First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) 2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.
BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Video: Bishop Mark MacDonald on indigenous issues at the WCC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN WCC Assembly 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC November 5, 2013 at 4:31 am Bishop MacDonald is of course right in saying that we (i.e. the Western World and much of the rest of it) can learn valuable lessons from the more ecologically sound ways of aboriginal people. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that the relationship that those aboriginal people had with “the land” was not because they possessed greater wisdom or were somehow more ethical than the Europeans who took over Canada. For them, it was a necessity, and when their environment changed, they adapted to it. Given time, they too might very well have adopted the “conquer and exploit nature” attitude that has brought us to the precarious place we are now. Let’s not romanticize First Nations any longer; there’s been too much of that. But at the same time, let’s do something serious about giving First Nations children the opportunity to become educated, employed, happy and proud adults. We all live in this world and we have to find ways to eliminate the inequities that exist between people. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Mark DeWolf says: By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 2, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Video, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, national indigenous bishop for the Anglican Church of Canada, speaks about indigenous issues being addressed at the World Council of Churches General Assembly, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in Busan, South Korea. Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS
Projects Photographs: Filip Dujardin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lofthouse I / Marc Koehler Architects “COPY” Year: Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 16 Share Lofthouse I / Marc Koehler ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLofthouse I / Marc Koehler Architects Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799492/lofthouse-i-marc-koehler-architects Clipboard 2015 Manufacturers: GIRA, Foreco, Fabrikoos, Giro Area: 67 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Marc Koehler Architects Area Area of this architecture project The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799492/lofthouse-i-marc-koehler-architects Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Architects In Charge:Marc Koehler, Chun Hin LeungPhotoshoot Furniture:Friday Next, HAY, FabrikoosConsultant:Breed Integrated DesignCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. In this corner house, all floors are interconnected in a continuous flow. The house takes maximum advantage of the exceptional views of its rugged, industrial environment. Loft House 1 is the first implementation of a series of durable, wooden loft houses. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe house is based on a reversed principle: its owners decided to sleep downstairs and live upstairs. This allows them to fully enjoy the views of the harbour from the kitchen, the lounge and the dining room. The owners’ wish was to connect the areas on the upper floors with the lower floors in one, continuous flow. A solution was found by incorporating a staircase that serves as an atrium and has become a central design element. The atrium has been designed so that each vertical walk becomes an attractive adventure. Another classification principle is the split-level structure: each floor is half a floor higher or lower in relation to the previous or the next. This allows the owners to look easily from one floor to the other. This creates a gradual transition from one floor to the next, unlike the clean break between each floor in a standard terraced house.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinSurprising Sightlines Thanks to the combination of the atrium — the staircase — and the split-level structure, the different levels of the house are truly interconnected in a single, continuous flow. This also goes for the workspace on the ground floor, which is located adjacent to the garden and the two bedrooms. The bedrooms are designed like small houses within a house, and are experienced as such. They were also given windows on the staircase side, resulting in some surprising sightlines. It was decided to position the openings in the façade in a playful manner, offering different views of the remarkable surroundings from different areas in the house. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Filip DujardinSturdy and Serene Atmosphere This industrial location inspired the architect to design a sturdy framework with large glazed surfaces and black opaque, painted hardwood frames. Besides being sturdy, the house also emanates a serene atmosphere. The house has a refined wooden wall cladding, the transition from coarse to fine resulting in a façade with a layered and surprising appearance. The façade is covered with a preserved Radiata Pine softwood — NobelWood from Foreco. This type of wall cladding requires no treatment and is completely maintenance-free. NobelWood, a wood type resulting from responsible forestry, is a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. It has durability class 1, which is similar to teakwood, ages beautifully and colours with the seasons. This makes it not only a sustainable choice but also an aesthetic one. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinEvolutionary prototype What is so special about this house is its prefab wooden construction. The design was based on the Superlofts concept by Marc Koehler Architects, situated on the Houthaven quay in Amsterdam. In Loft House 1, the building system was optimized and further expanded, resulting in an evolutionary prototype. The wooden structure serves as a framework in which floors can be installed in any position, giving the entire house a flexible layout. In addition, the prefab wooden structure shortens the construction period considerably, to just six months. The construction of the prefab elements in a closed workshop took two only weeks, and assembly at the building site took no more than four days.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProduct Description. Foreco – NobelwoodThe house has a prefab frame completely made of timber. For the wooden façade elements the product NobelWood has been used which gives the villa a warm and natural look. Besides the limited environmental impact, the steady aging has been an important aspect for choosing NobelWood within the application in the Lofthouse I. The cladding at ground level has a dark coating for a beautiful contrast with the weathering timber.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProject gallerySee allShow lessA Virtual Look Into Mies van der Rohe’s Core HouseArticlesNieuwdok NDSM / Moke ArchitectenSelected Projects Share Builder: Bouwbedrijf Siemensma CopyAbout this officeMarc Koehler ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on November 17, 2016Cite: “Lofthouse I / Marc Koehler Architects” 17 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Uncle’s House / Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal ArquitectasSave this projectSaveUncle’s House / Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal Arquitectas “COPY” Manufacturers: BTicino, Cemex, Comex, Fester, PEGADUROConstruction:Eng. Jorge Santiago BecerraStructure:Eng. Jorge Santiago BecerraDesign Team:Paola Ruffo Ruffo, Montserrat Perpuli HallalCity:La PazCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ruso OrtizRecommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The client, a pianist who is single and has a limited budget, requires a one-person home with a basic necessities list which includes a space for a grand piano in the living room, a dressing room with a study piano and a crafts studio. His spatial expectations are outdoors connection, spaciousness, and privacy.Save this picture!Floor PlanA 255 square meters flat lot, is located in a suburb on a hill with sunrise and hills views. There are some abandoned houses in front of the lot, visible from street level. The lot conditions and the client’s necessities force us to maintain a certain degree of enclosure, searching for greater privacy, opening the spaces towards the interior of the lot at street level, and making the most of the space. Therefore, the basic architectural program was solved using three volumes with different heights and degrees of enclosure that contain both public and private areas. A lattice welcomes and leads towards the main volume access. The lattice is inserted through the main volume guiding towards the second volume, separating public areas from service areas.Save this picture!Elevation 1The main volume contains a double-height ceiling living room, a service hallway behind the lattice leads to a storage, a bathroom and the service yard. As well as the stairs to the mezzanine which serves as a craft studio with privileged sunrise and hills views.Save this picture!© Ruso OrtizThe second volume, with a high ceiling kitchen and dining, has a long concrete island that includes the stove and the dining table. The kitchen, one of the main spaces in a Mexican home, serves as a bonding place between social and private zones.Save this picture!Section 1The third volume, fully private, has the bedroom, main bathroom and an area that serves two functions: dressing room and rehearsal room. This space has no windows and can be closed, isolating sound to and from the exterior, furthermore, the clothes help to improve the acoustic properties of the space.Save this picture!© Ruso OrtizTo guarantee spaciousness and spatial continuity, the public areas open to interior gardens, ensuring cross ventilation. The use of concrete in its natural state as a finish harmonizes the design language through the spaces.Project gallerySee allShow lessHow Ila Bêka Puts People’s Emotional Responses to Space On FilmVideosIn Defense of Housing: The Politics of CrisisArchitecture Books Share Area: 121 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Projects Photographs: Ruso Ortiz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ruso Ortiz+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses•La Paz, Mexico Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895171/uncles-house-paola-ruffo-ruffo-nil-montserrat-perpuli-hallal-arquitectas Clipboard 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895171/uncles-house-paola-ruffo-ruffo-nil-montserrat-perpuli-hallal-arquitectas Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Uncle’s House / Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal Arquitectas Photographs Architects: Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal Arquitectas Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePaola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal ArquitectasOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa PazMexicoPublished on June 02, 2018Cite: “Uncle’s House / Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal Arquitectas” [La Casa del Tío / Paola Ruffo Ruffo – Montserrat Perpuli Hallal Arquitectas] 02 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Charity Finance Group Gift Aid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Melanie May | 4 October 2018 | News 164 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Gift Aid Awareness Day takes place today (4 October), with the aim of raising awareness among charities, staff, volunteers, donors, friends and families, and getting more people to tick the box. The Charity Finance Group (CFG) is leading the promotion of the day, using social media and website updates. It announced back in March that it was to launch the day to encourage charities to spend time with staff and volunteers to educate them on Gift Aid and answer their questions, to enable them to spread the message.It has also published a Gift Aid Awareness Day communications toolkit with infographics for charities to share to their social and other communication channels using the hashtag #tickthebox. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 163 total views, 1 views today Through the toolkit, which contains logos, infographics, and suggested tweets, it is encouraging charities to talk to their donors about Gift Aid. There is also an FAQ sheet to help charities educate their organisation and volunteers, which explains how Gift Aid works, and HMRC’s Gift Aid declaration forms to enable charities to ensure they collect all the necessary information from donors to claim. Today is Gift Aid Awareness Day
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Houston, July 4. Thousands shout, ‘Shut down Fort Hood.’The case of Pfc. Vanessa Guillén has sparked a movement.Since April 23, the family and friends of Guillén had been asking Army officials “Where is Vanessa?”Pfc. Vanessa Guillén went missing on April 22 from Ft. Hood, Texas, the Army base she was assigned to, in Killeen about 60 miles from Austin. On June 30, the family of Vanessa Guillén received an answer when the remains of her body were found at the Leon River, about 25 miles from the base.Had Vanessa been a rich white man, the likelihood that higher-ups would have worked 24/7 — and mobilized all means at their disposal to find him — would have been 100 percent better.But it took almost two months to get to the bottom of Vanessa’s disappearance. And it took a huge effort by Vanessa’s family to get any attention at all from higher-ups.From day one, Vanessa’s family solicited Army officials, went to the press, contacted celebrities, mobilized family and friends to find out why she was not returning their calls or contacting them. They knew something was wrong. Vanessa had told her family that she was being sexually harassed by someone on the base, but had feared reporting that. On the day she went missing, she had decided to report the harassment.News accounts state that she probably let her harasser know she would be reporting him the next day. Vanessa worked with her harasser and had to share difficult workspace with him every day.Tragically, there seems no doubt her abuser took matters into his own hands and murdered her right then and there. He later killed himself as law officials moved in to arrest him after they found her body. Who really killed Vanessa Guillén?Guillén told her family she hesitated to go to her chain of command for fear that something worse would happen. This fear to report harassment runs rampant in the U.S. Armed Services. Why? Because there is an extreme culture of misogyny in the military.The enormous institution of the U.S. military is not a benign force created to do good in the world. It is a repressive occupying force. Like the police who terrorize Black and Brown people here at home, its real purpose is to dominate, occupy and kill for the 1%.According to The Nation, the annual U.S. defense budget exceeds $1 trillion. (May 2019)What is this money for if not to occupy Afghanistan or bomb Yemen or Palestine? That money should be spent instead on COVID relief or to fund the broken health care system — not war abroad.The military may be advertised as a place to get education or acquire skills to get a good paying job when you leave. But in reality, it is a killing machine.And its killers are trained to be desensitized to violence. We may never know the demons or the racism or the abuse Vanessa’s killer himself received in the Army to lead him to commit violence himself.#IAmVanessaGuillenSince Vanessa’s disappearance, the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen has gone viral. Many female service members and veterans have shared their difficult stories about harassment and assault. This is not news. On many occasions, dramatic stories have emerged about extreme sexism in the military. And due to the Me Too movement, women and their allies are pushing back like never before.Vanessa’s life could have been saved. She did not have to die if serious efforts had been put in place long ago to address the horrendous harassment rife in the military.Lupe Guillén, Vanessa’s sister, told National Public Radio on July 3 that her sister had been too afraid to report the harassment “because no one would listen to her, just like the other girls from #IAmVanessaGuillen. They [the military] take … harassment … as a joke.”In fact, in an example of internalized misogyny, a female retired Air National Guard colonel wrote on social media: “Sexual harassment is the price of admission for women in the military. If you’re gonna cry like a snowflake about it, you’re gonna pay the price.” Well, Vanessa paid the price alright.But it is a price women are no longer willing to pay. Posts on the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen reveal how young women especially refuse to be quiet any longer.Women have posted these comments: “I have struggled for years … to be vulnerable and tell my stories. I have never fully told my parents the things that happened to me in regards to sexual harassment and assault I endured in the Marines. I have NEVER told my husband about being raped in the military.”“It is hard to put all of the times I was verbally and physically assaulted into a coherent essay.”“We are women and men who serve and [have] served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. We have all been sexually harassed and assaulted. In the past week, your Facebook or Twitter feed has been flooded with us telling our stories in an effort to bring attention to the fact that Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillén has been missing for over two months after having told her closest family members she was sexually harassed at work.”“The common thread among all of our stories is that we were afraid to come forward, and that if we did, we would face reprisals and retaliation. Sexual harassment and assault in the U.S. military [are] rampant, with no signs of change unless the way reporting is handled and investigated is massively changed.”Under capitalism sexism and racism go hand in hand. In the case of the soldiers in Vanessa’s base, let it be known that Ft. Hood, called the “Home of America’s Hammer,” is named after Gen. John Bell Hood, who was a Confederate general.Imagine a Black or Brown person having to see that every damn day.Vanessa did not die in vainThe family of Vanessa Guillén are heroes. With their persistence and refusal to suffer alone they have sparked a movement. Throughout Texas — in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, the Valley and elsewhere — marches were held and thousands of people came out to demand justice for Vanessa, to demand change.Latinx women have been propelled to demand #mylifematters, #womenslivesmatter.Members of Guillén’s family have collectivized their pain and are continuing to fight for change. They have traveled to Washington several times and are calling for congressional inquiries into the chain of command that failed to save Vanessa’s life, as well as an investigation into the handling of the investigation.Furthermore, the family is pushing for legislation that would call for a process of unbiased investigation into charges of harassment within the military. The family’s lawyer said the process would be similar to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and not be part of the military command.Vanessa’s death occurred in a moment in history where massive upheaval is underway. There is a rebellion going on in this country not just in the streets, but in the hearts and minds of the people.Everything is being questioned. Why must young women fear reporting sexual harassment? Why must men be driven to carry out such heinous crimes? Why does the military exist at all? Who is the military defending the people from, when it has been shown that the real enemy is in the White House and on Wall Street?Why must a young, amazing Latina have to die just because she is a woman?These are the questions and answers that are being raised today. Vanessa did not die in vain.
Facebook Local News WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS Leaders across Ector County are involved in strategic planning to expand agricultural offerings over the next decade. The Ector County Program Area Committee has identified multiple projects that could support educational programs and economic development in Odessa. The committee consists of about 20 members who are tasked with assisting the local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to address needs of the area. Short-term goals for 2020 include adding amenities like 208 horse stall barns to the Ector County Coliseum as well as increasing the functionality of the facility’s outback arena to draw events back to Ector County. Odessa College Agricultural Program Director Dr. Mike Lemons is a committee member and said the county dropped the ball by allowing the Ector County Coliseum to become obsolete. “We used to have the top facility in West Texas and then while we sat back enjoying it, we watched other cities beat us out,” Lemons said, “and now we’re about 20 years behind.” The committee is simultaneously planning for the next 10 years while addressing some of the current issues. Ector County Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers has emphasized future-proofing going forward so that infrastructure and programs will only need minor tweaks rather than complete overhauls. “The reason I want at least a two to three-year plan, even a 10-year plan, is because I don’t want to do something between now and February that messes us up down the road and will end up costing us more money,” Childers said. Two subcommittees were established Wednesday, one for long-term planning efforts and another to explore options for the 4-H youth development program. ECPAC has started a conversation around the idea of constructing a permanent 4-H facility, which many members believe can be accomplished through land donation and fundraising. The committee estimates up to 10 acres would be needed for a 4-H facility capable of accommodating a variety of projects and activities such as archery, shooting sports and barn stalls where members can store livestock. County Extension Agent Steve Paz said he is interested in touring other 4-H facilities to see what is possible, what could benefit this community and “help young kids get started in agriculture.” Paz said youth living within the city limits could have the most to gain since they cannot keep livestock unless they are in the county due to city ordinances. Childers said a lack of county extension agents was a roadblock to bringing more opportunities like a 4-H facility to Ector County, but with recent vacancies filled the topic can now be seriously discussed. An interlocal agreement between Ector County and Midland County approved this year allowed the two entities to combine extension agent responsibilities to aid with staff retention and program consistency. The committee suggested that the proposed 4-H facility could be shared between Odessa and Midland. The subcommittee created to gather information and connect with potential stakeholders will determine the scope of the project and the amount of funding needed to bring the idea to fruition. Childers has taken a leadership role on this project and said he wants it to be one of his last contributions before his term ends December 2020. “It’s been in the back of my mind for years and years, but our agents were just barely treading water,” he said. “It’s fixing to get a lot better so I would like to give these kids a facility that they deserve.” Agriculture committee discusses future goals Facebook Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous article061619_Juneteenth_Bball_JF_08Next articleOlives: A Good-For-You, On-The-Go Snack Digital AIM Web Support