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East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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AstraZeneca shares: 4 reasons I’d buy them now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 11th February, 2021 | More on: AZN FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Manika Premsingh Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Its latest financial update hasn’t sent the AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) share price soaring, but it has underlined why the share was one of last year’s star stocks. AZN share in focus AstraZeneca had been a performer at the stock markets even earlier, but last year put it directly under the spotlight. As the market crash occurred last March, panicked investors rushed towards safer stocks, like ones in the healthcare sector. The AstraZeneca share was so much in demand that by August, it touched all-time highs. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It dominated the news because of its Covid-19 vaccine, too. Developed along with the University of Oxford, it has quite literally been a life-saver. As this and other vaccines were successfully developed, investor confidence returned, and the stock market rally began. It fell a bit out of favour as investors’ confidence returned in November. However, the AZN share price has only fallen from its new high levels. In 2021 so far it’s only about 6.5% lower on average than it was in all of 2020. The stock can rise further In fact, I think, going by both the share’s price trajectory over time and the company’s performance, that it can rise again. There are four reasons behind my thinking. One, its results, which were released today. It has shown double-digit growth for both the full-year 2020 and the fourth-quarter of the year today. It also expects to continue showing a similar performance next year, although that is not certain, of course. Its core earnings per share (EPS) is up as well.  Two, speaking of EPS, AstraZeneca also pays a dividend. At present, the AstraZeneca share has a yield of around 3%. For 2021, it will maintain dividends at the current levels. But as a long-term investor, I’m hopeful for future increases in dividend if the EPS keeps rising. A growth stock with increasing dividends sounds good to me. Competitive share price for AZNThree, a relatively subdued share price and an increase in earnings also means that the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) has also decreased. AZN now trades at 38 times. If I compare this to stocks like the FTSE 100 water and wastewater services provider United Utilities (UU), it looks relatively inexpensive. UU has an earnings ratio of almost 57 times. Similarly, Severn Trent (SVT) has a ratio of 48 times. Four brings me to the future share price potential. If we think that the value of UU and SVT is the price associated with safe and financially healthy defensives, then the AZN share price can be expected to rise in the near future. Risks and takeawayThere are, of course, always risks to buying any stock. The global economy isn’t out of the woods yet, AZN’s own vaccine isn’t effective against the South African coronavirus variants, and there’s always the possibility of another market crash. But on balance, I’m more in favour of the AZN share than not. In fact, it was my top stock for this month based on expectations of the good results that we saw today. It’s a good stock for me to buy. center_img AstraZeneca shares: 4 reasons I’d buy them now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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House in Iizuka / Peak Studio

first_imgArchitects: Peak Studio Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Katsumasa Tanaka+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs Photographs:  Katsumasa Tanaka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Iizuka / Peak StudioSave this projectSaveHouse in Iizuka / Peak Studio House in Iizuka / Peak Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947248/house-in-iizuka-peak-studio Clipboard Year:  Area:  142 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japancenter_img 2020 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Iizuka, Japan CopyAbout this officePeak StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIizukaOn FacebookJapanPublished on September 09, 2020Cite: “House in Iizuka / Peak Studio” 09 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save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 “COPY” Manufacturers: Nemetschek, YKK AP, Duravit, KMEW, UENO JYUKEN, YODOKODesign Team:Shunta Fujiki, Kaori Saya, Taku SajiEngineering:Graph StudioConsultants:MarugensangyoCity:IizukaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The site is located between the national road and a village with fields, and there is a big gap between the traffic on the west side, where the flow of time is fast, and the open landscape with the Honami River and fields. There is also a forest created by a shrine and Mt. At a distance from the site, there are the remains of the foundations of a windlass from the coal mining era, chimneys and brick walls that have survived over the years, and an impressive landscape that includes the remnants of an inn town.Save this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaIn order to make the new house a part of the landscape, I selected materials such as cement sheets, blackened Zamammai steel plates, and broken stones in cages, which will become mossy, for the exterior of the house, so that they will become part of the landscape over time. On the other hand, the family who would live here wanted to move from the Tokyo metropolitan area to the countryside and spend time in a more relaxed atmosphere. In addition, from talking with the client’s family, we felt that they wanted to rent a field in the neighborhood to do farm work, deepen their relationship with their neighbors and relatives, and live a polite life.Save this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaFirst of all, we created a protected garden on the east side by building a wall on the national road side with a volume like a long wall. The dining room with high ceilings overhangs the garden and has high side openings on all four sides and is open to the sky. A simple structure with two volumes and a mixed structure of wood and steel (a steel frame frame is used in the shortest direction) creates a ramshackle interior space, and movable storage furniture and partitioning fixtures are used to allow the residents to change it as they move through it.Save this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaI felt that the architecture, which changes in response to changes in lifestyle and family structure, and which completes itself over time, is the kind of life the client is seeking. While opening to the sky, the lower part of the high side of the house is closed with a wall to ensure the privacy of the living space. The high roof of the dining room appears to float from the national road and the surrounding area. We believe that the residents of the neighborhood can grasp the atmosphere of the family that lives there from the experience of seeing the sky and the trees through the leaking lights and glass. In combination with the client’s taste, we have composed the entire house with rough materials, both inside and out, and aimed to create a house that would be one of the symbols of this place, by using materials and structures that would have a taste with the flow of time.Save this picture!© Katsumasa TanakaProject gallerySee allShow lessC-maison / Architect Hoang VuSelected ProjectsScreen Pavilion / Ray&Emilio StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947248/house-in-iizuka-peak-studio Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

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Recycled donated Vodafone handsets to benefit its Foundation

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 March 2014 | News Top image: mobile phones by Bakalusha on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: corporate Donated goods mobile phones Recycled donated Vodafone handsets to benefit its Foundationcenter_img From the beginning of this year, Vodafone is donating all the income it generates from the old phone handsets that its customers donate to the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network. The charity was set up to bring communications back to disaster-hit areas, to help aid agencies communicate and people affected by the disaster to get in touch with friends and family members.Customers can drop off unwanted phones in-store, or send them to Freepost Vodafone Recycling.Donated phones can be refurbished and re-sold in lower income countries “where the cost of new phones is prohibitive and landlines are scarce”. Handsets that can not be re-used are recycled. The company aims to reuse or recycle 300,000 phones each year.You can see the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network in action in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.Vodafone Foundation Instant Network in Borongan Samar, Philippines  77 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Santander raises £1.2m for British Heart Foundation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 8 January 2016 | News 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. Main image: Santander branch, Manchester by moneybright.co.uk on Flickr.com  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Santander also ran a number of its own events and campaigns. These included:• a London to Cambridge cycle challenge for Santander’s Executive team which raised £23,614• a 50 million step challenge which saw over 1300 staff walk 111 million steps in 10 days raising £149,410• a relay challenge involving six riders cycling from Glasgow to London over five days visiting Santander regional offices en route raised £49,928• an international challenge in which 36 Santander staff travelled to India to build a school for disabled children in Pondicherry and raised £172,370.The money raised will fund the BHF’s Freephone Heart Helpline which provides emotional and practical support to heart patients and their families for the next two years and support two research projects for three years which could lead to better treatments for those living with CVD.Benefits for SantanderBHF staff also train Santander staff in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as part of the BHF’s ambition to create a Nation of Lifesavers.This was extended to the bank’s 10 regional offices and all 850 branches to provide its 20,000 staff with access to the charity’s lifesaving training. As a result of the campaign, the bank also installed AEDs into its major offices to support further the chances of survival in the case of a cardiac arrest.The BHF also supported Santander staff through Healthy Hearts activity, providing useful information and advice about looking after your heart at Santander events across the UK. Branches were provided with a selection of the BHF’s health resources to share with customers.Nathan Bostock, CEO Santander, said: Advertisementcenter_img “We have a great track record of fundraising thanks to the boundless enthusiasm and energy of our employees and the generosity of our customers and suppliers who have all helped to make this such a fantastic year with the BHF.”Past charity of the year partnershipsIn 2012 Santander staff and customers raised £1 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and in 2014 raised £1.3 million for NSPCC. Santander raises £1.2m for British Heart Foundation Santander’s year-long partnership with the British Heart Foundation has exceeded its target of £1 million for the charity.The British Heart Foundation (BHF) was chosen by Santander staff as its charity of the year in January 2015. Since then, staff, customers and suppliers have joined in the fundraising. This included taking part in some of BHF’s fundraising campaigns such as ‘Wear It. Beat it.’ in February and the autumn stock donation campaign ‘Bag it. Beat it.’ for the BHF’s 750+ shops.Santander eventsSantander staff raise funds for British Heart Foundation Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Research / statisticslast_img read more

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World wide pressure to stop the murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal by medical neglect

first_imgSupporters fight for Mumia’s life at Pennsylvania governor’s residence.WW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia —  Intensive worldwide efforts have been ramped up to raise awareness of the dire health crisis facing Mumia Abu-Jamal since April 26, when his spouse, Wadiya Jamal, sounded the alarm over his deteriorating condition.  They demand that Pennsylvania stop its effort to murder the political prisoner and renowned journalist by medical neglect.Wadiya Jamal visited her spouse on April 24 and 25 and reported that Mumia’s condition was worsening, especially after SCI Mahanoy prison doctors dosed him with the drug cyclosporine. Its dangerous side effects seemed to exacerbate his condition. This drug is contraindicated for people with diabetes; Mumia has adult onset diabetes.So many calls flooded the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ phones that officials complained they could not make outgoing calls.  A half-page ad in the New York Times of April 29 addressed the crisis. Several people traveled to the state Capitol building in Harrisburg for a press conference and to visit Gov. Tom Wolf’s mansion on April 29.A video addressing the state’s attempt to murder Mumia produced by Steve Vittoria, director of “Long Distance Revolutionary,” was widely circulated.  View it at tinyurl.com/It67357.Mumia was wrongfully convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981.  He was incarcerated and sentenced to death.  He was imprisoned on death row until 2011, when a global movement finally pressured the courts to rescind the death sentence.  In 2012, he was transferred to general population at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa.In January 2015, Mumia began to develop serious skin allergies.  Due to mistreatment and misdiagnosis by doctors at the prison infirmary, his condition worsened, leading to complications of adult onset diabetes.  On March 30, when his blood sugar and sodium levels were at potentially fatal levels of 779 and 168 respectively — and he had collapsed from diabetic shock — he was transferred to the intensive care unit in Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa.Three days later, Mumia was returned to the prison infirmary, into the hands of the same doctors who had failed to diagnose his diabetes despite administering three blood tests.In spite of insulin treatments and some adjustments to his diet, Mumia’s health has deteriorated.  His symptoms include uncontrolled diabetes, blood in his urine, the loss of over 65 pounds, uncontrolled hand tremors, slurred speech, memory loss and a painful skin disease with open sores.  His skin has hardened and his body is partly disfigured, particularly on his neck and face.Proper medical care is a right!While prison doctors seemed incapable of properly diagnosing and treating Mumia’s increasing health crisis, the Department of Corrections denied his grievance requesting to be seen by medical specialists of his choice.  Yet, when John E. du Pont, an heir to the famed chemical empire fortune, was imprisoned, the same officials granted him access to private doctors. Mumia deserves the same treatment.When Mumia’s lawyer, Bret Grote, attempted to visit him on April 27, he learned that Mumia had been sent to the prison infirmary. Yet prison officials denied him access despite laws allowing uncontested lawyer-client visits.  Then, no one had received calls from Mumia in the days following the visits with Wadiya Jamal on April 24 and 25, raising grave concerns that his condition, untreated and misdiagnosed by prison doctors, could result in his death.On April 29, activists from Philadelphia, New York and Harrisburg, Pa., staged a press conference at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg to demand that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf intervene.  They brought letters from South Africa’s Bishop Desmond Tutu and other renowned world leaders to deliver to Wolf, who in February 2015 declared a statewide moratorium on the death penalty.  Protesters called the actions of prison doctors “a death sentence by medical neglect.”The combined pressure of phone calls, ads and direct actions finally resulted in prison administrators allowing the doctors of Mumia’s choice to review his medical records.  While not allowed direct access, these doctors will be able to consult Mumia by phone to advise him on what treatments would be best. On medical advice, Mumia stopped taking the cyclosporine.Grote was finally allowed to visit Mumia at the prison infirmary on May 1.  Pam Africa, who saw him on May 2, reported that “while his condition seems somewhat better, Mumia is still far from being out of the woods.” She urged supporters to continue to pressure the state.These partial victories came about only because the movement to free Mumia has been relentless.  The growing connections between the campaign supporting Mumia, the Black Lives Matter movement against police violence and the struggle against mass incarceration have also played a key role.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Demonstration to demand: ‘Justice for Flint! Make GM pay!’

first_imgGeneral Motors announced Feb. 3 gargantuan profits for 2015. The auto giant netted $9.7 billion after what little it pays in taxes. Organizers in Detroit with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs say that $4 billion of that sum should immediately go to help the people of Flint rebuild their water infrastructure and for medical needs.A demonstration is planned for Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. outside the GM world headquarters in downtown Detroit (on E. Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien) to demand the company use $4 billion — less than one-half of one year’s profits — to help the city it used, destroyed and left behind.So far GM has been silent about the Flint water catastrophe, even though, as activists point out, “It was GM’s actions that were responsible for the financial destruction of Flint, a majority African-American city placed under emergency management, and the disastrous consequences that followed.”A statement issued by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition points out:In its drive for superprofits, GM eliminated 72,000 union auto jobs in Flint from 1970 to the present, driving out half of the population and turning Flint from one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S. into the poorest. GM closed 24 plants in Genesee County and moved operations all over the globe, seeking higher profits by paying lower wages. In U.S. plants, GM replaced workers with robots. The loss of jobs and plants destroyed Flint’s tax base.When GM became aware of the toxic, corrosive nature of Flint’s water supply in October 2014, it didn’t alert the public or call for the end of its use in family water taps. No, it negotiated an exemption for itself to get water from Lake Huron so its parts would not be corroded, the people be damned.GM is the single greatest polluter of the Flint River, using it to dump toxic industrial waste for decades.GM promoted lead-based gasoline for 60 years to make its engines more efficient at the least cost, knowing full well the poisonous effects of lead.GM got a $50 billion bailout from the federal government in 2009, on which the government lost over $11 billion, when GM’s mismanagement resulted in losses. The state of Michigan, under Govs. Granholm and Snyder, gave GM $4 billion in tax credits through 2030, meaning every year that GM is profitable it pays zero state taxes.The United Auto Workers and Flint civil rights groups fought GM’s racist hiring practices for decades. The closing of over 150 U.S. plants has had a disproportionate impact on the African-American community.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Who’s Minding the Store?

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 15, 2017 SHARE Home Commentary Who’s Minding the Store? Previous articleSupreme Court To Hear Waters of the U.S. CaseNext articleLegislation Targets Fake Milk Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Who’s Minding the Store? Who’s Minding the Store is a classic comedy movie starring Jerry Lewis. It is also a question that many in agriculture are asking about the USDA. The lack of quick and decisive action on picking a new Secretary of Agriculture by the Trump administration has given rise to charges that agriculture is not a high priority for the incoming president. While this may or may not be true, the fact that this was the last cabinet post to be filled has raised concerns and will produce some challenges for the new nominee.A long line of potential candidates has made the trek to Trump Tower, and all have remained silent after their visits.  Many thought the announcement would come during the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Phoenix. While this would have made a major splash in the farm community and would have generated lots of press since many members of the farm media were on hand, the Trump team has proven they like to do things differently and their decision to pass up this event should not be construed as anything negative.This past week, a Trump transition team member said that an announcement will be made soon, stating that “The future growth of the U.S. agriculture sector is of critical importance to President-elect Trump” is a reason for the lengthy selection process to find the right candidate. This comment came as a response to a rather cheeky and unprofessional accusation by outgoing Secretary Tom Vilsack. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, he said the absence of an agriculture secretary nominee so late in the cabinet-selection process reflects a “lack of appreciation” for what the Department of Agriculture does.In an off the record conversation I had with someone I will classify as a Washington insider, the claim was made that there are those within the President elect’s team that see agriculture as “2nd tier.”  Thus, picking a new ag secretary is not a top priority. Yet, what administration recently has made agriculture a top priority?Whenever the choice is made and whomever is picked, that person will need to grab the bull by the horns. American farmers and the agriculture industry in general need a strong voice at USDA – a voice that can articulate the needs and concerns of agriculture both within the administration and without.  One of the reasons farmers and rural Americans voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump is because they felt their voice was not being heard in Washington. The next ag secretary needs to solve that problem.There are many in the national media and on the left end of the political spectrum who are working overtime to discredit Donald Trump and delegitimize the election results. Agriculture is one sector where the new administration could find solid support. It will, however, need to show a willingness to address and articulate the issues vital to agriculture.     by Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Two TCU students arrested after fatal car crash

first_imgTCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students TAGScrimeTCU Previous articleMain St. Arts Festival provides something for everyoneNext articleCulinary arts find a place on Main St. The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter The 109 + posts Linkedin Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Twittercenter_img The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Fort Worth braces for more severe weather The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store printTwo TCU students were arrested in connection with a suspected drunk driving incident after a 46-year-old woman was killed in a car crash late Saturday night.Fort Worth police arrived at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Benbrook Boulevard, Granbury Road, McCart Avenue and Cleburne Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Saturday night.The paramedics showed up to the scene later and pronounced Elena Infante De Flores, 46, dead.The approximate location of the crash is below: According to the police, Jonathan “Luke” Reed, 22, was driving the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, which collided with Infante De Flores’ 2003 Saturn Vue.  He was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter, according to the police report.TCU student John Morgan, 23, was in the passenger seat of the car. According to the police report, Morgan was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.Sarah Kimsey, who lives near the intersection where the crash occurred, said she learned from the victim’s daughter that Infante De Flores was on her way to pick her daughter up from work.Kimsey and her sister-in-law, Monica Pentecost, said they were sitting in Kimsey’s living room when the accident happened. They said they immediately checked to make sure Reed and Morgan were okay.“[Reed] told me, ‘Yeah, I’m all right, but I’m pretty f—ed up. I basically lost control,’” Pentecost said.Pentecost said Morgan asked her if they had hit a parked car.Kimsey said when police arrived, Morgan received medical attention before both him and Reed were handcuffed and escorted to the back of a police car, which later left the site of the crash.Remnants of the crash at the intersection of Benbrook Boulevard, Granbury Road, McCart Avenue and Cleburne Avenue.Morgan was released from the Fort Worth City Jail Saturday night. Reed was sent to Mansfield Jail and was released after he posted bond.Reed could serve 2-20 years in prison and pay a fine up to $10,000 for intoxication manslaughter under Texas state law.Morgan could be fined up to $500 for public intoxication.Both Reed and Morgan are in their senior year at TCU. The two men enrolled in the university for the 2011 fall semester, according to TCU records.Brad Hardcastle is a reporter and editor at TCU 360.  Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @Brad_Hardcastle.This story was first posted April 12, 2015 on TCU360 here. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Linkedin The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/last_img read more

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Women’s club soccer kicks off new season

first_imgArlington Heights pitcher joins high school record books Twitter ReddIt Dylan Thomas back from injury, signs with TCU Twitter Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Previous articleTCU to embark on Civil Rights journeyNext articleBoykin shines as TCU leads SFA 35-0 in home opener Kevin Peters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts printTexas Christian University club sports are off to a winning start with TCU’s Women’s Club Soccer kicking off their season with a victory.The team traveled to San Marcos, Texas this past Saturday and was led by junior Brittany Webb, who scored two of the team’s four goals and who, according to team president Celeste Campbell, “never fails to perform.”Goalkeeper Claire Parker posted a shutout, leading the team to a 4-0 victory.The team is made up of 29 players. The traveling team consists of 25 players, while the other four are on the practice squad.“The team has a lot of potential and this is the best talent I’ve seen since I joined the team,” Campbell said.The team consists of five seniors, 10 juniors, five sophomores, and nine freshmen. There are 12 returners of the 29 players on the team.For the first season, the team is part of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League Premier Division. The Premier Division is made up of the anticipated best club soccer teams in the state of Texas.“It was an honor to be selected for this division, but I was nervous when I first saw the teams we would be playing,” Campbell said.The team’s next game is against Baylor University on Sept. 20.“I am particularly nervous about this game because Baylor has beaten us in the past,” Campbell said. “I think the girls are anxious to play because of the rivalry TCU now has with Baylor.”Later in the month they will face off in a non-divisional game against Tarleton State University. They finish their season with games against Texas Tech University, University of Texas-Austin, and Texas A&M University.There is a regional tournament held in November, but the location of the tournament has yet to be announced.With a good showing at the regional tournament, the team could be invited to play in the national tournament held in Arizona. Facebook Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event ReddItcenter_img Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ TCU’s home field advantage: One of the best in the Big 12 Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ Linkedin Kevin Peters Kevin is a senior sports broadcasting major from Rockton, Illinois. He covers club sports for TCU360. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Paschal Baseball sets high hopes for the season, conference playlast_img read more

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