Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.
2010 Houses Architects: Arquitetura da Vila Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation, Houses Interiors•Rio De Janeiro, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/106054/a-house-of-the-artist-as-a-young-boy-arquitetura-da-vila Clipboard Projects “COPY” A House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da Vila A House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da VilaSave this projectSaveA House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da Vila ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/106054/a-house-of-the-artist-as-a-young-boy-arquitetura-da-vila Clipboard Brazil Save this picture!© Fabio Kotinda+ 21 Share “COPY” Photographs Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Fabio KotindaText description provided by the architects. The project is for the home of a young couple, in a terraced house constructed in the beginning of the 20th century, in Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro, and aims at establishing harmony among the existing set, the interventions made, and the environment, preserving the guidelines of its historical heritage. The goal was to fulfill the needs of its future residents. The factory-hand terraced houses form a set of 8 houses with practically the same kind of occupation of the allotment and dimensions of . It is a preserved area by the historical heritage, and definitions draw the guidelines for the project. Firstly, the volumetric analysis and characteristics of the existing set of houses should be maintained, formed by the main façade towards the street , the roof in ceramic tile, and the internal façade .Save this picture!© Fabio KotindaFurthermore, the guidelines for occupation of the allotment establish that: if there is forecast of a new floor within the original set, the paving-stone has to follow a minimum distance of the main façade; a non-constructed area corresponding to 20% of the total allotment shall be maintained; and, if there is a new structure, it shall be apart from the original set. Save this picture!© Fabio KotindaAs of these conditions, it was possible to establish the premises for space distribution, in order to obtain a better relation among all ambiences of the house. This insight becomes clearer through the diagram beside, where darker areas represent horizontal closings and vertical of each floor, and lighter areas represent the voids, interconnected by the floors . Save this picture!sectionThis reading, which primarily conveys the idea of a division in four linear-shaped almost equal squares, in fact represents a greater integration among ambiences, mainly shown by the voids created. There is a gradual occupation of the spaces, in each floor, where the ground floor bears a bigger area of occupancy, which becomes smaller throughout the other two floors; the idea was that the voids become present without having a physical and limited definition of each space. Spaces are defined by voids, as in the double-height of the living room, going over to the mezzanine, as in the prism of the inner courtyard, which relates to all ambiences, even if non-edified areas; the void space enables the insight that there is, in fact, the occupation of these areas, evidencing their interconnection. This is shown in closings used and in the opening of windows and doors facing voids, as the master bedroom window, opening towards the emptiness of the living room, and the windows and doors to the inner courtyard, dynamically allowing a significant diversity of the relation and occupation of ambiences. This continuity occurs even when there is partial delimitation of ambiences, either by the small difference in levels, as in going from the living room to the pantry, or by the change of materials. Save this picture!© Fabio KotindaSpaces and Uses Save this picture!first floor planThe first floor houses the social area. As we enter the house, inside the original construction, we see a large room housing the living room and the dining room, connected to the kitchen. The difference of levels, both in floor and ceiling, with a double-height ceiling, and the living room lower and under the mezzanine, delimitates the use of these two ambiences, although preserving the space continuity. In the back of the first floor, there is a new structure thought to fulfill the wishes of the residents – the TV room. Between the two constructions there is an inner courtyard with retractile screen, interconnecting the pavements and the two blocks: the stairs and the catwalk. The courtyard stands between the two volumes allowing their integration, enabling a greater diversity of uses for the area. The regard for thermal convenience was also a determining factor to place the courtyard in the middle, thus allowing better airing, besides serving as source of natural light for all ambiences. Save this picture!second floor planThe second floor, with intimate ambiences of the house, shelters the master bedroom, erected in the mezzanine, in the original volume, and the home-office, in the back. Both rooms with floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, facing the courtyard, and the master bedroom also bears a window facing the living-room double-height ceiling. Save this picture!© Fabio KotindaThe terrace, in the new construction, houses some elements of infrastructure, being also a great leisure area, enabling the enjoyment of the beautiful surroundings shaped by the Botanical Garden and by Christ the Redeemer.Save this picture!© Fabio KotindaProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture City Guide: ChicagoArticlesAD Round Up: Stadiums Part IVArticles Share Year: CopyAbout this officeArquitetura da VilaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsRio de JaneiroWoodRefurbishmentHousesRio De JaneiroBrazilPublished on January 26, 2011Cite: “A House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da Vila” 26 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893279/two-in-one-house-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter Clipboard Manufacturers: Oslo Finerfabrikk, Alu-Plus, CB Bygg, JACKON Insulation GmbHSave this picture!© Ivar KvaalRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Two-in-one House is a calm piece of architecture resting on the steep and dynamic landscape of Ekeberglia in Oslo.Its slender and rectangular form is manifested at the top of the sloping landscape. From a concrete base, the building grows with a wooden clad body forming relation with the omnipresence of broadleaf trees surrounding the building and topped with a light glass structure.Save this picture!© Ivar KvaalThe building provides inviting homes to two families, as well as an independent apartment. The main task was for the project to appear as a unify house despite its duality, and still ensure the privacy of both units.Save this picture!A-A SectionThe ground floor integrates the main public functions of the homes and elegant windows frame the landscape scenery and invite nature into the building.Save this picture!© Ivar KvaalSave this picture!© Ivar KvaalOn the contrary, the first floor protects the intimacy of the families and provides a more introvert area, with windows subtly appearing behind the cedar cladding.Save this picture!© Ivar KvaalProject gallerySee allShow lessTheater im Palais / balloon architekten ZT-OGSelected ProjectsVillage Lounge of Shangcun / SUP AtelierSelected Projects Share Two-in-One House / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893279/two-in-one-house-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Sandvika, Norway Save this picture!© Ivar Kvaal+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” Area: 525 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Ivar Kvaal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Two-in-One House / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSave this projectSaveTwo-in-One House / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Year: ArchDaily Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Houses Norway “COPY” CopyAbout this officeReiulf Ramstad ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSandvikaNorwayPublished on April 26, 2018Cite: “Two-in-One House / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter” 26 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Photographs Spain Projects Save this picture!© Joan Guillamat+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lights – RhythmSave this picture!© Joan GuillamatText description provided by the architects. This is a detached single-family home located in an enviably scenic enclave in the Plana Alta district of the interior of Castellón. The owners, a foreign couple, wanted a home that could be integrated into its natural environment, adapting to the natural topography of the land, and taking advantage of the existing mountainside terraces. On the other hand, they wanted it to be fully self-sufficient with minimum energy consumption.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Joan GuillamatSince it is a seasonal home, one fundamental premise was the security issue, for which iron lattices were designed, fixed in some cases and mobile in others, becoming one of the singularities of this house, along with the stone masonry walls. These two elements, together with the COR-TEN steel, proudly characterise this place. The house comprises three modules, two for living spaces and the third for a garage-barbecue. The house programme was developed on one single floor, with a module for the day area, including living room and kitchen, with a guest toilet and ironing room, and a night module with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a suite with bathroom and dressing room.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joan GuillamatAs regards the materials for the home, there was a preference for noble materials that would be typical of buildings in the surroundings, but at the same time a more contemporary touch was required, so these were combined in the purest of ways. The dry stone walls, the weathering steel, the wood, the exposed concrete and the glass are the main materials of this house.Save this picture!© Joan GuillamatProject gallerySee allShow lessInterview with Yona Friedman: “Imagine, Having Improvised Volumes ‘Floating’ In Spac…InterviewsCreating Vertical Gardens and Green Facades with Steel CablesArticles Share La Palometa House / sanahuja&partners CopyHouses•Sierra Engarcerán, Spain ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933647/la-palometa-house-sanahuja-and-partners Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Vibia, Roca, Royal Botania, Tres, NAOMI Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officesanahuja&partnersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on February 24, 2020Cite: “La Palometa House / sanahuja&partners” [Casa La Palometa / sanahuja&partners] 24 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
So Kevin will be sharing his thoughts and ideas on new media fundraising via his blog. He will shortly be attending the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ conference so expect to hear a report on new developments there.Kevin joins Sarah Hughes in blogging for UK Fundraising. Our blogs enable guest columnists to contribute their thoughts and comments, and for UK Fundraising’s readers to respond online and enter a dialogue. Kevin Kibble writes blog for UK 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. 28 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 March 2006 | News Kevin Kibble is media and creative director at Fundraising Initiatives, has started blogging for UK Fundraising.Kevin spent eight years as MD and Publisher of Professional Fundraising magazine, so has a wide experience of fundraising issues.He took up his current position at the beginning of 2006 with a view to developing areas of donor communications, fundraising technique and promoting use of all types of new media. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
2006 Campaigning and online activism17%29% (Up) Have email enquiry service69%82% (Up) 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. Have email newsletter43%53% (Up) Virtual Promise 2006 reveals charity sector’s use of new media 2005 Fundraising via credit/debit card50% 49% (Down) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Have email marketing/fundraising32%27% (Down) With such a wealth of data, there are grounds for lots of different types of analysis. For today, however, we’ll take a bird’s eye view of the pickings.A number of important areas (see the table below) are up on last year and on the face of it that has to be good news. No-one would argue with wanting growth year on year in the new media capabilities of UK charities. As with previous years, there are also indications of organisations branching out into relatively new terrain such as blogs (12%), podcasts (5%) and RSS feeds (12%), not that these are features to suit everybody.But it’s when we take a more analytical, and therefore by necessity, critical view of the more mainstream online activities that the real disappointment begins.The table below shows a selection of key results from the broadest grouping of charities, those with £1-10m turnover, an average of 126 employees, average turnover of £4,175,000 and an average of three people working on their website: The news overall isn’t nearly good enough. Having deliberately picked a selection of communication and relationship-building metrics I would have expected most of the above (and particularly anything to do with email) to be in the upper quartile, moving closer to 100%. And that’s bearing in mind that the majority of people answering the Virtual Promise survey – judging by their areas of expertise – must surely know how to deliver up a return on investment from the Internet: communications (34%), marketing (23%), fundraising (22%), management (29%), IT/internet (29%). [Are those the respondents’ job titles or areas of responsibility?]Fundraising doesn’t seem to be as big a priority as we pundits make it to be. In fact, it’s in a little decline. From the professional backgrounds already cited, it would be hard to believe many of the organisations who participated aren’t fundraising charities, so it’s with dismay that we find only half (49%) have credit/debit card fundraising and only 6% plan to have it in the next 6 months. Forty percent have direct debit regular donations with only a further 12% planning it. And in the list of most popular new developments for the future, fundraising, e-commerce and e-marketing are at the bottom with the newer gadgetry at the top. Yet Ofcom’s July 2005 analysis shows 91% of the UK’s 13.1 million web users used email, and 72% made purchases online – making charities priorities look off the mark.Digging further down:23% of organisations don’t measure their website. 11% gave no answer so let’s gauge that as over a third.56% don’t have a profile of their online user or carry out user surveys59% allow their users to leave their email address for follow-up contact but only 45% make use of this opportunity. Not a surprise when we read that 22% can’t integrate their web data with their donor database and 67% gave no answer – we may take that as a general no as well I think. Regular donations eg. direct debit42% 41% (Down) Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics News and regular updates70% 89% (Up) 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Email for each member of staff85%90% (Up) Twenty one per cent do plan an email newsletter in the next six months which is a little redeeming. And 56% have people on their database who only receive email contact. That’s also great assuming it’s what those supporters wanted. The message is getting home for some.Admittedly, budgets are declining year on year since nfpSynergy launched this invaluable study in 2000. But for the 43% who have a dedicated budget, its value has actually doubled. The average 2006 budget is £22,680 compared with £12, 025 the year before. Sadly, though, the lion’s share of money appears to be going to technology and development rather than to marketing. I’ve one last area to look at. Despite the downbeat picture I’ve presented, I remain a genuine advocate of new media in the charity sector, in which I have great faith, and a supporter of the very valiant charity staff who work with it. So I love to read Virtual Promise’s perception and attitude questions, to see if I can get a glimpse of how people may really be feeling.To the question My charity is making the most of the Internet, 66% of 2006 respondents disagreed (slightly or strongly). When asked if senior staff were driving their strategy for the Internet only a little over a half (53%) thought so. To whether trustees were involved with their Internet strategy the figure plummeted – only 7% strongly agreed in 2006 compared with 33% in 2005. (Was it a passing interest?) And to All parts of the organisation feel responsible for making sure they make the best use of the Internet answers plummeted again – with a pitiful 8% strongly agreeing compared with last year’s 55%.My feeling is that Virtual Promise continues to confirm that it’s easier to accessorise your website than to tackle some of the major internal challenges facing charities today. It’s that lack of joined-up thinking chestnut. Whether that means for you people working in silos, or the lack of a cohesive multi-channel strategy, or top-down ownership and leadership, it’s bound to be holding everything back. And so although we can see the skills and confidence within charities steadily increasing, the Internet seems to me to be in a rut and marginalised. And until we have research which demonstrates the return on investment of all this hybrid activity, we won’t really be any the wiser as to what pays off.So it would be great to see the next version of Virtual Promise sacrifice a few of the ‘what is your charity doing’ questions for ones that deal with results. And hopefully the participation will be as enthusiastic as it ever was and just as honest. Sarah HughesCharity21www.charity21.co.ukPlease join Sarah’s blog to comment on this article and Virtual Promise 2006.nfpSynergy, who carry out the Virtual Promise research, report that they are “delighted with the response to 2006’s instalment of our annual survey of charities’ use of the internet, Virtual Promise.”nfpSynergy’s Ariel Spigelman added: “Because this is the only ongoing study of its kind in the UK it is vital that we get as many responses as possible from as broad a range of charities as possible, something we feel is being achieved and improved upon year on year as the tracking study progresses.“Indeed it seems that the changing nature of responses seems to correspond with the evolution of the web itself and more specifically charities’ use of and interaction with it: in 2000, when the survey first took place, the questionnaire was sent out on paper and the majority of responses came from the largest organisations in the sector; by 2006, the survey was being conducted entirely online with the lion’s share of responses coming from organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1 million, while still being well represented by medium and large organisations.“The data can be used in a variety of ways: as a benchmark when it comes to setting IT/web budgets in your organisation; as an internal advocacy tool for web teams to show where they could be allocated more funding set against organisations of a comparable size in the sector; as an insight into the shifting cultural attitudes when it comes to the importance of the web for charities along with many other uses.“We encourage people from all organisations large and small to participate (or continue participating) in this important, exciting and open and free study to help ensure its growing success to benefit the sector as a whole.” NfpSynergy’s Virtual Promise is the only new media benchmarking research in the charity sector, and after six consecutive years without competition, it’s virtually vintage. Sarah Hughes of strategy, fundraising and communications consultancy Charity21 analyses the report’s 252 Powerpoint slides of data.For those unfamiliar with Virtual Promise, it is a broad piece of research surveying charities’ use not only of the Internet or email, but of the broadest spectrum of electronic media. It provides a fairly comprehensive look at what charities are up to and what they have plans to get in to. Virtual Promise is exciting to have in your hands, but with 252 slides of raw data it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. Results are split into four groups; all respondents, charities with a turnover of under £1m, those with £1-10m in turnover and finally, over £10m. This makes the results far more indicative. The 2006 survey attracted 295 organisations, up by 72 on last year’s 223. Happily, each group was well represented with the under £1m’s being the largest. This seems only fair as, much with small businesses, this is what the charity sector is mostly made up of. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 May 2007 | News
Tagged with: contactless TAP for Bristol reaches 20 contactless donation points 401 total views, 5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Bristol now has 20 Tap for Bristol contactless donation points around the city centre, raising a total of £150 per day to support homeless people.The TAP for Bristol contactless donation system raises money for homelessness prevention services as well as directly supporting people who are currently homeless.The scheme is delivered by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Quartet Community Foundation.New TAP Points in windows and on hand-held devices are now operating at No1 Harbourside, below the Watershed, three Tesco branches in the city centre (College Green, Marlborough Street and Millennium Square), The Ibis Hotel, Small Street Espresso, and several pubs in the old city including Small Bar, Brew Dog and the Volunteer Tavern.The most recent TAP Point, installed this month, is now operational at Wapping Wharf in the window of Better Food Company. “Thanks to the generosity of the people of Bristol, who have really embraced the new TAP for Bristol contactless donation points, we are on track to hit the fundraising target and release the first investment for our new homelessness prevention programme.“This will mean that as well as your donation helping people to move to a life away from the streets, it will also help others ever having to be on the streets in the first place. The single biggest reason for people becoming homeless in Bristol is to the loss of a private rental tenancy.“Our volunteers and advisors will work with individuals at risk to give them additional advice and support to help them keep their homes.”Any organisation wanting to apply for a grant can do so online, via the Quartet website. TAP for Bristol launched in September this year and has already raised £6,600 through its contactless donation points where people can tap their credit or debit card to donate £3. It is on target to raise £10,000 by the start of 2020 when the funds will be divided equally between Caring in Bristol and local frontline services facilitated by the Quartet Community Foundation, which is managing, monitoring and evaluating all donations.Caring in Bristol will use the money to deliver new homeless prevention and early intervention support services to people who are vulnerable to homelessness. This will include a new group of trained volunteers working in partnership with local debt and housing advice agencies to give additional, timely support to those at risk of becoming street homeless.Quartet will invite local charities, organisations and community groups to apply for funding on behalf of named individuals to support them into a safer and more stable life away from the streets. Homelessness organisations will be asked to outline their proposed support for the specific needs of an individual, for example buying a bike for someone to attend interview or get to work; funding transport to get to college or rehabilitation sessions, buying clothes for an interview or white or electrical goods for their home.Keith Rundle, operations director at Bristol City Centre BID said:“It is no surprise to me that our city has embraced TAP for Bristol with such a positive and generous spirit. Countless organisations have contacted us about hosting a TAP Point, which means we now have an impressive 20 TAP Points operational in just 3 months since launching.”“People now have a choice. These days lots of us don’t carry cash, and many have concerns about giving money directly to people on the street. TAP for Bristol offers a simple choice to donate, safe in the knowledge that every penny will be used to tackle homelessness through both prevention work and emergency support.”Ben Richardson, director of Caring in Bristol, added: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Image: Bambalan Melanie May | 19 December 2019 | News 402 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
By Andy Eubank – Jun 7, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMark Kingma June 7 field updateNext articleGary Wilhelmi 6/8/2012 Update 2 Andy Eubank Even with some parts of his farm getting a little too much rain in the last month, and other parts getting too dry, Mark Kingma in northwest Indiana isn’t complaining. In a HAT Field Update the Jasper County farmer says crops are progressing nicely.“We’ve had kind of just enough rain and we just finished up our side dressing this morning and we’re finishing up this round of spraying our corn this morning also. So things are going along pretty nicely.”A lot of corn on his farm approaching knee-high definitely puts the crop ahead of schedule this year.“We’re probably at least two weeks if not more ahead of last year. Last year actually some fields were just finished getting planted at this time, and the beans are coming along. We’re not ready to spray our in-crop spraying of Roundup yet. We let them get a little bit bigger, a little closer to being canopied before we spray, but it’s coming along good.”There is weed pressure around Indiana but Kingma and others near him have been able to control the weeds. They’ve had an assist on that from ideal weather to kill weeds.“With it getting warm so early the weeds started growing ahead of time, so some guys had to make two passes with burndown to have a clean field to start with. But overall they’re keeping up with things. I know other areas were having issues with it being a little bit too dry to spray, but we’ve had some decent rains right here.”All in all Kingma has no complaints about his crops, but he did tell us an inch of rain right now would be very welcome. Hear more in the HAT Field Update at the Agronomy page, sponsored by Advanced Ag Solutions.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Kingma-crops-look-good.mp3|titles=Kingma crops look good]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Kingma-crops-look-good.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Northwest Indiana Corn and Beans get Nice Start Home Indiana Agriculture News Northwest Indiana Corn and Beans get Nice Start
Supporting excellence in education at the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from AT&Tâ€™s Aspire Program. The Pasadena Educational Foundation is committed to providing its students with access to high quality education, opportunity for higher learning, and support for success in school, college, and beyond. By spring 2013, students within College & Career Pathways in Pasadena Unified School District high schools will participate in at least one work-based learning opportunity to demonstrate the importance of career exploration.I applaud AT&T for the Aspire program and recognizing the importance of 21st Century learning. As educators, we need to provide our students with the skills to compete in the global workforce,â€ said Jon R. Gundry, Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent. â€œThis grant to the Pasadena Educational Foundation will allow us at PUSD to continue offering high quality programs that prepare students for college and career even in these difficult budgetary times.â€The Pasadena Educational Foundation will use the contribution from AT&T to support the Pasadena Unified School Districtâ€™s (PUSD) College and Career Pathways as part of their Aspire program. The funds, to be awarded over the course of two years, will support PUSDâ€™s high school programs that prepare students for successful careers and higher learning opportunities in specialized fields. One pathway is the App Academy, which features courses and projects in mobile applications, web applications, and game development. The App Academy teaches students exceptional problem-solving techniques, the ability to properly manage their time in a rigorous educational program, collaborate with their peers, and enable them to have the self-belief to succeed in future academic and professional aspirations in any field.â€œWe are honored to partner with the Pasadena Educational Foundation as their commitment has made a tremendous impact on preparing students for their future careers,â€ said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. â€œNow more than ever, organizations like PEF are needed to help students become better prepared for their future. This grant is one way that we can work with educators to help ensure the success of students and the success of our economy.â€Because of its solid record of proven results and its innovation, the Pasadena Educational Foundation is one of 47 recipients nationwide that will share in nearly $10 million from AT&T. With more than one million students impacted since its launch in 2008, the AT&T Aspire program is one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. AT&T announced an additional quarter-billion-dollar expansion to the program earlier this year, bringing the total commitment to $350 million.â€œWe are proud to serve our students and provide innovative programs that will best serve them for successful careers,â€ said Erik Dreyer, Director of Pasadena Educational Foundationâ€™s STEM Programs. â€œThanks to AT&T, we can continue to work with PUSD in enhancing instructional programs, like the App Academy, to inspire the minds of young engineers, technicians, and innovators. The App Academy will strive to do for computer science education what Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook have done for computing: make it undeniably accessible, useful and fun, all at the same time.â€Educators in schools and non-profits across the country have a unique understanding of the challenges students face in their communities. Through a competitive process, 47 schools and non-profits, including the Pasadena Educational Foundation, were selected from thousands nationwide. To learn more about all of the organizations that were selected, please visit www.att.com/local-impact.Applicants were evaluated based on their accomplishments in serving students at risk of dropping out of high school and their ability to use data to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work. After a rigorous and competitive process, the Pasadena Educational Foundation was identified as making a real difference in their community by supporting and motivating traditionally underserved students to stay in school and prepare for the next step in life.About Pasadena Educational FoundationPasadena Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District student. For more information call (626) 396-3625 or visit www.pasedfoundation.org.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates â€“ AT&T operating companies â€“ are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nationâ€™s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseÂ® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The companyâ€™s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.About Philanthropy at AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2011, more than $115 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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