Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 9th March, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” As Flybe collapses, should FTSE investors sell travel and tourism stocks? Last week saw the struggling regional airline Flybe go into administration. This left many travellers stranded and put a large number of jobs at risk. The Exeter-based company collapsed after a bid for fresh financial support failed. Many of our readers would likely remember the high-profile bankruptcy of Thomas Cook in 2019.Now investors are wondering whether they should be concerned about the future of travel and tourism shares, especially of airline stocks. 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These include Carnival, easyJet, InterContinental Hotels, International Consolidated Airlines (the owner of British Airways and Iberia), Ryanair Holdings, Whitbread, and Wizz Air.As a result shares of these companies have been quite choppy in the past few months. Especially over the past several weeks, their prices have been tumbling as coronavirus fears continue to ripple through the markets.Falling prices, higher dividend yieldsA lower share price obviously boosts the prospective dividend yield, assuming the company does not cut the dividend. The good news is that most high-quality dividend stocks continue paying and even raising dividends during bear markets. In other words, as long as companies do not reduce their dividends, income keeps rolling in regardless of how the market behaves.Here is a summary of how share prices of travel and tourism companies have fared year-to-date (YTD) and where their dividend yields stand:Carnival – YTD down about 41.4%; current dividend yield of 7.7%easyJet – YTD down about 29.8%; current dividend yield of 4.1%InterContinental Hotels – YTD down about 22.5%; current dividend yield of 2.4%IAG – YTD down about 32.3%; current dividend yield of 6.3%Ryanair Holdings – YTD down about 23.1%; does not pay out dividendsWhitbread – YTD down about 25.1%; current dividend yield of 2.7%Wizz Air – YTD down about 13.9%; does not pay out dividendsTime to buy, sell or hold?Until we have more clarity on the global fight against the virus, there will likely be more turbulence ahead for travel and transport shares. In recent days it has been widely reported in the media that many travellers worldwide are backing out of travel plans. And cancellations especially threaten the cruise industry.Buying when markets are in a free-fall takes courage. But if you liked a given stock several weeks ago for solid fundamental reasons, you would probably like it more when the price is lower. Many analysts indeed believe the recent crash gives investors a buying opportunity as markets tend to bounce back, usually in matter of months. Nonetheless, prices may go even lower after you buy into the shares.Therefore, any decision regarding your portfolio holdings should be made within your own risk/return profile. You may also want to talk to a financial advisor regarding your own circumstances. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Former England hooker George Chuter is riled that diving is creeping into the pro game in the July edition of Rugby World… THE SAYING goes that ‘footballers spend the whole game pretending they’re hurt, whilst rugby players spend the whole game pretending they’re not’.Rugby union is an increasingly brutal, attritional game, and players are hitting harder than ever before. It’s a tough game played by tough men.However, over the past five years we have seen an increasing amount of diving in the pro game. This is not to say that it is rife, or widespread, but simply that it has reared its ugly head.It can occur when two players are running shoulder-to-shoulder during a kick-chase, when a player has been tackled a fraction late, or when someone wants to draw attention to an act of foul play.You know the drill – hands flailing, head thrown back, guttural scream emanating to the heavens, body hitting the ground like a sack of spuds. Often, the diver will remain prone for several minutes until action is taken. If you’re hit late, pick yourself up and get back in the game. And if you get punched, smile at the assailant and trust the match officials/citing commissioner to deal with it. Or smack him back. Not that I’m encouraging violence…I get slightly embarrassed when I watch slow-motion replays of these sorts of incidents, so goodness knows how the divers feel. Big blokes falling over in agony at the slightest touch is not what rugby is about. And is there a funnier scene in sport than when, having failed to con the referee, a player who seemed, to all intents and purposes, dead minutes before, suddenly rises, Lazarus-like, and continues to throw himself into the game?Admittedly, with all the pressure to win, players will push the boundaries to gain that crucial sliver of advantage. Of course, I did this time and time again as a player, as did most of my peers. It’s called gamesmanship, and is crucial to success. It is not gamesmanship I am ranting about, more the extravagant lengths players go to achieve it.If you get bumped off the ball in a kick-chase, bump him back. Show you want it more than him. Don’t dive on the floor and give up any chance you had of getting possession.
Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Anglican Communion, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Middle East Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Egan MillardPosted Aug 6, 2020 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Glass doors were shattered at All Saints Church in Beirut, Lebanon, after an explosion at the city’s port on Aug. 4, 2020. Courtesy photo[Episcopal News Service] In the aftermath of the devastating explosion that caused widespread damage across Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug. 4, Episcopalians are reaching out to their Anglican counterparts in the region to assess their needs and offer assistance. The explosion, which killed at least 135 people, injured more than 3,000 and left 300,000 homeless, leveled much of the city’s port when a fire ignited a massive amount of explosives that had been warehoused there for six years.All Saints Church in Beirut, Lebanon. Courtesy photoAll Saints Church, part of the Anglican Communion’s Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, sits about a mile from the site of the explosion. Surrounded by skyscrapers, the church sustained relatively minor damage given its location; all the glass doors in the parish hall were shattered, but the sanctuary was not seriously damaged, the church’s leadership wrote on Facebook. There were no known deaths from the explosion among the church’s Arabic-speaking Lebanese and international congregations, according to the church.“For this we thank the Lord, while we also very much grieve at the tragic accident,” the church’s leadership wrote.The Anglican Center at the Near East School of Theology, two miles away from the blast, was also damaged, while a diocesan school for children with disabilities farther from the city center was not, according to the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, archbishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem.The explosion dealt a crippling blow to a country already suffering from the simultaneous disasters of COVID-19 and a catastrophic economic collapse. In recent weeks, food shortages, power outages and violent protests against government corruption and mismanagement have been the norm.“We are all facing a new catastrophe, on top of the very challenging COVID and economic problems Lebanon is dealing with,” the All Saints leaders wrote.The Rev. Robert D. Edmunds, The Episcopal Church’s U.S.-based Middle East partnership officer, described the additional crises that will complicate any response to the explosion.“As challenging as things are in our country on so many levels, at this point, for Lebanon, it’s exponential,” Edmunds told Episcopal News Service.Since the country’s main port has been destroyed, importing repair materials – like the vast amounts of glass that will be needed – will be exceptionally difficult, Edmunds said. Even getting money into the country is a problem because of the collapse of the Lebanese banking system, Edmunds learned during a call with his ecumenical partners.Dawani issued an appeal to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s international partners for relief funds to repair All Saints Church and the Anglican Center, “but also to engage in a larger outreach effort to those members of the communities in Beirut most stricken by this tragedy.” All Saints, being close to the blast but relatively unscathed, might be well positioned to help with relief efforts, Dawani said.In the U.S., that appeal is being implemented by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which has set up an emergency relief fund. The Middle East Council of Churches is also organizing an appeal, Edmunds said.Dawani and All Saints’ leadership also asked for prayers as Lebanon endures yet another crisis.“Thank you for your prayers as we continue to seek to be a light for Christ in this bleak city which is suffering so much,” the All Saints leaders’ letter concluded.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Episcopalians, Anglicans organize relief efforts after catastrophic explosion in Beirut Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16
Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326897/la-revilla-house-estudio-mariano-martin Clipboard Year: La Revilla House / Estudio Mariano Martin Save this picture!© Angel Baltanás+ 18 Share ArchDaily Architects: Estudio Mariano Martin Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/326897/la-revilla-house-estudio-mariano-martin Clipboard CopyHouses•Revilla, Spain “COPY” Projects La Revilla House / Estudio Mariano MartinSave this projectSaveLa Revilla House / Estudio Mariano Martin Area: 215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Just like a small Pandora´s box, the house hides in the existing landscape, waiting closed until the arrival of of its residents the weekend. Then, all secrets are revealed, opening the landscape into the house. Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Sensa® Premium SeriesStonesNeolithSintered Stone – La Boheme – Timber CollectionCoffee tablesB&B ItaliaSmall Table – BoreaA box of stone and tile rests on a wooden one, which at the same time opens to receive the glass, allows dialogue between the feeling of protection and shelter needed and the sights and light of the wonderful landscape that surrounds it. A small wooden box and glass on the first floor reveals the mystery between closed and open, as a permanent observer of the valley. Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásIndoor, an open space at ground floor will serve as living – dining – kitchen and on the first floor the bedrooms and bathrooms. A adjusted budget will be enough for trades in the area know how to develop their profession as they always did. Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásIndoor, an open space at ground floor will serve as living – dining – kitchen and on the first floor the bedrooms and bathrooms. A adjusted budget will be enough for trades in the area know how to develop their profession as they always did. Save this picture!© Angel BaltanásInside a gray stucco floor is used for the whole house, heated by an under floor heating system that makes us surprise as being warm in winter and cool in summer … the rest, simply white. As the last and certainly the most important of the materials, the surrounding vegetation, the small garden with cypress guarding it… that makes our mark disappear as if the house had always been there.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessLevin Residence / Ibarra Rosano Design ArchitectsSelected ProjectsACTIVATE! Public Space Design CompetitionArticles Share 2008 Spain CopyAbout this officeEstudio Mariano MartinOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRevillaSpainPublished on February 01, 2013Cite: “La Revilla House / Estudio Mariano Martin” [Casa La Revilla / Estudio Mariano Martin] 01 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 14 Share photographs: Shannon McGrathPhotographs: Shannon McGrath Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathText description provided by the architects. Built behind the heritage façade of a landmark property in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, this project retains and restores the original frontage while adding a rear addition with three levels of new living space. Conceptually, the design deals with the intersection of the old and the new through differing modes of visual connection and threshold. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe built form responds to other human and environmental factors through a courtyard and pavilion configuration, maximising sunlight, ventilation, vistas and relationships with native landscaping. The program of the home was developed around the lifestyle of the clients’ young family, incorporating numerous modes of social, working, and living areas as well as integrating art and other sentimental objects into a design that exudes warmth and character.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCould an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?Architecture NewsCourt-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSelected Projects Share Photographs 2011 Fitzroy House / Techne Architects Projects ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442577/fitzroy-house-techne-architects Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442577/fitzroy-house-techne-architects Clipboard Year: Area: 350 m² Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 Fitzroy House / Techne ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFitzroy House / Techne Architects Australia CopyHouses•Fitzroy, Australia Architects: Techne Architecture + Interior Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTechne Architecture + Interior DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFitzroyHousesAustraliaPublished on October 30, 2013Cite: “Fitzroy House / Techne Architects” 30 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cementos Cruz Azul, Helvex, Interceramic, McNeel, Tecnolite Mexico Architects: TALC Area Area of this architecture project 2020 José Luis Jiménez Engineering:Miguel Ángel TrujanoCollaborator:Luis Jiménez PáezCity:TlalpanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The Xochitlali house is a middle-class house, located in an informal neighbourhood of Mexico City where self-construction and progressive housing predominates, generating a gray and unfinished image in the entire neighbourhood. The clients requested a home that in spite of being in a small area of 139 m2 needed a broad program as well as having as much open space as possible. For this reason, the project comes up from the purpose of keeping at least 2/3 of the land as open space between the ground floor and the second level.Save this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaThe program consists of; living room, dining room, kitchen, half bathroom, cellar, pantry, two covered parking spaces and a patio on the ground floor. On the ground floor level there are; three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and on the second floor level; a television room, half bath, laundry room and a terrace. Taking advantage of the fact that is an area located in a corner lot, all the spaces can be ventilated and illuminated with ease however, the inside of the living areas are preserved towards the interior of the house, avoiding as much as possible having to see outside of the house. This is why a patio of a third of the land is created on the ground floor (from which all the rainwater from the house also infiltrates) and on the last level a terrace with high walls, but specific views towards the City of Mexico from the height provided by the periphery.Save this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaFor its construction, local labor was used respecting the traditional construction system of the periphery of the city of block and solid concrete slab. In addition, the rustic exterior was preserved to fit the house in the context without drawing excessive attention but leaving a flat and white paint for the interior. The result is a 243 m2 single-family home that seeks to go unnoticed on the outside, without losing its contemporary expression and reserving the luxury of simple materials inside, favoring ventilation and natural lighting in all its spaces.Save this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaSave this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaProject gallerySee allShow lessPR House / Laercio Fabiano ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsCrucita House / TALLER AGFSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959437/xochitlali-house-talc Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Tlalpan, Mexico Xochitlali House / TALCSave this projectSaveXochitlali House / TALCSave this picture!© Ignacio Rodríguez GarcíaCurated by Clara Ott Share Area: 243 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Projects Photographs Xochitlali House / TALC “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959437/xochitlali-house-talc Clipboard ArchDaily Lead Architect: Photographs: Ignacio Rodríguez García Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTALCOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTlalpanOn FacebookMexicoPublished on April 05, 2021Cite: “Xochitlali House / TALC” [Casa Xochitlali / TALC] 05 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Upsurge in South sets People’s AgendaBy Eva P. and Ben C.View from platform during historic Raleigh march.Raleigh, N.C. — The appeal went out: “Just like Dr. King said in 1965, ‘Come to Selma!’; we’re saying in 2014, ‘Come to Raleigh!’”And come they did. Over 80,000 demonstrators took part in the Moral March on Raleigh, Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly on Feb. 8.It was the largest gathering in the U.S. South since the Selma voting rights’ marches of the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. Expressing the current climate of fightback in North Carolina, the Moral Monday and HKonJ movement has sparked resistance across the South.Civil Rights veterans and social justice activists by the busload flooded in from neighboring states to join in the historic march and rally. More than 100 buses brought people from across North Carolina. They were joined in the streets of Raleigh by groups from at least 30 other states.The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, played a central role, traveling extensively throughout North Carolina and other southern states to build momentum for the demonstration. The energy of participants reflects the global struggle against austerity and the multinational movement to put forward a People’s Agenda.“When Blacks and progressive whites came together 144 years ago to begin the long journey out of the divisions of the Civil War, the good of the whole was their vision and dream for this state,” Barber told the crowd. “They knew then what we must know now; it’s the only way forward, it’s the better way. But in the house behind us, the new far-right, Tea Party-backed, ultra-conservative leadership of the General Assembly has attacked public education; they have assailed our voting rights, ignored the cause of the poor and unemployed; they have sought to divide us by race, income, region and sexual orientation. They are trying to sell off our environment to the highest bidder. All in the service of private greed and far-right ideology.”HKonJ coalition builds movementThe year 2014 marks the eighth year of the annual HKonJ mobilizations, spearheaded by the N.C. NAACP and undertaken by a broad coalition of more than 160 organizations. Unions, students and youth, immigrant rights, women’s, LGBTQ, civil rights, environmental, faith and many other organizations are united behind a 14-point People’s Agenda that has provided the basis for coordinated organizing and action for each year since the coalition’s formation.The People’s Agenda raises many different issues, including the repeal of the Jim Crow ban on collective bargaining rights; full funding for education, including the state’s historically Black colleges and universities; health care for all; immigrant rights; abolition of the racist death penalty; and state redress and reparations for the racist 1898 Wilmington riot, the sterilization of women of color and the 1979 Greensboro massacre.The HKonJ coalition held its first mobilization in February 2007 when Democrats controlled both houses of the state Legislature and the governor’s office.The building of local people’s assemblies that can take up a program for action based around the 14-point agenda is projected as a central task of the united front effort. The constitution of this coalition and sustained action based on the People’s Agenda paved the way for the Moral Monday demonstrations, which drew thousands to Raleigh each week over the summer to protest the far-right agenda in the state Legislature, resulting in nearly 1,000 arrests.It is the HKonJ coalition that since those demonstrations sustained the momentum leading to a steady rhythm of actions and organizing, giving rise to the Moral Monday/Forward Together movement.Youthful, energetic and united marchMarchers began assembling en masse outside Raleigh’s Shaw University, one of the state’s historically Black colleges and universities and the birthplace of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. A morning rally that set the tone for the day was peppered with influences of liberation theology — a testament both to the long and active history of the Black church in previous Civil Rights movements and to the many people of all faiths who came with their congregations to participate in the march.The strong labor and workers’ rights contingent included the N.C. State AFL-CIO; the Southern Workers Assembly; Atlanta Jobs with Justice; the North Carolina Association of Educators; fast food workers from Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia; the N.C. Public Service Workers Union, United Electrical Workers Local 150; the Farm Labor Organizing Committee; and many others.These groups have played an important role in the Moral Monday movement, which has in turn further politicized the low-wage workers’ struggle to embrace racial justice and women’s rights.Larsene Taylor, vice president of UE Local 150, the Public Service Workers Union, spoke from the main stage: “We need a Workers’ Bill of Rights made into law that guarantees that the very basic human rights for all workers are met. Divided, we beg for a living wage, a safe work environment, and a force and a seat at the table. United, we bargain. We know that Civil Rights and labor rights go hand in hand; thus, the people’s fight is labor’s fight.”Throughout the crowd and the various contingents were marchers wearing bright pink hats and carrying pink Planned Parenthood signs to protest attacks on women’s health and reproductive rights.The youth and student contingent numbered in the thousands. It reflected the very active high school and college student organizing presence in the state and an upsurge of student involvement. Repressive attacks on the right of young people to vote, the school-to-prison pipeline, and years of deep cuts to public education are all spurring on youth to organize.Youth across North Carolina played a pivotal role in the Moral Monday movement by being among the first to participate in civil disobedience actions and by raising the level of militancy. The youth and student contingent was joined by organizers from the Baltimore Algebra Project, the Florida Dream Defenders, N.C. Heroes Emerging Among Teens (HEAT), the N.C. Student Power Union, and youth from multiple Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) chapters.Q Wideman, a leader of FIST in North Carolina, spoke at the main stage about why youth were motivated to march, citing the rate of murders by law enforcement and the rate of incarceration of Black and Brown youth. “I’m here today because Chuy Huerta is dead,” Wideman began, referencing the recent death of 17-year-old Latino youth Jesus “Chuy” Huerta while in custody of the Durham police. The killing has sparked outrage nationally.The energy of the day was palpably hopeful, as the march wound from Shaw University toward the State Capitol. Youth-led chants called out the role of the racist, right-wing capitalist Art Pope. The chant for “Jobs and education, not war and Incarceration” mingled with music played over the loudspeakers that got protesters dancing.Moral Mondays and HKonJSince the march, the HKonJ coalition and other groups have announced a number of initiatives to continue to build the growing fightback that has been awakened.Moral Monday events and demonstrations continue to be held across North Carolina and are spreading throughout the South. Georgia has been convening regular Moral Monday demonstrations since the start of the year. Truthful Tuesdays, modeled after the Moral Monday movement, are being organized in South Carolina, and plans for similar demonstrations have been announced across the South.In 1964, thousands from across the U.S. convened in southern states to assist the struggle of African Americans to acquire the right to vote, to organize workers and to give aid to the Civil Rights and Black Freedom struggle. This year, to mark the 50th anniversary of this historic mobilization, a broad coalition of groups is making plans to pick up this banner and bring organizers to southern states to contribute to the struggles on the ground here.Workers World Party has announced plans to convene a southern socialism conference in Durham the weekend of March 28-30. It will provide a revolutionary analysis of the current period, the growing fightback, and the tasks needed to build peoples’ power that can take on the racist capitalist system and build socialism.The tremendous HKonJ demonstration held Feb. 8 is a reflection of the growing consciousness of the working class in this period and the willingness to engage in a mass fightback against the right-wing and other reactionary forces. It is an encouraging development for the struggle in the U.S. South and for the movement as a whole.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Put Up a Shield Against Disease in Corn in 2017 By Andy Eubank – Nov 28, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Drought SpreadsNext articleHow to Make a Profit in 2017 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Put Up a Shield Against Disease in Corn in 2017 dekalb-disease-shieldCorn and soybean yields varied quite a bit in 2016 across Indiana, but one thing is very evident. Where disease was kept in check, yields improved dramatically. Planning for the next growing season means farmers must determine if it pays to take appropriate measures against disease.Among the options to consider is the DEKALB® Disease Shield™ portfolio of products that combines high yielding genetics and protection against yield-robbing diseases. Jessica Simmons with Monsanto says six new products will be in the portfolio for next year.“Disease Shield is really taking the exclusive high performing genetics of DEKALB and enhancing it with greater disease protection,” she said. “For example, in Indiana, growers are seeing about a 15.4 bushel per acre yield advantage. So, it’s huge, and very effective in that state.”It’s proven that disease is sucking yield right out of corn fields. Simmons says Disease Shield hybrids are demonstrating that they offer better standability and optimal plant health.“Anytime you can start combating that and letting your plants thrive and grow, especially early on, the better yield results you’re going to have. Disease Shield has really been a highly effective product line for farmers to really maximize their acres.”She added Disease Shield genetics are available in new hybrids only, but farmers might want to think about making a switch in 2017, at least on some designated acres.“We really encourage people to try new products whenever possible because those technological advances are going to make a difference,” she said. “I know it’s harder in years when commodity prices are low, but you’re really going to see the value for your investment.”Simmons told HAT despite the weather variations during this growing season, the DEKALB brand performed well.“There’s always going to be some variations based on weather. We can’t control everything, but DEKALB really stands for performance and consistency. The genetics and that type of consistency that farmers can count on is really what they’re getting when they buy a DEKALB product, so even in wet or dry years, our hybrids still perform.”Simmons is Asgrow/DEKALB Regional Marketing Manager.