Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgStanlib Fahari I-REIT ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanlib Fahari I-REIT ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanlib Fahari I-REIT (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStanlib Fahari I-REIT is Kenya’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) providing investors with a steady income stream and capital growth. The fund invests at least 75% of its Total Asset Value (TAV) in real estate in strategic locations in Kenya. A maximum of 25% of its TAV is invested in cash investments and cash-like instruments. The Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is closed-ended, and its units are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. I-REIT’s investment in the direct property allocation includes mixed-use developments, retail shopping centres, commercial offices, industrial warehouses and logistic operations, hospitality, residential, specialised buildings, schools, manufacturing facilities and hospitals. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is a subsidiary of STANLIB, a pan-African multi-specialist investment company with a presence in 10 African countries. Stanlib Fahari I-REIT is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d make a passive income by investing £250 a month in cheap UK shares

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens Making a passive income from buying cheap UK shares may not sound like an attractive prospect to some investors. After all, the recent stock market crash and an uncertain economic outlook have highlighted the volatility that can be present in indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.However, over the long run, the stock market can provide significantly higher return prospects than other assets. Through investing regularly in high-quality companies when they trade at low prices, you could build a portfolio that provides a surprisingly large passive income.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The prospects for UK sharesWhile UK shares may face an uncertain near-term future, their past performance suggests they’ll go on to produce high returns in the long run. For example, the FTSE 100 has produced an 8% annualised total return over the past 36 years, despite experiencing numerous bear markets and downturns such as the market crash from earlier this year.Certainly, investing for short-term gains may not prove to be a profitable exercise. This is due to ongoing risks from coronavirus, Brexit and other threats to the economic outlook. However, investors who have a long time horizon and who are willing to provide their stock holdings with time to grow could build a large portfolio from which to draw a passive income.Regular investingRegularly investing in UK shares is a sound means of building a nest egg from which to draw a passive income. It means you don’t try to time the market. This can be a difficult process due to the randomness of short-term stock market movements. It also means you invest through periods of weaker performance from stocks, thereby obtaining attractive prices ahead of likely recoveries.For example, assuming an 8% annual return, investing £250 per month in a diverse range of shares could provide you with a nest egg worth around £340,000 in a 30-year time period. With the FTSE 100 currently yielding 5%, this would provide an annual income of around £17,000.Not all investors will be able to buy £250 of UK shares a month, or may have a shorter time period. But the example serves to show the stock market can provide a generous passive income for regular investors over the long run.Making a passive incomeOf course, it’s important to buy a diverse range of UK shares. The uncertain outlook for the economy means some sectors and regions may experience difficult trading conditions. Therefore, having exposure to a wide range of industries and geographies may improve your prospects for a passive income.Similarly, through buying high-quality businesses with solid financial positions and competitive advantages, you could improve your portfolio’s long-term growth outlook. You may even be able to beat the wider stock market and generate an even higher passive income by investing regularly in UK shares. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. How I’d make a passive income by investing £250 a month in cheap UK shareslast_img read more

Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_img Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from anywhereThe last Guinness Pro14 match to take place this weekend will see Edinburgh take on the Ospreys.Edinburgh will look to build on a positive 2019/20 campaign under Richard Cockerill which saw the Scottish capital side finish at the summit of Conference B. They may have lost to Ulster in the semi-finals, but the side as a whole is trending in the right direction it seems. Whereas Ospreys last year struggled as they only won two matches in the Pro14 last term but they will look to get off to a better start this season.Below is the team news;Edinburgh: Damien Hoyland, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Jamie Farndale, Jaco van der Walt, Charlie Shiel; Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally (captain), Simon Berghan, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist, Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Nick Haining.Replacements: David Cherry, Jamie Bhatti, WP Nel, Andrew Davidson, Hamish Watson, Dan Nutton, Nathan Chamberlain, George Taylor.Ospreys: Dan Evans, Mat Protheroe, Owen Watkin, Keiran Williams, Luke Morgan, Stephen Myler, Rhys Webb; Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Tom Botha, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric (captain), Morgan Morris.Replacements: Dewi Lake, Rhodri Jones, Ma’afu Fia, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Reuben Morgan-Williams, Josh Thomas, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler.If you want to watch this second Guinness Pro14 semi-final wherever you are, we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Edinburgh v Ospreys.How to watch Edinburgh v Ospreys from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Edinburgh v Ospreys this Saturday, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Edinburgh v Ospreys from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 6.30am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from the UKEdinburgh v Ospreys, which kicks off at 7.35pm tonight, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. That starts on 3 October.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Edinburgh v Ospreys (8.35pm kick-off) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN. It’s compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Edinburgh v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from CanadaDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to see Edinburgh v Ospreys in Canada. It will kick off at 2.35pm EST and 11.35am on the West Coast.Find out more about DAZN herecenter_img Here are all the details on how you can watch Edinburgh’s match against the Ospreys. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier

first_imgWednesday Feb 15, 2012 Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier Montpellier keep in touch with the top four of the Top 14 with a 22-11 win over Perpignan on Friday night. Early in the game the Catalans weren’t helped by the sin-binning of fiery flanker, Jean-Pierre Perez. Having scored early through number eight Alex Tulou, hosts Montpellier then capitalised on Perpignan being a man down as they scored another excellently taken try from fullback Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.The visitors were in that position because Perez, never one to shy away from a confrontation, looked determined to get himself sent off within ten minutes of kickoff.First he swung an open hand ‘punch’ at Fulgence Ouedraogo for no real reason at all, then a minute later, he flew into Santiago Fernandez while making little effort to actually charge down the ball.Ouedraogo dropped theatrically, making it look worse, but the ref and officials turned a blind eye, only marching Perpignan back ten metres. The charge down, they spotted that.Perpignan came back into the game with a try from Rudi Coetzee and two penalties from Jerome Porical, but Montepellier had the final say as they scored in the second half through Mamuka Gorgodze. You can view highlights of the match here.Join us on Facebook & Twitter to get updates as they happenADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Villa Bussum / GROUP A

first_img Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Scagliola / Brakkee+ 17 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” The Netherlands Villa Bussum / GROUP A Projects Architects: GROUP A Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGROUP AOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAmsterdamHouses3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on January 12, 2010Cite: “Villa Bussum / GROUP A” 12 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?布森别墅 / GROUP A是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Scagliola / BrakkeeText description provided by the architects. This private residence for a family, completed in June 2009, is situated in a lush, leafy neighbourhood in Bussum, a small town near Amsterdam. The neighbourhood is known for its 19th century villas, designed in a vast array of revivalist styles. The design for the villa by GROUP A is modern and sculptural and interacts in a natural way with its surroundings.Save this picture!ground floor planRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXBy using slanting walls and roofs the abstract building volume plays by contrast with the neighbourhoods monumental, sometimes even frivolous 19th century villas. At the same time, the villa’s sculptural character ensures that it feels comfortably embedded in the landscape. Thus, the villa’s design enhances its integration with both context and community, yet outstanding by its singular language. Save this picture!© Scagliola / BrakkeeThe villa’s building type evolved from a simple rectangular volume with a rotated pitched roof. Subsequently, segments were cut from this volume in order to create windows, terraces, balconies and entrances. A cut-out corner facing the street in front of the house clearly indicates the main entrance, while on the eastern side of the villa, a secluded garden and a second entrance offer a more private side. A comfortable porch and a 15 meter wide panorama window face the garden at the back of the house, and double up as a transition between the villa and the garden. Save this picture!© Scagliola / BrakkeeBoth gardens in front and at the back of the house are linked to each other by a sloping path. This descending path lowers itself underneath the cantilevering block, thereby providing garden access for the basement floor, and a comfortable covered parking spot. The client asked for a villa with a modern feel, a garden with a high degree of privacy and the possibility of sheltered parking. By designing a cantilevering villa, positioned between the street and the private zone of the plot, all three of these demands were addressed. The design includes the answers to the demands, and integrates them through simple operations into a sculpted, modern and clear volume.Save this picture!exploded axoProject gallerySee allShow less:output International Student AwardArticlesKolelinia / Martin AngelovArticles Share Photographs 2005 ArchDaily Villa Bussum / GROUP ASave this projectSaveVilla Bussum / GROUP Alast_img read more

4 Courtyard Houses / Think Architecture

first_img Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Zumikon, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 4 Courtyard Houses / Think ArchitectureSave this projectSave4 Courtyard Houses / Think Architecture 2013 4 Courtyard Houses / Think Architecture Photographs “COPY” Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicSave this picture!© Radek Brunecky The four courthouses are located on a hilly plot on the top of the settlement area of Zumikon/Switzerland. The typology of the courthouse is a reaction to the strict building regulations of the community, which unable a concentration of the living areas. With the chosen structure a high level of quality and privacy in the indoor and outdoor spaces could be achieved. Instead of an individual sprawl of private gardens a generous, common park landscape connects the ensemble with the natural environment of the neighboring forest. Save this picture!© Radek Brunecky The four houses are built up in a modular way, identical in the basic conception but mirrored in the common middle and reacting individually to the particular topographic situation. The stringent structure of the layout is reflected in the facades as well as the roof-landscape. Each room has it’s own baldachin with a skylight at the upmost position. The roofs react on the scale and importance of the particular rooms and help to arrange the different functions. Save this picture!© Radek Brunecky The roof-landscape is an architectural answer to the building regulation regarding sloping roofs and gives the building-ensemble a unique identity. The surfaces of the facades are made of decorative concrete with clear and dark parts. The same material of grey-cemented concrete added with limestone was treaded and processed in a different way to fulfill the specific function and aesthetic.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTrattner Scharfetter Residence / LP ArchitekturSelected ProjectsHouse in the Hills / ArchitectareSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Switzerland Photographs:  Radek Brunecky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Radek Brunecky+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Think Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeThink ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZumikonSwitzerlandPublished on December 03, 2013Cite: “4 Courtyard Houses / Think Architecture” 03 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Manufacturers: Sky-Frame Products translation missing: “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Winners of Blackbaud Digital Fundraising Awards announced

first_imgThe winners of the inaugural Blackbaud Digital Fundraising Awards, held in association with UK Fundraising, were announced yesterday evening at a ceremony in London.Winners in nine different categories were first shortlisted by a judging panel consisting of Sylwia Presley, Steve Bridger and Ross McCulloch, chaired by UK Fundraising editor Howard Lake. A public vote, which saw almost 8,000 votes cast, was then held to determine the winners.The awards were launched to highlight and reward the most exciting, innovative and effective use of digital in fundraising in the UK. The awards were presented to those who used digital tools and channels creatively and, most importantly, effectively for fundraising. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Blackbaud Digital Howard Lake | 10 October 2012 | News Digital Fundraising Awards 2012 WinnersMost Promising Digital Tool – TimtoBest Use of Video in Fundraising – Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability: Brain Awareness Week CampaignBest Mobile Fundraising Campaign – Acorns Children’s Hospice: Acorns and Aston Villa FC Text to Donate ChallengeBest Use of Facebook in Fundraising – Rotary Club of Grantham/Rotary International: Rotary Global SwimathonBest Use of Geo/Location in Fundraising – Big Egg Hunt (Action for Children, The Elephant Family)Best Crowdfunding – Manchester Modernist Society: CAMPUS campaignBest Pro Bono / Partnership campaign – Big Egg Hunt (Action for Children, The Elephant Family, Faberge, Fallon)Best Mobile App for Fundraising – Depaul UK: iHoboBest Use of Email in Fundraising – Exeter College, Oxford AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Winners of Blackbaud Digital Fundraising Awards announced  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Martin Campbell, Director of Innovation and Strategy, Blackbaud Europe, congratulated the winners and finalists. “It is not about doing something that looks wonderful but delivers little”, he said, “and good digital campaigns must be results-focused and integrated with an overall brand. Our winners have all done that and fully deserve their recognition.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

BWB to host event on crowdfunding for legal cases

first_img  77 total views,  1 views today  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 26 July 2016 | News BWB to host event on crowdfunding for legal cases Tagged with: Bates Wells & Braithwaite crowdfunding Law / policy Advertisement Charity and public law specialists Bates Wells Braithwaite are hosting an event in September that will examine the role of crowdfunding in transforming access to justice. It will feature the work of CrowdJustice, a crowdfunding platform established just over a year ago that helps people and organisations raise funds to help them with their legal cases.  The platform has already helped claimants raise over £1 million for legal cases. These include significant national  campaigns and legal challenges such as the junior doctors’ challenge to the imposition of contracts, the Chilcot inquiry, and the Supreme Court intervention on the doctrine of joint enterprise.Charities and NGOs have also used the platform of their legal campaigns, such as ISCRE’s legal work tackling workplace discrimination.Indeed, the free event, held at BWB’s new offices in 10 Queen Street Place, London, on 28 September 2016 will focus on the potential of crowdfunding sites like CrowdJustice to harness an alternative source of funding for charities and campaigning groups to continue to mount judicial reviews and public interest litigation.The event, Crowdfunding judicial reviews: harnessing the power of the crowd to change or challenge the law, will feature speakers from Crowdjustice and BWB. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Beck’s Hybrids Announces Future Expansion

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Beck’s Hybrids Announces Future Expansion Beck’s Hybrids has announced plans to expand operations at the Atlanta, Ind., headquarters with a $60 million investment in processing, production, research, and distribution facilities, as well as creating new jobs over the next four years. “Over the last few years, we’ve experienced significant growth across our marketing area with new sales territories, new facility locations, and new employees,” said Sonny Beck, president of Beck’s Hybrids. “With this expansion, we’re not just investing in our future, but the future of Midwest farmers.”New construction projects for 2014 include two new 4,000 square-foot greenhouses and the expansion of the Biotechnology Building. The Biotechnology Building expansion will provide more office and laboratory space for Beck’s and other companies to utilize for research and product development. Beck’s will also add four machinery storage buildings for trucks and seed equipment.“With our recent territory expansion into Tennessee, eastern Iowa, and eastern Missouri, it’s important we have the infrastructure in place to serve farmers with the best in seed quality, field performance, and customer service,” said Beck. “Our family of employees is committed to bringing farmers an increasing number of new, high-performing products that are specifically designed to perform on their farms.In the next three to four years, the expansion at the headquarters includes an additional soybean seed processing tower that is expected to produce one million bags of seed in the first year with the capability of additional quantities in the future. As growth continues, new seed drying and storage facilities will be constructed.“Indiana’s economic growth is sprouting from farms across the state,” said Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. “Here in America’s heartland, growing the food on our tables and building the tools for our world remains a Hoosier specialty. The innovation coming from Beck’s Hybrids melds the two, developing high-performance seeds for our farmers. Through their work, companies like Beck’s Hybrids are creating more jobs and more opportunities for Hoosiers, just part of what helps make Indiana a state that works for business.” As part of an initiative with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Hamilton County, Beck’s Hybrids will expand operations at the headquarters and add 100 new jobs by 2017. Currently, Beck’s employs 400 full-time employees. Other investments during the expansion include warehouse renovation, seed production storage, seed equipment, and office renovation. Construction will begin this summer and take approximately three to four years to complete.Source: Beck’s Beck’s Hybrids Announces Future Expansion SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 2, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleBeef Prices Will Remain High Until Herd Numbers IncreaseNext articleAgrIInstitute Announces ALP Class 16 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Horned Frogs fall to Texas in Big 12 opening, 31-16

first_imgFirst TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Previous articlePatterson: ‘Robinson’s 2018 possesses potential to mirror Andy Dalton’s 2007’Next articleJustice Coalition meets to discuss issues, work towards change on campus Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reagor. TCU vs UT 9-22-18. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. printFor the first time since 2013, TCU is heading back to Fort Worth with a loss against Texas. The No. 17 Horned Frogs were defeated by the Longhorns 31-16 Saturday afternoon, bringing their record to 2-2.Texas was a three-point underdog going into Saturday’s game, but they seemed to want it more than the higher-ranked Frogs.“You’ve got to give Tom Herman and his group a lot of credit for finding a way to win and go from there,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said.The Horned Frogs drove down the field with ease on their first drive, marching deep into Longhorn territory. However, a third-down stop by Texas forced TCU to settle for a field goal. Placekicker Jonathon Song nailed the kick from 46 yards, putting the Frogs up 3-0.On their first time out, the TCU defense seemed to be in charge. After they stopped Texas on third down, the pressure applied by the TCU defensive line forced Longhorns placekicker Cameron Dicker’s 42-yard field goal wide left, keeping the score at 3-0 with 9:40 left in the first quarter.With 4:39 left in the first quarter, the Longhorns got the best of the Horned Frogs’ defense and scored the first touchdown of the game. A three-yard run by Tre Watson gave Texas a 7-3 lead over TCU, their first since their 2013 match-up.Quickly after, a 50-yard pass from quarterback Shawn Robinson to wide receiver Jalen Reagor had TCU knocking on the Longhorns’ door. TCU couldn’t punch it in and had to settle for another field goal from Song. The 26-yard kick decreased the Frogs’ deficit to one with 1:34 remaining in the opening quarter.TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson calls out a play at the line of scrimmage against Texas in Austin. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Early in the second quarter, a short punt by TCU led to good field position for Texas. This led to an easy drive for the Longhorns and a 34-yard field goal from Dicker made the score 10-6.After both offenses were stale for most of the second quarter, TCU retook the lead on Robinson’s one-yard fade to Reagor as the clock wound down to halftime.At the end of the first half, Reagor had recorded six receptions for 81 yards, and the Frogs were leading the Longhorns 13-10.The Frogs looked alive to start the second half, as Robinson hit wide receiver KaVontae Turpin on a beautiful 39-yard pass following a Longhorn three-and-out. However, on the very next play, Robinson threw his fourth interception of the year to the hands of Texas safety Brandon Jones.“We threw it right to them on a ball right down the middle of the field,” Patterson said. “You’ve got to play better.”The TCU defense held strong again, holding Texas to another three-and-out on their following drive.Another deep pass from Robinson to Turpin, this one for 25 yards, set up the third field goal attempt of the day for TCU. After Song’s kick was good from 29 yards, the Frogs led 16-10 with 10:16 left in the third quarter.While TCU couldn’t miss a field goal, Texas couldn’t seem to make one. The Longhorns left another drive empty-handed midway through the third quarter after Dicker was wide left again, this time from 43 yards.The Frogs gave it right back to the Longhorns though, as Robinson fumbled on a rushing attempt. This set up Ehlinger’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Collin Johnson, giving Texas a 17-16 lead.“Collin is a great player, I did my best that I could do on him, and props to them, they played great today,” said TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney.On the very next play, Robinson’s pass was intercepted by Texas safety Caden Sterns, who returned it to the two-yard line of TCU. This made it all too easy for the Longhorns, as Ehlinger ran it in one play later to increase the Frog’s deficit to eight at the end of the third quarter, 24-16.KaVontae Turpin’s interception on a pass intended for Jalen Reagor contributed to TCU’s four turnovers against the Longhorns. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.As the fourth quarter began, TCU’s troubles did not stop. Song pushed his 41-yard field goal attempt wide right, giving the ball back to Texas with 9:16 remaining in the game.The Longhorns then burned almost six minutes off the clock on their next drive, capping it off with Ehlinger’s touchdown pass to wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey.The Frogs were not able to answer for the rest of the game, and the Longhorns prevailed with a score of 31-16. Texas had outscored TCU 21-3 in the second half, including the game’s final 21 points.TCU out-gained Texas in total yards, 372 to 367, but the Frogs’ four turnovers compared to the Longhorns’ zero was the clear difference in the game.“That’s two games in a row I think we’ve lost 3-0 in the turnover department,” Patterson said.”It’s going to be hard to win ballgames if you do that.”Up NextThe Frogs will look to recover next week at home against Iowa State.“In life, you lose, so what do you do? You get back up,” center Kellton Hollins said. “TCU, what do we do? We fight them on ice, and then we fight them until Hell freezes over.”In their first home game since Sept. 1, the Frogs are set to kickoff against the Cyclones at 6 p.m. Twitter Facebook Colin Post ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Post Linkedin Facebook Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Post + posts Colin Post ReddIt Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks last_img read more