forward.“Clearly China is important because they invest so much in the Olympic movement, but I feel America is more important in the short term. The TV audience for the Olympics is colossal in the US, particularly with the NBC deal which does the broadcasting, but also because the time zone with Rio means it’s going to be good for US viewers. I’m delighted the US team genuinely are a strong sevens side. So the ingredients are there. The dream final for the men would be Fiji versus USA. Fiji having never won an (Olympic) medal and being one of sevens’ great teams, and the USA with its audience.”That is certainly something USA coach Mike Friday would be delighted to hear. Having left English rugby in 2006 to work in the City of London, Friday returned to the sport in 2012 to coach Kenya. When asked what had changed in that time, in terms of rugby ability, he chuckles.“People said to me, ‘The game’s changed, you’ll be old school.’ I thought, ‘Let’s see’. It is still about pass, catch, run, tackle. It’s about the basics of the game and being able to execute under pressure or fatigue – your core skills have to stand up under duress. That part hasn’t changed. The bit that’s evolved is the conditioning levels, and what’s expected in terms of power and physicality has gone through the roof. If you haven’t got the engine or the willingness to go to dark places, you won’t be a success in sevens. For an aspiring country, if they can get their conditioning right and work on technique, then start to understand the rugby intelligence part of it, they have a recipe to compete.” Okay. So what about Rio?“Everyone recognises it’s so important. It’s difficult in Rio as it’s 12 teams, not 16 (like a World Series event). But that doesn’t mean it won’t be an exciting event. We want games going to the wire, we want upsets and all nations being able to win a medal – and that’s very much a possibility. Yes, everyone sees Fiji and New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as favourites, but my team can turn any of them over. Get out of your group, it’s the quarters. Win that, you’re one away from a final and it’s squeaky bum time! It will be truly mouth-watering.”That is a belief held by the athletes. Some names from the men’s and women’s series have been heard in the press with increased frequency. But much coverage has revolved around ‘converts’ – Kiwi Sonny Bill Williams had a season to catch up with the game’s greats, while Aussie Quade Cooper fell by the wayside in his own attempt to go from 15s to sevens. Countless headlines worldwide were dedicated to NFL star Nate Ebner’s return to the game in which he represented the US as a teen and Aussie league phenomenon/one-season NFL player Jarryd Hayne’s late bolt for Fijian inclusion. A gold medal is a hell of a draw. Just ask South African Ryan Kankowski. “I was talking to Gary Gold at the Sharks (Super Rugby 15s franchise) about a three-year deal,” says the 20-cap Springbok back-rower, “and the sevens option, coming into the Olympics, came up. It was once in a lifetime. I started my career in sevens, enjoyed a good running brand of rugby. Over the years that whole ‘bigger is better’ mentality has come in to 15s. I’m not a basher. Maybe I’m back to my roots.“But it’s hard. I lost nine kilos in a few legs of the series. Sevens is just ridiculous! You can’t just come in and think it’s going to happen. In 15s you get around jogging. Yes, you work hard at times but there’s time to rest. In sevens you can’t. And you don’t want to come in a month before. You owe it to the team to give it a good shot, which is why I have given it six months.”There’s the rub. Kankowski missed out on Olympic selection. Rugby sevens is a sport that boasts incredible athletes, honed over time for a game that now demands particular attributes. Some have noticed Australia’s women’s team of code-hoppers and touch players, but they have been hand-picked as part of a system. If the Games opens a door for more stars from other sports, they must be handled well. Like so much else.It is something Friday chimes in with again. “It is all about what happens after the Olympics. What do World Rugby do to ensure that we make the most of the springboard? Do we get a second-tier men’s competition, enlarge the women’s championship, get a second tier there? Do we invest in the game around the globe? Then suddenly 2020 is even more competitive, because in Russia it goes into the curriculum. It’s the same with China – 2016 was probably too early for their kids, but in 2020, now we’re talking contenders. It’s big for North America. Get it in high schools and use it to complement American Football. Suddenly we have a credible alternative to the NBA, NFL or wrestling.”Once more we return to the idea of planning for the future. An HSBC report released this year assessing the landscape also makes seven bold claims for the game of sevens in ten years’ time – that Tier Two and Three nations grow in stature; that ‘Big Bash’ cricket-style sevens tournaments become possible; that World Rugby’s 7.7m players double; that 40% of players worldwide will be female; that tech innovation will make the game even more attractive; that social platforms will overtake websites in the fight for our attentions; and that the game itself will dominate a space in the sporting calendar, generating rivalries and revenue streams.With these, if we drill down into the predictions and the hopes, what can we truly foresee?Illustration by David LyttletonTHE FUTUREThere is something reassuring about the words from the other end of the line. Gary Quinn, vice-president of programming at NBC Sports in the US, is explaining his love of sevens and it feels heart-warmingly genuine.“If you’d told me ten years ago I’d be waking up at 5am to watch rugby, I’d say you were nuts!” he laughs. Rugby came on NBC’s radar when it became an Olympic sport. The Collegiate Rugby Championship has been televised too, and although it has been propped up to an extent by dedicated sponsorship, 2015’s edition averaged 615,000 viewers in its two NBC airings – a 7% increase from the 2014 contest, while viewing of the event on NBC Sports Network was up 27% in 2015. Quinn explains that NBC have also identified a window of opportunity to broadcast live sports – the lifeblood of any network – early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, thanks to the fierce popularity of English Premier League football. Their recent deal with Premiership Rugby means if there’s a black hole on those mornings, they can drop in intense club rugby.Then there’s the series. The USA Sevens airings have a steady return, while NBC’s most-watched telecast to date was in January 2014, with 1.23m watching the Las Vegas finals.If some predictions come true and new events sprout up on new platforms, perhaps with a flashy, Big Bash-style tournament, how likely would it be to get on US TV screens?“It hasn’t been easy and we’ve had our challenges with rugby. You have to sell sponsorship and have viewers. The question is, ‘Does it match other programming content?’,” says Quinn.“We’d be cautious of new platforms being developed – we’d need more proof in the pudding. We’re always looking at strategy. We’ve fallen in love with sevens but it’s how it performs with year-round coverage. We’re confident it can grow but it needs help. We’d be looking for the reception after the Olympics.”Of course, one broadcaster has club sevens already on their plate. The Singha Sevens is broadcast on BT Sport, and according to Josh Smith, the commercial director for their rights portfolio, the sevens is a happy bonus to come with their Aviva Premiership coverage. But viewing figures year to year depend on a “number of moving parts” – chiefly what else is on at the time.Cricket’s IPL, Smith says, is anchored in a domestic setting. It has a set place on the calendar and a buy-in from big names in other cricket formats. So do current seven stars see that sort of event coming into sevens?Trying to relax on a couch at the reception of a heaving Twickenham Stadium in London, New Zealand Sevens captain Scott Curry considers breakaway tournaments.“It’s definitely possible. Purely because some teams still aren’t getting paid very much at all to compete on the world stage. Some are really well looked after – ourselves, South Africa and England, for example – but some are still very amateur in how they are looked after. So if there was an IPL-style tournament it would get a lot of attention from players. It potentially could keep sevens talent in sevens too, and in a weird way it would be good for the game. It could stop guys from getting a contract to play 15s somewhere which can be too good to turn down. It could also offer a bit more security.”For Curry, welfare must come into any thinking. “It’s a massive issue. Because sevens is so young and starting to ramp up, professionally and commercially, it’s about getting the balance between the player welfare and commercial side. The last series went from nine tournaments in seven months to ten tournaments in five. It’s just about getting that balance right. But if World Rugby get that right, we’ll be sweet.“We’re getting there in terms of giving players a voice. Player reps meet up maybe a couple of times a year to voice our concerns, about what’s good about the tournaments and what’s not so good – how can we make it better for the players? I think we’re getting there.”Illustration by David LyttletonCurry is optimistic. He has signed on to remain with NZ Sevens well beyond Rio. Retired but commenting now is English hero Maggie Alphonsi, who is optimistic too. She competed in the first Women’s Sevens World Cup in 2009 and says the women’s game has come on hugely technically since then, with a prime indicator being the falling number of passes it takes to get the ball from one touchline to the other. But it’s also grown commercially and in terms of media coverage. The prediction from HSBC for women’s numbers swelling relies on current conditions for growth to be replicated every year for ten years. All must stay perfect.“There has been so much change but now there needs to be more investment in the grass roots,” says Alphonsi. “I was in Kenya recently and there are some fantastic players there. But they need more coaches, volunteers.“The great thing is that we’re now starting to hear more women speak about women’s rugby. There are strong role models – Sarah Goss, Jen Kish, Emily Scarratt – who have voices and opinions. It’s important that women are heard talking about the women’s game.”Certainly it’s something HSBC and World Rugby are aware of. After Rio, World Rugby will be pushing for big changes according to Mark Egan, the head of competitions and performance. “The priority is to get the Women’s Series right, at World Series level, with at least six tournaments and then try to grow a men’s second-tier series around the men’s series, feeding into a qualification process for that series. So in two years’ time, I’d love to see three or four Tier Two tournaments sitting below the World Series, then six really good women’s tournaments, and to start building more cross-regional women’s events. So it’ll have to be a four-year plan leading into Tokyo 2020 or coming into a new cycle for the World Series in 2019.”The blueprint is there. The bells and whistles can come after – computer games, tech, new competitions sold off the back of long-established sevens stars and complemented by converts. What is important is that after a first Olympic Games showing for sevens, what the sport already represents becomes stronger.center_img Illustration by David Lyttleton For a glorious six days this summer, sevens will own rugby. It is where we go from here that matters now. Will the game of rugby cross that next threshold?This feature first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Rugby World. To subscribe to the magazine, check out our latest deal here.last_img read more

Watch: La Rochelle fans give team incredible Champions Cup send-off

first_imgThe club’s fans went all out, outside the airport “Yeah, I’ve known of Rog, he’s a legend of the game. I didn’t know how he’d go as a coach though, because it doesn’t always transfer being a great player to a great coach, but for me, he’s been awesome. He’s been someone who has helped on the side of playing to your strengths.“Having a coach like that, he’s never been down on me or never comes down hard on the boys. It’s the little stuff, I remember one of our first games against Toulouse and he ripped into me and Lopeti Timani and it was a wake-up call that I’d probably been saying in my head. 3 things about @RonanOGara10 1.he’s a world class coach & may bring glory to La Rochelle on Saturday2. he’s a massive movie star & @BrianODriscoll is a big fan of his work(he said his dream is to act with ROG one day)3. he’s got a new movie out! @SimonZebo @offtheball pic.twitter.com/dgwNTdUXFy— Steven Connolly Impressions (@StevenPConnolly) May 20, 2021“Me and the boys, we’ve got the old Rugby 08 up on the PS2 in the team room and we often play off Ireland and put Rog on the pitch, with his 95 or 99 rating or something. La masterclass de Will Skelton face au Leinster ( : Champions Cup) #SRvLEI #StadeRochelais #Rugby pic.twitter.com/LCiU69LjEg— Top Rugby (@TopRugby2) May 4, 2021“But then to hear it from one of the head honchos, him and Jono, was an eye-opener and that’s the best type of coach, he’s direct, he’s straight and I enjoy it.“I think him and (director of rugby) Jono Gibbes have been great with the direction in how we want to play, they haven’t pigeon-holed us into a specific style but let us play to our strengths.“Ronan and Jono facilitate that at training and it’s showing on the field.” Grosse ambiance à l’aéroport de La Rochelle pour encourager le @staderochelais ! pic.twitter.com/b0580du8Ay— France Bleu La Rochelle (@Bleu_Rochelle) May 20, 2021La Rochelle face Toulouse at Twickenham on Saturday 22 May at 4.45pm – with the latter looking for a record fifth European Cup win.Can the support behind La Rochelle give them the belief they can win? The above is a sight many rugby clubs will be jealous of and one that speaks to a sense of civic pride and what it means to identify with your rugby club.One player highlighted as vital to La Rochelle’s chances on Saturday is giant Aussie lock Will Skelton – and while so much focus has been on the side’s playing style and the quality of coaching at the club, Skelton has revealed something else about about La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara. How about this from the La Rochelle fans, giving their team an incredible send-off as they head for London and a Champions Cup final showdown with Gallic rivals Toulouse. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The club’s faithful outside the airport (Twitter) last_img read more

Farmworker Association of Florida joins National Poison Prevention Week

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Please enter your name here March 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Yeah, and kind of unnerving to shuck an ear of corn to boil to eat and it smells just like pesticide….. “We, the women that work in agriculture, have the right to know which pesticides we are exposed to every day and we want the regulations that protect us from poisoning to be enforced” said Dolores Bustamante, Alianza’s board member and representative of Mujeres Divinas (Divine Women), a support group for farmworker women in Western NY. In 2015 many farmworkers and activist groups in the US celebrated the improved pesticide safety regulations (the Worker Protection Standard or “WPS”) which reduce pesticide illness in farmworkers and their families. However, the EPA under the current administration has indicated its intent to roll back many of these important safeguards which include: 18 years as the minimum age requirement to apply pesticides, the right to designate a representative who can request pesticide information, and the application of exclusion zones that will protect untrained workers from exposure.Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to the nation’s poison centers, but only 20,000 pesticide poisonings are reported each year to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We want to make sure that farmworkers know that they have the right to report to the EPA or the enforcement agency in their state if they were exposed or poisoned by pesticides. Unfortunately, we know that many more poisonings go unreported because farmworkers fear retaliation which can result in losing their jobs or even their housing,” said Paola Macas Betchart, an Alianza board member and Worker Rights Advocate with the Worker Justice Center of NY.Alianza Nacional de Campesinas remains active in the fight to protect farmworker women from injustice, discrimination and hazardous working conditions and invites the general public to support their work and advocacy efforts by calling their representatives and speaking up for farmworkers and donating to their campaigns. Learn more about Alianza’s work in their website and social media. In case of a poison emergency, contact your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222. Farmworkers can report violations to the Worker Protection Standard with the EPA or your local enforcement agency. Mama Mia From the Florida Farmworkers AssociationWashington, D.C. – Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. is bringing attention to the issue of pesticide exposure in farmworker communities during the National Poison Prevention Week. Poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death in the US. Nearly 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on fruits and vegetables each year throughout the United States. These toxic chemicals not only harm the pests that might eat or damage crops, they also make the workers who are in daily contact with them ill.Pesticide exposure causes farmworkers to suffer more chemical-related injuries and illnesses than any other workforce in the U.S. Each year, thousands of farmworkers experience the effects of acute pesticide poisoning, including headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, or seizures. Pesticide exposure can lead to chronic health problems for workers and their families, such as cancer, infertility, birth defects and neurological disorders.As part of National Poison Prevention Week, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas will host a Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, March 22 at 11 am PDT (2 pm EDT) to facilitate a discussion with the public about the dangers of chemicals and how to prevent unintentional poisonings among farmworkers and their families. Mily Trevino Sauceda, Vice President and Co-Founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, along with other members, will share stories of exposure and their current advocacy efforts with the public. “Our communities of farmworker women deserve dignified jobs and an environment free of toxic chemicals that damage our reproductive health and the health of our families,” said Trevino. “We want our workplaces and communities to be healthy and safe,” she adds. From March 18th to the 24th organizations and individuals are encouraged to co-sponsor, host their own events, and post on social media about the dangers of pesticides for farmworkers and what to do to achieve safer workplaces.  Sample posts and pictures can be found here.  The Anatomy of Fear TAGSFlorida Farmworkers AssociationNational Poison Prevention Week Previous articleSelf-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this weekNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Pinheiro House / Atelier in.vitro

first_imgPinheiro House / Atelier in.vitroSave this projectSavePinheiro House / Atelier in.vitroSave this picture!© José Campos+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Projects Portugal Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier in.vitroOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortoOportoPortugalPublished on May 17, 2020Cite: “Pinheiro House / Atelier in.vitro” [Casa do Pinheiro Manso / Atelier in.vitro] 17 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Joana Leandro Vasconcelos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939517/pinheiro-house-atelier-iitro Clipboard Structures:NCREP, Consultoria em Reabilitação do Edificado e Património, LdaHydraulics:Eng. Bruno MirandaMechanical :Niluft Engenharia LdaElectrical:JV Engenharia Unip. LdaAcoustics:Ricardo Silva EngenhariaConstruction:Lógica2Prize:Honourable Mention Prize Nuno Teotónio Pereira (former IHRU Prize), Category of Housing BuildingsCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsHeatingFocusFireplaces – AgorafocusEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The objective was to rehabilitate the Casa do Pinheiro Manso, typical of the XIX century bourgeois Porto, built on a long, narrow lot, with two fronts and a back garden, retaining the original features of the house and providing it with large and bright spaces, more adjusted to the owners’ desire.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposThe ground floor, in a very poor state of conservation, and with a direct relationship with the garden that was intended to enhance, has suffered a major transformation in terms of constructive elements and spatial organization, yet maintaining the social function. On this floor a distinctly contemporary language was assumed through the creation of wider spaces with full-height doors and panels. In particular, in the separation between the kitchen and the living room, a door was built with iron and glass, amplifying the passage of light between spaces, and making their relationship more fluid. Save this picture!© José CamposIn the two upper floors, which received the bedrooms and a more private living-room, the intervention included the rehabilitation of the majority of the existing constructive elements such as carpentries, doors, etc. A modern character was given to the new bathrooms, ensuring their adaptation to the current use requirements.Save this picture!© José CamposThe main facade, part of a set of 2 houses built simultaneously, was rehabilitated. On the back facade, which had already been the target of a change in the mid XX century, the windows and doors were increased to ensure a wider connection with the garden: in the main living room, located on the ground floor, by installing a set of harmonic-type doors with about 3.0m high, allowing, particularly in warmer months, the merge between the garden and the room; in the most private living-room, located on the first floor, through the installation of a large window, allowing the usufruct of the view to the garden. Save this picture!© José CamposThe combination between the rehabilitation of the existing constructive elements with the materialization of more spacious and modern spaces allowed to fulfill the main objectives of the intervention: respect the architectural and heritage value of the building, taking advantage of it; choose solutions that would enable an experience in accordance with the current comfort standards, concern from the beginning manifested by the owners. Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessTips & Tactics: A Guide to Architecture CompetitionsInterviewsFarm House / Shuonya Nava DesignsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Porto, Portugal Photographs:  José Campos Photographs ArchDaily 2015 Architects: Atelier in.vitro Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Houses Pinheiro House / Atelier in.vitro “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939517/pinheiro-house-atelier-iitro Clipboard Area:  2691 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

World Vision uses affiliate marketing partner to boost Christmas gift sales

first_imgWorld Vision uses affiliate marketing partner to boost Christmas gift sales World Vision is the second charity to team up with UKaffiliates.com to run an affiliate programme. Save the Children joined earlier this year and offer affiliates 9% on donations generated, capped at £4.50 on donations of £50 or more.Some charities already generate income from acting as affiliates of other merchants. Indeed, it is effectively the online version of the charity credit card, an affinity programme whereby the charity earns a fee for introducing a customer for the credit card company and a small fee every time the credit card is used. It is interesting then that so few charities have tested affiliate marketing. Perhaps they believe that they can secure sufficient online advertising and PR through donated space. The benefit of a professional affiliate programme, however, is that it can offer much more detailed performance statistics, compared to simply relying on donated space.The range of banner ads on offer from World Vision is very good. Apart from the standard sizes of 468×60, 88×31, and 125×125, they also offer ths ‘skyscaper’ at 120×600. The theme of the ads is consistent, and most of them include an element of humour. For example, “a goat is for life, not just for Christmas,” and “imagine the kids delight on Christmas morning… We didn’t say it was your kids did we.”For some reason the Great-gifts.org Web site makes no mention of the affiliate programme. This omission is a mistake: there will almost certainly be visitors to the Web site who won’t want to buy or donate, but who might be willing to help World Vision promote the site.  12 total views,  2 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 | 2 December 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis World Vision has teamed up with UKaffiliates.com to drive sales and donations at its alternative gift Web site, great-gifts.org.World Vision will pay Web site owners between 1% and 5% on sales made by people clicking through from their site. Web site owners are given a range of banner adverts and links to place where they wish on their site. UKaffiliates.com tracks the click-throughs and actions of people clicking on those links, and then handles World Vision’s commission payment to each affiliate.Great-gifts.org is based on an idea made popular some years ago by US non-profit Heifer International. It encouraged supporters to buy practical presents for people in the developing world, rather than buy presents for their friends and family who probably did not really want them. Presents such as a cow, chickens or a sewing machine were on offer. Advertisementlast_img read more

7 ways celebrities are helping charities

first_img7 ways celebrities are helping charities Melanie May | 2 March 2020 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Peter Capaldi & CHASPeter Capaldi donated a one-off, personally illustrated script for an online charity auction to celebrate the return of Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con in February. All proceeds will go to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The auction also included items autographed by fellow CHAS champion Brian Cox, a fan portrait endorsed and signed by science fiction and fantasy legend Sylvester McCoy and hard to find Star Wars memorabilia donated by collectors, and raised over £7,000 for the charity. Now in its fifth year, the convention is organised for fans by fans and took place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February.Image: Peter Capaldi & Adam Meldrum © Lesley Martin 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 5 celebrities & Dementia UKDementia UK launched a celebrity-led campaign to raise awareness of its annual ‘Time for a Cuppa’ fundraising event. Taking place from 1-8 March 2020, Time for a Cuppa encourages friends, families, and colleagues to come together over the Britain’s favourite beverage – a cup of tea – to raise vital funds for Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses. Five British celebrities whose families have been touched by dementia – Emma Barton (main image), Phyllis Logan (pictured above), Naughty Boy, Jess Wright and Natalya Wright – teamed up with Dementia UK to recreate some of the most ‘tea-rrific’ moments in movie-history, from classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Great Gatsby, and Mary Poppins. David Morrissey, The Bike Project & Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46The Bike Project has been appointed the official Charity of the Year for the 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46. The Bike Project’s partnership with Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 is being supported by the actor David Morrissey who has been the charity’s Patron since 2018. Double Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell is also lending her support to The Bike Project and has prepared an exclusive training plan for riders who sign up to ride for the charity. Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 is on Sunday 16 August 2020.  1,169 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 In The Style Caroline Flack t-shirt & SamaritansIn The Style has raised over £350,000 for Samaritans with its ‘In a world where you can be anything… be kind’ Caroline Flack t-shirt. The t-shirt, which features the quote shared by Caroline Flack in an Instagram post raised £200,000 in its first 24 hours. The t-shirt’s profits are all going to the charity. Manchester United, Cadbury, & Age UKAs part of the recently announced partnership with Mondelez, Cadbury and Manchester United have teamed up to promote Cadbury’s ‘donate your words’ campaign in support of Age UK. Eleven ‘Guests of Honour’ stood on the iconic Old Trafford pitch in February and shook hands with Manchester United’s first team ahead of their match against Watford. The Guests of Honour were all locals aged 61–87 and dedicated Manchester United fans who have benefitted from their local Age UK charity. The guests stepped out in front of a crowd of 75,000 fans, serving as a reminder of the issue of loneliness which affects hundreds of thousands of older people living within Britain’s communities, and aiming to inspire people to ‘donate your words’ by having a conversation with an older person. Simon Cowell, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices & Together for Short LivesSimon Cowell and his son Eric have announced a new children’s entertainment series: WISHFITS, with Hachette Children’s Group, with a portion of Cowell’s profits to benefit Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Together for Short Lives. The partnership launches with the publication of three picture-led children’s books, beginning in spring 2021. Four more books will then follow the next year. Jamie Jewitt, Dilys Price & The WallichOn Sunday 29 March 2020, Dilys Price OBE, the 87-year-old world record breaking skydiver, Jamie Jewitt from ITV’s Love Island and members of the public will jump out of a plane in Swansea for homelessness and rough sleeping charity, The Wallich. Jamie was dared by his Love Island co-star Camilla Thurlow to make the jump for homelessness. Dilys is from Cardiff and received a special recognition from the Pride of Britain Awards in 2017. She began her skydiving career at the age of 54; at 81, she gained the Guinness World Record as the oldest woman skydiver. By 2017, Dilys had completed 1,139 solo skydives. Dilys will be doing a tandem jump with her team of The Wallich divers to raise awareness of rising homelessness. From Peter Capaldi’s support of CHAS at at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con last month, to Emma Barton’s participation in Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa, here are seven ways celebrities are helping charities.  1,168 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Worldwide solidarity with Gaza

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Often the corporate media use the term “international community” to give weight to an opinion that is really the opinion of a handful of imperialist heads of state — from the U.S., its major NATO allies and Japan. Since the Israeli assault on Gaza began, the real international community is coming out into the streets, sometimes defying police violence, to show its solidarity with Gaza and Palestine and protest.These protests and their acceptance by many others in their regions showed the growing support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, and growing solidarity with Palestine.Thousands came out in Istanbul, Turkey, at 1:30 a.m. on July 18 to besiege the Israeli Consulate, facing water cannons wielded by police. Pro-Palestinian activists waving Turkish and Palestinian flags chanted, “Hail to the resistance from Istanbul to Gaza!” “Murderer Israel, get out of Palestine!” and “Strike, strike, Hamas! Strike against Israel!” (Russia Today, July 18) Another demonstration in Ankara, the capital, attacked the Israeli Embassy, fighting with police to do it.The French government took the extraordinary step of outlawing pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Despite threats of prison and fines, organizers estimate that up to 10,000 people attended a rally in central Paris. In the city’s northern suburb of Sarcelles, young demonstrators erupted in rebellion against the ban to show solidarity with Gaza. Police arrested 38 for their alleged participation in the protest. (RT, July 20)On July 18, the Filipino mass movement organized a solidarity protest as a reaction to the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Even though the country is paralyzed after being hit by Typhoon Glenda, the movement managed to gather about 200 people, including trade unionists; health workers; international delegates from the U.S., south Korea, Cambodia and Belgium; human rights activists; and religious groups. During a short rally in the Mendiola area of Manila, Philippines, the speakers not only targeted the Israeli government but also underlined the role of the U.S.Mass demonstrations took place July 17 in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and other Indian cities and in Srinagar, in Indian-ruled Kashmir. People held protests outside the Israeli embassies in Seoul, south Korea, and Beijing, China. Thousands also demonstrated in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, on July 18.Demonstrations were held in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa; in Cairo, Egypt; in Rabat, Morocco; and in Tunis, Tunisia, denouncing the Israeli assault and saying, as they did in Tunis, “We are all Gaza.” (Al-Jazeera, July 19)In Europe, in addition to France, mass demonstrations were held in Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Vienna, Austria; Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Stockholm, Malmo and six other cities in Sweden, and then on July 19 at the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm. Mike Powers writes us that with the corporate media trying to stir up anger for sanctions against Russia, lots of people in Stockholm are wondering, “What about sanctions against Israel?”There were also demonstrations in Brussels, Belgium, and in cities all across the Spanish state, as we reported last week in Workers World. One of the biggest of the European demonstrations took place in London, England, where, according to the Huffington Post, some 15,000 people marched on July 19 in a march that gathered people from all over the island. There were also demonstrations in Dublin, Ireland.Just as in the U.S., there were demonstrations to the north from Montreal in Quebec to Vancouver, B.C., Canada. In Australia, there were pro-Gaza demonstrations in Perth, Canberra and Melbourne on July 19 and in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide on July 20. More than 1,000 people held a similar protest in Auckland, New Zealand.While the Israeli state still has the full backing of the major imperialist oppressors — the so-called international community — its war crimes in Gaza are diminishing the number of people who might previously have been misled. The organization “Jews Against Genocide,” which includes Israeli Jews, held demonstrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and before Israeli embassies and consulates in Madrid, San Francisco, Stockholm and Copenhagen — with more scheduled. They set aflame dolls covered in red paint before the holocaust memorial museum on July 12.Another people displaced by a settler-state, the Diné (called Navajo) people, held a protest in Window Rock on the Diné Reservation in Arizona on July 17 against “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian region of Gaza and Navajo President Ben Shelly’s partnership with the state of Israel outside the Navajo Council Chambers.” (Navajo Times)last_img read more

Honors Ambassador applications open this week

first_imgCorinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Facebook Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Corinne Hildebrandt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ ReddIt Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleSoccer players find compromise at club levelNext articleROXO rebrands to keep up with changing times Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printStudents in the John V. Roach Honors College interested in mentoring prospective honors students can now apply to be a part of the Honors College Ambassador Program.The application for the Honors Ambassadors program opened this week and students have two weeks to submit their application. This program is designed for students who are involved and enthusiastic about their honors experiment and are looking to serve as approachable resources for incoming students.Sophomore Honors Ambassador and Strategic Communications Major, Katelyn Maes said the purpose of the ambassador program is to welcome and inform both current and potential honors students.“I’m super proud to be an honors student and I wanted to give back to the college,” Maes said. “My honors curriculum has been one of the highlights of my TCU experience because it’s so different from my core and major classes.” She said the ambassador program is the best way to ensure that prospective students have the same opportunity for an enriched learning environment as she had as an honors student. Students accepted into the program are responsible for recruiting incoming high school students to join the Honors College through one-on-one sessions and guided tours of Milton Daniel Hall and other honors facilities.Maes described the program as flexible and the commitment level as manageable. Accepted ambassadors are expected to participate in three Honors events each semester and become trained tour guides for weekly on-call shifts.Some events include the Honors Preview Night, Honors Convocation as well as special events like the Bill Nye the Science Guy event that took place last semester. Ben Moran, a sophomore biology major in the Honors Ambassadors program, said working with prospective students allows him to leave an impact on new students like his first mentor at TCU did for him. “Every time I have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the incoming students I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a part of such an incredible TCU community,” Moran said. Moran said students should apply to the program because it is the best way to give back to the Honors College in return for all of the opportunities the college has provided for them. Students can apply through the John V. Roach Honors College web page and sign up for in-person interviews at the Honors College front desk in Scharbauer Hall. The application closes April 4 at 5 p.m.. Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Twitter Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Linkedin + posts Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more