Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Mathieu Bastareaud huge hit on Rory Lamont

first_imgMonday Oct 25, 2010 Mathieu Bastareaud huge hit on Rory Lamont Stade Francais scored a later try through Ollie Phillips to take a 22-15 win over Toulon in Paris on the weekend in what was a typically eventful Top 14 clash. Youll see a few clips from the game this week, but were starting with this huge hit from Mathieu Bastereaud.The hosts led 12-6 at halftime after three penalties from Julien Dupuy and one from Lionel Beauxis, but Jonny Wilkinson kicked four penalties and a drop to keep his side in the game.It looked as though theyd done enough but the late try from Phillips proved the difference, as well as a late drop by Beauxis which sealed the deal.Center Bastareaud, who looks as though hes bigger now than ever before, put in this crunching hit on Rory Lamont as the Scotsman looked to clear the ball. It was allowed by the officials, but they did have a word with him as he looked overly pumped up.Later in the game he saw yellow though, for an off the ball tackle/shove that was picked up by the touchjudge. Well have more from the game soon, including a headbutt and a rather interesting prematch show that included a leopard in a cage, some scantily clad men, and a blonde missing half her top. Time: 0:55ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Feature House / Apostrophy’s

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776070/feature-house-apostrophys Clipboard Photographs:  Courtesy of apostrophy’sSave this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’sRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. There are variations in residential design according to environmental and social context that can be effected into residential design. This project is located in Bangkok which have high density, limited green area and lack of transportation. Except the limited space of the condominium which expended vertically, “Town Home” is trend to be a general type of residential design in Bangkok as well as “Apostrophy’s” the multi-disciplinary design firm which have been experimented for both of their office design until their lasted fully residential project which own by Mr.Pantavit Lawaroungchok, Design/ Managing Director of Apostrophy’s and also the owner.Save this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’sFrom the start, the intention was to establish a residential space that would reconcile architectural solution to an artistic and functional need. So, overall space would be relaxing and lively for all family members within a narrow stripped plan of “Town Home” adding with some experimental special feature as following:1.Backyard vertical garden 2.Triple space 3.Mega size furniture4.Eclectic collection 5.Chinoiseries 6.Smart home & Moon roofSave this picture!Exploded IsometricWelcoming with a “Triple Space” is open void at the center while a convertible car like “Moon Roof” has been installed at the top allow natural light through the interior space. Furthermore, the light can be control the brightness and its direction by the automatic system. Then focusing on the interior decoration, the designer used the terms “Chinoiseries” to explain this style. It means the reinterpretation of oriental ornament into western tradition. Thus, the overall space would be elegance as the Western style but still keep the soul of the East. Meanwhile, the furniture has been selected from Thai designer whose the owner aim to support and promote local creativity. It is including Tibetan sofa, Exotic chair and astonishing “Mega Size” table. Normally, Its size might not suited to the space but it can be accomplished by designer’s experience that made the space more elegance and adaptable.Save this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’sIn addition, there are personal “Eclectic Collection” which has been collect from a various part of the world which have some story behind them. And especially, a series of painting in collaborated design with Apostrophy’s and Mr.Jackkrit Anantakul, Thai Graphic Designer with the same mention to sarcastic the decorative style of half Thai-Chinese who favor in a figure of cruel and powerful animal such as Lion, Tiger and dragon wishing them bring a power and good luck to house. That inspired him to design this painting by minimizing the detail, recomposing, and adding with typologyas Mr.Jackkrit’s signature style. His work is full of the sense of humor but also hide some the oriental philosophy deeply. There are 18 pieces in this series which have been display in different floor level by concept as following; First floor has the concept of the earth and the origin of things, while the second floor is about habitat and terrestrial animal, and the third is for air, wind and insect. Not only the specific design, this collection has been add more value and the spirit of the East by gold finishing with the local specialist artisan.Save this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’sThen, at the backside of the house, there is “Backyard Vertical Garden” which 7.5 meters height. According to the urban lifestyle which has busy life and isolate with nature, so this garden has been designed to fulfill the gap between life and nature. It is appropriate for a limited space, especially “Townhome”. Beginning with plant selection, the designer has been experimented on growing the various species of plant as well as watering and fertilizing system has been adapted for the best solution. And also, UV Lamp has been place on ground for every plant can growth equally. In conclusion, the uniqueness of this house is “Combination of opposite things” where the East meets West, where technology meets nature, and where the traditional craft meets radical design. The designer can blend it together and accent its dominant, simultaneously within the limited space of typical “Townhome”.Save this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’sProject gallerySee allShow lessTeochon House / IROJE Architects & PlannersSelected ProjectsVolland General Store / el dorado architectsSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776070/feature-house-apostrophys Clipboard Thailand Projects 2015 Save this picture!Courtesy of Apostrophy’s+ 20 Share Architects: Apostrophy’s Area Area of this architecture project Feature House / Apostrophy’sSave this projectSaveFeature House / Apostrophy’s Year:  CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand Feature House / Apostrophy’s CopyAbout this officeApostrophy’sOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokThailandPublished on October 28, 2015Cite: “Feature House / Apostrophy’s” 28 Oct 2015. 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La Casona RV / Luis Daniel Salazar Machado

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra Dueñas+ 29 Share Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects La Casona RV / Luis Daniel Salazar Machado “COPY” Photographs:  Eduardo Sendra Dueñas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869782/la-casona-rv-luis-daniel-salazar-machado Clipboard La Casona RV / Luis Daniel Salazar MachadoSave this projectSaveLa Casona RV / Luis Daniel Salazar Machado Photographs Architects: Luis Daniel Salazar Machado Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Mexico 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869782/la-casona-rv-luis-daniel-salazar-machado Clipboard Year:  Houses Manufacturers: Accesorios de baño, Lavabos, LámparasSave this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Tapalpa, proclaimed pueblo mágico (magic town) of Jalisco, is located 118 km away from Guadalajara, and it’s set 2070 meters above sea level, where the natural, architectonic and cultural riches endow with magic to the recreational and resting visits.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasA reservoir gently covers the Rancho Viejo living complex where La Casona is settled, the therm was adopted in Spain, and it designates the stately homes of the mountains. The project was developed under the philosophical organic architecture grounds, where design, material, and construction methods are a reinterpretation of those rooted culturally to the zone.Save this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasBank stone, volcanic stone, adobe, pinewood, concrete and roof tile are the regent materials in the construction, the expertise of the local builders are the very soul of walls and ceilings. We inhabited the house before we built it, we tried to evoke the childhood home where imagination and each and every memory find its rightful place.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasThe entrance opens through a stone volume, a compression atmosphere and shelter receives the visitor, just to be surrounded by light, panoramic views and the reflection of the sky on the lake as soon as you pass the threshold.Save this picture!Floor PlanLa Casona splits its functions on three big blocks, the main block, which corresponds to the shared services and amenities as the living room, dining room, kitchen, bar, game room and jacuzzi, and two side blocks with two bungalows each.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasThe main hall, lets the sunlight in and articulates all the spaces and activities contained within this block. A stone block opened to nature. On each side there are inserted stone blocks that keep inside the most intimate function of La Casona, a place for sleep and dreaming.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasThe Lake, the landmark of La Casona, it’s an artificial 750 m2 reservoir on which the circular plant open terrace seems to float, a simple space that grants all the drama to the water flow.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasLa Casona conciliates the traditional methods and materials with the contemporary life demands, it’s the mediator between what building for a human being, and building in communion with the environment was, is and could be.Save this picture!© Eduardo Sendra DueñasProject gallerySee allShow lessAlejandro Aravena Wins 2017 Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable DevelopmentArchitecture NewsRobotic Fabrications Workshop – Bandsaw Manoeuvres, AA Visiting SchoolWorkshop Share CopyHouses•Tapalpa, Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLuis Daniel Salazar MachadoOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTapalpaMexicoPublished on April 25, 2017Cite: “La Casona RV / Luis Daniel Salazar Machado” 25 Apr 2017. 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Staples to shut 225 stores

first_imgGiant retail chains are counting up their poor showings in 2013. Their answer? Store closings and layoffs. In this attack on the workers, largely underreported, both technology and capitalist overproduction play a role.Staples is a case in point. This giant office supply chain plans to close 225 stores by 2015 — 10 percent of its worldwide retail outlets. The company had already closed 46 stores in 2013.In 2013, Staples sold half of its $23 billion worth of items online. The store closings are to shift its business further online, but not only that. Staples annual sales dropped 5.2 percent last year and 13 percent in the fourth quarter.Staples refuses to say how many jobs will be lost due to the store closings. But you do not have to be an economist to know that it will be in the many thousands.Capitalist competition, technology and overproduction are at the core of these closings. Staples is in a struggle against Amazon, with its technology-intensive online business, as well as other competitors — especially Office Depot and OfficeMax. Each is in a fierce competition with the others for market share. The result is that they have opened up more stores than the market could sustain.In the struggle against its competitors, Staples is turning toward the use of job-killing technology. In 2013, Staples bought up Runa, a Silicon Valley company in San Mateo, Calif. Runa specializes in e-commerce technology. It has pioneered ways to lock in consumers online. (techcrunch.com, Oct. 2, 2013) This high-tech job killer also specializes in getting companies “doing more with less” — doing more business with fewer workers.Staples and its new purchase, Runa, are creating technological unemployment. But the technology/competition does not end at Staples. Amazon is able to compete with retail stores because it is a highly automated company with a growing force of advanced robots that replace workers and reduce Amazon’s labor costs.In 2012, Amazon bought Kiva Systems, which furnished it with an army of robots, for $775 million. The robots travel back and forth from shelves to order containers, eliminating the need for a massive number of warehouse workers.The chain of technology that drives these store closings goes from robots able to read bar codes to the Internet to e-commerce software. In shifting to online sales, Amazon, Staples and a vast number of other companies are totally profit driven. It is aimed at getting rid of workers and store facilities.More mass store closings and layoffsRadio Shack has announced it will close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores. The company refuses to tell how many thousands of workers will lose their jobs in this massive cutback. Sony is closing 20 of its 31 retail stores in the U.S., with 1,000 layoffs.Best Buy announced it will lay off 2,000 “managers” by April 2014 and more layoffs are expected by the end of the year. (brightsideofthenews.com, March 2014) The category “managers” at Best Buy includes department managers and “leads,” just glorified titles for sales workers. In any case, these “managers” are going to join the army of the unemployed.J.C. Penney announced it will close 33 stores and eliminate 2,000 jobs, thereby saving $65 million a year. Office Depot and OfficeMax are also merging, meaning more layoffs are inevitable as a result of this corporate ­consolidation.Each of these giant corporate chains is driven by relentless capitalist competition. Each is closing stores and laying off workers in order to improve its “competitive position in the market.” And they are doing so by adding to the army of the unemployed, intensifying the competition among workers in general. This capitalist process uses technology to shed workers in favor of machines and software.This is an example of how the collective activity of the corporations, each seeking its own profit advantage by shedding workers in favor of technology, further undermines the system while causing mass suffering.The working class creates profits when it produces commodities — goods and services. But the bosses can only realize those profits when they sell those goods and services. And the working class is their mass market. So by shedding workers, the capitalists are shrinking the markets that they depend upon.The capitalists are revealing that their system has reached a dead end when they shrink the working class, which is the source of all profit, while simultaneously trying to boost their profits.Fred Goldstein is the author of “Low-Wage Capitalism” and “Capitalism at a Dead End.” This book and a Spanish translation are available through online booksellers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

At Stonewall, many histories converged to fight back, 1969: Lavender & Red 71

first_imgOriginally published Aug. 24, 2006, this column was part of Leslie Feinberg’s series of articles on the connections between LGBTQ2S+ and socialist history. The 120-part series “Lavender & Red,” which appeared in Workers World from 2004 to 2008, is available for free download at workers.org/book/lavender-red/.Gay and lesbian historians who view history from a materialist vantage point have emphasized that while same-sex affection and sexuality appear to have existed in all epochs of human society, the conditions of capitalism were required for the development of a distinct political and social minority identity: gay and lesbian. But Stonewall was not just a product of capitalism, but of national oppression as well.The historians accurately describe the Stonewall Rebellion as a qualitative development that is a social product of capitalism.They point out that the ascendancy of capitalist production in the United States created a vast class of “wage slaves” — workers who owned nothing but their ability to labor. The organizing of a large-scale workforce also centralized laborers, creating large-scale industry and dense urban living, with same-sex living situations and relative anonymity.They trace the devastating economic dislocation of the 1929 capitalist Depression that shook the working class and oppressed, creating a widespread exodus from rural areas and small towns to these cities in search of wage work.World War II drew massive segments of the population into same-sex working and living situations, and left large same-sex-loving populations in cities where soldiers were discharged and dumped from the ranks of the military. And 1950s Cold War repression inevitably generated resistance.These overall conditions under capitalism, heated to critical mass by oppression, led to the development of LGBTQ communities and to a fightback consciousness.But national oppression was a key factor in the fightback at Stonewall as well. It is no accident that the rebellion, which drew its leadership from the most oppressed, ignited in an era of national liberation struggles in the United States, Asia and Africa.The Vietnamese people inspired youth of all nationalities, in the U.S. and all over the world, by demonstrating that the determination of a people to fight for their sovereignty and right to self-determination was an unconquerable force, even in the face of Pentagon might.The rising strength of national liberation struggles in the U.S. — Black Power, the American Indian Movement, the Young Lords, the Chicanx/Mexicanx movement, and organizations of militant Asian youth — stirred great pride in the oppressed here and around the planet. The waves of these movements created more room in their wake for women and LGBTQ people of all nationalities to struggle to fight oppression based on sex, sexuality and gender expression.The youth of color in leadership in the sustained battles against the police in Greenwich Village on three hot summer nights in June 1969 — many of them homeless youth who struggled to survive on the streets — fought for their right to define and defend their own bodies, sexualities and gender expressions. Their struggle was rooted in a long history of battles against capitalist colonization and imperialism for the right of self-determination and national liberation.In that sense, the Stonewall insurrection was not the culmination of one history, but of many.Roots of same-sex oppressionHistorically, the development of class divisions is at the root of same-sex oppression. And specifically, as lesbian and gay historians have explained, the ascendancy of capitalism over agricultural production in the U.S. was the overall class trajectory that laid the basis for the formation of distinct modern identities of gay and lesbian, vocalized as “Gay Power!” at Stonewall.But agricultural production in the United States, and its defeat by industrial capitalism, was a class war with many battlefields between oppressor and oppressed peoples.Gay American Indians (GAI) made a dynamic contribution to this understanding in its groundbreaking 1988 book entitled “Living the Spirit.” In this compilation, Indigenous peoples narrate their own histories of the diverse forms of organization on this continent — many of them still pre-class, based on cooperative labor and matrilineal bloodlines — before the colonial military assault which seized the land later used for white settler farming, as well as railroads and other industry.In an essay in the book titled “Sex/Gender Systems in Native North America,” Midnight Sun (Anishnabe) emphasized that the 400-year history of colonial ethnographic research on Indigenous peoples on this continent omitted and distorted reports about the sex and gender relations they observed, “especially where these deviated from the bipolar European norm of the heterosexual ‘man’ and ‘woman’ and contradicted the European patriarchal world view.” GAI’s History Project lists 135 Indigenous peoples on this continent who made room for many more sex/gender roles than the European nations did.Midnight Sun argued for a historical materialist view of sex/gender systems in these diverse Native societies, explaining: “Social, and specifically sexual, life is embedded in the economic organization of society — an organization that gives rise to a variety of cultural forms. The cultural construction of gender and sexuality must be seen in terms of the sexual division of labor, subsistence patterns, social relations, and male-female relations. Within this context, ideology is not an arbitrary, discrete force — rather, it serves to reproduce and perpetuate social forms, behaviors, and individuals suitable to a particular mode of production.” Colonization, Midnight Sun concluded, attempted to systematically destroy the diverse economic, ideological — and sex/ gender systems — of Indigenous societies on this continent. The cataclysmic impact of slaveryThe history of African-American youth who fought hand-to-hand combat with police at Stonewall is rooted in the historic struggle in this hemisphere against enslavement and for national liberation. To overlook the earth-shattering impact of slavery on social relations in this country — then or now — would be tantamount to ignoring the cataclysmic impact of a meteor strike in shaping the history of the planet.The tens of millions of African peoples who were taken prisoner, endured the horrors of the Middle Passage and were enslaved as laborers on this continent, came from diverse cultures with their own systems of economic organization, kinship, sex/gender and sexual and affectional expression. The landed aristocracy of slave-owners was hell-bent on reforging these social relations, like shackles, to meet its own inhuman economic greed. Historian Angela Davis reveals the contradictions in relations between the sexes/genders in the family lives of those battling the horrific conditions of slavery in her germinal 1983 book, “Women, Race & Class.” Davis pointed out that in the pre-Civil War era, “As the ideology of femininity — a by-product of industrialization — was popularized and disseminated through the new ladies’ magazines and romantic novels, white women came to be seen as inhabitants of a sphere totally severed from the realm of productive work. The cleavage between the home and the public economy, brought on by industrial capitalism, established female inferiority more firmly than ever before.”However, she explained: “The economic arrangement of slavery contradicted the hierarchical sexual roles incorporated in the new ideology. Male-female relations within the slave community could not, therefore, conform to the dominant ideological pattern.” By mid-19th century, she noted, seven out of eight enslaved Black people — female and male — were field workers.Davis stressed: “Because husbands and wives, fathers and daughters were equally subjected to the slave masters’ absolute authority, the promotion of male supremacy among the slaves might have prompted a dangerous rupture in the chain of command. Moreover, since Black women as workers could not be treated as the ‘weaker sex’ or the ‘housewife,’ Black men could not be candidates for the figure of ‘family head’ and certainly not for ‘family provider.’ After all, men, women and children alike were all ‘providers’ for the slaveholding class.”In terms of the division of labor within the home life of enslaved families, she added: “Moreover, from all indications, the division of labor between the sexes was not always so rigorous, for men would sometimes work in the cabin and women might tend the garden and perhaps even join the hunt.” Davis concluded, “This bears repeating: Black women were equal to their men in the oppression they suffered; they were their men’s social equals within the slave community; and they resisted slavery with a passion equal to their men’s.”And centuries later, the descendants of those who resisted slavery were battling the police in the streets at Stonewall for the right to define their own sexuality, gender and sex.Many histories; many identitiesWhile colonialism and imperialism have used bullets and bibles to reshape social relations — including organization of the sexes and genders and expression of sexuality — and destroy the economies of oppressed peoples, the struggles of the nationally oppressed have also had a deep overall cultural impact on the oppressor nation.For example, the Harlem Renaissance — which included such a powerful and lyrical articulation of defiant same-sex and gender-nonconforming expressions — is also a defining period in the histories that converged in Greenwich Village decades later.The Stonewall Uprising, therefore, was not an articulation — as though from one throat — of one sexual minority that has existed in all places, in all historical epochs, without previous voice. Nor did it represent the emergence of a central identity that represents sexual liberation in a form so universal that its visibility can be used as a global marker for who is, or is not, “out of the closet” and proud. The role of Latinx leadership in the Stonewall insurrection demonstrates that global roads of history led to the rebellion. Their parents and grandparents were forced by the super-exploitation of U.S. capital, and the dictatorships that enforced it, to leave their own countries — with their own systems of sex, gender and sexuality — to travel to this country to work and live.Stonewall combatant Sylvia Rivera was a transgender teenager who had lived homeless on the streets of New York City since she was 10 years old. She was Venezuelan and Puerto Rican — and was one of many Latinx who fought in hand-to-hand battles with police at Stonewall.For some of the Stonewall combatants, numerous oppressions overlapped in their own lives — racism, misogyny, transphobia — like multiple burdens that create great strength.I asked Sylvia Rivera in an interview before her death, “What do you say when people ask you if you fought the police at Stonewall because you were gay or trans? Because of police brutality or racism? Because of being oppressed as a youth or because you were homeless?” She answered with succinct eloquence: “We were fighting for our lives!”The Stonewall Rebellion was living proof that when many histories converged in the streets of an imperialist metropolis — the capital of capital — people who did not share a common oppression wrote a new chapter of history, together, when they rose up to fight back against a common enemy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ethanol Industry Leaders Discuss Progress and Challenges

first_img Ethanol Industry Leaders Discuss Progress and Challenges SHARE Home Energy Ethanol Industry Leaders Discuss Progress and Challenges On Monday Growth Energy, the leading trade organization representing ethanol producers and supporters, kicked off its seventh annual Executive Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. The organization’s leadership opened the conference with addresses to the membership, and the first panel of the day focused on “The E15 Revolution,” where retailers discussed growth in consumer demand of higher ethanol blends such as E15.In discussing the changing marketplace, Mike Lorenz, Executive Vice President of Petroleum Supply at Sheetz commented that initial sales have exceeded expectations, even before kicking off a marketing campaign around E15. “The consumers are finding it on their own, and sales are increasing.”  Jim Pirolli, Vice President of Fuels at Kum-N-Go, said cost is the biggest selling point for E15. “A big difference on the street is just having that lower price on the price sign,” he said. They are seeing strong sales in all of their markets. “When it comes to consumer choice, they’re going to go with a higher performance, better value product.”The message from the panel of leading fuel retailers was clear – E15 is the fuel of the future and that its widespread commercial adoption is simply a matter of time and education. Jeff Broin, co-chair of Growth Energy’s Board of Directors, delivered a “Chairman’s Report” that outlined the current state of the renewable fuels industry and how this year is all about going full throttle for the industry. Broin noted that the industry had a record year producing a product that represents a growing share of the gasoline market and said, “This is a long-term game, and we will not give up. Our industry is poised to succeed, because we are doing the right thing for our nation and generations to come. We will continue to go full throttle to produce a biofuel that reduces toxic air emissions while improving performance for future vehicles.”Following Jeff Broin’s speech, Tom Buis, Co-Chair and CEO of Growth Energy, delivered his annual “CEO Report.” In his address, Buis told attendees, “last year was an interesting year, we increased exports, had another great corn crop and defeated every single attempt to repeal or reform the RFS.” Buis also praised how the industry stepped up and helped change the course of this administration’s rulemaking regarding the RVOs, noting “while it’s not perfect and it has flaws, it was far better than the original, and the blend wall was finally cracked this year.” Furthermore, Buis outlined how defending the Renewable Fuel Standard and expanding market access to E15 will continue to be among the industry’s top priorities in 2016.Additionally, Buis highlighted the importance of doing what is best for our industry, noting that “we need to grab the bull by the horns and discuss all the good work that this industry does, including the environmental benefits, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and all the good jobs we create across the nation, while helping bring choice to American consumers.”Buis added that by engaging with retailers, we have been successful in bringing E15 and higher blends to the marketplace. Buis said, “Our work showed that we were not going to let others define us, we must share our story on how we are tomorrow’s fuel,” noting that “fossil fuels will go the way of the steamboat, horse and buggy and the blimp.” Buis then added, “Anytime we are compared to the oil industry, we win.”Buis closed by saying, “I think as an industry, there is no industry that is better. With our knowledge, passion and engagement, we’re going to win this fight, but it’s going to take effort. Effort equals results. We will not sit back, we will roll up our sleeves and we will win.” Buis then quoted Robert Kennedy who said, “Some people see things the way they are and ask why, we dream things that never were and ask why not!”Following both speeches and the panel on E15, the message from the first day of Growth Energy’s conference was that the demand for E15 is here, and the ethanol industry represents the future, one in which our industry will work to improve our environment by continuing to deliver a clean, high-performance enhancement to motor fuel. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSurvey: Public Supports use of GMO Mosquitoes to Fight Zika Virus Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 22, 2016 last_img read more

Website editor facing 50 years in jail

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific News News News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific August 21, 2020 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand Reporters Without Borders calls for the withdrawal of all charges against journalist Chiranuch Premchaipoen, the editor of Prachatai.com website, who is facing up to 50 years in prison under the computer crimes for failing to remove comments from her site with sufficient speed. Posted by visitors, the comments are deemed to have insulted the monarchy.Arrested and charged on 31 March, Chiranuch was released after three hours when her sister stood guarantee for the 300,000 bahts (6,000 euros) in bail demanded by the judicial authorities. April 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor facing 50 years in jail “Once again, the lèse majesté and computer crimes laws are being used politically to control and intimidate people with dissenting views,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Amid the current political tension, the Thai public has greater need than ever to receive the kind of objective and quality news that Prachatai.com provides.”The press freedom organisation added: “The charges brought against Chiranuch constitute a serious violation of free expression. They are not in accordance with the promises the authorities gave last January to combat abuses of the lèse majesté law.”Chiranuch’s trial is due to start on 31 May. She has been charged before a criminal court under articles 14 and 15 of the computer crimes act. The charges concern comments posted on the website in 2008, which Chiranuch removed quickly as soon as they were brought to her attention.Reporters Without Borders also calls on the government to explain yesterday’s arrest of Tantawut Taweewarodomkul, the webmaster of two websites (www.norporchorusa.com and http://www.norporchorusa2.com/) that support the “Red Shirts” opposition movement. He is also accused of violating the lèse majesté and computer crimes laws.Around 10 bloggers have been prosecuted or charged under the lèse majesté law. One of them, Suvicha Thakor, is serving a 10-year jail sentence for allegedly posting content considered offensive to the king.Thailand is on the list of “Countries under surveillance” in the report on “Enemies of the Internet” which Reporters Without Borders issued on 11 March. The report noted that in the absence of improvements in the near future, Thailand risked being moved from the “Countries under surveillance” to the “Enemies of the Internet” list. Help by sharing this information News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom to go furtherlast_img read more

Distinctive Windowless Pasadena Office Complex Sells for $72 Million

first_img More Cool Stuff Business News Distinctive Windowless Pasadena Office Complex Sells for $72 Million By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 2:04 pm Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Woodridge Capital Partners has sold the former Bank of America building at 101 S. Marengo Ave. in Pasadena, a 346,000-square-foot office building that a year ago the Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development company sought to transform into a modern landmark.The buyer is Atlas Capital Group, which paid $72 million for the complex, a report by The Real Deal said.The six-story building, unusually attractive for its windowless appearance, sits on about three acres of land in downtown Pasadena. It has been referred to as the Bank of America building, since it was the bank’s processing center for its BankAmericard credit card from the time it was built in the 1970s.Built by developer McCaslin-Lloyd Investment Co. and designed by architect Edward Durell Stone, the building was described by Architectural Resources Group as a”windowless rectangular box with a flat roof,” surrounded on all sides by a hardscaped plaza.At the time it was completed, the mid-rise structure featured large 60,000-square-foot floor plates, a 350-seat cafeteria at its roof, and a 525-car parking structure.In 2018, the bank decided not to renew its lease on the property after more than four decades.When Woodridge acquired the property, it sought to overhaul the building into Class A office space, and planned to add windows to the travertine-clad facade.City officials decided it wasn’t eligible for historic preservation, which allowed Woodridge to file for the overhaul. The building is surrounded by about 82,000 square feet of open plaza space, the bulk of which faces the Pasadena Convention Center.The Real Deal reports the sale marks one of the larger office deals in Pasadena this year, with activity severely interrupted by the coronavirus.Last month, Cherng Family Trust, an affiliate of Panda Restaurant Group, paid $78 million for a three-building office complex located at 250 N. Halsted Street and 3475 E. Foothill Blvd. Business News 47 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Ireland a good place for children to live

first_imgNews Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – April 10, 2013 Google+ Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleThree due in court on Dublin robbery chargesNext articleNew report claims mortgage crisis plans won’t work News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest Ireland a good place for children to live LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published 86 per cent of children here are happy with their lives.Thats according to a report by UNICEF who rate Ireland among the top ten places in the world to be a child among the 29 OECD countries.Ireland is the tenth best country to be a child in a list of 29 industrialised nations.The Netherlands, Norway, and Iceland are top of the list while bottom of the table are Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.The report shows Ireland has the hightest rate of children excercisingwith almost one in three children excercising for a least an hour a day.And it warns that childhood must be protected during the economic downturn. Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more