African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

RIP: Bishop James Montgomery, ninth bishop of Chicago, dies at…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA People In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Posted Oct 25, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA RIP: Bishop James Montgomery, ninth bishop of Chicago, dies at 98 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Obituary, Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing The Rt. Rev. James Montgomery, ninth bishop of Chicago. Photo: Diocese of Chicago[Diocese of Chicago] The Rt. Rev. James Montgomery, ninth bishop of Chicago, died on Oct. 23 at home after a short illness. He was 98 years old. Montgomery served as bishop diocesan from 1971 to 1987, during a period of intense change in the diocese and the entire church.Montgomery was born in Chicago on May 29, 1921, to James Edward Montgomery and Evelyn Winchester Montgomery, the daughter of the Rt. Rev. James Winchester, bishop of Arkansas from 1911 to 1931. He grew up in Rogers Park and attended Sullivan High School and Northwestern University. After service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he entered the General Theological Seminary and was ordained priest and deacon by Bishop Wallace E. Conkling, seventh bishop of Chicago, in 1949.Read the full letter Bishop of Chicago Jeffrey D. Lee sent to the diocese here. Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Tagslast_img read more

Canada: ‘Be strong and bold!’ A message from the primate…

first_imgCanada: ‘Be strong and bold!’ A message from the primate for 2020 graduates Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Church of Canada] Everyone looks forward to those moments in our lives that mark something significant. We honor our birthday with parties, greetings, birthday cake and gifts. We celebrate marriages with a wedding that includes special clothes and the symbols of rings and vows. And we celebrate the maturing of our youth and their progress with ceremonies of graduation from one stage to the next: kindergarten to Grade 1; Grade 8 to high school; high school to college or university or work; college or university into a vocation. Special clothes; graduation trips; a graduation ceremony with awards and certificates; family, friends and community to share in it; and a party are all part of the experiences of these transitions.Now most of these experiences have been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. For those who do not like pomp and circumstance there may be a sense of relief, while for others there is a deep disappointment in not sharing this moment with friends and family in a public way. Yet human creativity has found new ways to mark and honor these moments. I see signs on many lawns saying “Graduate 2020!”, honoring a family member. Some schools have made enormous efforts to still hold socially distanced, small-group ceremonies for each graduand. Others have held online ceremonies such as one I shared in for Montreal Diocesan College, complete with video clips of degrees being hand delivered in the crook of Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson’s crozier! I think also of the youth leaders in the diocese of New Westminster who delivered special care bags, complete with mini graduate caps. We can and do find ways to say, “Congratulations!” We recognize the hard work of years of schooling and, in some cases, the sacrifices to be able to complete a degree, diploma or certificate.Of course, graduating means leaving behind the familiar—a school, classmates, a study routine—for the new. It could mean a new school, opportunities to make new friends, different expectations—or maybe freedom from studies or the beginnings of a career. It can be exciting, challenging, and at times, scary.When I finished university, I was heading to another country to begin a teaching career in another culture, with people I had never met before. I was excited, nervous and a bit scared! A good friend gave me a locket inside of which was a small piece of paper and one verse of scripture. The locket has long since disappeared but that quotation of scripture has stayed with me for my entire life: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Deuteronomy 31:8) Moses gave those words to Joshua as the Israelites were about to enter the promised land, encouraging him to be “strong and bold” in the face of his enemies: “Have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) That verse has stayed with me, reminding me that I was never alone in the challenges or disappointments, fears or joys that were ahead.You, the graduates of 2020, have already been tested for resiliency and your ability to face radical change, due to COVID-19. You have adapted to online learning, social distancing and the pain of missing friends. You will be a gift to the world ahead of you—as you continue in school or head into the world to reshape it—for you already know the challenge of uncertainty. And you know you have strength to meet it.Know that our prayers go with you! Congratulations as you step into the future!! Be strong and bold. Do not fear, for God will never leave you or forsake you! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL By Archbishop Linda NichollsPosted Jun 23, 2020 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Anglican Communion Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Robins Way / Bates Masi Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Amagansett, United States Architects: Bates Masi ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The clients, an interior designer and a DJ, requested a complete renovation and addition of a 1960’s kit house in Amagansett, NY to be a weekend retreat from their urban apartment. The clients gathered images of objects and conventional materials utilized in new, interesting ways as inspiration for the design. A single design solution that could unify the old remaining parts of the house to the new intervention was sought. This solution should solve acoustical, lighting, equipment coordination and simultaneously address the aesthetic décor requirements of the client’s collection of objects. A vocabulary was developed that allowed the patina and history that the client favored to remain and new experiences to evolve. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20GlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceThe house was gutted and reduced down to the skeletal framework allowing the intervention to utilize the post and beam construction that remained. Between the existing ceiling joists, natural rope was woven through a digitally fabricated framework. Weaving patterns were used to signify different ceiling conditions. Lighting penetrates through a crossed weave of the rope. It transitions to a straight weave to shield speakers and utilities from view. Since the client is a DJ, sound is very important. The rope weave acts as an acoustic baffle absorbing background noise, but allows music from the ceiling mounted speakers to be emitted.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsTo integrate with the décor, the rope was used structurally to support several items such as a large, custom steel framed mirror in the Master Bathroom and the Dining Room Chandelier. A large sliding door is woven with the same rope to provide privacy from the neighbors and shield the sun at various times of the day. The sunlight rakes through the openings casting linear shadows on the bathroom floor. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsUnifying the exterior is a dark stained cedar siding that wraps all of the exterior facades and transitions to the matching frames of the replaced windows and doors. The newly constructed interior walls and interior cabinetry were also resurfaced in reclaimed barn wood. Behind a sheet of glass, the same reclaimed wood lines the shower surround and one feels as though they are showering outdoors. The clients now have a quiet escape from city life. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe frequent turnover within a vacation community can be wasteful. Some are eager to tear down what exists and start new. This project preserved the skeleton of the house and the history in the patinaed materials that the client desired. Conventional materials were utilized in new ways to unify the old and the new. 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LeBron James and the Hong Kong debate

first_imgLos Angeles Laker icon LeBron James received a major amount of criticism from bourgeois pundits for his Oct. 14 statements on a controversial Oct. 4 tweet from white general manager of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey. As the Rockets, the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets were in China to play preseason games there, Morey tweeted, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”This tweet, which was quickly deleted, created an immediate condemnation from millions of Chinese sports fans on social media, followed by the Chinese government. The condemnations evolved into a global debate regarding the NBA’s financial ties to China and the very nature of the Hong Kong controversy.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver apologized to the Chinese government for the tweet, but also defended Morey’s “right to free speech.”  NBA social programs between the players and the fans were cancelled, as well as some media events. NBA players were told by the association not to publicly comment on the controversy, especially if they were still visiting China. (Go to tinyurl.com/y4emvbc7 to read “NBA and China: The ‘right to free speech’ vs. the right to sovereignty.”) LeBron stated, “I don’t want to get in a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and what we say and what we do. Even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, there can be a lot of negative that comes with it.”LeBron continued, “When I speak about something, I speak about something I’m very knowledgeable about, something that hits home for me, something that I am very passionate about. I felt like with this particular situation, it was something that not only was I not informed enough about, I just felt like it was something that not only myself and my teammates or our organization had enough information to even talk about it at that point in time, and we still feel the same way.” (USA Today, Oct. 14)LeBron even stated that there are times when social issues relevant to Black NBA players are not raised by the NBA hierarchy. Not one NBA official has been criticized for not publicly supporting Black Lives Matter; a case in point is Daryl Morey.  LeBron clarified that Morey being “miseducated” was not a reference to what he said in his tweet, but the ill timing of it and how it could have negatively impacted the players who were in China at the time.   Hong Kong rooted in colonialismThe protests in Hong Kong were sparked in June by a proposed bill to allow extradition to mainland China. The bill was withdrawn in September but did not stop the protests, which are indications of long-standing, deep anti-communist hatred of Chinese sovereignty, rooted in colonialism. This was the real motivation for Morey’s tweet and Silver’s defense of it. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1841 to 1941. It was under Japanese occupation from 1941 until 1945. After World War II, Japan surrendered Hong Kong back to Britain as a colonial possession until July 1, 1997, when it was legally declared a sovereign territory of mainland China.  The pronouncement of defending “democracy” is an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the world — to hide that the Hong Kong protests are pro-imperialist and seek to turn back the reactionary hands of time to when British Hong Kong existed. One only has to witness the domination of U.S. and British Union Jack flags to understand the protests’ long-term political objectives.  An important question is: Why aren’t the Hong Kong protests drawing attention to the growing numbers of homeless and impoverished residents there? This is in contrast to Hong Kong’s standing as a global capitalist financial center. In 2017, it was reported that one out of every seven residents were millionaires, a hugely disproportionate number considering the general population of just over 7.3 million. (businessinsider.com) In stark contrast, according to the South China Morning Post, one in five were impoverished in Hong Kong. (Nov. 17, 2017)  Self-determination for China and Black athletesOnce LeBron made his public statement, it provoked the burning of his popular jersey by Hong Kong protesters. LeBron was accused of being inconsistent and even hypocritical when it came to not outwardly supporting the demands of the Hong Kong protests and for speaking out against racist injustice inside the U.S., especially the police killings of unarmed Black people.  This criticism came mostly from predominantly white sportscasters, who are not inhibited in exhibiting their anti-communist views. These same commentators accused James of caring more about his multimillion-dollar contracts with Chinese businesses than what was going on in Hong Kong.  That is certainly hypocritical considering the NBA is a multibillion-dollar, capitalist, global corporation with 10 percent of its revenue coming from China.   These were some of the same sportscasters who were critical of former pro-football quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, when he took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police brutality three years ago. He has not been allowed to play pro football since 2016.Black sports commentators, for the most part, gave James the benefit of the doubt due to his being the most outspoken among the mainly Black NBA players on these social issues. Some of the Black commentators questioned why James should  be expected to comment on other social issues outside of the U.S., especially those of a geopolitical nature. China has the right to self-determination without the interference of U.S. and Western imperialism into its internal affairs. That is what the Chinese Revolution of 1949 was all about. Black NBA players like LeBron James should also have the right to self-determination in terms of what they say or don’t say about social issues at home and abroad, especially with issues they don’t feel comfortable talking about.NBA comments deepen Chinese angerSilver stated on Oct. 17 that the Chinese government asked the NBA to fire Morey. This was refuted by Chinese state media, CCTV, which broadcast NBA games to millions of Chinese on a regular basis before the Morey tweet. The South China Morning Post also reported that Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the Beijing government never requested that Silver fire Morey. As the Post explained, “Silver has spared no effort to portray himself as a fighter for free speech and used freedom of speech as an excuse to cover for Morey, who voiced his support for the violent actors in Hong Kong. This has crossed the bottom line of the Chinese people.” (Oct. 19) When Silver addressed this, he stated that not only would he not fire Morey, but he would not discipline him.  At a Brooklyn Nets home preseason game Oct. 18, film producer Andrew Duncan purchased 3,000 tickets, costing tens of thousands of dollars, for protesters who wore “Stand with Hong Kong” T-shirts in the arena. This was an obvious slap in the face to Joseph Tsai, the Chinese principal owner of the Nets, who was critical of the Hong Kong protests from a historical and cultural perspective.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tornado levels homes in North Carolina; 3 dead, 10 injured

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsStateUS News Pinterest Tornado levels homes in North Carolina; 3 dead, 10 injured Twitter Twitter TAGS  Previous articleParallel event produces joint winners at ski worldsNext articleRighty Mike Fiers agrees to $3.5M, one-yr deal with A’s Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

“The Law Acts As Juggernaut For Hateful, Divisive And Schismatic Propaganda” Madhya Pradesh Freedom Of Religion Ordinance 2020 Challenged In SC

first_imgTop Stories”The Law Acts As Juggernaut For Hateful, Divisive And Schismatic Propaganda” Madhya Pradesh Freedom Of Religion Ordinance 2020 Challenged In SC Nupur Thapliyal15 Feb 2021 9:57 AMShare This – x”It is unfortunate that the political and communal gimmick of ‘Love Jihad,’ which was earlier solely confined to the ‘Us vs Them’ narrative espoused by fake-propaganda machines (eg. ‘WhatsApp University,’ shady social media outlets, etc.), political rallies and societal fringes, has manifested itself as a legislation.”A petition has been filed in the Apex Court challenging the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religious Ordinance, 2020 as being violative of Art. 14, 19, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. The petition is filed by Advocate on Record, Aldanish Rein and drawn by Advocates Rajesh Inamdar, Shashwat Anand, Devesh Saxena, Ashutosh Mani Tripathi and Ankur Azad. Followed by the pending challenges to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed in the Apex Court challenging the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religious Ordinance, 2020 as being violative of Art. 14, 19, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. The petition is filed by Advocate on Record, Aldanish Rein and drawn by Advocates Rajesh Inamdar, Shashwat Anand, Devesh Saxena, Ashutosh Mani Tripathi and Ankur Azad. Followed by the pending challenges to UP Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018, the petition states that “The impugned Ordinance in transgressing upon the freedom to marry, freedom to profess, practice and propagate any religion, and right to privacy, has guillotined the individuals’ personal autonomy, equality under the law, personal liberty and the freedom of choice and expression, in blatant and flagrant violation of the fundamental rights of the individuals as guaranteed under Articles 14, 19, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India, 1950.” Submitting on the process of passing the impugned Ordinance, the petition terms the legislative process of the MP Assembly a “fraud on the Constitution”. “The impugned Ordinance promulgated by the Respondents is a text book example of blatant abuse of the powers vested under Article 213 of the Constitution. The action of the Respondents in promulgating ordinances, bypassing the legislative process of Assembly, is not only arbitrary and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution but is also a fraud on the Constitution itself.” The petition reads. Moreover, the petition also highlights the absence of requisite data available with government agencies or departments on the “forced conversions” as stipulated in the Ordinance. In view of this, it is the submission of the petitioner that “It is apparent that is no available data for something as imaginary as the ‘conspiracy theory’ and hoax of ‘Love Jihad.’ Manifestly, no such urgent situation existed and it was not a fit case for an Ordinance to be issued.” Furthermore, the petitioner while praying for the Ordinance to be declared as being unconstitutional, states: “The law which seeks to preserve the power asymmetries in the existing social hierarchies negates the concept of transformative constitutionalism by coercing an individual to lay down his treasured fundamental rights before the State-sponsored status quo. Furthermore, the law acts as a juggernaut for hateful, divisive and schismatic propaganda by fanning communal passions, and this Hon’ble Court must denounce it and strike it down to the abyss of oblivion.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Obituaries and Nuacht Friday 10th November

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – November 10, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleGardai warn of new voucher purchase scamNext articleGovernment’s handling of Commonage Management Plans criticised News Highland Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport, Obituaries and Nuacht Friday 10th NovemberAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/fri5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport, Obituaries and Nuacht Friday 10th November RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

‘This is big’

first_img Published 11:11 pm Friday, December 2, 2011 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article “The idea was simple but nobody had found a way to actually do it,” Johnson said.He turned the idea over and over in his head. He formulated plans and reformulated them. And, then it was off to the drawing board and on to a prototype. And, it worked.Johnson had designed an implement that would allow a farmer to rake and bale the hay with one tractor and one operator. It was a hay rake that could change the future.Johnson displayed his FlexRake at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., in the fall and it generated a lot of interest.How Johnson was able to do what others had tried to do for so long is what a patent is all about. The patent for Johnson’s FlexRake is pending but his hay rakes are in production at his modest machine shop in Goshen.“The FlexRake is an improvement on existing farm technology,” said Mack Scott, a Pike County farmer who has been in the hay business for a long time. “I bought one of Mark’s hay rakes because I see the value of it. It saves time and money and both of those are high commodities on the farm.”Scott said, on a big hay farm, a FlexRake will pay for itself in a year’s time.“It can be used for round or square bales and it has up to 20 wheels and that will get the attention of farmers with big hay fields out in the Midwest, especially those with alfalfa hay because its light and can be worked with 20 wheels,” Scott said. “The FlexRake has the potential to revolutionize the way hay is raked.”Johnson said the FlexRake is designed for use between the tractor and baler and eliminates the need for a second operator or tractor, which saves time, money, labor and wear of equipment.“The proximity of baler to rake allows for more efficient bailing of the gathered hay product virtually eliminating waste,” Johnson said. “The rake is extremely efficient and, when it’s paired with a suitable baler, it will gather practically all of the cut hay for bailing in one pass. “And, since the hay is baled immediately after raking there is practically no loss of product to settling, wind or adverse weather.”The drive shaft between the tractor and the baler is installed inside the frame of the rake. This allows for safer operation of the baler behind the rake, Johnson said.“The rake has wings that come in and out hydraulically, for ease of use in precise hay gathering and the transport of the implement,” he said. “The wings ride up on the frame and out of the way when it’s in transport position. The ends of the wings are supported by gauge wheels while in operation which lessens the stress on the machine’s frame and wings while operating on uneven terrain. “As the name implies, the rake’s wings flex and move to maintain more consistent contact with the ground.”An adjustable spring tension system on the wings allows the operator to set the machine’s rake spinners to rake lightly or more aggressively, according to the raking conditions or material, Johnson said.“This allows for more efficient and gentle gathering of the hay product while also extending the operational life of the spinners.”The FlexRake has hay deflectors, which are an innovation that no other hay rake on the market has.“Hay deflectors are simple devices,” Johnson said.“They are installed along the wings, in front of the rake spinner and keep the rakes cleaned out, prevent wrapping of the spinners and keep hay moving toward the baler. This keeps the operator from having to stop, get off the tractor and clean the spinners. That’s time lost and time is money in the hay field.”The rake is compatible with any in-line baler, round or square.“With the FlexRake there are no windrows so the tractor never has to straddle one,” Johnson said. “With all other hay operations straddling windrows is a problem in thick hay because the tractor’s underframe can get tangled with the hay in tall windrows.”Scott said that hay is the largest crop in the world and farmers are always looking for more efficient way to do business.“Mark’s hay rake will change the way that hay is raked,” he said.“Any time you can do with one man and one machine what took two men and two machines to do, people are going to take notice. Mark has done what others have not been able to do. This is the beginning of something big and it started right here in Pike County and by a Pike County hay man. It’s going to put Goshen and Pike County on the map and I don’t think Mark will be able to handle the business in his small shop. This is big.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content ‘This is big’ By The Penny Hoarder That might not mean much to most folks but for a farmer in the hay field, it’s worth the time it takes to listen to what Johnson has to say.Johnson of Goshen is a hay man with a mechanical mind. He, like so many before him, thought that there should be an easier and more economical way to rake hay. The more he thought about it, the more certain he was.However, for about 28 years and counting, inventors, designers and tinkers had been trying to develop a farm implement that would rake and bale hay at the same time. 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At… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “When you rake hay, you have a man on a tractor doing the raking and another coming behind with the baler,” Johnson said. “It was just common sense that, if you could come up with one machine that would allow you to rake and bale, it would be more economical and more efficient. You would eliminate a tractor and an operator, a big time and cost savings, and, too, that operator could be doing other things that need to be done on the farm. A machine like that would change the way we do things in the hay field.”The more Johnson thought about the idea the more he knew that he was “on to something.”Others had tried and come close but nobody had a cigar.Nobody until Johnson. Nobody until the FlexRake.last_img read more

Union highlights financial sector gender pay gap

first_imgWomen in the financial sector earn £250,000 less than male colleagues duringtheir working lifetimes because of the gender pay gap, according to the MSFunion. Research by ICM shows a 55 per cent pay gap between men and women in thesector and over half the women questioned said they felt discouraged by talkabout pay. The union blames the overall 18 per cent gender pay gap on a culture ofsecrecy that has developed in workplaces since the 1980s, encouraged byindividual contracts and merit-related pay. MSF general secretary Roger Lyons told the TUC conference, “This isdaylight robbery equivalent to the pensions misselling scandal, which isseriously affecting women’s wealth. He added, “Reward systems are deliberately complex and staff areactively discouraged from discussing their salary and conditions withcolleagues.” The MSF is calling for the Government to introduce mandatory equal payaudits, as Personnel Today did earlier this year. Union highlights financial sector gender pay gapOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more