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Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.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
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That like-for-like increase in the six weeks, for example, was more than double the 4% increase recorded in the comparable 2018 period.Tasty growth plansThe broader UK retail sector might be in the mire as the political and economic uncertainty related to Brexit drags on and on. However, Greggs is suffering no ill effects, the low cost of its edible treats, allied with the eternal appeal of cups of tea, doughnuts and other sweet treats, meaning that its tills keep on ringing out.But putting these factors front and centre of the Greggs investment case would be doing the bakery business a massive disservice. Recent results owe a huge debt to the efforts Greggs has made to improve its menus too, with measures like refreshing its range of coffees, bulking up its healthy eating menus, and riding the growing popularity of veganism through its now-legendary vegan sausage roll, hungry Britons are banging its doors down like never before.And Greggs is hell bent on rapid expansion to capitalise on this trend. It hit a major milestone in August with the opening of its 2,000th store, and confirmed back in the autumn that it remains on course for around 90 new openings in 2019.On the upThe evergreen appeal of the company’s food and drink has kept annual earnings swelling for many years, but this is not the whole story as attempts to cut costs are also paying off handsomely. 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CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 22: Wales coach Warren Gatland enjoys a joke during Wales training at the Vale training Complex on February 22, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BACK 5: Bradley Davies, Sam Warburton, Martyn Williams (Blues). Luke Charteris, Toby Faletau, Dan Lydiate (Dragons). Alun Wyn Jones, Ryan Jones, Jonathan Thomas, Justin Tipuric (Ospreys). Rob McCusker, Lou Reed, Josh Turnbull (Scarlets). Andy Powell (Sales Sharks).BACKS: Leigh Halfpenny, Richie Rees, Jamie Roberts, Lloyd Williams (Blues). Aled Brew, Jason Tovey (Dragons). Andrew Bishop, Shane Williams (Ospreys). Jonathan Davies, Tavis Knoyle, George North, Rhys Priestland, Scott Williams (Scarlets). Lee Byrne (Clermont Auvergne). Michael Phillips (Bayonne). James Hook (Perpignan). Gavin Henson (Unattached). 42 PLAYERS HEAD FOR POLISH TRAINING CAMPWarren Gatland today sent 42 players to Spala, Poland, for the first of two intense training camps ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup warm-up matches.The only players named in Wales initial World Cup training squad of 47 who won’t be making the trip are the injured duo of Ospreys hooker Richard Hibbard (shoulder) and Scarlets wing/full back Morgan Stoddart (thigh), Scarlets outside half Stephen Jones (pending the birth of his first child), as well as Sale Sharks scrum-half Dwayne Peel and Melbourne Rebels flanker Gareth Delve, who are unavailable“We’ve been impressed with the way the squad have responded to the physical pressures we have put them under in the last two weeks. To a man they have all reached the standard to go to Poland,” said Gatland.“Everyone is still pretty much in the mix, but this is where the real hard work begins. “The first camp will run from Saturday, 2 July to Monday ,11 July, with the return visit to Poland coming between 16-2 July.POLISH TRAINING CAMP SQUADFORWARDSFRONT ROW: Scott Andrews, Gethin Jenkins, John Yapp (Blues). Lloyd Burns (Dragons). Adam Jones, Paul James , Ryan Bevington, Huw Bennett (Ospreys). Ken Owens, Matthew Rees (Scarlets). Craig Mtichell (Exeter Chiefs). Wales head coach Warren Gatland has promised to open up Millennium Stadium doors for free again so fans can watch his side train on Tuesday, 2 August, ahead of this summer’s pre-2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up matchesIt will be the third time in the space of a year that Welsh fans will have been given the chance to watch their heroes train and they turned up in their thousands for the 2010 Autumn Series and 2011 RBS 6 Nations opportunities.Once again, fans hoping to the likes of James Hook, Gavin Henson and Jamie Roberts put through their training paces, or to check first-hand on the fitness of the returning Shane Williams, Gethin Jenkins and Martyn Williams, will have to log on to www.wru.co.uk/watchwales4free.co.uk to register their interest.Entry to the Millennium Stadium will be free to everyone and the session will come just four days before Wales’ first warm-up fixture against England at Twickenham Stadium.“We want as many of the Welsh fans as possible to enjoy the World Cup experience with us and the more fans we can get at our training session on 2 August the more it will lift the players and help them believe they can do something special in September,” said Gatland..”We’ve got some really healthy competition at the moment and I hope we get another large turn-out so the fans can see that for themselves. It’s a way of reaching out to the nation and inviting them to get behind the side.“We had a great turn-out on the last two occasions we threw the gates open and it was really encouraging to see all the young children and families who turned up to enjoy the day.“It will be an important training session for us ahead of the first of our three World Cup warm-up Tests and will give the fans a taste of the atmosphere which will be in place a week later when England return to the Millennium Stadium for our second game, and when Argentina roll into town on Saturday, 20 August.”There will be some pre-training entertainment provided for the fans hen the Millennium Stadium gates open at approx 2.30pm on 2 August, with the players due to arrive at 3.00pm for their ‘watchewales4free’ training session.The full training session will last for about 90 minutes and sections of the audience will be able to meet team members and get autographs and much more besides.All you have to do to attend for free is register at www.wru.co.uk/watchwales4free and turn up and enjoy the day.
Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, far left, addresses the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 8, 2019. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/Religion News Service[Religion News Service] A new social statement from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America labels patriarchy and sexism as sins and acknowledges the church’s complicity in them.The social statement — titled “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action” — was approved by the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly with 97 percent of the vote Friday morning (Aug. 9) on the last full day of the denomination’s triennial meeting at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.Afterward, the assembly rose in a standing ovation and sang “Canticle of the Turning,” with the lyrics, “Wipe away all tears,/ For the dawn draws near,/ And the world is about to turn.” Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET And the Rev. April Larson, the first woman bishop in the ELCA, spoke about the changes she has seen in the church in the 50 years since Lutherans began ordaining women in the United States.“What a time. What a day for me to be here with you, and I’m so thankful to God and to our wonderful church,” Larson said. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Albany, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Emily McFarlan Miller Posted Aug 12, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC That changed in recent years, as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have drawn attention to sexism and violence toward women, said Thomas-Breitfeld, who co-chaired the task force on women and justice.“It seems that our work flourished in the sweet spot of the shifting societal awareness,” she said.For the mainline Lutheran denomination, social statements like the one on women and justice are teaching and policy documents that provide a framework for members to think about and discuss social issues.This is the 13th social statement adopted by the ELCA. Others include topics like race, ethnicity and culture; caring for creation; and human sexuality.The 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly called for the denomination to write the latest statement, said Mary Streufert, director of the ELCA’s Justice for Women program.“The thoughtful foresight of the church to precede #MeToo — it’s quite stunning to know that there is this proactive work as opposed to reactive work,” Streufert said.She said the statement offers an alternative way for the country to see Christianity’s view of women. That’s needed, she said, at a time when “the predominant Christian way to talk about gender puts men and women in a hierarchy.”A specially created task force consulted with experts both inside and outside the church about topics related to justice for women. Task force members also listened to fellow Lutherans about what they hoped the statement would express, Streufert said.Most of the feedback the task force received was positive, according to the director.She said that at least one retiring bishop told her, “I’ve been waiting all my life for the church to say something like this.”And task force member Bethany Fayard of the Southeastern Synod said she heard from a number of teens at an ELCA youth gathering about their experiences of bullying and sexual assault.“Many came back multiple times because they felt like we were listening and that this church stands with them,” Fayard said.“This social statement is a declaration by the ELCA that we stand with all women. Here I stand. Let us stand together.”Fayard identified herself as a survivor of sexual assault in a different denomination. But it’s not just survivors of gender-based violence who are harmed by patriarchy, she said.“For too long, women and girls haven’t been able to see God’s reflection in ourselves,” she said.Serving on the task force challenged some of the preconceived notions held by William Rodriguez of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, he said.Rodriguez — who teaches ethics, Christian ethics, theories of justice, Africana philosophy and philosophy of religion at Bethune-Cookman University — said his eyes were opened to some of the ways men interact with women that he never had thought about.That includes telling women to smile or complimenting women’s appearances — things men don’t say to other men, he said.He also began to notice little ways he treated his son and daughter differently.“Through the process, I learned so much,” Rodriguez said.Thomas-Breitfeld, the bishop who co-chaired the task force, said task force members drew from a biblical understanding that God desires “abundant life for all.”“From the beginning, we wanted to signal that this issue is not only about women. The reason for this work was about all of us,” she said.The statement on women and justice isn’t meant to sit on a shelf, Thomas-Breitfeld said.It calls on the ELCA to act to end gender-based violence, to encourage women and girls to pursue ministry and leadership roles in their congregations, to use “gender-inclusive and expansive” language for God and to address inequities in pay and hiring both inside and outside the church.“We are not able to make the world perfect, but, my siblings, we are called to serve the world in love, including through implementing resolutions that keep us accountable as a church together,” Thomas-Breitfeld said.With more than 3.3 million baptized members, the ELCA is one of the largest Protestant Christian denominations in the United States. Its churchwide assembly includes 927 voting members from more than 9,100 congregations across the U.S. and the Caribbean.Other actions that were approved by the Churchwide Assembly as of Friday morning include:A resolution declaring the ELCA a sanctuary denomination — the first denomination in North America to do so, according to Living Lutheran.A resolution condemning white supremacy, specifically calling out language that uses words like “invasion” in reference to immigrants or people of color and naming violent rhetoric in the name of Christian nationalism as “idolatry.”A resolution commemorating June 17 as a “day of repentance in the ELCA for the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9,” who were murdered during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist who was a member of an ELCA congregation. Two of the victims — the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and the Rev. Daniel Simmons — also had attended an ELCA seminary.A “Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment” approved in front of a large group of ecumenical and interreligious guests — something, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton said, “we are not seeing enough of in our country.”A “Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent” that included a confession of the church’s complicity in slavery, named racism as a sin, acknowledged the institutional racism that continues within the denomination and vowed to repent and work for racial justice.And the re-election of Eaton — the first female presiding bishop of the ELCA and now the first to be reelected on the first ballot, according to the denomination. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC “We are changing. We are being made new. God is busy with us.”The social statement, which focuses on issues related to justice for women, is seven years in the making.When the task force that created it started its work, “women’s justice issues were not dominant news,” said Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacy Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA
Howard Lake | 5 September 2008 | News Reclaiming tax on individual membership of Institute The Institute of Fundraising has informed its members that they might be eligible to claim tax relief on their individual membership subscription fee. For example, a basic rate taxpayer paying the £87 subscription rate for a full membership should be able to reclaim the £21.75 tax element of this amount.The Institute’s Membership team emailed members this morning to let them know that the Institute is now included on the list of professional bodies for which HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will allow deductions for fees and subscriptions.The Institute can’t deal with any individual tax queries so suggest that those members who normally complete a Tax Return should include their membership details in the ‘Additional Information’ section in order to get the tax relief.Those who do not complete a Tax Return will need to contact their local tax office in order to claim back any tax paid.www.hmrc.gov.uk/incometax/relief-subs.htm 25 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance HMRC Institute of Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital environment Individual giving Advertisement 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 March 2013 | News Be a part of it. Get on the map from epitype on Vimeo.Healthy Planet is looking for more organisations to list their projects on the site. To be eligible they must be a UK conservation organisation or project that takes place on some kind of protected area, and which has “clear and measurable impacts in fostering sustained or improved conservation in the area”.www.conservationcommunity.org Healthy Planet to launch crowdfunding site for conservation causes Environment and community charity Healthy Planet is launching a crowdfunding site next month for UK environmental and conservation organisations. In particular it is designed for the “less well publicised projects”.The site, Conservation Community, will let grassroots causes and organisations promote their projects to an international audience and enable them to donate and share their message. The site will charge 10% of donations handled to cover its costs.The platform will offer a range of tools and approaches such as gamification (with conservation ‘badges’ and leader boards), Google Maps, and gift vouchers to help organisations achieve their fundraising aims.
After FBI Director James Comey publicly scolded Hillary Clinton about the “careless” handling of her emails while she was head of the U.S. State Department but did not indict her, the right wing was incensed. To them, Clinton had committed a grave crime by placing her communications with her staff, the Pentagon and Wall Street out of their oversight. By putting her emails on a private server operated from the Clinton mansion, Clinton chose to keep her contacts secret even from the Obama White House.This is the latest chapter of the longstanding division within the U.S. political establishment as to which faction can best serve the interests of the capitalist ruling class. Neither side has the slightest interest in bettering the lives of the workers or poor, here or abroad.But to the oppressed people of the world, Clinton’s emails, their content and the decisions that were made while she headed the State Department, bear witness to her many war crimes and crimes against humanity that have caused suffering and devastation around the globe.An April 2011 email to Clinton from her trusted advisor Sydney Blumenthal detailed the threat, to both French and U.S. imperialist interests, of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s plans to create a new gold-based currency for use by the poor countries of Africa. The currency would have replaced the French franc and promoted these countries’ development.The U.S., France and other imperialist countries backed rebel forces against the Gadhafi government with tons of weapons and NATO bombing raids. Other Clinton emails show that she tacitly approved the rebel death-squad “ethnic cleansing,” particularly of Black African residents in Libya. (foreignpolicyjournal.com, Jan. 6)In October 2011, Gadhafi was brutally murdered by rebel forces, evoking a cruel boast from Clinton: “We came, we saw, he died! (chuckle)” Libya, once the most prosperous African country with the highest standard of living, today remains ravaged by civil war. Hundreds of thousands of refugees, some from Libya, many from other war-torn countries throughout the Middle East and Africa, have journeyed from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Thousands have drowned.In June 2009, the right-wing military in Honduras, with backing from the country’s elite as well as openly fascist gangs, staged a coup d’état that ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya. Supporting the coup was a clear violation of agreements by the Organization of American States, which the U.S. is a member of. Many OAS countries demanded action to restore the Zelaya government. Clinton’s emails show that behind the scenes the State Department did everything it could to prevent that, and soon openly supported the coup leaders.Today, fascist death squads rampage through Honduras, murdering brave human rights activists like Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres. To Clinton, large U.S. military bases in Honduras take precedence over the lives of the people there.“Arming the Syrian rebels and using Western air power to ground Syrian helicopters and airplanes is a low-cost high payoff approach.” This is a portion of a Clinton email revealed by the whistleblower website Wikileaks, written in December 2012. Although Clinton failed to persuade President Barack Obama to send U.S. warplanes into Syria to attack President Bashar al- Assad’s government, she spearheaded U.S. imperialism’s effort to overturn that government by supplying vast quantities of arms to the rebels. The resulting civil war has cost thousands of lives and forced millions from their homes.In 2009, the Haitian Parliament passed a law mandating that workers must be paid at least $5 a day. At the behest of giant U.S. clothing corporations like Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Levi’s, Clinton’s State Department fought this law tooth and nail. The Nation reported that “a deputy chief of mission, David E. Lindwall, said the $5 per day minimum ‘did not take economic reality into account’ but was a populist measure aimed at appealing to ‘the unemployed and underpaid masses.’” (June 1, 2011)Clinton stepped up funding for the Bush-Cheney “democracy training” program in Ukraine, from $65 million in 2004 to $5 billion in 2013. She brought on board neo-con Cheney advisor Victoria Nuland to operate the program. But this was not for Ukrainian democracy. Just after Clinton left the State Department, the U.S. sponsored a coup in Ukraine that overturned the elected government, drawing in openly fascist groups like Right Sector and Svoboda.When eastern provinces of Ukraine defied the coup leaders and their “ethnic cleansing” program, they set up their own republics in Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass region. Clinton’s protégé Nuland has spearheaded U.S. support of the Ukrainian regime’s brutal war against these republics, which has cost many lives.None of these Clinton ventures are crimes in the eyes of U.S. imperialism. Instead, heroes like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are persecuted for daring to expose the U.S. government’s many crimes. Transgender activist Manning remains locked in a federal military prison for 35 years under conditions so harsh that she recently tried to commit suicide. That effort reminds us that progressives must push so much harder for her freedom.Wall Street wants the working-class and oppressed people to choose between the racist demagogue Donald Trump and the war criminal Clinton. The only real choice for us is whether to continue down capitalism’s dead-end path, or to struggle to overturn this oppressive system once and for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleJasper County Fighting Palmer PigweedNext articleTurning Up the Heat on the Farm Bill Gary Truitt SHARE There is still an opportunity to register to attend the day-long event hosted by the Illinois Soybean Association along with leading U.S. agricultural organizations and biotechnology providers. Visit www.biotechnologysymposium.com to learn more. Attendees will hear from presenters and panelists from around the world regarding current systems, challenges, progress made and what individuals and organizations can do to help this process. The agenda includes discussions by an international biotech panel, who will review the current pipeline and process; an international regulatory panel and an international farmer panel, who will cover the importance of technology from a production standpoint. Keynote speakers who will address the economic impacts of delayed approvals and the affects biotechnology has on world development and global food security include Dr. Bob Thompson and Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home CROPS Still Time to Register for International Biotechnology Symposium Aug. 26 By Gary Truitt – Aug 21, 2013 Fortunately, U.S. and international biotechnology companies will have dozens of new transgenic events that increase crop yields and quality ready for registration by 2015. Unfortunately, the world is lacking a synchronized, science-based system for securing approval of this new technology. Regulatory roadblocks and divergent approval systems are slowing the biotechnology-driven yield advances needed to feed our growing world. Indiana Soybean Alliance is a sponsor of the International Biotechnology Symposium on Monday, August 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, Ill. the day before the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. The Symposium will bring together biotechnology regulators, international trade experts and farmers from around the world to discuss ways to streamline regulatory and trade approvals for farmer use of biotech seed and the worldwide trade of soybeans, corn and other crops grown with biotechnology. In addition to Indiana Soybean Alliance – the state soybean checkoff, sponsors include USSEC, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences, Penton/Farm Progress, Nebraska Soybean Board, WinField, Ohio Soybean Council, and Bayer CropScience. Visit www.biotechnologysymposium.com for registration and a full agenda. Facebook Twitter Still Time to Register for International Biotechnology Symposium Aug. 26