CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Fundadora de Gateway of Grace en Dallas habla con ENS

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Samira Izadi Page, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Gateway of Grace [Puerta de la Gracia], conversó con Episcopal News Service acerca de su vida, su salida de Irán en 1989, su viaje a Estados Unidos un año después y su ministerio.Gateway of Grace es un ministerio que moviliza a la [Iglesia] Episcopal y a otras iglesias a salvar las brechas socioculturales y a eliminar los temores, las ansiedades y la apatía espiritual que impiden que los cristianos se relacionen con refugiados. Gateway se asocia con más de 50 congregaciones para adoptar a familias refugiadas a su llegada, y proporciona preparación laboral, idioma y otros entrenamientos.Los miércoles por la noche, Gateway of Grace celebra la Comunidad de la Gracia, en la que brinda un espacio para la fraternidad, la oración, el culto, una comida y estudio bíblico para refugiados cristianos que huyen de la persecución en sus países de origen y para refugiados musulmanes que están interesados en aprender acerca del cristianismo. La comunidad incluye a refugiados de 16 países —entre ellos Irán, Irak, Afganistán, Camerún y Siria— y de seis procedencias religiosas.En febrero, cuando el gobierno de Trump anunció por primera vez su decreto ejecutivo que suspendía el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados y restringía los viajes de siete países de mayoría musulmana, Gateway of Grace inició una campaña de 30 Días de Oración por los Refugiados. Muchos de los refugiados atendidos por Gateway of Grace tienen familiares y amigos cuyas vidas se han quedado en un limbo.Tienes una historia increíble. ¿Puedes describir brevemente tu viaje de Irán a Estados Unidos, lo que te llevó a huir de tu país y a buscar asilo político?Mi ex marido era un musulmán suní, yo era chií y a él lo perseguían. Es una historia muy larga, pero una mañana, yo estaba trabajando en mi tesis doctoral cuando tocaron a la puerta y, en el momento en que la abrí, la vida tal como la conocíamos sencillamente terminó. El servicio de inteligencia entró, echaron la casa abajo y encontraron un ejemplar de Los versos satánicos [la novela] de Salman Rushdie y eso fue básicamente el fin para nosotros. Mi marido fue lo bastante afortunado de no encontrarse en casa, pero ellos ocuparon todo lo que teníamos y clausuraron su negocio, congelaron nuestras cuentas y escapamos de Irán con las manos vacías, caminando sobre campos con más de un metro de nieve durante dos noches con dos niños pequeños. Casi nos morimos congelados.Rda. Samira Izadi PageEdad: 44 (cumplidos el 12 de junio de 2017)Nacida en: Shiraz, IránReside en: Dallas, TexasQuién es: sacerdote episcopal en la Diócesis de Dallas y fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Gateway of Grace.Trayectoria profesional: Licenciatura y maestría en filosofía adquiridos en Irán. Asistió al seminario en la Universidad Metodista del Sur [donde obtuvo] una maestría en teología  y un doctorado en ministerio  especializado en estudios misionales de la Iglesia. Ordenada al diaconado en 2010 y al presbiterado en 2011.Fuimos a Turquía. Los hermanos de mi marido nos enviaron dinero desde Dubái y contratamos a contrabandistas que nos llevaron de Turquía a México, y quienes nos dejaron en medio de la Ciudad de México sin nada: con menos de $500 y sin documentación, no teníamos nada. Al décimo día de estar allí, vi una tienda que venía alfombras orientales y pensé que podía tener algo que ver con alfombras persas y entré en la tienda y dije. “¿Tienen algunas alfombras persas?” Por mi acento, [él hombre de la tienda] supo que yo era iraní y me respondió en farsi y yo empecé a llorar. Le dije, “espere aquí, voy a buscar a mi marido” y tan pronto él vino le dijo “¿No eres el hijo de fulano y fulana?” El padre de ese hombre había sido inquilino de mi marido en su pueblo natal. ¿Cuáles son las posibilidades de encontrarte a alguien de tu propio país de unos 60 millones de habitantes, de tu ciudad natal de unos cuantos millones, cuyo padre haya sido tu inquilino, en la ciudad más grande del mundo al décimo día de llegar a ella? Todos los pasos que dimos fueron como ése.Estuvimos allí durante un año, es una historia muy larga, pero luego cruzamos la frontera por Nuevo Laredo y pasamos el río y nos presentamos al puesto de Inmigración y solicitamos asilo. Ellos nos dijeron, “¿Dónde quieren ir?” Mi marido dijo, “Dallas”. Fue realmente un azar. Yo quería ir a California porque es donde hay más iraníes, pero mi marido dijo “vayamos a Dallas”. Fue realmente una cosa de Dios. Y llegamos a Dallas a las 7 A.M. y pensé, muy bien, vamos a conseguir un empleo y un apartamento hoy mismo. Un taxista nos llevó a un Motel 6 cerca de la estación de autobuses del centro. Vi un directorio de Páginas Amarillas, lo cual nunca antes había visto. Comencé a buscar los servicios de localización de apartamentos, empecé a llamar, descubrí que no podíamos alquilar un apartamento porque no teníamos números de seguridad social ni empleos. Vi un centro islámico, los llamé y me dijeron que ellos no podían  ayudarnos, pero que conocían a una señora que trabajaba con refugiados. Me dieron el número, llamé a la señora y ella envió a alguien. A las 9:30 este individuo estaba a nuestra puerta y dijo que tenía un apartamento, [aunque] no estaba seguro de si nos gustaría o no. Nos llevó a un apartamento de dos dormitorios, completamente amueblado. A las 11:30 estábamos en nuestro propio apartamento. Habíamos hecho una compra de víveres y habíamos pagado un mes de alquiler en una ciudad donde no conocíamos ni un alma y sin documentación.Ahora bien, estas personas eran cristianas, pero trabajaban con refugiados bosnios que eran musulmanes. De ahí por qué en la mezquita supieran de ellos. Habían preparado ese apartamento para una familia bosnia que se suponía llegara un mes antes que nosotros, pero nunca se apareció, luego fue cuestión de presentarse. Fuimos a tiro hecho. Cuando le comenté a este hombre mi interés en el cristianismo, me dijo “bien, ¿por qué no vienen a la iglesia con nosotros?” Fuimos. Era una iglesia bautista y me bautizaron apenas seis meses después.A ustedes finalmente les concedieron estatus de refugiados. ¿Dirías que tu viaje fue típico o atípico?Fue atípico porque los refugiados suelen llegar con un estatus legal completo. Ingresan [al país] con tarjetas de la Seguridad Social, tienen permisos de trabajo, pero nosotros no teníamos nada. Fue extremadamente difícil. Es por eso que siento tanta compasión por los refugiados, porque sé por lo que ellos han pasado.Naciste en una familia musulmana chií y te casaste con un musulmán suní. ¿Cómo reaccionó tu familia a tu conversión al cristianismo?Mi familia era nominalmente musulmana, de ahí que nunca tuviéramos una conversación en casa sobre religión. Pero mi mamá sabía que yo había tenido una visión de la Virgen María cuando tenía 6 años, luego cuando me iban a bautizar, llamé a mi mamá y le dije: “Mami, ¿te acuerdas de mi visión?” y ella inmediatamente supo a lo que yo me refería. Le dije: “bien, eso está ocurriendo” y ella se sintió feliz. Ella es ahora cristiana; fue bautizada hace aproximadamente año y medio y ahora está siendo perseguida en Irán.¿Cómo fuiste a dar la Iglesia Episcopal?En mi segundo año de seminario, supe que no podía ser bautista, debido a los sacramentos y a la comprensión del ministerio. Entendía que era algo más ontológico [que tenía más que ver con] quien yo era, que con la función [que desempeñaba], y el director de formación espiritual de Perkins era un sacerdote episcopal, el padre Fred Schmidt. Él está ahora en el [Seminario] Teológico de Garret. Compartí mi testimonio con él y me dijo, “bueno, ¿has contemplado unirte a la Iglesia Católica?”, por cuenta de la visión de la Virgen María. Y le respondí, “bueno, yo tengo un llamado al ministerio”, y él me dijo, “bien, ¿por qué no vienes a mi iglesia y la visitas”. Fui ese domingo. Y hace muchos, muchos años, cuando yo tenía 14 o 15, había tenido un sueño y en ese sueño, estaba sedienta de agua y me veía en un salón hexagonal que era todo de mármol y  completamente cerrado y yo daba vueltas y vueltas y allí en el medio del salón había una fuente. Eso se me quedó presente y aquí estoy muchos años después en Estados Unidos, me hago cristiana y entro en esta iglesia, la iglesia de la Encarnación  [Church of the Incarnation] in Dallas. Y llego tarde y no tengo idea lo que es la Iglesia Episcopal y en consecuencia me siento un poco intimidada, y entro por la puerta trasera, una especie de puerta lateral, y al entrar lo primero que me salta a la vista es esa fuente [la pila bautismal] que yo había visto en mi sueño. Fue así como supe que yo pertenecía allí.¿De donde te vino la idea de Gateway of Grace?Cuando mi curato se estaba terminando comencé a orar preguntándole a Dios qué era lo que él quería que yo hiciera. Y si bien he orado a través de toda mi vida, no es como que haya escasez de clero aquí para que Dios traiga a una mujer iraní con acento a servir en la parroquia, porque por estupendo que eso fuera no tendría nada que ver con mi experiencia, lo que Dios me había enseñado a través de mi experiencia. Luego, empecé a fijarme en la población de refugiados, y en ese tiempo ya yo había trabajado con refugiados durante un par de años. Y comencé a fijarme en lo que tenían a su alcance, y Texas  era el mayor centro de refugiados hasta el año pasado, y ahora ha quedado en segundo lugar después de California. Y advertí que había iglesias que estaban haciendo un ministerio holístico, como la iglesia bautista que me adoptó, de una manera intrínseca, y luego había iglesias u organizaciones o ministerios de refugiados que eran muy seculares: se limitaban a darles cosas a los refugiados para ayudarlos, pero no querían hablar acerca de los temas espirituales. Luego había personas en el otro extremo: ¿eres salvo? ¿No has conocido a Cristo? Y había un montón de programas, pero no había ningún modo sistemático de movilizar las iglesias para hacer un tipo holístico de ministerio que abordara no sólo las necesidades prácticas sino también las necesidades emocionales y espirituales de los refugiados. Cuando estábamos orando respecto al nombre, pensamos, bien, ¿qué es lo único que distingue al cristianismo de todas las otras religiones? Y eso es la gracia. Y el instrumento que Dios usa para comunicar esa gracia al mundo es la Iglesia; por tanto la Iglesia es la puerta de la gracia de Dios, de ahí surgió Puerta de la Gracia [Gateway of Grace].¿Cómo terminaste centrando tu tesis doctoral en decrecer la ansiedad y el temor de los cristianos respecto a los refugiados?Cuando obtuve mi doctorado, quería hacer algo que fuera pertinente a la labor que estaba realizando y quería una manera episcopal muy sistemática y muy anglicana de eliminar temores y prejuicios y apatía espiritual. Esos son grandes problemas, al menos aquí en Dallas, sencillamente lo desconocido. La idea era ¿cómo usar la Escritura, la tradición, la razón y los estudios sociales, todo eso que tenemos en nuestra Iglesia, para abordar  estos problemas específicamente, y desplazar el temor, la ansiedad, el odio, la ira y la ignorancia para participar en la misión de Dios a través del ministerio a los refugiados?¿Por qué crees que los cristianos (estadounidense) abrigan tanto temor y ansiedad?Bueno, en parte es por los medios de prensa. Los medios, ya sean liberales o conservadores, republicanos o demócratas, o cualquier otra cosa intermedia, ofrecen un fragmento de la realidad. No muestran todo el pastel de la realidad, y si bien esas realidades son factuales, no constituyen todo el cuadro y en consecuencia configuran una realidad alternativa que no es fiel. Pero las personas que no están familiarizadas personalmente con los refugiados creen eso porque eso es todo lo que les presentan, de modo que los medios desempeñan un inmenso papel en ello, la manera en que nos presentan el asunto.¿ Has encontrado en tu experiencia que aplacar esos temores  va acompañado de la compasión y de la aceptación y que eso es posible tan sólo a través de las relaciones personales?De eso trata mi tesis. Es todo un taller, todo un proceso de cómo abordar esos problemas, de manera que utilizo antiguos métodos de oración y estudios sociales para abordar los temores y las preocupaciones y crear una formación espiritual y transferirlas de ese lugar al ministerio de los refugiados.A diferencia de Europa, donde una primera generación de musulmanes desafectos ha llevado a cabo ataques terroristas a gran escala, Estados Unidos no ha sido testigo del mismo tipo de violencia. Sin embargo, los estadounidenses viven temerosos de esos ataques. ¿Cómo abordar o mitigar el temor que expresan muchos cristianos estadounidenses blancos? Por venir acompañados de auténtico temor, ven esto en la televisión.Creo que la clave está en reconocer el temor, porque esos temores son reales. Tuvimos un tiroteo en Garland, Texas, que fue perpetrado por extremistas musulmanes, que dispararon contra una biblioteca. Luego esas no son cosas que sean imposible de que ocurran en Estados Unidos, por tanto los temores son reales, ¿verdad? Pero, ¿qué probabilidades tienen? Esa es otra pregunta. Hasta ahora el reasentamiento de refugiados ha sido un programa muy exitoso y no hemos tenido ningún problema con nuestros refugiados. Soy una creyente de origen musulmán y tengo un ministerio holístico. Parte de él es el ministerio evangelístico con los refugiados, muchos de los cuales son musulmanes, muchos de los cuales son muy conservadores, de manera que yo entiendo el temor. En consecuencia, que puedan relacionarse con alguien que reconozca su temor y que sienta simpatías por su temor y no se limite a desestimarlo, ese es realmente el primer gran paso. Las otras partes son, tal como hago en mi taller, la manera en que avanzamos, y eso es mediante este proceso completo que hacemos con nuestros voluntarios y lleva tiempo y paciencia. Pero he visto a personas a quienes no les gustaban los refugiados, a quienes no les gustaban los musulmanes, y que ahora son  inmensos defensores de los refugiados.El Programa de Reasentamiento de Refugiados de EE.UU. es una asociación pública-privada y seis de los nuevo asociados en el reasentamiento son [organizaciones] de carácter religioso. La red de filiales y de [organizaciones] sin fines de lucro que trabajan en el ámbito local también tiende a ser de carácter religioso. Sin entrar en comparaciones o a sostener que el sistema de EE.UU. es necesariamente mejor que el sistema europeo,  el cual varía de un país a otro, ¿propician las asociaciones de carácter religioso mejores índices de integración?Absolutamente.¿De qué manera?Las agencias de reasentamiento, tales como Caridades Católicas y el Comité de Rescate Internacional u otras organizaciones tienen recursos económicos limitados y mano de obra limitada, pero en la Iglesia, nosotros tenemos todos esos recursos. Tenemos la mano de obra y los recursos económicos que necesitamos para ministrar a los refugiados, pero, más importante aún, las agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados o las organizaciones seculares, brindan servicios, y esos duran un número limitado de meses o hasta que los [refugiados] se valen por sí mismos. Pero, ¿qué hacen las iglesias? No sólo se suman a los servicios y corrigen los déficits de los servicios, sino que añaden cuidado [pastoral] cristiano. Los servicios y el cuidado son dos cosas diferentes. Creo que es realmente importante para el proceso de restauración, para el proceso de integración. Y además, encima de eso, allí donde las agencias cesan, las relaciones que las iglesias han creado, y por iglesias quiero decir los cristianos individuales, siguen desarrollándose, y creo que es un regalo para los refugiados que puedan relacionarse con los estadounidenses. La mayoría de los refugiados  nunca llegó a experimentar una auténtica amistad con estadounidenses, particularmente anglosajones.El gobernador. Greg Abbot sacó a Texas del Programa Federal de Reasentamiento de Refugiados, lo cual me indica que a nivel estatal existe alguna resistencia a los refugiados. Sin embargo, el reasentamiento continua con fondos federales canalizados a través de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, y Texas sólo cede el primer lugar a California en el número de refugiados que recibe. ¿Puedes compartir alguna perspectiva sobre esta discrepancia?Los asuntos políticos y los asuntos personales son dos cosas distintas. Creo que la gente de Texas es extremadamente generosa, extremadamente amorosa, en Dallas en particular. O bien Texas es un estado cristiano, y aunque [sus residentes] podrían ser políticamente conservadores, tienen el Espíritu Santo, y el Espíritu Santo los motiva a acercarse a los refugiados y amarlos y servirles no importan que ellos políticamente puedan estar de acuerdo con el reasentamiento de refugiados o que su partido político lo apoye.El alcalde de Dallas Mike Rawlings, por otra parte, asume una postura opuesta a la del gobernador. Él apoya el programa de reasentamiento. Leo que uno de cada cuatro residentes de Dallas ha nacido en el extranjero. ¿Qué hace a Dallas, en particular, acogedora de inmigrantes y refugiados? ¿Cómo han contribuido ellos a configurar la ciudad?Lo que les ha hecho ser tan acogedores es sencillamente el corazón de las personas. No se trata de [una posición] política, son sencillamente buenas personas, muchos de ellos sencillamente buenos cristianos. Es una ciudad muy religiosa, de manera que tendría que ver con eso.Estoy segura de que has leído artículos de cómo los refugiados están revitalizando las comunidades de la llamada “franja de la herrumbre” en el valle del Hudson, donde hay montones de salvadoreños y otros provenientes de América Central que han revitalizado realmente algunos de esos pueblos pequeños. Obviamente, la diversidad fortalece a las ciudades y las comunidades. ¿Has visto eso aquí en Dallas?Sí. Hay un barrio en Dallas que solía ser muy violento. Los refugiados se han reasentado allí y la violencia se ha reducido, y eso puede tener repercusiones en la manera en que se toman las decisiones políticas, como a nivel del alcalde, pero no creo que los dallasitas individuales piensen de esa manera. No creo que piensen ¿qué provecho le sacamos a esto? Creo que ellos sencillamente tienen un corazón bueno, generoso y compasivo.Recientemente, el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. ratificó temporalmente partes de la prohibición de viajes del presidente Donald Trump, que le rehusaba el ingreso al país a personas de seis países musulmanes, a menos que tuvieran una conexión familiar o un nombramiento universitario. ¿Cuál ha sido el impacto del fallo del tribunal en la comunidad a la que sirves?Nuestros refugiados están en Turquía. En su mayoría son cristianos perseguidos. Están realmente lidiando con esa decisión porque su situación ahora es desconocida y se encuentran desesperados. Muchos de ellos están considerando si deberían regresar a Irán, y eso sería extremadamente peligroso porque se trata de cristianos seriamente perseguidos. En consecuencia, ha sido un período aproximado de seis meses muy difícil para nuestros refugiados, de todos modos, pero este fallo reciente ha contribuido definitivamente a eso.Entonces, ¿tienes una conexión directa con refugiados que esperan el reasentamiento en terceros países?Los iraníes en particular se encuentra en Turquía; ahora mismo, mi hermana y su marido, entre otros, están refugiados en Turquía. Luego, sí, tenemos una red de refugiados con los que estamos conectados.–Lynette Wilson es la jefa de redacción de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.last_img read more


Barn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes]

first_imgArchitects: Aat Vos [silo.shapes], Kwint Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/241282/barn-house-eelde-kwint-architects Clipboard Area:  320 m²Text description provided by the architects. The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Eelde raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicising architecture. This local typology is strongly determined by the simple Drenthe barn: straightforward, at a right angle to the road axis, centred in the countryside, without a privacy layer, functional, a single construction layer with roof. Farms fitting this description have already existed for centuries.Save this picture!Due to the departure of farmers from the countryside and the arrival of urban dwellers with a desire for space, many old farms are being used as and reconverted into residential farms, without altering this typology. However, at the moment that the need for replacement development arises for this new function, the question comes up whether or not a private home can be conceived within this traditional description by incorporating modern-day demands with comfort, privacy, and a subtle transition from exterior to interior. Save this picture!The design responds to this by, on the one hand, embracing the classical typology and, on the other hand, developing the new living demands. A layer of wooden blinds covers both interior and exterior spaces: A house is situated within a wooden barn. By creating covered exterior spaces at essential positions within this layer, a subtle transition from interior to exterior is created (ensuring privacy and comfort), without abandoning the prominent image of the Drenthe barn. Save this picture!In this way, the new art of living is seamlessly incorporated into the classical countryside, and the visual character of the countryside remains intact. The wooden layer consists of large shutters or arched doors, which can be manipulated at will to regulate privacy and protection from the sun. In this way, a lively image is created, harkening back to the old farm dynamic: The farm’s appearance is still changing due to the effects of usage. Save this picture!The plan also envelops a landscape design, which manifests and brings to life the transition from nature to culture. The barn house is placed on a large wooden platform on the border of the designed garden and the agricultural countryside, acting as a connecting element of the land’s old and new functions. By introducing this contrast, a new harmony is created, naturally anchoring the history of the countryside’s changing function at this location.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessKaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers’ Museum Wins Daylight Award 2012 / Mecanoo Arch…ArticlesBama Eco Resort / davidcloversArticles Share Barn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes] Barn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes]Save this projectSaveBarn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes] CopyAbout this officeKwint ArchitectsOfficeFollowAat Vos [silo.shapes]OfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEeldeHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on June 06, 2012Cite: “Barn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes]” 06 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily CopyHouses•Eelde, The Netherlands “COPY” Save this picture!+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/241282/barn-house-eelde-kwint-architects Clipboard Houses The Netherlands Projectslast_img read more


Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser

first_img communities in schools logo WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 3, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleBaby showers set nationwide for veteransNext articleSULLUM: Stopping drivers without a legal justification is unconstitutional admincenter_img Communities in Schools Permian BasinThe sixth annual Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser benefitting Communities in Schools Permian Basin has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the Petroleum Club of Midland, 501 W. Wall St., Midland.There will be dinner, libations and live music.Call 205-1364. Twitter Jockeys, Juleps and All That Jazz fundraiser Facebook WhatsApp Local Newslast_img read more


Home Equity: Funding Business

first_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago HELOC Home Equity Minorities women 2017-08-09 Brianna Gilpin Tagged with: HELOC Home Equity Minorities women About Author: Brianna Gilpin Home Equity: Funding Business Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] August 9, 2017 1,106 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Having a business idea and not knowing how to fund it can be a daunting task, but there may be one option that entrepreneurs are forgetting about—drawing from home equity. According to a recent report by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) citing new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, home equity has been used to start 284,618 or 7.3 percent of all businesses in the U.S.The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE) collects economic and demographic data on different aspects of business ownership in major U.S. industries for three years beginning in 2015. What they found is that six industries in particular use home equity at higher rates than others.Accommodation and food services (10.3 percent), other services with the omission of public administration (9.8 percent), retail trade (9.7 percent), and manufacturing (9.3 percent), however also experience lower rates of profitability and average $50,000 to $99,000 worth of funding as startup capital. Also on the list, real estate and rental and leasing came in with 4.9 percent of business pulling from home equity and construction at 6.9 percent.The survey also took into account demographic data when looking at funding from home equity. Women owned businesses (60,200 firms) were slightly more likely to use home equity than men (162,086 firms), coming in at 7.8 percent and 6.6 percent respectively. Of those that had equal ownership (61,311), 10.8 percent used home equity.Breaking the data down by race, Pacific Islander or Hawaiian business owners (371 firms) used home equity 10 percent of the time. American Indian or Alaskan Native (1,769 firms) had 9.1 percent use home equity, Asian (30,794 firms) at 9.0 percent, Black or African-American (5,485 firms) at 7.8 percent, and White (241,574 firms) at 7.3 percent.According to NAHB, home equity plays a substantial role in U.S. business, but for women and racial minorities it’s even more imperative, particularly with African-American. Though the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey shows African-American’s having below average rates of homeownership, home equity is allowing them to have a slightly above average showing in funding entrepreneurship. Home / Daily Dose / Home Equity: Funding Business The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: HUD: Enough is Enough Next: Are NPL and RPL Markets the Key to Investor Growth?  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more


Ireland unlikely to participate in EU mission to Central African Republic

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The EU has approved a military mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).French troops are already trying to keep peace in the troubled African state.Conflict has escalated in the CAR with almost 1 million people fleeing the violence.The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has already ruled out Irish involvement in any EU mission.”I think it is unlikely that Ireland will participate in that mission because we’re already very heavily committed with the troops that we already have in UNIFIL in Lebanon, and the mission we sent recently to the Syrian border….which was a special request by the United Nations Secretary-General that we would send that mission” he said.”I think it is understood among other countries that we are already very heavily committed in our overseas commitments by our defence forces” he added. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Google+center_img Ireland unlikely to participate in EU mission to Central African Republic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ News By News Highland – January 20, 2014 Previous articleIncrease in dog thefts in Donegal – owners urged to be vigilantNext articleWomen asked to reduce risk & attend cervical cancer screening News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more


[Force Majeure] Taking Cue From Courts: What Worked, What Didn’t

first_imgKnow the Law[Force Majeure] Taking Cue From Courts: What Worked, What Didn’t Kanika Singh1 July 2020 9:39 PMShare This – xTill not so long ago ‘Force Majeure’ was a concept that was seldom used and largely overlooked and the force majeure clause, if incorporated in an agreement, was largely skipped over by lawyers hurrying to read a contract. All that has changed in the space of a few months and there is no concept more important now than the humble ‘Force Majeure’. That the jurisprudence on Force Majeure…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTill not so long ago ‘Force Majeure’ was a concept that was seldom used and largely overlooked and the force majeure clause, if incorporated in an agreement, was largely skipped over by lawyers hurrying to read a contract. All that has changed in the space of a few months and there is no concept more important now than the humble ‘Force Majeure’. That the jurisprudence on Force Majeure was also not particularly vast with the judgments of Satyabrata Ghose v Mugneeram Bangur Co[1] and the more recent Energy Watchdog v CERC & Ors[2] being the few judicial pronouncements offering insights as to how the said concept would be interpreted either by way of a clause in the contract in terms of Section 32 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 or as part of the doctrine of frustration/impossibility to act in terms of Section 56 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. For the most part though, lawyers were largely at sea as to how the Courts would consider the invocation of the said concept in the context of the nationwide lockdown brought on by the Covid 19 pandemic and the general suspension of economic activity. Few months in the lockdown and we now have a gradually evolving jurisprudence on Force Majeure as several judgments have been passed by the High Courts with regards to interpretation and applicability of the doctrine of Force Majeure. This article attempts to highlight what has worked and what has not when a party has sought to invoke the said concept in the context of Covid-19 induced Lockdown and suspension of economic activity. CASE & FACT SPECIFIC The one takeaway from the way Courts have dealt with cases involving invocation of doctrine of force majeure is that there cannot be a straightjacket, universal, one-size-fits-all applicability of the said doctrine and each case where the said doctrine is sought to be invoked would be considered on its unique fact situation to render a finding as to whether the said doctrine stood attracted or not. In ‘M/s. Halliburton Offshore Services Inc v Vedanta Ltd & Anr[3]’, High Court of Delhi inter alia, held that “The question as to whether COVID-19 would justify non-performance or breach of a contract has to be examined on the facts and circumstances of each case.” PAST PERFORMANCE /CAUSAL RELATION OF FORCE MAJEURE EVENT TO THE BREACH When seeking to invoke and rely on force majeure clause to seek dispensation of a performance obligation under the contract, what has been one of the determining factors has been the past performance under the contract by the party seeking to invoke force majeure to seek discharge of a performance obligation under the contract or deferment of the same. The Courts have undertaken a fact-finding exercise to ascertain whether the breach is due to the force majeure event or past non-performance by a party and in case it is the latter, they have held that the force majeure clause will not come to the aid of the defaulting party. In ‘Halliburton’ (supra), it was inter alia, held that: “The outbreak of a pandemic cannot be used as an excuse for nonperformance of a contract for which the deadlines were much before the outbreak itself. The general rule of thumb that emerges is that if there is prior or continuing breach by a party, then the doctrine of force majeure cannot be pressed into service to justify the same and the party would be bound by the consequences of the said breach. On the other hand, if a party can establish from record that it had been steadfast in its performance under the contract and it is only the intervening force majeure event which has made the performance of the same virtually impossible, then arguably such a party would be likely to succeed in its invocation and reliance on the force majeure clause. EXISTENCE OF A REAL IMPOSSIBILITY TO ACT For a successful invocation of the doctrine, one must establish that the force majeure event has made performance of the contract completely or essentially impossible. In Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd vs GS Global Corp[4], High Court of Bombay refused to grant Petitioner’s prayer of restraint qua encashment of Letters of Credit citing prevalence of force majeure conditions, inter alia, on the ground that there was not a real impossibility to act and inter alia, held : “The Notifications/Advisories relied upon by the learned Senior Counsel for the Respondent No. 1 does suggest that the distribution of steel has been declared as an essential service. There are no restrictions on its movement and all ports and port related activities including the movement of vehicles and manpower, operations of Container Freight Station and warehouses and offices of Custom Houses Agents have also been declared as essential services.” GOVERNMENT CIRCULARS That the various Ministries and Departments of Government of India as also those of several State Governments have issued circulars/guidelines/advisories taking into account the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and recognizing the same as a force majeure condition and providing for certain relaxations/concessions/ waivers for the said period. The said Circulars guidelines/advisories have been relied on by parties to establish that force majeure conditions were prevailing but the said contention when taken before Courts has yielded mixed results. In MEP infrastructure Developers Ltd. v SDMC & Ors.[5], High Court of Delhi granted relief on account of existence of force majeure condition and, inter alia, relied on the Circulars issued by the government to observe as under: “The respondent Corporation itself referred to Circular dated 19.02.2020 issued by the Ministry of Road Transport Highways (MORTH) which notified that the COVID-19 pandemic was a force majeure occurrence. However, in Rashmi Cements Ltd v World Metal & Alloys (FZC) & Anr.[6], the High Court of Delhi rejected reliance on Government Circulars to, inter alia, hold as under: “However, in the light of a recent decision in M/s Polytech Trade Foundation Vs. Union of India & Ors. WP(C) No.3029/2020 wherein a Coordinate Bench of this Court has expressed its prima facie opinion that these very circulars and advisories issued by the Ministry of Shipping may not be binding on private parties, even this plea may not be sustainable.” In M/s Polytech Trade Foundation Vs. Union of India & Ors.[7], the High Court of Delhi while rejecting the Petitioner’s reliance on advisories issued by Government, inter alia, held: “..Thus, it is very clear from the above circulars that these are in the form of advisories and are not directory in nature and do not mandate respondent no.3 to 6 not to charge ground rent, penal charges/ demurrage etc…” “..Moreover, the letters/guidelines/advisories also cannot intervene or interfere in a private contract which respondent no. 3 to 6 have with their customers i.e. petitioner…” Thus, what emerges is that Government circulars/guidelines/advisories recognizing the Covid 19 pandemic would have apply where the relief sought is against a government entity but cannot be pressed into service against a private entity to compel it to give up its rights arising from a contractual arrangement.’Force Majeure’, ‘Act Of God’ & ‘Doctrine Of Frustration’ Under Indian Contract Act [Explainer] PROMPT INVOCATION Force majeure clauses in contracts are often worded to provide a timeline within which they are to be invoked, usually providing a certain period from the occurrence of the event of force majeure within which the party seeking to invoke force majeure must give notice of its intention to do so. One way to view these restrictions on invocation is to argue that the same would be violative of S 28 of the Indian Contract Act ,1872. Per contra, it could be argued that parties had agreed to impose certain conditions for invocation of force majeure and the same does not constitute an absolute restriction on enforcement of legal rights and would not be hit by S. 28. Either way one looks at it, what is important from a practical standpoint is that the invocation should ideally happen before the breach. If the invocation is post breach, it would be difficult to justify the same on account of force majeure. Though there is one exception to this rule as recognized by the High Court of Delhi in MEP Infrastructure Developers Ltd. (supra) and that exception is admission/acknowledgment of the force majeure condition by the other party itself. That in MEP infrastructure Developers Ltd.(supra), the High Court after considering the contention of the Respondent that the Petitioner had not invoked the force majeure in time and before breach, rejected the said contention as it found that there were circulars issued of an earlier date by the government recognizing the lockdown as a force majeure event and held as under: “The respondent Corporation itself referred to Circular dated 19.02.2020 issued by the Ministry of Road Transport Highways (MORTH) which notified that the COVID-19 pandemic was a force majeure occurrence. In effect, the force majeure clause under the agreement immediately becomes applicable and the notice for the same would not be necessary.” Thus what came to the aid of the Petitioner to save it from its tardy invocation of force majeure clause was the admission on the part of the Respondent. This, of course, will not be the situation in most cases and most opposite parties will not be so obliging and thus the rule of thumb that emerges is that a prompt invocation is favoured or at least an invocation before the occurrence of breach or contemporaneous with breach must be made in order to successfully invoke and rely on the force majeure clause. BALANCING OF EQUITIES Another factor which has weighed with the Courts has been the prejudice being caused to the opposite party by invocation of doctrine of force majeure. The High Court of Bombay in Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd (supra), inter alia held: “The contract terms are on Cost and Freight basis (CFR) and the Respondent No. 1 has complied with its obligations and performed its part of the contracts and the goods have been already shipped from South Korea. The fact that the Petitioners would not be able to perform its obligations so far as its own purchasers are concerned and/or it would suffer damages, is not a factor which can be considered and held against the Respondent No. 1.” In Rashmi Cements (supra), it was, inter alia, held: “…I find that even the balance of convenience is in favour of the respondent considering its plea that it would be liable to forthwith compensate the vessel owner for the payment made by way of demurrage.” “..It would not be fair to direct the respondent to await conclusion of arbitration to receive demurrage as per the contract..” KEY TAKEAWAYS Thus, the above-referred judgments, have given several pointers with regards to invocation of doctrine of force majeure and in fact serve as a handbook of Dos and Don’ts for invocation of doctrine of force majeure. In case seeking to invoke Force Majeure Establish link between breach and force majeure condition.Seek to establish that force majeure condition has rendered performance practically impossible and not merely onerous.Prompt invocation with compliance with any specific requirement of form or content of invocation that the clause may mandate.Look for any admission/acknowledgment by the opposite party of the force majeure event/condition. In case seeking to resist invocation of Force Majeure: Analyse if it can be contended that Force Majeure provision does not cover the event in question or that performance was not affected By CoVid 19 but an earlier breach.Analyse if the claim is premised on mere difficulty to perform/onerousness- Mere economic non-viability has been held no ground to invoke FM.Check if notice been validly served under the contract.Respond to the Force Majeure notice in a timely manner.Establish balance of convenience/equities in the favour of your party. In the coming days, jurisprudence on force majeure is sure to grow even more, and an analysis of judgments rendered so far can ensure that the Empire (read ‘your party’) can strike back! (Kanika Singh is a Delhi-based lawyer, and may be reached at [email protected]) Subscribe to LiveLaw and help us provide quality content. Click here to subscribe   [1] 1954 SCR310 [2] (2017) 14 SCC 80 [3] OMP(I) (COMM) No. 88/2020 decided on 29th May 2020 [4] Commercial Arbitration Petition (L) No. 404/2020 decided on 8th April 2020 [5] WP(C) 2241/2020 – order dated 12th June 2020 – appeals have been filed by both the parties being LPA 165/2020 & LPA 167/2020 and notice has been issued and appeals listed on 10th July 2020. [6] OMP(I) COMM 117/2020 decided on 18th June 2020 – appeal filed against the same FAO(OS)(COMM) 70/2020 also stands disposed off [7] WP(C) No. 3029/2020 -order dated 22nd May 2020 Next Storylast_img read more


Salvation Army’s ‘Empty Bowls’ feed the hungry

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Blood Sugar Blaster Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson May said the Empty Bowls Luncheon, not only supports the Salvation Army Food Bank; it’s also an art project and a social gathering.“The funds from the Empty Bowls Luncheon feed the hungry in our community,” May said. “The luncheon is a gathering place for the community and there’s a wide selection of homemade soups, chilies and stews. Retired chef Ron Case always makes his famous Tortellini soup and Donna McLaney makes her award-winning chili. Local restaurants bring their specialty soups. You won’t find a better or wider selection of ‘bowl meals’ anywhere.”Tickets for the Empty Bowls Luncheon are $20 and each ticket holder gets to take home a handmade bowl from a selection of about 150.“This year, we’ll have bowls made by Larry Percy’s ceramics classes at Troy University and art students at Pike County High School and Pike Liberal Arts School,” May said. “The Global Studies class made bowls also.” Sponsored Content Leadership Pike participants and employees at First National Bank and Army Aviation made bowls for the Empty Bowls Luncheon.“We have some beautiful bowls and some very unique bowls. They are all one of a kind,” May said. “The earlier you come to the luncheon, the greater your choice of bowls. So, we encourage everyone to come early and select a bowl and then enjoy a soup lunch and the fellowship of friends.”The Empty Bowls Luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bush Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Bush Memorial is located on George Wallace Drive in Troy. Email the author Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Phase Two: First responders, law enforcement officers finish up phase two of training for the new CAD Detective O’Hara and Officer Jerkins with Troy Police Department receive instructions on what to do next when entering in the… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The Empty Bowls Luncheon is an important fundraiser because the funds raised benefit our food bank,” May said. “Every day, we serve those who are in need of food for different reasons. Many of our requests for food come from elderly people who are living on fixed incomes. They often have to choose between buying food and having their prescriptions filled or refilled. They usually choose their medicines.”May said when the weather is unusually cold or hot and utility bills skyrocket, requests for food increases.“There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t have requests for assistance with food,’ she said. “We always need money to purchase items that are not readily donated, especially proteins and dry milk.” Published 4:00 am Friday, March 27, 2015 Print Article Skip Salvation Army’s ‘Empty Bowls’ feed the hungry Sometimes it’s easy to forget, so some people tie a string around their fingers to remind them of something they are supposed to do or somewhere they are supposed to go.If Kim May, director of the Pike County Salvation Army Service Center, could tie a string around 32,000 fingers to remind people of the Salvation Army’s Empty Bowls Luncheon on April 17 she would.The annual Empty Bowls Luncheon is the Salvation Army’s second largest fundraiser behind the Red Kettle Campaign. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more


GOLDEN & GROWING: Agriculture tour highlights manufacturing plants, treasure forest

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Sponsored Content By Secrets Revealed Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLFarmers from the Wiregrass participated in an agricultural tour Thursday that included stops at local manufacturing plants and a Pike County Treasure Forest. Above, the agricultural tour group visited the Golden Boy peanut butter plant in Troy. Gene Renfroe gave the group of about 40 Wiregrass farmers a tour of the Renfroe family’s Treasure Forest and farm. The group had lunch at the Renfroe farm and then enjoyed presentations by local farmers.Nearly 40 Wiregrass farmers visited Pike County Thursday to learn about the area’s diverse production agriculture and related industries. The tour included stops at manufacturing plants and a forestry and wildlife utopia.The tour was organized by the Alabama Farmers Federation and also included a tour of Covington County farms Wednesday. There, the tour group visited row crop, livestock and poultry operations highlighting that county’s diverse agricultural industry and made a stop at Power South’s generating plant.Debra Davis, publications director Alabama Farmers Federation, said she was especially proud to have farmers from other areas who are interested in seeing what Pike County has to offer. Published 2:00 am Friday, August 28, 2015 GOLDEN & GROWING: Agriculture tour highlights manufacturing plants, treasure forest Latest Stories This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “The breathtaking views and close contact with native plants and wildlife were the backdrop of the Renfroe farm,” Davis said. “Gene and Jana both serve as directors for the Alabama Treasure Forest Association. Their efforts combine timber management, stewardship and education on their farm. The Renfroes’ Treasure Forest is so unique that it’s truly a gem for Pike County.”MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLPictured from left, Chuck Caraway, owner of Southern Classic Foods in Brundidge, Paul Pinyan Alabama Farmers Federation executive director and Mac Higgingbotham, Federation horticulture director.While at the Renfroes’ farm, tour participants heard from Pike County’s Mike Chirico who discussed his tilapia fish farm in nearby Coffee County.The final tour stop was in Brundidge at Southern Classic Food Group and the future home of Magnolia Vegetable Processors under construction nearby. Chuck Caraway, owner and plant manager, told farmers he was looking for farmers to grow the cucumbers, okra and other vegetables he’ll need for the new plant.Steve Stroud, Pike County Farmers Federation president, said he thinks it’s wonder that there is a company in Pike County that is willing and able to buy locally grown farm products. By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Agriculture is the county’s leading industry and is responsible for an annual economic impact of $2.7 billion, according to a recent Auburn University survey, Davis said. “Since the tour participants were all from Southeast Alabama, our row crops and poultry are familiar to them,” Davis said. “Peanuts have a prominent place in the county and its farms history.“The farmers were very interested in the Golden Boy peanut butter plant in Troy since many of them grow peanuts. The tour of Golden Boy Thursday morning showed many farmers how peanuts they grow are made into the delicious food staple.”Later in the morning, the farmers toured Gene and Jana Renfroe’s farm near the Hephzibah Community. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Farmers have a great opportunity to diversity into the produce industry like never before,” Stroud said.“Cucumbers and okra are a good fit for area farmers.”“While most of the farmers on the tour live only a short drive from Pike County, tours like the one Thursday offer them the opportunity for a closer look at what Pike County farmers are doing to make their farms successful,” Davis said.Boyd Deal, Federation Area 8 organization director and tour organizer, said farmers are constantly looking for ways to improve what they do and become more efficient.“The cost of land, equipment, seed, feed and fertilizer has gone up drastically in recent years, and the price the farmer is paid for what he grows hasn’t kept an even pace,” he said. “So the best farmers can do is try to find ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Tucker pens book of encouragement Troy native Betty Tucker has penned her first book, “Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind” in an effort to… read morelast_img read more


Border agent unlawfully detained 2 women for speaking Spanish, ACLU says in lawsuit

first_imgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A border patrol officer has been accused of unlawfully stopping two women for speaking Spanish at a Montana convenience store, according to a law filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.Video of the incident, which occurred in May, went viral at the time.“Ma’am the reason I asked you for your ID is because you came in here and I saw you were speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of out here,” the officer tells one of the women in a video first released last year.When the incident was first reported, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan said speaking Spanish alone “is not enough” to pull someone over or ask for ID.He added, however, that it’s possible the agent “very well could have been following procedure.”“[The] agent used a poor choice of words, for sure,” Meehan said in May.The women said the officer first asked where they were born, then asked to see their ID’s. Responding to questions from the women, the officer in the video maintains they were not racially profiled.The incident took place in Harve, a small town in northern Montana less than an hour drive from the Canadian border.A spokesperson said in a statement that CBP does not typically comment on pending litigation.The ACLU said the incident is consistent with the agency that is “out of control.”“More broadly, this kind of abusive CBP activity reflects an out-of-control agency emboldened by a vehemently anti-immigrant administration,” the ACLU said in a post explaining the Montana incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more