Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgCustodian and Allied Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Danny Care – Harlequins and England

first_imgCheck out how Danny’s team, Harlequins got on in the Crossbar Challenge… TAGS: Harlequins LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Danny Care feeling a little left outRugby World sat down with the ‘Care Bare’ to chat about buying Liverpool FC, the clubs chances of making the play-offs and having a bit too much spare time on his hands. RUGBY WORLD: Harlequins have found some form in the Premiership. Can you make the play-offs?DANNY CARE: At the start of the season we were aiming for the top six to go one better than last year. Now the top four is wide open and we’re aiming for it. It’s nice to be playing the sort of rugby we want to play, throwing the ball around. The boys are enjoying it.RW: It’s a young squad as well…DC: Yeah, there’s a good bunch of young English lads so hopefully we can stick together for a long time.RW: What about Adrian Jarvis’s move to Bristol next season?DC: He’s taken a bit of stick in training for that but we wish him all the best, except when we play Bristol. Then I’ll send some big guys down his channel!RW: So who are the jokers at Quins?DC: Tommy Williams is an annoying sort of joker. If you’re bent down tying your shoelaces, he’ll push you over into a puddle. The main gag at the club is to change the numbers in people’s phones, like swapping your girlfriend’s number for Dean Richards’s so when you text your girlfriend it goes to him.RW: That’s wicked. Any other gags?DC: We have this thing called Knob of the Week. If you’ve been caught doing something stupid on camera, you get nominated and the team sit round to watch all the videos. The one with the loudest cheer wins. I’m lucky; in a year and a half I’ve not even been nominated. I keep my head down when the camera phones come out. My housemate Jordan Turner-Hall has got it a few times. He’s always up to stupid antics.RW: So do you get any abuse?DC: Any small Mexican or Italian person with brown hair – I get called him. If it’s a person with a big nose it’s Stretts [David Strettle]. It’s not a high level of banter.Super-powers, Bugbears and Horses…RW: Don’t you have a pretty decent pool record against Strettle?DC: We used to live together and had a chalkboard of all the games we’d played. It got to the point where there wasn’t any room on my side to put all the wins in. He won a couple but we must have played 300 games – we had a lot of spare time.RW: What super-power would you like?DC: To fly. I’d fly to the Playboy mansion, then go on to Vegas and New York. RW: Do you have any bugbears?DC: When you open the door for someone and they don’t say thank you. It wouldn’t happen up north but everyone’s too busy in London.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch? Any sledging?DC: Jordan dishes out a bit of banter. He likes to call people his ‘little bitch’ when he does a big tackle. He’s big and there’s nothing you can really come back with.RW: What about the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?DC: In training last year, I was marking Stretts on the wing. There was a bit of banter and I said there was a horse on the pitch. He told me to shut up and stop being an idiot, and I said, “Honest to God, turn round.” Eventually he turned round and there was this massive horse at the back of the pitch, a park ranger or something. Play went on and we were just laughing about this horse.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?DC: To be very rich! I’d love to win the Lottery and buy a football club. Liverpool would be my first choice.RW: Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?DC: Cheryl Tweedy. She’s lovely – I just need a chance to meet her.RW: Who do you think is overrated?DC: Ashley Cole!Check out his stats for EnglandCheck out Danny’s Twitter pageCheck out his seven second try…last_img read more

Una iglesia de Nueva Jersey ofrece cultos públicos al estilo…

first_imgUna iglesia de Nueva Jersey ofrece cultos públicos al estilo de ‘movilizaciones relámpago’ Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Por Sharon Sheridan Posted Aug 9, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY El Rdo. John Mennell habla a los fieles el 28 de julio en la esquina de la calle Church y South Fullerton en Montclair, Nueva Jersey, durante un oficio de Adoración sin Muros. Foto de Sharon Sheridan para ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Vistiendo la tradicional camisa clerical negra con alzacuello y unos menos tradicionales bermudas y sandalias negras, el Rdo. John Mennell se sienta cerca de un altar portátil a la espera de los rezagados. Alrededor de una docena de personas —una de las cuales tiene un perro con traílla echado a sus pies— se sientan frente a él en dos filas de sillas plegables. Acompañado por las voces de los que conversan en una fonda cercana y por el ruido de los vehículos que pasan, Mennell se levanta y saluda a los feligreses de este oficio de Adoración sin Muros que se celebra el 28 de julio en la esquina de las calles Church y South Fullerton en Montclair, Nueva Jersey.Desde el fin de semana del Día de Recordación hasta el del Día del Trabajo, la iglesia episcopal de San Lucas en Montclair celebra eucaristías dominicales en público a las 5:00 P.M. Al igual que en las “movilizaciones relámpago”, a los participantes se les avisa del sitio cada semana a través de un mensaje de texto. A los transeúntes se les invita a incorporarse.“Es divertido ver las reacciones de las distintas personas”, dijo Mennell, el rector de la iglesia. “La semana pasada, terminamos en el parque, en una pasarela peatonal… Una mujer iba paseando con su perro, y el perro se empeñó en unirse al oficio”.Cuando la mujer pasó por segunda vez, Mennell la invitó a que los acompañara. “Ella delicadamente me informó cómo el perro la llevaba al templo [la sinagoga] todos los sábados”.Tales invitaciones, aceptadas o no, se cuentan entre los propósitos de Adoración sin Muros, dijo Mennell. “Parte de ello consiste en captar a individuos acostumbrados a [encontrarse] con personas que los invitan de maneras que resultan incómodas”.“En nuestra hermosa reticencia episcopal”, agregó, los feligreses no se paran en las esquinas a hablar de Jesús. “Esto es lo más cerca que buenamente pueden hacer”.“Si le digo a mi congregación ‘vayan a la esquina y den testimonio’, me ponen en la picota”, dice él. Pero adorar juntos públicamente “es realmente lo mismo”.En este domingo en particular, cerca de 20 personas terminaron por reunirse para el oficio, además de unos cuantos transeúntes que se detuvieron brevemente a observar.“Si la gente se acerca y parece curiosa, invítenles a [participar] en lo que hacemos”, le instruyó  Mennell a la congregación.  “De cierto modo obramos con espontaneidad”.Mitch Goodrich estaba haciendo una gestión en el pueblo cuando se detuvo y se incorporó al oficio con sus hijos: Henry, de 8 años, y Calvin de 19 meses. Resulta que él había conocido a Mennell hace años en la iglesia del Redentor en Cincinnati, antes de que el sacerdote de Montclair asistiera al seminario.“Esto es fantástico. Es tan bueno salir y dejar que la gente vea lo que está pasando y vean quién tú eres”, dijo Goodrich. “Debemos hacer más cosas de este tipo en la Iglesia Episcopal”.Un hombre con una gorra de béisbol interpuso comentarios varias veces durante el oficio. Al escuchar la lectura del Antiguo Testamento sobre la puja de Abraham con Dios respecto al destino de Sodoma, dijo en alta voz: “estamos condenados”.“No, no lo estamos”, le aseguró Mennell. “Estamos salvados”.Más tarde, durante el sermón, el sacerdote le preguntó a la congregación que les impedía a ellos orar.Una mujer replicó que sus preocupaciones eran “demasiado pequeñas e insignificantes”.“Alcohol y chicas”, dijo el hombre de la gorra.“Diferentes adicciones con frecuencia se interponen en nuestro camino”, replicó  Mennell.“[El sentimiento de] culpa”, dijo otro feligrés.”“Satán,” añadió el hombre de la gorra.“Jesús tiene poder sobre Satán”, dijo Mennell, suscitando un breve diálogo sobre este argumento teológico.Tales intercambios, si bien pueden ser retadores, no resultan inoportunos”Parte del empeño en derribar los muros [es] que no podemos utilizar las paredes de la iglesia como una barrera para impedir la entrada de personas o impedir la entrada de ideas”, añadió Mennell después.Por primera vez este verano, el mal tiempo interrumpió el oficio. Al desatarse una tempestad, los presentes se apresuraron a concluir la Oración de los Fieles. Luego, aproximadamente la mitad de ellos se dirigió hasta una cafetería cercana para terminar el oficio y comer juntos. Pidieron de comer y luego concluyeron la Eucaristía.Un oficio de Adoración sin Muros se celebró recientemente en la intersección de las calles Bloomfield y Mission, el escenario de dos tiroteos en Montclair. Foto: San Lucas, Montclair.En [el rito de] la paz, además de saludarse unos a otros, siguieron un ritual adicional: sacaron sus teléfonos celulares y les enviaron a otros un mensaje de texto: “la paz sea contigo”. La ofrenda, como siempre, fue para una organización local, esta vez para Diálogos sobre la Raza en Montclair . En otra semana, la congregación celebró su culto cerca de donde habían tenido lugar dos tiroteos. Los feligreses oraron por el fin de la violencia armada y destinaron la recaudación de a CeasefireNJ, una iniciativa en contra de las armas de fuego.A menudo el grupo se reúne para comer después del culto, dijo Mennell. “Es una manera divertida de continuar la fraternidad”.La conversación de la comida de esa noche varió desde una explicación de lo que significa ser “católico” hasta las trayectorias espirituales de los jóvenes. Michelle Cruz, miembro de la iglesia de San Lucas y recién graduada universitaria, discutió cómo lo que ella había aprendido a través de la ciencia confirmaba su fe. “Es muy complicado”, dijo. “No creo que pudiera haber surgido por sí mismo”.Ella, que asistía a su primera Adoración sin Muros con su padre, Félix, dijo que apreciaba estar al aire libre.“El enviar mensajes de texto es genial” añadió. “le envié un mensaje de texto a una de las hermanas de mi fraternidad femenina. Ella es católica silesiana.Elsie Lockett también asistía por primera vez. “Me gusta. Es diferente, y lo hace menos estructurado”, apuntó.El Rdo. Joseph Harmon, rector de la iglesia episcopal de Cristo en East Orange, asistió al oficio del 28 de julio con la intención de iniciar un ministerio semejante con su congregación. “Hemos estado discutiendo cómo la iglesia de Cristo puede llegar a ser una Iglesia más misional y en particular cómo podemos comprometer de manera más efectiva a la comunidad de East Orange”, afirmó.Len Roberts, que participa regularmente en Adoración sin Muros, dijo que eso era justamente lo que San Lucas estaba haciendo en Montclair. Llevar la Eucaristía a la comunidad le da a conocer a la gente que el poder de Cristo está en la comunidad “no únicamente en la iglesia”, señaló.San Lucas es una de las muchas iglesias episcopales que existen en un área de varios kilómetros y se ha puesto en contacto con algunas de ellas para unirse en una Adoración sin Muros de la zona. Los feligreses de la iglesia de Cristo , a un par de kilómetros en Bloomfield y Glen Ridge, se unieron a San Lucas para un oficio.“Uno de los objetivos es derribar todas esas diferentes barreras que tenemos al reunirnos en nombre de Jesús, y resultó realmente divertido congregarnos con otra comunidad episcopal”, dijo Mennell. “Cantamos los mismo cánticos y dijimos las mismas palabras. No hay ningún boletín del oficio para esto. Es en verdad algo impactante ver lo que todos sabemos y hacemos y compartimos juntos, casi tan impactante como invitar a las personas a participar de lo que hacemos”.“Me encantaría que esto se convirtiera en un modelo diferente de ser iglesia”, dijo Mennell. “Tenemos lo mejor del mundo que ofrecer. Debemos mejorar la forma de ofrecerlo”.Para inscribirse a fin de recibir un mensaje de texto con la ubicación de los próximos oficios de Adoración sin Muros, envíe el texto “stlukesmtc” al 41411.– Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducción de Vicente Echerri Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

251 1st Street / ODA New York

first_img 251 1st Street / ODA New York Video:Imagen Subliminal, Miguel de GuzmanRenderings:Heroes VisualsPlans/Gi Fs:ODA New YorkClient:Adam America Real EstateCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess Specs Manufacturers: AkzoNobel, TAKTL United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Apartments Photographs 251 1st Street / ODA New YorkSave this projectSave251 1st Street / ODA New York Text description provided by the architects. Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st by ODA New York is the firm’s latest manifestation of its steadfast commitment to improving quality of life in urban areas. In this case—taking a page from its well-documented playbook—ODA’s inflected the building’s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units.Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen SubliminalIn addition to light and outdoor area, playing with the massing in this way also provides a sensitive contextual nod: A more formal, closed exterior on bustling 4th Avenue—suitable for the major commercial artery—gives way to the porous push and pull of the terracing along 1st Street, design language meant to mimic the small scale of area brownstones and to engage with 1st’s intimate, more residential quality.In this interaction between disparate exterior elements, 251 1st also references an abstract undercurrent—the generational and cultural shift, as Brooklyn, a once sleepy, largely residential outer borough, continues its transformation into one of NYC’s great cultural epicenters. In other words, both legs of Brooklyn’s changing identity receive expression on the exterior of 251 1st.Save this picture!Render © Heroes VisualsSave this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen SubliminalInside, ODA’s design is conceived as a kind of urban oasis. While the clean lines and unabashed geometry of the contemporary canon are prominent on the exterior, the lobby—open planned, full-floored and attended 24 hours (via doorman and virtual concierge)—has a softer, distinctly natural, almost zen-like aura, with a strong emphasis on materials: a rich medley of woods, concrete, and metals. In the lobby’s lounge areas, living green wall receive ample light through transparent front and rear glass.Save this picture!Render © Heroes VisualsUnits, in contrast, feature muted palettes—and are, per usual, elegantly appointed. Wide plank white oaks floors lay beneath soaring ceilings, circumscribed by floor-to- ceiling glass windows and doors. Powder rooms, secondary baths, and master baths are outfitted with Italian marble, imported porcelain, and white honed marble, respectively. And eleven light-filled penthouses boast panoramic vistas reaching from the Manhattan skyline to the Verrezano-Narrows Bridge.Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen SubliminalAnd, as ODA residents have come to expect, the building features a generous slew of amenities, from the familiar—two sun-soaked courtyards, a landscaped terrace—to the luxuriantly unexpected: an entry floor library, stroller valet, fitness/yoga room, and even a pet grooming station, among others.Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessGüths House / ArqBr Arquitetura e UrbanismoSelected ProjectsRevised Design for Washington DC WWI Memorial UnveiledArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:251 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Miguel de Guzman / Imagen Subliminal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Year: center_img ArchDaily Area:  80000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzman / Imagen Subliminal+ 42 Share Eran Chen, P. Christian Bailey, Ryoko Okada, Dongyoung Kim, Hadas Brayer, Vi Nguyen, Asuncion Tapia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2017 CopyApartments•Brooklyn, United States Architects: ODA New York Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeODA New YorkOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on July 26, 2017Cite: “251 1st Street / ODA New York” 26 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Practical Action appoints TDA for digital project

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 September 2010 | News Development charity Practical Action has appointed direct-to-digital agency TDA for a digital project to restructure the organisation’s web presence.Following a review of its website and the development of a new online strategy, the charity has tasked TDA with developing a sustainable website structure, including key microsites, and mapping suitable customer journeys through that structure.Rob Cartridge, Head of Communications at Practical Action, said: “The customer journey should be an intuitive one, allowing them to move through our site seamlessly, always being presented with content in a format appropriate to them. To that end, we need to redefine our audiences, what we want of them, and what they might want of us, and use that as the cornerstone for our entire online presence.”TDA has been working with Practical Action since earlier this year, creating and implementing a programme to broaden the charity’s audience and test new approaches to fundraising.  41 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital TDA Practical Action appoints TDA for digital project 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Charity Benchmarks returns for 2020 with new focus on CEOs

first_img Charity Benchmarks, which provides an in-depth analysis of the UK’s fundraising sector, is back for a third year with a new focus on CEOs.Last year’s Charity Benchmarks study brought together data from 21 charities, representing £1.1bn of fundraised income, £196m of direct fundraising cost and the activity of 1,488 staff. It also included a detailed examination of how fundraising leaders across the sector saw the state of the market today, and their predictions for the future.This year will see the data augmented with the findings of research into how CEOs see fundraising and its position in the bigger organisational picture.The research will be undertaken by global consulting and search practice Astarita, Aldrich & Ward (AAW) who join founding partners Freestyle Marketing and Open Creates.AAW will conduct in-depth interviews with CEOs about their perspective on fundraising within their organisations. As well as understanding the internal dynamic, the project will also offer a perspective on the bigger picture view of the sector, and how this impacts on individual charities.Charities and charity CEOs can still get involved in the project, and those interested are asked to contact Mark Foster and Hayley Statter at [email protected] Briggs of Open said:“As fundraisers, we can be a little myopic and forget that what we do is just part of a much larger whole. And we often get frustrated – whether rightly or wrongly – when we feel that colleagues and leaders ‘don’t get fundraising’. I’m hoping that this study provides real insight into these challenges and sparks debate at every level.”Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy & External Affairs at the IoF said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Charity Benchmarks returns for 2020 with new focus on CEOs Melanie May | 16 March 2020 | News  683 total views,  5 views today “The sharing of this information benefits the whole sector, as well as those that are active participants – and I’d encourage more charities to take part in the future as the more data that is available, the richer the insights will be.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  684 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: benchmark researchlast_img read more

Indiana Soybean Checkoff Celebrates New Use of Soybeans at Children’s Museum

first_img SHARE Indiana Soybean Checkoff Celebrates New Use of Soybeans at Children’s Museum Previous article2019 Farmland Rental Rates Expected Steady with 2018Next articleTropical Storm Gordon Visits Indiana Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Checkoff Celebrates New Use of Soybeans at Children’s Museum By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 11, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Soybean Checkoff Celebrates New Use of Soybeans at Children’s MuseumIndiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) hosted an event for soybean farmers from across Indiana on Sunday, September 9th. The event, held at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, showcased a new use of soybeans — the newly added sports fields in the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legend Experience. The SYNLawn turf backing used in the sports fields were all created with soybean oil as a key component, a sustainable — and Indiana-grown — alternative to petroleum oil.“I think this event has done a great job of showcasing what the Indiana Soybean Checkoff is all about: increasing demand by creating more ways to use soybeans.” said Melanie Fitzpatrick, Indiana Soybean Alliance Senior Director of Marketing & Communications.The event, hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, invited more than 1,000 soybean farmers and their families to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. ISA is the checkoff organization that represents Indiana soybean farmers by investing in soybean research, promotion and education. Finding new uses for soybeans is part of the Indiana Soybean Alliance’s focused effort to grow soybean demand.“ISA wants soybean farmers to know that the Indiana Soybean Alliance invests in programs that make a difference for farmers like research and demand creation. This event celebrates the success of those investments,” stated Anngie Steinbarger, Indiana Soybean Alliance Board Executive Committee Officer.The soybean oil-backed turf created by SYNLawn is yet another example the diverse uses for Indiana’s soybeans. SYNLawn is an exceptional partner to America’s soybean growers and has worked with the United Soybean Board to educate customers from coast-to-coast about the value of soybean oil used in their products – such as the turf at the Riley’s Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.“Soybeans are important to us because we use them in our products, such as our synthetic lawn backing and as binders in our synthetic mulch. Our company is privileged to work with homeowners, commercial developers, researchers, and farmers when it comes to synthetic landscaping materials. We are always looking for ways to incorporate more biodegradable and sustainable products into what we do, and Indiana soybeans have really helped us move in that direction,” stated Rob Dant, Corporate Director of Commercial Development for SYNLawn, on Sunday during the event’s program.New uses such as the soybean oil-based turf backing, petroleum oil replacement in Goodyear Assurance WeatherReadyTM Tires on 77% of cars, SUVs, crossovers, pick-ups and minivans, and concrete sealer to prevent water and salt saturation, are all sustainable innovations that drive soybean use.“Today we are celebrating soybeans – and the transformation of this important commodity crop into something completely unexpected. From my farm field to the sports fields kids are playing on right now – it’s a pretty great feeling to know the research we invest in is paying off for Indiana soybean farmers,” Steinbarger added.During the day Rowdie, the Indianapolis Indians’ mascot, and Freddie Fever, the Fever’s mascot, joined Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Bennie the Bean to entertain event attendees. But the real celebration centered around soybean farmers and the innovative new uses of Indiana soybeans that drive new soybean demand.The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience was opened to the public in 2018. Celebrating Indianapolis’ rich sports history and physical fitness, this permanent addition to the museum is an exciting family-friendly experience for all ages.“We take great pride in transforming lives through the experiences we provide and it’s just as important to show we are committed to responsible programs, products and experiences. This is a good learning opportunity for families to better understand farm to turf – in other words, what are the latest products that are being created that can also be sustainable and recyclable – thus, giving farmers a broader market for their crops. Our turf provides an accessible, authentic experience for our legends-in-training to train like the pros while withstanding high-volume use and Midwest seasonal elements,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.To find out more about the Indiana Soybean Alliance, visit For more information about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience, visit Indiana Soybean Alliance Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Study: COVID-19 Caused $8 Billion Loss for Ethanol Producers

first_img By NAFB News Service – Sep 29, 2020 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Study: COVID-19 Caused $8 Billion Loss for Ethanol Producers Previous articleCME Group to Launch Pork Cutout Futures and OptionsNext articleSoybeans Taking Priority This Harvest NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Study: COVID-19 Caused $8 Billion Loss for Ethanol Producers Facebook Twitter A new study by university economists finds ethanol producers will experience roughly $8 billion in losses this year due to the pandemic’s impact on world fuel markets. The study, conducted by economists from the University of Florida and Arizona State University, was published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization.The estimated economic loss grows to a range of $7.9 to $8.6 billion when unemployment effects are included. The study acknowledges that those estimates likely “understate the cost of COVID-19” to the ethanol industry because the impact of the pandemic on co-product output, demand and prices is not included.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the new study confirms the findings of an RFA analysis published in July, which found pandemic-related losses could be $7 billion or more in 2020. According to RFA, the study also underscores the importance of ensuring ethanol producers are not again left out of any stimulus package that may move forward in the weeks ahead.last_img read more

Call for marathon runners to support GROW

first_imgNewsCommunitySportCall for marathon runners to support GROWBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2019 157 Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients Linkedin Hand photo created by katemangostar – www.freepik.comAs athletes are putting in their final preparations for the Dublin City Marathon, one of Ireland’s leading mental health support groups, GROW, is calling on participants from Limerick City & County to consider raising funds for the charity.For those who have not yet selected a charity, GROW is asking that they consider contacting family, friends and colleagues and encouraging them to make a donation. As a result, not only will you enjoy the personal satisfaction of completing the marathon, but doing it in aid a charity will make it even more worthwhile as GROW meetings are held regularly throughout Limerick City & County.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It would be particularly fitting to support GROW as the charity is celebrating its 50th anniversary of providing support within the community to people dealing with all types of mental health challenges.Joan Diffley, Jacki Hehir & Michael Crowe called on athletes to lend support to GROW and help people recover from mental health issues.“The challenges that athletes face during training and the marathon itself are similar in many respects to the challenges faced by people who struggle on a daily basis with their mental well-being. GROW’s recovery programme prepares people to take small, but very significant and practical steps towards achieving their ultimate goal of personal recovery.“What is unique about GROW is that it is a community-based organisation that provides support and education around emotional and mental wellbeing through weekly free meetings. “These meetings provide mutual help, understanding and encouragement to those who are struggling with any aspect of mental health from depression to stress, anxiety, loneliness or isolation and to those experiencing financial and physical difficulties,” explained Joan Diffley, Jacki Hehir & Michael Crowe.International research on GROW’s group method shows that “over a period of time they need significantly less professional help and have less chance of relapse. They are significantly more likely to be in employment and will have wider support networks. They are also more likely to reduce, or dispense with, medication”.If you are interested in supporting GROW you can donate on, alternatively contact the charity on email at [email protected] or GROW Office, 33 Henry Street, Limerick, Tel: 061 318813 for sponsorship cards. If you, or anybody you know, could benefit from GROW please contact us at this number. Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Print WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleKate’s fundraiser leaves its mark on family and friendsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Keywest Staff Reporter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGScharitydublin city marathonLimerick City and CountymarathonMental Healthsupport Email Advertisement Text for mental health supportlast_img read more

Donegal man dies in Swiss biking tragedy

first_imgNews Donegal man dies in Swiss biking tragedy Previous articleHSE coordinating counselling services in InishowenNext articleLast nights rioting in Derry “worst in a decade” News Highland Twitter Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+center_img Facebook By News Highland – July 13, 2010 Google+ A 42 year-old man originally from Letterkenny has died in a motorcycle crash in Switzerland.The man, who had moved to London, is understood to have been on a biking holiday with friends from Donegal when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.The man’s name has not yet been released. Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more